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We are 29-12. If you read the Chron today, you know this answer. In the last 13 years, two other teams started out at 29-12 and won the World Serious. Name the two?

For the past year or so, the H-Town Mayor has been letting our immigrant community know that we are a “welcoming city.” It turns out that some DREAMERs don’t think so. Here is from today’s Chron:

“Houston is not a welcoming city no matter how many times (the mayor) says that,” said Oscar Hernandez, an organizer with United We Dream, in an interview, echoing concerns expressed at the town hall. “Houston is not a welcoming city to people of color or immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants.”

And this:

United We Dream Members chanted “Sue SB 4!” as the meeting came to an end.

(Mayor Sylvester) Turner said that his administration would evaluate the bill after the legislative session ends May 29.

Here is the entire article: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Mayor-police-chief-face-tough-questions-about-11157726.php.

This is a bit troubling that DREAMERs think this. On a lot of the immigration issue I defer to the DREAMERs because they are out there fighting the fight. So, if they are thinking this, then H-Town, maybe we have a bit of a problemo. This is serious and should not be swept under the rug. We need more of a discussion on this. We also need our Latino elected officials to weigh in.  The question:  how do we define “welcoming”?

On the SB 4 matter, it is a very bad bill. I understand why the Mayor still wants to “evaluate” the bill even though it doesn’t need evaluating.  He has to get the pension bill passed. If he starts messing with SB 4, his pension bill might be killed. It’s politics, so I understand.

One would think that the next FBI Director would be a person with a ton of law enforcement experience and not a political crony of Laurel and Hardy, err Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham. You need someone who will get near unanimous support. Here is from Politico:

In an interview, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) fumed about (former Sen. Joe) Lieberman’s efforts to undercut more generous Medicare benefits in Obamacare and his relative closeness to Trump. After a monologue on Lieberman’s faults, Brown ended by telling a reporter: “That’s all on the record.”

“Joe Lieberman has no real law enforcement credentials. Look where he works now, a Trump law firm. That tells me a lot,” Brown said, referring to the law firm where Lieberman now works that represents Trump.

Lieberman also opposed a Democratic proposal to extend Medicare to people 55 and older, infuriating liberals. “He’s the reason we lost Medicare at 55 … Couldn’t have had anything to do with the insurance industry lobbying in Hartford. I’m sure Lieberman couldn’t succumb to that,” Brown said sarcastically.

And to think Lieberman was on our ticket in 2000.

I saw this last night:

Lisa Falkenberg‏Verified account@ChronFalkenberg

The term #BREAKING news is broke. We wore it out. Chaos is now the regularly scheduled program. #TXLege #Trump #Trumprussia #TrumpLeaks

Folks like CNN wore it out. Everything is “BREAKING NEWS” on CNN these days.

The 2005 White Sox and the 2007 Red Sox both won the World Serious after starting out at 29-12 of course.

It is way too early to be talking about the World Serious. We just need to keep playing good baseball. We start a 10 game homie this evening.

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