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(Dallas News)   Leftist viral totem-figure Wendy Davis was opposed to a new tollway until the trimester where her law firm was hired by the tollway   (dallasnews.com) divider line 130
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2014-04-15 11:31:39 AM  

serial_crusher: Well shiat, last time I checked the Libertarians didn't have a candidate yet.  Now apparently it's this guy?  Looks like I'm writing in Batman again.


Batman? Way to be a fascist.
 
2014-04-15 11:32:11 AM  

Shostie: I do like the phrase "leftist viral totem-figure."

It has a nice ring to it.


I for one welcome our peyote-chewing neuromancer meme-shaman overlords.

"Na'ate Silvurr Jorgh Tahkai Ia Ia Abrams whar'gharbl fhtagn!"
 
2014-04-15 11:39:33 AM  

sigdiamond2000: This pulchritudinous, effulgent, tenacious liberal firebrand has you cons quaking in your boots.


i.dailymail.co.uk

It's the legs.
 
2014-04-15 11:39:41 AM  

serial_crusher: Well shiat, last time I checked the Libertarians didn't have a candidate yet.  Now apparently it's this guy?


Never heard of him.

serial_crusher: Looks like I'm writing in Batman again.


I'm thinking of just staying out of it for the first time in 32 years.
 
2014-04-15 11:40:14 AM  
Meh.
 
2014-04-15 11:42:25 AM  
Was it just me, or was that article pretty horribly written?

I didn't have time to draw my own flow-charts, but I didn't see anything where she changed position? Other than setting it up to make sure her law firm counted as "minority owned"?
 
2014-04-15 11:45:30 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: serial_crusher: Well shiat, last time I checked the Libertarians didn't have a candidate yet.  Now apparently it's this guy?

Never heard of him.

serial_crusher: Looks like I'm writing in Batman again.

I'm thinking of just staying out of it for the first time in 32 years.


I'm just thrilled Perry's gone. Hope we don't get stuck with Abbott, but the smart money says that's what's going to happen.
 
2014-04-15 11:47:20 AM  
Wendy Davis is a lying whore.  Only the most derpie of Total Fark lefties don't realize that.
 
2014-04-15 11:49:45 AM  

Nemo's Brother: Wendy Davis is a lying whore.  Only the most derpie of Total Fark lefties don't realize that.


She's their leftist-viral-totem-figure.  Those things are always trouble.  Remember what that totem did to the Brady Bunch in Hawaii?
 
2014-04-15 11:50:22 AM  

Communist_Manifesto: Gulper Eel: Dr Dreidel: That tells me you're either voting Warren (MA) or Santorum (PA) - or Clinton (AR? Or would you go with her ancestral homelands in IL or most recent residence in NY to make her ineligible)?

I preferred Huntsman (UT) in 2012 and wound up voting for Gary Johnson (NM). This time around I'm willing to hear out Sanders (VT) and Schweitzer (MT) from the Democrats and so far only Jindal (LA) from the Republicans.

Hillary counts as a hideous NY/IL/DC mutant. Avert ye thine eyes.

FYI Sanders isn't a democrat and is a self described democratic socialist.


His official party affiliation isn't with the Democrats, though he's caucused with them his entire Senate career and he's not going to run as a Republican.
 
2014-04-15 11:50:37 AM  
Wendy Davis did one good thing, and that was really it, and people are shocked to learn a lawyer turned politician is corrupt?
 
2014-04-15 11:52:29 AM  

Nemo's Brother: Wendy Davis is a lying whore.  Only the most derpie of Total Fark lefties don't realize that.


Please elaborate your statement for us.  Help us realize her lying whoredom..
 
2014-04-15 11:52:53 AM  
Why are conservatives scared of a strong liberal woman?
 
2014-04-15 11:53:57 AM  

Nemo's Brother: Wendy Davis is a lying whore.  Only the most derpie of Total Fark lefties don't realize that.


Try not to have a rage seizure and stroke out.
 
2014-04-15 11:54:35 AM  
I guess she knew which side her bread was buttered on.
 
2014-04-15 11:54:43 AM  

Nemo's Brother: Wendy Davis is a lying whore.  Only the most derpie of Total Fark lefties don't realize that.



