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Freeze Body Count

Former GOP U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has a book and here is what he said about Cancun Cruz:

“By 2013 the chaos caucus in the House had built up their own power base thanks to fawning right-wing media and outrage-driven fundraising cash. And now they had a new head lunatic leading the way, who wasn’t even a House member. There is nothing more dangerous than a reckless a__hole who thinks he is smarter than everyone else. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Senator Ted Cruz.”

You can’t argue that.  Just like you can’t argue @AOC owning Cancun Cruz’s arse on social media.  Here is what Cancun Cruz tweeted yesterday:

“@AOC explains the real Dem position: abolish ICE. Full open borders. Which would make the #BidenBorderCrisis even worse. She says nothing else works. Really? Last year, we had the lowest illegal immigration IN 45 YEARS. This year, we have the highest in 20 years.”

Here is the response from @AOC:

“Ted, this is pretty rich coming from someone who fled their own home (and responsibilities) during an environmental crisis to cross the border and seek refuge in Mexico. Also you funded cages, expanded cages, and yet you’re complaining about cages. You have no policy, just puff.”

Plus, this:

“Maybe Mexico shouldn’t let YOU in the next time you try to run away from your job to sip umbrella drinks in Cancún.”

Cancun Cruz deserves all the ridicule out there.

The State of Texas can’t protect us from a pandemic.  The state can’t protect us from the Big Freeze.  The state can’t even figure out how many folks the Big Freeze killed.  Check this from the Chron:

The deaths of nearly 200 people are linked to February’s cold snap and blackouts, a Houston Chronicle analysis reveals, making the natural disaster one of the worst in Texas this past century.

The tally, which is nearly double the state’s official count, comes from an investigation of reports from medical examiners, justices of the peace and Department of State Health Services, as well as lawsuits and news stories.

The state count, which is preliminary, has yet to incorporate some deaths already flagged by medical examiners as storm-related.

The 194 deaths identified by the Chronicle so far include at least 100 cases of hypothermia that killed people in their homes or while exposed to the elements, at least 16 carbon monoxide poisonings of residents who used dangerous methods for heat and at least 22 Texans who died when medical devices failed without power or who were unable to seek live-saving care because of the weather.

Sixteen deaths were from other causes, such as fires or vehicle wrecks, while the remaining 40 were attributed by authorities to the storm without listing a specific cause.

“This is almost double the death toll from Hurricane Harvey,” said State Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas.

Here is the entire Chron article: Analysis reveals nearly 200 died in Texas cold storm and blackout (houstonchronicle.com).

Gov. Greg Abbott’s ineptness on full display again.

It looks like this will be Carlos Correa’s last season as an Astro.  Here is what Correa said yesterday:

“We didn’t get close at all. There were not really any negotiations.”

“They made it very clear to me. They said, ‘We don’t believe in long contracts. We don’t believe in big contracts. Once I hit free agency, I’m going to look for a big, long contract. They made it very clear that they did not believe in that.”

Here is the Chron article on Correa:  Carlos Correa sounds headed for free agency as contract talks with Astros hit stalemate (houstonchronicle.com).

Oh, well.  I bet when I return to The Yard, whenever, the price of a Saint Arnold will be a buck higher. 

We won the opener last night 8-1.  They looked sharp.

Have a Good Friday and a Happy Easter Sunday.

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