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Other than myself and Orell and his family, I wonder who will show up at our precinct convention this evening.

I wonder if Lisa the Chron’s other columnist will crash the election night party being held by the Coalition of Democratic Elected Officials this evening.

I wonder if Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will answer her cell phone during her speech to her supporters tonight.

I wonder if Borris Miles will pull out his six-shooter and fire a few rounds into the ceiling if he knocks off Al Edwards tonight.

I wonder if one of the local talking heads will refer to the local Latino voter turnout as a focus group.

I wonder who gets the most judicial candidate winners tonight – the GLBT Caucus who folks tell me they had the best and most thorough interview process or the Coalition of the Electeds whose process was chronicled in the Chron?

Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) who is holding up some funding in the U.S. Senate these days has what MLB record with Randy Johnson, Sandy Koufax, Addie Joss, Cy Young, and Mark Buehrle?

I wonder if Shami knows about precinct conventions.

I wonder if Guv Dude will pull it out, errr off this evening.

All six are former or current MLB pitchers who pitched a no-hitter and a perfect game. Bunning as a Tiger no-hit the Red Sox in 1958 and in 1964 as a Phillie, he threw a perfect game against the Mets. 

I wonder how many Dem runoffs we will be looking at after tonight.

I wonder how many times Guv Dude will mention Washington in his speech tonight.

I wonder how candidates will reference Texas Independence Day in their speeches tonight.

I wonder if Shami knows about Washington-On-The-Brazos.

I wonder if Commentary is going to be in a quandary about kicking around The Kinkhole if he ends up being a Dem Nominee this evening.

I wonder who’s going to sing The National Anthem on April 5 when the ‘Stros open the season against the Giants at The Yard!


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From the They Didn’t Ask Commentary Dept.:  One of the Chron’s Columnists slapped around the (you guessed it – her quote) Coalition of Harris County Democratic Elected Officials today – again for the third time.  I told you this was going to happen.  Check it out. 

She wasn’t as brutal as she was a couple of days ago, but she still laid it on.  She probably wasn’t as brutal because she knows one of the candidates that she wrote about.  She goes after the coalition because the “handpicked” candidates don’t have any experience trying criminal cases but have been endorsed by the Dem elected officials to run for criminal district court benches.

Here are a few quotes from experienced defense attorneys:

“This is criminal court, and people have serious liberty issues at stake, and it’s not a place for amateurs.”

“We’ve got enough inept judges. We don’t need anymore, thank you very much.”

Ouch!   Don’t you think the local GOP is going to use this against our judges this fall?

Well at least the columnist didn’t use the “bosses” word today.

I’m sure those that didn’t get the nod by the Dem elected officials are giving the columnist more ammo.  Stay tuned!

Who’s dumb idea was this anyway? 

Well according to the Chron today, the good news is the New Mayor is not ready to move ahead with that 287(g) stuff.  The bad news is she won’t implement it now because the City of H-Town is low on funds.

Who played the most years in the old Yankee Stadium – Gehrig, Ruth, Mantle, Berra, or Nettles?

One of the most immature acts of a political campaign is stealing your opponent’s signs.  The SJL Campaign folks have been pulling up Jarvis Johnson’s signs.  Heck they even took them from Jarvis’ home.  How do we know this?  Hers are still up in the neighborhoods where Jarvis’ once were. 

Here’s what Jarvis was quoted saying on Insite: "They can steal my signs but not my spirit. SJL camp took every sign from MY hood including my house leaving SJL signs only. Damn that’s gangsta!!"

Yogi Berra of course played 19 years in old Yankee Stadium..

From a ‘Stros press release a couple of days ago:

“The Houston Astros are pleased to announce that the Astros Ballpark Entertainment department has received two Golden Matrix Awards for the 2009 season, including the highest honor in professional baseball, the Best Overall Video Display Award (Best Show in Baseball). The awards are handed out by IDEA (Information Display Entertainment Association) at their annual Golden Matrix Awards Ceremony.

“This year’s ceremony was held on Wednesday, February 17 in Tampa, Florida, and capped off a three-day conference where participating teams attended group breakout sessions, received field related training and voted for the Golden Matrix Awards.

