Archive for September, 2020

About Last Night

We have all heard the phrase “words can’t describe.” Commentary has been struggling to describe what happened last night.  CNN’s Dana Bash said it was a “sh_t show.”  Ugly, debacle, slugfest, chaotic, embarrassing, despicable. 

Anyone that says former Vice President Joe Biden should have blah, blah, blah just needs to shut up – to quote Joe Biden. He did the best anyone could going up against the biggest pile of you know what ever put on a presidential debate stage.  Nice going, Joe.

I am not going to criticize moderator Chris Wallace.  He did the best anyone could dealing with the biggest pile of you know what ever put on a presidential debate stage. 

Joe Biden won hands down.

Proud Boys won an honorable mention from Trump.  Proud GOP, don’t you think?

You have to wonder what the Trump team was doing during their prep sessions. Is this what they wanted?

Shelley Luther is in a runoff with GOP State Rep. Drew Springer in the State Senate District 30 Special Election.  They are like 80 or so votes apart at around 32% each. 

This is from a Chron story today:

Gov. Greg Abbott and other state officials on Tuesday vowed to move quickly to determine how a brain-eating amoeba infiltrated the city of Lake Jackson’s water supply and killed a 6-year old boy weeks ago, but they also played down the likelihood of more infections.

Good luck.  Hope the Governor listens to the scientists on this because he certainly hasn’t on the pandemic.

Commentary said this yesterday:

I know this is 2020, but still, someone needs to explain to Commentary how a brain-eating amoeba gets into the Brazosport Water Authority water supply. 

Royko responded with this:

First, the Naegleria fowleri ameba needs warm, unchlorinated water that gets up to 115 degrees to flourish.

The child likely got water in his nose from the water feature at the park.

The TCEQ is detecting the dna from dead amebas, so the chlorine is killing whatever amebas got into the system from some source that is related to the Lake Jackson system. If there was a sloppy repair of a water main, the lack of chlorine in the stagnant pipe could have circulated, and have been the source. Many systems circulate the water in the mains, so that explains why they detected dna from dead amebas in various locations.

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There are 8 MLB Wild Card Series games today on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and TBS.  The first game starts at 11 am and the last at 9 pm.

It was nice that we caught a break or two yesterday.  That was nice pitching by Framber Valdez. A win today gets us into the ALDS again.  12 noon start on ESPN2.

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Debate Night

Tonight’s the night.  There is no hype.

The Donald Trump supporters are desperately wanting from former Vice President Joe Biden a Melvyn Douglas “The Seduction of Joe Tynan” moment.

On Donald Trump’s tax stuff.  He calls it fake news.  It’s not.  I don’t know how they got his tax info, but they did.  We know it’s his, because if it wasn’t, he’d put out something different.

The GOP talking heads sure have been struggling to defend him the last couple of days.  It’s been hilarious watching them.

The Chron E-Board endorsed Sri Preston Kulkarni today.  Here it is: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-We-recommend-Sri-Preston-Kulkarni-for-15603901.php.

It looks like Sri is going up on Telemundo.

The State Senate District 30 Special Election is today.

I know this is 2020, but still, someone needs to explain to Commentary how a brain-eating amoeba gets into the Brazosport Water Authority water supply. 

None of the exerts on MLB.com pick the Astros to advance past the Wild Card Series.  Check out what the experts say here if you want: https://www.mlb.com/news/2020-mlb-postseason-predictions.

The Chron Sports Section predicts the Twins will sweep us in two.

No respect for Respect H-Town.

There is a watch party today for the Astros playoff game at Karbach Brewery.  I saw a tweet on it yesterday.  There was no mention of social distancing. No thanks.

Game 1 of the Wild Card Series is at 1:00 pm on Channel 13.  That’s all you need to know.

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Respect Playoff Astros

The best line I heard yesterday on Donald Trump’s taxes was from former Ohio GOP Governor John Kasich when he said Trump would look better paying zero in taxes rather than $750.

36 days until Election Day.

Early Voting in Person starts two weeks from tomorrow.

Some folks have already sent in mail ballots.  I still don’t have mine yet.

The first presidential debate is tomorrow night.

Commentary doesn’t have much to say about Trump’s former campaign manager other than to say he was Trump’s campaign manager.

I read Part 1, “Exposed”, of the Houston Chronicle investigative piece on COVID-19 first coming to the H-Town area and I felt like I already knew a lot of stuff that they wrote about or at least thought I knew.  There weren’t any bombshells to speak of.  It was kind of a read on nobody in charge really knew what we were dealing with back then. Still, it was a good and informative read.

