Archive for June 5th, 2012

The Lite Guv wants to debate Ted Cruz en espanol.   This is from the English-only bunch.  What a silly ploy!  Here is from Chron.com:

However, Cruz’s Spanish speaking is suspect. He is a second generation Cuban-American that grew up speaking “Spanglish” and is not fluent like his father, Rafael Cruz, Sr., who travels and often speaks at his son’s campaign events.

Therefore, allowing candidates to speak only in Spanish would likely play to Dewhurst’s advantage, who learned Spanish while on assignment with the Central Intelligence Agency in Bolivia in the 1970s.

“When I came back from Bolivia, my Spanish was in some ways as good as my English,” Dewhurst said. “I  am rusty today. But I am comfortable talking in Spanish. I am not flawless or fluent, but I am comfortable. It takes me a day or two speaking a lot of Spanish to get back into a rhythm.”


Cal Jillson, an SMU political science professor, said Dewhurst realized the dynamic of the race has turned to one-versus-one and is attempting to put Cruz in an uncomfortable position of explaining his Spanish-speaking ability.

No se puede if you ask me!

Last night the ‘Stros had the first pick of the 2012 MLB Amateur Player.  It was the third time the ‘Stros have picked first.  Since the draft started in 1965, eight teams have never had the first pick – name them?

Lone Star State Dems will gather in H-Town in the next couple of days or so.  I am actually looking forward to the Convention.  I wonder if we will have a decent size crowd.  We will see.

Former MLB pitcher John Rocker of The ATL who during his career made more news when stuff fell out of his piehole than how he performed on the mound said he would rather vote for the devil than President Obama.   Who gives a rat’s arse what this fella thinks anyway?

Commentary and MariGirl dropped by the draft party at The Yard last night.  Food and drinks were on the ‘Stros.   I think a number of folks were surprised we didn’t go with the Stanford pitcher.  I like that we picked 17-year old Carlos Correa out of Puerto Rico.

Commentary explained to MariGirl about Stanford pitcher Mark Appel and that maybe his agent Scott Boras might have been the reason he slid down the draft.   When Appel was finally picked at numero ocho they showed his family clapping and MariGirl wisely observed that they didn’t look too happy.  The slide down only cost him a few million.

The Blue Jays, Dodgers, Giants, Reds, Red Sox, Rockies, San Luis, and Tribe of course have never picked first in the MLB Amateur Player Draft.

Speaking of Scott Boras, Carlos Beltran and San Luis are at The Yard for three as we try to win a few.


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