Not The Saturday Night Card Game
Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 06:25pm 35 Comments
Greetings from the Lone Star State, where it’s cold and rainy (in Dallas).
Because of pre-travel, travel, meetings, etc., I am unable to provide you with the usual searing insight into the human condition, just links:
- If chanting USA! USA! USA! is racist, what is chanting Si Se Puede!?
- Did Racism Drive Gay Activist Protesters to Heckle Obama? Old link, but still worth pondering.
- Kudos to many bloggers for following up on the Soledad O’Brien v. Joel Pollak race card fiasco (for O’Brien), which I haven’t been able to follow up on: Ed Morrissey, Tom Maguire, The Last Tradition, Patterico, and Moe Lane, among many others.
- Wow, The Southern Poverty Law Center is desperate and pathetic, The Southern Poverty Law Center Is Now Writing About Pickup Artists as Hate Groups. See my list of SPLC posts here. “Thanks” to R.S. McCain for the video link:
That’s all for now, y’all, me and Mitt gonna go out and lasso us up some grits, and ride one of those mechanical bulldogs at a tonky honk bar, hope none of those cow pokes bother us none, or we may engage in fistacuffs.
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No comment on this, Professor?
Haven’t seen full list. May be that most didn’t advertised in the first place. But, it shows how advertisers run scared from any controversy — but tend to run faster from right controversies than left controversies because there is no right wing equivalent of Media Matters.
Professor, I am south of you in the Bryan-College Station area. We are getting socked by rain as well.
Lived there 20 years …Duddley’s
Ah, I remember Duddley’s Draw at Northgate (liked it better than the Dixie Chicken next door).
When I was a graduate student back in the early 1990s I think I single-handedly kept Duddleys in business. My liver took quite a beating.
I was there in the early 90’s and was working at Duds or fitzwillies
“That’s all for now, y’all, me and Mitt gonna go out and lasso us up some grits, and ride one of those mechanical bulldogs at a tonky honk bar, hope none of those cow pokes bother us none, or we may engage in fistacuffs.”
The man is going to get himself killed. Who’ve got in Texas? Can anyone go to Dallas and keep an eye on our deluded sojourner? He thinks he’s a cowboy. Texans love that in a tourist, I’m sure. Here in NC we love it when strangers passing through on the freeway stop and ask us if we married our sister, got all our teeth, or if we’ve got a mouthful of grits.
He probably only answers to ‘Duke’ by now. Approach with caution. Hang back, just make sure he doesn’t start a gunfight or something. There’s a reason that none of the gunmen in The Quick And The Dead were Cornell men.
LOL…. I lived there 20 years ….graduated from Texas A & M consider myself a Texan and to the day I left more than a few folks I knew referred to me as that damned Yankee
Here in Pasadena, we are suffering through yet another endless spell of “seasonably pleasant” weather. Day after day after day. When will it end? Pray for us.
It’s hell, isn’t it? Every time I go downstairs and sit on the couch, I find myself waking up an hour or so later after a blissful nap.
The warm sunshine beaming through the living room window on a sunny day when the sky is as blue as my eyes in the upper 70s just seems to do that, eh?
I’d go outside for a little stroll, but it’s still just a little too pleasantly warm outside.
Phil and Luke,
Sunny days are nice, but out here in the Great Southwest we are grateful for any rain we can get. Last summer was so dry the Baptists resorted to sprinkling, the Methodists were using wet-wipes, and the Catholics were trying to pull off the reverse miracle of converting wine to water.
Nice, donb! 🙂
We’re western southwesterners (L.A.).
Glad you’re getting some much needed rain!! I think I’ve only needed to use my umbrella once so far this winter.
LukeHandCool (who chuckles each time he refers to “winter” here in L.A.)
This cold and rainy weather is about ten days too late- it was supposed to happen while all of trail rides were on the way to Houston for the Rodeo!!!! Instead, it waited for Obama’s visit so that none of the partygoers for the $40,000 a head dinner could go outside. Bet it was a crowded venue!
Living in Dallas, I can say that threatening fisticuffs is not a brilliant strategy, professor. We have concealed carry down here.
Not only that, we don’t cotton lightly to yankees making fun of us. Just ask Jesse Ventura who was punched in the face by Texan, Chris Kyle, friend of another Texan, Marcus Luttrell.
Don’t, warning, don’t make fun of our mamas, our country or our state.
Professor, here’s a helpful glossary translating from California speak to Texan. It might be pretty close to NY/TX so you don’t get anyone riled enough to get out their six-shooters.
