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  •  then why am I here? (5+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, tojojo, congenitalefty, fuzzyguy, Unduna

    White Southern Man at the Great Orange Satan. Been here a while, not leaving any time soon.

    Putting on the spectacles of science in expectation of finding an answer to everything looked at signifies inner blindness. -- J(ames) Frank Dobie

    by cactusflinthead on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 09:11:39 PM PST

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    •  Right wing, not you (1+ / 0-)
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      Unfortunately, you are a minority in your thinking in that part of the country. But you are also right about what you believe (facts).

      Chicago--Proud Home of the 1907-08 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs

      by Jeff Y on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 09:26:08 PM PST

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      •  depends on where you look (2+ / 0-)
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        There are a lot of country boys like Willie from Abbott that moved to Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and some never left the small town.

        We are not in the minority in Dallas County or in Harris County or in Travis county. Those of us that vote blue are more than we used to be.

        It seems mandatory to write off this part of the country as if  there was no reason to pursue any work here. What she says in the article has a lot of merit; instead of denigrating the South and immediately attacking, try to find some means of addressing their needs.

        I ain't leaving one way or the other.

        Putting on the spectacles of science in expectation of finding an answer to everything looked at signifies inner blindness. -- J(ames) Frank Dobie

        by cactusflinthead on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 09:47:22 PM PST

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        •  I actually think Texas could go blue soon (1+ / 0-)
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          But from what I gather, Republicans still control most of the power there, including voting (redistricting, counting the votes etc). And that's a big problem.

          If that ever changes, Republicans would be toast in Texas.

          Chicago--Proud Home of the 1907-08 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs

          by Jeff Y on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:09:09 PM PST

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        •  I thought addressing needs (0+ / 0-)

          was the job of the politically elected.  Seems to be some kind of disconnect there.  I know not everyone in the south is a conservative, racist redneck bubba, but since they present that politically to the nation they get the monikers.  

          Everyone! Arms akimbo!

          by tobendaro on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 04:54:22 AM PST

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