Due to the popularity of the "Survivor" shows, Texas is planning to do one
entitled, "Survivor, Texas-Style."
The contestants will all start in Dallas , then drive to Waco , Austin , San
Antonio , over to Houston, then down to
Brownsville . They will then proceed up to Del Rio , El Paso , Midland ,
Odessa , Lubbock , and Amarillo .
From there they will go on to Abilene , Fort Worth , and, finally, back to
Each will be driving a pink Volvo with bumper stickers that read:
"I Love the Dixie Chicks,"
"I Voted for Obama,"
"George Strait Sucks,"
"Hillary in 2012," and
"I'm here to confiscate your guns."
The first one to make it back to Dallas alive, wins.
I think that post says things about your fellow Texans that you might
not have intended and many of whom might not appreciate. It also
paints with quite a broad brush a picture of your state that isn't as
attractive as you might think.
There are two or three here on the wreck I would have expected this
sort of thing from--you weren't one of them.
Come on! Right from the get go, it's obvious that it was intended to be a
joke. Are we all obligated to be so exactly politically correct that the
occasional red neck joke is out of line? And take my word for it, my use of
a wheelchair makes me all too aware of what's appropriate and what isn't.
Most can tell if there's malice behind any statement and there wasn't a
shred of it in Leon's joke.
Consider the source ... this was from the self styled "emergency management
expert" who loudly denigrated the "Bubba's in bass boats" who were actually
saving lives in Louisiana during the aftermath of Katrina .. something his
"trained experts" proved abysmally incapable of doing.
... par for the course.
Ditto, funny with no malice. I'm from Marble Falls, wife is 5th
generation Austinite, she thought it was funny.
The PC crowd.....never mind. If you can't say something nice, say nothing.
You need be able to laugh at yourself.
Well, I am sorry if it offended you or any one else, I truly am. It was
not aimed at any one in general as Texans fall on both sides of liking/
tolerating and not liking/ not tolerating all of the mentioned. The post
was not politically correct, but Texans are not always politically correct
because we are human, thank goodness.
So I guess I'd better remove my
"Nuke The Terrorist Gay Baby Whales"
Lighten up. Loosen up.
There are plenty of actually offensive
things going on to cope with - or rant
and rail against.
Oops.. also in Texas.
Are your referring to the video of the cops beating up the girl in the jail
cell? That was in Washington state, closer to Canada than Texas. ;!)
Regardless, I don't care who you are, if you show aggression towards law
enforcement you are pretty much asking for it. this is pretty much common
sense. It may not be right that they went after her but they are only
human, like her.
While agreeing with everything you say, I'm still mindful of the fact
that it was a 15 year old girl, that there were two trained officers,
and that it's pretty much unnecessary to pin someone down and THEN beat
them to maintain physical control.
Sometimes we're obliged to prove our humanity by exercising adult
judgment and self-control, /especially/ in situations like that shown.
It's obvious you've never been a law enforcement officer! It is ever so much
easier to beat someone when they are pinned down. For several reasons, but
mainly because it's harder for them to escape. If someone is standing when
you whack them with your flashlight, they'll often just run away and, well,
there you are.
If you study these videos, from Rodney King up to this girl, you'll note
that the beatee is almost always on the ground.
It's your basic police training kicking in (pardon the pun).
It's obvious you've never been a law enforcement officer! As a cop, you
check your humanity at the door of the precinct house. The lion tamer
doesn't deliver Valentine's day chocolates to the big cats, the snake
charmer doesn't engage in meaningful dialog with the Cobra. The plumber
usually puts on hip boots when down in the sludge pit and a good description
for a cop-job is "solid waste disposal." You've got to treat these non-human
hazards in an appropriate way or they will kill you.
Don't believe me? Check this: Teenagers (well, up to about 20) kill more
people than all other age groups combined.
I was agreeing with charlie that there are other offensive things to
rant and rave against.
..and that that kinda shit also happens in Texas....and a lot of other
places..but Texas came to mind first...
OMG, take a joke.
Although, I have to say, with the possible exception of Austin, the
tone of the joke is dead on. And I've been there a lot.
Now, I grew up in NYC, so if I can't take a joke about my home turf I
would be in big trouble. And NY is, as we all know, the center of the
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