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Under normal circumstances we should be voting today on Super Tuesday.  Heck, we’re not even done filing for office.

Yesterday I mentioned George P. Bush and his Hispanic Republicans of Texas PAC.  It turns out Bush gets some of the credit for flipping State Rep. J. M. Lozano of Alice (HD 43) from a Dem to a GOPer yesterday.  I wonder if Lozano supports The DREAM Act.  Of course I’ll be more impressed if Lozano keeps his seat after November.

Pay attention to this invitation that some folks are sending out:

RAISE YOUR GLASS TO (HISD TRUSTEE) ANNA EASTMAN!

On those few occasions when we witness political courage and integrity, we need to take a moment to say “thank you” to the one who dared.  Join with me to let her know that she does not stand alone.  Come to support her – not with money – but with sincere gratitude for her public service.

5:30 PM TO 7:30 PM, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 AT 13 CELSIUS, 3000 CAROLINE, 77004.ose few

This isn’t a fundraiser so be there!

This MLB Hall of Fame great hit 475 career dingers, had 1,540 career RBIs, won the 1979 NL MVP Award, and had his numero 8 retired.  Name the great I’m talking about?

176 years ago today, The Alamo fell. 

From an AP Story today:

(Former First Lady) Barbara Bush told about 300 people attending the conference hosted by the George W. Bush Presidential Center that the current campaign is the worst she’s seen.

Of course some would argue that the Willie Horton ad started us on the road to this type of campaigning.

Channel 2 GM Jerry Martin did a drive by this morning on Rebuild Houston and how the money is being spent.  The editorial hasn’t been posted but I’m sure The Mayor or H-Town CM Costello will be given airtime to respond.

I guess I’ll watch the Super Tuesday results this evening on CNN but it looks like Mitt Romney will be their guy but that’s OK because he knows the folks that own the TV stations and not the folks that watch the TV shows.

Hall of Fame great Willie Stargell of course hit 475 career dingers, had 1,540 career RBIs, won the 1979 NL MVP Award, and had his numero 8 retired.  “Pops” is no longer with us and was born 71 years ago today in Earlsboro, Oklahoma.

From the ‘Stros website:

The Astros “Greatest Moments” bobblehead set showcases a number of great players, moments and memories from 50 years of baseball in Houston. In addition to the standard bobble figurine, each bobblehead includes a commemorative photo of the featured moment to capture the emotion.

The first bobble features Nolan Ryan (May 18) celebrating his record fifth no-hitter in 1981. Craig Biggio (June 22) portrays his unforgettable 3,000th hit in 2007 followed by Cy Young Award winning pitcher Mike Scott (July 7) clinching the National League West Division with a no-hitter in 1986.

Rounding out this year’s “Greatest Moments” bobblehead lineup is a pair of home run heroes. In what currently stands as the longest playoff game in MLB history, 2005 National League Division Series hero Chris Burke (July 28) joins the set for his 18th inning walk-off homer in a year that saw the Astros in their first World Series.  Jeff Kent (September 1) joins in similar fashion for his walk-off home run in Game 5 of the 2004 National League Championship Series.

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