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Political Crazy

When the ‘Stros are introduced on Opening Day at The Yard, who will be the oldest player wearing the gold trimmed uniforms?

Let’s see, Donald Trump is attacking the special counsel and fired Andrew McCabe. GOP Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnel are just letting Trump go crazy. Jim Carrey draws an unflattering picture of Trump’s press secretary. Everybody seems to agree that Stormy Daniels is telling the truth, but Donald Trump doesn’t want her to tell the truth. It is political crazy out there these days.

Kuffer put this out this morning:

March For Our Lives rally

Mar 19th, 2018

by Charles Kuffner.

On Saturday, March 24, community members from Houston will gather for a “sibling march” as part of the March for Our Lives movement. The march is one of hundreds happening around the country planned by students and survivors of gun violence in communities big and small, in all 50 states. The national day of action will focus on calling for lawmakers to make students’ lives and safety a priority and to pass common-sense gun safety legislation. The March will take place on Saturday, March 24th at Tranquility Park in downtown Houston starting at 9 AM. To RSVP please text March to 644-33 or go on to the Facebook invite to tell organizers you’re coming.

Here is all of Kuffer: http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=85416.

A number of Harris County Dems have our State Senate District Conventions this Saturday morning, so we will be marching for Dems.

A part of me wishes November 6, 2018 (Election Day) was tomorrow. Here is how Chron columnist Erica Grieder ended her column on this November’s election yesterday:

And the leaders of the Republican Party of Texas are nervous about what might happen in November, even if they refuse to admit it. They should be, too. The results of this year’s primary made it clear that the party’s hold on power is no longer secure.

It’s possible that this year’s Republican nominees can get away with coasting to victory, once again. But it’d be risky for any of them to assume that their victory is assured. And, Texas Republicans, that’s bad news for the party — but it’s good news for the people of Texas, including you.

Here is the entire Grieder column: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/columnists/grieder/article/Texans-Republican-can-t-coast-to-victory-this-12759986.php?utm_source=chron&utm_medium=linkmodule&utm_campaign=btfpm.

Is there a Kennedy running for a major office out there that Commentary doesn’t know about? Why else would a flick called “Chappaquiddick” be hitting a theater near you in the next couple of weeks?  It is not on my watch list.

I was listening to The Beatles Channel on Sirius XM yesterday and the hosts asked the listeners what Beatles song you would play for someone who had never heard of The Beatles (if there is such a person), in other words, how would you introduce someone to The Beatles. After some thought, I would go with how I was introduced to them – “I Saw Her Standing There.” The song was on their first album released here in the USA way back then. Some fans were calling in with “She Loves You”, “Because”, “Day In The Life” and even the entire Side B of Abbey Road. Everyone has their opinion, but I would go with how I was introduced to The Beatles in the beginning.

Folks know Commentary doesn’t talk much about college sports because the athletes don’t get paid. I will say Texas March Madness male teams went 6-5 through yesterday and two teams are still playing and it was a heartbreaking loss late Saturday night.

Tiger was looking great yesterday until he blew up on the 16th hole. He’s back.

Number 35, Justin Verlander of course is 35 and the oldest ‘Stro player.

MLB returns to The Yard a week from today – finally.

Commentary is going to try to take a few minutes off today and head to the Team Store and score a gold star World Series Championship lid.

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