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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 09:20:48 AM  
This is Rick Perry's Opposite of Katrina.
 
2011-08-19 09:25:10 AM  
I thought they'd prayed the drought away

/no?
 
2011-08-19 09:37:18 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought they'd prayed the drought away

/no?


This- his best bud God would take of it.
 
2011-08-19 09:37:44 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: /no?


God is testing their faith, duh.
 
2011-08-19 09:39:00 AM  
Not believing in global warming is like not believing in thermometers.

/Just sayin'.
//We can debate why for days. But let's not.
 
2011-08-19 09:39:03 AM  
What does politics have to do with drought?
 
2011-08-19 09:39:26 AM  
Stick to a tense.
 
2011-08-19 09:40:23 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought they'd prayed the drought away

/no?


Just think how much worse things could have been if he didn't pray for intervention. I bet the damage and deaths would have been an order of magnitude greater had he not ask for god's help.
 
2011-08-19 09:41:07 AM  
Buy more SUV's and pray harder.
 
2011-08-19 09:41:17 AM  
Can't you just pray the drought away you do teh ghey?
 
2011-08-19 09:41:38 AM  
I feel for Texas, lately it's been dry as a salt-mine around my place in NY too.

Just yesterday I had to pay 55 for an eighth of brown dirtweed to get me through the weekend.

I pray to FSM that the drought ends soon.....I mean we can't hold out much longer.
 
2011-08-19 09:42:57 AM  

Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

 
2011-08-19 09:43:23 AM  
A Texas Rain Gauge

ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2011-08-19 09:43:50 AM  
"Scotty!!! I need more prayer!"
"I'm on my knees givin' it all we got, captain!"
"More prayer, damnit!"
"We can't pray any harder, captain! Our rosaries can't take the strain! She'll come apart at the seams!"
 
2011-08-19 09:44:55 AM  
Have we tried asking God yet, Rick...?
 
2011-08-19 09:45:24 AM  
Pretend the drought is gay and call in Marcus Bachmann to pray the gay away.
 
2011-08-19 09:46:00 AM  

Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?


Because Dumbass McPerry thinks the correct response is to pray.
 
2011-08-19 09:46:07 AM  
Can we please let them secede now, before the bills hit the rest of America?
 
2011-08-19 09:48:15 AM  
No rain? That's because there were some Texans who weren't praying to JAY-ZUSS loudly enough.

Yes, it wasn't 100% of Texans praying. God demands all or nothing!

Hunt them down! Burn them at the stake! Prove to God that no one is more Jeebussy than Texans!
 
2011-08-19 09:50:15 AM  
Maybe shoot at the sky? Guns solve everything.
 
2011-08-19 09:50:45 AM  
Alright people.. who let a democrat move into Texas?
 
2011-08-19 09:51:56 AM  

protectyourlimbs: Alright people.. who let a democrat move into Texas?


He snuck in while everyone was at church.
 
2011-08-19 09:52:07 AM  
It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.
 
2011-08-19 09:52:21 AM  
More tax cuts for rich Texans?
 
2011-08-19 09:52:28 AM  
This will never happen if Gov. Perry was president. Because then he'd control the weather


apparently he has a time machine too.

(verb tense, how does it work?)
 
2011-08-19 09:52:59 AM  
Everything is bigger in Texas, even the droughts. Eventually they'll get a larger than life amount of rain and things will be right again.
 
2011-08-19 09:53:43 AM  

Pro Zack: This will never happen if Gov. Perry was president. Because then he'd control the weather


apparently he has a time machine too.

(verb tense, how does it work?)


You say these words, but you claim to be from Tennessee.....wwwhhyyyy?
 
2011-08-19 09:54:02 AM  

Worst.Fark handle. ever.: That's because there were some Texans who weren't praying to JAY-ZUSS loudly enough.


I was praying to David Koresh Christ but then I remembered our state killed him, so he's no help.
 
2011-08-19 09:54:30 AM  
I'm torn between Perry's magic control over the weather and Bachmann's magic control over oil prices.
 
2011-08-19 09:55:03 AM  

Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?


This is fark. The idea is to bash, religion, Texas, Perry, republicans, or all of these. It does not matter take you pick.
 
2011-08-19 09:55:04 AM  

LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.


So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.
 
2011-08-19 09:55:07 AM  
Another phoney tough guy from Texas spewing one liners and nonsense.

"There is no problem violence and superstition can't solve!!!!!"

Has America learned it's lesson yet? Only time will tell.
 
2011-08-19 09:55:21 AM  

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: God is testing their faith, duh.


www.fanboy.com
God created Texas to test the faithful.
 
2011-08-19 09:55:46 AM  
Well, at least he raided $150 million from the fund that would have let poor people have a little air conditioning in the 100+ temps.

In a flood, he'd be busy putting holes in the boats that rescue the poor.
 
2011-08-19 09:55:49 AM  
He's going to nationalize the weather? Farking commie.
 
2011-08-19 09:55:58 AM  
George Soros?
 
2011-08-19 09:56:16 AM  
Snark aside, it's been terrible. We've still got less than 2 inches of rain on the Llano Estacado this year. The dryland cotton never got planted and the irrigated looks like dryland in a bad year. Hay costs like crazy. It's literally been drier than any year of the Dust Bowl era.

Unfortunately for me, that means my business is booming.
 
2011-08-19 09:57:28 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought they'd prayed the drought away

/no?


He did, but America is so full of sinners and has a colored president, God is still punishing Texas.
 
2011-08-19 10:00:03 AM  
Interesting aside: a GIS for "pray for rain" yields some NSFW results... I'd hit the chick with the umbrella...
 
2011-08-19 10:00:13 AM  

fatandolder: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

This is fark. The idea is to bash, religion, Texas, Perry, republicans, or all of these. It does not matter take you pick.


I have to admit that this is a particularly stunning example of this.
 
2011-08-19 10:00:33 AM  

fatandolder: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

This is fark. The idea is to bash, religion, Texas, Perry, republicans, or all of these. It does not matter take you pick.


We like the low hanging fruit here and the trees you listed provide more bounty than we could ever harvest. If these trees bore less fruit the extra work would lead us to pick other targets. Like Florida and HOAs. ;)
 
2011-08-19 10:03:56 AM  
Can you build a weather-controlling device with minimum wage labor? Oh well, back to praying.
 
2011-08-19 10:05:01 AM  

BunkoSquad: Can we please let them secede now, before the bills hit the rest of America?


what? Like the Big Dig is costing the rest of the nation?
 
2011-08-19 10:05:20 AM  

EyeballKid: Can you build a weather-controlling device with minimum wage labor? Oh well, back to praying.


no. But you could use Mexican scientists.
 
2011-08-19 10:07:26 AM  

fatandolder: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

This is fark. The idea is to bash, religion, Texas, Perry, republicans, or all of these. It does not matter take you pick.


Actually, as many people in this thread have stated (you would see if you bothered to read it before putting on your butthurt pants), the theme behind this bashing is to thoroughly mock Perry for his recent public exploits of encouraging his constituents to "pray the drought away". But, hey, don't let context get in the way of your pouting. Sniff sniff, why is Fark always so mean to Republicans? :(
 
2011-08-19 10:08:22 AM  
"The ACLU has got to take a lot of blame for this. And I know I'll hear from them for this, but throwing God...successfully with the help of the federal court system...throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools, the abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked and when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad...I really believe that the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who try to secularize America...I point the finger in their face and say you helped this happen."
 
2011-08-19 10:09:50 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought they'd prayed the drought away

/no?


They did, and the Almighty God reached down from the heavens, clenching in his right hand a document upon which was written - the solution for the drought, the meaning of life and a map to the secret place where the clothes dryer transports all of those missing socks......

But since it was all just a political move to gain traction prior to announcing candidacy, and the assholes that showed up for the event gave up on God years ago... God couldn't figure out which one should receive this righteous endowment, and chose instead to toss it toward the sun, adding just a minute amount of tender to stoke that massive ball of fire, extending the the drought that started this whole sequence of events.
 
2011-08-19 10:11:04 AM  

Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?


Because the Government CAN and DOES control weather this IS FACT>

The question is, is it true the Government uses this to control population i.e. flooding out areas wanted for their use oil production, creating droughts, etc..then paying to relocate those people (doing it this way because telling to just pack up and leave would so not work out).

In the far east a drought area about 100 miles from another area with good rain fall was seeded for rain making the other turn into a drought area.

In China 2 yeas ago they seeded and totally messed up, freezing a large city out so badly that it froze the electric lines into snapping and nothing was able to go in or out for 3 weeks.
 
2011-08-19 10:12:35 AM  

wyltoknow: fatandolder: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

This is fark. The idea is to bash, religion, Texas, Perry, republicans, or all of these. It does not matter take you pick.

Actually, as many people in this thread have stated (you would see if you bothered to read it before putting on your butthurt pants), the theme behind this bashing is to thoroughly mock Perry for his recent public exploits of encouraging his constituents to "pray the drought away". But, hey, don't let context get in the way of your pouting. Sniff sniff, why is Fark always so mean to Republicans? :(


Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Dave
 
2011-08-19 10:13:33 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Maybe shoot at the sky? Guns solve everything.



If the bullets are made out of nickel then it might just work.
 
2011-08-19 10:13:49 AM  

fireclown: I have to admit that this is a particularly stunning example of this.


Right.

Rick Perry, governor of a state that might as well be the U.S.A.'s own little China when it comes to dumping pollutants into the atmosphere and current front-runner in the GOP presidential bid, when faced with a monumentally destructive weather event, decided the best thing he could do was pray the dry away and, when that didn't work, the guy who had previously made secessionist claims and bemoaned federal spending finally, months later, bothered to ask for federal aid.

But there's no relevant politics here. Nope. None at all.

When you stick your head in the sand like that, do you bend at the knees or the waist?
 
2011-08-19 10:14:50 AM  
So, when do we hear that Texas is requesting disaster relief from the federal government?
 
2011-08-19 10:14:55 AM  

Kit Fister: Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?


Conservative standpoints are generally mockable. Sorry, praying for rain and denouncing evolution are stupid things to do.
 
2011-08-19 10:16:28 AM  

Skarekrough: Can't you just pray the drought away you do teh ghey?


He's tried both. Didn't work for him. We still got a drought, and he's still gayer than Michael Jackson buggering an altar boy in the Castro.
 
2011-08-19 10:17:57 AM  

fireclown: EyeballKid: Can you build a weather-controlling device with minimum wage labor? Oh well, back to praying.

no. But you could use Mexican scientists.


media.mcclatchydc.com

/hint - they make cocaine in there
 
2011-08-19 10:18:46 AM  

Kit Fister: Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?


Yeah, reality does frequently stand in opposition to conservative views. Oh wait, you meant Fark. Yeah, I've never seen a conservative here. Ever.

/if God wants to chime in on how the conservatives are right on this issue he knows he could really put this issue to bed with a 5 minute press conference.
 
2011-08-19 10:18:48 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Maybe shoot at the sky? Guns solve everything.


Has been tried:

newstalk1290.com
 
2011-08-19 10:19:09 AM  

fireclown: EyeballKid: Can you build a weather-controlling device with minimum wage labor? Oh well, back to praying.

no. But you could use Mexican scientists.


What good would that do? They would just line people up to piss on you lawn!
 
2011-08-19 10:19:55 AM  
Of course he would. Then he'd get Cheney's secret weather machine that was used to punish NOLA. Right now Obama's using it to punish Texas. When Perry's elected, the northeast is clearly farked unless they vote for him.
 
2011-08-19 10:20:39 AM  

Kit Fister: wyltoknow: fatandolder: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

This is fark. The idea is to bash, religion, Texas, Perry, republicans, or all of these. It does not matter take you pick.

Actually, as many people in this thread have stated (you would see if you bothered to read it before putting on your butthurt pants), the theme behind this bashing is to thoroughly mock Perry for his recent public exploits of encouraging his constituents to "pray the drought away". But, hey, don't let context get in the way of your pouting. Sniff sniff, why is Fark always so mean to Republicans? :(

Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Dave


Anytime someone is trying to foist right-wing ideological zealotry on me, I mock them.
 
2011-08-19 10:20:56 AM  

Jake Havechek: "The ACLU has got to take a lot of blame for this. And I know I'll hear from them for this, but throwing God...successfully with the help of the federal court system...throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools, the abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked and when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad...I really believe that the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who try to secularize America...I point the finger in their face and say you helped this happen."


or maybe it's Allah and he's pissed that we're killing so many Muslims and treating them like shiat here when they want to build a mosque?

or maybe it's Gaea and she's pissed at all the CO2 we've been pumping into the air?

or maybe it's just one of the symptoms of global warming?
 
2011-08-19 10:21:09 AM  

Kar98: Skarekrough: Can't you just pray the drought away you do teh ghey?

He's tried both. Didn't work for him. We still got a drought, and he's still gayer than Michael Jackson buggering an altar boy in the Castro.


Ahhh, no Texas hate thread would be complete without KAR98... but when he sticks to the ridiculousness of Perry and his bible thumping cult following. I find it very difficult to disagree with him.
 
2011-08-19 10:21:20 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Kit Fister: Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Conservative standpoints are generally mockable. Sorry, praying for rain and denouncing evolution are stupid things to do.


I think the problem that a lot of Texas Farkers have is the fact that we HATE Perry and want him gone, but everyone else wants the whole state to burn on the comments of one retard who should never have been handed power. Do you see how it kinda sucks that we're almost literally burning up, and yet y'all are doing fire dances around your computers?

Every thread about Texas suffering is a massive circle jerk about how retarded Perry/republicans are.
 
2011-08-19 10:21:39 AM  

Kit Fister: wyltoknow: fatandolder: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

This is fark. The idea is to bash, religion, Texas, Perry, republicans, or all of these. It does not matter take you pick.

Actually, as many people in this thread have stated (you would see if you bothered to read it before putting on your butthurt pants), the theme behind this bashing is to thoroughly mock Perry for his recent public exploits of encouraging his constituents to "pray the drought away". But, hey, don't let context get in the way of your pouting. Sniff sniff, why is Fark always so mean to Republicans? :(

Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Dave


There is quite a bit of Democrat hate and snark in here. There are also liberals who espouse carefully considered opinions eloquently. There is quite a bit of Republican hate and snark in here. There are also conservatives who espouse considered opinions eloquently. Both parties have their total wingnut mouthbreather party hacks who know better than anyone else. Fark seems to attract them.
 
