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Tue Feb 16, 2021, 05:32 AM

I see the Texas bashing is full force.

Multiple threads of oh so nastiness. It is not acceptable to bash whole groups of people, except when it is.

There are plenty of your fellow Democrats suffering in Texas. But you would rather wallow in your smugness.

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Reply I see the Texas bashing is full force. (Original post)
MicaelS Feb 2021 OP
secondwind Feb 2021 #1
TheBlackAdder Feb 2021 #82
Bluepinky Feb 2021 #2
left-of-center2012 Feb 2021 #3
OnDoutside Feb 2021 #10
TexasTowelie Feb 2021 #11
left-of-center2012 Feb 2021 #16
TexasBushwhacker Feb 2021 #70
left-of-center2012 Feb 2021 #14
OnDoutside Feb 2021 #60
vercetti2021 Feb 2021 #4
Sugarmaggie Feb 2021 #5
safeinOhio Feb 2021 #6
JI7 Feb 2021 #7
NurseJackie Feb 2021 #57
treestar Feb 2021 #68
PJMcK Feb 2021 #8
hamsterjill Feb 2021 #17
PJMcK Feb 2021 #33
Mariana Feb 2021 #66
treestar Feb 2021 #74
hamsterjill Feb 2021 #106
electric_blue68 Feb 2021 #99
Mariana Feb 2021 #102
electric_blue68 Feb 2021 #105
man4allcats Feb 2021 #20
PJMcK Feb 2021 #34
man4allcats Feb 2021 #21
machoneman Feb 2021 #48
Vivienne235729 Feb 2021 #80
roamer65 Feb 2021 #92
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2021 #9
Gothmog Feb 2021 #12
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BeerBarrelPolka Feb 2021 #13
yardwork Feb 2021 #44
BeerBarrelPolka Feb 2021 #46
yardwork Feb 2021 #47
BeerBarrelPolka Feb 2021 #50
machoneman Feb 2021 #49
BeerBarrelPolka Feb 2021 #52
roamer65 Feb 2021 #96
roamer65 Feb 2021 #95
DFW Feb 2021 #15
left-of-center2012 Feb 2021 #18
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2021 #40
Horse with no Name Feb 2021 #56
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2021 #59
dalton99a Feb 2021 #64
TexasBushwhacker Feb 2021 #69
quickesst Feb 2021 #19
quickesst Feb 2021 #22
kcr Feb 2021 #23
mdbl Feb 2021 #25
quickesst Feb 2021 #39
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BeerBarrelPolka Feb 2021 #43
quickesst Feb 2021 #84
BeerBarrelPolka Feb 2021 #91
quickesst Feb 2021 #112
kcr Feb 2021 #45
quickesst Feb 2021 #85
tavernier Feb 2021 #24
mdbl Feb 2021 #26
DENVERPOPS Feb 2021 #29
mitch96 Feb 2021 #71
hlthe2b Feb 2021 #27
Roisin Ni Fiachra Feb 2021 #30
SmartVoter22 Feb 2021 #28
DENVERPOPS Feb 2021 #32
gab13by13 Feb 2021 #38
Midnightwalk Feb 2021 #53
treestar Feb 2021 #76
Midnightwalk Feb 2021 #78
harumph Feb 2021 #86
roamer65 Feb 2021 #93
Escurumbele Feb 2021 #31
BeyondGeography Feb 2021 #35
Boomer Feb 2021 #36
Turin_C3PO Feb 2021 #37
Celerity Feb 2021 #83
smirkymonkey Feb 2021 #100
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2021 #41
sanatanadharma Feb 2021 #42
Johnny2X2X Feb 2021 #51
PJMcK Feb 2021 #54
Happy Hoosier Feb 2021 #55
ananda Feb 2021 #58
BeerBarrelPolka Feb 2021 #63
ananda Feb 2021 #79
dalton99a Feb 2021 #61
judesedit Feb 2021 #62
Bettie Feb 2021 #65
Whiskeytide Feb 2021 #67
tishaLA Feb 2021 #72
ecstatic Feb 2021 #73
harumph Feb 2021 #88
Aristus Feb 2021 #75
MyNameGoesHere Feb 2021 #77
harumph Feb 2021 #90
MyNameGoesHere Feb 2021 #107
pwb Feb 2021 #81
gratuitous Feb 2021 #87
Texasgal Feb 2021 #89
MustLoveBeagles Feb 2021 #109
Johnny2X2X Feb 2021 #94
Mariana Feb 2021 #101
greenjar_01 Feb 2021 #97
Dagstead Bumwood Feb 2021 #104
hunter Feb 2021 #98
Blue_true Feb 2021 #103
Sogo Feb 2021 #108
mahina Feb 2021 #110
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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 05:41 AM

