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Forum Post: My Favorite Texan

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 11, 2013, 3:09 p.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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Janis is gone.

Stevie is gone.

Even Ann Richards is gone.

There are others, of course, I can recall a feller from Texas that fought the theocrats and libe(R)tarians right alongside me in a forum I used to frequent.

But here's a nice speech from Jim Hightower, at the Fighting Bob Fest.

If anyone can find a copy of Bernie's talk, it would be cool if you would add it here in support.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI3XYHIKIOw&feature=youtu.be

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[-] 2 points by agkaiser (1314) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

Jim Hightower is great. Wendy Davis may do it. James K. Galbraith should also be praised.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

I know, but I don't think a single poster to this thread actually listened to what he said.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

Have you seen the Broadway play "Ann"
My favorite Texan - the next governor - Wendy Davis

[-] 0 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

Nah, Wendy had her 15 minutes of fame. Most Texas don't even know who she is. She's already a has been. On the bright side, whoever the next Texas governor is, it won;t be Perry.

I met Ann Richards twice. Once on the hike/bike trail around Town Lake. She was accompanied by two the baddest body guards I've ever seen. She said good morning, I sad a great morning for a walk around the lake. That was it. I liked her. Too bad she left Texas and moved to New York after being governor of Texas. I always thought that was rude.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

There's always hope, but keep in mind that they passed the legislative crap she was protesting anyway.

[-] -1 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 1 year ago

All of this back and forth with abortion is nonsense. If its a 4th amendment right, the state has no right to tell you whether its day number 150 its legal, 151 its not, or 180 vs 181.

Its either a matter of 4th amendment or not.

And yet prostitution is still illegal.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

In my opinion, the Rs obsession with repealing ACA, flag burning, gay rights, abortion is really a way to tie up government with BS that does not cost anything and therefore does not require raising taxes.

Imagine what could have been done about jobs, taxes, infrastructure if thousands of man-hours were not wasted on this crap.

..........................................................TAX THE DAMN 1% & REBUILD AMERICA

[-] 0 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 1 year ago

I think you are absolutely correct about that.

IMO jobs arent coming back until they get their noses out of all of it. I'm not talking about federal regulations on multinationals, Im talking about local regulations for something as simple as painting someone's house.

They are drowning out the competition.

I'd burn the entire tax code and come back with something about 10 pages tops. I dont think either party will touch that, its their funding at stake and hence their popularity.

With as much as we are taxed, theres no reason we dont have top notch infrastructure here.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

the tax loopholes are "funded" by crapitalism's ownership of our democracy

by ending corporate personhood & ending money=sppech, we can sever this connection
see HJR29

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Actually, this is about that wonderful speech from Jim.

Were you afraid to follow the link?

If you want start up some BS abortion convo, talk to one of the resident right wingers around here..

They're not very hard to find. I trip over all the shit they leave laying around every day.

[-] 0 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 1 year ago

" but keep in mind that they passed the legislative crap she was protesting anyway."

Don't want to talk about it? Then dont bring it up, duh.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

That was in response to one of your trollish friends.

I'm not at all surprised that you didn't notice, as they follow you around like little puppy(puppet?) dogs.

[-] -1 points by zimvind (-157) 1 year ago

Then why not year 16? There are plenty of women that would like to kill their teenagers?

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

If you read the constitution - citizens are BORN in the US
not conceived in the US
If you dont want an abortion, dont have one

[-] 0 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 1 year ago

When in the body, its a right to privacy, according to the conservative SCOTUS.

[-] -1 points by zimvind (-157) 1 year ago

The next FAILED democrap candidate for governor of TX would be more accurate.

Wendy Davis Wants Double-Barreled Assault on Texans’ Gun Rights

Posted By Bryan Preston On September 11, 2013 @ 7:08 am In Culture,Freedom,Politics,Second Amendment,Self defense,Sports | 32 Comments

The results of Tuesday’s recall elections in Colorado are unambiguous. Two Democratic state senators, one of them the sitting president of the Colorado Senate, faced recall elections. State Sen. John Morse and State Sen. Angela Giron, both Democrats, had the full support of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns as well as their state party and the Democratic National Committee.

They were both recalled last night. Tossed from office. They lost their seats, and the Republicans nearly took control of the Colorado Senate. One issue drove the entire recall: guns. In Giron’s case, returns reveal that thousands of Democrats even voted to recall her.

Both Morse and Giron voted to curb Second Amendment rights in the state of Colorado at the behest of the national Democrats and Bloomberg’s anti-gun group. Specifically, they voted to limit magazine capacity, and they voted to mandate background checks on private gun sales between indivuals. Now they’re both out of office.

Colorado is a purple state trending blue largely due to the influx of Californians moving there. But given last night’s result, a political party in a purple or red state would have to be nuts to back a candidate that openly supports any new restrictions on the Second Amendment, right? It’s folly.

Well, the Texas Democratic Party may be nuts.

