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“If it wants to be the next Rick Perry, I’ve made up my mind”, is a stinging a line from today’s Doonesbury.  Check it out here.

The Lone Star State’s contribution to this year’s presidential race is more than just providing big bucks to The President’s campaign.   Even though we are a red state and the DNC and The President’s campaign aren’t going to send a dime to Lone Star State Dems this election season, we are relevant.  Guv Dude and the GOP’s assault on women in the Lone Star State is a major component of the narrative that is taking hold across the U.S. of A. that has many female voters concerned.  Dude scrambling to find the funds that should be going to Planned Parenthood is proof that they stepped in doodoo.  Doonesbury’s focus on the invasive sonogram law certainly doesn’t help the GOP. 

The same applies to the GOP’s Voter ID law.  The law is purely designed to hold off the inevitable – more Latinos participating in elections.

Lone Star State Dems need to continue expressing outrage because the rest of the U.S.  of A. can hear us and it matters to some and hopefully to maybe enough.

On July 28 at The Yard, the ‘Stros will hand out 10,000 bobble heads commemorating one of the key highlights of the team’s history.  It involves a former player taken in the First Round (10th pick overall) in the 2001 MLB Draft.  Who am I talking about?

You blame the grown-ups for this.  Here is from Chron.com:

Southern Miss offered the first airball of the NCAA Tournament.

They can thank the school’s pep band.

From the think-before-you-speak file, the USM pep band began the less-than-creative (not to mention racist) chant “Where’s your green card?” when Kansas State’s Angel Rodriguez stepped to the free-throw line in Thursday’s NCAA Tournament first-round game in Pittsburgh.

If the chant isn’t bad enough, it’s also inaccurate.

Geography lesson: Rodriguez was born in Puerto Rico.

And

Southern Miss should be embarrassed.

As for the Golden Eagles, they lost the game 70-64.

Here is the rest of the story.

It kind of mimics what happened in San Antonio a week or so ago when kids from Alamo Heights chanted “USA, USA” when playing a school with a mostly Latino student population.

These kids see and pick-up what is going on across the country.

Former “Stros Chris Burke of course will be featured with the “18th Inning Walk-Off Dinger” bobble head from Game 4 of the 2005 NLDS.

That’s all I have from The Yard.

 

 

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