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(Talking Points Memo)   While Texas usually makes it easy to write the entire state off as dark-red backwater; it's worth noting that the mayor of Houston just married her long time, same-sex, partner. Of course, she had to go to CA to do it, ..but still   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 206
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2014-01-17 11:39:33 AM  
From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.
 
2014-01-17 11:49:16 AM  

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


Thank you for making Subby's point.

/Texan
 
2014-01-17 11:56:40 AM  
shechive.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-17 12:06:16 PM  
Meanwhile, I am sitting in a coffee shop in Sugarland, TX listening to a couple of old guys drip venom over Obama sending "that lesbian" (aka tennis legend Billie Jean King) to the Olympics.

Texas: the land where, given a chance, they would gladly vote for a kmurderous ex-KGB thug like Putin over their own president. In a heartbeat.
 
2014-01-17 12:06:18 PM  
Texas really isn't that bad. I've been here for 8 years. This town, anyway, has really nice people.
The politics drive me batty, but it's ok otherwise.
 
2014-01-17 12:07:10 PM  
If there is any place that needs to be invaded and slaughtered by the U.S., it's texas. Fark that place.
 
2014-01-17 12:19:52 PM  
A former coworker was from Houston, would always go on about how it can just annex any city next to it. Never really paid attention but if true I could see how swallowing up the 'burbs could lead to atypical election results.
 
2014-01-17 12:22:11 PM  

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


Ceding the argument in one post, really?  Have you honestly ever been in or witnessed an exchange where "I'll kick your ass!" wasn't uttered once the speaker had no leg to stand on whatsoever?
 
2014-01-17 12:32:12 PM  
I like how the posters in the Boobies censors their (barely) profanities, but keeps the threats of violence.  Because, well we wouldn't want anyone to hear a bad word while be viciously assaulted!

/That's Amurca
 
2014-01-17 12:34:40 PM  
I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.
 
2014-01-17 12:55:44 PM  
Houston is pretty evenly divided politically. Harris County (in which Houston is located) went for Obama by the barest of margins in 2012.
 
2014-01-17 01:15:41 PM  

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


Hey thanks. This is exactly what I think of when I think of Texas. Violent and stupid.
 
2014-01-17 01:19:38 PM  

ShawnDoc: Or barring those, maybe he can post pictures of his gigantic truck which is still as pretty as the day he bought it since its never had to deal with a load in the bed or a trailer to haul.


For similar reasons, I hope we don't have to look at pictures of his pants
 
2014-01-17 01:29:21 PM  
Good for her. I had no idea that Houston was so liberal. I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.
 
2014-01-17 01:31:26 PM  

Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.


2012 Presidential Election by County.....

upload.wikimedia.org

Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.
 
2014-01-17 01:41:32 PM  

Voiceofreason01: I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.


Anything found in Austin can be found in Houston, only in larger quantities.
 
2014-01-17 01:43:15 PM  

minoridiot: Voiceofreason01: I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.

Anything found in Austin can be found in Houston, only in larger quantities.


even gay mayors?
 
2014-01-17 01:43:46 PM  

Voiceofreason01: minoridiot: Voiceofreason01: I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.

Anything found in Austin can be found in Houston, only in larger quantities.

even gay mayors?


The gayest.
 
2014-01-17 01:50:50 PM  

minoridiot: Voiceofreason01: minoridiot: Voiceofreason01: I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.

Anything found in Austin can be found in Houston, only in larger quantities.

even gay mayors?

The gayest.


lol :-D
 Good to know
 
2014-01-17 02:02:10 PM  

dletter: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

2012 Presidential Election by County.....

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x489]

Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.


Give it another decade and Texas is going to be a lot closer to Virginia in terms of politics. Locally conservative, nationally closer to the middle. Another decade after that and I would wager Texas to end up the largest purple state.
 
2014-01-17 02:02:38 PM  
Austin is great as long as you don't have to drive between the hours of 5am and 7 pm. Houston was fun for the short time I was there. The rest we can give back to Mexico.
 
2014-01-17 02:03:01 PM  

whither_apophis: A former coworker was from Houston, would always go on about how it can just annex any city next to it. Never really paid attention but if true I could see how swallowing up the 'burbs could lead to atypical election results.


They annexed the suburb I grew up in (kingwood) back in 1996 much to our chagrin.  We sued the shiat out of them and got enough people elected to change the annexaiton laws in 1999 so Houston can't keep gobbling up everything around it to extend it's disgusting urban sprawl ever wider as unrestricted as it used to.
 
2014-01-17 02:03:20 PM  

gilgigamesh: Meanwhile, I am sitting in a coffee shop in Sugarland, TX listening to a couple of old guys drip venom over Obama sending "that lesbian" (aka tennis legend Billie Jean King) to the Olympics.

Texas: the land where, given a chance, they would gladly vote for a kmurderous ex-KGB thug like Putin over their own president. In a heartbeat.


They must like their K's.
 
2014-01-17 02:03:21 PM  
Texans have strong brand loyalty to what they perceive the Texas brand to be. You never see logins like "ScottsdaleNick"
 
2014-01-17 02:04:53 PM  
Remember, lesbo's must be attractive and may not be unattractive to be worth having around. In either case the rest of us don't want to hear about it.

//lude
 
2014-01-17 02:07:36 PM  
Why is the black guy in the picture doing the facepalm?
 
2014-01-17 02:07:38 PM  

dletter: Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.


Not for long. I know people who remember CA as a red state.
 
2014-01-17 02:09:28 PM  

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


fc09.deviantart.net

/just because that meme hadn't been hit yet.  Oh no, I said hit - better start running from HoustonNick!
 
2014-01-17 02:10:09 PM  

Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.


ft worth is a cool city. i'm there now.

i LOVE texas. i HATE politics. i have this ability to mostly block out or ignore the political bs. not ALL the time, mind you...but most of the time i just go about with my l-i-v-i-n
 
2014-01-17 02:11:01 PM  

Earpj: This town, anyway, has really nice people. The politics drive me batty, but it's ok otherwise.


POLITE people.  Texans are POLITE.  For that matter, every Texan I've ever met was polite.  But man, that state is a whole 'nother place when the masks come off.  People who vote to screw over everyone except themselves are NOT nice.

People are defined by their politics.  That is how they treat others they don't know and can't relate to from the privacy of a voting booth, which is as pure a litmust test for kindness as any.
 
2014-01-17 02:11:07 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Good for her. I had no idea that Houston was so liberal. I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.


Anywhere people with an education gravitate.
 
2014-01-17 02:13:08 PM  

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


Oh, STFU & GBTW.

/houstonian
 
2014-01-17 02:13:33 PM  
 
2014-01-17 02:13:58 PM  

dletter: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

2012 Presidential Election by County.....



Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.


Why, it's almost like the more social contact you have, the more liberal you become!
 
2014-01-17 02:14:30 PM  

dletter: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

2012 Presidential Election by County.....

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x489]

Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.


You said San Antonio twice.
 
2014-01-17 02:15:38 PM  

what_now: HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.

Hey thanks. This is exactly what I think of when I think of Texas. Violent and stupid.


Being female he may not kick *your* ass.  But he will rev the engine of his F150 or Silverado at you...and probably peel out.
 
2014-01-17 02:15:41 PM  
Black guy facepalm photoshopped by clever reporter?a1.img.talkingpointsmemo.com
 
2014-01-17 02:16:06 PM  

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


?? Well you aren't acting like the stereotypical Texas redneck or anything. Good job!
 
2014-01-17 02:16:44 PM  
eewww old chicks.
 
2014-01-17 02:17:14 PM  

CarrieWhite: Documentary on Texas


i can't watch this at work
let me guess
"king of the hill"?
 
2014-01-17 02:18:11 PM  

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


static.fjcdn.com
/the blue cities of Houston, San Antonio and Austin would disagree with his idiotic statement.
 
2014-01-17 02:18:17 PM  
What's all this asskicking about? Pipe down, we can hear you all the way over in the entertainment tab.
 
2014-01-17 02:21:05 PM  
I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.
 
2014-01-17 02:21:22 PM  

shanrick: What's all this asskicking about? Pipe down, we can hear you all the way over in the entertainment tab.


I snorted, thanks!
 
2014-01-17 02:21:47 PM  

Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.


Wouldn' that be oral?
 
2014-01-17 02:22:38 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Good for her. I had no idea that Houston was so liberal. I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.


Nah most of the city dwellers are reasonable folk (Houston metro, DFW, San Antonio) but this is still the Bible Belt and the more conservative people are louder. And in the more rural areas it is exactly like you would expect.
 
2014-01-17 02:22:50 PM  

uncleacid: Why is the black guy in the picture doing the facepalm?


Looks like he opted out of that kiss. He'll support their tight to marry, but that doesn't mean he has to look that shiat.
 
2014-01-17 02:22:58 PM  

Penoatle: I also love Texas, the politics are cool,


Yeah, nothing is cooler than that aggie piece of shiat Perry.
 
2014-01-17 02:24:03 PM  

Penoatle: I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.


someone always brings up whataburger in a tx discussion. i've heard kids at the airport say "we're in tx, let's eat at w-a-b!"

don't get me wrong, w-a-b is great, especially specialties like the chophouse cheddar burger [homersimpsondrool.jpg], but come on, we also have BRAUMS here!
 
2014-01-17 02:24:54 PM  

Earpj: Texas really isn't that bad. I've been here for 8 years. This town, anyway, has really nice people.
The politics drive me batty, but it's ok otherwise.


Sounds like the suburb I live in here in Missouri.
 
2014-01-17 02:26:10 PM  

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


You probably couldn't get you leg up high enough to kick an ass with that FUPA.
 
2014-01-17 02:27:56 PM  
Texas sucks. Please only visit, but do NOT move here. It's horrible.
 
2014-01-17 02:28:05 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Good for her. I had no idea that Houston was so liberal. I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.


