Author Archives: Red from Texas

About Red from Texas

I'm proud to be Red. I have lived most of my life in Texas and I love this place. Here are a few things you should know about me. 1. I am happily married and intend to stay so. 2. I live in a house that is older than you, unless you are really old. 3. I own 2 rifles and a shotgun. I think handguns are just trouble. 4. I have never killed a man, but have taken out some deer and hogs. 5. I was a good student, but never close to being valedictorian. 6. In no particular order I like the Houston Texans, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Astros, FC Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, Texas Longhorns and Houston Dynamo. 7. I hate Dallas but always have a good time when I go there. 8. I was a Dallas Cowboys fan for 26 years but declared that I was no longer a fan during the 1987 strike. 9. I don't own any pets. I like cats, and a good dog and I have met at least 3 of them in my lifetime. 10. I think the best part of Texas is west of I-35. 11. I own two pairs of cowboy boots, but don't wear them very often. 12. I don't have a pronounced Texas accent, but can affect one when needed. 13. My last meal would be fried shrimp with tartar sauce, a baked potato with all the fixins', a dinner salad with 1000 Island dressing, yeast rolls and chocolate fudge pie for dessert. 14. I'm an old Dad, but my children are none of your business. 15. I have two degrees from UT-Austin and somehow managed to fall in love with and marry an Aggie. 16. Most of my family are right-wing nut jobs but I love them anyway. 17. When I get to play golf on a regular basis, I shoot in the low 80's. 18. I don't get to play golf on a regular basis. 19. I think Fort Worth is the best town in Texas by a long shot. 20. I have a mean herb garden. Regards, Red P.S. Remember it's not a color, it's a state of mind.

Texas Democratic Party is Actually Raising Money!

The Texas Democratic Party is coming off of a successful (for it anyway) fund raising effort during its annual convention held in early June.   The TDP raised nearly $2 million during its week-long virtual convention, breaking the party’s digital daily and monthly fundraising record during the event.  The majority of the funds came from almost 39,000 individual donors with about $600,000 coming from corporate sponsorships.   The record haul pales in comparison to Texas GOP efforts, but with polls showing that Biden is within striking distance of the Reality TV Show Joke of a President expect the TDP to redouble its efforts between now and November.

If you are of a mind to make a difference Red suggests that you send some money to the Democratic candidates running for the Texas House in districts that could be flipped.  If the Democrats gain just 9 seats they will control the House and be able to keep the Texas Senate from continuing its incredibly successful and anti-democratic partisan gerrymandering of both State House and Senate districts and Congressional districts.

The GOP’s gerrymandering is so severe that even with 51% of the total congressional vote, it is estimated that Democrats would win only 13 of Texas’ 36 congressional seats. This still gives Tom Delay a hard-on.  The Texas GOP has two main strategies – try to make as hard as legally possible to vote and gerrymander the Democrats into permanent minority status.  This has to stop.

You can find the targeted districts here.   Even a small donation to the Democratic candidate in a state house race will be appreciated.

 

Quote for the Day

Donald Trump has been the worst president this country has ever had. And I don’t say that hyperbolically. He is. But he is a consequential president. And he has brought this country in three short years to a place of weakness that is simply unimaginable if you were pondering where we are today from the day where Barack Obama left office. And there were a lot of us on that day who were deeply skeptical and very worried about what a Trump presidency would be. But this is a moment of unparalleled national humiliation, of weakness.
When you listen to the President, these are the musings of an imbecile. An idiot. And I don’t use those words to name call. I use them because they are the precise words of the English language to describe his behavior. His comportment. His actions. We’ve never seen a level of incompetence, a level of ineptitude so staggering on a daily basis by anybody in the history of the country whose ever been charged with substantial responsibilities.
It’s just astonishing that this man is president of the United States. The man, the con man, from New York City. Many bankruptcies, failed businesses, a reality show, that branded him as something that he never was. A successful businessman. Well, he’s the President of the United States now, and the man who said he would make the country great again. And he’s brought death, suffering, and economic collapse on truly an epic scale. And let’s be clear. This isn’t happening in every country around the world. This place. Our place. Our home. Our country. The United States. We are the epicenter. We are the place where you’re the most likely to die from this disease. We’re the ones with the most shattered economy. And we are because of the fool that sits in the Oval Office behind the Resolute Desk.
Steve Schmidt describing the Reality TV Show Joke of a President.
On rare occasion, Red has nothing to add.

