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Long Hot Summer

Today is the first full day of summer.  It is going to be a long hot summer.  It will be a summer of grid watching.  It turns out last week, we lost a major manufacturing company locating to Texas because of our grid issues. 

We will also get a front row seat to watching the GOP candidates for Texas governor scapegoat migrants and folks of color.  It has already begun.  Gov. Greg Abbott wants to defund Texas prisons and move $250 million to build a wall. Sheer nonsense. Abbott and Donald Trump will be going to the border next week. One of his opponents wants to close the border all together.  The GOP will be further moving to the extreme. 

Last week, Abbott vetoed the state legislative budget and GOP state representatives are silent.  A national embarrassment. 

From the Chron this morning on yesterday’s rally at the State Capitol: 

Several thousand were in attendance, chanting “let us vote” between speakers and holding up signs: “Protect voting rights,” “Texas voters matter,” “Don’t mess with Texas voters.” 

CNN’s Jake Tapper has made it pretty clear he’s not going to have deniers, err GOP lying arseholes on his program. Good for Jake. NBC’s Chuck Todd is ok with having them on “Meet the Press.”  I will be ok not watching “Meet the Press” from here on out.  There are already enough Sunday news talk shows I can watch. 

Before our series with the White Sox started on Thursday, the White Sox owned the best record in MLB.  Not anymore. We swept the four-game series.  Now we have the best record in the AL and the third best record in MLB and have a seven-game winning streak.  I have no idea how we are going to be playing in September, but we are playing good baseball these days. 

We now are on a roadie to B’More and Detroit. 

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