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Czolgosz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 03:42 PM
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Please unFreep this poll (Texas Gov. race) which is important for two
reasons.

Here the poll: http://www.chron.com/news/opinion /

Here is why this is important:

First, I know on-line polls are stupid, and you know on-line polls are stupid, but Kinky Friedman ACTUALLY USES SUCH ON-LINER POLL RESULTS IN HIS CAMPAIGN LITERATURE. Kinky supporters are freeping this poll.

Second, Molly Ivins endorsed Democrat Chris Bell today, and this poll is largely in response to her endorsement. Here are her words about Kinky:

By Molly Ivins

Chris Bell for governor! I know, I know, its stop the presses, Ivins favors Democrat! But the Kinky Friedman candidacy is worn thin and no fun. Besides, we actually have a good chance to get Rick Perry out of office. After six years in office, the Coiffure is at 36 percent approval. He gets another four years, I dont think well have a public school system lefthe really does intend to destroy it, at far-right GOP donor Jim Leiningers bidding, you know. We may never again get a chance to do our state such a great service. This could be the Alamo of elections.

For those, like me, who believe in music and laughter in politics, Kinky Friedman appeared to be a naturaland besides, how hard can it be?

It turns out, a little harder than Kinky is willing to make an effort to go. In an excruciating interview with the Dallas Morning News, Friedman not only got about half his facts wrong (this is why we accuse Bush of misleading people), but also demonstrated that he does not understand school finance or taxes, nor does he have any intention of trying to do so. ... One of the great mysteries of this race is why Carole Keeton Strayhorn has imploded almost as fast as Friedman. The only reason Friedman is still in the race is because of free media: Reporters were all so bored by the thought of another snoozer Republican victory, they fought to keep Friedmans candidacy alive long past the point when it was clear that the Kinkster was in it entirely for ego and publicity. I still like the ideamaybe next time, we should get a funny, smart musician who cares enough to study up a little. ... Bell is looking like a better bet because: (A) He has the Democratic base vote going for him, and (B) Perry is just so lame. As we start down the stretch, Bell is picking up on the outside, Perry is still at 35 percent after a year, Strayhorn is fading and Kinky stopped to poop on the track. ... There was a bit of flap recently when Liz Smith claimed the late Ann Richards would have been in favor of Kinky for governor. Maybe Liz knew Ann better than I did. But Id bet not. Listening to her memorial service, I was reminded how hard we fought and how tough it was. I thought of the slippage since she left officeblacks and browns left out again. All we have to do to win this is get Democrats to vote. Lets make it a vote for Annie.


Please show Molly and us Texas Democrats some DU love.

P.S. Here are some of the "hilarious" racial comments the poll is asking about:

To punish criminals we should "throw them in prison and throw away the key and make them listen to a Negro talking to himself," and then he explained that "Negro ... is a charming word."

"You folks know the Friedman family motto now: The Jews own the world, the Catholics run it, Protestants work it, and the Niggers and Mexicans enjoy it, basically, that's what they've done."

"I was run over by a bookmobile coming to the show this evening. They took me to the Ben Talb hospital now- when I came to the doctor told me, 'Kinky, we've had to give you a transfusion with the blood of a person of the Negro persuasion.' I said, 'well that's moderately unpleasant.' He said, 'well yes Kinky there's a good side to this, too. There's some good fringe benefits. Your welfare check will start coming in next month and your penis just grew 12 inches so these are some things you should think about...'"

"I went to a bowling alley. I couldn't go bowling, there were no bowling balls. The people here throw 'em all in the sea, thought they were nigger eggsthought they were nigger eggs."

"I often encourage young people to go ahead and get into politics themselves. You see, I don't like young people, and if they become involved in that worthless tar baby that is politics, the more chance there is that maybe they'll leave me alone."

"The musicians and artists have mostly moved back to New Orleans now. The crackheads and the thugs have decided to stay. They want to stay here. I think they got their hustle on, and we need to get ours."

"The crackheads and thugs who remain in Houston after Katrina happen to be black; that's fact" followed a few days later by "I am not a racist, I am a realist. ... I never said what color their skin was. .... I'm smarter than that."