1. Haven't seen any of this so far.....


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Response to secondwind (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 03:22 PM

82. I live in NJ, catch shit all the time. Any state keeping Cruz, Cornyn, Gohmert, etc. is open season.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 05:42 AM

2. You're right, Texas is slowly turning purple.

The weather pattern in Texas sounds pretty scary. Too bad that people like Ted Cruz will be mostly unaffected.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 05:49 AM

3. Huh ?

Maybe it's bashing the Republicans who have led Texas for so long.
Maybe it's bashing people like Senator Cruz who's a Trump supporter.

There are a lot of fans here of Texas.
My mother was a Texan, from Sweetwater.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 06:44 AM

10. NO ! NOT SWEETWATER !!!

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 06:47 AM

11. The only state with two Sweetwaters.

Sweetwater out west and Agua Dulce down south.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:16 AM

16. She came from the one 'out west'

She had many good stories and memories from growing up and living there.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:34 AM

70. The rattlesnake roundup!

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:13 AM

14. Why is that funny?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:07 AM

60. It's a thread about Texas Bashing ! Never mind....

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 05:56 AM

4. I'm numb to it

I feel we deserve it right for how the GOP acts here. Succession, Cruz, and all.

But we are trying? Just not hard enough I guess

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 06:03 AM

5. Living In Indiana - Bash Away

Pence. Sundown towns. KKK. Profiling if u r other than white. Right to choose.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 06:09 AM

6. My Bash-O-Meter shows only

California and New York are bashed more than Texas.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 06:11 AM

7. Is anyone bashing every single person there ? The criticism is about the politics

which is run by right wingers and has been for a long time now .

We should be able to bring this up . It's not like people are saying not to provide any help.

So if we say nothing the right wing lies are the ones that spread like they do with California .

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Response to JI7 (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:34 AM

57. A voice of reason. Thank you! (Of COURSE it's about the politics, not the residents!!)





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Response to JI7 (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:33 AM

68. True. As a person who is too sensitive

I say don’t be so sensitive! Texas DUers must know we have sympathy for them.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 06:23 AM

8. Okay, let's talk about Texas

Last edited Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:28 AM - Edit history (1)

The state's politics are dominated by right-wing politics. The Senators are off-the-rails nut cases. The Governor is a secessionist. The attorney general tried to invalidate OTHER STATES' voting results.

Those people are in their elected offices because the voters in Texas elected them.

Is that "Texas bashing?"

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:17 AM

17. Gerrymandering

Those people are in their elected offices because the voting districts in Texas are heavily gerrymandered and because of active voter suppression.

You’ll forgive my response. I’m just a sixth generation Texan who has never voted for a Republican in her life, and I’m in my sixties.

Your post is not bashing. But those of us down here working our asses to change things just want you to know why things are as they are down here.

I’ve heard Stacy Abrams is going to try to help, and I welcome and appreciate that full throttle.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:27 AM

33. Stay safe and warm, hamsterjill

In the Catskill Mountains, we're used to single-digit temperatures. But you folks generally aren't prepared for such extremes. I hope you and yours are sheltered where it's warm and you have electricity.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:25 AM

66. Statewide elections are not affected by gerrymandering.

That includes the Senators, the Governor, and the Attorney General.

The state's politics are dominated by right-wing politics. The Senators are off-the-rails nut cases. The Governor is a secessionist. The attorney general tried to invalidate OTHER STATES' voting results.

