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Archive for October 27th, 2021

“I get the news I need on the weather report.” 

That’s from Paul Simon as the local news took over “Today” because of the weather this morning. 

The owner of the Houston Texans is a racist arsehole.  I fully expect the H-Town Mayor and others to blister this worthless piece of sh_t. See this from NBC News: 

As NFL owners gather in New York for their first in-person meeting since December 2019, one of them finds himself in the middle of a new controversy regarding the use of racially insensitive language. 

According to Michael Silver, formerly of NFL.com and submitting a special item to BallySports.com, Texans owner Cal McNair “made a racially insensitive comment at the team’s charity golf tournament in May, causing gasps in the audience and upsetting numerous employees.” Silver cites several unnamed witnesses in support of the report. 

While addressing the crowd of more than 100 at the Houston Texans Foundation Charity Golf Classic at River Oaks Country Club, McNair said, “I’m sorry that we couldn’t get together last year, because of the China virus.” 

Said one unnamed witness: “Everyone gasped, especially the people directly across from him. He and [his wife] Hannah seemed to think it was hilarious. It was dead silent.” 

McNair acknowledged the remark in a statement issued to Silver. 

“My comments at the event last May included an inappropriate choice of words,” McNair said. “I immediately apologized to people who approached me then and I apologize again now. I know how important it is to choose my words carefully. I would never want to offend anyone.” 

The term used by McNair was used multiple times by the former president in the early months of the pandemic, and many still use the term (and similar ones) when referring to COVID-19 without apologizing or even flinching. 

Here is the story: 

Texans owner Cal McNair expresses contrition for racially insensitive remark made earlier this year – ProFootballTalk (nbcsports.com). 

Oh, brother. Your worthless Texas GOP at work. From the Trib today: 

Texas House committee to investigate school districts’ books on race and sexuality 

State Rep. Matt Krause, a candidate for state attorney general, asked school superintendents to confirm whether any books on a list of 850 titles are in their libraries and classrooms. 

A Republican state lawmaker has launched an investigation into Texas school districts over the type of books they have, particularly if they pertain to race or sexuality or “make students feel discomfort.” 

State Rep. Matt Krause, in his role as chair of the House Committee on General Investigating, notified the Texas Education Agency that he is “initiating an inquiry into Texas school district content,” according to an Oct. 25 letter obtained by The Texas Tribune. 

Krause’s letter provides a 16-page list of about 850 book titles and asks the districts if they have these books, how many copies they have and how much money they spent on the books. 

Here is the story: Texas lawmaker wants to know what books on race, sexuality are in schools | The Texas Tribune. 

I have no idea where this is going. Idiots.

Luis Salinas, Ph.D. sent me this: 

Marc: Can you recommend someone in each of HISD districts? I do not know wall the districts and am being asked for advice. 

I am not recommending.  Here is who folks I respect are supporting: 

District I: Janette Garza Lindner 

District V: Sue Deigaard 

District VI: Holly Flynn Vilaseca 

District VII; Lee Walker (name on ballot); Mac Walker (preferred name) 

District IX: Myrna Guidry 

The Astros had plenty of opportunities to win last. It is simple. If you don’t get hits with runners in scoring position, you don’t win. 

For the H. 

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