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I think it is time to scoreboard watch. Last night, on my phone gizmo, I checked in on the Yankees and Twins and the Angels and Dodgers. The Dodgers, Yankees, Astros and Twins are all chasing the best record. We have 58 games left to play. How many are homies and how many are roadies?

The Chron E-Board came out today calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment. Here is how their take starts out:

For months, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has resisted growing calls from more liberal members of the U.S. House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

A savvy political leader, she knows that a failed impeachment process could leave Trump stronger among voters who see the president as wrongly accused and deem the exercise a waste of time. Impeachment will consume Congress’ attention and dash Democrats’ hopes of passing meaningful legislation that demonstrates they’re qualified to lead this great nation.

But former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony convinced us that the time for prioritizing partisan strategy has passed. For the good of the nation, Pelosi must begin impeachment proceedings in the House.

We come to this conclusion reluctantly. While we believe for myriad reasons that Trump poses a danger to our country and to the free nations that look to America for global leadership, we had hoped that it would be the American voters who held him accountable in the 2020 election.

Here is their entire take: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Time-to-begin-proceedings-into-impeachment-of-14125772.php.

Commentary will be honest. This is surprising. How many other E-Boards in the USA have called for impeachment? I don’t think that this will impact their bottom line. I tend to think Trump supporters gave up on the Chron a while back. Nice job, Lisa Falkenberg.

Here is all you need to know. Some GOP member of congress at the Robert Mueller hearing yesterday tried to go after the Mueller claim that there was no exoneration of Donald Trump. Something about exoneration not being a legal term. Last night on CNN, one of the GOP talking heads said the same thing.

A couple of months ago, Donald Trump proclaimed, “total exoneration” and you can go to Breitbart and buy “total exoneration” gear. Shut up!

Mueller didn’t want to be there. If you want to go after him for being halting and not being specific on a few questions, have at it. If you want to say that he is showing signs of early dementia, go for it. You didn’t challenge Trump’s efforts to obstruct justice, kissing WikiLeaks’ arse and going all in on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. Did I say, shut up!

This isn’t good. Check this from the Chron:

AUSTIN — Texas won’t have to seek federal approval when state lawmakers draw new election maps in two years, a three-judge panel in San Antonio decided Wednesday. The judges, however, cautioned Texas that its next process will “undoubtedly” be subject to judicial scrutiny.

“Texas would be well advised to conduct its redistricting process openly,” U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez wrote in the 27-page opinion.

The decision is a blow to civil rights groups that had asked for Texas to again face federal oversight, known as preclearance, following a years-long legal battle over Texas political maps drawn after the 2010 census, which federal courts have found intentionally discriminated against minority voters.

Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/local/politics/article/Judges-rule-against-federal-oversight-of-2021-14119782.php?src=hp_totn.

Royko sent me this on my mention of the Mueller hearing yesterday:

Won’t the statute of limitations expire (as they expired for Hillary’s crimes when Mueller drug out the Russia investigation for two years) during Trump’s second term?

It should be “when Mueller dragged out the Russia…”

We have 28 homies left on the schedule and 30 roadies with 3 in San Luis this weekend of course.

We have the day off.

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