Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Earl Balboa is not from Texas

No indeed, he is from Washington Township, Pennsylvania, which, as we all know, is a blue state and therefore highly enlightened.
I hope the election of George W. Bush is seen as a wake-up call to all the liberal Democrats who oppose God's will.

It is His doing that George W. Bush is still our president. Millions of born-again Christians helped win this election through our prayers and votes. Jesus speaks through the Republicans.

The Democrats will not be able to win elections until they renounce their sinful ways and stop encouraging abortions, gayness, and trying to take away our guns.
Also! I was so unbelievaably pissed off by this article in today's Salon that I was actually moved to write the following letter to the editor:
To the Editor:

You're going to be getting a lot of mail from pissed off Texas liberals for publishing Robert Bryce's "The Texas chainsaw massacre," so allow me to be one of the first to tell you how disappointed I am that Salon would publish such a load of codswallop. Hell, I just moved to Dallas (where we elected a Hispanic, lesbian sheriff last week) five months ago, and even as a non-Texan I'm getting really tired of the constant pre- and post-election Texas bashing. Ignorance exists nationwide, and I would have thought that Salon would know better than to pin our country's current woes on one state. Thirty-eight percent of us did our damndest to get that idiot out of office, and we do not appreciate being told that Bush's Hollywood cowboy worldview represents us.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a terrible article.

1) What state does not overwhelmingly elect its former govenor (or even just a local guy)?

2) It doesn't take a genious to see that the vote was split into rural vs. urban. Not sure you can make an argument for attacking one state when the rural areas in pretty much all of them voted the same way.

3) No one spoke through anyone (per Balboa). No one was victorious here. How can you call slightly more than half of the population voting for you a victory? No matter who would have won, that's no victory. Two defeated parties that have divided our country.

Side note: It continues to blow my mind that Republicans defend Pro-Life yet have tantrums when people want to take away their guns.

~ missy

November 10, 2004 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Sarachkah said...

I like the word "codswallop."

That is all.

November 10, 2004 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Karo said...

Well, considering I already used hell, piss, and damn, I figured I'd better throw in something fancier than the "horse shit" I wanted to type. Actually, isn't codswallop British for horse shit?

November 10, 2004 at 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Bryce writes for the Texas Observer, so in some sense he knows what he's talking about. However, Texas managed to give the world LBJ (who shoved through some significant Civil Rights bills by sheer force of will, Vietnam notwithstanding) and Ann Richards. So pinning the Connecticut-born and Ivy League-educated Bush on us is unfair, IMO. I mean, he couldn't get into Kinkaid in Houston, which is why he went to Andover, and he couldn't get in to UT Law, which is why he went to Harvard. We had the good sense to reject him!

November 10, 2004 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

1) What state does not overwhelmingly elect its former govenor (or even just a local guy)?Tennessee, unfortunately.

November 11, 2004 at 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, that was me up there

- C

November 11, 2004 at 10:56 AM  

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