02/8/19

Princess Green — Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Big Red Car here on a coolish Friday in the ATX researching one of my favorite persons — Princess Green who you may know as the electrifying, enervating, photogenic, uber-entertaining Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortex from New York’s Congressional District #14.

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“Damn right I want to ban ICE, but not Vanilla Ice.”

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01/24/19

Ringworm — the Politics of Ringworm and Billionaires

Big Red Car here on a lovely Texas Thursday with sunny, clear skies and a bit of a chill in the air. Today, we discuss the politics of ringworm and billionaires as brought to us by the following snippet from my new favorite Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

True — the Big Red Car adores Alexandria the Great. She brings a brash freshness to the US Congress from New York’s 14th District.

In a long interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates at a Martin Luther King Day event, Alexandria said the following:

” … a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they don’t have access to public health is wrong.” 

Damn, girl, speak it. Ringworm and billionaires! The Bronx shouting out to Alabama! Isn’t democracy great?

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01/2/19

The Budget of the United States of America

Big Red Car huddled in front of a fire in the 37F ATX, brrrr. Today we talk budget, budget of the USA.

OK, so the dirty little secret is that we don’t really have a comprehensive budget to run the USA; we have a series of Appropriations Bills — twelve to be exact.

Huh, Big Red Car?

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It looks so peaceful, doesn’t it?

Yes, so, let’s dig into it, shall we?

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12/27/18

Big Red Rules – Plumbers

Big Red Car here on a sunny, chilly Thursday in Austin By God Texas wishing you a Happy New Year and talking plumbers.

On the tail end of renovating several bathrooms (to the studs), a kitchen, a powder room, and a utility room, I am conversant with plumbers.

So, we need some rules, don’t we? Some Big Red Rules on PLUMBERS.

A baby named Tempe, a newly renovated bathroom, and a direct-to-consumer startup towel company called “Weezie Towels” co-founded by this girl’s mother. No, she is not a plumber.

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12/25/18

Merry Christmas 2018

Something feels different this year. It feels better, more exciting. The year of 2019 is going to be huge.

First, there is this little imp. Baby Tempe has changed everything. You thought you knew who you were and what you were all about and then she arrived and changed things.

Now, you’re a fool called “Gwant”, married for 39 years to a refined Southern lady called “Mimi” who goes to Savannah to babysit on the strength of a phone call.

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12/23/18

Walls – Do They Work?

Today we are in the midst of a “partial government shutdown” wherein “non-essential personnel” are being furloughed because the shutdown denies the government the funds with which to pay them.

This situation is caused by a confrontation between the executive and legislative branches over the issue of funding, more precisely, funding for border security (which includes the wall).

In the accompanying rhetoric and bombast, one of the utterances cast about is that “walls don’t work.”

So, your beloved Big Red Car has undertaken a bit of research to ascertain the truthfulness of that statement.

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12/17/18

Amazon – Whole Foods – Instacart

 

Big Red Car here on a slightly dark day. But, hey, who cares? Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

So, Amazon (talking Amazon Prime, y’all) bought Whole Foods.

Whole Foods had just entered into a deal with Instacart to deliver groceries from Whole Foods to their customers.

Of course, Amazon is in the delivery business themselves, so there was a conflict brewing. Right?

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12/16/18

Santa Claus Exclusive Interview

So, the Big Red Car was over getting some work done at the garage and who did he run into? Santa Claus.

Santa was having the runners waxed and trying to correct a shimmy in the front end at 186 knots (TAS – true airspeed).

When we finished our work, we had a chance to chat over an adult beverage as he took the old sleigh for a test ride.

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Santa’s sled on the wheel base getting worked on. The Jag on the wall is what Santa drives during the summers in Winter Park, Florida.

Here’s how it went.

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12/11/18

Terrorists on Terror

Big Red Car here on a glorious, cold ATX day, y’all.

In Tehran, three days ago, there was a conference about fighting terrorism — yes, you read that correct.  In the capital of the nation which is the largest state sponsor of terrorism there was a conference on fighting terrorism.

Amongst the participants — six nation invitees — were Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, China, and Russia.

One could fairly single out Iran and Turkey as being cesspools of terror support. Pakistan is up there.

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