sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

15th Arkansas Volunteer Infantry

Battle Flag of Van Dorn's 15th Arkansas Infantry Rgmt.
Observation: Texans feel differently about flags of the Confederacy than do people who grew up in New England and went to Harvard. Witches and the possessed seem to have an aversion to them. I wonder why?

Log Item: I'm in catch-up mode as the Texas blogging is running slower than usual. Hot and warm weather are defined in Texas (according to Mark Twain -- I think) as the difference between weather that will melt a brass door knocker and that which will only make it mushy. 

The Norwegians that I'm working with think that it's hot too. Norwegian friend: "What are you going to do when you get back to California?"

"I'm going to jump in the pool, then I'm going to read the accumulated mail -- in that order."

Texas was subjected to global cooling earlier in the summer that came with 37" of rain that flooded the place. This week is global warming as the water evaporates, and apparently the US Military is losing the battle with the weather. 
Now that the US Military has been tasked with dealing with the weather as a primary mission, I'm going to hold them to it here on this blog.
Political Note: President Obama is not as popular in Texas as he is in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Detroit or Philadelphia. Even among the faculty of the University of North Texas, his popularity has waned. It may be that Texans are not prone to be vegetarians. I think that Obama polls better among vegetarians and the transgendered.

Consulting in Texas: The trip here is coming to an end but I'll be back and forth during the ensuing year.

13 comments:

  1. Great to see you and, lest we forget, Harvard is the Devil's Vatican.

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    1. I think that there is a toss-up between Yale and Harvard. It's part of that ongoing rivalry.

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  2. Saying the words obama and president in the same sentence is sinful.

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  3. Glad the trip is going well!

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    1. If you retire in TX, I should be able to visit and go fishing or shooting.

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  4. there's so many things that I've learnt from you, so many. There's no limit for it.
    Some of your words I've saved cause they've made such difference.
    I think a lot of what goes around isn't made apparent, but then there are some who speak with the yardstick of experience.
    when the realization struck me, I thought of thanking you. Here's thanking you.

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    1. Thank you very much Ms. Assassin. Coming from you it's a massive compliment.

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  5. Once you leave the Lone Star state, you're going to miss the quaint language and sayings, such as all of the 'y'all's, all of the 'reckon' going on, and those 'hankerin's' that Texans have (or got, more accurately, as you never hear "I have a hankerin', no, no. It's always "I got me a hankerin'")

    And the average Texan would agree that Obama is so dang stupid he don't have the sense to pour piss out of a boot. Even with directions on the heel.

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    1. When Barack visited Texas and wore a Stetson, most Texans were offended.

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    2. They believe that the president is a mooselim no matter how much he protests that he isn't.

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  6. Just rented Ex Machina from Red Box, per your recommendation, LL.. Disturbing movie, to say the least.

    In the end, Ava is as cold hearted as Hal in 2001 A Space Odyssey. Just goes to show ya, never trust your toaster. Or lawn mower. They'll kick your ass and not lose a second of sleep given the opportunity.

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    1. Ava reminds me of a couple women that I've met in life.

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