By Marc Campos

The Secessionist Dude!

Guv Dude is definitely spending way too much time in front of the mirror. Dude - take it from me. The less time you spend in front of the mirror, the better off you are. Where do you get off saying the following on Chron.com?

"Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that," Dude said. "My hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention. We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, who knows what may come of that."

Dude, if you’ve had it with the U.S. of A., then why do you keep calling for the Feds to send down the cavalry to the border? It reminds Commentary of the old Westerns where the Sheriff couldn’t inspire a posse so they had to call in the U.S. Marshals.

We’re not going to leave the U.S. of A., because don’t forget, if we are no longer in the U.S. of A., then folks like Commentary will no longer be Mexican-Americans. We will just be plain old Mexicans and there will be a whole lot of us Mexicans here in the Lone Star State. You add the Mexicans south of the Rio Grande, who knows, the Lone Star State might be snatched back. In case you haven’t figured, our only naval asset, the Battleship Texas, ain’t going anywhere soon. Plus they got guys down there that have experience in taking human lives. We got guys here that have bagged white wing dove, eight points, and ducks – in season only by the way.

Dude, be careful what you wish for or before you know it, your arse will be owned by a Mexican drug lord and you’ll be pulling mule duty trying to take a load of lettuce into the new southern U.S. of A., errr Oklahoma. Worse, they may make you carry some smack in your a__l cavity – ughhh! On the other hand, the thought of one of those cartel guys saying to you – “Doood, you chur loook purdy” – well, you get the picture.

Yesterday’s Tea Party Protesters wimped out and didn’t chunk anything into the bayou. They just had little ear ring looking tea bags dangling off their ears. They also marched a block away to the Chron Building to protest the Chron’s coverage of the stimulus. Due to recent personnel cutback, nobody was at the Chron Building to acknowledge the protesters.

A building under a City of H-Town housing rehab program collapsed Tuesday afternoon and a construction worker died. It sounds like one of those construction sites where safety might not have been a priority. It happened in City Council, District I. Check out the Chron story. Here’s the part that mentions My Friend Serge:

“Sergio Davila drives by the motel on a regular basis and said he noticed many interior and exterior walls had been removed before the hurricane. The structure looked even more rickety after the storm, the 46-year-old petroleum engineer said.

“‘It was an accident waiting to happen for a long time,’ he said.”

Here’s the part that mentions H-Town CM James Rodriguez:

“City Councilman James Rodriguez, whose district includes the Brays Crossing site, said a number of his constituents had called him after the accident with concerns about the structural integrity of the buildings.

“He said it was hard to say whether inspectors would have been able to prevent the accident, and added that the city would examine its inspection policies. “’While I’m glad more people weren’t hurt, my sincere condolences go to the families of the victims,”’ Rodriguez said. ‘This was a terrible incident … My concern is that we have safe work sites around the city. We need to know what happened and, hopefully, find out what we can learn from it.’”

We will see.

Senator Gallegos’ silly, immature, and petty bill attacking HCC Trustee Yolanda Navarro Flores gets a hearing today. Yolanda is running for H-Town City Council, District H in a special election and is also a client of Commentary. Here’s what was put out by a local school board member last night:

“Houston area school district and HCC trustees, some of you may have gotten this action alert from TASB, but I want to make sure that a large number of us contact the State Affairs Committee, so I am sending it out too. SB 1895 only affects districts in Harris County. The bill is not very clear so districts that are only partly in Harris County may also be affected. If this bill passes, public school district and community college trustees serving on Harris County boards will be treated differently than all the other trustees serving in Texas. This is inequitable. Please note that senators and representatives do not have to resign in order to run for another office.

“The bill would require school board trustees and junior college board members in a county of more than 3.3 million residents (Harris County) to resign from their board positions if they become a candidate for another office.”

Meanwhile, the Chron’s front page says that after 92 days, only one bill has passed up in Austin. I can certainly understand why.

Commentary unpacked all the ‘Stros giveaway stuff the other day and it is all on display in the front office. Bobbleheads, domino sets, playing cards, lunch boxes, back packs, gym bags, figurines, photo albums and other items. Most are still in the boxes in mint condition. The display kind of looks like a shrine to the ‘Stros – it is. I thought about wallpapering my conference room with 10 Seasons of ‘Stros tickets from The Yard but I thought it would remind friends and clients of the priest from “The Omen” who wallpapered his apartment with pages from “The Bible.”

Whew! The ‘Stros pulled won out last night, Hampton pitched six shutout innings, and Numero 42 had three RBIs. Commentary thinks we need to keep wearing # 42. The ‘Stros will pay tribute to # 42 Jackie Robinson before Friday game at The Yard versus the Reds but first we need to take care of the Somali, err Pittsburgh Pirates this morning at 11:35 am on FS-H.

April 16, 2009 9:00AM

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