2011-08-19 10:22:43 AM  

special20: Kit Fister: wyltoknow: fatandolder: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

This is fark. The idea is to bash, religion, Texas, Perry, republicans, or all of these. It does not matter take you pick.

Actually, as many people in this thread have stated (you would see if you bothered to read it before putting on your butthurt pants), the theme behind this bashing is to thoroughly mock Perry for his recent public exploits of encouraging his constituents to "pray the drought away". But, hey, don't let context get in the way of your pouting. Sniff sniff, why is Fark always so mean to Republicans? :(

Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Dave

Anytime someone is trying to foist right-wing ideological zealotry on me, I mock them.


And, what of the people that don't agree with the ultra-left either, and don't want a strong left wing lean?
 
2011-08-19 10:25:21 AM  

GORDON: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?


Plenty. Politics could have planned for reservoirs. Or for upgraded water mains that have been in place since the state was founded. Or for better waste water reclamation. Politics could have limited sprawl. Politics could have enforced less pollution. Or promoted more diverse industries.
All of these are things I've seen spittle-frothed opposition here in Texas.
 
2011-08-19 10:25:43 AM  

Hobodeluxe: or maybe it's just one of the symptoms of global warming?


Or maybe it's just weather. There have been droughts happening for hundreds of years.
 
2011-08-19 10:26:07 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Kit Fister: Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Conservative standpoints are generally mockable. Sorry, praying for rain and denouncing evolution are stupid things to do.


Wouldn't be a problem if the "conservatives" today would actual support true conservative policies like they used to back in the 1960s. The facist, big government controlling your life crap needs to go. Too bad it was the Constitution Party look-alike Tea Party that got support in the GOP recently. Should have been the Libertarians like me who support civil liberties and true fiscal conservatism.
 
2011-08-19 10:26:37 AM  

Kit Fister: special20: Kit Fister: wyltoknow: fatandolder: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

This is fark. The idea is to bash, religion, Texas, Perry, republicans, or all of these. It does not matter take you pick.

Actually, as many people in this thread have stated (you would see if you bothered to read it before putting on your butthurt pants), the theme behind this bashing is to thoroughly mock Perry for his recent public exploits of encouraging his constituents to "pray the drought away". But, hey, don't let context get in the way of your pouting. Sniff sniff, why is Fark always so mean to Republicans? :(

Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Dave

Anytime someone is trying to foist right-wing ideological zealotry on me, I mock them.

And, what of the people that don't agree with the ultra-left either, and don't want a strong left wing lean?


not believing that praying will solve a drought isn't exactly left wing. much less ultra left wing.
and if you don't like opposing points of view you can go somewhere that censors that stuff out so you can have your confirmation bias stroked.
 
2011-08-19 10:26:50 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Kit Fister: Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Conservative standpoints are generally mockable. Sorry, praying for rain and denouncing evolution are stupid things to do.


Those aren't conservative viewpoints, they're fundie viewpoints. The groups overlap somewhat, but not near completely. Don't lump people like me (generally conservative, occasionally left-leaning, mainstream Christian) in with those people.

/prayer isn't stupid unless it's the only thing you do to correct the problem
 
2011-08-19 10:27:21 AM  
Funny how bed wetter lib types grow a monster set of balls when it comes to mocking Christians, but they shrink back to their original pea-like size when Mohammed is involved.
 
2011-08-19 10:28:06 AM  

Kit Fister: And, what of the people that don't agree with the ultra-left either, and don't want a strong left wing lean?


See, you say stupid things like that and then you wonder why you get called stupid. There is no "strong left wing" or "ultra-left" in this country so who cares? Your question is pointless.

/ in before you say something even stupider like claiming that Nancy Pelosi or Obama are extremely liberal
 
2011-08-19 10:28:22 AM  

scottydoesntknow: HotWingConspiracy: Kit Fister: Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Conservative standpoints are generally mockable. Sorry, praying for rain and denouncing evolution are stupid things to do.

I think the problem that a lot of Texas Farkers have is the fact that we HATE Perry and want him gone, but everyone else wants the whole state to burn on the comments of one retard who should never have been handed power. Do you see how it kinda sucks that we're almost literally burning up, and yet y'all are doing fire dances around your computers?

Every thread about Texas suffering is a massive circle jerk about how retarded Perry/republicans are.


Well sadly, he's the top dog representing the state. I do feel bad for the shmoes just hoping not to dehydrate like yourself, but in a political context bashing Perry and his vision of Texas is legit.
 
2011-08-19 10:28:25 AM  

DingleberryMoose:

There is quite a bit of Democrat hate and snark in here. There are also liberals who espouse carefully considered opinions eloquently. There is quite a bit of Republican hate and snark in here. There are also conservatives who espouse considered opinions eloquently. Both parties have their total wingnut mouthbreather party hacks who know better than anyone else. Fark seems to attract them.


QFT
 
2011-08-19 10:28:57 AM  

swaxhog: Hobodeluxe: or maybe it's just one of the symptoms of global warming?

Or maybe it's just weather. There have been droughts happening for hundreds of years.


much longer than that. millions of years. but there are trends. and we are in a warming one. that's exacerbated by the millions of tons of greenhouse gases we pump into the thin layer of atmosphere that covers this rock.
 
2011-08-19 10:29:35 AM  

tufty: Funny how bed wetter lib types grow a monster set of balls when it comes to mocking Christians, but they shrink back to their original pea-like size when Mohammed is involved.


Maybe Rick Perry would have gotten better results if he'd prayed to Allah.
 
2011-08-19 10:29:56 AM  

DingleberryMoose: HotWingConspiracy: Kit Fister: Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Conservative standpoints are generally mockable. Sorry, praying for rain and denouncing evolution are stupid things to do.

Those aren't conservative viewpoints, they're fundie viewpoints. The groups overlap somewhat, but not near completely. Don't lump people like me (generally conservative, occasionally left-leaning, mainstream Christian) in with those people.

/prayer isn't stupid unless it's the only thing you do to correct the problem


Agreed, 100%
 
2011-08-19 10:30:26 AM  

DingleberryMoose: Those aren't conservative viewpoints, they're fundie viewpoints. The groups overlap somewhat, but not near completely. Don't lump people like me (generally conservative, occasionally left-leaning, mainstream Christian) in with those people.


I'm sorry man, but they've hijacked your ideology. You stand shoulder to shoulder with those people in the voting booth.
 
2011-08-19 10:30:36 AM  
Because some ate hot dogs at Perry's day of prayer and fasting... Heathens!
 
2011-08-19 10:30:44 AM  

ballchain: fireclown: EyeballKid: Can you build a weather-controlling device with minimum wage labor? Oh well, back to praying.

no. But you could use Mexican scientists.

[media.mcclatchydc.com image 495x327]

/hint - they make cocaine in there


But then they could lose their licenses to practice Mexican Medicine:

www.venturefans.org
 
2011-08-19 10:30:55 AM  
Texas is a desert? You don't say! I'd never have guessed. It's always pictured as so green and lush in all the historical documents covering it's history.
 
2011-08-19 10:31:59 AM  

Splinshints: Kit Fister: And, what of the people that don't agree with the ultra-left either, and don't want a strong left wing lean?

See, you say stupid things like that and then you wonder why you get called stupid. There is no "strong left wing" or "ultra-left" in this country so who cares? Your question is pointless.

/ in before you say something even stupider like claiming that Nancy Pelosi or Obama are extremely liberal


I guess that depends on your point of view. If you're fairly leftist in general, then no, they're not. if you tend more towards the right, then they are. So, no, it's not a stupid question, it's a question that is quite seriously asked because not all of us agree with Obama (although I can respect some of his points), or like Pelosi (but I, well, no, I really don't respect anything that she has done).
 
2011-08-19 10:32:01 AM  
I truly think we are witnessing the desertification of Austin. My yard is literally just packed earth at this point. I'm just trying to make sure the trees don't die.
 
2011-08-19 10:32:28 AM  

tufty: Funny how bed wetter lib types grow a monster set of balls when it comes to mocking Christians, but they shrink back to their original pea-like size when Mohammed is involved.


Not me. I mock all sky wizards. I just find it funny how one is more accepted than the others. that somehow one is believable while all the others simply cannot exist. and my statement was meant to mock that hypocrisy. that somehow the creator of the universe would give a shiat about your politics. who you slept,what you ate or what name you called them. I find it all laughable.
 
2011-08-19 10:32:30 AM  

scottydoesntknow: HotWingConspiracy: Kit Fister: Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Conservative standpoints are generally mockable. Sorry, praying for rain and denouncing evolution are stupid things to do.

I think the problem that a lot of Texas Farkers have is the fact that we HATE Perry and want him gone, but everyone else wants the whole state to burn on the comments of one retard who should never have been handed power. Do you see how it kinda sucks that we're almost literally burning up, and yet y'all are doing fire dances around your computers?

Every thread about Texas suffering is a massive circle jerk about how retarded Perry/republicans are.


Yeah, this here is my viewpoint on it. Perry is a shiatstain on Texas' name, I've never said anything otherwise.
 
2011-08-19 10:32:44 AM  

Kit Fister:

And, what of the people that don't agree with the ultra-left either, and don't want a strong left wing lean?


While you started out with what was sort of a good point, you're not getting a lot of traction from the implication that disbelieving that one can pray for rain is an "ultra-left" viewpoint. Maybe you want to back up and try again.
 
2011-08-19 10:33:34 AM  

Kit Fister: DingleberryMoose: HotWingConspiracy: Kit Fister: Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Conservative standpoints are generally mockable. Sorry, praying for rain and denouncing evolution are stupid things to do.

Those aren't conservative viewpoints, they're fundie viewpoints. The groups overlap somewhat, but not near completely. Don't lump people like me (generally conservative, occasionally left-leaning, mainstream Christian) in with those people.

/prayer isn't stupid unless it's the only thing you do to correct the problem

Agreed, 100%


You've agreed with me twice. Make an immediate appointment with your mental health practicioner of choice. You're off your meds or they need to be adjusted.

/jk
 
2011-08-19 10:34:01 AM  
maybe texas needs to build their own haarp machine
 
2011-08-19 10:34:20 AM  

BunkoSquad: Maybe Rick Perry would have gotten better results if he'd sprayed to Allah more Aqua Net.



/FTFY
 
2011-08-19 10:34:32 AM  

Lost Thought 00: It's always pictured as so green and lush in all the historical documents covering it's history.


You sound uneducated.
 
2011-08-19 10:36:26 AM  
We're obviously not bootstrappy enough, or we'd have avoided this drought. Because that's how it works. There's no such thing as bad luck or circumstances beyond your control.
 
2011-08-19 10:36:26 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: DingleberryMoose: Those aren't conservative viewpoints, they're fundie viewpoints. The groups overlap somewhat, but not near completely. Don't lump people like me (generally conservative, occasionally left-leaning, mainstream Christian) in with those people.

I'm sorry man, but they've hijacked your ideology. You stand shoulder to shoulder with those people in the voting booth.


True, but when one is voting for a common interest, does it matter? Or should we vote for candidates that don't match our viewpoints just to spite the wingnuts, despite the fact that the ideology of those folks is pretty opposed to what we believe in?
 
2011-08-19 10:37:50 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: DingleberryMoose: Those aren't conservative viewpoints, they're fundie viewpoints. The groups overlap somewhat, but not near completely. Don't lump people like me (generally conservative, occasionally left-leaning, mainstream Christian) in with those people.

I'm sorry man, but they've hijacked your ideology. You stand shoulder to shoulder with those people in the voting booth.


We've got rednecks, you've got hippies. It's more fun to mock rednecks, I understand that. Hippies are fun and they'll share the weed.

The problem with both parties, although it's more severe in the GOP, is the rise of the idealogue who hasn't a damn bit of common sense.
 
2011-08-19 10:38:50 AM  

Babboonrash: Ahhh, no Texas hate thread would be complete without KAR98


May it be noted that I came to Texas with the highest expectations. Rugged individualism! Guns! Open country! Almost free of government! Bootstraps! Well, what I found was a god-forsaken wasteland, infested with blue-nosed, un-educated, bible-thumping, priggish, uptight, preachy farking baptists who always have their nose in their neighbors' business, who are utterly consumed with FEAR of every damn thing there is. I've never met such scaredy bunch of yokels anywhere. Pray harder, or somebody might have gay sex, or a beer! Or set us up the bomb! Oh jeeeeebus save us, I think I saw a furriner in the gun store! fark'em and their entire state, possibly with the exceptions of Austin and Galveston, but there's beaches and bars elsewhere I guess, and thank FSM, I'll be done here by the end of the year.
My first impression of the state was downtown Marshall, Texas, and it reminded me of the town of Pripyat. I should have taken the hint and turned around right away, but no, I tried to make a go of it. Turns out if you didn't go to the same high schools and don't go to the same "churches", and don't speak with the same drawlsquawkwhine, and don't drive a farking pickup truck, you're shiat to them. So, again, fark'em.
 
2011-08-19 10:39:10 AM  

Kit Fister: HotWingConspiracy: DingleberryMoose: Those aren't conservative viewpoints, they're fundie viewpoints. The groups overlap somewhat, but not near completely. Don't lump people like me (generally conservative, occasionally left-leaning, mainstream Christian) in with those people.

I'm sorry man, but they've hijacked your ideology. You stand shoulder to shoulder with those people in the voting booth.

True, but when one is voting for a common interest, does it matter? Or should we vote for candidates that don't match our viewpoints just to spite the wingnuts, despite the fact that the ideology of those folks is pretty opposed to what we believe in?


People like you just need to organize better for primaries. The kooks turn out in droves and set the tone.
 
2011-08-19 10:39:38 AM  

El_Swino: Kit Fister:

And, what of the people that don't agree with the ultra-left either, and don't want a strong left wing lean?

While you started out with what was sort of a good point, you're not getting a lot of traction from the implication that disbelieving that one can pray for rain is an "ultra-left" viewpoint. Maybe you want to back up and try again.


But, I wasn't attempting to make that point. I was making the point that if you lean farther to the left, you're not as apt to be mocked as if you are a right-leaning individual.
 
2011-08-19 10:40:38 AM  

Kit Fister: El_Swino: Kit Fister:

And, what of the people that don't agree with the ultra-left either, and don't want a strong left wing lean?

While you started out with what was sort of a good point, you're not getting a lot of traction from the implication that disbelieving that one can pray for rain is an "ultra-left" viewpoint. Maybe you want to back up and try again.

