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Trueblue Texan

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Cornyn and Cruz

Apparently the call volume is just too high to get through. You'd better be serious and PATIENT if you want to get through because you're gonna have to go around the mulberry bush of button pushing to get through to them by phone and then you'll only be able to leave a message. I advise calling, emailing, faxing and then doing it all again, every chance you get. What an embarrassment those two are.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Mon Jan 14, 2019, 11:35 AM (1 replies)

Okay. So Happy New Year. And walk your path...

..but do you have to sit next to me and tell me about it?

I'm only writing this because it's a safe place here. I live in the Bryan-College Station area in Texas. Super conservative, right? And super Christian. So I'm part of a dance community here. A very nice group of people. I don't know their politics, but chances are...well it's a conservative community so I'd assume most are pretty conservative, but I don't ask.

So one of the local studios had a New Year's Party...a studio that at least 50% of the dance community is active in. Nice party...So somehow, it turns out that I'm sitting next to Billy Graham. He admitted he isn't much of a reader but he'd read some book that opened his eyes about the Lord. Oh Lord. I'm an Atheist, ok? But I respect everybody's path. (And Jezusss Fuckin' Christ, the man read a BOOK!) I was once a Christian and I had to go down a similar path as he is on to get where I am today, so I'm tolerant. I listen. I try to say the right things to let him know his path is important because it's his pursuit of truth. I don't commit to being Atheist to him because I just really don't want to discuss it with him. I know who I am, what I am, and why I am what I am and don't expect anyone else to understand and don't really have the energy or the patience to explain it to him. I managed to survive the conversation long enough to be completely captivated by a song that I just HAD to dance to. He went on to witness to someone else.

Then later in the evening, I was telling a fellow dancer how much she and her husband seemed to have progressed in their dancing and she began "witnessing" to me that she had to learn to "let go" and let her husband lead, and had also learned that the same concept of letting go and letting God take the lead in her life was a new discovery that was working for her.

Oh my.

If only they knew they were speaking to an Atheist. But I'm a tolerant Atheist, as I suspect most are. But Geeze. On New Year's Eve? Where is your decadence, people? You're not preaching to the fucking choir, you're preaching to an Atheist who thinks you're a baby in consciousness! GROW!!! PLEASE! You are old enough! Think about all this shit a LOT more! Seek the TRUTH and it will set you FREE! It did me. But I didn't say any of this stuff because...well, what for? They are where they are... and it's meaningful to them. But I wish they wouldn't tell me this shit.

Thanks DUers for being this safe space for me to vent this. And happy New Year to you all too.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Tue Jan 1, 2019, 02:31 AM (6 replies)

Anyone else notice the resemblance...

...between Eric Trump and Gary Bussey? hmmmmmm....
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Tue Dec 11, 2018, 08:47 PM (2 replies)

Holiday gift giving idea for your right-wing family members!

Donate to worthy organizations in their right-wing names; great Progressive organizations like the ACLU, Lawrence O'Donnell's KIND fund, Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Clinton Foundation, Emily's List, etc....

Tons of worthy gift giving ideas out there! Show the LOVE! And Merry Holidays!
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:55 AM (2 replies)

Time for Kavanaugh's accusers to file a criminal complaint...

If the statute of limitations does not apply for sex crimes in Maryland, I think it's time to move on making it official. Let those mfers approve a sex offender to the SCOTUS. We'll get to see a SC justice impeached. November is coming motherfuckers.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Fri Sep 28, 2018, 09:41 AM (5 replies)

Am I paranoid?

Is it just me, or are there others who are noticing an increased number of Russians in their circle of contacts? Is it just that thing where you start noticing those things your attention has been alerted to? Or are there really more Russians around? I hate to sound like Iím a bigot, but I really am noticing this. I donít notice more Italians than before. Or Brits. Or Germans, Irish, or Chinese. But suddenly there are more Russians. Anyone else notice this?
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Thu Sep 20, 2018, 09:07 PM (8 replies)

Beto could actually beat Cruz...

Never thought I'd see this kind of response to a Democratic candidate in this deep red part of the state https://www.theeagle.com/news/local/hundreds-turn-out-for-beto-o-rourke-s-town-hall/article_2a46d8b5-60b6-5e18-a34f-132b01430c83.html Beto filled the VFW hall! Wow! I'm amazed! That was last Saturday so the following Friday Trump announces he wants to come to Texas to stump for Cruz. Worried a little Trumpsters? ehehheheh
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Sat Sep 1, 2018, 08:01 AM (6 replies)

I hope Avenatti doesn't make a run...

Does he know how embarrassing that will be to all of us with sense? He may be qualified to stir the roaches out of the woodwork but he is not qualified for the presidency. Nor is Trump, but we don't need another unqualified person in there. We are trying to save our Democracy! How much more can this nation take?
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Thu Aug 16, 2018, 07:07 AM (12 replies)

Putin is laughing his ass off...

If Democracy fails, as the extreme right seems committed to, and Putin's puppet government stands and expands, the extreme right will reap what they've sowed: Freedoms will be gone, justice will be gone, institutionalized theft and racism will reign. But the real kicker is that Putin SUPPORTS abortion rights! Ha! They STILL won't be able to ban abortion. The fools. Talk about throwing the baby out with the bath water.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:57 AM (0 replies)

We should send Russian flags to Senators who support Trump picking a SCOTUS now

We should tell the senators who are willing to consider any of Trumpís picks while he is under investigation for conspiring with Russia to commit election fraud that they should also just go ahead and bring a bill to the floor to swap out all the US flags for Russian flags in the federal buildings. At least there will some form of honesty coming out of the leadership in Washington. Send bouquets of Russian flags to their offices. Every Republican in the Senate should get a nice fat bouquet of Russian flags delivered to their offices with plenty of press around to record the excitement.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Thu Jul 5, 2018, 09:56 PM (10 replies)
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