Archive for October 11th, 2012

Only in the hard copy of the Chron this morning can you read Lisa Falkenberg’s up close and personal outstanding column on affirmative action and the University of Texas.  It is a great read.

It’s all night TV for Commentary this evening.  From 6:30 pm to 8 pm it’s the League of Women Voters State Board of Education candidate forum with Traci Jensen and others.  You can watch it on Houston Media Source live on Comcast 17, AT&T U-Verse 99, Phonoscope 75, TV Max 95, Sudden Link 99 or online.

Then at 8 pm it’s the VP candidate debate and the talking heads afterwards. 

Then it’s the final innings of Game 4 of Yankees and B’More or final innings of Game 5 of A’s and Tigers.

Then it’s to the DVR for “Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men.”

Raul Ibanez of the Yankees is last night’s MLB highlight reel.  When was the first time he played in the MLB post season?

Speaking of Traci Jensen, one of her opponents – the Libertarian – lists his address in Wilbarger County up near Oklahoma – huh!  Somebody needs to ‘splain that to me!

The Chron has a story today about the HISD Bond, HCC Bond, H-Town Bond, Park Bond, and METRO campaigns raising a combined $1.5 mil.  Oh yeah!  Ten days until early voting and I still haven’t gotten a single piece of mail. 

Check out the story here.

I’m not going to say much about the dumbarse GOP candidate in Fort Bend County that double dips when it comes to voting.  I’m just wondering why the GOP’s Voter Integrity Police aren’t saying anything! 

It reminds me of watching CNN last night and having a GOP talking head say it is silly for The President to keep mentioning Big Bird during his speeches.  Duh!  Romney was the one that first brought him up in last week’s debate!

Here is what the County put out yesterday evening:

As of this evening we have approved 71,101 applications and sent out 67,376 ballots.  We have received 19,468 voted ballots returned.

25,848 have been generated by the GOP and 20,866 by Dems.

The Houston GLBT will be having their Equality Brunch this Sunday.  Here is part of what they sent out yesterday:

We will be honoring HISD Trustee Anna Eastman, Dr. Maria Gonzalez, Dr. Brian Riedel, and Meghan Stabler for their amazing work in the community promoting equality and justice for all of us.

Congrats to them all! 

How often do you see a pinch hitter come up to bat in the bottom of the ninth and hit a dinger to tie the game then come back in extra innings in the bottom of the 12th and hit a walk-off dinger?  Way to go Raul Ibanez of the Yankees last night.  That was a good game to watch!

One of Commentary’s favorite flicks is the ‘70s “Blazing Saddles” and one of the best lines of the movie is “Mongo, Santa Maria!” when “Mongo” shows up.  Of course most folks remember that former NFL great Alex Karras played “Mongo” in that Mel Brooks classic.  Alex Karras left us yesterday.  He had been battling a number of illnesses lately including dementia.  Karras also did a few seasons of “MNF” on ABC with Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford.  There was speculation that Karras’ NFL career contributed mightily to his dementia.  Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was talking about the NFL being a violent sport?

This is one of Karras’ few lines from “Blazing Saddles”:  “Mongo only pawn in game of life.”

Alex Karras was a good guy.

In 2000, Raul Ibanez first played post season ball with the Mariners of course.  He also played post season ball (2009 – 2011) with the Phillies.

Greg Lucas will no longer be part of the ‘Stros telecasts. 


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