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The Chron’s Patricia Kilday Hart’s column last Friday now has Burkablog giving his take about the state of business leadership in the Lone Star State and in H-Town.   There isn’t any business leadership according to Burkablog.  Check out some of what Burkablog says:

The Greater Houston Partnership is a shell of what it used to be. George R. Brown would weep at its lack of influence. Bob Lanier must be appalled. It is just another Perry echo chamber. It is inconceivable that CEO Jeff Moseley would challenge Perry’s budget plans. If he dared to try, I suspect he would be out of a job.

And more Burkablog:

As Hart writes, “The folks at the Greater Houston Partnership are well aware of the many ways the Texas Legislature – and our statewide elected officeholders – have failed to invest in the crucial infrastructure required for our exploding population.” Her column is a variation of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Everybody knows the emperor is naked, but no one will step forward and say so. Why don’t the state’s business leaders stand up to Rick Perry? Because there are none.

Here is all of Burkablog.

Of course, maybe business leaders don’t want to play in today’s highly partisan political climate. 

This is kind of sad.  Kuffer goes on to say today that the Partnership was punked by Guv Dude last week – yikes!  I wonder if the GHP reads Burkablog or Kuffer.  I know they read Hart’s piece last Friday because I got some feedback of sorts.   I wonder if the H-Town City Council ought to keep giving them dough every year if they are going to spend their time standing behind Dude supporting his pledge to nowhere policies. 

The ‘Stros are 6-11 so far this year.  How many of their eleven losses have been by 1 run?

Shape up H-Town!  Dunkin Donuts will open 16 new shops over the next 6 years in the H-Town area.  Do we really need 16 more Dunkin Donuts locations?  We ought to treat them like liquor stores and say they can’t be 600 feet or so from schools.

Here is the Chron blurb on Dunkin Donuts expanding.

Don’t look for H-Town to fall off of the Top Ten Most Out Of Shape Cities any time soon.  Where is the food police when you really need them!

I guess I’ll check in on tonight’s GOP Prez Primary results to see if the GOP is really in love with Romney.

From the Chron’s Ken Hoffman:

Here is my Top 10 of things to eat at Minute Maid Park (in order):

1. Smokey Joe Footlong Nathan‘s Hot Dog, covered with chili, cheese, bacon and barbecue sauce

2. Mac ‘n’ Cheeseburger

3. Chopped BBQ Baked Potato

4. Texas Tempura Onion Rings at the FiveSeven Grille

5. Sliders at Little Bigs

6. Burgers at Prince’s

7. Ken Hoffman New York Extreme Hot Dog

8. Souvenir Cup Ice Cream Sundae

9. Kiolbassa Bratwurst

10. Nutty Bavarian Cinnamon Almonds

Commentary has tried none of the above.  I pretty much stick to regular hot dogs, Dante’s leftover chicken fingers and fries, and peanuts.

The ‘Stros have lost 5 games by 1 run of course so far this season including last night’s 6-5 loss to the Brewers.

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