But, I wasn't attempting to make that point. I was making the point that if you lean farther to the left, you're not as apt to be mocked as if you are a right-leaning individual.


That's because left-leaners aren't stupid like the right-leaners. Reality has a liberal bias.
 
2011-08-19 10:40:47 AM  
In all seriousness, one shouldn't pray for rain. If God wants it dry then who the hell are you to say otherwise? Damn fools, looks to me like God is imposing a water fast to tell them to straighten up. In my opinion the residents of dried out towns should turn on the spigots and say, "Hallelujah, praise Jesus!"
 
2011-08-19 10:40:55 AM  

Kit Fister: HotWingConspiracy: DingleberryMoose: Those aren't conservative viewpoints, they're fundie viewpoints. The groups overlap somewhat, but not near completely. Don't lump people like me (generally conservative, occasionally left-leaning, mainstream Christian) in with those people.

I'm sorry man, but they've hijacked your ideology. You stand shoulder to shoulder with those people in the voting booth.

True, but when one is voting for a common interest, does it matter? Or should we vote for candidates that don't match our viewpoints just to spite the wingnuts, despite the fact that the ideology of those folks is pretty opposed to what we believe in?


Look at my father in law who truly believes all taxation is theft, but is also an atheist. He consistently votes for incredibly crazy fundamentalist Christians every time. It's pathological. How people who believe in what Christ supposedly said can be opposed to the social helping of the poor, prisoners and the ill boggles my mind.

He (my FIL) explains that he doesn't agree with all that but he votes for them for other reasons. Well, if you vote exclusively Republican (which he does), that is a tacit agreement with the planks of the party platform. You can't say "oh, I voted fascist but I support civil rights, I just want to make the trains run on time." If the majority of the party believes something and you vote for them in every single election, whether you admit it or not, you are endorsing everything they stand for.
 
2011-08-19 10:41:04 AM  
Every time Texas asks for federal aid, they should just send Rick Perry another copy of "Atlas Shrugged".
 
2011-08-19 10:41:09 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Texas is a desert? You don't say! I'd never have guessed. It's always pictured as so green and lush in all the historical documents covering it's history.


Some desert...

texchum.com

Parts of west Texas are deserty, but most of the state isn't.
 
2011-08-19 10:41:58 AM  

Tax Boy: But then they could lose their licenses to practice Mexican Medicine:


What practicing Mexican medicine may look like...

www.fetchmyflyingmonkeys.com


/hint - it means you have Anencephaly, you might wanna get that checked out
 
2011-08-19 10:42:09 AM  
OK, so Grapes of Wrath in mind...do we call them Texie's now once they start migrating?
 
2011-08-19 10:42:17 AM  
Fun stat: much of Texas gets more annual rainfall than Seattle.
 
2011-08-19 10:42:18 AM  
there's nothing wrong with "prayer" in the sense of wishing for positive things for someone in your quiet thoughts. it's when you make a big public self-serving spectacle out of it and pretty much go against the rulebook you so wish to shove down everyone else's throat that I have a problem with it. Physician heal thyself.
 
2011-08-19 10:42:41 AM  

Doink_Boink: In all seriousness, one shouldn't pray for rain. If God wants it dry then who the hell are you to say otherwise? Damn fools, looks to me like God is imposing a water fast to tell them to straighten up. In my opinion the residents of dried out towns should turn on the spigots and say, "Hallelujah, praise Jesus!"


That's why I never understood why people pray. He's God, for His sake! Some schmuck asking to win his football game or to get some rain is going to suddenly make God change the rules of the Universe to do that? And if you believe He would do that, then He's kind of a bastard, since I guarantee there are starving children who pray just as hard and don't get any food.
 
2011-08-19 10:43:38 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.


Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.
 
2011-08-19 10:43:43 AM  

Kit Fister: HotWingConspiracy: DingleberryMoose: Those aren't conservative viewpoints, they're fundie viewpoints. The groups overlap somewhat, but not near completely. Don't lump people like me (generally conservative, occasionally left-leaning, mainstream Christian) in with those people.

I'm sorry man, but they've hijacked your ideology. You stand shoulder to shoulder with those people in the voting booth.

True, but when one is voting for a common interest, does it matter? Or should we vote for candidates that don't match our viewpoints just to spite the wingnuts, despite the fact that the ideology of those folks is pretty opposed to what we believe in?


Vote better in the primaries.
 
2011-08-19 10:44:13 AM  

MrSteve007: Fun stat: much of Texas gets more annual rainfall than Seattle.


I've heard that statistic. What about this year though?

/By now I just want a tropical storm to park its ass over me and rain for 3 weeks. I won't even go inside I swear. I'll just bask in the rainwater
 
2011-08-19 10:44:38 AM  
As a Texan, let me say:

1) F*ck Rick Perry.

2) What is this "rain" that everyone is speaking of?

/Supposed to be another 105+ day here in DFW. Again.
 
2011-08-19 10:44:51 AM  

Babboonrash: BunkoSquad: Can we please let them secede now, before the bills hit the rest of America?

what? Like the Big Dig is costing the rest of the nation?


I don't recall any Massachusetts politician ever threatening to secede. In fact, we started this whole idea of a Union. And we pay more in federal taxes than we get back. So eff your dry-ass state and your secessionist governor..
 
2011-08-19 10:45:26 AM  

KarmicDisaster: Buy more SUV's and pray harder.


SUV's what?
 
2011-08-19 10:46:26 AM  
Now I have a question. If the GOP got their Balance Budget Amendment, would that mean that the government wouldn't really be able to help towns in situations like this?
 
2011-08-19 10:46:33 AM  

Kar98: Babboonrash: Ahhh, no Texas hate thread would be complete without KAR98

May it be noted that I came to Texas with the highest expectations. Rugged individualism! Guns! Open country! Almost free of government! Bootstraps! Well, what I found was a god-forsaken wasteland, infested with blue-nosed, un-educated, bible-thumping, priggish, uptight, preachy farking baptists who always have their nose in their neighbors' business, who are utterly consumed with FEAR of every damn thing there is. I've never met such scaredy bunch of yokels anywhere. Pray harder, or somebody might have gay sex, or a beer! Or set us up the bomb! Oh jeeeeebus save us, I think I saw a furriner in the gun store! fark'em and their entire state, possibly with the exceptions of Austin and Galveston, but there's beaches and bars elsewhere I guess, and thank FSM, I'll be done here by the end of the year.
My first impression of the state was downtown Marshall, Texas, and it reminded me of the town of Pripyat. I should have taken the hint and turned around right away, but no, I tried to make a go of it. Turns out if you didn't go to the same high schools and don't go to the same "churches", and don't speak with the same drawlsquawkwhine, and don't drive a farking pickup truck, you're shiat to them. So, again, fark'em.


My issue with your opinions have always been predicated to the point of your proximity "in the sticks". East TX right? Basically the land of Deliverance. Not to say you would embrace the coke whores and 50K a year millionaires here in DFW... But pick any region in the states, and I'll show you a large group of people who will tell you it sucks.

all the same, I'll raise a beer in your honor after work...
 
2011-08-19 10:47:32 AM  

LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.


Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.
 
2011-08-19 10:47:45 AM  

Lord Dimwit: Doink_Boink: In all seriousness, one shouldn't pray for rain. If God wants it dry then who the hell are you to say otherwise? Damn fools, looks to me like God is imposing a water fast to tell them to straighten up. In my opinion the residents of dried out towns should turn on the spigots and say, "Hallelujah, praise Jesus!"

That's why I never understood why people pray. He's God, for His sake! Some schmuck asking to win his football game or to get some rain is going to suddenly make God change the rules of the Universe to do that? And if you believe He would do that, then He's kind of a bastard, since I guarantee there are starving children who pray just as hard and don't get any food.


And this is why Christianity is inherently a narcissistic and self-centred belief system. The very idea that a supremely powerful being is going to create a world with certain rules defining how it work, but is willing to change any of them if some peon just hopes hard enough is asinine.

If you were in charge of running the universe, would you care who wins little Johnny's baseball game?


"The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself."
-Sir Richard Francis Burton
 
2011-08-19 10:47:49 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought they'd prayed the drought away

/no?


He should have prayed to Joe Pesci
 
2011-08-19 10:48:07 AM  

Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?


Rick Perry is one of those ignorant moron doosh politicians who say and do stupid things--eapecially when it comes to science. He doesn't seem to have gotten a good education. It's fun to make fun of him. Let's be good sports and pray to Jebus to create rain.
 
2011-08-19 10:48:14 AM  
Sorry Texas, God is busy getting Tim Tebow ready for the football season, you should have asked sooner.
 
2011-08-19 10:48:21 AM  

Kit Fister: special20: Kit Fister: wyltoknow: fatandolder: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

This is fark. The idea is to bash, religion, Texas, Perry, republicans, or all of these. It does not matter take you pick.

Actually, as many people in this thread have stated (you would see if you bothered to read it before putting on your butthurt pants), the theme behind this bashing is to thoroughly mock Perry for his recent public exploits of encouraging his constituents to "pray the drought away". But, hey, don't let context get in the way of your pouting. Sniff sniff, why is Fark always so mean to Republicans? :(

Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Dave

Anytime someone is trying to foist right-wing ideological zealotry on me, I mock them.

And, what of the people that don't agree with the ultra-left either, and don't want a strong left wing lean?


They can pray.
Like I give a crap what any type of extremists say. if your bullshiat filter is broken, then go ahead and lean in any direction you want. Just don't expect me to follow.
 
2011-08-19 10:50:01 AM  

LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.


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.
 
2011-08-19 10:50:12 AM  

Kar98: Turns out if you didn't go to the same high schools and don't go to the same "churches", and don't speak with the same drawlsquawkwhine, and don't drive a farking pickup truck, you're shiat to them. So, again, fark'em.


I dunno man. I didn't go to high school here, I don't go to any church, I grew up in a big metro area so my drawl is practically non-existent, and I drive a Japanese-branded sedan. And yet, none of those things prevent myself and the average stranger from getting along. Sorry that you've got such a dim view of this place.
 
2011-08-19 10:50:28 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Texas is a desert? You don't say! I'd never have guessed. It's always pictured as so green and lush in all the historical documents covering it's history.


I love Texas hate threads. The ignorance and stupidity of the 'educated' people who come in to spew their opinions on Texas always make me feel a little better about myself. A guilty pleasure, I know, as I really shouldn't take enjoyment at the expense of others shortcomings.
 
2011-08-19 10:51:02 AM  

BurnShrike: Lord Dimwit: Doink_Boink: In all seriousness, one shouldn't pray for rain. If God wants it dry then who the hell are you to say otherwise? Damn fools, looks to me like God is imposing a water fast to tell them to straighten up. In my opinion the residents of dried out towns should turn on the spigots and say, "Hallelujah, praise Jesus!"

That's why I never understood why people pray. He's God, for His sake! Some schmuck asking to win his football game or to get some rain is going to suddenly make God change the rules of the Universe to do that? And if you believe He would do that, then He's kind of a bastard, since I guarantee there are starving children who pray just as hard and don't get any food.

And this is why Christianity is inherently a narcissistic and self-centred belief system. The very idea that a supremely powerful being is going to create a world with certain rules defining how it work, but is willing to change any of them if some peon just hopes hard enough is asinine.

If you were in charge of running the universe, would you care who wins little Johnny's baseball game?


"The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself."
-Sir Richard Francis Burton


I would care deeply about who won Johnny's baseball game, but not enough to break the laws of physics to change the outcome. As a father, I would want very much for my son's team to win, but I wouldn't help him cheat to do it.
 
2011-08-19 10:51:21 AM  
God is real, and global warming is a scam perpetrated by scientists looking for grant money. So pray for rain and Texas will be OK.

/This is what wingnuts actually believe.
 
2011-08-19 10:51:46 AM  

KimNorth: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

Because the Government CAN and DOES control weather this IS FACT>

The question is, is it true the Government uses this to control population i.e. flooding out areas wanted for their use oil production, creating droughts, etc..then paying to relocate those people (doing it this way because telling to just pack up and leave would so not work out).

In the far east a drought area about 100 miles from another area with good rain fall was seeded for rain making the other turn into a drought area.

In China 2 yeas ago they seeded and totally messed up, freezing a large city out so badly that it froze the electric lines into snapping and nothing was able to go in or out for 3 weeks.


Where do you buy your tin-foil?
Costco?
Restaraunt supply? - big heavy duty roll ?
 
2011-08-19 10:52:14 AM  

Lord Dimwit: I would care deeply about who won Johnny's baseball game, but not enough to break the laws of physics to change the outcome. As a father, I would want very much for my son's team to win, but I wouldn't help him cheat to do it.


Ah, but as God, aren't all the players your "children"?
 
2011-08-19 10:52:33 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.

Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.


Do you have any idea what it costs to re-sod a lawn? No probably not because you probably live in a low rent apartment or white trash neighborhood somewhere where people use their lawns to stack up old car parts and abandoned appliances. Some of us own nice houses and want them to look nice. So you can go f*ck again and quit trying to act like you know anything about home ownership.
 
2011-08-19 10:52:55 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Texas is a desert? You don't say! I'd never have guessed. It's always pictured as so green and lush in all the historical documents covering it's history.


Good Lord, you're an idiot. PROTIP: Texas is a huge state with a diverse climate. Also, upon leaving the basement after your mom's death you will find that the real world is quite a bit different than how it's portrayed in movies and tv shows.
 
2011-08-19 10:53:02 AM  

Edsel: Babboonrash: BunkoSquad: Can we please let them secede now, before the bills hit the rest of America?

what? Like the Big Dig is costing the rest of the nation?

I don't recall any Massachusetts politician ever threatening to secede. In fact, we started this whole idea of a Union. And we pay more in federal taxes than we get back. So eff your dry-ass state and your secessionist governor..


nice try... but my response was to the, "before the bills hit the rest of America". Like Mass has never recieved federal funding...
If you will notice Texans also pay more out than recieved in... shocking isn't it. Hard to believe anywhere in America could be nearly as incredible as the NE, right!

Not all Texans are bible thumping Perry drooling idiotards... That would be like saying everyone in Boston is a Masshole.
 
2011-08-19 10:54:01 AM  

LindLTaylor: Do you have any idea what it costs to re-sod a lawn? No probably not because you probably live in a low rent apartment or white trash neighborhood somewhere where people use their lawns to stack up old car parts and abandoned appliances. Some of us own nice houses and want them to look nice. So you can go f*ck again and quit trying to act like you know anything about home ownership.


And this is why we're doomed as a race.

