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Not My Fight

Now that the ‘Stros have won a World Series, name the seven MLB clubs without a World Series trophy?

She’s talking to me. Commentary is talking about Lina Hidalgo who is running for Harris County Judge in the Dem Party Primary. Dos Centavos put out a video of Hidalgo yesterday with a note. Here is from Dos Centavos:

Well, if you’re going to take on Ed Emmett (and Republicans, in general), Lina Hidalgo, Democrat for County Judge, offers up the right attitude and ideas on which to base such a challenge.

As much as it is a message to voters around the County, it is also a message to Democrats who so easily get enamored by so-called “moderates” who still do much for their right-wing-nut-job of a political party. Including staying quiet and raising dollars for them even when laws like SB4 are passed.

Give it a listen!

https://doscentavos.net/2017/12/05/lina-hidalgo-democrat-for-harris-county-judge-responds-to-state-of-the-county/.

It is hard to argue with Stace on this one.  She has energy for sure and she is also saying the things a Dem candidate ought to be saying. Right now someone needs to convince me why she should not be the Dem nominee? Because she is young? Because the folks who run the Dem Party don’t think it is her turn? You have to come up with a better reason than that.

I want to hear about SB 4, DACA, and helping the DREAMERs, so convince me.

The Chron has a front page story today on Harris County moving forward on tougher regulations in flood plains here: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/houston/article/County-OKs-stricter-development-rules-aimed-at-12408266.php.

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg has a column today on Hunker Down here: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/columnists/falkenberg/article/County-judge-Where-s-the-action-on-Harvey-12408438.php.

Let me state the obvious. Harvey put a big chunk of the county underwater. Not moving forward on tougher regulations would have been criminal. Same thing about insisting that the state use the Rainy Day Fund. It is not exactly a profile in courage to ask for something that most folks in Harris County are demanding.

It is not my fight. Folks should know by now where my focus will be for a while. It is certainly not Harris County Commissioner Precinct 2. I just know what I read in the Chron and on the internet. My take is for now I think this race will be decided by a Dem wave. If there is a wave, there will be a change. If there isn’t, there won’t be a change.

Former sheriff Adrian Garcia is now in the race for Precinct 2 Commissioner. Here is the Chron story: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/houston/article/Former-sheriff-Adrian-Garcia-to-challenge-Jack-12408391.php.

Check this line from the article:

He (Garcia) angered local Democratic Party regulars when he launched a primary challenge against longtime U.S. Rep. Gene Green in 2016.

I do find it a bit humorous that some Dem leaders are not happy that Adrian is in the race. They are still mad at Adrian for taking on Cong. Gene Green a couple of years ago. Let’s see if the Precinct 2 Dem Primary voters side with the Dem leaders and hold it against Adrian. Any bets? I didn’t think so.

The Brewers, Mariners, Nationals, Padres, Rangers, Rays and Rockies of course are still looking for their first World Series trophy.

It feels good to wear a sweater, doesn’t it?

Carlos Beltran picked up the Sports Illustrated Hope Award last night for his work on Hurricane Maria recovery.  Congrats!

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