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yella_dawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 08:49 AM
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An interesting observation this week.
A close friend has company in from California this week. Bob is an aggressive right wing nut. He spent a fortune on high quality printed T-Shirts that trash the administration, Congress, and so forth. If you overlook their blatant absurdity, they're really very well done. He's promoting his right-wing blog by peddling the shirts at gun shows. Nobody was buying in California, so he flew out a couple of months ago, looked things over here in Texas, and returned with SUV loaded to hit major, back-to-back shows in Dallas and Fort Worth.

Face it, Dallas can be described quite accurately: "You will never find a more wretched hive of (right-wing) scum and villainy." Bob complained that people loved the shirts, but were unwilling (embarrassed) to wear such radical stuff in public. In Dallas. Of course, Bob attributes this to Liberal (media) strong-arm techniques. In Dallas? C'mon Bob. The entire propaganda meme has become so distorted that it embarrasses even true believers.

Yesterday was the Fort Worth show. Sales went a lot better. Still a major bust. But better than Dallas. No excuses yet. Bob's really tired after such a hectic two weeks. Poor Bob.

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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 08:52 AM
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1. I lived in Dallas for a year -
interesting city. Style over substance comes to mind ... it is a beautiful city and they are fashion conscious there. He's going to have to find a neat way to make little gun logos that resemble a polo pony or something of the sort if he wants to hawk clothing there. He'd most likely do better in the small towns of Texas.
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yella_dawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 08:59 AM
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2. I like your characterization.
The absurd TV show was eerily accurate in some ways. Larry Hagman did grow up just outside of Dallas. But "All hat, no cattle" goes way back in Dallas, at least to the early twentieth century. Weird ass place.

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