Archive for September 7th, 2012

Today the County can start accepting mail ballot applications.  The County will begin sending out mail ballots on September 22 – in 15 days.  So folks will start voting on Monday, September 24 – got it!

I hope my Dad takes my Mom to Luby’s today.  After all, they are celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary today – yikes!

Morning Joe was asked to compare the two conventions this morning and he said it wasn’t Ali vs Frazier, but rather Ali vs Wepner – “the Bayonne Bleeder.” 

Here is what Burkablog said about The President’s speech:

I thought Obama had to do two things tonight. One was tell the nation what he was going to do in the next four years that he hadn’t done in the past four years.  He did some of that–cut the deficit, cut oil imports, improve fuel economy–but there were no big ideas in the speech. It was a speech of a man who was tired of the game. The other thing that he had to do was lower expectations. That he did do. He made several references to the seriousness of the economic crisis. He showed some enthusiasm for attacking Romney and Ryan, but nothing new, just the predictable attacks on the banks. There weren’t a lot of opportunities for the Democratic delegates to cheer. Obama was like Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner, a sadder but wiser man after four tough years in office.  CNN spent a lot of time talking about the enthusiasm gap between Tampa and Charlotte. I think it’s real. After being one-upped by Clinton last night, Obama is going to have to raise the level of his game.

Senator John Kerry had some good lines including the one about asking Bin Laden if he is better off today than four years ago and the one about Romney learning about Russia by watching “Rocky IV.”

The Nationals are headed to the MLB playoffs and have the best record in baseball.  When was the last time the Nationals franchise made the playoffs?

I would say The President hit a grand salami last night and his speech was better than any from Tampa and that’s for sure!

VP Biden also hit a grand salami and he didn’t do it “the Bain way.”

DREAMers also got a few mentions last night. 

Sylvester Turner added another reason for turning the Lone Star State blue.  Let’s see restoring funding for Planned Parenthood, putting more money into public education, lowering the cost of college tuition, no more sanctuary city debates, embracing Obamacare, and now Dems getting to stay at better hotels during the Dem National Conventions.  I don’t have a problem with that.

Sir Paul will be in H-Town on November 14.

The Expos/Nationals beat the Phillies 3 games to 2 in the 1981 NL Playoffs and then lost to the Dodgers 3 games to 2 in the NLCS – the only time this franchise has made the playoffs. 

We’re in Cinncy for three in case you care.  Hey, the Reds are in first.


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