Archive for October 29th, 2018

From His Base

Since the 2000 season, which league has won the most World Series Championships!

Here in Harris County, after Day 7, 429,009 have Voted Early in Person.

In 2016, the entire total was 882,580.

In 2014, the entire total was 307,280.

We are at 49% of the 2016 Early Vote in Person turnout and 140% of 2014. Care to guess where we end up?

In 2016, the Sunday Early Vote in Person total was 35,874, yesterday, it was 34,338.

Gutless GOP elected officials won’t call out Donald Trump. It is good to see this from the NY Daily News:

President Trump is not welcome to visit Pittsburgh unless he denounces white nationalism and “stops targeting and endangering all minorities,” a group of the city’s Jewish leaders said Sunday.

“For the past three years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement,” said a letter signed by 11 Jewish leaders on the website of Bend the Arc, a progressive Jewish organization.

“You yourself called the murderer evil, but yesterday’s violence is the direct culmination of your influence,” the letter said.

Trump said he would visit Pittsburgh following the slaughter of 11 worshipers Saturday inside the Tree of Life synagogue during Sabbath morning services.

Authorities say the suspected gunman, Robert Bowers, yelled anti-Semitic slurs during the rampage.

Hours before the mass killing, Bowers ranted online against HIAS, a Jewish immigration advocacy organization.

“HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in,” he posted on Gab, a social network site.

The letter on Bend the Arc’s site noted that Bowers’ anti-HIAS post came “at the end of a week in which (Trump) spread lies and sowed fear about migrant families in Central America.”

“He killed Jews in order to undermine the efforts of all those who find shared humanity with immigrants and refugees,” the online letter added.

They pointed out that the Torah states each person is made in b’tzelem Elohim, in the image of God.

“This means all of us,” the group said. “In our neighbors, Americans, and people worldwide who have reached out to give our community strength, there we find the image of God. “

“While we cannot speak for all Pittsburghers, or even all Jewish Pittsburghers, we know we speak for a diverse and unified group when we say: President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you commit yourself to compassionate, democratic policies that recognize the dignity of all of us.”

The letter was signed by: Jamie Forrest, Joshua Friedman, Jamie Harris, Tammy Hepps, Harry Hochheiser, Sasha King, Rachel Kranson, Elinor S. Nathanson, Avigail S. Oren, Kate Rothstein and Yael Silk.

Trump is not going to call out a part of his base. Sorry.

It is also sad to see the gutless GOP talking heads say “both” sides need to tone it down and comparing the #MAGABomber and Saturday’s shooter to the dinner interrupters. Gutless.  Sorry, that ain’t going to work.

I was watching CNN on Friday when they showed the #MAGABomber’s car from an aerial shot. I noticed it was smothered by signs and bumper stickers, but I could not read them – too far away. Then the FBI put a tarp over it. I knew then that it was a Trump supporter. I was right. It was a #MAGABomber.

Best line of the past week

“I’m not calling him a racist. But the racists believe he’s a racist.”

Mayor Andrew Gillum, Dem nominee for Florida governor, on Ron DeSantis, GOP nominee.

It took me 8 minutes to vote yesterday from the time I walked into the voting room at Moody Park until I walked out. I timed it. I voted straight ticket Democratic Party. I also reviewed my ballot to make sure I didn’t make a “user error.”

What is up with that anyway?

I was watching Game 4 Saturday night and when the Dodgers took a 4-0 lead after 6, I couldn’t help but think about the 4-0 lead they had on us going into the bottom of the 4th at Minute Maid last year in Game 5. Just saying.

Since 2000, the AL has 10 World Series Championships and the NL 9 of course.

Congrats to the Red Sox!

Go vote early, please.

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