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Campaign Town Halls

Once again, back to my “Gameday” and the page on BASEBALL TERMS IN SPANISH, what is the Spanish word for BUNT?

Look for the GOP and Sen. Ted Cruz to mock Beto’s appearance on Ellen’s show today. Here is from the Chron:

Democrat Beto O’Rourke gets a national television audience today for his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

O’Rourke is expected to be on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, thanks largely to a viral video in which O’Rourke defended the rights of football players to kneel during the national anthem. DeGeneres went on social media to laud his speech and declare her hopes to meet O’Rourke.

Her top-rated talk show is in its 16th season and, according to the Hollywood Reporter, had a 7 percent year-over-year growth among women 25-54 — a key demographic group in the midterm election cycle.

In the pre-recorded interview already viewable on her website, O’Rourke told DeGeneres he “just gave the answer of what was on my mind.”

Go check out the Chron E-Board take today on the racist Donald Trump trying to steal citizenships from Latinos along the border with Mexico. Commentary has family in Laredo. F__k those that work for Trump.

Check this line from a Chron story today on the H-Town Firefighters pay parity proposal:

City council members said they strongly expect the initiative to pass and expressed alarm at the possible impact it could have on other city services.

Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/HFD-Chief-warns-pay-ballot-measure-could-cause-at-13204971.php?src=hp_totn.

This is why the Mayor is holding town hall meetings in every City Council district – to build opposition against the proposal. Here is from the Chron:

Mayor Sylvester Turner will begin a series of town hall meetings this week to discuss the two city ballot items that will appear on the November ballot.

The gatherings will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and will start Wednesday and run through the week before early voting starts in October.

Houston voters in November will consider a measure that would grant firefighters the same pay as police officers of corresponding rank and seniority, and also will weigh a second vote on the street and drainage repair program known as ReBuild Houston.

Turner repeatedly has called the firefighter pay parity issue “unaffordable” and has said its passage would force service cuts and layoffs. On the other hand, he has said he will continue to implement ReBuild Houston in the same manner regardless of the outcome of the vote. The controversial monthly drainage fee that is a key component of that program is not at issue in November.

They are going to need more than town hall meetings to defeat this. How did we even get to this? Oh, brother!

Speaking of H-Town City Hall, it would be nice if they fixed the audio on their live Council meeting broadcasts.  Maybe I ought to ask the Chron’s Mike Morris if he will write an investigative piece on this so it can get fixed.  Turn on the volume, please.

This is Commentary’s ha-ha moment. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is boycotting Nike. There are a lot of high schools and colleges whose football teams sport the swoosh – contractually. They are not going to give up their money because of what the Fox News toads or Dan Patrick say. That’s funny.

BUNT in Spanish is Toque (TOH-keh), of course. Now you know.

86-53, 23 games remaining, 3 ½ game lead.  Scoreboard watching for sure.  Not ready for magic numbers – not yet.

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