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I’m skipping the MLB question today and instead asking what do Anna, Eleanor, Julia, Lucy, Martha, Michelle, Pam, Penny, Rita and Sadie have in common? Way too easy!

How many of you have seen those “Missing Senator” flyers with Sen. Ted Cruz’s mug that are slapped on utility poles throughout H-Town? They are funny if you ask me.

The Chron has a story about them but the story is not in the front section or City/State section. It’s on the front page of the Star Living (entertainment/style) section. What is up with that? Sen. Cruz is now entertaining us.   What a joke for sure! Here is from the article:

“When people see them, either they think, ‘Ha, that’s witty,’ or ‘Ha, stupid snowflakes,’ or ‘Ha, let me go to this website and see what the deal is,’ ” said Nisha Randle, a member of Pantsuit Republic.

“As soon as you see ‘Missing,’ you stop and you try to figure out what’s missing,” she said. “And that’s what draws everybody to it. They’re like, ‘Wait. That’s not a cat. That’s Ted Cruz.’ And then they start to read the poster, and they’re like, ‘Oh, snap. Yeah, Ted Cruz is missing.’ ”

In addition to publicly shaming Cruz, the flyers also publicize a “Ted Cruz Is Missing Town Hall.” Now scheduled for Saturday at Texas Southern University, it will, in theory, operate like any other senator’s town hall – except that it’s unlikely that Cruz will be there. Anticipating this, organizers have assembled a panel of experts to answer constituent questions.

“We’re throwing pebbles,” says Daniel Cohen, chairman of Indivisible’s Houston branch. “But you throw enough pebbles and you have an impact. It’s taken thousands of us, but it’s working. And it’s a pretty phenomenal thing going on.”

Here is the entire article: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/article/Ted-Cruz-once-the-beneficiary-of-Tea-Party-11070993.php?cmpid=btfpm.

Let me just say that the posters just add to the narrative that the fella is arrogant and aloof and doesn’t feel a need to have very much contact with his constituents. It also makes him look like a political chicken of sorts for refusing to hold town hall style meetings.

More folks in Texas dislike him than like him so the flyers don’t help him out so that is a good thing. Most folks in DC don’t like him either.   I guess he has to know that he is a very dislikeable fella so he thinks he is better off ducking us. Hats off to the folks who came up with the flyer idea.

Jeffrey Lord is an arsehole pure and simple. Yesterday, he compared Donald Trump to Martin Luther King, Jr. There is nothing to say other than from the line from a story on the internet yesterday:

“Don’t be upset with Jeffrey Lord, who is a proven imbecile. Be angry with CNN for casting him in that role,” wrote Marlow Stern senior entertainment editor at the Daily Beast.

Weasels and worms have way more class than this fella.

A trustee of the Houston Community College referred to Asian Americans as “orientals” and says she didn’t know the term was offensive. Huh?

In a Channel 13 news story, Rogene Calvert, who is a board member for the Organization of Community Advocates, OCA, formerly the Organization of Chinese Americans, called HCC Trustee Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabaaz’s use of the term “oriental” “dated and reflective of a lack of basic knowledge of today’s Asian-American community. It’s a term that we regard as being very negative.”

Here is the entire Channel 13 story: http://abc13.com/news/hcc-board-member-under-fire-for-post-on-united-passenger/1870642/

I wonder where Evans-Shabaaz has been the last few decades? This is wrong and ignorant.

I told my parents I would come by on Good Friday and prepare them seafood meals on this day. My Mom said not to worry because older folks were exempt from fasting on Good Friday so they could eat anything they want.   Huh!

I checked it out and here is from CatholicCulture.org:

1) Abstinence on all the Fridays of Lent, and on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

  • No meat may be eaten on days of abstinence.
  • Catholics 14 years and older are bound to abstain from meat. Invalids, pregnant and nursing mothers are exempt.

2) Fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

  • Fasting means having only one full meal to maintain one’s strength. Two smaller, meatless and penitential meals are permitted according to one’s needs, but they should not together equal the one full meal. Eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.
  • Catholics from age 18 through age 59 are bound to fast. Again, invalids, pregnant and nursing mothers are exempt.

Mom was right – again.

Anna, Eleanor, Julia, Lucy, Martha, Michelle, Pam, Penny, Rita and Sadie can all be found in the titles of Beatles tunes of course. I told you it was easy.

We have three in Oakland this weekend.

Have a Good Friday and Happy Easter!

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