"We're running out of water to drink! Quick, water the lawn so we don't have to re-sod it"
 
2011-08-19 10:54:52 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.

Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.


You've beat me to the same point I was making twice. "Smart phone" my ass. Wait, better rephrase that. Farking on a smart phone is not conducive to speed.
 
2011-08-19 10:55:44 AM  

scottydoesntknow: MrSteve007: Fun stat: much of Texas gets more annual rainfall than Seattle.

I've heard that statistic. What about this year though?

/By now I just want a tropical storm to park its ass over me and rain for 3 weeks. I won't even go inside I swear. I'll just bask in the rainwater


I'd keep an eye on the tropical weather next week. Possible major in the Gulf...maybe TX prayed too hard.
I hope it stays a slow moving TD for drought-stricken areas though.
 
2011-08-19 10:56:04 AM  

BurnShrike: Lord Dimwit: I would care deeply about who won Johnny's baseball game, but not enough to break the laws of physics to change the outcome. As a father, I would want very much for my son's team to win, but I wouldn't help him cheat to do it.

Ah, but as God, aren't all the players your "children"?


Well yes, but, let's be fair - every parent has kids they love more than others.
 
2011-08-19 10:56:05 AM  

LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.

Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.

Do you have any idea what it costs to re-sod a lawn?


Nobody farking cares about how much money you blew on your shiatty lawn.

No probably not because you probably live in a low rent apartment or white trash neighborhood somewhere where people use their lawns to stack up old car parts and abandoned appliances.

I live in an immigrant neighborhood, the lawns are meticulous.

Some of us own nice houses and want them to look nice. So you can go f*ck again and quit trying to act like you know anything about home ownership.

Where the fark did I say anything about home ownership? You're a selfish prick.

"Whaaaa, I'm gonna need to re-sod!"

You'll have the greenest lawn around when nobody can flush their toilets.

Twit.
 
2011-08-19 10:56:52 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Kit Fister: Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Conservative standpoints are generally mockable. Sorry, praying for rain and denouncing evolution are stupid things to do.


So is your comment. But, being the conservative I am, I will over look your inability to communicate your bias in a less inept manner.
 
2011-08-19 10:59:04 AM  

LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.

Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.

Do you have any idea what it costs to re-sod a lawn? No probably not because you probably live in a low rent apartment or white trash neighborhood somewhere where people use their lawns to stack up old car parts and abandoned appliances. Some of us own nice houses and want them to look nice. So you can go f*ck again and quit trying to act like you know anything about home ownership.



Yeah, because making sure your lawn "looks nice" is way more important than peopel having enough water to live off of.
 
2011-08-19 10:59:22 AM  

ballchain: /hint - they make cocaine in there


Yup. And they do it on time and under budget.
 
2011-08-19 10:59:25 AM  
Our Mayor here in Houston has implemented water rationing already. I think we are going on day 18 or 20 above 100F. We have not seen any appreciable rain for months. Much of our water comes from Lake Houston North of town. It is so low that they are diverting water from nearby Lake Conroe to Lake Houston. I do not pray, but I am HOPING for rain soon.
- save water- drink beer.
 
2011-08-19 10:59:33 AM  

Jake Havechek: George Soros?


Who?
 
2011-08-19 10:59:43 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.

Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.

Do you have any idea what it costs to re-sod a lawn?

Nobody farking cares about how much money you blew on your shiatty lawn.

No probably not because you probably live in a low rent apartment or white trash neighborhood somewhere where people use their lawns to stack up old car parts and abandoned appliances.

I live in an immigrant neighborhood, the lawns are meticulous.

Some of us own nice houses and want them to look nice. So you can go f*ck again and quit trying to act like you know anything about home ownership.

Where the fark did I say anything about home ownership? You're a selfish prick.

"Whaaaa, I'm gonna need to re-sod!"

You'll have the greenest lawn around when nobody can flush their toilets.

Twit.


Selfish, self-absorbed, or short-sighted would be appropriate. Twit is just mean. And just as accurate.
 
2011-08-19 10:59:55 AM  

tramp_piper: HotWingConspiracy: Kit Fister: Because it has a very real and definite liberal bias, and any time someone comes from a conservative standpoint, they're mocked?

Conservative standpoints are generally mockable. Sorry, praying for rain and denouncing evolution are stupid things to do.

So is your comment. But, being the conservative I am, I will over look your inability to communicate your bias in a less inept manner.


You've brought a lot to the table.
 
2011-08-19 11:02:19 AM  

BurnShrike: Lord Dimwit: I would care deeply about who won Johnny's baseball game, but not enough to break the laws of physics to change the outcome. As a father, I would want very much for my son's team to win, but I wouldn't help him cheat to do it.

Ah, but as God, aren't all the players your "children"?


It's funny, the only thing we ever prayed for was nobody to get hurt.
 
2011-08-19 11:03:31 AM  

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: MaudlinMutantMollusk: /no?

God is testing their faith, duh.


The problem is they are not praying the right way. God is not happy. It is almost like their god doesn't exist.

Godchecker.com list over 3,000 gods that humans have invented. Perhaps Texans are not praying to the correct god, no?
 
2011-08-19 11:04:19 AM  

DingleberryMoose: BurnShrike: Lord Dimwit: I would care deeply about who won Johnny's baseball game, but not enough to break the laws of physics to change the outcome. As a father, I would want very much for my son's team to win, but I wouldn't help him cheat to do it.

Ah, but as God, aren't all the players your "children"?

It's funny, the only thing we ever prayed for was nobody to get hurt.


Oh well that's much more reasonable then. I'm sure he likes you enough to change the rules of physics to make sure when little Johnny slides in to home he doesn't scuff up his wrists too badly.
 
2011-08-19 11:04:21 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Sorry, praying for rain and denouncing evolution are stupid things to do.


But those things will get Rick Perry elected. There are a lot of people who believe in praying for rain (even the Native Merkins) and denounce evolution. When some politician panders to those interests (yes, lots of those types in the Souf) they stand behind him/her.

If my assertion is false, then please explain Michelle Bachmann's existence.
 
2011-08-19 11:04:51 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.

Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.

Do you have any idea what it costs to re-sod a lawn?

Nobody farking cares about how much money you blew on your shiatty lawn.

No probably not because you probably live in a low rent apartment or white trash neighborhood somewhere where people use their lawns to stack up old car parts and abandoned appliances.

I live in an immigrant neighborhood, the lawns are meticulous.

Some of us own nice houses and want them to look nice. So you can go f*ck again and quit trying to act like you know anything about home ownership.

Where the fark did I say anything about home ownership? You're a selfish prick.

"Whaaaa, I'm gonna need to re-sod!"

You'll have the greenest lawn around when nobody can flush their toilets.

Twit.


Shut up dimwit. You have no idea what you are talking about. We are not even on voluntary water restrictions right now. One day when you can afford a house and become part of a municipal utilities district you might understand.
 
2011-08-19 11:05:03 AM  
t0.gstatic.com

♫ step back non-believers or the rain will never come
someone keep the fire burning,somebody beat the drum♫
 
2011-08-19 11:05:37 AM  

Lord Dimwit: Kit Fister: HotWingConspiracy: DingleberryMoose: Those aren't conservative viewpoints, they're fundie viewpoints. The groups overlap somewhat, but not near completely. Don't lump people like me (generally conservative, occasionally left-leaning, mainstream Christian) in with those people.

I'm sorry man, but they've hijacked your ideology. You stand shoulder to shoulder with those people in the voting booth.

True, but when one is voting for a common interest, does it matter? Or should we vote for candidates that don't match our viewpoints just to spite the wingnuts, despite the fact that the ideology of those folks is pretty opposed to what we believe in?

Look at my father in law who truly believes all taxation is theft, but is also an atheist. He consistently votes for incredibly crazy fundamentalist Christians every time. It's pathological. How people who believe in what Christ supposedly said can be opposed to the social helping of the poor, prisoners and the ill boggles my mind.

He (my FIL) explains that he doesn't agree with all that but he votes for them for other reasons. Well, if you vote exclusively Republican (which he does), that is a tacit agreement with the planks of the party platform. You can't say "oh, I voted fascist but I support civil rights, I just want to make the trains run on time." If the majority of the party believes something and you vote for them in every single election, whether you admit it or not, you are endorsing everything they stand for.


Couple of points:

1. I think most of the conservatives who are against social programs are not against them because the programs are bad. They're against them because they do not believe it is the place of government to spend taxpayer money to support these folks, instead suggesting that it should be a private system.

2. With regards to voting, the primaries, etc...As an independent, I cannot vote in either party's primary elections. Even if I DO vote in my party's primary elections, supposing I'm a republican or a democrat, unless the majority of the party think as I do, my vote doesn't make shiat of difference. So, when it comes down to the real election, my choices are between two party candidates of which I have to pick the one that is closer to my view points, or voting for a third party, or abstaining from voting.

So, the problem with these viewpoints is that while I don't WANT to support someone whose totally evangelical and all, but if my choices are between that person, a third party-non-winner, and someone else I don't agree with, what choice do I make?
 
2011-08-19 11:07:10 AM  
Prayer LOL
 
2011-08-19 11:07:31 AM  
According to the tinfoil hats, the US Government has built a weather machine. They call it HAARP(pops). That thing can also cause earthquakes. Supposedly it was responsible for Haiti. Russia is supposed to have one as well. If I remember right there are several scattered throughout the world.
 
2011-08-19 11:08:00 AM  

LindLTaylor: Shut up dimwit. You have no idea what you are talking about. We are not even on voluntary water restrictions right now.


Oh, just doing your part to get to that point, eh?

One day when you can afford a house and become part of a municipal utilities district you might understand.

Twit.
 
2011-08-19 11:08:52 AM  

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.
 
2011-08-19 11:09:17 AM  

wyltoknow: fatandolder: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

This is fark. The idea is to bash, religion, Texas, Perry, republicans, or all of these. It does not matter take you pick.

Actually, as many people in this thread have stated (you would see if you bothered to read it before putting on your butthurt pants), the theme behind this bashing is to thoroughly mock Perry for his recent public exploits of encouraging his constituents to "pray the drought away". But, hey, don't let context get in the way of your pouting. Sniff sniff, why is Fark always so mean to Republicans? :(


The people of Texas praying no matter for what, hurts you all how?
 
2011-08-19 11:10:27 AM  

LindLTaylor: Shut up dimwit. You have no idea what you are talking about. We are not even on voluntary water restrictions right now. One day when you can afford a house and become part of a municipal utilities district you might understand.


I guess you have to buy a house to realize how it's more important to water grass outside your window rather than drinking or growing crops.

Did you put your brain up as the down payment?
 
2011-08-19 11:10:31 AM  

BurnShrike: DingleberryMoose: BurnShrike: Lord Dimwit: I would care deeply about who won Johnny's baseball game, but not enough to break the laws of physics to change the outcome. As a father, I would want very much for my son's team to win, but I wouldn't help him cheat to do it.

Ah, but as God, aren't all the players your "children"?

It's funny, the only thing we ever prayed for was nobody to get hurt.

Oh well that's much more reasonable then. I'm sure he likes you enough to change the rules of physics to make sure when little Johnny slides in to home he doesn't scuff up his wrists too badly.


*snert* The thinking is more along the lines of, "We've taught the kids to slide safely. Help them think to do it right." Less sky-magic, more reasonable. Like I said before, prayer isn't stupid. Doing nothing but prayer is.
 
2011-08-19 11:11:03 AM  

Sandor at the Zoo: Kar98: Turns out if you didn't go to the same high schools and don't go to the same "churches", and don't speak with the same drawlsquawkwhine, and don't drive a farking pickup truck, you're shiat to them. So, again, fark'em.

I dunno man. I didn't go to high school here, I don't go to any church, I grew up in a big metro area so my drawl is practically non-existent, and I drive a Japanese-branded sedan. And yet, none of those things prevent myself and the average stranger from getting along. Sorry that you've got such a dim view of this place.


Kar98 hates the state. There's nothing anyone can do about it. The nicest Texan in the state could walk up to him and offer a handshake and he would recoil in fear of catching 'the religions'

Kar, just admit you came to Texas already predispostioned to hate it. You never gave the state a chance, or else you would have fit in just as everyone else who actually opens their eyes a little. You actively hunt for the shiat of the state (which EVERY state has) and ignore anything good. Noone else experiences the type of Deliverance crap with yokels chasing you with shotguns in the back of a pick-up blaring country.
 
2011-08-19 11:12:09 AM  
Can't wait for this chicken to come home to the roost and it's 20 below back east and texas haters are up to their asses in snow and there's not enough heating oil to go around. Comes around, goes around.

/It's so hot, I saw a dog chasing a cat and they both were walking.
/Not praying for rain. But I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought It would do any good.
 
2011-08-19 11:12:20 AM  

gsmphoto: Our Mayor here in Houston has implemented water rationing already... - save water- drink beer.


I wonder how much this water rationing is going to affect the St. Arnold's and the Budweiser breweries? I mainly drink Shiner these days but Budweiser is about 3 miles from my house and I work right by St. Arnold's.
 
2011-08-19 11:13:00 AM  

DingleberryMoose: BurnShrike: DingleberryMoose: BurnShrike: Lord Dimwit: I would care deeply about who won Johnny's baseball game, but not enough to break the laws of physics to change the outcome. As a father, I would want very much for my son's team to win, but I wouldn't help him cheat to do it.

Ah, but as God, aren't all the players your "children"?

It's funny, the only thing we ever prayed for was nobody to get hurt.

Oh well that's much more reasonable then. I'm sure he likes you enough to change the rules of physics to make sure when little Johnny slides in to home he doesn't scuff up his wrists too badly.

*snert* The thinking is more along the lines of, "We've taught the kids to slide safely. Help them think to do it right." Less sky-magic, more reasonable. Like I said before, prayer isn't stupid. Doing nothing but prayer is.


So you prayed to God that he modify their thoughts, affecting their free will, in to something you find more palatable?
Yeah, doesn't sound stupid at all when you put it that way.
 
2011-08-19 11:13:15 AM  

LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: HotWingConspiracy: LindLTaylor: It has been August weather here since June. Most of my neighbors have pretty much given up on laws and gardens this year. Even with a sprinkler system it is a real mess keeping up with watering. I have to get up early and hand water specific shrubs, trees and parts of the lawn and I feel I am just barely getting by.

So your response to a drought is to water the lawn. Solid.

