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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:20 PM

Watching The Dust Bowl Part 2... WHY... Do/Did Those States Now Vote Against Their Own Interests ???

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Reply Watching The Dust Bowl Part 2... WHY... Do/Did Those States Now Vote Against Their Own Interests ??? (Original post)
WillyT Nov 2012 OP
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #1
EC Nov 2012 #2
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #5
Drunken Irishman Nov 2012 #3
WillyT Nov 2012 #4
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #6
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #9
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #7
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #8

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:23 PM

1. Cause they got Jesus and he says vote GOP. He says screw the working person, because the...

... rich need their tax cuts.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:23 PM

2. Same reason they over planted the land

and turned it into the dust bowl. Same reason they fell for tent revivalists and now TV evangelist. They fall for scams easily.

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Response to EC (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:48 PM

5. Are you from the area?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:24 PM

3. A lot of 'em voted against their self interests an election after the Dust Bowl...

Oklahoma stayed Democratic, but Kansas and Colorado went Republican in 1940, even though FDR won almost 450 electoral votes and carried both states four years prior.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:37 PM

4. I Know... But These Guys Were Sending There Sons To Live With Uncles...

And MAYBE taking their daughters to California...

I CANNOT Imagine.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:24 AM

6. They consider themselves independant,

 

until the very day they need somebody. Before Katrina, the gulf states didn't need any government intervention. Then they did and gladly.

Then came the BP oil spill and these same gulf states needed government to help them because this big foreign oil corporation was killing off their livelihoods and ecosystem.

But now, again, they are currently satisfied and worshipping rethugs wanting to downsize government and make it smaller. They don't want any government help....right now. They don't want no government highways or money for schools or clean water standards or healthcare or housing for seniors or food for poor people. They don't want no clean air to breathe. Just give us a chaw of tobacco and a place to spit.

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Response to Jack Sprat (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:55 AM

9. As usual, Ken Burns did an excellent job of depicting an important historical time. But, I found it

the least enjoyable. It was so depressing, both because of the suffering of the people, the environmental disaster, and because of the political implications.

Many of the descendants of the people who benefited immeasurably much from the government programs discussed in this documentary--in fact, some who may not have existed themselves, whose ancestors might have died without the government programs--are anti-government RWers now.

It is so disheartening, maddening really, to see that people can be so selfish, so hypocritical, so illogical even in the face of such overwhelming evidence that their way of thinking is flawed.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:02 AM

7. In Texas we have the "rule of capture"

You can pump as much water as you want. The larger the pump, the more water you have. That is what's happening on the Olgalalla. A few years ago, T Boone Pickens bought a bunch of land on the Olgalalla instead of oil, he drilled water and started his own water company. His intention is to sell it.

In other words, in their eyes, the less rules and regulations, the more water.

It probably doesn't make sense, but that's how they see it.


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:18 AM

8. The answer is embedded

Religion.

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