Archive for March 27th, 2012

Commentary wants to revisit a recommendation made a couple or so years ago.  I’m talking about the dreaded candidate questionnaire.  If organizations, groups, or clubs are going to screen candidates and ask that they fill out questionnaires, I think the filled out questionnaires ought to be posted online.  You have to keep the candidates honest to make sure they are not talking out of both sides of their pieholes.   I think Planned Parenthood post their questionnaires online as does the League of Women Voters even though they don’t endorse.  What’s the hold-up?

I have to fess up.  Some of my bad habits include “Smash”, “Two Broke Girls”, “Whitney”, “Are You There Chelsea”, “Two and a Half Men”, “The Good Wife”, “Unforgettable”, and “Big Bang Theory” – whew.  Thanks to the DVR of course.  Last night I was watching “Smash” when a new character dropped in and she had this look that I had seen before.   It turns out it was Grace Gummer, the daughter of Meryl Streep .   They kind of have the same nose.

Yesterday I mentioned that Chris Johnson was the starting third baseman for the ‘Stros on Opening Day last year.  Name the rest of last season’s Opening Day starting infield?

The Chron’s Nick Anderson has a great cartoon today on the Voter I.D. law.  It is not online yet but you can check it out in the hard copy.  I don’t think the Lone Star State’s GOP vote suppressors are happy with the cartoon.

You kind of know where the race is headed when yesterday on CNN Senator Santorum was in DC discussing the health care law and the Supreme Court and Mitt Romney was on the West Coast talking about seeing the movie “Hunger Games” this past weekend.   There will be no GOP Prez Primary results to watch this evening and yes, Newt Gingrich is still in the race.

Speaking of the Chron, I’m not going to say anything about their hiring or firing policies.  I’m not even going to get on a moral high horse.  I’m not even going to say if this mention is even newsworthy but don’t tell that to msn.com or the Houston Press.  I’m talking about the Chron’s society columnist and her moonlighting gig – yikes!

Brett Wallace at first base, Bill Hall at second base, and Angel Sanchez at shortstop, of course, rounded out the infield starters for the ‘Stros on Opening Day, 2011.

That’s about it from The Yard this morning.



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