Those people are in their elected offices because the voters in Texas elected them.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #66)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:58 AM

74. And wasn't the AG a convicted criminal?

I remember Rachel Maddow grinning at how the Texas voters, in their great wisdom, elected him AG AFTER his conviction.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #66)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:26 PM

106. Please note that I also said voter suppression.

Add to that the mega churches telling their idiots that if they vote for a Democrat that they’ll go to hell because Democrats kill babies.

The idiots push the “R” button automatically and YES gerrymandering is a factor in them doing that.

There are a lot of us down here working our asses off to get rid of the Republican majority. If anyone has any fresh ideas on what more we can do, I’m willing to listen.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:04 PM

99. Uber Gerrymandering has given us more Rethuglicans than...

we'd probably have. 😠

I've had a liberal Texan friend since the late 80's. Their
power is still out I think (Waiting for an update).
Another moved out ? 20 or so years.

So I know you folks are out there!

Stay safe!

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #99)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:47 PM

102. Statewide elections are not affected by gerrymandering.

The governor, the senators, the attorney general et al. were elected by the majority of voters in the entire state.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #102)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:12 PM

105. Ah, well, yeah - there's that. : (

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:34 AM

20. "Invalidate"

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Response to man4allcats (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:28 AM

34. Thanks

It was a middle-of-the-night post! I'll fix it.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:12 AM

48. Easy fix! Always start out by stating "TEXAS REPUBLICANS" or TEXAS REPUBLISCUMS", my fav.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 03:17 PM

80. 1000+

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 04:39 PM

92. Hurricane Sandy.

I remember the TX elected officials response to it. You all in TX need to get rid of those repukes.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 06:23 AM

9. Oh, heck.

It's a long established thing here that DUers bash all of the citizens of a particular state. "What's wrong with them" is so common that it hardly bears noticing.

While I personally have states I would never live in, I try very hard not to make blanket statements about those who live there. Heck, I've lived in states that have been similarly bashed, and know how annoying that is.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 06:55 AM

12. I am a Texan and I am mad at the Republican idiots who set up the current system

My middle child, her husband and their pets are in a hotel because they have no power. I have a cousin with a 90+year old mother and a disabled child who have been without power since Monday morning The current system was set up to avoid FERC regulation of the Texas electrical market. Greg Abbott is an idiot and Texans are hurting due to his stupidity

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 06:59 AM

13. .

I'm sorry for what you and your family are going through.

I posted this on another thread that a bunch of people are completely blaming Biden for this. I pasted comments that they made that makes it very hard to sympathize with the position that they're in.

Some of what I've found:

"Thank you Xiden voters and Dominion machines. F.u.c.k you for jacking up my energy costs."

"Stop with the “vortex”..... gas is rising because of tyrant democrats stopping the pipeline "

"Too bad there is not a better source of energy than natural gas that never fails to produce when it is needed most. Oh wait, there is - shame that Obama and the other Global Warming hoax cultists unconstitutionally destroyed the industry that has never failed to keep Americans warm in the winter..."

"I hope that many Xiden voters freeze out. It would serve them right."

"Just wait until Biden's executive orders kick in ... you ain't seen nothin yet."

"Let's see a fake pandemic, lockdowns crushing economy and jobs. biden shuts down fossil fuel energy production forcing higher consumer prices while eliminated 1Million direct and indirect jobs in the process. And this arctic cold? Curious if you've been watching...odd development and odd pressure on the jet stream. Perchance a modification weapon at it's heart?

These people are evil and will stop at nothing to destroy us and our culture."

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Response to BeerBarrelPolka (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:54 AM

44. They think Biden sent the arctic cold to Texas?

I don't know why I'm surprised.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #44)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:58 AM

46. It's

It's astonishing. There were at last count, over 800 responses. I could literally spend all day reading their BS but what's the point. It's mental illness to be that disengaged from reality.

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Response to BeerBarrelPolka (Reply #46)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:01 AM

47. You're watching QAnoners communicate in real time.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #47)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:15 AM

50. I guess

This wasn't on a Qanon site. I just stumbled across it from a link about energy prices skyrocketing out of control. I thought it was going to affect where I live. Then when I followed the link, I realized it was Texas.