A Message from Your President

Red has somehow gotten on the Trump campaign’s mailing list and is subjected to a daily onslaught of Trumpian garbage.  Here is today’s sample:

Red,

I have something important to tell you.

I thought you were going to be one of my strongest supporters, but I noticed that you STILL haven’t contributed to our movement yet. Is this right? Take a look for yourself:
OFFICIAL RECORD

Name:  Red F. Texas
State: Texas
Donor Since: N/A
2020 Campaign Cycle Gifts: 0
Lifetime Total: $0 

This is extremely disappointing. I know you’re better than that, which is why I’m reaching out with a one-time offer that you won’t be able to pass up.

For ONE DAY ONLY, when you make your FIRST contribution, you’ll automatically get added to the Official Donor List that my team is going to frame and hang in my office.
This offer is only available until 11:59 PM TONIGHT. If you fail to contribute, you may never have another chance to get your name on the Official Donor List.
Please make your FIRST contribution of ANY AMOUNT by 11:59 PM TONIGHT to get your name added to the framed Official Donor List. >>
I really want to see your name on that list, Red.

My team is getting it framed soon, and I’ll be disappointed if you miss your chance.

Please make a contribution of ANY AMOUNT by 11:59 PM TONIGHT to go down in history on the Official Donor List.

Thank you,

Donald J. Trump
President of the United States

First, who falls for infantile bullshit like this?  Do Trump Voters really think he is putting their names up on the wall of his “office”?  And that framers are out there just waiting for the call from his “team”?

Second, where is this “office”?  Is it the oval office?  If so, wouldn’t using government property for campaign purposes be illegal?  If not, is it some warehouse in New Jersey?  Of course, that office doesn’t exist and this is just more Trumpian conman speak.

The Worst President?

Red was talking with Red Jr. the other day and a thought crossed his mind.  Red was thinking, “at least Lil’ Red is somewhat lucky in that he has already almost lived through the worst American President he will ever see in his lifetime in Donald Trump.”

Red was about to speak up but then another thought came to mind.  When Red was a young man, someone older and wiser might have said to him, “Red you have just lived through the Nixon presidency and you will never see a worse American president for the rest of your days.”

Red kept quiet because he now knows that Tricky Dick has been lapped by the field.

Quote for the Day

“Folks this is not a protest. It is a well orchestrated attack on America’s major cities with plans to attack the police, riot, loot, and burn buildings. The so-called ‘protestors’ are, in fact, domestic terrorists who were organized and paid for by George Soros to further divide our country. These terrorists were bused into these large cities. We must repel this attack and hold those responsible for their actions. This must be brought to a stop now or we will lose control of our country!”

Sid Miller – Texas Agriculture Commissioner

Yes, ladies and gentlemen – this is a quote from an elected official.  At one point in our history  it would have been remarkable and noteworthy to have such a concoction of lies, slander, fear-mongering and utter stupidity put together all in one paragraph.  However, thanks to the Reality TV Show Joke of a President, such nonsense barely gets a mention.  But for all of you out there protesting, keep in mind what your elected GOP officials think of you.

Cornyn Giving New Meaning to the Term Toadie

Sen. John Cornyn’s utter spinelessness in the face of another Trumpian stunt was on full display today.  Cornyn defended the use of tear gas and truncheons to clear the peaceful protesters in front of the White House yesterday so that Donald “Bunker Boy” Trump could have his photo op with “a Bible” in front of a church whose priest and bishop later denounced his actions.

