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Taxes and QBs

The front page story in today’s Chron is about population growth in the H-Town area. Hunker Down is quoted in the story. Here is a part:

The Houston area’s growth does not come without potential costs, said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.

“If we are going to continue to accommodate growth – and I think that’s a good thing – we are going to have to invest in the infrastructure to take care of it,” he said.

Emmett said the “vast majority” of Harris County’s growth is occurring in unincorporated areas.

“That is why we have to make the Legislature understand that Harris is an urban environment and the county is not geared to urban issues,” he said.

“It is important that Harris County and Houston and other jurisdictions find ways to cooperate and do things together,” the county judge said. “We need to look at things as a region, rather than at arbitrary county lines.”

Invest in infrastructure? Why doesn’t he just go on ahead and say raise our taxes so we can fix our roads. He is a top leader in the local GOP, so why doesn’t he go on ahead and lecture his GOP Party to get behind raising taxes. As Harris County’s ranking official, why doesn’t he just lay out a detailed plan on which taxes to raise? Do something instead of just watching the infrastructure crumble around you?

Players from the Yankees have won the MLB Award 22 times. Name the MLB team with the second highest number of winners?

Everybody knows that H-Town needs a QB. That is our biggest need – period. Here is from Chron Sports Columnist Randy Harvey:

It was the big ending you would expect of Johnny Manziel’s pro day on Thursday inside Texas A&M’s indoor football facility, every detail scripted – perhaps even the fashionably late arrival of George H.W. Bush, Barbara and her two dogs – and performed to near perfection.

Players can’t win pro days. They can only lose them. (See Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.)

But if anyone has been keeping score of superlatives, Manziel emerged as the clear leader among quarterbacks available in the May 8-10 NFL draft. That includes Bridgewater and Central Florida’s Blake Bortles, the other two presumably near the top of most team’s boards.

Gil Brandt, formerly the head of the Dallas Cowboys’ scouting department when it was considered the NFL’s best, said he had never seen a quarterback have a better pro day, with the possible exception of Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford, selected first overall by St. Louis in 2010.

The NFL Network’s Mike Mayock, considered one of the most knowledgeable player evaluators, said in 11 years he has never seen a quarterback have a bad pro day, with the possible exception of Bridgewater.

But he added Manziel’s was exceptional.

“I think, if you’re looking for confirmation, you got it today,” he said.

I just don’t see how the team can pick someone else. The team would basically be telling us all that we are all just a bunch of dumbarses. The way I look at it is the team has already decided on two QBs without our help – Carr and Schaub – and we’ve only gotten two playoff wins out of those deals. Do the right thing and get the MANziel.

San Luis of course is numero 2 with 17 MVP Award winners.

Yesterday The Yard laid out new grub to be sold this season. I’ll stick with the dollar dogs on Thursdays.

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