Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(YouTube)   The Taiwanese animation video of Texas junior State Senator Davis' filibuster is everything you expected it would be, including the ghost of Ann Richards   (youtube.com) divider line 25
    More: Spiffy, State Senator Davis, Texas, Taiwanese, Democrats, Texas Senate, occupational safety, animations  
•       •       •

2316 clicks; posted to Video » on 27 Jun 2013 at 4:21 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



25 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-06-27 04:38:01 PM  
My favorite Ann Richards story, courtesy of late, great Texan Molly Ivins.


At a long-ago political do at Scholz Garten in Austin, everybody who was anybody was there meetin' and greetin' at a furious pace. A group of us got the tired feet and went to lean our butts against a table at the back wall of the bar. Perched like birds in a row were Bob Bullock, then state comptroller, moi, Charles Miles, the head of Bullock's personnel department, and Ms. Ann Richards. Bullock, 20 years in Texas politics, knew every sorry, no good sumbiatch in the entire state. Some old racist judge from East Texas came up to him, 'Bob, my boy, how are you?"

Bullock said, "Judge, I'd like you to meet my friends: This is Molly Ivins with the Texas Observer."

The judge peered up at me and said, "How yew, little lady?"

Bullock, "And this is Charles Miles, the head of my personnel department." Miles, who is black, stuck out his hand, and the judge got an expression on his face as though he had just stepped into a fresh cowpie. He reached out and touched Charlie's palm with one finger, while turning eagerly to the pretty, blonde, blue-eyed Ann Richards. "And who is this lovely lady?"

Ann beamed and replied, "I am Mrs. Miles."
 
2013-06-27 04:59:37 PM  
Kinda rich, coming from a culture that's into female infanticide....

/sooo, Davis wants the clinics to be up to slaughterhouse standards at least?
 
2013-06-27 05:05:02 PM  

mark12A: Kinda rich, coming from a culture that's into female infanticide....

/sooo, Davis wants the clinics to be up to slaughterhouse standards at least?


Yes, that's exactly what she said.
 
2013-06-27 05:19:45 PM  

mark12A: Kinda rich, coming from a culture that's into female infanticide....

/sooo, Davis wants the clinics to be up to slaughterhouse standards at least?


You are such an ignorant slut. Taiwan is the Republic of China and keeps the true culture of China that the Communists on the Mainland have destroyed. There is no one-child policy or female infanticide in Taiwan. But keep slinging those stereotypes.
 
2013-06-27 05:28:54 PM  
"Spermercado"?
 
2013-06-27 05:35:17 PM  

Robo Beat: "Spermercado"?


Mexican supermarket chain, have one near the house...

mmmmm...

Love those fresh made tortillas...
 
2013-06-27 05:42:52 PM  
"Downfall" parody up yet?
 
2013-06-27 06:03:43 PM  

baka-san: Robo Beat: "Spermercado"?

Mexican supermarket chain, have one near the house...

mmmmm...

Love those fresh made tortillas...


A bit salty?

BTW, I thought Taiwan was fairly conservative when it came to issues such as abortion...
 
2013-06-27 06:09:49 PM  

PsyLord: baka-san: Robo Beat: "Spermercado"?

Mexican supermarket chain, have one near the house...

mmmmm...

Love those fresh made tortillas...

A bit salty?

BTW, I thought Taiwan was fairly conservative when it came to issues such as abortion...


Conservative is not the same as blindingly stupid in much of the world.
 
2013-06-27 06:16:47 PM  

MFAWG: My favorite Ann Richards story, courtesy of late, great Texan Molly Ivins.


At a long-ago political do at Scholz Garten in Austin, everybody who was anybody was there meetin' and greetin' at a furious pace. A group of us got the tired feet and went to lean our butts against a table at the back wall of the bar. Perched like birds in a row were Bob Bullock, then state comptroller, moi, Charles Miles, the head of Bullock's personnel department, and Ms. Ann Richards. Bullock, 20 years in Texas politics, knew every sorry, no good sumbiatch in the entire state. Some old racist judge from East Texas came up to him, 'Bob, my boy, how are you?"

Bullock said, "Judge, I'd like you to meet my friends: This is Molly Ivins with the Texas Observer."

The judge peered up at me and said, "How yew, little lady?"

Bullock, "And this is Charles Miles, the head of my personnel department." Miles, who is black, stuck out his hand, and the judge got an expression on his face as though he had just stepped into a fresh cowpie. He reached out and touched Charlie's palm with one finger, while turning eagerly to the pretty, blonde, blue-eyed Ann Richards. "And who is this lovely lady?"

Ann beamed and replied, "I am Mrs. Miles."


I always thought Ann Richards was pretty badass doing a cameo on King of the Hill.

Why can't Texas get people like this to run the state again?
 