State Sen. Carol Alvarado has a Libertarian opponent, so she interviewed with the Chron E-Board and she got a glowing endorsement today.  Here are parts:

When Carol Alvarado was elected to represent state Senate District 6 in a special election in 2018, she already had an impressive record under her belt.

And this:

Alvarado, 52, whose opponent in the race is Libertarian Timothy Duffield, told the editorial board Medicaid expansion will be her top goal in the 2021 Legislature.

That’s an especially worthy goal during the current economic downturn as thousands lose employer-sponsored insurance. We strongly recommend Alvarado for State Senate District 6.

Here is the entire endorsement: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-We-recommend-Carol-Alvarado-for-State-15598307.php.


The E-Board also endorsed Borris Miles, but they weren’t so kind.  Here are parts:

Outside the Legislature, state Sen. Borris Miles can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble.

And this:

Based on his troubling pattern of behavior, we believe voters can do better than Miles and have twice endorsed his primary opponents. But in this race, his track record in the Legislature and the fact that his positions are far more in sync with his district than his opponent’s make him the best choice on Election Day.

Much like the voters, we are left with a difficult choice. Miles gets our recommendation.

Here is the entire endorsement: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-We-recommend-Borris-Miles-for-Texas-15598197.php.

Oh, well.

Our compliance attorney sent us this.  It has to do with changes made by the Texas Ethics Commission for your campaign contributions and expenditures report.  For the November election, the next report is due next Monday, October 5.  Here:

A few of you have asked about the new reporting thresholds adopted last year by the TEC. The complete rule outlining thresholds is linked here. For COH filers,, the most relevant changes to the rules are as follows:

  • Contribution itemization threshold: $90 (up from $50)
  • Expenditure itemization threshold: $180 (up from $100)
  • Threshold at which the source of any credit, interest, or return must be reported: $130 (up from $100)
  • Threshold at which contributor’s principal occupation/employer must be reported: $900 (up from $500) 
  • Contribution threshold triggering Special Pre-Election Reports: $1,790 (up from $1,000)

I hope this information is helpful to you in preparing your 30 and 8-Day Reports. Please note, the Commission met this week and voted on additional adjustments to the thresholds; however these change do not take effect until January 1 and therefore will not impact reporting until the July Semiannual report. 

Now you are better informed.

Commentary subscribes to Texas Monthly.  I read a great piece yesterday by Skip Hollandsworth title “Tom Brown’s Body.” It’s about a high school senior in Canadian, Texas who goes missing then his remains are found a couple of years later.  I am definitely looking forward to the second part of the story that comes out in the next issue. 

Commentary has mentioned before that for the MLB playoffs, MLB’s PR folks develop the tagline or slogan that all teams use.  This year’s is “Respect.”  Respect Houston, Respect New York and there are two Respect Chicago, one in black and one in blue.

Former Astros reliever Charlie Kerfeld is 57 today.  Happy Birthday, Charlie!

Astros rookie reliever Enoli Paredes is 25 today. ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Enoli! Enoli has been a valuable member of the bullpen this season.

We ended up the regular season 29-31.  Commentary is not going to sweat this, after all, it is 2020.  Every team faced the same challenges.  We traveled the most miles, but I am not going to say the most time on a charter jet had us at a disadvantage.

We are now in a best of three series against the Twins and all games will be played in Minneapolis.   Commentary is not going to complain about the times we get scheduled to play during the pandemic.  Our first game is tomorrow at 1:00 pm our time so it won’t conflict with the debate.  The second game Wednesday starts at 12 noon.

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Chron Investigates

The Chron is letting us know that they will publish a major investigative piece beginning Sunday on how our government at all levels botched the handling of the pandemic.  Check this from the Chron’s Executive Editor Steve Riley:

On Sunday, we’ll publish the first part of a new investigative series, “Exposed,” a deep examination of how your government – at all levels – utterly failed to prepare for the pandemic that our leaders all knew would come someday.

It also will reveal how sluggishly those leaders reacted once the coronavirus arrived this spring.

On Sunday, we’ll publish the first part of a new investigative series, “Exposed,” a deep examination of how your government – at all levels – utterly failed to prepare for the pandemic that our leaders all knew would come someday.

It also will reveal how sluggishly those leaders reacted once the coronavirus arrived this spring.

