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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Operation Snowball

Living in Texas as a progressive can be frustrating at its best. Being a 4th or 5th generation Texan who remembers when Texas was truly a 'Great State' can be downright debilitating. Today's Texas boasts a 'Fake Great State' mentality that hides itself behind big business and even bigger money; none of which helps the people much. Our once beloved state has become a haven of right-winged extremists armed to the teeth as they wait in line for their anti-depressants at the local drug store. A lunatic fringe of self righteous indignation whereby chest pounding, self-made, trust fund babies can scream "get a job you lazy poor people!" Where those born into privilege can hide out and spew their "I pulled myself up by my bootstraps," horse manure. In layman's terms, Texas is a joke.

Don't believe me? Just take a look at our governor...

An audience member asked Perry about the Texas Republican Party's recent endorsement of "reparative therapy" for gays during the governor's appearance before the Commonwealth Club of California, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Perry responded that he didn't know whether the therapy worked.
Perry was then asked whether he believes homosexuality is a disorder.
"Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that," he responded, as quoted by the San Francisco Chronicle. "I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way."
That response "drew a murmur of disbelief" from an audience that included many Perry supporters, according to the Chronicle.
Perry made a similar comparison in his 2008 book "On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting For." He wrote that even if homosexuality, though it may be genetic, was still an "active choice" akin to an alcoholic choosing to drink.

I never though I'd say this, but I'm starting to miss Kay Bailey Hutchison. Enter newly-crowned American citizen, Ted Cruz:

“Eric Cantor is a good man, but last night, voters in Virginia made D.C. listen loud and clear. This election should be a reminder to all in Congress — Republicans and Democrats alike — that the conservative base is alive and well, and the American people will hold us all accountable. Each of us needs to do what we said we would do and tell the truth,” Cruz said.
 'Tell the truth Ted' they call him.

Yes, because nothing screams of the TRUTH like Ted Cruz...
Let me help you out there Teddy Boy, Eric Cantor is NOT a good man. That's a blatant lie. He IS a first class obstructionist who lost his seat because the voters in his party's primary felt like he wasn't doing enough to stop the evil black Muslim.  You know, Ted... He didn't HATE enough. You should have taught him how to HATE better, Ted... But I digress...

I could go on all day giving examples of Texas' ineptitude, but the bottom line question is: How does a sane person live in Texas?

We play along and we don't worry about it because it just doesn't matter anymore. Texas is woefully lost, and it always will be. We scream of hope and change in the form of Wendy Davis; who is bright, and clean, and articulate... but will never serve. She'll never serve because she's great. She's waaaaaaay too great. Too great for a not-so-great state.

You see, making fun of the Texas GOP and their platform is like bullying a kid with Downs. It's too easy and makes you feel horrible afterwards. That's why I voted in this year's Republican Primary.
I called it, Operation Snowball.
 The state’s Republican Party has adopted into its 2014 platform a passage endorsing the practice, which, as marketed by the rapidly shrinking “ex-gay” movement, seeks to “convert” homosexuals into heterosexuals. The American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and a host of other professional bodies have condemned reparative therapy as damaging to the health of those people unfortunate enough to be subjected to its quack treatment regimens, which range from repeatedly beating a pillow with a tennis racket to “prolonged hugs” intended to let the recipient “feel the strength of another man”—in a totally non-sexual manner, of course.
 I voted for every Tea Party extremist I could find on the ballot. Why? I want to see how far down the rabbit hole Texas can go. I'm tired of picking on these afflicted, lost souls. There's no business in it for me. Maybe one of them will hook me up with some good old-fashioned Crony Capitalism? Lord knows I could use it.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wendy Davis Gets It

Standing for something these days gets you noticed.
Wendy Davis is a lady who stands her ground and fights like hell for what she wants.
SO it's no wonder she's getting noticed by some wealthy, out-of-state fans.
Compared to her opponent, she's definitely got the edge when it comes to bringing in high dough from places OTHER than Texas.

Let me tell u what,
That's just peachy with me.:)

Kevin Diaz @ the Houston Chronicle breaks it all down here:

 Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee, has far outraised Davis so far. But in a sign of her national profile, Davis has raised three times the amount of money from outside Texas.
According to a Houston Chronicle analysis, Davis’ $3.8 million in out-of-state contributions amount to about a quarter of her near $15 million take so far. That’s in stark contrast to Abbott, who has hauled in about $1.2 million out-of-state, or just 5 percent of his $22 million total.
Republicans cry foul about outside liberal forces in the Davis campaign, while Democrats complain about the outsized influence of entrenched Texas business interests that comprise Abbott’s top financial backers.
In fact, a close look at the money chase, and the people behind it, lays bare the cross-currents of geography, money and politics playing out across the nation as it suddenly sees Davis – and Texas – in play.
Democrats say Davis doesn’t need to win to put Texas back on the national political map. She just needs to do well enough to put a lighter hue on the state’s deep red image. It’s that image that has given legs to Davis’ story of defiance against new GOP abortion restrictions.

 I'd like to invite you to click the link above and read further about Greg Abbott's backers. It's enough to keep you awake at night wondering what the hell it's all about? Why the hell are we even here?

As for Wendy, she's alive, and wide awake to her situation it seems.
I see in her, a one-woman-show, a transformed national image of what it means to be from Texas. To be a strong lady from Texas. Yes Texas, the original progressive state. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Melees Ya Flight 370

We'll Never Know The Truth

The morning I woke up to the news of the plane's "disappearance," I knew we'd never know the truth.
You see, without evidence -or sometimes even with evidence- we're all left to rely on the systematic, sardonic, Pravda-like devices of our worldly, corporate conservative, media masters.