There goes that conservative outreach to women. As predictable as cow sh*t, and made of the same stuff.
 
2014-04-15 11:56:24 AM  

ladodger34: Nemo's Brother: Wendy Davis is a lying whore.  Only the most derpie of Total Fark lefties don't realize that.

Please elaborate your statement for us.  Help us realize her lying whoredom..


She said she got divorced when she only separated from her husband!
 
2014-04-15 11:59:18 AM  

kronicfeld: ladodger34: Nemo's Brother: Wendy Davis is a lying whore.  Only the most derpie of Total Fark lefties don't realize that.

Please elaborate your statement for us.  Help us realize her lying whoredom..

She said she got divorced when she only separated from her husband!


Oh my, where is my fainting couch?  Do you have any smelling salts to revive after hearing this news?
 
2014-04-15 12:00:48 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: While this surprises me in no way shape or form (Texas politicians are all but required to be ethically challenged) the headline and the reaction are priceless.


Okay, now on this I'll agree with you.
 
2014-04-15 12:02:30 PM  

Gulper Eel: Sure as the sunrise, here comes the reflexive spittle-flecked fact-free defense of legalized corruption.


machoprogrammer: Wendy Davis did one good thing, and that was really it, and people are shocked to learn a lawyer turned politician is corrupt?

If you both think this article proves corruption, you must truly be terrified of her.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-15 12:03:42 PM  
Wow.  Call out someone on "your side" for doing this and I'll then take you seriously.

Otherwise you're just another asshole hypocrite.
 
2014-04-15 12:04:08 PM  

ladodger34: Nemo's Brother: Wendy Davis is a lying whore.  Only the most derpie of Total Fark lefties don't realize that.

Please elaborate your statement for us.  Help us realize her lying whoredom..


Do whores really have to lie?  I mean, yeah.  They get paid to be whatever they're supposed to be, but that's more acting than lying.  So, really, are we saying that Judi Dench is a lying whore?  Because, that makes me hot.
 
2014-04-15 12:04:36 PM  

bdub77: This kind of under the covers deal stuff doesn't surprise me at all.  She's not a dyed in the wool saint, she's a Democrat AND a lawyer. I've been following her on Facebook but removed her recently because she decided it was a good idea to spam her FB account with selfies. Ugh.


OMG! Selfies? On Facebook! How gauche!

This woman isn't fit to be seen in public!

Next you'll tell me she Tweets pictures of her kids!
 
2014-04-15 12:04:37 PM  

James!: Nemo's Brother: Wendy Davis is a lying whore.  Only the most derpie of Total Fark lefties don't realize that.

Try not to have a rage seizure and stroke out.


Disagree. We would all be better off if he did stroke out.
 
2014-04-15 12:07:22 PM  

mrshowrules: If you both think this article proves corruption, you must truly be terrified of her.


If you think staggeringly obvious conflicts of interest are mere inconveniences obstructing the greater goal of accumulating personal power, you must truly be ears-deep in the kool-aid.
 
2014-04-15 12:09:37 PM  
static.giantbomb.com
 
2014-04-15 12:10:58 PM  
Is this the thread of the week where we discuss how it's okay to work for a client you're personally opposed to?

/totally going to vote for the misogynist corporate lackey Rick Perry clone now
 
2014-04-15 12:13:38 PM  

tnpir: Okay, now on this I'll agree with you.


Careful now...someone else took great umbrage at my comment. I'd hate to see you have to endure his wrath.
 
2014-04-15 12:15:02 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Nemo's Brother: Wendy Davis is a lying whore.  Only the most derpie of Total Fark lefties don't realize that.

She's their leftist-viral-totem-figure.  Those things are always trouble.  Remember what that totem did to the Brady Bunch in Hawaii?


... oh god, I would donate to Wendy Davis if her campaign commercials ended with the tiki curse stinger. "DANANANAAA!"
 
2014-04-15 12:16:30 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: tnpir: Okay, now on this I'll agree with you.

Careful now...someone else took great umbrage at my comment. I'd hate to see you have to endure his wrath.


