The Nextdoor Nazi Snowflake Syndrome

Remember the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld? “No soup for you!” Well there’s also “No NextDoor for you.” There are other applications for that “Nazi” moniker in life.  They pop up here and there from time to time.  People who have so many personal rules that it’s a miracle they can breathe.  And they insist on Read More …

Gun Control and the United States of America

Sunday Morning Screed With every new mass shooting the hew and cry kicks in. Gun Control! We need Gun Control. Ban all automatic weapons Ban all assault rifles Ban high capacity magazines. Ban bumpstocks. I would like to start out by saying the latest school shooting is a tragedy of epic proportions.  Every one of Read More …

Insipid Immigrant Meme Du Jour

Illegals on Welfare There’s a hot button issue for you You see these memes generated and disseminated on social media daily.  Someone comes up with some clever (or so they think) propaganda and turns it into a meme.  Then they turn it loose and a large number of non-critical-thinking individuals share it with their own Read More …

Misguided is the Correct Term

Misguided to be sure. It’s my nature to be skeptical.  This characteristic is a component of the skill-set that made me a good investigator for so many years.  So naturally, when I see some meme or posting that appears outrageous, implausible or just downright inflammatory, I research it.  This procedure takes all of about 60 Read More …

Very Stable Genius My Ass

Today’s Obliviot du Jour is Donald Jizz-Trump-et Over my 6+ decades on this planet I have been privileged to call a small number of true (165+ IQ) geniuses friends.  I have also been friends with a large number of very bright, perhaps genius people. I have worked with, and made the acquaintance of, a smattering Read More …

Bulk Trash Obliviots

I don’t know about your community But in Dallas we have Bulk Trash pickup monthly. This means you can put out anything.  Absolutely anything and line your sidewalk with it so the City can pick it up.  This is all part of our monthly garbage pickup fee.  I’ve seen tree limbs and branches 8 feet Read More …

Just Wave a Flag That Says ROB ME

In the #BulkTrashFAIL category… Not the first time I’ve written on this topic, but this example is so extreme I just have to bring it up again. On bulk trash days do NOT put out boxes for large, expensive items.  This is an invitation to being robbed.  Ask your local police department if you’re in Read More …

Tales From the Front – a Landlord’s Lament

Sometimes You’re the Big Dog Sometimes You’re the Chew Toy The horrors of being a landlord Two tales of WTF Tenants Episode 1 The Three Little Pigs We rented a nice 3 bedroom house to 3 hair dressers (2 girls and a guy). A client of mine vouched for them and was their employer. They Read More …

Southwest Alleged Dog Allergy Histrionics

Undocumented alleged dog allergy results in arrest This week’s Obliviot Du Jour is identified as Anila Daulatza, who was forcibly removed from a Southwest plane when she refused to cooperate with authorities. According to this particular Obliviot, she had a life-threatening dog allergy.  She could produce no evidence of this alleged condition, though.  This, in Read More …

It’s How You Deal With Problems That Defines You

This axiom applies to everything. However…  in this particular instance I am referring to the Dallas Fire Marshal shutting down an art show put on by Chocolate and Art in Dallas, Texas. In case you are unfamiliar with Chocolate and Art, this is an event organizer out of Los Angeles.  They do pop-up art shows Read More …