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(Mother Nature Network)   The Great Drought of 2011 has cost Texas $5.2 billion. This will never happen if Gov. Perry was president. Because then he'd control the weather   (mnn.com) divider line 312
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2011-08-19 12:52:28 PM

Eddie_Dean_NY: For all the concern trolls out there, this is a matter of Texas politics because Rick Perry and the uber-right Texas Lege and local municipalities have slashed emergency preparedness and infrastructure funds, and also cut their budgets for fire and rescue departments across the state while increasing budgets for "security" (aka state troopers, municipal police, and county sheriff's) departments.

They also accepted $19 million in Federal assistance in combating the wildfires, but then bad-mouthed Obama for not declaring the state a Federal Disaster area after Perry's solution to the drought was to declare a "weekend of prayer".


The city where I live bought into the "prisons for economic development" movement so deeply the city purchased a prison, which just sold for $3M less than the city owed on it. Services were slashed to make the payments.
 
2011-08-19 12:53:58 PM

vonzales: Kar98: APE992: I wouldn't call that a lake, more like a deep pond.

Lakes are usually deep enough to not go dry, even if that means barely any water.

There are no natural lakes in Texas.

Caddo. Possum Kingdom.


Caddo Lake was formed by the Great Logjam of the Red River, and PK is man-made reservoir from the late 1930s, early 1940s.
 
2011-08-19 12:57:16 PM

DingleberryMoose: Eddie_Dean_NY: For all the concern trolls out there, this is a matter of Texas politics because Rick Perry and the uber-right Texas Lege and local municipalities have slashed emergency preparedness and infrastructure funds, and also cut their budgets for fire and rescue departments across the state while increasing budgets for "security" (aka state troopers, municipal police, and county sheriff's) departments.

They also accepted $19 million in Federal assistance in combating the wildfires, but then bad-mouthed Obama for not declaring the state a Federal Disaster area after Perry's solution to the drought was to declare a "weekend of prayer".

The city where I live bought into the "prisons for economic development" movement so deeply the city purchased a prison, which just sold for $3M less than the city owed on it. Services were slashed to make the payments.


Ah yes, how could I forget about one of our leading "job creators" here in Texas, the prison industry.
 
2011-08-19 12:58:19 PM

brantgoose: some horror movie about inbred loonies who live in a swamp.


Funny you should say that.

Link (new window)

Link (new window)
Pay particular attention to the shots of the B&B, interior and exterior ;)
 
2011-08-19 12:59:25 PM

Kar98: vonzales: Kar98: APE992: I wouldn't call that a lake, more like a deep pond.

Lakes are usually deep enough to not go dry, even if that means barely any water.

There are no natural lakes in Texas.

Caddo. Possum Kingdom.

Caddo Lake was formed by the Great Logjam of the Red River, and PK is man-made reservoir from the late 1930s, early 1940s.


Caddo was still a natural lake before it got dammed.
PK... you're right, I was reading from the pre-revised text book.
 
2011-08-19 12:59:34 PM

Ant: fatandolder: The people of Texas praying no matter for what, hurts you all how?

It hurts my brain to see so many credulous people in one place to grovel before some invisible divine patriarch, all the while believing that they're actually helping.


How many people did you see grovel before some invisible divine patriarch?

Was it like this?

gurumia.com

Or in reality was it more like this?

www.staustin.org

You act like everyone in Texas dropped what they were doing and took to the streets in mass prayer riots. Hint: that never happened. Most of the people said their prayers at night or on Sunday, not much change in the day to day. Same with every other religious person in the country.
 
2011-08-19 01:00:20 PM

Hobodeluxe: Kit Fister: Splinshints: Kit Fister: I guess that depends on your point of view.

No, no, it doesn't. There are no ultra-left politicians of any significance in American politics. Not liking Obama or Pelosi or their policies is not the same as what you did. You used the terms "ultra-left" and "strong left wing" in relation to American politics and that's just plain stupid and I'm not going to pretend anymore that it's not.

Then exactly how do you categorize Obama and Pelosi?

What positions do these two hold that put them in the ultra left category?