Stay away from Austin, it sucks.



img.fark.net
 
2014-01-17 02:28:26 PM  

whither_apophis: A former coworker was from Houston, would always go on about how it can just annex any city next to it. Never really paid attention but if true I could see how swallowing up the 'burbs could lead to atypical election results.


Yep. Happens all the time...people vote against it but it always passes.
 
2014-01-17 02:29:14 PM  
Holy hell, i haven't eaten at a Braums since the last time i visited my cousin up in Terrel, TX. The vanilla/strawberry ice cream was the jam.
 
2014-01-17 02:30:19 PM  

lilplatinum: Penoatle: I also love Texas, the politics are cool,

Yeah, nothing is cooler than that aggie piece of shiat Perry.


this. and that pompous lt gov dewherst. i laughed and said "well, bye!" when i heard his announcement this week that if he's reelected to lt gov, he'll only do 1 more term. he has spent ~$25mil of his own millions throughout his political campaigning, and lt gov doesn't pay millions, so he'll have to get out of politics to get back to the $million+ of making millions in the business world.
 
2014-01-17 02:32:46 PM  

Deedeemarz: Voiceofreason01: Good for her. I had no idea that Houston was so liberal. I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.

Nah most of the city dwellers are reasonable folk (Houston metro, DFW, San Antonio) but this is still the Bible Belt and the more conservative people are louder. And in the more rural areas it is exactly like you would expect.


It's like that throughout the South. The cities are pretty liberal but once you cross into the suburbs, they get much more conservative

DFW especially, Dallas and Ft. Worth are pretty liberal but once you get into places like Plano and Arlington, you hit right-wing nirvana. That's why Glenn Beck moved to Southlake.
 
2014-01-17 02:32:55 PM  
this is the first time in a long time that i've laughed loudly at a Fark thread at work and felt self conscious.  Thanks, HoustonNick, for being exactly who we thought you were.
 
2014-01-17 02:34:19 PM  

jaybeezey: Holy hell, i haven't eaten at a Braums since the last time i visited my cousin up in Terrel, TX. The vanilla/strawberry ice cream was the jam.


is your cousin jamie foxx?
 
2014-01-17 02:35:08 PM  

Earpj: Texas really isn't that bad. I've been here for 8 years. This town, anyway, has really nice people.
The politics drive me batty, but it's ok otherwise.


We're a mob town, but the mob is Big Oil.  It makes things interesting but not particularly Jesus-dominated.
 
2014-01-17 02:36:05 PM  

Sir_Farkalot: Thanks, HoustonNick, for being exactly who we thought you were.


"We should've crowned his ass"

www.pcpsports.com
 
2014-01-17 02:36:41 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Deedeemarz: Voiceofreason01: Good for her. I had no idea that Houston was so liberal. I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.

Nah most of the city dwellers are reasonable folk (Houston metro, DFW, San Antonio) but this is still the Bible Belt and the more conservative people are louder. And in the more rural areas it is exactly like you would expect.

It's like that throughout the South. The cities are pretty liberal but once you cross into the suburbs, they get much more conservative

DFW especially, Dallas and Ft. Worth are pretty liberal but once you get into places like Plano and Arlington, you hit right-wing nirvana. That's why Glenn Beck moved to Southlake.


Yup. I am in the area between Houston and Galveston and my outlook on many many things is rare and unpopular....
 
2014-01-17 02:37:03 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Deedeemarz: Voiceofreason01: Good for her. I had no idea that Houston was so liberal. I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.

Nah most of the city dwellers are reasonable folk (Houston metro, DFW, San Antonio) but this is still the Bible Belt and the more conservative people are louder. And in the more rural areas it is exactly like you would expect.

It's like that throughout the South. The cities are pretty liberal but once you cross into the suburbs, they get much more conservative

DFW especially, Dallas and Ft. Worth are pretty liberal but once you get into places like Plano and Arlington, you hit right-wing nirvana. That's why Glenn Beck moved to Southlake.


one of the richest towns in america...no wonder it's right-wing! i worked a vendor gig 2 or 3 times at a retail establishment there. all the employees were cool, but i swear the patrons would drown if the stood out in the rain!

/noses so far up
//couldn't see their foreheads!
 
2014-01-17 02:37:52 PM  

bungle_jr: lilplatinum: Penoatle: I also love Texas, the politics are cool,

Yeah, nothing is cooler than that aggie piece of shiat Perry.

this. and that pompous lt gov dewherst. i laughed and said "well, bye!" when i heard his announcement this week that if he's reelected to lt gov, he'll only do 1 more term. he has spent ~$25mil of his own millions throughout his political campaigning, and lt gov doesn't pay millions, so he'll have to get out of politics to get back to the $million+ of making millions in the business world.


Yeah. Forgot about Perry...
 
2014-01-17 02:39:27 PM  

bungle_jr: Penoatle: I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.

someone always brings up whataburger in a tx discussion. i've heard kids at the airport say "we're in tx, let's eat at w-a-b!"

don't get me wrong, w-a-b is great, especially specialties like the chophouse cheddar burger [homersimpsondrool.jpg], but come on, we also have BRAUMS here!


You shut your whore mouth! Braums doesn't come close to comparing with Whataburger, and before you pop off about ice cream, you shove some Bluebell in your cake hole like God intended!
 
2014-01-17 02:40:41 PM  
Shouldn't surprise people that a lot of folks in Texas will be very happy with this news.

And that some other Texans, perhaps a lot more, will see it as a sign of the Apocalypse.

Bottom line: You got your Molly Ivins and Rick Perrys, so whether you're a lover or a hater, you're sure to find a friend in Texas.

/over 30 years, lived in El Paso, Victoria, Beaumont, San Angelo, Amarillo, and Austin.
//wouldn't live in Austin now if you paid me
///seriously miss taquerías...

s3-media1.ak.yelpcdn.com
 
2014-01-17 02:42:11 PM  

dletter: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

2012 Presidential Election by County.....

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x489]

Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.


Came here to say this.   I wish I could find a map of Texas only that lays this data on top of the population data, and is resized by that population.
 
2014-01-17 02:42:56 PM  

PolyHatSnake: bungle_jr: Penoatle: I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.

someone always brings up whataburger in a tx discussion. i've heard kids at the airport say "we're in tx, let's eat at w-a-b!"

don't get me wrong, w-a-b is great, especially specialties like the chophouse cheddar burger [homersimpsondrool.jpg], but come on, we also have BRAUMS here!

You shut your whore mouth! Braums doesn't come close to comparing with Whataburger, and before you pop off about ice cream, you shove some Bluebell in your cake hole like God intended!


Braums isn't too bad but Whataburger is pretty good as well.

I never had Blue Bell though. For some reason they don't carry it up here in Missouri even though I see the ads for it on national tv. I've always wanted to try it to see if I can really tell a difference.
 
2014-01-17 02:44:22 PM  
Shall we do a little math, my dear Farkers?

Texas population: About 26.5 million

Top 10 largest cities: 8.2 million

Top 10 largest cities + metro areas: 18.6 million

Top 10 largest cities by corresponding county's 2012 Presidential results:

Houston = Harris County = Obama by 0.1%
San Antonio = Bexar County = Obama by 4.6%
Dallas = Dallas County = Obama by 15.4%
Austin = Travis County = Obama by 24%
Ft Worth = Tarrant County = Romney by 15.7%
El Paso = El Paso County = Obama by 32.6%
Arlington [See Ft Worth]
Corpus Christi = Nueces County = Romney by 3.2%
Plano = Collin County = Romney by 31.6%
Laredo = Webb County = Obama by 54%

I don't expect a lot of people to change their minds over this. I just wanted you to look & see that all 26 million of us aren't exactly the same. You can't keep making the same old stupid, tired, low-hanging-fruit jokes about how stupid & evil we are and then turn around and criticize conservatives for their lack of critical thinking.
 
2014-01-17 02:44:42 PM  

PolyHatSnake: bungle_jr: Penoatle: I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.

someone always brings up whataburger in a tx discussion. i've heard kids at the airport say "we're in tx, let's eat at w-a-b!"

don't get me wrong, w-a-b is great, especially specialties like the chophouse cheddar burger [homersimpsondrool.jpg], but come on, we also have BRAUMS here!

You shut your whore mouth! Braums doesn't come close to comparing with Whataburger, and before you pop off about ice cream, you shove some Bluebell in your cake hole like God intended!


Culvers! However Whataburger and Braums ranks up there. I should also find said Blue Bell to shove in said cake hole.
 
2014-01-17 02:45:39 PM  

bungle_jr: Penoatle: I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.

someone always brings up whataburger in a tx discussion. i've heard kids at the airport say "we're in tx, let's eat at w-a-b!"

don't get me wrong, w-a-b is great, especially specialties like the chophouse cheddar burger [homersimpsondrool.jpg], but come on, we also have BRAUMS here!


Just went to the new In-and-Out burger here in Austin.
 
2014-01-17 02:46:33 PM  
The douche who betrayed his supporters and signed DOMA was from Arkansas, not Texas.
 
2014-01-17 02:47:46 PM  

Maud Dib: bungle_jr: Penoatle: I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.

someone always brings up whataburger in a tx discussion. i've heard kids at the airport say "we're in tx, let's eat at w-a-b!"

don't get me wrong, w-a-b is great, especially specialties like the chophouse cheddar burger [homersimpsondrool.jpg], but come on, we also have BRAUMS here!

Just went to the new In-and-Out burger here in Austin.


Did you like it? After trying the other places I mentioned, In-n-out ranks up but pales in comparison besides price. Five Guys too.
 
2014-01-17 02:48:31 PM  

Di Atribe: Shall we do a little math, my dear Farkers?

