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June 19th, 2008

Who Knew the GOP Could Actually Get it Right Once in a While? [Jun. 19th, 2008|11:26 am]
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The Texas Republican Party is telling a vendor who sold campaign buttons it considers racist at a state convention over the weekend that he's no longer welcome.

The head of the Texas GOP says they will "neither tolerate nor profit from bigotry."

The buttons asked, "If Obama is president … will we still call it The White House?" Jonathan Alcox says he was trying to be funny, and based the button on a political cartoon. He describes himself as an independent who may vote for Obama.

But the Texas Republican Party doesn't see the joke. Besides banning Alcox from its future conventions, it's alerting the Republican National Convention about him. And officials say the $1,500 vendor's fee he paid to sell at the state convention is being donated to Midwest flood victims.


It's that last sentence that really makes me happy. I never thought I'd say this, but...Go, Texas GOP!

Now if only they would kick out the person allegedly selling the "Press 1 for English, Press 2 for Deportation" buttons. Or was that the same guy?
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"Hi, I'm Igor and I'll be your waiter." [Jun. 19th, 2008|01:27 pm]
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At this point, I feel like I know the Jekyll and Hyde Club as well as I do my own apartment. I went there last July with strange (she even wrote a Travelogue of Terror column about our experience for Rue Morgue), then again in September with Kelli, and then again like two weeks after that for livia_llewellyn's birthday. It's a fun place and all, but man, talk about ODing. Also, hello, twenty-dollar salads!

Still, I've agreed to meet glamberson there tonight, along with 18 of his closest friends, because, well, how often does Greg come into town? Plus, Greg assures me his friends are "normal" and I might even be able to have an intelligent conversation that doesn't end with me calling someone a mouth-breathing fucktard. Not that I use that kind of language in public, of course.

Since it's been nearly a year since my last visit, I think I can handle it again. And it's always cool meeting new people. But still, hello, twenty-dollar salads!
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