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Define Bootlicker

Luis Salinas sent me this on Friday:

Mark: My 92 year old dad went to the Post Office to mail his ballot in. He handed it to a clerk who told him it needed an additional $.15 stamp. What is going to happen to all the ballots that were just dropped into a mail box?

My Dad stuck a forever stamp on his mail ballot envelope and it’s in the can.  I went online and looked at the ballot by mail roster that is posted every day and voila, he’s listed as the County having received his ballot.  You can go online to Harrisvotes.com and find the link to the rosters.

I drove my ballot to NRG and I didn’t notice if a postage amount was stipulated on the envelope where the stamp is affixed. If you put a regular stamp on the envelope, it is going to be delivered.  As I recall, I forgot to put a stamp on my mail ballot for a recent election and it was still delivered.  I wouldn’t worry about this. If the post office gets it on time, it will be delivered.

Savannah Guthrie is getting good reviews on how she handled the Donald Trump townhall.  From the clips I have seen, I can’t disagree.  I was watching “What’s Your Point” yesterday and the Urban Reform fella took a shot at her.  Something about her being married to a Democratic strategist, as if that was influencing her. Wow!  That shows no respect to this woman who has made it on her own.  She grew up in Arizona.  Lost her dad when she was a teenager.  Went to college in her home state. Went to law school and became a lawyer.  She then pivoted to journalism.  Climbed through the ranks.  Now she is the lead co-anchor on “Today.” 

I have watched her interview folks before and sometimes have disagreed with how she handled Democrats. The Urban Reform fella needs to show Savannah a little respect.  Don’t you think?

I hadn’t checked the state’s county-by-county COVID-19 numbers in a while.  253 of our 254 counties have the virus.  Loving County and its 134 residents are the lone holdouts.  GOP Gov. Greg Abbott is doing his best to hit all 254. Nice job!

The Early Voting locations opened at 12 noon yesterday.  I was at one on Spencer Highway yesterday at 11:15 am and folks were already in line to vote.

Evers since MJ Hegar called U.S. Sen. John Cornyn a Donald Trump bootlicker, I have been meaning to put out a take on a good example of Sen. Cornyn’s bootlicking.  He saved me the trouble and told the Star-Telegram editorial board himself. 

This is from yesterday’s The Hill:

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Friday that he disagreed with President Trump on issues such as the deficit and a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but that Senate Republicans doubted their capacity to “change” the president on such issues.

The Texas Republican told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that his relationship with the president was “maybe like a lot of women who get married and think they’re going to change their spouse, and that doesn’t usually work out very well.”

“I think what we found is that we’re not going to change President Trump. He is who he is. You either love him or hate him, and there’s not much in between,” Cornyn said. “What I tried to do is not get into public confrontations and fights with him because, as I’ve observed, those usually don’t end too well.”

Now that’s the definition of a Trump bootlicker.  To Texas GOPers: This is your gutless boy. 

The Conservative Republicans of Harris County PAC had a 12 page insert on Trump in yesterday’s Chron.  Hope the Chron made some good dough off of it.

I have been to 28 Early Voting locations.  Mostly on the Northside and East Harris County.  There are a kazillion candidate campaign signs at every location.  It sometimes makes me wonder if putting your candidate’s signs out there is worth it.  The only ones I have really noticed are those belonging to Constable Sherman Eagleton and constable candidate Jerry Garcia. They each put out a bunch.

The Astros certainly gave us a nice ride the last three weeks.  Commentary is not bummed out.  We weren’t supposed to get three runs from making the World Series.  It was nice.

I am not going to worry about next season and what the team will look like. I will just put away the gear and worry about the next 15 days for now.

I would probably make the Dodgers a slight favorite to win the Series now that they don’t have to play us.  Just saying.

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