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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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Scattershooting Again / The Year Of The No-No In Baseball

Posted 05-10-2021 at 07:58 PM by case44
Updated 05-10-2021 at 08:12 PM by case44

Warm greetings once again, my fair readers. Time to do some Scattershooting, right here on City-Data for your reading and absorbing pleasure. Besides, I could just write fifteen different blog posts on the things about to get covered here, but then, why wait until July for the fifteenth post?


Baseball has been back, but, boy, we've had some mighty fine pitching in the early months. In fact, four no-hitters have already been pitched this season, and it's only May. I've never seen such an onslaught of sterling pitching as any of us have, and 2021 has made things very interesting. Four no-hitters. As we like to call them, they're no-nos. Four pitchers have thrown a no-no. We've even had a non-no-no. That was the seven-inning game recently where Madison Bumgarner pitched a gem during a double-header, but Major League Baseball said that that effort could not be counted. And double-header games can only go seven innings in regulation.


It should also be noted that three of the four no-hitters were thrown by pitchers who were once in the Houston Astros organization. Carlos Rodon, Joe Musgrove, and Wade Miley all, indeed, were part of the Astros during their careers. As for the remaining no-no, that was by the Baltimore Orioles' John Means. Think a current Astro might throw a no-no this year?? The way things are going, don't count it out. Imagine how many fans in these ballparks have missed out on such events due to COVID-related restrictions in many cities. Oh, and the offense of the Cleveland Indians has been terrible this season, so much so that they've been victimized in two of the no-nos.

Those same fans will be so glad to finally be back in the seats as the COVID plandemic winds down. Baseball is really entertaining now, but can you imagine how much entertaining it can get before we even get to September for the playoff push?


Continuing with baseball but slightly switching gears, Astros third baseman Alex Bregman is going to share some of his food ideas. This is taken from the things he grew up with in his native Albuquerque, and it's been well-received by his own teammates. What is it?

Can you say saaaaal-sa??!!


A few Houston-area grocery stores (Kroger and H-E-B) are expected to carry the new product.


Let's just all hope this cyber attack done on our gas pipeline network is not a harbinger of things to come. As if, of course, we didn't have enough chaos.


Related, here's another link, and let's not have an unnecessary war. https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/...for-gas-supply

Folks, gas prices are going back up. That's never a good sign.


Suzanne Somers, remember her? Sure you do, especially if you used to watch ABC-TV's "Three's Company" back in the day. Even after that run on the show, Somers continued to be a popular actress and was a sex symbol for many years. Well, she's just decided to sell her longtime home. Palm Springs, no less.


She still insists that that next place will be sexy for her, and also, for her husband. And it doesn't hurt that she still looks dang good at 74!


One of the places I plan to visit on an upcoming weekend trip to Norman, Oklahoma, is a place called The Diner. It's a 100-year-old institution in their downtown district. It should also be noted that it does not bear any relation to a restaurant in Tyler, Texas, also called The Diner. Just saying.


Did someone from the 1950s actually predict the future with our space travel? Apparently so, since one of NASA's great early helpers saw the future of Mars.



Delta airplanes are finally showing up with greater frequency at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after reducing its flights due to COVID. Now that the plandemic is in its final legs, it's refreshing to see more than just mostly American Airlines planes near my Dallas-area perch with the trusty gear touching the runways. I just can't enough of watching airplanes. My favorite is still those UPS cargo planes, especially their big ones. Smooth in, smooth out. They just ease on in when landing.

Periodically, I'd see a United plane or a Spirit Air bird, but let's get all of our airlines back into the world's greatest airport and keep people and goods moving. It's great for the regional --- and national --- economy.


I'm not against new ideas. In fact, I actually welcome them. And although I've long been skeptical of electric cars, there is no rule that sez you can't make improvements. So, with that, here comes Ford with the latest:



Whatzis? Starbucks getting more competition? At first glance, that's how it would appear. Near my home, there's a new franchise called 151, and it's getting aggressive in opening new stores. This one is local-based. Another company, Dutch Brothers Coffee, is Oregon-based and is attempting to make inroads in North Texas, plus Lubbock and Houston. And in Lewisville, TX, there's a new drive-thru coffee house called The Human Bean.

The coffee craze has sure hit Texas in a big way. Wake-up calls are being adjusted as people tend to want to try new things. There's nothing wrong with competition, and that's a healthy thing. Time will tell when some other cats will join the coffee fray and put their beans where their chips are. In the meantime, I might check out a couple of these places, even though I still love my two favorite local Starbucks locations near my humble abode. We'll see in the coming months, or, perhaps, years, which of these outlets will be successful. Espresso, anyone?


Obituaries include Tawny Kitaen, whose face you'd often see on music videos of four decades ago. She was just 59 when she passed, but the cause of death as of this writing has not yet been made known. In addition to the rock videos, she was also an actress in mostly guest appearances.

More on this link: https://www.billboard.com/articles/n...dead-obituary/


One of the favorite TV shows of mine from my younger years was show called "Emergency!", which aired on NBC-TV in the 1970s, and it centered around a new medical concept called paramedics, an extension of the fire department used to sustain needy victims before they can get to a hospital. This coming January, it will have been fifty years since that show made its debut, on its way to seven years on the network.

Your writer just continues to get older, not younger. Aaahhh, the mists of time....


Still miss the previous presidential administration? Boy, I do. The current one, which was forced on us by way of ballot harvesting, manipulation, and a slew of illegals and dead people voting, is doing incredible damage to our country. Why hasn't anything been done about domestic terrorist groups such as AntiFa and Black Lives Matter?? Neither group has done anything constructive for anyone, despite the media glorifying them and ignoring their heinous crimes against society. A real president would have these organizations brought to justice once and for all. Sadly, though, that's not happening right now. Since Joe Biden* seems to like harboring criminals, it doesn't appear that such terror groups will ever be caught, apprehended, and tried.

We'd better overcome election fraud in 2022 and see conservatives winning elections in the House and Senate during the midterms, or we are screwed as a country. And, yes, this writer will support TEXIT if my state decides to put it up for a future vote.


Hope you all out there had a great Mother's Day this past Sunday. My mother and I, along with my brother, who was in town, all gathered at a nearby BRIO Italian restaurant for lunch. When we got around to dessert, I just decided to watch my mother enjoy a small portion of a decadent chocolate cake. Worth a try if you're ever there.

I may just go back alone later in the week............... just for that piece of cake.


Conservative author Dr Steve Turley, long a YouTube fixture who just recently started a Rumble channel for his daily encouragement videos, is going to make a major announcement regarding his life situation and his channel later this week.

I'll update you on it after I see and hear something. You can catch Dr Steve on YouTube, where his first links of the day begin.


And time for me to put the wraps on this visit. Make sure you reach out to someone nearby and just give that person a smile. One just like I'm about to give you.

And there you are.
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    I mentioned Dr Steve Turley in this latest post. He's announced that he's quitting his longtime job in academia and focusing more on his social media empire.


    In his latest post below, Dr Steve tells quite a story about where the modern-day left is today, and why you must get excited about our country's shift to the populist right.

    Posted 05-14-2021 at 05:42 PM by case44 case44 is online now
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    My goodness, two more no-hitters since I typed this post up. One of those was Corey Kluber, who suddenly has a new lease on life in what we thought was a rough start to his season. He just threw the first Yankee no-hitter in thirty-two years, and just the twelfth in Yankees history. It came against...............dut-duh-dut, dut-duh-dut, dut-duh-dut,..................the Rangers.
    Posted 05-19-2021 at 08:45 PM by case44 case44 is online now

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