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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:20 PM

There are some Texans who make me proud to be one.

Texas isn't only the Bushes and Tom DeLay. Sometimes we have gotten it right.



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Response to mykpart (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:22 PM

1. bigotry and rw does not only reside in texas. it is across the nation.

not a texan, but the do get a bum wrap sometimes. i tell my texans, it is in the arrogance, lol. i know lots of good texans.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:45 PM

8. there are good people everywhere. remember that. :D

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Response to mykpart (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:22 PM

2. She's a keeper!

(And a national icon!)

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Response to mykpart (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:38 PM

3. I voted for her in my first election.

She was so great!

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Response to mykpart (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:54 PM

4. She gave the Commencement address when I graduated...

from the University of Texas. I've always admired her. What a brave, smart woman.

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Response to mykpart (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:58 PM

5. Gone too soon.

Only 59 when she passed away.

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Response to mykpart (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:05 PM

6. She was utterly masterful. More gravitas in her fingernail clippings than most

of the self-inflated have in the entire bodies they'd have lived in, if they lived several lifetimes.

What a magnificent woman. When it was her turn to speak, you could hear a microbe drop in the room. And she didn't speak. She was an orator. And Freakin' BRILLIANT. All you could do was watch and listen, and then mutter "magnificent" to yourself under your breath.

In other respects and for different (and equally magnificent) reasons, I'd also include Ann Richards and Molly Ivins.

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Response to calimary (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 04:16 AM

13. Yes was all that you say. I miss her.

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Response to mykpart (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:18 PM

7. As a black female Texan

She is one of my heroes

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Response to mykpart (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:45 PM

9. I must remember there are many good people in Texas and we’ve got to support them.

Actually I just love listening to a tough Texan no bullshit progressive. They grab my attention fast!

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Response to mykpart (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:55 PM

10. Molly Ivins, and Ann and Cecile Richards as well

Although Molly Ivins wasn't actually born in Texas.

It seems like women from Texas that escape the over the top southern belle hardcore conservative tend to be pretty smart and driven. Probably because it can be so hard to make it as a woman in that environment.

Like you said, not everybody who is from or lives in Texas is Republican and the state, especially the cities are pushing to turn the state blue at least at the presidential level in the relatively near future.

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Response to mythology (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:28 PM

11. But Molly raised in Houston and went to school here - so she was basically a Texan :) n/t

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Response to mykpart (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:30 PM

12. Two rising star Texans to keep an eye on: Julian Castro and his twin brother Joaquín Castro n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 04:18 AM

14. I want to see one of them as Governor. I talk to people down there about the twins.

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Response to mykpart (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:28 AM

15. She was AWESOME!

I've lived in the area for most of my life and even my conservative friends have a great deal of respect for her.

Sadly, her district has not been well served since then. Mickey was OK, but not even close to her league. Craig was nothing short of an embarrassing disaster. Sheila is embarrassing, but not nearly as disastrous. She usually gets the right thing done in the end, but comparing her to Barbara Jordan makes we want to cry.

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