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Commentary has to admit that helping get Carol Alvarado elected to the Texas State Senate, District 6 was the highlight of my year. It doesn’t get any better than that – does it?

She was a tremendous, terrific and excellent campaigner and candidate. The best ever in my book. I definitely enjoyed the campaign.

I saw this tweet yesterday:

Annise Parker Retweeted

Matthew Dowd‏Verified account@matthewjdowd 3h3 hours ago

 

If Democrats were smart in 2020 in their primaries, they should avoid an ideological purity test, and embrace an integrity, leadership, and common sense contest.

I have said before that I won’t support a candidate older than Commentary and all candidates should agree that the ticket will include a person of color and a woman. Two women on the Dem ticket wouldn’t be a deal breaker in my book.

I don’t agree with my pal Orlando Sanchez about the following, but I also don’t think you ought to douse him with water. Check this this out from Channel 2 news this past Friday:

HOUSTON – Someone poured water on Harris County Treasurer Orlando Sanchez on Friday while he was holding a news conference, urging state officials to take over the Houston Independent School District.

Sanchez called the news conference at the Northwest Mall, where he asked the Texas Education Agency to appoint a board of managers to right what he called “the failing, dysfunctional” school district. 

Sigh! Can anyone tell me what TEA taking over HISD looks like? I didn’t think so.

I wonder if Orlando is considering running for H-Town Mayor again. If he is, this issue isn’t going to get it done.

Today is Orlando’s last day as County Treasurer.

There has been a little bit of buzz in Commentary’s ‘hood the past few days because our green bins have not been picked up by the City of H-Town. Friday was pickup day and they are still out there. Now check this from today’s Chron:

Recycling day came and went. But it wasn’t until four days later that an automated truck from the Solid Waste Management Department drove through Sarah Winkler’s Alief neighborhood to empty the green bins, which in the meantime had blocked parking and fueled frustrations.

Such delays have become Winkler’s new normal. “This is the third cycle in a row that it was picked up late,” she said. “It’s not acceptable.”

Hundreds of hours of equipment downtime a week at Solid Waste Management Department are leading to recycling delays throughout Houston said the department’s director, Harry Hayes. Often, there are not enough drivers for all of the trucks. Other times, the need for maintenance forces aging trucks to remain idle until one of the mechanics, who are also shorthanded, can make repairs.

The department then has to reallocate the remaining trucks to make sure all the garbage routes are covered, often diverting recycling resources.

The article also references H-Town Council Member Dwight Boykins’ proposed garbage fee:

“If they’re going to charge, it’s going to have to get a lot better,” Winkler said. “I don’t want to pay for service this bad.”

Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Labor-shortage-and-aging-trucks-lead-to-recycling-13499066.php.

The folks who run City Hall don’t need my advice. They need to be careful to not act as if this is the new norm. Green bins sitting out there for days isn’t cool.

Royko sent me this on my take Friday on Donald Trump’s shutdown:

What mess? Praise the Lord! Dems let he EPA shut down, HUD is closed, the Dept of Education is closed, etc.

And in the infamous words of “Queen” Sheila – “Shut it down, shut it down, shut it down, Now!” for the southern border.

I hope Trump ups the ante. If the anti-USA security Dems don’t agree to the $5 Billion for the Border Wall today, I hope Trump increases the demand $1 Billion per day, up to the $25 Billion that the Dems had seemingly previously agreed to if the President had rolled-over for the bad DACA reward deal.

If the government can stay closed for two years, the 2020 election will be about flushing the do-nothing, pro-crime and disease riddled illegal alien enabler Dems, and re-electing Trump for 4 more years. Think about allowing Trump to name 3 more Supreme Court justices.

I thought Trump was going to be proud of the shutdown and whatever happened to Mexico paying for the wall?

I love the way this White House takes a dump in the Oval Office, rolls around in it, and then fellas like Royko blame Dems because it stinks to high heaven. Got it?

Hey, have a safe New Year’s Eve!

 

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