Archive for December 4th, 2014

Here we go again. I am talking about AG Abbott putting out another press release, err, I mean filing another lawsuit against the President – his 31st. I think I have mentioned it before but is anybody keeping score on who is winning the lawsuits? Is a box score on the AG’s website? Does the Trib have a page devoted to a won-loss record for AG Abbott? Here is a bit from the Trib:

Leading a 17-state charge up a steep legal hill, Attorney General and soon-to-be-Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s moves to expand legal protections for undocumented immigrants.

The lawsuit, the 31st Abbott has filed against the Obama administration during his 12-year tenure, fulfills his gubernatorial campaign pledge to challenge President Obama’s executive action to protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from the threat of immediate deportation.

Meanwhile, Jorge Ramos didn’t let up on putting it on the GOP on immigration again. Here are a couple of his tweets from yesterday:

JORGE RAMOS @jorgeramosnews • 18h 18 hours ago
Who do Latinos blame for lack of immigration reform? 64% blame Republicans in Congress, 24% Obama and Democrats (from @LatinoDecisions )

JORGE RAMOS @jorgeramosnews • 18h 18 hours ago
Food for thought for Republicans: 89% Latinos support Obama’s executive action; 80% oppose efforts to block it (from @LatinoDecisions )

The ‘Stros are in the market for a closer. Chad Qualls handled most of the closer duties this past season. How many saves did Qualls record last season?

I was watching the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree last night on NBC and tweeted the following:

Marc Campos @MarcCommentary • 12h 12 hours ago
Good for @TODAYshow hosts for giving a mention during the #ChristmasTreeLighting tonight to today’s grand jury decision and protests.

Apparently the protesters were a few blocks away from Rockefeller Plaza.

I watched some of the talking heads last night on the Staten Island grand jury refusing to indict the cop who put the chokehold on Eric Garner. The few that dared to defend the grand jury’s decision looked incredibly stupid.

Today the Houston City Council Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee will meet at 1 PM at City Hall Council Chamber to discuss proposed City Charter changes. I am thinking that some folks at City Hall have pretty much made up their minds on what changes they want to advance – I get that. I know a little about political body language. I just hope they have a parade of experts and witnesses who will testify and make the case for taking it the voters. I hope more than the regular insiders participate in this process. I also hope to be watching online so stay tuned!

This just came out:

Mike Morris retweeted
Peggy Fikac ‏@pfikac 15m15 minutes ago Conroe, TX
.@DavidHDewhurst re potential Houston mayor bid ‘At the present time I have no plans to run’ #mysa #hounews #ttevents

Who wants the Lite Guv to run for Mayor anyway? Oh well!

Chad Qualls of course had 19 saves this past season and the MLB leader was Fernando Rodney of the Mariners with 48.

The ‘Stros coaching staff was sitting courtside last night at Toyota checking out the Rockets and that is all I have from The Yard.

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