Tuesday, September 26, 2006

You're Voting for Who?

43 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

very dry humor. that's all.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I'm voting for him twice.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gotta put that in context. He's referring to a tongue-in-cheek quote from a humorous book he wrote a few years ago. The mudslingers have re-launched these interviews and clips to make them seem like political statements. The book claims that teaching kids not to use archaic racial derogatives won't keep them from being racist. Racism is kids living in suburbia who expect that when blacks arent' begging for change, they're eating fried chicken; and that all mexicans want enchiladas and our jobs.

Lenny Bruce said the same thing in the 60's; that curse words only have power because stupid people believe in them. Focusing on profanity distracts from the REAL issue. It's a valid point that Kinky has always talked about, well before the campaign. He presents this issue through comedy... because he's a COMEDIC writer. That's his job. Can anyone honestly explain why some words, by uttering them, mean you're a bad person?

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:54, do you know what book all of this is based on so I can totally FACE my asshole friends?

10:23 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

754, thats exactly the kind of response I was hoping for. If that is what Kinky says, then he is right. And Lenny Bruce is right. And pretty much all modern linguists are right too. Language certainly has a non static place in society and is constantly evolving for better or worse. In fact, many would say that language and an individual's interaction with society via verbal communication is purely subjective in its core meaning. I'm with you on that.

I just wonder how serious of a candidate the guy really is. He might be funny, and what he says might be true, but part of me thinks that the last thing Texas needs is a governor wearing a cowboy hat and going on t.v. saying "negro." Thats all.

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree

11:33 AM  
Anonymous devil's advocate said...

c'mon stoney, you know you say nigro when you're talking to your friends, jokingly.

why do we want politicians to talk any differently than we would.

call me crazy, but some people think politicans might be corrupt... we want them just to keep acting the way they have been all these years?

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Kinky Friedman said...

You niggas is crazy.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok they dig up one piece of dirt on him, from an old skit comedy club.

Come on people like you haven't used the word Nigger Before.. And Honkey, Cracker, Chink, Towlhead and every other slang while driving behind the wheel of your car.

If you haven't then damn you must be an upright standing citizen that is going to walk right down the golden carpet of Heaven.

George Bush and Jesus to people who should learn when to step off the Cross cause they aint all that.

Say hello to God for me cause I think he's full of shit too.

12:28 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I'm not saying that he isn't funny, and I'm not saying that those words are just horrible and wrong under all circumstances. I'm just saying that Kinky kind of seems like an idiot to me, and his appearance on t.v., repeating the phrase "a negro talkin to himself" seems a bit, um, idiotic.

12:33 PM  
Blogger shil said...

i use all of those words and more, but only on saturdays.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kinky does appeal to a generally broad mass, however, the majority of people who support him, are younger, more "cool", anti-republican, anti-bush types. i find it amusing that his supporters would defend his obvious moronic and racist comments. plus, i dont hear him mentioning to his supporters that he has voted republican for the last twelve years and is good friends with the bush family. go ahead make some more excuses for him. but his words and actions actually say a lot. which is- he is a fraud. and would you really want someone like him representing you? seriously think about it. just because he seems cooler than perry or bell or strayhorn, doesnt mean he is. and coolness wont change a state. he isnt even that cool if you seriously think about it.

12:44 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

true.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True. But it seem every politician wants to dig up dirt at the last moment when they feel someone is getting the gain on them for doing something honest. Kinky is a character, and a silly one at that but what could it hurt to maybe give the wacky guy a chance to prove himself. It couldn't be any worse than the dipshit in office now. So I say give him a chance, if he fucks up.. Well just like George Bush we only have ourselves to blame. But personally in this day and age we need some humor even if it's a guy in the Gov. position. Maybe he can solve the problems maybe he can't. But it takes a creative thinker such as that to more or less think outside the box. Hell we have Arnold, and Jessy... Lets bring the guy with the big Cowboy hat... I think it rocks...

Regan was a favorite of mine, and I am no where near a Republican. But the guy had a good heart. And he was honest, we need more honest people.. If Kerry runs again hell I might give him a chance to. But Bush reminds me of those stupid frat guys I ran into at parties all the time.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah and the Mexican are going to take back Texas by the way.

So does this mean we hand over the rest of the land to the Eglish!

Fuck No!

Is anyone doing anything about this issue.

Fuck No!


So any dipshit in office is going to talk the talk but let's see if they walk the walk. And the one we have right now is doing dick!

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so why not just settle for the new york transplant who becomes the texas parody (which inevitably reinforces all the negative stigmas of the state), calls the word negro "charming", doesnt reveal his voting records and has lunch with the bush family at crawford? go ahead and support a joke.

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinky I think is secretly a Repulican in a gay Cowboy outfit!

Maybe we should just call American home of the week and easily offended tarts. People really need to get over their easily damaged pride and grow some balls.

Or hell let's just keeping giving handouts to everyone who feels they have been "miss treated by history.." BOO FUCKING HOO!

