Believe me after a year or so in Thailand you learn to tell the difference very easily between a ladyboy and a biological female. Mind you I can be friends with anyone and have quite a few ladyboy friends, but I have my own preferences when it comes to a partner.
And I have just voted in my first-ever state primary. Even though I last lived in Hawaii, I’m registered in Texas due to my picking up a new driver’s license there on a visit in the 1990s. Having an address no more in Hawaii, I was unable to renew my license there and so used the family manse in Texas as my permanent address.
So I have voted in the Texas primary after being sent an absentee ballot. Go Hillary!
But in the meantime…
Given your general feelings about Texas, this struck me as very funny.
From one Democrat to another, welcome aboard! Jefferson, Jackson, Cleveland, FDR, Truman, JFK, LBJ, Clinton and Obama - you have joined a great and historic party.
Welcome to the light.
Think the GOP would trade us TR and Lincoln even up for Jackson and Jefferson?
I’d bet money on Lincoln being a Democrat today. TR - maybe. Jackson would almost certainly be a Duck Dynasty type Republican. Not so sure about Jefferson, but he was a slave holder.
Yes, it strikes me as funny too. My Hawaiian driver’s license had expired. They probably sent a new one to my old address in Honolulu, but those things are never forwarded. So I was stuck without a US license from any state. (I did and do have a Thai license.) Then my father had his aneurysm in Texas in 1998, and while I was back there for that I picked up a Texas license. Thinking I would probably never live in Hawaii again, I took advantage of the motor-voter law since I counted the family manse as my permanent address. Now the manse is gone, my father is gone, but still I vote in Texas.
I will soon rectify that though, as we are planning to move back to Hawaii in the next 6-12 months.
The Republican Party of Lincoln and TR included the liberals of their day, it’s true, favoring Federal power being aggressively used for good social ends.