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Archive for January 15th, 2014

Elections, Please

Years ago a dear friend of mine who was an elected official at the time drew a last minute opponent. The elected official howled about having an opponent. I reminded the office holder that we live in a system where elections allow for folks to run.

I always chuckle when an office holder complains about having someone file against them. They seem to hate campaigning. They seem to think that once elected, folks should not run against them. Well, find another line of work.

Which brings me to this talk about redoing the City of H-Town term limits. Some folks are saying that the current system forces members of City Council to campaign a lot – aw! That is what the job is. You have to go out and speak to civic clubs and other organizations. You don’t have to but see if you get reelected. Like I said, if you don’t like it, nobody forces you to run and be a public official.

Like I said, find another line of work. Don’t be a public servant. Why do you think they call it public service?

“Today” did a nice story on Wendy Davis this morning. I hope you checked it out.

How many times has A-ROID won the AL MVP Award?

Looks like the HCC Trustees are off the hook on the David Wilson decision. Here is from the Chron:

Houston Community College has cleared Dave Wilson to take the District 2 seat at this week’s board meeting despite legal uncertainty raised by Harris County officials about the trustee-elect’s residency and prior to a possible court ruling on Wednesday that could prevent him from serving.

“Right now, Mr. Wilson has been elected and has taken an oath of office, and there is no prohibition from any court that would prevent him from taking his seat, so – from the perspective of Houston Community College – there is no legal basis at this time to deny him the opportunity to sit as a trustee,” HCC special counsel Gene Locke said on Tuesday.

A-ROID won the AL MVP Award three times of course – with the Rangers in 2003 and with the Yankees in 2005 and 2007.

Finally, some good news from The Yard:

Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan said Tuesday the club plans to relocate the large signs above left field at Minute Maid Park that were put in place as part of its Community Leaders program to a spot that won’t block views of the train, skyline or fireworks.

Ryan said the signs would be relocated across the left-field and left-center-field facade, just below the railroad tracks. The signs will be moved by Opening Day.

“We’ve listened to the fans,” he said. “This is a great program, and it’s unlike any program that’s ever been launched in professional sports that we know of, and what we wanted to do is respect everybody. These corporate partners we have are doing some unbelievable things in the city.

“Fans appreciate the program, but what they want is to be able to see the train, see the fireworks, be able to see the skyline at night. Where the signs are located, it sort of took away from what are some of the best attributes of the stadium and the things that people have come to love over the years.”

And:

Meanwhile, the Astros’ championship banners and the “DK” sign honoring the memory of former Astros pitcher Darryl Kile will also be moved. The banners will be placed on the left-field light towers, and the “DK” sign will be placed in a prominent location to be determined in the near future.

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