Texas population: About 26.5 million

Top 10 largest cities: 8.2 million

Top 10 largest cities + metro areas: 18.6 million

Top 10 largest cities by corresponding county's 2012 Presidential results:

Houston = Harris County = Obama by 0.1%
San Antonio = Bexar County = Obama by 4.6%
Dallas = Dallas County = Obama by 15.4%
Austin = Travis County = Obama by 24%
Ft Worth = Tarrant County = Romney by 15.7%
El Paso = El Paso County = Obama by 32.6%
Arlington [See Ft Worth]
Corpus Christi = Nueces County = Romney by 3.2%
Plano = Collin County = Romney by 31.6%
Laredo = Webb County = Obama by 54%

I don't expect a lot of people to change their minds over this. I just wanted you to look & see that all 26 million of us aren't exactly the same. You can't keep making the same old stupid, tired, low-hanging-fruit jokes about how stupid & evil we are and then turn around and criticize conservatives for their lack of critical thinking.


That is still a slim majority that voted for Mitt "Walking Stereotype" Romney.
 
2014-01-17 02:49:01 PM  

Di Atribe: I don't expect a lot of people to change their minds over this. I just wanted you to look & see that all 26 million of us aren't exactly the same. You can't keep making the same old stupid, tired, low-hanging-fruit jokes about how stupid & evil we are and then turn around and criticize conservatives for their lack of critical thinking.


On behalf of the team, many thanks.
 
2014-01-17 02:49:07 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Good for her. I had no idea that Houston was so liberal. I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.


Texas Big Cities = Liberal
Texas Towns = Conservative

There are a lot of little towns in Texas.  Nice places.  Houston, DFW or San Antonio - no, thanks.  Austin is unto itself.
 
2014-01-17 02:49:25 PM  

Texmaniac: whither_apophis: A former coworker was from Houston, would always go on about how it can just annex any city next to it. Never really paid attention but if true I could see how swallowing up the 'burbs could lead to atypical election results.

Yep. Happens all the time...people vote against it but it always passes.


Dallas too.
Except Dallas tries to avoid getting to close to it's retarded little brother Fort Worth.
 
2014-01-17 02:50:36 PM  

Di Atribe: I don't expect a lot of people to change their minds over this. I just wanted you to look & see that all 26 million of us aren't exactly the same. You can't keep making the same old stupid, tired, low-hanging-fruit jokes about how stupid & evil we are and then turn around and criticize conservatives for their lack of critical thinking.


I sure hope you've never posted in a thread with the "Florida" tag.
 
2014-01-17 02:51:08 PM  

Mrtraveler01: I never had Blue Bell though. For some reason they don't carry it up here in Missouri even though I see the ads for it on national tv. I've always wanted to try it to see if I can really tell a difference.


It really is superior ice cream, paired with really terrible politics.

/conflicted on the matter
 
2014-01-17 02:51:41 PM  

JerkyMeat: If there is any place that needs to be invaded and slaughtered by the U.S., it's texas. Fark that place.


???? Never been to Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, or Georgia have you? Texas by comparison is down right progressive.
 
2014-01-17 02:51:41 PM  
I just realized, I have a long time same-sex partner too...

Largely because my wife gets mad if I try to have sex with anyone else,

But still...

/Does that make me gay?
//NTTAWWT
 
2014-01-17 02:52:01 PM  

Maud Dib: bungle_jr: Penoatle: I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.

someone always brings up whataburger in a tx discussion. i've heard kids at the airport say "we're in tx, let's eat at w-a-b!"

don't get me wrong, w-a-b is great, especially specialties like the chophouse cheddar burger [homersimpsondrool.jpg], but come on, we also have BRAUMS here!

Just went to the new In-and-Out burger here in Austin.


what's your point? i-a-o doesn't even belong in the same category/discussion as w-a-b and braums
 
2014-01-17 02:52:15 PM  
Actually danced a little bit with Mayor Parker during the Mavis Staples set at last year's Free Press Summerfest. Good for her and her partner.
/CSB
 
2014-01-17 02:53:05 PM  

Penoatle: Maud Dib: bungle_jr: Penoatle: I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.

someone always brings up whataburger in a tx discussion. i've heard kids at the airport say "we're in tx, let's eat at w-a-b!"

don't get me wrong, w-a-b is great, especially specialties like the chophouse cheddar burger [homersimpsondrool.jpg], but come on, we also have BRAUMS here!

Just went to the new In-and-Out burger here in Austin.

Did you like it? After trying the other places I mentioned, In-n-out ranks up but pales in comparison besides price. Five Guys too.


It's a tasty burger.Cheaper than Fran's.
 
2014-01-17 02:53:07 PM  
Houston? We have a problem...
 
2014-01-17 02:54:03 PM  

Ishidan: dletter: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

2012 Presidential Election by County.....

Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.

Why, it's almost like the more social contact you have, the more liberal you become!


People who live in those cities are isolated from their neighbors.  It's the opposite in the smaller towns.

Try again.
 
2014-01-17 02:54:09 PM  

Maud Dib: bungle_jr: Penoatle: I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.

someone always brings up whataburger in a tx discussion. i've heard kids at the airport say "we're in tx, let's eat at w-a-b!"

don't get me wrong, w-a-b is great, especially specialties like the chophouse cheddar burger [homersimpsondrool.jpg], but come on, we also have BRAUMS here!

Just went to the new In-and-Out burger here in Austin.


They have one in Austin now too?

I remember back when they said they never wanted to expand beyond California, Nevada, and Arizona because they wanted their ingredients to stay fresh so it had to be within a certain distance of their patty making and distribution facility in Southern California. Then the original owners died and their granddaughter took it over and now they're expanding to places like Utah and Texas (where they had to build another facility).

Good times.
 
2014-01-17 02:55:47 PM  

bungle_jr: i can't watch this at work
let me guess
"king of the hill"?


Rich Hall's You Can Go to Hell, I'm Going to Texas Which is a clever, and hilarious look at the self-parody that Texas is.
 
2014-01-17 02:55:49 PM  
Mrtraveler01:

Just went to the new In-and-Out burger here in Austin.

They have one in Austin now too?


Airport Blvd and IH-35.
It's a got-damn zoo in there around lunch, but they are fast.
 
2014-01-17 02:56:01 PM  
You could substitute Alberta for Texas and it would read the same subby.

Keeping Adolf Harper in office since 2006
...backwater rednecks.
 
2014-01-17 02:56:07 PM  

JerkyMeat: If there is any place that needs to be invaded and slaughtered by the U.S., it's texas. Fark that place.


Thanks, Texas has already been invaded by people not from Texas.  The Mexicans are actually okay.  It's the people from California and Pennsylvania and New York which really annoy me.

Well, not anymore.  I left.  Now I annoy people in another state because I wasn't born here.  I don't miss the humidity in Texas...or the Yankees either.
 
2014-01-17 02:56:27 PM  

Maud Dib: bungle_jr: Penoatle: I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.

someone always brings up whataburger in a tx discussion. i've heard kids at the airport say "we're in tx, let's eat at w-a-b!"

don't get me wrong, w-a-b is great, especially specialties like the chophouse cheddar burger [homersimpsondrool.jpg], but come on, we also have BRAUMS here!

Just went to the new In-and-Out burger here in Austin.


Stretch the supply chain to New Orleans, please.
 
2014-01-17 02:57:22 PM  

misanthropic1: Mrtraveler01: I never had Blue Bell though. For some reason they don't carry it up here in Missouri even though I see the ads for it on national tv. I've always wanted to try it to see if I can really tell a difference.

It really is superior ice cream, paired with really terrible politics.

/conflicted on the matter


We have something similar to that in Illinois (Google Oberweis).

Wonder why so many people in the ice cream industry are so rabidly conservative?
 
2014-01-17 02:58:42 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Maud Dib: bungle_jr: Penoatle: I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.

someone always brings up whataburger in a tx discussion. i've heard kids at the airport say "we're in tx, let's eat at w-a-b!"

don't get me wrong, w-a-b is great, especially specialties like the chophouse cheddar burger [homersimpsondrool.jpg], but come on, we also have BRAUMS here!

Just went to the new In-and-Out burger here in Austin.

They have one in Austin now too?

I remember back when they said they never wanted to expand beyond California, Nevada, and Arizona because they wanted their ingredients to stay fresh so it had to be within a certain distance of their patty making and distribution facility in Southern California. Then the original owners died and their granddaughter took it over and now they're expanding to places like Utah and Texas (where they had to build another facility).

Good times.


so the original owners never thought "hey, we can expand...if only there was a way to keep fresh ingredients in a foreign-like area"?

how hard would it have been to set up local production in tx 20 years ago? i mean, tx is known for cattle, for fark sake, and bread? well, that is simple...ever hear of mrs bairds? i hear the ads that the in-n-outs here in dfw are supplied by beef and bread producers here in tx, and think they should've done that long ago
 
2014-01-17 03:00:29 PM  
Dark-red backwater?

Is that even a thing?
 
2014-01-17 03:00:52 PM  

CarrieWhite: bungle_jr: i can't watch this at work
let me guess
"king of the hill"?

Rich Hall's You Can Go to Hell, I'm Going to Texas Which is a clever, and hilarious look at the self-parody that Texas is.


oh

i like rich hall

but typically "koth" is referred to as a documentary about tx, rather than a fictional animated show
 
2014-01-17 03:01:44 PM  

Mell of a Hess: ShawnDoc: Cagey B: HoustonNick, don't let these guys get you down. I'm certain that if you talk about how many guns you own, or what martial arts you've mastered, you'll get the internet respect you deserve.

Or barring those, maybe he can post pictures of his gigantic truck which is still as pretty as the day he bought it since its never had to deal with a load in the bed or a trailer to haul.

Could be he's late for the gym.  Maybe he'll drop in the thread later.  After his workout.


Bet the truck has the bull balls hanging off the back too.
 
2014-01-17 03:02:35 PM  

Deedeemarz: een Houston and Galveston and my outlook o


Holy shiat, another Dickinsonian. Born in Galveston but lived in unincorporated land outside Dickinson until I went to college.
 
2014-01-17 03:02:54 PM  

Di Atribe: Shall we do a little math, my dear Farkers?

