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The Nooner for April 21st

 

REMINDER: My regular email addresses are caught in DNS hell between my server and Google. Email me at scottlay@gmail.com instead of replying to this message. 

Happy UC Davis Picnic Day for the Nooner AGS and Cal Day for the Nooner Bears!

This has been a difficult Nooner to write. I've had the Barbara Bush service on in the background, and at many times have had too many tears in my eyes to see my writing interface clearly. I'm not joking to appease my conservative readers who see me as a liberal. I recognize great work and lives of all great people, and they don't get much better than Barbara.

She lived up to the spirit (and now doctrine) of the Episcopal Church and became a supporter of LGBT rights, including in the military. The church also generally sanctions same-sex marriage, although leaves it to bishops based on local law. I don't think it has been addressed again since it's now constitutionally decided across the country. She didn't hug an AIDS patient for political reasons when his own mother wouldn't; she did it to send a message of humanity at a time desperately needed.

My late Granddaddy, who lived outside of Houston, was a big supporter of George H.W. Bush, and thus today's service brings up so many emotions.

SPORTS PAGE: Giants @ Angels at 6:07pm. The struggling Giants surprised folks last night with a win over the strong Angels. Don't worry, we've evacuated all the homeless away from the Santa Ana River bed as we try to find a place for them. 

AURAL PLEASURE: Because I didn't give you enough podcasts to listen to this weekend yesterday, this week's LA Times California Political Podcast is out. John Myers, Melanie Mason, and Seema Mehta discuss the governor's race, the Brown/Trump feud over the National Guard border issue, . . .

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