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Photo Of Texas State Capitol I Took From Austin Skyscraper

Here is a photo of the Texas State Capitol building I recently took from the 22nd floor of the Chase Building in Austin.  At least I think it was the 22nd floor.

Though I’ve lived in Texas nine years now, I don’t feel an emotional attachment to our State Capitol building. I feel our State Capitol building has been on the whole a location of misdeeds and wrongdoing.

In frankness, though I am first and foremost a political blogger, I do not find much of what takes place in the Capitol building to be of interest. This does not mean I ignore our State Capitol. It simply means I limit my intake of Texas political news because there are only so many ways you can read that people are being cheated. 

Still, I do believe a better day in Texas and in all places is possible. You have to believe better things are possible or you’re finished as a person anybody would want to get to know and have as a friend.

Some people think a better day in Texas will come when ongoing demographic changes in Texas return the legislative chambers of the Capitol back to Democrats.

I think the better day will come when the people of Texas finally decide they want to act upon their more decent impulses and cast aside the aggression and economic Darwinism that have long defined Texas.    

November 6, 2007 - Posted by | Pictures I Have Taken, Politics, Texas | , , , ,


  1. So beautiful. I do feel an emotional attachment for that building which makes me all the more angry about the misdeeds and wrongdoing.

    Comment by TXsharon | November 6, 2007

  2. That is also a reasonable reaction. You can be hopeful in your way and I’ll be hopeful in my way. Thanks for the comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 6, 2007

  3. building good, politicians bad

    Comment by geo | November 6, 2007

  4. Yes…but the building at current has a symbolic meaning. Though that meaning can be changed if people decide they want something better.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 6, 2007

  5. The building is built in vain as all gov. buildings are. they need to be humble and plain like the people that serve the public should be. there in nothing pretty about icons of power. just reminders of how we never learn from our mistakes.

    Comment by bill brady | November 6, 2007

  6. I think that Bill’s point has some merit though I am not sure I want our elected officials to be just like the people.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 7, 2007

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