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Latest news on the ongoing  committee meetings:

Testimony of Pam Durham Given at the Arlington Meeting

October 23, 2008 by End the Texas Two Step   

As a service for those people who have been unable to attend any of the meetings of the Advisory Committee on the Primary/Caucus, we will post any written testimony that is presented to the committee if we are given a copy of the testimony. If you have presented testimony to the committee and would like us to post it, just send us a copy. We will post all testimony, whether it agrees with our position to End the Texas Two Step or not.

We also call on the committee to put the recordings of the testimony online, so that people who were not present can listen to the recordings.

Below is the testimony of Pam Durham given at the Arlington meeting….


I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, Just Say No Deal

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Arlington and Nacogdoches Meetings on TDP Primary/Caucus System Oct 17 and 18

October 12, 2008 by End the Texas Two Step   
Filed under Blog

 Democrats in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will have the opportunity to participate in an Advisory Committee Hearing on the Primary/Caucus system this Friday in Arlington at the Maverick Activities Center (MAC) at UT Arlington on October 17, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. The address is 500 W. Nedderman Street
Arlington, TX 76013.

A second meeting is scheduled for Nacogdoches on Saturday, October 18, at 9 am at Stephen F. Austin State University Twilight Ball Room in the Baker Patillo Student Center. The address is 1936 North St in

The meeting in Houston that was canceled because of Hurricane Ike has not yet been rescheduled.

Additional hearings will be held in the following cities:

October 17, 2008

Arlington, TX

Maverick Activities Center (MAC) at UT Arlington (500 W. Nedderman Street

Arlington, TX 76013)

9 a.m.

October 18, 2008

Nacogdoches, TX

Stephen F. Austin State University Twilight Ball Room in the Baker Patillo Student Center. (at 1936 North St

Nacogdoches, TX)

9 a.m.

November 8, 2008

Lubbock, TX


9 a.m.

November 14, 2008

Austin, TX


9 a.m.

Locations and times will be featured on this page as more information becomes available.


I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, Just Say No Deal

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“Just the place for a Snark” the Bellman Cried,

as he landed his crew with care;

Supporting each man on top of the tide

By a finger entwined in his hair.


The Hunting of the Snark- Lewis Carroll

Recently on BlogTalk Radio My-Two-Cents, the subject of Jerome Corsi came up again. So here is my view: Jerome Corsi is a right winged rabid bat bigoted sexist hatemonger that should be netted and succumb to his disease before he infects anyone else. 

The longer you let a rabid bat feed, the more he infects. THEREFORE, DO NOT BUY HIS BOOK! DO NOT SUPPORT THE INFECTION OF FUTURE GENERATIONS! I’m not saying don’t read it. It’s always good to know the enemy. Just go to the library, or borrow it from one of those who succumbed and didn’t know his history. I know that I am probably giving the Free Republic a jolly just because they think this kind of thing is good advertisement. Here goes anyway. (more…)

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Democrats- John McCain gets something and you still don’t!

Not hooked up, in line, beaming in, or otherwise whiz banged? The McCain Campaign has been sending a message. Just like Clinton did, McCain has been putting out campaign ads for the last two weeks to the folks with regular TV.

You know who those folks are, the 30-40% of the population, who get up early in the morning to watch the news, the folks who can’t afford the extras, or just don’t like to pay for what’s offered, the folks who are worried about the economy and VOTE?

They’ve been running these ads in my neighborhood. We are near Travis Air Force Base, in California. Except for Clinton’s and the local runs, we NEVER get campaign ads.

We aren’t even a contested state, are we?

I Own My Vote, Just Say NO Deal, PUMA PAC, The Denver Group

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Why is “Affirmative Action” one of the touchstones of this election? This counter discriminatory tool is but one of many federal programs enacted in the middle of the last century. Wikipedia offers the following definition of the program:

[The term affirmative action describes policies aimed at a historically socio-politically non-dominant group (typically, minority men or women of all racial groups) intended to promote its access to education or employment. Motivation for affirmative action is a desire to redress effects of actual or perceived, past or current discrimination that is regarded as unfair. [Who?] It also serves to encourage public institutions such as universities, hospitals and police forces to be more representative of the population].

Perhaps it seems out of date to talk about affirmative action. Further, to discuss affirmative active in the context of it’s gender benefit to Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, ageism benefit to John McCain, or it’s race benefit to Barack Obama seems at odds with what we know of their upbringing. (more…)

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In March I wrote this on a Topix Blog site:

[No- no! We must have this fight with those who bring them, the racist, sexist, religion bashing, money questions, who did what in the 90’s, who did what in Chicago, who’s hiding what where? All these words, these attitudes that we hold onto, dregs of the last century, must go into the fire we are building. Two candidates are going into the fire. While I think the phoenix rising out the ashes will have a female head, whoever it is will not resemble the original. We must leave no stick, no leaf for the Republicans to burn.

This is the Democratic transformation that will occur. Do not be faint of heart!]

At the time I wrote this exhortation, I was still imagining that the Democratic Party understood that the years of right wing tripe to which we, the public have been subjected, regarding the Clintons, was an attack against the whole of the Democratic Party itself. Ultimately then, fighting the fire of the right wing by stepping into the blaze was the good fight. Little did I know that instead of stomping on the flames, or forging a stronger animal, the DNC would instead attempt to cure the problem by cutting off it’s own body and bleeding all over the kindling. (more…)

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The Denver Group  has a new ad published in the printed CQ Daily. Check it out here! Plus, there was another PUMA sighting today:

Hillary protesters greet Dean in Charlotte


And, an interesting article appeared in the SFGate:

Democratic Party maybe presumes too much – about women

Robin Lakoff


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Understand this about lemmings: a few always refuse to go over the cliff and survive to perpetuate the species. Citizen protest is the refusal to go along with group mentality. However, that doesn’t mean protesters are mindlessly unaware of the risks of being overrun or trapped. Part of protest is legal action. The ACLU is on it, but will it be enough? Emily over at the GOAT has this to say about it:

Democratic? National Convention comes to Denver

Filed under: Bad Judgment, Politics — Emily Steinmetz at 8:44 am on Thursday, July 3, 2008

Emily Steinmetz

The 2008 Democratic National Convention is looming – and the recurring questions about free speech, public spaces and national security are on the minds of freedom-loving people everywhere.

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The Rocky Mountain News doesn’t sound any more encouraging. It’s going to take some fortitude, but PUMAs are strong and know the country.

Final night move from Pepsi Center to Invesco Field has DNC under time crunch

By Sara Burnett, Rocky Mountain News (Contact)

Originally published 04:03 p.m., July 14, 2008

Updated 08:14 p.m., July 14, 2008


Citizen protest is always a difficult, and sometimes painful process because it is naked and individual, even within a group. In today’s society the teeth of the human lemmings determined to fall over the cliff can be very frightening. The wise survivors of the last stampede will rightly stress the need for strategy.  Modern tools and methods appear to be part of the strategic answer in the quest for voice. A cage may become another thing.

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