Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Well, at least the people of Travis County voted against Proposition 2. Even when I'm embarrassed by the rest of my state, Austinites usually pull through for me. Then again, Austin is probably the most well-educated and highly literate city in the state. I'm not sure I could handle living anywhere else in Texas. God bless Austin.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah. Those self-righteous, hypocritical right-wingers need to sit in family court to get a lesson on the sanctity of our blessed, wonderful one-man-one-woman marriages. This is just mean crap!

biketrash

lee said...

I would like to congratulate the 83 percent of Texans who elected not to vote yesterday. In Harris County, folks did an even better job. 86 percent elected not to vote. Even in the Montrose section of Houston, with its large population of gay and lesbian voters, 65 percent of eligible voters failed to vote yesterday. Nice work, Texas!

As usual, we deserve the government we vote for. It is not enough to slap a yellow ribbon on your suburban and call yourself patriotic. You have to vote. It requires minimal participation, very little time, and no money. And people still won't do it. Oh, they'll complain like the dickens as their rights are pissed away, but they won't get off their asses and do anything about it other than complain. I'm not asking people to march in a protest or start an organization. I'm asking them to drive to a school or church mandated by law to be damned close to their house and to vote. 15 minutes of their time. And next to nobody does it...

angry and disgusted,

Lee

Steanso said...

Good point, LT. Unfortunately the far right is pretty well mobilized and motivated to get out to the polls. If more "average" people voted, I would think that things would be better. I hope things would be better. I'm not sure. Are people actually content with the way that things are going, are they completely apathetic, or are they just too lazy and self absorbed to care about these issues until they're FORCED to deal with them. I think that just about the only way you're going to get most Americans out to vote is if you threaten to take away their cable TV. Cut off Everyone Loves Raymond and they'll show up at the polls in droves.