May 05, 2006
Things I haven't blogged about

Stuff that I haven't had the time or energy to write about lately but figured I should at least mention:

- The upcoming end of the Enron trials. For reasons that I still can't adequately explain, I've not been terribly interested in the whole Jeff Skilling/Kenny Boy Lay trial. They've been interesting enough as these things go, but I just have not been into it. The Chron, Houstonist, and Tom Kirkendall have been more than up to the task

- Whether or not the Astros will sign Roger Clemens. It's starting to take on an NFL draft level of hype around here. The Stros know whatever they pay Clemens will be made up at the box office and in merchandise sales. The Rocket knows he still has gas in his tank. This shouldn't be hard, fellas. Either Roger wants to or he doesn't.

- The recent stories about how Props 1 and 2 may wind up causing some tax cuts. Unlike Kevin, I'm not terribly impressed by what Andy Taylor says regarding enforcement of Prop 2. I seem to recall some braggadicio from Taylor last year about proving massive voter fraud in HD149, which would restore Talmadge Heflin to the State House. Didn't work out so well for him.

- Blog wars!. Okay, it's not really anything like that. Just an observation that there's more liberal blogs in Texas that focus on state and local politics than there are conservative blogs.

- Strayhorn versus Abbott. Now there's a battle.

- Tom DeLay's legal bills. Main point to take away: If DeLay needs this kind of scratch (and undoubtedly more) for his various legal defenses, then he's not going to be able to help seed the Chosen One's campaign kitty. That person will start out with whatever cash he or she currently has on hand, and each day that passes puts him or her farther behind Nick Lampson. On a side note, The Umpire does not think the Chosen One will be Shelley Sekula Somethingorother.

- Why must there be a remake of "Revenge of the Nerds"? Between air guitar contests and this, is there any aspect of the 1980s than can be allowed to rest in peace?

- No Pants Day. Ah, to be in college again.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 05, 2006 to Blog stuff | TrackBack

Unlike Kevin, I'm not terribly impressed by what Andy Taylor says regarding enforcement of Prop 2.

My comment was on his threat to bring legal proceedings if necessary. Whether he's successful is a different story, but I'd place the odds of his bringing them pretty darn high. Wouldn't you?

Dan Feldstein's latest reporting that Mayor White's preferred proposition may kick in first is an interesting development.

Posted by: Kevin Whited on May 5, 2006 8:07 AM

And my comment is simply that Andy Taylor has a history of talking bigger than his results. He almost surely is in the stronger position here, I'm just saying that I've learned not to take his word for things.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on May 5, 2006 8:58 AM

See if you can find any information about the stealth sales tax increase election La Porte is doing.

Zero publicity I suppose to prevent opposition or discussion.

Posted by: Easter Lemming on May 5, 2006 11:21 AM

I don't expect Roger Clemens to come back. I think he's just tired. However, considering how well the 'Stros are doing right now, it may convince him for one more try at the Series. It would be a sweet way to retire.

Posted by: blurker gone bad on May 5, 2006 11:29 AM