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The Cheetos Ad

Commentary has to make a confession.  Cheetos is my go-to chip snack.  They have been since I was a grade school kid.  A treat back then would be getting a root beer and a bag of Cheetos.  To this day, they are a staple in my kitchen. In fact, I had some Saturday evening.

It is Super Bowl Week, so, we are getting a preview of the Super Bowl ads.  “Today” ran one this morning for Cheetos starring Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.  Part of the ad was aired and Carson Daly interviewed Mila and Ashton afterwards.  I thought of Harold Cook after Ashton made a “Cheeto” reference during the interview.  That is funny. 

Here is from “Today”: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher preview Super Bowl ad for Cheetos (today.com).

Former Harris County Constable Chris Diaz is in the Chron again. We should not be surprised.  Check this from the front page:

Weeks after Chris Diaz stepped down following two terms as Harris County Precinct 2 constable, a mystery remains: What happened to tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash?

Eleven months after the Houston Chronicle first reported irregularities in Diaz’s campaign finance reports, the required disclosures remain riddled with errors and fail to account for the whereabouts of more than $60,000 in contributions the constable reported receiving.

And this:

Diaz stands out because his reports literally do not add up. A Chronicle analysis of the 23 reports the constable filed while in office found that he reported $556,210 in contributions and $488,041 in expenses from Jan. 1, 2013, though June 30, 2020. Subtracting the $6,514 cash on hand Diaz reported on his most recent filing last July, $61,655 remains unaccounted for.

Here is the Chron story on Diaz: Constable Diaz has left office, but what happened to $66,000 in campaign cash? (houstonchronicle.com).

Commentary will say it again.  Elected officials get away with this because there really isn’t an enforcement mechanism. We find out this stuff because the media investigates, or an opponent of the official goes through the reports.  We get what we pay for which isn’t much.

Gov. Greg Abbott will give a state of the state address this evening.  What we found out this year is that Abbott could not handle the pandemic.  You know what?  Nobody can argue this because even his own Republican Party says he botched things up pretty bad.

Let’s see.  Commentary paid for a 162 game season and now MLB is proposing a 154 game season.  That sounds a lot like 2020.

I am probably not going to The Yard anyway this season.  Maybe I will, if we make the playoffs.

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