Meh. Politically, you and I agree on almost nothing. However, I've lived in Texas long enough to know your statement about the inherent corruption of Texas politicians is spot on, regardless of party.

Everything is bigger in Texas, especially the political asswipes.
 
2014-04-15 12:19:05 PM  
Yeah, it's skeevy. It's also the type of prevalent skeevy that absolutely permeates Texas and most American politics. I'd love it if Davis didn't have that appearance of impropriety. I would love it if those conflicts of interest were explicitly illegal. I would love it if we enforced ethics with our elected officials.

We don't, and she's in no way worse in this matter than anyone she's running against, and her policies are far more in line with my beliefs and the idea that women aren't chattel than her opponent's. Yeah, I'll take the skeeviness on the chin if it means she has a chance in the election and isn't completely farked because her taking the higher ground relegated her to the vaunted realm of a pure but hopeless campaign.
 
2014-04-15 12:19:25 PM  
There's a reason they say brevity is the soul of wit, subby...
 
2014-04-15 12:19:27 PM  

Gulper Eel: RedPhoenix122: Let me know when she uses war as a reason to boost her bottom line.  Until then, small potatoes.

She's running for governor, so unless she's planning on invading Oklahoma the war issue isn't strictly relevant.



For Texans, not only is that not be a dealbreaker, it could seal the deal.

Texas Conservative: There's no way I'll ever vote for that liberal Wendy Davis
Wendy Davis: Elect me and I promise to nuke Oklahoma from orbit, just to be sure.
Texas Conservative: I'm listening.

/Texan
//voting for Davis
///even if she decides to let Oklahoma continue to exist...for now.
 
2014-04-15 12:20:25 PM  

mrshowrules: Gulper Eel: Sure as the sunrise, here comes the reflexive spittle-flecked fact-free defense of legalized corruption.

machoprogrammer: Wendy Davis did one good thing, and that was really it, and people are shocked to learn a lawyer turned politician is corrupt?

If you both think this article proves corruption, you must truly be terrified of her.


I actually didn't read the article and don't care about her one way or another.
 
2014-04-15 12:23:12 PM  

tnpir: However, I've lived in Texas long enough to know your statement about the inherent corruption of Texas politicians is spot on, regardless of party.


Always has been run by crooks and thieves and always will.
 
2014-04-15 12:28:19 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Total Fark lefties


Again with disregard for the liters.  Are you ever going to acknowledge their existence?
 
2014-04-15 12:29:03 PM  
It doesn't matter which side of the aisle they come from, all people from Texas are liars and scumbags.
 
2014-04-15 12:31:03 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: tnpir: However, I've lived in Texas long enough to know your statement about the inherent corruption of Texas politicians is spot on, regardless of party.

Always has been run by crooks and thieves and always will.


The Texas State Bar (and any other states as well) could step in and make it an ethical problem for attorneys serving as legislators to get involved in legislation that directly benefits clients if they continue to practice law while serving in the legislature. I find that sort of thing doesn't pass the smell test. I think a lawyer should be paid to advocate in the courts, not to be a hired gun in the legislature.
 
2014-04-15 12:31:16 PM  

rosebud_the_sled: It doesn't matter which side of the aisle they come from, all people from Texas are liars and scumbags.


What if they've got a window seat?
 
2014-04-15 12:32:06 PM  
It appears she did not violate any of Texas' mostly non-existent ethics laws. Just another sleazy politician from that state doing what they do and a funny headline that got some farklibs pinching another loaf. Good stuff.
 
2014-04-15 12:33:04 PM  

Bloody William: I would love it if those conflicts of interest were explicitly illegal. I would love it if we enforced ethics with our elected officials.


The enforcement of that scheme is its undoing.

People have baggage. You elect that baggage just as surely as you elect the person - which is why getting that "baggage" out in the open during the campaign is important (often shiatty, but sometimes important).

What's the alternative? "A bill to sell State Route 123 between Foxtail and Beaver Scrotum to MoneySchemes, Inc, for a hot pastrami sandwich and some 'toll money' they totes promise to pay us" can't get voted on by anyone who lives, works, or owns a business (historically, too - was Wendy working for that law firm when the bill was debated/passed?) anywhere along that part of SR123, anyone who's ever made a dime from MoneySchemes, deli owners, people with stakes in other transpo (or road-maintenance, or planning, etc) companies, (possibly people in financial-management companies, as they'd be processing the payments from MoneySchemes to the State) and anyone who has ever been registered as a lobbyist for any of that?

