Archive for January 22nd, 2014

I am just going to say this. I wonder how many of Wendy’s life story GOP critics have ever lived in a trailer park for more than a week. And I am not talking about taking one of those cross country vacations in a RV.

The following quote is from a Fort Worth GOP female supporter of Sen. Wendy Davis. The supporter is also a former elected official. The quote is from a Bud Kennedy Star Telegram column today:

“If this involved a man running for office, none of this would ever come up. It’s so sad. Every time I ran, somebody said I needed to be home with my kids. Nobody ever talks about men being responsible parents. It’s fun to watch the people in this race scrambling. They wouldn’t be talking about Wendy if she weren’t a threat.”

The team is now talking about finding a role for Hall of Fame great Nolan Ryan. When did he pitch for the ‘Stros?

Burkablog looks at the latest Wendy Davis stuff from a different perspective. I don’t agree but here goes:

Now that details about Wendy Davis’s biography have been called into question, the spotlight needs to focus on the Davis campaign. It cannot afford to make unforced errors like these, and it certainly can’t turn around try to blame the Greg Abbott campaign for them (the last time I checked, Wayne Slater was a political journalist, not a political operative). Of course, these aren’t the first missteps: she was unable to estimate how much her education plan would cost the state, and her campaign fouled up its own math when it tried to attack Abbott over contributions from payday lenders. The words “not ready for prime time” come to mind, a concern that some Democrats privately shared with me months ago.

At some point the campaign must switch its attention from playing defense to an attack posture, but I’m very skeptical that the Davis campaign has the talent and the knowledge of state issues to take Abbott on. If nothing else, the Davis campaign should be bombarding Abbott with demands for debates and joint appearances. They can’t allow Abbott to hide behind his tea party rhetoric and answers of “no comment” on the tough issues. But so far, the Davis campaign hasn’t done any damage to Abbott. I just don’t see what the battle plan is for the Davis campaign.

David Wilson will get to serve and a trial on his residency will take place in April. I am thinking he will be around for a full term.

It is campaign season so AG Abbott has to stick his nose into H-Town’s business. Check this from the Chron:

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed briefs arguing that a state court should be given an opportunity to declare Houston’s new policy of granting benefits to some same-sex partners of employees unlawful under Texas’ marriage laws.

In the first of two amicus briefs, Abbott argued that a lawsuit filed by a pair of Houston residents to stop Mayor Annise Parker’s decision last November to grant benefits to same-sex spouses of employees married legally in other states should remain in a state district court for review.

And From Fox Sports:

Entering a big league ballpark will be a bit like going through an airport by 2015.

Major League Baseball has told its 30 teams they must implement security screening for fans by then, either with hand-held metal detection or walk-through magnetometers.

“This procedure, which results from MLB’s continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security to standardize security practices across the game, will be in addition to bag checks that are now uniform throughout MLB,” baseball spokesman Michael Teevan said Tuesday.

To quote the Wicked Witch – “what a world, what a world.”

Nolan Ryan pitched for the ‘Stros from 1980 – 1988 of course.

The ‘Stros raised their flag at H-Town City Hall yesterday!

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