Archive for January 25th, 2017


Who struck out more times in their career, Craig Biggio or Jeff Bagwell?

I saw this on the Austin newspaper website this morning:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, in an interview Wednesday with Fox News, said he and other lawmakers will seek new laws that would remove Texas sheriffs from office if they do not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials over the handling of individuals who are thought to be undocumented immigrants.

Abbott has previously said he will strip state grant funding from Travis County if new Sheriff Sally Hernandez does not change her recently announced policy. But in the interview, he went further, saying “We will remove her from office.”

Such foolishness! Why didn’t you run for sheriff? The locals have decided.

Speaking of foolishness. This from AP on the 3 million illegal votes:

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday stuck firmly to President Donald Trump’s claim that millions of people voted illegally in the November election, but provided no evidence to back up his assertion.

Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said the president “does believe” that he lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton only because of widespread illegal ballots.

“He believes what he believes, based on the information he was provided,” Spicer said. But he would not detail what information he was referring to, citing only a 2008 study that called for updating voter rolls but did not conclude there has been pervasive election fraud.

Spicer, who spent several years at the Republican National Committee before joining the White House, would not say whether he shared the president’s belief. He also sidestepped questions about whether the White House would investigate the voter fraud allegations, saying only, “Anything is possible.”

Trump first raised the prospect of illegal voting during the transition.

We were reminded yesterday what Trump’s lawyers had said earlier that there were no illegal voters. See this:

Zeddy Retweeted

Glenn Kessler ‏@GlennKesslerWP 11m11 minutes ago

Trump legal filing in Mich. recount: “All available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake.”

This morning, Trump tweeted the following:

Donald J. TrumpVerified account ‏@realDonaldTrump 3h3 hours ago

 will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and….

And this:

 Patrick SvitekVerified account ‏@PatrickSvitek 1h1 hour ago

@GregAbbott_TX on @FoxNews: “Voter fraud is real. It must be stopped. We must use every tool to go after it.”

If you ask Commentary, Trump and Abbott are about as credible as Inspector Jacques Clouseau.   Such foolishness.

Have they been cutting this fella some slack? I didn’t know about this. Check this headline from thewrap.com:

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Star Constance Wu Bashes Casey Affleck Oscar Nom After Sexual Harassment Claims

Here is part of the story:

Casey Affleck’s Oscar nomination Tuesday morning is not sitting well with “Fresh Off the Boat” actress Constance Wu.Affleck was nominated in the Best Actor category for his work in “Manchester by the Sea,” despite being plagued by reports that recently resurfaced stemming from allegations of sexual harassment in 2010.The cases were ultimately settled out of court.

“Men who sexually harass women 4 OSCAR!” she tweeted. “Bc good acting performance matters more than humanity, human integrity! Bc poor kid rly needs the help!”

In one case, Affleck was accused of calling women “cows” and ordering a crew member to expose himself as a joke. In the other, “I’m Still Here” cinematographer Magdelena Gorka said Affleck joked that she should have sex with a camera assistant, and that she once woke up in bed with Affleck to find him wearing a T-shirt and underwear, stroking her back. The actor vehemently denied all of the accusations and counter-sued.

For several months, select media outlets have asked why so little attention has been paid to the matter, noting that Affleck has received friendly profiles, but that Nate Parker’s Oscar chances for “Birth of a Nation” were badly wounded by heavy coverage of a rape case in which he was acquitted in 2001.


Here is the entire story: http://www.thewrap.com/constance-wu-bashes-casey-afflecks-oscar-nomination-good-acting-performance-matters-more-than-humanity/.

Craig Biggio struck out 1,753 times to Jeff Bagwell’s 1,558 of course. Biggio also had over 3,000 more at-bats though.

I don’t have anything from The Yard today.

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