dbc's perspective: My give-a-shit meter for Major League Baseball has remained in the low zone, with occasional spikes, for most of the last dozen years. The Astros' dramatic fizzle in the 2005 World Series all but killed my love of the game. This year's Astro team has rekindled at least an interest. The players' genial personalities and let's-make-it-fun approach to the game are just as worth celebrating as their on-field performance.
Off the Kuff noted the plethora of Democratic Congressional candidates, and jobsanger cited Progress Texas for some charts that show Democrats gaining voters in Texas.
John Coby at Bay Area Houston weighed in on the money race in CD-7, and suggested a couple of candidates *cough*Cargas*cough* drop out.
Daniel Williams has a thorough explainer for the seven state constitutional amendments on your ballot in this fall's election.
All five former US presidents—and Lady Gaga—gathered in College Station for a benefit for hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, according to the Texas Tribune.
SocraticGadfly took note of the latest stupidity of Eddie Bernice Johnson, plus her history, and thinks she should stop running for Congress and needs a Green challenger if nothing else. (dbcnote: There is in fact a Green challenger, Joel Gronau, who plans to run as an independent, hedging against the possibility of the Greens' not securing ballot access.)
"The Eleven," a documentary about the hunt for the murderer of young women in Galveston County in the 70's, was previewed by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.
Neil at All People Have Value reviewed important public art in Houston. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
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In Austin last Friday, Gus Bova of the Texas Observer reported that US Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted undocumented immigrant "pedophiles," "drug dealers," and "sanctuary cities," while protesters outside chanted, held signs that said "Sanctuary for All" and laid a trampled Klansman's robe in front of Sessions' motorcade, which he drove over as he departed.
Better Texas Blog has concerns about our retirement savings shortfall, and calls for support of Prop 7, on the ballot in the ongoing elections.
Somervell County Salon posts a few logical fallacy resources.
A fight over Texas barbecue is smoldering in Austin, and PoliTex sees Ag Commissioner Sid Miller right in the middle of it.
Free Press Houston reported that a Pasadena metal band member was one of three Texans charged with attempted murder after a shot was fired at anti-Nazi protesters in Gainesville, Florida, where white nationalist Richard Spencer was speaking.
Pages of Victory declares that he is not a Russian bot after disclosing that much of his blog traffic comes from...you guessed it.
And Leif Reigstad at The Daily Post noticed that Ted Cruz got doused with Dr. Pepper in a Senate hearing, and his response was something the Zodiac Killer would do.