i'm red as a tomato and it ain't because i'm blushing
If you want to know how sick my home state is just read a little bit. If you don't have the time or interest in reading, just watch the video. These kinds of Texans are the ones who are just shy of lynching.
Several hundred protest Obama stimulus program in Fort Worth
Republican officials are among several hundred showing their displeasure with recovery program
By AMAN BATHEJA firstname.lastname@example.org
FORT WORTH — Chanting "No more pork!" and "No more bailouts!" a few hundred "tea party" protesters stood outside a west Fort Worth sports bar for hours Friday, cheering and waving signs at passing drivers to protest the Obama administration’s economic stimulus program.
"I bet there’s not a single person here today who wants to pay their neighbor’s mortgage," Tarrant County Republican Chairwoman Stephanie Klick said to yells and applause.
Klick was echoing a self-described rant last week by CNBC personality Rick Santelli against the Obama stimulus policy.
Friday’s protest outside Cowtown Sports Bar and Grill on Camp Bowie West was one of many reported nationwide including in San Diego, Atlanta and St. Louis.
Carrying a sign that read "News flash: There is no money," Mindy Wood of Fort Worth said the far left was using the economic crisis as an opportunity to stage a "Marxist revolution" within the federal government.
"I’ve been getting more and more frustrated as the days go by," Wood said.
Those interviewed approved of Gov. Rick Perry’s recent declaration that Texas might not accept all of the stimulus money designated for the state.
"This isn’t about Obama. This is about taxation," said Rick Ledoux, 50, of Fort Worth. "No one’s saying do nothing. That’s a straw man. We’re saying do the right thing."
Ledoux said tax cuts should be the main way to stimulate the economy. While acknowledging that the stimulus bill has already been signed into law, some said they hope Congress will push for changes.
Several people said a host of elected officials, Republicans and Democrats, have betrayed their constituents by supporting part or all of President Barack Obama’s stimulus proposals.
"I think we should throw everyone out of there who is for all this government spending," said Robert Paul of Benbrook, son of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, a former presidential candidate.
Many of the signs targeted Obama’s fiscal policy with words such as "Hope + Change = Fear + Debt" and "Taxpayers revolt against Gimme-mania." Some took aim at the president himself, with slogans such as "Obama is a damn liar" and "Obama 'bin Lyin’."
Klick said signatures on petitions collected Friday will be sent to state and federal elected officials.
Participants predicted that the rally was just the first step in a movement to vigorously oppose Obama’s policies.
"We can’t allow this assault on the principles that make America great to succeed," former Arlington state Rep. Bill Zedler said.
It's May 2012 and nothing has changed since November.11. I am all smiles at my relationship and myself. My honey and I continue to amaze each other on a daily basis. We're still ever so 'in' with each other. I completed my MA in literature last May and I'm teaching four college English courses to really smart students. I am hopeful to enter a doctorate program soon. This way, I can run out.All is scary good.
upon hearing your voice life again expands like moon crest like pomegranates swell to the sun and you are patient because god calls
when he came for you this morning you were bent into the flower bed singing black hymns so he left you alone until this third afternoon but even then he found you elbow deep in jewel weed with a mouthful of figs from a nearby tree again he waited because each time seemed to him an inconvenience and a wrong moment
and it was your persistent humming that drove him up and back until he could get his timing perfect he waited another day or so until
your gardening tools rest into porch corners your paring knife shines deeply into a drawer your hair comb lies slanted in a shoebox your wedding band hides in the mattress your fishing rod stays stolen
the sound of your voice desires to sing or hum but this time is perfect he has covered you like lavender-colored silence but he has also added streaks of olive green and pink because this is what the other soul-folk has told him to do and he has become tired in the process and therefore begins to rush sonances of your body he finds you the least complex when you are not outdoors digging in that garden, humming hymns and thriving and for a moment he questions his own timing its perfection and everything goes accordingly until he finds you have buried fruit peels and wandering jew petals underneath your back this does not anger him but it tilts his agility to deliver you and in his own questioning and presence of smells that he cannot privilege all this over powers his choice all this reels his otherwise perfection into letting you go
when i see you sitting in the plush squares of limitless St. Augustine your eyes are lit like crystal warmed soil releases from each of your hands
how did i get to this point this point of knowing you for you are nearly a century old