Yes you prick. I have a very expensive sprinkler system that is ineffective. That is the extent of the drought and the extreme temperatures this summer where a sprinkler system cannot even keep up with it unless you go out and supplement it with additional hand watering in certain places and at the base of trees/shrubs. Most of my neighbors have systems as well but their laws are brown in many places and trees dying.

That's the point so go fark yourself with your snarky little comments.

Holy shiat you're a retard. Stop watering the farking lawn, YOU'RE IN A DROUGHT. You washing your car too? Dipshiat.

Do you have any idea what it costs to re-sod a lawn?

Nobody farking cares about how much money you blew on your shiatty lawn.

No probably not because you probably live in a low rent apartment or white trash neighborhood somewhere where people use their lawns to stack up old car parts and abandoned appliances.

I live in an immigrant neighborhood, the lawns are meticulous.

Some of us own nice houses and want them to look nice. So you can go f*ck again and quit trying to act like you know anything about home ownership.

Where the fark did I say anything about home ownership? You're a selfish prick.

"Whaaaa, I'm gonna need to re-sod!"

You'll have the greenest lawn around when nobody can flush their toilets.

Twit.

Shut up dimwit. You have no idea what you are talking about. We are not even on voluntary water restrictions right now. One day when you can afford a house and become part of a municipal utilities district you might understand.


What's there to understand? I own my own home. I run off of well water. When we have a drought, I let the lawn go dormant, rather than try to water it. If it's a drought, and a heat wave, I'm much more concerned about crops and all that than making sure I have a green lawn.

Could you perhaps be more verbose in your explanation rather than simply berating everyone?
 
2011-08-19 11:14:38 AM  

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?
 
2011-08-19 11:17:27 AM  

LindLTaylor: Shut up dimwit. You have no idea what you are talking about. We are not even on voluntary water restrictions right now


See, that's what I'm talking about. The government haven't told me to save water so I won't! And if they do, blast them for telling me what to do!

This is a local lake, last year, and now:

fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net

We're not under any kind of water restrictions either. Apparently that doesn't mean shiat.
 
2011-08-19 11:18:06 AM  

BurnShrike: DingleberryMoose: BurnShrike: DingleberryMoose: BurnShrike: Lord Dimwit: I would care deeply about who won Johnny's baseball game, but not enough to break the laws of physics to change the outcome. As a father, I would want very much for my son's team to win, but I wouldn't help him cheat to do it.

Ah, but as God, aren't all the players your "children"?

It's funny, the only thing we ever prayed for was nobody to get hurt.

Oh well that's much more reasonable then. I'm sure he likes you enough to change the rules of physics to make sure when little Johnny slides in to home he doesn't scuff up his wrists too badly.

*snert* The thinking is more along the lines of, "We've taught the kids to slide safely. Help them think to do it right." Less sky-magic, more reasonable. Like I said before, prayer isn't stupid. Doing nothing but prayer is.

So you prayed to God that he modify their thoughts, affecting their free will, in to something you find more palatable?
Yeah, doesn't sound stupid at all when you put it that way.


Did you deliberately miss the point, or are you just dense? No wish to circumvent free will, just a hope they don't mess up and hurt themselves. For the sake of argument, I'll assume you've never made a mistake.
 
2011-08-19 11:18:09 AM  

BurnShrike: LindLTaylor: Shut up dimwit. You have no idea what you are talking about. We are not even on voluntary water restrictions right now. One day when you can afford a house and become part of a municipal utilities district you might understand.

I guess you have to buy a house to realize how it's more important to water grass outside your window rather than drinking or growing crops.

Did you put your brain up as the down payment?


I didn't put anything up for a down payment. I am a veteran. So suck it.
 
2011-08-19 11:19:38 AM  

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


Inasmuch as nothing else is done, and that they're praying for the weirdest, farked up shiat, and telling each other that their weird, farked up, shiatty 'tudes are acceptable.
 
2011-08-19 11:20:05 AM  

Mirrorz: gsmphoto: Our Mayor here in Houston has implemented water rationing already... - save water- drink beer.

I wonder how much this water rationing is going to affect the St. Arnold's and the Budweiser breweries? I mainly drink Shiner these days but Budweiser is about 3 miles from my house and I work right by St. Arnold's.


Love Shiner, haven't tried any St. Arnold's. Do they make good beer?
 
2011-08-19 11:22:51 AM  

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?


I what way are Obama and Pelosi 'ultra left'?

To me ultra left was back when we were constantly being told how evil and stupid working white men were just because they were white and men and how great women and minorities were just because they were women or minorities.
 
2011-08-19 11:23:22 AM  

DingleberryMoose: Mirrorz: gsmphoto: Our Mayor here in Houston has implemented water rationing already... - save water- drink beer.

I wonder how much this water rationing is going to affect the St. Arnold's and the Budweiser breweries? I mainly drink Shiner these days but Budweiser is about 3 miles from my house and I work right by St. Arnold's.

Love Shiner, haven't tried any St. Arnold's. Do they make good beer?


St. Arnold is Fantastic. IMO, it beats the pants off Shiner, and I love Shiner. One of the few beers I will buy routinely. Their Summer Ale will cool you down even on the hottest day (which is saying a lot right now). If you're in Houston, check out the brewery, it's a fun way to waste a few hours.
 
2011-08-19 11:24:29 AM  

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?


I wasn't the one you asked, but I'll answer. They are, especially Pelosi, a bit left of center. Pelosi may be a socialist, but I don't think she's that far left. There are no real socialists or communists of any consequence in American national politics.
 
2011-08-19 11:24:41 AM  
Actually if he were president I'm afraid that the feds might not even help because if he does become the pres he will probably try pass that horrible idea of a balanced budget amendment because I am sure, at least for a while, that we will have basically already spent every possible cent that we are receiving in taxes (kind of like how my own paycheck is gone before I even get it). How much of the budget do you think will just be set aside for the unseen? A little maybe, but what if LA is leveled by an earthquake We will either have to cut out an expenditure that has been budgeted already, raise taxes immediatel, or violate the constitution. All of those are worse then just exceeding our budget.
 
2011-08-19 11:25:53 AM  

Kit Fister:

What's there to understand? I own my own home. I run off of well water. When we have a drought, I let the lawn go dormant, rather than try to water it. If it's a drought, and a heat wave, I'm much more concerned about crops and all that than making sure I have a green lawn.

Could you perhaps be more verbose in your explanation rather than simply berating everyone?


Weather or not I use tons of water or no water has no impact whatsoever on farming. The water we use here has nothing do do with farming and they don't transport water form here to the places where food is grown. Our water comes from a lake and is managed by the river authority and the local municipal district. Neither of them have imposed water restrictions yet and have not even asked for voluntary restrictions. When they do then I always follow them. Until then I am doing what I can to salvage the yard, as are many others who live here.
 
2011-08-19 11:26:22 AM  
You guys realize that the guy was first elected years ago as a Democrat and then he decided to change to Republican to better suit his interest.
 
2011-08-19 11:26:54 AM  

scottydoesntknow: DingleberryMoose: Mirrorz: gsmphoto: Our Mayor here in Houston has implemented water rationing already... - save water- drink beer.

I wonder how much this water rationing is going to affect the St. Arnold's and the Budweiser breweries? I mainly drink Shiner these days but Budweiser is about 3 miles from my house and I work right by St. Arnold's.

Love Shiner, haven't tried any St. Arnold's. Do they make good beer?

St. Arnold is Fantastic. IMO, it beats the pants off Shiner, and I love Shiner. One of the few beers I will buy routinely. Their Summer Ale will cool you down even on the hottest day (which is saying a lot right now). If you're in Houston, check out the brewery, it's a fun way to waste a few hours.


Why didn't you tell me this before I went way east to Corpus and Austin a few weeks ago? It isn't available locally.
 
2011-08-19 11:28:55 AM  

LindLTaylor: Our water comes from a lake and is managed by the river authority and the local municipal district. Neither of them have imposed water restrictions yet and have not even asked for voluntary restrictions.


Then read this. (new window)
 
2011-08-19 11:29:06 AM  

LindLTaylor: Do you have any idea what it costs to re-sod a lawn? No probably not because you probably live in a low rent apartment or white trash neighborhood somewhere where people use their lawns to stack up old car parts and abandoned appliances. Some of us own nice houses and want them to look nice. So you can go f*ck again and quit trying to act like you know anything about home ownership.


Texans do everything on a grand scale, even missing the point.
 
2011-08-19 11:29:51 AM  
I hear once Obama gets back from vacation he will address this.
 
2011-08-19 11:30:13 AM  

Kar98: LindLTaylor: Our water comes from a lake and is managed by the river authority and the local municipal district. Neither of them have imposed water restrictions yet and have not even asked for voluntary restrictions.

Then read this. (new window)


I don't live in Pasadena dumb ass.
 
2011-08-19 11:30:16 AM  
Just when I think people can't get any sillier, I read Fark and see that someone is complaining about having to use extra water on his lawn during a drought.

Mind boggling, really.
 
2011-08-19 11:31:08 AM  
RE global warming: It's almost always dry in August here. The problem is, we usually get a decent amount of rain in the spring, and this year, we really didn't. All the spring storms we usually get in April and May and June didn't happen, for the most part, though we did get some rain and awesome, car-denting hail in Dallas on one occasion. Instead, it got really farking hot early (like first week of June) and has continued since then, with very little rain. Dallas area has actually gotten a little more rain than other places (comparatively speaking), so we're doing better on water than say, west of here.

A big farking blob of hot air usually parks right over us every summer. It's just been bigger and hotter this year than usual (Google "Hadley Cell," apparently that's partially responsible). And the lack of rain has made it worse (ie, dry air heats up faster and gets hotter than humid air), and it's kind of a farked-up loop; the big blob of dry air keeps any humid air (ie, the kind that creates storms) from coming here from the north or the Gulf, and the dry ground doesn't provide any humidity, so the air gets even dryer and hotter than it normally would. Eventually, a bigger, meaner blob of cooler air or humid air will "puncture" the "dome" of high pressure, but until then, the heat and dry will continue. What really sucks are the high overnight temperatures. They haven't been below 80 in awhile, so when the sun comes up, temp doesn't have to rise much to get to 100. It sucks.
 
2011-08-19 11:33:34 AM  

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.
 
2011-08-19 11:33:42 AM  

LindLTaylor: Kar98: LindLTaylor: Our water comes from a lake and is managed by the river authority and the local municipal district. Neither of them have imposed water restrictions yet and have not even asked for voluntary restrictions.

Then read this. (new window)

I don't live in Pasadena dumb ass.


You were supposed to read more than just the URL, farktard:

The balance was tipped when Houston acknowledged pressure issues in their system which feeds our community's supply, much of that due to water main leaks and breaks. At the same time, Houston announced it was tapping into Lake Conroe to try to make up for the lower volume they are experiencing with their normal water sources, such as Lake Houston.
 
2011-08-19 11:34:44 AM  

LindLTaylor: BurnShrike: LindLTaylor: Shut up dimwit. You have no idea what you are talking about. We are not even on voluntary water restrictions right now. One day when you can afford a house and become part of a municipal utilities district you might understand.

I guess you have to buy a house to realize how it's more important to water grass outside your window rather than drinking or growing crops.

Did you put your brain up as the down payment?

I didn't put anything up for a down payment. I am a veteran. So suck it.


socialism!!


/j/k
 
2011-08-19 11:34:54 AM  

DingleberryMoose: Love Shiner, haven't tried any St. Arnold's. Do they make good beer?


Yes. They have just about every type of beer you can think of too. Their seasonal stuff is awesome. I usually get hooked on one, then suddenly I can't get it anymore and go into a sobriety rage until they release the next seasonal beer.
 
2011-08-19 11:35:36 AM  

EnderX: I hear once Obama gets back from vacation he will address this.


C'mon, be honest, you think it was all his fault regardless of his location or complete lack of involvement.
 
2011-08-19 11:36:50 AM  
DingleberryMoose: "Both parties have their total wingnut mouthbreather party hacks who know better than anyone else. Fark seems to attract them."

It's not a political thing or a Fark thing. It's just a natural outgrowth of only hacks, trolls and self-important know-it-alls having the motivation to post the same shiat over and over, knowing that no-one's going to have an honest conversation, because it's the internet. Reasonable people -- people who are pretty sure they can't fix the world's problems without any information and nary five minutes thought; people who are pretty sure that their trappings don't define them -- just don't bother.

At least not often. Sometimes they post anyway. Most learn pretty quickly.
 
2011-08-19 11:37:02 AM  

EnderX: I hear once Obama gets back from vacation he will address this.


good boy. I see you've gotten your talking point for this week
 
2011-08-19 11:37:29 AM  

Kar98: So, again, fark'em.


I've lived here my whole life. Met many nice people and have had a good time. I have no real religion to speak of other than a lapsed membership to an Episcopal church. I'm no more afraid of terrorists than I am lightening strikes, I don't care about homosexuality and I'm a known beer snob. Maybe people didn't like you because you're mean and judgmental? Could be a chance of that.
 
2011-08-19 11:37:57 AM  

DrupyDrawrs: You guys realize that the guy was first elected years ago as a Democrat and then he decided to change to Republican to better suit his interest.


That's just more reason to despise him. I really doubt it had anything to do with his ideology. Like It just change one day? OMG I have seen the light... Not even. Everything he has ever done has been about his own self interest.
 
2011-08-19 11:38:24 AM  

Kar98: LindLTaylor: Kar98: LindLTaylor: Our water comes from a lake and is managed by the river authority and the local municipal district. Neither of them have imposed water restrictions yet and have not even asked for voluntary restrictions.

Then read this. (new window)

I don't live in Pasadena dumb ass.

You were supposed to read more than just the URL, farktard:

The balance was tipped when Houston acknowledged pressure issues in their system which feeds our community's supply, much of that due to water main leaks and breaks. At the same time, Houston announced it was tapping into Lake Conroe to try to make up for the lower volume they are experiencing with their normal water sources, such as Lake Houston.


I don't live in Houston either or get my water for Lake Houston fark-tard. I know which districts have issued bans and ours is not on the list. So go manage your own water.

http://www.tceq.texas.gov/drinkingwater/trot/droughtw.html
 
2011-08-19 11:40:15 AM  

LindLTaylor: I don't live in Houston either


Name: James Evans
Location: Houston, TX
 
2011-08-19 11:41:05 AM  

LindLTaylor: I don't live in Pasadena dumb ass.


Or, apparently, the real world.

Fighting tooth and nail to defend unnecessary water usage during a drought may be the craziest thing I've seen on fark in several weeks at least. And that's saying a LOT.
 
