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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:32 PM

Could've bowled me over with a feather.

I posted a while ago that in our small, rural, red town my still very Republican ex-GOP-county-chair and ex-GOP-County-Commissioner neighbor has been flying Biden and Vote Blue signs. They are now behind barbed wire. But since then...

Our house has been flying Biden banners on all sides of the corner.

Our neighbor’s daughter from across the street the other way came to thank us for doing it, saying all these Biden signs make her feel like she’s in a good neighborhood.

More Biden signs - and Wendy Davis signs - are popping up all over. There are a few more Dump signs, but The Side Of Light is well ahead.

Today, our banners temporarily went down for porch painting. But wonder of wonders, our GOP neighbor made up for it. HE PUT UP A BLACK LIVES MATTER FLAG SIGN, Y’ALL!!!!

*sniffle*

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Reply Could've bowled me over with a feather. (Original post)
Jirel Sep 2020 OP
BlueDawn Sep 2020 #1
soothsayer Sep 2020 #2
TreasonousBastard Sep 2020 #3
Jirel Sep 2020 #5
yellowdogintexas Sep 2020 #25
Laurelin Sep 2020 #28
blueinredohio Sep 2020 #4
iluvtennis Sep 2020 #6
Laelth Sep 2020 #7
stillcool Sep 2020 #8
TomSlick Sep 2020 #9
Jirel Sep 2020 #12
TomSlick Sep 2020 #13
Sucha NastyWoman Sep 2020 #18
Jirel Sep 2020 #20
rufus dog Sep 2020 #26
onetexan Sep 2020 #10
Jirel Sep 2020 #15
volstork Sep 2020 #11
Upthevibe Sep 2020 #14
niyad Sep 2020 #16
czarjak Sep 2020 #17
rdking647 Sep 2020 #19
Jirel Sep 2020 #21
Laurelin Sep 2020 #29
calimary Sep 2020 #22
drray23 Sep 2020 #23
mysteryowl Sep 2020 #24
summer_in_TX Sep 2020 #27

Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:41 PM

1. Encouraging!

Yes, we are seeing the same in our neighborhood, too. Lots and lots of Biden signs. We are happy to see support for Biden, especially as we live in a very red state. We still see Trump flags and signs, but in the past week it seems that lots of Biden signs have popped up.

I am glad to hear that it is happening elsewhere. Thanks for sharing this....I find it encouraging!

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:44 PM

2. Wow!

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:45 PM

3. Wendy Davis! How's she doin'? Haven't heard about her in a while and glad to see she's...

still kickin'

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:51 PM

5. It's a nail biter.

They’re virtually tied.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 12:13 AM

25. All of Tarrant County is rooting for Wendy.

She was our State Senator when she did the filibuster. I sent her a little money and wish I could send her more.

I so want her to go to Congress !

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #25)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 02:48 AM

28. .i forgot Wendy!

Thanks for the reminder. My daughter worked on her last campaign. I'll send her a donation today.

Why doesn't she make the suggested donation lists if it's a close race? I can't think how I missed her.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:47 PM

4. I live in a very red area but I got my Biden sign

and put it in the yard today. We'll see if it's there in the morning. They get stolen around here.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:51 PM

6. Wow, love it! nt

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:53 PM

7. That's good to hear.

Thank you.



-Laelth

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:55 PM

8. People are surprising..

it's so nice when it's in a good way.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:58 PM

9. The BLM sign is a big step for your GOP neighbor.

Maybe minds are being changed?

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:08 PM

12. I think they are.

He NEVER would’ve done that before.

But here’s another. I have a friend in town who was so Dump-humping she was ecstatic to go see his plane on the tarmac in a pouring storm in 2016. She proudly posted a photo back then where you could barely make out the plane, due to the storm.

She flipped. This year she announced a split household, and was offering me and everyone else in town Biden signs. She’s committed, and so is most of her family now.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:24 PM

13. Wow!

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Response to Jirel (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 09:52 PM

18. Where do you live?

I know where Wendy’s district is, and have been sending her money. Hoping to move back to the Hill Country soon and would love to find an area that is at least purple, but I think that might be hard to do outside of Travis or Bexar County.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 10:16 PM

20. Comfort.

Comfort and Fredericksburg aren’t too toxic right now, but hoo boy - Kerrville and ESPECIALLY Boerne are bad. My husband and I just refer to Boerne as “rat-licker central” these days.

But hey, it’s looking up anyway. There were weekly BLM protests in Kerrville and Fredericksburg. There was even one... very well behaved one... in Boerne.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #20)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 12:19 AM

26. after spending some time in Kerrville

 

I get how it could be tRump central. How the hell they took a location with natural beauty and filled it with Strip Malls and Fast Food Drive thru franchises every 100 yards is mindboggling.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:59 PM

10. Bravo! You mentioned Wendy Davis so you must be in TX.

So far none of my signs have been stolen so it's a good sign. A lady @Costco parking lot yesterday saw my Texans for Biden bumper sticker and said that was good to see. She said she didn't put one on her vehicle for fear of people keying her car or ramming her. We do have nutters with big trucks around here so i don't blame her.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:45 PM

15. Yep. But can't be afraid to show signs here.

If you’re afraid, they’ve already won.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:07 PM

11. WOW!

Wonderful news!

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:36 PM

14. Jirel....

Great to hear....Thank you for posting.....

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:47 PM

16. Thank you for this great news!

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:58 PM

17. Take Our Country Back?

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 10:14 PM

19. you must be out by dripping

 

im in pflugerville. a couple of trump signs in my neighborhood but vastly outnumbered by biden signs.

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 10:20 PM

21. Actually, no.

About an hour southwest, in Comfort. That’s what makes it so surprising - we’re well away from Austin.

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 02:53 AM

29. Pflugerville!

I lived in the Travis County side for 20 years. My neighborhood was very blue.

Stay safe from covid , youall.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 10:32 PM

22. Fantastic report, Jirel!

Thank you!

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 10:40 PM

23. same here. In a rural Trump county

I put up three signs. biden/harris , sen. warner and rep. mc eachin.
This afternoon my tree guy came to cut sone overgrowth. He told me out of the blue that he used to vote republican and voted Trump in 2016. He is all in for Biden and is gonna vote straight dem down ticket.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 12:08 AM

24. Bring them a pie or cookies or something

Maybe have a drink together.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 01:01 AM

27. Just awesome!

If you are looking for a purple Texas county, Hays fits the bill. Along the I-35 corridor it's kinda blue-violet. More violet-red in Dripping Springs. In Wimberley it's violet slightly redder than a pure mix. But there are plenty of blues too.

Part of our county could be represented by Wendy. Her opponent is just awful. But they're going very negative on her in their advertising.

P.S. Have to agree about Boerne. Attractive to look at but very unfriendly too blues.

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