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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:30 AM

Let this kill the Texas bashing!

For the people on DU who have repeatedly bashed Texas--we won! It may only be on one vote in one battle and we'll most likely have to engage in other battles in the war for our freedom and our liberties, but we showed that we have the cajones (for the men) and the sheer determination (for the women) to stand up as progressive activists.

While my role was limited to public advocacy to fight against SB 5, I am a proud middle-aged, white Texan male that realizes that when the rights and liberties of even a single individual can be violated, then the rights and liberties of all people are at risk.

Kudos to the citizens and the legislators in Texas that stopped this horrible bill from becoming a law.

To the rest of the nation who sent messages of support; please, we need your help to continue winning victories like the one we won tonight. Whether you can contribute your time, your money, sign petitions or be a public advocate--these are battles that we cannot afford to lose. Thank you for your support and I'll remind everyone that we are the United States of America--so let's unite and keep up the good fight.



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Reply Let this kill the Texas bashing! (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jun 2013 OP
hollysmom Jun 2013 #1
TexasTowelie Jun 2013 #2
hollysmom Jun 2013 #18
TexasTowelie Jun 2013 #19
TexasProgresive Jun 2013 #3
Paladin Jun 2013 #13
TexasProgresive Jun 2013 #4
carolinayellowdog Jun 2013 #5
liberal N proud Jun 2013 #6
Gothmog Jun 2013 #7
ReRe Jun 2013 #8
trumad Jun 2013 #9
Paladin Jun 2013 #15
trumad Jun 2013 #16
Paladin Jun 2013 #17
El Supremo Jun 2013 #27
TexasTowelie Jun 2013 #29
Politicub Jun 2013 #10
mbperrin Jun 2013 #11
Half-Century Man Jun 2013 #12
Gothmog Jun 2013 #23
kentauros Jun 2013 #14
LeftInTX Jun 2013 #20
wet.hen88 Jun 2013 #21
wet.hen88 Jun 2013 #22
Gothmog Jun 2013 #24
TexasTowelie Jun 2013 #25
handmade34 Jun 2013 #26
LeftInTX Jun 2013 #28

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:53 AM

1. I have a lot of friends in or from texas

But it would be hard to stop ridiculing some of the elected officials there - but feel free to insult NJ politicians, I certainly do.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:02 AM

2. As I stated in another thread you are welcome to ridicule our politicians,

particularly our Republicans. At times we have some independents and even an occasional Democrat that also deserve ridicule, but keep in mind that there are a good Texans also.

While we may be out-numbered, there are plenty of us that work and support the best interest of our fellow Texans and our fellow Americans. I'm not claiming that we are perfect, like everywhere else there are good people and bad people. For one night and not to minimalize that abortion is a medical procedure with risks and trauma, the people won an important battle that would have seriously undermine the right for Texas women to control their reproductive health.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:19 PM

18. I have too many friends from there to attack the people

I have also visited and seen the natural beauty, but the weather - i might make fun of that as well.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:56 PM

19. Definitely no problem with that

as we have another scorcher in the workings today. I hate July and August!

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:26 AM

3. By all means ridicule Perry and company

It is the broadbrush smears against all Texans and Texas that is wearisome. That kind of prejudice dishonors our cause.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:40 AM

13. +1000. (nt)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:29 AM

4. VIVA WENDY!!!!

VIVA Libertad!
Now that's how to do a filibuster.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:37 AM

5. the eyes of the nation were upon Austin last night

and what everyone saw was encouraging-- congratulations

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:46 AM

6. You have to realize that when Texas and the extreme policies are mentioned, it does not mean the...

good people who are stuck with the constant fight against the extremists.

