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(CNN)   Perry wins Texas gubernatorial primary. Plans to celebrate by taking the midnight train going anywhere   (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 197
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2010-03-02 11:09:16 PM
I voted for Perry today. I don't always agree with him but, Kay Bailey Hutchison ran a campaign that seemed to be based on the fact that the #1 problem facing Texans is that we have too many toll roads. That, and Medina is just plain bonkers. That woman proves that Hispanics can be just as nutty as the gringos in this state.
 
2010-03-02 11:20:15 PM
I didn't vote in either primary so I can make my own decisions when I go to the full elections without voting a party ticket, but I am kinda glad it's Perry.

It pains me to say that, but he's the least of three evils. And I really hate his Aggie ass and 95% of his policies, if that tells you how I feel about the Cheerleader and the Whack-job.
 
2010-03-02 11:29:04 PM
Ahem.

I believe that should be, "...the midnight train going A-NY-WHEREEEEEE"
 
2010-03-02 11:35:00 PM
I think Journey is a pretty cool band. They don't stop believin' and doesn't afraid of anyth
 
2010-03-02 11:39:37 PM
Bill White biatches! Governor Haircut is an evil, dirty dealer.
 
2010-03-02 11:54:56 PM
He should take a train anywhere.
The moon would do.
 
2010-03-03 12:03:01 AM
z.about.com
 
2010-03-03 12:06:00 AM
mikemoto: I voted for Perry today.

How can you vote for that man after the Cameron Todd Willingham and the Texas Forensic Science Commission BS?
 
2010-03-03 12:16:42 AM
Man, am I glad I don't live in Texas.
 
2010-03-03 12:18:16 AM
FishyFred: Man, am I glad I don't live in Texas.
 
2010-03-03 12:19:51 AM
People are here to say they really don't like Perry or his policies and they're glad he won and they voted for him. Texas logic.

Got it.


One Texas tag please, Drew.
 
2010-03-03 12:20:27 AM
Damn, I wish Kinky would've run.
 
2010-03-03 12:29:15 AM
Excuse my ignorance but I'm obviously missing something here. What is the Rick Perry connection to that awesome Journey song?
 
2010-03-03 12:29:25 AM
FishyFred: Man, am I glad I don't live in Texas.
 
2010-03-03 12:32:29 AM
wejash: People are here to say they really don't like Perry or his policies and they're glad he won and they voted for him. Texas logic.

Got it.

One Texas tag please, Drew.


Texas politics. It's like a whole other country parallel dimension.

In short, barring a massive turn-out in the urban precincts of Austin, Dallas, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio where there's a whole lot more blue than red voters, the GOP candidate has Texas locked up for the foreseeable future. Which means that I'd rather have this asshole, despite all the stupid shiat he says and does than either Kay Bailey, who is bought and paid for by KBR and Big Pharma, or the Wing-nut Tea-bagger. The Governor of Texas is more of a party figure-head and policy maker than an actual head of the executive branch. The Lt. Governor in Texas is where the power is at.

C'mon Ronnie Earle.
 
2010-03-03 12:43:17 AM
Eddie_Dean_NY: In short, barring a massive turn-out in the urban precincts of Austin, Dallas, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio where there's a whole lot more blue than red voters, the GOP candidate has Texas locked up for the foreseeable future.

I think White's got a good shot of winning the election.

Looking at the change in the Texas voting from the 2004 to 2008 Presidential elections, we see a 6% decrease in Republican votes and 7% increase in Dem votes.

And that's WITH a black man named Hussein Obama on the ticket.

Houston, Austin will definitely go for White. I think it's going to be a close race either way.

But, God is Perry's hair great on TV.
 
2010-03-03 01:20:08 AM
i14.photobucket.com
 
2010-03-03 01:27:08 AM
So I wanted more info about his opponent...

i46.tinypic.com

/Just sayin'
 
2010-03-03 01:34:30 AM
Eddie_Dean_NY: C'mon Ronnie Earle.

Ronnie Earle is cool, but Craig Watkins is better
 
2010-03-03 01:36:33 AM
serial_crusher: So I wanted more info about his opponent...



/Just sayin'


Man. From a marketing standpoint, that would just suck.
 
