Posts Tagged ‘Hillary Clinton’

Jebbie used the term “anchor babies” the other day, referring to kids born on U.S. soil whose parents are here without their papers. He was asked if he regretted using this term and Jeb replied – “No, I don’t. I don’t regret it.” When pressed, Jeb said “no, do you have a better term? OK, you give me, you give me a better term and I’ll use it. I’m serious.”

Dude, read the Constitution, like the 14th Amendment. They are called U.S. citizens just like you and me. I will make it easier, try Americans.

These guys hate it when the Constitution gets in their way.

I am thinking that Jebbie isn’t consulting with his family on immigration matters. After all, his dad was there when President Reagan signed into law the Simpson-Mazzoli Act and his brother supported The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 which included a pathway to citizenship.

You have to give credit to Trump for playing the Pied Piper as Jebbie and other GOPers follow him down the path of the ridiculous. Pathetic. But you know what? It keeps Latinos strongly in the Dem camp.

How many teams with losing records are still on the ‘Stros’ schedule?

If you are a local political junkie and want more than just the mayoral candidate forums, go to http://www.karlacisneros.com to get the schedule of the upcoming District H candidate forums.

Check this “Today” show tweet:

TODAY ‏@TODAYshow 3h3 hours ago
“It was once a foregone conclusion that Hillary Clinton was going to be the Democratic nominee. Now people are questioning that.” -@MLauer

I am going to say this. I am all in for Joe Biden and others making the race. Hillary needs a workout and some testing to make sure she is ready for the 2016 general.

We have 21 games remaining with the Twins (60-61), Mariners (56-65), A’s (53-69), and D-Backs (59-61) of course.

It is very difficult to win a game when you only get one hit. Our bats need to get going as we face Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw this weekend as our lead still stands at two and a half.

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There is no doubt that on immigration reform, Latino voters pay the most attention. And they know what happened yesterday. Here is from CNN:

A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied a request from Justice Department lawyers to allow President Barack Obama’s controversial immigration actions to go into effect pending appeal.

The decision is a victory for Texas and 25 other states that are challenging the Obama administration’s actions, which were blocked by a District Court judge in February. Tuesday’s decision means that while the issue is appealed, eligible undocumented immigrants will be unable to apply for the programs aimed at easing deportation threats.

This just seals the Latino vote for Hillary Clinton and the Dems. That’s the bright side. No se puede GOP!

This is Day 2 of no “Today” because of local news coverage of the weather.

This is a smart move by the Chron:

Houston Chronicle retweeted
joysewing ‏@joysewing 4m4 minutes ago
Message to readers: http://HoustonChronicle.com paywall taken down temporarily – Houston Chronicle http://www.chron.com/houston/article/Message-to-readers-Impact-of-weather-on-home-6285905.php … via @HoustonChron

B’More has class for sure! Check out these tweets:

VoteAstros ‏@astros 14m14 minutes ago
Moment of silence prior to tonight’s game for the lives lost in the Houston floods. Thank you, @Orioles. pic.twitter.com/USv753CYvG

Brian McTaggart ⚾️ ‏@brianmctaggart 14m14 minutes ago
Orioles held a moment of silence prior to tonight’s game for the lives lost in the Houston floods.

I guess we can get back to politics and campaigning today.

Name the ‘Stro hitter who leads the team in walks?

Commentary has been watching the History Channel’s “Texas Rising.” It has been pretty interesting once you get past the topography liberties taken by the show’s director and producer.

It is probably too early to call, but Jose Altuve has a commanding lead in early voting in the race for starting second baseman for the 2015 AL All Star Team. Here are some Footnote tweets:

Alyson Footer ‏@alysonfooter 2h2 hours ago
In-stadium balloting gave the advantage to teams who draw well. Lesser teams’ players didn’t get same love, even when deserving.

Alyson Footer ‏@alysonfooter 2h2 hours ago
That’s the long way of saying that Jose Altuve is leading all AL second basemen by a whole lotta votes.

And a tweet from Tags:

Brian McTaggart ⚾️ ‏@brianmctaggart 44m44 minutes ago
Astros first to 30 wins after taking down O’s: http://atmlb.com/1HJVxJN

George Springer of course has 29 walks to lead the team.

30-17 is pretty good. They are a fun team to watch.

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I sure hope Mayor Cisneros is right on this. Talk about Latino voter turnout in 2016. Here is a bit from yesterday’s SA Express News:

Henry Cisneros told a Spanish-language television network that Julian Castro is Hillary Clinton’s first and only option to run as her vice presidential running mate.

Cisneros told Univision’s Félix De Bedout that people within the Clinton campaign have told him that Castro, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former San Antonio mayor, is “the first person on their list.”

Here is the entire article: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Cisneros-Hillary-Clinton-s-only-option-for-VP-6268491.php.

All I have to say about how much money the Clintons received for giving speeches, nobody put a gun to the heads of those that paid to hear them talk.

Commentary makes it a policy not to talk about folks and some of the personal stuff that should be kept private. Yesterday, the Chron told us way too much about a couple of local elected officials – wowsers!

