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Leave me out of the ballgame

What a snowflake.

Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced he would not throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers’ home opening game and would boycott any other Major League Baseball events, citing the league’s decision to pull its All-Star Game from Georgia in response to new voting restrictions there.

In a letter to a top Texas Rangers executive, Abbott said he had been “looking forward to” tossing out the first pitch “— until [MLB] adopted what has turned out to be a false narrative about the election law reforms in Georgia.”

“It is shameful that America’s pastime is not only being influenced by partisan political politics, but also perpetuating false political narratives,” Abbott said, adding that he “will not participate in an event held by MLB, and the state will not seek to host the All-Star Game or any other MLB special events.”

Oh, boo hoo hoo. If Greg Abbott can’t take a little political criticism then we’re all better off if he just stays home and pouts. Maybe he just doesn’t want to take a chance on getting booed, like a certain former president at the 2019 World Series. Whatever the case, there’s one clear winner here:

As the first commenter notes, this teacher gets to throw out the first pitch and avoid a photo of with Abbott. Now that’s a day at the ballpark.

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12 Comments

  1. Bill Daniels says:

    The All Star Game has been moved to Denver, where the population is a lot more White, and coincidentally, a lot safer for fans. So MLB hurt mainly black people in Hotlanta to benefit mainly hippy dippy Whites in Denver. Ironic, but in clown world, anything makes sense.

  2. Robert says:

    ****News Flash****

    Bill Daniels is suddenly concerned about Black People….smh

  3. Bill Daniels says:

    Robert,

    I’m not concerned about black people in the slightest. Where are you getting that from? Certainly not from my post.

  4. Jen says:

    Bill is now showing Hochmann-level brain damage 🙂

  5. Manny says:

    That was funny, Jen.

  6. Jen says:

    Couldn’t resist! But really, Bill had to say that after his slipup, in order to keep his paycheck coming.

    I think it is so nice that after all this, Bill really does think that Black lives matter!

  7. Jason Hochman says:

    Bill is like most racists, just pretending to care about minorities in order to get elected, such as Pres. Biden, who spoke of racial jungles, “cockroaches,” and so on…also Biden said all kinds of homophobe things, such as “the world is headed to hades in a handbasket,” that he had voted for DOMA and that marriage is a man and a woman.

    In clown world, you see, calling someone a racist is just a way to shut down debate and discussion, because the designation of “racist” has nothing to do with facts.

  8. Kibitzer says:

    Re: “the designation of “racist” has nothing to do with facts.”

    That’s a reasonable proposition irrespective of who articulates it.

    IKHO, calling someone a racist is at best a judgmental statement (at worst, an ad-hominem insult), ergo opinion, and not provable one way or the other in the absence of an authoritative fact-specifying definition of just what a racist is for defamation-law purposes. ​

    For that very reason, it shouldn’t be actionable in tort (defamation/libel/slander).

    See Kuff’s contemporaneous post on Sery Kim.

    That said, perhaps the pro se “GENERAL COMPLAINT” lawsuit against Texas Tribune reporter Patrick Svitek (with redundant verification of the grievance narrative under penalties of perjury but no specification of discovery level or expedited action statement) would be the inaugural appeal for Senator’ Huffman’s GOP Specialty Court.

    See SB 1529 (providing, inter alia, for appeals involving constitutional challenges to state laws to be assigned to a newly created court of appeal consisting of five members elected statewide). See:
    https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=SB1529

    GOT DOCTRINE? – YES, LET’S MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF THE TEXAS TRIBUNE

    Wouldn’t Kim’s action afford the perfect opportunity for five returning GOP jurists (with years of experience on pre-SB 11 metropolitan-area COAs) to carve out an exception from the TCPA and the First Amendment that would allow Republican politicians to sue the TEXAS TRIBUNE (and others who would dare) for unfavorable political coverage, claiming they are non-public figures for defamation purposes who suffered damages because their fundraising performance as a candidate for public office was adversely affected by the complained-of reporting?


    IKHO = In [this] Kibitzer’s humble opinion.

  9. Jason Hochman says:

    Yes, but Bill is right, in clown world, nothing makes sense, the joke of woke is the contradiction of logic, but it makes sense somehow to wokesters, who respond to the leadership of the woke.

    Kim’s lawsuit may not be awarded damages, because it is a judgmental to call someone a racist. But it is evidence of the larger problem of the terrible so called news media, which dress up opinion as news. The headline writers, especially, write very dramatic headlines. But when you dig in to the piece, you see that the headlines are just there to get clicks. Other news items truly belong on the editorial page, not on the news page.

    Another problem with the social justice world view is that Kim is Asian. The SJW love to lump together entire continents, Africa and Asia, as if they are one big mono culture. Joe Biden understands this, when he said that the “Latino community is incredibly diverse unlike the African-American community.” He really said that. Not a joke.

  10. C.L. says:

    Ah, Jason, ya got me there. I fell for YOUR clickbait…

    Re: Biden’s statement, what you failed to follow up with was the explanation for why he said what he said, which was, “We can build a new administration that reflects the full diversity of our nation. The full diversity of the Latino communities,” Biden said. “Now when I mean full diversity, unlike African American community, many other communities, you’re from everywhere. From Europe. From the tip of South America, all the way to our border and Mexico and in the Caribbean. And different backgrounds, different ethnicities, but all Latinos.”

    Jason, you silly goose !

  11. Jen says:

    Jason wants a space alien reptile-like excrescence named Ted Cruz to be President. That says it all.

  12. Jason Hochman says:

    No, that’s not what Biden said, he was on NPR and he said that Latinos in Florida might have different ideas from Latinos in Arizona. That is the diversity of the Latino community that he knows about, no mention of Europe, the tip of South America, or the Caribbean.

    Of course, he could have said the same about Africa, if he knew about Africa, he could have said from the Cape of Good Hope, to the pyramids of Giza, and the Nile River to the Sahara Desert, and the island of Madagascar and Seychelles.

    I have no idea where you found that extensive quotation about the different Latin-X identities but yeah, you could say the same about Africa. It is a very diverse continent. As Biden would say, if he knew geography, poor continents can be just as smart as white continents not a joke, man.

    Biden has leapt over the media bar for racism at a height greater than even the Bad Orange Administration.

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