Taking Texas And The Nation Back




I’m NYTexan, my liberal blog focuses on national and Texas politics, Iraq, political corruption, scandals (some days I can’t keep up with them), veterans issues, the environment and what every else pops in my head.

I started thinking about a blog after the 2006 elections. I didn’t want the events of November to just be a fluke. America was finally waking up to the reality of the Bush administration and the war. The neo-cons and religious right had high jacked the country and I’d had enough.

I encourage comments from all sides. I will not edit any comments. They post as you have written them. However, your comments will be deleted for the following reason only: I will not tolerate racism on any level especially the use of the “N” word. By the way this statement was up long before Imus.

I was born and raised in The Bronx, New York. I’ve spent most of my adult life in Texas. Hence my nickname nytexan.

Things I miss: Real NY Pizza
Things that scare me: The Right Wing
Places I won’t visit: Crawford Texas
Occupation: I work in the legal field.

Central Texas because of the air quality and the crayola box of weird people.
CV: 20 Years at NASA, 6 Years at the Treasury, 3 Years USCGR, 3 Years NBC affiliate photographer, eternal dabbler in Art, Poetry & Music – Oh yeah, wannabe shadetree psychologist.
Why I’m here: The catharsis of sharing what I’ve learned and observed. I am a concept person who sees patterns in everything. The patterns in small inanimate things and in biological things are surprisingly similar. What appears to be bizarre to others often have simple explanations. A population of conscious and unconscious travel alongside each one of us. We should be most aware and responsible for our own behavior. My observations are about this country, other countries and what drives the people that populate them. I research just about everything that crosses my path and have assimilated quite a collection of opinions.

Color me eclectic. HangingCat I am also a runesmith

Entranced with rocks, fossils, archeology, paleo-history, aloe, agave & boojum trees



18 Responses to “About”

  1. neilaquino said

    Hello. Good luck to you and your fine blog. I am not from New York but am from Rhode Island. I’ve added you to my blogroll and wonder if you might do the same. Thank you.

  2. mcblogger said

    Welcome to the Texas Blog-o-sphere! Come have drinks with the McBlogger crew sometime if you’re in Austin!

  3. nytexan said

    McBlogger nice of you to stop by. I am in the Austin Area, sorry I missed your little get together Saturday. You are on my blogroll

  4. Michelle said

    Heard you on our Austin Air America Radio station as I was driving today. I usually stream Thom Hartmann instead of Ed S. when I’m at home. (Sorry I didn’t comprehend much of what you said because my brain was busy memorizing your blog address, so I could do this when I got home.) Glad to hear you representing Austin on the air!

  5. nytexan said

    Thanks. Glad you came by. It seems that many people came by the site during my air time. Hope to see you around the blog agian.

  6. ChenZhen said

    Places I won’t visit: Crawford Texas

    Too funny. Say, did you see the story where they’re going to remove Bush from the “Welcome to Texas” signs?

    BTW- Thanks for stopping by my site.

  7. nytexan said

    It doesn’t surprise me that his name is coming off the signs. Hell they can’t even find a University here that will house his library. Laura’s al marta almost had a riot when it was suggested.

  8. bosskitty said

    As a new blogger, I must admit this addiction has become 1st place among my many addictions: Cats, Pogo Games, My Yard, Pogo Games, Screaming at NeoCons on TV, Pogo Games and the Houston Astros. I find blogging much more stimulating and may just replace Pogo Games as my couch potato syndrome.

  9. Kmuzu said

    I really dig your blog. I used to live in central Texas. San Antonio, Belton, Kerrvile, Austin and Corpus Christi. It is good to know that I wasn’t the only Liberal. 🙂

    Good luck..


  10. Kmuzu said

    Great Blog!! I hope you enjoy Texas. I used to live in San Antonio, Kerrville and Austin. I thought I was the only Democrat and agnostic. Nice to know you’re holding up the fort.


  11. nytexan said

    Thanks. I’n in the Austin area and it has been a huge shock to the system after living in Houston so long. They are different here.

    I do enjoy Texas I thought of leaving but just can’t do it.

  12. mirth said

    Diggin’ what I find here.

    From the little I know about it, Austin rocks.

  13. nytexan said

    Thanks for diggin my place.

    Austin is pretty interesting and different.

  14. Kmuzu said

    Hey, Air America replayed your phone call – Saturday 11:13 pm. You do have a little bit of a Tejas accent. 🙂

  15. nytexan said

    Yes, I am trilingual….enlish,new york and texas. Makes for a very interesting accent.

  16. gasdocpol said

    I am a 68 year old physician working part time, nearing retirement. I studied medecine in French and lived in Europe 7 years. I was a merchant marine officer before I went to med school. I got an MBA at night a few years ago. I did triathlons until my arches fell at age 55. I switched to Tae kwon Do and got a black belt. I have gotten out of shape lately and am trying to get back.

    I am convinced that partition of Iraq is the one way we can resolve this mess. I have a POWERPOINT presentation in case anyone is interested.

  17. nytexan said

    Thanks for sharing, I had a feeling you weren’t run of the mill.

    I think you should take your powerpoint presentation to the joint chiefs or maybe congress.

  18. bosskitty said

    You are too cool! OK you have 7 years on me. Proud of my age! My yearly statement is to climb a tree on my birthday. I will request a news crew when I am 70. You sound pretty healthy. Stay that way. I may invite you to my 70th tree climb.

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