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Response to BeerBarrelPolka (Reply #46)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:15 AM

49. Amazing they never seem to blame Texas Republicans! Nope. Now it's Pres. Biden's fault.

Hey, Hillary's emails caused it!
No, Pres. Obama's tan suit!
Ah, maybe Hunter Biden's laptop!

Fools, one and all I say.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #49)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:22 AM

52. Yes

Like I wrote, I don't feel sorry for those people who were posting those things. Many of them act so tough and independent, yet don't even have the most basic of survival skills/supplies. If they don't come out of their comas and realize that their politicians have to make changes, then they deserve what they get.

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Response to BeerBarrelPolka (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 04:47 PM

96. Their "culture" needs to be destroyed.

It’s paranoid, xenophobic, sexist, racist, homophobic and degenerate.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 04:45 PM

95. THIS.



You have every right to be angry as HELL.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:16 AM

15. I have never put anyone on ignore

I just put certain categories of posts on ignore.

i.e. I just ignore them.

Five million of us voted for Joe Biden. Go ahead and bash us if you have nothing better to do

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:18 AM

18. Whatever became of Beto O'Rourke ?

Why did he not get a position in the Biden administration?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:43 AM

40. I am guessing because Beto made that statement

about getting people's assault rifles? Too controversial for a new government???

Or maybe hopes he'd be more valuable in a future state position? Gov or senator?

Beto was my first choice for VP. Great memory of sitting in the Austin park waiting for him to speak one warm evening. There were thousands and thousands of us. Young and old. College kids in Beto t-shirts everywhere.

There was a buzz in there air like we were all waiting for a rock star to appear. Weed aroma and lighters flashing. And when he walked in it was electric. Will never forget that.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #40)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:33 AM

56. I saw him in a vintage vinyl record store

In Dallas on lower Greenville.
It was an experience.
I am so hoping he challenges Yeah-bbut.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #56)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:59 AM

59. Ya, he's totally like a real guy, huh. He's got this

magical aura that is so very rare in politicians.

Reminds me of eating at a restaurant in DC during Obama's first inauguration. The word got out that his motorcade was about to drive by. I swear, the entire place cleared out. Every single diner got up and ran down to street just to get a glimpse and cheer the car! . Wish I still had that recording of everyone screaming.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #59)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:16 AM

64. +1. People are still sporting Beto bumper stickers on their cars in Texas


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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:33 AM

69. He's teaching a couple of college classes remotely

One is for Texas State and I believe the other is at UT.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:33 AM

19. it's the broad blanket syndrome....

.... born of a desire to feel intellectually and morally superior to certain groups of people. As long as there are people who are willing to jump on the broad blanket bandwagon, sadly it will continue. What I would remind people of is the moral and intellectual superiority these people feel is nothing more than figments of their imagination, and any boost to their egos comes only from those who suffer the same broad blanket syndrome. They are unwilling to understand the Democratic/Progressive Party is the sum total of every part of our country, and is not exclusive to certain regions.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:41 AM

22. another thing

If this bashing is about the Republican politicians and the willfully ignorant people who voted for them, why not say that instead of Texas as a whole, or the South as a whole? Why not start looking at your own backyard? People might want to get those places cleaned up first.

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Response to quickesst (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:46 AM

23. It's because that is what they're saying

I don't get the whining over "state bashing" I lived in a red state for years and knew it was a red state. I hated the fact it was a red state. When people bashed it, I knew exactly why. It's foolish to pretend.

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Response to kcr (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:54 AM

25. same here

I am in a red state. It deserves the bashing for who it sent to the congress - Marjorie Taylor Green anyone? And all the other repuglicans that just fall in line behind the party line. I am proud of our senate race and hope we can keep it from being an anomaly.

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Response to kcr (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:42 AM

39. "they"?

That is a broad statement. I can't think of one single Democrat in Texas or the South for that matter who has said anything as derogatory as right-wingers about the Democratic Party. It wouldn't hurt to differentiate, and stop taking the easy way out.

I live in the south, and I'll be damned if I will be lumped into the same pile as the right wing. Except for that right-wing who happen to be the majority now, I love the South, and I am a Democrat.

