Archive for January 10th, 2011

"When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous.  And unfortunately, Arizona I think has become sort of the capital. We have become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry."

The above are the words from the Pima County, Arizona Sheriff this past Saturday afternoon.  I couldn’t agree with him more. A lot of folks across the U.S. of A. fuel this frenzy.  They spew their venom on cable TV, talk radio, the internet and then go home and have dinner with their families.  It is going to be interesting to see how those folks react to the sheriff today.

Yesterday and today there was a lot of talk about “toning down the rhetoric.”  That would be nice.  Tone it down, please.

The Chron had a piece yesterday on Paul Bettencourt and a possible run for H-Town Mayor.  I wonder if the H-Town Mayor was laughing her arse off while she was reading the piece during breakfast yesterday morning.   Here is the piece.

I don’t think the fella will jump into the race because he would finally have to be for something.  No more sitting in the bleachers criticizing other folks.  He would have to say how he would balance the budget, recommend cuts, and identify fees to raise.  The fella has never had to cast a budget vote and now he would have to lay out a plan of action.   I don’t see him doing that.  He’ll just continue to snipe from the sidelines.

The first time a World Series was played entirely on AstroTurf was when?

Starting today you can also get your daily Lone Star State Legislative Session takes from my pal Robert Miller at http://llbl.blogspot.com .  Robert is lobbyist and also a former Chair of the METRO Board.   Robert is one of the brightest fellas in politics these days.  I’m sure his takes will be informative.

Commentary checked out “True Grit” this past weekend.  Check it out to see an outstanding performance from young Hailee Steinfeld, a for sure Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee.

Meanwhile, the Chron has a piece today on how the U.S. of A. will be looking at how the Lone Star State handles their budget woes.  Here is a line in the piece from the noted SMU political scientist:

"Given complete Republican control and given their stated goal of balancing the budget solely by cutting and maybe by limited increases in fees – if they can do that, it would be something that the national Republican party will take note of. And it will certainly increase Rick Perry’s stature, not just his visibility."  Check out the piece.

Hey. Guv Dude asked for the attention so now he’s on the clock.

In 1980, the Philadelphia Phillies squared off against the Kansas City Royals of course for the first World Serious played entirely on AstroTurf.  Dallas Green was the skipper for the Phillies who took the Royals in six. 

This morning Dallas Green is mourning the death of his granddaughter, nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green, who was one of the six Tucson shooting victims.   Little Christina became interested in politics during The President’s 2008 campaign.

On the ‘Stros website there is a piece about the ‘Stros skipper going to Panama to check up on Numero 45.  I’m sure they strategized about getting the Caballitos to start returning to The Yard this season.


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