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 1 1/2 years (as of late December, 2020) in Miami, FL. Work keeps me moving around. While only living in three states, I have passed through or visited 35-40 of the 48 contiguous 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 a fan of opera. I can tolerate some Country & Western. Have heard only a little rap I can even tolerate. My music is traditional Blues and 60s-70s rock. Also like classical and easy listening.

Recent Comments

  1. 1 day ago on Doonesbury

    Now who is mildly (or wildly) delusional now?

  2. 1 day ago on The Boondocks

    That is cold, Granddad. That is stone cold. How long are you going to string him along until you let him have it?

  3. 1 day ago on Michael Ramirez

    I will second what Tempest just said. All of your bilge has been debunked numerous times. If all of this was so blatant and obvious, why were Trump’s lawyers unable to show any of this in court? Maybe because a lawyer can be disbarred for blatantly lying to a judge? So Guiliani et al told the truth and presented none of the evidence that actually never had. I keep reading where people claim they have the evidence but somehow they never actually get around to showing it to anyone but they know it is real. So show us damn it or else stop with the BIG LIE. I am getting sick and tired of these insurrectionists getting all fired up because they choose to believe Trump’s BIG LIE. PROVE it to me. Don’t just claim it is so.

  4. 2 days ago on Non Sequitur

    You had a really nice comment going until you had to go and make it political.

  5. 2 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Then you have never had real Texas chili. Cumin is a significant part of Texas chili after the coarse ground beef and the chili powder. Can’t have real chili without cumin. (And, BTW, NO BEANS!!)

  6. 2 days ago on Doonesbury

    I am not sure if this is national or a Texas thing but this is what I understand. Emergency Services are only required to stabalize a patient, i.e. make sure they are not going to die immediatly, if possible. Treatment beyond that is going to depend on your ability to pay.

    For example, come into ER with a severe laceration and they will stop the bleeding so you don’t bleed out but stitching up the gash? That’s gonna cost ya.

  7. 2 days ago on Wizard of Id

    Gives a whole new meaning to the term “bug bomb.”

  8. 2 days ago on Garfield

    Yeah, my stepfather was kinda like that and it wasn’t Pomeranian hair either. After he reached puberty, I don’t think his clothes ever touched his skin again. They just sort of floated on a cushion of hair just above his skin.

  9. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    Close but not exactly correct. Zeke is not “sort of” useless “here.” He is TOTALLY useless ANYWHERE and EVERYWHERE.

  10. 3 days ago on B.C.

    The tread system is a good idea but you are not getting any traction with those smooth steel plates. Snow and ice are pretty bad but wait until you get those smooth, slick treads in some slippery mud. You need treads with a sharp ridge on them to dig into the underlying material be it hard-packed snow or some dry earth.