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    Opponents are still trying furiously to to get the water back on the other side, but more and more they are reduced to using teaspoons to do so.

    “I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.” ― Molly Ivins

    by RoIn on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 12:24:59 PM PDT

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    •  slotted spoons (0+ / 0-)

      They're angry, no- furious, and desperate because they know it.  Unfortunately, that does not make them any less dangerous.  Remember the KKK rose up after the South lost the war and African-Americans were legally freed.  [As an aside: When I moved to my state over 20 years ago, I was shocked to find out there were places the KKK not only still existed, but was pretty strong.  The Confederate battle flag is still flown around here 150 years later.] Hatred for our gay friends is not only still strong, it is still popular in some areas, and discrimination is legally allowed in many states. While laws are slowly changing, that hatred (based on fear, but dangerous all the same) may still be found in 20, 30, 50 more years in some parts of the country.

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