Archive for November 3rd, 2016

We have five days to go and here in Harris County we have a 36% voter turnout through yesterday. Not bad.

Drop by State Rep. Carol Alvarado’s reception this evening at 8th Wonder Brewery.  It is from 5:30 to 7 pm.

Commentary, Bethany, and Nick are voting today – per our civic tradition.

World Serious MVP Ben Zobrist was drafted by the ‘Stros in the 6th Round of the 2004 MLB Draft. Our first pick that year was Hunter Pence who was picked in the 2nd Round.  How come we didn’t have a 1st Round Pick that year?

I tweeted out an article yesterday about CNN and Donna Brazile. Here is how it starts:

CNN chose an odd way to announce some news about itself on Monday: It waited until reporters called to disclose the fact that, yes, it had parted ways with one of its longtime commentators, Donna Brazile.

And it waited two weeks to do even that.

The cable network accepted Brazile’s resignation on Oct. 14 after it learned about her undisclosed role in back-channeling questions intended for a CNN-sponsored primary debate to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. According to Wikileaks, which posted hacked emails sent by Brazile to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, Brazile tipped the Clinton camp to at least two debate questions.

On Monday, a spokeswoman said in response to press calls that CNN was “extremely uncomfortable” with Brazile’s involvement in helping Clinton and had accepted her resignation — two weeks earlier. She didn’t explain why news about Brazile’s status at CNN was delayed for weeks.

On Tuesday, CNN President Jeff Zucker told staffers in an internal conference call that he found Brazile’s behavior “disgusting.” But that statement raised its own set of questions, such as: Why was it “disgusting” for a political operative employed by CNN to try to help a candidate she’s promoted on CNN?

Disgusting?  CNN pays candidate surrogates to defend folks that like to “grab’em by the p___y”.  Now that is disgusting.

And this from the same article:

Brazile’s dual roles point up the inherent conflict of interest in the networks’ employment of political figures as commentators, said Edward Wasserman, dean of the graduate school of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.

“There’s a clear conflict of loyalties,” he said. “She behaved in a way that is thoroughly unprincipled for a journalist and as an employee of CNN because she’s giving away proprietary secrets. Her obligation to a Democratic campaign outweighed her obligation to CNN and to the audience of CNN.”

Huh!  She is not a journalist. Don’t give me that mumbo jumbo about ethics and paid surrogate talking heads. There is no such thing. They all spew the campaign talking points of the day. Come on!

Here is the entire article: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/cnn-chief-says-brazile%e2%80%99s-leaks-to-clinton-camp-were-%e2%80%98disgusting%e2%80%99/ar-AAjHOmF?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE01DHP.

There is an interesting piece in Politico today on the so called shadow voter. Turns out there is no shadow voter.

Here is the story: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/poll-shy-voters-trump-230667.

In 2004, we signed a couple of highly rated free agents and thus lost our 1st round pick of course.

There is nothing really to say about last night’s great game other than to say I watched it.

The ‘Stros tweeted this today:

Now just 151 days until the #AstrosHomeOpener, but who’s counting.

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