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Response to quickesst (Reply #39)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:52 AM

43. .

"When you raid the cathouse, you take the piano player too."
-Buford T. Justice Texarkana, Tx.

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Response to BeerBarrelPolka (Reply #43)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 03:59 PM

84. okay, that's funny....

....but if memory serves me right, absolutely nothing went too well for Buford.

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Response to quickesst (Reply #84)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 04:33 PM

91. On a side note

The actor who played his son, Mike Henry, died last week.

And yes, poor Buford. He never did catch the Bandit.

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Response to BeerBarrelPolka (Reply #91)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 11:22 PM

112. RIP Mike Henry

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Response to quickesst (Reply #39)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:55 AM

45. We're at DU

We're talking about the discussion at DU. Or is "we're" too broad, also?

It wouldn't hurt to differentiate, but it really isn't necessary. All the individuals with good faith who post at DU know it's Republicans who run the show in red states. I stand by everything I said. I don't understand getting upset and effectively defending the rightwingers just because you live in the same state.

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Response to kcr (Reply #45)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 04:10 PM

85. stating that....

I'm "effectively defending the rightwingers" is "effectively" a lie, and you know it. Don't worry, I won't alert on it. I'd rather everyone see it for themselves. By the way, I don't live in Texas. I actually live in Louisiana where there are a lot of right wingers, and quite a few Democrats. It's important to differentiate between the two, unlike others who think they're all the same.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:51 AM

24. You don't even have a good bruise on your bumper

compared to us Floridians. We’ve been bashed daily for years.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:56 AM

26. by your own newspapers.

Remember the column Floriduh in the Sentinal? I hope Florida will change someday but you have too many religious wingnuts running the state now.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:12 AM

29. Sorry that you are judged by the people your state ENDLESSLY elects.......NC

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Response to tavernier (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:38 AM

71. Floridian here and agree.. We get bashed all the time.. No biggie...nt

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:08 AM

27. Criticizing R-run government that provides no consumer protection re: utilities is NOT bashing

the people of Texas. If you think it is, I think you are on the wrong website.

I'm sorry for the difficulties being faced by Texans facing no power or exploding power $$$ in the face of unprecedented Arctic blast of cold, snow and broken pipes.

I do not hold back on the criticism of Texas' government for leaving their residents unprotected from the impacts.

As to living in a deep red state, all one can do is join others to try to fight that and enact change. As one who has done so in Colorado for decades, finally affecting change that moved the state to blue, I know what you face. But be mad at the correct target. It isn't DUers.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #27)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:13 AM

30. +1

Texas blasted for Republicans' ‘typical yee-haw thinking’ after 2 million lose power in snowstorm
Bob Brigham
February 15, 2021

The GOP leadership of Texas was slammed on Monday after a winter storm knocked out power across the state.
snip----
"If Texas was on the national grid, our homes wouldn't be as low as 15 degrees. But no, we had typical yeee-haw thinking we're better than everyone. Or we could have planned ahead, made sure our wind turbines had cold weather packages - companies like Siemens sell them given how much of our power comes from turbines now frozen," he wrote.

"Instead, these idiots who think they know more than experts go 'Yee-haw! Hardy-hardy-har! It's so cold and the libs say global warming!! Har har. Let's watch The Bachelor now.' This would not be anywhere near this bad if, 1. The USA invested money in our power grid. 2. If Texas either got on the national grid, bought cold temperature packages for turbines, or both, and 3. Listened to science," he explained.

"But as always, we are governed by the stupid who think they're smart, who think preparation is for wimps, who laugh at science and who are more concerned about lowering taxes than public safety. We're captive to the dumbest among us. And through the people they vote in, we are rapidly turning into a 3rd world country while cheering how exceptional we are," he charged.

https://www.rawstory.com/texas-republicans-2650547175/

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:09 AM

28. As a Wisconsinite, I'm enjoying watching you deal with our regular -below zero temps.

Good luck with the weather. Stay home, start you car and run it for 10 mins if that cold, and forget about normalicy until your overnight temps are above freezing.

