Archive for February 17th, 2011

Borders is a cool place to check out.   Yeah, I know, you can just go to the internet to find anything you want or need, but I’m still old school and like to pick up the books and browse through the pages.   I like to check out the CDs.  One year I was going through the DVD section and found “The Concert for Bangladesh” with George Harrison, Ringo, Clapton, Zimmerman, and others.  They have cool calendars and interesting jigsaw puzzles.  Plus you can also sit in their café and read and munch on cookies.  I kind of find it weird that Borders is closing all three of their Austin stores but not touching any of their H-Town area stores.  Maybe Austin doesn’t have as many old school types.

Commentary was watching the H-Town City Council meeting on the tube yesterday and saw the Council “refer back” the law firm that was proposed to advise the City on redistricting.   I haven’t talked to any CMs about yesterday’s decision so I’d have better luck trying to figure out how many beans are in a jar than trying to guess what happened yesterday.

My good friend Port Commissioner Janiece Longoria was not reappointed by Guv Dude a couple of weeks ago to the UT Board of Regents.  One of my pals gigged me on the non reappointment.  CEWDEM put out a crow yesterday on the non reappointment.  Oh well! 

From Chron.com: Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton, filed the sanctuary cities bill this morning. HB 12 prohibits cities or counties from ignoring federal or state laws regarding immigration.

Maybe Solomons’ deskmate can get him to show us some sanctuary cities.

In MLB, there are no active players with 3,000 or more hits.  Who is the current player closest to 3,000 hits?

Yesterday, Commentary was called out on the third basemen with 400 plus dingers.  I was told I left off A-Roid with 613 dingers.  I replied that A-Roid has 268 dingers as a Yankee third basemen.  The other 345 came when he was a shortstop for the Mariners/Rangers.  I’ll let you decide.

My pal Bill King has a piece in the Chron today on immigration reform. 
Check it out.

Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter of course has 2,926 hits and he’ll reach 3,000 for sure this season.

Commentary’s Goddaughter Lisette Luna Schnieders is celebrating her 31st BD today.  Happy Birthday Lisette!

Pitchers and catchers and others took the field yesterday in Kissimmee.   My pal Drayton was also there so I guess he still owns the team.



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