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Archive for September 16th, 2016

Diez y Seis

I wonder if someone is going to brief Donald Trump on Diez y Seis – Mexico’s Independence Day. I wonder if he will do a taco bowl or enchilada or burrito tweet today?

A few weeks ago, I was feeling good about the campaign. I wasn’t feeling so good the last few days. I am feeling better this morning because Donald Trump still won’t admit the President was born in the USA.  The media is giving this a lot of play today.  Good!

Name the ‘Stros pitcher who has given up the most dingers this season?

Bill King has a response to the Mayor’s pension plan. I will post it on Monday.

Kaepernick keeps winning. Check this from the Chron:

A fifth-grade student in Pearland is following in the steps of 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick by protesting the Pledge of Allegiance. 

According to news station KHOU, Skyla Madria, 10, said she won’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance or “The Star-Spangled Banner” after leaning the anthem was written by Francis Scott Key, a slave owner. She also said she’s protesting because of a rarely sung verse of the national anthem that refers to slavery.

The lines of “The Star-Spangled Banner” that refer to slaves are, “No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.” 

Madria told KHOU she’s knelt during the Pledge of Allegiance three times in the last two weeks and was sent to the principal’s office by a coach. Madria claims the principal called her mother, Elizabeth Owens, and “called me disgusting for not standing up.”

Owens told KHOU that she supports her daughter’s protest and doesn’t believe she’s doing anything wrong. 

Pearland Independent School District released a statement saying that Madria was not touched or disciplined in any way.

Here is the entire read:

http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/pearland/news/article/Pearland-middle-schooler-protests-pledge-of-9225133.php.

Mike Fiers of course leads all ‘Stros pitchers by giving up 25 dingers to date this season.

Jake Kaplan of the Chron says we need to go 13-3 the rest of the way if we want to make the playoffs. 9 of those games are on the road. Wow!

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