Interesting how the FReepers who continually rip on NYers and NJites for their liberal politicos somehow fail to rip on all Texans for degenerate elected officials like Annise Parker.
seems to me they do a pretty good job of it . and of course NY and NJ have so many more to rip
Really? it is in the big cities there but it does not permeate out of there and at vote time Texas is a solid RED (I hate that term) State.
BTW, I am a NY State Resident and I would get out in a NY minute if it wasn't for my wife's need to be close to her family....
Big US cities all suffer the same malady regardless of the state they're in, apparently.
Houston has the biggest, most elaborate abortuary in the world.
“Interesting how the FReepers who continually rip on NYers and NJites for their liberal politicos somehow fail to rip on all Texans for degenerate elected officials like Annise Parker.”
Well, stand back, because here is one born and bred Texan who will call her the worthless scrunt that she is. I don’t discriminate based upon geography.
“Would any Texas Freeper care to to explain how Houston elects this as its mayor? I thought only Austin was nutso?”
Aside from that fact, I don’t personally consider Houston to be part of Texas. It’s a strange place down in the swamps between us and Louisiana. It’s rumored that they have a football team. Now, Dallas which I do consider part of the Texas, is getting pretty bad having now gotten the reputation of being the San Francisco of the Southwest.
We have been called Wing Nuts since some clever by half invented the term during the Clinton Administration I believe. It could have been longer ago than that.
Turn about is fair play. How about the opposite, the left wing? I’m glad you asked. The Nutwing of course.
Sure glad they don't do that with CA~
Because Texas is conservative, and the opposite of those states.
It is truly a shame that Houston has elected DEMOCRAT Mayors for the last I do not know how many years.
Fat Dike, Annice Porker being the current office holder.
Houston has off-year elections and the turnout is miserable. This past November I think we had about 250,000 people vote in the Houston elections. This is totally insane and shameful.
Lets have Michael Berry add his two cents worth. If nothing else I will get a chuckle
It’s Houston. Like Austin the city is full of libs. Lots around Dallas too.
Actually the political significance and power of the Houston mayoral position has shrunk so much that the politics of the holder is no big deal. Power is wielded at the country level and that is solidly conservative. The massive growth in the local economy stays just outside of the Houston city limits in places like the Woodlands, Humble, Kingwood, Katy and Pearland so that the city of Houston loses more control as the economy grows.
The last two Houston mayors, Bill White and Anise Parker, have been visible but politically insignificant. That's why Bill White got his butt spanked when he tried to run for a statewide office.
I rip Houston, Austin and Dallas all the time. Ever seen a red/blue election map? It’s easy to locate those lib strongholds. Austin has the tree huggers and illegals, Dallas has the CA imports/wannabes, and Houston has the obamaphone crowd who have no idea who they’re voting for. Good grief, they keep voting in Her Highness Senator Sheila Don’t-YouKnow-who-I-Am Jackson-Lee who went on a rant about not having any black colleges in TX when all she had to do was to look out her window to see two of the 5 or so in TX. Prairie View A&M was founded in 1800-something but she is clueless. Ha, get a load of this conservative white guy they elected because they couldn’t be bothered to look at his picture to see he wasn’t a black guy.
“Wilson says. “No, I didn’t expect to win.”
Still, he figured he’d have fun running, because he was fed up with what he called “all the shenanigans” at the Houston Community College System. As a conservative white Republican running in a district whose voters are overwhelmingly black Democrats, the odds seemed overwhelmingly against him.
Then he came up with an idea, an advertising strategy that his opponent found “disgusting.” If a white guy didn’t have a chance in a mostly African-American district, Wilson would lead voters to think he’s black.
And it apparently worked. In one of the biggest political upsets in Houston politics this election season, Wilson — an anti-gay activist and former fringe candidate for mayor — emerged as the surprise winner over 24-year incumbent”