We all know Donald Trump and Gov. Greg Abbott screwed up big time.  I wonder what the Chron will say about the locals like the H-Town Mayor and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo? 

The Trib is asking Texas member of congress about Trump not accepting the election results and the transfer of power. Here is one response:

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Austin: “There will be a peaceful transition of power but the media will still only ask questions of the GOP. The media will not demand or ask questions of Democrats as to if they stand with Speaker Pelosi’s refusal to defend cops or calling Republicans ‘enemies of the state.

What a clown. Don’t argue with me.

Commentary doesn’t know, but I thought that Texas GOP congressional candidate group ad should have been about fighting COVID-19 rather than grab arseing.

This is worth a read. It is from the Trib on the North Texas State Senate Special election.

STEPHENVILLE — Gov. Greg Abbott may not be on the ballot this fall, but his response to the coronavirus pandemic, maligned as overreach by some in his own party, is reverberating through a special election for a Texas Senate seat.

In the race to replace Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper, the intraparty reckoning is being forced by Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed this year over her refusal to shut down her business due to coronavirus restrictions. Tuesday’s special election is unfolding in safely red rural territory, the kind of place where conservative angst toward Abbott has risen amid the pandemic, even as the state’s Republicans try to keep their ranks focused on a momentous Nov. 3 general election.

Campaigning Tuesday evening in this town about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Luther peppered her stump speech with criticism of Abbott’s handling of the pandemic. She said “our tyrant governor has embarrassed us completely” with business shutdowns due to the coronavirus. As she boasted of her efforts in defiance of coronavirus restrictions, she scoffed at more traditional politicians who pushed back in less dramatic ways.

“What did they do when Texas was shut down?” she said. “They said, Oh, I wrote a letter or I — what?! Wrote a letter?!”

Here is the entire hilarious read: https://www.texastribune.org/2020/09/25/texas-greg-abbott-senate-special-election/.

I saw on Twitter yesterday that some folks in Gregg County were indicted on mail ballot fraud.  I went and checked it out.  All Democrats and all African Americans.  You know the GOP is going to use that against Democrats.  I look at the bright side. If they do end up being guilty, at least the system for catching fraud worked.

Here is the Chron article on the indictments:  https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/Gregg-County-Commissioner-among-four-charged-with-15595467.php.

We won last night as our bats exploded.  In his last at bat, Jose Altuve needed a triple for a cycle and came up short. In his last at bat, Alex Bregman needed a single for a cycle and also came up short.

Seven AL teams have secured playoff spots.  Over in the NL, only four teams have clinched playoff spots.

We can clinch the sixth seed tonight with a win or an Angels loss in the final weekend of the regular season.

Remember when some including Commentary had doubts about completing the 60 game season?

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I don’t know about you folks, but Commentary thinks the Texas GOP is a freaking clown show.

A few weeks ago, Gov. Greg Abbott extended Early Voting in Person for six days because he realized he botched the handling of the pandemic and so now he’s trying to minimize the damage.

Now he’s being sued by the Texas GOP Chair, a few GOP state legislators and other right wing nut jobs for extending the Early Voting in Person period. Huh?

The woman who forced him to reopen early – you remember, Shelley Luther, the salon owner – is now running for State Senate, District 30 in the Special Election. She was thrown in jail for reopening too soon and Governor Abbott gave her a get out of jail card and this is what she said about him the other day:

“Our tyrant governor has embarrassed us completely.”

She is certainly making Abbott look like a chump.

He’s not a tyrant.  I certainly won’t defend him on the embarrassed us completely stuff.  I mean, the whole Texas GOP is an embarrassment.

The Empower Texas funder loaned Luther a cool million for her campaign.  She has already spent over a half a million on the works – TV, digital, mail – you name it. 

The Austin lobby and all the trade association folks are supporting GOP Rep. Drew Springer in the SD 30 Special.

Some lobbyist tweeted a day or so ago that Luther was a salon owner and how in the heck would she repay the million.

I know zilch about North Texas politics.  I have no idea if she has a shot at this.  Crazier things have happened. If she does win, she will become a state senator.  Paying off the loan won’t be a problem.  It may take a few years, but it will be no problem.

That’s your Texas GOP, folks.

Commentary is not getting freaked out about Election 2020, mail ballots, long lines, voting during COVID-19, the transfer of power, delays in counting and the USPS.  I still have full confidence in the folks who are conducting our elections nationwide.  They are making the necessary adjustments.

