Archive for February 15th, 2013

Both sides in the SD6 Special returned to the airwaves yesterday.  This side unveiled a new ad of sorts. (Let me know if you want to take a peek at the ad.)  The other side also went in a different direction.  You will have to ask them for a peek.

Early voting will start next Wednesday and will last a week – ending the following Tuesday.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz got a write up in Politico today on him not making any friends.  Here’s the deal.   Politico wasn’t here to cover his race so they don’t know that he ran and won because he said he wasn’t interested in being a nice guy.  Here is from today’s piece:

Cruz’s sharp-elbowed Senate style underscores the dilemma facing Republicans as they seek a way out of the political wilderness.


“I think he’s got unlimited potential,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said of Cruz. “But the one thing I will say to any new senator — you’re going to be respected if you can throw a punch but you also have to prove you can do a deal.”

“I made promises to the people of Texas that I would come to Washington to shake up the status quo, to fight for conservative principles and to lead a concerted and meaningful effort to end the unsustainable spending, deficits and debt that have been propagated, unfortunately, by members of both parties,” Cruz said.

Here is the entire Politico piece.

If you ask Cruz’s base how he’s doing, he gets an A plus.

Name the three former ‘Stros pitchers with 100 plus career pitching losses as a ‘Stros?

Here is another story about Texas GOPers refusing to get behind immigration reform.

Check it here.

It looks like the country is going mainstream but we’re not.

Unless you are up to your neck in the SD6 Special, you probably know that this is NBA Weekend in H-Town.   Commentary lives in a cool ‘hood so I checked out the Chron to see if there were going to be any cool NBA parties going on in my ‘hood.  Nada! Nothing!  Not even close!  I don’t count Washington Avenue close these days since I have to sit at the lights a lot longer these days at I-10.  Can you believe that!

Larry Dierker (117), Joe Niekro (116), and Bob Knepper (100) of course are the three pitchers with 100 plus losses in a ‘Stro uniform.

Here is from the ‘Stros website about the latest motivational gimmick coming out Spring Training:

This isn’t exactly the best year for the Astros to not put the names of players on the backs of their Spring Training jerseys. After all, only 22 of the 61 players in camp this year were at camp a year ago, and the 40-man roster has seen a 50-percent turnover since the end of the season.

Still, manager Bo Porter told the players on the first day of camp he wants them to earn the names across their backs by making the club on Opening Day. Until then, it’s numbers only on the backs of the team’s jerseys.

"It was explained to the players exactly why," Porter said. "The name on the front [is what] matters, and we have 25 guys that will earn the right to have the name put on the back, and that will be the 25 men that will make this ballclub. It definitely was done by design. It’s a message sent to them that it’s all about the Astros."

It is just another gimmick to sell more game programs.


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