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GLBT and Sylvester

We lost Frank Gifford yesterday. For those of you that are too young to know about Frank Gifford, back in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s he rocked as an NFL star and “Monday Night Football” announcer. He was a good guy.

Adrian Garcia received the recommendation from the GLBT screening committee but it was shot down big time. Check this tweet:

Rebecca Elliott ‏@rfelliott Aug 8
Motion to affirm recommendation to endorse Garcia failed overwhelmingly. By my count, only ~12 @HGLBTCaucus members voted in favor #houvote

Ouch! Then this later on:

Adrian Garcia retweeted
Sandra ‏@smpuente Aug 8
Congrats to .@AdrianGarciaHTX for the #HoustonGLBTCaucus recommendation for endorsement. #MayorGarcia #AG2015 #OneHouston #integrity >

Yeah, good luck.

Then this from the Chron on the GLBT endorsement of Turner:

“I want to win the HERO ordinance,” longtime caucus member Kevin Hoffman said to a packed hall in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union building, in northwest Houston. “We need every single vote. If we (GLBT) don’t endorse Sylvester Turner, who can bring the African American vote and coalition with us, we are going to fail.”

At Saturday’s GLBT meeting, Kevin’s line of thinking was brought up a time or two during the mayoral debate.

I don’t know about that. I don’t think African American voters are waiting on Rep. Turner to tell them how to vote on the HERO or waiting to see if the GLBT endorses Rep. Turner. This line of thinking would suggest that the rejection of the Adrian Garcia recommendation means the Latino vote is now headed into the anti-HERO direction. It really doesn’t work that way. So I don’t expect the HERO campaign and the Turner campaign to be working hand in hand.

We are in San Francisco for two tomorrow and Wednesday. The Giants have eight World Serious titles. How many have they won on the West Coast and how many did they win in New York?

District H candidate Roland Chavez received the Houston GLBT Caucus endorsement.

Here is a question from the Houston GLBT Questionnaire:

Should you receive an endorsement from an organization or person who is recognized as being anti-LGBT, what will be your response?

Chavez took $500 from the Kubosh family. District H candidate Jason Cisneroz called out Chavez for accepting the $500.

Chavez said he will return the donation. Maybe Chavez thought accepting the bucks wasn’t an “endorsement.”

I really don’t think Chavez made the connection like Jason did which ought to tell you something about political astuteness.

I know this isn’t a city problem. Commentary lives in a ‘hood where there always is rebuilding and remodeling of cribs. You see the fellas hanging up the frames with their air gun hammers blasting away. Sometimes a nail will go astray, but do they retrieve it if it goes out on the street? Nope! Within the past six month the low air pressure in the tire icon has lit up a couple of times. I take my car to the garage, and sure enough they pull a nail out of the Michelin and I am out $14. If I know major home construction is happening on a certain street, I avoid the area and take a different route.

The Giants have won three World Serious titles in San Francisco (2010, 2012, and 2014) and won five in New York (1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, and 1954) of course.

Our lead is now down to a half game and we have lost three straight. Right now we don’t look like a team that is playoff worthy.

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