Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Campos Communications’ Category

This is from last night’s story by Channel 11’s Doug Miller on a poll they conducted:

Annise Parker seems headed for a runoff in her campaign to keep her job, but she commands more than twice as many supporters as her leading challenger in a newly released poll commissioned by KHOU 11 News and KUHF – Houston Public Radio.

Still, just six weeks before Election Day, roughly half of all surveyed voters either didn’t know or wouldn’t say how they’re going to vote.

Parker leads the pack of candidates at 34 percent, with former city attorney Ben Hall at 14 percent. About 48 percent of voters are classified as undecided, indicating the incumbent mayor will have to fight to keep the post to which she was narrowly re-elected two years ago.

“I don’t see the mayor losing this race,” said Bob Stein, the KHOU political analyst who conducted the survey. “I’m not certain she’ll win it in the general election, like she did in 2011. But the mayor, who tends to get high marks as a mayor, simply doesn’t get what I’d call great public support as a candidate.”

Here is the entire story.

So the big question is to runoff or not to runoff.  

Should the 48% undecided surprise folks in the know?  Well, has anyone seen a TV ad lately or a piece of mail?  Enough said!

The Pirates are in the playoffs after 21 years.  Their record is 90-67.  What was their regular season record in 1992 – the last time they made the playoffs?

According to the ratings, absolutely nobody in the H-Town area watched the ‘Stros this past Sunday.  I didn’t because I had the football game on.  What else did you expect?

It is just wild.  I’m talking about the Wild Card races in the AL. The Rays and The Tribe are being chased by the Rangers, KC, Yankees and B’More.

Here is how it looks for the next six days.  The Rays are at Yankee Stadium for three then close out the season with three in Toronto.

The Tribe host the White Sox for two then close out the season in Minnesota with four.

The Rangers host the ‘Stros for two and host the Angels for four.  They have a shot.

Here are the long shots.  KC has two in Seattle then close out with four in Chicago against the White Sox.

The Yankees host the Rays for three then visit The Yard for three.

B’More host the Jays for three then host the Red Sox for three.

In the NL, the playoff teams are set with three teams battling for the NL Central title – San Luis, Cinncy and the Pirates.

San Luis host the Nats for two and then host the Cubbies for three.

Cinncy host the Mets for two and host the Pirates for three.

The Pirates are at Wrigley for two then head to Cinncy for three.

The 1992 Pirates were 96-66 of course.

We’re 51-106 and stink real bad.

 

Read Full Post »

Seeing that “The Wizard of Oz” is my third best flick of all time, I plunked down $14 Saturday night to go check it out on the IMAX screen and in 3D.  They didn’t need to do that.  The 1939 classic was never intended to be in 3D.  3D flicks are supposed to make you react to stuff.  There were not any flying monkeys coming at you or trees throwing apples at you or stuff like that.  The only real cool 3D moment was the snow falling on the poppy fields.  What you do get on the big screen and in 3D is a closer look of the makeup on the witch and on the Munchkins.  It is kind of a garish look.  It also didn’t need to be on IMAX.

Name the MLB club with the worse team batting average and it ain’t the ‘Stros?

Commentary put out a tweet Saturday about Team Parker leaving a bilingual door hanger with H-Town CMs James Rodriguez and Ed Gonzalez on my door knob and someone with Team Parker retweeting it and calling me out as a #Haters.  What is up with that?

A lot of folks were bummed out yesterday afternoon after the Texans got their arses whipped.  Hey, on any given Sunday!

The ‘Stros said the other day that they haven’t decided which coaches will return with the Skipper.  The Skipper then said he would handle base running coaching next season.  First base coach Dave Clark currently handles base running coaching so I’m thinking he won’t be coming back.

Jeff Daniel picked up an Emmy last night for playing Will MacAvoy on “The Newsroom.”  Take that!  I think everyone was surprised.

The Fish of course have the worse team batting average with a measly .231.

The Rangers are lucky we will be in Arlington for three.  Of course, it would be nice if we ended out nine game losing streak this evening and thwarted the Rangers’ wild card hopes.

The Yankees are on life support so I don’t know  if this weekend series will mean anything. 