Politics, well you are one of the more dysfuntional poltical states and for good reason. You've rarely had good reasons, and you folks were the 1960's Southern Dems that so easily floated over to nixon and the racist right wing of the Democrats.

I agree, today is a huge difference, and you are doing a lot better. But until you can have dependable, repeatable Democratic electeds in office, we'll have to let you show us your mettle.

Good Luck Texas. You are on the better course, and keep up the "Good Trouble".

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:22 AM

32. SV.......

We are both from Cold states.........

They haven't even thought about what is coming their way...........When it warms up, all those pipes in residences that have frozen and burst will start shooting water when they thaw...... I can only imagine what the Homeowner's insurance companies are about to see down there......

All the plumbers in Texas, and the other southern frozen states, are about to become rich......LOL

The best single thing that every residence that has frozen pipes can do, is shut off your main water valve before the thaw..........

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:34 AM

38. The best thing they could have done was leave the water run a trickle during the cold weather,

It's too late now, pipes can break all over the place.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:22 AM

53. You are enjoying watching so many people suffer?

That says everything about you so I don’t have to add one thing to it.

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #53)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 12:02 PM

76. If they are right wingers

there is at least some satisfaction in seeing their chickens come home to roost.

They are for unfettered capitalism with little or no government regulation and lowest possible taxes.

So when this happens, they should have provided for it on their own, like boot strapped capitalists they are.

This is the kind of suffering they are fine with others having to deal with, too. They would say just what I said in the paragraph above.

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Response to treestar (Reply #76)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 12:27 PM

78. I get that but that's not a what the post I responded to said

It said

As a Wisconsinite, I'm enjoying watching you deal with our regular -below zero temps.


And

But until you can have dependable, repeatable Democratic electeds in office, we'll have to let you show us your mettle


Ironic from someone from a state that gave us Scott Walker.

Even more ironic when this broad brush is exactly what the OP complained about.


There are plenty of your fellow Democrats suffering in Texas. But you would rather wallow in your smugness.


It wasn’t a casual “screw the people in red states” reply. “You” in context was OP. Saying basically “Fix your state before you deserve any sympathy”, really gets me.



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Response to SmartVoter22 (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 04:13 PM

86. You "folks" elected Scott Walker EOM

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 04:41 PM

93. As a Michigander I hear ya.

To me, bone chilling cold is -10 deg F or lower. Around that temp I feel my sinuses literally frosting...lol.

It was -30 last night in northern MN.

The rest of the shit is just a normal winter.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:20 AM

31. They are making fun of the republicans who signed for secession, not the people

People like Cruz, Abbot, and other politicians should be made fun of for signing secession (not sure Abbot did) papers and then asking the Federal government for help.

You want to secede? this is your opportunity to show how strong and wealthy you are...

No one is making fun of the people, their target is the politicians, and deservedly so.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:30 AM

35. Have a very good friend in Austin

Hope she and her family are getting through this ok.

Arrogant Texas R’s otoh can fuck off and eat my schadenfreude.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:31 AM

36. Of course I bash Texas

I was born there and lived there until I was in my 20s and could get the hell out. (I'm in my 60s now.)

The state has changed quite a bit in the past 45 years, but some times for the worse. The state of Molly Ivins and Barbara Jordan is also the state that elected Cruz. It's the state of evangelical support for Trump.

I'm no longer on speaking terms with the majority of my Texas relatives because they're Right-wing Trumpers. I am still close to my University of Texas friends who stayed in Texas, but they are all liberal Democrats and are not the target for my exasperation.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:32 AM

37. I see people bashing the politicians

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and Republicans who vote for them, not the Democrats there. Get a thicker skin and try not to have an identity based on the state you live in. That way you won’t take it personally if someone says something about the state you live in.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #37)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 03:25 PM

83. +10000000000000000

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #37)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:36 PM

100. Thank YOU!

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:49 AM

41. Tricky to navigate OK to criticize entire states, all trump

voters, all republicans. But some former republicans are ok to praise but some are not. Some can be forgiven and some not. Might need list for that. No democrat can ever be critiqued unless of course if they side with a republican at some point.

Tricky

On edit:. Forgot, if you critique the actions of a fellow Dem it's ok to criticize those fellow Dems.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:51 AM

42. I am not equal to the State wherein I live; I do not confuse my self with my surroundings

I was born in Massachusetts and have lived in Kansas, Wisconsin, Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oregon.

My self identity is not tied to any of them and some of these states clearly 'fertilized' their own bashing.
It is a mistake to identify one's 'self' with all of the 'non-self' around.

An insult to where I live is not an insult to me.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:15 AM

51. Bash the GOP in Texas, but the state is getting close to 50-50

The GOP leadership harms their state, but it's like a 53-47 state now, millions of good democrats in Texas just wishing they had better leaders.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:27 AM

54. Another thought

After my comments about Texas' elected officials, here's my comment about my adopted home state of Pennsylvania.

Thankfully, enough urban voters in PA voted for President Biden to help him win the Electoral College. However, PA didn't really turn blue in 2020 and the state and local governments are still decidedly Republican. In fact, they're going to vote to censure one of their own, Senator Toomey, because he voted to convict Trump.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215115787

There's a long way to go in most states. In almost every case, it's the Republicans who make things worse for the American people.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:32 AM

55. Hey, fat shaming is is okay too....

... some people just can’t resist.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:44 AM

58. I do not take Texas bashing personally.

Some of it is well deserved.

It's not all bad though, but this winter outbreak
is a bad sign for the future.

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Response to ananda (Reply #58)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:12 AM

63. Let's Hope

For Texas' sake, that this winter issue will be a wakeup call to make changes. If nothing else, maybe some citizens will become better prepared to deal with certain aspects of nature that have went ignored.

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Response to BeerBarrelPolka (Reply #63)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 03:06 PM

79. Well, Gov Abbott has called for ERCOT reform...

to be taken up as an emergency...

after all this is over of course.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:09 AM

61. Abbott and his gang of criminals must be exposed for the world to see.



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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:10 AM

62. No. It's just tit-for-tat blah blah. If these weather phenomenon were happening in blue

states, the rw evangelicals would be saying God is punishing us for some made-up bs. Also, because the horrendous GOP state government cries secession and anti-socialism all the time. Now they're begging the government they hate for help. Nobody wishes this on all the people of Texas. Especially the good ones trying to turn the state purple, or hopefully, blue. Prayers this cold snap ends asap and everyone gets their electricity back. Maybe a big icicle will fall on the heads of Abbott, Paxton and Cruz and knock some sense into them lol. That is wishful thinking.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:16 AM

65. Try living in Iowa in an election year

or not an election year. We are hated...so very much.

Just for existing.

I feel for you guys, I've lived my whole life in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa, so winter is just a minor inconvenience, but I can't imagine how hard it is when you're not used to driving on snow and don't have the infrastructure to deal with it.

Also, your governor is a dumbass, to put it mildly...like mine and too many others.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:29 AM

67. I feel your political pain. Alabama here. There is ...

... a difference between attacking a state for its political dysfunction and attacking the people of that state. Some dipshits, even here at DU, don’t understand that difference. Anyone who posts a “they deserve it” comment or thread is forgetting that no state is completely red. I hope you stay safe and get warm soon.

I guess we deserve some criticism for the politicians we produce, though. We here in Alabama gave you Wallace, Sessions, Mo Howard ... I mean Brooks, a law breaking but still twice elected Supreme Court justice who loved his horse, his Bible, and underaged girls - and we damn near sent his ass to the Senate. We even had a creepy-ass Luv Guv situation that I still find it uncomfortable to speak of. And in the southern tradition of “hold my beerisms”, you poor people have no idea how stupid Tommy Tuberville is. Shit. It going to be bad. I’m soooooo sorry.

But if it helps, just keep in mind that many believe this country began its descent into right wing madness during the Reagan years, and everyone in California is 100% responsible for unleashing him on the rest of us. No excuses Cal. YOU did that. And you have the nerve to call yourselves DFHs?

And NY? Yeah. Let’s talk about Donald F Тяцмр, shall we? You may not have voted for him, but you produced him. He is YOUR fault. Shame on every one of you. Shame, shame, shame.






