It’s the HATE, The Racism, The Division Stupid!

Yet another bloody weekend in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. Multiple mass shootings taking place with a completely unacceptable body count. Let’s start at the top: El Paso, Texas A lone gunman travels over 600 miles in 9 hours with an AK 47 style rifle to shoot up Hispanics at Read More …

Being a Proud Texan is Great – Until…

Texas Proud is Great. We are Texas Proud.  We love the Lone Star State. We are Texas transplants. It would be great if we had been born in the Lone Star State, but we were not.  We CHOSE to make Texas our home.  We could have lived anywhere but we chose Texas.  We did this Read More …

Why Do British People Not Like Donald Trump?

Someone on #Quora asked “Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote this magnificent response. A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, Read More …

When Your Name Becomes an Expletive

Here’s the thing about fame. Fame can be a great thing.  It can open doors for you and make you rich.  It can make you a household name.  You can recognize this as so many stars and glitterati have, and be grateful for this fortuitous situation.  Or you can decide you deserve all the adulation Read More …

Our Massive LiftMaster CSL24U Debacle

Notice: Effective February 17, 2019, all updates to this blog are published on our new site:  LiftMasterFAIL.com Please follow the progress of this blog there. 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 Read More …

On the Topic of Border Barriers

  We have just ended the longest government shutdown in history.  And over what?  Donald Trump’s border wall.  He is determined to create a wall along our southern border with Mexico to solve what he perceives to be our biggest problems.  During his campaign he promised over and over again that Mexico would pay for 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 Reviews

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 …