 

Read Full Post »

The following is on Chron.com.  Nobody made this up. The Rev. Bill Lawson letter referenced was apparently floating around the past couple of days.  This really doesn’t come as a surprise.  Here it is:

Eastside city council candidate Ben Mendez’s campaign claims he is being smeared by rumors and innuendos, and denied Mendez blamed a gang rape of an 11-year-old girl on the clothes she was wearing.


Campaign manager Joaquin Martinez confirmed community leader Bill Lawson has withdrawn his support for Mendez in the District I race. Lawson, a respected former pastor, wrote a letter saying he had “serious problems” with Mendez remarks on the sexual attack, as well as what he called negative campaigning against candidate Graci Garces.


“There have been people saying Ben made insensitive remarks, but Ben didn’t make any,” said Martinez. “Throughout the campaign we’ve had several people who have tried to smear Ben Mendez as a candidate, because he is the frontrunner right now.”


In the letter, Lawson wrote that he admired Mendez as a civic leader, businessman and a friend, adding he would make a good city representative for the council district. “I simply cannot continue to take a stand for underclasses and give public endorsement for someone who would ignore them,” Lawson wrote.

Here is the link in case you don’t believe me.

There is really not anything else you can say about this.  It is no wonder that this campaign has to resort to juvenile tactics and steal campaign signs. 

When was the last time a ‘Stro led the NL in RBIs?

I don’t know if the ‘Stros will be much better next season.  They have to shed bonehead thinking like last night when pinch runner Jake Elmore got picked off at second in a close game.

The Dodgers and Red Sox have clinched playoff spots.  The Yankees barely have a pulse.

The Big Puma of course led the NL with 128 RBIs in 2002. 

We have to go 4-5 the rest of the way to avoid setting another club record for most losses in a season.  Good luck!

 

Read Full Post »

Commentary is thinking that we could be heading into a very low turnout election where only the hard core voters show up this November.  Here we are on September 19 and there are no TV ads running in the mayoral contest.  The only activity is on twitter or at endorsement meetings and that isn’t going to cut it.

Some of the district races are generating activity but not enough to move the voter turnout needle.  Commentary initially thought that the Dome vote might get some folks worked up but that’s not happening.

I hear a lot more about next year’s race for governor than what is going to happen this November.

Here is kind of a scary thought.  Some folks are saying that the two major mayoral candidates know they are headed to a runoff so they want to hold on to their resources for as long as they can so they can have some in Round 2.  What do I know?

Name the MLB pitching staff that has issued the most bases on balls – walks?

Congrats go to the new Editor of the Chron.  Maybe a set of fresh eyes will get the Chron to start getting serious about covering local political campaigns.  Heck, the SA Express does so why can’t the Chron? 

There are other things to cover in H-Town city politics other than pensions you know.

The ‘Stros pitchers of course have walked 588 opposing batters to lead the MLB.  Walks killed us last night.

If you like the MLB then you have to like watching the Wild Card chase.  The “Stros visit the contending Tribe this evening then next week we go to Arlington.  Hopefully the Yankees will still be relevant when we close out the season with three starting next Friday.

 

Read Full Post »

Kuffer asked District I candidate Ben Mendez who he was supporting in the Mayoral contest and Mendez said he was staying out of it.  Of course, Mendez cast his vote for Ben Hall at the Tejano Dems endorsement meeting last month.

This ought to be easy.  Name the MLB team with the most dingers smacked this season?

Gus Wortham Golf Course is located off of Wayside and Lawndale and is owned by the City and is one of four golf courses inside of the loop.   Three of the four are City golf courses.  Commentary doesn’t play golf but I have been told that Wortham isn’t in the best of shape.  I have also been told that it loses money.

There is group out there that has been making the rounds talking to neighborhoods around Wortham about converting the golf course into botanical gardens and maybe leaving a nine-hole golf course. 

Yesterday a few folks showed up at the H-Town City Council meeting to voice their opposition to the botanical garden idea.  They want their golf course left alone.

To date, H-Town CM James Rodriguez and his office are the only ones to do any heavy lifting to raise money toward renovating the golf course. 

It is going to take a lot more community support to get Wortham into better shape.  It can’t keep losing money forever.

