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2012-09-07 10:19:36 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-07 10:25:50 AM  
OMG SHE FLATTERED DEMOCRATS AT A DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION
 
2012-09-07 10:47:27 AM  
I don't want to click on that link or get a virus on my work machine, so let me just sum it up for you:

Your blog sucks.
 
2012-09-07 10:58:13 AM  
"Like San Francisco. Big city. Overgrown with weeds, but flowering weeds. On every corner a wrecking crew and something new and crooked going up catty corner to that. Windows missing in every edifice like broken teeth, gritty wind, and a gray high sky full of ravens. Prophet birds. Piles of trash, but lapidary like rubies and obsidian, and diamond-colored cowspit streamers in the wind. And voting booths. And everyone in Balenciaga gowns with red corsages, and big dance palaces full of music and lights and racial impurity and gender confusion. And all the deities are creole, mulatto, brown as the mouths of rivers. Race, taste and history finally overcome.

And you ain't there."
 
2012-09-07 11:49:07 AM  
In heaven, nothing gets done because we all refuse to pay for it.
 
2012-09-07 11:53:07 AM  
Texas, or most places in the south probably
 
2012-09-07 11:58:05 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Texas


What makes you say this?
 
2012-09-07 12:04:52 PM  
As a liberal i am constantly embarrassed by the kind of stupid things California does which outweigh the intelligent things it does.
 
2012-09-07 12:15:55 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Dead for Tax Reasons: Texas

What makes you say this?


Alright what would you consider the polar opposite of california or a democratic hell?
 
2012-09-07 12:21:31 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Dancin_In_Anson: Dead for Tax Reasons: Texas

What makes you say this?

Alright what would you consider the polar opposite of california or a democratic hell?


Kansas.

Serious, there is nothing redeeming about Kansas.
 
2012-09-07 12:22:44 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Alright what would you consider the polar opposite of california or a democratic hell?


I dunno. We're experiencing a pretty good boom here. 6.9% unemployment (10.8% in Cali), the fiscal house is in decent shape (Cali is in deep shiat), for the most part the people are pretty friendly (save for the transplants) and there is a wide variety of cool places to go and see and things to do (just as in Cali).

Sure we have our wackos but what state doesn't? I just don't get the hate. Perhaps you can give some insight.
 
2012-09-07 12:25:36 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Sure we have our wackos but what state doesn't? I just don't get the hate. Perhaps you can give some insight.


The whole Texas completely changing science and history in textbooks which results in the rest of the nation getting shiatty textbooks thing is kinda annoying.
 
2012-09-07 12:31:39 PM  

lennavan: Dancin_In_Anson: Sure we have our wackos but what state doesn't? I just don't get the hate. Perhaps you can give some insight.

The whole Texas completely changing science and history in textbooks which results in the rest of the nation getting shiatty textbooks thing is kinda annoying.


The most farked up thing is that it is a bunch of uneducated helicopter mothers in control...........farking scary and one of the root causes that we are slipping internationally in regards to our education.
 
2012-09-07 12:32:45 PM  
In contrast to the Chair-Man of the Democratic party, who is still lost and forgotten after the RNC convention.

Maybe he'll get to write his name on the moon someday.
 
2012-09-07 12:34:06 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Dead for Tax Reasons: Alright what would you consider the polar opposite of california or a democratic hell?

I dunno. We're experiencing a pretty good boom here. 6.9% unemployment (10.8% in Cali), the fiscal house is in decent shape (Cali is in deep shiat), for the most part the people are pretty friendly (save for the transplants) and there is a wide variety of cool places to go and see and things to do (just as in Cali).

Sure we have our wackos but what state doesn't? I just don't get the hate. Perhaps you can give some insight.


Perhaps because the Texas education standards board (or whatever they are called down there) are actively trying to handicap students coming out of the K-12 system down there.
 
2012-09-07 12:34:38 PM  
At least the name of this particular blog is somewhat indicative of its content: dishonesty on amphetamines.
 
2012-09-07 12:35:58 PM  
Dweezil Zappa tells it like it is!
 
2012-09-07 01:01:23 PM  
Subby shudders to think what her idea of hell is

Kansas.

Yea, I shudder too.
 
2012-09-07 01:04:15 PM  
With all of the billionaires, gated communities, and lack of ethnic minorities, you would think Republicans would flock to places like Orange County. California reminds me a lot of New Jersey in that regard - a great place for rich, old, and frightened white people to live, if you ignore the big cities and don't mind paying taxes to support them.
 
2012-09-07 01:05:46 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-07 01:08:26 PM  
Whatever happened to Howard Dean? He was pretty good as chairman.
 
2012-09-07 01:09:38 PM  

Kazan: As a liberal i am constantly embarrassed by the kind of stupid things California does which outweigh the intelligent things it does.


California is like the best and the worst of America wrapped into a state.
 
2012-09-07 01:13:05 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: for the most part the people are pretty friendly (save for the transplants)


It's funny, in Cali (at least in my 3 years experience) the friendliest people were the transplants and the locals were the most obnoxious.

Of course, the natural beauty of Point Reyes, Napa, the Bay, Monterey, and the whole coast down to LA made me forgive a lot.

autoinjected.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-07 01:15:48 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Whatever happened to Howard Dean? He was pretty good as chairman.


He dyed his skin, gave up some of the civil liberties positions, waited 4 years and tamped down his enthusiasm so as not to have a Palace Guard in-the-tank media make him look overexcited about winning a nomination, to perhaps become leader of the free world.

We call him "Obama" now.
 
2012-09-07 01:16:01 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: We're experiencing a pretty good boom here


Only relative to the rest of the country. You're still up shiat creek, just not quite as far, unless people start leaving the state instead of coming to it because you're not creating jobs fast enough to keep up with your population growth. And most of the jobs are because of the staggering increase in oil prices and technological expansions in gas drilling, which is fine in the near term, but energy is fickle and it would be unwise to continue pinning your hopes on it for the long term.

Texans are not unconditionally friendly. That and the "southern hospitality" shiat are brazen lies. Your weather sucks, you're on the border of a drug war and to suggest you have a terrible education system would be to suggest you have an education system at all. Really, the only thing I can think of in Texas I would like would be the beaches on the gulf coast.

I can think of a lot of worse places to live in the world than Texas, but worse places to live in the U.S.? Not really. Kansas, Arkansas, Alabama or Mississippi maybe, but I would put Texas in the bottom 10 states to consider if I were looking to move.
 
2012-09-07 01:21:31 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Dancin_In_Anson: We're experiencing a pretty good boom here

Only relative to the rest of the country. You're still up shiat creek, just not quite as far, unless people start leaving the state instead of coming to it because you're not creating jobs fast enough to keep up with your population growth. And most of the jobs are because of the staggering increase in oil prices and technological expansions in gas drilling, which is fine in the near term, but energy is fickle and it would be unwise to continue pinning your hopes on it for the long term.

Texans are not unconditionally friendly. That and the "southern hospitality" shiat are brazen lies. Your weather sucks, you're on the border of a drug war and to suggest you have a terrible education system would be to suggest you have an education system at all. Really, the only thing I can think of in Texas I would like would be the beaches on the gulf coast.

I can think of a lot of worse places to live in the world than Texas, but worse places to live in the U.S.? Not really. Kansas, Arkansas, Alabama or Mississippi maybe, but I would put Texas in the bottom 10 states to consider if I were looking to move.


Good.
Oh... and have a nice day! :)
 
2012-09-07 01:22:32 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Dead for Tax Reasons: Dancin_In_Anson: Dead for Tax Reasons: Texas

What makes you say this?

Alright what would you consider the polar opposite of california or a democratic hell?

Kansas.

Serious, there is nothing redeeming about Kansas.


Kansas is so bad, Kansas City moved to Missouri.
 
2012-09-07 01:22:57 PM  
Hell is a world where everyone has to use DWS's hairstylist.
 
2012-09-07 01:24:54 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Whatever happened to Howard Dean? He was pretty good as chairman.

He dyed his skin, gave up some of the civil liberties positions, waited 4 years and tamped down his enthusiasm so as not to have a Palace Guard in-the-tank media make him look overexcited about winning a nomination, to perhaps become leader of the free world.

We call him "Obama" now.


I thought he was managing the Red Sox now
 
2012-09-07 01:25:35 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: I can think of a lot of worse places to live in the world than Texas, but worse places to live in the U.S.? Not really. Kansas, Arkansas, Alabama or Mississippi maybe, but I would put Texas in the bottom 10 states to consider if I were looking to move.


