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On Blackface

Carlos Correa has 89 RBIs and Jose Altuve has 88. When was the last time we had two ‘Stros end the season with 100 or more RBIs?

Seventy days. Ten weeks. Then it is all over. Commentary is ready for this election to be over like now.

For most of the day here, I keep the flat screen on CNN. Even on bland CNN it is nasty. I put all the blame on Donald Trump.

Check out what the Chron’s Ken Hoffman has to say about the race today. I have to agree with most of what he writes. Here are a couple of lines:

It’s not political disagreement anymore, it’s pure hatred.

And:

It’s definitely the most destructive election of our times. There may be no coming back.

Here is the entire piece: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/columnists/hoffman/article/As-election-approaches-people-need-to-R-E-L-A-X-9191270.php?cmpid=btfpm.

Blackface, what do you have to lose, blah, blah, blah.   I guess the Trump campaign and GOP need to be reminded what Rick Perry said about the GOP and African Americans. Here is this:

“There has been—and will continue to be—an important and legitimate role for the federal government in enforcing civil rights,” (Former Texas Governor Rick) Perry said, adding he was among those who favored autonomy for states to address the issue. “For too long, we Republicans have been content to lose the black vote because we found we didn’t need it to win. But when we gave up on trying to win the support of African-Americans, we lost our moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln, as the party of equal opportunity for all. It is time for us to once again reclaim our heritage as the only party in our country founded on the principle of freedom for African-Americans.”

Commentary said this yesterday:

When it comes to African-American and Latino voters, Trump’s play is to call Secretary Hillary Clinton a bigot and says we folks of color are being used by the Democratic Party.

Yesterday, one of Trump’s African American supporter put out an image of Hillary in blackface. Really? He later backed down. Here is story:

Pastor Mark Burns, who advises Donald Trump and acts as a campaign surrogate, on Tuesday apologized in his ‘sincere heart of hearts’ for tweeting a ‘divisive’ cartoon image of Hillary Clinton in blackface.

The tweet, which Burns posted Monday, depicts Clinton with her face shaded wearing a T-shirt that says ‘NO HOT SAUCE NO PEACE.’ She is holding a sign that says #@!* THE POLICE.’

The text of the tweet reads: ‘I ain’t no ways tired of pandering to African Americans,’ with additional text mockingly meant to be from Clinton saying, ‘Black Americans, THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES and letting me use you again … See you again in 4 years.’ 

Burns posted the tweet, which he initially defended Monday, in advance of Donald Trump’s planned speech to before a black congregation on Saturday, to be broadcast on the Impact Network.

‘It was in hindsight a horrible image to use. For me the blackface wasn’t the focal point of the picture,’ Burns told CNN Tuesday morning.

It is not going to change in one election or shift by a series of tweets.

The Trump campaign is doing all it can to poison the electorate. That is there only hope.

On the 49ers QB who decided to sit out the National Anthem. That’s his right. I don’t have a problem but he has to know that in this day and age of twitter and all the other social media that a lot of folks are going to tear into him because that’s their right too.

So today in the Chron, Gallery Furniture has a full page ad of an image of the Stars and Stripes with this caption:

WE ALWAYS WILL STAND

WE ALWAYS WILL SING

WE ALWAYS WILL RESPECT

WE ALWAYS WILL REMEMBER

I was at The Yard last night, and me and a couple of others were the only ones singing.

Gene Wilder left us yesterday. Everybody knows him from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” I first saw him in 1967 in “Bonnie and Clyde.” I loved him as “The Waco Kid” in “Blazing Saddles.” Plus “The Producers”, “Silver Streak”, “Stir Crazy” and “Young Frankenstein” of course. I even liked him in “Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx.”

In 2008, the Big Puma had 106 RBIs and Carlos Lee had 100 of course.

A number of local Latina and Latino elected officials decided to hang at The Yard last night. HCC, the Texas Legislature, H-Town and Pasadena City Council, and county government were represented. They got to see Altuve get is 22nd dinger.   We are still in the hunt.

