Archive for October 15th, 2018

Name the MLB club with the 2018 postseason highest batting average.

Commentary is not going to say much on the HISD stuff other than to say how can anyone claim this was a good outcome when the on-again interim superintendent doesn’t have the confidence of the majority of the trustees and now you can throw in another major segment of the community doesn’t have confidence. Spare us the sugarcoating job, please!

On this “when they go low, we go high or kick them” deal. Just remember, if a White Dem leader had said “kick them”, it would not have been a story. You get the picture.

Some pundits, bloggers, consultants and media types are starting to second guess #BetoForTexas for not going negative on Sen. Ted Cruz, especially after he hauled in $38 million in the latest reporting period. Commentary is not going to join in and second guess.

From the beginning, this campaign has been different. Same for the candidate. I will say it again. Commentary has been involved in Dem Party politics for as long as just about anyone in these parts. I think I said that at that first #BetoForTexas event I attended at the IBEW Hall when he was first getting into the race, of the 500 to 600 folks in attendance, I only saw two other Dems that I knew. I am betting that folks would be surprised if they checked the voting histories of all the folks that have the Beto signs in their yards.

My Dad voted by mail this past weekend. There were 27, yes 27 propositions on his City of Baytown portion of the ballot. Instead of numbered, they were lettered. Yes, there was a Proposition AA. They were mostly city charter language clean-up matters. His mail ballot was three pages long, front and back. And yes, he did vote the straight Dem ticket. I had to go find him a 71-cent stamp to send it back.   Forever hasn’t hit 71 cents yet. Can’t the county send out postage paid return envelopes?

The Chron has an article on Harris County Judge Emmett making an appeal to Dem voters.   Here is the headline:

Ed Emmett aims re-election campaign at Democrats

Here is what he says about his Dem opponent, Lina Hidalgo.

“How on earth would she respond to a hurricane? We don’t know,” Emmett said. “I think I’ve got a very clear record.”

Had enough of Emmett? Condescending is putting it lightly. How did we know how Judge Emmett would respond to a hurricane?   He didn’t exactly come into office from hurricane preparedness school.

She will surround herself with the right folks and will figure out real quick how to say “hunker down” and even in Spanish, “agacharse.”

Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Ed-Emmett-aims-re-election-campaign-at-Democrats-13303712.php?utm_source=chron&utm_medium=linkmodule&utm_campaign=btfpm.

Now that both the Chron E-Board and Judge Emmett have talked down to Lina, the Chron news folks has an article on her and her campaign. Here is a line:

Emmett sought from the start to expose the limits of Hidalgo’s knowledge of county government. He challenged her to name the county auditor (she couldn’t).

Commentary has a confession. I don’t know who the county auditor is either? I am betting neither did Emmett up until around the time he was appointed to his position over a decade ago.   Had enough of Emmett?

Here is more from the article:

“We saw what 40 years of politics does,” she said of her opponent. “(We have) someone who couldn’t figure out we needed flood control until it became an international crisis.”

You can’t argue that.

Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Hidalgo-immigrant-and-first-time-candidate-13303719.php.

On Saturday, the Chron E-Board endorsed 2 Dems for the Texas House and 1 GOPer for the Texas House.

On Sunday, the E-Board endorsed the GOP State Comptroller incumbent and the Dem challenger for State Ag Commissioner.

Today, the E-Board endorsed a Dem for congress, a Dem incumbent for state senate, and a GOP incumbent for state senate.

The Astros of course have a .274 batting average – the tops for the 2018 postseason.

Now it is a best of five series with next/first three at The Yard. Got it?

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