Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, November 29, 2016


  • We let the kids choose an ornament each year for the Christmas tree. To our surprise, Hallmark has a He-Man ornament.
  • DaughterGeeding wants a robe for Christmas. I noticed a lot of children robes have a hoodie and some of them have an animal theme, like this one that will turn your little one into a tiger. She’s really into bunny themed things, so I thought I search online for bunny robes. If you ever do the same, don’t be surprised if your search results include Playboy results. I forgot they have bunny-themed things and their founder often sports a robe.
  • Now that Donald Trump won the election, traditional politics have been turned upside down – he proves no one needs political, government, or military experience to win the presidential election. That got me to thinking, who could run, regardless of political party, and generate high voter turnout? Estimates show more than 58% of eligible voters participated in the November election. Who could run that could push that number in the 75-80% range? The only person I could think of who would come close, and I’m not advocating for him, is Jon Stewart. There are plenty of conservatives who wouldn’t want to see him elected just to vote against him, he’s the only one I can think of who could get young voters motivated, and in terms of how Trump can be like P.T. Barnum, he’s the closest who could possibly match him.  Again, I’m not saying I want him to run, just trying to think of who could increase voter turnout. I looked at the Gallup Most Admired Man and Woman results to try to think of anyone else, and the only person that jumps out is Bill Gates.
  • Texas elector who criticized Trump says he’s resigning
    • “If Trump is not qualified and my role, both morally and historically, as an elected official is to vote my conscience, then I can not and will not vote for Donald Trump for President. I believe voting for Trump would bring dishonor to God. The reality is Trump will be our President, no matter what my decision is. Since I can’t in good conscience vote for Donald Trump, and yet have sinfully made a pledge that I would, the best option I see at this time is to resign my position as an Elector.”
  • NPR – The Czech Pastry That Took Texas By Storm, And Keeps Gaining Strength
  • Dallas is building America’s biggest urban nature park
  • No Texas Football Teams In AP Poll For 1st Time Since 1997
  • The lead story of the 6PM CBS11 newscast was of a motorcyclist recording himself speeding down the LBJ express lanes at 186-mph and posting it on social media. Two people interviewed stated motorcyclists like him can never be caught because police don’t have the means to travel that fast or faster. That reminded me of a DPS officer who spoke in one of my high school classes. He said no matter how fast you think you can drive and outrun law enforcement, there’s no outrunning the radio – instead of being chased law enforcement, you’ll just end driving to them.
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  1. Liz says:

    If you leave out the Cook County Forest Preserves, then, yes, Dallas will be the largest. However, Chicago has two separate park systems, which makes it very green.

  2. John Mackovic says:

    – What happened in 1997? John Mackovic!
    – I hope DaughterGeeding doesn't read Dad's blog and find out what she's getting for Christmas.
    – I don't understand the concept of "bringing dishonor to God" What does that mean?
    – I get annoyed when people call pigs-in-a-blanket kolaches.

  3. WGII says:

    This park is an interesting concept since it floods quite often since it's inside the levee. Definitely makes ya go hmmmmm…

  4. Mr. Mike Honcho says:

    Right there with you on Pigs in a blanket, John. NOT a Kolache.

    Keith, I love the picture for this post! Please tell me that "Mary" has duck lips in that selfie….

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