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Posted by cannabis_flower | Thu Dec 20, 2018, 10:43 AM (0 replies)

Bless his heart

This is about Lyin' Ted Cruz <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=2r3j8fq" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>
Posted by cannabis_flower | Fri Nov 9, 2018, 03:56 PM (0 replies)

Drove by 2 Red polling stations in Houston so far

No lines
Posted by cannabis_flower | Tue Nov 6, 2018, 03:11 PM (11 replies)

Dumbest political name-calling ever

Dumbest political name-calling ever:

Ted Cruz called Beto O'Rourke a triple meat Whataburger liberal.

Posted by cannabis_flower | Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:14 PM (7 replies)

Harris County jury returns verdict for husband of fired deputy in diner choking case

Source: Houston Chronicle

A Harris County jury Monday convicted the husband of a former county deputy of murder in the high-profile death of a young Houston father who was fatally choked at a Crosby-area Denny’s.

Terry Thompson, 42, who faces up to life in prison, was convicted of murdering 24-year-old John Hernandez last year after placing him a chokehold that left him brain dead.

Jurors spent 12 hours deliberating Thompson's guilt, and rejected his defense team's contention he was acting in self-defense. They deliberated seven hours Friday and returned Monday morning to continue.

It is the second time the notorious case has gone to trial. In June, the first trial ended in a mistrial after a hung jury was unable to reach a verdict

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Harris-County-jury-returns-verdict-for-husband-of-13364299.php

Finally, this case begged for justice. The victim was 5'7" and weighed 127 pounds. The murderer was a bodybuilder and weighed at least 250 lbs.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Mon Nov 5, 2018, 06:29 PM (10 replies)

Harris County, Texas Dirty Trick

I went to the Harris County, TX voter information website - harrisvotes.org to try to find a friend's precinct so he could go vote on Tuesday and they have redesigned the website right before the election and I am unable to find where they have put the list of Precincts Locations.

This seems like an awful convenient way to suppress the election day vote. I tried to call Harris County Democratic Party and got a message that they were either closed or busy working to get Democrats elected. They suggested I send an email or call tomorrow. I guess I'll send an email.

I did find the address, but had to try several different links - one of which had the same information on Election Day as they had under Early Voting.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Fri Nov 2, 2018, 08:06 PM (5 replies)

My MAGA encounter last night

I drive Uber to supplement my other job. I picked up a guy in a nice area in Houston's Spring Branch neighborhood. He was going about 8 miles to the Greenway Plaza area to a bar called Kirby Icehouse.

I generally have my radio on Houston Public Radio which is an NPR station. There was a segment on where they were talking about malnutrition in Gaza, I think. He asked me what I was listening to and I said Houston Public Radio and he said "Well, it sounds like some Muslim propaganda". I was taken aback that he would say that and I said. "I don't need your opinion about what I'm listening to, do you want me to change it". He said yes and I changed it to a rock station.

We got to our exit and then we turned on Westheimer and got stopped at the train and it was a really long train, and then another train in the opposite direction. It seemed like forever. I had right away changed the subject but it was awkward and after the train left I just couldn't keep from saying. "Can I give you a suggestion?" He said yes and I said "Next time you ride Uber, you don't have to give me your racist opinion of what I'm listening to. Just ask to change the channel."

He said "Well, I don't want to listen to your opinions either"

I said "Fine, then just say 'Could we please turn the radio to something else?' "

Then he said "Well, I'm paying you."

That's where I said "Not anymore. I want you out of my car."

I pulled over real quick and he said "I don't want to ride with you either. I'm reporting you. MAGA" and slammed the door.

I called Uber right away and reported the incident. I made sure that I told them that the guy said "Muslim propaganda" The guy I talked to had an foreign accent so he very well could have been a Muslim. He said that he didn't think I did anything wrong since I've been driving for Uber and have a good rating and over 2000 rides. It shook me up a little so I used the next half-hour or so to go get more gas and eat a cookie.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sun Oct 28, 2018, 01:42 PM (82 replies)

Something I noticed about the CNN O'Rourke-Cruz poll

Here is a link to the left of the poll metrics.


