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 8 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    Okay Rand. Let’s run these down. In the Sandman case, CNN was reporting what they believed to be true at that time. Fox reported for weeks what they knew to be a lie. If you can say those are the same then you are truly hopeless.

    And you had to really dig to come up with that Montana case from 2001. But let’s look at it. CNN settled the case for invasion of privacy. Invasion of privacy is equivalent to weeks and weeks of knowingly lying? Not remotely the same thing.

    And you did a little better with the “Vodka Mom” story as it is only ten years old. But CNN settled for causing this woman sufficient suffering that she committed suicide. I’m sure the fact she had only recently drunkenly killed her infant child had nothing to do with it. But regardless, while tasteless to use such a slur in an interview, does it qualify as a lie? Actually, it was a more accurate description of the woman than were the acknowledged lies told by Fox on-air staff.

    Like TechWriter said, everybody in media gets sued, more than once. None of the instances you present have the least bit of anything to do with lying to their viewing public unlike what Fox News did. I’m not picking on Fox. They are simply the poster child for media that lie to their viewers.

  2. about 16 hours ago on Shoe

    Looking your list, Joe Biden checks every one of those boxes. He has been in government plenty long enough to know how to do the job properly. The policies he has enacted so far have definitely been for the good of the country (and not just the super-rich). He is against corruption which is why he was sent to get rid of the corrupt Shorkin in Ukraine. He has signed bills to begin rebuilding our highway infrastructure, investing in electronic chip fabrication in this country, and is revitalizing US manufacturing.

    Most of these last things were promised by Trump but never accomplished. And he has made it clear he has no interest in governing for the good of the country. He has stated quite clearly that his adminstration is going to be all about getting even with his political opponents. If you are really honest with yourself, Biden is your best and only choice.

  3. about 16 hours ago on Shoe

    Manchin is not a “conservative Democrat.” He is a Republican who happens to have a (D) after his name. Biden is not bowing out and if he did Democrats would not even give Joe Manchin a passing thought.

  4. about 16 hours ago on The Boondocks

    The only thing worse than getting a bunch of negative publicity about your cause is getting no publicity.

  5. about 17 hours ago on Wizard of Id

    Think maybe God is trying to tell you something, hmmm??

  6. about 17 hours ago on Doonesbury

    You seem to be working to prove your own point. I did not begin to say what you claim. All I said was that education must be adapted and applied wisely. Some people who only learn “the rules” but not how to adapt and apply them are like the man with a hammer who sees everything as a nail.

  7. 1 day ago on Non Sequitur

    Please explain this to me. Indictments and charges: Bill Clinton – 0 & 0; Hillary Clinton- 0 & 0; Barak Obama – 0 & 0; Joe Biden – 0 & 0; Donald Ttump – 4 & 91.

  8. 2 days ago on Robert Ariail

    I guess I am that naive or else I would not be asking. But why won’t you answer my question? Is it maybe because you are only repeating what you have been told and actually have no idea who this supposed “puppetmaster” may be? If you know, please tell me so I may be as well informed as you.

  9. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    Education alone is not enough. It must be applied prudently. My late FIL worked for a 100 year old company. They had successfully been using the same business model for decades. They decided to modernize a bit a hired some MBAs to help. They said, “Oh that business model won’t work.” The company was gone in about five years. Using the methods you learned in school without adapting them to the specific business is the problem. It just depends on the business.

  10. 3 days ago on Garfield

    I’m not sure we want to know.