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  •  Very well stated... republished to TexKos (7+ / 0-)

    where you will find some kindred spirits from the Lone Star State.

    Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. -- Woody Allen

    by cassandracarolina on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 12:13:25 PM PDT

    •  Kindred spirits (3+ / 0-)

      Speaking as a former Texan, I always admire people who believe as I do yet remain in Texas.

      "The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little. " --Franklin D. Roosevelt

      by jg6544 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 12:54:50 PM PDT

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      •  some of us are transplants to Texas (3+ / 0-)
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        bringing our Progressive views and finding - to our astonishment - that there are quite a few folks like us in the Lone Star State.

        Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. -- Woody Allen

        by cassandracarolina on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 04:32:32 PM PDT

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        •  Progressives in Texas (3+ / 0-)
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          Sadly, there used to be more.  I worked for Ralph Yarborough.  Anne Richards and Mollie Ivins are no longer with us.  Jim Hightower still holds the banner high, though.

          "The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little. " --Franklin D. Roosevelt

          by jg6544 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 07:30:34 PM PDT

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      •  Undergrad class of 1961 here-- (0+ / 0-)

        And I also thought 1964 was the beginning of a new and wonderful world. I had worked for Yarborough while still in high school. Not excited about Johnson, but what Texan (esp. in Austin) was? But it was good in 1964--hopeful.

        I left Texas just after the 1980 election--and have never been back for more than a brief visit--about all I can stand. George W. made my skin crawl--the ultimate Texas rightwinger--until Rick Perry came along. Ye gods.

        •  Texas (1+ / 0-)
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          I know exactly how you feel.  I haven't been back since 1985 and am living very happily in California now.

          "The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little. " --Franklin D. Roosevelt

          by jg6544 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 07:31:31 PM PDT

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