Claiming that it was “for security purposes” Cornyn argued that BBT had the right to order tear gassing and forcible removal of protesters.  Cornyn claims that the protesters were asked to clear “but refused to do so.”   Notably, the 7 pm curfew was to kick in just a few minutes after Bunker Boy unleashed his shock troops on American citizens exercising their right to peaceably assemble.  But Trump is too important to wait a couple of minutes.

Cornyn then played the ultimate Trump card – going after the press.  According to Cornyn, the media is “never going to find any good or any positive development in anything.”  Well  Sen. Cornyn (Scumbag – TX), Red is looking hard to find the positive in using violent methods against peaceful protesters so that Bunker Boy can try to shed his cowardly image by walking across the street under an absurd amount of security to waive “a Bible” in front of the cameras.  A Bible that he probably could not quote a single word from and surely has never read unless forced to.

It is painfully obvious that Bunker Boy prefers groveling bootlicks and Cornyn is willing to lick long and hard.  How is the taste of leather John?   Please vote this embarrassment out of office in November.

There will come a day . . .

Endeavour is one Red’s favorite TV shows.  For those not in the know, the show centers around young Endeavour Morse (later Detective Inspector Morse in another TV series) a Detective Constable (later Sergeant) assigned to work with DI Fred Thursday in the Oxford Police Department (later Thames Valley).  Sort of a SPOILER ALERT here.  A plot line over a series of episodes has one of his colleagues DS Jim Strange (later DI Morse’s superior) joining a secret society that might possibly be the Masons.  The society is dominated by powerful members of Oxford society and apparently seeks to control aspects of the police department.  Morse rejects membership and warns Strange that there will come a day when he has to choose – that is, between loyalty to the rule of law and his police colleagues or loyalty to the powers that be in the secret society.  In a later episode it becomes clear that their superiors in the department are utterly corrupt and because he seeks to expose that corruption, the life of Fred Thursday hangs in the balance.  As the situation escalates, Morse asks for Strange’s help.  Strange tells Morse that he and others have been ordered to stand down. Morse tells Strange, “I told you the day would come when you would have to choose.  Today’s the day.”

Red is telling his friends and colleagues who continue to support Trump that there will be a day when you have to choose.  Do you support Trump or do you support the United States of America, representative democracy, the rule of law and the Constitution.  Red thought that day might come if Trump loses in November – that there would not be a peaceful transition of power and that Trump would foment violent rebellion in order to retain power.  Now, however, it looks like that day may be coming sooner.  Trump appears to be ready to declare war on his fellow citizens.  He has said that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is “in charge.”  His Secretary of Defense is referring to American cities as the “battlesite” that must be retaken.  He has deployed the military in the District of Columbia to attack peaceful protesters so that he can have photo op with “a bible” in front of a church.  He is threatening to use a rarely invoked and problematic  law to use military force throughout the country.

These are more than warning signs.  The day is coming.  Will you choose your country or Trump?

Quote for the Day

“How much larger your life would be if your self could become smaller in it; if you could really look at other men with common curiosity and pleasure; if you could see them walking as they are in their sunny selfishness and their virile indifference! You would begin to be interested in them, because they are not interested in you. You would break out of this tiny and tawdry theatre in which your own little plot is always played, and you would find yourself under a freer sky, in a street full of splendid strangers.”

G.K. Chesterton

Your theater can become very tiny and tawdry indeed when the end goal of your existence is to consume more and more.  The walls close in even more if you allow yourself to be convinced that being temporarily denied the ability to consume at will and at random is to be denied freedom or that you are taking a principled stand by not acting responsibly in the face of a pandemic- others be damned.  That production has a very short and dismal run and does not leave the audience wanting more.

 

Trump’s Push Poll

Red has been getting lots of email for some unknown reason from the campaign to re-elect the Reality TV Show Joke of a President.  Despite indicating his displeasure with Trump, the emails just keep coming and they are both amusing and SAD!  One of the latest had a push poll that included this question:

  1. As of today, who will you vote for in 2020?

    • President Trump
    • Sleepy Joe Biden  

     

    Yes, the President of the USA has a poll from his official campaign website referring to his opponent by an insulting nickname.  The level of immaturity in this man runs wide and deep.