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Trueblue Texan

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After listening to Cohen...

I've decided on something I could never quite be certain of: Donald Trump is not stupid. He is merely lazy and undisciplined in his thinking and intellectual development. He manages to be pretty shrewd about things when he wants to be, like ripping people off, shirking responsibility and bullying his way through life. But he wasn't born a moron. We all have potential to develop in any direction. Too bad he took a decent brain and developed only his criminal potential. And he was lazy even about that. But Putin sure knew who to peg to carry out his plan, didn't he? So when the whole truth comes out, I won't be wondering if he was just a patsy to Putin's master plan. He was a WILLING tool to gain as much advantage and power for himself as he could. Let him pay the full price for making that decision about his life. When Cummings says this may make Donald Trump a better person, I absolutely disagree. But it will make him a less destructive person.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Thu Feb 28, 2019, 08:43 AM (8 replies)

I just subscribed to the Washington Post

I don't care why Bezos owns it and I don't care how evil he is. I am responding to the courage it took to stand up to blackmail.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:55 AM (10 replies)

"The ground is shaking..." but don't lose faith.

Rachel just said that based on the Republicans that crossed the aisle to vote on delaying the removal of sanctions on Deripaska. I cant remember her argument exactly, but she basically drove home in my own mind what Ive been pulling my hair out about for 2 years.

Arent you all asking yourselves what the hell took the press so long to come around? What took them so long to open their eyes and see what was staring them right in the face, that Trump is a Russian agent? Youd think they just discovered water is wet. But maybe many of them are authentically shocked. Maybe they were authentically blinded. Maybe it truly was unthinkable for them.

And maybe thats been the case for enough Republicans in Congress that once they finally look at those items hiding in plain sight, there is still a chance enough of them will do the right thing and save this democracy! Dare we hope? What else can we do?

Heres another thing that gives me hope. I was visiting an old, OLD Trump supporter the other day. He was old enough that youd never try to change his mind. Not only that, he was a rabid Republican and bragged that hed been one his whole life. I would never try to talk him out of his political views. But he just raged and raged about the Republican Party. What? Yes. I thought hed be outraged at all the evidence about Russian, etc. But no. He was pissed, OUTRAGED that his party had done nothing to jail Hillary Clinton. It occurred to me later that this might be the strategy that many Trump supporters will take to abandon Trump. They are so entrenched in their Republican loyalty, they cant admit to abandoning Trump because hes a Russian agent. Nooooo, that would mean they were wrong about him and worse! HILARY was right! God FORBID! No, better to reject him because hed abandoned the campaign promise most valued: LOCK HER UP! They know hes a Russian agent, or will soon start to see the evidence, even if it makes them mad. So theyll find some other reason to abandon him....as long as they themselves are not compromised by the Russians.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Tue Jan 15, 2019, 10:41 PM (8 replies)

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, 12:35 PM (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, 03:31 AM (6 replies)

Anyone else notice the resemblance...

...between Eric Trump and Gary Bussey? hmmmmmm....
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:47 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, 08:55 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, 10:41 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 Im a bigot, but I really am noticing this. I dont 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, 10:07 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, 09:01 AM (6 replies)
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