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2011-10-28 11:56:11 AM  

dittybopper: Philip Francis Queeg: dittybopper: Philip Francis Queeg: I know implying that guns aren't purely wonderful things without a single draw back or negative consequence generally gets a strong negative reaction of Fark, but I truly am curious why anyone would want to see most people carrying guns everyday.

Many of us are of the mindset that unless a person has proven themselves incapable of being responsible through their actions, then there is no reason to restrict them from exercising what is plainly an enumerated right under US law.

I'm not talking about restricting the right. My goodness are people incapable of discussing guns at all without yelling "From my cold dead hands!"? Read my last sentence. If you'd care to respond to that, fine. If you are going to argue against positions I haven't taken, there really isn't much for us to discuss.

Except that your position is a strawman: Nobody wants to force people to carry, and that's what you'd need to do "to see most people carrying guns everyday".


That's a strawman entirely of your creation. It has no basis in any of my posts, or in reality.

You could see more or a majority of people carrying guns everyday through encouraging people to voluntarily do so, which is certainly how I interpreted the original comment I responded to. I merely asked WHY the poster thought that would be a positive thing to encourage.

Is asking why unacceptable to you in all cases, or only when guns are involved?
 
2011-10-28 11:57:56 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: dittybopper: Philip Francis Queeg: dittybopper: Philip Francis Queeg: I know implying that guns aren't purely wonderful things without a single draw back or negative consequence generally gets a strong negative reaction of Fark, but I truly am curious why anyone would want to see most people carrying guns everyday.

Many of us are of the mindset that unless a person has proven themselves incapable of being responsible through their actions, then there is no reason to restrict them from exercising what is plainly an enumerated right under US law.

I'm not talking about restricting the right. My goodness are people incapable of discussing guns at all without yelling "From my cold dead hands!"? Read my last sentence. If you'd care to respond to that, fine. If you are going to argue against positions I haven't taken, there really isn't much for us to discuss.

Except that your position is a strawman: Nobody wants to force people to carry, and that's what you'd need to do "to see most people carrying guns everyday".

That's a strawman entirely of your creation. It has no basis in any of my posts, or in reality.

You could see more or a majority of people carrying guns everyday through encouraging people to voluntarily do so, which is certainly how I interpreted the original comment I responded to. I merely asked WHY the poster thought that would be a positive thing to encourage.

Is asking why unacceptable to you in all cases, or only when guns are involved?


Guns and/or Jesus
 
2011-10-28 12:00:05 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Krieghund: East Texas has more in common with Louisiana and Arkansas than it does with West Texas.
West Texas has more in common with New Mexico and Arizona than it does with East Texas.

So, East Texas hates Blacks, and West Texas hates Mexicans?


I see you've been here before.
 
2011-10-28 12:03:29 PM  

Krieghund: JackieRabbit: Sock Ruh Tease: Duh. Haven't you looked at a map lately?

Yes, I have. Texas is west of the Mississippi. Geographically, everything west of that little stream is considered the the West. The South is Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

This is what happens when people aren't required to take geography. But geography aside, culturally Texas has almost no similarity to the South. They are completely different. Having been born in Georgia and lived in Texas, I know this for a fact. And I've never known a Texan who considers himself a Southerner. I do know a few who will kick your arse for calling him one.

What now?
I grew up in Alabama and got my degree in geography during the 8 years I lived in Texas.

Texas is what we in the business call a transitional state.

East Texas has more in common with Louisiana and Arkansas than it does with West Texas.
West Texas has more in common with New Mexico and Arizona than it does with East Texas.


And they all hate yankees and all them yuppie-types from the left coast.
 
2011-10-28 12:04:02 PM  

sn82: I see you've been here before.


No, but I've watched Walker, Texas Ranger.
 
2011-10-28 12:05:46 PM  

NephilimNexus: [img69.imageshack.us image 54x11]

Long overdue...


Could use a Oregon and California tag, too, they're the Texas and Florida of the west.
 
