The Texas GOP intraparty neo-Nazi war had another casualty yesterday. The neo-Nazi supporting PAC dismissed one of their leaders. Oh, well.

The insurrectionist GOP U.S House member Jim Jordan couldn’t get enough GOP votes for House Speaker yesterday. He will try again later this morning.


Today, the Chron E-Board endorsed Conchita Reyes for H-Town City Council At-Large Position 1.

The following irks Commentary. Folks get away with this because there are really no penalties. See this from the Chron:

About a quarter of Houston City Council candidates have not filed campaign finance reports that were due to the City Secretary last week.

Fourteen of the 58 candidates running for City Council have not submitted the first of a pair of pre-election campaign finance reports due Oct. 10. The Texas Ethics Commission requires candidates for city offices to file the first report 30 days before an election, which this year falls on Nov. 7.

The report must list any political contributions made to a candidate between July 1 and Sept. 28. They also must include any expenditures, such as payments for advertisements and events, made by the candidate’s campaign.

The candidates who have not submitted campaign finance reports Alma Banks-Brown, Koffey Smith El-Bey and Tyrone Willis from District B; Felix Javier Cisneros from District C; Lloyd Ford and Debra Rose from District D; Eriq Glenn from At-Large 1; Bernard Amadi, Donnell Cooper, Ethan Michelle Ganz and Richard Nguyen of At-Large 3; Andrew Patterson from At-Large 4; J. Brad Batteau and Rigo Hernandez from At-Large 5.

Another four candidates – incumbent District B council member Tarsha Jackson, District H candidates Cynthia Reyes Revilla and Sonia Rivera, and At-Large 2 candidate Marina Angelica Coryat – submitted their reports after the Oct. 10 deadline, according to the city’s online database of campaign finance reports.

Pitiful and pathetic.


Here is also from the Chron on the Hobby School poll:

Despite repeated pushes by local leaders to introduce a garbage fee, the latest survey shows there may not be a strong appetite for it among likely voters. Fifty-eight percent prefer no garbage fee, with the remainder split between a flat $25 monthly fee and a varying $20 to $30 monthly fee depending on bin size.

Houston likely voters remained divided on whether they believe the city is on the right track, with 49% saying yes and 51% saying no. The differences in perception, however, are stark across demographic and political lines.

About two-thirds of white voters and half of Latino voters said the city is heading in the wrong direction, while only a third of Black voters share this view. The contrast is even sharper politically, with 91% of Republicans, 66% of independents and 23% of Democrats expressing pessimism about the city’s trajectory.

“People’s view of the city and the direction it’s headed is heavily influenced by the ethnic and partisan lens that they view it through,” Jones said. “We are seeing two different cities here.”

Got it?


Playoff prices. They raised the price of a Saint Arnold during the playoffs.  They always increase beer prices during the playoffs.

My nephew David gave me the baseball in the featured photo.

Game 3 of the ALCS is this evening. There really isn’t much to say about the game. We know what we have to do.


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