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  •  I'm going to say you have a generally (4+ / 0-)
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    negative view about change in Texas, based on what I have read, and a generally negative charge.

    I believe in the Texas of LBJ, and the Texas of Ann Richards, and the Texas of Barbara Jordan, and the Texas of Lloyd Bentsen, and the Texas of Ann Richards, and the Texas of Jim Hightower, and the Texas that has a flagship radio station of Pacifica Radio, and the Texas that had the first Public Television station in the country (of course, LBJ owned it), and the Texas of progressive education, and the Texas of decent people.

    I believe, with that kind of background, and with a little activism, Texas can again become the progressive frontier state it ran away from for generations, became, and is running away from now.

    I guess I'm still an optimist. I also believe in Texas. Just like I believe in Maine (my residence and what I call the "Texas of New England) and my native Massachusetts.

    I believe that progress, in the long run, always wins. Bastrop, put the preceding sentence on my stone some day.

    The "Shot heard 'round the world" is now known as the "Pinochet Ricochet". --commonmass

    by commonmass on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 01:00:19 PM PDT

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    •  Keep it civil, please. (1+ / 0-)
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      •  I did not see that as uncivil. (1+ / 0-)
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        I said there was a lot of negativity and lack of forward looking. If you find that bit of Southern Progressiveness as less than civil, well, that was not my point, and I apologize.

        I frankly thought that what I wrote was highly civil, and in great praise or our heritage, backgrounds, and a state which I love. And you can put it all on my stone.

        The "Shot heard 'round the world" is now known as the "Pinochet Ricochet". --commonmass

        by commonmass on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 01:30:55 PM PDT

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    •  Poetry worthy of a diary, itself: (3+ / 0-)
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      I believe in the Texas of LBJ, and the Texas of Ann Richards, and the Texas of Barbara Jordan, and the Texas of Lloyd Bentsen, and the Texas of Ann Richards, and the Texas of Jim Hightower, and the Texas that has a flagship radio station of Pacifica Radio, and the Texas that had the first Public Television station in the country (of course, LBJ owned it), and the Texas of progressive education, and the Texas of decent people.

      I believe, with that kind of background, and with a little activism, Texas can again become the progressive frontier state it ran away from for generations, became, and is running away from now.

      I guess I'm still an optimist. I also believe in Texas. Just like I believe in Maine (my residence and what I call the "Texas of New England) and my native Massachusetts.

      I believe that progress, in the long run, always wins. Bastrop, put the preceding sentence on my stone some day.

      Reads like a sermon, delivered in that powerful kind of moving-passionate voice...  Add a little Wendy Davis in there, and it sings into the future, too.
      •  It does. I'm a man of the Church. (3+ / 0-)
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        The Episcopal one. Which is why if I preached that sermon, I'd break it down, make my case, and do it in context and that means tell you where I might have a weak case. But preach it I would.

        I may be from Massachusetts, but you can see that my formation as a Democrat was in Texas. I'm damned proud of it.

        The "Shot heard 'round the world" is now known as the "Pinochet Ricochet". --commonmass

        by commonmass on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 01:56:28 PM PDT

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    •  I didn't say that right because you aren't even (1+ / 0-)
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      close.

      I was trying to say that I definitely have 'round heels' when it comes to a long tall Texans. And I think most are in my 'like' category. I don't know how the losers even got where they are, they are just a bunch of Chuck Line Riders and they better Fixin' for High Riding out of elected offices.

      Only gun owners can control their guns and they say oopsie way too much. I lost it, I forgot it, it just went off. Support Gun Kill Speed Limits and Gun Ownership Speed Limits.

      by 88kathy on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 02:26:11 PM PDT

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