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Archive for March 18th, 2011

The lead story in today’s Chron is the race to land a space shuttle.  NASA will be deciding where the three retired space shuttles will end up.  For now only old school guys like Commentary that get the hard copy can read the story. 
There is a secondary story online that you can check here.

One will go the Smithsonian for sure.  Another will end up at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  H-Town, Seattle, New York City, and Dayton, Ohio are going after the third.  Don’t get your hopes up H-Town.  We have a governor and a lieutenant governor and a U.S. Senator that just love to crack on The President and his policies.  We never see the Greater Houston Partnership or other key business leaders defend the administration, plus we are a very red state.  The President will get absolutely nothing in return if he orders NASA to put a retired space shuttle in H-Town.  Forget about it!

Add Commentary to the list of those calling for the Bexar County Democratic Party Chair to hit the road.  That guy is a sorry arse nut case if you ask me.  How did he get elected in the first place?

Here is a bit from today’s SA Express News:

“Our party is about being inclusive,” (State Sen. Carlos) Uresti said. “Obviously there are a lot of folks that don’t believe in the things that (Ramos) has said, and I am one of them. It’s uncalled for. It’s inappropriate,” the senator said.

Uresti added he wants to meet with Ramos.

“I think he needs to be admonished,” Uresti said.

Admonish my arse!  The definition of admonish is to express warning or disapproval.  He needs to be thrown out of office or kicked out of office or run out of office.

When was the last time the ‘Stros lost 90 or more games in a season?

This is from today’s Chron Sports Section.  Matt Luna is the son of My Best Friend Al Luna and Julie Luna:

During the past three years, Cole Lankford and John Williamson have been the standout stalwarts for the (HISD) Lamar baseball team.

As the Redskins’ top hitters last season, Lankford, a catcher committed to Texas A&M, and Williamson, an outfielder committed to Rice, collectively powered the team to a second-place finish in District 20-5A and the area round of the postseason.

So it comes as no surprise that Lamar sits atop the district this year with a 14-2-2 overall record. But manager Mike McGilvray insists the real surprise is the recent emergence of senior Matt Luna, who is hitting .521 with four home runs and 22 RBIs.

“(Luna) is hitting better than both (Lankford and Williamson) right now,” McGilvray said. “He’s getting a lot of interest, and now right in the middle, all three have been very productive. The strong suit has been our hitting.”

Way to go Matt!

In 2000 of course the ‘Stros went 72-90.

Charlie Sheen announced that he is adding H-Town as one of his tour stops.  He will be at the Verizon Theater on April 26.  Tickets are $45 to $100 or $750 for the exclusive meet and greet.  That’s the same evening that The Big Puma returns to The Yard wearing the San Luis red.  Sorry Charlie!

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