Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Quote of the Day

"In Texas, it is fairly clear about where this state stands on that issue. As recently as a constitutional amendment that passed, I believe, with 76% of the vote. The people of the state of Texas, myself included, believe marriage is between one man and one woman."

-- Rick Perry on same-sex marriage

Uh-huh. Let's see what else the intellectual titans of Texas believe.

51% believe that that evolution is a myth, with 38% saying that man was created in his present form by God 10,000 years ago.

58% of likely voters in Texas supported a bill -- now law -- that requires a woman to undergo a sonogram before being granted access to an abortion.

Republicans control every single statewide elected office in Texas, with a 19-12 majority in the state senate, 95-55 majority in the state house along with both of the U.S. Senate seats and 36 of the U.S. House seats.

With that information as a guide to give you an idea how dominant conservative politics are in Texas:

67% of Texas Republicans want to see Barack Obama impeached.

48% of Texas Republicans would like to see the state to secede from the union.

Texans own approximately 51 million guns. More than two for every man, woman and child in the state.

What's say we not defer to the people of Texas on any question more significant than, "Where's the best place to buy a set of Truck Nutz?" eh?


JohnF said...

I drove through Texas once.


JohnF said...

Hey the comments on that article are pretty encouraging.
When was the last time you could say that about a comments section anywhere?

Chez said...

You're right and yes, that's a really good thing. I know not everyone in Texas is the same -- of course not. The preponderance of idiocy there is undeniable, though.

ntx said...

Emancipating slaves aside, I keep thinking maybe we were a little hasty with that whole Civil War thing.

Kyle said...

It's like I often say, "The problem with Texas is that it's full of Texans."

TheReaperD said...

"48% of Texas Republicans would like to see the state to secede from the union."

Umm... here's an idea: LET THEM! It'd do the rest of the country a favor. Give a grace period for people to defect (both directions). That should drop the collective IQ to Texas to the level of your least favorite vegetable and conversely raise the rest of the country as all of the "down with the gub'mit" people defect to Texas.