02/3/15

The White House’s War on Wisdom

BigRed Car here. It is 41F here in the ATX and the thermometer will not escape the 40′s today. Some solace is to be had with the knowledge it will again be in the 70′s by the weekend. It is a long time until the weekend. That is the reality of both the present and the future.

We are at war — not the global war on terror, mind you, which has been summarily dismissed by the wordsmiths in the White House who determine such things. We are, it seems, at war on wisdom. A White House war on wisdom. Continue reading

11/23/14

Immigration in the Rear View Mirror

Big Red Car here. Ahh, finally the sun has returned and the rain has stopped. I am stretching in the 62F headed to 78F air temp. All is good.

On Earth as it is in Texas, y’all!

Now the dust has begun to settle on the President’s pronouncements on immigration. Some of the hysteria has begun to dissipate and folks can begin to ponder the reality of it all.

Like Lubbock, it looks a little different in the rear view mirror. Continue reading

11/5/14

The Republicans Did NOT Win the Election

Big Red Car here. Rained all night in the ATX but not as bad a night as it was for the Democrats who spent the night peeing on their own legs. Ouch!

The Republicans did not really win, the Democrats — especially President Obama — lost. The fury of the American voter was unleashed and, apparently, the American voter is very angry. This is why we have elections. Continue reading

01/28/14

Radicals, Extremists

Tonight is the night, ya’ll.  The President is going to let us know the “state” of the Union.  Oh, boy.

I’m so excited that it is palpable. Hell, it’s cold here in the ATX — 30F right now and a bit drippy.  Roads are a bit icy.  Ugh.  But it’s going to be 70F on Thursday.

I can’t decide which I am more excited about — the State of the Union or the changing weather.  Oh boy! Continue reading

01/5/14

George Washington — American Entrepreneur

Well, The Boss has been reading all about George Washington (for about the fifth time that the Big Red Car is aware of) and is reading Douglas Southall Freeman’s seven volume history of Washington for at least the second time.

Freeman is the author of the definitive works on Washington and Robert E Lee.

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01/4/14

Misunderestimating the Tea Party

Big Red Car here.  Bit cool in the ATX and windy.  Today will be 70F and tomorrow, Old Sport, is going to be brutal.  Brutally cold with a low in the 20s.  Brrrrr.

So The Boss is meeting with a couple of his political cronies.  The Boss is running for election as the District Chair for his District.  As The Boss says:

“They couldn’t get anyone to volunteer, so they drafted me.” Continue reading