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70 Years

On September 7, 1946, Alicia Torres and Tony Campos were married at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Baytown, Texas. So that means they have been married 70 years today. How about that!

I was asking my Mom the other day how many folks from their wedding party are still around. Sadly, just two.

Father Denis Kennedy married the two.

Congrats Mom and Dad!

The Dallas Morning News endorsed Secretary Hillary Clinton for president today. Check out how the endorsement starts:

There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November. We recommend Hillary Clinton.

We don’t come to this decision easily. This newspaper has not recommended a Democrat for the nation’s highest office since before World War II — if you’re counting, that’s more than 75 years and nearly 20 elections. The party’s over-reliance on government and regulation to remedy the country’s ills is at odds with our belief in private-sector ingenuity and innovation. Our values are more about individual liberty, free markets and a strong national defense.

We’ve been critical of Clinton’s handling of certain issues in the past. But unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has experience in actual governance, a record of service and a willingness to delve into real policy.

Here is the entire DMN take: http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20160907-we-recommend-hillary-clinton-for-u.s.-president.ece.

The ‘Stros are 35-35 on the road. What was our roadie record last season?

The New York Times tweeted this yesterday:

Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Paul Ryan urging him to bar Republicans from using hacked documents in the campaign.

Sure, OK. As if Dems would hold back the hacked emails if they belonged to the GOP.

The Times also tweeted this:

“I just don’t think she has a presidential look, and you need a presidential look,” Trump said of Hillary Clinton

And he does? That guy is a clown!

SEIU lost one yesterday. Here is from the Chron:

A state district court jury in Harris County on Tuesday awarded Professional Janitorial Service what it asked for: $5.4 million to compensate the commercial cleaning company for the business it lost when the Service Employees International Union targeted the company in an aggressive union organizing campaign. 

The jury, which voted 10 to 2, returned its verdict in less than eight hours of deliberations after a four-week trial that began last month. 

John Zavitsanos, the Houston lawyer who represents Professional Janitorial Service, said he was “extremely” pleased with the verdict, noting that it is the first- ever verdict against the Service Employees International Union in such a case. 

A statement from the union criticized the verdict as an assault on fundamental free speech rights guaranteed by the Constitution. The union plans to appeal the verdict and calls the trial “riddled with procedural errors and blatant appeals to the prejudices of the jury.”

Here is the entire read:

http://www.chron.com/business/article/Jury-finds-against-union-awards-5-4-million-in-9205576.php.

I wonder if SEIU will change its tactics?

Commentary has said before that I don’t like to write about college athletics because the players don’t get paid. I will say that was a pretty dramatic jump in the rankings for the Longhorns. It looks like they have four ranked opponents left on their schedule.

The ‘Stros were 33-48 on the road last season of course.

We won last night and are still two out of the Wild Card race. We have 24 games left with 11 on the road and 13 at The Yard.

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