Archive for June 14th, 2017

Shots, Again

Add baseball practice to the list of targets.   What else is new?

Everytime we have an event like this morning’s, it kind of dampens what Commentary wants to say.

On Megyn Kelly and NBC News from the L.A. Times:

“As an advertiser, I’m repulsed that @megynkelly would give a second of airtime to someone who says Sandy Hook and Aurora are hoaxes. Why?,” asked Kristin Lemkau, JP Morgan Chase chief marketing officer on Twitter. The company has pulled its advertising from the upcoming episode of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.”

They don’t get it.

Just so you know, Commentary doesn’t give a rat’s arse what Alex Jones says about the events of this morning and neither should you.

Greg Abbott is more worried about getting revenge over his pecan tree than serving the folks. See this from today’s Chron:

The Texas Department of Public Safety has reversed a controversial cutback in staffing hours at 11 of the state’s largest driver’s license offices including those in Houston, Dallas, and El Paso, according to a veteran Houston lawmaker who protested the reductions.

St. Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, said he spoke early Tuesday with the chief of staff for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and at the end of the conversation he was told the schedule reductions were reversed.

Whitmire added that he received an e-mail from Col. Steven McCraw, the DPS director, who confirmed the office hour reductions which were instituted June 5 would be restored.

DPS reduced hours at the 11 centers and planned to layoff over 100 full-time workers to contend with a $14 million spending shortfall during the remainder of this fiscal year, as well as a $7 million cut during the next budget cycle.

The offices business times had been changed to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, but offices previously were open from 7:30 a.m to 6 p.m.

Thanks to the Chron and to The Dean for pointing this out and then helping fix this potential mess while Greg Abbott was worried about getting even over a pecan tree. We know what is important to Abbott. I don’t know about that fella.

Yesterday’s good news from The Yard was about the All Star Game balloting. We have three players who could be selected as starters – Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and George Springer. Pretty good if you ask me.  We have not had three starters since 2004.

The bad news is we have now lost three in a row.   Our lead is now 11 games.


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