Alrighty then - well, it's Friday night, and I am so glad to have this week behind me. It's time for a download:
Governor's Race - 2010
Today saw Houston Mayor Bill White throw his hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination for Texas Governor. White had been in the race for Kay Bailey Hutchison's U.S. Senate seat, but she can't decide at the moment whether to shit or get off the pot.
The previous Democratic front-runner for the nomination was Hank Gilbert, who had previously run for Agriculture Commissioner and was unsuccessful, but had received the highest percentage of votes of any statewide Dem. Gilbert stepped aside today and instead announced his intention to run again for Agriculture Commissioner, challenging Republican Todd Staples.
Puzzling to some was Gilbert's decision to endorse Democrat Farouk Shami for Governor. Shami is the Founder and Chairman of Farouk Systems, Inc. and the inventor of the world renowned brands BioSilk and CHI currently sold in 106 countries. He describes himself as an entrepreneur, educator, employer, manufacturer, and problem solver who employs more than 2,500 people worldwide.
(Hey, if Shami wins and faces Perry, it will be Gov. Goodhair against the guy who can give you good hair!)
KT over at Burnt Orange Report has more scoop on Bill White's announcement and Gilbert's Announcement.
Meanwhile, we hear that Kinky Friedman, who had previously stated an intention to run as a Democrat in the gubernatorial race may also be making a switch to run for Land Commissioner or Agriculture Commissioner.
I'm also hearing that Carole ... Strayhorn may be considering running for something. Oh, this makes me tired.
Filing for slots in the party primaries ends on January 4th.
In un-related news...
I'm announcing my intention to announce that I will consider running for U.S. Senate. Or possibly Governor. More likely Railroad Commissioner - no, comptroller. (Do you have to have an accounting background for that?) Maybe I'll run for mascot. Yeah, that's it.
City gets RSS feeds
News for geeks: The City of Lewisville went live with RSS feeds on its website today.
Because of this, I've been able to add their feed to the list of feeds that normally shows on the right-hand column of this blog. That way all 4 of our readers can keep up with the city's updates. Oh, and you can also subscribe with your favorite RSS reader.
Paul Gomez Running for J.P.
This isn't new news or anything, but I wanted to post a link: Paul Gomez is running for Justice of the Peace in Denton County, Precinct 6.
Did you know that Lewisville ISD has Night High School? The program works to bring drop-outs back and help them get a diploma. Sounds to me like a program that is making a difference. Good stuff.
I have just had such a fun time dealing with mice this year. Today Mamask8z discovered that a mouse had chewed his way through the thick Rubbermaid container that we keep Hank's dog food in out in the garage. So we have to chuck that remaining 10 lb of dog food and buy a new container. And apparently I have to get more serious about trapping those vile fur balls.
- Denton woman reports assault by man posing as massage student. (duh...)
- The Union of Concerned Scientists (of which I'm a member) has a statement concerning the hacked emails at the University of East Anglia. Turns out a lot of the outrage is over some out-of-context references that on their face sound pretty bad, but make sense when explained by one of the scientists referred to in the emails. Still, there's no excuse for the email asking to delete emails, and UCS rightfully calls them out.
- Believe climate change is a deliberate hoax?
See you at Holiday at the Hall
For weeks we've been telling you about Lewisville's Holiday at the Hall celebration. It's this Saturday. I'll be out there, and I hope to see you. The guys from Smoke Free Lewisville will be there kicking off their petition drive.