Archive for May 4th, 2020


The Texas GOP AG sent out a notice to election officials Friday telling them not to process vote-by-mail applications that use the disability excuse for the COVID-19.  Voters that use the disability excuse don’t want to be exposed to COVID-19.  He also said third parties should not get voters to utilize the disability excuse, or else.

Up until Friday, the Harris County Clerk had the following in red type face on their Mail Ballot Application page:

COVID-19 Voting by mail update: Texas District Judge Tim Sulak issued a temporary injunction on April 17, 2020 allowing registered voters to use coronavirus as a reason to request a mail-in ballot.   In light of this temporary judgement, the Harris County Clerk’s Office will not reject any voter’s request for a mail-in ballot based on the eligibility category of disability.  Our office has no legal authority to administratively require voters to substantiate their disability at the time the application is submitted.

Just a little over a month ago, on April 2, the Texas Secretary of State sent out an Election Advisory with this on the subject line:

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Voting and Election Procedures

This is what the Advisory said on voting-by-mail and the disability excuse:

One of the grounds for voting by mail is disability. The Election Code defines “disability” to include “a sickness or physical condition that prevents the voter from appearing at the polling place on election day without a likelihood of needing personal assistance or of injuring the voter’s health.” (Sec. 82.002). Voters who meet this definition and wish to vote a ballot by mail must submit an application for ballot by mail.

State Rep. Anna Eastman’s mail ballot applications landed in mailboxes throughout HD 148 this past weekend.

Rep. Eastman is looking out for the health concerns of HD 148 voters.  The GOP AG is not.

Just saying.

That was a nice video that was put out by W over the weekend.  That is how it is done.

Donald Trump thanked him by attacking him.

This past Friday, Royko sent me more on the City of H-Town recycling stuff:

I am not aware of the current status of the COH recycling, but anyone who has been trained to think can surmise that we have 4.9 million people still eating and consuming packaged products, we likely have a hell of a pile of plastic, glass, and aluminum, or it is at the landfills.

In light of the shutdown, and the shocking budget short-fall, who’s bothered to even check for compliance? We know there has been a problem with the recycling program for a while. Where is it all going? If the nation’s manufacturing has been shut down for two months, who in the hell is buying the recycled materials?

Harris County has 4.7 million folks.  Houston sits at around 2.3 million.

I saw a story this weekend where funeral homes were called last responders.

The poker club folks who were busted a while back and then had their charges dropped sued our Harris County DA and the H-Town City Council Member from District G.

Here is from the Chron reporter’s tweet on the Council Member’s quote:

“This is a bullshit lawsuit,” – #Houston Councilman @TravisDistrictG, who was also sued.

Here is from the online and hard copy story:

“This is a bull—- lawsuit,” he said.

You can use the real doodoo word in your tweet but not in your story.  Got it.

My Beatles wall calendars for the month of May features the Fab Four at a press gig promoting “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album in 1967 and my Beatles lyrics calendar has “You say you want a revolution, Well, you know We all want to change the world.  You tell me that it’s evolution, Well, you know We all want to change the world.”

We have missed 34 regular season games. 16 of them at The Yard.

Ok, I will say it.  May the Fourth be with you.

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