In there it says:

Crosstabs on the following pages only include results for subgroups with enough unweighted cases to produce a
sampling error of +/-8.5 percentage points or less once adjusted for design effect. Some subgroups represent too
small a share of the state population to produce crosstabs with an acceptable sampling error. Interviews were
conducted among these subgroups, but results for groups with a design-effect adjusted sampling error larger than
+/-8.5 percentage points are not displayed and instead are denoted with "N/A".

When I looked at a breakdown by age, it had N/A for the age groups 18-34 and 35-49, so basically they didn't sample enough 18-49 year olds to get an acceptable sampling error. Seems that the poll is pretty skewed to older voters and may be just a load of crap.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Thu Oct 18, 2018, 06:04 PM (13 replies)

Drinking game for Beto O'Rourke-Ted Cruz debate tonight

Political debates are more fun when the television grown a little fuzzy at the edges and the number of candidates onstage has increased from two to four.

That's why we offer this drinking game for readers tuning in tonight's debate between U.S. Senate candidates Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz. If you choose to play, please imbibe responsibly, take Uber home from your watch party and make sure all the puke hits the trash can — especially if you're in someone else's house.

Required: Beer of your choice, hard liquor of your choice and a television tuned to the debate, which airs at 8 p.m. on KENS5 and C-SPAN.

Drink once from your beer if:
Beto uses a Spanish phrase
Ted describes his opponent as "too extreme for Texas"
Beto gives an example where he cooperated with a lawmaker from across the aisle
Ted claims marijuana is a gateway to opiate abuse
Beto mentions that he visited all 254 Texas counties
Ted describes the left as "angry," "unruly" or "filled with hatred"
Beto quotes from a Clash lyric (Crass, Gang of Four and Minor Threat are also acceptable)
Ted disparages tofu, bean sprouts, quinoa or other foods liberals are known to eat.

Posted by cannabis_flower | Tue Oct 16, 2018, 06:19 PM (6 replies)

We were both 12.

It was Christmas day and the family was at Grandma's house. My aunt and uncle brought my two cousins. "Brett" was the same age as me and his sister was a few years younger. "Brett had gotten the newest thing that year a cassette recorder". We were all in their playing with it and then the other kids left and it was just "Brett" and I. We took turns recording ourselves and then he said to say f*ck. I didn't really want to but he did and then I did. He said he was going to erase it. Then he said if I didn't let him touch me, he would play the recording in the dining room to Grandma, Mom and all the adults. I was more afraid of my parents hearing me say f*ck than I was afraid of him touching me. But I didn't want it and didn't like it. I was afraid that Grandma or Mom would come in when he was touching me.

And it wasn't just once. We used to go spend the night with Grandma and Grandpa and sometimes all the grandkids would be there and we would all sleep on pallets on the floor. He would come over when everyone was asleep and bother me. This went on for two years. And he kept saying he wanted to "put it in". I told him no. I was afraid I would get pregnant. He said he could "put it in the back." I said no, it would hurt and he didn't try it but continued to demand that I let him touch me. And touch him. And if I didn't he was going to tell. He was going to play the recording.

He started getting more insistent that I let him "put it in" and I finally said to go ahead and play the recording but I thought he would get in as much trouble as me. He went in and played it - and the tape was so degraded that none of the adults understood what we were saying and he couldn't blackmail me any more.

I didn't tell anyone about it. Never. Until finally I told my mother when I was 30. Do you know what she said? "You were just kids. If you ever tell your Grandma I'll make sure you never get any inheritance." I never told Grandma or anyone else for a long time.

Last year, my mother was talking about "Brett" and said that he was sick and could barely walk and I said "Good, I hope he's in a lot of pain". Grandma had passed away so she was no longer worried that Grandma would find out. That's what she always dreaded. I think she didn't understand from what I first told her that it was coerced. Or perhaps her attitude has changed. She told me she was sorry, she didn't understand the situation before.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Mon Sep 24, 2018, 08:09 PM (4 replies)
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