2011-10-28 12:07:02 PM  

Baloo Uriza: Could use a Oregon and California tag, too, they're the Texas and Florida of the west.


Nah, state tags don't do much good, because stupidity is rampant over all 53.
 
2011-10-28 12:07:26 PM  

Jackson Herring: Philip Francis Queeg: Let me clarify then: Whose primary purpose is to provide the means to kill another human being.

I don't know about you but all of MY guns were specifically manufactured to kill pieces of paper and beer cans


And tasty, tasty meat.
 
2011-10-28 12:09:32 PM  

SuperTramp: jaybeezey: mdeesnuts: HighOnLifeAndGlue: Every single person from the South is exactly like this.

Wasn't Texas generally a blue state until the 70's? I wonder what the dems did to screw that up?

CeroX: It was Regan and his "I'm a christian, and if you vote for the other guy you prove you're not" tactics... Regan pretty much turned hard working blue collar, church going democrats into chest beating, holier-than-thou, christian zealots with a hard on for the new republican platform...

Let me be clear before you farkers start reaming me about regan was the 80's, I know that, i'm saying i don't think it was the 70's but the 80's that did it...

there...

You might be interested in reading this New York times article from May 17, 1970. (pops)


Thank you, that was an insightful, amazing, and deeply prophetic read... I'm terrified actually. That reads like the entire "liberal vs. conservative" and the polarizing of those groups into the political parties was engineered by one person. To think that was written 6 years before i was born, and it exposes everything i've believed about people's voting habits...

This country is heading towards a serious problem if we continue this petty battle. We can see the authoritarians' powers have been gaining momentum and it is feeding on the xenophobia of the people who are now the majority of the GOP. We now see where the outright hostility towards having a black president comes from. Racism as it's definition may not be the case, but pure xenophobia makes more sense.

That article managed to Godwin the GOP before Godwin made his theory... lol

a real eye opener, thank you
 
2011-10-28 12:10:26 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Jackson Herring: Philip Francis Queeg: Let me clarify then: Whose primary purpose is to provide the means to kill another human being.

I don't know about you but all of MY guns were specifically manufactured to kill pieces of paper and beer cans

You wouldn't need to open carry to do that, unless you are panning on randomly shooting paper and beer cans as you walk down the street.

DarnoKonrad: You addressed a strawman. I'm a gun owner and I think carrying a firearm is ill advised for many reasons, but that doesn't "restrict" anyone's enumerated rights, but that's how you reflexively address such opinions.

No, I didn't address a strawman. I addressed a specific comment from a poster.

I give up. It's absolutely impossible to have a rational discussion on this topic around here.


Welcometofark.jpg.
 
2011-10-28 12:14:18 PM  

Krieghund: JackieRabbit: Sock Ruh Tease: Duh. Haven't you looked at a map lately?

Yes, I have. Texas is west of the Mississippi. Geographically, everything west of that little stream is considered the the West. The South is Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

This is what happens when people aren't required to take geography. But geography aside, culturally Texas has almost no similarity to the South. They are completely different. Having been born in Georgia and lived in Texas, I know this for a fact. And I've never known a Texan who considers himself a Southerner. I do know a few who will kick your arse for calling him one.

What now?
I grew up in Alabama and got my degree in geography during the 8 years I lived in Texas.

Texas is what we in the business call a transitional state.

East Texas has more in common with Louisiana and Arkansas than it does with West Texas.
West Texas has more in common with New Mexico and Arizona than it does with East Texas.


That's pretty accurate.
 
2011-10-28 12:16:56 PM  
I want to take his class. The moment he can't take any of it back, I want to reveal myself as a socialist liberal Muslim that supports Obama. Just to watch the butthurt appear on his face. Then I will put the footage on the internet as "proof" that he did not live up to his radio promise.

Why? Because the impotent tears of ignorant racists are delicious.
 
