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Does It Matter?

Will folks change their shopping habits because of this from the Houston Press?  See this:

Grocery store chains H-E-B, Whole Foods and Safeway (which owns Randall’s) announced last week that they will not allow open carry inside their Texas locations. “As a retailer of alcohol, long guns and unlicensed guns are prohibited on our property under the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission rules,” H-E-B said in a statement, according to USA Today. “H-E-B maintains the same policy we have for years, only concealed licensed handguns are allowed on our property.” 

But gun owners can carry their handguns openly in Kroger grocery stores, Breitbart reported last week. “If the local gun laws are to allow open carry, we’ll certainly allow customers to do that based on what the local laws are,” Kroger CFO Michael Schlotman told CNBC in March, according to Breitbart. “We don’t believe it’s up to us to legislate what the local gun control laws should be. It’s up to the local legislators to decide to do that.”


It’s hard to tell if the businesses who have declined to clarify their open carry policies have done so out of ignorance of the new law or to preserve their public image, but it’s clear that many businesses won’t have gun policies in place by January 1, which doesn’t really do anyone — lawful gun-toting customers or citizens simply seeking gun-free zones — much good.   

I am a Kroger guy more out of convenience. I really prefer not to be around folks that are openly carrying. What is their point? Oh, what to do!

How many of the Top Ten MLB career dinger leaders ARE NOT in the Hall of Fame?

I don’t know about this from NFL.com:

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was openly disappointed with quarterback Brandon Weeden‘s 0-3 stretch in Dallas after Tony Romo went down, going as far as saying that Matt Cassel would have won those games against the then-undefeated Falcons, the Saints and the Patriots

Weeden, who is now 26 of 42 for 305 yards and three touchdowns in two appearances (one start) for the Texans, remembers this well. 

When asked on an Oklahoma radio station if guiding the Texans into the playoffs was “extra satisfying because of what Jerry said, to see the Cowboys completely just turn into a dumpster fire if you’re in the playoffs?” 

Weeden’s response on 107.7 FM: “I mean, yeah. Absolutely. We get to play extra football and he’ll be watching on his couch. That’s what it’s all about. We’re playing for something and this is a fun time of the year.”

You never see Commentary trash talk with Dallas on NFL stuff. They got rings and we don’t.

Six of the Top Ten MLB career dinger leaders ARE NOT in the Hall of Fame of course: Barry Bonds (762), A-Rod (687), Ken Griffey, Jr. (630), Jim Thome (612), Sammy Sosa (609), and Mark McGwire (583).

I don’t have anything from The Yard.

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