Nah, best to let the legislators vote on bills, and any overt impropriety - like accepting bribes - gets you canned.

// as in literally "in jail", even if you let a cop tear up a $10 parking violation
// sunlight, not weed-killer
 
2014-04-15 12:34:36 PM  

Nabb1: The Texas State Bar (and any other states as well) could step in and make it an ethical problem for attorneys serving as legislators to get involved in legislation that directly benefits clients if they continue to practice law while serving in the legislature


Well bless your heart.
 
2014-04-15 12:34:38 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Dancin_In_Anson: While this surprises me in no way shape or form (Texas politicians are all but required to be ethically challenged) the headline and the reaction are priceless.

She's still better than Abbott.


Talk about "Damned with faint praise".  Isn't almost anyone better than that hypocrite? He help push through tort reform after he got a multi million dollar settlement for his injury. He got his, but he would be damned if anyone else should get theirs.
 
2014-04-15 12:36:59 PM  
Bloody William:

... oh god, I would donate to Wendy Davis if her campaign commercials ended with the tiki curse stinger. "DANANANAAA!"

So would I, and I don't even live in Texas!
 
2014-04-15 12:37:48 PM  

ladodger34: Nemo's Brother: Wendy Davis is a lying whore.  Only the most derpie of Total Fark lefties don't realize that.

Please elaborate your statement for us.  Help us realize her lying whoredom..


He's just blowing off steam. Davis reminds him of his mom.
 
2014-04-15 12:43:07 PM  

sdd2000: Peter von Nostrand: Dancin_In_Anson: While this surprises me in no way shape or form (Texas politicians are all but required to be ethically challenged) the headline and the reaction are priceless.

She's still better than Abbott.

Talk about "Damned with faint praise".  Isn't almost anyone better than that hypocrite? He help push through tort reform after he got a multi million dollar settlement for his injury. He got his, but he would be damned if anyone else should get theirs.


Yep but that's the choice we have. No one is perfect
 
2014-04-15 12:43:07 PM  

rosebud_the_sled: It doesn't matter which side of the aisle they come from, all people from Texas are liars and scumbags.


Right backatcha, buddy.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-15 12:46:14 PM  

qorkfiend: Communist_Manifesto: Gulper Eel: Dr Dreidel: That tells me you're either voting Warren (MA) or Santorum (PA) - or Clinton (AR? Or would you go with her ancestral homelands in IL or most recent residence in NY to make her ineligible)?

I preferred Huntsman (UT) in 2012 and wound up voting for Gary Johnson (NM). This time around I'm willing to hear out Sanders (VT) and Schweitzer (MT) from the Democrats and so far only Jindal (LA) from the Republicans.

Hillary counts as a hideous NY/IL/DC mutant. Avert ye thine eyes.

FYI Sanders isn't a democrat and is a self described democratic socialist.

His official party affiliation isn't with the Democrats, though he's caucused with them his entire Senate career and he's not going to run as a Republican.


I'm very aware of that. Still means he doesn't get invited to the debates, doesn't get any leadership positions etc. Also means he doesn't have to spend all of his time groveling for money to give to the DNC so it's not all bad.
 
2014-04-15 12:48:07 PM  

ox45tallboy: bdub77: This kind of under the covers deal stuff doesn't surprise me at all.  She's not a dyed in the wool saint, she's a Democrat AND a lawyer. I've been following her on Facebook but removed her recently because she decided it was a good idea to spam her FB account with selfies. Ugh.

OMG! Selfies? On Facebook! How gauche!

This woman isn't fit to be seen in public!

Next you'll tell me she Tweets pictures of her kids!


People are welcome to do whatever they want, I don't really care. I'm just not into that whole scene and I was getting tired of these kinds of things spamming the feed.
 
2014-04-15 12:53:17 PM  
Does FARK have an award for the most derptastic headline?

If not, it should be made for this one.
 
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