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The crowd at the Texas Capitol (pics) Sen Davis speaking (Transcript)

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https://twitter.com/EdEspinoza


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Overflow crowd stretches to Congress Avenue.

Greg Mitchell
See photo of plane flying "Stand With Wendy" banner buzzing protest rally in Austin today.
http://gregmitchellwriter.blogspot.com/2013/07/something-in-air.html
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hX18057pVTM/UdG87brqMBI/AAAAAAAAJ48/RbGVjlUtUqA/s1024/wendy+plane.jpeg

Leticia Van De Putte
https://twitter.com/leticiavdp
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Rally being shown
http://www.thenation.com/blog/175055/watch-live-pro-choice-rally-greets-second-special-session-texas#
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-hundreds-rally-against-abortion-restrictions-outside-texas-state-house/
Law and order star Stephanie March (Bobby Flay's wife) was AWESOME!


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https://twitter.com/shefalil/status/351764148008390657/photo/1


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https://twitter.com/shefalil/status/351764932494258176/photo/1


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Great to be here today -- with a couple thousand of our closest friends.
https://twitter.com/CecileRichards/status/351753784575291392/photo/1


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The crowd roars as Senator Wendy Davis takes the stage
https://twitter.com/thinkprogress/status/351765716229316608/photo/1
Now singing and playing the song RESPECT


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The crowd via @TexasTribune
https://twitter.com/WholeWomans/status/351767
:medium645370064897/photo/1
https://twitter.com/search?q=stephanie%20march&src=typd

A Lot more pics here
http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/look-thousands-of-texans-rally-to-support-abortion-rights-and-wendy-davis/news/2013/07/01/70307









Transcript - Sen. Wendy Davis Remarks at Stand With Texas Women Rally -

http://progresstexas.org/blog/transcript-sen-wendy-davis-remarks-stand-texas-women-rally




Cecile Richards tweet
UPDATE: #HB2 hearing has been moved to 3:30 tomorrow. #standwithTXwomen
https://twitter.com/CecileRichards

TRANSCRIPT OF SPEECH BY ILYSE HOGUE AT "STAND WITH TEXAS WOMEN" RALLY, AUSTIN, TX, JULY 1, 2013
http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/media/press-releases/2013/pr07012013_rally.html#.UdHwV4LArBI.twitter


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Reply The crowd at the Texas Capitol (pics) Sen Davis speaking (Transcript) (Original post)
cal04 Jul 2013 OP
Mr. David Jul 2013 #1
Skittles Jul 2013 #10
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #2
sinkingfeeling Jul 2013 #3
nykym Jul 2013 #6
Triana Jul 2013 #9
Bandit Jul 2013 #15
Triana Jul 2013 #20
Bandit Jul 2013 #23
Triana Jul 2013 #26
Bandit Jul 2013 #28
NJCher Jul 2013 #33
Left Coast2020 Jul 2013 #60
obama2terms Jul 2013 #36
NoPasaran Jul 2013 #39
GTurck Jul 2013 #35
tex-wyo-dem Jul 2013 #45
GTurck Jul 2013 #49
azureblue Jul 2013 #27
Dawson Leery Jul 2013 #4
Coyotl Jul 2013 #5
ZRT2209 Jul 2013 #13
sonias Jul 2013 #42
okaawhatever Jul 2013 #7
TRoN33 Jul 2013 #8
ZRT2209 Jul 2013 #12
KamaAina Jul 2013 #17
riqster Jul 2013 #41
ZRT2209 Jul 2013 #43
riqster Jul 2013 #50
ZRT2209 Jul 2013 #11
ZRT2209 Jul 2013 #14
SaveAmerica Jul 2013 #25
freshwest Jul 2013 #47
catbyte Jul 2013 #52
freshwest Jul 2013 #57
catbyte Jul 2013 #58
Coyotl Jul 2013 #16
freshwest Jul 2013 #48
cal04 Jul 2013 #53
CrispyQ Jul 2013 #55
yesphan Jul 2013 #18
Gothmog Jul 2013 #29
yesphan Jul 2013 #19
tammywammy Jul 2013 #21
Gothmog Jul 2013 #30
tammywammy Jul 2013 #32
CrispyQ Jul 2013 #54
rateyes Jul 2013 #22
mountain grammy Jul 2013 #24
malaise Jul 2013 #31
NJCher Jul 2013 #34
Lone_Star_Dem Jul 2013 #37
sheshe2 Jul 2013 #38
Cha Jul 2013 #40
TexasTowelie Jul 2013 #46
blkmusclmachine Jul 2013 #44
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idwiyo Jul 2013 #56
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SunSeeker Jul 2013 #61

