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Flood bond referendum: Interview with Lina Hidalgo

Lina Hidalgo

I do have one more interview to bring you for the flood bond referendum, for which we are already in the early voting period, and that interview is with Lina Hidalgo, the Democratic candidate for Harris County Judge. Had this referendum been on the November ballot, I’d have asked her questions about it as part of a regular interview, but as we have two elections and it didn’t make sense to have this discussion after the referendum was decided, we will have two interviews. My previous interviews, published last week, were with County Judge Ed Emmett, and with Jen Powis on behalf of CEER Houston. I will present the usual biographical information about Hidalgo for the subsequent interview that will be about her candidacy, as this is about the referendum. My goal with these interviews was to do what I could from my little corner of the Internet to make people aware of this election and of the issue at hand. I hope it has been helpful for you. Here’s what we talked about:

I’ll be back with the usual candidate interviews in a couple of weeks.

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12 Comments

  1. Manny Barrera says:

    She should have been better prepared. But any Democrat is better than any Republican. People like Emmett are the cultist of Trump. I have not heard Emmett say anything bad about the Russian puppet. Emmett has had a chance to criticize the Russian puppet, but has chosen like all spineless politicians not to speak up.

    He can criticize as shown in the link that follows, https://www.chron.com/news/politics/houston/article/Harris-County-Judge-Ed-Emmett-takes-aim-at-state-12388878.php

  2. C.L. says:

    @Manny… Emmett is a County Judge, concerned with County Judge things, and maybe some issues with the CoH and the State of Texas. How/why would you expect him to be critical of POTUS, regardless of the Cheeto’s hare-brained shenanigans ?

    (See what I did there with the rabbit reference ?)

  3. Charles purposefully avoids tough questions.

    Because candidates, like Lina, with ivy league university degrees can’t formulate ideas.

    If he were to ask tough questions then candidatates, like Amanda Edwards, that are nothing more than a pretty faces and over-priced wardrobes wouldn’t show up to his interviews.

  4. Manny Barrera says:

    C.L. the governor of Ohio is critical, so is McCain and there are others.

    Let me see, who said there were Houstonians on boats sightseeing during Harvey?

    C.L. I know what a County Judge is, they have a podium they can use. But it is interesting that Emmett has been there since 2007 and he finally realized that there was a flooding problem. Before he was indifferent, translated did not give a shit.

    https://www.texastribune.org/2017/09/07/conversation-former-harris-county-flood-control-chief/

    That is 10 years of not caring about flood control in Harris County, that is a long time C.L. but people applaud inaction. The Beltway and Katy Prairie; I will use one of Kuff’s articles there were several options to show that Emmett is just a typical politician.

    http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=82238

  5. Manny Barrera says:

    C.L. why do you ask?

    Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

    Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:
    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

    Besides Emmett has not been concerned about flooding, if not for the large Republican areas that got flooded last year he would not care. Emmett has been Judge for over 10 years and only after Harvey did he realize that Harris County had flooding problems? Hope you don’t have to think about that C.L.

    https://www.texastribune.org/2017/09/07/conversation-former-harris-county-flood-control-chief/

    From the Texas Tribune

  6. C.L. says:

    @Manny, (1) your post was about Emmett not criticizing POTUS, not about whether he was concerned with flooding issues in Harris County, (2) Kasich is a Governor and McCain is a Senator – neither one of them are County Judges, and (3) WTF does Niemöller’s quote have to do with Emmett, Harris County, or flooding ? Do you seriously believe Emmett hasn’t cared or presently doesn’t care about local flooding ? Absurd.

    @Joe… I’d actually pay to hear the results of a Kuff (or The Onion) interview with you. Make it happen !

  7. Charles won’t interview me.

    He’s too scared.

  8. C.L. says:

    @Joe. I’m sure that’s it.

  9. Manny Barrera says:

    C.L. you must not have read the first sentence, I guess you won’t vote for her because of her hair also.

    Why do you defend Emmett, what exactly has he accomplished? Or is it the color of the skin that bothers you?

  10. Ross says:

    I wouldn’t interview you Joe, because you are irrelevant, and try to tout policies that cannot legally be done by the positions you seek.

  11. Which of the 100+ pages on my website are you referring to? LOL

  12. Manny Barrera says:

    Ross that was a good reply to DanDeMan regarding the “Rain Tax”, I knew he was not telling the truth but I quit posting there as they want to moderate everything I post. I vote in primaries, but most of my adult life I have considered myself and independent.