Archive for January 11th, 2011

That’s what the Texas House GOP Caucus told the Texas Tea Party yesterday as they decided to stick with the Texas House Speaker.  The Tea Party got a punk and chump job from the GOP House Caucus – love it.  Thanks for helping them get twenty plus new GOP House members and a super majority, but leave the driving to the GOP Caucus.  And Tea Party members thought they were actually going to govern.  How does it feel to be used?

Guv Dude is so arrogant he doesn’t even know it is raining.  According to today’s Chron, he’s not going to touch the state’s Rainy Day Fund to deal with the huge budget deficits.  Here’s what he said:

"We don’t have shortfalls in Texas. … You couldn’t spend enough to make some of those groups happy."

Sorry Dude, but “those groups” are older folks, school children, and college students. 

A lot of folks are waiting to hear from Governor Palin these days.  Her silence is getting a lot of run.  What does she think now of using crosshairs imagery in political campaigns?  I think it is kind of interesting in that Governor Palin now finds herself in the crosshairs of the current political debate on gun violence.  She asked for it if you ask me.

What major rule change was enacted in the MLB 38 years ago today?

I have very little to say about DeLay because he’s yesterday’s news. I do find it interesting though that we didn’t hear much of a response on the sentencing from GOP elected officials or leaders.  Let’s call it a cowardly silence or no comment.

The Designated Hitter (DH) was ushered in of course by the MLB owners on January 11, 1973 and the rest is baseball history.

From the ‘Stros website today:

Astros general manager Ed Wade will be among those in the baseball community who will travel to Tucson on Thursday to attend the funeral of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, who was among the six people killed in a mass shooting on Saturday.

Green is the daughter of Dodgers scout John Green and the granddaughter of former Phillies manager Dallas Green, who was the team’s senior advisor while Wade was the GM of the Phillies. Wade also goes back more than two decades with John Green.

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