I don't expect a lot of people to change their minds over this. I just wanted you to look & see that all 26 million of us aren't exactly the same. You can't keep making the same old stupid, tired, low-hanging-fruit jokes about how stupid & evil we are and then turn around and criticize conservatives for their lack of critical thinking.


Welcome to PBS for this weeks episode of Jane Di Atribe's Pride and Defensiveness.

Brought to you by the generous contributions of What-A-Burger, Braum's, Bluebell Ice Cream, and Farkers like you.

THANK YOU!

//That is not math that is statistics.
 
2014-01-17 03:02:57 PM  
The Sheriff of Dallas is a Hispanic Lesbian
 
2014-01-17 03:03:34 PM  

Di Atribe: Shall we do a little math, my dear Farkers?

Texas population: About 26.5 million

Top 10 largest cities: 8.2 million

Top 10 largest cities + metro areas: 18.6 million

Top 10 largest cities by corresponding county's 2012 Presidential results:

Houston = Harris County = Obama by 0.1%
San Antonio = Bexar County = Obama by 4.6%
Dallas = Dallas County = Obama by 15.4%
Austin = Travis County = Obama by 24%
Ft Worth = Tarrant County = Romney by 15.7%
El Paso = El Paso County = Obama by 32.6%
Arlington [See Ft Worth]
Corpus Christi = Nueces County = Romney by 3.2%
Plano = Collin County = Romney by 31.6%
Laredo = Webb County = Obama by 54%

I don't expect a lot of people to change their minds over this. I just wanted you to look & see that all 26 million of us aren't exactly the same. You can't keep making the same old stupid, tired, low-hanging-fruit jokes about how stupid & evil we are and then turn around and criticize conservatives for their lack of critical thinking.


Thanks.  I live in Dallas myself.  I remember a few years back when the Democrats swept every judicial as well as the DA.

But what we are seeing in Texas is indicative of the nation as a whole: people moving into areas with like minded voters.  You end up having enclaves of Democrats or Republicans, with very little "mixing" of the parties.  Compare Dallas county with Collin County, literally one county north, with the affluent suburbs of Plano, Allen, Frisco:

Dallas = Dallas County = Obama by 15.4%
Plano/Allen/Frisco = Collin county = Romney by 31%

Now granted Dallas is larger by about 2.5x, but the point about people selecting their "enclave" still stands.
 
2014-01-17 03:03:36 PM  
btw
re: ice cream

braums is awesome, and if you're planning on going out for ice cream, skip coldstone/marble slab, save a LOT of money, and go out for braums!

if you're going to be taking home tubs of ice cream, either braums or blue bell. both are far cheaper than ben & jerrys or haaggaann ddaazz (never knew how to spell that overpriced faux-scandinavian named ice cream), and come in a lot of different yummy flavors
 
2014-01-17 03:03:42 PM  
Live in the Metroplex. Vote conservative. Could not care less about someone's sexual orientation. Congrats to the newly wedded.

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.
 
2014-01-17 03:03:43 PM  

olapbill: Houston? We have a problem...


The accurate quote is "Houston, we've had a problem."
 
2014-01-17 03:07:01 PM  

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


I've been to Houston, plenty of times. It sucks.

Guys like you are pretty much the worst thing about the place, too.
 
2014-01-17 03:07:45 PM  

browntimmy: Seriously, your state seal should just be a picture of an obese Jesus playing football.


Real live out loud laughter. Well-played.

Somebody please make this happen. And maybe instead of arrows & olive branches, you can make it tacos & brisket.

Oooh brisket tacos.
 
2014-01-17 03:08:32 PM  
Three-Headed Dog:

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.

Haven't had Culvers. But agree on the Whataburger

/Grilled onions and grilled jalapenos is the only way to go....
 
2014-01-17 03:09:16 PM  

Three-Headed Dog: Live in the Metroplex. Vote conservative. Could not care less about someone's sexual orientation. Congrats to the newly wedded.

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.


i've only ever seen 1 culvers sign on a building, and that one was in hurst and already closed down by the time we moved to the area, so i've never tried culvers. i was excited to see it, and really wanted to try it, having heard (and seen on food network, etc) about how good they are. but nope, closed!

my wife (girlfriend at the time) and her daughter thought i was nuts for being excited that we were moving to a place where we were just about 5 miles from a braums...then they tried it and understood.

we had whataburger in texarkana, so nothing new there.

in-n-out i like if i want a cheesburger, fries, and shake, happen to be in the vicinity of one, and don't want to spend more than $7, but they have almost no variety, so it's not a place i can take my very picky family.
 
2014-01-17 03:09:51 PM  

Gaddiel: Austin is great as long as you don't have to drive between the hours of 5am and 7 pm. Houston was fun for the short time I was there. The rest we can give back to Mexico.


If you live anywhere near downtown it is do-able by bike, but you are totally screwed if you have to travel North or South of the city.
 
2014-01-17 03:10:05 PM  

Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.


Did anyone really put a Romney sticker on their car? I thought even Republicans hated that goofball.
 
2014-01-17 03:11:52 PM  

uncleacid: Why is the black guy in the picture doing the facepalm?


He just realized he is black, and in Texas.
 
2014-01-17 03:13:58 PM  

Gaddiel: Austin is great as long as you don't have to drive between the hours of 5am and 7 pm. Houston was fun for the short time I was there. The rest we can give back to Mexico.


No, San Antonio is actually better than Austin. I like Austin a LOT, but the problem with college towns is that they're full of college kids being privileged snots. San Antonio is more Tejano and therefore better.
 
2014-01-17 03:15:44 PM  

RyansPrivates: Three-Headed Dog:

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.

Haven't had Culvers. But agree on the Whataburger

/Grilled onions and grilled jalapenos is the only way to go....


With some cheese, please. That is some good shiat.
 
2014-01-17 03:16:48 PM  
Mrtraveler01:
I never had Blue Bell though. For some reason they don't carry it up here in Missouri even though I see the ads for it on national tv. I've always wanted to try it to see if I can really tell a difference.

What part of Missouri are you in? I'm down near Springfield and see Blue Bell in Murfin's and Walmart. Have yet to look for it at Price Cutter or Hyvee, I should though.
 
2014-01-17 03:16:50 PM  

bungle_jr: Mrtraveler01: Maud Dib: bungle_jr: Penoatle: I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.

someone always brings up whataburger in a tx discussion. i've heard kids at the airport say "we're in tx, let's eat at w-a-b!"

don't get me wrong, w-a-b is great, especially specialties like the chophouse cheddar burger [homersimpsondrool.jpg], but come on, we also have BRAUMS here!

Just went to the new In-and-Out burger here in Austin.

They have one in Austin now too?

I remember back when they said they never wanted to expand beyond California, Nevada, and Arizona because they wanted their ingredients to stay fresh so it had to be within a certain distance of their patty making and distribution facility in Southern California. Then the original owners died and their granddaughter took it over and now they're expanding to places like Utah and Texas (where they had to build another facility).

Good times.

so the original owners never thought "hey, we can expand...if only there was a way to keep fresh ingredients in a foreign-like area"?

how hard would it have been to set up local production in tx 20 years ago? i mean, tx is known for cattle, for fark sake, and bread? well, that is simple...ever hear of mrs bairds? i hear the ads that the in-n-outs here in dfw are supplied by beef and bread producers here in tx, and think they should've done that long ago


It was probably a combination of cost and maybe the original owners thought it was too risky of a move to make in terms of maintaining the same quality that existed in CA.

Glad to see their expansion into Texas is working out for them though.
 
2014-01-17 03:17:11 PM  
Another thing I like about Texas are the interchanges. I hate cloverleafs and love being bounced 200ft in the air switching from interstate to interstate.

I completed company training in Lancaster and though I am based out of CA, I always wind up in TX.

I should go burger hopping when I get back into TX. Yes, I do sound quite fat.
 
2014-01-17 03:17:19 PM  
Houston is a foul smelling sweatbox of a town. Liberals can move there and screw it up like Detroit and no one will care.
 
2014-01-17 03:18:59 PM  

mbillips: Gaddiel: Austin is great as long as you don't have to drive between the hours of 5am and 7 pm. Houston was fun for the short time I was there. The rest we can give back to Mexico.

No, San Antonio is actually better than Austin. I like Austin a LOT, but the problem with college towns is that they're full of college kids being privileged snots. San Antonio is more Tejano and therefore better.


As long as you ignore the bodies floating in the Riverwalk, it has some charm.
 
2014-01-17 03:19:02 PM  

bungle_jr: Three-Headed Dog: Live in the Metroplex. Vote conservative. Could not care less about someone's sexual orientation. Congrats to the newly wedded.

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.

i've only ever seen 1 culvers sign on a building, and that one was in hurst and already closed down by the time we moved to the area, so i've never tried culvers. i was excited to see it, and really wanted to try it, having heard (and seen on food network, etc) about how good they are. but nope, closed!

my wife (girlfriend at the time) and her daughter thought i was nuts for being excited that we were moving to a place where we were just about 5 miles from a braums...then they tried it and understood.

we had whataburger in texarkana, so nothing new there.

in-n-out i like if i want a cheesburger, fries, and shake, happen to be in the vicinity of one, and don't want to spend more than $7, but they have almost no variety, so it's not a place i can take my very picky family.


That is too bad about the Culvers. Good custard and I love the crinkle-cut fries but their bacon butter burger with cheese is awesome.

A burger with bacon. And butter.
/Those dirty b@stards.
 
2014-01-17 03:20:10 PM  

mbillips: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

Did anyone really put a Romney sticker on their car? I thought even Republicans hated that goofball.


i work part time at the dfw airport. i've seen plenty of romney stickers on vehicles there. nowhere near as many romney stickers as "13.1" "26.2" and various other "look at me, i run insane distances" stickers, though.
 
2014-01-17 03:21:16 PM  
Now I'd never turn down Braums, and I really miss Blue Bell, but the matter of the Best Ice Cream in Texas was settled 30 years ago.

littleaustinite.com
 
2014-01-17 03:23:04 PM  

Penoatle: Another thing I like about Texas are the interchanges. I hate cloverleafs and love being bounced 200ft in the air switching from interstate to interstate.

