Top Clowns

No doubt about it, two of the top clowns in Texas politics are Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas GOP House Speaker Dade Phelan. Clarabell and Bozo take a back seat to these two. Here is what the clown Patrick said about his fellow clown Phelan:

I don’t pay attention to you anymore and neither does anyone else.

You’ve become the teacher character from the “Peanuts” series. When you talk, all we hear is, “Wah wah woh wah wah.”

You’ve become a Speaker who can impeach someone faster than it takes to smoke a brisket, but you can’t pass a big teacher pay raise bill or a school choice bill in 10 months. No one takes you seriously anymore.

That is way too funny. As long as they keep clowning around, it is good for Democrats and the state of Texas.


The featured photo is Dylan Dreyer as Pink with the fake tattoo because I like it.


To the folks that are behind the filthy mailers in the H-Town mayoral race. Your identity will be revealed soon enough. You will never get away with hiding. We know who you are.


On this last day of early voting in person, the Chron has an article on interesting polling locations in Harris County. Here is from the Chron:

1. Rolling Fork Castle Club

The northwestern edge of Houston is home to a castle built in the late 1970s, as part of a residential development in Rolling Fork. According to longtime Rolling Fork resident, presiding judge and precinct 609 chair, Jude Wiggins, the Rolling Fork castle has hosted polls since the mid-1980s, and during a presidential year they can get as many as 900 voters on Election Day. But the location generally has a lower turnout for city elections, being outside city limits, she said. 

2. Raindrop House 

Farther south is the Raindrop House, an architectural marvel modeled after the Taj Mahal, Turkey’s Mevlana Museun and the Maiden’s Tower in Istanbul. The building houses Turkish community organization, the Raindrop Foundation, which aims to bring the Houston Turkish and American communities together, according to a member of the foundation, Orhan Kucukosman. The Raindrop House has been a polling place for the past two or three years and is open during early voting as well as the runoff, Kucukosman said, which encourages more members of the Turkish community in Houston to come out and vote.

3. Lone Star Flight Museum

Taking a trip across town toward Trinity Bay, Houstonians who like flying can vote at the Lone Star Flight Museum’s event center. The museum, which moved from Galveston to Ellington seven years ago because of damage from Hurricane Ike, sits on 130,000 square feet and boasts two large hangars with over 30 airplanes.

4. Westfield Volunteer Fire Station 2

While the Westfield Road Volunteer Fire Department isn’t the only fire station open on election day, it’s the smallest. In order to open their three bays for polls, Westfield firefighters have to take their trucks out of the garage and park them in the lot or street, Westfield Fire Chief Adrian Dillehay said.

They don’t mind, though, because this substation is walkable for much of the low-income area, just south of East Aldine, so they’re happy to help the community, he said.

5. Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home

There are three funeral homes serving as Harris county voting locations. Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home in northwest Harris County’s Cy-Fair neighborhood, opened up its library the past six years for residents to vote, manager Stacy Avist said. They usually have a turnout of around a few hundred. The funeral home was once a private residence, so it has home-like decor throughout the space.

6. Arabia Shriners

The Arabia Shriners are part of a philanthropic fraternity known for funding children’s hospitals across North America, and driving tiny cars in parades. Its members are also part of the largest and oldest secret society, the Freemasons. For the first time this year, the Houston chapter is opening its central meeting place in West Houston for voters who want to cast their ballots.

You have a take? How about the Heights bingo hall. 


This is from a tweet from local ABC 13 news:

Astros great Lance Berkman to join Cynthia Cooper in Houston Sports Hall of Fame’s 2024 class

Commentary kind of remembers when Berkman wasn’t a big fan if the WNBA, if you know what I mean.


Don’t forget to fall back on Sunday.

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