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On Blackface

Carlos Correa has 89 RBIs and Jose Altuve has 88. When was the last time we had two ‘Stros end the season with 100 or more RBIs?

Seventy days. Ten weeks. Then it is all over. Commentary is ready for this election to be over like now.

For most of the day here, I keep the flat screen on CNN. Even on bland CNN it is nasty. I put all the blame on Donald Trump.

Check out what the Chron’s Ken Hoffman has to say about the race today. I have to agree with most of what he writes. Here are a couple of lines:

It’s not political disagreement anymore, it’s pure hatred.

And:

It’s definitely the most destructive election of our times. There may be no coming back.

Here is the entire piece: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/columnists/hoffman/article/As-election-approaches-people-need-to-R-E-L-A-X-9191270.php?cmpid=btfpm.

Blackface, what do you have to lose, blah, blah, blah.   I guess the Trump campaign and GOP need to be reminded what Rick Perry said about the GOP and African Americans. Here is this:

“There has been—and will continue to be—an important and legitimate role for the federal government in enforcing civil rights,” (Former Texas Governor Rick) Perry said, adding he was among those who favored autonomy for states to address the issue. “For too long, we Republicans have been content to lose the black vote because we found we didn’t need it to win. But when we gave up on trying to win the support of African-Americans, we lost our moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln, as the party of equal opportunity for all. It is time for us to once again reclaim our heritage as the only party in our country founded on the principle of freedom for African-Americans.”

Commentary said this yesterday:

When it comes to African-American and Latino voters, Trump’s play is to call Secretary Hillary Clinton a bigot and says we folks of color are being used by the Democratic Party.

Yesterday, one of Trump’s African American supporter put out an image of Hillary in blackface. Really? He later backed down. Here is story:

Pastor Mark Burns, who advises Donald Trump and acts as a campaign surrogate, on Tuesday apologized in his ‘sincere heart of hearts’ for tweeting a ‘divisive’ cartoon image of Hillary Clinton in blackface.

The tweet, which Burns posted Monday, depicts Clinton with her face shaded wearing a T-shirt that says ‘NO HOT SAUCE NO PEACE.’ She is holding a sign that says #@!* THE POLICE.’

The text of the tweet reads: ‘I ain’t no ways tired of pandering to African Americans,’ with additional text mockingly meant to be from Clinton saying, ‘Black Americans, THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES and letting me use you again … See you again in 4 years.’ 

Burns posted the tweet, which he initially defended Monday, in advance of Donald Trump’s planned speech to before a black congregation on Saturday, to be broadcast on the Impact Network.

‘It was in hindsight a horrible image to use. For me the blackface wasn’t the focal point of the picture,’ Burns told CNN Tuesday morning.

It is not going to change in one election or shift by a series of tweets.

The Trump campaign is doing all it can to poison the electorate. That is there only hope.

On the 49ers QB who decided to sit out the National Anthem. That’s his right. I don’t have a problem but he has to know that in this day and age of twitter and all the other social media that a lot of folks are going to tear into him because that’s their right too.

So today in the Chron, Gallery Furniture has a full page ad of an image of the Stars and Stripes with this caption:

WE ALWAYS WILL STAND

WE ALWAYS WILL SING

WE ALWAYS WILL RESPECT

WE ALWAYS WILL REMEMBER

I was at The Yard last night, and me and a couple of others were the only ones singing.

Gene Wilder left us yesterday. Everybody knows him from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” I first saw him in 1967 in “Bonnie and Clyde.” I loved him as “The Waco Kid” in “Blazing Saddles.” Plus “The Producers”, “Silver Streak”, “Stir Crazy” and “Young Frankenstein” of course. I even liked him in “Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx.”

In 2008, the Big Puma had 106 RBIs and Carlos Lee had 100 of course.

A number of local Latina and Latino elected officials decided to hang at The Yard last night. HCC, the Texas Legislature, H-Town and Pasadena City Council, and county government were represented. They got to see Altuve get is 22nd dinger.   We are still in the hunt.

Read Full Post »