I completed company training in Lancaster and though I am based out of CA, I always wind up in TX.

I should go burger hopping when I get back into TX. Yes, I do sound quite fat.


if you're in the midcities (the area between dallas & ft worth), you should go to watauga, a town a few miles west of dfw airport, to the intersection of 377 and midcities blvd (actually midcities is watauga blvd at that spot) to a restaurant called OC BURGER!
 
2014-01-17 03:24:21 PM  

TheBigJerk: That is still a slim majority that voted for Mitt "Walking Stereotype" Romney.


Oh I'm fully aware. Romney won the state with 57.2% of the vote. My main point is that it's not quite as "deep red" as some would assume.


All2morrowsparTs: Welcome to PBS for this weeks episode of Jane Di Atribe's Pride and Defensiveness.

Brought to you by the generous contributions of What-A-Burger, Braum's, Bluebell Ice Cream, and Farkers like you.

THANK YOU!

//That is not math that is statistics.


Well, some of it was math. Math is part of statistics. I guess since I didn't use the correct word in my opening sentence, the rest of the facts don't matter! And calling me defensive is sure to discredit everything I've said. I mean, who cares about facts anyway! It's so much easier to stereotype & not bother! Right? Anyway. I'm glad you've brought facts to this thread instead of just being an asshole to those who do. THANK YOU!


RyansPrivates: Now granted Dallas is larger by about 2.5x, but the point about people selecting their "enclave" still stands.


Absolutely. Collin County is always the darkest red of the DFW counties. Their stats read like a West Texas county with 5000 people in it. I suppose we can't really expect anything else from the place that houses Prestonwood Baptist Stadium.

Also, I would like to express my complete delight that this thread has turned into a debate about hamburgers & ice cream. Whataburger &  Blue Bell 4LYFE
 
2014-01-17 03:24:58 PM  

Ennuipoet: I like how the posters in the Boobies censors their (barely) profanities, but keeps the threats of violence.  Because, well we wouldn't want anyone to hear a bad word while be viciously assaulted!

/That's Amurca


Rude words and sex bad, violence good. It's the American way.
 
2014-01-17 03:28:11 PM  

Three-Headed Dog: Live in the Metroplex. Vote conservative. Could not care less about someone's sexual orientation. Congrats to the newly wedded.

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.


Texas Burger kicks all their asses.
 
2014-01-17 03:28:32 PM  
If you're tired of Texas shiatting on America, drop $10 on Wendy Davis trying to keep Perry's getaway driver from being the next governor.

(The abortion filibuster was her /second/. Her first? Trying to stop a five-billion-plus cut to Texas' education budget.)
 
2014-01-17 03:31:02 PM  

gfid: Three-Headed Dog: Live in the Metroplex. Vote conservative. Could not care less about someone's sexual orientation. Congrats to the newly wedded.

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.

Texas Burger kicks all their asses.


i've never heard of tx burger. whar is tx burger? WHAR?!?

dinner is in about an hour...i have a strong craving for a burger
 
2014-01-17 03:34:46 PM  

gfid: Three-Headed Dog: Live in the Metroplex. Vote conservative. Could not care less about someone's sexual orientation. Congrats to the newly wedded.

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.

Texas Burger kicks all their asses.


Local joint?
 
2014-01-17 03:35:20 PM  

lilplatinum: whither_apophis: A former coworker was from Houston, would always go on about how it can just annex any city next to it. Never really paid attention but if true I could see how swallowing up the 'burbs could lead to atypical election results.

They annexed the suburb I grew up in (kingwood) back in 1996 much to our chagrin.  We sued the shiat out of them and got enough people elected to change the annexaiton laws in 1999 so Houston can't keep gobbling up everything around it to extend it's disgusting urban sprawl ever wider as unrestricted as it used to.


Endless annexed sprawl + no zoning laws = Houston is pretty farking ugly except for some very few nice parts....which got redeveloped into McMansions and highrises and are now ugly too.

RIP Rice Village and Sunset. And Bellaire/Meyerland used to have interesting diverse midcentury modern ranch houses. Even Memorial has been turned into McMansionland. Although those McMansions are HUGE because of their giant land plots.
 
2014-01-17 03:35:57 PM  

bungle_jr: gfid: Three-Headed Dog: Live in the Metroplex. Vote conservative. Could not care less about someone's sexual orientation. Congrats to the newly wedded.

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.

Texas Burger kicks all their asses.

i've never heard of tx burger. whar is tx burger? WHAR?!?

dinner is in about an hour...i have a strong craving for a burger


For people in Dallas/Ft. Worth area, I recommend Keller's Drive-in. Place has been around for at least 40 years. Extremely cheap (last time I was there about 6 years ago, a double meat burger fully-loaded was like $2-$2.50) and delicious. Only reason I haven't been back is because I haven't been able to make it to Dallas in a while.
 
2014-01-17 03:37:55 PM  
Spotted in Lewisville....

i27.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-17 03:39:17 PM  

Ishidan: Why, it's almost like the more social contact you have with people of color and diverse points of view, the more liberal you become!


FTFY.
 
2014-01-17 03:41:03 PM  

bungle_jr: gfid: Three-Headed Dog: Live in the Metroplex. Vote conservative. Could not care less about someone's sexual orientation. Congrats to the newly wedded.

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.

Texas Burger kicks all their asses.

i've never heard of tx burger. whar is tx burger? WHAR?!?

dinner is in about an hour...i have a strong craving for a burger


Hop Doddy here in Austin is supposed to be good, but I like my burger joints hipster-free.
 
2014-01-17 03:41:28 PM  

scottydoesntknow: bungle_jr: gfid: Three-Headed Dog: Live in the Metroplex. Vote conservative. Could not care less about someone's sexual orientation. Congrats to the newly wedded.

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.

Texas Burger kicks all their asses.

i've never heard of tx burger. whar is tx burger? WHAR?!?

dinner is in about an hour...i have a strong craving for a burger

For people in Dallas/Ft. Worth area, I recommend Keller's Drive-in. Place has been around for at least 40 years. Extremely cheap (last time I was there about 6 years ago, a double meat burger fully-loaded was like $2-$2.50) and delicious. Only reason I haven't been back is because I haven't been able to make it to Dallas in a while.


Thanks but I will be damned if I am going to drive to Dallas in Friday afternoon traffic for a burger. Fortunately for those of us on the friendly side of the Metroplex (and our cardiologists) we have a plethora of quality burger establishments. Fred's, Chubby's, Jake's....moving a bit south Nicky D's in Crowley. Grumps in Burleson. To the NE is the venerable Clown Burger in Halton City.
 
2014-01-17 03:44:00 PM  

dragonchild: Earpj: This town, anyway, has really nice people. The politics drive me batty, but it's ok otherwise.

POLITE people.  Texans are POLITE.  For that matter, every Texan I've ever met was polite.  But man, that state is a whole 'nother place when the masks come off.  People who vote to screw over everyone except themselves are NOT nice.

People are defined by their politics.  That is how they treat others they don't know and can't relate to from the privacy of a voting booth, which is as pure a litmust test for kindness as any.


I lived in Houston for three years. Always thought the politeness was skin deep and only because nobody knew who was armed. Politeness =/= friendliness.
 
2014-01-17 03:45:01 PM  

Three-Headed Dog: scottydoesntknow: bungle_jr: gfid: Three-Headed Dog: Live in the Metroplex. Vote conservative. Could not care less about someone's sexual orientation. Congrats to the newly wedded.

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.

Texas Burger kicks all their asses.

i've never heard of tx burger. whar is tx burger? WHAR?!?

dinner is in about an hour...i have a strong craving for a burger

For people in Dallas/Ft. Worth area, I recommend Keller's Drive-in. Place has been around for at least 40 years. Extremely cheap (last time I was there about 6 years ago, a double meat burger fully-loaded was like $2-$2.50) and delicious. Only reason I haven't been back is because I haven't been able to make it to Dallas in a while.

Thanks but I will be damned if I am going to drive to Dallas in Friday afternoon traffic for a burger. Fortunately for those of us on the friendly side of the Metroplex (and our cardiologists) we have a plethora of quality burger establishments. Fred's, Chubby's, Jake's....moving a bit south Nicky D's in Crowley. Grumps in Burleson. To the NE is the venerable Clown Burger in Halton City.


where is this "clown burger"? i must not be going to the right parts of haltom

freds is good. never have been to chubbys. jakes is a few blocks from where i work, but i have never tried it
 
2014-01-17 03:45:05 PM  

texanb4: Shouldn't surprise people that a lot of folks in Texas will be very happy with this news.

And that some other Texans, perhaps a lot more, will see it as a sign of the Apocalypse.

Bottom line: You got your Molly Ivins and Rick Perrys, so whether you're a lover or a hater, you're sure to find a friend in Texas.

/over 30 years, lived in El Paso, Victoria, Beaumont, San Angelo, Amarillo, and Austin.
//wouldn't live in Austin now if you paid me
///seriously miss taquerías...

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Dude, you lived in San Angelo? I lived there for 3 years during the 90s. What a shiathole. Not much to do there, but I was in a band so all we did was rock out and get wasted every night. Good times.
 
2014-01-17 03:49:01 PM  

Tax Boy: lilplatinum: whither_apophis: A former coworker was from Houston, would always go on about how it can just annex any city next to it. Never really paid attention but if true I could see how swallowing up the 'burbs could lead to atypical election results.

They annexed the suburb I grew up in (kingwood) back in 1996 much to our chagrin.  We sued the shiat out of them and got enough people elected to change the annexaiton laws in 1999 so Houston can't keep gobbling up everything around it to extend it's disgusting urban sprawl ever wider as unrestricted as it used to.

Endless annexed sprawl + no zoning laws = Houston is pretty farking ugly except for some very few nice parts....which got redeveloped into McMansions and highrises and are now ugly too.

