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Archive for October 20th, 2011

Commentary is real disappointed with the Chron E-Board this morning.  Their endorsement today of the incumbent in HISD Trustee District III is a total disconnect with what is going on in the community.  They got it wrong, wrong, wrong!  It is not even worthy of a reprint in Commentary.  I’ll say it again!  They got it wrong, wrong, wrong!   FYI:  Commentary’s client is Ramiro Fonseca who did not get the E-Board endorsement.  They got it wrong, wrong, wrong!

The debate on the Kroger tax deal at City Hall got interesting yesterday.  It was about 380 agreements and food deserts.  The Kroger that is going to be built down the street will use the 380 agreement.  The proposed Wal-Mart, further down the street is also supposed to use a 380 agreement. 
Here is the Chron piece on yesterday’s debate.

At one point during the City Council meeting, CM Jolanda Jones cracked on the 380 agreement used to expand the Oak Farms Dairy facility just east of Downtown in Council District I.  CM Jones called out the big ugly wall that was constructed.  A few minutes later, the District I Council member James Rodriguez pointed out that the wall was a security feature that was required by Homeland Security to protect the production of a valuable food product – milk – that folks that might want to contaminate.  Just the facts, ma’am!  What else is news!

Who was the last switch hitter to win a MLB Triple Crown?

Only if you read the hard copy of the Chron will you get to read Lisa Falkenberg’s piece on slimy Judge Pat Shelton.  The column is titled “Shelton won’t go away”.   One would figure after all the bad run Shelton is receiving in the Chron, he would just “go away.”    Hurry up, Dean and fix up the courthouse because the folks that run the courthouse won’t!

I’ll give Guv Dude his due for getting Mitt Romney to blurt out this line the other night:

“So we went to the company and we said, look, you can’t have any illegals working on our property.  I’m running for office, for Pete’s sake, I can’t have illegals.”

You gotta be kidding!

The H-Town Mayor started running her TV ads last night.  It’s about time.

I got a robo call yesterday evening from the Laurie Robinson campaign.

I still have only received two measly pieces of campaign mail.

CM James Rodriguez said he got two pieces of mail yesterday.  One was from The Mayor and the other was from Ramiro Fonseca.

For those political campaigns that sent out mail ballot applications to 65 and older voters, the Harris County Clerk’s office now has a system that can track how many mail ballots your applications generated.   Every other day or so the County Clerk’s office sends out mail ballot application reports – cool.  So the five city council candidates that participated have an advantage in the mail ballot department.

Hall of Fame great Mickey Mantle of course won the Triple Crown in 1956 with a .353 batting average, 52 dingers, and 130 RBIs.  If Mickey were still with us, he would be celebrating his 80th BD today.  They don’t make them like Mickey these days.

Speaking of switch hitters, the Big Puma had two RBIs last night in San Luis and there is nothing to report from The Yard.

 

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