Category Archives: In My Opinion

Reversal of Roles

The Dallas / Fort Worth area has two unusual outbreaks of tornados over the past three months. On December 26th, a series of tornados including at least one EF-4 hit the area leaving major damage and 13 dead. Once again … Continue reading

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More Spin

I’ve written several times in the past about how people “spin” information and data to emphasize their views. Following this past weeks horrible shooting in California I’ve seen several examples of that spin. In one example, California Barbara Boxer stated, … Continue reading

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Trickle Down or Bubble Up

What is Trickle Down Economics? It’s over a year until the 2016 presidential election, but the campaigning, particularly for the Republicans, has been in full swing for some time. When it comes to economics the discussions tend to revolve around … Continue reading

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Incongruous Beliefs

Back in July we were having our new house inspection when the termite inspector commented that there a lot of “weird” things happening. He specifically mentioned the military exercise Jade Helm, which had just begun the previous day. At the … Continue reading

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Behind the Smoke and Mirrors

Several times over the past few years I’ve talked about how the politicians here in Texas try to give the false impression that taxes here are low. (I’ve included links to those articles below.) One of the “tricks” they’ve been … Continue reading

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You Get What You Pay For

This past Thursday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram featured an article about an expected troop reduction announcement by the Army. The article indicated that Fort Hood and Fort Bliss (both in Texas) could lose a combined 4,500 troops. Senator Ted Cruz, … Continue reading

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A New American Value

Several years ago a “friend” of mine on Facebook had “liked” several posts, which I felt were calling for people to commit violence towards President Obama. At the time I was looking for a new job and I felt that … Continue reading

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Spinning Wheel

Four years ago Super Bowl XLV was played in nearby Arlington, Texas. In order to maximize the attendance Dallas Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones had some temporary seats installed in Cowboy’s Stadium. Unfortunately the Arlington Fire Marshall was not able approve … Continue reading

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This Sounds Awful Familiar

The lead story in this morning’s Fort Worth Star-Telegraph talked about the “roadblocks” to Governor Elect Greg Abbott’s campaign promise to add $4 billion a year to the state’s highway budget “without raising taxes, fees, or tolls.” The article indicated … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Perspectives

In 1984 Governor Elect Greg Abbott was the victim of a tragic accident. While on an afternoon job on a windy day, a limb snapped off a large oak tree crushing his spine and damaging his kidneys. He sued the … Continue reading

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