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http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001054719

"And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (she chuckles slightly) is working very well for them."
-- Barbara Bush, visiting the Houston Astrodome

I'm... trying to think of a context in which that is not appalling...


(ETA: the full text of her remarks may merely mean the propinquity between the refugees being relocated to Houston, and it being so welcoming that they are taking the immediate opportunity to settle there. But it's still an extraordinarily bad sound-bite.)

Wow.

May. 6th, 2005 09:50 am
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Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) bitch-slaps the Texas legislature on the subject of gay marriage, discrimination, and other things. (Text of speech quoted in [livejournal.com profile] uniquewonders's LJ; pointed to by [livejournal.com profile] eliade)

I am just... in awe. She rocks. It's not that I think it will do any good, but damn, it's good that someone said it.

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