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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:46 PM
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Willie Nelson stumps for Kinky Friedman during fundraiser at Plano country club
Source: Dallas Morning News

Black hat. Check. Cigar in mouth. Check. Willie Nelson as sidekick. Check.

Musician-turned-humorist Kinky Friedman today brought his traveling road show to Plano as he embarks on an odds-stacked-against-him run for governor as a Democrat.

Speaking during a fundraiser before a backdrop of luxury at Gleneagles Country Club, Planos toniest golf course, Friedman said he would seek to agitate a political status quo that he thinks has become stale.

Im not afraid to stir things up, he said.

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/politi...
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:47 PM
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1. Willie is dead to me.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:54 PM
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4. You're not even going to cut him any slack for Farm Aid?
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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 01:27 AM
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11. Willie is fine but I am not sure about Kinky.
Is Kinky a Democrat and is that the best that we ca do? I guess that I would rather have him than the other Repugs.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 09:24 AM
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12. No actually we wouldn't
By some wild stretch of the alternate universe scenario, lets say Kinky were to win the Democratic primary (yes he is running as a Democrat and no he isn't one - just playing one on TV). Whoever survives the R primary (Goodhair or KBH "Purse Boys") would have a walk in the park in the November general.

That hurts the Democrats. 1) Because our nominee would an ass-clown and makes us all look bad 2) Because a lot of Ds might stay home in Nov and that hurts all of our down ballot races.

We need Democrats to come out and vote in November. We need to take back the Texas House so that we have some say in the redistricting process.

So no we do not want Kinky to win the primary.

Just say no to a Kinky primary.

Sonia
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 10:48 AM
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13. "Just say no to a Kinky primary"
I'd like to get a bumper sticker that says "Just say No to Kinky Friedman"

And redistricting is something we really need to stress in the upcoming election. We cannot allow the republicans to gerrymander the districts again.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 06:09 PM
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14. No Kinky Friedman, No Way ,No How
"A Vote for Kinky - Is a Vote to be Gerrymandered" (not exactly exciting on a bumper sticker)

No, Kinky is not my Governor.
Yes he is heavy.
We got enough nuts in the Texas Legislature already.

Sonia
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kjackson227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:51 PM
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2. Don't go away mad, Kinky, just go away.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:52 PM
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3. I have a lot of respect for Willie Nelson but
Kinky is a worthless piece of shit. He is a whore for the power elite and he has no fucking intention of stirring anything up that will piss off the powers that be.

At least he'll come out in favor of legalization.
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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:58 PM
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6. OK...
...I am not sure how you can say Kinky is a whore...can you elaborate? I had always thought of him as an independent person - where am I wrong?

Honestly not trying to start a fight...just curious of your opinion
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:00 AM
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10. Independent? he switches parties as fast as he changes his pants.
repuke, libertarian, independent, now democrat. Take your pick. with each election, he switched his party affiliation to fit the prevailing winds.

the guy is as much an independent as I am an astronaut (no, I'm not an astronaut)

I had the total disgusting experience of working with that blowhard moron kinky several years ago.

The guy is massive ego incarnate. If he's not talking about himself, he's talking about someone who was talking about him. If you aren't talking about him, he will make sure that you are talking about him.

The guy is a colossal jackass of the highest order. Buffoon comes to mind.

he's a total self serving moron of the people, who cares less about issues and more about fucking over people then actually enacting change.

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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:15 PM
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7. Agreed n/t
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:58 PM
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5. Don't you think Willy is probably too stoned to know who he's performing for anyway? n/t
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:29 PM
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8. Then he needs to stay away from politicians, and especially Kinky. nt
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:41 PM
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9. Kinky cost Texas a Democrat in Austin.
Chris Bell would have been governor.

Kinky is not our friend.
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