Archive for April 5th, 2016

Get It in Writing

The Chron has a story today on County Commissioner Gene Locke changing his mind and now wanting to become the Dem nominee for Commissioner. It looks like a race between Gene and State Sen. Rodney Ellis. The Chron mentions a few others that may be interested though.

Here is from the story today that Commentary finds interesting:

Lane Lewis, Democratic Party county chair, said he does not know which candidate the roughly 150 precinct chairs lean toward. So far, he said, the chairs have expressed concern about two main issues when considering contenders: whether the nominee will invest more within Houston city limits, since city residents also pay county taxes, and whether the nominee will play a more active role in Democratic Party politics.

Get it in writing folks or at least on YouTube. Make the county commissioner candidates say that they will start spending more of our tax dollars on projects within the H-Town City limits. How much? How about proportionately?

On the second point, we all know that county commissioners can raise a ton of campaign funds. Get them to say that in general election years, they will spend ten percent of what they have in their campaign bank account on Dem GOTV efforts in Harris County or at least within their precinct. If they have a million in the bank, then they commit to spend $100,000. No more of this piling up funds in their campaign bank account and hoarding it while the Dem Party continues to hold bake sales.

Make them take the pledge, please. Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers.

Here is the Chron story: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Harris-County-Commissioner-Locke-changes-mind-and-7227840.php.

We all know that we ended the Yankees’ season last October in the Wild Card game. Closer Luke Gregerson pitched the ninth and only faced the minimum of three batters. Name the three Yankee hitters Gregerson faced?

I think it is pretty obvious that if Donald Trump doesn’t have the 1,237 delegates heading into Cleveland he’s not going to get the nomination. I would give the advantage to Sen. Ted Cruz if this thing goes to a second ballot. The Cruz campaign is already preparing for this scenario. Trump isn’t.

I have to agree with this Cruz statement yesterday:

“This fevered pipe dream of Washington that at the convention they will parachute in some white knight who will save the Washington establishment – it is nothing less than a pipe dream. It ain’t gonna happen. If it did, the people would quite rightly revolt.”

Like I said, the Cruz campaign is preparing and setting the stage if Trump doesn’t have the 1,237 on the first ballot.

Wow! I am talking about the buzzer beater last night. Then the wild and crazy reaction on twitter. Wow!

In the bottom of the ninth in the 2015 AL Wild Card game, Luke Gregerson struck out Carlos Beltran and A-Rod and then got Brian McCann to ground out to short of course.

Our season finally gets underway at noon our time and I will be watching.

Colby Rasmus told Tags that he’s going to the opera after the game.

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