Nice job, Waco!

The 25-13 ‘Stros have the second best record in MLB but this morning Bleacherreport.com has them at number 5 on their MLB Power Rankings. Name the four teams ahead of the ‘Stros?

In local Mayoral politics, the campaign kickoffs are over so now it is about winning over voters.

The new light rail lines will open this Saturday. This past weekend I ran across them making some test runs. I hope the folks that regularly drive Downtown show a little patience. Be careful out there.

All I can say is when there are only four team left in the NBA Playoffs, the Rockets games start at a normal 8 pm.

Detroit, San Luis, Dodgers, and KC all rank ahead of the ‘Stros of course in this morning’s Bleacherreport.com MLB Power Rankings.

Check these tweets from yesterday:

Alyson Footer ‏@alysonfooter 13m13 minutes ago
It’s May 17 and officially not early anymore. Astros aren’t going away.

Alyson Footer @alysonfooter • 4h 4 hours ago
“Not going away” doesn’t mean “win the division.” “Not going away” means the Astros will be, and are, contenders this year.

The crowds are getting bigger. This evening Lance McCullers, Jr. will make his MLB debut with the ‘Stros. We have a 5 ½ game lead. What else can you ask for?

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Hillary Clinton drew a line in the sand yesterday and dared her GOP opponents to cross it if they want the 2016 Latino vote. I am talking about her position on immigration reform. Here is from Poltico:

It might be the early days of the Democratic primary, but Hillary Clinton on Tuesday appeared to move straight to the general election, challenging the Republicans to attack her on immigration by moving beyond President Barack Obama on the issue.

“This is where I differ from everyone on the Republican side,” Clinton said, speaking at a roundtable at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, surrounded by a group of Dreamers. “Make no mistake, today not a single Republican candidate, announced or potential, is clearly and consistently supporting a path to citizenship. Not one. When they talk about legal status, that is code for second-class status.”

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have said they support “earned legal status,” which leaves the door open to a status that does not offer full citizenship rights.

Clinton said she would go even further than the president has through executive action, by allowing more immigrants to get legal protection and work permits.

“I would do everything possible under the law to go even further — there are more people, like many parents of Dreamers, and others with deep ties and contributions to our communities who deserve a chance to stay, and I would fight for them,” Clinton said.

She said she would put in place a “simple, straightforward, accessible way” for parents of Dreamers and others active in their communities to make their case and be eligible for the same deferred action as their children.

“You know where I stand, and there can be no question about it,” Clinton said forcefully.

That’s about as strong and clear as you can get on this issue. It puts her in a very strong position to kick arse in the Latino community next year. Way to go!

How many of the ‘Stros infielders were born in Venezuela?

And they are off! I was planning to attend a District H candidates forum today but I just found out it was postponed.

I guess this is his last day on the job.

A Teddy tweet from this morning:

Teddy Schleifer ‏@teddyschleifer 1m1 minute ago
Aaaaand there you go, at the bottom of a media advisory out this AM: @SheriffGarcia is running for mayor.

From the Chron:

Calling an end to months of speculation, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia will declare his candidacy for mayor of Houston Wednesday, according to sources with direct knowledge of his plans.


In doing so, he must resign as sheriff, leaving open one of the two county-wide offices currently held by a Democrat. Harris County Commissioners Court will appoint his successor.

And this tweet:

Teddy Schleifer retweeted
Doug Miller ‏@DougMillerKHOU · 13m13 minutes ago
As @SheriffGarcia readies announcement on mayor’s race, some Dems not happy. GOP co. commissioners almost certain to appoint GOP successor

Well, the GOP just scored a key position in local law enforcement. Not me!

They must have all gotten the same memo over at the Chron yesterday:

Houston Chronicle retweeted
St. John B. Smith @stjbs • 6h 6 hours ago
.@SheriffGarcia blames chain of command for inmate’s mistreatment, defends tenure as sheriff of @HCSOTexas http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Garcia-blames-chain-of-command-for-inmate-s-6241945.php?t=90f2a906b1&cmpid=twitter-premium

Katherine Driessen @KatDriessen • 6h 6 hours ago
.@SheriffGarcia, widely expected to run for mayor, blames chain of command for inmate’s mistreatment (by @rfelliott) http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Garcia-blames-chain-of-command-for-inmate-s-6241945.php?t=90f2a906b1c0059fa0&cmpid=twitter-premium

Mike Morris @mmorris011 • 7h 7 hours ago
Garcia blames chain of command for inmate’s mistreatment http://buff.ly/1zKfiOF #hounews by @rfelliott

Karen Chen @ckaren15 • 6h 6 hours ago
Garcia blames chain of command for inmate’s mistreatment @rfelliott http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Garcia-blames-chain-of-command-for-inmate-s-6241945.php?t=90f2a906b1ec4584b7&cmpid=twitter-premium … via @HoustonChron

Second baseman Jose Altuve, third baseman Luis Valbuena, and utility infielder Marwin Gonzalez were all born in Venezuela of course.

Today is Altuve’s 25th birthday!

It is Dollar Dog Night and we need to get back to our winning ways.

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