Archive for September 20th, 2016

It’s Late Night

This does not surprise me. See this:

Former president George H.W. Bush will break from his own party when he votes in the presidential election this November, opting for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over rival Donald Trump, according to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend. 

Politico says Townsend posted a photo on Facebook Monday in which she’s shaking hands with the 41st president, accompanied by the caption “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”

Why would he vote for a guy like Trump?   For that matter, why would any Bush vote for Trump?

It is official. Donald Trump’s kid is a dumbarse. Why would anyone compare the refugee crisis to candy?  What a four star dumbarse.

Commentary is not going to talk much about keeping white tigers in a restaurant in Downtown H-Town, but why would we want tigers to live in Downtown H-Town? Feel free to answer if you can.

How many games left do we have with playoff contenders?

Jimmy Fallon caught some grief because all he challenged was Donald Trump’s hair.

Commentary doesn’t watch a lot of the late night talk shows. Sometimes Fallon, Kimmel, or Colbert. I don’t have a favorite. I may try to watch when a politico of interest is on and not because I hope the politico gets nailed by a host. It is usually to see what kind of gags the politico will perform like the President and the First Lady have in the past. That’s not to say I would not mind if the hosts would challenge the politicos on occasion, but that is not what I expect. I will leave that up to folks like Wolf Blitzer, Martha Raddatz, Jake Tapper, Lester Holt, Norah O’Donnell, and Jorge Ramos.

I didn’t watch Fallon the other night other than what has been running on the hair deal. Cut him some slack. It’s late night.

In fact, you have to give Fallon some points. I for one would never stick my hand in Trump’s hair. Would you?

From the I didn’t know they could read department. Here is this from Poynter.org:

When The Dallas Morning News endorsed Hillary Clinton for president earlier this month, it broke a 75-year streak of not endorsing a Democrat.

The editorial drew pushback from many readers in Texas, a Republican-dominated state that hasn’t voted for a Democrat since Jimmy Carter in 1976. A sampling of the comments underneath the endorsement (more than 3,500) gives some idea of the magnitude of the criticism. Many readers vowed to unsubscribe, although some praised the newspaper for taking a stand for what it called the only “serious candidate on the presidential ballot.”

But it also paid financially for its decision to endorse Clinton. Although he declined to say how many readers cancelled their subscriptions, Dallas Morning News Editor Mike Wilson acknowledged the endorsement came with a price tag.

Here is the entire Poynter. read: http://www.poynter.org/2016/dallas-morning-news-paid-a-price-for-its-hillary-clinton-endorsement/430900/.

I wonder if the Chron lost any subscribers. After their takedown of Trump today, you just have to ask that question.

Speaking of, it is really quite astonishing to see more and more media outlets say that Trump is a serial liar. Here is from a Politico story today:

It does not matter if what he says is false. That Trump lies on a regular and dismal basis is no longer a question. It is a fact.

We only have three games left with a playoff contender – all three with the Mariners.

We won again last night but are still three back in the Wild Card race.  Twelve games to go.

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