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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 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.
 
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