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Thoughts on Viernes – 03242023

HPOU Whines About Republican Judge

In the news yesterday was a story about a suspect caught on camera severely beating and robbing cash from a woman in the Chinatown area of Houston who then had his bond cut in half, while the news station got their hands on the suspect’s jailhouse phone conversation regarding this assault. ABC-13 identified the presiding judge who lowered the bond as Kristin Guiney of the 183rd, a republican recently elected by around a 2% margin. She was one of a couple of judges who was able to squeeze into the courtroom, thanks to the support of people like Mattress Mack, Crimestoppers, and the local cops union, who vilified “Democrat judges” for lowering bonds.

Now, HPOU is whining about bonds lowered by someone they supported in one way or another without telling us about that support. There’s a lot that can be said about judges lowering bonds, especially in cases that involve videotaped violence like this particular case, but if you want to change that, it’ll take more than just funding republinut judges because even they need to follow the rules regarding bonds. Want to change the rules? Well, you have enough bought and paid for republican Legislators and State Senators to do it. Instead, all the whining does is make the 2026 republinut primary a story and a boon for consultants.

Anyway, the hypocrisy is obvious. Just another reason why I’m not usually supportive of cop union-endorsed candidates.

COVID Emergency

The local COVID numbers are still up there at 7.3% positivity and 166% wastewater load, while the Biden administration is racing toward ending the COVID emergency. New cases are still in the hundreds, and people are still dying, but the Biden folks say it’s not an emergency because they know how to control it. Really?

Do we know when the next booster for those of us already boosted is coming? We’re waning and getting worried about where we stand, Prez! And what about another version of Evusheld, for those who are immunocompromised? With the COVID emergency ending, it would seem the urgency to help people avoid COVID is ending, too.

Anyway, mask-up if you’re at crowded event or area. Keep clean. If you’re insured, order your COVID tests! And if you’re acting the fool, stay away from me.

Little Joe Named a 2023 NEA National Heritage Fellow

We need to celebrate these designations while we still can. Little Joe Hernandez has been around for over 65 years, has recorded 70 albums, and at age 82 still has a healthy touring schedule, while taking the time to promote Chicano culture and progressive causes. So, that after all the years, Little Joe is honored by the nation with one of the highest honors of folk and traditional art, well it’s a Chingon deal! Click that link for his bio. Here’s his recent participation in a remake of Las Nubes, aka as the Chicano national anthem, featuring La Marisoul and Los Texmaniacs.