Love Classified

I saw this on the Daily Beast this morning: A handful of Republican senators on Wednesday fired a shot across the bow in the name of wholesome conservative values, demanding that television content ratings be reupholstered so that parents could better defend their children from shows afflicted by the dastardly scourge of LGBTQ+ representation. It…

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Cinco de Mayo

Commentary must give a shout out to the Chron E-Board headline writer for today’s hard copy headline. Here it is: Tampon tax is discriminatory – period Nice job. _____ I mentioned something along these lines yesterday. Here is from the Trib today: At a time when Texas is poised to outlaw the vast majority of…

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May the Fourth

Commentary thinks it is setting in. For decades, GOP leaders have been front and center on overturning Roe. Now that it looks like it may happen, the same GOP leaders are outraged that the decision was leaked. They are treating the leak like a major breach in national security. It is not. I think they…

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1,999

Ruh Roe. Commentary has been doing Democratic Party politics longer than anyone – I think – in this part of the state. I won’t take a back seat to anybody on service to the Democratic Party. That is why I will reiterate what I said after we lost in November of 2016. It was the…

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Bob Krueger

My friend Bob Krueger left us on Saturday. He was 86. He was a U.S. Senator, member of Congress, Texas Railroad Commissioner, Ambassador, professor, and scholar. A Shakespearian scholar at that He leaves his lovely wife Kathleen and his children. I had the honor of being a groomsman in Kathleen and his wedding. I also…

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Good Old Boys

From the good old white boy department, here is from a recent Texas Monthly story on Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo: “She has brought a very partisan approach to the office of county judge,” (former Harris County Judge Ed) Emmett said, “which is unusual because typically county judges deal with issues that are not particularly…

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So Long, Jay

Texas is losing one of its best investigative journalists. My old pal Jay Root is now with the New York Times at their Albany bureau doing investigations.  For those that don’t know, Albany is the state capitol of the state of New York. Jay is leaving the Chron where he was handling investigations. He had…

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Cheating Yankees

The Texas GOP clown show continues. The GOP Texas House Speaker is in Washington, D.C. meeting with folks and he tweeted that he was there seeking “federal reimbursement for state expenditure on border security.” For years, the GOP controlled Texas Legislature has been throwing away billions of taxpayer dollars on so-called border security and producing…

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Dangerously Dumb

Dangerously dumb. That is your GOP today. We heard it yesterday. You know, Marshall law.  Martial law. A Texas National Guardsman drowned in the Rio Grande a few days ago and dumbarse Gov. Greg Abbott is blaming President Joe Biden. The guardsman was deployed by Abbott. The GOP says anyone should be able to carry…

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Jury Duty

My runoff mail ballot for the Democratic Primary arrived this past Friday. There are nine races on my ballot. My Dad’s runoff ballot also arrived, and it has eight races. _____ Commentary put this out earlier in the year: Nobody Commentary knows likes jury duty.  We dread when we get the envelope in the mail…

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