Big Red Car here on a gloomy Thursday morning in the ATX. Texas politics is fun in a roller derby kind of way. The race for the Texas Senate will be a barn burner though recent polling suggests Cruz is looking at a ten point victory.
For the Senate we have a faux Hispanic running against a real Hispanic who doesn’t seem Hispanic.
[At this point, please allow me to make a preemptive apology for all the offenses I have committed against good order and decency thus far and for the rest of the blog post. I am sorry.]
Robert Francis O’Rourke, the Dem challenger, faces off with Teddy Cruz, the incumbent in three debates.
Big Red Car here (with a full tank of regular, y’all) telling you what’s going to happen with the price of gasoline in Texas and the rest of the country.
[Note: The country is actually divided between Texas and the “rest of the country.” Sorry. Deal with it. If y’all had better barbecue and wider acceptance of breakfast tacos, this wouldn’t be happening, but, no, you don’t. Do you? Whose fault is that?]
This is what’s going on in Texas. The people are fighting back. The Texas National Guard is there. The Colorado National Guard is there. Help is pouring in faster than the rain. This is after all, Texas. Just for the record: No KKK, white supremacists, Nazis, BLM, ACLU, SPLC, or Antifa. Texans, National Guard, serious people doing serious work. God, this makes me proud of our Nation, my State, and our people. This is who we are.
Hurricane H [we are not longer saying THAT name, son-of-a-bitch] has knocked out all of the Gulf Coast refineries. This has dampened supplies of gasoline and other products.
OK, so the People’s Republic of Austin (really Travis County) has a Sheriff — Sanctuary Sally Hernandez — who took it upon herself to decide which laws and what level of cooperation with ICE (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement) she thought, in her opinion, was advisable. Criminals were being assisted in avoiding capture and deportation because she didn’t like the idea.
She got cover for this nonsense from the County Attorney, David Escamilla. He’s a good guy, but way out of his depth and lacking judgment. This decision resulted in the loss of millions of dollars of state aid for Travis County which hurt veterans programs. You know The Boss is not going to like messing with veterans, right?
County Attorney Escamilla and Sheriff Sanctuary Sally had no right to inject their vanity into veterans benefits. Shame on them.
Texas Capitol, where they make the laws in the great State of Tejas.
I know, you think a Sheriff should enforce all the laws, right? Silly goose!
Big Red Car here on another glorious ATX, on Earth as it is in Texas, morning. Little late getting to the computer this morning.
Back in the day, I used to send y’all some Big Red Rules — rules for regulating your life and view of the world. When we blew through Big Red Rules X (twice as I recall), we shelved the project. Recently, I’ve gotten a lot of heat for some new rules and a redux of the old ones. So, here goes.
Today we review Values and Debutantes. An oldie and a new goodie. Enjoy.
Going to be a great day here in the ATX. Why not? It’s Texas and Texas has a lot of very interesting places.
One of them is Balmorhea Springs. It is, technically, a cienega which is a spring located at the foot of a mountain. A cienege is often a wetlands. In this instance, it (an underlying 22-28 million gallons per day spring) was converted into a pool. There is still a cienega from another set of springs. Cinenega — new word for y’all?
It is a great place to visit and it is a great place to cool off as the water is a constant 72F even in the summertime.
Big Red Car here. What a day it is going to be in the ATX. Also, don’t forget the Final Four Championship game tonight. Like you might forget, right? Go Badgers!
So, if you live in central Texas, you take your annual bluebonnet tour at the end of April to the beginning of March. If you live in Austin, you can take the Willow City Loop tour. [This is a huge secret. Do not tell anyone who has just moved to Austin from say California or Milwaukee. They have to discover it themselves.]
Big Red Car here. SXSW is all abloom. It is a wonderful time here in the ATX. It’s about 57F headed to 75F today. We keep the best weather for SXSW and the nerds and hipsters. All 250K of them. Welcome, ya’ll.
Spring, yes it’s already spring in Texas, is a special time when we glory in our weather and talk smack to those up north still dealing with snow. Continue reading →
Big Red Car here on a bit of a cloudy day. Still digesting that turnkey, are you? Well, let’s make some turkey soup today and finish it off.
So The Boss is depositing Investment Banker No 1 Son at the Killeen-Fort Hood International Airport for the trip home to Charlotte and drives by the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Continue reading →
Big Red Car here. Well today is going to be a beauty in the ATX. Bit of a chill in the air at 60F this morning and maybe as low as the 40’s tonight. I am predicting the first wood fire of the season tonight. Haha, it is finally Fall in Texas. And it is glorious.
So The Boss is talking to one of his CEO clients and they are having a lively chat. On the way home, The Boss is thinking about one of his favorite traveling companions.