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Today is my sister Sylvia’s BD. She is hunkered down with my Dad.  Happy Birthday, Syl!

Check out this from the Chron:

“Hey everyone, Nolan Ryan here,” he says in the video posted on the Governor’s website and on YouTube. “As we open Texas for business, we all need to work together in the fight against COVID-19. As Texans, we need to be responsible. We need to be smart. So when you leave the house, don’t be a knucklehead. Wash your hands, socially distance yourself from others and wear a mask. Do the right thing. Look out for your fellow Texans and together we’ll make it through this.”

Good for Nolan.  I wonder if he wears an Astros face mask.

More fallout from last week’s stroll to the church:

Washington (CNN)America’s top general is apologizing for appearing in a photo-op with President Donald Trump after the forceful dispersal of protesters outside the White House last week, saying the move was a “mistake.”

Gen. Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff also said that he was “outraged” by the killing of George Floyd and added that the protests it sparked spoke to “centuries of injustice toward African Americans.”

“As senior leaders, everything you do will be closely watched. And I am not immune. As many of you saw, the result of the photograph of me at Lafayette Square last week. That sparked a national debate about the role of the military in civil society,” Milley, said in a pre-recorded speech to a group of graduates from the National Defense University released on Thursday.

“I should not have been there. My presence in that moment and in that environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics. As a commissioned uniformed officer, it was a mistake that I have learned from, and I sincerely hope we all can learn from it,” he added.

Thanks for the admission.

The GOP puts out a lot of dumb and stupid sh_t these says.  Here was from yesterday from some GOPer tweets:

If you can protest safely, you can vote in person safely.

Fine.  Now send a GD mail ballot to everyone who didn’t go to a protest.  You dumbsh_ts.  How stupid are you?  That slogan works for Democrats.

It is also an acknowledgment that only Democrats were protesting while sorry arse GOPers stayed home because in reality they don’t believe that #BlackLivesMatter.

M.O.R.O.N.S.

Speaking of, former Vice President Joe Biden is worried that Trump will try to steal the election.  They are going to do their best.  Vote. By. Mail.

From the Daily Beast:

Tucker Carlson—the Fox News host who has spent the past few weeks working himself up into an absolute frenzy over the protests against George Floyd’s death—is losing advertisers, and fast. Carlson kicked off his Monday night show by claiming Black Lives Matter “is definitely not about black lives,” but rather “left-wing mobs” who are trying to “cancel your rights.” On Tuesday, he lashed out at Sesame Street for showing a special to educate children about racism. Earlier this week, Popular Information shamed several major companies that have voiced support for Black Lives Matter but still advertised on Carlson’s show. Since then, Disney has told the site it would no longer do so. Media Matters reports that Papa John’s has also since confirmed it will cease advertising with Carlson, as well as T-Mobile and SmileDirectClub. The CEO of T-Mobile, Mike Sievert, was asked on Twitter if Tucker’s message was one his company supported. He said: “It definitely is not. Bye-bye Tucker Carlson!”

Why were they even advertising on that show?

NASCAR is banning the Johnny Reb flag at its events.  Good for NASCAR.

From the Chron:

Although negotiations between owners and the players union continue to feel contentious and without compromise, commissioner Rob Manfred guaranteed the return of Major League Baseball in 2020 — even if he must mandate a truncated season.

“We’re going to play baseball in 2020. One hundred percent,” Manfred said Wednesday on MLB Network. “If it has to be under the March 26 agreement, if we get to that point in the calendar, so be it. But one way or the other, we’re playing Major League Baseball.”

Appearing on MLB Network and ESPN prior to Wednesday’s start of the 2020 draft, Manfred struck an optimistic but forceful tone. An agreement in March afforded him unilateral power to impose a shortened season of around 48 games in the absence of an accord.

Let me break down a 46 game season.

That’s 23 homies and 23 roadies.

Five four game series and one three games series at home and on the road.

That means Justin Verlander will get maybe nine starts.

Got it?

Do you know what I miss about MLB at The Yard?  Dollar Dogs with onions, mustard and relish. I haven’t had a hot dog this entire pandemic.

I didn’t mention Saint Arnold because I have it here at around $15 per 12-pak.  You pay $15 for a single tall glass at The Yard.

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