Archive for May 13th, 2015

Well we know how CEWDEM feels about certain stuff. Here is what he email blasted yesterday:

We Got Ourselves a New REPUBLICAN SHERIFF in HARRIS County Thanks to ADRIAN GARCIA!


The NEW High Sheriff of Harris County, Ron Hickman, Republican compliments of Adrian Garcia

According to Hunker Down and the folks that run Harris County, the new Sheriff has “gravitas.” Does that mean that Dems have to put forward a candidate who has “gravitas?”

Does that mean that the Sheriff who just resigned lacked “gravitas?”

I am thinking that the new Sheriff might borrow from Mike Huckabee and use as his campaign slogan “guns, grits, and gravitas.”

According to Channel 13, it looks like the folks that have that $1,000 a day consulting contract over at the Sheriff’s Office are going to lose their gig. That’s politics!

How many times did Yogi Berra make the AL All Star Team?

Well, it didn’t take long for Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg to call out someone on the grand jury reform screw-up up in Austin. House Bill author Harold Dutton got the Falkenberg treatment today. Here are bits:

Instead of taking the baton from (State Sen. John) Whitmire as soon as the Senate bill hit the House, Dutton started fresh with his own bill. He wouldn’t explain to me why, except to say “I like my version better.” I have to wonder if he also liked the look of his own name and bill number.

Dutton’s version included a giant concession to a few judges he said voiced “concerns.” Although the bill would have made random grand jury selection the default in Texas, it would have allowed judges to use pick-a-pal if they could express a good reason. That’s very close to the current system we’re trying to get rid of.

In a phone interview Tuesday, Dutton seemed unaware of the smaller concession Whitmire had made that addressed the same concerns from judges. He also didn’t take kindly to Whitmire’s suggestion of finding other surrogate sponsors in the House.

“He’s free to do whatever the hell he likes,” Dutton said. “This is the House over here. He runs the Senate, maybe, but he doesn’t run the House.”

Whitmire, meanwhile, has vowed to press on and to enlist other veteran Houston House members, such as Reps. Senfronia Thompson and Sylvester Turner, to help.

And Dutton does need help. It was obvious that he hadn’t done his homework on the legislation. He hadn’t worked the floor. He hadn’t educated members on his bill. Even some members who tried to aid him in the debate struggled with basic facts of the bill and missed crucial talking points.

“He had not worked the delegation. He did not recruit people to help. It was horrible,” Whitmire says.

Here is the entire column: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Lawmakers-it-s-about-grand-jury-reform-not-you-6259544.php?cmpid=btfpm.

And here is how Rep. Dutton responded: “Whitmire’s got his panties in a wad.”

Somebody needs to ask The Dean: “Boxers, briefs, or panties?”

I think it is safe to assume that Jeb Bush is not ready for prime time. Same goes for Ana Navarro.

One thing about Boston, they stick with their guy and I have to admire that.

Yogi Berra was selected to 15 AL All Star Teams of course.

Yeah, I know. We got smacked by last year’s World Serious Champs last night. We need to be playing better.

The team needs go on ahead and bring up Carlos Correa because we are not getting it done at shortstop. The fans have been patient long enough so do the right thing, please!

Dollar Dogs tonight at The Yard!

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