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New GOP Establishment

Remember when I tweeted this the other day:

Marc Campos ‏@MarcCommentary 19h19 hours ago

#TedCruz wants to “patrol and secure” Muslim neighborhoods in the US. Going after the #DonaldTrump vote. #Election2016

So I guess Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Lindsey Graham, and other GOP establishment types behind Cruz are on board with this. I guess this is what we call the new GOP establishment – the messenger of divisiveness.

Oh yeah, and don’t forget what another GOP establishment type, Rudy Giuliani said today: “She had her chance to do it. She helped create ISIS. I mean, Hillary Clinton could be considered a founding member of ISIS.”

Way to go!

I remember when the GOP establishment used to be run by grown-ups.

HISD is going to change a few school names. Reagan High and Davis High will get new names. How about Heights High and North Side High?

Care to guess what Jon Singleton’s batting average is this Spring Training?

We lost Joe Garagiola yesterday. He was 90. He was a former MLBer. He played catcher. In his first season in 1946 he won a World Serious ring with San Luis. He went on to be an announcer and co-hosted “Today” for a while. He was witty and used a lot of humor and had a lot of class. I liked him.

My pal Jeff Balke of the Houston Press has a piece out today on the most congested intersections in H-Town.   An intersection just down the street made the list. Check this:

North Main/Studewood/Cavalcade

Sometimes, streets merge and intersect in complicated ways thanks to mother nature. What, years ago, may have been a dead end, could become a throughway thanks to a bridge over a bayou, for example. However, this five-way (you heard me!) intersection has no excuse. Studewood crosses North Main and an oddly narrow angle and very few actually stay on Studewood going north, instead migrating to North Main at what amounts to forks in the road in both directions. To make matters much worse, 20th, after crossing this insane merger, turns into Cavalcade, which is divided by a median. Unless you are familiar, better just to steer clear.

Here is all of the Balke list: http://www.houstonpress.com/news/the-most-congested-confusing-and-hated-intersections-in-houston-8266928.

Jon Singleton is batting .136.   I would be surprised if he makes the club.

Featured on this season’s ‘Stros tickets: Jose Altuve, Dallas Keuchel, Carlos Correa, George Springer, Lance McCullers, and Orbit.

MLB returns to The Yard a week from today. I am ready!

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