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man I love political discussions!

:)

1:05 PM  
Blogger Zak said...

Could he be any worse than having W. as our governor? Actually, many of our governors and candidates for governors have been larger than life characters or at the very least unusual politicians. Ann Richards? Sam Clements? Clayton Williams? Who else? Even LBJ was a bit unconventional.

I don't like any of those candidates really. Just remember the governor of TX has a lot less power than other states' governors.

1:06 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Thats true, Zak. In fact, the governor has very little power at all.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why was Kennedy so Popular!

1. He had a hot wife.

2. He was good looking.

3. And took no shit from anyone.

Im guessing... But people like the popular interesting odd balls. Keeps us little people entertained.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I met Rick Perry at the Capitol when I was in Austin Lobbying. He wasn't very interesting and really didn't really have a plan of action. I had more fun looking at all the old Farts on the walls of the Capitol.

Doh'a?

1:15 PM  
Blogger Zak said...

JFK was the first politician to benefit from and use TV to his advantage. Those first televised debates were the key to him beating Nixon.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nixon would no wear the makeup. He looked ill without it.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when it comes down to it, ill take kinky over perry any day.

3:11 PM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

RESPONSE FROM TOKEN BRUTHA BLOGGER:
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nigger is offensive. Negro is not.

I may be crazy, but I am gonna vote for him. I am a hardcore liberal and the lack of balls by the democrats is very upsetting. At this point all I acn say is......WHY THE FUCK NOT. He can't be worse than the spineless twits running the state right now.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's cool! Kinky has a black friend!

3:31 PM  
Blogger JS said...

From the Kinky Friedman Campaign Statement:

While Rick Perry was cheerleading in college and Chris Bell was being potty trained, Kinky Friedman was picketing segregated restaurants in Austin to integrate them. Now that Kinky’s in second place and a serious threat to the two-party system, Perry and Bell have paid political assassins to dig back as far as 30 years through fictional books, comedy shows and song lyrics, desperately seeking to paint Kinky as a racist . . . The latest political assassination attempt takes completely out of context a controversial word that Kinky was using in a 1980 stand-up performance to lampoon racists. Playing a character on stage, Kinky was exposing bigotry through comedy and satire.

Kinky has my vote! But I have one question why didn't anybody (successfully) dig up any dirt on the Ol' Shrub Jr., like he has no brains, got a DWI and did lots of cocaine, plus he bankrupted his energy company?

3:38 PM  
Blogger brooks said...

I pretty much agree with blixaboy. I absolutely do not agree with all of Kinky's positions but he is the only individual in the race... Grandma is a little but she has no chance of winning. The democratic office just keeps throughing the same exact person on the chopping block. There is no chance of Bell actually making any changes, he is just another suit. I want to use my vote to go with someone who has some balls, someone who is going to actually try and do something. Plus someone who is proud of the cowboy stigma of Texas... I don't see anything wrong with being different from the other 49 states.

I also don't see how someone can say that Kinky isn't cool. Just read some of his books, they are really good and pretty fucking crazy. Clearly he is creative and has some fresh ideas.

Kinky has also been very open about his friendship with the Bush family and his voting record. He also has been very about criticizing the mistakes of the Bush administration and the republican party. Read Texas Monthly every now and then, it's all in there.

I don't like this blog being this serious... can we just keep making fun of Vegas Lights? This feels like school or something...

4:17 PM  
Blogger brooks said...

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4:17 PM  
Anonymous ryan said...

that tickles me. tickles me pink.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go ahead be a sucker- get behind a mole.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another case of giving a jew a free pass, eh?
how about mailing bill cosby his "8"(shackles on their side, or somesuch) bucks for the u.s. slavery institute. or somesuch. cosby's the worst comedian ever. have a coke and a smile and shut the fuck up!

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm voting for him 3 times.

6:55 PM  
Blogger JS said...

look out now anon 4:42 or atom smasher and the brown hornet will come after you

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damned if it doot, damned if you dont

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Josh said...

I think that what makes voting for Kinky important is that it signals to the political establishment, if such a thing exists, that the public is so dissatisfied with the job they're doing that we'll search out any generally attractive alternative.

Since the Texas governor's position is of so little importance, it's the perfect place to send such a message.

I can also bear witness to how rediculous the smear campaign has been. After making a mildly pro-Kinky post on my little ole blog I was literally spammed senseless by one of the mudslingers. See for yourself:

http://blogsarefordogs.com/?p=161

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they all suck. voting for kinky doesnt make any statement. it just says that people will buy the same shit product but with new shiny wrapping.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well if WANZ says its ok! it must be! negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro negro

12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to bang a black chick.

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a lot of room for spelling improvement in this thread.

I'm willing to bet only 10% of the people who read this blog are going to vote.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

achtung, atom s. & brown h. mach schau! mach schau!

und blitzkrieg, ja muzzafukkers!

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

last day to register to vote is Oct 10th. The election is Nov 7th.

4:32 PM  

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