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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:10 AM

Another example of the old standards dying out...

The Symbol of the State Fair of Texas, "Big Tex", (a large inflated cowboy) caught fire on Friday and is no more.

I believe it was 60 years ago that he was permanently placed there at the entrance.

I guess it was in the stars.

I like to think it also means, that a red state might be changing to at least purple.

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Reply Another example of the old standards dying out... (Original post)
kimmerspixelated Oct 2012 OP
valerief Oct 2012 #1
Saokymo Oct 2012 #2
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #3
Kookaburra Oct 2012 #4
Saokymo Oct 2012 #5
Kookaburra Oct 2012 #6
Saokymo Oct 2012 #7
kimmerspixelated Oct 2012 #8
kimmerspixelated Oct 2012 #9
southerncrone Oct 2012 #10
Ricochet21 Oct 2012 #11

Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:17 AM

1. Or the red may be changing from Republican to Chinese. nt

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:07 AM

2. As someone living in Dallas

I really feel that Big Tex's self-immolation is an omen of change. It's simply time.

Texas is already purple. Don't let the media polls fool you. It has been since the last Presidential election cycle for damn sure, if not longer. The Republicans think they have this state sewn up thanks to all their gerrymandering and voter suppression efforts, but they keep forgetting one key detail.

Texans are as fickle as the weather, and we don't say anything about it until after the change has happened.

I may have been young when it happened, but I do remember when this state flipped from solid Democratic through Governor Ann Landers to solid red through Baby Bush. It really wasn't all that long ago; mid-90's or so. When we change, we change hard and fast.

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Response to Saokymo (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 10:23 AM

3. *like* your assessment



I lived in Dallas for many years and agree.

Thanks for the post, Kimmers!



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Response to Saokymo (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:24 PM

4. Do you mean Governor Ann Richards?

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Response to Kookaburra (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:03 PM

5. Yes, pardon the mistake

I've been having trouble keeping names straight lately.

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Response to Saokymo (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:36 PM

6. I wasn't trying to be a smart ass

It just made me laugh seeing Ann Landers.

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Response to Kookaburra (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:26 PM

7. At least I got the first name right! :) n/t

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Response to Saokymo (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:31 PM

8. Yes, very true.

I happen to live in an area that is largely reddened(blushing..haha) and yet I have seen more Obama signs than RR. I see progress, and I feel that if Virginia can do it( when nobody thought they would) than so can Tejas!

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:35 PM

9. ANN RICHARDS!

I was out of state during those years, but what a great lady! I always wanted her to run for president! Remember that Doritos commercial involving the Cowboys, and she said "...they always won when she was in office!" (at that time Bush was gov.)?

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:08 AM

10. When I heard this in the news, I thought the same thing!

Good-bye, old structures!

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 05:07 PM

11. almost guaranteed

58 years
2 cycles of Saturn

good riddance

time for "specialness" to die

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