Archive for March 31st, 2016

On HISD Again

It finally happened. I am talking about Donald Trump taking in water. He outraged both sides of an emotional issue. Now this one is going to hurt him for sure. I think.

The Brewers are in town for two at The Yard. Name the two Hall of Fame greats who wear the Brewers lid on their Hall plaque?

The Chron E-Board has another take today on State Rep. Alma Allen “lobbying” for the HISD Superintendent position. Here are the first two lines of their take:

Politics should play no role in the selection of a school superintendent. The school board’s priority – and everyone else’s – should be what’s best for the kids, and what’s best for Houston’s future.

Well, when you have nine elected trustees who will make the final selection, politics will be part of the equation. So get over that.

And this from the E-Board:

It’s not clear whether public officials are promoting Allen as the next superintendent or if they simply want her to be considered for the position. Either way, they should back off and let the school board do its job.

That is never going to happen. It is in the nature of elected officials to get involved. They are not going to just sit there and “back off”. It is just a matter on how they are involved, their motivation, and tactics they use.

And also this from the E-Board:

The launch of a public campaign by a superintendent candidate and her supporters sends a pernicious signal to other candidates that lobbying efforts may be more important than qualifications. Such a misperception could discourage qualified candidates who are not locally connected even though they might be the best candidates for the job.

Qualified candidates will now want assurances that the process is not rigged. Both they and the parents and students in HISD also will need confirmation that prospective candidates will be judged on their career performance rather than on their political endorsements.

Now I can agree with this. Like I said the other day. I want a thorough national search.

On the other hand, I don’t know if the Rep. Allen campaign has any steam. I was with some Dem players the other day and I brought up the Allen for superintendent issue and I was met with a collective groan. They didn’t seem to think it was a good idea. I still have not seen a copy of the Mayor’s letter of support for Allen.

I also have not figured out who is really behind this. Or is it just Rep. Allen’s idea.

Here is the entire E-Board take: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/I-for-inappropriate-7218733.php.

This was discussed on “Today” this morning.

TODAY Retweeted

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.@USSoccer_WNT on the @TODAYshow: It’s our ‘responsibility’ ‘to push for equal pay’ http://tw.nbcsports.com/RFI 

I agree. Heck, they are champions.

I am thinking that the City of H-Town will survive the ballot language fight in the courts this time around. I am thinking that the courts in the past had a problem with the former mayor. I don’t think they have a problem with our current mayor. Of course, I could be dead wrong.

Paul Molitor and Robin Yount of course are in the Hall of Fame wearing Brewers lids.

This season, our interleague games are with our former foes in the NL Central. Tonight’s and tomorrow’s games with the Brewers are preseason games but we play three regular season games next weekend in Milwaukee. How about that!

I wonder how many folks will show up tonight.

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