Bag of Randomness for Friday, August 10, 2018

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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Friday, August 10, 2018

  1. Bryan B says:

    I’m enjoying how you work Top Gun quotes into everyday conversation and I think it’s something we should all strive toward.

    The Beto-Cruz election absolutely fascinates me. Cruz seems incredibly unlikable while nearly unbeatable and Beto seems exactly the opposite on the likability scale. Cruz has largely ignored Beto thus far, but poked his head out long enough in recent weeks to hold a barber shop town hall, release a few attack ads, and throw out this goofy Whataburger press release (it’s kind of clever, but the triple meat line is hokey). Cruz has operated with an arrogance that is founded given his record in elections and I still think he cruises (see what I did there) to victory pretty easily.

    Bombing the wildfires sounds like the way that oil well fires were extinguished. Detonate explosives to quickly starve the fire of its oxygen.

  2. RPM says:

    Cruz’s comment may have backfired on him. It sounds like he’s anti-Whataburger. That’s a bold strategy, Cotton.

    On the wildfire fighting, I saw a story several years ago about an insulating foam called Barricade that was designed by a fire fighter. It was a made from the same material as disposable diapers. When mixed with water it made a foam which could be sprayed on structures to insulate from the fire that would last about 24 hours. They did several experiments and it passed every one. You’d think it would be a big seller in Cali.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub1OfjDYiUE

    • Bryan B says:

      I definitely thought he was treading on thin ice by trying to conjure up a negative association to something that Texans hold in very high regard. The truth is, it’s probably not enough to swing the pendulum further either direction. The likely voters that will make the decisions have probably taken sides and dug in already.

  3. Alec666 says:

    Keith, some times you mention things that annoy you, bu don’t know why. I have a big issue with that Beto guy, don’t know him, don’t know his politics but every time I hear a nickname I think is an attempt to make a person sound folksy, which immediately triggers my you’re a fraud meter.

    • Ben W. says:

      Meh – it’s just the guy’s nickname, that he’s had since he was a kid. (At one point, someone called him out saying he was only using the name to try to sound more Hispanic, and he posted a photo from early elementary school of him wearing a shirt with “BETO” printed across the front.)

      Not a fraud, just the name he goes by – kind of like Cruz going by “Ted.”

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