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Hurricane Coming

It is now Hurricane Laura.  It looks like the H-Town region will be impacted.  How bad?  Don’t know.  Commentary filled up my gas tank yesterday evening.  I have what I need to ride it out in case we lose power.  Stay safe.

All day yesterday, the CNN folks were saying that they were hearing the Donald Trump convention would be “uplifting.”  I was kind of wondering how was that even remotely possible?  There is absolutely nothing uplifting about Trump.  Commentary was right.  There was nothing uplifting about last night.

Trump’s folks are definitely not going to listen to Commentary. I would just skip any reference about Trump doing a great job on handling COVID-19.  You just can’t pull that off without a real convention.  Sorry.

Melania Trump is speaking this evening.  What does she do anyway?

Seventy days until Election Day.  Between now and then we are going to see on a regular basis Trump try to hijack the science and FDA to come up with a COVID-19 cure, vaccine or super aspirin.  When over two-thirds of the voters say he bungled the handling of the virus, that is his only play.  Stay tuned.

I wonder if Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s best movie line is from Chance the Gardner from “Being There.” You know.  “I like to watch.”

One of my favorite actors is 90 today.  Happy Birthday to Sean Connery!  He’s the best James Bond.  I loved him in “The Hunt for Red October”, “The Rock”, “The Man Who Would Be King”, and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”

One of his first starring roles was in Disney’s “Darby O’Gill and the Little People.” I saw it.

Of course, he won an Oscar for playing Jim Malone in “The Untouchables” where he had the famous lines: “He pulls a knife, you pull a gun, he sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That’s the Chicago way.”

One of my all-time favorite Sean Connery movies is “The Wind and the Lion” with Candace Bergen.  Great flick.

The Rockets lost yesterday.

The Astros won and we are 16-13.

Because of Hurricane Laura, the Astros play a doubleheader today with the Angels starting at 3 pm.  Tomorrow’s game will start at noon.  Thursday’s game is part of today’s twin bill.

New rules: Doubleheader games are seven innings each.  If we win without having to bat in the bottom of the seventh, there won’t be a seventh inning stretch.  Got it?

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