Link to glossary: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2012/03/california-to-texas-translation-guide.html
Since you’re in the south and ran that video, I can only surmise you’re meeting up with some Southern Poverty Law Center people on a goodwill tour to bridge the left-right gap.
If you run into Ms. Heidi Beirich, the “lady” in the video, at the bar, may I suggest you have a little fun in between talkin’ Texan to the locals and ask her:
“Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only 10 I see!”
That’s after you say, “Here I am. Now what were your other two wishes?”
And, I can just tell by watching her in that video, she’ll get a kick out of this pick-up line:
“Do you like strawberries or blueberries better? I just want to know what to put on your pancakes tomorrow morning.”
Professor, after Texas, if you can swing by L.A., I’d like to take you to an East L.A. barrio where you can cheerfully ask the local chollos, “What up, my homies?”
Oh, what fun we’ll have!
LukeHandCool (who, being the linguistic hobbyist that he is, was fascinated with Hawaiian pidgin English during his semester at the U. of Hawaii. A huge Samoan guy on the football team who lived a few doors down in the dorm and who, luckily, thought Luke was cool, gently cautioned Luke that a haole trying to get away as a local speaking pidgin could get himself in trouble … to which Luke responded, in a sublime anthropologicolinguistic moment of AustralioHawaiianPidgin synergy … “No worries, brah!”
Welcome to a free state, Professor! We don’t usually keep it this wet, but we do try to make guests feel at home.
A different wetness was to go down in Dallas today as Kinky Friedman was hosting a tasting of his new “Man In Black” tequila in a Dallas-area Specs store.
Enjoy the stay and be sure to tell all your East coast friends how much Texas sucks and they should all stay up there.
Yup, we’re all a bunch of dumb hicks and hickettes with concealed carry permits for weapons we will use. Be nice and have a good time.
The Texas Legislature (in our concealed-weapon law) specifically prohibited guns in saloons. Everybody knows the gun’s in the car (or pickup). If you piss off a fellow patron, watch out when you head to the parking lot.
In Texas, any place that derives more than 51 percent of its income from the on-premises sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages is not legal for concealed carry. Restaurants are legal.
Regarding your video starring Ms. Heidi Beirich – The Southern Poverty Law Center uses this “Hate Group” pitch as a fund raising ploy. They have been very successful enriching themselves with this scam. The stats they use are fiction and are inflated every year to coax more money from their donor base (elderly jewish). Every year they spend more on fundraising on hate than they spend on combating hate. The SPLC is one of the biggest lefty civil rights pimping groups in the U.S.
Follow the link below for interesting reading.
“The stats they use are fiction and are inflated every year to coax more money from their donor base (elderly jewish).”
And yet, the biggest threat to their lives does not come from these “hate groups”, but from the very Left they support…
Tell me… How can anybody be so blind?
Professor …I don’t know if you have ever been to Texas before ….if you have a couple of days get out of the city ….rent a car and just drive
Unfortunately, last year’s drought pretty much wiped out the bluebonnets this year. Otherwise, the drive would be heavenly.
Perhaps the good professor should go visit JerryDome (a.k.a. Cowboys Stadium). In Texas, football the the One True Religion.
The bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush are blooming along the roadsides- as are the azaleas in the city gardens. Hope the weather clears up for you.
I have some bluebonnet seeds! Who wants some?
Welcome to the Great Southwest, Professor. I’m now getting the rest of the rain that went through Big-D (that’s what Dallas is called down here).
I can’t belive it — you and Willard Mitty having a beer summit?
Talking about beer, over at Crisis Magazine, be sure to see the wonderful parody about the ObamaCare ObamaBeer Mandate complete with appearances by a former Weinerite, HHS (that’s the Department of Harassment and Handout Services) Secretary Saccharine Cerebrius, beer advocate Pansy Nelosi, and student Sucha Flake!
donb – borrowing a page from the LukeHandCool stylebook (and fondly remembering the nights studying boring subjects that routinely ended with a couple of tallboys for everybody present while watching reruns of The Untouchables on the old black-and-white TV)
Can someone please explain to Romney that it’s “cheese” grits, NOT “cheesy” grits.
A clergyman supporting Santorum demands Romney “renounce” Mormon religion:
Next thing you know PUAs will become eliminationist misogynists.
Next thing you’ll know the SPLC will call TX one big “Hate Group”… Nothing surprises me now.
Islam tradition of “breaking the cross”.
Hear, hear! USA! USA! USA!
Well, shoot, Professor – how long you in town for? If you have time, let me know – Mister TiFW and I would love to take you to dinner!