Archive for May 15th, 2012

The first day of Early Vote is in and it is looking like a mixed result for Dems.  Kuffer says don’t even try to compare to 2008.  I won’t.  I’ll make a brief comparison to 2010.

On EV D1 in 2010 in Harris County, Dems were at 2190 in person with 2886 mail ballots returned.

On EV D1 in 2012, Dems are 1570 in person with 4,644 mail ballots returned.

On EV D1 in 2010, Sunnyside was 6.6% of the total.  In 2012 it is 8%.

On EV D1 in 2010, Acres Homes was 5.1%.  In 2012 3.9%

West Gray is down.  Ripley is down.  Moody is up.  HCCS is about the same.

Galena Park, IBEW in Pasadena, and North Channel had major bumps.

Kuffer mentioned that the new Galleria location might take the pressure off of West Gray.  Only 11 Dems could find the place.

Oh well!

Name the all time MLB career leader in RBIs among Latino ballplayers?

Commentary doesn’t think HISD wanted this.  Here is from the Chron:

Houston ISD’s general manager of facilities has resigned after two years on the job, Superintendent Terry Grier confirmed Monday.

Grier said his staff told him that Issa Dadoush announced during an internal meeting Monday that he was resigning, tired from the long hours that kept him away from his young children.

That is not what Dadoush put out later.  See more from the Chron:

“A change in the Business Operations structure is desperately needed, by which redundant layers of approvals and restricted communications are eliminated,” Dadoush wrote. “Our limitations on communicating directly with all stakeholders, including Trustees and other cabinet members, have made it impossible to move this Department to the next level of performance efficiency. The ‘muzzle’ that was ordered on me and other department heads has made it impossible to do our jobs effectively.”

Bobadilla emailed Dadoush and other department leaders on April 14 telling them not to directly respond to requests from board members. Instead, Bobadilla said, he would respond or farm out questions that trustees make through the formal request process. Bobadilla, who used to work with Grier in North Carolina, said in his email that the process needed to be followed so that trustees, Grier or other officials are all kept in the loop.

HISD spokesman Jason Spencer said Bobadilla was trying “to ensure that the information we release to the public and to members of the Board of Education is accurate and consistent. These same protocols apply to all other HISD departments.”

Dadoush also wrote in his resignation letter that the business department wasted time on trivial matters.

“Furthermore,” he wrote, “colossal time is wasted in minute details, trivialities, voluminous paperwork, unnecessary meetings, while losing strategic direction of the projects and essentially abandoning leadership. This bureaucratic and gate-keeping philosophy (blocking all alternative flows of information) is not sustainable; it is inefficient and has been exhausting for our human and financial resources within CFS (construction and facilities services).”

Talk about burning your bridges.

Here is the rest of the piece.

Just don’t blame me!

Alex “A-Roid” Rodriguez of course ranks numero 1 among Latino ballplayers in the career RBI category with 1,907, ninth overall amongst all MLBers.

The ‘Stros lost again last night and have one more in Philly this afternoon that might be delayed or called off because of rain. 


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