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wardd
12-04-2010, 06:59 PM
Joe Straus (R) is the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. But there's a problem. A number of his fellow Republicans say that having elected a House with "Christian, conservative values" they need a "true Christian" running it. And since Straus is a Jew his shot at meeting that standard is not good

bobbys
12-04-2010, 07:31 PM
I would say if this is true they are in danger of not getting the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award from Wayne University.

Tom Montgomery
12-04-2010, 07:51 PM
As a famous Texan once sang: "They don't make Jews like Jesus anymore."

James McMullen
12-04-2010, 08:19 PM
Is that true? Did someone publicly state something so blatantly antisemitic? Even for Texas, that seems awfully bible thumpin' awful.

S.V. Airlie
12-04-2010, 08:34 PM
Texas was a country before it was a state, Them thar folks have their own ideas.

Old Dryfoot
12-04-2010, 09:40 PM
Texas was a country before it was a state, Them thar folks have their own ideas.

That would be Mexico wouldn't it? ;)

Michael D. Storey
12-04-2010, 11:11 PM
I feel, as one baptised in a Presbyterian Church, this to be a despicable blemish on the American Banner. I am not surprised, but I am ashamed.

BrianW
12-05-2010, 02:37 AM
Joe Straus (R) is the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. But there's a problem. A number of his fellow Republicans say that having elected a House with "Christian, conservative values" they need a "true Christian" running it. And since Straus is a Jew his shot at meeting that standard is not good

So... the fact he's Jewish was a secret before they appointed him?

I doubt it, therefore they get credit for appointing a Jewish person. Naturally, some focus on the negative.

Milo Christensen
12-05-2010, 08:31 AM
wardd: Are you from Texas? Are you at all familiar with how Mr. Straus came to be Speaker?

phiil
12-05-2010, 10:29 AM
That would be Mexico wouldn't it? ;)

Actually, Texas was an independent country, The Republic of Texas, after being part of Mexico and before joining the US of A. Lasted about five years, as I recall.

S.V. Airlie
12-05-2010, 10:30 AM
1835-6 to 1845 Polk! Remember Lincoln's speech regarding the Rio Grande?

Peerie Maa
12-05-2010, 10:31 AM
wardd: Are you from Texas? Are you at all familiar with how Mr. Straus came to be Speaker?

Ohh, do tell us, please do.

S.V. Airlie
12-05-2010, 10:36 AM
I spent two years in Texas.. Couldn't take Houston and couldn't wait to leave. It was only a small part of Texas granted. There are I assume some beautiful sections of the state. It IS a big state! But Houston was not one of my favorite locales

Nicholas Scheuer
12-05-2010, 10:42 AM
Someone ought'ta smote that Straus feller with a 2x4 smoter.

Nicholas Scheuer
12-05-2010, 10:44 AM
NO WAIT! I thought Straus was the Christian Values guy!

Straus inb OK!

(GOT'TA get new glasses)

LeeG
12-05-2010, 10:57 AM
1835-6 to 1845 Polk! Remember Lincoln's speech regarding the Rio Grande?

you are old!

S.V. Airlie
12-05-2010, 10:59 AM
you are old! Well known speech...and yes I am old anyay

Old Dryfoot
12-05-2010, 01:17 PM
Actually, Texas was an independent country, The Republic of Texas, after being part of Mexico and before joining the US of A. Lasted about five years, as I recall.

I know, just trying ti stir the pot a little... ;)

I, Rowboat
12-05-2010, 03:04 PM
I'd like to make some really disparaging and blasphemous comments on this topic, but I really don't have the time or energy right now. Maybe tomorrow. Stay tuned.

I, Rowboat
12-06-2010, 11:42 PM
Nope. Not today either.

oznabrag
12-07-2010, 12:09 AM
As a famous Texan once sang: "They don't make Jews like Jesus anymore."


Is that true? Did someone publicly state something so blatantly antisemitic? Even for Texas, that seems awfully bible thumpin' awful.

I'm pretty sure that that particular somebody would be Kinky Friedman, frontman with 'Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys', and sometime Texas gubernatorial candidate: 'Kinky for Governor! Why the hell not?'.

Here ya go! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESNCWrks6vQ)

David G
12-07-2010, 12:13 AM
Kinky would have made a marvelous successor to Ann... and would have been hugely preferable to Rick (how's my hair) Perry!

oznabrag
12-07-2010, 12:16 AM
Oh, Ann Richards was such a gem!

A governor with a razor wit. How this state fell into the hands of that trash from New England is a sad, sad mystery.

pefjr
12-07-2010, 12:34 AM
Well, GW Bush once told a jewish Judge that he could not enter heaven. That's standard childhood indoctrination for christians. Most grow up and learn different but some can't think through the brainwashing.

BrianW
12-07-2010, 04:53 AM
Clinton once told a nation that blow jobs aren't sex.

Not that it's relevant to the topic, I just figured while we were having a YWAAB moment, I'd throw in a gem from Clinton. :)

seanz
12-07-2010, 05:00 AM
Clinton once told a nation that blow jobs aren't sex.

Did anybody believe him?

BrianW
12-07-2010, 05:04 AM
Did anybody believe him?

Sadly, our womens didn't buy it for a second.

Think of the ramifications if they had!

Hmm...

I, Rowboat
12-07-2010, 09:58 PM
I was in high school during the Lewinsky (Lewinski?) thing. At that age, a BJ certainly was not regarded as being on par with the real thing, though still very much a welcome event.

oznabrag
12-07-2010, 10:09 PM
Clinton once told a nation that [BJs] aren't sex.

Not that it's relevant to the topic, I just figured while we were having a YWAAB moment, I'd throw in a gem from Clinton. :)

I've dated a couple of Catholic girls, and they believed that, if sex is only for procreation, then BJ's aren't sex.

Worked for me.

Glen Longino
12-07-2010, 10:15 PM
I've dated a couple of Catholic girls, and they believed that, if sex is only for procreation, then BJ's aren't sex.

Worked for me.

:D:D:D

Larry P.
12-07-2010, 10:29 PM
A number of his fellow Republicans say that having elected a House with "Christian, conservative values" they need a "true Christian" running it. And since Straus is a Jew his shot at meeting that standard is not good


Actually it was one fellow Republican, ward. Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

ahp
12-08-2010, 12:20 PM
Can't we sell Texas to Mexico?

Uncle Duke
12-08-2010, 12:28 PM
Re: Kinky Friedman... on his first run at governor his motto was "How Hard Could It Be?".... gotta love the guy - a funny novelist also, with a series of books about an amateur detective in New York who is named Kinky Friedman and who used to have a country band.
And the refrain was:

They ain't making Jews like Jesus anymore
They don't turn the other cheek the way they did before...