Now this does not surprise Commentary. This is from a Peggy Fikac article in today’s Chron and SA Express news. Here is how it starts:
If Texans abide by the "if you don’t vote, don’t complain" mantra, they should be the least-complaining bunch in the nation.
Texas ranked 51st in voter turnout in 2010 – behind the other states and Washington, D.C. – and 49th in the number of citizens who even bother to contact public officials, according to a study released by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin and the National Conference on Citizenship.
I’m betting Harris County is right up there or right down there in voter apathy. I blame everybody.
Another proud Lone Star State moment!
Name the three teams B’More beat in 1966, 1970, and 1983 to win World Serious titles?
Commentary doesn’t care what MLBers put in their bodies but they have to be pretty much dumbarses to hustle up the illegal stuff. The illegal stuff is always handled by the low life types of the world – the guys that will turn on you in a second to save their own arses. ESPN broke a story last night about MLB conducting an investigation that may result in 100 game suspensions for 20 MLBers including the likes of A-Roid, Ryan Broid, Melky Cabrera of the Jays, Nelson Cruz of the Rangers, and Bartolo Colon of the A’s. Just over a week ago the 40-year old Colon tossed a complete game against the ‘Stros – interesting.
If MLB has the goods on these MLBers then they deserve the punishment just for being dumbarses. Of course A-Roid has already lied about this before. Don’t they remember the Mitchell Report? Don’t they remember the Barry Bonds and Rocket trials?
This past Sunday GOP Cong. Darrell Issa called White House Press Secretary Jay Carney a “paid liar.” President Obama’s former campaign manager David Plouffe then tweeted about Issa’s past. Politico today has a piece about Plouffe and whether it is wise for him to go off on Issa. Here is what Plouffe said in the piece:
“If he (Issa) behaves himself I am happy to never think about him again,” Plouffe told POLITICO. “I do think it’s highly relevant for the media to examine Congress’s top cop both in terms of how he is handling the current situation but also his background. He is a man in the spotlight — the American people should and will be eager for more info on who the inquisitor is. … My tweet was aggressive, but sometimes that is what it takes to break through. … Is he a liability to the GOP and their scandal playbook?”
I say let him go Plouffe-Daddy on Issa. Maybe he will goad Issa and the GOP to overreach and get a public backlash.
My pal Nick Anderson put out a powerful cartoon on the four firefighters we just lost.
B’More swept the Dodgers (1966), beat the Reds in 5 (1970), and beat the Phillies in 5 (1983) en route to their three World Serious titles.
15,000 and change showed up at The Yard last night and we lost. We can do better than 15,000 and change.