It will be interesting to see which way this narrative moves so stay tuned!

Those that made it out to The Yard last night got to see Chris Carter strike out for the 200th time this season – drats!

They also got to see a bonehead base running gaffe by Jonathan Villar that made it to the “Today” show this morning.  It was a dumbarse play for sure.

Here is how  it ends.

The Houston Press today has a piece about the Texans owner being a big GOPer.

Here it is.

Of course it was Dem voters back in 1996 that supported the referendum that got Reliant built.  Let us eat cake!

B’More of course leads all MLB teams with 199 dingers.

Those that made it to The Yard last night also got to witness our 100th loss.  Commentary tweeted 99 “Ls” with one on the way during the fourth inning.  The Chron tweeted 100 “Ls” this morning. 

Will we lose 100 next season?  I really don’t know.

 

Read Full Post »

Some countries have civil wars and thousands of their citizens die.  Some countries suffer natural disasters and thousands of their citizens dies.  Sound countries use chemical weapons on their citizens and thousands die.  Thousands die in some countries because of disease.  Thousands die in some countries due to starvation.  Thousands die in our country because of gun violence and we call it the Second Amendment and freedom.  Go figure.

There are a number of stories online today about renewing gun control efforts.  I didn’t bother to read them.  What’s the point?  If we didn’t act last December when 20 children were murdered why should we act when twelve adults die?  It will happen soon enough again at a different venue or coming soon to a theater near you.

Last night’s game between The ATL and Nats was postponed due to gun violence – only in America!

Name the MLB pitcher who has walked the most batters this season?

This is from Patti Hart’s piece in on the debate involving the four candidates running for Lite Guv.  The article is only available to subscribers and hard copy owners:

(State Sen. Dan) Patrick claimed that Democrats have been allowed to block legislation on sanctuary cities and school choice, largely because (Lt. Gov. David) Dewhurst has given them too much power.

"I will not appoint half of the Democrats as chairman of committees," he said.

Dewhurst responded that Democrats led only 5 of 17 Senate committees, and assured the crowd that none of them was important.

Now that ought to make The Dean feel pretty special this morning.

According to the ratings only 1000 folks in the H-Town market watched the ‘Stros on TV Saturday night.  Commentary was one of the 1000. 

Our own Lucas Harrell of course leads all MLB pitchers with 86 walks.

There are now only five home games left this season.  We have now lost 99 games.  We’re fixing to hit 100 or more losses for the third straight season.  Woe is us!

 

Read Full Post »

Breaking News:  Another mass shooting in the home of the free to carry a piece.  This time the shooting is in DC.  What else is new!

Start off your Diez y Seis by listening to the Graci Garces interview with Off the Kuff here.

Yesterday the ‘Stros handed out Jose Cruz posters to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month.  The poster was sponsored by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes – they’re grrrreat!  The poster also included a brief bilingual narrative on Latinos in MLB.

Name the first Dominican player to make it into the MLB Hall of Fame?

Commentary and around 21,000 and change were at The Yard yesterday and a lot of us were glued to our phone screens getting the latest from Reliant.   The 21,000 doesn’t include a number of dogs in attendance.

It is mid-September and best I can tell there are no mayoral campaign political ads running.  What is up with that?  Early Voting in Person starts in five weeks.  Oh, well.

The Texas Tribune has a piece today about how voter turnout in H-Town will impact Prop 6 – the State Water Implementation Fund.  The article refers to the mayoral race and the New Dome Experience.  I don’t know about the Dome.  Initially I thought that folks would come out to have their say about the Dome.  I don’t think folks really give a rat’s arse.  I think more folks are interested in tonight’s episode of “Under the Dome.”

I wonder when the Chron E-Board will start interviewing the candidates and handing out endorsements.  The sooner the better if you ask me.

I don’t care how you slice it or dice it or mince it.  A win is a win and we’re 2 and 0.

To Ranger fans:  Look at the bright side.  You get us for three at your crib next week.

Juan Marichal of course was the first Dominican player to enter the Hall of Fame.

As of this morning all of our remaining 13 games are with contenders.  I wonder how many folks will show up this evening to check out the Reds.  We’re part of the playoff race so why not drop by? 

 

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »