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  • Judi Lynn (12208 posts)
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    Beto O'Rourke supporter teams up with Houston homeowner to confront sign thieves

    Beto O’Rourke supporter teams up with Houston homeowner to confront sign thieves in a creative way
    Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle
    Updated 11:26 am CDT, Saturday, September 15, 2018

    A Houston homeowner who caught people stealing “Beto for Senate” signs from his front yard woke up Friday morning to what he calls, “a pleasant surprise.” His two adjoining properties were covered in black-and-white signage supporting U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, who’s running against incumbent Ted Cruz.

    The local man, who prefers to remain anonymous, Thursday told local stations he’d caught two sign thieves yanking the Beto posters from the front of his corner lot house in Glendower Court, a neighborhood between River Oaks and Montrose.

    “A local artist saw the newscast that (aired) and he was pretty angry,” he explained. “He said, ‘I want to demonstrate,’ and I said sure.”

    Enthusiast, Pacco Fransisco, broiles and 10 othersTotally Liberal Dem, Iwillnevergiveup, twenty, PADemD, Bisbonian, Ohio Barbarian, Pastiche, Land of Enchantment, jwirr, snot like this

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  • Land of Enchantment (11717 posts)
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    1. The removal of Ted Cruz from the Senate would be a thing of beauty!

    Friends in TX say it’s looking good!

         "Hope is the feathered thing that perches in your heart." ~ Emily Dickinson  
    • Ohio Barbarian (12709 posts)
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      2. If current trends continue, I think Beto will win. There was an article in the

      Texas Tribune maybe a week ago about how older people who hadn’t voted since Ann Richards was governor are coming out for Beto. Those are considered unlikely voters, as are many millennials and minority members, and they seem increasingly energized and they don’t like Cruz.

      Recent polls of registered voters show Beto well within the margin of error, down by as little as 1%. Be afraid, Ted Cruz, you worthless cravenly poltroon!

      No man ought to stay poor so another man can get rich. --Newton Knight
      • KenTanker0us (527 posts)
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        3. remember when Texas was blue?

        I do. Ann Richard, Molly Ivins, Jim Hightower…that state ain’t just a bunch of doofusses in phony cowboy hats. Some good people there. Love to see it blue again.

        We’ve still got some work to do in the midwest too, eh Ohio?

        best

        Ken

        I used to be Navarth at DU. I left DU when it became polluted with Hillary pushers. The party bosses fucked us, and Bernie, just like they did with Henry Wallace in 1944.
        • Ohio Barbarian (12709 posts)
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          6. I voted for Jim Hightower when he was Texas Agriculture Commissioner. Met him

          once at a book-signing, and told him I’d voted for him. He said, “Ah! A constituent!”

          We have a LOT of work to do in the Midwest. Looks like your Republican governor is done for. In Ohio, none of the Democrats here inspire me at all, and I can’t support Richard Cordray. A+ rating from the NRA. Took lots of money from the Wall Street banks right after he resigned from the CFPB when he announced for governor. Obama campaigning for him. He’s taken no positions on any of Bernie’s key issues, and has remained silent on reinstating the state estate tax. His Republican opponent was a decent Attorney General, and is no crazier than Kasich. There’s a Green on the ballot. Fuck you, Dick Cordray.

          Sherrod Brown, or as I somewhat affectionately call him, Senator Hangover, is squishy on the social democratic issues, somewhere between Hillary and Bernie,  and he’s not crazy. His Republican opponent really IS a batshit crazy in-your-face kleptocrat who introduced legislation to allow him to work for a lobbying firm while he was a sitting Congressman. It was so bad that Paul Ryan killed it. And the Green in that race is only a write-in, which says something about Green Party competence. So I imagine I’ll help Senator Hangover crush the wackjob whose campaign message is basically, “I am Trump!”

          BTW, the governor’s race is tied in the polls, and it would be delicious if the Green vote kept Cordray out, but I make no predictions. Brown’s up by 11% or so, so Ohio won’t flip the Senate one way or the other.

           

           

          No man ought to stay poor so another man can get rich. --Newton Knight
      • Land of Enchantment (11717 posts)
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        8. Lol. had to look that one up!

        pol·troon
        pälˈtro͞on/
        noun archaic literary

        an utter coward.

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             "Hope is the feathered thing that perches in your heart." ~ Emily Dickinson  
  • Two way street (4284 posts)
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    4. Be Careful Texans, the Texas Legislature removed straight ticket voting.

    Just clicking the box at the top of the ballot would mean that there was no vote for the other Democrats or Greens on the Down Ticket.

    Many minorities are registering to vote so they can vote for Lupe Valdez for Governor and Beto O’Rourke for U.S. Senate.

  • Enthusiast (15880 posts)
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    5. My Bernie yard sign lasted less than five minutes. (Ohio)

    "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Thomas Jefferson
    • Ohio Barbarian (12709 posts)
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      7. Really? Mine was up for months. But I'm in Euclid. Bernie is very popular here.

      No man ought to stay poor so another man can get rich. --Newton Knight
      • Enthusiast (15880 posts)
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        9. I'm in Appalachia where every other truck is

        flying the stars n’ bars. Idiots.

        "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Thomas Jefferson
        • Ohio Barbarian (12709 posts)
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          10. Let me know if you ever want to borrow my stepson's crossbow.

          If you need a crossbowman, I’m actually pretty good. :evilgrin:

          No man ought to stay poor so another man can get rich. --Newton Knight
          • Enthusiast (15880 posts)
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            11. I retired from deer hunting when I shot a very nice

            eight point in 2001 using a crossbow. However most of the deer I shot before that were shot using a deer slug shotgun and muzzle loader. I guess what I’m saying is, I’m good with a crossbow. But physically I can no longer hunt deer or do anything else as I once did. I am really in trouble physically. Pisses me off.

            "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Thomas Jefferson