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Bigot Does

Secretary Hillary Clinton will today pin the Alt-Right and white nationalists on Donald Trump’s forehead so what does Trump do, he called Hillary a bigot last night. That’s what bigots do. I am being kind when I say Trump is a despicable human being.

As a Latino, when I leave The Yard to go home, I don’t worry about getting shot. I worry about running into rabid hard core Donald Trump supporters. Just saying.

I was saying this yesterday. Here is a tweet from Jorge Ramos:

JORGE RAMOSVerified account ‏@jorgeramosnews 2m2 minutes ago

Now @realDonaldTrump is flip flopping on deporting 11 M because he realized -too late- that he can’t win without Latinos. #TooLateTrump

No se puede!

Chew on this. Hillary is supported by African-American and Latino leaders from throughout the country. Trump?

Donna Brazile, Interim Chair of the DNC, has a kickarse Op-Ed in USA Today on Trump and the African-American vote: Here is how it ends:

Oh, and note to Trump, the African-American community is not “under Democratic control.” African Americans are part of the Democratic Party — an integral part. We’re a valued part of a family. And just like any family, sometimes relationships are rocky. We’ve had disagreements. But we have come out of them stronger and more unified thanks to leaders like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

This is bigger than the differences between two parties. Trump’s own words and deeds have made him a singularly unqualified messenger of any sort of reconciliation. Martin Luther King said “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Trump’s support among African Americans will continue to be virtually nil until we see some light and love from his campaign. I’m not holding my breath.

So, let me answer Trump’s question about what we have to lose by forsaking the Democratic Party for “something new.” What we have to lose is a tried and tested relationship with a party that has welcomed African Americans, given us voice, and helped for decades to advance our interests — a party devoted to the well-being of all Americans. I’m proud to be an African American and I’m proud to be a Democrat.

Here is all of the Brazile take: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/08/24/trump-black-voters-democrats-donna-brazile/89221932/.

Now for the bad news. Commentary said this last week.

The Clinton Foundation and the emails are Clinton creations and big time vulnerabilities. I would rather have the White House than the foundation. I really hate to say this. If Hillary wins, I would hope that they just shut down the foundation. Why risk a second term? Just saying.

Here is from a Reuters story from yesterday:

The foundation started by Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton should shut down despite its good work, two major newspapers said in editorials on Wednesday, calling for its closure to avoid perceptions of “pay-for-play” amid the U.S. presidential campaign as critics step up their attacks over the issue.

Despite plans announced earlier this week to reorganize the foundation if Hillary Clinton wins the White House in November, USA Today said the global charity must close for the Democratic presidential candidate to avoid any appearance of unethical ties.

“The only way to eliminate the odor surrounding the foundation is to wind it down and put it in mothballs, starting today, and transfer its important charitable work to another large American charity such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,” the paper’s editorial board wrote.

The Washington Post said in its editorial that the planned steps unveiled on Monday to rename the foundation, end foreign and corporate donations and have Bill Clinton resign from the board should have happened sooner – before his wife served as secretary of state – and still fall short.

“The foundation undoubtedly does worthwhile work. Should Ms. Clinton win, all of that work and all of the foundation’s assets should be spun off to an organization with no ties to the first family,” the Post’s editorial board wrote.

The Clintons can do good work by being in the White House and running the country. They don’t need the foundation.  Oh, well!

Comiskey who changed to U.S. Cellular will now be Guaranteed Rate. How many MLB cribs are named for beverage products?

Here is from Chron.com:

Health inspectors called foul on food stands at Minute Maid Park this week, along with other restaurants in the Houston area.

Like so many eateries before it, a couple of concession stands at the baseball park were cited for slime in the ice machine, specifically at Street Eats 126 and Home & Away 113.

Street Eats 126 is where I get hot dogs. I don’t order anything with ice. Dante does.

We went 5-2 on the roadie.

We are 66-61. We have 35 games left to play and are 8 games out of first in the AL West and 4 ½ behind in the Wild Card chase. We only have 19 games left at The Yard and 16 on the road. We have 3 in Arlington, 4 in Cleveland, 3 in Seattle, 3 in Oakland, and 3 in Anaheim.

At The Yard we have 3 with the Rays, 3 with the A’s, 3 with the Cubbies, 3 with the Rangers, 4 with the Angels, and 3 with Seattle.

In case you are counting, that’s 19 games against contenders.

Tags tweeted a few days ago that we would end up with 85 wins. That means we would have to go 19-16 the rest of the way.   That gets us to 85 but not into the playoffs.

MLB has five cribs named after beverage products of course: Busch, Coors, Miller, The Yard, and Tropicana.

We have the day off then host the Rays this weekend who are 53-72 and then host the A’s for 3 who are 55-72.   We need to make up some ground or else!

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