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Name the three ‘Stros with 30 or more extra base hits this season?

Commentary has to wonder what they teach in civics classes in Texas these days. I am also thinking the American Legion ought to dissolve their Texas Boys State program. Boys State isn’t interested in being part of America. Here is from the Chron:

AUSTIN — Second time’s the charm. 

Texas Boys State, the famed American Legion program that started in 1935 to allow high school-aged boys to participate in a mock government, voted to have Texas leave the union in the first vote of its kind in the organization’s history. A similar proposition narrowly failed last year.

The student legislators, who met at the Capitol in Austin this month, also created a new constitution and declaration of independence, according to a news release from the group. 

“This is the first time in Texas Boys State history that the government body decided to secede from the United States,” it read. “The gallery of each chamber were cheering and celebrating because they have now made history by becoming a nation.”

One attendant tweeted a video from the Senate floor after the secession bill passed.

Not unlike the real Texas House and Senate, the mock state legislators disagreed on the issue during their gathering last summer. Last June, the Boys State Senate approved a secession bill in a 33-10 vote, with two abstentions. The Boys State House, however, defeated the measure by four votes, 64-60, with eight abstentions. 

They are not the only ones who have considered the idea.

Some delegates to the Republican Party of Texas convention last year tried unsuccessfully to add a provision to the state party’s platform to allow for a statewide vote on secession. The move made national headlines and sparked fierce debate among attendees, particularly veterans who said they served the United States, not any single state.

Here is the entire article: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas/article/Texas-Boys-State-votes-to-secede-for-Union-11247209.php.

Where do these punks come from anyway? Who provides them with guidance? Is the American Legion even paying attention to what is going on? Why do we let these punks meet at the State Capitol anyway? Never mind on what I just said. It is just a continuation of the clown show in Austin.

How about this tweet:

Brian McTaggart Retweeted

Richard Justice‏Verified account @richardjustice 12h12 hours ago

 

Jose Altuve has 733 hits since start of 2014. No other @MLB player is even close. Robinson Cano next at 636, Charlie Blackmon 634. @astros

SpringerDinger has 35 extra base hits, Jose Altuve has 34, and Carlos Correa 30, and they are all All Star Game bound – hopefully.

Our 6 game homie starts this evening against the A’s.

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