By Marc Campos

Casinos Royale

The Lone Star State’s pro gambling forces are pushing for casinos. You’ve heard the argument that all of the folks from the ‘hood are going to Louisiana and other neighboring states to drop their money into the slots. Why not lose your money here say the pro gambling caucus. The way I understand it, if we ever do get casinos, how come they are going to be limited to only a few across the Lone Star State – like two in H-Town, two up in North Texas, maybe one in Galveston – you get the picture. How come we don’t do it like Las Vegas – if you have the money and you are not a crook – build it. It seems like if we were to limit casino permits the process would open itself up to shady backroom deals, grand jury investigations, and indictments for sure. Maybe somebody needs to ‘splain it to me.

If Texas House Dems get 76 plus in November of 2010, the soon to be Texas House Speaker will be a one term fella.

Speaking of, I think the Lone Star State’s GOP far right wingers have finally figured out that old sometimes over used phrase – elections have consequences. When you have a legislative body made up of 76 GOPers and 74 Dems, it is probably a good idea to put the steamrollers and extreme ideological agendas in storage.

It looks like the American Campaign Skipper is off the mat and has got him a new gig – more on that later though.

Roy O will be pitching for the U.S. of A. in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) this March. Too bad the WBC doesn’t play any games at The Yard – drats! Commentary is wearing a cool 'Stros 2008 Elite Camp pullover this morning that is perfect for today's weather - by the way, there won't be a 2009 Elite Camp.

January 6, 2009 9:00AM

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