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Redistricting Local 

From a Fox26Houston tweet yesterday: 

Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey is furious – incensed over proposed political boundaries which would drastically reduce the geographic size of the area he serves and alter the demographic make-up to favor a Democrat in future elections. 

I wonder if Commissioner Ramsey paid attention to recent redistricting up at the Texas State Capitol the past few weeks. I wonder if he was furious and incensed. 

Same for local GOP activist Thomas Bazan who sent me this email: 

I wish to object to the proposed “Ellis” Commissioners Precinct map, 21-5682.  

I have no idea when our Precinct 661 was made part of Commissioners Precinct Four, likely more than 80 years ago, but I am certain that the Commissioners Court would never have done this to E. A. “Squatty” Lyons, or any other Commissioner.  

I have lived in Commissioners Precinct 4, Precinct 661 for about 35 years, since 1986, and this change severs social and religious communities in one swoop.  

I pray that the Commissioners Court will reject this proposed map, and consider the one proposed by Commissioner Ramsey. 

Bazan needs to look at the redistricting maps for congress, state senate, state house, and state board of education just adopted by Texas’ GOP legislators.

Maybe he can explain why State Rep. Christina Morales will soon represent most of the Houston Heights in House District 145. 

We could have used his prayers.

GOP Texas State Sen. Kel Seliger announced yesterday that he would not run for reelection.  He was a conservative who would not buy all in into Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s horse sh_t agenda.  A couple of sessions ago, Patrick stripped him of his leadership positions.  

I was somewhat amused yesterday to see the tweets from folks who lauded Seliger as a statesman and all that stuff. Some GOP state legislators were among those who praised Seliger. Fuck_ng cowards. They never said squat when Patrick was punkarsing Seliger the last few years. Shut the f_ck up. 

The ATL are up on the Dodgers 3-1 in the NLCS. I don’t care. 

Through 5 games of the ALCS, we have scored 31 runs to 28 for the Red Sox. 

The Chron Sports Section today has a column from the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy but it isn’t online or behind the paywall. Shaughnessy writes about what has happened to the Red Sox in the last couple of games.  Like Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez taunting Carlos Correa with that what time is it taunt.  

I have said it before. We are a very good team. Framber Valdez stepped up big time yesterday. Yordan Alvarez also stepped up. If we play our game, we can do it. 

We are one win away from the World Series. 

I will not, however, start counting my chickens. 

For the H. 

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