Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The South (of Texas) Shall Rise Again

Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, giving the keynote speech at the Democratic convention tonight:



My favorite part was when he mentioned how Romney gave a speech to college students in Ohio recently and gave this entrepreneurial advice to the students for starting a business: "Borrow money from your parents." To which Castro, whose mother had been a maid, replied, "Gee, why didn't I think of that?"

Exactly.

I think it's about time for the much-more-progressive voters of South Texas -- Austin, San Antonio, Houston (with its out-lesbian mayor and wildly diverse population) -- to rise up en masse this November against the backward, right-wing Texas cities of the north (and their rural cohorts) and take back the state in the name of true "liberty and justice for all"... and to give Texas back its original good name: as a haven for individuality and freedom, not a sanctuary for right-wing big-business interests.

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