Archive for January 16th, 2017


Commentary is talking about what The Mayor tweeted about yesterday before the Packers/Cowboys game. Here:

Sylvester Turner ‏@SylvesterTurner 17h17 hours ago

Come on #Cowboys. There must be one Texas team in the Super Bowl. #Texas Proud! St

Commentary is thinking the majority of H-Town sports fans were glad to see Aaron Rodgers stick it to the Cowboys yesterday.

I’d rather seed Packer fans, Falcon fans, Patriot fans, or Steeler fans hanging in our burg in a couple of weeks rather than Cowboy fans. Just saying!

You can say that again, Evan:

Evan 2017 ‏@evan7257 14h14 hours ago

Good news for traffic on I-45 #DallasCowboys

Who was the first African-American to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame?

From the Alt-Right/White Supremacists were upset department, here is from MSN.com:

President-elect Donald Trump has canceled his holiday visit to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture — losing a chance for much-needed goodwill after his feud with a civil rights leader.

The incoming president, who spent this weekend waging a war of words with Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), had planned to visit the national museum in Washington, D.C. on Martin Luther King Day.

But senior level transition sources told ABC News on Sunday the visit is off due to unspecified “scheduling issues.”

Trump is now planning to visit the museum sometime after assuming office, his officials said. The museum did not immediately comment.

Trump’s cancellation comes after he spent the holiday weekend publicly combating Lewis, a 16-term congressman and a leader from the civil rights movement who marched with Martin Luther King.

I don’t blame him. Why pi__ off your base, the folks that made him and are helping run his administration? They don’t want Trump to recognize MLK.

In typical Donald Trump fashion, I am betting he doesn’t have a clue on Cong. John Lewis’s role in the civil rights movement. He also didn’t have a clue on what is going on in Georgia CD 5.

I am glad to see another ‘Stro step up. Check these:

Collin McHugh ‏@Collin_McHugh Jan 14

Collin McHugh Retweeted Donald J. Trump

As someone who lives in the @repjohnlewis 5th district, I don’t think #DJT has any idea what he’s talking about. #AtlantaOnTheRise #FILA


Collin McHugh ‏@Collin_McHugh Jan 14

Collin McHugh Retweeted Donald J. Trump

…and then doubling down by insulting the civil rights hero on #MLK wknd…wow. #classy


Collin McHugh ‏@Collin_McHugh 23h23 hours ago

Collin McHugh Retweeted J

I’m not “anti-trump”, I’m just anti-bullying and pro-respect


This is what we are getting on Friday. Get ready:

Donald Trump on Sunday night questioned whether outgoing CIA Director John Brennan was behind the leak of an unverified report that accused the president-elect of salacious conduct.

“.@FoxNews ‘Outgoing CIA Chief, John Brennan, blasts Pres-Elect Trump on Russia threat. Does not fully understand.’ Oh really, couldn’t do much worse – just look at Syria (red line), Crimea, Ukraine and the build-up of Russian nukes. Not good! Was this the leaker of Fake News?” Trump tweeted.

This will be the first inaugural address where every major news organization will have their fact checkers working.

Oh, my! Really? See this from this weedend:

Fox News ‏@FoxNews 54m54 minutes ago

.@continetti: “Until the Dems realize that PC and multiculturalism aren’t the way to go, they’re going to be shackled as a political party


Multiculturalism? What a dumbarse thing to say for sure.

Jackie Robinson of course was the first African-American elected to the Hall of Fame of course in 1962.

Commentary is glad the Chron ran with this story on the ‘Stros charging to print tickets. I told the ‘Stros I would not pay the print fee because it was not on the original invoice that I started paying last September. They added the fee on a subsequent invoice. Bad form on the part of the ‘Stros. Here is the Chron story:

So you’ve scored Houston Astros season tickets and you are stoked for the 2017 season. All you need now is to get your tickets and plan out your season.

According to KHOU some Astros fans are a bit miffed that they have pay an extra $125 per seat to get their season tickets printed out and mailed to them.

Most fans like to keep these as keepsakes if they are really dedicated to the team. They look great and they always have the players on them.

Saving and printing out a screenshot from your Astros ticketing app doesn’t have the same feel as a professionally-printed game ticket.

It’s not an uncommon thing as KHOU pointed out, noting that other teams have similar fees. The Kansas City Royals charge their season ticket holders $100 for printing physical tickets. Some teams will print out tickets at no charge for longtime season ticket holders.

KHOU’s viewer poll showed that most Astros fans would rather just save the $125 and print them out themselves.

Hey, for $125 you can buy a new Dallas Keuchel jersey at the team store at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros regular season starts here at home on April 3 with the team taking on the Seattle Mariners. 

Rip-off for sure.

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