Archive for January 31st, 2017

Nobody knew who Sally Yates was yesterday. Today she is a rock star. Once she put out her statement yesterday, Commentary knew she wouldn’t last the evening and I was right.

I have said it before. Donald Trump and his folks are very insecure. Just look at their petty statement on the dismissal of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates:

“The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.

Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration”.

Weak? Really? It sounds like Trump himself wrote the statement. These guys are the ones who are weak.

Resist! The Chron E-Board was getting a lot of social media love yesterday on their “Resist” take. Commentary wasn’t surprised at their take. I expected it.

Because you acknowledge your role as “Little Marco”. From TPM:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that his staff was trying to seek additional details about President Trump’s executive order on immigration, but they were told by the State Department that the agency had been ordered not to share information with Congress.

“They’re aren’t a lot of answers as of today. In fact, my staff was told the State Department, as of today, was ordered not to talk to Congress about this issue,” Rubio told reporters Monday evening. “I don’t know the reason. Maybe, perhaps, they’re still kind of working through how this is going to apply, so perhaps they don’t want to give us information that is wrong.”

Once again, you are “Little Marco”. You will always be “Little Marco”.

There are a lot of folks unhappy with the Muslim Ban. Here in the USA oil and gas folks, academia, and the medical community just to name a few. Now CNN has a story about folks in the UK not being happy with the Queen’s invitation to Trump. Check this:

London (CNN)Members of the UK parliament are to hold a debate on President Donald Trump’s controversial state visit.

The debate, which will be held in the House of Commons on February 20, comes after a petition calling for the invite to be scrapped attracted over 1.6 million signatures.

A counter petition, supporting Trump’s visit, will also be discussed, after it gathered the support of more than the required 100,000 signatures required to trigger a debate in Parliament.

Protests took place across the UK Monday with thousands turning out to protest against Trump’s potential visit in which he would be expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II.

This is really going to get under Trump’s thin skin.

I don’t know what to say about Tamron Hall’s piece today on “Chicago”. I guess wow will do.

Tags co-wrote the following:

ST. LOUIS — The Astros have been awarded the Cardinals’ first two picks in this year’s Draft as a result of the illegal breach of the Astros’ baseball operations database by a former baseball operations employee of the Cardinals, Christopher Correa. Commissioner Rob Manfred made the ruling on Monday.

In a statement, Manfred stated that Major League Baseball’s investigation found no evidence that anyone besides Correa was responsible for accessing the Astros’ information. However, Manfred did hold the Cardinals liable for Correa being in position to use the information in a way that would benefit the organization and levied multiple punishments, commensurate with the vital nature of proprietary information for all 30 clubs.

Houston will receive the Cardinals’ top two Draft selections — Nos. 56 and 75 — in 2017, which is the most severe penalty of its kind imposed on an organization. The Commissioner’s decision to have the Cardinals pay reparations to the Astros was because he determined that Houston suffered material harm as a result of Correa’s actions.

The Cardinals are also required to pay $2 million to the Astros within the next 30 days. The amount is substantially higher than the damage calculation relied on by the federal government in its case against Correa, who is serving a 46-month prison sentence for unlawfully accessing another company’s information. As part of Manfred’s ruling, Correa was placed on MLB’s permanently ineligible list.

No MLB question today.

Commentary and former H-Town District I Council Member James Rodriguez will be heading to the Houston Super Bowl Media Party as VIPs tonight at the Houston Museum of Natural Science – cool. Will you be there?

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