You're nuts. I would put pretty much all of Appalachia and the deep south on my "do not want" list before Texas. At least TX has legitimate cities. Where do you go hang out for fun in South Carolina or Georgia? Atlanta is a ghetto and Charleston is like a mecca of rich, snooty old money in the middle of hillbilly land. And don't get me started on WV, Tennessee, or Kentucky.
 
2012-09-07 01:26:11 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Dead for Tax Reasons: Texas

What makes you say this?


http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/ready-set-go-texas-to-open-tol l -road-with-85-mph-speed-limit-the-highest-in-the-us/2012/09/06/5409182 2-f887-11e1-a93b-7185e3f88849_story.html
 
2012-09-07 01:26:26 PM  

bdub77: I don't want to click on that link or get a virus on my work machine, so let me just sum it up for you:

Your blog sucks.


Oho, it sounds like someone prefers ferret velcro.
 
2012-09-07 01:35:53 PM  

plc5_250: Dancin_In_Anson: Dead for Tax Reasons: Alright what would you consider the polar opposite of california or a democratic hell?

I dunno. We're experiencing a pretty good boom here. 6.9% unemployment (10.8% in Cali), the fiscal house is in decent shape (Cali is in deep shiat), for the most part the people are pretty friendly (save for the transplants) and there is a wide variety of cool places to go and see and things to do (just as in Cali).

Sure we have our wackos but what state doesn't? I just don't get the hate. Perhaps you can give some insight.

Perhaps because the Texas education standards board (or whatever they are called down there) are actively trying to handicap students coming out of the K-12 system down there.


They are also consequently impacting the text book standards nationally.

I hate Texas for the same reason that conservatives hate Cali. If they could keep it zipped up and carry out their state experiment in a bubble, I'd love em both. But since they both seem compelled to push issues to national prominence and since they are so effing BIG and populous that they are catered to by national organizations that serve other states as well...

I kind of hate them.

/Keep you creationism and abstinence only in your pants and we got no beef.
 
2012-09-07 01:42:21 PM  
Fun fact:

If you drive up or down I-5 between Sacramento and Los Angeles, you'll see a shiat-load of "Stop the Pelosi Dust Bowl" signs. Those signs usually also contain the names of other Politiians.

I haven't driven on it in a while, and I'm not from California.
 
2012-09-07 01:45:13 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Dead for Tax Reasons: Texas

What makes you say this?


Education system as noted by others
Love of execution, especially the mentally challenged and possibly innocent
extreme love of the gun
religious fundamentalism
to name a few

Im sure there are plenty normal people and most would be interesting to be around in general

Just as cali/ny/mass aren't the librul ivory towers conservative portray them as
 
2012-09-07 01:45:37 PM  

Shaggy_C: Where do you go hang out for fun in South Carolina or Georgia?


South Carolina has plenty of beach (kind of like Texas minus the superfund site ever four feet), which is fine with me. Charleston is a dump, but Atlanta is alright. Atlanta reminds me of Detroit. You just have to know which exact block to stop walking and turn around, because that transition can be really sudden...

Frankly, most of the country below the M-D line and between Cali and Ohio I wouldn't want to live in if I had to work. Given a choice, I'm staying in the Northeast or Northwest because for all the other problems, it's a decent mix between culture, entertainment and job opportunity with generally good educational opportunities and in most places, lower pollution.

If I were retiring Appalachia wouldn't be my first choice, but it wouldn't be so bad. There's plenty of beautiful countryside to enjoy in peace and quiet as long as you keep to yourself.

Ultimately, though, if I had the money and could go anywhere, nowhere in the U.S. would be it. Nowhere is perfect, but I'd seriously have to consider living in Germany or France and keeping a vacation home stateside if I had the funds to just do whatever I wanted.
 
2012-09-07 01:53:35 PM  

lennavan: The whole Texas completely changing science and history in textbooks which results in the rest of the nation getting shiatty textbooks thing is kinda annoying.


Citrate1007: The most farked up thing is that it is a bunch of uneducated helicopter mothers in control...........farking scary and one of the root causes that we are slipping internationally in regards to our education.


plc5_250: Perhaps because the Texas education standards board (or whatever they are called down there) are actively trying to handicap students coming out of the K-12 system down there.


So, education is the singular reason that Texas is hell. Of course I suppose it could be if you are one of those people that drops their snowflake off at a government school and take it for granted that they will do what's best for your progeny.
 
2012-09-07 01:56:07 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: I would put Texas in the bottom 10 states to consider if I were looking to move.


