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     Monday Jun 18 08:08 AM



Even though this made the nightly news yesterday, I couldn't help but include it here. A radio station in Dallas, Texas - where else? - is commercializing the McVeigh bloodlust.



  Monday Jun 18 12:23 PM

...simply stunning.
~Mike



elSicomoro  Monday Jun 18 02:03 PM

Well, this WAS Texas as Tony mentioned...idiots.



  Tuesday Jun 19 04:21 AM

How true sycamore, any group of people stupid enough to elect Dubya..Well.....and no, that’s not an insult to the entire of the US, they didn't elect him..



  Tuesday Jun 19 11:35 AM

neither did florida.



  Tuesday Jun 19 11:54 AM

Dallas

For what it's worth, not EVERYONE is Texas cares for shrubbery... The only reason we elected him governor is that in Texas, the post of governor is almost totally powerless, just a figurehead. We figured that's be the best place to put him, to keep him and us out of trouble.

The most depressing thing about him being selected for president (Notice I didn't say elected) is the reputation that Texan's are getting around the world now... I used to be proud to say I was a Texan, now I have to quietly whisper it... That bungling idiot is destroying the reputation of the people of our great state.

We're not all like that, believe it or not.....



  Tuesday Jun 19 01:52 PM

Re: Dallas

Quote:
Originally posted by Serk
The only reason we elected him governor is that in Texas, the post of governor is almost totally powerless, just a figurehead. We figured that's be the best place to put him, to keep him and us out of trouble.

That was the same strategy that got T. Roosevelt into the vice-presidency, and eventually the White House.


  Tuesday Jun 19 02:43 PM

Serk: love the sig, simply because it's true (I know, noone has asked me why or how in 3 years, 2 months, and 5 days). Also, I hate to break it to you, but nobody really thought that highly of Texas to begin with. This isn't my personal opinion, but if you ask people, their answer either contains the phrase "damned job-stealin' mexicans" or "steer and queers". Names, addresses, and other needed information to be forwarded upon request.

Dali: At least Roosevelt was, well, functional, maybe even intelligent. And not a cokehead.



  Tuesday Jun 19 02:51 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by alphageek31337
Dali: At least Roosevelt was, well, functional, maybe even intelligent. And not a cokehead.
A functional and intelligent imperialist, yes he was. And this opinion is coming from someone who went to Roosevelt High and is a Navy vet. Somewhat beyond the scope. The point I was trying to illustrate was that there are no "safe" places in gov't for imbeciles and tyrants.


  Tuesday Jun 19 03:33 PM

V-P's safe enough, so long as the President doesn't take a bullet. McKinley did, thus Teddy's ascension.

~Mike



  Tuesday Jun 19 05:08 PM

Alphageek - Thanks, I've found the sig to be too true... When I'm in 'geek mode' my wife tends to leave the house, and just disappear for a few hours, for her own safety... She says I get this look in my eye when I've got an idea, and start tinkering to make it happen...

As to the rest of your post - I've traveled rather extensively, both in the US and abroad, and have had nothing but positive comments when I tell people I'm from Texas... (Of course, the fact that I'm 6'6" 300 pounds with a 2.5 foot pony tail might be part of the reason I've never heard anything bad about Texas in person... )

I will admit, sometimes it's hard being an anti-death penalty, anti-drug war non-republican while living here, but just wanted to point out that we're not all like dubyah...

BTW, anyone else find it ironic that the initials of the Bush twins are J&B?



  Tuesday Jun 19 05:27 PM

BTW, a little more background - This is the same radio station that last week caused a big uproar when 2 DJ's faked an AP wire report that Britney Spears was killed in a car wreck... (Those 2 DJ's were fired yesterday)...

They've got another billboard up that has a picture of Robert Blake with the words 'Shot in the Dark' (Title of an Ozzy Osbourne song) next to it...

If you're REALLY bored, here's a link to an article about the station and the controversy they've recently stirred up: http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainm...red_19ove.html


(Irony of ironies - the secretary for our department is dating 'Twitch', one of the 2 DJ's who were just fired)



elSicomoro  Tuesday Jun 19 09:09 PM

Don't sweat it Serk...I honestly do not believe that all Texans are idiots...after all, LBJ was alright.