2011-10-28 12:24:22 PM  

Somacandra: Baloo Uriza: So did Oklahoma, until they realized that the south was farking nuts and didn't really want the indians, either.

Oklahoma became a state in 1907, so I doubt it was too involved in the Civil War.


Indian Territory, Oklahoma, same thing.
 
2011-10-28 12:25:38 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Krieghund: East Texas has more in common with Louisiana and Arkansas than it does with West Texas.
West Texas has more in common with New Mexico and Arizona than it does with East Texas.

So, East Texas hates Blacks, and West Texas hates Mexicans?


New Mexico hates Mexicans? It's largely Hopi and Navajo, and last I checked, they don't care...
 
2011-10-28 12:26:43 PM  

Baloo Uriza: New Mexico hates Mexicans? It's largely Hopi and Navajo, and last I checked, they don't care...


More referring to Arizona on that one.
 
2011-10-28 12:29:04 PM  

fusillade762: Wonder if this guy would teach a gay atheist?


Gaytheists and Social Muslims! Fabulous Fartbongans.
 
2011-10-28 12:31:33 PM  
Ad-trolling at its finest.
 
2011-10-28 12:38:29 PM  

dothemath: Its actually pretty OK being me. It always puts a smile on my face to hear that another fu*king moron is leaving my state.


Of course you enjoy it. It means you're one step closer to your obvious goal of being the biggest moron in "your" state, amirite?
 
2011-10-28 12:40:18 PM  

dickfreckle: UberDave: A 65 year old living in Texas who doesn't realize that a shiat-load of democrat-leaning Texans are also gun owners? I wonder what state he is originally from?

Was a military brat and then had relatively brief flirts with Paris, NYC, SF and other "liberal" haunts, Otherwise I've been a Southerner all of my adult life. And I get irritated with people who assume we're all gun-toting idiots.

But there's also this: I respect the rights of gun owners. Fark, I don't even like guns. But it's always fun to assume that libtards can't or won't shoot one out of cowardice. I don't even own one (anymore) and am likely to out-shoot the loudest Texan.

[izit.org image 400x279]


So you're just an idiot then?
 
2011-10-28 12:40:49 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: I merely asked WHY the poster thought that would be a positive thing to encourage.


Here was my answer:

mdeesnuts: sprawl15:
Philip Francis Queeg: Just out of curiosity, why do you think it would be a positive thing if carrying the means to kill another human being was a part of everyday life?

You mean like cars? Yeah, that would be terrifying.

I was going to say rope, but that's the point I'm making. There's many dangerous things that people overlook everyday because they are commonplace.

To answer Phil's question is I think an openly armed citizenry should be one of those commonplace things. You see a gun and think "kills people" and become more alert. You should have already been that alert, life is a serious business.

/serious


Though it sounds silly on the re-read. Point is life is serious and can and should be protected and defended; by lethal force if necessary. Open carry, like police, are a blatant reminder of this.

Also, the gun issue is a PR issue in this country. People who are afraid of guns are usually unfamiliar with them. Yet, they are much more safe in general than say, a hormone filled 16 year old behind the wheel of a car.

I wish guns in public provoked less concern than that 16 year old. Which should logically be the case.
 
2011-10-28 12:40:56 PM  

Krieghund: JackieRabbit: Sock Ruh Tease: Duh. Haven't you looked at a map lately?

Yes, I have. Texas is west of the Mississippi. Geographically, everything west of that little stream is considered the the West. The South is Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

This is what happens when people aren't required to take geography. But geography aside, culturally Texas has almost no similarity to the South. They are completely different. Having been born in Georgia and lived in Texas, I know this for a fact. And I've never known a Texan who considers himself a Southerner. I do know a few who will kick your arse for calling him one.

What now?
I grew up in Alabama and got my degree in geography during the 8 years I lived in Texas.

Texas is what we in the business call a transitional state.

East Texas has more in common with Louisiana and Arkansas than it does with West Texas.
West Texas has more in common with New Mexico and Arizona than it does with East Texas.



