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LeftInTX's Journal
LeftInTX's Journal
February 9, 2024

Are we stuck with this special prosecutor for the rest of Biden's presidency?

Is he gonna be like Ken Starr who goes fishing for everything?
F____ this. This is just awful. That guy is nothing but a hack!!!

Can he be fired??

February 9, 2024

Remember eHarmony??? It's more diverse......

February 7, 2024

Anti-theft device gone amok!

I bought a Waterpik from the grocery store last night. After I paid for it, no one at the store could remove the security spider. I stood there for 1/2 hour. They called this person and that person. During the ordeal I said, "There were several cops in the parking lot when I got here, maybe they're still here. I can go get one. " They told me "No".

Finally someone was able to disarm the darn thing.

However, somehow the make up that I had purchased got lost in the kerfuffle. So, I went back to the store and told them about the make up. They made me stand there for another 1/2 hour while they reviewed CCTV videos to see what had happened to the make up. Finally, it was time for the store to close, so they just let me replace the make up.

I vehemently complained to the girl in charge about their poor training. (Of course, she was one of the many who had tried to open it)
I intend to speak to the store manager about this. They must have had 10 people try to open that security spider. Don't they do training on removing these things from purchased items?

Why sell something if the customer can't leave the store with it?

February 3, 2024

Elon Musk's Boring Bodega

Didn't know whether to post this in weird news or here. Only posting it for the name of the place..LOL

Elon Musk's Boring Bodega has good vibes, but it's no Buc-ee's or H-E-B

Driving to Bastrop from San Antonio felt endless. I've never been to the town, but I have heard about it thanks to the drama between Elon Musk's many companies and the Bastrop community. While they haven't been on the best of terms, Musk added a new venture for the community last year in the form of a bodega.

The Boring Bodega is just that, a convenience store tucked right next to the Boring Company in Hyperloop Plaza. The store opened roughly two months ago and people weren't exactly thrilled when it did. MySA took a trip to the Boring Bodega to grab some snacks and see what all the fuss is about.

Note: The My SA food critics tend to specialize in BBQ, Mexican food and fast food. Mayo on an Italian sandwich is a "no go" for me.

January 3, 2024

Israel's Supreme Court delays activation of law that makes it harder to remove Netanyahu from office

Source: Associated Press

Israel's Supreme Court delays activation of law that makes it harder to remove Netanyahu from office

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A law that would make it harder to remove Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office must go into effect only after the next parliamentary elections, the country's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, saying the legislation was clearly crafted for personal reasons.

Israeli legislators passed the law last year as part of the government's contentious legal overhaul plan, which sparked widespread opposition and tore open deep divisions in society. Critics said the law was designed to protect Netanyahu from being deemed unfit to rule over claims of a conflict of interest. He had been working to reshape the justice system while on trial for alleged corruption.

"The personal affairs of the sitting prime minister were not just the motive for legislating the amendment but also the dominant justification for its legislation at the time it was enacted," wrote outgoing Chief Justice Esther Hayut. "The amendment's promoters wanted the amendment to enter into force immediately and that it apply to the sitting prime minister."

The next parliamentary elections are expected in 2026 but could be held before then, meaning Netanyahu is in theory exposed until then to being deemed unfit to serve. However, Israel's attorney general, who historically has had the authority to make that call, hasn't publicly indicated she would.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/netanyahu-supreme-court-israel-gaza-elections-7cdd69d9f2dd7b231bdad27e0c02292d

December 18, 2023

Is the format of DU temporarily messed up?

Or is it me?

ETA: I just switched browsers from Chrome to Firefox and don't have the problem, so I think it's me. Closed Chrome. Opened Chrome and still have the problem. Chrome on another computer doesn't have the problem.

December 16, 2023

90 terror operatives detained at northern Gaza hospital (video of guns hidden in NICU incubators and warmers)


The IDF and Shin Bet security agency say that over the last few days, Israeli forces detained some 90 terror operatives at the Kamal Adwan Hospital in northern Gaza, and seized numerous weapons.

The joint statement says some of those detained at the hospital, which allegedly served as a Hamas base, participated in the October 7 massacre in southern Israel.

