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 made me laugh. That means the recently debuted “Love Classified” on the Hallmark Channel with Katherine McNamara and Areinne Mandi would be a target. It is a cute watch.
The idiotic thought by Gov. Greg Abbott to deny some kids a public education is not going to happen. Abbott and his haters won’t prevail on this one. Most folks would agree that it is better to have the kids in a classroom than in the streets. What a moron, but you know this.
There is a controversy of sorts going on in my neighborhood. The city is considering making 11th Street from Shepherd to Michaux one lane in each direction with added bike lanes. Currently it is two lanes with no bike lanes. Critics of the plan say it will create congestion and force drivers on to side streets in the neighborhoods.
11th Street is a major thoroughfare in the Heights, so this is a big deal. Commentary is not going to weigh in on either side. I understand where folks are coming from on this. If the change happens, I will adjust.
My Beatles wall calendar for May has a photo from the Royal Variety Performance in 1963. The other has photos from 1965 with references to “Help” and the Shea Stadium concert.
We were one strike from a win in the top of the ninth last night when closer Ryan Pressly served up a game tying two-run dinger. The Astros came up in the bottom of the ninth when Yordan Avarez led off with a shot that looked like a game winning dinger. Yordan stood at the plate admiring the shot when it bounced off the wall. What should have been an easy double ended up being a long single because Yordan wasn’t running. Thanks to a Kyle Tucker walk-off single, no damage done. Yordan admitted afterwards that he goofed by not legging it out. Good.
Hall of Fame great Willie Mays is 91 today. Happy Birthday, Say Hey Kid!
Jose Altuve is 32 today. Happy Birthday, Tuves! I hope you don’t get the day off.