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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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