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  •  LOVE it =) And I did wonder where the (5+ / 0-)
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    caul, LilithGardener, mikejay611, Rogneid, Smoh

    Texas ladies were while all the GOP clowns were discussing lady parts...

    "...Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995

    by BadKitties on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 10:00:42 PM PDT

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    •  I don't know the origin of that image but the (8+ / 0-)

      fine print reads:
      "Tell your Texas state reps how you feel about reproductive freedom".

      I doubt anybody would object to it being copied and passed around (easy enough to save it from this page or better yet, visit JJ's place, it's a hoot; some liken her to Molly Ivins...).

      For all you non-Texans, the 'flag' image above is a fantastic play on the battle flag flown in the first battle of the Texas Revolution against Mexico (the "Come and Take It flag flown by Texians before the battle"), at the Battle of Gonzales (I am not far from both Gonzales and Goliad, site of the second battle, and many of the others too ;] ).

      The Gonzales flag was almost exactly as the one above, but depicted a cannon midfield instead of those ladybits.
      Truly brilliant symbolism.

      I quote parts of the Wiki below because there are some interesting parallels here:

      The Battle of Gonzales was the first military engagement of the Texas Revolution. It was fought near Gonzales, Texas, on October 2, 1835, between rebellious Texian settlers and a detachment of Mexican army troops.
      ...As the unrest spread, Colonel Domingo de Ugartechea, the commander of all Mexican troops in Texas, felt it unwise to leave the residents of Gonzales a weapon and requested the return of the cannon.
      ...Within two days, up to 140 Texians gathered in Gonzales, all determined not to give up the cannon.
      ...Although the skirmish had little military significance, it marked a clear break between the colonists and the Mexican government and is considered to have been the start of the Texas Revolution. News of the skirmish spread throughout the United States, where it was often referred to as the "Lexington of Texas".

      "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans!!. . Willkommen im Vierten Reich! Sie haben keine Bedeutung mehr.

      by Bluefin on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 10:57:13 PM PDT

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      •  Excellent, thank you!! (2+ / 0-)
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        I will go look at her page, probably tomorrow. I appreciate the history lesson, too. Very interesting.

        "...Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995

        by BadKitties on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 10:59:38 PM PDT

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        •  The history is what gives that image the kick (4+ / 0-)

          of a mule, to Texans anyway.
          It (the Gonzales flag) is also a favorite symbol of our local teabaggers too, so this feminist rendering is extra special neat.

          If you've never visited JJ's you are in for a treat.
          Be sure to follow the 'previous page' links too, she usually posts a few blurbs a day, and it is well worth exploring.
          Just don't be drinking or eating anything while perusing her pages...

          "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans!!. . Willkommen im Vierten Reich! Sie haben keine Bedeutung mehr.

          by Bluefin on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 11:10:32 PM PDT

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