Most Texans that I've met are actually very nice folks, and although I've never been there, I've heard that Texas is a lovely state full of scenery. Unfortunately, your state has taken a bad hit with Dubya and the dragging death of the black man. Floridians are another story though. ;-)

And I remember hearing about the lack of power in the gov's office...wasn't that due to a gov back in the day who abused the hell out of the office?

I think Conan O'Brien said it best, when he was doing a sketch on the 50 state quarters: When it came to Texas, they had a picture of Dubya on the back with the slogan "Now he's your problem."

Jag: Since you're from Australia, how did you feel about the election to "dump" the British monarchy? It didn't seem like they gave you a very good choice.



  Wednesday Jun 20 09:57 AM

I enjoy bashing Texas every once in a while. But like almost every other place in the world, the ratio of morons to regular people is about the same - 60-40. The south of the US has a slightly different style of moron. It's an "in-your-face" moron, often drunk, often shirtless, often seen on "Cops" involved in domestic disputes.

It could be worse. Could be Louisiana, where they take that style of moron, put a tie on them, and run them for public office.



  Wednesday Jun 20 11:06 AM

Not just Louisiana... After all, look what happened to one of the biggest morons in the state of Texas.....



elSicomoro  Wednesday Jun 20 12:36 PM

Or in my home state of Missouri...they select a Democrat for governor and the Senate, yet the barefoot bastards outside of St. Louis voted for Dubya.



  Thursday Jun 21 03:21 AM

For sycamore

The referendum (like an election to vote on one issue of constitutional change) was, in my honest opinion rigged, the model provided sucked big-time, there should have been a range of different systems to vote on after the blunt question of do we want to be a republic, instead of combining them which clouded the issue and caused the loss. Our currant PM is a monarchist, 'nuff said.

From what i gather from the international press (and i know it is VERY stereotypical) is that Texas is the home of rednecks, simple as that. We have a place like that in Australia, it’s called Queensland.

I do bag America allot, i know there are allot of good people there, and they’re just not in power...




  Saturday Jun 23 01:43 AM

Actually, I'd like to amke emntion that you are pretty much right, Texas isn't full of idiots. It's just that idiots in Texas are more high-profile than most idiots. Regular idiots crash their cars, Texas idiots run their superhumanly large, multiple-stories high mondo-ubertrucks through the desert with people duct-taped to the back. Texans idiots can elect an absolute moron to the position of governor, whereas normal idiots....wait....oh...sorry....<sits down>



elSicomoro  Sunday Jun 24 02:35 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by jaguar
The referendum (like an election to vote on one issue of constitutional change) was, in my honest opinion rigged, the model provided sucked big-time, there should have been a range of different systems to vote on after the blunt question of do we want to be a republic, instead of combining them which clouded the issue and caused the loss. Our currant PM is a monarchist, 'nuff said.
It seemed to me that you had a choice of either a) a president selected by parliament or b) the monarchy. Not much choice really. The question is, what does the majority of Australia want?

Quote:
From what i gather from the international press (and i know it is VERY stereotypical) is that Texas is the home of rednecks, simple as that. We have a place like that in Australia, it’s called Queensland.
What the hell is an Australian redneck though...seriously (As I'd be curious to hear)? My friend that lives in Brisbane seems pretty decent. ;-)

We have many more homes of rednecks: Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi...pretty much the entire southeastern US (except for South Florida and maybe Atlanta).

Quote:
I do bag America allot, i know there are allot of good people there, and they’re just not in power...
There are SOME good people in power, at least IMO. There aren't many, but there are some that really fight for their people. Jim Jeffords comes to mind. Also, Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota. And as much as I shudder to think about it--Ted Kennedy.


  Sunday Jun 24 05:46 AM

Sycamore, ever heard of a person called Pauline Hanson?
A blantantly racist poltician who has had a series of triumphs and falls in Australian poltics over the last couple of years. Most of her supporters are in Queensland. Also the only state to still allow mass logging.

And yes you were right on the Republic Choices there. The majority wanted a referendum, and if i rmember correctly it was quite clsoe, but inside the republic movement there was much dissent over the exact system which is why i siad what i said above. It was lost over what type of republic, not whether to have one.




[Edited by jaguar on 06-24-2001 at 05:49 AM]



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