Archive for July 25th, 2018

‘Stros rookie Kyle Tucker had his first MLB triple last night in the win over the Rockies.   The ‘Stros now have 11 triples for the season. Name the player with the most?

When Commentary worked on statewide Dem campaigns back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, we pretty much put the candidates on grueling schedules. We would try to hit four or maybe five different cities a day. From early in the morning to the evening. It helped us win back in those days.

What Cong. Beto O’Rourke is planning later this month is huge folks. This is certainly going to help with Dem voter turnout. Here is from the Trib on Beto’s Summer Mega Tour:

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, is planning to go on a massive 34-day tour of Texas during the August congressional recess, ramping up his already hectic pace of campaigning with three months until Election Day.

From July 29 to Sept. 1, the El Paso congressman will hold close to 100 public events in just over 50 cities across the state, according to his campaign. The trip, which he’ll make entirely by car, will take him to every major region of the state, from the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley and East Texas to El Paso. He’s already visited all 254 counties since launching his bid to unseat Republican incumbent Ted Cruz over a year ago. 

And this:

O’Rourke’s trip will feature multiple stops at a time in the major cities — Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, for example — but he also intends to continue hitting small towns that usually don’t get much attention from statewide candidates, especially so deep into the general election. Among them are Iraan in West Texas, Edna near the Gulf Coast and Comanche in Central Texas.

Wow! This is great.

From the who gives a rat’s arse department, the Chron thinks it is important to have this as their lead story today.  Here is the headline of the hard copy:

Former HISD chief slams district

And from the online story:

Carranza: Houston ISD ‘didn’t have the stomach’ for big reform

Who cares what the fella has to say these days. Commentary would have preferred Beto’s Mega Tour details on the front page.

Somebody needs to ‘splain ag economics to Commentary. Donald Trump is imposing tariffs and then wants taxpayers to bailout farmers. Got it?

Meanwhile, families are still separated. Got it?

Marwin Gonzalez of course leads the team with three triples.

I stayed up late to watch the win in extra innings. We are 4 behind the Red Sox and we still are without Carlos Correa.


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