Archive for February 14th, 2011

Let’s see what the GOP is up to these days.  Their CPAC just gave Cong. Ron Paul their straw poll while Newt, Governor Palin, Barbour, Daniels, and Huckabee all scored in single digits – huh!  I watched some of the speeches of the contenders and I just don’t see any of them matching up with The President.

The GOP congressional leadership gave The President good marks on how he handled Egypt while the GOP wannabees said The President mishandled Egypt.

The GOP congressional leadership has not gotten a handle on their new members.

In this weekend’s SA Express News, their columnist spanked Hutch.  This is how the column started:

Given U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s role as a female trailblazer, it’s disappointing that when it comes to the DREAM Act, Hutchinson is on the wrong side of history.  

Here is the column.   I’m telling you, Hutch still hasn’t gotten over the political whupping from Guv Dude. 

Meanwhile, respected GOP U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham is going to San Antonio to speak to the SA Hispanic Chamber on the subject of kick starting immigration reform.

My pal Jay Root has an AP piece on the state’s budget problems.  Here is a part of the article:

Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland, said voters in his district are beginning to hear about the cuts and are calling his office flummoxed. Taking a swipe at Perry, Keffer said many of them had been listening to the governor’s lofty campaign rhetoric and now see a different reality.

"I’m getting a lot of emails and phone calls from people who are surprised that we even have a budget problem at all based on what his campaign looked like," Keffer said. "There’s a lot of people waking up to the fact that we have, not just a little deficit, but a big bear."

Here is the AP article.  If you ask me, Rep. Keffer is being a bit disingenuous.  He claims to be a leader but just sat on his hands while Dude went around the state and painted a rosy picture last year.

It is Day 35 of the legislative session and Dude still won’t show me the sanctuary cities.

The ‘Stros will open Spring Training without Geoff Blum wearing the brick red.  Blum will be wearing the Sedona red instead.  Blum played for the ‘Stros in 2002-2003 and in 2008-2010.  After the 2003 season, the “Stros traded him to Tampa Bay. Who did we get in return?

I guess some of us had the wrong take on Rep. Boris Miles and his committee assignment.  Here’s what Robert Miller updated on Friday:

UPDATE: I previously listed Rep. Boris Miles in the penalty box. That was incorrect: Rep. Miles requested appointment to Agriculture & Livestock.

According to Robert, Rep. Miles requested to be on Agriculture & Livestock.  He is working on an urban farming initiative.

OK – we got it.

The detailed census numbers will be released this week so let the redistricting games begin!

Tampa Bay sent over Brandon Backe of course for Geoff Blum.  Backe is no longer in the game.

Commentary watched the Grammys last night just so I could see how much I don’t know about today’s music world.    They ought to make it a broadcasting law that whenever Zimmerman sings, they ought to close caption it. 

Speaking of the Kiss Kam, can you imagine how it is going to come across on the huge new HD video board at The Yard this season? 


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