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Statement by Gov. Perry on President

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cowboy33, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. Vurtle

    Vurtle Well-Known Member

    I have family and friends in Austin and even lived there for a short period. There are some very good people living there and outside of the city is very pretty. With that said, the fruitcake and freak ratio to normal people is very high. Downtown has a ton of people who would rather do what feels good than do what is right. Good morals and sense are far gone down there. And to top it off, they closed down my favorite disc golf course because of "erosion". The only erosion I saw was the people's morals.
  2. JustinJ

    JustinJ Well-Known Member

    Most people who frequently say the "left" apply that term to anybody who doesn't agree with them but that is the biggest bunch of nonsense i've heard in a while. But if it's the left who are so angry and hateful please explain AM radio to me. Given our common location i'll cite Sergeant Sam as a prime example.

    Nor is any other politician. Its the hypocrisy of those who attack the "other team" for things that they don't seem to mind when their own does that i can't stand.

    Absolutely agree.

    Its not just the check of state laws against the city laws that i like. Its also the check of city attitudes against the rest of TX that i enjoy. The fact is Austin is a great city because of the mix of ideas and views and the balance it somehow creates.

    I don't see the rest of the country flocking to Lubbock.
  3. Vurtle

    Vurtle Well-Known Member

    And don't forget the guy who rides around in a thong on a bicycle that everyone seems to know. I was watching my disc fly and along comes this crazy guy in a thong. I couldn't believe what I was seeing and all the locals acted as though that was normal.
  4. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    I can agree with the "it takes a person to pull the trigger" but then blaming video games makes no more sense than blaming the guns.
  5. JustinJ

    JustinJ Well-Known Member

    Ugh, thanks for reminding me of the image i've been trying to bleach from my brain. As gross as it is though, he aint actually hurting nobody so he's left alone. Okay, its painful to look at but you know what i mean. Anyways, allowing him to do 'that' is what liberty entails.
  6. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    So, because it is a big college town it is liberal?....

    Go to College Station (Texas A&M University) and see how far a liberal mindset will get you (not very far).

    It is the fact that it is a very liberal-minded school. Whether the liberal minded school was there first or the liberal minded populace I have no idea.... All I can say is... Austin is weird, and for some reason they like to keep it that way :confused:

  7. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact Well-Known Member

    Most of Austin isn't that weird.

    You can see a very clear divide between the new wealthy tech/Cali Austin and the old outlaw country hippie Austin.

    That's why Portland was invented.
  8. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    Well, at least you're aware that you're a hypocrite. Which kind of makes it worse.
  9. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    I will disagree with you there. Video games make it "okay" to shoot another person (virtually), however, for someone with a mental illness, the step from virtual killing to reality is non-existant. What is okay in one world to them is just as okay in the other. It also desensitizes to an extent.

    Heck, I remember a case within the past 5 years where a group of kids went out into the real world and played "Grand Theft Auto". They stole a car, tried to kill the owner, and then actually raped a woman.... All part of the game (rape was not part of the game, but the sexual references to the idea are). Tell me that the video game did not have an effect there? It most certainly did.

    Do they have that effect on everyone that plays them? Of course not. Heck, I have played my fair share of video games but have never had an urge to kill another human being, and it has not translated into my "real" life. There are people who are more prone to being affected....
  10. Vurtle

    Vurtle Well-Known Member

    It is burned in my brain too. I agree about his liberty. And I am glad to know we live in a country that allows me to do this if I wish. Sorry for getting off topic. I have not always been a strong supporter of Perry, but I am proud to have him as our governor. He is willing to stand up against a tyrant group of politicians and we need more of those kind of leaders.
  11. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    Well, I just don't think the games are what cause the people to be violent, instead violent people like violent video games.

    I just don't see that saying "if these violent video games were not around, then these psychos wouldn't kill" as being any different than saying "If these psychos didn't have access to guns, they couldn't kill".

    The people are to blame for their own actions.
  12. radiotom

    radiotom Well-Known Member

    I'm starting to wonder if you are just a troll.

    Can you see that "commies" in my comment is plural? Maybe that should have been your first hint that I wasn't speaking to you. Perhaps I was speaking in general about Austin commies. Perhaps?

    Anyways, it seems like the ones from Austin are more miserable than average though. Could it be because they live in the middle of Texas and wish they were in some commie stronghold? Are they upset to be surrounded by happy, freedom loving Texans?
  13. JustinJ

    JustinJ Well-Known Member

    Why, because i don't agree with your views i must be?

    Perhaps, but in context of the conversation such a general statement would then be completely random and out of left field.

    Nah, we just get irritated when we encounter people who lack an understanding of how human communication works.
  14. radiotom

    radiotom Well-Known Member

  15. tyler500e

    tyler500e Well-Known Member

    So a dislike for Rick Perry makes me a liberal? Wow :banghead:

    Last time I checked I've never registered or voted Liberal Democrat, only Republican and Libertarian. In a nutshell, the government should be VERY small, they should tax A LOT less, and they should follow the constitution.

    People should be able to do whatever the hell they want so long as it isn't harming someone else. If you want to drive a Humvee, buy booze on sunday, park a broken down car in your driveway, buy up select fire weapons like P90s and MP5s without the ATF hassle, start a business right now without the piles of paperwork/ legal fees/etc, smoke marijuana in your living room, and keep the money you earn, then more power to ya! But as soon as you start robbing/stealing, assaulting/murdering, etc, then the government should exact justice.

    I don't agree with the flawed Keynesian Economics theory that is so common place today, meaning that if the gov't spends more, the economy will improve. Our debt is completely out of control, federal stimulus packages only put a bandaid on a problem that is hemorrhaging. I think this will lead to the eventual collapse of the dollar.

    Do we understand the difference between a liberal and a libertarian now? :neener:
  16. JustinJ

    JustinJ Well-Known Member

    radiotom, why i need to explain this is beyond me but if you read the comment i was replying to it included "the oneS from Austin". Obviously my comment was a snarky reply in jest.
  17. radiotom

    radiotom Well-Known Member

    Obviously in my comment "ones" was referring to commies (what else have I been talking about?), and any rational person with an understanding of the english language and the workings of a message board would interpret your statement as including yourself with them by using "we". :neener:
  18. TNBilly

    TNBilly Well-Known Member

    vs what, yours, real high ground! Any TEXAN would know Perry is a POLITICIAN
  19. JustinJ

    JustinJ Well-Known Member

    I realize that. Which is why the "we" in my comment was referring to the other commies and I.
  20. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Sheesh, enough of this. Gun control -- on topic. Who's a filthy commie? Not on topic.

    Isn't that clear?
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