Better yet,what positions are ultra-left to you?

Pro choice? is that Ultra left? if so then a majority of Americans are ultra left.

Pro taxing the rich at the Clinton levels? If so then about 70% of Americans are ultra left

Pro gay marriage? again the majority of Americans are ultra left

Pro health care reform? Pro medicare? Pro social security? again the majority of Americans love these ideas. Do you actually believe a majority of Americans are ultra left?

Most people agree with the Dems on these issues it's just that the right controls most of the news and commentary media and they have the loudest voice. they've managed to co-opt religion and using that with a health dose of nationalism they sway the non critical thinkers.


You are right, it's a bit of a knee-jerk on my part to assume that because of where they are in relation to me, they're "ultra-left".

I think the salient point of what I *disagree* with, aside from the gun control issues that they support, is the way in which they attempt to implement policies and reforms, and using legislature to force them. Then again, I also disagree with the far-right's abuse of the legislature to do the same thing.

It irks me that EITHER side attempts to legislate things like marriage at all (I'm of the belief that government should not define *marriage* at all, but rather only provide for a civil union, and let the religions be as bigoted as they want to be), or other social behaviors. I'm all for the government being responsible for a bare minimum of things.

So, when Pelosi and Obama pass things like the healthcare law which really doesn't do a lot to address the real problems with the healthcare system, but instead forces people to pay for coverage that they may not be able to afford, it's a bda thing and i don't agree with that.

i do agree something needs to be done. Lord knows, after going through a long period following my heart attack, and dealing with insurance and all that, I believe we need some major overhauls of the system. I don't agree with what changes they decided to make.

I also don't agree with obama's stimulus package, since I think it really doesn't do much meaningful growth, but that's not the point of this discussion.

Either way, i err on the side of NOT having outsiders meddle in the affairs of private citizens.
 
2011-08-19 01:00:41 PM
Just from personal observation, I have to say Texans have the thinnest skins ever. Any other thread that involves out and out mocking of a state, one or two resident Farkers may grouse. A thread comes up about Texas and hoo-boy it's like being in a room of 3rd graders all screaming "I know what you are but what am I?!" Calm the hell down, Texans.
 
2011-08-19 01:02:24 PM

Eddie_Dean_NY: DingleberryMoose: Eddie_Dean_NY: For all the concern trolls out there, this is a matter of Texas politics because Rick Perry and the uber-right Texas Lege and local municipalities have slashed emergency preparedness and infrastructure funds, and also cut their budgets for fire and rescue departments across the state while increasing budgets for "security" (aka state troopers, municipal police, and county sheriff's) departments.

They also accepted $19 million in Federal assistance in combating the wildfires, but then bad-mouthed Obama for not declaring the state a Federal Disaster area after Perry's solution to the drought was to declare a "weekend of prayer".

The city where I live bought into the "prisons for economic development" movement so deeply the city purchased a prison, which just sold for $3M less than the city owed on it. Services were slashed to make the payments.

Ah yes, how could I forget about one of our leading "job creators" here in Texas, the prison industry.


I have said before, and still hold to the idea that, either party, unopposed, will bring ruin upon whatever political district it controls. Wingnuts without a lick of good sense are common on both sides of the aisle. Uncontested rule brings them out in droves and pushes the more reasonable aside.
 
2011-08-19 01:03:09 PM

scottydoesntknow: Most of the people said their prayers at night or on Sunday


And on Wednesday, and for lunch, and dinner, and before every little ball game, and public meetings...
 
2011-08-19 01:06:54 PM

Kar98: scottydoesntknow: Most of the people said their prayers at night or on Sunday

And on Wednesday, and for lunch, and dinner, and before every little ball game, and public meetings...


What's your point? People pray. They've been doing it for thousands of years. Some more than others. Again what's your point?
 
2011-08-19 01:08:50 PM

scottydoesntknow: Kar98: scottydoesntknow: Most of the people said their prayers at night or on Sunday

And on Wednesday, and for lunch, and dinner, and before every little ball game, and public meetings...

What's your point? People pray. They've been doing it for thousands of years. Some more than others. Again what's your point?


