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Archive for March 23rd, 2018

Keep Driving

I have to lead off with this tweet from last night and a response:

Sam Stein‏ @samstein

25m25 minutes ago“He said i was beautiful like [Ivanka]” – McDougal recounting a conversation with Trump

 

Zeddy‏ @Zeddary 18m18 minutes ago

on second thought launch the nukes

Former ‘Stros pitcher J.R. Richard had 10 career dingers? 2 of the 10 were off of two greats who are now in the Hall of Fame. Name the 2?

For the diehard of the diehard Dems, the Harris County Democratic Party State Senate District Conventions are tomorrow. Who is going?

Aren’t we all so glad Donald Trump keeps surrounding himself with the best and the brightest. His latest pick for National Security Advisor is a doozy for sure. Then I watched on and off the Anderson Cooper interview with Karen McDougal. There were I loves yous, met the kids, turned down money, keep driving it, Donald! Keep driving it, baby! You know it is all true because we have not heard a single peep from a GOP leader. At times I feel like we are living in a very, very bad Mel Brooks political flick.   Still, November is looking good!   “60 Minutes”, you are on the clock!

Commentary is waiting to see the comparisons between Mark Zuckerberg and Victor Frankenstein.

From a Washington Post story:

A high school student was suspended for “disrespect” after he called his congressman’s office and told lawmakers — as he recalls it — to “get off their f‑‑‑— asses” and pass gun-control laws.

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) has defended his staff member for reporting 17-year-old Noah Christiansen’s foul language to his principal last week, which the American Civil Liberties Union said caused Christiansen to miss two days of school and be barred from joining the student government.

“Welcome to the world where words have impact,” Amodei told the Los Angeles Times.

Here is all the article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2018/03/20/a-student-called-his-congressman-to-ask-for-gun-control-and-was-suspended-for-cursing/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.c24a37cee666.

Words have impact?   I guess Cong. Amodei doesn’t live in the world where Donald Trump exists.

And to think I was musing about Channel 2 tape delaying yesterday’s car chase. Talk about technology going off course for sure. Here is from the Chron:

An Austin TV station has apologized for a broadcast Tuesday that featured a closed caption calling one of the bombing victims “this monkey.”

ABC-affiliate KVUE admitted in a statement that during breaking news coverage of the Austin bombings “closed captioning text included a typographical error in which the words ‘this monkey’ appeared in a sentence about 17-year-old bombing victim Draylen Mason.”

KVUE stated that the error was not caused by a KVUE employee. The station works with third-party company VITAC to live caption its newscasts.

“We are taking this mistake very seriously and we are heartsick about this terrible error,” KVUE stated. “We apologize to Draylen’s family and to our community. We have demanded an explanation and an apology to Draylen’s family, and VITAC is complying.”

KVUE’s mistake comes less than a day after NBC affiliate KRIS 6 TV in Corpus Christi issued an apology for airing an audio clip containing “f**k it, lick it, smell it.”

The actions taken by KRIS 6 after the incident included a termination, a suspension and reprimands.

In what order?

‘Stros great J.R. Richard who played from 1971-1980 and whose career was cut way too short, hit 2 of his 10 career dingers off of Hall of Fame greats Phil Niekro and Tom Seaver of course.

I hope to see at least one of these articles a day heading into Opening Day next Thursday.

MLB’s Anthony Castrovince put out his Top 10 MLB lineups and showed us the deserved respect by putting us on top. Here is what he said:

Astros

Even with would-be AL MVP Award candidate Carlos Correa limited to 109 games last season, the Astros scored at least 38 more runs than any other team in baseball. Even if Jose Altuve were to suffer slight regression from his electric 2017 (.346 average, .957 OPS), a full season of Correa and the continued maturation of Alex Bregman could allow Houston to reach yet another level.

Two X-factors here are the early Yuli Gurriel left hamate surgery and the uncertainty over what the Astros get out of left field (Marwin Gonzalez would be starting there if he weren’t filling in for Gurriel). But a lineup that really began to take off when George Springer moved into the leadoff spot in May 2016 should again be one of baseball’s best, if not the very best.

Nice.

MLB is back at The Yard on Monday!

 

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