Archive for February 22nd, 2011

Who says Commentary doesn’t impact public policy.  It looks like the Chron’s Ken Hoffman has joined me in calling for the Astrodome to be demolished.  That makes two of us.  There was an electrical fire at the Dome last week that forced the postponement of a rodeo event and we all know that you don’t mess with the rodeo in these parts.  Here is a part of what Hoffman says today in the Chron:

Great, now on top of everything else, the Dome is a fire trap. What are we waiting for? Tear it down.    Here is his column.

On the day after President’s Day, Commentary is going to do a take on one of The Gipper’s best lines:  Mr. County Judge, tear down that Dome!

My pal Robert Miller is already making a long range weather forecast.  Here is a little of what he says today:

2010 was the election when voters stated they did not want to pay for services. I forsee 2012 as the election when voters state they want services. If I am correct, it could be yet another wave election — but this time Republicans will be swept out to sea.   Check out his entire take.

Robert was the first fella to use the term “tsunami” to predict what would happen last November so he has credibility in my book if you ask me.

We all know that Jackie Robinson broke the MLB color barrier when he became the first African American to take the field back on April 15, 1947 as a member of the NL’s Brooklyn Dodgers.  Who was the first African American to take the field for an American League team?

The Chron’s Lisa Falkenberg has a take today on Hootsie, Latinos, the GOP, immigration reform, and the video.  Check it out.

Here is how she ends her column:

Although, it should be noted, there are limits to Hotze’s willingness to widen the tent.

In an open letter to Republicans in which Hotze explains why he supports Adams’ ideas, he criticizes some of his fellow "Caucasian" Republicans for "nativistic and prejudicial thinking on the immigration issue." He proclaims the majority of Hispanic American culture "Christian, pro-family, pro-life and pro-free enterprise."

But he closes with this: "Gentlemen, it seems that the real problem we face is the Muslim immigration invasion of America. The Hispanics are our natural allies against the Democrats and Muslims."

Hotze’s efforts to diversify his party might mean more if, as he opened the door to a new constituency, he didn’t have to slam the window shut on another.

It kind of reminds me of the line one of the Johnsons said in “Blazing Saddles”:

“We’ll give some land to the _______ and ______, but we don’t want the Irish!”

On July 5, 1947, Larry Doby of course took the field as a member of the AL Cleveland Indians.

The last thing H-Town needs is another HPD officer-civilian incident so it will be interesting to see how HPD handles the Sherlock’s Pub matter.  Stay tuned!

In case you forgot, the First President of the U.S. of A. was born 279 years ago today.

There are plenty of little storylines going on in Kissimmee so just go online to the ‘Stros website or the chron’s website and check it out. 


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