2011-08-19 11:41:42 AM  

Kar98: LindLTaylor: Shut up dimwit. You have no idea what you are talking about. We are not even on voluntary water restrictions right now

See, that's what I'm talking about. The government haven't told me to save water so I won't! And if they do, blast them for telling me what to do!

This is a local lake, last year, and now:

[fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net image 640x480]

We're not under any kind of water restrictions either. Apparently that doesn't mean shiat.


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.
 
2011-08-19 11:43:06 AM  

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.
 
2011-08-19 11:43:13 AM  
For some reason I read the headline as "The Great Doughnut of 2011", which would be pretty cool, IMHO.

i181.photobucket.com
 
2011-08-19 11:45:19 AM  

Kar98: LindLTaylor: Kar98: LindLTaylor: Our water comes from a lake and is managed by the river authority and the local municipal district. Neither of them have imposed water restrictions yet and have not even asked for voluntary restrictions.

Then read this. (new window)

I don't live in Pasadena dumb ass.

You were supposed to read more than just the URL, farktard:

The balance was tipped when Houston acknowledged pressure issues in their system which feeds our community's supply, much of that due to water main leaks and breaks. At the same time, Houston announced it was tapping into Lake Conroe to try to make up for the lower volume they are experiencing with their normal water sources, such as Lake Houston.


Lay off the poor guy. Traumatic Brain Injury is a serious problem among veterans.
 
2011-08-19 11:46:11 AM  

Kar98: LindLTaylor: I don't live in Houston either

Name: James Evans
Location: Houston, TX


Mine says Dallas, but I live in Houston. That's what happens when you don't update your account in years.

Another guy's says 'Your Mom'. Is that one also true?
 
2011-08-19 11:46:39 AM  
Ladies and gentlemen, LindLTaylor has done the impossible here today. Kar98, GnomePaladin, HotWingConspiracy, BurnShrike, KitFister and myself are all in agreement in a politics thread. We all apparently think you're a short-sighted, selfish prig. Stop wasting water on your lawn before there's not enough left to do the important things (like drinking it). Fresh water supplies for large areas are interconnected.
 
2011-08-19 11:47:37 AM  

DrupyDrawrs: You guys realize that the guy was first elected years ago as a Democrat and then he decided to change to Republican to better suit his interest.


And by interest you mean "chances for election."

He never should have defeated Hightower. Bush never should have defeated Richards. This state never should have gone Republican. It was all a very stupid mistake/
 
2011-08-19 11:48:27 AM  

ringersol: DingleberryMoose: "Both parties have their total wingnut mouthbreather party hacks who know better than anyone else. Fark seems to attract them."

It's not a political thing or a Fark thing. It's just a natural outgrowth of only hacks, trolls and self-important know-it-alls having the motivation to post the same shiat over and over, knowing that no-one's going to have an honest conversation, because it's the internet. Reasonable people -- people who are pretty sure they can't fix the world's problems without any information and nary five minutes thought; people who are pretty sure that their trappings don't define them -- just don't bother.

At least not often. Sometimes they post anyway. Most learn pretty quickly.


This thread's been more reasonable than most. That's why I'm still here.
 
2011-08-19 11:49:24 AM  

DingleberryMoose: Ladies and gentlemen, LindLTaylor has done the impossible here today. Kar98, GnomePaladin, HotWingConspiracy, BurnShrike, KitFister and myself are all in agreement in a politics thread.


backgrounds.picaboo.com
 
2011-08-19 11:50:33 AM  

Sushi and the Banshees: Not believing in global warming is like not believing in thermometers.


Just because you believe that sticking a glass tube up your butt gives you your internal temperature doesn't mean I'm sticking a glass tube up my butt to take my temperature.



...I just do it for fun.

/Difference oral, rectal?
//Taste.
///Length.
////Girth?
 
2011-08-19 11:50:46 AM  

Kar98: This is a local lake, last year, and now:


Holy Frijoles! Is that a dock in the inset?


Mykeru: For some reason I read the headline as "The Great Doughnut of 2011", which would be pretty cool, IMHO.

Not a Krumpes donut. Therefore it is not worthy.
 
2011-08-19 11:51:54 AM  

fireclown: Holy Frijoles! Is that a dock in the inset?


The same dock (and angle) I was standing on to take the larger picture.
 
2011-08-19 11:52:06 AM  

Kit Fister: Lord Dimwit: Kit Fister: HotWingConspiracy: DingleberryMoose: Those aren't conservative viewpoints, they're fundie viewpoints. The groups overlap somewhat, but not near completely. Don't lump people like me (generally conservative, occasionally left-leaning, mainstream Christian) in with those people.

I'm sorry man, but they've hijacked your ideology. You stand shoulder to shoulder with those people in the voting booth.

True, but when one is voting for a common interest, does it matter? Or should we vote for candidates that don't match our viewpoints just to spite the wingnuts, despite the fact that the ideology of those folks is pretty opposed to what we believe in?

Look at my father in law who truly believes all taxation is theft, but is also an atheist. He consistently votes for incredibly crazy fundamentalist Christians every time. It's pathological. How people who believe in what Christ supposedly said can be opposed to the social helping of the poor, prisoners and the ill boggles my mind.

He (my FIL) explains that he doesn't agree with all that but he votes for them for other reasons. Well, if you vote exclusively Republican (which he does), that is a tacit agreement with the planks of the party platform. You can't say "oh, I voted fascist but I support civil rights, I just want to make the trains run on time." If the majority of the party believes something and you vote for them in every single election, whether you admit it or not, you are endorsing everything they stand for.

Couple of points:

1. I think most of the conservatives who are against social programs are not against them because the programs are bad. They're against them because they do not believe it is the place of government to spend taxpayer money to support these folks, instead suggesting that it should be a private system.

2. With regards to voting, the primaries, etc...As an independent, I cannot vote in either party's primary elections. Even if I DO vote in my party's primary elections, supposing I'm a republican or a democrat, unless the majority of the party think as I do, my vote doesn't make shiat of difference. So, when it comes down to the real election, my choices are between two party candidates of which I have to pick the one that is closer to my view points, or voting for a third party, or abstaining from voting.

So, the problem with these viewpoints is that while I don't WANT to support someone whose totally evangelical and all, but if my choices are between that person, a third party-non-winner, and someone else I don't agree with, what choice do I make?


I don't agree with the Democratic Party on most things, but when it comes down to the choice between a party whose leaders publicly say that they wish to establish a Christian theocracy, who truly believe that the best-documented birth in American history is a fifty year conspiracy, who campaign to amend the US Constitution to deny equal rights to whole classes of people, and who resort to things like "death panels!", or a party that's inept and agrees with essentially 70% of the Republican Party's goals, go for the party that doesn't want to create a theocratic state.

The problem is that the Republican Party may be closer to your viewpoints on a lot of things, but is all of the baggage worth it? I suppose that's up to you, but I could never vote for someone who was in favor of amending the constitution to deny equal rights to homosexuals just because they're also pro-labor union, y'know? Civil rights are more important than labor policy in my mind, no matter how much the latter is important to me.

Or vote third party and push for your local polity to switch to something other than a first-past-the-post system.
 
2011-08-19 11:53:27 AM  

APE992: Kar98: LindLTaylor: Shut up dimwit. You have no idea what you are talking about. We are not even on voluntary water restrictions right now

See, that's what I'm talking about. The government haven't told me to save water so I won't! And if they do, blast them for telling me what to do!

This is a local lake, last year, and now:

[fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net image 640x480]

We're not under any kind of water restrictions either. Apparently that doesn't mean shiat.

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.


Texas is chock-full of something called playa lakes, especially on the plains. We have thousands of them. Some go dry almost annually, some don't. For someone not familiar with the specifics of the topography here, it might seem odd to call them lakes, but they're all we have except impounded reservoirs.
 
2011-08-19 11:58:02 AM  

DingleberryMoose: Texas is chock-full of something called playa lakes, especially on the plains. We have thousands of them. Some go dry almost annually, some don't. For someone not familiar with the specifics of the topography here, it might seem odd to call them lakes, but they're all we have except impounded reservoirs.


yeah the one in the pic is barely 8-10 ft deep at the deepest judging by the picture.
 
2011-08-19 11:59:59 AM  

Hobodeluxe: DingleberryMoose: Texas is chock-full of something called playa lakes, especially on the plains. We have thousands of them. Some go dry almost annually, some don't. For someone not familiar with the specifics of the topography here, it might seem odd to call them lakes, but they're all we have except impounded reservoirs.

yeah the one in the pic is barely 8-10 ft deep at the deepest judging by the picture.


My buddy's lake at his ranch as dropped at least 7 feet. It's scary when you can touch the bottom at the center of the lake.
 
2011-08-19 12:01:05 PM  
The people who run Texas are idiots (the politicians, anyway). They just happen to be (for the most part) Republican idiots. Thus the Republican idiocy that does stupid shiat like ranting about Obama and holding big "religious" confabs. Which, BTW, was just an extremely cynical and not at all subtle act by Perry to curry favor with the religious morons who think that making a big public show of fake religious devotion indicates fitness for public office.

Perry doesn't believe any of the religious shiat he spouts. Bush probably actually did because is dumber than he is cynical. Perry is more cynical than religious. Which doesn't mean he'd be any better as president than Bush was. I'm guessing the Republican powers that be would rather have Perry as the candidate than Romney (since Romney is a Mormon, and many religious types among Republican voters consider Mormons little more than a cult). And none of the other Republican candidates are considered (by serious people) viable candidates. That crazy biatch from Minnesota is just Palin 2.0. The others are either considered equally crazy (Paul) or just nonentities (everyone else). Perry represents a large state with lots of electoral votes. Those are his qualifications. And he probably has some connections as well, and he's considered to be "business friendly," meaning he'd have no problem farking over working people if it helps corporations. Perfect Republican candidate.

Don't worry about feeling left out, CA and NY (for example). We know your states are run by idiots, too.
 
2011-08-19 12:02:06 PM  

Hobodeluxe: yeah the one in the pic is barely 8-10 ft deep at the deepest judging by the picture.


Martin Creek Lake is supposed to be 35 feet deep in normal years.
 
2011-08-19 12:03:10 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Hobodeluxe: DingleberryMoose: Texas is chock-full of something called playa lakes, especially on the plains. We have thousands of them. Some go dry almost annually, some don't. For someone not familiar with the specifics of the topography here, it might seem odd to call them lakes, but they're all we have except impounded reservoirs.

yeah the one in the pic is barely 8-10 ft deep at the deepest judging by the picture.

My buddy's lake at his ranch as dropped at least 7 feet. It's scary when you can touch the bottom at the center of the lake.


we call those ponds around here :) Our lakes have dams and make electricity for us.
 
2011-08-19 12:04:58 PM  

fireclown: Not a Krumpes donut.


What is a Krumpes? Is that like a the intellectual property violating Chinese knock-off version of a Krispy Creme?

Meanwhile, back to the subject at hand...

images.cheezburger.com
 
2011-08-19 12:05:01 PM  
Here in Dallas, it's important to keep your foundation wet during high temp dry periods. Most homes in the area are built over a clay bed as that is what is under the dirt in most of North Texas. If the bed dries it can shift your foundation causing damage. Same goes for the sidewalks, driveway, alley and curb. So watering your lawn keeps your property and the clay bed under it wet and consistent. Repairing buckling concrete and foundation damage is quite expensive.
 
2011-08-19 12:05:06 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Hobodeluxe: DingleberryMoose: Texas is chock-full of something called playa lakes, especially on the plains. We have thousands of them. Some go dry almost annually, some don't. For someone not familiar with the specifics of the topography here, it might seem odd to call them lakes, but they're all we have except impounded reservoirs.

yeah the one in the pic is barely 8-10 ft deep at the deepest judging by the picture.

My buddy's lake at his ranch as dropped at least 7 feet. It's scary when you can touch the bottom at the center of the lake.


White River Lake (our rivers only run when it rains) has dropped so much they put in a new boat ramp. And it's a reservoir. Fortunately, it looks like we've been careful enough with the Ogalala to have drinking water for the forseeable future. Had to restrict agricultural watering to do it, though. Farmers have gone both to dryland and to more water-efficient irrigation.
 
2011-08-19 12:05:07 PM  

Kar98: Babboonrash: Ahhh, no Texas hate thread would be complete without KAR98

May it be noted that I came to Texas with the highest expectations. Rugged individualism! Guns! Open country! Almost free of government! Bootstraps! Well, what I found was a god-forsaken wasteland, infested with blue-nosed, un-educated, bible-thumping, priggish, uptight, preachy farking baptists who always have their nose in their neighbors' business, who are utterly consumed with FEAR of every damn thing there is. I've never met such scaredy bunch of yokels anywhere. Pray harder, or somebody might have gay sex, or a beer! Or set us up the bomb! Oh jeeeeebus save us, I think I saw a furriner in the gun store! fark'em and their entire state, possibly with the exceptions of Austin and Galveston, but there's beaches and bars elsewhere I guess, and thank FSM, I'll be done here by the end of the year.
My first impression of the state was downtown Marshall, Texas, and it reminded me of the town of Pripyat. I should have taken the hint and turned around right away, but no, I tried to make a go of it. Turns out if you didn't go to the same high schools and don't go to the same "churches", and don't speak with the same drawlsquawkwhine, and don't drive a farking pickup truck, you're shiat to them. So, again, fark'em.


Awwww, someone need a tissue?

You whine like a mule, you are still alive.

/I live around you, seen you a couple times. You are better than this.
 
2011-08-19 12:05:51 PM  

Kar98: Hobodeluxe: yeah the one in the pic is barely 8-10 ft deep at the deepest judging by the picture.

Martin Creek Lake is supposed to be 35 feet deep in normal years.


not where you took that pic from. even full you could walk across that thing. it looks to only be down 3-4 ft there. I was being generous saying 8-10 thinking it might get deeper round the bend there.
 
2011-08-19 12:08:18 PM  

Kar98: Hobodeluxe: yeah the one in the pic is barely 8-10 ft deep at the deepest judging by the picture.

Martin Creek Lake is supposed to be 35 feet deep in normal years.


Damn.
 
2011-08-19 12:08:58 PM  

DingleberryMoose: Ladies and gentlemen, LindLTaylor has done the impossible here today. Kar98, GnomePaladin, HotWingConspiracy, BurnShrike, KitFister and myself are all in agreement in a politics thread. We all apparently think you're a short-sighted, selfish prig. Stop wasting water on your lawn before there's not enough left to do the important things (like drinking it). Fresh water supplies for large areas are interconnected.