I'll let him say it: Link (new window)
 
2011-08-19 01:08:50 PM

wyltoknow: Just from personal observation, I have to say Texans have the thinnest skins ever. Any other thread that involves out and out mocking of a state, one or two resident Farkers may grouse. A thread comes up about Texas and hoo-boy it's like being in a room of 3rd graders all screaming "I know what you are but what am I?!" Calm the hell down, Texans.


I personally love the Texas hate threads. It lets me know who the mouthbreathing imbeciles who have no clue what the world outside mom's basement is like. Hint: it's not the Texans.
 
2011-08-19 01:09:23 PM

wyltoknow: Just from personal observation, I have to say Texans have the thinnest skins ever. Any other thread that involves out and out mocking of a state, one or two resident Farkers may grouse. A thread comes up about Texas and hoo-boy it's like being in a room of 3rd graders all screaming "I know what you are but what am I?!" Calm the hell down, Texans.


If you pay attention, though, you'll notice there's two types in here: Idiots who scream "we're perfect," and those of us who freely admit there are problems but love it here anyway.
 
2011-08-19 01:10:04 PM

El Freak: wyltoknow: Just from personal observation, I have to say Texans have the thinnest skins ever. Any other thread that involves out and out mocking of a state, one or two resident Farkers may grouse. A thread comes up about Texas and hoo-boy it's like being in a room of 3rd graders all screaming "I know what you are but what am I?!" Calm the hell down, Texans.

I personally love the Texas hate threads. It lets me know who the mouthbreathing imbeciles who have no clue what the world outside mom's basement is like are. Hint: it's not the Texans.


FTFM
 
2011-08-19 01:11:06 PM

wyltoknow: Just from personal observation, I have to say Texans have the thinnest skins ever. Any other thread that involves out and out mocking of a state, one or two resident Farkers may grouse. A thread comes up about Texas and hoo-boy it's like being in a room of 3rd graders all screaming "I know what you are but what am I?!" Calm the hell down, Texans.



Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
TX does seem to be full of jerks, but they're mostly in Dallas.
 
2011-08-19 01:13:03 PM

El Freak: I personally love the Texas hate threads. It lets me know who the mouthbreathing imbeciles who have no clue what the world outside mom's basement is like. Hint: it's not the Texans.


Odd, my mom's basement is 5,000 miles away, give or take, as the very tired crow flies. Maybe it would have to be an albatross. At any rate, on a different farking continent. So, yeah, I have no idea what the world outside her basement is like. Come to think of it, I don't even know anymore if we even had... oh shiat, it comes back! Hewn sandstone! Slimy, well-rounded stairs, hundreds of years old! Spiders! Rusty, dripping pipes! fark you! Ngyaaah!
 
2011-08-19 01:15:54 PM

Kar98: scottydoesntknow: Kar98: scottydoesntknow: Most of the people said their prayers at night or on Sunday

And on Wednesday, and for lunch, and dinner, and before every little ball game, and public meetings...

What's your point? People pray. They've been doing it for thousands of years. Some more than others. Again what's your point?

I'll let him say it: Link (new window)


Religion is Bullshiat. I've seen pretty much all of Carlin's stuff and agree with a lot of it. I got it, you hate christians even though they don't really affect your life. They believe in some magic sky god, so the fark what? They aren't forcing you to kneel at gunpoint (even though you have this belief that every Texan plans to do that to you).

Throw every single thing you want at me regarding organized religion being bullshiat. Hell I'll probably agree with you. My point is that just because the mongoloid governor said to pray for rain, doesn't mean every Texan dropped what they were doing to wail and pray to god. Many, many people thought that was asinine but the atheists here think this some kind of righteous retribution for thinking there's a magical sky god. "Yea that'll teach those fundie christians a thing or two! Screw the fact that there's hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of non-christians/atheists/agnostics also in Texas just wanting the drought to farking end because I feel satisified sticking to the 'religious man'.
 
