Archive for December 21st, 2015

The Christmas Week

Baby it’s warm outside. Winter begins today. I guess I am Okay with it being a warm Christmas week – not really

Name the Hall of Fame great who was born on Christmas Day who also wore a ‘Stros uniform? He is no longer with us and he wore the numero 2 as a ‘Stro.

It was brought to my attention that the GOP is showing some serious love for a couple of Latino candidates for Prez – Sens. Cruz and Rubio – and at the same time Latino Dems are outraged at Trumpisms.  I have to think about that one.

Speaking of, this is from this past Saturday’s Chron E-Board Thumbs Ups and Downs:

[Twiddled] It’s tempting, but we won’t chime in about former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia’s decision to challenge Houston Congressman Gene Green. Voters and Democratic Party politics will figure that one out. But the unexpected race does spotlight political parties’ practice of self-protectionism: They draw “safe seats” that allow office holders to largely go unchallenged. No one should be a congressman for life.

Full Disclosure: Commentary is working for the Adrian Garcia Campaign.

From the Don’t Tell That to the Kris Banks Twitter Department, here is from this past Friday tweet:

Bill Kelly ‏@billkellytexas 2h2 hours ago Houston, TX

“We are not Democrats, we are not Republicans, we are Houstonians. My challenge to you is to make tomorrow better than today.” – @s_costello

This past Saturday afternoon, Commentary, Dante, and my niece Cristina went to look for a Christmas tree for my parents. First stop was a Garden Center on I-10 – slim pickings. Next stop was a Home Depot on I-10 – only a handful of trees to check out. Third stop was a Loew’s on the Beltway and Wallisville. The remaining scraggly trees were already in the dumpster. After a few frantic phone calls we headed to a Home Depot in Baytown and found the perfect tree. My Mom was very, very happy. In Baytown, we were joined by my nephew Dave and his son Jackson and my sister Sylvia. We went to work and put up the tree and strung up the outdoor lights.   Ready for Christmas!

Nellie Fox of course was born on Christmas Day of 1927.

I guess I’ll try to swing by The Yard this week to check out potential gifts from the Team Store. I am thinking ‘Stros gear might be popular this Christmas.

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