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Response to broiles (Reply #40)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 05:29 PM

53. I have not been to Tyler Texas.

I haven't had much exposure other than from friends and fellows who've moved here to SoCal from there. Just observations I've made, because when I hear statements like those this gent utters, I immediately try to figure out what makes him say stuff like that. Otherwise I can claim pretty much full ignorance. But I really do try to figure out what that behavior means and from whence it came. Sometimes that can suggest further behavioral manifestations in the future.

Same direction I'd go with a guy like our ol' pal Zimbo, for example. I've never met the man. Just examining everything I've seen, heard, read, and discussed, from himself on; noticing how he's never expressed remorse or regret. Passes it off to "God's will" and says he'd do the same thing again under similar circumstances; how he would already have had his gun returned, had not the feds stepped in; and how he will acquire firearms again and probably quite soon (if he hasn't armed up already), plus a security system and probably also bullet-proof vests. Reason is, he has several "fan clubs" in various gun-friendly communities who've raised thousands of dollars to buy him new guns. And of course there was that friendly verdict that made him feel validated and vindicated. Therefore I think it's a pretty safe bet that he can be expected to get himself into trouble again. He's had nothing to discourage that potentially menacing behavior, or encourage a change of behavior.

So too with the Congressman at issue here. That he keeps getting reelected, since the 2004 election which was his first. Last year gave him his fifth term representing Texas's First Congressional District. Bewildering. And distressing to hear the testimony here regarding those who keep sending him back to Washington.


But it helps to understand the environment he's coming from, and the role it plays in shaping his views. And it's useful information to have in order to understand, and know how to deal with it or maybe modify it in some way (yeah, I know, probably not with him).

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