It is pretty obvious that Donald Trump is trying to get folks into doubting the outcome if he loses.  Let’s not forget.  He’s a blowhard cowardly punk.  Remember that.

It will all work out.

Breonna Taylor didn’t get justice yesterday.  That’s why folks are protesting. Don’t argue with me, stupid.

We still haven’t clinched a playoff spot.  Sigh.

We are at Globe Life to finish off the regular season.

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Greatest Albums

This is a former state legislator admitting he is a dumbarse and that’s why he won’t be elected.  From the Chron:

Former Texas state Rep. Mike Schofield felt so confident in 2018 that the voters in his northwest Houston suburban district would give him a third term that he left about $140,000 unspent in his campaign account and dedicated much of his time to helping other Republican candidates.

He ended up losing the House District 132 seat to Democrat Gina Calanni by 113 votes in a race that he says he never anticipated to be so close.

Now Schofield is up for a rematch with Rep. Calanni. This time, he says, he and other Republicans are ready.

“I spent a good chunk of September and October last time trying to get the judges re-elected,” Schofield told the Houston Chronicle editorial board as he launched his campaign earlier this year. “The first lesson I learned was what they tell you when you get on the plane: put on your own oxygen mask first. So, I will have a Schofield-centric campaign and we will work to get everybody else across the finish line after we get there.”

What a dumbarse for sure.  How do you not campaign for yourself first? Lazy if you ask me. Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/Democrats-take-aim-at-Houston-suburbs-in-bid-for-15588206.php?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=twitter.com.

Royko sent me this yesterday after my take on high voter turnout:

Don’t make the mistake that all Blacks and all Latino voters will vote for the Harris-Biden/Bernie-Antifa-AOC Socialist ticket.

There are huge defections of once loyal Black and Latino voters who have boarded the “Trump Train.”


Rolling Stone updated their “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” recently.

Here are the ones that Commentary purchased in vinyl, 8-track, cassette, or CD over the years:

#466 Beach Boys, “Today”

#450 Paul McCartney, “Ram”

#445 Yes, “Close to the Edge”

#425 Paul Simon, “Paul Simon”

#423 Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Cosmos Factory”

#394 Diana Ross, “Diana”

#368 George Harrison, “All Things Must Pass”

#345 Bruce Springsteen, “The Wild, the Innocents and the E Street Shuffle”

#342 The Beatles, “Let It Be”

#334 Santana, “Abraxas”

#281 Harry Nilsson, “Nilsson Schmilsson”

#266 The Beatles, “Help!”

#263 The Beatles, “Hard Day’s Night”

#259 Janis Joplin, “Pearl”

#256 Tracy Chapman, “Tracy Chapman”

#251 Elton John, “Honky Château”

#237 Willie Nelson, “Red Headed Stranger”

#226 Derek and the Dominos, “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs”

#223 John Lennon, “Imagine”

#220 Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, “Déjà Vu”

#205 Cat Stevens, “Tea for the Tillerman”

#197 The Beatles, “Meet the Beatles!”

#194 Michael Jackson, “Bad”

#193 Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Willy and the Poor Boys”

#190 The Who, “Tommy”

#182 James Taylor, “Sweet Baby James”

#172 Simon and Garfunkel, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

#170 Cream, “Disraeli Gears”

#168 Steely Dan, “Can’t Buy a Thrill”

#163 Various Artists, “Saturday Night Fever”

#161 Crosby, Stills & Nash, “Crosby, Stills & Nash”

#112 Elton John, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”

#105 The Allman Brothers, “At Fillmore East”

#86 The Doors, “The Doors”

#85 John Lennon, “Plastic Ono Band”

#76 Curtis Mayfield, “Superfly”

#72 Neil Young, “Harvest”

#59 Stevie Wonder, “Talking Book”

#55 Pink Floyd, “The Dark Side of the Moon”

#46 Paul Simon, “Graceland”

#41 The Rolling Stones, “Let It Bleed”

#35 The Beatles, “Rubber Soul”

#30 Jimi Hendrix, “Are You Experienced”

#29 The Beatles, “White Album”

#25 Carole King, “Tapestry”

#24 The Beatles, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

#21 Bruce Springsteen, “Born to Run”

#14 The Rolling Stones, “Exile on Main Street”

#12 Michael Jackson, “Thriller”

#11 The Beatles, “Revolver”

#5 The Beatles, “Abbey Road”

#3 Joni Mitchell, “Blue”

#2 The Beach Boys, “Pet Sounds”

#1 Marvin Gaye, “What’s Going On”

Now you know me.  54 out of 500.  That’s pretty good, don’t you think? 