I call bullshit.

Now the media is focusing on 'pilot suicide' as the determining factor in the crash.

Still no plane.

However, the "Masters" are investigating the pilots houses and tossing them for clues.
Clues we may never fully understand, but will be fed to us thru feeding tubes in some sort of soylent green-type milk.

CNN has created a virtual world in which one can put themselves on board the doomed flight.

Still no plane.

Stay tuned!
You'll hear words like:


Here are some words you won't hear:

Stolen Passports.
Shoe Bombs.
Systems Failure.
Military Radar.


My heart and my sincere well wishes are with the families of those gone missing and the innocent who SEEM to have perished.

Either way, I can't help but feel of twinge of James Bond villainy going on here.

Wouldn't it be cool if they were all rescued form a giant volcano fortress?

Yeah, that would be pretty neat.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Early Voting For Big D

Alright folks, here we go with some Big D early voting totals in the Party Primary Election.
With two days left for early voting, the results are less than stellar; especially when you consider how much some of you bitch and moan about government.

Total number of registered voters in Dallas: 1,174,398 (that's pretty good)
Total number of early votes for R Primary: 31,817
Total number of early votes for D Primary: 22,699 (these numbers are down due to Voter ID laws)
Total Early Votes: 54,516 out of almost 2 MILLION voters.
We still need to get to election day, but these numbers stink.

Those of you who don't vote, I'd kindly like to invite y'all to STFU...

Remember, if you don't vote, The Big Bad Obama is coming for you.
So bend over and spread them wide, you apathetic chattel.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ted Cruz Crushes Mexican Kingpin

In case you missed it...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's most wanted man, drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, was captured on Saturday with help from U.S. agencies in a major victory for the government in a long, brutal drugs war.
Guzman, known as "El Chapo" (Shorty) in Spanish, has long run Mexico's infamous Sinaloa Cartel. Over the past decade, he has emerged as one of the world's most powerful organized crime bosses.

Texan Ted Cruz knows that his borders have been threatened by murderous drug cartels like this scum for far too long...
Today was a monumental step towards a secure border, and a terrific achievement for both Mexican and US authorities alike...

Texan Ted Cruz don't give a hoot.

He still hate Obama.
He still hate the Fed.
He still play on fears of border insecurity.

Sometimes I ask myself,

What will please Texan Ted Cruz???

*Cut to Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin covered in Reddi-Whip and sucking each others toes*

Okay, Okay, I got it now...

They like to over.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Texas Republican Campaign Ads

Forget Ted Nugent, have you seen the Texas GOP campaign ads?
Talk about crass and unfounded, these scoundrels are SHAMELESS in their commercials.
Did they send out a memo and all agree to run the same ad?

Obama sucks and we must fight him...*Pictures of candidate shooting gun*...Obamacare is killing your business...*Pictures of candidate showing a child how to shoot a gun*...Who are you gonna get to fight Obama and the Feds??? ME!... *Pictures of candidates in front of dead animals*... Obama is gonna burn your damn house down...Obama is that intruder in the night... Texas deserves better than America can offer because we create jobs and don't tax business...Texas is good for business...

In today's Texas, you'll hear all that feces and more.
Sorry to be the pooper, but if you believe all that, then you're up shits creek with a turd for a paddle.

Please excuse all the defecation references. When I think of Ted Nugent, I can't help it.
It's Deja Poo- The feeling that you've heard all this crap before.

Monday, February 10, 2014

It Just Doesn't Matter

 It just doesn't matter what a Texas Tech "Super Fan" yelled at 19-year-old, Marcus Smart on Saturday during the final minutes of the OSU @ TT basketball game. People from both sides will hear and see what they want to hear and see, and in 48 hours, it'll all be forgotten.

What we saw on Saturday was a scary young black man, LEAP VIOLENTLY at an upstanding older white man, and it scared the hell out of us. 

Hell, I'm surprised someone in the arena didn't shoot Smart dead. On the spot. You know they pack heat in Lubbock.

The Super Fan (Some old fart named Orr) claims to have called Smart, a Big 12 superstar and NBA-bound athlete, a "piece of crap". (Still a racial slur to many young black men). Others have said they heard Orr tell the young athlete to "go back to Africa!"

Whatever it was, Smart didn't like it.

 Later, Smart was handed a 3 game suspension -killing the Cowboys season- and both he and his coach issued a public apology.

Texas Tech's response was non existent, only the Super Fan could save the day by humbling himself and offering to sit out the remaining games that make up the fabulous Texas Tech Basketball season.
He was not punished by the University. His pain was self chosen.

When I think of Lubbock, I think of a quote:

"...white people are afraid of black people. Period. When we fantasize about being mugged or home invaded, what's the image of the perpetrator in our heads? Is it the freckled-face kid from down the street – or is it someone who is, if not black, at least poor?" -Michael Moore

It is frankly amazing that more athletes don’t go after guys like Orr. The fans in Seattle, the ones who cause earthquakes and have become famous as the '12th Man' out there, what they mostly do is yell. Guys like Orr call kids names. Or make obscene gestures at them, the way Jeff Orr did with a Texas A&M player named Bryan Davis a couple of years ago.
Smart's apology is one of the most respectful things I've ever seen. You see, African Americans keep their expectations low. That's how they survive, and it's damn sure how they survive in Lubbock.

Also, It's Black History Month and EVERY American should see 12 Years A Slave.

Texas Tech,
I prescribe 200 years of progress and call me in the morning.
Dr. J