2011-08-19 01:28:03 PM

scottydoesntknow: Religion is Bullshiat. I've seen pretty much all of Carlin's stuff and agree with a lot of it. I got it, you hate christians even though they don't really affect your life. They believe in some magic sky god, so the fark what? They aren't forcing you to kneel at gunpoint (even though you have this belief that every Texan plans to do that to you).


They would if they could. Read some of the comments at local "news" outlets, like the Longview News-Journal, or KLTV out of Tyler, or some of the crazier boards yet, like tb2k or the freepers and tell me I'm wrong.
And "well it's just the governor!"? Well, who elected him?
 
2011-08-19 01:29:02 PM
And I don't hate actual Christians, just the Southern Baptists. But those, I do hate with a seething rage.
 
2011-08-19 01:32:30 PM

Kar98: And I don't hate actual Christians, just the Southern Baptists. But those, I do hate with a seething rage.


Why do Baptists object so strongly to pre-marital sex?
They're afraid it might lead to drinking and dancing.
 
2011-08-19 01:34:25 PM

vonzales: Kar98: And I don't hate actual Christians, just the Southern Baptists. But those, I do hate with a seething rage.

Why do Baptists object so strongly to pre-marital sex?
They're afraid it might lead to drinking and dancing.


Why do you always take two Baptists with you on a fishing trip?
If you only take one, they'll drink all your beer.
 
2011-08-19 01:36:14 PM

Kar98: And I don't hate actual Christians, just the Southern Baptists. But those, I do hate with a seething rage.


It's not limited to just Baptists... after all, the Dominionism movement stems from the Presbyterian church...
 
2011-08-19 01:36:41 PM
Governor Perry, the Great Drought of 2011 is God's way of saying he doesn't like you. In all probability, he hates you. But you need him. Too bad Texas has to burn while you ignore the obvious.
 
2011-08-19 01:37:39 PM

Kar98: And I don't hate actual Christians, just the Southern Baptists. But those, I do hate with a seething rage.


There's lots o' them around.

Texas is big and diverse enough that you can find someone here who fits just about every stereotype about the state if you look for them. It's also large and diverse enough to put the idea of the stereotypical Texan to rest, but hasn't because many people look for the stereotype and don't notice the rest. We're no more fat, skinny, conservative, liberal, ignorant or educated than anywhere else in the US, we're just more brash about who and where we are.
 
2011-08-19 01:39:34 PM
Well you can apparently pray the gay away (according to some at least), but praying the drought away not so much.
The answer is clear! You need to up the ante!

Gay up that drought!

Shea butter moisturizer on those dry plants! Miles and miles of sequined rainbow silk to fabulous up those drab dead lawns and fields! A feather boa on every cracking fence post and hair care products (with glitter of course) to jazz up every scruffy dehydrated bit of livestock!

Not even FSM itself could ignore prayers to do something about that! Ye shall be saved!
 
2011-08-19 01:41:36 PM

Eddie_Dean_NY: vonzales: Kar98: And I don't hate actual Christians, just the Southern Baptists. But those, I do hate with a seething rage.

Why do Baptists object so strongly to pre-marital sex?
They're afraid it might lead to drinking and dancing.

Why do you always take two Baptists with you on a fishing trip?
If you only take one, they'll drink all your beer.


Baptists are horrible at recognition. They don't recognize the Pope and they don't recognize each other at the strip clubs and liquor stores.
 
2011-08-19 01:47:40 PM

Kar98: They would if they could. Read some of the comments at local "news" outlets, like the Longview News-Journal, or KLTV out of Tyler, or some of the crazier boards yet, like tb2k or the freepers and tell me I'm wrong.
And "well it's just the governor!"? Well, who elected him?


I'm not gonna tell you your wrong, because you aren't, but dude...it's the INTERNET! Where any dumbass person is given a pedal to stand on. You have crazy religious fundies in every state, Texas is not unique in this regard.
 
2011-08-19 01:49:57 PM

Eddie_Dean_NY: Eddie_Dean_NY: vonzales: Kar98: And I don't hate actual Christians, just the Southern Baptists. But those, I do hate with a seething rage.

Why do Baptists object so strongly to pre-marital sex?
They're afraid it might lead to drinking and dancing.

