Archive for June 16th, 2016

Check this tweet from yesterday:

Kris Banks ‏@KrisBanks 16h16 hours ago

Latino Council Member condemns Gene Locke for working against Hispanics on redistricting case

Kris is referring to the Pasadena redistricting issue where Latinos got the shaft. Pasadena Council Member Cody Wheeler sent out a letter blasting Gene.   I don’t have a problem with that but I hope Kris and others have gotten a commitment from Sen. Rodney Ellis that he will stand with Latinos in the upcoming 2021 redistricting effort involving Commissioners Court. Latinos sure didn’t get any help from Commissioners in the 2011 fight involving Precinct 2.

Meanwhile, Gene responded to Rodney claiming victory yesterday by saying “My private conversations with Precinct Chairs tell a different story.”

I ain’t over ‘til it’s over!

Name the ‘Stro pitcher who has given up the most dingers this season?

In 2012 general election, in Harris County, 1,204,167 voters out of 1,942,566 registered voters turned out to vote. That is a 61.99% turnout.   The President won 587,044 votes or 49.39% and Mitt Romney got 586,073 or 49.31%.

As of last month, there were 2,115,482 registered voters in Harris County. That’s 172,916 more registered voters than four years ago.   If we have the same percentage of turnout this November as we had four years ago, 1,311,387 voters will cast votes or 107,220 more than in 2012. Just thinking. Just thinking of the possibilities.

H-Town At-Large Council Member Mike Knox fired staffer Trebor Gordon.   I guess CM Knox was tired of folks showing up at public session and letting him have it. I also guess the sensitivity training wasn’t working. Oh, well.

Check this from a Politico story:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told POLITICO on Tuesday, “I’m not going to be commenting on the presidential candidates today” — a statement that comes after recent condemnations of Trump’s attack on an American judge over his Mexican heritage and his proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country. 

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn on Tuesday went a step further than McConnell, telling POLITICO he will no longer talk about Trump until after Nov. 8. 

Instead, they will spend their time cracking on Secretary Hillary Clinton. These fellas are what I call political cowards and spineless weenies.

Trump is coming to The Woodlands for a rally tomorrow evening. So I tweeted this yesterday:

Marc Campos ‏@MarcCommentary 4m4 minutes ago

Montgomery County in 2012. Romney 137,969 79.7%, @POTUS 32,920 19.02%. #Battleground #Election2016 #RunningUpTheScore

I guess he is doing this knowing that CNN and Fox News will probably cover him live.

Mike Fiers of course has given up 13 dingers to lead the team.

It looks like Jose Altuve will be voted to start for the AL in the MLB All Star Classic. The ‘Stros Skipper is talking up three other players: reliever Will Harris, starting pitcher Doug Fister, and George Springer. With a .59 ERA, I can see Harris making the team. Fister is 7-3 with a 3.26 ERA. Today, I can’t see it happening for Fister, but he has another four starts before the Classic so who knows. Springer is batting .266 with 15 dingers and 40 RBIs, if he keeps making fielding plays like the one last night, he could make the team.

We had a 4-5 roadie but still 9 ½ down. We host Cincy this weekend.


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