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Thank You, Virginia

Which ‘Stro player played in the most games this season?

Wow! Dems across the country need to send a big Thank You to voters in Virginia for sticking it to the Donald Trump agenda yesterday. Hopefully this slows down what the crazies in the GOP are trying to do to us. Thank You, Thank You!

Commentary loves to see GOP leaders pointing fingers at each other this morning including those who are blaming Trump for yesterday’s debacle in Virginia. The Trump agenda certainly suffered a severe arse kicking yesterday and that is good for the country.

Would I have preferred to see different numbers in our HISD trustee race yesterday? Of course. So now we are in one of those stand alone runoffs.

Here is an observation from yesterday. 12,375 ballots were cast in the HISD, District 5 Trustee race, 3,504 in District 3.

Steve Houston said this about the HISD day off:

While there may or may not be more crazies on the left, and even more that are ignorant of the facts, it remains that HISD has policies in place to discipline employees that request a day off but are denied and then they fail to show up. Every employee knows this and it was crystal clear that a tremendous amount of employees had already asked for the day off. Had the school system remained open, a great many would have called in sick, gone through the motions of obtaining a doctor’s note to protect them from arbitrary discipline, and those in charge knew that would happen if they remained open. My comments were based on historical precedent and an understanding of human nature, something the commentator from Spring apparently knows little about. Social media feeds were also full of right wing crazies directly blaming the mayor for closing the schools, far more than their leftist counterparts by the way, which was not the case as I pointed out. Blame Mayor Turner for anything you like but you are being ignorant if you think he has control of HISD.

And then this:

The ISD could have denied most requests for the day off and most of those people would have shown up but had the school system remained open, a great many would have called in sick, gone through the motions of obtaining a doctor’s note to protect them from arbitrary discipline, and those in charge knew that would happen. The knee jerk response of “fire them all” only works when a small number of employees try this so it was easier to just give in, the 1000 requests being only the tip of the iceberg.

My comments were based on historical precedent and an understanding of human nature, something the commentator from Spring apparently knows little about. Social media feeds were also full of right wing crazies directly blaming the mayor for closing the schools, far more than their leftist counterparts by the way, which was not the case as I pointed out. Blame Mayor Turner for anything you like but you are being ignorant if you think he has control of HISD. Sure, he should have held the parade on Saturday but the city received a great deal more national coverage by shutting down for the day, relatively few complaining about the school day.

Alex Bregman of course played in 155 games this past season to lead all ‘Stros. So he can go on as many TV shows as he wants.

It has been a week since we won the Serious, just saying.

 

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