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 01:56 PM

1. How many anti-choicers showed up on Perry's behest?

 

5? 10? 15? 20?

Give me a number so I can laugh at them.

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Response to Mr. David (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:59 PM

10. it is anti-choice, not anti-abortionist

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:01 PM

2. Drawing on my inner Republican...(yes I expect Drewhurst and Perry to go there)

 

"That's a mob using Occupy tactics."

Otherwise, "that is what democracy looks like."

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:04 PM

3. That's not a crowd according to Perry Good-hair. It's a 'mob'.

...Perry said it depends: "The question is are you going to let a small group of people take over the process, an unruly mob, to keep from democracy from occurring."

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/01/perry-blames-abortion-rights-activists-for-absolute-anarchy/?hpt=hp_t2

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:20 PM

6. Guess he is refering

to the Repubs in the legislature.

"The question is are you going to let a small group of people take over the process, an unruly mob, to keep from democracy from occurring."

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:32 PM

9. No, women and those who love them are not going to let Perry subvert Democracy

 

He really ought to stop projecting. The unruly mob is HIM and his American Taliban friends - not those they're railroading over top of to pass dangerous legislation the majority of Texans don't want.

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Response to Triana (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:13 PM

15. Except he and they were elected to office

As long as the majority of the people in Texas keep electing those people Texas will get this stuff handed to them...

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Response to Bandit (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:26 PM

20. But they're there to do the will of the people, not their own will (or Koch's or ALEC's)

 

that's where the alleged "Democracy" plot is lost. They're trying to ram legislation through that the majority of Texans don't want. Same shit as in DC where the gun lobby, Goldman-Sachs, Koch bros, et al run everything. Like with Grover Norquist, no one elected THEM - yet they get full representation and 'we the people' get none, even while our tax dollars pay Congress's salaries.

Democracy falling apart.

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Response to Triana (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:42 PM

23. If the majority did not want those people there to do those things they would vote them out

There is a large portion of the population that is opposed to what the Republicans are about, but it is a minority and until it becomes a majority of the people Texas will just have to accept what ever Republicans dish out to them...

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Response to Bandit (Reply #23)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:44 PM

26. Not necessarily. Scott Walker ran for Gov never mentioning union busting

 

Then when he got in there, he turned HARD right and started it. Bait & switch. They do what their corprat and religious owners want often stampeding right over the will of the people they're supposed to be representing.

EDIT:

But I agree that the TX people MUST vote them out of office if they truly want to stop this crap.

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Response to Triana (Reply #26)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:48 PM

28. Yes but if you remember the MAJORITY voted to keep him in office after he did everything you say.

The Majority wants this shit to happen...You need to come to grips with that simple fact...

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Response to Bandit (Reply #28)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:11 PM

33. not so sure

I think a lot of these people like Perry are re-elected simply because so many people pay no attention to what's going on.

It's honestly very scary. I have had first-hand experience with it as a person going door-to-door pushing certain environmentalist or other types of political agendas. The average American has no clue, just none at all.

As a former advertising exec, I see it as "top-of-mind" awareness. They vote for what's familiar.


