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I find this rumor much more amusing than I probably should. I don't believe it for a second, but if it turns out to be true, well, you heard it here first.

For non-Texans, Rick Perry was Bush's lieutenant governor who succeeded him as govenor of Texas.

Date: 2004-02-24 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spacewoman.livejournal.com
I read it to coworkers and they got a kick out of it too. In the "it's not probably true" sense of entertainment.

Unfortunately, it then spawned what could've become a heated argument about "those darn gays and them asking for *special priviledges* and why can't they just be happy with the same rights as the rest of us"...

I KNOW. I know. I live in Texas. I spoke for a minute or two, offering examples of where equality is not the case, but they didn't listen.

And then they reminded me that I'm Catholic but I'm not acting like it (in a motherly tones).

I KNOW. I know. I live in Texas. Some say it is the buckle of the bible belt. I had one overt racist tell me she'd rather have the Klan than the "covert" racism that occurs up north (just because most of CT is pretty WASPy doesn't necessarily make us covertly racist) (though there are arguments to the contrary, on a cultural level, I speak to the level of a person)... anyway. That was a separate and also interesting discussion.

Just tired of arguing. People can be so bull-headed and close-minded down here.

My friend says I shouldn't call people close-minded just because they think differently than me... I would like to say that, for the most part, I call people close-minded who ARE close-minded and just happen to also think/believe differently than me... I acknowledge and respect other beliefs. They think they're right, and pass judgement.

Oy, now I'm taking up space in your journal! I'll take my soap box and go home...

Date: 2004-02-24 01:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donutjay.livejournal.com
Sorry that my post caused you to get into such a heated debate.

I understand the whole "I live in Texas". I spend a good hour a day arguing with my officemate about politics and religion. It's tiring, but I find that I can't just keep my mouth shut. It was worse at a previous company where I sat in a room with 7 starch conservative religious family men. I felt pretty lonely.

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