Agreed. Louisiana is like Texas in that it has its own unique culture, they just aren't quite so loud about it. Especially people who have roots in Lousiana..they have different way of speaking, and even appearance... I don't really see either as 'Southern'... at least not in the Dixie style.

And West Texas, particular down in the southern part, feels like a different state, if not country, culturally and geographically. And North Texas, heading toward the panhandle, is naturally a bit more midwestern.
 
2011-10-28 12:42:42 PM  
You may consider it "asinine", Subby, but in a free country he should be able to do give (or not give) classes to anyone he wants.
 
2011-10-28 12:43:30 PM  

Baloo Uriza: RedPhoenix122: Krieghund: East Texas has more in common with Louisiana and Arkansas than it does with West Texas.
West Texas has more in common with New Mexico and Arizona than it does with East Texas.

So, East Texas hates Blacks, and West Texas hates Mexicans?

New Mexico hates Mexicans? It's largely Hopi and Navajo, and last I checked, they don't care...


The interesting difference between West Texas and New Mexico is the food. Texas style Mexican food, Tex-Mex, has lots of beef and, frequently, jalapenos and bell peppers. You drive 60 miles from my place and get into NM and you get less beef, more cheese, and lots of green and red chilis with more Native American influences. Both are damned good, too.

Drive down to El Paso and you get lots of cilantro, key limes, and chicken. Best soup I ever ate was in a little hole in the wall place in El Paso. It had all three of the above, plus potato and tortilla strips and corn.
 
2011-10-28 12:44:33 PM  

The Envoy: dothemath: Its actually pretty OK being me. It always puts a smile on my face to hear that another fu*king moron is leaving my state.

Of course you enjoy it. It means you're one step closer to your obvious goal of being the biggest moron in "your" state, amirite?


Please tell me youre doing your nails and talking to your mom on the other line because that was weak and embarrassing.
 
2011-10-28 12:44:45 PM  
Obama supporters would never buy a gun anyway.

Women and effeminate men are afraid of guns.
 
2011-10-28 12:45:44 PM  

Stratohead: Vodka Zombie: Stratohead: #1: Texas is in the SOUTH WEST... there are 3 states that make up the south west... Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Like I said, Texas was a part of this:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 550x279]

I think they should be considered as being of the South right along with all the other Confederate States. But, yeah. Geographically, they are in the Southwest. Ideologically... South.

ACTUALLY... What Texas is like depends on what area you live in. San Antonio is vastly different from Dallas , Dallas from Austin (hell Dallas is different from Fort Worth, and thats just across the county line) El Paso is nothing like Amarillo...and fark A HOUSTON.


Don't let the political gerrymandering fool you.


Having traveled across good swaths of Texas, the state has areas that embrace both Southern and Western geographic features and attitudes. Go east of I-45 and a lot of the small towns are bear striking resemblances to every other small town in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and North Carolina. Head west from downtown Dallas on I-30 and about 30 miles later you're in Fort Worth, a town that still embraces its origins as a major stockyard to get cattle back east, right down to it still using the nickname of "Cowtown". Midland and Odessa are very much still of the same attitudes they were when oil was first discovered out in west Texas - these two towns live and breathe by the boom and bust cycles of the oil industry. Houston? Think New Orleans as run by Baptists. Austin wants to be San Francisco, ends up being closer to the large cities of the Central Valley of California. Dallas desperately wants to be a cosmopolitan area like New York City, Chicago or Los Angeles - large concert venues, museums, skyscrapers, major league sports teams, arts and entertainment districts. It would work, too... if the majority of the politicians in this area weren't as crooked as a dog's hind leg. The FBI might as well just open a satellite office inside City Hall and save gas money.

Now, here's the thing: Texas is no different than any other state for having a population of dimwits, half-wits and jackasses. It's just in Texas, they have no qualms about speaking their minds. I have also met and talked to absolutely brilliant people here: electrical engineers, designers, environmental managers and artists... and they have no issues speaking their minds either. For every one jackass that gets his name out in the media for being a moron, there is at least a thousand folks here that are facepalming.
 
