Monday, November 5, 2012


Tomorrow is the Big Day.

I've got to be in Brazos County at 8:30 in the morning and I've got an appointment with the shoulder doc in the afternoon, so this will probably be my last pre-election post.

To all of the candidates who had the guts to run this year (or any year), you have my utmost respect.
Prior to the 2008 election, I had no concept of what a candidate has to go through when seeking office.  The toll it takes on a candidate and his or her family is enormous in a way that I can't put into words.  I can't fathom ever doing it myself.  I'm stressed out just watching my friends do it!

I was thinking about the election today, and I realized that there probably isn't a single friend that I have that I agree with on 100% of all the candidates.

But what we all do agree on is how important it is to vote.

I would imagine that if you are actually reading this blog, you've probably already voted.  If you haven't, then make sure to do it tomorrow.  The Election is far from decided and every vote counts.

Make sure your family and friends have voted, too.  Pestering them now will make the difference for the next four years.

Go vote for Mike Anderson for District Attorney.

Vote for Ryan Patrick for Judge of the 177th District Court.

Vote for David Mendoza for Judge of the 178th District Court.

Vote for Kristin Guiney for Judge of the 179th District Court.

Vote for Brock Thomas for Judge of the 338th District Court.

Vote for Brad Hart for Judge of the 339th District Court.

Vote for Mark Kent Ellis for Judge of the 351st District Court.

And, yes, vote for Mark Bennett for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Whoever you vote for -- just make sure you go vote.

We'll talk again when it is all said and done . . .


Michael said...

And for Keith Hampton, Chief Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

A Harris County Lawyer said...

Agreed. He got my vote.

Blake's Takes said...

No recommendation for Senator or President?

Anonymous said...

What about Rene?

Eagle II said...

"But what we all do agree on is how important it is to vote."

No truer words were ever spoken. From the inception of our nation, as well as as I type this, there is some one who is putting their life on the line for our freedom to vote as we see fit. There are those who have also, willingly, paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. May their sacrifice never be forgotten.

The two SEAL who, against an order to stand down, come immediately to mind.

We're the Battling Ba*tards of Benghazi,
no fame, no glory, no paparazzi.
Just a fiery death in a blazing hell,
defending the country we loved so well.
It wasn't our job, but we answered the call,
fought to the consulate, 'n scaled th' wall.
We pulled twenty countrymen from the jaws of fate,
led them to safety, 'n stood at th' gate.
Just the two of us, 'n foe by th' score,
but we stood fast to bar th' door.
We called for reinforcement, but it was denied,
so we fought, 'n we fought, 'n we fought, 'n we died.
We gave our all for our Uncle Sam,
'n Obama didn't give a damn,
just two dead SEALS, who carried the load,
no thanks to us, we were just "bumps in the road."

(Author Unknown)

Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods and fellow retired SEAL Glen Doherty.

RIP.. you will not be forgotten, your sacrifice will not be in vein. No man is dead till forgotten.

"To live in the hearst and minds of those you leave behind is never to die". -- Robert Orr

May your families find a peace that surpasses all human understanding, knowing you willingly put your life on the line, and paid the ultimate price. No greater love - than a man lay down his life for his nation, his family, his brother, a countryman or a stranger.

One of the saddest days in our nations HISTORY.

VOTE the right has been brought and paid for at a dear price.

Anonymous said...

"The two SEAL who, against an order to stand down, come immediately to mind."

You know that's not true, right? Surely you do read more than right wing conspiracy websites, right?

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Anonymous said...

Congrats to Harris County voters who overcame political disparities to elect a real DA!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great day for HCDAO! The office has officially been liberated from Lykos and her band of incompetents. The ones who haven't left, will be gone by 12/31. It's even sweeter to see Bridgwater have to actually go back to working for a living. Maybe he and Leitner can combine their shingles together. Such good riddance.

Also happy to see Vince Ryan retain his office if for no other reason than to keep Talton from rescuing several of Lykos' buffoons with jobs.

And where was Lykos? Running office to a conference for one last hurrah of pretending she's relevant and spending more tax dollars to entertain herself.

The office will be recruiting some competent lawyers and investigators to fill the openings that are about to be created as the pretenders are booted out.