Thanks!

oldass31: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/ready-set-go-texas-to-open-tol l -road-with-85-mph-speed-limit-the-highest-in-the-us/2012/09/06/5409182 2-f887-11e1-a93b-7185e3f88849_story.html


Too slow?
 
2012-09-07 01:57:09 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Kansas.


I'd say Oklahoma.
 
2012-09-07 01:57:20 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Dancin_In_Anson: We're experiencing a pretty good boom here

Only relative to the rest of the country. You're still up shiat creek, just not quite as far, unless people start leaving the state instead of coming to it because you're not creating jobs fast enough to keep up with your population growth. And most of the jobs are because of the staggering increase in oil prices and technological expansions in gas drilling, which is fine in the near term, but energy is fickle and it would be unwise to continue pinning your hopes on it for the long term.

Texans are not unconditionally friendly. That and the "southern hospitality" shiat are brazen lies. Your weather sucks, you're on the border of a drug war and to suggest you have a terrible education system would be to suggest you have an education system at all. Really, the only thing I can think of in Texas I would like would be the beaches on the gulf coast.


First of all, the Texas energy sector is booming and wind turbine capacity installation rates are the highest in the nation. To chalk it all up to oil and NG prices is to dismiss all the investment that's been made in green, renewable energy and the factories and people those sectors employ. Sure, no oil/gas well or ore mine or rock quarry is going to be a permanent boon for an economy, but they're things we need regardless.

And Second,

As a native Texan Austinite of 25 years who transplanted to Minnesota (D) only a few years ago, I can say that I finally truly understand what people meant by the phrase "Southern Hospitality". It wasn't just self-aggrandizing back-patting like I thought it was before. And boy was I wrong to think Minnesotans would treat my family the way as Texans did. You know what "Minnesota Nice" means? Nope, not that. It means passive-aggressive behavior and talking behind people's backs, even your neighbors, and not reciprocating their kindness.

Oh, and one more thing. I've never met so many openly racist people until I moved here to Minnesota. I only stay because of my hope is that my experience is rare and waning.

/rant
 
2012-09-07 01:57:22 PM  

Taikoluigi: Fun fact:

If you drive up or down I-5 between Sacramento and Los Angeles, you'll see a shiat-load of "Stop the Pelosi Dust Bowl" signs. Those signs usually also contain the names of other Politiians.

I haven't driven on it in a while, and I'm not from California.


I-5 is one of the worst stretches of highway I've ever driven upon. It's so depressing. The contrast between that and Route 1 is mind-blowing.
 
2012-09-07 02:00:54 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: lennavan: The whole Texas completely changing science and history in textbooks which results in the rest of the nation getting shiatty textbooks thing is kinda annoying.

Citrate1007: The most farked up thing is that it is a bunch of uneducated helicopter mothers in control...........farking scary and one of the root causes that we are slipping internationally in regards to our education.

plc5_250: Perhaps because the Texas education standards board (or whatever they are called down there) are actively trying to handicap students coming out of the K-12 system down there.

So, education is the singular reason that Texas is hell. Of course I suppose it could be if you are one of those people that drops their snowflake off at a government school and take it for granted that they will do what's best for your progeny.


Odd thing is, when I moved to San Diego from Texas, my 10th grader already had the credits to graduate a California school.

The California school allows students to turn in their homework any time as long as it's before the trimester ends for full credit. They force people in crutches to walk the track in the gym classes even when there's a doctor's note that says not to. If they refuse, they are failed. The kids don't learn anything, the parents don't teach personal responsibility, if their kid fails, they yell at the school and the grades are "adjusted". It's a farce in California and this is the Poway school system...you know, one of the best?

There's more from other parents and myself, but having lived in both Texas and California, I much prefer Texas as the education system seemed a hell of a lot more focused.

I miss everything about Texas except the weather...I would love to go back but I'm trapped in this Hell for another six years.
 
2012-09-07 02:01:55 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: if you are one of those people that drops their snowflake off at a government school and take it for granted that they will do what's best for your progeny.


*rolls eyes*
 
2012-09-07 02:02:37 PM  
hiro-tan.org 


Welcome ... to HELL!!!11

Population: YOU!

/muhahah 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolores_Park
 
2012-09-07 02:06:59 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: lennavan: The whole Texas completely changing science and history in textbooks which results in the rest of the nation getting shiatty textbooks thing is kinda annoying.