Texas is bashed only because the extremists have their grip on the state.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:39 AM

7. Texas will be blue

I was at a Battleground Texas event at Juanita Jean's house earlier that evening. Texas will turn blue soon

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:54 AM

8. Well, thank God I didn't run into....

...someone bashing Texas. I woulda' beat em' up around the head and shoulders. (Sarcasm!)
And I don't even live in Texas! You betcha... Texas is going to go blue one of these days and Democrats all over this land are going to dance in the streets! Congratulations on your huge effort last night. I know Ann & Molly were looking down on 'yall and screaming and stomping their pretty little feet right along with you!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:11 AM

9. Dude I'm from Florida---

 

Here's the thing--- the majority of Floridians voted for the douchebags that fill our state legislature branches...

So---- they are at fault more than anyone---and they are citizens of my state---so I'm going to bash them whole heartily.

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Response to trumad (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:19 AM

15. Bashing the right-wing elements in your state is a good thing.


But when DU threads trash an entire state---and every man, woman, child and liberal voter living there---that's a problem. And that kind of shit happens way too often on DU, as to Texas. I don't expect this heroic filibuster to stop such things, but maybe it will slow it down a little. As a Texan and a Democrat, I've learned to cherish limited victories.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:27 AM

16. I hear you---but I let that shit roll right off me.

 

Every state has their problems.

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Response to trumad (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:01 PM

17. I probably ought to do the same, for all the good it seems to do. (nt)

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Response to trumad (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:01 PM

27. Hey! I've got no problem bashing Florida!

Especially the Marlins, Dolphins, Heat, Gators, Hurricanes and Seminoles. Along with their "fans".

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:48 AM

29. Thanks El Supremo.

I knew that we could count on you!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:15 AM

10. Wendy Davis is bigger than Texas

She has become a symbol for the ongoing struggle for human rights everywhere.



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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:23 AM

11. Absolutely wonderful outcome!

For those able to be there in person - BIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG thanks!


Duncan and Dewhurst didn't like the look of actual democracy! Good! Now let's roll those bastids out of town!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:27 AM

12. I do not hate Texas; I do make fun of some people who happen to be in Texas

I have had to deal with the braggadocio of the people from Texas who ended up being stationed with me in the service. And I lived in Texas as a child; I remember fire ants bite and morning glories.

Texas was very blessed to have elected Sen. Wendy Davis.

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 04:55 PM

23. We make fun of Goodhair, AG Abbott and Gohmert all of the time

There are some idiots in the Texas GOP who deserve to be laughed at.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:28 AM

14. I haven't seen as much as I would have thought.

I think the overall feistiness of Sen. Davis has muted the wurst of 'em

Oh, I want to add this post I just saw on Frank Conniff's FB:

"World War T - Wendy Davis standing up against the hoard of conservative zombies in Texas."
(Frank Conniff is a comedic commentator that used to be on MST-3K as "TV's Frank."


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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 02:03 PM

20. It was awesome to see the pro-Texas posts on DU last night!!!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 02:34 PM

21. Don't feel too bad....

Don't feel too bad...Gawgia here...we get it too! Just posted on FB that I bet that there wouldn't be any Texas bashin' done today! All the world...BBC, Hawaii. German news,,,watched Senator Davis with awe and admiration...Texas STANDS PROUD today!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 02:41 PM

22. and one more thing...

Yesterday when I went on juanitajean.com, was directed to a site to run Senator Davis for Guv....site said "check back later" so I guess they're setting something up. I WILL check back. Also, there is a site on FB : Don't Mess with Texas Women..so go show them some support! if ya hadn't already!

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Response to wet.hen88 (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 04:57 PM

24. Susan and Don are trying to get Senator Davis to run

I was at Susan's (aka Juanita Jean) house last night for a Battleground Texas event

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:49 PM

25. +1

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:52 PM

26. I have always enjoyed

my time in Texas..

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:43 AM

28. Molly Ivins would have been very proud

Molly said that when she got involved with civil rights Texas pretty much was on the lame end of the movement: No important activists visited, they didn't know any of the songs and it was too darn hot.

In other words, Texas doesn't have much of a history in the activism dept. So what Wendy Davis did was pretty darn awesome.

I know this is a bit off topic, but Wendy's filibuster did make me think of Molly and it got me thinking about previous protests in Texas and I pretty much drew a blank.

We have every reason to be proud!!

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