Archive for January 28th, 2021

Cloris Leachman

There is a front-page story in today’s Chron about Texas being a dumbarse state and not expanding Medicaid.  Hey, we’ve left over $70 billion on the table by not expanding Medicaid.  Tell me how that is sound fiscal policy.  That is our money that we have walked away from.

There is also a story in today’s Chron about #BetoForTexas considering a run for Governor.  Do it.  Gov. Greg Abbott has bungled the pandemic response.  We have already hit 2 million infections.

This is not good and should be unacceptable.  Here is from the front page of today’s Chron:

Three weeks ago, Jim Lober became one of the lucky few to receive a first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Bayou City Event Center. Lober, a 69-year-old attorney, left the venue where thousands would wait in lines wrapping around the building with the beige card indicating he’d received the vaccine on Jan. 8 and was due back in four weeks for the final shot.

At first, the Houston Health Department told him to call back the week before his second shot; but when he checked the city’s website, he learned he should wait for the department to reach out to him for scheduling. Now, with one week left before Lober should receive the second dose of Moderna, he has no clue when or where to go.

Here is the entire read:  Houston residents worry about where, when to receive their second vaccine doses – HoustonChronicle.com.

It is not like the City of H-Town hasn’t had time to prepare.  Shame on the City.  My Dad went got his first dose from Memorial Hermann this past weekend and before we left, they set up his appointment for his second dose.  Maybe the City of H-Town ought to walk over to Memorial Hermann and get a copy of their COVID vaccination playbook.  I can’t believe this.

My pal Jacob Monty is no longer a Republican. He quit them in an Op-Ed in today’s Chron.  Jacob is also an immigration attorney.  Here is from his Op-Ed today:

There is simply no room for me in the GOP any longer.

So I will continue my efforts toward comprehensive immigration reform as a Democrat.

Here is all of Jacob’s Op-Ed: Opinion: I was a lifelong Republican but I am switching parties – HoustonChronicle.com.

Welcome to the Democratic Party, Jacob.

I am sure the City of H-Town is not too pleased to see the hard copy headline of today’s Chron E-Board take:

HPD corruption

The HPD Chief needs to clean things up.  It is embarrassing and troubling. 

Cloris Leachman is no longer with us.  I first noticed her as Ruth in “The Last Picture Show.” She was hilarious as Frau Blücher in “Young Frankenstein.” She was great as Phyllis Lindstrom in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”  Then she had “Phyllis.”  She was certainly one of the best.  I will miss her.

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