Archive for September 23rd, 2014

Going Negative?

Yesterday Commentary was sent the attack/negative ad AG Abbott is kind of running on Team Davis. There is only one problem? Is it running here in the H-Town area? I have seen the Madrina ad, the working out in the parking garage ad, the across the US map ad, and now the talking by the traffic jam ad. I haven’t seen any of their negative ads. It is one thing for AG Abbott to email out the negative ad to the media and other players or to put it up on the web and it is another thing to bring it into our living rooms. So much for going negative.

You also have to ask the question does AG Abbott need to go negative at some point?

Meanwhile, Commentary is hearing that Team Davis is now on local Telemundo. No word yet on local Univision.

Commentary lives in a ‘hood where we have one of the better voter turnouts in the H-Town area. That being said, with Early Voting in Person starting in 27 days, I am not seeing a whole lot of political campaign signs in yards. Am I missing something? I have seen some Orlando Sanchez signs on North Main. I have seen a sprinkling of Kim Ogg signs. A Team Davis, one Leticia, a judge here and there – that’s it.

Jose Altuve now has 221 base hits. Name the last MLBer to hit 221 plus base hits in a season.

Most folks now know how Commentary feels about the following. All they are doing is giving this fella some sympathy run. They are letting him notch up more Ws if you know what I mean. Here is from the Chron:

Harris County officials are asking an appeals court to reconsider the question of where Dave Wilson lived when he ran for his seat on the Houston Community College board.

The Harris County Attorney’s office is appealing a reluctant ruling by state district Judge Mike Engelhart, who in August upheld a jury verdict that Wilson did in fact live in an apartment in a warehouse on W. 34th Street that he claimed as his residence when running for the HCC seat in November.

The county attorney contends that Wilson actually lives with his wife in a home outside the city limits, and outside the boundaries of HCC District II. County attorney officials argue Wilson claims residency wherever he wants to run for office.

Wilson said in an email that the appeal is a waste of government resources.

“First I won the election. Then I won the recount. Then I won the challenge to the Board of Trustees at HCC,” Wilson said. “I won the TRO and the Permanent Injunction hearing. I won at the Jury Trial. I won the JNOV. Now there is an appeal that I will win. What a waste of County government resources.” (JNOV refers to the county’s effort to persuade the judge to overturn the jury verdict.)

County attorney officials did not immediately reply to a request for comment. They said in July that they expected the case would end up before an appellate court no matter how the judge ruled.

While some have questioned the county’s persistence in the case, officials in the county attorney’s office have said that the jury’s ruling sent an inappropriate message to those looking to run for office — in effect, that “anything goes” when it comes to residency.

“A lot of people are looking at the result of this and concluding that … the concept of residency, as far as qualifying for election goes, is meaningless,” Assistant County Attorney Douglas Ray said at the time. “If Mr. Wilson can claim he lives in a warehouse at the same time he has a homestead exemption at another location, then anybody can claim to live anywhere.”

Oh well!

Ichiro Suzuki of course had 225 base hits in 2009.

Altuve has a nine point lead in the batting title chase with five games left.

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