Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, June 21, 2022

  • DaughterGeeding wants to learn how to properly pitch a softball. I’m trying to find someone to teach her the basics.
  • Anytime I have the kids, I can hear the countdown clock tick away until they have to leave. But, at least during the summer, the countdown is longer.
  • Something smells really fishy with how the city of Uvalde is handling things.
  • An economist paid Dallas kids $2 to read a book and complete a short quiz about it. Their performance skyrocketed and they spent the money on food and other basic needs.
  • Buzzfeed – People With Religious Parents Are Sharing The Stupidest “Sins” That Were Forbidden To Them
          • “I wasn’t allowed to watch He-Man because ‘he says ‘I have the power’ and only God has the power.'”
  • A hidden swear word on a headstone has stirred controversy in this Iowa community
    • A loving message on headstone at a cemetery in Polk County, Iowa, hides a not-so-decent joke in honor of the deceased man’s unique sense of humor. But not everyone in town finds it funny. Steven Paul Owens’ headstone at Warren-Powers Cemetery displays states: “Forever in our hearts, until we meet again, cherished memories, known as: our son, brother, father, papa, uncle, friend & cousin.” But this seemingly normal text is aligned so that the first letter of every sentence spells, “F**k off.”
  • Texas Seceding From U.S. ‘Would Mean War,’ Law Expert Says
    • A case following the Civil War made it clear that the state’s seceding from the United States is an unlikely and untenable scenario. In 1868’s Texas v. White decision, the Court said leaving the Union can happen only through one of two ways: “revolution” or “consent of the States.”“When, therefore, Texas became one of the United States, she entered into an indissoluble relation…. The union between Texas and the other States was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States. There was no place for reconsideration, or revocation, except through revolution, or through consent of the States,” the Court’s ruling read.At its convention over the weekend, the Republican Party of Texas voted on several measures for possible inclusion into the party’s official platform, including one seeking a 2023 referendum on whether the Lone Star State should break away from the United States.
  • Floor sealant served to students instead of milk was mistakenly stored in food warehouse, school district says
  • Today would have been my 19th wedding anniversary. Last year, I didn’t give my then wife anything, but I donated a dollar for each year we were married to the North Food Bank in her name.
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