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Posted on 19 Jan 2006 at 8:11pm

“I think what happened was that the Texas Republican Party got scared because they saw me as actually having a chance of winning Austin and of winning the election.”
Edward Mokrzy, a gay candidte for U.S. Congress, about his concern that Republican Party leaders do not want openly gay Republicans winnning elected office

“This dog dances at the vet, she dances everywhere, and then she got up there. Bless her heart, she was just exhausted.
Dallas resident Jackie Ross, co-owner of Jada the Dancing Poodle, about the dog’s failure to perform on “The David Letterman Show”

“They created the most negative feelings toward the Legislature in years, and that is beneficial to the Democrats.”
Michael Moon, president of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, on how failures by Republican legislators have opened the door for Democrats to win seats.

“American families are being assaulted by activist judges. But what they don’t tell you is that those judges are the ones appointed and supported by the right wing.”
Tom Malin, Democratic Party candidate for District 108 in the Texas House of Representatives

“I don’t want to live in Austin forever. I am just asking for two terms.”
Jack Borden, Democratic Primary candidate for District 108 in the Texas House of Representatives

“We’re a real small community with a lot of church presence. I’m afraid it would shake up some turmoil.”
Vince LaCario, owner of Childress’ Lone Star 4 Theater, about his decision not to show “Brokeback Mountain,” even though the small town is a major setting in the gay cowboy love story.

“I don’t think they know it. I haven’t heard a word about it from anyone.”
Donna Ferguson, director of the Childress Chamber of Commerce, about Childress residents being unaware the town is a setting in the movie “Brokeback Mountain.”

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition of January 20, 2006.

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