Folks who have been around here for a while know that my first true love isn’t politics – it’s baseball. Thanks to a beloved Grandpa, I knew baseball before I could walk.
I’ve always wanted to grow up and be my Aunt Lillian. She and her two best friends, who were also retired, rode the bus to the ballpark for every home game. They wore polyester pants and Astros jerseys. They had perms in their short grey hair and dangly earrings with little baseballs on the end. One Christmas I gave her a pair of light-up Astro earrings and she loved me best of all for a full year. They brought scorecards and kept complete semi-official score of the entire game. They thought the designated hitter rule was an abomination. They all had a beer or two. But best of all, these little old ladies referred to the team as “my boys.”
I, too, love the Astros, and every year they break my heart.
Except not last night.
The Astros, with a payroll of $73.8 million dollar – that’s second to last of all major league baseball teams – shut out the New York Yankees with a $213 million dollar roster.
For the non baseball fans – and shame on you! – the Astros are a very young team in a building phase. No one expected them to win. Anydamnthing.
They play with a love of the game and overwhelming joy at victory. They are my boys.
Lindsey Graham, the most proper senator from South Carolina is not a hypocrite. He is simply a bad rememberer.
Sen. Lindsey Graham is asking for federal aid for his home state of South Carolina as it battles raging floods, but he voted to oppose similar help for New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2013.
When asked why South Carolina deserved the disaster relief money but New Jersey did not, Lindsey did the charming trick of riding a bicycle backwards.
“I’m all for helping the people in New Jersey. I don’t really remember me voting that way,” Graham said.
Pressed further, he said: “Anyway, I don’t really recall that, but I’d be glad to look and tell you why I did vote no, if I did.”
Okay, Honey, but we won’t hold our breath.
Y’all, Greg Abbott ain’t exactly gubernatorial material. Hell, he ain’t even professional wrestler smart.
Get a load of this. Four days after 9 innocent American were murdered by a stone cold killer with legal firearms, Greg wants to join in the serious discussion.
Uh, Greg, I do not think that’s what the President meant. He meant that he wants to get guns out of the hands of stone cold killers, he does not mean that we should allow killers to show off their guns before they kill people with them, like you want, you damn idiot.
Only Greg Abbott would make himself look like Satan on a hot day just so he could say Obama is wrong. Even when the President isn’t.
Greg Abbott, just like Rick Perry, only dumber.
Thanks to Kellye for the heads up.
It’s my favorite time of year – when Alfredo over at the Dairy Queen sends us updates of where Louie Gohmert spends his campaign money.
A couple of my favorites –
I have to fess-up. I did not know that woman was still a thing. People still listen to that whiney voice? $10,776.64 worth?
And, of course, she gets to enjoy the finest East Texas has to offer.
I also enjoyed that Louie stayed much nicer than the Hilton Garden Inn while in New York City. He charged his campaign $11,700 to stay in New York City at the Renaissance Hotel.
Of course, he stayed at the one in Times Square, but even they just charge $309 a night. That means that Louie stayed there … let me get out my calculator … 37 days. I dunno, maybe there’s a hick surcharge I don’t know anything about.
You can trot yourself on over to visit Louie’s Other People’s Money account by clicking he link at the top. See if you can find something I missed.
Thanks to Alfredo over at the Dairy Queen for the heads up.
Not having enough soldiers killed in action satisfy their protesting needs, Westboro Baptist Church has found a new mission.
Hey, at least they aren’t asking Christians to arm themselves. That would be too crazy.
Thanks to Mike for the heads up.
Holy cow, Tennessee, what the hell is in your water? Lead?
Your Lt. Gov seems to have lost faith in Jesus and put it in the NRA.
Somebody throw a bucket of water on this guy. He’s one match away from flaming stoopid.