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The Chron has been running daily articles on their Goodfellows program where they take donations so they can get gifts for folks in need.   I wonder if they will do a story tomorrow on the local Democrats not having very many gifts under their tree.

Somebody finally slapped down Guv Dude.  Way to go to the The President’s Administration for having the EPA snatch from TCEQ some air quality permitting responsibilities.  Hey, it’s the Feds against Dude and that’s the way Dude wants it so I hope our local Dem members of Congress don’t step in and try to broker a deal.  Stay tuned!

On Sunday, September 28, 2008, the Florida Marlins played the New York Mets in the last game ever at Shea Stadium.  Who threw the final pitch of the game?

Meanwhile, GOP congressional leaders are saying that border security trumps The DREAMERS.  I think somebody needs to ask the GOPers how they define “border security” because The Administration has poured in a lot of resources the last couple of years. 

Matt Lindstrom (a Marlin at the time) of course pitched the final out on September 28, 2008 at Shea Stadium as the Fish knocked off the Mets 4-2.  Yesterday the ‘’Stros traded away Lindstrom so I hope closer Brandon Lyon has a good year.

Merry Christmas!



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Guv Dude announced yesterday that the Lone Star State once again would not go after U.S. Department of Education Race to the Top grants that could be worth millions of federal dollars to local school districts.  This decision is being made by Dude at a time when just about every school district in the Lone Star State is struggling financially.  Dude says that going after the grants would invite federal government control of our local schools.  Commentary doesn’t have access to polling on this issue but I’m guessing that this isn’t a courageous and defiant position that is being taken by Dude.  It is probably a political decision that is polling well.  It is a definitely a cold calculation on the part of Guv Dude.

Dude will bring his campaign to refinery row here in the H-Town area today to play up to folks in East Harris County on this EPA versus TCEQ brouhaha.  He will probably let folks in Pasadena, Deer Park, Baytown, and La Porte know that he’s standing up for their jobs while the Former H-Town Mayor is siding with The President’s EPA on the refinery permitting process.  Dude will probably inject something along the lines that if The President’s EPA prevails, local jobs will be threatened.  Dude will probably also resurrect the Former Mayor’s attempt a few years ago to go after refineries that were outside of the City of H-Town’s jurisdiction that got a lot of East Harris County mayors upset.  Again, this is another cold calculation by Dude.  Stay tuned!

Who was the last ‘Stro to play all 162 games in a season and in what year?

Bonus:  Yesterday’s number twenty-seven was also the number for former ‘Stro slugger Glenn Davis who played for us from 1984-1990.  We traded him to B’More.  Who did we get in return?

You know we’re running out of solutions to fix the oil spill mess when hot shot movie director James Cameron has been invited into the abyss to help navigate through BP’s true lies and assist in terminating this catastrophe of a titanic proportion…..awww!  

Carlos Lee of course played all 162 games in 2007.

Steve Finley, Curt Schilling, and Peter Harnisch of course were traded to the ‘Stros by B’More for Glenn Davis in a trade considered the worst ever in B’More history.

What can I say about last night!   We took a 4 -0 lead.  The Nats tied it up at 4-4.  We took a 6-4 lead.  The Nats grabbed the lead in the top of the ninth at 7-6.  The Big Puma hit a two-out two-run single in the bottom of the ninth to win it 8-7.    I try to look at the bright side – they don’t seem to be giving up.


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Harris County Judge Ed Emmett’s idea of an Elections Administrator (EA) got some serious run today in the Chron.  Here is what the Chron’s Columnist has to say.

Here’s what the E-Board says.

The Chron’s Columnist kind of says it is a good idea.

The E-Board says it is a good idea but wants the change to happen after the elections.  The E-board also questions the motives of the County Judge and the lame duck County Clerk.

Commentary wants to see us go with an EA so I can wait until after the elections so the new County Clerk and Tax Assessor Collector can have a say.

The President sure isn’t afraid to embrace the “R” word – RESPONSIBILITY.  I was watching his press conference yesterday and he made it very clear that fixing the BP oil spill mess was his responsibility.  I would call it his “the buck stops here” press conference moment.  A lot of other politicians would probably be kicking the problem over to someone else or spending a lot of time blaming other folks.  The President owns it.  This President sure has had to deal with big league problems.

Meanwhile, the BP spill is now the biggest oil spill in U.S history and Dems are beginning to worry that the spill could hurt Dem candidates in November – go figure.

The Crosstown Cup is like our Silver Boot.  The Silver Boot is the trophy that goes to the winner of the ‘Stros–Rangers annual series.  The Crosstown Cup is the trophy that goes to winner of the annual Cubs–White Sox six game series in Chicago.  Guess who sponsors the Crosstown Cup?

About the only good thing about Michael Berry’s remarks yesterday was that he made them on KPRC 950 AM and not on the ‘Stros Flagship Station KTRH 740 AM.

BP of course is the sponsor of the Chicago’s Crosstown Cup – yikes!

We should have won yesterday afternoon if we would have just gotten one measly hit with runners in scoring position.  You know our season is wacky when we’re going to play the first place Reds this weekend – huh!


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