We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
--in them small towns, you got to start a half hour early for it to be the right time.
Reminds me of that cowpoke hanging around the blacksmith shop. Smithy was throwing red hot horse shoes over in the sand to cool down, and the cowpoke wandered by and idly picked one of 'em up that had just barely gone black. Of cours he slung it back down as lightning quick as he could. Smithy hollerd over with a big grin, "Hot, is it?" Cowboy answers back "Hell no --it just don't take long to look at a dang horse shoe."
I suspect that had Molly Ivins sat in on their morning Dr. Pepper break and listened to their opinions on politics, she would have written a column bewailing the troglodytes inhabiting an Abilene oil tools machine shop.
Molly I did not have a high opinion of those Texans who disagreed with her politics.
Your right. I've noticed that liberals are like that. Everyone has a right to their opinion as long as it is "their opinion" and not the conservative opinion. Luckily she is ancient history in Texas.
When I saw the video my first thought was those guys would get my business in a heart beat.
I really enjoyed the piece. I was raised by hard working men like that, though mine were in a different field. I hope Pierce is able to keep it going, though I suspect that the takers will take more than he can make....and they will blame him for the shortfall. I really want to be wrong about that, though.
As someone who lives in Central Texas, I don't really consider Abilene to be "central" Texas. More like North Texas the Panhandle. Still, that is my only quibble and it is a small one.