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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:42 AM

72. "L'etat c'est moi"?

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:44 AM

73. Forgive my ignorance, but is this the first snow storm that Texas

has had in recent history?

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #73)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 04:17 PM

88. No, but it's really the single digit temps that are the problem -

the homes aren't constructed for that extreme - b/c we almost never have it. Sure
it snows - but the temps are usually hovering in the 30s.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 11:03 AM

75. As a native Texan who spent an idyllic childhood there,

I'm waiting for the state to become what I thought it was when I was a kid.

There was pride without nastiness.

There were family and community without provincialism.

There was a Western sensibility without guns everywhere, all the time.

If this view seems unrealistic, that's because it's shot through with the nostalgia of a better time.

It can be better in Texas. I'm waiting for it to be.

I can't wait forever...

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 12:04 PM

77. I can't imagine living in Texas

As a Democrat. I would have to find the underground railroad and escape.

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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #77)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 04:19 PM

90. I'm sorry that's ridiculous. If you lived in a Texas city MANY

of your neighbors would be democrats. Now, if you lived in rural Texas - just put a target
on your back and call it a day.

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Response to harumph (Reply #90)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:38 PM

107. Hence the reason to escape.

I could never live in a state so backwards. I would have to escape.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 03:20 PM

81. I think Texas is ahead in bashing including challenging other

state elections.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 04:16 PM

87. Not sure what you're talking about

At least the folks in Texas got an emergency declaration from the President right off the bat, and help was dispatched immediately. In other recent disasters, the people in need were politically vetted, and assistance was contingent on whether their state had supported Donald Trump in 2016.

Where was Texas when California was burning and New York was opening mass graves? Grow a thicker skin for the internet randos; you're getting federal help without listening to an ignorant lecture on raking forests or injecting disinfectants.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 04:19 PM

89. I've been without power for over

36 hours ... it just clicked on, for how long? I don't know.

It's sad to see DU bashing us. I'm going to log off.

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #89)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:41 PM

109. Sending a virtual hug

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 04:42 PM

94. This could help turn Texas blue

First of all, I want people in TX to be safe and warm. But after that this is a lesson, Texas is run by Republicans who don't think government should perform basic functions, and here we have what they advertised, a government who can't perform basic functions.

People in TX are pissed right now.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #94)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:43 PM

101. Pissed at whom?

Some, I don't know how many, are blaming Biden and Democrats for the situation. That's not going to help Texas turn blue.

I talked to my parents on the phone today. They're not in Texas, but they're getting all the same bullshit from the right-wing sources. They told me that Texas's problem is because Democrats made them put up these unreliable wind turbines that froze, and also because Biden shut down the pipeline. They believe it's entirely the fault of Democrats that this is happening.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 04:49 PM

97. The other day there was a thread about people getting pushed onto the subway

Some shithead came on and noted that he would never live in New York, blah blah, a whole essay of garbage. Needless to say, the same people who inveigh against South bashing or Texas bashing or whatever had nothing to say. Hell, a few joined in.

Interesting, that.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #97)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:02 PM

104. As I was scorlling through this thread

that was the same thought I kept having: few recognize the hypocrisy at work. Seems most like to take a jab at another state then complain when someone does it to them. Until we ALL realize that, this cycle will never end.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 04:54 PM

98. Here in California we have Devin Nunes, Kevin McCarthy, etc.

I'm not going to bash Texas...

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 07:50 PM

103. I believe people meant to bash Texas republicans.

But, as too often, people went off half cocked. It is a tough situation there, I read a little earlier about a family dying of carbon monoxide poisoning while trying to keep warm in a car.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:40 PM

108. I know it hurts to be the butt of a joke....

Try having Steve King, Joni Ernst, and Chuck Grassley from your state....

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:41 PM

110. Not me. Indivisible.

I have family and friends there I love. Even if I didn’t, we are not that.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:46 PM

111. So we shouldn't

talk about how fucked up Texas is right now, or why.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 11:27 PM

113. Florida says "Welcome to my world"

Won't you come on in.

It's a way of life here.

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