Our Massive Liftmaster CSL24U Debacle

Last September (2017)  we committed approximately $14,000 to replacing our aging fence and adding the electric sliding gate we had always wanted.  This was a good sized project that included removing an old fence and putting in all new board on board 8′ high cedar.  We got 3 quotes and went with a recommendation from Read More …

Single Payer Healthcare – Why Is This Evil?

Single Payer The Big Bugaboo Simply mention the term Single Payer Healthcare in ‘Merikuh and people cringe.  The reaction is like someone threatening to shoot your dog.  Why is that? And when we get into an election process the negative campaign ads have an absolute field day with this concept.  Statements like “He (She) wants Read More …

Since Amazon Won’t Let Me Update My Review

Caveat Emptor What I’ve never been able to figure out about Amazon’s review process is how they justify their (sometimes) iron-fisted restrictions. I have had several instances where I attempted to revise a review based on living with a product over time and found Amazon would not allow a revision.  Yet I see revised reviews Read More …

Why Are They Always Toyotas?

OK Leadfoots <Leadfeet?> Doesn’t Matter You know who you are… You’re the ones (like me) who are always analyzing the flow of traffic, looking for the swiftest route through the sea of other vehicles.  You’re an aggressive driver.  Not (always) on the verge of road rage, you just want to get where you’re going – Read More …

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 …