RIP Rice Village and Sunset. And Bellaire/Meyerland used to have interesting diverse midcentury modern ranch houses. Even Memorial has been turned into McMansionland. Although those McMansions are HUGE because of their giant land plots.


West U and Kirby are still ridiculously nice. If you want your mid-century modern and classic homes, look at Timbergrove, the Heights, and Garden Oaks. Houston has plenty of nice parts, the problem comes in the fact that inside the loop is undergoing major transitioning, so you have crack houses next to extremely nice new builds. What's sad is that you have all of these nice town homes going into the middle of the ghetto to start the transition that are built like fortresses with no yards. Houston would be much better off if we could essentially bulldoze over the ghetto areas and just move it all to Acres Homes, Sharpstown, and Alief.
 
2014-01-17 03:49:05 PM  

2.bp.blogspot.com


"So, this is the planet Houston?"

 
2014-01-17 03:52:01 PM  

bungle_jr: gfid: Three-Headed Dog: Live in the Metroplex. Vote conservative. Could not care less about someone's sexual orientation. Congrats to the newly wedded.

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.

Texas Burger kicks all their asses.

i've never heard of tx burger. whar is tx burger? WHAR?!?

dinner is in about an hour...i have a strong craving for a burger


It looks like they may have scaled back their locations.  I used to hit one in Corsicana when making trips between Houston and Dallas.

It's not very fast food.  They take their time, but it's good.

http://www.texasburger.net/locations.html

Yeah, even better than Whataburger
 
2014-01-17 03:54:26 PM  

gfid: bungle_jr: gfid: Three-Headed Dog: Live in the Metroplex. Vote conservative. Could not care less about someone's sexual orientation. Congrats to the newly wedded.

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.

Texas Burger kicks all their asses.

i've never heard of tx burger. whar is tx burger? WHAR?!?

dinner is in about an hour...i have a strong craving for a burger

It looks like they may have scaled back their locations.  I used to hit one in Corsicana when making trips between Houston and Dallas.

It's not very fast food.  They take their time, but it's good.

http://www.texasburger.net/locations.html

Yeah, even better than Whataburger


They even have an Ice Cream bar inside, at least the Madisonville location off 45 does. French fries and Texas Toast dipped in ice cream. Mmmmmmm.

The only reason I like Whataburger is because I can get good jalapenos on a burger. They don't put the pickled non-hot ones on it, but lump them on with the seeds.
 
2014-01-17 03:55:25 PM  

Maud Dib: bungle_jr: gfid: Three-Headed Dog: Live in the Metroplex. Vote conservative. Could not care less about someone's sexual orientation. Congrats to the newly wedded.

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.

Texas Burger kicks all their asses.

i've never heard of tx burger. whar is tx burger? WHAR?!?

dinner is in about an hour...i have a strong craving for a burger

Hop Doddy here in Austin is supposed to be good, but I like my burger joints hipster-free.


Exactly.  Besides, I'd rather spend my money on Rainey Street
 
2014-01-17 03:56:17 PM  
Easy to miss Clown Burger. It is off the beaten path. You can find it at 5020 Stanley Keller Rd. It is a dive but the burgers (and fries) are tasty.
 
2014-01-17 03:58:25 PM  
Despite what all you tards think and this includes you Gilgigamesh (Sugarland, really).


Houston is the most diverse city in the World.  Get that, in the world.

40% hispanic
30% white
20% black
10% asian and other

and that includes you lesbian mayor.
 
2014-01-17 03:58:38 PM  
I like how this turned from a "hate on Texas" thread, to a burger thread.

/hungry
 
2014-01-17 04:06:25 PM  
Austinite here.  Please don't move here, it sucks.
 
2014-01-17 04:06:53 PM  
Came here for the usual, visceral, indiscriminate, blanketed hate of Texas.  Leaving entirely dissatisfied and craving some Whataburger.

/Houstonian, originally from La Grange
//a how-how-how-how
 
2014-01-17 04:09:13 PM  
A recruiter just contacted me about moving to Texas.

Let me think about that for a second.  I am an atheist, childless, Vagina-American who is not in menopause.

That would be a FARK NO.
 
2014-01-17 04:11:17 PM  

Brontes: Austinite here.  Please don't move here, it sucks.


Seconded.
 
2014-01-17 04:13:12 PM  

HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.


i.imgflip.com
 
2014-01-17 04:13:33 PM  

HeadKase: Brontes: Austinite here.  Please don't move here, it sucks.

Seconded.


Too bad.  Y'all are the second city to get the Google fiber optic internet, and I sure as hell am not moving to Kansas City.
 
2014-01-17 04:15:33 PM  

Brontes: Austinite here.  Please don't move here, it sucks.


Thirded but I'm from Houston.
 
2014-01-17 04:17:33 PM  

NEDM: HeadKase: Brontes: Austinite here.  Please don't move here, it sucks.

Seconded.

Too bad.  Y'all are the second city to get the Google fiber optic internet, and I sure as hell am not moving to Kansas City.


HEY! As long as you stay out of Overland Park KC is pretty nice.
 
2014-01-17 04:17:39 PM  

fudgelpuppy: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

Wouldn' that be oral?


Houston has a large black population, and they usually vote democrat, or the non wealthy ones anyway.
 
2014-01-17 04:22:06 PM  

CarrieWhite: bungle_jr: i can't watch this at work
let me guess
"king of the hill"?

Rich Hall's You Can Go to Hell, I'm Going to Texas Which is a clever, and hilarious look at the self-parody that Texas is.


Rich Hall is farking hilarious.
 
2014-01-17 04:24:12 PM  

Mrtraveler01: misanthropic1: Mrtraveler01: I never had Blue Bell though. For some reason they don't carry it up here in Missouri even though I see the ads for it on national tv. I've always wanted to try it to see if I can really tell a difference.

It really is superior ice cream, paired with really terrible politics.

/conflicted on the matter

We have something similar to that in Illinois (Google Oberweis).

Wonder why so many people in the ice cream industry are so rabidly conservative?


Something to do with teetotalers, maybe?
 
2014-01-17 04:30:10 PM  

endmile: Dude, you lived in San Angelo? I lived there for 3 years during the 90s.


Lived there from 1976-1980 on Southland Blvd when it was the edge of town.  I was just a kid and most days I spent exploring the prairie to the south of town, rock/fossil/arrowhead hunting, catching rattlers and horned toads, climbing mesas, fishing at Twin buttes or Lake Nastywater, it was good.

But we moved to Amarillo when I wss in 8th grade and every one of my friends who remained in San Angelo pretty much say exactly what you've said.  It's OK to a point, but at the end of the day it's just another small West Texas town.  And those who remain are either unhappy or stereotypical red-staters.

What a shiathole. Not much to do there, but I was in a band so all we did was rock out and get wasted every night. Good times.

That was Amarillo.
 
2014-01-17 04:35:53 PM  

Brontes: Austinite here.  Please don't move here, it sucks.


Fourth'd.

Stay outa Austin, its a farking leper colony full of explosive aids rapist here.  Do not come here, move on to San Antonio or Houston.  Save yourself.

Libera tutemet ex infernis
 
2014-01-17 04:38:48 PM  

stevenvictx: Houston has a large black population


They're not all fat
 
2014-01-17 04:39:04 PM  

orclover: Brontes: Austinite here.  Please don't move here, it sucks.

Fourth'd.

Stay outa Austin, its a farking leper colony full of explosive aids rapist here.  Do not come here, move on to San Antonio or Houston.  Save yourself.

Libera tutemet ex infernis


And snakes! We have lots and lots of snakes!
 
2014-01-17 04:46:18 PM  

blatz514: I like how this turned from a "hate on Texas" thread, to a burger thread.

/hungry


One of the best burgers in Houston is Stanton's City Bites.

Really good, really big, and cheap.
 
2014-01-17 04:46:40 PM  
Maud Dib:

Hop Doddy here in Austin is supposed to be good, but I like my burger joints hipster-free.

Hop Doddy is Really, Really good.  But it is pricey and crowded beyond belief.  There are Hipsters there but they seemed to be crowded out by everyone else.  I'd recommend it just not on a Saturday night.

They just opened a pTerry's up by me and can't wait to try it.  But until the lines go down I'll stick with Whataburger and Moonies (I just got my wife hooked on them and their onion rings this week)
 
2014-01-17 04:47:11 PM  

scottydoesntknow: For people in Dallas/Ft. Worth area, I recommend Keller's Drive-in. Place has been around for at least 40 years. Extremely cheap (last time I was there about 6 years ago, a double meat burger fully-loaded was like $2-$2.50) and delicious. Only reason I haven't been back is because I haven't been able to make it to Dallas in a while.


So. Much. This.  When I want  one of theirs nothing else will work.  All cash joint though.  Part of the charm.  If you are in Dallas, it is Northwest Highway just before Abrams on your right heading west.  Last time i was there prices were still cheap, like $3 or so for a burger.

/great tots with cheese their too
//Jakes is the devil spawn, run by Kellers nephews, I believe. Not near as good, but will work in a pinch
 
2014-01-17 04:51:07 PM  

RyansPrivates: scottydoesntknow: For people in Dallas/Ft. Worth area, I recommend Keller's Drive-in. Place has been around for at least 40 years. Extremely cheap (last time I was there about 6 years ago, a double meat burger fully-loaded was like $2-$2.50) and delicious. Only reason I haven't been back is because I haven't been able to make it to Dallas in a while.

So. Much. This.  When I want  one of theirs nothing else will work.  All cash joint though.  Part of the charm.  If you are in Dallas, it is Northwest Highway just before Abrams on your right heading west.  Last time i was there prices were still cheap, like $3 or so for a burger.

/great tots with cheese their too
//Jakes is the devil spawn, run by Kellers nephews, I believe. Not near as good, but will work in a pinch



I think they still sell beer too  - also pretty cheap.
 
2014-01-17 04:52:33 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Good for her. I had no idea that Houston was so liberal. I thought Texas pretty much had that kind of thing isolated to Austin.