2011-10-28 12:47:20 PM  

mdeesnuts: Philip Francis Queeg: I merely asked WHY the poster thought that would be a positive thing to encourage.


Here was my answer:

mdeesnuts: sprawl15:
Philip Francis Queeg: Just out of curiosity, why do you think it would be a positive thing if carrying the means to kill another human being was a part of everyday life?

You mean like cars? Yeah, that would be terrifying.

I was going to say rope, but that's the point I'm making. There's many dangerous things that people overlook everyday because they are commonplace.

To answer Phil's question is I think an openly armed citizenry should be one of those commonplace things. You see a gun and think "kills people" and become more alert. You should have already been that alert, life is a serious business.

/serious

Though it sounds silly on the re-read. Point is life is serious and can and should be protected and defended; by lethal force if necessary. Open carry, like police, are a blatant reminder of this.

Also, the gun issue is a PR issue in this country. People who are afraid of guns are usually unfamiliar with them. Yet, they are much more safe in general than say, a hormone filled 16 year old behind the wheel of a car.

I wish guns in public provoked less concern than that 16 year old. Which should logically be the case.


Wow, somehow I missed that the first time. My bad.

I understand and agree with your point about life being serious. I'm not sure that open carry is the most direct or effective way of making that point, but I see where you are coming from.

Thanks for a civil and rational response.
 
2011-10-28 12:49:04 PM  

Thunderpipes: dr_blasto: Ikam: shivashakti: I'm not a Democrat, but I still don't really understand what Obama's done to inspire such hatred.

That has been a bit of a head-scratcher for me too. The right paints him as this fringe liberal when nothing could be further from the truth, to me he seems to be very centrist, something leaning irritatingly to the right for my taste.

Obama is only as liberal as the mid to late 90's Republican Congresses were. When his primary policies are all sourced from previous Republican and conservative sources, he is firmly center-right to full-on right-wing. Outside of DADT, a policy his justice department continued to defend in court, and pulling DOJ defense of DOMA, he has:
1. continued Bush tax cuts
2. signed PATRIOT act renewal
3. ramped up deportations and illegal immigrant raids
4. ramped up raids on medical marijuana
5. bombed a nation
6. deployed troops to a foreign nation
7. firmly stuck to the Bush timeline on Iraq
8. used military power to target and kill individuals in foreign nations
9. corporate giveaways through monetary policies
Doesn't sound very liberal to me.

He must have some fundamental difference, perhaps one that someone could obviously see in a picture.

He is racist(check out his AA policies and government hiring practices)
Favors gigantic government
Wants to severely punish success
Wants to give massive money to his voter base (poor people, minorities, unions) with penalty money from the rich
Believes America is not exceptional anymore
Hypocrite, as big as they come
Bailout for everyone except those that are responsible and work hard
He is corrupt (check out his appointees, his ties to unions)
Wastes taxpayer money with retarded handouts to "green" companies that don't do shiat.
He is a douche
He uses class warfare to get votes, doesn't give a crap about the real issues
He is a scumbag.


oh you're so CUTE!

Now run along, go outside and play.
 
2011-10-28 12:50:14 PM  

Antimatter: JackieRabbit: Sock Ruh Tease: Duh. Haven't you looked at a map lately?

Yes, I have. Texas is west of the Mississippi. Geographically, everything west of that little stream is considered the the West. The South is Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

This is what happens when people aren't required to take geography. But geography aside, culturally Texas has almost no similarity to the South. They are completely different. Having been born in Georgia and lived in Texas, I know this for a fact. And I've never known a Texan who considers himself a Southerner. I do know a few who will kick your arse for calling him one.

That's odd, given how many rural Texans I know who are proud southerners, and the fact that the state was part of the confederacy.


