Tuesday, August 18, 2009

TexAss for Texassans

Texas is supposed to have some pretty country and is rumored to have some sensible people left in the state. All that said, I'd rather gnaw my left leg off than live in that ... place. Starting from some place out of the plethora of reasons to stay the hell away there is their absolute pride that they manage to execute more people than any other state. Presumably they're also real proud of the Houston Crime Lab railroading people into prison - if not worse. Tom DeLay is from there and they haven't jailed him. They run one of the largest private prison industries, for profit. They have Rick Perry as Governor, the guy who thinks secession is reasonable despite TexAss being a net gain state in Federal Income Taxes, you know, elite blue states subsidize their crap, like refusing $500M in Stimulus for unemployment. There is a giant sucking sound down there and it is your tax dollars going into that state. The State Board of Education has now instituted a provision that all public school curriculum's will have mandatory education in ... The Bible. Yes America, the TexAss Taliban is running the show. Now the Republicans, er, Confederate Party of Republicanism, have the choice between Perry and Hutchinson - want to make any bets? It should be noted that she voted for the bank bailout and supports the Supreme Court on Choice.

Some polling has shown the state as a toss-up state, that probably also predated the socialism mantra. Ya know that no self-respecting TexAssan would support such a thing. Some do support such stuff - probably not really real Texassans though. It never pays to forget that most Confederate dead died in support of a system that they not only didn't benefit from but were actually economically disadvantaged by - sound familiar? Doing the bidding of their betters. No, I don't even want to visit.

4 comments:

MichaelRyerson said...

I love the smell of hyperbole in the morning. You have a point(s), I'm sure, but it/they are lost in the overstatement. Sweeping generalizations don't do much to advance the political dialogue. While it might be amusing to daydream about allowing/forcing the south to secede, you and I both know it ain't gonna happen. And, yes, there are progressives living in Texas. I'm one of them.

Chuck Butcher said...

Oh it is hyperbole most certainly since I know perfectly well that there are good left Democrats most places and Texas is no exception. In point of fact, those are some nervy folks, in Texas. I sit in a Red Congressional District with little chance of toss-up status, so...

I don't kick children or dogs, but Texas can take it.

MichaelRyerson said...

Point taken.

Dusty said...

The Rightwingers..aka Repub's, play dirty..it's how they have gotten ahead and won since Nixon warmed the seat in the Oval Office.

The last three years, common sense won out against the typical Repub lies and obfuscation.

But the polls, which I usually don't put stock in, are saying the tide is turning against healthcare reform. This bothers me greatly as it shows once again..that people are more than willing to believe a lie when it suits them and their personal agenda.