It Shouldn’t Be This Hard, Part 2

(Read this post first.)

I have finally had enough of Blogger and its eccentricities, so I am moving to WordPress. Moreover, I have found better webhosting, so I am able to self-host my WordPress blog with a minimum of effort. Basically, once it’s set up, I just post like I would have on Blogger.

Plus, I have the freedom now to do things the way I want to, rather than the way Blogger wants me …

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Pete Rose Signed My Ball (if you know what I mean…)

I grew up watching Pete Rose play baseball.  He was Charlie Hustle — a nickname he  earned.

When the umpire called “Ball four,” Pete didn’t casually stroll down to first base. He  ran full-out. Because you never know when  you might get a little advantage on the  other guys.

Pete was an All Star at five different positions. No one else has ever done that. He collected  4,256 hits in his career. No one …

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We Only Want the Fax, Sir

I found out a few weeks ago that AT&T offers a 10% discount on wireless services for AARP members. I just happen to be an AARP member, and I use AT&T, so I decided it’s time to take advantage of this.

I called the AT&T department that handles these things, and was talking to a nice, millennial-sounding customer service agent. She told me there was a form I had to fill out and fax to …

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If It Quacks Like Obstruction….

Let’s talk about obstruction of justice. There are apparently a lot of people who do not believe that President Donald Trump has been involved in obstruction of justice regarding the FBI investigations of his campaign and associates. They come up with various lines of reasoning to explain why Trump’s requests to former FBI Director James Comey to back off of his investigations are not criminal, or are not technically obstruction, or whatever.

So let’s examine …

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Letter to Texas Senator Bryan Hughes re: SB6, the bathroom bill

Dear Senator Hughes,

I see that you are a co-author of SB6. However, I am writing to express my strong opposition to this type of legislation.

On the practical side: It is a waste of time and money. It is unnecessary. It will not solve any “safety” problems that it is purported to be the solution to. It is unenforceable. Its backlash, as demonstrated in other states, will cause significant harm to the Texas economy.…

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Great Texas Pee-In – March 7, 8:00am, Capitol Extension, E1.036, Austin (updated location!)

Transgender bathroom sign: We Don't Care

The Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs has scheduled a hearing on the Texas “Bathroom Bill” (SB 6).

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Room E1.036
(Senate Finance Room)
Capitol Extension
Austin, Texas

I have visions of great crowds of people lining up to pee in the “wrong” bathrooms!!

Of course, if you can’t do that, you CAN contact your senator and the committee members and tell them what a great waste of time (not to mention …

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Texas “Bathroom Bill” referred to committee

Transgender bathroom sign: We Don't Care

Texas SB6, the Texas “bathroom bill,” has been referred to the Senate State Affairs Committee. No date for a hearing has yet been set.

The Committee contact information, if you care to badger them, is:

Senate Committee on State Affairs (C570)
Clerk: Addison Reagan
Phone: (512) 463-0380
Room: SHB 380

Committee members are:

Chair: Sen. Joan Huffman
Vice Chair: Sen. Bryan Hughes

Members: Sen. Brian Birdwell
Sen. Brandon Creighton
Sen. Craig Estes
Sen. Eddie Lucio,

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