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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:40 AM

 

The American Taliban has stirred up a HORNET'S NEST of Democracy in These United States

TX Tealiban Leader Dewhurst blamed the loss in passing SB5 on: ďan unruly mob using Occupy Wall Street tactics"

( http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/us/politics/texas-abortion-bill-appears-to-win-final-approval.html?_r=1& )

I have a message for Mr. Dewhurst:

That was not "Occupy Wall Street" tactics.

THAT. IS. WHAT. DEMOCRACY. LOOKS. LIKE.

And you better get used to it because you all American Taliban have stirred up a HORNET'S NEST of Democracy in this country and you're going to be seeing a lot more of it. THE PEOPLE who make up this nation are not going to stand idly by while you do the bidding of moneyed interests and religious extremists - while you attempt to suppress their vote, shove ALEC model bills that they did not have any voice in crafting down their throats, while you ignore their voices in favor of the Koch Brothers and their rich corporate friends on Wall St., while you protect big business interests and profits at the expense of the middle-class and the poor -- and MOST OF ALL -- while you continue to OPPRESS women in this country and deny them their rights to health care!

Nope. That LEGISLATIVE building all you pampered politicians work in BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE. Their hard-earned tax dollars and labor BUILT that building - all of the legislative buildings in this country. They have EVERY RIGHT to assemble there at any time to TELL YOU in any peaceful way that YOU are not doing your job -- when YOU are not representing them.

And ya know what else, Dewhurst and all you other American Taliban leaders? --- No matter what rich white man or corprat interest bought your way into that office you enjoy -- WE THE PEOPLE PAY YOUR SALARIES.

Let me repeat that: No matter what rich white man bought you or what corporation paid your way into office with unlimited spending on attack ads on your behalf -- YOU. WORK. FOR. US. WE pay your salaries. And YOU are occupying OUR house.

And if you aren't doing your job, you ARE going to hear about it. In NO uncertain terms.

THAT is what Democracy looks like.

In these United States, people have DIED for Democracy.

They have rioted. They have sat on buses. They have marched. And they have DIED for it. And been murdered for it. They had DREAMS about it. And they FOUGHT to the death for that dream.

And they'll do it again.

So Mr. American Taliban leader, you had just better get used to these "Occupy Wall St tactics", as you call them, because that's WHAT. DEMOCRACY. LOOKS. LIKE.

OUR HOUSES. OUR NATION. OUR RIGHTS. OUR VOICE. AND. WE. WILL. BE. HEARD.

When WE THE PEOPLE STAND UP and REFUSE to let you take our rights and our voices away, WE. WIN. and the thieves LOSE.

Because THAT. IS. WHAT. DEMOCRACY. LOOKS. LIKE.

Get used to it, Bucko. You Goddamned, LYING, CHEATING bastards.

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Reply The American Taliban has stirred up a HORNET'S NEST of Democracy in These United States (Original post)
Triana Jun 2013 OP
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2013 #1
freshwest Jun 2013 #26
sibelian Jun 2013 #2
99Forever Jun 2013 #3
obxnacy Jun 2013 #4
OneGrassRoot Jun 2013 #5
deutsey Jun 2013 #6
Triana Jun 2013 #8
Dustlawyer Jun 2013 #7
Rozlee Jun 2013 #11
1-Old-Man Jun 2013 #15
Rozlee Jun 2013 #32
freshwest Jun 2013 #29
ehrnst Jun 2013 #9
xtraxritical Jun 2013 #10
Berlum Jun 2013 #12
Triana Jun 2013 #13
Sheepshank Jun 2013 #18
Rozlee Jun 2013 #33
arely staircase Jun 2013 #14
Sheepshank Jun 2013 #16
Lucky Luciano Jun 2013 #17
whttevrr Jun 2013 #19
Rozlee Jun 2013 #34
malthaussen Jun 2013 #20
AmBlue Jun 2013 #21
yends21012 Jun 2013 #22
Harmony Blue Jun 2013 #23
mgardener Jun 2013 #24
Triana Jun 2013 #25
freshwest Jun 2013 #27
felix_numinous Jun 2013 #28
bvar22 Jun 2013 #30
Triana Jun 2013 #31
Initech Jun 2013 #35
closeupready Jun 2013 #36

Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:04 AM

1. WENDY DAVIS--SAVING WOMEN'S LIVES!

Repuke-Jesus demands you praise him with dead women...Yea, he shall feast on the suffering of the women. Praise be to him.

Senator Davis needs a Superhero cape because she just saved a lot of lives.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 02:47 PM

26. 'Can you hear me now?' Tears of pride for our Texas Democrats, keep it up!!

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:07 AM

2. video - AWESOMENESS.



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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:09 AM

3. A righteous rant, indeed.

Hey, Washington DC Dems..

SEE HOW IT'S DONE YET?

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:10 AM

4. AMEN

 

i've been calling republicans the "american taliban" for several years. they are for mass killings with any gun
any nut wants to use, but want to keep women under their thumbs. yea for wendy!!!!! she is really something!

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:12 AM

5. BAM! K&R, Triana!!! n/t

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:13 AM

6. From Ancient Greece on through to the present

whenever the people get together to fight for their own interests, the elites label them unruly mobs.

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Response to deutsey (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:29 AM

8. Yes they do. Hardly surprising The American Taliban doesn't recognize DEMOCRACY

 

when they see it.

Speaking of "occupy" -- THEY are OCCUPYING OUR houses.