Like most states, the major population areas of Texas are at least purple.  Houston is blue.

What I've found is that most people who hate Texas really just hate people from rural areas, regardless of state, and Texas has a significant amount of rural areas.
 
2014-01-17 04:54:55 PM  

Di Atribe: I don't expect a lot of people to change their minds over this. I just wanted you to look & see that all 26 million of us aren't exactly the same. You can't keep making the same old stupid, tired, low-hanging-fruit jokes about how stupid & evil we are and then turn around and criticize conservatives for their lack of critical thinking.


That would require a skill set including critical thinking skills and...

oooh, I see what you did there.
 
2014-01-17 05:00:58 PM  

Gaddiel: Austin is great as long as you don't have to drive between the hours of 5am and 7 pm. Houston was fun for the short time I was there. The rest we can give back to Mexico.


I enjoy Fredericksburg and Chinati Hot Springs.  I propose we keep them, too. Also Kingsland.  It's a sad, sad little town, it's true.  But I quite enjoy going to the lake house on LBJ, so we'll just go ahead and keep it.


And HoustonNick, god damn it, shut up.
 
2014-01-17 05:04:35 PM  

Ditto: most people who hate Texas really just hate people from rural areas


I have issues with Texas' Governor

/who, I admit, is from a rural area
 
2014-01-17 05:04:37 PM  
I've said it for years on here. So Tarrant County (Fort Worth) goes, so goes Texas.

PS Wendy Davis is from Tarrant County. Just sayin'.
 
2014-01-17 05:11:52 PM  

Three-Headed Dog: Thanks but I will be damned if I am going to drive to Dallas in Friday afternoon traffic for a burger. Fortunately for those of us on the friendly side of the Metroplex (and our cardiologists) we have a plethora of quality burger establishments. Fred's, Chubby's, Jake's....moving a bit south Nicky D's in Crowley. Grumps in Burleson. To the NE is the venerable Clown Burger in Halton City.


Jake's is run by Keller's nephews, I believe.
 
2014-01-17 05:18:18 PM  

mainsail: CarrieWhite: bungle_jr: i can't watch this at work
let me guess
"king of the hill"?

Rich Hall's You Can Go to Hell, I'm Going to Texas Which is a clever, and hilarious look at the self-parody that Texas is.

Rich Hall is farking hilarious.


Anyone who thinks Texas is hell has obviously been here in July-August.
 
2014-01-17 05:20:45 PM  

Buffalo77: Despite what all you tards think and this includes you Gilgigamesh (Sugarland, really).


Houston is the most diverse city in the World.  Get that, in the world.

40% hispanic
30% white
20% black
10% asian and other

and that includes you lesbian mayor.


This doesn't surprise me. I think the University of Houston is the 6th most diverse college campus in the nation. Many schools now offer a Spanish Immersion program where children actually learn ALL of their course materials in Spanish and English, then pretty much exclusively Spanish. People have 0 sense of how Houston actually is. It is a big farking city. Not only that, pretty much all surrounding cities are pretty much "Houston" also (I'm looking at you Sugarland, Kingwood, Woodlands, Bellaire, West U, etc.) But, people can keep on believing what they want. Eventually, they will end up moving here to work.
 
2014-01-17 05:23:35 PM  

dsmith42: Deedeemarz: een Houston and Galveston and my outlook o

Holy shiat, another Dickinsonian. Born in Galveston but lived in unincorporated land outside Dickinson until I went to college.


Lol yup. Moved to the part of Dickinson that is really in League City a few years ago. It's a quiet town.
 
2014-01-17 05:24:03 PM  
I'll just leave this here: Which State is Your Enemy?

/check Texas
 
2014-01-17 05:26:58 PM  

Dhoogall: They just opened a pTerry's up by me and can't wait to try it.


pterry's burgers are good, but a little dry. i do like their fries.
 
2014-01-17 05:52:48 PM  

dletter: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

2012 Presidential Election by County.....

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x489]

Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.


This just in.....areas heavily populated by groups of people suckling on the government tit tend to be more Democratic than Republican

/popcorn, I has it
 
2014-01-17 06:00:07 PM  

voodoomedic: dletter: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

2012 Presidential Election by County.....

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x489]

Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.

This just in.....areas heavily populated by groups of people suckling on the government tit tend to be more Democratic than Republican

/popcorn, I has it


I love how things to help low income people are "sucking the government tit", but, retirees using more SS and Medicare benefits than they put into the system are "Honest hardworking amerians".   Or large companies getting tax breaks aren't sucking the government tit because "Job creatorz!".
 
2014-01-17 06:01:23 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: Buffalo77: Despite what all you tards think and this includes you Gilgigamesh (Sugarland, really).


Houston is the most diverse city in the World.  Get that, in the world.

40% hispanic
30% white
20% black
10% asian and other

and that includes you lesbian mayor.

This doesn't surprise me. I think the University of Houston is the 6th most diverse college campus in the nation. Many schools now offer a Spanish Immersion program where children actually learn ALL of their course materials in Spanish and English, then pretty much exclusively Spanish. People have 0 sense of how Houston actually is. It is a big farking city. Not only that, pretty much all surrounding cities are pretty much "Houston" also (I'm looking at you Sugarland, Kingwood, Woodlands, Bellaire, West U, etc.) But, people can keep on believing what they want. Eventually, they will end up moving here to work.


I'm aware that Houston is diverse. Paradoxically, the nicest, friendliest people I meet in Houston are the native Texans. They are true southerners, in the best and the worst senses that that image invokes. Sure a lot of them may be racist dickbags, especially against Latinos, but they will talk to you. Open, friendly and genuine. Just don't try and steal from them or they will shoot you.

The people who come here "to work", as you put it, are the worst. The Indians and Pakistanis, the French, the Chinese, the middle easterners, and worst of all: the goddamned douchebags from the northeast, the ones I moved to the south to get far away from. Unfriendly, arrogant, dour, rude. Horrible horrible people, the transplants to Houston.

So no. I will never move here. Never, ever, ever.
 
2014-01-17 06:07:20 PM  

Sybarite: Houston is pretty evenly divided politically. Harris County (in which Houston is located) went for Obama by the barest of margins in 2012.


Probably had to do with all of the Katrina refugees from NOLA that were too lazy to get their fat asses back on the bus to go back home.
 
2014-01-17 06:10:35 PM  

dletter: voodoomedic: dletter: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

2012 Presidential Election by County.....

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x489]

Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.

This just in.....areas heavily populated by groups of people suckling on the government tit tend to be more Democratic than Republican

/popcorn, I has it

I love how things to help low income people are "sucking the government tit", but, retirees using more SS and Medicare benefits than they put into the system are "Honest hardworking amerians".   Or large companies getting tax breaks aren't sucking the government tit because "Job creatorz!".


Ah, yes...and now we're back on track! Enough of this hamburger/ice cream nonsense...
 
2014-01-17 06:11:14 PM  

Eponymous: Sybarite: Houston is pretty evenly divided politically. Harris County (in which Houston is located) went for Obama by the barest of margins in 2012.

Probably had to do with all of the Katrina refugees from NOLA that were too lazy to get their fat asses back on the bus to go back home.


Well there's an original thought. Except for the 15 other racist idiots who said the same thing in this thread.

Also, you're wrong.
 
2014-01-17 06:15:25 PM  

voodoomedic: dletter: voodoomedic: dletter: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

2012 Presidential Election by County.....

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x489]

Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.

This just in.....areas heavily populated by groups of people suckling on the government tit tend to be more Democratic than Republican

/popcorn, I has it

I love how things to help low income people are "sucking the government tit", but, retirees using more SS and Medicare benefits than they put into the system are "Honest hardworking amerians".   Or large companies getting tax breaks aren't sucking the government tit because "Job creatorz!".

Ah, yes...and now we're back on track! Enough of this hamburger/ice cream nonsense...


have you ever had a really good burger right after sucking on a government tit?  You need ice cream to wash it down!
 
2014-01-17 06:15:56 PM  
On the burger thing, if you live in Houston and haven't been to the Houston Food Park yet, you're missing out. Old Meridian parking lot off 1600 Emanuel Street. Check out Foreign Policy, Gastro Punk and Bahn Apetit. Or whatever, it's all good.
 
2014-01-17 06:33:15 PM  

alwaysjaded: On the burger thing, if you live in Houston and haven't been to the Houston Food Park yet, you're missing out. Old Meridian parking lot off 1600 Emanuel Street. Check out Foreign Policy, Gastro Punk and Bahn Apetit. Or whatever, it's all good.


Wow, never heard of it. Now that I have, I do feel like I'm missing out.

Thanks!
 
2014-01-17 06:33:39 PM  

JerkyMeat: If there is any place that needs to be invaded and slaughtered by the U.S., it's texas. Fark that place.


They do have oil...

dletter: Jeep2011: I lived in Houston for one year and Fort Worth for 3.  Saw more stickers for Obama than I did Romney on their cars.   Maybe Liberals feel the need to be more vocal.

2012 Presidential Election by County.....

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x489]

Those blue islands are Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and San Antonio (and then all of the counties near the Mexican border).   This just in.... heavily populated areas tend to be more Democratic than Republican.   Texas as a whole is still republican though because while those heavily populated areas might go 50-60% Democratic, the other parts of the state go 80-90+% GOP.


What's the blue county on the Louisiana border? Is that where Beaumont is?
 
2014-01-17 07:13:52 PM  

scottydoesntknow:

Wow, never heard of it. Now that I have, I do feel like I'm missing out.

Thanks!


They have a Twitter account that announces the lineup every morning.I don't think I've had a bad thing there yet.

/ sounds fat and happy
 
2014-01-17 07:16:07 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: Tax Boy: lilplatinum: whither_apophis: A former coworker was from Houston, would always go on about how it can just annex any city next to it. Never really paid attention but if true I could see how swallowing up the 'burbs could lead to atypical election results.