You people are full of shiat and have no understanding of what is going on here. The MUDs issue water bans when the water gets dangerously low. This is controlled by individual district, not the state, or even county as a whole. Once they issue a ban or restriction then things like irrigation, washing cars or any use of water outside of essential is restricted. Surplus water is not distributed to areas where water is low and using water in a district that has not issued a ban has no effect on other districts positively or negatively. So until my municipal utilities district feels it is important enough to say otherwise I can only assume that water is not at the levels where it needs to be rationed and neither do the other 100K or so people who live in this district. The only reason some of my neighbor's yards are dying is because they do not have the time to try to reverse it because I can assure you they are watering as much as they can, just not effectively. If not using water as we normally do somehow would alleviate the suffering of the farmers and ranchers who are suffering then surely I believe most if not all of us would do it.

So basically- none of you understand how water districts actually work and are under some impression that if we conserve more water here in a MUD that is not under shortages then it sill magically get transported to West Texas across some pipeline that does not exist. Leave it to the city managers to decide and don't expect the people who live in districts that are not under restrictions to act like the people who are because there are times when we are and they are not and I can assure you they did not conserve water or electricity when Hurricane Ike ravished this area and left them untouched because it was not helpful or necessary.

The list of districts under restrictions can be found here:

http://www.tceq.texas.gov/drinkingwater/trot/droughtw.html

That is all.
 
2011-08-19 12:11:13 PM  

DingleberryMoose: scottydoesntknow: Hobodeluxe: DingleberryMoose: Texas is chock-full of something called playa lakes, especially on the plains. We have thousands of them. Some go dry almost annually, some don't. For someone not familiar with the specifics of the topography here, it might seem odd to call them lakes, but they're all we have except impounded reservoirs.

yeah the one in the pic is barely 8-10 ft deep at the deepest judging by the picture.

My buddy's lake at his ranch as dropped at least 7 feet. It's scary when you can touch the bottom at the center of the lake.

White River Lake (our rivers only run when it rains) has dropped so much they put in a new boat ramp. And it's a reservoir. Fortunately, it looks like we've been careful enough with the Ogalala to have drinking water for the forseeable future. Had to restrict agricultural watering to do it, though. Farmers have gone both to dryland and to more water-efficient irrigation.


I don't doubt that there's a big shortage. We even had one here. Atlanta had to restrict water for a while a couple of years ago. And they have Alatoona and Lanier which are huge lakes.
 
2011-08-19 12:15:49 PM  
Let me repeat my comment and LindlTaylor's comment as these 2 statements sum it up completely,

My original comment:
Here in Dallas, it's important to keep your foundation wet during high temp dry periods. Most homes in the area are built over a clay bed as that is what is under the dirt in most of North Texas. If the bed dries it can shift your foundation causing damage. Same goes for the sidewalks, driveway, alley and curb. So watering your lawn keeps your property and the clay bed under it wet and consistent. Repairing buckling concrete and foundation damage is quite expensive.



From LindLTaylor
You people are full of shiat and have no understanding of what is going on here. The MUDs issue water bans when the water gets dangerously low. This is controlled by individual district, not the state, or even county as a whole. Once they issue a ban or restriction then things like irrigation, washing cars or any use of water outside of essential is restricted. Surplus water is not distributed to areas where water is low and using water in a district that has not issued a ban has no effect on other districts positively or negatively. So until my municipal utilities district feels it is important enough to say otherwise I can only assume that water is not at the levels where it needs to be rationed and neither do the other 100K or so people who live in this district. The only reason some of my neighbor's yards are dying is because they do not have the time to try to reverse it because I can assure you they are watering as much as they can, just not effectively. If not using water as we normally do somehow would alleviate the suffering of the farmers and ranchers who are suffering then surely I believe most if not all of us would do it.

So basically- none of you understand how water districts actually work and are under some impression that if we conserve more water here in a MUD that is not under shortages then it sill magically get transported to West Texas across some pipeline that does not exist. Leave it to the city managers to decide and don't expect the people who live in districts that are not under restrictions to act like the people who are because there are times when we are and they are not and I can assure you they did not conserve water or electricity when Hurricane Ike ravished this area and left them untouched because it was not helpful or necessary.

The list of districts under restrictions can be found here:

http://www.tceq.texas.gov/drinkingwater/trot/droughtw.html

Really nothing else to discuss.
 
2011-08-19 12:16:51 PM  
So to summarize, The solution for Texas is...

1) More tax cuts for the rich. Well Duh, that goes without sayin.
2) Pray more. God will fix it so we can keep doing it.
3) Frack more rocks and water table. Get oil and burn it, reduce available water. Profit.
4) Shoot stuff.
5) Buy more ammo and SUVs to spite them damn liberals.
6) Let everyone know that this is Obama's fault.
7) Produce more engineers by teaching about creationism.
8) Get rid of that damn EPA and their "rules".
 
2011-08-19 12:16:58 PM  

LindLTaylor:
Shut up dimwit. You have no idea what you are talking about. We are not even on voluntary water restrictions right now. One day when you can afford a house and become part of a municipal utilities district you might understand.


Ok, I'm a homeowner in TX with a house and a lawn, and I think you're an idiot too. If the stuff dies off completely, then we'll just seed it, and it will cost less than the water fight with this drought. We've already eliminated about 50% of our lawn with native landscaping and now just have enough to play some backyard sports with the kids, but even that isn't worth risking our water supply.

Too many selfish people like you around will doom us all though. Thanks.
 
2011-08-19 12:18:29 PM  

waterrockets: LindLTaylor:
Shut up dimwit. You have no idea what you are talking about. We are not even on voluntary water restrictions right now. One day when you can afford a house and become part of a municipal utilities district you might understand.

Ok, I'm a homeowner in TX with a house and a lawn, and I think you're an idiot too. If the stuff dies off completely, then we'll just seed it, and it will cost less than the water fight with this drought. We've already eliminated about 50% of our lawn with native landscaping and now just have enough to play some backyard sports with the kids, but even that isn't worth risking our water supply.

Too many selfish people like you around will doom us all though. Thanks.


If you are in North Texas you are gambling on foundation damage.
 
2011-08-19 12:19:20 PM  

LindLTaylor: DingleberryMoose: Ladies and gentlemen, LindLTaylor has done the impossible here today. Kar98, GnomePaladin, HotWingConspiracy, BurnShrike, KitFister and myself are all in agreement in a politics thread. We all apparently think you're a short-sighted, selfish prig. Stop wasting water on your lawn before there's not enough left to do the important things (like drinking it). Fresh water supplies for large areas are interconnected.

You people are full of shiat and have no understanding of what is going on here. The MUDs issue water bans when the water gets dangerously low. This is controlled by individual district, not the state, or even county as a whole. Once they issue a ban or restriction then things like irrigation, washing cars or any use of water outside of essential is restricted. Surplus water is not distributed to areas where water is low and using water in a district that has not issued a ban has no effect on other districts positively or negatively. So until my municipal utilities district feels it is important enough to say otherwise I can only assume that water is not at the levels where it needs to be rationed and neither do the other 100K or so people who live in this district. The only reason some of my neighbor's yards are dying is because they do not have the time to try to reverse it because I can assure you they are watering as much as they can, just not effectively. If not using water as we normally do somehow would alleviate the suffering of the farmers and ranchers who are suffering then surely I believe most if not all of us would do it.

So basically- none of you understand how water districts actually work and are under some impression that if we conserve more water here in a MUD that is not under shortages then it sill magically get transported to West Texas across some pipeline that does not exist. Leave it to the city managers to decide and don't expect the people who live in districts that are not under restrictions to act like the people who are because there are times when we are and they are not and I can assure you they did not conserve water or electricity when Hurricane Ike ravished this area and left them untouched because it was not helpful or necessary.

The list of districts under restrictions can be found here:

http://www.tceq.texas.gov/drinkingwater/trot/droughtw.html

That is all.


Here's the deal, oh blind one, you're using water for maintaining a superficial construct when there is a strong possibility that there will not be any more rain for a great amount of time. It doesn't matter if your MUD is doing hunky-dory right now, this drought is going to continue for several more months according to most climatology models.

Every ounce of water you and your superficial neighbors are using now for landscaping is one ounce of water less that you will have available for more important needs, such as drinking, later on.

/originally a ranch kid from West Texas, so don't give me that "you don't know what it's like" BS. My family is re-drilling three wells on their property as we speak to keep from losing everything.
 
2011-08-19 12:23:31 PM  

CaptSS: If you are in North Texas you are gambling on foundation damage.


So maintain your foundation sparingly. He's biatching about keeping his grass and bushes looking green.

And just because there are hundreds of little MUD fiefdoms controlling water rights all over Texas, doesn't mean you shouldn't conserve locally.
 
2011-08-19 12:23:45 PM  
Somebody from Texas the other day said that Perry is just a less cerebral version of Bush. That sounds about right.
 
2011-08-19 12:24:25 PM  

Hollie Maea: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

Because Dumbass McPerry thinks the correct response is to pray.


I admit he's a dumbass, but with a drought of that scale, what can be done?

Praying sure didn't make it rain less.

The drought would have happened even if a Democrat was in office. Just don't see the connection between Perry and the drought other than he happened to be the gov at the time.
 
2011-08-19 12:25:21 PM  

Mykeru: For some reason I read the headline as "The Great Doughnut of 2011", which would be pretty cool, IMHO.

[i181.photobucket.com image 600x403]


i did the same thing!
 
2011-08-19 12:25:54 PM  

LindLTaylor: DingleberryMoose: Ladies and gentlemen, LindLTaylor has done the impossible here today. Kar98, GnomePaladin, HotWingConspiracy, BurnShrike, KitFister and myself are all in agreement in a politics thread. We all apparently think you're a short-sighted, selfish prig. Stop wasting water on your lawn before there's not enough left to do the important things (like drinking it). Fresh water supplies for large areas are interconnected.

You people are full of shiat and have no understanding of what is going on here. The MUDs issue water bans when the water gets dangerously low. This is controlled by individual district, not the state, or even county as a whole. Once they issue a ban or restriction then things like irrigation, washing cars or any use of water outside of essential is restricted. Surplus water is not distributed to areas where water is low and using water in a district that has not issued a ban has no effect on other districts positively or negatively. So until my municipal utilities district feels it is important enough to say otherwise I can only assume that water is not at the levels where it needs to be rationed and neither do the other 100K or so people who live in this district. The only reason some of my neighbor's yards are dying is because they do not have the time to try to reverse it because I can assure you they are watering as much as they can, just not effectively. If not using water as we normally do somehow would alleviate the suffering of the farmers and ranchers who are suffering then surely I believe most if not all of us would do it.

So basically- none of you understand how water districts actually work and are under some impression that if we conserve more water here in a MUD that is not under shortages then it sill magically get transported to West Texas across some pipeline that does not exist. Leave it to the city managers to decide and don't expect the people who live in districts that are not under restrictions to act like the people who are because there are times when we are and they are not and I can assure you they did not conserve water or electricity when Hurricane Ike ravished this area and left them untouched because it was not helpful or necessary.

The list of districts under restrictions can be found here:

http://www.tceq.texas.gov/drinkingwater/trot/droughtw.html

That is all.


Wow, that was quite a rant for someone rationalizing away the need to do something before you're forced to do it by the government. What ever happened to personal responsibility? Take care of the world in which you live and lose the "we've got plenty of water now, who cares about the future?" attitude. Please. Our kids and their kids will appreciate it.
 
2011-08-19 12:29:50 PM  

CaptSS: Let me repeat my comment and LindlTaylor's comment as these 2 statements sum it up completely,

My original comment:
Here in Dallas, it's important to keep your foundation wet during high temp dry periods. Most homes in the area are built over a clay bed as that is what is under the dirt in most of North Texas. If the bed dries it can shift your foundation causing damage. Same goes for the sidewalks, driveway, alley and curb. So watering your lawn keeps your property and the clay bed under it wet and consistent. Repairing buckling concrete and foundation damage is quite expensive.



From LindLTaylor
You people are full of shiat and have no understanding of what is going on here. The MUDs issue water bans when the water gets dangerously low. This is controlled by individual district, not the state, or even county as a whole. Once they issue a ban or restriction then things like irrigation, washing cars or any use of water outside of essential is restricted. Surplus water is not distributed to areas where water is low and using water in a district that has not issued a ban has no effect on other districts positively or negatively. So until my municipal utilities district feels it is important enough to say otherwise I can only assume that water is not at the levels where it needs to be rationed and neither do the other 100K or so people who live in this district. The only reason some of my neighbor's yards are dying is because they do not have the time to try to reverse it because I can assure you they are watering as much as they can, just not effectively. If not using water as we normally do somehow would alleviate the suffering of the farmers and ranchers who are suffering then surely I believe most if not all of us would do it.

So basically- none of you understand how water districts actually work and are under some impression that if we conserve more water here in a MUD that is not under shortages then it sill magically get transported to West Texas across some pipeline that does not exist. Leave it to the city managers to decide and don't expect the people who live in districts that are not under restrictions to act like the people who are because there are times when we are and they are not and I can assure you they did not conserve water or electricity when Hurricane Ike ravished this area and left them untouched because it was not helpful or necessary.

The list of districts under restrictions can be found here:

http://www.tceq.texas.gov/drinkingwater/trot/droughtw.html

Really nothing else to discuss.


We're on clay soil here, too. Water around the foundation if you haven't had it stabilized. Conserve water otherwise. The clay bed 20 feet from your house won't affect your foundation much, just keep it moist near the house.
 
2011-08-19 12:30:07 PM  
He probably believes that he will be handed the keys to the HAARP when he is inaugurated.

I think he'll be disappointed, but they might give him a tour of Hangar 18 or Area 51 (above ground only) if he is persistant.
 
2011-08-19 12:30:47 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Maybe people didn't like you because you're mean and judgmental?


Nah. I used to be nice.
 
2011-08-19 12:33:43 PM  

brantgoose: He probably believes that he will be handed the keys to the HAARP when he is inaugurated.

I think he'll be disappointed, but they might give him a tour of Hangar 18 or Area 51 (above ground only) if he is persistant.


Meh, Hangar 18 is outside Abilene. I'm sure he's already had a tour as a former Air Force Captain.
 
