Archive for September 9th, 2011

Commentary caught The President’s speech last night.  It was a good speech and he was tough.  Too bad GOP congressional leaders won’t cooperate.  Those guys are just as happy to keep the misery factor of 9.1% unemployment up for the next 14 months so they can increase the chances of more GOPers getting elected in 2012. It is what it is.

The Harris County Attorney released his review of the Port Authority’s handling of business. You can read about it in the Chron here.  Harris County Commissioner Jack Morman asked for the review.  Of course, it was all prompted by my good friend Port Commissioner Janiece Longoria and Port Commissioner Elyse Lanier.

Name some of the new traditions at MLB ballparks as a result of the events of September 11.

H-Town CM James Rodriguez had him a great turnout last night at a Glenbrook Valley area reception at a supporter’s home.  Nice job!

Young professionals will host a reception for James tonight at Hearsay on Travis in Downtown right after work so drop by if you can.

The fella that wants to buy the ‘Stros has thrown down the gauntlet so to speak at MLB Commissioner  Bud Selig’s feet and has taken his case to the front page of the Chron.  Check it out here. 

Here is what he is saying:

When you go to the personal side, it’s not a business deal anymore, and that’s what offended me.  We have a contract with Drayton.  When that expires, then it expires. The contract goes through November 30. You know, that’s a pretty standard process when you sign a deal like that.”

I don’t know about picking a fight with Bud when Bud holds most of the cards.

The Chron Sports Columnist also gets into the act:

There are a thousand reasons to question this guy’s character and to consider whether he’d embarrass the Astros if he became owner, and now it’s Jim Crane who wants baseball to hurry things along.

Did he not understand the process before he signed on? Is he so arrogant that he can’t see there are things in his background that are going to give people pause? He may be the victim he makes himself out to be, but there’s just so much there.

Selig himself uses the phrase “social conscience” in connection with his sport. When someone is accused of the things Crane is accused of, it’s going to take its good sweet time looking at them. Selig probably hasn’t forgotten that Drayton McLane himself despised the guy three years ago.

Here is the entire Columnist piece.

This is getting interesting to you better stay tuned!

The Houston Police Officers Union and the Houston Professional Firefighters didn’t endorse H-Town CM Jolanda Jones.  I wonder if they are going to wage an aggressive campaign against her.  I don’t know who drew the line in the sand on this one.   If they pick a campaign fight with her, how does she respond? 

We now sing “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch of course on Sundays and on holidays, the teams wear patriotic lids on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July of course, we honor First Responders and our military of course on holidays and Sundays, and we hand out U.S. of A. flags on holidays and special occasions. 

The team is in D.C. for the weekend and of course a lot of us will spend this Sunday remembering and remembering and remembering.  



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