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Sometimes, it is difficult for those living in less than completely red states to understand the challenges we in the completely red states face; sometimes on a daily basis. Follow me just below the sguggledoodlethingey fold. I will let you decide.

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Originally posted to An American Citizen on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 06:15 PM PDT.

Also republished by "Progressive Politics:Tennessee Style" (PPTS), Three Star Kossacks, Southern Action, and Nashville KosKats.

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    grover, tuesdayschilde

    Nurse Kelley says my writing is brilliant and my soul is shiny - who am I to argue?
    Economic
    Left/Right: -7.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.51

    by Bud Fields on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 06:15:10 PM PDT

  •  You just direct people to... (4+ / 0-)

    ...Puffington Waste?

    Disappointing...

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 06:17:48 PM PDT

  •  Hey, compromise is not allowed! (2+ / 0-)
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    Bud Fields, tuesdayschilde

    (And yes, I always think of Lamar Alexander when I think of the word "bipartisanship.")

    But honestly, I thought you were going to tell us about this:

    The parents of seven-month old Messiah DeShawn Martin had gone to court in Tennessee over his last name.

    But Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered the first name changed too, local broadcaster WBIR-TV said.

    /snip

    Instead the judge ruled that the baby was to be named Martin DeShawn McCullough, which includes both parents' last name.

    "The word Messiah is a title and it's a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ," she said.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/...

    Tennessee where compromise and bipartisanship are forbidden, but trampling the rights of parents for religious reasons is fine.

    If only it this sort of rightwing extremism were limited to Tennessee....

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 06:31:24 PM PDT

    •  I Feel The Swirling Drain of Isolation (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      grover, marykk

      is upon us, yet cannot yet bring myself to offer no resistance.

      Nurse Kelley says my writing is brilliant and my soul is shiny - who am I to argue?
      Economic
      Left/Right: -7.75
      Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.51

      by Bud Fields on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 06:43:23 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Nah. (0+ / 0-)

        We won't let that happen. TN is too important. So is MS, TX, FL, SC,  and every other state.

        Look at it this way: the very loathsome and disruptive Darrell Issa is from California.

        California also has the highest food scarcity rate in the nation (ha! I bet you thought it was the deep south, didncha?), and we're allowing fracking which will happen by our diverting precious water we really need for drinking, agriculture and precious fish and wildlife.

        We all have rabid RWNJs and sell-out "moderates."

        We all have to keep fighting and keep supporting each other.

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 06:49:36 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Let's get rid of these raging liberals (3+ / 0-)

    like Lamar Alexander.  We can't elect conservatives.  We can only elect insane conservatives.

    You have my sympathy.  I was in the deep South for 6 months when I was a touring musician, and it is quite different from my hometown (Chicago).  I know people from the South get tired of people "picking on" the South, but these states are in some alternate universe politically.

    •  We Southerners know, and understand (2+ / 0-)
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      marykk, tuesdayschilde

      our peculiarities...some of the time. More and more, however, we are among the first to break our necks snapping at the latest news from the home front. True.

      Nurse Kelley says my writing is brilliant and my soul is shiny - who am I to argue?
      Economic
      Left/Right: -7.75
      Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.51

      by Bud Fields on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 06:45:12 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

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