Cher

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Response to Bandit (Reply #28)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:52 AM

60. I'm praying for a miricle to happen

If Wendy wins, it will be the biggest political win ever. It has the potential to, I believe. And if her support network gets bigger, polls will start putting her 8-10 points over Mr. Hair-Doo. Expect Clinton, and maybe some other big name political person to start campaigning for her. Hope a majority of the state can get behind Wendy. She can do it, but with our help.

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Response to Triana (Reply #26)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:49 PM

36. That's the thing with GOPers running for office

A lot of them act like moderates while on the campaign trail, but once they are elected BOOM! they go wayyy to the right. I have a cousin that considered voting for Romney, but because he flipped flopped so much my cousin thought he would pretty much pull a Scott Walker and decided to vote for Obama.

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Response to obama2terms (Reply #36)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 06:33 PM

39. Maybe in some states GOPers act like moderates on the campaign trail

But not in Texas. They like their meat red, raw and bloody. The most you can hope for is that once elected they won't be quite as crazy as they promised to be. . . a hope that is realized less and less frequently.

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Response to Bandit (Reply #23)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:14 PM

35. Perry was.....

elected by only 12% of eligible voters but they were the majority that voted. Texas has a terrible record of getting people excited about voting and finding candidates to be really excited about. Wendy Davis is one of the few that may make that go away.

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Response to GTurck (Reply #35)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 12:42 AM

45. yep...you're absolutely right, and the DNC has not helped...

In this regard. In many cases, the Dems don't see any point in supporting Democratic candidates in Texas, because they think the odds of beating the rethug is low probability. Instead they throw the money at other races in other parts of the country that they feel they have a better chance.

I understand this strategy, but at the same time I think they were really making some headway with Dean's 50 state strategy.

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Response to tex-wyo-dem (Reply #45)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 05:36 AM

49. Yes, but.....

Jeremy Bird has organized "Battleground Texas" with the aim of making the GOP work to keep their power here. The National Democratic Party finally understood that every state has to be a priority.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:47 PM

27. Somebdu should remind good hair

of French history. As in the Women's March on Versailles

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:06 PM

4. Davis/Castro 2014!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:07 PM

5. I asked you to play Doctor, not to doctor public records.

 



Many Texas Rally Photo Galleries HERE:

***** Stand with Texas Women - Rally at Texas Capitol = LiveBlog *****
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023139797

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:10 PM

13. ha!

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 10:36 PM

42. I love that meme!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:24 PM

7. Stephanie March's grandmother opened the planned parenthood clinic in her texas hometown in 1938!!nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:32 PM

8. An instant star in making...

 

for all of the Americans who desire to be equal to each other. Wendy Davis' rising to prominence sure proven herself that she can deal with the Republican-heavy weight in the Texas' conservative consortium.

I spoke with some of my friends who are Democrats, we all already agreed, we would rather to have Wendy Davis over Hillary Clinton for 2016 Presidential election. If she runs, its guaranteed Texas and Florida will go blue for her which will rise her electoral votes enough to win it all.

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Response to TRoN33 (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:09 PM

12. she may be running against Ted Carnival Cruz

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Response to ZRT2209 (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:20 PM

17. "Carnival Cruz" FTW!

 

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Response to ZRT2209 (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 10:20 PM

41. Best. Name. Ever. nt

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Response to riqster (Reply #41)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 11:46 PM

43. full of shit and going nowhere fast

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Response to ZRT2209 (Reply #43)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 06:02 AM

50. And hopefully sinking

...poll numbers.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:08 PM

11. I salute them all!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:10 PM

14. they rage at even the slightest regulation of guns, but women's vaginas - they're all over it!

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Response to ZRT2209 (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:42 PM

25. Maybe we should fight for the right to keep an AK47 atwixt our legs?

Stay out Gubmint. It's my 2nd amendment right to protect my business.

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Response to ZRT2209 (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 01:25 AM

47. Well, guns being a phallic symbol to some and vahjayjay's trying to get away... You do the math.

Main reason GOP men want to abolish birth control and abortion is not getting a second chance to reproduce more little Repugnants...