Blogged: http://www.sevenbowie.com/2013/06/the-american-taliban-has-stirred-up-a-hornets-nest-of-democracy-in-the-u-s/

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:15 AM

7. Lets make a play for Texas in 2014, how about it?

As we say here in Texas, Wendy has big, brass balls, pardon the expression!
Now lets fight for COMPLETE CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM (CCFR) to restore our Representative Government. Most of our Representatives, Republican and Democrat, answer to the rich and powerful because that's who gives them the big money! This needs to be the #1 issue across America now! If we do this we can protect women's reproductive rights easily everywhere!
Thanks Wendy!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:57 AM

11. Probably too soon for Texas to turn blue in '14, but you're right, let's keep fighting for it.

Here in the state, the biggest problem is voter participation and redistricting. But, demographics are catching up to them. "For whom the bell tolls," like the song says. And it's tolling for the GOP in Texas.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:12 AM

15. I never thought of John Donne or Ernest Hemingway as a song writer.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:35 AM

32. Donne and Hemingway were cool.

But, Metallica rocks.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:14 PM

29. Stay strong, guys. Look at this article, and promote it there:

It's Official - Texas Teapublicans LOSE, Texas Women WIN



TEXAS - SB5 is officially dead!!! The people win, thanks to State Senator Wendy Davis and her marathon filibuster. She is America's newest hero!!!

Texas republicans tried to cheat and say the vote took place before midnight, but everyone was watching and it was proven the vote took place 2 minutes after midnight. The vote didn't count and SB5, which would have closed almost all the abortion clinics in Texas FAILED.

Sign our card to Wendy:

http://bit.ly/thankyouwendy

From the Texas Democratic Facebook page.

http://illuminate.newsvine.com/_news/2013/06/26/19146477-its-official-texas-teapublicans-lose-texas-women-win?lite

The only thing I'd add in warning, is that Perry may call another special session. He vetoed of a bill for equal pay for women and believes Gawd commands him to end all abortion, period. This isn't over, but it is a great start.


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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:50 AM

9. Here's to hoping they learn where not to stick their penii. (nt)

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:50 AM

10. GOTV

 

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:02 AM

12. The Tealiban (R). That's exactly who the Hell they are...

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Response to Berlum (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:04 AM

13. Oh I love that graphic. Sharing... n/t

 

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Response to Berlum (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:25 AM

18. The picture is almost complete

 

they are missing the firearm either slung on the back of the legislator, or held to the head of the woman standing next to him.

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:39 AM

33. Plus the pro-rape legislation

Paul Ryan tried to introduce that allows rapists to prevent their victims from having abortions outside of their states.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:09 AM

14. Fuck David Fucking Dewhurst

The Texas GOP will now begin to gerrymander and pass voter suppression laws with a renewed vigor. But guess what? The old white establishment in this state will eventually be overwhelmed by young hispanics. They can postpone it but they can not prevent it and in the process they will make those young hispanics even more hostile to the GOP?

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:18 AM

16. Righteous rant that must be given a Rec

 

WE pay your salaries. And YOU are occupying OUR house.


Every single Congressman and Senator needs to be reminded of this over and over and over. It will be on every single piece of correspondence that leaves my desk to them...every time.

Thanks for the inspiration and much needed reminders.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:21 AM

17. Ms Davis! That was some serious hardcore mother fucking leadership.

I would stand with someone like that any day.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:36 AM

19. Is it too soon to think Presidential prospects?

I know Clinton is the presumed candidate for 2016... if she decides to run. But what about 2024?

But, more importantly... Are there any other prospects on the National Stage that could run for President?

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Response to whttevrr (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:48 AM

34. Texas-wise, thinking of the Castro brother powerhouses here.

I'm hoping that they decide to be more than a mayor or state rep. Those two have star power. Julian more than his quieter twin, but they both appeal to a wide swath of Democrats and Independents. Elizabeth Warren, for sure, that's not even a question. But, we've got young leaders that are coming up the pipeline that are fed up with both parties and I'm thinking that we're going to have our hands full making sure they don't lure young voters into new different parties.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:36 AM

20. That, Triana, is one righteous rant.

Long, long have the corrupt politicians depended on the dissenting voices playing "nice," following the rules, and not challenging their divine right to rule as they please. This is what happens when our patience runs out.

-- Mal

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:41 AM

21. Go tell it on the mountain, honey.

Could not agree more.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:41 AM

22. Hell Yes!!

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:52 AM

23. Look at that democratic Occupy tactics

do work afterall.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:12 AM

24. Remember the old song?

"I am women hear me roar in numbers to big to ignore"

Thought of that song this am.
Congratulations and thanks to all those women and men who took the time to show the rest of the US that republicans should not tamper with women and our rights.

politicians make poor doctors.

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Response to mgardener (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:27 AM

25. Damn right. I think people are reaching their limit of GOP/Tealiban bullshit

 

They're coming out. They're protesting. They're getting arrested. They're making themselves seen and heard by their governments in public spaces and in their (the people's) legislative houses.

If that doesn't work, then we'll have riots and Civil War again.

But I don't think 'we the people' are going to stand for much more of this bullshit. I think people are getting fed up.

And rightfully so.

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Response to Triana (Reply #25)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 02:49 PM

27. Triana, great rant, said it just the way they need to hear it!

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 02:58 PM

28. Repubs were probably peeing their pants

to see those long lines of women pouring in to support the filibuster. Surprised they didn't stay home where they belong.

Righteous rant Triana!!

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:15 PM

30. If I had a BUNCH of money $$$$$$$$$$,

I would buy a Full Page in tomorrows Dallas Morning News
and print your OP verbatim.

Good Work!


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Response to bvar22 (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:07 PM

31. Well the Taliban has scheduled another .....

 

.... "special" session July 1. I think they're hoping the sane people and women will get tired of fighting.

I hope they don't. I hope people can show up and fight this again.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:03 AM

35. Fuck the Tea Party!!

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:08 AM

36. A. Freaking. Men. To. That. Righteousness!

 

K&R

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