Why do you always take two Baptists with you on a fishing trip?
If you only take one, they'll drink all your beer.

Baptists are horrible at recognition. They don't recognize the Pope and they don't recognize each other at the strip clubs and liquor stores.


Glad I refreshed, I was gonna post a little longer version of that joke. Now I must simply shake my tiny internet fist in amusement.
 
2011-08-19 01:50:53 PM

Kar98: And I don't hate actual Christians, just the Southern Baptists. But those, I do hate with a seething rage.


And if you had just started out like that I would have agreed with you completely. 99.999% of the Southern Baptists give the .001% a bad name.
 
2011-08-19 01:54:51 PM

Kar98: Well, who elected him?


2,733,784 Texans.

Who voted for Bill White?

2,102,606 Texans.

Total population of Texas per 2010 Census?
25,145,561.

You should get out more.
 
2011-08-19 01:55:31 PM

scottydoesntknow: Kar98: They would if they could. Read some of the comments at local "news" outlets, like the Longview News-Journal, or KLTV out of Tyler, or some of the crazier boards yet, like tb2k or the freepers and tell me I'm wrong.
And "well it's just the governor!"? Well, who elected him?

I'm not gonna tell you your wrong, because you aren't, but dude...it's the INTERNET! Where any dumbass person is given a pedal to stand on. You have crazy religious fundies in every state, Texas is not unique in this regard.


There is another truism applicable to almost any place or religious group: religious fundamentalism is the nagging fear that someone, somewhere, might be having fun.
 
2011-08-19 01:59:58 PM

scottydoesntknow: Kar98: And I don't hate actual Christians, just the Southern Baptists. But those, I do hate with a seething rage.

And if you had just started out like that I would have agreed with you completely. 99.999% of the Southern Baptists give the .001% a bad name.


So, bro fist? Internet hi five? ;)
 
2011-08-19 02:00:06 PM
Wasn't it Obama who claimed that future generations would point to his election and recall, "This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." So apparently he's the one who controls the earth. Obama probably caused the drought because Texas didn't vote for him.

Save your rebuttal. I don't believe it for a minute. But it makes about as much sense as blaming Perry or God or anybody else. Weather happens. Climate happens. This happens to be a particularly rough spell. Texans, as well as others going through this, have my deepest sympathy. I've been through droughts that couldn't put a patch on this one and they were awful.
 
2011-08-19 02:02:59 PM

Eddie_Dean_NY: Kar98: Well, who elected him?

2,733,784 Texans.

Who voted for Bill White?

2,102,606 Texans.

Total population of Texas per 2010 Census?
25,145,561.

You should get out more.


IIRC, post-election analysis showed a better turnout from the Houston area alone could have put White over the top. There are some liberal enclaves in the state (mostly bigger cities in the east) and they didn't show up worth a damn in the election where Perry had the best chance to lose and they had the best chance to win.
 
2011-08-19 02:04:34 PM

Eddie_Dean_NY: Kar98: Well, who elected him?

2,733,784 Texans.

Who voted for Bill White?

2,102,606 Texans.

Total population of Texas per 2010 Census?
25,145,561.

You should get out more.


Don't want to. It's hot.
 
2011-08-19 02:20:08 PM

DingleberryMoose: IIRC, post-election analysis showed a better turnout from the Houston area alone could have put White over the top. There are some liberal enclaves in the state (mostly bigger cities in the east) and they didn't show up worth a damn in the election where Perry had the best chance to lose and they had the best chance to win.


I was helping the local campaigns in Austin, and there was a marked amount of "Meh" from most of the democratic and liberal folks in the cities. They seemed to think that no matter what they did, Texas would elect Perry in a landslide. There's a bunker mentality in the urban counties about the state in general. It comes from decades of being told how to run our own affairs by state-level politicians elected by the rural wing-nuts. It got much worse after the whole Tom DeLay redistricting plan in 2001 that pretty much guaranteed a GOP super-majority in Texas for the next 2 decades. Travis County alone is split among 5 different heavily gerrymandered districts that prevent any liberal representatives from being elected (except for Lloyd Doggett, and he's about to be squeezed out by the new plan from the 2011 Lege session). It's very frustrating and keeps a lot of voters from showing up on election day.
 
