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Rules Are Rules

Commentary respects Sen. Bernie Sanders and his campaign team. They have run a great campaign. Commentary has also said that the super delegate rule needs to be tossed in future primaries.

When the campaign started the Sanders folks knew the rules. They knew that they had to deal with super delegates. The super delegates are overwhelmingly siding with Secretary Hillary Clinton. That is the way it goes.   The Sanders campaign doesn’t get any sympathy from me when they start complaining about super delegates. Here is from the Washington Post that I found in the Chron:

Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination, according to the Associated Press, emerging from a long and bruising primary to become the first woman to lead a major party in the race for the White House.

A bitter presidential contest that Clinton once was expected to win in a walk ended abruptly late Monday, as she claimed exactly the number of delegates needed to secure the nomination in her contest against Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, according the AP’s latest tally.

It is over. Hillary will add more delegates to her total tonight even if she loses California. She will also have won 3 million more votes than Bernie. The Dem rules don’t say that the Dem nominee must win California.   The rules say that the Dem nominee must win a majority of the delegates including pledges and super delegates. She has the majority and he doesn’t.  Rules are rules and the Sanders campaign must accept the rules.

The Cubbies are 40-16 and are on a pace to win 116 games. How many times since 1900 have the Cubbies won 100 or more games in a season and when was the last time they won 100 or more?

I don’t know about this. I am talking about the HISD Auditor who is spending his time at home. Here is from Ericka Mellon of the Chron:

In his complaint filed Monday, (Auditor Richard) Patton cited his communication with the HISD police chief and the FBI as evidence that he was a whistleblower. In addition, Patton revealed in the complaint that he or his staff had reported to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office an allegation concerning board member Diana Davila’s residency in the east-side district she represents.

Records obtained by the Chronicle show that the concerns centered on whether Davila inaccurately reported on campaign paperwork the length of time she had lived in District 8 when she filed to run for the board seat in August.

Davila said in an interview that she did not know the auditor’s office was investigating her residency until a Chronicle reporter called her in May. Davila said she accurately reported that she had been living in District 8 for two years and eight months, first in a property owned by her husband’s parents and then in a new townhouse.

Questions about Davila’s residency were brought to the audit department’s attention through a call to its tip line, according to Patton’s complaint.

“Apparently some people don’t like the way I’m voting so they decided they want to create a story for me,” Davila said. “I have nothing to hide.”

Davila, who took office in January, added that she was not at the board’s closed-door meeting with Patton on March 10, the day he was suspended.

Commentary didn’t know it was the auditor’s responsibility to monitor who is qualified to run for HISD Trustee. He needs to stick to contracts and stuff like that.

Here is the entire Mellon article:   http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/HISD-auditor-says-he-was-suspended-for-being-7966989.php.

Here is the beginning of the Chron’s E-Board take today on Muhammad Ali:

Houstonians of a certain age will remember that Muhammad Ali was in and out of Houston several times in the early years of his boxing career and once considered living here. He fought three times in the Bayou City, in the Astrodome, and won all three (against Cleveland “Big Cat” Williams in 1966, Ernie Terrell in 1967 and Jimmy Ellis in 1971).

Here is the entire take: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Muhammad-Ali-exuded-courage-7966849.php.

I always thought it was four fights in H-Town including the one with Buster Mathis. Oh, well.

The new support. I am talking about text support instead of tech support. Last week, a lighting strike fried a transformer near my parents’ home and in the process my parents’ phones, flat screen, TV channel box, and Wi-Fi were fried.   Yesterday, I went over to help set-up their new gizmos and was having problems with the flat screen hook-up. I called their provider and ended up being guided through text communications. Come on! Needless to say the hook-up effort was not successful. An older box from another room is being used for now and a real techie will drop by tomorrow.

The Cubbies have won 100 or more games in a season 5 times and the last time they did it was in 1935 when they went 100-54.

The Cubbies will be here in September.

We are now 0-7 versus the Rangers.   We should have won last night.

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