Another RANT.....  

cookie7823 46F
404 posts
9/7/2005 11:56 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Another RANT.....

OK...I promise I'll have something positive to say soon, but this is what is on my mind right now.

I dropped in the Texas chat room earlier tonight. I used to chat there a lot especially when I lived there, but I was so offended by comments of just a few people that I don't think I can ever go back there again. I said, "hey, I just want to say how proud I am of my home state for being so proactive and taking care of the displaced people from New Orleans."

Most said nothing and I actually thought that some would pipe up and take pride in the fact that Texas was the first state to step up. Instead I heard:

"We got a couple bus loads yesterday. My tax dollars are already paying for the local homeless people." (Life sux and then you die!)

"Home sweet home...I mean shelter." (Where do you live...I have some lighter fluid and a matchbook!)

"We were supposed to have some refugees, but they cancelled." (Sorry, you are going to miss the "freak show" that a penis in your pic or just a weird skin growth?)

What happened to human decency and compassion?? God help us all!

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
9/10/2005 12:42 am

You're surprised? Well, I guess you're younger than I am!

Two things I have learned: (1) you should never under-estimate the potential callousness that man can show to man, nor the selfishness that so often underlies it; (2) you should never under-estimate the truly wonderful acts of love and generosity and simple kindness that can flourish in such a desert

Seen "Constantine"? Gabriel has a point ...

rm_zocalokid 68M
34 posts
9/21/2005 4:18 pm

I heard a woman lament all the people who had come to Dallas and would just "get on welfare." Am I surprised at Texans' ignorance and lack of compassion? Hell, no! I live here!


9/22/2005 12:46 am

I missed you in the Texas channel that night. I don't represent the channel, but, it is "wild country" in there. I welcome these folks and my heart goes out to them.

buck3048 47M  
35 posts
9/22/2005 6:10 pm

Way to go Cookie!!! Holy S%&T what is wrong with people... I am so proud not only to live in Texas, but to be a native Texan. Some of these people are a complete waste of time.

stiletto_luvr4u 50M
14 posts
11/20/2005 10:58 pm

Hey Cookie,

Boy do we need have a conversation. I too am originally from Texas (born, raised, schooled for more than 20 yrs). I always felt out of place there back then and even now when I visit family. When I arrived in the SFBA, it seemed like a load was lifted off of me. It was really strange. I don't want to generalize about millions of people but I honestly believe that these two cultures are fundamentally different. There are many things I miss about Texas; equally, there are many things I don't miss. Let's talk...

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