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It’s a War

Secretary of State John Kerry says we are not at war with ISIL. Here is what he told CNN yesterday:

“What we are doing is engaging in a very significant counter-terrorism operation. It’s going to go on for some period of time. If somebody wants to think about it as being a war with ISIL, they can do so, but the fact is it’s a major counter-terrorism operation that will have many different moving parts.”

We are going to end up spending billions. We are going bombs away. We are going to knock off a bunch of bad guys. It is going to last for a while. It is a war.

Jose Altuve is the only MLB player with 200 base hits this season. Nobody had 200 last season. Two players had 200 plus base hits in 2012 – name them?

I am going to have to give credit to the Chron these days for putting out more campaign stories. On today’s front page there is a story on AG Abbott filing an ethics complaint against Team Davis for mixing the book tour with the campaign. Oh brother!

There is also a story about where is Sen. Dan Patrick. Apparently he is not doing a lot of campaigning. Here is a line from the Patrick story that will probably get a smirk or two:

The down-low strategy is new for Patrick, a 64-year-old who has served in the state Senate since 2007.

Oops!

There is also a story in the City/State section on the polls. Way to go Chron! You are doing your part to inform voters.

On “What is Trending on ‘Today’” over 60% of folks that tweeted in wanted the NFL Commissioner to resign. Remember when former Secretary of State Condi Rice said she wanted to be NFL Commissioner. Now some folks are talking her up.

After September 11, MLB went dark for a week. The season resumed for the ‘Stros a week later with a three games series in San Francisco beginning on Tuesday, September 18. We swept the Giants. Then we came home to The Yard for a three game weekend series with the Cubbies. All three games were standing-room-only crowds. Just thought you might want to know.

In 2012, Derek Jeter had 216 base hits and Miguel Cabrera had 205 of course.

Altuve is now chasing B-G-O’s 210 and he still holds the MLB lead in batting average as the team is in Anaheim this weekend to take on the best in MLB.

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