Texas Bubba

Texas Bubba
Location
Austin, Texas, USA
Birthday
June 23
Title
Chief Cook & Bottle Washer
Company
Pain in the Ass...
Bio
Born and raised in The Republic of Texas. Traveled extensively for years within the ROT. Connoiseur of fine bar-b-que; cabrito; cold longneck beer; hot chili award winner; Texas two- steppin'; good lovin'; and strong whiskey.

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AUGUST 31, 2010 11:25AM

Gov. Perry a No-Show...WTF?

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White of Houston, TX, has challenged our decades-long Governor, Rick "Good-Hair" Perry to a no-holds barred televised debate.  Guess what?  Governor Perry has declined to accept Bill's invite unless Bill releases copies of his 1990s-era IRS Form 1040s… Read full post »

AUGUST 31, 2010 11:25AM

Gov. Perry a No-Show...WTF?

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White of Houston, TX, has challenged our decades-long Governor, Rick "Good-Hair" Perry to a no-holds barred televised debate.  Guess what?  Governor Perry has declined to accept Bill's invite unless Bill releases copies of his 1990s-era IRS Form 1040s… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2010 10:48AM

Johnny Paycheck and Who's the Boss?

Back in 1977 Mr. Paycheck hit the nail on the head with his one-hit wonder named "Take This Job and Shove It"...I ain't workin' here no more, etc.  Unfortunately, many years later JP got into a jam with the law for packin' a piece in a liquor servin' establishment (beer joint)… Read full post »

The costs of a basic college education is on the rise...again.  Real soon some folks will not be able to put their kids through a 4-year college on campus without selling the family jewels.  Is this class warfare?  Seems like it.  Grants and scholarships are there but the low and… Read full post »

Okay.  I've thought about this during the past few days and decided that I am now officially pissed-off, ala President Obama.  It appears to me and many others that our menagerie of federal agencies that are supposed to protect us, day-in, day-out, still can't get their shit together.&… Read full post »

DECEMBER 17, 2009 9:44AM

Kinky is Texas and vice a versa...

It's official, Texas' favorite son, Kinky Friedman, made it official the other day.  He announced for Texas Agriculture Commissioner (Democratic Party), not Governor.  WTF?  Kinky met with former Houston Mayor Bill White and Houston mega businessman, Farouk Shami and tried to convince… Read full post »

OCTOBER 9, 2009 11:34AM

The Great Texas Fridge Snake...

Well I guess some guy in Toronto got a pretty good scare when he asked his beloved to peel him a grape from Whole Foods.  It took me back to a time and place when I and others helped Mimi & Papa move from Austin to Fredericksburg a few years back.  Mimi was… Read full post »

OCTOBER 8, 2009 12:49PM

Is it Skank or Stank?

The media is killin' me with all the non-stop 24-7-365 coverage of every frickin' celebrity's current, past, or future life story.  This includes true real-life(?) TV; late night hosts; sports figures; stars; politicians; and all the wannabees in these categories.  I'm thinkin' ab… Read full post »

My neighbor's boxer is flat-out crazy.  Oscar is his name and barking is his game...non-stop barking.  Especially, if he is outside in the yard.  Yep, he loves to bark at the squirrels, birds, grass, trees, his shadow, you name it.  He chases it all day long barking at it...w… Read full post »

JULY 18, 2009 10:17AM

GM's new mission statement...

As a proud new part-owner of a major US corporation, I feel empowered to make some changes around here.  First thing, we, as in "We the people...", need to do is come up with a new eye-catching, snappy, transparent, Mission Statement for our company.  All suggestions will be seriously consi… Read full post »

JUNE 14, 2009 5:27PM

Texas, a State of Mind...

I just got back from Canyon Lake for a little R&R with my son, brother-in-law, and his two sons.  We had a blast!  Swimming, kayaking, fishin', and grillin' steaks and sausage.  No TVs, X-Boxes, laptops, or DVD players allowed.  Just basic conversation, BSing, joking, sta… Read full post »

MAY 21, 2009 10:40AM

Naughty Fire & Ice...

Into the woods at night

Ice drips on skin -

Firelight is sparked and stoked

"News Flash" for anyone considering sending thier child to a Texas state college or university in the very near future.  Yesterday, Tuesday, the Texas State Senate approved a bill, which passed 20-10, but will need 21 votes for a final approval, and then on to the House for their votes, that&nbs… Read full post »

MAY 18, 2009 1:05PM

I almost killed Mickey Mouse...

I've known Billy Don for about thirty years and he is one funny, good-timin', practical jokin' fool.  We used to deer hunt on a huge lease in the Texas Hill Country that was the largest working cattle ranch in Travis County.  It was a beautiful ranch with a couple of miles… Read full post »

MAY 14, 2009 11:15AM

High School LAX haiku...

years of practice in pads

helmets, poles, sweat, tears, and hugs-

Saturday is coming,

not soon enough

 

 

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MAY 9, 2009 2:15PM

Yellow rose haiku for Mom...

Yellow roses in garden

Vase, cards of love for you-

Smiles, hugs and kisses, Mom's  special day

 

 

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MAY 6, 2009 11:47AM

Mom-Day minus 3 Haiku...

Baby boy with grandma

Toys, pots, on floor-

Laughter, jabber, in love

 

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MAY 5, 2009 12:59PM

Cinco de Mayo Appreciation Day

I am soooo thankful that the Mexican Army and it's citizens under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin defeated the French on this day back in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.  The outnumbered Mexican Army defeated a much better-equipped French army that had … Read full post »

MAY 4, 2009 10:39AM

Mom haiku

Pie in the oven

Apples, cinnamon, and sugar-

Love is forever

 

Join me in a tribute this week to your mother via a haiku.  Cheers!

 

 

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APRIL 30, 2009 3:10PM

2 Truths & 1 Lie

1.  I was the Federal Law Enforcement Officer of the Year - 1999 Austin/San Antonio, Texas (Southern District of TX)

2.  My brother accidently shot me in my left leg when I was 10 years old.

3.  I've been mistaken for Bob Selleck (Tom's younger brother).

Enjoy!     Read full post »

APRIL 28, 2009 10:00AM

lone star haiku

Boots in a closet,


hat, belt and pearl snaps -


today can come

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APRIL 27, 2009 11:54AM

"Wild Hog Flew" is More Dangerous...

Let me say this up front.  I believe that cockroaches and wild ferral hogs will eventually take over the planet.  Think about it, roaches have been here forever and a day, and ferral hogs (aka: pigs; swine; Ms.Piggy, etc.), got here the next day.  They eat anything and everything and r… Read full post »

I was about 15 years old and Dad and I were heading home from Rockdale, Texas, with a load of watermelon and cannalope grown on our farm outside of town on FM908.  We had worked hard and Dad decided we needed to treat ourselves to a fine lunch.  We drove into… Read full post »

U.S. Senator John Tower from Texas was a very powerful man.  He stood about 5'7" but was huge in political stature in the Washington Beltway and in the Lone Star State.  Senator Tower was the ranking Republican U.S. Senator on the Senate Committee on Armed Services (Ninety-seventh and… Read full post »

I'm getting ready to plant my garden(s) and I'm using containers this time.  I've had in-ground gardens for years and it can be alot of work, especially, just in getting the soil ready.  It's so much easier to move the containers around to where the good sun is during the day. … Read full post »