Archive for September 12th, 2012

First it was the Voter I.D. legislation.  Now it’s getting a greeting letter claiming you are dead so don’t bother to go to the polls.  Maybe some folks will get letters informing them that they are felons so they can’t vote.  How about a letter saying it turns out you aren’t 18 so you can’t vote.  How about a letter where we are told that they reprinted the Constitution and forgot to proof read it and subsequently left out the 19th and 24th Amendments.  I have to give the Lone Star State extra credit for going out of their way to keep us from showing up at the polls.

The rap on the Romney campaign is that they don’t have any grown-ups on their foreign policy team.  I think that showed late last night when they came out and attacked The White House over the deaths of a U.S. Ambassador and other embassy personnel in Libya.  Not all the facts were in out about the attack and they kind of looked stupid trying to score political points over a tragedy.

In 1971, A’s ace Vida Blue won the AL Cy Young going 24-8 and helping the A’s win the AL West.  The AL Cy Young Award runner-up that year went 25-14.  Who am I talking about?  Hint:  In his only World Serious he pitched three complete games.

It looks like the HISD Board of Trustees is finally going to adopt an ethics policy tomorrow.  It may not be perfect but it is a start.
Check out the Chron here.

Commentary participated in last night’s Candidates Café over at the United Way.  It was kind of an interesting set-up.  They had you sit at a table with one or two candidates for office and have a discussion on a topic for twenty minutes then move to another table.  For one session I purposely sat at the table with the Dem nominee for Harris County DA.  The topic involved getting elected officials to improve on decision making processes.  The subject of ethics and ethics violation enforcement was brought up.  Our Dem nominee certainly had an interesting take.

Tiger hurler Mickey Lolich of course was the AL Cy Young Award runner-up in 1971.  During the 1968 World Serious against San Luis, Lolich started, won and completed Games 2, 5, and 7 and got the Tigers a ring.  Mickey Lolich is celebrating his 72nd BD today.

The ‘Stros won a game last night, B-G-O is helping the team interview managerial candidates, and the 2013 schedules will be released today so we will know when the Red Sox and Yankees visit The Yard.


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