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Running Away

When was the last year a World Serious and Super Bowl were played in the same city?

The fella that co-authored the Muslim Ban is now running away from it big time. It is hilarious for sure. He was talking like a big shot this past Friday but now looking like another slimy politico. Here is this from the internet:

After constituent protests over President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and questions about how it has been carried out at airports across the country, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, has softened his support for the measure.

McCaul, a seven-term Republican from Austin who had advised the Trump campaign on how to address Muslim immigration, now says he wants the House Homeland Security Committee that he chairs to review the legality of Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees.

In a Facebook post Monday night, McCaul said “the Executive Order went too far,” saying the country “should not be turning away” people who had already been lawfully approved to come to the United States.

The order indefinitely prohibits Syrian refugees from entering the United States, suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days and blocks citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, refugees or otherwise, from entering the United States for 90 days. Those seven countries are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

“This issue could have been avoided through better coordination between the White House, Congress, and the agencies on the front lines, which is more important now than ever,” he wrote.

That sentiment was absent from a statement he had put out Friday, upon the signing of the order by Trump.

“Today, President Trump signed an order to help prevent jihadists from infiltrating the United States,” he said. “With the stroke of a pen, he is doing more to shut down terrorist pathways into this country than the last Administration did in eight years.”

Sounds like this fella needs to muster up some dignity.   He won’t stand behind his own work. Pitiful.

The Trump’s folks have decided to boycott CNN. Here is this from Politico:

The White House has refused to send its spokespeople or surrogates onto CNN shows, effectively icing out the network from on-air administration voices.

“We’re sending surrogates to places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda,” said a White House official, acknowledging that CNN is not such a place, but adding that the ban is not permanent.

A CNN reporter, speaking on background, was more blunt: The White House is trying to punish the network and force down its ratings.

“They’re trying to cull CNN from the herd,” the reporter said.

Administration officials are still answering questions from CNN reporters. But administration officials including White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and senior counselor Kellyanne Conway haven’t appeared on the network’s programming in recent weeks.

Spicer, speaking at an event at the George Washington University on Monday, denied that CNN was being frozen out, pointing out that he’s answered CNN’s questions in the regular daily briefings.

But, he added “I’m not going to sit around and engage with people who have no desire to actually get something right.”

Commentary is OK with this. All they do is go on TV and flat out lie about stuff. Conway is the biggest fibber of all of them.

Trump’s newest puppy said last night that Trump’s supreme pick was a “home run”. Oh, I am talking about Sen. Ted Cruz. What a lapdog.

Commentary went to the Houston Super Bowl Media Party at the Houston Museum of Natural Science last night. The grub was nice. I took the Red Line and Metro suspended fares for yesterday and today. There were a lot of local civic players in attendance. I only recognized three local media folks -a radio sports talks show host, a TV newsie, and a Chron sportswriter. I am sure there were a lot of media folks from out of town.

In 2011, the Super Bowl and World Serious were played in Arlington of course.

I have nothing from The Yard.

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