Archive for May 17th, 2019

Unless the Governor vetoes a bill, the City of H-Town is fixing to have to sell off some water rights. Since the Astros didn’t play last night, I am going to do a water rights question instead of the MLB. Here goes. Name the movie that came out in the 1970s that got nominated for 11 Oscars including Best Pic, Actor, Actress and Director, but only won 1, that had a plot of sorts involving water rights?

Channel 13’s Ted Oberg tweeted this along with a photo of the Firefighter cadets being sworn in yesterday:

Houston Fire Department swears 66 cadets in this afternoon one day after Prop B declared unconstitutional. Congratulations to them. Stay safe! However, it was done in secret. No notice to reporters. Photo sent at 6:15. Cadets were focus of a lot of bad news. They deserved better.

They never should have been pawns in the first place in the Prop B fight.

What is up with the press not being notified? Were family invited?

For some on the bright side, that’s 66 new members for Local 341. Just saying.

On my take on the Chron E-Board’s hilarious editorial yesterday, it is a shame that an editorial board is quick to dismiss the will of the voters. Think about that. Fake election results? What a shame? Chron readers deserve better.

“Chinatown” of course, directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway had a water rights plot of sorts. BTW: Robert Towne won their only Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. “Godfather Part II” won Best Pic that year.

While I am on the subject, Art Carney took home the Best Actor Oscar for “Harry and Tonto” over roles like Nicholson’s, Al Pacino in “Godfather Part II” and Dustin Hoffman in “Lenny”. I wasn’t sold on that. I was OK with Ellyn Burstyn winning Best Actress for “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” and Francis Ford Coppola for picking up the Best Director Oscar for “Godfather II.”

We now have an eight game lead and are in Fenway for three against the Red Socks, err Sox.

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