Those that I have seen live are Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Carlos Santana, Paul Simon, Simon and Garfunkel, Carole King, the Rolling Stones, CCR, Willie Nelson and the Beach Boys.

I have around here a couple of boxes with some 8-tracks, beta and VHS tapes.

I also have some cassettes and shelves of vinyl and CDs.

I still have most of them.

The Astros won last night.  We need just one win to clinch a playoff spot.

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42 Days

You know it is going to be one of those days when “Today” was replaced by the local news.

As Paul Simon says:

I get the news I need on the weather report
I can gather all the news I need on the weather report.

Looks like parts of the H-Town area will flood. Again.

Stay safe.

42 days until Election Day.

Early Voting in Person starts in three weeks.

My mail ballot should be arriving any day now.

The first presidential debate is a week from tonight.

The Chron E-Board endorsed State Rep. Sarah Davis today.

A couple of years ago, I was a panelist discussing the 2018 election.  A GOP consultant I respect mentioned then GOP candidate Dan Crenshaw and referred to him as a “rock star.” He won his election then gained notoriety when he went on “SNL.”  I actually thought the fella might have the potential to be something special. Nope.  He is just a typical GOP clown these days.  Just go look at today’s Chron.  What a clown.

Don’t believe the BS that the Supreme Court vacancy fight is going to rile up Donald Trump supporters.  Everyone is already riled up.  Turnout is going to be up on both sides.  The difference between 2016 and 2020 is that a lot of our voters aren’t staying home like they did in 2016. 

Mitch McConnell and the GOP senators are going to fill the vacancy because they know they are fixing to lose control of the U.S. Senate.  They don’t have a choice but to move forward.  They have to get something on their way out of the door.

Like Commentary said yesterday, a Democratic rout is definitely in the cards.   There is more energy out there for us than there was in 2018.

Larry Dierker is 74 today.    Dierker made his pitching debut on this day, his 18th birthday, in 1964 at Colt Stadium against the Giants.  There were three future Hall of Famers in that game.  Joe Morgan with the Colt 45s and Willie Mays and Orlando Cepeda with the Giants.  Dierker struck out Mays and Cepeda went yard on him.  Happy Birthday, Wrangler!

Carlos Correa is celebrating his 26th birthday today.  Happy Birthday, Carlos!

I said yesterday that we were in good shape for the AL sixth seed for the playoffs.  It is not a sure thing though.

We lost last night.

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200,000 Dead

My best friend growing up left us this past weekend.  I am talking about Vic Gonzalez. Victor.  He died of a heart attack.

We went to junior high and high school together.  He was a grade behind me and a month younger than me.  His parents were my parents’ comadre and compadre.  My parents were godparents to one of his sisters.  Vic’s Dad was also in my parents’ wedding.

Vic had just called me about a month and a half ago to let me know that he and his lovely Karol were moving from Bastrop to Oregon.  They moved there a few days later.

Since I left Austin back in the late ‘80s, I didn’t see Vic that often.  Maybe at the State Capitol on business, or at funerals.

It is difficult to process this in these days.  We spent so much time together growing up in Baytown.  I remember when we were out of high school, Vic let his hair grow long and he wore wire rim glasses.  He looked just like the photo of John Lennon from the White Album poster.

He was a great guy. Very sad news.

Congratulations, GOP.  We have reached 200,000 dead due to the pi_s poor way your leadership has handled the response to the pandemic. 

Commentary was doing a chore here at my place Friday during the 6 pm hour and I stepped away from earshot of the flatscreen for around 15 minutes and when I returned, I saw the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg had left us. I probably stood in silence for around half an hour watching.  They were already talking about the fight over her successor.

That’s how it goes.  When an elected official I knew died in an accident years ago, within a couple of hours we were already talking about successors.  Heck, there was one time when folks were talking about successors when an elected official I knew was on his deathbed.

I reminded a text group I was on Friday night that RBG had dictated a statement last week to her granddaughter that said she wished that her replacement would be picked by the winner of the election.

The GOP has changed their tune and is moving toward picking a successor this year. They do and it pretty much guarantees a Democratic rout up and down the ballot across the country.

43 days until Election Day.

The headline in the Star Section of today’s Chron hard copy:

‘Schitt’s happens


I watched the Emmy Awards last night and I have no idea what most of the shows are all about.

