Archive for May 15th, 2019

The Astros lead MLB with a .283 team batting average followed by San Luis. What is San Luis’ team batting average?

Commentary doesn’t know if there is an end in sight. I am talking about the mess and madness at H-Town City Hall. Houston Firefighters say that a bunch of Firefighters didn’t get pay raises. The following lines from the Chron article today pretty much sums up where we are today and here it is:

Mark Jones, a political scientist at Rice University, said the lack of raises for some “reinforce the image that Turner is looking for every way possible to stick it to the firefighters.” The latest news builds on other examples, Jones said, such as Turner’s refusal to hire fire cadets while hiring police cadets.

Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Hundreds-of-Houston-firefighters-did-not-receive-13845041.php.

I was watching the H-Town City Council Meeting Public Session on the flat screen yesterday. Some residents from Austin Street in Midtown showed up to complain about a proposed bike lane. Here is their deal. They live in townhomes that only have street parking. If you stick a bike lane on their street, you are eliminating half of their parking. Does the City take that into consideration when they are putting in bike lanes?

My good friend Anna Eastman has an Op-Ed in today’s Chron and here is how it starts:

Thursday night I routinely checked my email only to discover that the Houston ISD Board of Trustees had voted to end the Teach For America contract. Wait, what? Yes, HISD had effectively ended a relationship that started in 1991.

Over those 28 years, 2,000 Teach For America corps members and alumni have worked in and around Houston ISD. According to the latest alumni data, 70 percent of Teach For America-Houston alums work in education or in jobs directly affecting low-income communities. Nearly 300 of these former corps members are currently building their careers in HISD. Those alumni include 11 principals, 10 assistant principals and, ironically, two trustees.

I’ve posted my dismay over the vote on Facebook and received long trails of comments voicing everything from confusion to outrage about the HISD board’s vote. During the years that I served on HISD’s board, the district was viewed as a bold leader in evidence-based education reforms. But this vote is only the latest blow in what appears to be an effort to dismantle every education reform the district has ever put in place.

Here is the entire Op-Ed: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/HISD-s-board-is-taking-apart-every-effort-at-13845474.php.

I have to hand it to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren for saying why she wouldn’t participate in a campaign town hall with Fox News. She says Fox is a vehicle for racists and liars. She is right.

If Sens. Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, or Elizabeth Warren looked a lot younger than they did ten years ago like former VP Joe Biden, they would have gotten the business and run out of the business. Just saying. The treat women differently thing.

I saw this tweet yesterday:

Evan liked

Max Berger

Joe Biden is a worse candidate than Hillary Clinton was in 2016. He has all of her weaknesses and none of her strengths. He has a worse record than she did. We shouldn’t make the same mistake in 2020 we made in 2016.

Just saying.

Tim Conway of “The Carol Burnet Show” fame is no longer with us. Conway first came to my attention as Ensign Parker of “McHale’s Navy” on ABC, in black and white.

Commentary usually doesn’t comment on the lists the Chron puts online like the go to Mexican restaurants. Here is their latest:

Cuchara, Superica, Last Concert Café, El Patio, El Real, El Tiempo, Goode Co. Taqueria, Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina, Irma’s Original, Irma’s Southwest, Molina’s Cantina, Pappasito’s Cantina, Picos, and Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen.

I have never been to the Goode Co. pair or Sylvia’s.

I would add Dona Maria (breakfast and lunch hangout for Latino politicos), El Jardin (Latino politico event venue), Gringo’s, La Mexicana (best fideo), Merida, Spanish Flower (best menudo), and Teotihuacan.

San Luis of course is batting .263, number two to our .283.

We’ll take it. Commentary is talking about the ridiculous inside the park #SpringerDinger. Justin Verlander takes the mound tonight at Comerica.

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