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  •  As somebody who moved to TX from PA, (4+ / 0-)
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    teknohed, BlackSheep1, Wee Mama, dewtx

    I'm disturbed by your description of some of the comments that have been popping up around here. Cheering on West Nile? Really? What kind of sick shit is that? I'm glad I didn't see those comments.

    When I moved to Texas a year ago, I was expecting a hellhole. I found, quite frankly, the opposite. In fact, I have never felt more comfortable about being who I am than I feel right now. Granted, I live in a cosmopolitan, liberal oasis (Houston) and not in a very rural area, but let's be honest--Pennsylvania sees the same kind of conservatism in its rural areas. My county fair back home had a Confederate booth. Seriously. There were also some beautiful people and strong progressives back home, just as I'm sure there are in rural Texas. I have no patience for broad brushstrokes.

    Homosexuality is found in over 450 species. Homophobia is found in only one. Which one seems unnatural now?

    by Chrislove on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:05:44 PM PDT

    •  Welcome, there are a few blue oasis' in Texas. (3+ / 0-)
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      Chrislove, Wee Mama, dewtx

      I got to Austin in the '80s, the growth has diluted the hippy concentration but I'm still very happy to be here.

      re the West Nile satire diary, it just wasn't funny and the replies to concerned commenters were even less so.  
      That was my tipping point for a diary that had been festering.

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