Archive for June 12th, 2019

The Billboard Battle

We have a 25-9 homie record. Is that the best homie record in MLB this season?

Former VP Joe Biden needs to hang up his cleats. He’s been doing this way, way too long. He got tons of pushback when he said after Donald Trump is gone, the GOPers in Congress will work with him and Dems. Trump wasn’t around in 2009, when the GOPers in Congress wouldn’t work with our Dem African American President. I think what Biden is saying is if he gets elected, a white dude Dem, the GOPers in Congress will work with him.

We also got a preview on how Trump is going to treat him. Trump said yesterday that Biden “looks different than he used to.”

Mayoral candidate Tony Buzbee filed a lawsuit to get the H-Town Mayor’s mug off of billboards that deal with hurricane preparation. Commentary is not a big fan of putting politicians on billboards dealing with disaster preparation. You drive by one of those billboards and say what is the elected official promoting. Why don’t they put up images showing structures that have been flattened, flooding, folks on rooftops – images that get your attention. Just saying.

Here is from the Chron:

Harris County Republicans have announced their opposition to County Clerk Diane Trautman’s proposal for a “joint primary” that would consolidate the lines for political parties into a single queue, which she said would be more efficient and offer more privacy to voters.

Instead of declaring their party affiliation to poll workers in order to receive the correct primary ballots, Trautman said voters would be able to choose their party anonymously via an iPad. The county and political parties also would save money since the joint primary would reduce the number of poll workers and party-specific staff needed at each voting location.

Harris County Republican Party Chairman Paul Simpson said Texas law allows parties to run their own primary elections, and he is reluctant to cede that role to the county clerk.

“The Democrat county clerk’s proposed joint primary elections would empower the bureaucrats and, worse, let one party’s workers run the other party’s primary election that selects its candidates, running the risk of disenfranchising, inconveniencing, and confusing voters,” Simpson said in a statement.

Here is the entire read: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Harris-GOP-chair-opposes-Dem-county-clerk-s-13969625.php?utm_campaign=sftwitter&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=twitter.com.

First of all, have they fixed the glitches Commentary talked about on May 6 on the way the elections folks presented the results for the May 4 election? If they haven’t fixed the glitches, Commentary would sure not want them to combine the primaries. I’ve lived all my life without voting in a GOP primary and I sure would hate to get glitched into voting in one.

Where does she get this privacy for voters stuff? I get not wanting folks to know who you voted for, but I don’t think which political primary you voted in is a privacy thing. Campaigns can get access to that info the evening they vote.

This is the first I have heard about this proposal. I guess running a couple of specials elections took me out of the loop and I missed the conversation on this. We have a huge 2020 primary coming up in March, I sure would want a whole lot more info before we head into this direction.

Here is what Tags tweeted last night:

Astros sold 31,107 hot dogs tonight. Bye.

More importantly, Tags also tweeted this:

23 pitchers have thrown perfect games in MLB history
23 players have homered in their first two MLB games

Yordan Alvarez became number 23 last night. I wonder who the other 22 are?

Our 25-9 homie record is not the best homie record in MLB. The Dodgers own the best homie record of course – 25-7.

Justin Verlander goes for his 10th win this evening.

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