Archive for May 28th, 2019

Bill Buckner

With 2,715 career base hits, he ranks 66th in all-time career base hits in MLB. His 498 doubles has him tied for 65th all-time. Who am I talking about?

Commentary tweeted this, minutes after the Legislature adjourned:

Moments before Texas State senate adjourned sine die without confirming SOS, four vetoes by Governor of Senate Bills announced- all SBs carried by Dems. #TXLege

Commentary has said it before. Former Secretary of State David Whitley brought this on himself. Bush league political strategy laying out his voter purge before he has had a confirmation hearing. Dumbarse move for sure.

Here is from an NBC News story:

WASHINGTON — Meghan McCain told Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar not to invoke her father, the late Sen. John McCain, on the campaign trail.
Klobuchar, D-Minn., recounted a story in Iowa this weekend in which the Sen. McCain, her longtime colleague in Washington, seemed to compare President Donald Trump to various authoritarian leaders.

“The arc that we are on, this arc of justice, started the day after that dark inauguration,” Klobuchar said. “The day when I sat on that stage between Bernie and John McCain, and John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech, because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation. He understood it. He knew because he knew this man more than any of us did.”

While it was the first time Klobuchar recited that particular anecdote, she has regularly praised McCain in speeches and interviews. The senator visited McCain while he was battling cancer at his Arizona ranch and described him as a “mentor” after his death.
Meghan McCain, a co-host of The View, tweeted on Monday that Klobuchar should be “respectful” and not bring her father up in political speeches.

“On behalf of the entire McCain family (Senator Klobuchar), please be respectful to all of us and leave my father’s legacy and memory out of presidential politics,” she said.

Both McCains have been critical of Trump, who still sometimes mocks and criticizes the former Arizona senator even after his death.

Ok, sure. Next time Trump mocks the late Sen. McCain, and we know he will, Meghan McCain is going to want folks to go after Trump. Since we all know GOP leaders will stay cowardly silent like they always have, it will be Dems like Sen. Klobuchar who will step up and defend John McCain’s honor.

Bill Buckner, who is no longer with us, had 2,715 career base hits to put him at numero 66 all-time and 498 doubles for a tie for numero 65.

I wasn’t one who got off on his Game 6 blunder in the 1986 World Series. Remember, we had just gotten beat by the Mets in 6 in the NLCS, so I wasn’t rooting for them. I also didn’t want the Red Sox to break their curse. I always thought Buckner got a bum deal.

Buckner also played for the Cubbies and they are at The Yard this evening.

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