Archive for January 28th, 2015

Yesterday’s Public Session at the H-Town City Council meeting lasted longer than usual because of concerns over the reconstruction of Post Oak Boulevard in Uptown. A number of business owners on Post Oak say they are going to take a financial hit during the construction. They are probably right. The Uptown District folks say the reconstruction will help ease congestion in the area including on the ever so bad West Loop. I don’t know about that. I think that part of town – West Loop, Galleria, and Uptown – will be congested for a long, long time. City Council will vote to approve the construction budget today. I am kind of surprised I didn’t find any news coverage of the issue today.

It looks like Baggy will go to Spring Training in March to lend a hand. What was Baggy’s batting average during the 2005 World Serious versus the White Sox?

I am thinking Jeb Bush’s campaign for president isn’t going very far. On the immigration reform issue, he is going a baby step past Mitt Romney and instead of asking paperless folks to “self-deport,” he wants to ask them to “politely” leave. Of course they are going to politely stay. Here is part of the story on the Jeb Bush lite polite policy:

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush could be adopting a slightly tougher stance on illegal immigration to win over far-right primary voters ahead of the 2016 White House race. Bush said it was time to fix the nation’s “broken immigration system” during a speech at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention Friday. Bush added that the government should find immigrants without legal status and “politely ask them to leave.”

“First and foremost we need to control our border,” said Bush, a former governor of Florida. “The 40 percent of the people that have come here illegally came with a legal visa and overstayed their bounds. We ought to be able to figure out where they are and politely ask them to leave.”

Bush’s remarks slowly were made public this week and conservatives responded with a big shrug. Bush has gotten into trouble with far-right Republicans for his more liberal views on illegal immigration in the past. In April, Bush said many immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally do so out of an “act of love” for their families, according to the Washington Post. Bush also used the polite line at that time. “A great country ought to know where those folks are and politely ask them to leave,” he said then while speaking during an event marking the 25th anniversary of the presidency of his father, George H.W. Bush.

Is that the best he can do on immigration reform? Really?

Here are two stories on the HERO petitions courthouse doings from yesterday. It is pretty much as expected. First from FOX 26 News:


And from behind the Chron paywall: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/As-ERO-trial-begins-fraud-allegations-take-6044207.php?cmpid=btfpm.

Yesterday I watched the GoDaddy Super Bowl puppy ad that premiered on “Today.” I thought it was funny because it poked fun at past Super Bowl puppy ads, most notably the recent Budweiser ads. A whole lot of others from across the country thought the ad was insensitive and cruel so GoDaddy buckled and yanked the ad. Really?

Pardon the pun but I guess we dodged a bullet yesterday when the Lt. Governor said the votes were not there for Open Carry. I hope he sticks with his guns on this and pardon the pun again. I wonder how he feels being on the Panic Button Most Wanted List?

Baggy went 1 for 8 of course in the 2005 World Serious for a .125 batting average.

Speaking of, on Friday, August 14 when the Tigers visit The Yard, the team will hand out 2005 NLCS T-Shirts – cool!

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