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Donald Trump just rewarded his Campaign Get-Out-The-Vote Director. FBI Director James Comey gets to keep his gig.

It has been a tough year for Sen. Marco Rubio. Shred by shred, bit by bit, Trump has stripped him of his dignity in full view of all of us. Brutal. Rubio was talking tough days ago on the Rex Tillerson nomination, not so anymore. He will never recover his dignity. Gone forever, Little Marco.

This is a good tweet for sure that came out today:

ANTONIO ARELLANO ‏@AntonioArellano 1h1 hour ago

Undocumented immigrants are the most loyal workers in the US economy. They build the homes of those who offend, attack, and dehumanize them.

They sure do.

Jeff Bagwell struck out 1,558 times in his career. Does that put him in the top 50 in career all-time strikeouts in MLB history?

Lies, lies, and more lies. I think I saw some place where folks are starting a petition asking the networks not to have Kellyanne Conway on their shows because she is an alternative fact person, err liar. Now we got this yesterday:

Days after being sworn in, President Donald Trump insisted to congressional leaders invited to a reception at the White House that he would have won the popular vote had it not been for millions of illegal votes, according to people familiar with the meeting.

Trump has repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that widespread voter fraud caused him to lose the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, even while he clinched the presidency with an electoral college victory.

Two people familiar with the meeting said Trump spent about 10 minutes at the top of the gathering with Republican and Democratic lawmakers rehashing the campaign. Trump also told them that between 3 million and 5 million illegal votes caused him to lose the popular vote.

Now that is what I call insecurity.

Hey, dude! Your side didn’t win in Travis County. From the Chron:

AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott threatened Monday to cut law enforcement funding from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office after its sheriff said she would no longer detain all immigrants who are otherwise free to go simply so that federal authorities can deport them.

The showdown is likely to spur action by the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass a tougher state law to prohibit, even harshly penalize, so-called sanctuary cities in Texas, an issue that was already a priority in the state Senate.

A similar battle is expected to play out across the nation in the coming months, as President Donald Trump made it a campaign promise to strip federal funding from sanctuary jurisdictions in the first 100 days of his presidency. Experts say it’s certain to spark legal challenges over states’ rights and the federal government’s responsibility for immigration.

In a video released Friday, newly-elected Sheriff Sally Hernandez, a Democrat, said that beginning Feb. 1, her office will only honor federal requests to hold suspects booked into jail on charges of capital murder, aggravated sexual assault or human smuggling. It’s the first jurisdiction in Texas to refuse to comply with certain detainers. Though Dallas also has modified its policy, it’s never declined such a request.

“The public must be confident that local law enforcement is focused on local public safety, not on federal immigration enforcement,” Hernandez said in the online video, adding that she won’t set “unwise public safety priorities simply to ease the burden of the federal government.”

Abbott, in a letter to Hernandez on Monday, called her policy “reckless,” noting that Travis County received nearly $1.8 million in federal grants through his office last year.

“The ICE detainer program plays an integral role in ensuring that dangerous criminal aliens do not end up back on our streets,” he wrote. “Unless you reverse your policy prior to its effective date, your unilateral decision will cost the people of Travis County money that was meant to be used to protect them.”

Here is the entire read: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Abbott-Travis-County-sheriff-at-odds-over-10878165.php.

Here is from Stace:

Locally, activists await action from new Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Gonzalez promised to rid the department of 287g, an immigrant removal program which provides grant money to the department. Since taking office, he hasn’t mentioned anything about that promise, and already there is the start of a movement requesting action from him and Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Here is all of Stace:

https://doscentavos.net/2017/01/24/trump-leaves-daca-alone-for-now/.

Well, Sheriff?

1,558 career strikeout puts Jeff Bagwell at 48th all-time. FYI: Reggie Jackson tops the list with 2,597.

My good friend State Rep. Carol Alvarado was part of the program last night at the Jeff Bagwell Pep Rally at The Yard. Cool!

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