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  •  We do need support (7+ / 0-)

    from across the country.  What happens in Texas does not stay in Texas, as Gail Collins warned in As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda

    Texas, where Bush, Cheney, Rove, & Perry had created a conservative political agenda that is now sweeping the country and defining our national identity. Through its vigorous support of banking deregulation, lax environmental standards, and draconian tax cuts, through its fierce championing of states rights, gun ownership, and, of course, sexual abstinence, Texas, with Governor Rick Perry’s presidential ambitions, has become the bellwether of a far-reaching national movement that continues to have profound social and economic consequences for us all. Like it or not, as Texas goes, so goes the nation.

    Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

    by DRo on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 06:57:57 PM PDT

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    •  Well, so goes Texas back into the 19th century but (0+ / 0-)

      there ARE other states in the Union (like mine) who will not be lemmings following it over the cliff.  And sure you can stay there, but why? If the sane people left Texas then after a decade the idiots would be stewing in a fetid cesspool of greatly degraded life-styles (except for the 1%), and that gigantic collapse of everything on the heads of the stupid voters who kept the Rs in office would be a long-remembered object lesson to future generations NOT to do that again.
      So yes, Texas, please lead the way into a massive self-immolation fueled by greed, racism, and blind allegiance. That would be a course I heartily agree with.

      Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizzam!

      by fourthcornerman on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 11:29:52 PM PDT

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      •  No they won't (0+ / 0-)

        decline into the cesspit of hell. There actually are people there who need to be swayed from their nutjob fantasies who do things like design, build, and maintain a huge percentage of the military industrial complex the US funds so lavishly. They also have a huge part in energy production, and tech. If the US didn't use any products from Lockheed, Textron, Exxon, oh and...Apple, HP, Google, Yahoo, 3M, Intel, and Cisco; and if the US pulled all its military bases out, then maybe Texas would melt and go away one hot summer.
        In the meantime, that won't happen for a long time, so the point is to convince the people who have those jobs that women should have some say over their own bodies, that citizens of any color have the right to representation, and that climate change is real and will eventually kill the goose that laid the golden egg if they don't change their naughty ways.
        It's an uphill struggle, and the people who are fighting these battles on the ground deserve our respect.

        You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones

        by northsylvania on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 03:23:47 AM PDT

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