“By winning the Best Overall Display Award in baseball for 2009, the Astros ballpark entertainment department has now won the award for a historic five consecutive seasons (2005-09). No other team in professional sports (MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL) has won such an award in three straight seasons, making the Astros run unprecedented. In addition to their Best Show in Baseball Award they also won the Best Interactive In-game Feature for their Guess the Flick! segments. “

Of course, the in between inning entertainment goes better with a St. Arnold.   Way to go Pam-In-Charge and VP Jen Germer!


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A statewide poll was released yesterday that has Guv Dude with 39%, Hutch with 28% and Medina at 24%.   Meanwhile, Dude keeps hitting Hutch hard with ads including the latest one that throws in a mention and image of Barney Frank.  If I was Dude, I’d start to take it easy on Hutch.  She’s done.  Dude risks pummeling Hutch down to third place and then Medina makes the runoff and gets all this media attention and Medina then spends a month of runoff time cracking on Dude’s record.  If Hutch comes in a dismal second, I’m betting she’ll do a “No Mas” act and throw in the towel and spare the GOP a runoff.

My Best Friend jokingly told me yesterday that when Farouk Shami said at the debate that “without Mexicans is like a day without sunshine” that was the best thing any candidate had ever said about Latinos on the campaign trail in the Lone Star State.

Here’s the lead-in from an AP story about the 18th Congressional District race that is running today in some newspapers: “HOUSTON (AP) — Sheila Jackson Lee’s appearance at Michael Jackson’s funeral in Los Angeles last summer helped convince a three-term Houston city councilman to give the ubiquitous congresswoman her first credible re-election challenge since she won her seat 16 years ago.

“’To say the least, the question ‘Why?’ came to mind,’ says Jarvis Johnson, who hopes to end Jackson Lee’s tenure in Texas’ 18th Congressional District by winning the March 2 Democratic primary. ‘Why are you there?’”

That’s a fair question.  Check out the piece. 

Which MLB batter holds the dubious distinction for most strikeouts in a season?

Commentary always thought that taking on health care reform was going to be a tough one for The President.  Not to be out done, The First Lady is taking on childhood obesity.  That is going to take lot of effort on her part to get it done and change the way a whole lot of folks deal with grub – conveniently.  Last year, on our way to The Yard, I asked Dante if he knew what “obesity” was and he replied that he did not know.  After I explained it to him and told him that obesity was the number one problem facing kids, he said he wasn’t going to have that problem because his mom makes sure they get plenty of fresh veggies and fruits.  Not all moms are like Dante’s mom.  Good First Lady.

Ryan Howard of course with the Phillies in 2007 struck out 199 times.

The Big Puma is 34 today.  Happy Birthday Lance  Berkman!

Meanwhile, the ‘Stros are thinking about signing Willie Taveras who we traded away after the 2006 season. 


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Yesterday, Commentary’s shop sent out an email announcing the supporters for Rick Rodriguez, candidate for H-Town City Council, At Large, Position 1. We will be helping him out this election season. Rodriguez is being taken very seriously. One opposing campaign asked him to consider running in At-Large, Position 4 race – no thanks. Another major interest group asked Rodriguez to run in At-Large, Position 5 – no thanks again. It is pretty obvious to Commentary that local political players know that Rodriguez has a strong base and is a force to deal with. Stay tuned!

If Gene Locke becomes the next H-Town Mayor, he is going to build us a Latino Museum. That’s pretty cool. I wonder if he’ll let me display my foul ball collection. We can call it the “Most Foul Balls Caught by an H-Town Latino Exhibit.” Heck, the stuff I got in my office and in storage could probably fill a wing of the museum. Heck, I wonder if he’ll go for a deal where I give him daily positive run in Commentary from now until November 3 in return for him naming a wing of the museum “The Commentary Wing.” Sounds like a good deal to me.

Commentary gets the feeling that Cong. Sheila Jackson Lee actually believes that any kind of run – good or bad – is good run. She probably thinks the run she is getting on You Tube regarding the cell phone call at her town hall meeting on health care reform is good run. She also probably thinks that her performance on CNN yesterday afternoon with Rick Sanchez was A-OK. We will see!

Commentary will be watching Tiger go for another Major this weekend.

Cecil Puede said we would get 90 wins this season. That means we have to go 34-13 for the rest of the season – ouch. Commentary will be surprised if Mike Hampton is a ‘Stro next year. After last night, reliever Chris Sampson was sent to Round Rock and he was not too happy. Well, I was not too happy watching him get shelled last night. The ‘Stros now limp into Milwaukee for three this weekend.


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