Archive for March 13th, 2020

It was said time and time again during the 2016 campaign. You don’t want this guy in charge during a worldwide crisis.

It has been said time and time again since he has taken office. He lies about everything and in a crisis, we don’t want to wonder if he’s lying.

Two nights ago, I watched his speech that he gave in primetime to the nation. When I heard the day before yesterday that his son-in-law and racist policy advisor were working on drafting his speech, my confidence level was at zip. I was highly skeptical anticipating his speech, and he didn’t let me down. He said stuff that they had to correct afterwards. He wasn’t credible. He certainly wasn’t reassuring. At this point, we don’t care how the virus was born, we just want to know what the plan is for getting us safely through this thing.

Yesterday morning the markets responded with one of the largest market drops in history.

Someone named Luca Paolini, chief strategist at Pictet Asset Management said of the address, “this was the most expensive speech in history.”

No sh_t!

People in his own administration told Congress yesterday that they were failing in getting the tests out. Even his hardcore GOP arse kissers in Congress are having a hard time defending him. They don’t have a problem defending him when he is jeopardizing our national security with Ukraine and Russia. Folks getting sick, school closings, the economy tanking, and constituents hoarding toilet paper are another matter.

How he handles this national crisis is not going to get better. We all know it. Lucky for all of us we have a U.S. House of Representatives who is not going to give him any additional statutory authority that would only put the country in further peril.

Only a fool would believe that this fella is going to provide the leadership that is required at this moment.

It is going to take governors, mayors, county executives, medical and public health experts, and state and local emergency management personnel to get us through these dangerous and uncertain times.

That’s the good news. The bad news? We haven’t even got started yet.

To kind of paraphrase my good pal Keir, March Madness has taken on a different meaning now.

The H-Town Mayor said he didn’t get the toilet paper thing. He will when he is sitting and staring at the cardboard tube of the roll.

Everyone knows that Commentary was the only person in Harris County to sound the alarm about potential problems on the March 3 Primary Election Day. I said it here in my Commentary and I said it at the briefing over at the County on the Thursday before Election Day. See this from today’s Chron:

Commissioners Court has formed a working group to review Harris County’s shift to voting centers and examine what effect it had on hours-long lines at the polls on Primary Day, which Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis called unacceptable.

During an at-times contentious discussion with County Clerk Diane Trautman during Tuesday’s Commissioners Court session, Ellis questioned whether she had become too focused on county-wide voting centers, her signature initiative since taking office last year.

Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Long-Election-Day-lines-prompt-Commissioners-15126709.php.

You would think that they would ask Commentary to join the working group but NOPE! All I can say that if you are 65 or older, vote by mail. What a mess.

I got this from The Yard yesterday.

Dear Season Ticket Holder,

As you may be aware, MLB has delayed the start of the 2020 regular season by at least two weeks due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic. We are focused on evaluating all of our ticket commitments and how we best adapt them for a new schedule. Information is fluid and we will be in touch as we get further clarity on our season schedule. Our priority is the health and safety of our employees, fans and partners. We understand the importance of this issue and we are committed to working proactively with you as fast as possible.

We will reach out with more information as soon as it becomes available, but please note that no action is required from you at this point as no action is being taken on your account.

Kind Regards,

Astros Season Services

For those who are counting, and Commentary is certainly counting, that’s eight games at The Yard so far that won’t be played. The two exhibition games with Cleveland, the four games with the Angels on Opening Weekend, and two with the Mets, the first full week of April. We will miss seeing Jake Marisnick.

In case you are wondering. They are not going to send me a refund. I won’t get a check in the mail or a transfer of cash to my Paypal account. They will hold on to my money and apply it to playoff tickets or next season’s tickets. I have said it before, MLB economics.

No MLB question today because there is no MLB today.

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