Is Town Line, NY (new window) part of the south?

/not really making any point here, just thought it was an interesting historical quirk.
 
2011-10-28 12:51:54 PM  
Will someone please check the water?
The crazy is getting a bit out of hand in Texass.
 
2011-10-28 12:54:23 PM  

Praise Cheesus: Stratohead: Vodka Zombie: Stratohead: #1: Texas is in the SOUTH WEST... there are 3 states that make up the south west... Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Like I said, Texas was a part of this:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 550x279]

I think they should be considered as being of the South right along with all the other Confederate States. But, yeah. Geographically, they are in the Southwest. Ideologically... South.

ACTUALLY... What Texas is like depends on what area you live in. San Antonio is vastly different from Dallas , Dallas from Austin (hell Dallas is different from Fort Worth, and thats just across the county line) El Paso is nothing like Amarillo...and fark A HOUSTON.


Don't let the political gerrymandering fool you.

Having traveled across good swaths of Texas, the state has areas that embrace both Southern and Western geographic features and attitudes. Go east of I-45 and a lot of the small towns are bear striking resemblances to every other small town in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and North Carolina. Head west from downtown Dallas on I-30 and about 30 miles later you're in Fort Worth, a town that still embraces its origins as a major stockyard to get cattle back east, right down to it still using the nickname of "Cowtown". Midland and Odessa are very much still of the same attitudes they were when oil was first discovered out in west Texas - these two towns live and breathe by the boom and bust cycles of the oil industry. Houston? Think New Orleans as run by Baptists. Austin wants to be San Francisco, ends up being closer to the large cities of the Central Valley of California. Dallas desperately wants to be a cosmopolitan area like New York City, Chicago or Los Angeles - large concert venues, museums, skyscrapers, major league sports teams, arts and entertainment districts. It would work, too... if the majority of the politicians in this area weren't as crooked as a dog's hind leg. The FBI might as well just open a satellite office inside City Hall and save gas money.

Now, here's the thing: Texas is no different than any other state for having a population of dimwits, half-wits and jackasses. It's just in Texas, they have no qualms about speaking their minds. I have also met and talked to absolutely brilliant people here: electrical engineers, designers, environmental managers and artists... and they have no issues speaking their minds either. For every one jackass that gets his name out in the media for being a moron, there is at least a thousand folks here that are facepalming.



Well said.

I was born and bred in TX, of midwestern stock, and ended up in Austin which has a large international student population. It's interesting to see students from abroad (or elsewhere in the US, same thing) arrive with somewhat stereotypical notions of what TX is. But, if they spend some time and get around the state a bit, I have not found one person who left without a fond memory of Texas and frequent trips back to visit.

There are plenty of loudmouthed idiots here, but fortunately they are confined to backwoods shiatholes or the state capitol, hemmed in by a state constitution that requires the population vote on everything.
 
2011-10-28 12:54:49 PM  

fusillade762: Wonder if this guy would teach a gay atheist?


s4.hubimg.com

s2.postimage.org
 
2011-10-28 12:55:02 PM  
There was just a story on here not too long ago about Texans wanting Confederate flag license plates.

I'd say they're south.
 
2011-10-28 12:55:03 PM  
Funny how easy it is to offend a bunch of whiny pussies.
 
2011-10-28 12:55:27 PM  

dothemath: Please tell me youre doing your nails and talking to your mom on the other line because that was weak and embarrassing.


Had to go low-brow so you'd understand it champ. Lighten up, Francine.
 
2011-10-28 12:59:42 PM  

Praise Cheesus: Stratohead: Vodka Zombie: Stratohead: #1: Texas is in the SOUTH WEST... there are 3 states that make up the south west... Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Like I said, Texas was a part of this:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 550x279]

I think they should be considered as being of the South right along with all the other Confederate States. But, yeah. Geographically, they are in the Southwest. Ideologically... South.