2011-08-19 02:22:59 PM

Kar98: Don't want to. It's hot.


Understandable, drink more beer.
 
2011-08-19 02:24:58 PM

Eddie_Dean_NY: DingleberryMoose: IIRC, post-election analysis showed a better turnout from the Houston area alone could have put White over the top. There are some liberal enclaves in the state (mostly bigger cities in the east) and they didn't show up worth a damn in the election where Perry had the best chance to lose and they had the best chance to win.

I was helping the local campaigns in Austin, and there was a marked amount of "Meh" from most of the democratic and liberal folks in the cities. They seemed to think that no matter what they did, Texas would elect Perry in a landslide. There's a bunker mentality in the urban counties about the state in general. It comes from decades of being told how to run our own affairs by state-level politicians elected by the rural wing-nuts. It got much worse after the whole Tom DeLay redistricting plan in 2001 that pretty much guaranteed a GOP super-majority in Texas for the next 2 decades. Travis County alone is split among 5 different heavily gerrymandered districts that prevent any liberal representatives from being elected (except for Lloyd Doggett, and he's about to be squeezed out by the new plan from the 2011 Lege session). It's very frustrating and keeps a lot of voters from showing up on election day.


After this election, and 2000 in Florida, you'd think that shouldn't happen again. It will, but it shouldn't.
 
2011-08-19 02:26:20 PM

Eddie_Dean_NY: Kar98: Don't want to. It's hot.

Understandable, drink more beer.


'k.
 
2011-08-19 02:27:58 PM

Kar98: Eddie_Dean_NY: Kar98: Well, who elected him?

2,733,784 Texans.

Who voted for Bill White?

2,102,606 Texans.

Total population of Texas per 2010 Census?
25,145,561.

You should get out more.

Don't want to. It's hot.


Besides, those 23 million Texans that didn't cast a vote, voted for Perry by their inaction.

If I saw someone as whoa-what-the-fark-is-that-ish as Perry running for Governor of my state, I'd get out and vote against that person.

/voted for Bev Perdue in the last gubernatorial election.
//moved to Virginia, where I'll vote against McDonnell's reelection if I'm still a resident in 2014.
 
2011-08-19 02:43:08 PM

Rhino_man: Kar98: Eddie_Dean_NY: Kar98: Well, who elected him?

2,733,784 Texans.

Who voted for Bill White?

2,102,606 Texans.

Total population of Texas per 2010 Census?
25,145,561.

You should get out more.

Don't want to. It's hot.

Besides, those 23 million Texans that didn't cast a vote, voted for Perry by their inaction.

If I saw someone as whoa-what-the-fark-is-that-ish as Perry running for Governor of my state, I'd get out and vote against that person.

/voted for Bev Perdue in the last gubernatorial election.
//moved to Virginia, where I'll vote against McDonnell's reelection if I'm still a resident in 2014.


Wait, when did we remove the age restrictions for voting?
 
2011-08-19 02:46:10 PM

scottydoesntknow: Kar98: scottydoesntknow: Kar98: scottydoesntknow: Most of the people said their prayers at night or on Sunday

And on Wednesday, and for lunch, and dinner, and before every little ball game, and public meetings...

What's your point? People pray. They've been doing it for thousands of years. Some more than others. Again what's your point?

I'll let him say it: Link (new window)

Religion is Bullshiat. I've seen pretty much all of Carlin's stuff and agree with a lot of it. I got it, you hate christians even though they don't really affect your life. They believe in some magic sky god, so the fark what? They aren't forcing you to kneel at gunpoint (even though you have this belief that every Texan plans to do that to you).

Throw every single thing you want at me regarding organized religion being bullshiat. Hell I'll probably agree with you. My point is that just because the mongoloid governor said to pray for rain, doesn't mean every Texan dropped what they were doing to wail and pray to god. Many, many people thought that was asinine but the atheists here think this some kind of righteous retribution for thinking there's a magical sky god. "Yea that'll teach those fundie christians a thing or two! Screw the fact that there's hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of non-christians/atheists/agnostics also in Texas just wanting the drought to farking end because I feel satisified sticking to the 'religious man'.


