Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Noise Machine (05/04/10)

Big, icky blobs of nothingness.....

Call it merger mania as ChronBlog unleashes it's not-so mighty business reporting staff to cover all things United.

Really? A Dear John letter? Dear Houston, It's not you, it's me. (Are we now so insecure as a City that we need Jeff Smisek to stroke our collective ego? Ridiculous.)

Meanwhile, local fishermen are trying their best to stop the oil spill. Illustrating that, while politicians pontificate and campaign the real work of getting things done is completed by those with a skin in the game.

So wait, you mean to tell me that defense lawyers want to discredit the forensic evidence panel? Didn't see that one coming.

Bill White 1, Rick Perry 0. After all of the bluster coming from the Perry team about "having a conversation regarding the economy of Houston" you'd have thought their initial response would be better than this?

All that being said, don't believe it when partisan bloggers take opinion pieces and twist them to suggest the needle is moving. Let's get some polling data first. Blog posts like that one from Democratic blog Burnt Orange Report are nothing more than campaign pieces and should be treated accordingly.

Finishing off a good news cycle for Bill White, Brent Budowsky, writing in the Hill, says White is going to win. (It's still a flawed analysis of Texas, painting the electorate as more liberal than it actually is in my opinion, but it's still good press for White.)

And finally....

The Bill White Texas Tribune does White for Texas a solid. (A solid that appears to have the added advantage of being true.) If the MSM picks up on this, with their poll moving readership (unlike the Tribune*) then it could put an end to the "sanctuary city" issue.

Yes, yes unlike this blog as well, whose readership makes the Tribune's look like internal Tea Party projections of their rally attendance. (And, in case you haven't been paying attention, that's pretty big.)

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