Archive for May 12th, 2011

The Texas State Senate redistricting maps were making the rounds yesterday.  The maps of course were drawn by the GOP.  Commentary is still in The Dean’s district.  The Dean’s district also took in Montrose.

The Chron has a piece on the proposed Senate plan today and here is an interesting bit from the Chron:

Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, said he doesn’t expect the changes to result in any significant turnover in the Houston delegation.

"All the incumbents have districts that they can run and win from," he said. Whitmire is the longest-serving member of the state Senate.

One of the biggest proposed changes in the Houston area involves moving the Montrose neighborhood from the historically black 13th District, which has long been represented by Sen. Rodney Ellis, to Whitmire’s district.

It’s a change that has left Ellis, a Democrat, rather nonplussed about the proposed new district boundaries.

"I represent the seat that Barbara Jordan held, and Montrose has been in this district since then," Ellis noted in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. "I will be shocked if this map passes the Senate, much less Justice Department scrutiny."

Whitmire said that he felt the new neighborhoods he would represent under the proposed plan were compatible with the rest of his district.

"It shouldn’t slow me down one bit," he said.

It looks like The Dean is Ok with the move and Senator Ellis isn’t. 

This is the second major move for Montrose in this year’s redistricting.  Under the City of H-Town’s revised plan that will be voted on next week, Montrose gets moved out of District D and put in the newly reconfigured District C. That is the proposed City Council district that former State Rep. Ellen Cohen is running for.   Stay tuned!

Of the 10 AL MVP Awards in the 1950s, Yankee players won 6 of them.  Name the Yankee greats that won them?

This is from the Chron today on General Sanchez deciding to get into the U.S. Senate race here in the Lone Star State:

"Our confidence in this race comes down to the simple fact that Texans do not support Barack Obama’s liberal, tax-and-spend agenda and whoever the Democratic nominee ultimately is, that individual will be campaigning side by side at the top of the ticket next year with President Obama," said Brian Walsh, spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is chaired by Texas Sen. John Cornyn.

The GOP is setting the trap.  Then want the General to run from The President.  Don’t fall for it. 

If you are old school like Commentary and go out to your front yard to pick up the fish wrap every morning, you got to check out the story about H-Town Latinos probably not getting a second opportunity congressional district.  Oh, well!  I guess we’ll just have to settle for the first opportunity congressional district.

Yankee greats Phil Rizzuto (1950), Yogi Berra (1951, 1954, & 1955), and Mickey Mantle (1956 & 1957) of course combined to win 6 AL MVP Awards.  Yogi Berra is celebrating his 86th BD today. 

Like Yogi once said:  "You can observe a lot by watching."

If the ‘Stros are sold, I hope the new management continues to post Commentary in the team clubhouse.  They obviously checked out what I said yesterday and played well and got us a victory in dramatic fashion.  The ‘Stros take the day off then host the not-so amazing Mets this weekend.


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