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I honestly didn’t think that this Governor would make us a national punchline just a little over three months into his administration. Here is Nick Anderson’s cartoon from today’s Chron: http://blog.chron.com/nickanderson/2015/04/commander-in-chief/.

Here is from the Chron:

Greg Abbott’s letter directing the Texas State Guard to monitor U.S. Army soldiers taking part in training exercises in Bastrop and other parts of the state drew widespread surprise and criticism from Austin to Washington on Wednesday as pundits and officials questioned what the governor was thinking.

And this:

“Governor Abbott deeply trusts and respects the United States military,” said Amelia Chasse, Abbott’s press secretary.

No he doesn’t! Why else would he go through this exercise!

The ‘Stros are 14-7. What was our record after 21 games last season?

You can say, err tweet this again:

Bill King ‏@BillKingForHou 32m32 minutes ago
Getting from point A to point B without fear of blowing out a tire is definitely part of getting #BackToBasics

It certainly wasn’t one of our nation’s finest hours. I am talking about 40 years ago today when we got the heck out of Saigon. Yesterday at the H-Town City Council meeting, District F Council Member Richard Nguyen got very emotional as he discussed the events before and after April 30, 1975. NPR did a powerful piece yesterday about the last two U.S. servicemen who lost their lives in Vietnam. I still remember watching the tube and seeing the chaos unfold as folks tried to climb into the choppers on the roof of the U.S. Embassy.

Before yesterday, nobody had ever heard of Chad Shanks. Check this:

Alyson Footer @alysonfooter • 15h 15 hours ago
I’ve never met the Rockets SM manager and never heard of him before today. But he seems to be well-liked and he did a good job. Come on.

Shanks was the fella behind the Rockets tweets.

The ‘Stros were 7-14 after 21 games last season of course.

On the MLB Network they showed the first part of the White Sox and Orioles from an empty Camden yesterday and I had to tweet the following:

Marc Campos @MarcCommentary • 21h 21 hours ago
Why do they need a PA announcer at @whitesox vs @Orioles if nobody is there? #BaltimoreUprising #MLB

That was weird.

It looks like folks are finally to show an interest in the ‘Stros these days. Are they the real deal! Head on out to The Yard to find out!

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