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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 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.



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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
 
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