"All of these politicians are afraid of offending Hispanics. I want the border off the evening news until we get something resolved," but later "I want the border on the nightly news every night."

"My immigration policy is 'Remember the Alamo.'"

"Native Americans believe you can't really own land, a horse or a waterfall. The only thing they believe you can really own is a casino."

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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 03:44 PM
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1. Thanks for the heads up
I cannot stand "Kinky" and relish the chance to slap the bigot down.
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Czolgosz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 04:59 PM
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5. Kinky supporters are boosting the votes. We could REALLY use some help.
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bigbrother05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 03:52 PM
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2. I wish Bell would get out there more
I realize he is from the Houston area, but if he is going to beat good hair, we need to hear more from him
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Czolgosz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 04:20 PM
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3. Just like Molly Ivins says, Bell needs money he's in third place in cash
on hand, and ads cost money.

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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 05:07 PM
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6. He came to my town!
It was GREAT and a first for us. :D
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 04:32 PM
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4. I saw my first ad for Chris last evening.
But I tout him at every opportunity. Word of mouth advertising, counts for something...
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Czolgosz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-04-06 10:17 AM
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20. Chris Bell is traveling non-stop and has been for months. but his TV
presence is not what it would be with a little more money.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 05:19 PM
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7. After I kick this thread
:dem:
I'm gonna go kick Kinky's ass!
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 05:21 PM
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8. If we could get 3 more Rec's it be really nice...
Hint, hint. :)
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 05:44 PM
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11. 1 Down, 2 to go.
:)
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Gruenemann Donating Member (753 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 05:35 PM
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9. I'm convinced.
No more Kinky for me (at least as a candidate). Not because he's the demon he's made out to be, but because a vote for Kinky is a vote for Perry. I started having second thoughts when the people down the street from me who still proudly display a NADER 2000 sticker on their mailbox put up a Kinky sign.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 06:05 PM
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14. That's true
That's why he got money from repugs not because they want him to win, but they want Bell to lose.

If it weren't for Kinky, Perry would be on his way out the door with a Democratic boot up his butt. Instead he's kickin' back and laughing his butt off at those dumb "liberals."
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Czolgosz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 09:59 PM
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18. Many Perry supporters gave money to Kinky's petition drive.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 05:42 PM
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10. K&R for visibility!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 05:50 PM
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12. Done
Is Kinky Friedman's use of racial epithets as a comedy music performer a legitimate issue in the gubernatorial race?


Yes! It's unseemly for a leader of Texas.:
54%
Yes. Even if it was funny, who's laughing now?:
3%
Not sure. Is what he did as a performer relevant?:
2%
No. I don't approve, but it's irrelevant.:
4%
No! C'mon, he poked fun at everybody! Lighten up!:
37%

Total Votes: 207
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 05:55 PM
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13. Kinky stinks. K&R
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 06:12 PM
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15. If you're in Central Texas
Chris Bell will be at Keep Austin Blue October 18.

Actually, he'll be there even in you aren't in Central Texas.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 06:15 PM
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16. I sure wish people would listen to IVINS. She warned about Shrub
and the national media snoozed. They could have even looked at his non-record in weak-governor-state TX and seen what a dangerous ZERO he is. And the poll in this link-------what, one of the options is that FRIEDMAN's use of racial epithets are FUNNY????
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bigbrother05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 06:43 PM
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17. kick
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Czolgosz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-04-06 09:29 AM
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19. Wednesday morning kick. Kinky's freeperelves were busy last night!
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-04-06 12:11 PM
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21. Yes, the Kinkloids are closing in
Yes! It's unseemly for a leader of Texas.:
46%

Yes. Even if it was funny, who's laughing now?:
3%

Not sure. Is what he did as a performer relevant?:
2%

No. I don't approve, but it's irrelevant.:
5%

No! C'mon, he poked fun at everybody! Lighten up!:
44%

Total Votes: 525
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Czolgosz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-04-06 03:32 PM
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22. Racism: 46% hate it, 3% disapprove, 2% not sure, 6% like it, 44% love it!
This poll is odious.

Please keep unfreeping it.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-04-06 03:42 PM
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23. kicking this for more votes
Please help us out in Texas. Our choice for Governor is clear - clear as a bell - Chris Bell.

Sonia
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