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My Aunt Elvira Delgado turned 101.  She is my Dad’s older sister.  How about that!  Happy Birthday, Aunt Vera!

Check the latest poll numbers:

Governor Greg Abbott’s job approval rating dropped just below 50% approval – though at 49%, just below – for the first time in two years, an 7-point decline since the April UT/Texas Tribune Poll, while disapproval of his job performance increased from 32% in both February and April polling to 39% in June.

Approval of Abbott’s handling of the coronavirus/COVID-19 was approximate to his overall job approval rating: 49% approved and 41% disapproved. 

Asked about the direction of Texas, 41% said the state was heading in the right direction, but 47% said the state was on the wrong track – the first net-negative assessment of Texas’ direction since 2012. 

We all know Gov. Abbott has blown the handling of the pandemic.  That is why his approval numbers are dropping.  In a total classless act, he is now blaming local officials.  You gotta be kidding. Here is from the Chron:

In another Monday evening interview on Beaumont’s KFDM, Abbott blasted local government leaders who have called on him to give them the authority to issue new stay-at-home orders to contain the virus. He said going back into “lockdown mode” would “really force Texans into poverty.” He said many of the local leaders calling for more authority have refused to enforce current executive orders already in place.

“What they need to show is action, not absenteeism,” Abbott said, pointing to enforcement of mask ordinances, and to his own order last Thursday requiring them in most Texas counties.

Here is the entire Chron article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/Gov-Abbott-warns-of-greater-fatalities-15390029.php.

The fella just can’t lead.  What a joke.

Speaking of leading.  The H-Town Mayor just ought to cancel the Texas GOP Convention.  Enough of this.  Here is from the Chron:

The city of Houston will deploy health inspectors to enforce COVID-19 restrictions at the Texas Republican Convention, and potentially shut down the event if guidelines aren’t followed, Mayor Sylvester Turner said Monday.

In a letter to Texas GOP executive director Kyle Whatley, Turner on Monday laid out a series of conditions the party would have to follow if it proceeds with an in-person convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center from July 16 to 18. The guidelines are aimed at limiting the transmission of COVID when an anticipated 6,000 people descend on the convention center.

Those conditions, according to Turner’s office, include denying entry to anyone who has tested positive for COVID or come in contact with a COVID patient between July 2 and July 15, requiring attendees to wear masks, and providing touchless hand sanitizing stations throughout the convention center.

Party officials also must limit attendance and seating capacity “or host smaller events in larger rooms,” and modify room layouts to “promote social distance of at least 6 feet.” The mayor’s letter did not include a specific cap on how many people can attend the convention.

Turner also said he is “strongly encouraging” the Texas GOP to call off the in-person convention, which he said is the only conference or convention in Houston that has not been canceled or rescheduled for next year.

Here is the article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-to-have-health-inspectors-enforce-15389940.php.

Just cancel it, please.

I continue to be amazed at folks gathering and partying.  I just don’t understand.

The MLB schedules were released yesterday.

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