2010-03-03 01:51:02 AM
brainiac-dumdum: Eddie_Dean_NY: C'mon Ronnie Earle.

Ronnie Earle is cool, but Craig Watkins is better


I'm rooting for the guy who had the juevos grandes to go after Lizard Man Delay. But Watkins would be good.
 
2010-03-03 03:18:44 AM
I was hoping the teabugger lady would win.
 
2010-03-03 04:49:33 AM
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2010-03-03 06:23:49 AM
mikemoto: I voted for Perry today.

Gee. Thanks.


/goddamnitsomuch
 
2010-03-03 06:38:49 AM
Texas is a shiatty state full of idiots, nobody cares.
 
2010-03-03 07:01:33 AM
7of7: Texas is a shiatty state full of idiots, nobody cares.

Yet somehow has economically managed not to suck ass while Arizona, California, and other beloved-of-coastie/snotty-Liberal states are circling the drain.

/not a Texan
//once lived there for a while, really enjoyed the state
///the water is nearly undrinkable, though
 
2010-03-03 07:01:36 AM
PacManDreaming: Damn, I wish Kinky would've run.

I think he ran as the Democrats' agriculture commissioner nominee. He lost.

/Starting to think he couldn't win a county dogcatcher election. Damn you Texas politics!
//But SRSLY, you have to fellate a whole train of Old Money Morons to get any real office in this state. As long as Kinky hangs onto his oral virginity, he's not got a chance...
 
2010-03-03 07:04:05 AM
Anodos: Yet somehow has economically managed not to suck ass while Arizona, California, and other beloved-of-coastie/snotty-Liberal states are circling the drain.

Arizona is a snotty liberal state?
 
2010-03-03 07:11:30 AM
Aarontology: Anodos: Yet somehow has economically managed not to suck ass while Arizona, California, and other beloved-of-coastie/snotty-Liberal states are circling the drain.

Arizona is a snotty liberal state?


That was certainly the impression I got while driving through there, and from the people from there that I've met, by and large. Maybe the down-to-earth ones don't travel. Although to be fair to CA and AZ, it seems down to a particularly acute urban/rural divide in terms of being in touch with reality and how human beings actually work as a group, as opposed to sheltered, "progressive," Corbusier/planner-fellating urbanites who can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want to live in the American city or semi-urban areas unless they haven't been enlightened to how perfect their little five blocks of hell are.
 
2010-03-03 07:19:00 AM
Anodos: That was certainly the impression I got while driving through there, and from the people from there that I've met, by and large. Maybe the down-to-earth ones don't travel. Although to be fair to CA and AZ, it seems down to a particularly acute urban/rural divide in terms of being in touch with reality and how human beings actually work as a group, as opposed to sheltered, "progressive," Corbusier/planner-fellating urbanites who can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want to live in the American city or semi-urban areas unless they haven't been enlightened to how perfect their little five blocks of hell are.

See, I was surprised because four of their last six governors were Republicans, their Senators have been Republicans for almost twenty years, and about half of their House Reps are Republicans, and they've gone red in Presidential elections since 2000.

But I see you've gone with limited personal experience, stereotypical views and disdain of city dwellers route of determining "liberalness."
 
2010-03-03 07:19:07 AM
Anodos: Aarontology: Anodos: Yet somehow has economically managed not to suck ass while Arizona, California, and other beloved-of-coastie/snotty-Liberal states are circling the drain.

Arizona is a snotty liberal state?

That was certainly the impression I got while driving through there, and from the people from there that I've met, by and large. Maybe the down-to-earth ones don't travel. Although to be fair to CA and AZ, it seems down to a particularly acute urban/rural divide in terms of being in touch with reality and how human beings actually work as a group, as opposed to sheltered, "progressive," Corbusier/planner-fellating urbanites who can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want to live in the American city or semi-urban areas unless they haven't been enlightened to how perfect their little five blocks of hell are.


Yeah no. It's a state full of Fark Independents. Spend some time there. You'll grow to hate it.

/closest you get to liberal is Flagstaff & Tempe
 
2010-03-03 07:19:33 AM
Anodos: sheltered, "progressive," Corbusier/planner-fellating urbanites who can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want to live in the American city or semi-urban areas unless they haven't been enlightened to how perfect their little five blocks of hell are.

