Archive for October 26th, 2012

Happy Birthday today to State Rep. Carol Alvarado!

In a “Rolling Stone” interview The President called out Romney by referring to him as a BSer.  If you ask me, The President was too kind.

Closer to home, last night’s SBOE District 6 candidate conversation sponsored by the American Association of University Women – West Harris County Branch Forum saw Traci Jensen’s opponent, Donna Bahorich, run from her GOP’s platform on education. There were probably around 40 AAUW members in attendance. 

In the introduction of Bahorich a lot was mentioned about her GOP involvement – national delegate, credentials committee member, running the GOP primary, and Sen. Dan Patrick’s Chief-of-Staff.  When asked about the GOP Party’s platform that opposed teaching kids critical thinking skills, Bahorich said she wasn’t familiar with her Party’s education platform and she said that she supports teaching critical thinking skills.  I kind of find it odd that a candidate running for SBOE would forget to check out her Party’s education platform.

Bahorich was then asked about her strongly agreeing with the statement:  It’s not the government’s responsibility to be sure children are properly educated!   Bahorich evaded the question by answering that it was the responsibility of parents to get their kids educated.

She was later asked about her Party and beliefs.  She said that she aligned with the beliefs of the GOP but the GOP will not shape her beliefs.   She sure is a serial BSer for sure.

It is pretty obvious what is going on.  When she’s around the Tea Party, she feeds them the red meat they like to gobble.  When she is around people that think, she tries to BS her way through and run from the wacko GOP education platform.   A lot of the folks left the event last night with Traci’s yard signs.

There are only two pitchers that have more than 90 career World Serious strikeouts.  Name them?

The Memorial Examiner has a piece on the SBOE race and Traci’s opponent says Traci puts too much focus on the classroom – huh.  Here is from the piece:

About half on the board have been teachers. What I bring to the board, in addition to my work with home schooling, is my experience on the whole picture, through legislative process. I have a global view of how we need to be going about our work that’s been missing from the board. My opponent is focused on the classroom, she doesn’t know legislative process,” Bahorich said.

Jensen was inspired to run for the SBOE seat following its controversial decisions involving the state social studies curriculum in 2010. A former classroom teacher in Aldine ISD, Jensen has a doctorate in curriculum and instruction. As a visiting professor at University of Houston until last year, she worked with educators across the city, state, the nation, and internationally concerning the improvement of learning and developing curriculum.

Jensen wants to end the culture wars that politicize subject matter. She advocates more creative instruction choices for teachers.

“My concern is making sure we are public education advocates, not political advocates. The state board should be advising legislators and advocating for parents and teachers,” Jensen said. “She (Bahorich) has a completely political background working for Dan Patrick for years, and she’s not worked in classrooms or in the schools.”

Here is the entire piece.

Speaking of running from your GOP party, in her mail pieces, GOP HD 134 incumbent Sarah Davis is putting out mail saying she didn’t vote to cut public education funding – double huh!  Patti Hart calls her out on this in today’s hard copy of the Chron.

From the Mayor Grinch Department, The Mayor tweeted this yesterday: Argh! Just passed second shopping area already decorated for Christmas! It’s not even Halloween yet! It’s stupid and irritating!-  Bah Humbug!  See you at the H-Town City Hall Christmas tree lighting!

After four days of Early Voting in Person in Harris County, we’re averaging just over 50,000 voters a day as compared to 42,657 per day in 2008 after four days. 

From the equal time department, the Walmart down the street is now open for business but it won’t get my business.

Hall of Fame Yankee great Whitey Ford has 94 career World Serious strikeouts and Hall of Fame San Luis great Bob Gibson has 92 of course.

The owner of the ‘Stros gets some nice run in today’s Chron here.


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