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Hunker Down still reads Commentary because here is what he says in the Chron about an Election Administrator:

"I’m not saying we need to go to what they do, but if there are improvements we can make, I think we ought to consider making those improvements.  If there is an error, then at least you have somebody who is a professional election administrator. Nobody reads into it that this is an elected person that’s partisan one way or the other."

Here is what the County Clerk said in reply:

(Stan) Stanart said neither (Chair Lane) Lewis’ nor (Judge) Emmett’s proposal was in the county’s best interest, and accused "those people who are trying to tear down our election processes" of being politically motivated.

Here is the entire Chron piece.

I wonder why local Dem Party leaders won’t come out and support an Election Administrator? 

Last night, former ‘Stro Chris Johnson (now with the D-Backs) had two dingers and five RBIs against the Pirates.  How many dingers does Johnson have in 8 games as a D-Back and how many did he have in 92 games as a ‘Stro?

Tomorrow, HISD will vote to put a whopping $1.89 bil of bonds on the ballot.  Most of the bonds go to high schools – $1,362,436,000 – yikes!   Three elementary schools, two middle schools, and five K-8s also get bond money.

The HISD Board of Trustees also has a proposed resolution on tomorrow’s agenda.  Here is one of the whereasses:

WHEREAS, “Common Decency” and “Respect” are critical elements in the district’s Beliefs and Visions; and

Blah, blah, blah…..And:

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Houston Independent School District and the Board of Education calls for common decency and respectful behavior in all HISD school settings and work locations and for a renewed commitment to making sure every student and adult respects and accepts all people.

I’m guessing Trustee Manuel Rodriguez will abstain on this vote.

Out next year will be a movie called “Chavez” about the great Cesar Chavez.  Michael Pena of “Crash”, “World Trade Center”, and “Tower Heist” will play Chavez.  America Ferrera will play Helen Chavez – Cesar’s wife.  Rosario Dawson will play Dolores Huerta. I’m betting Dolores doesn’t have a problem with Rosario playing her.

Barry Bonds was asked if he deserves to be voted into the Hall of Fame and here is how he responded:

“You have to vote on baseball the way baseball needs to be voted on.  If you vote on your assumptions or what you believe or what you think might have been going on there, that’s your problem. You’re at fault. It has nothing to do with what your opinion is. Period. If that’s the case, you better go way, way back and start thinking about your opinions. If that’s how you feel life should be run, I would say then you run your Hall of Fame the way you want to run your Hall of Fame. That’s what I think. That’s my personal opinion. If you want to do the Hall of Fame the way the Hall of Fame is supposed to be done, then you make the right decision on that. If you don’t, that’s on you. To stamp something on your assumptions, it doesn’t work for me."

It is not exactly on the level of “The Princess Bride’s” Vizzini trading wits about the poisoned goblet with the Dread Pirate Roberts:

“But it’s so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the poison into his own goblet or his enemy’s? Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.”

There won’t be a vote on what to do with the Astrodome this November.  

CJ has 5 dingers in eight games as a D-Back and had 8 dingers in 92 games as a ‘Stro of course as a change of scenery helped him out. 

Only 14,000 and change showed up last night in a game we should have won.

 

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