Archive for September 3rd, 2012

Here is what the Traci Jensen campaign put out Friday:

Democratic nominee Traci Jensen and her Republican opponent, Donna Bahorich, both running for State Board of Education, District 6, will square off at the Greater Houston Partnership “Meet the Candidates: State Board of Education” forum at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at GHP headquarters (1200 Smith, Houston, TX 77002). This will be the first time in this campaign season both candidates will be together answering tough questions about the troubled public education system in Texas.

“I look forward to discussing with my opponent how to address the current systemic denigration of our public education by the State Board of Education,” said Traci Jensen. “GHP members will have the opportunity to hear specific positions from both candidates on the voucher system, health education in regards to sex education, history and social studies curriculum, and other key public education issues,” said Jensen.

Diversity will shine this week in Charlotte as we will soon enter the last two months of the campaign.  The Latino vote will most certainly be the subject of talking heads over the next four days.  Here is from the SA Express News this weekend:

The Republican Party, of course, is clinging to whatever shred of the Hispanic vote it has preserved since the primary debates, when Mitt Romney declared his preference for “self-deportation.”

The GOP strategy to control its losses was on display at the Republican National Convention, where stars such as Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz of Texas were given prime speaking slots. Listen carefully, though, to what these politicians are saying.

“What they argue is that America holds out to Hispanics exactly what it holds out to everybody else, and that is the American dream,” says Cal Jillson, a professor of political science at Southern Methodist University. “The Republican argument is a colorblind argument, that the American dream is held out to every American that’s willing to work for it, and I think lots of Hispanics wonder whether or not that’s exactly true.”

As with most sweeping platitudes, it’s not.

Consider the GOP-led Texas Legislature, which was far from colorblind in its passage of redistricting maps and a voter ID law. In both cases, Washington courts last week ruled the laws discriminatory toward minorities.

Here is the entire article.

It only matters if Latinos turnout.  I think they will in states like Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico.  I worry about what is happening here and in the Lone Star State.

Saturday night they handed out Jeff Kent Bobbleheads commemorating Kent’s walk-off three run dinger in the bottom of the ninth against San Luis in Game 5 of the NLCS on 10/18/04.  Name the San Luis pitcher that served up the ninth inning dinger?

The Chron E-Board endorsed the HCC bonds yesterday. 

Check it out here.

CWA’s Claude Cummings made the Kiss Kam Friday night.

Just about all of the team gear is on sale at The Yard.  I got me a commemorative lid for half price. T-shirts are for $10.  The team is getting a new look next year so they are trying to get rid of the current stuff.

Yesterday I muffed a foul ball but ended up with it and gave it to MariGirl who in turn gave it to a kid.  A couple of innings later I ended up with another off of a rebound and handed it to another kid.  So I’ll just say I got one yesterday for four for the season with 13 home games left.

Jason Isringhausen of course served up the walk-off dinger to Jeff Kent.

Yesterday was Milo’s 85th birthday and they handed out Milo Bobbleheads.  We sang Happy Birthday to Milo and he blew out the candles on his cake.  MariGirl said the cake probably could have fed the sparse crowd that attended.

The Chron said we would go 10-17 in August.  We were 5-22.  They said we would be 53-79 at the end of August.   We were 40-92.  We have to go 22-6 the rest of the way to avoid another 100 loss season – yikes!


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