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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 19 hours ago on Shoe

    And if you’re not in that state when you start, you soon will be.

  2. 1 day ago on Non Sequitur

    Since Kate drew the map, you may be assured it is over the septic tank or something worse.

  3. 1 day ago on Doonesbury

    Somehow, curling up with my laptop does not seem anywhere near as appealing as curling up with a nice, soft, warm woman. And I am a Boomer at 72 years old.

  4. 2 days ago on Wizard of Id

    Just discovered that I never looked at the Sunday comics. That is why I am so late to respond. Thanks for the great graphic. It pretty much says it all.

  5. 2 days ago on Doonesbury

    If someone says black people are inherently inferior to whites, that is a bald faced lie and I will call anyone out who says that. Science has shown that all races share 99.something of the same DNA. The only differences are the genes that select for skin color or facial shape or other surface differences. Telling lies about other people will be called out and denounced. It has nothing to do with my dogma or beliefs. It has to do with this thing called truth. And there you have two things Trump seems to have denigrated in this country, science and truth. I will stop people from saying things that deviate from proven science and the truth. And there is truth, some of which I might not even like but it is still the truth and I have to accept it.

    If someone is saying something factual with which I disagree, I will hear that arguement out. I have no problem having a fact and truth based discussion where the differences are usually about means of accomplishing some end and whether that end is desirable or not. But I will allow them to speak. Just shouting slogans and repeating talking points is not a reasoned, rational discussion.

  6. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    Keep musing my brother! A few on the (far) left need to see the light as well.

  7. 4 days ago on Wizard of Id

    Looks like we have another Rand al Thor here. Knows everything and is not willing to engage in a valid discussion. Need to start ignoring him but I hate to leave his BS unrefuted.

  8. 4 days ago on Wizard of Id

    And there it is. “I’m right” and I guess that is because you already know everything there is to know about all topics. That seems to be your implication in the following insult. You must be a very modern Major-General. And then to top off your unwillingness or inability to have an intelligent discussion of the topic, you resort to insults. That is not what I would call a very adult response.

  9. 4 days ago on Doonesbury

    I understand exactly what you are saying and I do not know of any “approved” speech as you would have it. I would be willing to listen to George Will even though I disagree with him becasue he will present an intelligent, reasoned arguement which I doubt would denigrate anyone. So many are so far past him and into tearing down anyone not toeing their line. How about the “Hang Mike Pence” movement? Is that speech you approve of?

    Secondly, you miss what I am saying as regards Fox News. I am not calling for censorship in the least. Just as no one is allowed to falsely yell FIRE in a crowed theatre, so Fox News should not be allowed to repeatedly report the Coronavirus is: a hoax, just like the flu, no big deal, etc nor should they be allowed to repeat all of the crazy conspiracy theories about the vaccines. Just as yelling FIRE in a crowed theater can lead to deaths, so has Fox’s misinformation campaign led to thousands of unnecessary deaths. People dieing of Covid-19 have been known to say that Fox News said it was no big deal. Why am I dieing? It is not censorship I want, it is responsiblity from a so-called news source.

  10. 5 days ago on Non Sequitur

    I still like the saucer ship from The Day The Earth Stood Still. Completely smooth and with a fit so perfect you could not see where the doorway was.