Archive for October 19th, 2015

HISD Trustee Anna Eastman sent this out yesterday:

Dear Friends,

Karla Cisneros is in the final stretch of her city council campaign. I’m supporting her because she has proven high ethical standards and a commitment to neighborhoods. I hope you will consider contributing to her campaign and voting for her if you live in her district.

Thanks! Anna

Re: plus we need more women on council!


Anna represents a significant portion of District H.

It would be nice to see H-Town women who want more women on the H-Town City Council to support Karla. She’s got a great shot so come on aboard!

A few folks are saying that voting begins today, the first day of Early Voting in Person. That really is not true. I said last week that over 8,000 mail ballots were already in. So the voting continues today.

Commentary has been going to the H-Town Mayoral Forum/Debates for months now. There have been over 50 or so and I have missed maybe less than a handful. They sure have evolved. The Channel 2 and Channel 11 debates from this past weekend certainly tell where we might be today and might be headed tomorrow.

A photo of Bill King on his big boat made a guest appearance at the Saturday night debate. I don’t know about that.

Maybe it has something to do with the Channel 2 poll that was released last Thursday evening. Here is from the Channel 2 story on their poll:

As of Oct. 15, State Representative Sylvester Turner finishes just ahead of the rest of the pack of 13 candidates with 20 percent of the vote; attorney Bill King gets 14 percent, neck-and-neck with former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia at 13 percent;, former US Representative Chris Bell with 12 percent, and City Council Member Stephen Costello at 11 percent.

We will know a little about what is happening after Day 1 of Early Voting in Person.

The Cubbies are down two zip to the Mets in the NLCS. Cubbie fans know that the last time they won a World Serious was in 1908 – who did they beat back then.

Here is the roll call of the mail hitting here at my place this campaign season: County Bonds, Chris Brown (2), Firefighters, Lane Lewis, Proposition 7, GLBT, Amanda Edwards (2), Marty McVey, Ellen Cohen, Mike McCasland (2), and Eric Dick.

Here is from a Politico.com story:

Donald Trump does not appear to be too concerned about a Hispanic entertainment coalition that wants to prevent him from hosting “Saturday Night Live” next month.

In a letter to NBCUniversal CEO Stephen Burke and showrunner Lorne Michaels, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts slammed the network’s decision to invite Trump to host as “nothing less than a ratings ploy” and demanding that it drop him from the show.

Here is the entire story: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/10/donald-trump-snl-hosting-latino-entertainment-group-reaction-214916#ixzz3p0xffplD.

I strongly disagree. The more of Trump on prime time, the better for Latino voter turnout in 2016.

The Cubbies beat the Tigers 4 games to 1 in the 1908 World Serious of course.

Nothing to report from The Yard today.

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