Simply Speaking: Political climate
Just arrived back from the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico that is, and am pretty sure the political climate here has remained essentially unchanged. Same for up there in the formerly nicotine stained, no, the former westerly portions of the Republic of Texas.
All Texans know our south-southwestern border consists of the Rio Grande River from where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico at Brownsville, all the way back up (832 road miles) north and west to El Paso, where the river continues north and west up into what WAS Texas, but became the eastern half of New Mexico, in a sorry trade-off for our part.
Nonetheless, our current Texas border doubles back due east from El Paso del Norte for miles and miles to eventually conjunct with the south-most point of the north-south westerly edge of what became geographically known as the Texas Panhandle (whew).
Lost yet? I am.
Oh yeah, political climate.
As far as I can deduce, Taos, Angel Fire, Eagle Nest, and Red River, New Mexico do not yet have Tea Parties; maybe no political parties of any kind. Taos, however, has a lot of old “Obama” bumper stickers remaining on their “Subaru” vehicular traffic, but evidently not even an Occupy Wall Street Party (OWS) has caught on there yet.
Incidentally, we did have close to an 8 inch snowfall at our Val Verde cabin a few days ago, close to 9000 feet up. Brrrr. The snow got translated to the 2-inch plus rain you got down here at around 460 feet. Thank You, Lord.
Back here in River City (Ellis County), we all know our county property taxes have gone up a little more than 5 percent and the Ellis County Republican Executive Committee and Republicans in general are contemplating the proper response to those Republican elected officials who voted yes…along with those elected officials who sat timidly on the sidelines while the tax hike was being enacted. Hmmmm.
Will all active fiscal conservatives, of the Republican ilk, also sit timidly and idly by on the sidelines, as well? That is the question. Maybe we will become another Taos, New Mexico, with all the “Obama” bumper stickers and all our man-hair pony tailed.
Or will we stand up and have a “REMEMBER THE ALAMO” attitude?
The Ellis County Republican Executive Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1 (that’s All Saints Day* by my calendar), time: 7 p.m. at the UR Baseball/UR Party Place facility, 305 W. Madison, immediately north of the viaduct on the west side of the road in Waxahachie. Guests are welcome to come and view for themselves just what today’s grassroots Republicans-in-the-trenches are made of. It should be interesting.
By the way, Go Texas Rangers in the World Series!
May God (Yah) bless us in all our machinations through Christ Jesus (Yeshua), the King of the Universe.
*All Saints Day…Strangely, follows Halloween, with all its hauntings and masqueradings and candy-collecting and candy-eating, but is the day following all the ghostliness business, where the (mostly) Roman Catholic Church has dealings about saints, known and unknown. Also acknowledged as Hallowmas or All Hallows. Wikipedia says All Hallows is observed by Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican Communion, Lutheranism and Methodism, among other Protestant denominations. FYI.