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Archive for August 16th, 2012

As long as the GOP allows the mug of Arizona Tea Party Governor Jan Brewer to keep showing up on the tube hating on The DREAMERs, the more likely Latino voters will overwhelmingly vote the Dem side this November.  Here is the latest on keeping hate alive!  It is from a Reuters piece on HuffPo:

Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer, in yet another clash with the White House, issued an order on Wednesday barring undocumented immigrants who qualify for temporary legal status in the United States from receiving any state or local public benefits.
The action was a response to relaxed deportation rules issued by the Obama administration on Wednesday.
Brewer, whose state has been at the center of the country’s immigration debate, issued an executive order denying state or local benefits to immigrants applying under the new federal immigration rules. The order would bar them from obtaining an Arizona driver’s license or a state-issued identification card.

Here is the entire piece.

Keep hating, lady!  

SBOE, District 6 candidate Traci Jensen and Commentary attended the Cypress – Tomball Democrats meeting last night out on Grant Road off of Jones Road.  43 Dems were in attendance – wow!  I’ve said it before!  That’s where the local Dem Party ought to be chasing Dem voters.  Dems out there are hungry!

Speaking of, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio came to H-Town yesterday to crack on The President.  Here is an interesting bit from Chron.com on his visit:

Aside from noting that he is the son of Cuban immigrants, Rubio did not address the nation’s immigration controversy.

Well what do you know?  The GOP’s Latino Poster Boy doesn’t even have the guts to mention this while in H-Town on the day The DREAMERs got some relief!  Cluck, cluck, cluck!

Here is the rest of Chron.com on Rubio.

Another perfect game was tossed yesterday – the third of the season – the 23rd in MLB history.  How many NL Central teams have tossed perfect games?

Dougie asked the most interesting question yesterday at The Mayor’s press availability after the City Council meeting.

The second most interesting question was from a reporter who asked The Mayor if her lunch had ever been stolen from the office refrigerator. 

The Chron’s Chris Moran has a piece today on the bonds, bonds, and more bonds H-Town, HCC, and HISD voters will consider this year.   Here is a taste:

"I think the voters are going to most likely turn down all bond referendums on the November ballot," Councilman Mike Sullivan said. "There is very little sentiment for more tax dollars to be spent right now on virtually anything. You can look at the Cruz campaign and the way that that election turned out, and there’s a message there. People are fed up. People are tired of excessive spending."

Well, if only Tea Baggers show up to vote the bonds are toast.    I’m thinking a whole lot more people will be showing up to vote.

Here is Chris Moran’s piece.

Go on ahead and take your pick of words to describe Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera – arsehole, f__ing idiot, or dumbarse for testing positive for performance enhancement substances.  They are in a battle with the Dodger and D-Backs for the NL West title and he put himself above his team and teammates. 

Here is from MLB.com:

Cabrera, 28, was batting .346, 13 points behind league-leader Andrew McCutchen of Pittsburgh.

With 501 plate appearances, Cabrera is one shy of automatically qualifying for the NL batting title. However, he would win the title if were to still have the league’s highest average after the mathematical addition of one at-bat.

To explain, Cabrera is 159-for-459, good for a batting average of .3456 when carried to a fourth decimal. If Cabrera were theoretically given one more at-bat, 159-for-460 comes to an average of .3464. Both figures round out to .346. If no one has hit for a higher average, Cabrera would be the NL batting champion.

His suspension is for 50 games and the Giants have 45 games remaining.  He could still play this season if the Giants make the playoffs and advance beyond five playoff games. 

The Reds of course are the only team from the NL Central to ever toss a perfect game when Reds hurler Tom Browning went perfection over the Dodgers in 1988.

FYI:  James Coney Island is offering 89 cent Coneys today at all of their locations!

The only good thing I can say is Jose Altuve is hitting .305.  The Chron ‘Stros beat writer says today that pitcher Lucas Harrell deserves Team MVP consideration along with Altuve.  Heck, they would be the only ones to get votes as we have now lost 80 games.  We would now have to go 42-1 the rest of the season to avoid our fourth straight losing season – not gonna happen!

 

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