Archive for March 2nd, 2015

For those that need reminding – and that is more and more folks these days – today is Texas Independence Day.

Bill King will officially announce for H-Town Mayor today. Earlier this morning at 8 am, a reception was held in Clear Lake for Bill. A lot of the area’s leadership was in attendance to show their support for the campaign. It was a well attended crowd considering a Monday morning 8 am start.

Bill grew up in Clear Lake and went to Clear Creek High so that makes him a Wildcat. Bill was introduced at the reception by one of his former high school teachers.

Bill will have a couple of more events today that I will probably mention tomorrow. As you can tell, Bill also continues to drive the pothole issue on social media. He owns it.

Commentary put out this on Friday:

Next time I run into Harris County Tax Assessor Collector Mike Sullivan, I am going to ask him why he didn’t place his mug on the educational billboards promoting the switchover to the new single-sticker system for vehicle registrations and inspections. I saw one of his billboards off of I-45 and North Main.

I have seen Hunker Down on billboards in the past. I have seen the Harris County Sheriff on promotions. On the I-45/North Main billboard only Tax Assessor Collector Sullivan’s name is displayed. Maybe the ad funders stipulated that photos of elected officials were not allowed. Oh, well!

Apparently some folks over at the County said he couldn’t use his mug on the billboards. That’s odd. He can use his mug on other stuff including his website that is paid for by the taxpayer. Oh, well.

Colin McHugh will get the pitching start for the ‘Stros this Thursday in the Spring Training opener. What was his won-loss record for us last season?

I am not going to say anything about Speaker John Boehner other than his leadership skills don’t look too good.

The story about the Harris County Sheriff and his not making a decision and the campaign for his job should he leave finally made it to the hard copy today. I will say it again, I don’t see how this story helps him out.

Last night “The Good Wife” figured out how her campaign was communicating with the third party independent expenditure folks – tsk, tsk, tsk!

All I can say is that I laughed during the “SNL” ISIS short skit the other night. Hey, it’s “SNL!”

Speaking of, here is what the MLB Pirates put out this past weekend:

The Pittsburgh Pirates organization released a statement Friday expressing disgust after seeing a photo of the man who has been identified as the Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John” wearing a baseball cap bearing the team’s “P” logo.

“The classic gold P stands for Pittsburgh and is worn by our players, coaches and fans with a great sense of pride,” the team said in its statement. “It is absolutely sickening to everyone within the Pirates organization, and to our great fans, to see this murderer wearing a Pirates cap in this old photo.”

Colin McHugh went 11-9 last season with a 2.73 ERA and 25 pitching starts of course.

Nothing else to report from The Yard.

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