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State Senate

At 65-33, we have the best record in the AL. Name the team with the second best record in the AL today?

Commentary is not going to say much about that Spicer fella getting his arse run out of job that he held for six months. It is going to take a lot longer than six months to get half of his cred back – maybe.

Commentary is glad that some political leaders can change their minds. Last week the H-Town Mayor stood solidly behind the recycling proposed contract. Here is what he said:

“I have looked at this process myself, along with the others and I’m confident in the process and I’m not going to toss this out. That is a good deal for the city of Houston.”

Then he tossed it. Here is from Mike Morris of the Chron this past weekend:

Pummeled by procurement concerns on a 20-year curbside recycling contract, Mayor Sylvester Turner said Friday he will seek a new round of proposals from the four final bidders.

Turner met with small groups of city council members Thursday to hear the concerns they have raised since the proposal first was rolled out in late June, and several members said his decision reflected advice they or their colleagues had offered.

“This action is designed to put to rest the concerns raised by members of council, which must approve the contract before it takes effect,” Turner said. “Whatever the result, my only allegiance is to this city, and I will always seek what is in its best interest.”

Here is the entire article: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/houston/article/Turner-re-opens-procurement-process-for-recycling-11306386.php.

Commentary is going to go out on a limb and guess the votes were not there.

I am thinking that Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick own the Texas State Senate and here is from today’s Chron front page:

Lawmakers in the Republican-led state Senate this weekend advanced more than a dozen conservative bills despite objections from hundreds of witnesses, cuing up much of Gov. Greg Abbott’s conservative special session agenda for swift passage this week.

The future of many of those bills is unclear in the House, which is less excited about the governor’s agenda. In addition, senators have found it difficult even to muscle some of their more complicated legislation out of committee.


I don’t know what else you can say about this other than will they own the Texas House?

The Red Sox at 55-45 of course own the AL’s second best record.

We are in Philly for three and by the way, the Phillies have the worst record in MLB – 34-62.

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