Archive for May 28th, 2012

This is the first time (I think) and hopefully the last time we have ever had an Election Day the day after a national holiday.  We really can’t measure it against anything in the past and hopefully we will never have to measure against anything in the future.  For Dems here in Harris County, if more folks vote during early voting than vote tomorrow, turnout is going to s__k atrociously rather than s__king normally.

In 2010, in the Harris County Dem Party Primary, 33,771 voted early in person and 6,959 voted by mail.  In 2012, 30,142 voted early in person, and to date, 7,735 have mailed in their ballots.  There are still 5,352 Dem mail ballots out there that still haven’t been returned.

West Gray (2,188) was knocked off of its perch and fell to third place and replaced by Sunnyside (2,599), followed by Fiesta (2,239).  Palm Center was fourth (2,132), Northeast was fifth (1,960), and Acres Home sixth (1,897).  Now that is interesting.  

Remember when we were little the grown-ups used to tell us to be careful and not play with matches because we could start a fire.  I guess the Lite Guv and Ted Cruz campaigns didn’t listen to the grown-ups.  It seems like the incendiary immigrant bashing by the GOPers started a kitchen fire of sorts.   The Lite Guv’s campaign has an ad running accusing Ted Cruz of supporting amnesty and the Cruz campaign pulled the crybaby act.  Check out from the Star Telegram:

The Dewhurst campaign made available for comment Jacob Monty, who serves with Cruz on the board of the Hispanic Alliance for Prosperity Institute and said the right-leaning policy group has "been champions of immigration reform since 2002."

Monty added of Cruz, "he defended our position. But that was pre-tea party."

"I think it’s a fallacy that, in order to be elected, you have to use illegal as a noun and call people ‘illegals,’ " he said. "Ted Cruz was there with us. He’s not there now."

The Cruz campaign countered with its own surrogate, George P. Bush, who serves on the boards of both the Hispanic Alliance for Prosperity and the Hispanic Leadership Fund.

"It’s very disappointing to see David Dewhurst resort to blatantly false attack ads," Bush, nephew of former President George W. Bush, said in a statement. "I was offended not only as a Hispanic but as a Republican."

Here is the entire Star Telegram piece.

I pulled this from the Trib:

"When I first heard this false attack ad, I was offended not only as a Hispanic but as a Republican," Bush said in a statement. "We are a party of inclusion that welcomes the fastest growing demographic in our state that largely shares our conservative values of limited government, strengthening the family and supporting small business."

Shut up!  You don’t belong to the party of inclusion and your party is not interested in helping out the fastest growing demographic!  In fact, your party would love to figure out a way to make us Latinos disappear!  Callate! 

Everybody knows that the MLB Wild Card was started in 1995 and this year we will have two Wild Card teams in each league.  Name the teams that have been the Wild Card winners the most in both the AL and the NL?

This election season we have learned that conservatives have four caucuses.  We’ve got severely conservatives, movement conservatives, establishment conservatives, and constitutional conservatives. Got it? 

If the Lite Guv doesn’t put Ted Cruz away tomorrow, over the next to months we will also get introduced to the rabid conservatives and the frothing at the mouth conservatives.

Roll Call:  On Friday I received a Cindy Vara-Leija for Precinct 1 Constable mail piece, on Saturday I got a Zack Fertitta for DA robo call, yesterday I received a Sheriff Garcia robo call, and last night I got a Back to Basics PAC live call for Judge Kirkland.

The Red Sox of course have been the Wild Card team 7 times (1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2009) to lead the AL and the Rockies of course have been the Wild Card team 3 times (1995, 2007, and 2009) to lead the NL.

Speaking of the Rockies, the ‘Stros play this afternoon and evening in a scheduled doubleheader at Coors – cool.  We’re 22-25 as we were only able to get one at Chavez Ravine this past weekend.  Let’s play two!


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