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. 2 days ago on B.C.

    That is a load of accusations with nothing to back it up. How do you know or can you give evidence that Media Matters pressured/extorted these companies to pull ltheir ads? What evidence can you provide that Soros supports Media Matters? And I find it almost humorous that you accuse Soros, a Jew, of being anti-Semitic.

    You also claim, if I read this correctly, that Media Matters was able to control the placement of ads on X. That is not how it works. X puts ads on whatever pages their algorithm says to put them on. No outside organiztion has any control over ad placement. So your contention that Media Matters engineered this is not remotely plausible.

    You then head off into a rant not related to my original post so I will not address it. However, your last statement is quite interesting. You are essentially saying that Democrats and the radical left are actually radical right because that is what fascism and the Neo-Nazis represent.

  2. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    I wish the media would figure that out. Stop reporting on every little bit of spittle that spews from his piehole and maybe he will die from being ignored.

  3. 3 days ago on B.C.

    Yes, I’m sure the CEOs of all the companies pulling their ads from Musk’s monstrosity are Democrats. And I’m sure they all banded together and agreed to destroy X simpy because it associated their brand with fascits and Neo-Nazis. I’m sure any Americcan company would be happy to be associated with those groups. /s

  4. 4 days ago on Shoe

    If they can push it off on their heirs then they will just keep kicking that can down the road indefinitely.

  5. 4 days ago on Shoe

    Spending has been creeping up in keeping with the general increase in prices. However, the Bush and Trump tax cuts blew a huge hole in our income. We do NOT have a spending problem. We have an income problem.

  6. 6 days ago on Non Sequitur

    You must not live in the US. I have never had a handgun and never will. Plus I sold my old bolt action .22 and single shot .410 shotgun about 40 years ago. I have not felt a need to own a gun since that time. And those guns were holdovers from my father’s trying to interest me in hunting. Needless to say, it didn’t take.

  7. 6 days ago on Non Sequitur

    I would like to comment on one point in your post. You mention that many crimes are committed with guns that were “illegally obtained.” And where do criminals get these guns? From the illegal gun store? No. They come from the homes of “responsible” gun owners who leave their guns laying around for criminals to steal. My apartment was robbed a few years back and the first and I mean the first question from the cop investigating was “Were there any guns in the house and were they taken?” The cops know where these guns come from. If there were really more truly responsible gun owners who kept their guns properly secured, criminals would have fewer guns, we would have fewer suicides by firearms, and fewer kids would be showing up at school with Daddy’s gun.

  8. 9 days ago on Non Sequitur

    That quote of Kruschev, "We will bury you!, demonstrates the dangers of simultaneous translation. The translator picked the worst possible word in English. The word translated as bury can also mean to overcome or to surpass which is almost certainly what Kruschev was trying to say.

  9. 9 days ago on Wizard of Id

    I also notice you did not address my question or request for an explanation. Instead, you employ the standard deflection by attacking me personally. Republican SOP.

  10. 9 days ago on Wizard of Id

    Shall I save you a seat?