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This is so random. I was watching “Today” and they debuted a trailer for an upcoming Warren Beatty flick called “Rules Don’t Apply” about Howard Hughes. I think it has been around 15 years since Beatty was in a movie.

Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1JrMOiG5hc.

In case you don’t remember Warren Beatty, how about “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Shampoo.”

This got some folks disturbed.  Check this:

Chronicle Opinion‏@ChronOpinion 28m28 minutes ago

Editorial: Justified shooting? More Qs than answers after @houstonpolice officers fatally shoot man http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Justified-shooting-8376733.php?t=9af97a2f15438d9cbb&cmpid=twitter-premium … @HoustonChron

So this happened:

St. John B. Smith ‏@stjbs 16m16 minutes ago

St. John B. Smith Retweeted Chronicle Opinion

This editorial, fyi, has infuriated @HPOUTX so much it is now refusing to speak to Chronicle reporters til 2018https://twitter.com/ChronOpinion/status/753601392938319872 …

Really? So I guess we are not going to get along in H-Town?   Why blame reporters? They are not part of the E-Board team?

Check this from MSN.com:

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday apologized for statements she made criticizing Republican presidential contender Donald Trump.

“On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them. Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect,” Ginsburg said in a statement released by the court.

Without looking, who has the best record in MLB this morning?

This should concern all Dems. Here are some tweets from yesterday:

 

Donald J. TrumpVerified account ‏@realDonaldTrump 26m26 minutes ago

#CrookedHillary is outspending me by a combined 31 to 1 in Florida, Ohio, & Pennsylvania. I haven’t started yet!

 

Teddy Schleifer ‏@teddyschleifer 24m24 minutes ago

Teddy Schleifer Retweeted Donald J. Trump

The man has a point

 

Remember, I said this in March;

I stopped rooting for Donald Trump. I changed my mind. I think he is way too unpredictable.   Here is the headline from a recent post by Erica Grieder on Burkablog:

WARNING: Donald Trump Could Win the General Election

Here is a part from her post:

The first fifteen primaries have shown that Trump’s appeal isn’t confined to a bloc of Republican voters delineated in the traditional ways, with reference to characteristics like region, ideology, socioeconomic status, race, or religious affiliation. His support is strongest among some subsets of the Republican electorate, like blue-collar white men, but he nonetheless performs pretty well among college-educated professionals too. He’s been successful among voters who would have logical reasons to reject his candidacy, such as southern evangelicals. He’s even been successful at animating support from the most unlikely subset of all: voters who don’t usually bother to vote. To put it differently: Trump has created a new coalition, one that doesn’t map onto the traditional categories.

Go check it all here: http://www.texasmonthly.com/burka-blog/387456/.

The “voters who don’t usually bother to vote” concern me.   How many are out there? I kind of think that the national pollsters are not talking to these folks because they have not been voting.

I would much rather face a Sen. Ted Cruz or heck, even a Mitt Romney because we can pretty much expect to know who will show up to go vote. With Trump we just don’t know and that is kind of scary.

And I said this in May.

Commentary has said before that it won’t be a cakewalk for Sec. Hillary Clinton this fall against Donald Trump. Remember, she is a public figure who has endured 25 years of attacks from the GOP.

The recent email mess hasn’t helped us out.  I am also thinking Trump will get a bump after he picks his running mate.

The Giants own the best record in MLB today with a 57-33 clip of course.

I am not going to talk about the former MLBer that thinks Jose Altuve is on the juice.

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