Archive for May 19th, 2020

Phase Two

State Rep. Anna Eastman and her office help put together and co-sponsored a food distribution event today that is also being co-sponsored by the Houston Food Bank and Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle.  It is from 4 to 8 pm at the old Park and Ride at Pinemont and Federal Plaza off of Highway 290 in HD 148. In Northwest Houston I might add.

The frontpage headline of today’s Chron, pretty much sums things up here in the Lone Star State.

Here is what it says:

Key benchmarks not met as Texas reopens

You are on your own as we head into Phase Two.  Even though we are still trying to get through Phase One.

I did notice that at Governor Greg Abbott’s press conference yesterday, most of the participants reminded folks to wear face masks.  They need to get the word out to their followers.

I will be sticking to my face mask and be very selective on where I go these days.

Donald Trump said yesterday he is taking hydroxychloroquine.  He’s lying.  They put out a statement from his doctor and nowhere in the statement did the doctor say he’s taking the drug.  Commentary has to question the ethics of his doctor for going along with this falsehood and endangering the lives of a bunch of folks, err suckers.

Here is what U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said about Trump:

“He’s our president and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group, morbidly obese, they say.”

Here is from the Chron:

According to the CDC, for an individual to be morbidly obese, his or her BMI must be over 40. Trump’s 2019 White House physical revealed he has a BMI of 30.4, which is defined as obese, but not morbidly obese.

Now that is what I call a morbidly correction.

We will probably have an Interim Harris County Clerk selected today and have an idea if a Harris County Elections Administrator is headed our way.

I still have not heard who is seeking the County Clerk nomination from the Harris County Democratic Party Executive Committee.  Have you?

MLB.com has a take today on each team’s weirdest promotions of all time and this is what they said about the Astros:

Astros: Beers with which to troll Mike Schmidt

With Houston’s attendance numbers sagging in the mid-70s, Tal Smith came up with an idea. It was pretty simple: A large lightbulb near a digital clock in right field would light up on every even-numbered minute. If an Astro homered while that light was on, it meant one free beer for every adult in the park. For one night in 1976, though, Smith threw in a wrinkle.

Mike Schmidt had already established himself as a superstar, MLB’s two-time reigning home run champ en route to a third-place finish in NL MVP voting. Such a superstar, in fact, that Smith altered the rules of his own promotion — if Schmidt struck out with the light on, everyone would get a free beer. At exactly 9:12, Mike Cosgrove got to two strikes on Schmidt, and after staring in for the sign for what seemed like an eternity — the entire Astrodome crowd begging him to hurry up — he threw a fastball by for strike three. In the words of writer Roger Kahn, “grown men sprinted up the aisles.”

I wasn’t there.

I thought they might name the Brad Ausmus with the surfboard bobblehead.

Stay safe because there are a bunch of knuckleheads out there.

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