Archive for May 27th, 2010

The President announced he was sending National Guard troops to the border.  Guv Dude says it’s about time and at least it’s a start.  The Former H-Town Mayor says it’s too little and too late.   Sen. McCain says it’s not enough.  Dems in the Senate says that’s all for now.

The President’s EPA says it might take over enforcing the Clean Air Act in the Lone Star State and Dude howls about the federal government violating the 10th Amendment.  The former H-Town Mayor blames Dude for the feds having to step in.

According to the latest poll, The President has a 55% job disapproval rating in the Lone Star State.   Guess who won’t be invited to campaign for Dems in the Lone Star State this year?

This former MLBer played 15 seasons.  He is ranked 34th all time for dingers, 45th for RBIs, 26th for walks, and 31st for slugging average.  Is he Hall of Fame worthy and who am I talking about?

The local GOP set up shop in H-Town’s East End and gave out bicycles to Latino students according to a story in the Chron.  They will also be offering English classes.  Hey, at least they are trying.

From Alyson’s Footnotes:

“Major League Baseball will be observing a National Moment of Remembrance on Monday, for three reasons: 1) to remind all Americans on Memorial Day the importance of remembering those who sacrificed their lives in serving their country; 2) provide an opportunity to join this expression of gratitude in an act of unity; and 3) make Memorial Day more relevant, especially to younger Americans.

“Games played Monday afternoon will pause precisely at 3 p.m. (local time) in order for the host teams to play a one minute video in observance of a Moment of Remembrance, to honor those Americans who have sacrificed their lives in serving their country. The Astros are hosting the Nationals that day at 1:05 p.m. CT, so assuming the game moves at a normal pace, the game will probably be in the sixth or seventh inning when the video runs. “

Jeff Bagwell of course had 449 dingers, 1529 RBIs, 1401 walks, and a .540 career slugging average, and also won the 1994 NL MVP and 1991 Rookie of the Year Award.  Baggy is celebrating his 42nd BD today.  Happy Birthday Baggy!

Sofia Luna Schnieders made her MLB debut last night as she made it to Miller Park last night in her cute brick pink ‘Stros gear with her parents.

Roy O is celebrating his third victory and now has a 2.35 ERA which ranks seventh best in the MLB this season.  If he keeps it up he’s All-Star Game bound for sure.  CNN will be moved aside this afternoon as the ‘Stros wrap it up in Milwaukee.


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