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  1. #1 Texas; Get's it right without the left. 
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    Via; The Real World blog.

    As the accompanying article clearly illustrates, in Texas life is good in large part due to the fact that the far left is not in charge.

    Texas is the model for the way government should operate. Most significantly, they have a part time rather than a full time legislature. It ought to be that way everywhere. In places like California where the legislature is a full time operation, the state is so upside down that literally nothing works properly.

    There is no need for full time legislatures and there is especially no need on any level of government for professional career politicians. They are in fact the root cause of most of the mess that the majority of states and the nation finds all around them.

    But the best aspect of this article by far is the news that the trial lawyers, one of the richest and most contributive leftist constituencies in America, blew $9M out the door trying to influence the Texas legislature to favor their cause and got absolutely nowhere for their money. Would it were that way everywhere in the country.

    One of the root causes of much of what is wrong about our nation can be traced directly to the reality of far too much needless litigation anywhere you look. For instance, it plays a big role in the run away costs associated with health care. It robs our government schools of hundreds of millions of dollars every year. It drives up wholly unnecessary costs in the business world, all of which gets passed on to us consumers. Frivolous torts cost the American economy billions of dollars annually, most of which is a useless and unnecessary payday for greedy lawyers and their equally greedy clients.

    And who smooths they way for all of that waste? Liberal Democrat politicians who, for all intents and purposes, exist and thrive in the pockets of the trial lawyers. In fact most of them, including Barack Obama, are lawyers themselves. Only Lincoln, among Presidents rated great, was a lawyer, but he was self-educated and anything but a man of the left. In fact, he was an honorable and honest lawyer which in his time was more the norm but which, in today's world, is an endangered species.

    After all, in most states it is much easier to get rich quick via the frivolous tort litigation route than it is to actually earn wealth or hit the lottery. And America has far, far too many attorneys all of whom are looking to make a fast buck and live La Dolce Vita by taking virtually anything to court. Or by running for office as a career politician.

    You see, Texas is not left, at least not anymore. In the Lone Star State, people understand how the world works. They can see straight and they have common sense, by and large.

    Thus their tax rates are low, their economy so much better than virtually all of the rest of the nation. As noted below, Texas created more jobs last year than all of the rest of the states COMBINED! Certainly the state is not without it's problems, but they are insignificant compared to say the late great State of California. Of course, in Texas the state legislature has not been dominated by the left for decades as has that of California.

    Want to see what the future of this nation holds with the federal government in the hands of the left? Look at California, the canary in the coal mine.

    Need a role model what America can be again? Look no further than Texas.
    I am very proud of our state to not be in such as bad of shape as other states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teetop View Post
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    I am very proud of our state to not be in such as bad of shape as other states.
    I can also say good on Texas for making progress in rebuking the creationists and intelligent designers who have tried extremely hard to usurp education in the state, under the guise of "Academic Freedom". One more thing for you to be proud of.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/bl...edu-2009-01-23
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    I can also say good on Texas for making progress in rebuking the creationists and intelligent designers who have tried extremely hard to usurp education in the state, under the guise of "Academic Freedom". One more thing for you to be proud of.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/bl...edu-2009-01-23
    Not subscribing to a religion is one thing, but to be so blatantly anti-religion is bigoted, ignorant and antagonistic.
    Obama-if you're being run out of town, get out in front and pretend that it's a parade!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stsinner View Post
    Not subscribing to a religion is one thing, but to be so blatantly anti-religion is bigoted, ignorant and antagonistic.
    Millions of Catholics and other non-literalist Christians would probably disagree that my post in this thread was anti-religious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    Millions of Catholics and other non-literalist Christians would probably disagree that my post in this thread was anti-religious.
    It's definitely bigoted and Anti Religious as is everything else you post .Your hatred for anything Christian or especially Catholic is obvious to all here.
    You jump on any thread that hints at any teaching of the bible that you disagree with while advocating behavior that is expressly condemned by GOD in the good book .
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    Millions of Catholics and other non-literalist Christians would probably disagree that my post in this thread was anti-religious.
    You really need to decide whether it's the (so-called delusional) majority being silenced by those with your views, or if those with your bigoted and anti-religious views really are the majority. You can't whine about complaints from "the persecuted majority" if you are an example of the majority.
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    Under Obama’s own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSmith View Post
    You really need to decide whether it's the (so-called delusional) majority being silenced by those with your views, or if those with your bigoted and anti-religious views really are the majority. You can't whine about complaints from "the persecuted majority" if you are an example of the majority.
    Academic standards in Texas were voted on by the schoolboard, not by some majority of people. But several other states have not fared so well.

    And please note, that removing creationist/id language from the academic standards (and creationist friendly textbooks) is not anti-religious... and such measures have much support from Christians and non-Christians alike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    Academic standards in Texas were voted on by the schoolboard, not by some majority of people. But several other states have not fared so well.

    And please note, that removing creationist/id language from the academic standards (and creationist friendly textbooks) is not anti-religious... and such measures have much support from Christians and non-Christians alike.
    Hmmm, then those who are being denied their right to free speech would not be a majority. In fact, they may actually be...gasp...persecuted by the majority. But no, that can't be...that would make you a fascist. :eek:
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    Under Obama’s own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSmith View Post
    Hmmm, then those who are being denied their right to free speech would not be a majority. In fact, they may actually be...gasp...persecuted by the majority. But no, that can't be...that would make you a fascist. :eek:
    Coherency please... whose right to free speech is being denied here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    Coherency please... whose right to free speech is being denied here?
    Yes, wilbur, whose right to free speech is being denied?
    And please note, that removing creationist/id language from the academic standards
    Why, those who disagree with YOUR ideology, creed, dogma, that's all. No one important...to you. Just those who have been, what was your phrase...mind-raped. Of course, no correctly-thinking person would ever have any problem with denying these "delusional" people their first amendment rights...because the leftist creed running our education system is just so positive that they're, well, delusional...just all wrong. And we all "know" that people with "incorrect" theories, beliefs and principals have no rights in today's Land of the Free. Remember, today's "freedom" is based on agreeing with wilbur and other right...oops, I mean "correct" thinking, "tolerant" people.

    In other, oft quoted words...scratch a liberal, find a fascist.
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    Under Obama’s own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
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