The Texas Democrats of “white primary” infamy are lining up behind state Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth as she mulls a run for governor. Texas has not elected a Democrat governor since 1990, and has not elected any Democrat to any statewide office in a generation. One would think that the Democrats in Texas would take a lesson from its decades of defeat and moderate toward the middle. That doesn’t seem to be in the cards.

Davis has become a national name thanks to her pink-shoed filibuster of a bipartisan abortion law that a majority of Texans support. The media made her a national darling among themselves, but she lost the fight and her protest devolved into madness and anarchy by the end of it. She is now known chiefly for that single unsuccessful effort, which will galvanize pro-life forces against her if she runs statewide. Coupled with the D after her name, then, Davis already has a couple of strikes against her. State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Planned Parenthood) has a certain ring to it, in deep red Texas.

Now, it turns out that Davis wants to restrict gun shows across the state of Texas.

Jay Root at the Texas Tribune highlights an initiative that Davis undertook when she was on the Fort Worth City Council. Fort Worth, as in Cowtown, the home of the Stockyards and the city “where the west begins.” Davis tried, unsuccessfully, to impose new regulations at gun shows held in city-owned venues back in 2000. She also tried to force individuals who sell firearms at gun shows to perform background checks on their buyers.

We’re not talking about licensed gun dealers who make their living selling firearms, who are already required to perform background checks on gun purchasers. We’re talking about the individual who wants to sell a gun to another individual. The former is uncontroversial; the latter puts the federal government into private citizens’ business and opens up the possibility of a national gun registry being created. Davis attacked the so-called “gun show loophole,” which has been a favorite boogeyman of the gun-grabbing left for decades.

She failed. But Root reports that if she was elected governor, she would sign such restrictions into law, in Texas.

In a recent interview, Davis didn’t back down from her position on gun shows, though she acknowledged it’s not a politically popular one. She said that if she were governor, she would leave the issue to the will of the Legislature but would happily sign gun show regulations into law.

“I haven’t pursued it as a senator because I know it’s like spitting in the wind,” she said. “But I still believe it’s the right thing. And if I were governor and a bill came to my desk that provided for background checks at gun shows, I would sign that.”

The second part of Davis’ anti-gun effort was to kick gun shows off city-owned property, according to a July 19, 200o story that appeared in the Dallas Morning News. That would turn city-owned convention centers into tools of politics, which they were never intended to be. Given that the Second Amendment is written right into the Constitution, it would also have put Fort Worth in the position of militating against its own citizens’ civil rights. Davis would do the same across the whole state. Of Texas.

The city of Austin tried a similar move this year, and not only failed, it earned the very public ire of Attorney General Greg Abbott. He promised Austin it would face a “double-barreled lawsuit” if it proceeded. The bluest city in Texas quickly backed down.

Wendy Davis could be sitting on three strikes before she even really comes up to bat in the governor’s race. She will attempt to mitigate the damage by pointing out that she owns a gun and that she voted for a law that allows students to carry guns in their vehicles on college campuses. Owning a gun is nearly mandatory in Texas, and that single vote regarding guns on campuses probably won’t carry as much weight as Davis’ longstanding double-barreled assault on gun shows. It wasn’t as though Davis was taking a brave stand on that campus bill: It passed the Texas Senate 27-4.

Attorney General Abbott is now the front-runner in the GOP primary in the Texas governor’s race. Should Davis win the Democratic primary, she is likely to face Abbott in the general election. It’s safe to say that Davis’ record of trying to kick gun shows off city property, and mandating background checks for every single gun purchase in the entire state of Texas, will come up. Often.

Democrats will probably respond with some variation on “Well, this just makes me like her more!”

That goes a long way to explaining why Democrats don’t win anything in Texas.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

so you proved you are an Rs troll - congrats!

[-] -1 points by zimvind (-157) 1 year ago

Why am I not surprised you love Wendy? Her claim to fame is filibustering for the right to kill viable babies after 5 months. I'd bet Dr Kermit Gosnell is your hero, too

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

I'm so glad that you know what is in my mind
What's in your mind - should have been flushed a long time ago

[-] -1 points by zimvind (-157) 1 year ago

Funny! You say I can't know what's in your mind (if I interpret your sarcasm correctly) then turn around a claim to know mine. What a tool!

I also see you don't care to debate what makes you endorse Wendy, other than to infer my conclusion is wrong?

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

OK- I will stoop to debate you -
generally, I am not a single issue voter - abortion - war - jobs - education - taxes
BUT
I admire her courage to stand up and fight for our rights


my only single issue is supporting the 99%
by ending corporate personhood & ending money = speech

[-] 0 points by richlago1 (-25) 1 year ago

Billy Gibbons & his Cheap Sunglasses

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

They've been an oldies band for at least a couple of decades now, so they are no longer relevant.

[-] 0 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

Kinky Friedman and Willie Nelson are probably the most popular among Texans, But Jim Hightower is considered a treasure by all Texans, liberal and conservative alike.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Too bad they don't pay any attention to what he's been saying all these years. Or Willy either, for that matter.

they much prefer terrible Teddy.

[-] -1 points by broncoze (-126) 1 year ago

Shirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

OK.......I'll be sure and do that.