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  •  My vote is to shave off (8+ / 0-)

    the TX panhandle and combine it with OK panhandle, Hobbs NM and western KS and create a new state named "Dumbfuckistan".  They can change the name to "Guthrie" or "Wheatland" or "Shortgrass" once they exhaust all their hydrocarbons, dry up their aquifers and the agricultural economy collapses.  Maybe then they will start listening to someone other than Fox News and stop following the charlatans they keep electing to Congress.

    It would be worth two more R senators if we get a purple to blue Texas.  

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 07:22:38 AM PDT

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    •  they wouldn't deserve the name Guthrie (3+ / 0-)
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      Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
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      by TrueBlueMajority on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 09:01:22 AM PDT

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    •  It is because the South destroyed its economy with (2+ / 0-)
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      the Civil War and Jim Crow, supposedly to preserve its liberties and its entitled way of life, that they double and triple and quadruple down on the crazy as things get worse for them.

      Our hope comes from the fact that the children and grandchildren of the current angry old White men no longer care about the Lost Cause and the privileges of the Southern Aristocracy. They have not yet come into power, but they vote in increasing numbers for sanity. Even Mississippi is projected to tip in the 2020s, based on demographics and generational changes.

      The Young South is Ours

      We need to help them, and not dismiss our brothers and sisters throughout the whole South.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 11:42:34 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks for such a refreshing (0+ / 0-)

        Point of view and humane response and set of future intentions.

        Indeed.

        I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

        by tom 47 on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 03:31:36 PM PDT

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