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in On the Record: Tea Party Board Members Take a Stand
Assume? There is nothing to assume. The message, rhetoric and resulting policy has been crystal clear. This "fiscal responsiblity and adhering to the U.S. Constitution" is nothing but a lame attempt at a smokescreen. I'm sure many American taliban, i.e. tea party members don't even understand what the U.S. Constitution says.
But it's okay, we understand there is not much appreciation for education. "Keep your socilised medicine out of my medicare" just for instance. Geez louise. Close the front door.
in Charcoal House Mysteriously Closed
This is the last Carcoal House in SA? What? Why? Huh?
in The Inside Scoop on Dunkin' Donuts in San Angelo
Are these guys also taking control of Baskin-Robbins by H.E.B.? If not, will that one close down and new ones built? It's a shame they move so slow building one here. They could have built one in Lubbock and one here.
You're going to assume they hate women?? So the VP of the San Angelo Tea Party who is a woman, hates women?? Matter of fact, a large percentage of tea partiers are women. But I know...that's just the liberal approach to an argument. If you can't win an argument, then change the language. What many tea partiers do hate is abortion. They also hate an of their tax dollars going to fund abortions. While there is an argument to be had on the topic, it's a hard one to win either way. So if we can't win, let's just change the narrative...tea partiers and republicans hate women. It's just silly to think that.
Sad Day, I love Charcoal House
Talk about hate....,
If they want to clear their name, they need to call themselves Republicans or Libertarians or something else then. If you are a member of the Tea Party (also known as the American Taliban), then I am going to assume you hate women and muslims and just about anything else this country was really truly founded on. Don't try convince me it isn't a hate group. And don't give me any patriotic crap to try to make yourself look better.
in San Angelo Mayor Denounces Councilwoman Farmer as "Beyond an Embarrassment"
If the agreement with Midland and Abilene was to split the cost of the water partnership three ways, it was a bad deal for San Angelo. Each municipality should have paid for their share based upon population. The deal that was sorta kinda made has San Angelo city residents effectively subsidizing Midland and Abilene citizens' water acquisition since both partner cities are larger in population, and presumably in water use. Farmer gets an A+ for bringing this oversight up, but the old council gets an F for negotiation skills. San Angelo got taken. --Joe Hyde
in Grandy's Restaurant Shuttered in San Angelo
When are they closing cuz i drove by this morning and they were open?
in Radical Islam or Extreme Conservatism? San Angelo Tea Party Wants Muslims Out
I see from their website that the San Angelo Tea Partiers have a seminar scheduled on the 28th called "the roots of liberty: not just another lecture on the constitution."
I wonder: will they get around to discussing the "free exercise" clause of the first amendment?
I do not think Mrs. Farmer's allegations are an embarrassment to the citizens of San Angelo. I am thanking this issue got the attention of the Attorney General and other organizations. She is within her rights to notify us, the citizens of San Angelo, of anything she discovers that is questionable. That is the reason why she has been reelected every year. You, Mr. Mayor, on the other hand, are an embarrassment due to your conduct and unprofessional manner regarding this issue. I certainly will not vote for you should you choose to seek office in any capacity.
in San Angelo to See New Housing on Southland
So, the council can vote down construction of new property just because they didn't have the foresight to not build an elementary school on a main road? This is weak. When Lamar was built, it was built slightly off the main road, but ten years from now, Twin Mountain drive and Southwest will probably be as busy or even busier than Southland currently is.
We need new apartment complexes in this town. The amount of opposition that new apartment construction has faced in this town over the past decade leads me to believe that somebody is paying somebody off to keep new construction out.
While it might be argued that the author adds a bit of bias I would suspect not so much as your reply. You stated that the "photo [...] provided proves you(the author) incorrect" I downloaded and enhanced the photo just to check your allegation and found an entirely white crowd with perhaps two younger individuals not fitting the "greying" description. So when you contend that the description of the attendees as "mostly white and graying" is an exaggeration when it clearly is quite accurate, then you out yourself as the one with the agenda.
While not a resident of the Concho Valley I do live nearby and business finds me in SA on occasion. There and in other central and western towns I sometimes find myself coming into contact with Tea Party adherents. These individuals frequently want to talk politics and my evaluation of their usual rants causes me to agree with the author's and several commenter's... those still flying the TP banner tend to be hateful and bigoted... and mostly ignorant of fact.
Many of the original Tea Party members find the hate and bigotry abhorrent, and many have left to return to the ranks of reasonable Republicans. I suspect we will be seeing more defections as the nature of the core group becomes more clear.
These sets of comments were originally posted by me on Face Book (which is where I originally came across this article):
1st Set of Comments:
"... TeaPublicans = American Taliban. What far too many White Catholics and White Anglo Saxon Protestants fail to comprehend is that, wherever in the USA the TeaPublicans truly hold sway, (as we have already seen practical evidence) they will wage a path of destruction just as horrendous as the Taliban has done in the Middle East and Asia, etc. It will happen like this: once the TeaPublicans have had their way in oppressing or destroying Women, Non-Whites, members of the LGBT community, and - yes - Children, the TeaPublicans = American Taliban would then set about oppressing and destroying those they perceive as not being White enough, and those they deem to not meet the standards of their corrupted version of Christianity (which has no connection whatsoever with Jesus Christ)."
2nd Set of Comments:
"...from my perspective (as a non-white individual who grew up in an overwhelmingly white community [San Angelo, TX]), this Tea Party/TeaPublican activity is simply the ever-present undercurrent now being fully out in the open. And this should matter to everyone because it impacts everyone. What Terry Campbell has done with his "four too many" public statement is ushered the people in his group across the threshold of common human decency, into that particular zone wherein racism/bigotry intersect with violence. In one fell swoop, Terry Campbell has: (1) stoked the fires of irrational fear, (2) given people permission to commit ever increasing acts of violence, (3) given himself plausible deniability - Campbell can simply say all he is doing is exercising his constitutional right to express his opinion and that he has no responsibility for the actions of others... leaving Terry Campbell free to continue stirring the cauldron of racism/bigotry so that it continuously boils over. So… what does this mean for those of us who find this reprehensible? For… anyone who cares about authentic justice and human rights for all, we must share with others the fact that this is going on. We must speak up about it and speak out against it. We must ensure that others are made aware. For, if the history of humanity teaches us anything, silence is more than just complacency. Silence is tacit agreement"
All throughout history Jews have gotten ganged up on by crowds of morons and thrown out of places. I'm Jewish and all of that lives inside me. That's why it just makes me so sick hearing about these tiny little people wanting to run those four Muslim families out of town. If they do leave town then they can come live right next to me.
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