TexTech Free

First off, my screen name. I am a Texan working in a technical field. I did NOT attend Texas Tech. I went to a real university in Texas. Born and grew up in Houston, then spent about 24 years in Austin, back to Houston, and then in Indiana, first time to live outside of Texas. Back to Austin ten years and now 26 months (as of late August, 2021) in Miami, FL. Work keeps me moving around. I am now on my way to North Carolina. While only living in three states, I have passed through or visited 35-40 of the lower 48 states. I have missed the Big Sky country (Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana) and upper New England states. As should be obvious from my comments, I am a yellow dog Democrat with views on social justice based on the teachings of all the great religious teachers. I love music of most types. Not opera. I can tolerate some C&W. Have heard very little rap I can tolerate. My music is traditional Blues and 60s-70s rock. Also like classical and easy listening.

Recent Comments

  1. 1 day ago on For Better or For Worse

    We don’t have a TV these days so what we do watch is streaming or YouTube. We prefer the British shows because they have real people in them. Hardly any of the characters are impossibly beautiful or handsome. They look like the people around us which I prefer to all the plastic people on American TV shows.

  2. 1 day ago on Shoe

    According to who besides you and Fox News?

  3. 1 day ago on Shoe

    No the Democrats are not perfect by any stretch. But when one of the party is caught at something improper, illegal or unethical the rest of the party will call them out and ask for their resignation. (See example in preceding comment.) This is unlike the Republicans who, when they discover the failings of one of their own, circle the wagons and say their fellow Republican did nothing wrong or just ignore said failing. (Consider George Santos, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, et al) Generally, Democrats seem to have far more virtue than the Republicans in my experience.

  4. 2 days ago on The Boondocks

    Unless you want to give the definition of “trained” a very broad interpretation, I doubt most gun owners would qualify. Sure, they know how to maintain their weapons and shoot but do they have the discipline required for combat? I have my doubts. But then again, maybe the berserker approach to defense would work better than an organized deployment of combatants.

  5. 2 days ago on The Boondocks

    I do not want to ignore the 2nd Amendment. I would simply like to have it applied as written with membership in a well ordered militia being a requirement for guaranteed gun ownership. And by well ordered militia, I mean one with a chain of command that ends at a governor or some other state level public official. Local sheriffs have deputies so they don’t need to run a militia on the side.

  6. 2 days ago on Wizard of Id

    Looks more like a bad knight if he can’t even stay on his horse.

  7. 2 days ago on Tank McNamara

    Read an article last night about how much worse blow dryers are about spreading germs than paper towels. The only advantage I can see to blow dryers in public restrooms is that management does not have to have an employee check and restock towels or empty the trash.

  8. 2 days ago on Tank McNamara

    Left out maybe the best part. “…low down, mind messin’, steadily depressin’ working at the car wash blues.”

  9. 2 days ago on For Better or For Worse

    Definitely one of the best ever British comedy shows of all time. And probably impossible to send to any non-English speaking country. Some of the stuff going on in the show is very specifically British so if you are not up on British humour and language, you will miss some of it.

  10. 3 days ago on Tank McNamara

    Probably could not pick him off today. Since they changed the balk rules a lot of years ago, it has gotten a lot harder to pick off a runner.