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Archive for March 12th, 2012

Doonesbury has joined in the fight against the GOP assault on women.  They made their debut in the Chron’s Op-Ed pages today. 
Check it out here.     You can already tell in listening to GOP talking heads that they are squirming big time on the gender gap.  Way to go Doonesbury!

Speaking of, I had to look closely to figure out my pal Nick Anderson’s cartoon in Sunday’s Chron.     You need to check out the Trojan mike here.
Of course I really couldn’t tell if they were Magnum, Stimulations, Pleasures, or Sensitivity.  Way to go Nick!

This former ‘Stro had 291 career dingers, 223 as a ‘Stro, who am I talking about? 

My pal Robert Miller probably needs to check the AA batteries of his crystal ball because I didn’t see any surprises during the last round of filing for office. Oh, well!

HCC Trustee Carroll Robinson took his HCC case to the Chron Op-Ed pages yesterday.   Check it out here.    You have to figure that the folks over at HCC don’t appreciate Trustee Robinson airing their laundry in the Chron Op-Ed pages. 

My old pal former H-Town CM Rob Todd had a good Op-Ed in the Chron yesterday asking Pastor Riggle of Grace to cool it when it comes to calling out The Mayor on her support of same-sex marriage.  Nice job Rob! 
Check it out here.

Mitt Romney is 65 today.  He’ll probably get a cake today on the campaign trail.  Of course he won’t know who baked the cake but he’s real good friends with the CEOs of Pinnacle Foods (Duncan Hines) and General Mills (Pillsbury).

Commentary checked out HBO’s “Game Change” the other night.   It is kind of like HBO’s “Recount” in that you know how it ends.  I would say that the movie is entertaining and worth watching.  I’ll say this.  Julianne Moore certainly nails it playing Governor Palin.  I thought I was watching the real Governor Palin.  I know it is way early in the season but Julianne Moore is certainly the frontrunner for an Emmy in the movie category for her portrayal of the former Governor.  Woody Harrelson (John McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt) and Ed Harris (John McCain) will likely get nominations. Sarah Paulson (Nicole Wallace) has a shot at an Emmy nomination.  We will see!

Jimmy Wynn of course had 291 career dingers, 223 as a ‘Stro from 1963-1973.  The Toy Cannon is celebrating his 70th BD today!  Happy Birthday Numero 24!

Check out how the ‘Stros struggle at a feeble attempt for political correctness in this statement they put out Friday:

Houston Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane announced today that the Astros will wear replicas of their original Colt .45s jersey during the April 10 and April 20 games at Minute Maid Park.

The jersey, worn when the ballclub was named the Colt .45s in its first three years of existence (1962-64), included a pistol below the name “Colts” across the chest of the uniform. This week, the Astros heard from thousands of fans who were passionate and virtually unanimous in their support of the authentic Colt .45s jersey.

“We made this decision for a number of reasons,” said Crane. “We listened to our fans, who were almost unanimously in favor of wearing the original jersey. We wanted to honor all of our past uniforms during this special 50th anniversary season, and we felt it was important to be true to the tradition of the franchise.”

They can’t even say that fans overwhelmingly wanted the “gun” on the “original jersey”.

 

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