DAILY COMMENTARY
By Marc Campos




DisZAFster and Family Signs

Last Friday CEWDEM put out a press release from the Zaf Tahir for H-Town At Large City Council trumpeting the endorsement of three Latino electeds – Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia, Council Member Adrian Garcia, and State Rep Ana Hernandez. Commissioner Garcia said this about Zaf - “he understands the importance of Houston’s diversity and has committed to work with all Houstonians.”

Hold on a minute. It turns out Zaf put out a mailer going after paperless folks. Zaf said this – “count on me to do my part in the fight against illegal immigration.” What! We guess he sent that to paperless folk haters. I’ve gotten a couple of mailers from Zaf and he never mentions paperless folks. I guess he wants H-Town City Hall to start chasing paperless folks. That’s not my idea of understanding “the importance of Houston’s diversity.” He’s playing both sides. And to think, the local Latino Dems were on verge of endorsing this guy – whew!

Hey, law enforcement officials aren’t supposed to be putting out yard signs for political candidates are they? It turns out a deputy constable in a constable’s car was putting out yard signs for the opponent of James Rodriguez, candidate for Houston City Council, District I. Don’t worry. I got a call into the offices of two constables waiting for an explanation.

Speaking of, what you do when someone offers you a political bombshell but wants something in return if you know what I mean? I don’t think I want to get into a family discussion at this point. Decisions, decisions, decisions!

It looks like all the HISD Bond and Anti Bond campaign activity is happening in the African American community. How can I tell? Well, the Chron has a front page City/State story on African American leaders speaking at a bunch of churches yesterday against the bonds – yikes! I can also tell by looking at the Early Vote daily totals. In some areas of H-Town we have African American early voting sites going 2 or 3 to 1 over Latino sites. I don’t understand this. If the Latino vote is supposed to be a strong supporter of the bonds, aren’t they supposed to work it hard? Heck, what do I know?

Also in the Chron this weekend, there was a story about the Texans owner getting three motorcycle law enforcement officers to escort him to the football games on Sunday – you know – running red lights and stop signs and holding up traffic. You know, I don’t have a problem with this as long as the Texans quarterback, running backs and wide receivers also get motorcycle escorts when they are on the field. Heck, they needed them yesterday.

The great illusionist David Copperfield is in trouble. Don’t waste your time trying to nab the fella. As soon the heat gets close to nailing his arse, he’ll probably disappear – poof – into thin air.

There was a story this past weekend on minority kids not doing as much trick or treating as the Anglo kids. Minority families think their neighborhoods aren’t as safe so they don’t want their little Batmanuels and Rubens out there. Hey, if you don’t think you’re neighborhoods are as safe, take the kids to the affluent neighborhoods where they give out regular size candy bars, movie passes and free Big Mac coupons to McDonald’s.

Commentary made the Chron’s social column this morning along with One Of My Best Friends – thanks to Cin.

Well, ChowdNation has reason to celebrate after sweeping the World Serious. Hey, they’re a good team period. Let’s see, just over 5 months until Opening Day!


October 29, 2007 9:00AM


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