Some disparaging team mascots and nicknames offend Native Americans. Don't blame
them for being upset. Last week, a couple of small colleges changed their nicknames
- they were called Redmen and Indians - props to them. I really don't understand
the resistance to change - tradition? That's BS. Here in Houston, we have the
Lamar High School Redskins. Who would be ps__ed off if the local school board
ordered a name change at Lamar.
There is a school board run-off in the district where Commentary hangs. So far,
Commentary has stayed out of it - been kind of busy with Laura. Hey school board
run-off candidates - want my help - all you have to do is promise to lead the charge
on removing offensive nicknames - start with Lamar High.
In hindsight. Last week, Texas voters said no to Props 5 and 9. Don't even ask me
what they did. Maybe they should of had signs in front of the polls that said vote
for Props 2 and 5 - kind of ride 2's coattails.
Was at the office Saturday mixing up a batch of Laura's run-off strategy - you know
eye of newt, chicken bones, pig hair - you get the picture. The Longhorn game was
on TV - if you call it a game - it was a massacre. It's time the NCAA adopted a
college football parity program - all teams should have the same size payroll.
Hey, they didn't tell me that "The West Wing" was off until December 4 - I needed my
fix last night.
November 14, 2005, 9:00AM