ACTUALLY... What Texas is like depends on what area you live in. San Antonio is vastly different from Dallas , Dallas from Austin (hell Dallas is different from Fort Worth, and thats just across the county line) El Paso is nothing like Amarillo...and fark A HOUSTON.


Don't let the political gerrymandering fool you.

Having traveled across good swaths of Texas, the state has areas that embrace both Southern and Western geographic features and attitudes. Go east of I-45 and a lot of the small towns are bear striking resemblances to every other small town in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and North Carolina. Head west from downtown Dallas on I-30 and about 30 miles later you're in Fort Worth, a town that still embraces its origins as a major stockyard to get cattle back east, right down to it still using the nickname of "Cowtown". Midland and Odessa are very much still of the same attitudes they were when oil was first discovered out in west Texas - these two towns live and breathe by the boom and bust cycles of the oil industry. Houston? Think New Orleans as run by Baptists. Austin wants to be San Francisco, ends up being closer to the large cities of the Central Valley of California. Dallas desperately wants to be a cosmopolitan area like New York City, Chicago or Los Angeles - large concert venues, museums, skyscrapers, major league sports teams, arts and entertainment districts. It would work, too... if the majority of the politicians in this area weren't as crooked as a dog's hind leg. The FBI might as well just open a satellite office inside City Hall and save gas money.

Now, here's the thing: Texas is no different than any other state for having a population of dimwits, half-wits and jackasses. It's just in Texas, they have no qualms about speaking their minds. I have also met and talked to absolutely brilliant people here: electrical engineers, designers, environmental managers and artists... and they have no issues speaking their minds either. For every one jackass that gets his name out in the media for being a moron, there is at least a thousand folks here that are facepalming.


100% this.
I was "born'd n' raised" in deep east Texas (Oakhurst, closest own is Hunstville). I went to school in Austin, worked in Waco and then was promoted and worked in Dallas>
All four areas are culturally different enough to honestly feel like it's a different state.

The largest problem is that the rednecks are so loud they have a tendency to drown out the saner parts of the population. It also doesn't help that the saner parts like keeping the rednecks riled up for pure humor value.
 
2011-10-28 01:01:04 PM  

Stratohead: Vodka Zombie: Stratohead: #1: Texas is in the SOUTH WEST... there are 3 states that make up the south west... Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Like I said, Texas was a part of this:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 550x279]

I think they should be considered as being of the South right along with all the other Confederate States. But, yeah. Geographically, they are in the Southwest. Ideologically... South.

ACTUALLY... What Texas is like depends on what area you live in. San Antonio is vastly different from Dallas , Dallas from Austin (hell Dallas is different from Fort Worth, and thats just across the county line) El Paso is nothing like Amarillo...and fark A HOUSTON.


Don't let the political gerrymandering fool you.


Indeed, fark Houston.
 
2011-10-28 01:01:13 PM  
Wow, a dumbf**k from Texas! Color me surprised.

I realize that statistically there must be someone in that state who has an above average IQ, but where are they hiding?
 
2011-10-28 01:01:17 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg:
I understand and agree with your point about life being serious. I'm not sure that open carry is the most direct or effective way of making that point, but I see where you are coming from.


It links directly with the PR issue and isn't particularly the primary focus, but I think you get my drift. Open carry becoming common has little or no drawbacks and many benefits for a free and healthy society. IMHO.

Thanks for a civil and rational response.


*tips non-texan hat*
 
2011-10-28 01:04:15 PM  

rosebud_the_sled: Wow, a dumbf**k from Texas! Color me surprised.

I realize that statistically there must be someone in that state who has an above average IQ, but where are they hiding?


There was this guy but he moved...

the-big-bang-theory.com
 
2011-10-28 01:04:34 PM  

doubled99: Funny how easy it is to offend a bunch of whiny pussies.


Yep - but, hopefully this big, fat pussy won't whine too much when the state yanks his instructors license. I doubt anybody will want to listen.
 
