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LeftInTX

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Gender: Female
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Member since: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 10:45 AM
Number of posts: 7,382

About Me

Always a Democrat. I can't understand conservatives. I try to understand them, but I can't. They don't make sense. Our country has gone so far right since 1981. I was just an average American who took many Democratic values for granted when Reagan was elected. It was like the rug was pulled out from under our society. Reagan ruined our country.

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San Antonio - Robert E Lee High School's name is changing!!

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/education/article/NEISD-board-votes-to-drop-name-of-Lee-High-School-12159774.php

North East Independent School District trustees prodded by a fervent national debate over memorializing the Confederacy that some said had become a distraction for students voted 7-0 Tuesday to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School.

Administrators will submit a plan at a future board meeting for a process to rename the school, which trustees indicated would not occur until at least the start of the 2018-19 school year.

Several board members said the decision was a difficult one that had followed an outpouring of messages and calls to the board, some of them vitriolic.

The crowd which had entered through metal detectors and were watched by several police officers responded with applause and some expressions of dismay at the decision.

It was the second time in two years that the board had considered the issue. Those who wanted to keep the name as a source of tradition and pride, and those who considered it an outdated tribute to a racist past, had fueled hours of public comment at multiple meetings over several months before trustees voted 5-2 to keep the name in 2015.

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This came out of nowhere!! So awesome!!
From last Thursday (while I was focusing on Harvey): NEISD board has placed the name change issue on the agenda for a special meeting set for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

My favorite song from 1960

I don't think Shakin' All Over by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates was on the US Billboard charts.
It is a British tune way ahead of it's time. Sounds more 1965ish than 1960.

(I'm sure the video is not from 1960, but the song is)

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