Citrate1007: The most farked up thing is that it is a bunch of uneducated helicopter mothers in control...........farking scary and one of the root causes that we are slipping internationally in regards to our education.

plc5_250: Perhaps because the Texas education standards board (or whatever they are called down there) are actively trying to handicap students coming out of the K-12 system down there.

So, education is the singular reason that Texas is hell. Of course I suppose it could be if you are one of those people that drops their snowflake off at a government school and take it for granted that they will do what's best for your progeny.


^What someone who doesn't understand the textbook industry looks like.
 
2012-09-07 02:08:50 PM  
She is pretty retarded to say that, considering she is basically saying that if California is the ideal Democrat paradise, then the ideal Democrat paradise is full of scared white people who only are "not racist" because they are surrounded by other white people, segregation, insane debts and ridiculously high cost of living and taxes.
 
2012-09-07 02:10:25 PM  

oldass31: First of all


Ah, leave him alone. Ignorance is bliss. He seems happy where he is.


Car_Ramrod: *rolls eyes*


Why? I raised two kids in the deep end of Jesusville (12 churches population 2400 counting the dogs and the fleas) and neither of them seem to be affected by it. Both are pretty much non believers and are productive members of society. Of course, I paid attention to their schooling too...
 
2012-09-07 02:12:11 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: lennavan: The whole Texas completely changing science and history in textbooks which results in the rest of the nation getting shiatty textbooks thing is kinda annoying.

Citrate1007: The most farked up thing is that it is a bunch of uneducated helicopter mothers in control...........farking scary and one of the root causes that we are slipping internationally in regards to our education.

plc5_250: Perhaps because the Texas education standards board (or whatever they are called down there) are actively trying to handicap students coming out of the K-12 system down there.

So, education is the singular reason that Texas is hell. Of course I suppose it could be if you are one of those people that drops their snowflake off at a government school and take it for granted that they will do what's best for your progeny.


Nah, most libs drop their kids off at school because the stupid regressives made a stupid law that says you can't bring your kid to a strip club. My brother only drops his kids off at government school in the hopes they get shot at.

Well, I guess that's not fair. There are others that hope the kid(s) learn that Big Government is your friend, your parents, your partner, your sun, your moon, your shining stars; that without the government, we dwell in darkness.
 
2012-09-07 02:13:14 PM  

WhoGAS: Dancin_In_Anson: lennavan: The whole Texas completely changing science and history in textbooks which results in the rest of the nation getting shiatty textbooks thing is kinda annoying.

Citrate1007: The most farked up thing is that it is a bunch of uneducated helicopter mothers in control...........farking scary and one of the root causes that we are slipping internationally in regards to our education.

plc5_250: Perhaps because the Texas education standards board (or whatever they are called down there) are actively trying to handicap students coming out of the K-12 system down there.

So, education is the singular reason that Texas is hell. Of course I suppose it could be if you are one of those people that drops their snowflake off at a government school and take it for granted that they will do what's best for your progeny.

Odd thing is, when I moved to San Diego from Texas, my 10th grader already had the credits to graduate a California school.

The California school allows students to turn in their homework any time as long as it's before the trimester ends for full credit. They force people in crutches to walk the track in the gym classes even when there's a doctor's note that says not to. If they refuse, they are failed. The kids don't learn anything, the parents don't teach personal responsibility, if their kid fails, they yell at the school and the grades are "adjusted". It's a farce in California and this is the Poway school system...you know, one of the best?

There's more from other parents and myself, but having lived in both Texas and California, I much prefer Texas as the education system seemed a hell of a lot more focused.

I miss everything about Texas except the weather...I would love to go back but I'm trapped in this Hell for another six years.


Really? Cool story bro, I have kids in both Temecula and Irvine and never experienced this. But hey why not broad brush the entire state?
 
2012-09-07 02:18:48 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Ultimately, though, if I had the money and could go anywhere, nowhere in the U.S. would be it. Nowhere is perfect, but I'd seriously have to consider living in Germany or France and keeping a vacation home stateside if I had the funds to just do whatever I wanted.


Exactly my thoughts. The United States seems like a nice place to visit, but in terms of day to day lifestyle and culture, I think northern Europe is much more my style. I really liked Antwerp, of all places. Though for vacation homes, I'm not sure if I would choose Michigan Upper Peninsula over the south of Spain, but I guess it's all a matter of relative wealth. Big money just goes for a private beach in Southeast Asia.
 
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