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10-19-2006, 09:50 PM
so... those of us down here in texas got usselves an election.

And, the more I learn about this election cycle the more I roll my eyes and throw my hands in the air and wonder where these various creatures emerged from their various rocks and dark places.

So, let's talk about our bad choices, Texans. Which bad candidates are you going to vote for and why them instead of the other smarmy, crazy goombas?

Saint Fool
10-19-2006, 11:59 PM
No longer a Texan, but I still love to read about their politicians.

Fred Head, the Democrat running for -- I think comptroller--, is accusing his opponent of writing porn. This is his number one issue. That she wrote porn.

She wrote a romance novel. The romance writers of Texas (and other places) not only have their knickers in a knot but are ready to tar and feather the guy.

As for Kinky ... there are no words and I can only hope that his supporters come to their senses.

10-20-2006, 02:38 AM
I dunno. I know it's not going to be Perry. I gotta look into who's running for LT Gov to make a choice there.

I think I might go with Bell, but he's such a limp noodle.

10-20-2006, 04:17 PM
You'd think the Democratic Party could come up with some better candidates if they actually plan on taking this state back.

Which means we migh actually have to keep Republicans in office because (like in the uber-powerful comptroller's role) we get the Republican devil or the blathering moron.

Do you think state Republicans are actually secretly running our state's Democratic wing? Sometimes I do.

10-20-2006, 07:16 PM
I had a Poli Sci teacher who said the same thing. I kinda thought he was a little paranoid, but he was confident the Repub's had infiltrated the Dem party at the state level.

That would explain Bell and the last guy.

Who are the Dem's putting up for Lt Gov anyway?

10-20-2006, 08:45 PM
Maria Louisa Alvarado. Her only qualification seems to be that she's a Hispanic woman.

edit: Oh, also she's ex Air Force. She refueled planes. On the ground.

English Dave
10-20-2006, 09:43 PM
You'd think the Democratic Party could come up with some better candidates if they actually plan on taking this state back.

You just don't get it do you. Why do you think the Navy Seals are training dolphins to explode mines? ;)

10-20-2006, 10:19 PM
Okay, should we vote for the devil or the imbecile... or both a la Kinky Friedman?

I've been over at apartmentfinder and I found a lovely little flat in Burlington Vermont...

10-20-2006, 10:33 PM
I'd vote for Kinky in a heartbeat. I mean, how can you not love a guy who can write the lyric:

"Old Ben Lucas
Had a lotta mucus
Drippin' right out of his nose."

And get a chorus of little kids to sing it on the recording?


10-20-2006, 10:53 PM
Kinky is only a good idea if you thought Ross Perot was a good idea.

Of course, I'm less afraid of governers in Texas than I am of Lieutenant Govs and Comptrollers (since I'm not on death row, and that's the only bunch of folks that really make the governer do anything).

I swear I feel like I'm going to have to run one of these days just to prove that "Texas Democrat" isn't the same thing as "Slobbering Goon".

Where is Ann Richards when you need her?

Soccer Mom
10-21-2006, 06:10 AM
Um, she's dead? Still, if she was on the ballot, I might vote for her. Sigh. I'm afraid I might get stuck voting for govenor good hair. I'm not voting for the mean grandma and I can't vote for the imbecile and I just refuse to vote for entertainers on general principle. Sorry, but no Kinky.

I'm sick of the lot of them. The Dems whine about Republican control, but then they give us the wet noodle imbecile. Good grief.

10-21-2006, 09:08 AM
Yeah, bad one on the Texas Dems. Although, even here in the enlightened most northern state in the nation (and the BIGGEST, by the way), I've seen local election nominations hijacked by flaky morons. It's what happens when voters don't give a big enough damn to see to it that sensible candidates get nominated. Which is a piece of fallout from the "all government is bad" mantra so often promulgated over the past three decades or so. Ya get what ya pays for.


10-21-2006, 09:57 AM
It's enough to almost make me switch to Libertarianism.

but then I realize it's not a viable policitcal party, and have a good laugh.

But, yeah, I checked out the Dems offering for Lt Gov, and I'm not digging on her. I responded to her well, and if she were running for a State Rep or a legislative position I would probably vote for her...but for Lt. Gov?

I need someone with experience in the halls of Government.

