Archive for August 12th, 2013

Congrats to the candidates endorsed on Saturday by the Houston GLBT Political Caucus including the following incumbents:  The Mayor, Controller Ron Green, Council Members C.O. Bradford, Jack Christie, Ellen Cohen, Steve Costello, Jerry Davis, Ed Gonzalez, Larry Green, Mike Laster, and HISD Trustee Anna Eastman. 

Endorsements also went to Assata Richards in District D, Graci Garces in District I, David Robinson in At-Large 2, Jenifer Rene Pool in At-Large 3, and Zeph Capo in HCC District 1.

There wasn’t an endorsement in HCC District 3.  FYI:  Commentary’s clients are Trustee Anna Eastman and Graci Garces.  I’m also in discussion with Adriana Tamez about consulting on her campaign for HCC District 3 Trustee.

I have to hand it to the folks that run the Houston GLBT Political Caucus.   They certainly know how to run an endorsement meeting.  Granted Saturday’s meeting lasted four hours but that’s time you have to put in to make a democracy work. 

When you signed in you got a preprinted green credential with your name, address, phone number, and email address along with your membership expiration date.  The screening committee members explained their endorsements to the members attending. Way to go!

Everybody knows that catcher Jason Castro wears the numero 15.  Name the former ‘Stro that also wore the numero 15 and also owns a Cy Young Award?

It turns out the folks that were in charge of putting on the H-Town Thanksgiving Day Parade sold five of the so called major classical floats including Santa’s ride.  The border town of Hidalgo, Texas paid $30,000 for the floats for their Christmas parade.   It seems to Commentary that once the parade sponsor sold the floats they pretty much decided that the parade was a goner.  After all, you can’t have a Thanksgiving Day parade without floats.  You can’t have a Thanksgiving Day parade with Santa riding in the back of a convertible or riding a horse.  Like I said on Friday, if you can’t put on a cool parade, don’t put one on at all.  We’ll survive.

Eydie Gorme may no longer be with us but on Christmas Day her “Blanca Navidad” CD will be at our family Christmas for a while.

Doug Drabek of course wore the numero 15 from 1993-1996 and won the NL Cy Young Award as a Pirate in 1990.

There really isn’t anything to say about GM Luhnow putting together a $13 mil team and forgetting to include a bullpen.  That is unacceptable.  It is like building a car and forgetting to include the brakes.  It is like building a house and forgetting to include bathrooms.  It is like building a 25-story building and forgetting to include elevators. 


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