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Cruz Missile

I have to give a shout out to Teddy Schleifer of the Chron for breaking the Sen. Ted Cruz running for president story Saturday evening. It has been a top national story ever since.

I heard the phrase “Cruz missile” on “Today” this morning. I am thinking we will be hearing it a lot over the coming months.

That being said, it really should not come as a surprise that Sen. Cruz is running for president. He has not been your typical U.S. Senator from Texas. Over the last couple of years, we haven’t seen him spending the weekends and recesses touring the state and speaking at local chambers of commerce banquets and Rotary clubs. You don’t see him hanging with the locals or riding in parades. That’s not how he has been rolling. Instead he has been where the national action is – early primary and caucus states and high profile conferences. Heck, he is not even announcing from the state he represents. What did you expect?

On “Today” this morning, a pundit called Sen. Cruz a second tier presidential candidate. I am not going to assess his chances. I will say that when he first got into the U.S. Senate race a few years ago a lot of folks didn’t give him much of a chance.

Everybody knows that Jeff Bagwell was our Opening Day starting first baseman from 1991-2005. Name our Opening Day starting first baseman in 1990?

This past Saturday the Chron E-Board gave a Thumbs Down to the Tour de Houston folks for playing in the Mayoral race – allegedly. Check this:

(Thumbs down) Very crafty of Tour de Houston organizers to route last weekend’s 60-mile bike ride through a park named after a mayoral candidate supported by former aides of the current mayor. This affirms our belief that only sewage treatment plants should be named after living politicians unless, of course, they are George or Barbara Bush.

Pardon the pun but that is so bush league! I wonder if they set up the bike route streets with the least number of #HoustonPotholes.

You have to admire the E-Board these days for how they are getting in the game so to speak.

City of H-Town pensions again got some run in Saturday’s Chron. Mike Morris wrote the piece. Here is one line from the article:

The rising cost of pensions has caused stress at City Hall for more than a decade; Houston is paying $353 million into its pensions this fiscal year, almost twice what it spends on trash pickup, parks and libraries combined.

Here is the entire Morris story:
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/A-complex-proposition-advocating-for-pension-6149057.php.

I have said it before. This issue is here to stay.

In 1990, Glenn Davis was our Opening Day starting first baseman against Cincy of course.

Opening Day is two weeks from today.

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