2011-10-28 01:08:04 PM  

TheDirtyNacho: Agreed. Louisiana is like Texas in that it has its own unique culture, they just aren't quite so loud about it. Especially people who have roots in Louisiana..they have different way of speaking, and even appearance... I don't really see either as 'Southern'... at least not in the Dixie style.

And West Texas, particular down in the southern part, feels like a different state, if not country, culturally and geographically. And North Texas, heading toward the panhandle, is naturally a bit more Midwestern.


Think that the ongoing environmental distress the region has been suffering under might split up Texas?
 
2011-10-28 01:12:53 PM  
There are cheaper ways to get rid of your certification to teach concealed carry classes.
 
2011-10-28 01:15:15 PM  
Sheesh, That guy could carry concealed completely naked. Just tuck it in his rolls of fat.
 
2011-10-28 01:17:56 PM  

mdeesnuts: Philip Francis Queeg:
I understand and agree with your point about life being serious. I'm not sure that open carry is the most direct or effective way of making that point, but I see where you are coming from.

It links directly with the PR issue and isn't particularly the primary focus, but I think you get my drift. Open carry becoming common has little or no drawbacks and many benefits for a free and healthy society. IMHO.

Thanks for a civil and rational response.

*tips non-texan hat*


I think that point is somewhat arguable. I do think that having a gun at hand more often could have some serious drawbacks in terms of escalating the level of violence and the seriousness of the consequences in instances of conflict. But that's simply my opinion.
 
2011-10-28 01:22:54 PM  
Good bad or indifferent, I bet his gun sales have spiked big time though.
 
2011-10-28 01:23:00 PM  

IronOcelot: I was "born'd n' raised" in deep east Texas (Oakhurst, closest own is Hunstville). I went to school in Austin, worked in Waco and then was promoted and worked in Dallas>
All four areas are culturally different enough to honestly feel like it's a different state.

The largest problem is that the rednecks are so loud they have a tendency to drown out the saner parts of the population. It also doesn't help that the saner parts like keeping the rednecks riled up for pure humor value.


My SO moved from Brooklyn, NY and lived in Trinity, TX for the first year he was here. He pointed out that the area was not much different than parts of western New York, other than the lack of snow. I'm a native of the central valley in California. Small towns in that area are not much different at all than small towns in Texas, right down to the "You're not from around here, are ya" attitude if they don't recognize your face immediately.

Honestly, I can say some of the friendliest folks I have met are the ones that spotted the movers transporting furniture into our house immediately after Christmas, 2009; our new neighbor immediately came by with a plate of cookies, a Thermos of coffee and an offer to join her and her husband for dinner that night. A lady from down the block came up and asked if we needed anything. Another neighbor appeared with a plate of brownies and bottles of water for the moving crew.

Our boss when we worked in downtown Dallas used to get comments from some of the seriously redneck managers and his staff of "damn yankees". He used to tell them that were were there to deal with the folks from out west and back east, as most of those people couldn't understand what the native Texans said over the phone.
 
2011-10-28 01:30:28 PM  

gregoryn: Good bad or indifferent, I bet his gun sales have spiked big time though.


I'm willing to bet he doesn't have a retail shop and with the sheer number of places that teach the CHL classes in Texas, no one outside Mason County is willing to drive for his classes. He likely deals guns under a Federal license out of his garage... in case a neighbor needs a replacement. After all, there's only like 4,000 people in the entire county.
 
2011-10-28 01:34:04 PM  
So assclown ignorant bed-wetting redneck won't teach a class to soshulists and mooslims at a store and in a town where there are no soshulists and mooslims.

Mighty bold of him, thar.
 
2011-10-28 01:38:50 PM  
That is awesome! Good for him, the crazy right-wing xenophobe!

It's never a bad thing when someone exercises their right to free speech, and is willing to stand up for thier beliefs. (Even if you believe their beliefs are wrong.)

Even if you don't agree with him, you gotta give the man credit for speaking his mind and standing behind it.
 
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