Come for the Haircut, Stay for the T Shirt
It’s no secret seemingly-eternal Texas governor Rick Perry has enabled and endorsed some of the most dangerous ideas of the fringe right. “Texistan” is fast becoming a state that embraces historical revisionism, gay bashing, young earth creationism, theocracy, and is now contemplating jumping into the fray in Mexico to quell its recent front page violence, while simultaneously flirting with the idea of secession. (All this, while holding the title of being one of the most illiterate states in the union.)
So, it does my heart good to see there are still Texans that - through the cloud of smoke and mirrors - recognize what a scary shithole their state is becoming, largely due to the influence of the far right wingnuts.
Here’s a shirt I can get behind: Proud of Texas / Ashamed of Rick Perry. Some concerned Democrats are also doing a yard sign fundraiser:
Now, if you’re not from Texas, we also have a deal for you. We will put your name and a short message on the bottom of that yardsign and plant that sucker in somebody’s yard for the whole neighborhood to see. We’ll even email you a picture of it. All this for a $10 donation. Heck, it’d be a deal at twice the price.
Which is well and good, if you happen to support the local Democrats. But if you are not a Democrat, but happen to agree Rick Perry and his ilk are turning the state of Texas into Texistan, then maybe you can justify a donation in the spirit of rewarding a good sense of humor:
we even made these signs 4 foot by 4 foot. No kidding. I’ve never seen anything that big that didn’t have John Deere stamped on the side. We will put your name on one of those and stick it on a major road in Fort Bend County for a donation of $35. If you want to make a Republican have a perfectly miserable day, that’s the best $35 you’ll ever spend.