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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:46 AM

 

Texas last night was electric

The tweeter sphere was shall we say...incredible. National news media, as usual, missed a local story of national importance, just like Wisconsin and Michigan in the beginning. Hell, they never covered an honest to goodness hunger strike at the end of the line, aka San Diego.

Occupy was covered, in the most negatives of ways.

There are thousands of these short bursts (fracking activists for example) across the country, most of the time barely covered by local news if at all..

Now here is where dot connecting comes in. We are having short bursts of citizen outrage, some successful, last night, some not...the hunger strike, Wisconsin. But the fact is that those muscles are starting to get exercise, after decades of atrophy...which brings me squarely to the NSA...

Occupy was spied on by DHS. This is no longer under debate. We can surmise that DHS used data from Stellar Wind, and occupy was designated a terrorist organization. As we further organize we will see more and more of these tools deployed against the citizens for our own good of course, and to keep us safe from those evil terrorists...terrorists has replaced communist by the way.

This is not about the terrorist from abroad, but us. And it has become a race between a state that like all states are desperate to maintain the current order (this is very much partisan independent) and a people that is starting to exercise rights we mostly have not for used for a while.

Buckle in...it will be a heck of a ride...what is at stake is nothing less than what the country really is, not a national myth.

Now...if I can find a mimeograph machine...

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Reply Texas last night was electric (Original post)
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 OP
Gothmog Jun 2013 #1
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #4
villager Jun 2013 #2
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #3
hrmjustin Jun 2013 #5
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #7
hrmjustin Jun 2013 #8
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #9
hrmjustin Jun 2013 #10
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #11
hrmjustin Jun 2013 #12
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #13
hrmjustin Jun 2013 #14
hamsterjill Jun 2013 #6
KamaAina Jun 2013 #17
ljm2002 Jun 2013 #15
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #16
ljm2002 Jun 2013 #18
LeftInTX Jun 2013 #19

Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:59 AM

1. I was following this on the Texas Tribute youtube feed

It was a great show. I am really proud of Wendy Davis and I was proud of the crowd and the citizen filibuster.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:01 PM

4. I got to it late in the day

 

And could not go to sleep until,settled. I don't live there...but it matters beyond Texas.

Fun fact...this bill came from the ALEC factory

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:59 AM

2. Which is why anyone who's paying attention needs to stand against pre-emptory data mining

 

...since the 1%ers and their government errand-runners know exactly what's coming, too...

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Response to villager (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:00 PM

3. Exactly

 

I will not be too shocked to see things like oh twitter...closed in if you know what I mean

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:06 PM

5. Nadin did they pass the bill in the end?

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:11 PM

7. No...12:02

 

So they decided there was too much evidence of a felony in the open. Aka the record of changing the time stamp.

This is my guess of what happened when they went behind closed doors. Democrats had the grubby evidence of the time stamp change in two print outs. I even got the photo and screen caps.

Fun fact, if you ever get into elected office. Reporters tend to photograph boards too, and the photos we take have all that metadata in the file, including date and time. So on top of that they had local and national photogs. Too much evidence of tampering in the open

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:13 PM

8. Thanks! I followed up to 3 in the morning NY time but was just too tired beyond that.

 

Yeah you got to love the fact the gop did not realize there were people paying attention.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:23 PM

9. I went to bed at 1:30 pst...

 

Dead tired right now

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:32 PM

10. I know how you feel but when I woke up to the news of the SC today I perked up.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:33 PM

11. Yeah that was great

 

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:35 PM

12. If I ever were to get married here in NY I could now get federal benefits.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:37 PM

13. Hubby and I were talking about it in a military sense too

 

A couple can now get Tricare, benefits, death benefits.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:38 PM

14. I hope the legal and legislative momentum continues.

 

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:08 PM

6. It was an amazing night!

Texas is swinging...

And the Repukes know it!!!

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:53 PM

17. That's why they rammed the vote suppression bill through

 

so they could be ready for SCOTUS to give them the green light.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:51 PM

15. Yes it was great...

...very compelling theater. And waking up to find out they didn't pass the bill was a great thing!

I do have a question about the rule of law, however. Whether or not the Republicans finally backed off, there is clear evidence of illegal tampering with the timestamps. Since that is the case, why is no one being held to account? We don't back off charging the Little People with crimes, even if they are unsuccessful. Just try robbing a bank; even if you don't succeed, you'll be cooling your heels in jail for your attempt. Apparently this is not the case for our lawmakers, even at the state level.

I sincerely wish someone would go after them; if not to charge them with a crime, then at least to expel them from the legislature on ethical grounds.

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Response to ljm2002 (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:52 PM

16. I sincerely doubt it they will

 

And if they did...it will be the clerk who will pay

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:58 PM

18. Yep, no disagreement here, sadly. n/t

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:51 PM

19. I couldn't sleep. It was sooooo exciting!!

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