Dude, Bush got rid of his hobby ranch and moved into five blocks of hell -- that's the natural habitat of Independents. Not liberals.

Christ, there's not even a Starbucks in a subdivision -- much less sometime more pretentious.

You have your stereotypes all screwed up.
 
2010-03-03 07:22:14 AM
DarnoKonrad: Anodos: sheltered, "progressive," Corbusier/planner-fellating urbanites who can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want to live in the American city or semi-urban areas unless they haven't been enlightened to how perfect their little five blocks of hell are.

Dude, Bush got rid of his hobby ranch and moved into five blocks of hell -- that's the natural habitat of Independents. Not liberals.

Christ, there's not even a Starbucks in a subdivision -- much less sometime more pretentious.

You have your stereotypes all screwed up.


since when were suburbs divided into honest-to-god blocks?
 
2010-03-03 07:23:20 AM
Aarontology: Anodos: That was certainly the impression I got while driving through there, and from the people from there that I've met, by and large. Maybe the down-to-earth ones don't travel. Although to be fair to CA and AZ, it seems down to a particularly acute urban/rural divide in terms of being in touch with reality and how human beings actually work as a group, as opposed to sheltered, "progressive," Corbusier/planner-fellating urbanites who can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want to live in the American city or semi-urban areas unless they haven't been enlightened to how perfect their little five blocks of hell are.

See, I was surprised because four of their last six governors were Republicans, their Senators have been Republicans for almost twenty years, and about half of their House Reps are Republicans, and they've gone red in Presidential elections since 2000.

But I see you've gone with limited personal experience, stereotypical views and disdain of city dwellers route of determining "liberalness."


Not to mention they just went total birther saying that Obama will need to show his Birth Cert to run again in 2012.

/because didn't already obviously
 
2010-03-03 07:25:14 AM
Anodos: since when were suburbs divided into honest-to-god blocks?

As a socialist that lives on a farm in the sticks, the fark if I know.
 
2010-03-03 07:26:22 AM
DarnoKonrad: Anodos: sheltered, "progressive," Corbusier/planner-fellating urbanites who can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want to live in the American city or semi-urban areas unless they haven't been enlightened to how perfect their little five blocks of hell are.

Dude, Bush got rid of his hobby ranch and moved into five blocks of hell -- that's the natural habitat of Independents. Not liberals.

Christ, there's not even a Starbucks in a subdivision -- much less sometime more pretentious.

You have your stereotypes all screwed up.


Evidently you do too.

/so um yeah
 
2010-03-03 07:28:51 AM
Kxs says it all. Having been sodomised by the Republicans Texans appear to be ready to bend over again.
 
2010-03-03 07:29:11 AM
Psumek: Evidently you do too.

I have a closet full of guns and I enjoy expensive coffee. I also look down upon people that drink folgers or eat white bread.

/it's true
 
2010-03-03 07:31:13 AM
and I love how it's wrong on fark to get an impression of a place. like, because the internet allows people from every place to get online, you can't have any view as to what a place is like unless you live in/exhaustively plumb the depths of a place half the time. a mistaken impression may be just that, mistaken, but it's no less valid coming from one political viewpoint as another, yet when farkers rail against "flyover country" or any other part of the US/world that isn't sufficiently worldweary and amoral as to have learned to hate children, embrace daily non-presecription psychoactive use, etc based off of media depictions and their own limited travel experiences, most of the time they get accolades from a large number of others.

I was of the impression that AZ had veered American-version-of-Left in the last decade, John McCain notwithstanding (other states elect Republican/Conservatives contrary to their expected demography, it wasn't outside the realm of reasonable inference if you'd met the Arizonans that I have that it was a Liberal state.)
 
2010-03-03 07:32:18 AM
non-prescription

/FTFM
 
2010-03-03 07:32:43 AM
FishyFred: Man, am I glad I don't live in Texas.

I repeat this every morning. I have relatives there and I have seen its bigoted face up close and personal. The entire state is all hat and no cattle.
 
2010-03-03 07:35:49 AM
Anodos: I was of the impression

nah. You're just a run of the mill resentment junkie. Don't be so pretentious about it however, unless you're looking to be a columnist in the weekly standard.
 
