By Marc Campos

Ballot Language, Watts Out! Bonds Away!

Commentary is speaking today on the upcoming elections and beyond at a luncheon that’s being put together by Cin and her crew. There will be a few local players in attendance including Pam-In-Charge. To prepare, I began to review the state constitutional amendment ballot language – forget about it. Come on, some of this stuff is hard to understand.

I get Props 2, 6 (maybe), 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, and 16.

Prop 1 I should get but I don’t.

Prop 3 sounds like a math quiz.

Prop 4 authorizes a billion in bonds but doesn’t say for who.

Prop 5 sounds like another quiz.

Prop 8 asks to clarify provisions of home equity loans but doesn’t say what provisions.

Prop 13 has to do with denial of bail under certain conditions but does not say what conditions.

Not to worry, there’s an explanation of the amendments on the Texas Secretary of State’s website, errr, a 131 page explanation – forget about it.

The trial lawyer Dem fella from San Antonio/Corpus Christi is out of the race for U.S. Senate – interesting.

As if the HISD Bonds didn’t have enough problemos. In today’s Chron there is a story about the Lone Star State not being able to offer protection to all of the school bonds out there – huh. School districts might have to buy insurance to protect their bonds – huh again!

In the World Serious, how can you bet against ManRam and Big Papi? Then again, how can you bet against a team that has won 21 of their last 22?

October 23, 2007 9:00AM

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