Because things like this never affect people's lives.

Link (new window)
 
2011-08-19 02:46:17 PM

illusi0n: Wait, when did we remove the age restrictions for voting?


The numbers of voters ineligible due to sufficient age is negligible:
Link (new window)
 
2011-08-19 02:51:46 PM

Kar98: scottydoesntknow: Religion is Bullshiat. I've seen pretty much all of Carlin's stuff and agree with a lot of it. I got it, you hate christians even though they don't really affect your life. They believe in some magic sky god, so the fark what? They aren't forcing you to kneel at gunpoint (even though you have this belief that every Texan plans to do that to you).

They would if they could. Read some of the comments at local "news" outlets, like the Longview News-Journal, or KLTV out of Tyler, or some of the crazier boards yet, like tb2k or the freepers and tell me I'm wrong.
And "well it's just the governor!"? Well, who elected him?


Agree with you there LNJ is full of scary people.
 
2011-08-19 02:51:54 PM

illusi0n: Rhino_man: Kar98: Eddie_Dean_NY: Kar98: Well, who elected him?

2,733,784 Texans.

Who voted for Bill White?

2,102,606 Texans.

Total population of Texas per 2010 Census?
25,145,561.

You should get out more.

Don't want to. It's hot.

Besides, those 23 million Texans that didn't cast a vote, voted for Perry by their inaction.

If I saw someone as whoa-what-the-fark-is-that-ish as Perry running for Governor of my state, I'd get out and vote against that person.

/voted for Bev Perdue in the last gubernatorial election.
//moved to Virginia, where I'll vote against McDonnell's reelection if I'm still a resident in 2014.

Wait, when did we remove the age restrictions for voting?

Census data report that ... 28.2% under 18

[Citation]
Fine. 15,320,728 Texans voted for him by inaction. Happy?
 
2011-08-19 02:52:57 PM

Kar98: illusi0n: Wait, when did we remove the age restrictions for voting?

The numbers of voters ineligible due to sufficient age is negligible:
Link (new window)


7 million+, or ~28% of the population, is negligible? That number is higher than the turnout.
 
2011-08-19 03:08:08 PM

illusi0n: Kar98: illusi0n: Wait, when did we remove the age restrictions for voting?

The numbers of voters ineligible due to sufficient age is negligible:
Link (new window)

7 million+, or ~28% of the population, is negligible? That number is higher than the turnout.


That was kinda my point. 18 million eligible voters, and only five-ish million showed up? Then the seven-ish million who are too young to vote don't matter either. But here I'm definitely in the "just my personal opinion" area.
 
2011-08-19 03:12:46 PM

Kar98: illusi0n: Kar98: illusi0n: Wait, when did we remove the age restrictions for voting?

The numbers of voters ineligible due to sufficient age is negligible:
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7 million+, or ~28% of the population, is negligible? That number is higher than the turnout.

That was kinda my point. 18 million eligible voters, and only five-ish million showed up? Then the seven-ish million who are too young to vote don't matter either. But here I'm definitely in the "just my personal opinion" area.


I happen to agree with that position. And some on here would be surprised how many Democrats there in the rural parts of the state. You run for mayor in a small town, you're better off running as a Dem.
 
2011-08-19 03:30:12 PM
DingleberryMoose: Ever heard of water conservation? If this keeps up, there will be water conservation forced on people. The first step is to restrict watering of lawns, somrtimes to zero.

There are watering restrictions in Austin, Stage 1. It's not all or nothing.

We're not watering the lawn because it needs to be resodded anyway. But I'm watering my plants because I'd really prefer not to lose thousands of dollars worth of tropical plants. And I actually believe that the water department knows how much water we have and how much is being used.

I'm keeping the pool full because I use it. And if the water gets below a certain level, it can't filter properly and then it's just standing water and all sorts of nasty things start happening
 
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