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Here are some Texas notes political and otherwise—

The website of the Harris County Democratic Party still leads off with the good news of the announcement of Bill Kelly as chair of the countywide coordinated campaign. I’m certain he’ll help lead Democrats to victory this fall.

It will be good when some news of events is posted to go along with the $500 a plate breakfast promoted under Mr. Kelly’s appointment. I hope Mr. Kelly gears campaign efforts to as much inclusion as possible.   

The new chair of the Travis County coordinated campaign stated right off the bat  with the goal of registering 50,000 new voters. It will be good to see the goals established by Mr. Kelly.

Two polls now show Texas Democratic Senate candidate Rick Noriega well with in range of incumbent Republican John Cornyn. I feel this is about party preference right now more so than any real insight into Mr. Noriega or Mr. Cornyn.  Many Texans are ready to move on from the Republican Party.

The difference between the forward-looking Mr. Noriega and the deeply right-wing Mr. Cornyn should help sell the change in party identification with Texas voters. Learn more about Mr. Noriega by clicking here.

The Galveston Beach Patrol treated over 100 jellyfish stings last Sunday. I find nature good to read about and watch on TV. I’m scared of it in person. I don’t go in the water at any beach I visit. The water is full of creatures. 

Flooding the area with vinegar where you’ve been stung and being careful in removing the tentacles is important in treating these wounds. Click the link below for more.

Here is some good information about jellyfish from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

May 16, 2008 - Posted by | Campaign 2008, Galveston, Houston, Politics, Texas | , , , , , , ,


  1. i feel like a mindless jellyfish after the last week in miami

    Comment by bill brady | May 17, 2008

  2. Evacuating the Valley in case of an impending storm is going to be a nightmare even without the delays of checking everyone’s papers. Those guys are going to be so screwed if a hurricane comes there way, it’s not like there are many roads leading out of that part of the world in the first place.

    I think that it would be easier for people to go into Mexico and inland from there than sit in traffic going north or west.

    Comment by citizenx | May 18, 2008

  3. Nothing I can add–Thanks for the comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 18, 2008

  4. Checking the citizenship status of people trying to evacuate in advance of an approaching hurricane is colossally stupid on its face, unless you’re cynical enough to believe that it’s being done with the deliberate intention of ensuring that some people choose to remain behind and thus end up getting themselves killed. Unfortunately, I am that cynical. But even so, this isn’t just going to affect illegal immigrants, it’s also going to delay the evacuation of everyone else.

    Whoever came up with this wonderful idea should be charged with a separate count of criminally negligent homicide for every illegal immigrant who dies because of this idiocy.

    Comment by Big Tex | May 19, 2008

  5. Big Tex–Nothing I can add or improve with this one either. Thanks for the comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 19, 2008

  6. Not checking is like a run on the bank and the vault is wide open.

    Comment by Noneya | June 21, 2008

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