Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Fumbles and personal fouls

-- The Ray Rice domestic violence affair melted down yesterday.  Rice's two-game suspension by the NFL for cold-cocking his fiance'/now wife Janay turned into an indefinite one -- and the termination of his contract by the Baltimore Ravens -- after elevator video surfaced of the blow he struck her.

Previously the team's players, coaches, and front office had voiced support for what a great guy Rice was.  That all changed in a matter of a few hours.  As the story developed, Fox's morning morons revealed they skipped their corporate sensitivity trainings.  They probably won't lose their jobs.  *Update: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell might lose his, though.  And probably should.

I'm sure there's no connection -- none whatsoever -- between this and the whole "War on Women" being waged by the GOP.  No coverup or anything.  The fact that Bob McNair, the owner of the Houston Texans, and Drayton McLane, the previous owner of the Houston Astros, are large benefactors to Greg Abbott is nothing more than a coincidence.

-- Speaking of misogyny... if you're the kind of person that feels like they might be voting this year, feels kinda like they might want to support the Democratic nominee for governor, Wendy Davis, but finds yourself undecided for any variety of reasons... read the comments on this story and see if that helps you make up your mind.  Maybe you're already planning on voting for her, and were thinking you might try to help her campaign in some way, if you found time.  Read the comments again, and see if they provide some motivation.

Some people seem to have a problem with her book tour.  Not just whiny Greg Abbott.

-- David Alameel is polling twenty-one points behind John Cornyn.  Carry on.

-- On a more upbeat note regarding Democrats and other candidates on the ballot in the Dallas area, see this handy Dallas Voters Guide, courtesy of the DMN.  They have the statewides as well as the locals.

-- The Harris County Green Party is holding a candidate forum on Monday, September 22.  State and local candidates will meet and greet voters and the media, give remarks, and be available for Q&A.  Some statewide candidates will also be available via Skype.  And in October, Texas Agriculture Commission candidate Kenneth Kendrick and Texas Railroad Commission candidate Martina Salinas will return to Houston for a joint fundraiser.

1 comment:

Gadfly said...

I have no doubt Goodell had seen that video before yesterday, too.