Posts Tagged ‘Governor Abbott’

Check this tweet:

rgratcliffe ‏@rgratcliffe 18m18 minutes ago
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R.G. has a take on the conspiracy theorists. Here is a bit:

Sorry, Governor Abbott. If the U.S. military wanted to take over Texas, it could be done in half a day right now without the guise of a training exercise in Bastrop. Those who say Abbott is feeding a state of paranoia by tasking state guardsmen to monitor Jade Helm are correct.

Former Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, in an op-ed that appeared in The Dallas Morning News, wrote that Texans are doing the military a disservice by casting aspersions on them.

Here is all of R.G.’s take: http://www.texasmonthly.com/burka-blog/jade-helm-and-second-battle-bastrop#.VUOFDmKrBPY.twitter.

When Commentary used to work for a Governor, I don’t recall us having a military advisor.

You have to wonder how the discussions went in the Governor’s Office before they came up with this move. It now has me thinking if they now have a Situation Room over at the Capitol.

Look at the bright side. At least the state doesn’t have a nuclear weapons program.

It kind of reminds me of the “Viva Max!” movie of 1969. Don’t be surprised if Seth Rogen and James Franco make a movie about the Governor going up against the most powerful military force in the world.

They would probably call it “The Battle for Buc-ee’s!”

The ‘Stros are eight games above .500. When was the last time we were eight games above .500?

Local Latino activist Johnny Mata said at a recent press conference that the Harris County Sheriff was doing a good job. I guess that is good for the Sheriff.

A highly respected local Latino politico recently told me that the Sheriff shouldn’t run for H-Town Mayor. The politico told me the latest jail mess isn’t helping the Sheriff.

I am not going to get into the latest rumors on who will be running and when they will be running and the other rumors on who is digging up and dishing out the political dirt.

I wasn’t at The Yard last night. I snagged an invite to the Texans draft party. It was OK. In the grub department, the ‘Stros throw a better party.

Somebody needs to ask the Governor if Obamacare is so horrible, how come the state’s uninsured rate has gone down.

Check this:

Brian McTaggart ⚾️ retweeted
JJ Cooper ‏@jjcoop36 52m52 minutes ago
Best two records in the AL this morning? Royals (15-7) and Astros (15-7).

The ‘Stros finished the 2008 season eight games above .500 of course.

The team is up in the power rankings. They are getting national run. Only 19,000 plus showed up last night.

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Governor Abbott hailed the federal judge’s ruling that temporarily halted the President’s action on immigration. Here is what our Governor had to say:

“Judge Hanen’s decision rightly stops the president’s overreach in its tracks. We live in a nation governed by a system of checks and balances, and the president’s attempt to by-pass the will of the American people was successfully checked today.”

Where does the Governor get this “will” stuff from? Last I heard from different sources was that a strong majority of Americans back the President’s actions on immigration. It looks like the Governor is making up his own facts on this.

Then this came out:

JORGE RAMOS retweeted
Luis V. Gutierrez ‏@RepGutierrez 1h1 hour ago
“We may be delayed, but we will not be deterred.” @RepGutierrez stmt on prelim injunction of #ImmigrationAction http://1.usa.gov/1L6tnFI

Last week there was a rumor that the Harris County Sheriff was going to get into the Mayoral race this past Friday. Well, it obviously didn’t happen. I don’t know how those rumors get started. I will say this, nobody has called or contacted Commentary to say he is running. We will just have to wait and see as some folks are now speculating that he is having second thoughts.

Yesterday I mentioned that pitcher Tim Hudson has 13 career shutouts to lead all active MLB pitchers. Name the pitcher with all-time career record for shutouts?

Here is what you aren’t seeing in today’s Chron sports section – this online story:

Former New York Yankees second baseman Chuck Knoblauch took a shot at the legendary franchise for honoring admitted cheater Andy Pettitte.

Pettitte’s son Josh posted the news on Twitter and said Yankees will retire his father’s No. 46 and honor him with a plaque in Monument Park on Aug. 23.

Heard it here first. @Yankees are making August 23rd Andy Pettitte day. Retiring #46 and honoring him with a plaque in Monument Park!!
— Josh Pettitte (@JPettitte21) February 15, 2015

Knoblauch, who played with the Yankees from 1998-2001 and won three World Series during that span as Pettitte’s teammate, wasn’t too thrilled with the news.

He sent the following tweet:

Chuck Knoblauch @chuckknoblauch Feb 15
Congrats to 46. Yankees retiring his number. Hopefully they don’t retire it like his HGH testimony.

Knoblauch has a fair point in noting Pettitte’s past. Though Pettitte ranks third in wins and first in strikeouts in franchise history, he had a disgraced moment when he admitted to HGH use. However, Pettitte’s honest and heartfelt apology as well as his overall demeanor contributed to him being beloved. Contrarily, Knoblauch had a testy relationship with the media and fans, which led to him being more disliked.

Knoblauch is probably just bitter that his honor from the Twins was stripped because of his domestic violence arrest while Pettitte is still being honored despite his past.

Who cares if Pettitte was given a pass?

Hall of Fame great Walter Johnson of course had 110 career shutouts.

There is supposed to be an announcement coming from The Yard later on today.

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