Butt Ugly

Yesterday was the last day to apply for a Board of Managers slot. 

Meanwhile, chicken s_it TEA Commissioner Mike Morath was in H-Town yesterday for a full day and refused to meet with the public. Cowardly chicken s_it.


The Chris Hollins fella will hold a press conference this morning to make a major announcement. Word is he is getting out of the race for mayor and will run for something else. I guess he got scared out of the race by SJL. 

I wonder if he will give back the dough folks gave him to run for mayor. If SJL decides not to run, I wonder if he will get back into the race for mayor.


The Governor of Connecticut said H-Town was butt ugly.  He was here earlier this week to watch UConn in the Final Four. He was talking about Downtown. He didn’t come to my neighborhood, or The Dean’s, or Sen. Carol Alvarado’s. Maybe H-Town isn’t picturesque like parts of Connecticut. He has his opinion of course.

I will say this. I was Downtown three times last week. On Opening Day, I took the rail line from Moody Park to Downtown.  On Sunday, two and a half hours before the first pitch, I decided to go to The Yard and drove to Downtown and found parking on the west side of Market Square.  I did a bit of Downtown walking on two of those days and hopped on the light rail.

There are quite a few blocks in Downtown H-Town that reek of dry urine. I had to scurry quickly on those sidewalks. Some were so strong of the dry urine smell that I jaywalked across the street.

The Downtown management folks need to do a way better job in getting this under control. Maybe that swayed the Connecticut Governor.


This is from the Chron:

Tony Buzbee, the millionaire businessman and trial attorney who unsuccessfully challenged Mayor Sylvester Turner in 2019, is considering another run for City Hall’s top job.

Buzbee on Wednesday said supporters are urging him to run again, and he believes he is the only candidate who can defeat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who told church parishioners last week that she would run. He emphasized, though, that he has not made a decision yet.

“I’m most concerned about the safety and wellbeing of the people who live in Houston. We have decisions to make to ensure that Houston leads,” Buzbee told the Chronicle, a comment he also posted on social media. “I can spend 15 to 50 million to win, if I think there is a path to victory. I’m a moderate. I’m not affiliated with any party, but I do lean a bit left. Houston deserves a motivated independent. That’s me. Not sure I would do it, but people are pushing me to do so.”

He predicted he would “step into a runoff” if he decides to run. The only question, he said, is who he would face. Runoffs are necessary when no candidate garners a majority in the first round of voting, often the case in crowded city elections; the top two candidates then go to a runoff.

“I haven’t decided yet if I want to do that,” Buzbee said.” Our firm is working on too many cases at the moment across the country.” 

Just so you know, he spent $12.3 million of his own money in his 2019 race.  That includes the runoff. He didn’t take contributions from anyone. Not a single penny. When he closed out his campaign account in 2020, he had around $56,000 leftover that he gave back to himself.

Off the Kuff has a good take today on Buzbee here: No one asked you, Tony – Off the Kuff.


This  keeps getting funnier.  Here is from an AP story:

First lady Jill Biden’s walk-back of her suggestion that runner-up Iowa should join NCAA women’s basketball champion LSU for a visit to the White House didn’t sit well with Tigers star Angel Reese.

Prompted by a discussion of Biden’s comments during her Wednesday appearance on “The Paper Route Podcast,” Reese said the Tigers should celebrate their title with former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama rather than Joe and Jill Biden.

Jill Biden, at an appearance in Denver on Monday, had praised Iowa’s sportsmanship and congratulated both teams. She also said that as part of the longstanding tradition of having champions visit the White House, Iowa should come as well “because they played such a good game.”

The Tigers defeated Iowa 102-85 for the title in Dallas on Sunday.

Reese on Monday called Jill Biden’s suggestion “a joke.”

Joe Biden invited LSU and men’s champion Connecticut to the White House on Tuesday with no mention of Iowa. Vanessa Valdivia, a spokesperson for Jill Biden, said the first lady had meant no disrespect to LSU and that her comments were intended to applaud the historic game and all women athletes.

“I’m not gonna lie to you, I don’t accept the apology because of, you said what you said. I said what I said. And like, you can’t go back on certain things that you say,” Reese told podcast hosts Brandon Marshall and Ashley Nicole Moss. “I mean, you felt like they should’ve came because of sportsmanship, right?” Reese added. “They can have that spotlight. We’ll go to the Obamas. We’ll see Michelle. We’ll see Barack.”

LSU will go to the White House and so will Angel Reese.  It won’t be awkward.


Today is National Burrito Day. It has been a long while since I last had one.


We start our first road trip tomorrow that will take us to Minnesota and Pittsburgh.

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