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. about 6 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    I saw something years ago about a place, maybe somewhere in or around Greece? They bury the body in the earth, no casket. Then some pre-determined number of years later, the grave is dug up, the bones collected, and stored in something of a family bone collection. Then they reuse the grave. Grave space is not a problem. Not so sure about keeping many generations of bones around, however.

  2. about 7 hours ago on The Boondocks

    Oh they’ll believe him because it is true. We trained a lot of folks, including bin Laden, in the proxy war with Russia in Afghanistan. They just didn’t know then that some of those fighters would then turn that training against their trainers.

  3. about 7 hours ago on The Boondocks

    And then there was the democratically elected president of Iran in the 1950s who decided Iran deserved the money for their oil and not British Petroleum. The UK wouldn’t help them so, for some unknown reason, the US did. We had the president deposed (assassinated??), disinformation about him being a communist spread around, and the much hated Shah placed back on the throne. The hatred that grew from those seeds eventually resulted in the Islamic Republic of Iran we have today. Thanks Ike and the Dulles brothers.

  4. 1 day ago on Shoe

    You already have one in President Biden. If the press would spend less time pointing out the small flubs he makes (and has for his entire career even when he was in his 30s) and instead focused on his in-depth knowledge of policy and all the things a president needs to know, people might be more interested in electing someone who cares about people and knows how to get government to help. And Biden can certainly say no to bribery despite the lies and misrepresentations coming from right-wing media. Comer and Jordan have been searching for three years for something to hang on Biden and are still empty-handed. That is because he is an honest, decent man.

    Or they can listen to the press’s glowing talk of Mr. Trump while it ignores the word salads he tosses out at his rallies. They also say little about the economic disasters coming, according to most economists, should Trump be able to implement his “economic plan.” And then you have the press largely ignoring Project 2025 which plans to concentrate as much power as possible into the executive, specifically the president or as it will be, the dictator. The press would do well to shine a lot of light on that.

  5. 1 day ago on B.C.

    What, it ate you out of house and home?

  6. 2 days ago on Wizard of Id

    Is the Wizard of Id also trying to become the Pinball Wizard?

  7. 3 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Yeah, let’s hand the nuclear launch codes to the guy who asked, “Since we have nukes, why don’t we use them?” He must be mad if he doesn’t understand the concept of MAD.

  8. 3 days ago on Non Sequitur

    I have records of what I paid for gas going back about 10=12 years. The day before Trump was inauguraged, I paid $1.95 for a gallon of gas at Costco. And their prices are almost 10-20 cents lower than the surrounding prices. The lowest price I paid during Trump’s first year in office was $1.89 and again at Costco at less than the usual going market rate. Unless you had some special deal with a gas company, I am afraid your Trump worship is playing tricks with your memory.

    And this is for Rand. How is it that military personnel that were merely stationed in the Middle East kept getting killed? Sounds like some kind of active conflict to me. I have not heard about any of our troops stationed in Germany, Japan, or elsewhere around the world routinely being killed.

  9. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    An insurance company turned me down at 30 because of some “liver enyzme” or some such nonsense but my doctor saw their data and told me not to worry about it. Now 45 years later, I think my doctor was right and the insurance company is out money for all those years.

  10. 3 days ago on Wizard of Id

    I like to sleep cold and under the blankets. But it needs to be warmer to get me out of bed half way willingly. I was lucky growing up. My father got up at 5:30 am and turned the heat up so it was okay by the time I got up around 7:00 am.