Archive for November 26th, 2012

I’m betting most members of the H-Town City Council aren’t too happy about Council being named Turkey of the Year by the Houston Press.  The Press gave them the dishonor because of issues related to CM Helena Brown, food trucks, and the revised noise and feeding the homeless ordinances.   I don’t know about giving the entire Council the bad rap.

Check out the dishonor here.

The Chron E-Board wants to do away with straight ticket voting for judges.  Good luck! 

Here is their take that ran yesterday.

I wonder how they want it to work.  Do they leave the R and D next to the candidates’ name and just take judicial races off of the straight ticket grid and force people to go down the list and mark off what they wanted to do in the first place.  Do you let the party primaries nominate and don’t put an R or D next to their name so the partisans will just have to study up or take a party slate card with them to go vote? 

We don’t have a great system but I’d rather leave it up to the political parties to select their best judicial candidates and hopes it all works out on Election Day. 

AP’s Russell Contreras put out a piece this past weekend about JFK’s last night in H-Town at the Rice and what it meant to Latinos back then.

Check it out here.

Name the MLB club that produced the most Cy Young Award winners for 1980 through 1989?

Salon.com has a piece today on how it won’t be that easy for the GOP to start winning more Latino votes.

Check it out here.

I couldn’t agree more with the piece.  When you demonize a part of our community like they’ve been doing for the last four years or so ala Gov. Jan Brewer, you get payback at the polls.

Living rooms across H-Town erupted mid-afternoon on Thanksgiving Day when the Texans won in OT.  There were knuckle bumps galore in Baytown at my parents’ house.  We caught a good break for sure when the red challenge flag came out at the wrong time.   Once again I thought we were goners. 

From the gift that keeps giving department from The President’s Annual Turkey Pardon ceremony:

“They say that life is all about second chances,” Obama said to laughter, his daughters, Sasha and Malia at his side. “And this November, I could not agree more. So in the spirit of the season, I have one more gift to give, and it goes to a pair of turkeys named Cobbler and Gobbler.”

Yuk, yuk, yuk!  More from the ceremony:

“For the first time in our history, the winners of the White House turkey pardon were chosen through a highly competitive online vote. And once again, Nate Silver completely nailed it,” Obama said. “The guy’s amazing. He predicted these guys would win.”

I saw a photo this past week showing Romney putting gas in his ride just like those of the 47% that have rides. 

Phillies pitchers snagged four NL Cy Young Awards in the eighties of course:  Steve Carlton (1980 and 1982), John Denny (remember him? 1983), and closer Steve Bedrosian (1987).

I don’t have anything from The Yard today.


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