10-21-2006, 01:39 PM
Ugh, that old Strayhorn buzzard and her goobery commercials really tick me off(plus her son was Bush's mouthpiece) It's really a poor selection this time around, they all seem equally flakey and inept.

10-21-2006, 05:21 PM
Yeah, I don't care for "Grandma" either. especially once I found out she was a Dem when the Dem's held the governer, and state legislature, then switched parties once the Republicans were elected in to the majority.

10-22-2006, 01:30 AM
Until the Texas Democrats learn to be "for" something, instead of "against Republicans", I'll vote for Perry. I'm totally fed up with the constant negative whining and spin from Democrats.

10-22-2006, 03:18 AM
Unfortunately, for years all it has come down to is who's the best liar!

I'm so sick and tired of Democrats this and Republicans that! Geezh!

Then you've got groups in the middle who chant/rant "I've got rights!"

So what! Everyone has rights! But just because you are on an ego trip, don't take mine away from me!

Thinking of France or England these days, they have their problems too, but it was so much more peaceful there, where tradition is a way of life and they understand a peaceful, less stressful life. Yes, thinking back on my trip helps me contend with this but it sure doesn't help me decide which of the three is the lesser of the evils. *Sigh*

10-22-2006, 03:32 AM
I wish politicians were forced to run for office without being allowed to pick on "the other guy." All the finger-pointing, and smear campaigns are just appalling. The whole campaigning thing would be so much more pleasant if all they were allowed to speak about were their issues and stances.

10-22-2006, 04:29 AM
whistlelock! don't pick on Libertarians now! (That's who I'm voting for, of course).

And aadams- It would be nice if we actually had elections in this country, wouldn't it? instead we have massive ad campaigns where the people that spend the most stand the best chance.

And this thread is pointless because Perry's going to win, mark my words. Short of either Strayhorn or Bell just dropping out, along with Kinky, the democratic vote will just be too divided to provide a win for any of them. Kinky's just a spoiler anyway. He's by no means serious about running. Anyone who sings a song about seeing Jesus' picture in piss on the bathroom floor can just give up their political aspirations right then and there. So we're back with Perry. Too bad too, my kids could use some low cost insurance. Option B is GIVE ME MY TAXES BACK!!!

10-25-2006, 04:24 AM
It comes down to this: Which is the least of four evils? Someone who might be a liar, someone who might be an idiot, someone who might be senile, or someone who definitely is a goofball?

10-27-2006, 02:52 AM
Okay, last night I saw a comercial for a candidate that advocated the death penalty for child molesters on their second offense, but I didn't catch a name.

I thought he was running for Attorney General, but I didn't think it was Abbot or Van Os, and I couldnt' find a reference to it on the Libertian candidate website.

Any of Y'all know, or see the commercial?

10-27-2006, 05:47 PM
I believe Greg Abbot is on the ballot for Lt. Governor, but I haven't seen anything about the death penalty in his ads.

10-27-2006, 06:13 PM
Okay, last night I saw a comercial for a candidate that advocated the death penalty for child molesters on their second offense, but I didn't catch a name.

Any of Y'all know, or see the commercial?

I heard it but didn't catch who it was either.

Soccer Mom
10-27-2006, 06:20 PM
I haven't heard that one. Yeah. LIke the AG has anything to do with laws that get passed. Goober.

10-28-2006, 02:09 AM
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst--the commercial was on just now.

10-28-2006, 02:18 AM
Kinky, Kinky, Kinky's my man, GW was governor, so anyone can!

10-28-2006, 02:31 AM
I thought I killed this thread good and proper!

10-28-2006, 07:49 AM
There was a worse fairly recent Texas guv than Dubya. I lived in Dallas in the mid-1980s, and we had "Dollar Bill" Clement. Anybody down yonder remember him?


10-28-2006, 09:04 AM
Nope, afore my time in these here parts.

And I did finally see the kill'em ad from Dewhurst. He only runs it at night, after the kiddies have gone to bed.

10-28-2006, 02:31 PM
And I did finally see the kill'em ad from Dewhurst. He only runs it at night, after the kiddies have gone to bed.

They run it during dinner time down here in SA.

10-28-2006, 05:28 PM
Outstanding! I like the Will Wilson ads a lot. His say, "everyone loves me!" while his oppnent's ads say, "Everyone hates him!".

they're fun.