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could be someone moved to N.Y. from Oregon, who lived at the Dalles, Oregon, and names his restaurant the Dalles.

9 months, 2 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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Timewise, this may be one of the longest threads in history.

11 months, 1 week ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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Thats funny, I think the current Democratic platform is more similar to the platform of the 1990's Robert Dole.   If any platform is close to the fascist agenda it is the Tea Party Platform.  Ayn Rand, the atheist soviet style libertarian, and social darwinist, it the goddess of the current republican Tea Party.  Too bad most Tea Party folks, don't look one nanometer below the surface. Enjoy some good barbecue. 


11 months, 2 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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That is a good idea, why wait.  If Texas wont go solo country, lets kick them out.  Lets watch all the business flow Texas' way.  Or, not. 


11 months, 2 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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Obama's policies are being blocked on every occasion by the opposition party, and despite that there has been several years of private sector growth, despite the republican efforts to shut down the public sector.  Bush almost destroyed the U.S. both with his foreign horrific policies, and his domestic idiocy.  Texas should say, Bush is not really from Texas, he was an actual plant from Connecticut.  Best to disown the guy, he really is not one of your own. 

11 months, 2 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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A lot of half truths, referencing material which is not historically explicit, and comparing apples, with fruit flies, not even oranges. Enjoy some good barbecue between posts. 


11 months, 2 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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Scientific method would first mean that you find the actual variables which really had an impact, not variables, which may have inadvertently changed at the same time.  Correlation, does not mean causation.   A deeper analysis and good barbecue, would be helpful to your attempt at the scientific method.   I think your paradigm is loaded with false positives and false negatives. 

11 months, 2 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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Derivatives, fraud, and lack of good barbecue. 


11 months, 2 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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@AaronPachlhofer @SuperWittySmitty @lucky11 

the attacks are not equal.  The current democratic party is trying to fix problems. The current republican party is trying to tear everything down.  There is no equivalence. No longer is there a conservative party and a liberal party battling over laws, and coming to compromise. Now there is a right wing lunatic reactionary republican party, and a moderate to conservative democratic party.  We need a new party to fill in the liberal and progressive void. 

11 months, 2 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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@Dcarter  And despite the great Texas Barbecue, Texas is cooking up ways to limit the votes, especially for democratic voting blocs.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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I think he would likely be eligible to run Canada.  I would be fine if he would just go up North and do that.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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I thought Cruz did renounce his Canadian Citizenship, but Obama was born in Hawaii, after it had become a state.  Cruz born on foreign ground.  He may not be eligible to be President. Maybe he should run for office in Canada.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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There really is no liberal party, although there are a few libs left in the democrats.  Basicly the democratic party is where the republican party was in the 1990's, and the republican party is so far to the right, I keep looking for them in 1930's Germany.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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I would be fine visiting Texas with my passport.  Time to remove this good barbecue, take women's voting rights away, state.  Texas and a few other states are still governing as if the South won the Civil War, and if Romney won the last election.   It may be the Lone Star State, but there may be a tad of delusion throughout the land.   Hope to visit Riverwalk in San Antonio soon.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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I think if that is the case, Texas is our new neighbor.  A country between the U.S.A. and Mexico.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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I will probably stop in on Texas this year for some barbecue, whether it is the lone star state, or the lone star country.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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Just let Texas be its own country, a buffer between Mexico and the USA. 


11 months, 3 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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@MagnusThunderson I think they should put it up to a referendum.  And if Texas votes to stay in the Union, I think the other states should have a referendum, to see if they want to kick them out!.  Let the people decide. 


11 months, 3 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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@AaronPachlhofer @ariess   No.  I think Texas should keep its cultural identity and become its own country.  I would gladly use my passport to visit Texas.  So many folks in Texas want to leave the union, so just do it.  It is large enough to be its own country, and I am sure the USA would have some excellent treaties with their new best friend Texas.  Kind of an amicable split. I do not think that they should fall in line.  They should be who they are.  Problem is that the lone star state should be the lone star country.  I would gladly add Texas to the list of foreign countries that I would visit frequently. 

