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Only two ‘Stros players have hit triples this season. Name the two?

That was also my reaction. Commentary is talking about the bullying move the Katy ISD Board is fixing to pull by hiring a law firm to sue anyone who accuses the Katy superintendent of past bullying. That is a typical bullying tactic. Commentary is glad that Pulitzer Prize winning Chron columnist Lisa Falkenberg is taking the bullying move on in her column today. Here is how Falkenberg ends her column today:

A defamation lawsuit will resolve nothing. It will only waste taxpayer money on hefty attorney fees in a legal battle that has slim chance of prevailing.

Surely, Katy school trustees can find a better use for public funds. And surely, they can set a better example for students.

Bullying — whether by children or by full-grown elected officials — is never the answer.

Here is Lisa’s entire column: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/columnists/falkenberg/article/In-Katy-answer-to-bullying-allegations-isn-t-12898942.php.

Really, Katy school board? Who came up with this bullying tactic idea? Dumb move by the Katy school board and they certainly deserve all the bad publicity that this creates.

Commentary and others have said that the current state of GOP politics has brought the haters to the forefront. In some cases, they hold key positions in government. Heck, just look at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Here is how a Chron E-Board take starts today:

It must be tough to be a Republican state attorney general with a member of your own party occupying the White House. All that fun you had suing a Democratic president gets taken away.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, like his predecessor Greg Abbott, took great pleasure in suing the Obama administration. Sometimes he won, sometimes he lost, but it was always red meat to the base. Now with Donald Trump in the White House, what to do, what to do?

Sue the Obama administration, anyhow. That’s essentially what Paxton did this week when his office filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Six other states — all with Republican attorneys general — joined Texas in the lawsuit.

It’s a move that has even perplexed other Texas Republicans.

“I honestly don’t understand what the state is asking for,” U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said Friday in Dallas.

Here is the entire E-Board take: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Paxton-s-DACA-lawsuit-strays-from-Texas-12898883.php.

Come on! Sorry, pal! Guys like Sen. Cornyn have allowed haters like Paxton to climb up the GOP ladder, so don’t tell us you honestly don’t understand what the state is asking for. You know exactly what Paxton is up to.

Latinos will certainly remember who the haters are this November.

Candice Bergen is celebrating her birthday today. Everyone knows her for her Emmy awards winning portrayal of “Murphy Brown.” Some might remember her “Boston Legal” days. Others for “Gandhi”, “Carnal Knowledge”, “Miss Congeniality” or her Oscar nominated role in “Starting Over.” Commentary loved her in “The Wind and the Lion” as Mrs. Pedecaris starring with Sean Connery and in a flick folks have probably have never heard of, “Soldier Blue.” Happy Birthday Candice Bergen!

Tags pointed out last night that no nos have now been tossed this season in Oakland, Monterrey and Toronto – three different countries for the first time ever in a MLB season. Cool!

Derek Fisher has two triples and Jose Altuve has one of course.

Lance McCullers, Jr. leads the team with five wins and the team is playing better.

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