2013-06-27 06:17:24 PM  

Kevin72: mark12A: Kinda rich, coming from a culture that's into female infanticide....

/sooo, Davis wants the clinics to be up to slaughterhouse standards at least?

You are such an ignorant slut. Taiwan is the Republic of China and keeps the true culture of China that the Communists on the Mainland have destroyed. There is no one-child policy or female infanticide in Taiwan. But keep slinging those stereotypes.


All slants are the same to republicans.
 
2013-06-27 06:32:12 PM  
WhoawhoawhoawhoaWHOA.

Female infanticide is evil, but women are sluts!?
 
2013-06-27 06:37:57 PM  

Great_Milenko: Kevin72: mark12A: Kinda rich, coming from a culture that's into female infanticide....

/sooo, Davis wants the clinics to be up to slaughterhouse standards at least?

You are such an ignorant slut. Taiwan is the Republic of China and keeps the true culture of China that the Communists on the Mainland have destroyed. There is no one-child policy or female infanticide in Taiwan. But keep slinging those stereotypes.

All slants are the same to republicans.


Which is amazingly ironic given how much McCarthyism and wars and other crap the Republicans dragged us through pursuing the Cold War. Given how great an example Taiwan has been compared to communist China. And not just for business but also freedom of religion, speech, and voting.
 
2013-06-27 07:23:31 PM  

mark12A: Kinda rich, coming from a culture that's into female infanticide....


You are a very, very, very stupid individual, aren't you?

You do realize that, despite the fact that they're all, in your likely view of things, yellow gook slant-eyed chinky-chinky-chinamen, the "People's Republic of China" (i.e., the commies on the mainland whose slave laborers built your computer and iPhone) and the Tawainese Republic of China (i.e., a Western-style uber-capitalist democracy on the island of Taiwan, who have been at odds with the mainland China commies for 60+ years) are, like, two completely separate countries?  With completely separate systems of government, one of which regulates its citizens' child-bearing decisions (much like the State of Texas, you might say)  and the number of kids they can have, and the other doesn't?  Guess which one this one is.

WTF is wrong with you?
 
2013-06-27 07:49:08 PM  
I think he trolled the lot of you. If not then 12A needs a Plan B.
 
2013-06-27 08:20:17 PM  
The video was just okay until the scene of the abortion clinic's reopening and the insta-stampede of obvious sluts rushing to kill their unborn children appeared. Then it became a masterpiece!
 
2013-06-27 08:23:51 PM  
1) They REALLY farked up 'Supermercado'
2) farking Ann Richards. That was pretty neat.
 
2013-06-27 08:27:55 PM  

2wolves: I think he trolled the lot of you. If not then 12A needs a Plan B.


I "favorite" or Farky people who have made brain-dead racist comments in the past in darkest gray (the almost black shade, appropriately enough).  I have about a dozen people so designated, and he's one of 'em--something he's said in the past (I don't know what) made me do that with him, along with a "favorite" note that would suggest to me that his comments are serious rather than simply tolling.
 
2013-06-27 08:29:15 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: 1) They REALLY farked up 'Supermercado'


Yeah, that was probably my favorite part.  And I'm quite sure that was not intentional.
 
2013-06-27 09:14:24 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: 1) They REALLY farked up 'Supermercado'
2) farking Ann Richards. That was pretty neat.


I'm impressed they even knew who Ann Richards was.
 
2013-06-27 09:53:16 PM  

Great_Milenko: ThatDarkFellow: 1) They REALLY farked up 'Supermercado'
2) farking Ann Richards. That was pretty neat.

I'm impressed they even knew who Ann Richards was.


Why not? They're brushing up on history before they finish taking us over.
 
2013-06-27 10:42:05 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: Great_Milenko: ThatDarkFellow: 1) They REALLY farked up 'Supermercado'
2) farking Ann Richards. That was pretty neat.

I'm impressed they even knew who Ann Richards was.

Why not? They're brushing up on history before they finish taking us over.


Wrong chinese.
 
2013-06-27 11:22:45 PM  

orclover: ThatDarkFellow: Great_Milenko: ThatDarkFellow: 1) They REALLY farked up 'Supermercado'
2) farking Ann Richards. That was pretty neat.

I'm impressed they even knew who Ann Richards was.

Why not? They're brushing up on history before they finish taking us over.

Wrong chinese.


...I feel like making a "how can I tell them apart" joke, but I've met my distasteful humor limit mocking Precious today already
 
2013-06-28 01:45:50 AM  
Texas GOPers certainly are dinosaurs.  Wendy Davis is an amazing woman!
 
2013-06-28 09:52:11 AM  
Don't talk during the movie, or Ann Richards will take your ass out

/greatest movie chain evar
 
Displayed 25 of 25 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report