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It’s Over?

Sen. Ted Cruz goes with Carly Fiorina in Indiana and Donald Trump counters with Bob Knight. Do I need to say anything more?

You also have to figure that John Boehner getting even didn’t help Cruz.

More and more major GOPers are saying it is a done deal. It is kind of like the Stop Trump movement has fizzled big time. I mean, at this point, who in the GOP will work with Cruz and Gov. John Kasich in Cleveland to stop Trump?

It is the new reality. Acceptance. You asked for it, GOP.

From the Washington Post:

Throughout the Republican Party, from New Hampshire to Florida to California, many leaders, operatives, donors and activists arrived this week at the conclusion they had been hoping to thwart or at least delay: Donald Trump will be their presidential nominee.

An aura of inevitability is now forming around the controversial mogul. Trump smothered his opponents in six straight primaries in the Northeast and vacuumed up more delegates than even the most generous predictions foresaw. He is gaining high-profile ­endorsements by the day — a legendary Indiana basketball coach Wednesday, two House committee chairmen Thursday. And his ­rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, are making the kind of rushed tactical moves that signal desperation.

And:

“People are realizing that he’s the likely nominee,” said Tim Pawlenty, a former Minnesota governor and onetime endorser of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. “The hysteria has died down, and the range of emotion is from resignation to enthusiasm.”

And:

Two prominent GOP establishment congressmen — Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania, who chairs the House Transportation Committee, and Jeff Miller of Florida, who chairs the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee — endorsed Trump on Thursday.

“It’s time for our party to unite behind Donald Trump and focus our time and energy on defeating Hillary Clinton,” Shuster said in a statement.

Wow!

We are finishing up April, so which pitcher leads MLB in strikeouts this morning?

Here we go again. Same old story. Trying to make H-Town a tourist attraction and once again I will ask – what makes H-Town an attraction for tourists?  That’s not who or what we are. Here is from a Chron story today:

Houston still lags far behind other cities when it comes to attracting tourists, but the head of the local convention bureau said he wants to turn it around by doing a better job selling the city and developing more attractions and events.

“We’ve been asleep at the wheel for the past 10 years on the tourist side,” Mike Waterman, president of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, told a group of about 100 hospitality professionals at a luncheon sponsored by the Hotel and Lodging Association of Greater Houston.

Houston had 14.9 million visitors in 2015, and Waterman wants to ramp that up to 20 million by 2018.

But even that figure pales to tourism in other major cities, he said. New York attracted 54 million visitors last year, Chicago 42 million and San Antonio 31 million.

Most of Houston’s visitors come from around the Houston area. Tourism is the 10th-largest industry in Houston.

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Houston-s-tourism-industry-still-lagging-7382315.php.

We have not been asleep at the wheel. There is just nothing to stay awake for. Please! Stick to going after events and conventions.

David Price of course of the Red Sox leads MLB with 46 Ks.

The ‘Stros have a ticket special where you can go to every Monday thru Thursday game in May for $49.  That’s ten games.  Take the deal.  One of my tickets for one game goes for $50.  Take the deal.

Let’s see how we do in Oakland.

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