Archive for March 23rd, 2017

Let’s see. We had a terror attack in London. The House Intel Committee chair works for Donald Trump. There is a huge vote on Obamacare today. It looks like the Trump folks are working in cahoots with the Russians. And Team USA won the World Baseball Classic (WBC) last night. So, what is the lead story in the hard copy of today’s Chron? You guessed it. Rick Perry saying the student government election was “stolen” over at Texas A&M.

Really? Kidding, right? You decide!

Here is how the Chron story starts out:

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a former Texas governor and Texas A&M University Aggies Yell Leader, said Wednesday the election of the first openly gay president of the institution’s student body was “stolen” and that the student who had the most votes was disqualified through a process that “made a mockery of due process and transparency.”

In an extraordinary submission to the Houston Chronicle’s Editorial Board, the energy secretary also suggested that Bobby Brooks’ victory was engineered by the Student Government Association in a quest for diversity on the traditionally conservative campus.

Brooks was declared the winner in the campus election by the SGA even though he came in second in the vote count to Robert McIntosh , who is white and was disqualified by student election officials.

Here is the entire read: http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Rick-Perry-the-U-S-Energy-Secretary-weighs-in-11021161.php.

Here is Rick Perry’s Op-Ed on this from today’s Chron: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Perry-Did-A-M-shun-due-process-in-the-name-of-11021097.php?cmpid=btfpm.

In the hard copy of today’s Chron:

McIntosh’s mother is Alison McIntosh, a longtime Republican fundraiser, according to Empower Texans, a conservative political organization. Her company, The McIntosh Company Inc., raised money for the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and John McCain.

Perry’s letter was submitted to the Chronicle the same day the paper ran a front page story about Brooks’ election and the conservative Empower Texans, which acknowledged that a “student body election doesn’t usually rise to the level of deserving adult attention,” weighed in online.

“McIntosh’s disqualification appears to have nothing to do with campus election rules and everything to do with campus bureaucrats attempting to promote a left-wing multiculturalism agenda at A&M,” said Empower Texans president and CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan.


I guess this deserves coverage but the top story? Oh, well!

I have yet to figure out why the Cong. Devin Nunez, Chair of House Intel, had to go over and brief Donald Trump. I guess they have him by the you know what.   I am going to have to go with the DNC saying he is running a “protection racket” for the Trump folks.

The Chron’s Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg has an outstanding takedown on Greg Abbott wanting to dismantle local control. I wish I could reprint all of Lisa’s column but it is behind the paywall. This one line from her column says it all:

If you’re skin isn’t crawling, you’re not Texan.

Ok, and these lines:

Abbott’s new verbiage is eerily similar to the way Polish Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz described Moscow, from which all oppressive edicts flowed after World War II, as “the center,” in his 1953 book The Captive Mind.

Don’t look now, folks. That pink dome is taking on a more reddish hue.

Here is the entire column: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/In-Abbott-s-version-of-autonomy-plastic-bags-11021496.php?cmpid=btfpm.

This Abbott fella is a tool for sure.

Here is this tweet on H-Town pension reform:

Rebecca Elliott‏ Verified account @rfelliott 3h3 hours ago

Turner criticizes plan to vote on pension obligation bonds as benefiting “one particular person.” The shadow campaign with King continues

Got it.

So, last night I was watching the WBC final on the MLB Network. ESPN 2 aired it with Spanish-speaking announcers and the haters on twitter went hating, you know, the Mexican thing. Dumbarses! You really don’t need announcers to know how the game is going. Just watch the flat screen.  They just needed a reason to express their hate I suppose.

I tweeted to a handful of haters this message – #learnspanish.

FYI:  ESPN 2 had an agreement to carry the Spanish language version if they decided to air the WBC.

Former MLB skipper Dallas Green was the skipper for the Phillies when they beat the ‘Stros in five in the 1980 NLCS.  The Phillies went on to win the World Serious.

Dallas Green left us yesterday. He now gets to meet up with his granddaughter, Christina Taylor-Green, who was murdered in the 2011 Tucson shooting – the same one that seriously injured Cong. Gabby Giffords. Little Christina was 9 years at the time.

I am skipping the MLB question today.

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