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Out of Control

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott disapproval rating is higher than his approval on handling the coronavirus, 48% to 47%.  65% of Texans say the coronavirus is out of control.  That is nearly 2 out of every 3 Texans.  We were in a lot better shape when local mayors and county judges were in control.

Even Kellyanne Conway says governors like Abbott jumped the gun on the reopen strategy.  Of course, Donald Trump wanted them to reopen quickly.

Just think about it.  Out of control.  How can you not give it back to the locals to run?

It is one big mess and it shows in the polling.

That’s why Trump sent goons to Portland, Oregon and is fixing to send them to Chicago and Albuquerque.

That’s why he wants a major confrontation with China.  It is called a diversion.

Scott Braddock of the Quorum Repot tweeted out last night that with 88 days to go before early voting in Texas begins, there isn’t much time for the GOP to turn around the lousy poll numbers.

I had to retweet him that mail ballots will be in the hands of voters in around 65 days.

The pandemic isn’t the cause of the poll numbers.  It is the handling of the pandemic by the GOP that is causing the poll numbers to head south for them.

From a USA Today story yesterday:

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players have the option of having a patch with “Black Lives Matter” or “United For Change” on a jersey sleeve on opening day of the pandemic-delayed season, and Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle says his team may is considering whether to take a knee in support Thursday night.

World Series champion Washington hosts the New York Yankees in the big league opener.

“I’ve been considering it, especially here over the last week. But as a team, we’re having conversations in our clubhouse over the last two days. I know the Yankees are doing the same thing,” he said Wednesday. “I think it’s really important for for us as a league to echo what other sports leagues have done so far. We’ve seen the MLS. We’ve seen NASCAR. We’ve seen Formula One make really powerful statements.”

Teams have the option of stenciling an inverted MLB logo with “BLM” or “United for Change” on the back of the pitcher’s mound during opening weekend games. Washington opted for the MLB/MLB stencil.

“It’s freedom of speech. It’s the Bill of Rights. It’s what the country’s founded on, to be able to express yourself freely. So I I think it’s a wonderful thing,” said Gerrit Cole, who makes his Yankees debut against Max Scherzer in the opener at Nationals Park.

The 2020 MLB Season gets underway this evening with the Yankees and Nationals and the Giants and Dodgers.  Both games are on ESPN.

The team sent me the 2019 American League Championship Rings options in case I want to plunk down some dough for the jewelry.  Not interested.  Just like I won’t wear 2019 ALCS Champs gear.  Once you win a World Series, you get spoiled.

Don’t forget to wear your team gear tomorrow or today if you are a Dodger, Giants,  Nats, or Yankees fan.

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