2011-08-19 12:33:50 PM  

Hobodeluxe: there's nothing wrong with "prayer" in the sense of wishing for positive things for someone in your quiet thoughts. it's when you make a big public self-serving spectacle out of it and pretty much go against the rulebook you so wish to shove down everyone else's throat that I have a problem with it. Physician heal thyself.


"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward."

Bonus point for you if you know who said that.
 
2011-08-19 12:34:32 PM  

Mykeru: For some reason I read the headline as "The Great Doughnut of 2011", which would be pretty cool, IMHO.

[i181.photobucket.com image 600x403]


Several of my classmates went to see Phish at that venue the weekend before finals. My understanding is that there was weed to be had.
 
2011-08-19 12:35:06 PM  

Overfiend: Hollie Maea: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

Because Dumbass McPerry thinks the correct response is to pray.

I admit he's a dumbass, but with a drought of that scale, what can be done?

Praying sure didn't make it rain less.

The drought would have happened even if a Democrat was in office. Just don't see the connection between Perry and the drought other than he happened to be the gov at the time.


It's the political hay he's trying to make from it that pisses people off. And lack of statewide preparation.
 
2011-08-19 12:36:04 PM  

LindLTaylor: Hurricane Ike ravished this area


Sexy!
 
2011-08-19 12:36:16 PM  

CaptSS: If you are in North Texas you are gambling on foundation damage.


I live in the Houston area and my house has shifted so much in the past few months. None of my doors were opening/shutting, drywall is cracked and floors creak like crazy now. My house is on pier and beam so I crawled under the house, and placed soaker-hoses around the foundation. I turn them on for about an hour a day and things have leveled back out.
 
2011-08-19 12:37:24 PM  

Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?


It's Obama's fault.

It's Obama's Katrina.

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich.

They call that Bush Barack Obama Disorder Syndrome (BODS).

It's not unrelated to MODS (Michelle Obama Disorder Syndrome) which is an eating disorder which is characterized by an obsession with what the First Lady eats.
 
2011-08-19 12:38:46 PM  

Kar98: Lost Thought 00: Texas is a desert? You don't say! I'd never have guessed. It's always pictured as so green and lush in all the historical documents covering it's history.

Some desert...

[texchum.com image 640x480]

Parts of west Texas are deserty, but most of the state isn't.


Hmm... all that water in this drought. I suspect witchcraft. Someone needs to dispatch a team to investigate those swamps.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-08-19 12:39:30 PM  

Mirrorz: CaptSS: If you are in North Texas you are gambling on foundation damage.

I live in the Houston area and my house has shifted so much in the past few months. None of my doors were opening/shutting, drywall is cracked and floors creak like crazy now. My house is on pier and beam so I crawled under the house, and placed soaker-hoses around the foundation. I turn them on for about an hour a day and things have leveled back out.


Common sense solutions? In my Fark?
 
2011-08-19 12:40:48 PM  

brantgoose: "And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward."

Bonus point for you if you know who said that.


L. Ron Hubbard?
 
2011-08-19 12:43:41 PM  

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.
 
2011-08-19 12:44:36 PM  

Vodka Zombie: "Scotty!!! I need more prayer!"
"I'm on my knees givin' it all we got, captain!"
"More prayer, damnit!"
"We can't pray any harder, captain! Our rosaries can't take the strain! She'll come apart at the seams!"


You might enjoy reading Radio Free Albemuth by Philip K. Dick.

Then again, you might not. Semper debutandum est, Biggus Dickus.

The story is about a Nixonian-type President who is a tyrant and a Commie mole. But a satellite in orbit (which comes from a world where Columbus didn't discover America or something, and which is consequently under the control of the Unreconstructed Roman Catholic Church) keeps broadcasting to the brains of people like the hero, who thus knows that the world is a lie.

Philip K. Dick seems to have actually believed that Nixon was a Commie mole. He was an odd hybrid of California Liberal and Orange Country Conservative. Consequently he was paranoid about Nixon's paranoia, but from the Left and the Right at the same time. No wonder he had a psychotic episode in which he believed that it was the First Century A.D. (but the Devil blinds us to reality) and that the Christians were being persecuted.

Sure, it sounds crazy if you put it that way. But is it really crazier than what passes for sanity, for example, the War on Christmas or the War on Terror?

Not really. But keep your damn sparks of sanity to yourself or they'll lock you up.
 
2011-08-19 12:44:44 PM  
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".
 
2011-08-19 12:46:38 PM  

the_immoral_minority: A Texas Rain Gauge

[ts2.mm.bing.net image 198x126]



We use similar rain gauges in the East. If you can throw them across the river, it is dry. If you can't throw them more than half way, it is wet. If you are up to your hips in water, it's very wet. Hope you have more bottled soft drinks and water, because ironically, when there's water, water, every where, there's nary a drop to drink. At least that's what some Ancient Mariner told me at my brother's wedding.
 
Ant
2011-08-19 12:49:01 PM  

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.
 
2011-08-19 12:50:16 PM  
Oh, and that Rick Perry is stumping as hard as he can on climate change denial so he can get all the big oil, coal, and chemical company money that he possibly can for his campaign. He and the State have actively tried to sue the EPA to prevent their enforcement of clean air and water standards on Texas coal and oil plants.

But sure, droughts aren't political.
 
2011-08-19 12:50:49 PM  

LindLTaylor:

So basically- none of you understand how water districts actually work and are under some impression that if we conserve more water here in a MUD that is not under shortages then it sill magically get transported to West Texas across some pipeline that does not exist. Leave it to the city managers to decide and don't expect the people who live in districts that are not under restrictions to act like the people who are because there are times when we are and they are not and I can assure you they did not conserve water or electricity when Hurricane Ike ravished this area and left them untouched because it was not helpful or necessary.

The list of districts under restrictions can be found here:

http://www.tceq.texas.gov/drinkingwater/trot/droughtw.html

That is all.



As a fellow Texan I have to say that you're not doing us any favors by showing just how selfish, entitled, irresponsible, and abrasive some Texans can be. Luckily for me I'm not a Texan by birth, nor will I be one for much longer. 15 years in this sh!ath0le is more than enough for me, and I live on the island that is Austin.

Regardless of where you live, as someone else recently mentioned, the water supply is still connected regardless of who pumps it into your house. If it doesn't rain across the whole state then water is in short supply everywhere. Why don't you understand that? Just because your local MUD hasn't issued any restrictions doesn't mean conservation isn't necessary.

Do you really need a MUD to tell you that this (new window) is a serious problem? I would think you're smart enough to know that the linked image is an alarming scenario that might not come to an end until winter or spring. This might become a long term pattern that could force long term measures.

To your point above about everyone's ignorance on MUDs...I'm sure you also know that a MUD is basically a glorified HOA with the power to provide utility service. I wouldn't trust them as much as I trust an HOA, because they can simply run the wells dry without any repercussions to them. They are only accountable locally and are not regulated by the public utility commission or anyone else. They have the authority to charge whatever is needed locally, and that includes jacking your rates if everyone uses up the available supply of water. They will then truck in whatever is needed while bending you over to pay for it. If they don't truck it in they'll drill the wells deeper and raise your taxes because they have the authority to do that, and they don't need anyone's permission.

To your concern about your landscaping you might want to educate yourself on xeriscaping (new window). Some areas have rebates for replacing your landscaping, but I doubt Houston and surrounding areas do.

Finally, out here in Central Texas the lake that supplies most of Austin's water is down to 46% of its capacity (http://www.lcra.org/water/conditions/river_report.html copy/pasta since fark keeps rejecting the link). The record for the lowest lake level in history is not too far off if we stay in a drought.

Right now we are on track to beat a lot of records. We will surpass the record of # of days over 100 degrees by the middle of next week. The previous record was 69 days set in 1925. We have also set a new record of 27 consecutive days over 100 degrees.
 
2011-08-19 12:51:34 PM  
texchum.com

The bottom third of this picture is by Claude Monet.

The top two thirds is from some horror movie about inbred loonies who live in a swamp.

Therein lies the charm and beauty of Texas.

Gotta love it!
 
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:
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.


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
 
2011-08-19 03:30:25 PM  

vonzales: KimNorth: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

Because the Government CAN and DOES control weather this IS FACT>

The question is, is it true the Government uses this to control population i.e. flooding out areas wanted for their use oil production, creating droughts, etc..then paying to relocate those people (doing it this way because telling to just pack up and leave would so not work out).

In the far east a drought area about 100 miles from another area with good rain fall was seeded for rain making the other turn into a drought area.

In China 2 yeas ago they seeded and totally messed up, freezing a large city out so badly that it froze the electric lines into snapping and nothing was able to go in or out for 3 weeks.

Where do you buy your tin-foil?
Costco?
Restaraunt supply? - big heavy duty roll ?


For all you derps out there, Costco sells the best aluminum foil ever. Seriously, I bought a roll like five years ago and my house is still covered and I still have 5000 yards left.
 
2011-08-19 03:31:07 PM  
I should probably mention those are Phil Gramm/Lloyd Bentson democrat type democrats, not Nancy Pulosi type democrats. Left of center, but not very. Gramm became more conservative as he aged and eventually changed parties.
 
2011-08-19 03:35:31 PM  

DingleberryMoose: I should probably mention those are Phil Gramm/Lloyd Bentson democrat type democrats, not Nancy Pulosi type democrats. Left of center, but not very. Gramm became more conservative as he aged and eventually changed parties.


That's where I came from originally. But most of those types still wouldn't vote for someone with a (D) next to their name for State or National office if you held a Desert Eagle to their heads. Too afraid of the hippies, elitists, and unions.
 
2011-08-19 03:35:43 PM  

Doink_Boink: For all you derps out there, Costco sells the best aluminum foil ever. Seriously, I bought a roll like five years ago and my house is still covered and I still have 5000 yards left.


+1
 
2011-08-19 03:37:00 PM  

Phins: 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


This kind of thing is what I've been talking about. Don't sweat the grass, but water whatever else, like trees or the foundation, that needs it. I've got no problem with that, and I don't think anyone else will, either. Especially if it's voluntary. Use a little foresight, let the grass give itself for the greater good, and everything should work out.
 
2011-08-19 03:42:37 PM  

Eddie_Dean_NY: DingleberryMoose: I should probably mention those are Phil Gramm/Lloyd Bentson democrat type democrats, not Nancy Pulosi type democrats. Left of center, but not very. Gramm became more conservative as he aged and eventually changed parties.

That's where I came from originally. But most of those types still wouldn't vote for someone with a (D) next to their name for State or National office if you held a Desert Eagle to their heads. Too afraid of the hippies, elitists, and unions.


Some of it is the ingrained fear of government growing to uncontrollable proportions. City government has more trouble doing that than state or federal. (Some of them have sure given it a try, though.) Some has to do with mistrust of them hippie types in Austin and Washington and San Francisco. Some has to do with which portion of the government people think should exercise the most influence and provide services. It's a strange dichotomy of thought.
 
2011-08-19 04:41:54 PM  
Phins: 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.

DingleberryMoose: This kind of thing is what I've been talking about. Don't sweat the grass, but water whatever else, like trees or the foundation, that needs it. I've got no problem with that, and I don't think anyone else will, either. Especially if it's voluntary. Use a little foresight, let the grass give itself for the greater good, and everything should work out.

We seem to be the only ones in the neighborhood who feel this way, every other lawn is lush and green. We have a neighbor that runs his automatic sprinker that sits 4' above the lawn in the middle of the afternoon. There's another that washes his car every week, but drives it onto the lawn first so he thinks it's fine.
 
2011-08-19 06:28:41 PM  

Doink_Boink: vonzales: KimNorth: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

Because the Government CAN and DOES control weather this IS FACT>

The question is, is it true the Government uses this to control population i.e. flooding out areas wanted for their use oil production, creating droughts, etc..then paying to relocate those people (doing it this way because telling to just pack up and leave would so not work out).

In the far east a drought area about 100 miles from another area with good rain fall was seeded for rain making the other turn into a drought area.

In China 2 yeas ago they seeded and totally messed up, freezing a large city out so badly that it froze the electric lines into snapping and nothing was able to go in or out for 3 weeks.

Where do you buy your tin-foil?
Costco?
Restaraunt supply? - big heavy duty roll ?

For all you derps out there, Costco sells the best aluminum foil ever. Seriously, I bought a roll like five years ago and my house is still covered and I still have 5000 yards left.


www.operatorchan.org
 
2011-08-19 06:33:50 PM  

Kit Fister: Doink_Boink: vonzales: KimNorth: Overfiend: What does politics have to do with drought?

Because the Government CAN and DOES control weather this IS FACT>

The question is, is it true the Government uses this to control population i.e. flooding out areas wanted for their use oil production, creating droughts, etc..then paying to relocate those people (doing it this way because telling to just pack up and leave would so not work out).

In the far east a drought area about 100 miles from another area with good rain fall was seeded for rain making the other turn into a drought area.

In China 2 yeas ago they seeded and totally messed up, freezing a large city out so badly that it froze the electric lines into snapping and nothing was able to go in or out for 3 weeks.

Where do you buy your tin-foil?
Costco?
Restaraunt supply? - big heavy duty roll ?

For all you derps out there, Costco sells the best aluminum foil ever. Seriously, I bought a roll like five years ago and my house is still covered and I still have 5000 yards left.


Oh, come on. Doink_Boink brought the funny.
 
2011-08-19 06:50:40 PM  

Phins: Phins: 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.

DingleberryMoose: This kind of thing is what I've been talking about. Don't sweat the grass, but water whatever else, like trees or the foundation, that needs it. I've got no problem with that, and I don't think anyone else will, either. Especially if it's voluntary. Use a little foresight, let the grass give itself for the greater good, and everything should work out.

We seem to be the only ones in the neighborhood who feel this way, every other lawn is lush and green. We have a neighbor that runs his automatic sprinker that sits 4' above the lawn in the middle of the afternoon. There's another that washes his car every week, but drives it onto the lawn first so he thinks it's fine.


If that neighbor with the sprinkler gets caught, he'll enjoy the ticket, I'm sure.
 
2011-08-19 08:50:21 PM  
'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'


Subby? Really? In the same way Obama said during his inaugeration that 'today is the day the seas stop rising and the Earth begins to heal'?

Farking mohammed, you're a moron.
 
2011-08-21 11:50:46 PM  

Pollexabator: EnderX: I hear once Obama gets back from vacation he will address this.

C'mon, be honest, you think it was all his fault regardless of his location or complete lack of involvement.


I don't necessarily think its his fault, but I do think he has no clue on how to solve it.
 
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