Commentary tweeted this yesterday:
For sure, when they thought this up, there were not any Latinos in the room. When I first saw the acronym, I thought tamales and tortillas. Of course, if they wanted to go the Make America blah, blah, blah, route, nothing else works. Oh, well.
How many ‘Stros pitchers had an extra base hit last season?
Let’s see, for years the GOP leadership has been talking s__t about the Affordable Care Act and that it needed to be replaced. Yesterday, they said they didn’t have a plan. And they are in charge?
Commentary is not going to get into the latest Donald Trump lie on his admiration of the wikileaks fella.
R.G. has a take in Burkablog today on The Dean and I am betting The Dean isn’t too happy about it. Here is how the take starts:
In the heyday of free-wheeling investment banking, there was a saying: without conflicts there is no interest. For Houston state Senator John Whitmire, you might say that without conflicts he wouldn’t be nearly so interesting.
He is the Senate’s longest-serving member, a remarkable feat for a Democrat in a Republican state. He has been a champion of criminal justice reform, prison reform and is one of the few true experts in state government on public pensions. But he also is one of those politicians about whom conflict of interest stories seem to spring up like mushrooms after a spring rain.
The latest is a Dallas TV station allegation that Whitmire advised the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System on how to deal with its $1 billion shortfall and battle with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlins before the Legislature, and then the pension plan hired Whitmire as its lobbyist: “A state senator who will be voting on a bill to overhaul the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System is now advising the pension board—and under Texas law, it’s all legal. John Whitmire (D-Houston) spoke to the Dallas Police and Fire Pension board in November, one month before the board hired him as a lobbyist.”
Whitmire is livid, saying the story is a misrepresentation of his appearance before the board and his law firm’s contract with the pension fund. “I go out of my way to have a Chinese wall between my firm’s government relations people and me,” Whitmire told me.
Here is the entire take: http://www.texasmonthly.com/burka-blog/senator-whitmires-pension-provocations/.
What else is news?
This is in Downtown H-Town. What is up with this? I am talking about a store in Downtown H-Town selling Johnny Reb gear. Come on! Check this tweet:
@ShopsHoustonCtr in a city this culturally & racially diverse, THIS is on display? Boycotting & urging friends to follow suit till gone.
‘Stros pitchers of course went zilch in the extra base hit department last season.
Nothing from The Yard today.