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Archive for August 7th, 2015

This has to be a record. I am talking about the number of mayoral candidate forums being held this year. I think we have hit close to a dozen already and it is still the first week in August. Last night we hit the Montie Beach crowd. I will have to check my schedule to see who is next.

How many dingers does the 20-year old Carlos Correa have?

I wonder what the over-under is for how long the GLBT Caucus meeting will run tomorrow? 3 to 4 hours maybe?

Here is what Nancy Sims had to say about the HERO:

On January 7th of this year, my blog post was about HERO being a driving issue of the 2015 City Elections. Click here to review and remember.

I would love to tell you that I’m a futurist or have psychic abilities but an issue that generates this level of passion will always remain present. Just remember that the Roe v. Wade decision was made 42 years ago and still dominates elections. On HERO, people are passionate about Equal Rights on one side of the issue and bathrooms on the other.

Houston City Council voted yesterday to put the Ordinance on the ballot, forced to do so by a Court decision, for a public vote. No candidate and few individuals will be able to escape the election without engaging in at least one conversation on the topic. The issue may drive a higher turnout than we have seen in recent city elections.

Where does this leave the candidates for Mayor? Bell, Costello, Garcia, McVey, and Turner support the Ordinance. Ben Hall is avidly opposed to the Ordinance. Bill King has developed a thoughtful white paper on his opinion on the subject. Click here to review.

This election will evolve into another example of social issues driving democracy. But will it fix the potholes or balance the city budget? Let’s remember to keep asking these questions amidst the emotional debate.

The sermon subpoenas got some run last night during the debate.

The debate also clogged up my twitter.

I will say that from what I got to watch, I was highly entertained, but not informed.

Carlos Correa now has 14 dingers and he turns 21 on September 22 of course.

Yesterday evening I made a couple of screenings, a candidate forum, I checked out part of the debate, then the analysis, then the ‘Stros who went into extra innings and finally got a road win. We are 2 ½ up.

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