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Anyone want to talk about the Texas GOP platform? It's fucking horrifying.

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Obviously I just wanted an excuse to use that thread title.
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Old 06-22-2022, 10:17 PM
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Before anyone cheers too loud, there's a lot of marginalized people in that gerrymandered place.
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Old 06-22-2022, 10:34 PM
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Yeah, sorry, to be clear, I am not in favor of cutting loose our second-most populous state to fend for themselves, especially since we've seen how awesome they are at stuff like extreme weather and electricity. I named the thread after one of the horrifying pillars of the horrifying platform.
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Haven't Texas GOP platforms been utter loonery for years? Have they managed to be even worse?
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Yes:

Texas GOP's new platform says Biden didn't really win the 2020 election : NPR

Texas Republican Platform: Being Gay Is 'Abnormal Lifestyle Choice'
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Yeah, sorry, to be clear, I am not in favor of cutting loose our second-most populous state to fend for themselves, especially since we've seen how awesome they are at stuff like extreme weather and electricity. I named the thread after one of the horrifying pillars of the horrifying platform.
And for the record I absolutely did not make an assumption you had forgotten. I felt a general reminder was in order for the sake of sobriety.
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Yeah but in, say, 2014 they were also terrible Jeff's Lunchbreak: The 2014 Texas Republican Platform
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Huh, I checked that against a couple more and yeah, over the top reporting.
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Of course it's terrible and ought to be opposed utterly. Just not new for Texas GOP.
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Damn, I'm glad I wasn't paying as much attention to politics when I lived there as I do now. (Not that I get much joy from the little bit of Michigan politics I learn about).
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Before anyone cheers too loud, there's a lot of marginalized people in that gerrymandered place.
Eh. One hundred percent (100%) of Texas statewide elected officials are Republicans.

Statewide Elected Officials

I keep hearing about Texas as a purple state. Just haven't seen a great deal of evidence for that yet. The blue areas tend to be in the southwest part of the state, and Texas hispanics seem to be getting more rather than less Republican.
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Before anyone cheers too loud, there's a lot of marginalized people in that gerrymandered place.
You mean "refugees".
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Before anyone cheers too loud, there's a lot of marginalized people in that gerrymandered place.
You mean "refugees".
Thatís for anyone with the means to escape. Life unworthy of life disabled and poor people have a problem. But escape where?
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I did, but it took 6 years and untold blood, sweat, tears and money to escape back to California.
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A two degrees separated acquaintance is a Californian transwoman right wing nutjob who just moved to Texas to escape the "Socialists in Californiastan".

I have a hard time feeling sorry for this. :shrug:
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I did, but it took 6 years and untold blood, sweat, tears and money to escape back to California.
I was thinking about Lil Puppet the other day because I watched Inside Out. How has she adjusted to the move now that it has been years? Has it been long enough for her to appreciate how much better she has it?
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A two degrees separated acquaintance is a Californian transwoman right wing nutjob who just moved to Texas to escape the "Socialists in Californiastan".

I have a hard time feeling sorry for this. :shrug:
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A two degrees separated acquaintance is a Californian transwoman right wing nutjob who just moved to Texas to escape the "Socialists in Californiastan".

I have a hard time feeling sorry for this. :shrug:
Here's hoping she enjoys using men's restrooms and hates reading books to children.
Well now I'm a little concerned because I enjoy using men's restrooms (they have urinals) and also hate reading books to children.
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Get Chucxit done.
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I did, but it took 6 years and untold blood, sweat, tears and money to escape back to California.
I was thinking about Lil Puppet the other day because I watched Inside Out. How has she adjusted to the move now that it has been years? Has it been long enough for her to appreciate how much better she has it?
Yes, and hell yes. She was terribly unhappy at the time, but now that she's quite vocal on political opinions, and cares about people, she knows we dodged a bullet -- possibly even literally.
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I'll forever be grateful my parents took me out of apartheid South Africa before my brother and I could be infected with that particularly nasty set of brain worms.
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But you could have been the CEO of SpaceX.
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But you could have been the CEO of SpaceX.
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