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  •  How about Texas, (18+ / 0-)

    where I live?

    It's hard to tolerate some of the crap coming out of Texas, too.

    e,g Senfronia Thompson
    http://en.wikipedia.org/...
    recently worked her heart out to get the Lilly Ledbetter Act passed, in the Texas "lege" only to have it vetoed by Mr. "oops" Gov, Perry.

    I only bring Texas up  b/c Texas is the "other" state that one of George H W Bush's sons, George W Bush, climbed to power. The other son of George H W Bush climbed to power in Florida.

     George H W Bush is seen as a moderate Republican.
    But if the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree, his offspring sure caused a lot of trouble in their "adopted" states and that trouble continues to this day. They cultivated a wild west attitude of bidness first and sustainability last.
    ergo - dead bees that we al rely on for our food stock.
    How dumb can one get?

    Finally people have gotten sick and tired of being had and taken for idiots. Mikhail Gorbachev

    by eve on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 02:58:37 PM PDT

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    •  Texas is crazy but Floriduh is insane-but Missouri (8+ / 0-)

      is batshit fucking lame ass gun crazy stoopid, as evidenced by:

      JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) With the help of a few Democrats, Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature appears to be positioned to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a high-profile bill that seeks to nullify federal gun-control laws in the state and make criminals out of federal agents who attempt to enforce them.
      http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/...
        Note to self, never even think about even riding through that miserable shithole. Misery is a fitting name...

      Be the kind of person your dog thinks you are.

      by teabaggerssuckbalz on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 05:59:42 PM PDT

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      •  Slight correction: (5+ / 0-)

        Texas has the dumb; Arizona is crazy because

        You can't spell "CRAZY" without "R-AZ!"

        That is all.

        The older I get and the more I learn, the more ready I will be to fucking trash your bullshit position.

        by TigerMom on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 09:41:23 PM PDT

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      •  I'm willing to bet (0+ / 0-)

        that much of Missouri is unaware of the bill. I mean it is so obviously stoopid to take on the feds, particularly over such a violently fetishistic issue. But yep, this legislature is breaking me, after all my years of trying to hang in there and help Missouri become blue/brighter/more progressive.

        But yet again, "riding through that miserable shithole" is that ol' baby with the bathwater attitude. Many, nearly half, of those bothering to vote in Missouri do not endorse the actions of these batshite politicians. And, HELLO, my lovely home/friends/neighbors in very liveable Kansas City find our state of residence to be lover-ly in many ways. Hey, we gave ya Rush Limbaugh, but we also gave ya Samuel Clemens. . . and wouldn't you LOVE to hear what Mark Twain would say about these Repukesters?

    •  Why? (0+ / 0-)

      Why do you still live in Texas?  (I have dear friends who live in Texas half the year, so I realize there is some reason....)

      •  when I moved to Texas (0+ / 0-)

        43 years ago, I felt quite lost in all the concrete and heat.

        Now, I've gotten used to Houston.

        I like the warm weather in the winter and I've learned that Texas is no more a cultural desert than any other big town.  

        I recently moved to an inner loop, culturally diverse neighborhood with quiet streets, trees and wonderful neighbors from all parts of the world including Houston natives. It's the most progressive neighborhood, I've learned, in all of Houston.
        I like it. It's like living in a small town within a city.

        My dentist is conservative, but for him that means wanting to preserve the environment....

        What I think happened in Texas, at least while I've been here is that Republicans like George H W Bush - yes, the Willie Horton scamster politician, IMO,  - thought Texas was ripe for financial adventures in oil and eventually his political ambitions for himself and maybe even his offspring!!
        George W Bush ran for office here and Jeb Bush, conquered Florida.

        Houston has some really nice people. It's just been run roughshod over a little by Big Oil and Gas which seem to somehow manage to create an aura of right wing fear at the edges of the communities in which they dominate the economy. Take Calgary Alberta - same deal - the newspapers  (at least a few years ago, when I visited, publish letters from equally extreme religious nut right wing, frightened out of their mind, kooks that one finds all over the country.).

        So we are all fighting a battle royal with the likes of Koch brothers, (sons of one of the founders of the John Birch Society) et al, to try our best to hold onto the so far imperfect democracy we are lucky enough to have.

        Finally people have gotten sick and tired of being had and taken for idiots. Mikhail Gorbachev

        by eve on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 11:28:20 AM PDT

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