I mean, take a look at these fine specimens of manhood. Uh, huh. Just sayin'












And they still think they have great pickup lines... NOT:





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Response to freshwest (Reply #47)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:34 AM

52. MY EYES, MY EYES!

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Response to catbyte (Reply #52)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 12:37 PM

57. Sorry about that! But I'm always looking for the answer. Think I found it?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #57)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:09 PM

58. LOL

Ick ick ick! Especially Ichabod Bagger, Jr. & Mr. Cigar (sometimes a cigar is NOT just a cigar)

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:15 PM

16. Another Photo Gallery

 

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 01:31 AM

48. Really like this dude there. Thanks for bringing us the pix. Coyotl!

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BTW:

Did any of the Freedom and Liberty, Don't Tread On Me, Proud Patriots come defend women's rights under the 4th Amendment?

Or are they still hiding in the backroom at Animal Farm?




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Response to Coyotl (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 10:24 AM

53. Thank you Coyotl

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 11:26 AM

55. Love the umbrella!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:24 PM

18. Faux will be

reporting that a few dozen were in attendance.

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Response to yesphan (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:58 PM

29. If this was a Glenn Beck rally, Faux would be estimating the crowd at several billion people

This was a good crowd for a hot day in Texas in July

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:25 PM

19. K and R !

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:26 PM

21. I wish I could get one of those shirts.

I couldn't make it to Austin today, and the rally tomorrow evening in Ft Worth (NARAL) is while I'm at school and I can't miss class.

I'm there in spirit!

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:01 PM

30. You can order a shirt on line

There is a link in this article where you can order a shirt http://juanitajean.com/2013/06/28/okay-heres-the-deal-sparky/

Here is the link. https://squareup.com/market/bumperactive-dot-com I am getting these shirts for my daughters

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #30)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:05 PM

32. Sweet!!!

Thank you so much for the link!!!

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #30)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 11:25 AM

54. Love this!



Yes, I am going. I will (un)blog from there but you damn well better appreciate it because posting from a cell phone is like nailing jello to the wall.



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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:32 PM

22. I am

in love!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:42 PM

24. A thousand women in Austin backed by millions of women in America.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:03 PM

31. Stand with Texas Women

Rec

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:14 PM

34. this is mind-boggling

I had no idea so many showed up to express their support for women.

Wow, there may be some hope yet.


Cher

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 05:51 PM

37. The next step is to vote them out!

Remember Texans, Perry only won with 55% of the vote. He's beatable. And we have support from the Democratic Party now. Battleground Texas! It's what's striking fear in the hearts of seated Republicans all across Texas.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 06:19 PM

38. This is Texas turning Blue!!!

Stand for Women~ Stand for Texas


But right now, our state is in trouble. Every single statewide office is held hostage by the kind of politician who cares more about their own future than that of their fellow Texans. So, it’s far too rare that young Texans realize their biggest dreams.

For the last decade, we have watched the politicians in power embarrass Texas and diminish our dreams on an almost daily basis. They have long forgotten what real Texans want or need, forgotten that lots of folks don’t agree with them on so many issues:

They’ve forgotten their duty to represent all of us - folks who work hard every day,

They’ve forgotten the people whose quality of life depends on the quality of state leadership,

They’ve forgotten the down-to-earth Texans who count on politicians to care about them.

- See more at: http://progresstexas.org/blog/transcript-sen-wendy-davis-remarks-stand-texas-women-rally#sthash.esU2Qm62.dpuf


Thank you cal04 We all support the Women of Texas

Thank you for the great pictures and the transcript of Senator Wendy Davis!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 09:04 PM

40. Thanks cal! Payback is a..

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Response to Cha (Reply #40)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 01:04 AM

46. An Austin band that has a couple of friends opened up the rally!

See the following thread with a link into their song "Wendy":

http://www.democraticunderground.com/107810263

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 11:50 PM

44. Warriors against the vile GOPee.

 

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 06:53 AM

51. K&R

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 11:44 AM

56. K&R

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:53 PM

59. Some extraordinarily beautiful ladies in Texas...

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