11 months, 3 weeks ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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@AaronPachlhofer @ariess NO,  You can have your cultural identity, but stop with the overwhelming Texas corruption. 


1 year ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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Sounds like a scene from Midnight Cowboy.

1 year ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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It is cold in Minnesota for at least 9 months, they probably just cook some barbeque for heat.

1 year ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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It will take a while for the solar panels to pay off, but I like it in an ongoing budget asset.  The Tesla was not cheap but even if it was a hybrid, and not totally electric it would be worth it.  The car drives great, and looks great. It has good pick-up.

1 year ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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Portlandia, the home of the brave and the Free.

1 year ago on Portland’s Newest Cocktail Trend is Vinegar

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I don't want Texas to leave the union because of the oil, or the good barbecue, I want it to leave the union because it is Texas. The "Lone Star State", and as soon as it acts like it is one of fifty states, perhaps it could re-apply to the union, but I doubt that it would.  Tell your governor to put his money where his mouth is, and stop threatening to leave the union, and just do it. 

1 year ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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Not happy about all those alternative, we have nuclear power nearby, two plants.  It worries me more than oil.  We also get more fuel than bio-mass than we used to.  Admission, my buddy is the CEO of a major bio-mass fuel company so I may be biased, If we got all of our oil from Texas, and none from foreign entities I would be much happier, but to level the playing field, lets just make Texas a foreign entity. 

1 year ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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@AaronPachlhofer @ariess  I know, and I recommend trying it again!  I will get my passport and visit, as soon as the government re-opens. 


1 year ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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I think the best thing for America would be if Texas left the union and became its own great country. 


1 year, 1 month ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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I'm not sure but I am pretty sure that no oil from Texas would not ruin it.  I have a Tesla electric car which I love,  my house is about 90 percent solar,  and for my job, FP&L  uses only a small percentage of oil to produce its energy.   As for truck deliveries, it would, but I am sure that if Texas did not sell oil, the Texas economy would go down the poop chute, although I am sure many individual companies would do just fine.  Although many would not.  Which state collects the taxes when you produce oil out of state?   I guess all those Texas refineries would have to move to Louisiana. 

1 year, 1 month ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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If Texas turns off the tap, Texas economy goes down the tubes.  Despite good barbecue. 


1 year, 1 month ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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@AaronPachlhofer   So true.  But many in N.Y.C. have no backyard to speak of. I guess one can heat things up on an exhaust pipe, but many folks in N.Y.C. do not have cars. 

1 year, 1 month ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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I don't want to compare Kansas City barbecue to Texas Barbecue.   I have been to K.C. and have had excellent barbecue.  Texas is a big state, and probably has the most good barbecue places.  I originally got into this conversation just saying that New York food is good, whether it be  east coast ethnic or western or southern barbecue.  You can find it.

1 year, 1 month ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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@KendallGarmon @SkipperSam @SuperWittySmitty 

That is not the type of barbecue we were talking about. 

1 year, 2 months ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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The food is OK in florida, especially on the high end.  And of course in some specialty places that take pride in certain foods.  But in N.Y.C. you can walk into almost any god-awful looking dive, and chances are the food is good. 

1 year, 2 months ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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In New York you cannot beat the bread.  Any time, from anywhere, it has something to do with the water.  Also the tomatoes grown in the Middle Atlantic States are second to none.

1 year, 2 months ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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Almost every state has its specialty foods, but if you grew up in N.Y. and move elsewhere in the U.S.A. you will miss all the great food of all types in N.Y.  The variety and quality just cannot be matched. 

1 year, 2 months ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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New York has the best food in the country.

