Archive for May 24th, 2013

I don’t think Guv Dude appreciated the Boy Scouts of America dropping into the Lone Star State to vote to lift the ban on gay scouts.  Hey Dude, the majority rules as 61% of the Scout’s National Council voted for the new policy.  Here is what Guv Dude issued after the vote:

The Boys Scouts of America has been built upon the values of faith and family for more than 100 years and today’s decision contradicts generations of tradition in the name of political correctness. While I will always cherish my time as a scout and the life lessons I learned, I am greatly disappointed with this decision.

Here is part of what the Scouts issued yesterday:

"The Boy Scouts of America will not sacrifice its mission, or the youth served by the movement, by allowing the organization to be consumed by a single, divisive, and unresolved societal issue. As the National Executive Committee just completed a lengthy review process, there are no plans for further review on this matter.”

Here is their entire statement.

Dude and groups like the Texas Pastor Council, Family Research Council, Southern Baptist Convention, and Texas Values are not happy with the new policy and some are predicting the demise of the Scouts.  I wonder if they will go after the Scouts.  Heck, they may have to create a new merit badge for surviving the onslaught of Christian right wrath.

Don’t be surprised if some GOP state legislators ask Guv Dude to call a Special Session so they can enact legislation that would exempt the Lone Star State scouts from the new policy.

I’m thinking after this Sunday night’s showing of “Behind the Candelabra”, Dude is going to ditch his Bourne, Ocean’s, Romancing the Stone, and Wall Street series DVDs.

Name the last member of the A’s to win the AL Cy Young Award?

One of the Rocket’s kids has opened a restaurant called Katch 22.  It’s is on Durham.  That’s a kute name.  I hear the krab legs are to die for.  Same thing goes for the klub sandwich, fried katfish and tres leches kake.

From The Yard for Memorial Day games:

All Major League Baseball clubs will wear specially-designed caps and jerseys featuring an authentic military digital camouflage design licensed by the United States Marine Corps.

A 90-year old military vet will throw out the first pitch at The Yard Monday. 

Barry Zito of course won the AL Cy Young Award in 2002.

I wonder if they will have a special on snow cones this weekend. 

I wonder if we will break 20,000 for any of the games this holiday weekend.

A Bayou Bash will be held on Saturday at The Yard before the game with Zydeco tunes and boiled krawfish.

We have won four out of our last seven.  The A’s are in town followed by the Rockies on Memorial Day.


Read Full Post »