They annexed the suburb I grew up in (kingwood) back in 1996 much to our chagrin.  We sued the shiat out of them and got enough people elected to change the annexaiton laws in 1999 so Houston can't keep gobbling up everything around it to extend it's disgusting urban sprawl ever wider as unrestricted as it used to.
Alief.


Texas law allows any city to annex a piece of land by vote of the residents, but the people who live there DO NOT have a right to vote not to be annexed.

Go figure.
 
2014-01-17 07:17:23 PM  

alwaysjaded: On the burger thing, if you live in Houston and haven't been to the Houston Food Park yet, you're missing out. Old Meridian parking lot off 1600 Emanuel Street. Check out Foreign Policy, Gastro Punk and Bahn Apetit. Or whatever, it's all good.


Thanks for the tip, I'll have to check it out.

/Houstonian who was proud to re-elect this mayor.
 
2014-01-17 07:33:59 PM  

Ishidan: Why, it's almost like the more social contact you have, the more liberal you become!


Or possibly the less self reliant you are, the more liberal you become.
 
2014-01-17 07:49:28 PM  

EatenTheSun: Ishidan: Why, it's almost like the more social contact you have, the more liberal you become!

Or possibly the less self reliant you are, the more liberal you become.


This.
 
2014-01-17 07:51:53 PM  

soporific: alwaysjaded: On the burger thing, if you live in Houston and haven't been to the Houston Food Park yet, you're missing out. Old Meridian parking lot off 1600 Emanuel Street. Check out Foreign Policy, Gastro Punk and Bahn Apetit. Or whatever, it's all good.

Thanks for the tip, I'll have to check it out.

/Houstonian who was proud to re-elect this mayor.


Forgot to add, make sure you pick up a drink from the booth. The park pays the rent on drink sales. They have beer and the good sodas. Check out that link I posted up above.

/ 3 time voter
 
2014-01-17 08:10:18 PM  

PolyHatSnake: bungle_jr: Penoatle: I am okay with this.

I am to the right but honestly could care less what people do.

I also love Texas, the politics are cool, guns are cool (when not used to blow out your fellow mans tender vittles), whataburger is cool. Texas is win-win.

someone always brings up whataburger in a tx discussion. i've heard kids at the airport say "we're in tx, let's eat at w-a-b!"

don't get me wrong, w-a-b is great, especially specialties like the chophouse cheddar burger [homersimpsondrool.jpg], but come on, we also have BRAUMS here!

You shut your whore mouth! Braums doesn't come close to comparing with Whataburger, and before you pop off about ice cream, you shove some Bluebell in your cake hole like God intended!


Late to the party but
-Whataburger is awesome (you like jalapeños in your burgers? Hell yeah , they'll hook you up.)
-Braums is teh suxx0rs. Do NOT eat there, ever.
-I think that there's a law that most eating establishments and supermarkets must carry Blue Bell ice cream.

Also, Central Market rules the universe.
 
2014-01-17 08:16:05 PM  

scottydoesntknow: bungle_jr: gfid: Three-Headed Dog: Live in the Metroplex. Vote conservative. Could not care less about someone's sexual orientation. Congrats to the newly wedded.

Whataburger>Culvers>Braums>In and Out.

Texas Burger kicks all their asses.

i've never heard of tx burger. whar is tx burger? WHAR?!?

dinner is in about an hour...i have a strong craving for a burger

For people in Dallas/Ft. Worth area, I recommend Keller's Drive-in. Place has been around for at least 40 years. Extremely cheap (last time I was there about 6 years ago, a double meat burger fully-loaded was like $2-$2.50) and delicious. Only reason I haven't been back is because I haven't been able to make it to Dallas in a while.


I tried it and it was OK. (As far as drive throughs, nothing beats Superdawg in Chicago for me). DFWers, try Liberty Burger and Dallas also now has Hopdoddy (straight outta Austin)... yum!
 
2014-01-17 08:28:48 PM  
Hey, did you guys know we also have an India-born Secretary of State? Neither did I until today!
 
2014-01-17 09:21:54 PM  
Still love Austin, was there last year to see my mom.grew up in Manchaca, went to U.T. Seen the city grow from a freewheelin kinda place, to something else. I think many of the kids that went to school there stayed and had families, then proceeded to change the climate of the area., It was hard for me to recognize the area, Broken Spoke,and the Whole foods downtown where the car lots used to be. True, I'm getting older, but I still remember a lot of the old things. But what's up with the south side now? It seems when you drive there, it's nothing but "Taco, taco, taco".
 
2014-01-17 09:31:27 PM  
I never say anything about it because I know it's a fun meme and stuff but all you guys know there are literally millions upon millions of progressive people in Texas right? I'm very openly agnostic/atheist (yes Mr. Pedantic I'm aware of the difference but for these purposes I don't want to debate the minutia) and and not at all shy about debating right wingers around here. Guess what? It's never caused me a problem. For the most part in Texas if you are polite and respectful of one another it is reciprocated. And if you are downright friendly that's returned as well.
 
2014-01-17 09:51:31 PM  
I don't think anyone can argue that Texas has the highest caliber trim this side of Southern California.
 
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2014-01-17 10:00:16 PM  
™ anyone mentioned Whataburger yet?img.fark.net
 
2014-01-17 10:05:59 PM  

Rat: ™ anyone mentioned Whataburger yet?[img.fark.net image 780x530]


"You try finding a Whataburger in Buffalo.  Or Pittsburgh" - Nolan Ryan
 
2014-01-17 10:52:10 PM  

Earpj: Texas really isn't that bad. I've been here for 8 years. This town, anyway, has really nice people.
The politics drive me batty, but it's ok otherwise.


And Texas has oil, so there is a chance.
 
2014-01-18 12:50:19 AM  

swankywanky: HoustonNick: From all of us down in here in Texas, let me just say to Subby, why don't you come on down and visit.  We'd love the opportunity to kick your a&&.

[fc09.deviantart.net image 765x577]

/just because that meme hadn't been hit yet.  Oh no, I said hit - better start running from HoustonNick!


.. and this is a kitten. A Surrender Kitten from the looks of him ..

/wears panties
//drives a window-less van near schools
 
2014-01-18 03:29:48 PM  

EatenTheSun: Ishidan: Why, it's almost like the more social contact you have, the more liberal you become!

Or possibly the less self reliant you are, the more liberal you become.


Or possibly, you realize that living in a society means that when everyone around you is living better, we all live better, including ourselves, you become a liberal. Of course, if you're only interested in yourself, then conservatism is right for you.
 
2014-01-18 04:37:23 PM  

Di Atribe: EatenTheSun: Ishidan: Why, it's almost like the more social contact you have, the more liberal you become!

Or possibly the less self reliant you are, the more liberal you become.

Or possibly, you realize that living in a society means that when everyone around you is living better, we all live better, including ourselves, you become a liberal. Of course, if you're only interested in yourself, then conservatism is right for you.


Haha. You somehow think living in a city is living better. And that self reliance equates to narcissism.
 
2014-01-18 05:10:21 PM  

EatenTheSun: Di Atribe: EatenTheSun: Ishidan: Why, it's almost like the more social contact you have, the more liberal you become!

Or possibly the less self reliant you are, the more liberal you become.

Or possibly, you realize that living in a society means that when everyone around you is living better, we all live better, including ourselves, you become a liberal. Of course, if you're only interested in yourself, then conservatism is right for you.

Haha. You somehow think living in a city is living better. And that self reliance equates to narcissism.



Freedom  comes with two burdens, there are others but the two biggies are self reliance and self responsibility.

The more these two burdens are lessened so is your freedom.  Obviously there has to be trade offs.  For example we need roads, everybody cannot build their own road, but thee price you pay are things like speed limits, vehicle inspections, taxes etc.  Emergency services would be another category.

So the more you have to rely on government/the more power you give it for things the less freedom have.

The more liberal among us, possibly in attempt to change how freedom is defined to suit their purpose, have tried to redefine rights when they are nothing more than government services that do nothing to enhance your individual freedom.  Things like health care, child care,  a job,  government provided whatever are not really rights, because they are dependent on governments ability to afford them, and also because they increase the power and control of government over your life.

Real rights  like privacy,  free speech,etc are not dependent or should not be on you meeting some government criteria, getting a license or income reporting  before you can exercise them  etc  You do not have to "qualify" for free speech the way you have to for food stamps.  You lose  real rights like privacy by qualifying for food stamps


Self responsibility is the same way  You do not want to face the consequences for your actions like building on a flood plan, unsafe sex, having children you cannot afford  and you turn to government to at least alleviate some of the financial consequences of your poor decision making.  This is not freedom because that government assistance  comes at a similar cost in rights.

My own observations from living in Western Europe is that  they are more interested in being cared for than being free.  Less risks.  I have always equated living in Germany  like having to live in one being HOA.

We have gotten the same way . We are more than willing to trade rights like privacy for a government health care plan that is run by the IRS.  The burden  of dealing with  it ourselves is too great for many it wold seem
 
2014-01-18 08:45:54 PM  

lilplatinum: whither_apophis: A former coworker was from Houston, would always go on about how it can just annex any city next to it. Never really paid attention but if true I could see how swallowing up the 'burbs could lead to atypical election results.

They annexed the suburb I grew up in (kingwood) back in 1996 much to our chagrin.  We sued the shiat out of them and got enough people elected to change the annexaiton laws in 1999 so Houston can't keep gobbling up everything around it to extend it's disgusting urban sprawl ever wider as unrestricted as it used to.


Like it or don't, the sprawl cannot be completely contained. It is our cancer.
 
2014-01-19 01:51:32 AM  

EatenTheSun: Haha. You somehow think living in a city is living better. And that self reliance equates to narcissism.


Don't tell me what I think. I never said city or country living is better or worse. I've done both. And I'm pretty self-reliant. I just think that considering others' needs is essential to a successful society. I think it's ok to pitch in and not just flip everyone off & tell them to fark off, I got mine.
 
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