Archive for May 23rd, 2017

Just Shut Up!

I saw this tweet this morning:

@SpeakerRyan: “We will never bow or bend to radical Islamic terror.”

Donald Trump didn’t have the balls to say the radical Islamic terrorist phrase in Saudi Arabia the other day so just shut the f__k up you weasel arse punk speaker.

On a morning when we learn one of last night’s victims was an eight-year old, the last thing I want to hear is some spineless arsehole like Paul Ryan trying to show leadership. America is on to your con job. Just shut up!

Add this to the Special Counsel’s agenda, from the Washington Post:

President Donald Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials.

Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election.

Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be inappropriate, according to two current and two former officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private communications with the president.

Tsk, tsk, tsk!

Now this made my morning from the Chron:

A passenger wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and calling fellow air travelers “lesbian” and “Hillary” caused his United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey to be delayed seven hours and make an unexpected stop in San Francisco to replace a tired crew, officials and witnesses said Monday.

The man, whose name was not released, was pulled off the plane in Shanghai as fellow passengers chanted, “Lock him up” and “Charge him,” according to videos of the incident posted on social media.


Bond, James Bond. Sir Roger Moore is no longer with us. I liked him.

On my take on H-Town being a welcoming city, here is comment I received yesterday:

The concern about Houston cops running wild enforcing ICE dictates seems a huge stretch of the imagination given that the state law, if passed, only allows officers to ask about status, the Mayor and police chief certain to place every possible impediment to runaway officers auditioning for ICE on the city dime. Just the fact that the chief will require them to do an investigative report for each incidence is virtually certain to scale back any rogue actions but also consider that more than half their department are minorities, Latinos alone comprising at least a quarter of the manpower. Just how long do you think any of their officers are going to engage in such behaviors given the overwhelming disdain the bosses have shown for it, a great many supervisors knowing their careers will be on the line for the actions of their subordinates?

As far as ICE detainers and the like, the city is getting out of the jail business, farming it out to the county in their joint venture, so that shouldn’t be a problem either. Those who protest HPD policies as though the city was going to aggressively enforce this state led boondoggle might want to take a breath and ponder where their biggest threat is coming from because it sure in heck doesn’t appear to be HPD or the HCSO, much to the chagrin of the decreasing number of people demanding we start grabbing Latinos and busing them to the border at will. That doesn’t mean police won’t ask you a few questions when you’re arrested for a higher level crime, both departments have always done that and will continue to do so, but the belief that the new law will make material changes in how things are done doesn’t seem realistic.

PS: As a Beatles fan, you might want to look into the upcoming White Album and Sgt Peppers reissues, both have a lot of extra material for fans to appreciate. But “Let It Be” is for sale on Amazon on CD and DVD if you’re interested. – Steve Houston

I didn’t know about the White Album reissue.

We had a four pitcher one-hitter last night.  Pretty good if you ask me. 30-15 ain’t bad .  A six game lead also ain’t bad.

No MLB question today.

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