Bag of Randomness for Friday, June 26, 2020

When I first saw this photo, probably around 1985, I thought it was probably taken 20 years ago. In truth, I was probably 20 to 25 years off. Now that we’re in 2020, that picture is now closer to 50-55 years old. Point being, we think this sort of stuff happened much further in the past of our nation’s history when in reality, it wasn’t that long ago. If I understand this two-year-old article correctly, Texas didn’t really start desegregation until the Seventies. Equal rights, that’s all that’s being asked. Today, some may beg to differ with Black Lives Matter and argue many blacks want revenge and that’s the reason for looting and rioting. But wouldn’t it be something if you could just treat someone equally? That you could simply admit that they matter, not that they are better or more important, just that they matter. If you treat someone as your equal and let them know through your actions that they matter, you wouldn’t need to fear or imagine anything about revenge.


WifeGeeding got her prosthetic-eye professionally polished yesterday. She has that done at least yearly.


I guess we’re all in agreement that the biggest tragedy in sports this year is that the XFL couldn’t complete their second inaugural season. Damn, life ain’t fair.


I wonder how Shepard Smith is doing and what he’s been up to since leaving Fox News.


The Fourth of July is next weekend. People are going to gather. COVID-19 is going spread like wildfire. I just don’t see schools opening. I don’t understand how kindergarten teachers like WifeGeeding are going to successfully be able to teach four and five-year-olds via distance learning.


Almost 1 in 3 pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses, aviation minister says

More than 30% of civilian pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses and are not qualified to fly, the country’s aviation minister revealed Wednesday.

Addressing Pakistan’s National Assembly, Ghulam Sarwar Khan said 262 pilots in the country “did not take the exam themselves” and had paid someone else to sit it on their behalf. “They don’t have flying experience,” he said.

I would definitely buy a car from this woman, especially if she pulled this stunt in front of me. I wouldn’t’ care if the truck snot working. That goofy smile she’s trying to hold in at the very end is cute as heck.


Daughter of Michigan Republican urges people to vote against her dad



A lot of locals are complaining that the newly completed Texas Rangers new ballpark doesn’t live up to artist’s renderings when it was first shown to the public (lack of glass as LiberallyLean pointed out). I bet the Oakland A’s fans will have the same feeling in 2023, which is supposed to be on the water.

 



I’m soooo reminded of my teen years as a Baptist youth.

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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Friday, June 26, 2020

  1. Bizarro Big Tex says:

    I think I made this comment years ago on Liberally Lean. While a child, I was in the old Leonard’s Department Store in downtown Ft. Worth (before Tandy Center – am an oldster) with my mother. A big deal for us common folk to go to Leonard’s. There were two drinking fountains – WHITE ONLY and COLORED ONLY. The COLORED ONLY was close by and I was thirsty, so I partook of it. In mid-slurp of water, a sour looking lady clerk grabbed me by the arm, spun me around, and told me that “our people” don’t drink there. She then directed me to the “good water” (her words). Didn’t understand it then, as a child, and still don’t understand it as an oldster. But, whoever said discrimination had to be logical? The fact of that hate still being embedded in certain significant segments of America in 2020 gives me a pain deep in my soul. Time to listen to Pride by U2 for some catharsis.

  2. RPM says:

    The Ballpark was a masterpiece. History, architecture, an homage to the game. This new field is an air conditioned tin box the citizens footed the bill for. If the old field was “The Temple”, the new one is “The Barn.”

  3. Anonymous says:

    “But wouldn’t it be something if you could just treat someone equally” I think I have been and will continue to do so and folks continuing to act like I haven’t is wearing thin.
    This is my take on the situation, yes it’s simple but I’m a simple person
    “Our country will become a better place, when everyone realizes there are only two kinds of people in it. Good people and Bad people.
    Ethnicity doesn’t matter.”

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