Archive for February 24th, 2015

Today’s Line-Up

Let’s see. Chris Bell announced for H-Town Mayor a couple of Sundays ago. State Rep. Sylvester Turner released a video last Friday officially saying he was in and he has a website and he is now inviting folks to his official campaign kick-off next month at The Yard – got it!

Then Teddy Schleifer tweeted this yesterday:

Teddy Schleifer @teddyschleifer • 16h 16 hours ago
Mayoral update: @DrJackChristie, whose been flirting w/mayoral run, is currently running for reelection & NOT mayor. pic.twitter.com/ibjwF9HIs8

And he also tweeted this:

Teddy Schleifer @teddyschleifer • 18h 18 hours ago
Coming soon, to a Twitter feed near you: The Horseshoe, a new @HoustonChron vertical & tipsheet dedicated to Houston’s mayoral race #hounews

I have to say I am looking forward to The Horseshoe.

Three of the other candidates for Mayor have fundraisers in the works but no official campaign announcements yet so stay tuned!

As for the Harris County Sheriff, well, your guess is as good as mine.

FYI: Council Member Christie is having a fundraiser for his reelection and the host list is loaded with a bunch of heavy hitters. CM Christie has apparently drawn an opponent.

Remember this line from Sal Tessio in “The Godfather”: “Can you get me off the hook, Tom? For old times’ sake?

Abe Vigoda is celebrating his 94th birthday today!

Name the MLB Hall of Fame great who was born in Texas and has the most career stolen bases? Hint – he is still with us.

Brian Williams fudged a time or two on his life experiences and NBC sent him home for six months without pay.

The VA Secretary fudged about his military service and apologized yesterday.

Bill O’Reilly fudged about his life experiences and is going after his accusers and Fox News is sticking with him. What else is news?

Like a lot of folks, I was watching when Sean Penn announced the Best Picture winner and threw out the “green card” line and I kind of slightly cringed because it took away from the moment. I also knew that Penn and “Birdman” director Alejandro Iñárritu are friends and worked together on “21 Grams.” So I knew Penn was just kidding and I tweeted that they had worked together.

A ton of folks, particularly those of the Latino persuasion, went off on Penn on the twitterverse, including a creative hashtag with the Penn word. I get it. But he’s certainly not a bad guy, he just dropped a dumb line.

Hall of Fame great Joe Morgan of course leads all players born in Texas with 689 career stolen bases. Joe was born in Bonham, TX.

The first Spring Training game is next Thursday, March 5 against the Phillies.

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