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  •  West is an ethnic, working class community (6+ / 0-)

    This community was founded by immigrants from Czechoslovakia, and is maintained by their great grand children, give or take a generation or two.  

    I remember it for Kolachek's Kolache Kitchen, which was a place to go for home made Czech pastries.  Worth driving twenty or thirty miles out of town for.  Great little town.  Great people.  Every summer there is a town festival with polka music and sausages and people getting their antique old country costumes out of storage and showing them off.  

    These are all pretty much humble working class people.  It is not fair to put the idiocy of Rick Perry and the hypocrisy of the GOP on these people.  

    Yeah, they probably listen to Rush Limbaugh, as most people out in red state country do.  

    But the thing to do is demonstrate how the system works, and the way Americans band together because we all have empathy for the things that happen that could happen to any of us.  

    Commentary on sites like this is the proper place to flay the hypocrites for their hypocrisy and dishonesty.

    At some point, the voters in Texas will tire of this reckless absolutism based on a mythical interpretation of Ayn Rand or Louis L'Amour libertatianism.  Situations like this are what will cause people to think beyond what the right wing pundits are propagandizing about.  

    hope that the idiots who have no constructive and creative solutions but only look to tear down will not win the day.

    by Stuart Heady on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 03:51:03 PM PDT

    •  Given that these events (0+ / 0-)

      are the result of both the federal (OSHA) government and the state government abandoning the town to the tender mercies of private industry: we owe West, and we owe ourselves a fight to regulate workplace safety. Do y'all remember Lightbulb? (sorry this old broad doesnt do 'linky')

      •  Bush as governor disabled regulators (0+ / 0-)

        The ideology that Bush promoted was that private industry knew best how to regulate themselves and since it was in their self interest, would do a good job.  Thus, state level regs became voluntary.  

        Most likely the feds were not given cooperation at the state level.

        It is Bush and Perry who bear responsibility.

        hope that the idiots who have no constructive and creative solutions but only look to tear down will not win the day.

        by Stuart Heady on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 12:18:42 PM PDT

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