Archive for June 23rd, 2016

Occupy Congress


This will help Dems with Latino voters this year. Check this tweet:

The Associated Press ‏@AP 2m2 minutes ago

Supreme Court blocks President Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in US illegally.

The GOP State AGs think they won today. Wait until November.

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan called the Dems’ sit-in yesterday a “publicity stunt.” It was and it worked. House Dems got worldwide publicity yesterday.   Dems will probably not get a vote but they are making the GOP look terribly bad on the gun issue.

Dems are winning this argument with the public.   Yesterday’s sit-in was a great shift in tactics. They need to keep this up. The public is demanding more than sixty seconds of silence after a mass shooting. Keep it up Dems! Occupy Congress!

Commentary is not going shed any crocodile tears over GOP Latino ad man Lionel Sosa’s Op-Ed lamenting the fact that his GOP party has let him. Here is how his piece ends:

That’s all gone.

Instead, of “Tear down this wall,” the party promotes a new and bigger wall. A thousand points of light has been replaced by a thousand points of anger. In place of compassionate conservatism, our nominee promotes callousness, extremism and racism. And instead of a unifier, the party now cheers the ultimate “us against them” proponent: Divisiveness Incarnate.

So, if my party winds up electing Donald Trump, I’ll have to bid farewell, hoping that one day soon, it comes to its senses. Here’s my thinking. This madness could be temporary because our nominee is not really a Republican. Nor a real conservative. He’s just a shark, a self-promoter out to see how far his out-of-control ego can take him.

Here’s my quandary: If my party’s left me, where do I go? What should I do when there isn’t a horse in the race that stands for the core values of the party that I loved? I may just go for the devil we know, instead of the lunatic we don’t know. In the words of Paul Ryan, “I can’t defend the indefensible.”

Here is all of Sosa’s piece that is in today’s Chron: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Sosa-My-quandary-If-my-party-s-left-me-where-8319482.php.

Sosa first got his taste of GOP politics back in 1978 when his firm handled U.S. Sen. John Tower’s reelection campaign against Cong. Bob Krueger. Commentary worked for Bob’s campaign.

Tower’s Latino slogan that year was “con nosotros” – with us. I don’t think “con nosotros” with Latinos works with the GOP these days if you ask me.

The ‘Stros are 37-36. What is our record since May 1?

The Chron E-Board takes on the city pension issue today – again. Here is a good line are on where we are:

An official with the police pension fund testified that officers worried about their retirement benefits feel like they have bulls eyes on their backs. Following that same ballistic rhetoric, so do Houston taxpayers.

Here is the entire E-Board take: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-Pension-tension-8319564.php.

So now H-Town has a University of Houston Law Center and a Houston College of Law. Thanks for clearing things up.

This fella is so full of himself. Here is from the internet:

“I never said I hated the Senate,” (Sen. Marco) Rubio said when returning to work in April. “I enjoy being a senator, but I really believed the best place for me to contribute was as a president.”

How about this tweet:

Jake Kaplan ‏@jakemkaplan 58m58 minutes ago

The Astros (37-36) are in 2nd place for the first time since April 7, the third day of their season. The Mariners’ loss drops them to 36-36.

The ‘Stros are 30-19 since May 1 of course.

The team has won five in a row. We are ten games behind. We have the day off then head to KC for three. Not bad at all!

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