Today is the first day of spring even though we didn’t have much of a winter.
The FBI Director will speak to a congressional committee today. UPDATE: He basically just said Donald Trump is full of s__t.
There is a hearing on pension reform up in Austin today.
The Supreme Court nominee hearings get underway today.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump tweeted this earlier today:
The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College & lost!
Trump looked way out of his league against the German chancellor this past Friday. I saw where someone said it best that Trump doesn’t have a command of an adult vocabulary. Very true.
And this tweet came out last night:
RIP Jimmy Breslin. His description of Rudy Giuliani – “a short man in search of a balcony” – is one of the all-time great put-downs.
Hillary Clinton said this to a group this past Friday evening:
“I’m like a lot of my friends right now, I have a hard time watching the news. I do not believe that we can let political divides harden into personal divides. And we can’t just ignore, or turn a cold shoulder to someone because they disagree with us politically. I am ready to come out of the woods and to help shine a light on what is already happening around kitchen tables, at dinners like this, to help draw strength that will enable everybody to keep going.”
I like her, but I don’t know what she thinks she can accomplish. She is still a very polarizing figure. Her through-the-roof negatives are a big reason Donald Trump won. I think it was last week that some tweets came out that said her daughter was thinking about running for office and the other side freaked out. Same reaction when it was announced that Chelsea would be sitting on the Expedia board and get a $45,000 a year fee and stock deals. I mean like not everyone Chelsea’s age gets this kind of opportunity and that’s the problem.
Like I said, I like the Clintons and they have done a great service to our country and to the Democratic Party, but right now I think our movement would be best served if they kind of just sat on the sidelines for a while. It is time for others to step up. Just saying.
Among active MLB players, name the pitcher with the most career wins?
This is from today’s Chron:
WASHINGTON – Eyeing a takedown of Ted Cruz, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke may be on the verge of declaring his candidacy for a 2018 Senate race, the next best gauge whether Texas Democrats are enjoying the resurgence they claim.
O’Rourke, D-El Paso, made national news last week along with U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, when they drove together to Washington in a rental car after an East Coast storm canceled many flights.
O’Rourke, 44, is a three-term congressman who devotes himself heavily to veterans’ issues. He is a fierce opponent of the Trump administration’s immigration policies and a fluent Spanish speaker who fights deportations and trumpets his border city as one of America’s safest.
He comes from a prominent political family but often seems the un-politician. He has played in three punk rock bands and counts great authors as influences in his life. He says both he and his wife, Amy, recently plowed through Tolstoy’s 1,440-page “War and Peace,” likely the only member of Congress who can make that claim.
But as 2018 candidacies take shape, O’Rourke is on a short list of top Texas Democrats considering a leap into the Senate race. He says he will reveal his plans shortly.
“I’m very moved to do it,” he said in an interview. “After the election my wife (Amy) was with me in seeing a political direction that this country is taking that in no way reflects the real opportunities that I see in my community and in Texas.
He only has a distant shot if the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is all in. Don’t do it if they are not.
This is not good news. From CNN:
(CNN)San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark has announced he is suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The neurodegenerative disease — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — disrupts the connection between the brain and the muscles and can eventually leave sufferers paralyzed but with brain function, or “locked-in.
Clark played as a wide receiver for the 49ers from 1979 to 1987. As a player he is best remembered for “The Catch,” in the 1982 NFC Playoffs which took the 49ers to victory against the Dallas Cowboys in the final minute of play.
This past weekend, the Houston chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America put out their new logo. It looks like the ‘Stros’ gold star logo from the 1990s. I don’t think this is a coincidence. The star is the same, the A is the same, the S is the same, and the colors are the same.
Bartolo Colon of course leads all active MLB pitchers with 233 career wins. The 43 – year old Colon is now with The ATL.
Opening Day is two weeks from today!