Troops of the 460th Armored Brigade and Navy’s Shayetet 13 commando unit raided the hospital, locating weapons, including assault rifles, RPGs, explosive devices, and military equipment belonging to Hamas operatives, the IDF says.

The statement says Shin Bet agents and interrogators of the Military Intelligence Directorate’s Unit 504 questioned hospital employees, who admitted that weapons were hidden inside incubators in the maternity ward.

Video at tweet: https://twitter.com/manniefabian/status/1736081301621326327

Hamas has so many arms it doesn't know what to do with them. Who even thinks of this s____? They're a walking, talking NRA!!! Hamas is so bored, that's what they do with themselves.

In other news. Hamas has more money that it knows what to do with!


NYT: Israel had blueprint of Hamas’s financial infrastructure in 2018, but didn’t shut it down

Israeli intelligence obtained comprehensive details of Hamas’s financial empire in 2018 but did nothing to shut it down and stem the flow of funds to the terror group, The New York Times reports.

According to the report, documents found on the computer of a senior Hamas official listed what amounted to a private equity fund worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

It included “Hamas-controlled mining, chicken farming and road building companies in Sudan, twin skyscrapers in the United Arab Emirates, a property developer in Algeria, and a real estate firm listed on the Turkish stock exchange.”

However, the report says that even though the documents were shared in Jerusalem and Washington, nothing was done to disrupt the operations.

December 15, 2023

Cenk Uygur filed for US President -Dem

He's not eligible, but is on the Texas SOS site.

December 13, 2023

Oh Jeez another one of their gotcha resolutions.

Will there be one every week?

House to vote to condemn college presidents’ antisemitism testimony

The House is set to vote Wednesday on a bipartisan resolution condemning the congressional testimony of three university presidents at a hearing last week that centered on the rise of antisemitism on college campuses.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) — whose direct line of questioning during the hearing has gone viral — introduced the resolution on Tuesday with House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Reps. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) and Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.).

“This is not a partisan issue but a question of moral clarity,” Stefanik wrote in a press release introducing the resolution. “Which is why our colleagues from across the aisle have come together with us to introduce a resolution condemning antisemitism on university campuses as well as the morally bankrupt testimonies of the University Presidents from Harvard, [University of Pennsylvania], and MIT during last week’s House Committee on Education and the Workforce hearing.”

During the hearing, Stefanik had pressed the university presidents on whether calling for the genocide of Jews violated their schools’ respective codes of conduct, and all three struggled to respond directly.


What will it be next week, "You are anti-Semitic if you don't support Trump"?

December 12, 2023

Betelgeuse nearly disappeared - for some - in rare eclipse last night


Asteroid 319 Leona passed in front of the star Betelgeuse tonight and it seems that it only decreased its brightness for a couple of seconds and did not completely hide it, at least from the perspective of Italy. “Spikes” or glow lines disappear briefly. Video: Antonio Piras.



The bright star Betelgeuse did become fainter – and, for experienced observers using the right equipment, nearly disappeared – last night (night of December 11, 2023). The event occurred as asteroid Leona passed in front of the star. But the event was quick! And it was subtle: a momentary dimming of the star.

The tweet above – from Italy – shows what the eye would have seen: a dimming, but not a total disappearance.

I watched first in Sardina. It looked maybe 50% decrease for 2 seconds there. Then I flipped to Portugal and saw nothing. Betelguese must either be larger than thought in apparent diameter or the asteroid smaller.

Betelgeuse eclipse the prequel:



]Betelgeuse Is About To Be Eclipsed In A Rare ‘Ring Of Fire’

Asteroid will pass in front of bright star Betelgeuse to produce a rare eclipse visible to millions


Didn't know where to post this: Lounge, Science or Offbeat? A much anticipated astronomical event was a dud! (That's not unusual)

I'm glad a few people caught it on video.

Unfortunately, I don't think NASA had any telescopes on it.

Was this an over-hyped media astronomical event? It was supposed to last for 15 seconds. There was even talk of a "ring of fire"

Still looking around for better video.

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About LeftInTX

Always a Democrat. I can't understand conservatives. I try to understand them, but I can't. They don't make sense. Our country has gone so far right since 1981. I was just an average American who took many Democratic values for granted when Reagan was elected. It was like the rug was pulled out from under our society. Reagan ruined our country.

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