The former Alaskan GOP U.S. Senator got mugged by the criminal justice system. Welcome to the party pal! Now you know how a lot of folks of color feel. I hate to say this, but Commentary doesnít feel too bad for the fella.
Speaking of, just when I thought the Harris County GOP DA might be doing some good things, the Chronís front page says sheís going to give the business to paperless folks. Check it out. I guess sheís just honoring a campaign commitment to hate mongers.
Commentary is quoted in todayís Chron in a story about City Hall and politics. Check it out. Like I said, every move that the Mayor, M.J., Ron, Pam, Annise, and Peter make is subject to political discussion. Those are the rules. It also looks like City Council meetings will last a little longer since all of the above will want to make sure they get in their two cents on everything.
Hereís what to expect on Opening Day. Astros Opening Day Street Festival will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free to the public. My good friend Drayton, Tal Smith, Milo, GM Wade, Cecil Puede, Hampton, Blum, Pence and Joe Green Valley will drop by. ĎStros mascots Junction Jack, Junction Jesse and Junction Julie will be there. Grub will also be available.
Season ticket holders for 10 or more years will help carry in the big U.S. of A. flag. (I wonder if Iíll get picked.) Killer Bs B-G-O, Baggy and the Big Puma will catch the first pitches also thrown out by season ticket holders. (I need to ask Pam-In-Charge where I need to report and do I have to bring my own ball.)
A flyover by four AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopters from Fort Hood will also be part of the ceremonies.
The first 40,000 fans will receive a 2009 schedule magnet courtesy of Continental Airlines.
The national anthem will be sung by Minute Maid Parkís very first ever anthem singer, Lyle Lovett During the 7th inning stretch, Waco native and Ziegenbock, Texas music artist Wade Bowen will perform God Bless America.
The teamís annual Opening Day Blood Drive will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in Union Station at Minute Maid Park. Anyone who donates or attempts to donate will receive a special Astros T-shirt. (Iíll be there to donate for sure!)
Four days and counting!