Archive for January 26th, 2011

It looks like Lakewood’s Joel Osteen ought to think about what comes out of his piehole these days.  On CNN tonight he tells Piers Morgan a few things about how he feels about GLBT folks…tsk, tsk, tsk.  You can check it out here if you don’t want to wait until tonight.  The H-Town GLBT came out with a statement yesterday expressing their disappointment with Osteen.  FYI:  Osteen said one of the prayers at the H-Town Mayor’s inaugural last year. 

Commentary was checking out last night’s State of the Union on CNN.  I thought it was interesting to see local GOP Cong. Ted Poe get two John Hancocks from The President afterwards.  I like the fact that The DREAMERS are still getting a mention from The President.  I didn’t mind that three right wing Supremes skipped the event. 

Those that got to watch Tea Bagger Bachman give her response on CNN were probably wondering who she was addressing.  I kept looking over my left shoulder to see if anyone was standing there.   I don’t think some of the Democratic Party funders liked hearing “medical malpractice reform to rein in frivolous lawsuits.”

This former MLBer authored two books, “Catcher in the Wry” and “Catch 222.”  He also said:

"The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up."  Who am I talking about?

The fella that has probably had the most impact on the current City of H-Town form of government is no longer with us.  Clymer Wright, who organized the 1991 term limit campaign, left us this past weekend.   Hey, look at it this way, if it wasn’t for Clymer’s effort, a whole lot of folks would not have gotten the opportunity to serve the City.

The Chron’s E-Board weighed in today on H-Town City Council redistricting and is making it hard for the Latino community to get representation.  Here is part of their take today:

While Hispanic activists have called for creation of a third Latino district, the bigger challenge may be to protect District H, currently held by Ed Gonzalez but trending more Anglo due to gentrification of the Heights area. Adjacent District I, represented by James Rodriguez, cannot give up more Latino residents to H without becoming a marginal minority district itself. And according to counts of Hispanic-surnamed voters, there are almost no majority Hispanic precincts outside H and I. That makes coming up with a new Latino district very difficult.

It may be difficult, but not impossible.   Check out today’s E-Board piece.

Bob Uecker of course wrote “Catcher in the Wry” and “Catch 222” and played for the Braves, San Luis, and Phillies and currently is the radio voice of the Brewers.  Bob Uecker is also celebrating his 76th BD today.

Yesterday, the ‘Stros signed Wandy for the next three and/or maybe four seasons and here are the details.


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