A few days ago, the folks in charge of security at the Lone Star State Capitol said they would be installing metal detectors to keep weapons out. It turns out you can still carry rifles into the Capitol – yikes!
Here’s from today’s Statesman: “Under current state law, so-called ’long guns’ — rifles, shotguns and the like — will remain legal in the domed landmark if they are carried openly, in a non-threatening way.”
What the heck is a non-threatening way?
Here’s what The Dean said in the same article: “Texas is pretty gun-friendly, so even though it may not make sense to be able to legally carry a rifle or shotgun into the Capitol, that’s the way it is. There’s not a lot of wildlife in the Capitol that needs to be hunted, although occasionally there may be a couple of squirrels running around up there."
I wonder if The Dean’s squirrels have names.
Some folks put out their endorsements before Tuesday’s Harris County Democratic Party run-off. Here’s how they did: GLBT 3-2, Coalition of Harris County Democratic Elected Officials 3-1, Chron E-Board 2-2.
Now that the line-ups are set for the big November election showdowns across the state, I sure am glad the election isn’t anytime soon. With all the coverage the Tea Baggers are getting and with recent polling showing Dems aren’t doing too good we’d get our arses run for sure. Right now the other side is more fired up if you ask me, of course, they don’t ask me anymore.
From the One of the Most Important Dates of the 20th Century Department: 63 years ago today, Jackie Robinson took the field as a Brooklyn Dodger at Ebbets Field against the Boston Braves breaking the color barrier in MLB. What position did he play? Who was the first pitcher he faced? Who was managing the Dodgers?
I’ll give you a hint on the manager. Here’s what he had to say to a few of the Dodgers who thought about boycotting Robinson’s debut: "I do not care if the guy is yellow or black, or if he has stripes like a fu___n’ zebra. I’m the manager of this team, and I say he plays. What’s more, I say he can make us all rich. And if any of you cannot use the money, I will see that you are all traded."
Jackie Robinson of course started at first base, he faced Johnny Sain, and Leo Durocher was the skipper.
The oh and eight ‘Stros take the field today and many of them will be wearing Jackie Robinson’s Numero 42 which is now retired. Maybe wearing the Numero 42 will give them confidence because Hunter Pence looks like he is lost at the plate. Numero 45 and Matsui don’t appear to be aggressive. Now, I think it is time to send J.R. Towles and his .056 batting average to Round Rock and bring up our 2008 Number One draft choice Jason Castro. I sure hope there isn’t any breaking news this afternoon on CNN because the ‘Stros game will be on as I’ll have my fingers crossed hoping to avoid tying the club record of nine straight losses to start the season – ouch!