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Yesterday’s Read

Hands down, yesterday’s read of the day was Jenny Dial Creech’s column in the Chron on college football and women. Outstanding!

Here is how it ends:

Females shouldn’t have to fear athletes. They shouldn’t have to worry about being raped, being assaulted, being objectified.

We need to stop telling females that they are to blame for this. We have to start teaching young men that treating anyone this way is wrong.

It’s that simple.

We need to demand that things change.

We need to demand better.

Here is the entire column: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/columnists/dialcreech/article/No-more-excuses-With-Mixon-s-assault-video-10802687.php?cmpid=btfpm.

Best headline in today’s hard copy of the Chron:

Dan Patrick, Lord of the Lavatory

Here is the read: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/Dan-Patrick-the-Pasha-of-Pee-10790445.php.

When Spring Training opens in February for the ‘Stros, who will be the oldest player in uniform?

Kim Ogg fired some folks at the DA’s office this past Friday.

Here is from the Chron:

Ogg, who was elected in November as the county’s chief prosecutor, notified 37 attorneys Friday that their services would not be needed when she takes office Jan. 1. Three others retired before Ogg’s emails went out.

“Change is coming,” she told reporters after news broke that more than 10 percent of the 329 lawyers in the DA’s office would not be returning in the new year. “Like any good team that has suffered some under-performing seasons, we’re changing management. My administration is heading in a new direction.”

The terminations had been expected as Ogg – who ran on a campaign of reform – installs her own lieutenants and administrators with a new organizational structure.

Ogg said outgoing DA Devon Anderson’s administration asked that initial decisions be made before Ogg is sworn in.

The timing of the release, however, gave Anderson an opportunity to take a shot at her successor, releasing a statement that the new administration “fired by email 37 experienced prosecutors 9 days before Christmas.”

“With her first act as District Attorney, Ogg is endangering the citizens of Harris County,” Anderson said. “The dedicated prosecutors let go today had a combined 685 years of service.”

Ogg swiped back, noting that Anderson had refused to meet with her until Friday.

Here is the entire read: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Shake-up-at-the-courthouse-Incoming-DA-Ogg-hands-10802264.php.

Refused to meet until Friday! That is rinky dinky. Bush league for sure. Kind of a sorry way for DA Anderson to act.

As far as the timing, Kim is taking office in less than two weeks. There is no such thing as good timing on this.

Let’s also remember this. Kim won and she has every right to bring in the folks she wants. End of story.

Ok. I saw this tweet over the weekend:

DSAVerified account ‏@DemSocialists 18m18 minutes ago

DSA is proud to endorse @keithellison for Chair of the DNC: http://www.dsausa.org/keith_ellison_for_democratic_national_committee_chair_dl …

Ok. Whatever.

At 39 years of age of course, Carlos Beltran will be the oldest ‘Stro in camp.

Commentary is saying the Texans sure are going to be paying a ton of bucks for a second string QB.

I am betting you can get some good ‘Stros gifts over at The Yard this week.

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