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Posted by TexasProgresive in Labor
Fri Aug 19th 2011, 05:26 PM
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Posted by TexasProgresive in General Discussion: Presidency
Wed Aug 10th 2011, 10:24 AM
Don't miss out on this supper opportunity courtesy of Susan DuQuesnay Bankston, Juanita Jean and the honorable (now that he's no longer in the lege)Glenn Maxey.

In case you missed it in the comment section, my buddy Glen who I trust in spite of him having been a Texas State Representative, has got the bumper stickers you’ve been asking for. Here’s what he says —-

If you put two green dollar bills in a tightly sealed envelope, to cove cost of the sticker and the USA guvment postage and my time going to the Postal Office, your friend Glen will send you one as soon as the printing place gets the suckers here. (This week). We can cut out the middle woman down there at the beauty shop who’ll mark em up high to make a profit off the Prophet.

They come in a nice red Republican warning color:

“Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president… please pay attention.” – Molly Ivins.

Glen Maxey
P O Box 2505
Austin TX 78768 /
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Posted by TexasProgresive in General Discussion
Thu Feb 24th 2011, 07:15 AM
While Gaby Giffords is recuperating in Houston her staff is continuing her work.
The updates come to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords from her bedside in Houston, news from Capitol Hill, Libya and Arizona relayed through a staff member with a laptop computer.

It's not the norm for Pia Carusone, Giffords' chief of staff, but as her boss recovers from a gunshot wound to the head, undergoing a rigorous daily rehabilitation routine, the halls at TIRR Memorial Hermann have become as much of a base for operations as locations in Arizona and Washington, D.C.

Carusone, who shuttles between Giffords' offices, now spends much of her time in Giffords' room at TIRR. She coordinates via her computer and BlackBerry with staff in Tucson and keeps Giffords' parents and husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, up-to-date on the staff's work.
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Posted by TexasProgresive in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Jul 06th 2009, 10:28 AM
Brought to you by Susan DuQuesnay Bankston who does a damned fine job of channeling Molly Ivins.

July 6 - Well, I guess calling us socialists didn't scare people enough, so the Texas far right has a new term for us - the pagan left.

Cynthia Dunbar

In response to the question of "How crazzzy would your Governor have to be to name Cynthia Dunbar head of the State Board of Education?" there's this answer --

"It would certainly cause angst among the same members of the pagan left that rejected Don McLeroy because he was a man of faith,” said David Bradley, R-Beaumont, one of the seven socially conservative members on the 15-person board.

The pagan left. That is pretty darn cool. That means we can get nakkid and dance around Stonehenge when Hillary Clinton and Barbra Streisand give the signal.

Cynthia Dunbar is not a woman of faith - she is a woman of disturbed. She's never gotten over why her husband left her, so she taking it out on helpless little children.

Cynthia - if you're reading this - all your sweet rightwing Super DeLux Brand Christian girlfriends gossip wildly about you behind your back. In the name of "she needs our prayers," the Belles of Heaven Republican Women's Club has eviscerated you all over this county. Hon, at least the witches on the pagan left admit they're witches. /

As true Americans in the spirit of Yankee Doodle we should stick that feather in our hat and call it Paganini.
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I’ve never felt like I had anything of worth posting in my DU journal, but current events and recent opinions both in print and blogs made be remember the words of a novel.

Salvador Allende of Chile, the legitimately elected president of that country was deposed and killed by a US backed coup lead by Pinochet. Allende’s cousin, Isabel Allende, is a novelist living in California. Her first novel is The House of Spirits. I believe this is a fictionalization of the coup that destroyed her family, home and country, and she has wisdom for us.

This first quote is of Miguel the revolutionary lover of Alba the granddaughter of conservative Senator Trueba. Alba is so excited because the left won the election and their man is to be president--
”We’ve won, but now we’ll have to defend our victory,” Miguel to Alba.

Meanwhile at the headquarters of the Conservative Senator Trueba:
”It’s one thing to win an election and quite another to be President,” Senator Trueba said mysteriously to his weary co-religionists.

The shock of losing the election did paralyze the Conservatives for long. Used to working in secret even while they had long held power they mapped out their plans and so:
Following the election the senator
headed to a country house on the outskirts of the city, where a secret lunch was held. There he met with other politicians, a group of military men, and gringos sent by their intelligence service to map a strategy for bringing down the new government: economic destabilization, as they called their sabotage.

Back to the victors:
While the people were celebrating their victory, letting their hair and beards grow, addressing each other as ‘compănero,’ rescuing forgotten folklore and native crafts, and exercising their new power in lengthy meetings where everyone spoke at once and never agreed on anything, the right was carrying out a series o strategic actions designed to tear the economy to shreds and discredit the government. The controlled the influential mass media and possessed nearly limitless financial resources, as well as the support of the gringos, who had allocated secret funds for the program of sabotage. Within a few months the results could be seen. For the first time in their lives, people had enough money to cover their basic needs and to buy a few things they always wanted, but now they were unable to do so because the stores were nearly empty.

This story ends as it did in Chile. The economic destabilization did not bring down the government and so the Conservatives let the military do their thing. One problem is the military refused to let the Conservatives rule again. The armed forces suppressed the right as well as the left.

I’m not saying that this is where our country is headed but we need to be vigilant. I’ve been reading posts of people discontented with our present government. Suck it up! To quote the Rolling Stones- “You can’t always get what you want but if you try with the help of your friends you get what you need.” (or something like that).

We are in danger of growing hair and beards and never agreeing on anything while the enemy cooks up their plans to destroy us.
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There are Texans and then there are the real Texans like Susan DuQuesnay Bankston of Richmond, Texas in the district that was formerly Tommy the bug man Delay's.

February 7 - You know, if Nancy Pelosi had said something like this, they'd be trying her for treason or drop her buck nakkid into Mississippi with "I Support Equal Rights" tattooed on her butt.

Pete Session is just another creepy Texas Republican in a long string of very creepy Texas Republicans. And his new heroes? The Taliban, of course.

When pressed to clarify, Sessions said he was not comparing the House Republican caucus to the Taliban, the Muslim fundamentalist group.

"I simply said one can see that there's a model out there for insurgency," Sessions said before being interrupted by an aide. The staffer said Sessions was trying to convey that the Republicans need to start thinking about how to act strategically from their perch in the minority.

Honey, you the difference between the Taliban and Texas Republicans? One is opposed to science, equal rights for women, religious freedom, peaceful resolution of disagreements, and democracy. The other is the Taliban.
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