#SpringerDinger’s second #SpringerDinger of the game yesterday was dinger #2,000 for Astros player since The Yard opened in 2000. Got it?  Ok, since you asked, Big Puma leads all Astros with 157 dingers at The Yard with Jeff Bagwell at number 2 with 108.

We are 27-26 and in good shape to grab the AL sixth seed in the playoffs. That means we are done with playing any more games at The Yard in 2020.  We could be on the road until the end of October. Yikes!

We are in Seattle for 3 then finish off the regular season with 4 at Globe Life at the end of this week.

MLB will return to H-Town on October 6 as The Yard will host a NLDS.  I wonder if the participating teams will be allowed to bring their cutouts.  It would be kind of weird to see teams like The ATL and the Cubbies play with George and Barbara Bush watching.

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Telling the Truth

Jimi Hendrix died 50 years ago today. He was only 27.

Yesterday morning, I had never heard of Olivia Troye. It turns out she was Mike Pence’s lead staffer on the Corona Task Force through the end of July.   She appeared in a video that was released yesterday where she slammed Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic.  As usual, the folks at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue dismissed her as a disgruntled former employee even though the video showed her sitting behind Pence at the Task Force meetings. We all know she is telling the truth.  She is a lifelong Republican. Why would she make it up?

This is different from four years ago.  Folks are now seeing Trump is not up for the job.  He will hold on to his base and the GOP elected officials who just want to hold on to controlling things.  Does Troye move the needle in former Vice President Joe Biden’s direction.  Hardly.  It just makes it harder for those few undecided voters to go over to the Trump side.

I am sure there will be more Troyes in the coming days. 

Last night we saw Joe Biden answer questions at a townhall event.  We saw Trump throw everything he could at Biden.   That’s all Trump can do.

The pandemic is driving this election and that’s not good for the GOP in 2020.

Meanwhile, Gov. Greg Abbott said yesterday that restaurants, retail and gyms can go to 75% capacity.  Still too risky for Commentary.  No, thanks.

On an entirely different note, the Houston Botanic Garden is finally opening at the old Glenbrook Golf Course.  Remember when they were considering Gus Wortham Golf Course for the Garden.  The East End community pushed back big time and they went and got the Glenbrook location.  The golf course wasn’t living up to its potential.

The Garden isn’t free like going to a park.  $12.50 to $15 for adults. $8 to $10 for kids and students.

Election Day is in 46 days and the Chron E-Board started rolling out their endorsements yesterday.

We have ten games left in the baseball season and are holding down the number 6 seed in the playoff hunt.  Our last homie is this weekend as we host the D-Backs.

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“If you take the blue states out.”

That is as wacked as you can get. A piece of sh_t thing to say.  Sorry.  You can’t defend this.

Nor the following from Politico:

Attorney General William Barr argued Wednesday that coronavirus-related lockdown orders were surpassed only by slavery as the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties” in the nation’s history.

The remarks from the attorney general came during an event hosted by Hillsdale College where Barr delivered a speech defending his intervention in Justice Department cases and comparing career prosecutors to preschoolers.

“Other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history,” Barr said during a question-and-answer session following his remarks.

Here is the entire article: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/17/william-barr-coronavirus-lockdowns-slavery-416776.

I am sorry.  Being cooped up in my place with a flat screen, plenty of Saint Arnold and ice cream, ain’t slavery.

I saw this tweet about a story in the Washington Post:

WP: In April, HHS planned to send a pack of five reusable masks to every residential US address. They even got USPS to draft a news release. Then the White House canceled the plan, fearing that it would cause a panic. How many people might still be alive?

Dangerous. Dangerous. Lives were lost.

These guys are downright dangerous.

47 days.  Make sure all your friends and family have a plan to vote.

Here is from a story on the front page of today’s Chron:

Mayor Sylvester Turner appears unlikely to renegotiate a contract with Houston police officers, a setback to advocates who saw negotiations as a means to reform the Houston Police Department and make bargaining meetings available for public viewing.

Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/crime/article/No-Houston-police-contract-talks-planned-dimming-15571269.php.

I don’t see this as a setback. For those that are at the forefront of pushing for reform, just keep up the pressure. Good luck.

Yesterday, on the 16th of September, for lunch I made fajitas and guac and had them with Kroger store made flour tortillas and Siete Lime chips.  Nice.

I got my flu shot yesterday.

I hope the U.S. Open turns out to be interesting.  I will have it on.

I don’t want to say anything about last night’s game.

Tonight’s game starts at 6 pm.

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