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Tue Aug 29, 2017, 01:21 PM

Lyin' Ted and Cardboard Cornyn ain't real Texans. They don't neighbor.

An open letter to our two Texas Senators because you donít neighbor:

We couldn't help but notice your hurry and worry about the pending damage and destruction that was headed our way when Hurricane Harvey announced his intention to illegally cross into Texas. Your letter to the President on August 25 was an urgent cry for help to aid our fellow Texans in a time of crisis. On behalf of the Governor, you wrote:

ďGiven the potential catastrophic impact that the Hurricane may have on Texas communities, we strongly support this request and urge you to provide any and all emergency protective measures available by a major disaster declaration.Ē

And what a crisis this Harvey has become! Harvey, birthed in the warm dry air above the Western Sahara, was captured and ferried across the Atlantic to be sold and delivered to the Caribbean. But Harvey had other ideas and he escaped. Ultimately, he decided to head north to the land of the free. A more unwelcome alien than this Harvey is hard to fathom. Except perhaps, if you can remember, those who survived a storm called Sandy back in 2012. Iím fairly certain those folks in New Jersey and New York have a pretty good idea of what it feels like to be in Houston or many other places in Texas right about now.

Iím sure youíre both hoping not too many of us will remember your cavalier approach to the suffering of your fellow citizens way back in 2012. In fact, you count on people not remembering what you do, on so many levels. For those of us who havenít forgotten, you know that you cannot count on our support come election time. Itís the people who have forgotten that you must count on. As for those who donít care, you can always count on the support of the uncaring. Itís your stock in trade.

Problem is, thatís not how real Texans are brought up. You see, when folks down the road need help, we believe that helping them is the most important thing. We donít need to be told, itís something we fundamentally understand by about the age of 4 or 5. Same holds true with our fellow Americans. When the good people in New Jersey are suffering, we think itís best to do all we can to help out.

But not you two. You saw Sandy as another opportunity to stick a finger in the eye of the Obama presidency. Youíll place politics above helping people whenever it suits you. And when you need the help, well you ask for it just like the rest of us do, and hope that we wonít treat you the way you treat others. Kinda the opposite of the Golden Rule ifín you ask me?

Out in far west Texas weíve got a term we use for people like Senators Ted and John Ė they donít neighbor! See neighbors take care of each other and lend a helping hand to folks when they need it. Not Ted. Not John. When NJ and NY and others were drowning under the Sandy floods, these two clowns cried about the money Obama was going to spend on helping people. They asked for equal cuts in other parts of the budget to offset FEMA spending. Why in the hell would they do this? Because Ted Cruz and John Cornyn donít neighbor, thatís why.

Shame on people who donít neighbor. Shame on both of our Senators. And shame on those who donít care about others. And the thing of it is, even if you wonít help us, we will help you when you need it. Because thatís how weíre raised in Texas and thatís how you neighbor.

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Reply Lyin' Ted and Cardboard Cornyn ain't real Texans. They don't neighbor. (Original post)
shadowmayor Aug 2017 OP
stopbush Aug 2017 #1
LanternWaste Aug 2017 #4
raccoon Aug 2017 #2
Honeycombe8 Aug 2017 #3
mdbl Aug 2017 #5
The_REAL_Ecumenist Aug 2017 #7
Vogon_Glory Aug 2017 #8
mdbl Aug 2017 #12
BigmanPigman Aug 2017 #6
raven mad Aug 2017 #9
arthritisR_US Aug 2017 #10
Skittles Aug 2017 #11
mdbl Aug 2017 #13

Response to shadowmayor (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 01:29 PM

1. Right, like all those Christians who aren't "real Xians."

I assure you, they are real Xians, and they are real Texans.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 02:51 PM

4. Many people pretend the only requisite to being a Texan is saying as much.

Many irrational people pretend the only requisite to being a Texan is saying as much; an even more biased mind, lacking both obvious and relevant knowledge, pretends that of religions, as well...

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Response to shadowmayor (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 01:53 PM

2. I hope the congresscritters of the Sandy-affected area give 'em hell. nt

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Response to shadowmayor (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 02:43 PM

3. "Shame." That word isn't used enough these days. These 2 Senators have brought SHAME on TX. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 02:58 PM

5. yet they keep voting them into office.

go figure.

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Response to mdbl (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:32 PM

7. The insane & extreme gerrymandering explains...

ALOT! They've drawn voteproof districts...

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Response to The_REAL_Ecumenist (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 06:38 PM

8. Gerrymandering works fine for congressional districts BUT

US Senatorial and Gubernatorial races are STATEWIDE races STATEWIDE races CAN'T begerrymandered. Angry Texas Democratic voters might not be able to pick off enough Rethugly congress critters, but enough of us at the polls can fire Ted "Calgary Kid" Cruz's right-wing backside.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 05:07 AM

12. Agreed.

As far as gerrymandering, that doesn't explain the apathy from voters who don't show up. Gerrymandering only works with a lazy electorate.

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Response to shadowmayor (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 02:58 PM

6. The only thing they love is their bank account.

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Response to shadowmayor (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 03:17 AM

9. Terrific post - K&R, and bookmarked.

We neighbor a lot in Interior Alaska; we wouldn't welcome Cruz or Cornyn.

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Response to shadowmayor (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 03:32 AM

10. Great post but it bloody well should be in the MSM!

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Response to shadowmayor (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 04:50 AM

11. may I add, fuck Governor Abbott too

he is a lying piece of shit

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Response to Skittles (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 05:08 AM

13. Well he's a repuglican isn't he?

what else would you expect?

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