Archive for August 9th, 2013

About six or seven years ago Commentary attended the H-Town Downtown Thanksgiving Day Parade.  I had special seating.  I wasn’t impressed.  It was kind of lame.  It was maybe about one zillionth of Macy’s up in New York City. 

Since then while surfing through the channels on Thanksgiving Day morning I will run across it and still not be impressed.  The say a few hundred thousand folks attend every year.  I certainly can’t tell by watching on the tube.

It was reported earlier this week that a major sponsor pulled out of the H-Town Thanksgiving Day Parade so folks including The Mayor started scrambling to find new sponsors.  I guess they are trying to hold on to a tradition because the parade isn’t much.  I guess they don’t want to lose the parade on their watch if you know what I mean.  If you are going to hang on to the parade at least spruce it up.  It really needs a major makeover.  Oh well!

39 years ago today President Nixon resigned.  Name the team with the best record in the MLB on that historic day?

From Houston GLBT Political Caucus:

Candidate endorsements for the 2013 City of Houston, Houston Independent School District, and Houston Community College System elections will take place at a special meeting of the Caucus Political Action Committee on Saturday, August 10th at 1:00 PM. The meeting will be held in St. Stephen’s Pecore Hall, located at 1800 Sul Ross Street at the corner of Woodhead Street. 

In order to be eligible to vote in the endorsement process, you must be a current, dues-paid member of the Caucus. Members whose dues have lapsed within the last year can pay dues up to the meeting

Commentary will be there for sure!

The LA Dodgers of course led the MLB with a 73-40 record on August 9, 1974.  The Dodgers went on to lose to the A’s four games to one in the World Serious.

The ‘Stros were 58-54 on 8/9/74.

Today we’re 37-76 with no hope or help in sight and on pace to lose 109 with the Rangers in town for four.


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