Archive for July 14th, 2011

Of course polls don’t really mean a whole lot when it comes to next year’s race for president.  In a national poll that was released yesterday, Guv Dude trails The President 50-37 or by 13 points.  Romney trails The President by 6 and Bachman trails The President by 10.   I think the big question going on in Dude’s camp these days as he ponders a race, can he even get close to raising the money The President will raise. 

From the God is His Co-Pilot Department, check out what Guv Dude said at a meeting a few weeks ago:

"God was dealing with me.  At 27 years old, I knew that I had been called to the ministry. I’ve just always been really stunned by how big a pulpit I was gonna have. I still am. I truly believe with all my heart that God has put me in this place at this time to do his will."


"And I think that it’s time for us to just hand it over to God and say, ‘God, you’re going to have to fix this.’”    Check out the entire article here.

I don’t believe in Kennedy. I don’t believe in Buddha.  I don’t believe in mantra. I don’t believe in Gita.  I don’t believe in yoga.  I don’t believe in kings.  I don’t believe in Elvis.  I don’t believe in Zimmerman.  I don’t believe in Beatles.  I just believe in Dude!

I’m going to stick to my earlier take and continue to say that Dude ends up at his current pulpit.  You see if Dude does run and doesn’t make it out of his own primary or does and then gets his arse handed to him by The President in the general election, folks may then start wondering about the power of prayer. 

The Rocket’s trial continues today.  Of course we remember when The Rockets started the 2004 All Game for the NL here at The Yard.  He only pitched the first inning and gave up six runs and five hits including two dingers.  Name the AL All Stars that smacked the dingers off of The Rocket?

There was a hearing at City Hall yesterday on expanding the “civility ordinance.”  It kind of has to do with dealing with homeless folks that do things in public that you shouldn’t be doing in public.  Some East Downtown residents attended the hearing and spoke in support of expanding the ordinance.  They were mostly of the Anglo persuasion.  An African American got up to speak and basically said that Downtown wasn’t really for White folks and that White folks shouldn’t expect the suburban experience or something like that when they move Downtown.  In other words, get used to it!  Ouch!

ManRam (Red Sox) and Alfonso Soriano (Rangers) of course smacked dingers in the first inning off of The Rocket in the 2004 All Star Game.

The 30-62 ‘Stros try to get back to respectability in the second half as they start a weekend series with the Pirates tomorrow.  The Pirates are having a good season so try to make it to The Yard this weekend.


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