2010-03-03 07:37:01 AM
Anodos: I was of the impression that AZ had veered American-version-of-Left in the last decade, John McCain notwithstanding (other states elect Republican/Conservatives contrary to their expected demography, it wasn't outside the realm of reasonable inference if you'd met the Arizonans that I have that it was a Liberal state.)

Right, but we had looked at voting trends. You know, actual results. Not impressions and assumptions.

The people who constantly rag on rural areas and "flyover country" are just as wrong.
 
2010-03-03 07:38:07 AM
Okay, so Texas is a weird farkin' state. I was pretty surprised when I first moved here how few people fit into my assumption of "stereotypical Texan"...

I mean, yeah, people here are pretty conservative overall, but there's a pretty surprising range of political and social views. Hell, a lot of the more "rural" grandmothers I've met have dirtier minds (and fouler mouths!) than a lot of military guys I've known, and have a lot more experience using them. Really sweet ladies, too.

There's also a surprising amount of diversity... There's a huge number of people from other states and countries living in my neighborhood. While DFW is still pretty "Texan", it's waaaay more urban/sophisticated than most people give it credit for. Pretty decent arts district, strong culture, and not bad selections of international cuisine, either.

Really, I think it's the older generations that are holding Texas back; that, and the fact that there's just such a huge rural and xenophobic population out there - Houston just elected a lesbian mayor, but the doofuses out in the boonies are still screaming about "MugaBarack Ogambi" and birth certificates... Weird. Well, that and Texas has a lot of bad religion and old money dipsticks stirring up a lot of stupidity. Still, it's fun to watch from the inside...
 
2010-03-03 07:38:12 AM
Anodos: and I love how it's wrong on fark to get an impression of a place. like, because the internet allows people from every place to get online, you can't have any view as to what a place is like unless you live in/exhaustively plumb the depths of a place half the time. a mistaken impression may be just that, mistaken, but it's no less valid coming from one political viewpoint as another, yet when farkers rail against "flyover country" or any other part of the US/world that isn't sufficiently worldweary and amoral as to have learned to hate children, embrace daily non-presecription psychoactive use, etc based off of media depictions and their own limited travel experiences, most of the time they get accolades from a large number of others.

I was of the impression that AZ had veered American-version-of-Left in the last decade, John McCain notwithstanding (other states elect Republican/Conservatives contrary to their expected demography, it wasn't outside the realm of reasonable inference if you'd met the Arizonans that I have that it was a Liberal state.)


Your impression was clearly mistaken. You, on the other hand, have shown a remarkable fondness for stereotypes.

/chill
 
2010-03-03 07:38:32 AM
Aarontology: Anodos: I was of the impression that AZ had veered American-version-of-Left in the last decade, John McCain notwithstanding (other states elect Republican/Conservatives contrary to their expected demography, it wasn't outside the realm of reasonable inference if you'd met the Arizonans that I have that it was a Liberal state.)

Right, but we had looked at voting trends. You know, actual results. Not impressions and assumptions.

The people who constantly rag on rural areas and "flyover country" are just as wrong.


fair enough.
 
2010-03-03 07:40:46 AM
Aarontology: Anodos: Yet somehow has economically managed not to suck ass while Arizona, California, and other beloved-of-coastie/snotty-Liberal states are circling the drain.

Arizona is a snotty liberal state?


Yeah, I live there, I'm like WTF ARE YOU SMOKING?!

/John McfarkINGcain
//you tard
 
2010-03-03 07:49:09 AM
7of7: Texas is a shiatty state full of idiots, nobody cares.

Where did you visit to come to this conclusion?
 
2010-03-03 07:51:06 AM
I called my mom to wish her a happy birthday yesterday. She told me she was miffed about "Obama's 20% payment cuts" that will destroy Medicare. She then told me she voted for Rick Perry in the Texas primary because she wants to fight socialism.

/*sigh*
//That's it, mom. You're only 62, but I'm putting you in one of those evil nursing homes we saw on that episode of Dateline.
 
2010-03-03 07:54:20 AM
Eddie_Dean_NY: I didn't vote in either primary so I can make my own decisions when I go to the full elections without voting a party ticket, but I am kinda glad it's Perry.

Has the way voting works in Texas changed since I moved away?

Either I'm confused or this guy doesn't understand how voting works.
 
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