Sunday, December 19, 2010

Love and hate in Texas

There are plenty of reasons why I love living in Texas. It's the home of My Hero, Big Bend National Park, great barbecue, the Dallas Mavericks, Shake Russell, Comanche Trail, kick-ass high school football, the Hill Country between Leakey and Vanderpool, Marcia Ball, The University of Texas, the Houston Opera, North Park Mall, the Kerrville Folk Festival, Cadillac Ranch.

And there are things that make me ashamed I live here, such as the fact we are represented in the U.S. Senate by two bigots, both of whom, in just the space of a few hours, voted against the Dream Act and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Someone better remind them it's time they sent their sheets to the laundry.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

not everyone who disagrees with you is a bigot . . . why can't you oppose the Dream Act without being subject to name calling?