Condemnation is the only proper word for Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell for his “boy” comment yesterday. An apology is definitely in order. One can only shake their heads in puzzlement. How does this happen in 2017? How can he not celebrate and accept our rich diversity? Good thing his days are numbered as mayor. Here is from the Chron:
PASADENA – Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell, who is white, addressed Councilman Cody Ray Wheeler, who is Hispanic, as “boy” at a public council meeting Monday morning.
The exchange, during debate over a tax collection contract, crystallized an election season in which representatives of the predominantly Hispanic north side, who feel long neglected by city government, are pushing for change. Isbell’s comment was especially jaw-dropping in the context of a federal voting rights lawsuit in which one judge has found that the mayor-backed change to voting districts in 2015 discriminated against Hispanics.
Isbell was rushing to take a vote on the contract when Wheeler interjected: “I haven’t had an opportunity to speak yet.”
“Well, you better speak up, boy,” Isbell replied.
Absolutely shameful and incredible!
Name the last MLB team to relocate from one city to another?
I guess the punking Sean Hannity got from Ted Koppel Sunday is still hurting. Hannity spent last night whining about the punk job.
The truth is the truth. Check this tweet:
Houston smells good Retweeted
Was attempting to count the number times Trump promised to repeal Obamacare. Speeches/TV alone is 300-500 times.
Does Cong. Devin Nunes realize he has become a national punch line. Go check out the number Nick Anderson put on him in today’s Chron. See this tweet:
Nunes, responding to recusal calls, on @oreillyfactor: “I’m sure the Democrats do want me to quit because they know I’m quite effective”
Sure. Yeah. He can’t even do a half arse decent job of sneaking around.
Commentary said this a couple or so weeks ago:
While I am on the subject, Commentary has said before that just because you run a professional major sports franchise, that doesn’t make you smarter than the rest of us.
Here is from a John McClain Chron article today on the Texans and the QB situation:
On the day free agency began in 2016, the Texans outbid Denver for (Brock) Osweiler. They signed him to a four-year, $72 million contract that included $37 million guaranteed.
“We didn’t now Brock well enough,” (Texans owner) McNair said. “Coach (Bill O’Brien) didn’t have a chance to get to know him.
“That’s one of the problems with free agency. In the draft, we’re able to bring them to Houston, sit down with them, watch them interviewed by a bunch of coaches, and you have time to check them out.
“You can’t talk to them before they become a free agent. You can’t work them out. We didn’t know him that well.”
Well that was smart.
The Expos of course moved from Montreal to D.C. in 2005 and became the Nationals.
In two days the Cubbies visit The Yard.