Archive for April 7th, 2015

Not Surprised

The last thing Commentary wants to do is play off of someone’s suffering. That being said I have never been a fan of the Uber types. They kind of thumbed their noses at the City of H-Town regulations early on. So the following from the Chron isn’t surprising. It is sad and tragic. Here is how it starts:

An Uber driver accused of raping an unconscious female passenger was never permitted by the city and drove for more than two months after the alleged incident, frustrating city officials who worked for months to bring the company into compliance, only to have Uber skirt local rules.

………Uber officials also acknowledged on Monday that many of their drivers do not have a city permit.

The incident drew a strong rebuke from Mayor Annise Parker.

“It is inexcusable that Uber had a driver on the streets and tied to their app who was not registered with the city,” Parker said in a statement. “We are consulting with the city Legal Department to determine appropriate action against the company for this oversight.”

Oh yeah! Well what did you expect? I kind of think the City jumped too quickly into letting these folks operate. I don’t think we were ready to handle this and the Chron article kind of confirms this. It is like we are now trying to catch up to something that we intentionally let out of the bag if you know what I mean. How can it be inexcusable when we handed them the excuse?

Here is the entire Chron article: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/transportation/article/Uber-driver-accused-of-rape-not-permitted-by-city-6182503.php.

Who threw more pitches last night – Dallas Keuchel or defending AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber?

Candice Bergen was on “Today” this morning. Most folks know her as “Murphy Brown” and for her role on “Boston Legal.” I also remember her in “Carnal Knowledge”, “Sand Pebbles” with Steve McQueen, “The Wind and the Lion” with Sean Connery, and in “Soldier Blue.” She has always been one of my favorite actresses.

Last night was terrific. We won in a low scoring contest.

Before the game Jose Altuve was presented with a painting, a fancy ring, and a Lexus – not bad.

There were long lines everywhere except for the Blue Bell concession stand.

They handed out magnet schedules.

I missed snagging a foul ball by a hair.

Dallas Keuchel threw 103 pitches and Corey Kluber threw 102 of course.

This is our third straight Opening Day win. I’ll take it!

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