1 year, 3 months ago on New York City Barbecue as Viewed by a Native Texan

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I am not too worried about Posey, but being a Georgia boy who played at FSU, I am guessing he plays better in the warm to hot weather.  That is also why his ability to play so great in SF where it is colder than my icebox, contributes to his lore.  If only he could run faster, he would be the best all around player in baseball.  But I would love to see Posey and the Panda in a race.

1 year, 5 months ago on Buster Posey walks-off against the Dodgers

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@PeterNorway There is always a way to beat a great pitcher.  

1 year, 7 months ago on Happy Opening Day!

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Bochy left Kontos in too long.  He pitched one good inning.  That is enough for Kontos. 


1 year, 7 months ago on Happy Opening Day!

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He pitched decently last night, not sure if it was consistent with one of his performances in his Cy Young years, at this point good pitchers should be a tad ahead of the hitters. 


1 year, 7 months ago on Briefly on Tim Lincecum’s fastball

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@JMAX   What about no swings when the ball still hits the bat.  One watches,  but the ball hits the bat, is that a swing, or a watch?

1 year, 7 months ago on Briefly on Tim Lincecum’s fastball

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I still think control and concentration are more of a problem than velocity.  The take percentage was similar, but this time a lot more of those takes were balls, instead of strikes.   Also, not all strikes over the plate are equal.  Just watching him pitch he both had more pitches over the fat part of the plate, and more pitches way off the plate.  So he was wild in the strike zone by making pitches too fat, and he was wild out of the strike zone, making many takes, easy takes. Even Zito with his 84 MPH fast ball can be effective if he has good control.   Timmy needs to concentrate on every pitch, but at the same time say loose.   He can turn it around, but not if he is wild. 


1 year, 7 months ago on Briefly on Tim Lincecum’s fastball

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Not sure if Bumgarner's problems are due to, mechanics, or exhaustion.  He seems to have a fairly easy motion.  Its hard to categorize Liriano as never being that good.  I think he was good prior to multiple injuries.   He also has a serious change-up so his pitching arsenal is definitely different than Bumgarner's.

1 year, 7 months ago on Is Madison Bumgarner an injury risk?

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 @Chris Quick  @ariess Me too.  Out of all these guys how many have won a batting title. And, the guy is a baby compared to Marco Scutaro. 

1 year, 8 months ago on Very Important Spring Training Opinions, Part II

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 @T in Chico  @ariess  That is almost my point.  As broken down as Freddie Sanchez is, and he may or may not be able to play, these options are so bad, that they make Freddie seem good by comparison.  My definition of signing a broken down player is Mark Derosa.  The giants paid Huff a ton of money to suck. If they did give Freddie a chance it would have to be for a pile of dirt around the batters box, and a promise to take a look at what he could do.  Its like in Fromme's book about a half century ago, "Escape From Freedom"  its not just about replacing someone, its about replacing someone with someone better.   Unfortunately Theriot is looking to be a starter somewhere and not just a back-up.  

1 year, 8 months ago on Very Important Spring Training Opinions, Part II

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 @T in Chico  @saarey I am surprised that with all the coaching, Burriss could never figure out how to drive the ball. Neither could he be a gap hitter from the right side nor left.   He came out of college as a decent prospect, but had more problems hitting more than singles than anyone I can remember.  You would think with this speed he could hit an occasional double.  He had his chance, maybe Dusty and Reds saw something in him.  Best of luck to him, except when he plays the giants.  That is, assuming he makes the majors. 

 

1 year, 8 months ago on Very Important Spring Training Opinions, Part II

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The article seems to me, to be a good reason for Freddie Sanchez. 

1 year, 8 months ago on Very Important Spring Training Opinions, Part II

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 @Chris Quick He played in the Dominican League last year.

1 year, 8 months ago on Bay City Ball’s 2013 Top Prospect List, #5-1

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Miami herald had an error, Accardo signed a minor league contract with Washington, not San francisco.

1 year, 8 months ago on Romo reaches two-year deal with Giants

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