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Monday, November 22, 2004

More on red and blue are attitudes, not states

The South doesn't have the monopoly on racism.

For those of you who don't know, here's the man that has taken on the task of standing up to that slimy criminal Tom DeLay. Here's how those assholes are trying to hurt him. Here is a defense of him from a non-Texan. But here's the people in the middle of red country that just voted him back in office so he can save us all from the evil that is Tom DeLay.

5 Comments:

Blogger Lanoire said...

I grew up on Long Island, so it always sort of amuses me when people talk about NY as a bastion of liberalism. Not Long Island. Like Steve said, NYC may be liberal, but the LI suburbs are red, and LI is pretty damned segregated. And NYC isn't even all liberal. Staten Island is in many ways redneck territory, and is fairly racist. Staten Islanders delivered Giuliani the mayoral elections.

The more I learn about Ronnie Earle, the more I admire him. He seems like the Texas counterparty to Eliot Spitzer.

11/22/2004

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet. Go Austin.

I have to say, having discovered your blog makes me feel a lot better about the state I'm from. I admit, I fled to California, but I'm happy to know there's still lefties staying there & fighting the good fight.

11/23/2004

 
Blogger Earnest said...

That cross burning in Long Island this past weekend wasn't even big news. Having grown up in Oklahoma and lived in LA and New York, I really see the idea of the tolerance of larger cities as a myth. When I lived in LA, living in the Hollywood area, it was possible to go days or weeks not seeing another black person, and it's pretty easy to "tolerate" someone you don't see very often. Here in New York, it's not that people tolerate each other-- they just utterly ignore each other as much as possible. Half the interactions I see are people yelling at each other. They may call that tolerance here-- being equally irate to all outsiders-- but it's hardly a preferable way of life. This isn't to suggest that Tulsa was idyllic and not segregated to some degree; I just felt more a part of mainstream society in Tulsa than I have in either Los Angeles or New York.

11/23/2004

 
Blogger zuzu said...

I'm not sure why people are so shocked at the racism in the north -- it's not like we hide it, I have black friends who say they felt more racism in Boston than they ever did in Mississippi. and the Crown Heights riots are well known (maybe it's just that the black folks in NYC give as good as they get). Except that maybe while it's there, it wasn't codified in anything like Jim Crow laws.

11/23/2004

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the constant drumbeat of criticism of Ronnie Earle we've been hearing from the Right, I've heard exactly one actual allegation (and it was bogus) of specific wrongdoing as opposed to unsupported statements that he uses indictments to attack Republicans without cause. One pundit, cornered when another guest called her on her statement that Earle's indictment of 15 politicians was proof that he was a Democratic partisan (11 were Democrats), cited the fact that Kay Bailey Hutchison's case was thrown out by a judge for lack of evidence. What she left out was that the reason no evidence was presented was that the judge refused to admit any of it (on flimsy grounds). Many people outside Texas don't realize that the judge was also an elected official. And that case was the best example she had since the other Republicans he indicted were all convicted.

11/24/2004

 

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