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April 06, 2011

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I have no words.

I'm having to post from my phone, not easy. I just wanted to add that despite the fact his motion above did not pass, it was a big day for Rep Christian. He'd distinguished himself earlier with this bit of idiocy, which DID pass:

http://www.bilerico.com/2011/04/texas_wants_colleges_to_promote_heterosexuality.php

Welcome to the everyday lives of Texans, where average citizens vote against their best interests for ignorant jackasses just so they'll protect the unborn and keep teh gays from getting married. Believe me when I tell you in the rural county in which I reside those tea partiers are liberal.

What I find most astonishing is the xenophobia. Democracy derives from "Western Civilization", the Mexicans and the Texicans...not from the Greeks and the Romans. Rep. Christian was obviously educated in our great state.

You just can't fix stupid.

what? no greece? no spartacus? is ghandi in the western european area? and basically the puritans were kicked out as being UNBEARABLE.

I'm reminded of Molly Ivins saying that being literate in East Texas is like being bilingual anywhere else.

Texas sure could use Molly right about now...

What gets me is when the black rep started asking him to define "western", the rep giving the speech, if he had any sense at all, would have noticed that he was jumping off a cliff. Instead, he jumped anyway.

And as the white guy's name is "Christian" (and as a Texas rep I assume identifies himself as a Christian), does he not realize that Judeo-Christian arose in the land of the Jews (the middle east, not western Europe - unless you accept the legends of the Jesus tree in England, etc.). Of course, I'm ignoring the evidence that many of the Christian teachings compare to similar teachings in Eastern religions and philosophies which predated Christianity for quite a spell.

And I assume the pyramids were built in Paris ? And none of the African tribal governments practiced democracy ?

And what a bomb to tell this guy that Plato rated democracy as the lowest form of government (interestingly enough for comparing to today, because the will of one group could completely gut the will of another group). The USA is a constitutional republic ! NOT a pure democracy.

yes we came here seeking freedom, and found it. Of course, pretty much the minute we arrived, we started committing genocide, but hey, that's what footnotes are for.

Oddly, if you ask most folks what Western Civilization is, my hunch is they would be talking cowboys, horses, cattle, ........

And Virgo, your point is well taken.

Damn it all to hell, y'all, Louie Gohmert is not Texas. Hell, he's not even deep East Texas.
Louie Gohmert is one idiot. This guy Christian is another idiot.
The Lege could cut some shit from the state budget and do good with the money it saves.
Knock the SBOE completely out. Or reduce it to one guy with a phone in Austin. But no ........
Defeat in detail Rick Perry's "emergency" bill on forced sonograms in a $27 billion deficit. But no.....
Defeat in detail the notion that there's actual voter fraud in Texas, mandating photo IDs. But no.......
Defeat in detail the host of anti-immigrant bills on the floor. But no......

I swear to FSM, Ceiling Cat, and all the Gods, we're trying to beat Mississippi *and* Alaska to the top of the heap of STUPID people making BAD laws....

Well, Hunter Thompson once said of white trash: "Texas is a monument to the type." Boy, was he right....

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