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Archive for July 21st, 2020

Briefings

The briefings are returning.  Don’t worry folks.  Nothing is going to change.  Here is why.  Yesterday, Donald Trump tweeted a photo of himself wearing a mask and saying it was the patriotic thing to do.  Then last night he went to a fundraiser and a number of folks including Trump were not wearing masks.  It will be back to the same routine with the briefings.  He will say we are winning when we are not.  He will say we are making progress when we are not.  He will lie and deny the facts.  Just wait and see.

On former Ohio Governor John Kasich supposedly speaking at the Democratic National Convention.  The guy has a terrible voting record.  Here is the deal.  I am not going to waste my energy getting upset.  If he and others like him like the Lincoln Project folks vote for former Vice President Joe Biden have at it.  The goal is to win in November.  Four years ago, some of these same folks held their noses and voted for Trump.  Some wrote in other names.  None of them voted for former Secretary Hillary Clinton.  It is different now and we shouldn’t poopoo their efforts.

Commentary doesn’t have any illusions that they are all in on a successful Biden presidency.  They just want their GOP back.  They think they get that by having Trump out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  I don’t know if that is possible and I am not going to worry about it.

Here is an interesting electoral tidbit.  Commentary has mentioned that he was in the numero two position in the Texas Democratic Party’s Get-Out-The-Vote effort in 1976, the last time a Democrat carried Texas in a presidential election.  Jimmy Carter won 51.14% of the vote, to Gerald Ford’s 47.97%.  Carter won 191 of the 254 counties. Dallas and Harris Counties were not part of the 191.  Carter got 42% of Dallas County and 47% of Harris County.  Now you know.

Dr. Anthony Fauci will be tossing out the first pitch at the Nationals’ Home Opener.  That’s cool, I guess.  Does this violate MLB’s COVID-19 health safety protocols?  I guess not.

The Astros returned last night.  It was a practice game.

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