Thursday, March 23, 2006

Why We Must Stop Kinky

(A reader made this comment on a post that analyzed the Governor's race. It was so good, I had to make it a post. Stop Kinky's site can be found here and has been added to the blogroll.)

Kinky Friedman has voted just once in the last 12 years, and that was when he voted for Bush/Cheney in 2004. Kinky explained, "I was for Bush in 2004 ... he's a good man." Kinky has also run (unsuccessfully) for public office as a Republican in the past.

Kinky complains about "the Ten Commandments being taken out of the public schools" and says, "I want them back, they belong there." Kinky also says "I'll tell you right now. I'm for prayer in school."

When asked about his position on women's rights, Kinky says "I'm not pro-life, and I'm not pro-choice. I'm pro-football!" Even CNN's reporter had to exclaim, "Now that's evasive, man, that's evasive."

To secure the Texas-Mexico border, Kinky proposes his "Five Mexican Generals" plan: "Friedman again outlined his Mexican generals policy, whereby he would divide the Texas-Mexico border into precincts, stationing a Mexican general in each precinct. Each general would be given $1 million and the account would be drawn against every time an illegal immigrant is captured and returned to Mexico."

Texas is undergoing a public education funding crisis, Kinky's proposal is to let the highest corporate bidders into the schools: "As to funding the education system, Friedman's answer is to put all the money in the education system and let the corporate sector bid on funding athletics."

We gotta stop this Kinky nonsense!

8 Comments:

At 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is for those terrible influences on children -- the 10 commandments and prayer, how un-Amercian.

 
At 7:06 PM, Blogger Right Of Texas said...

Something liberals and conservatives can all agree on..

Kinky needs to be stopped!

 
At 7:42 PM, Blogger Matt Glazer said...

so you are for prayer and the 10 commandments. Are you also for ending the death penalty, pro-choice, and same sex marriage?

The thing about Kinky is there is something to love and hate no matter what side of the aisle you are on.

Right of Texas is right on. Democrats and Republicans should ALL oppose Kinky cause nobody knows how he would actually vote. None of us can agree with him on everything cause he is a bipolar ideologue. His own views are in conflict.

He wants to fund our school system with a combination of gambling (likely in urban areas) and corporate sponsorship. Your kid can now go to Coke Elementary, Pepsi Middle School, and Marlboro High and play football all the way through for the fighting slot monkey's or dance on the Harrah high kick team.

This guy is not good for Texas!

 
At 8:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your point about Kinky is clear and probably correct. However, what's so bad about prayer and the 10 C's?

 
At 8:33 PM, Blogger Matt Glazer said...

There serve a strong place at home and in your place of worship.

I pray and attend service as often as possible, but my religion is mine and yours is yours.

I hope that answers your questions.

 
At 9:04 PM, Blogger StopKinky said...

For those who ask "what's wrong with posting the Ten Commandments," which religion's Ten Commandments would use?

While it is true that Catholics, Protestants, and Hebrews all have a version of the Ten Commandments, they are not the same ten. Which religion gets its version posted in the classroom? How about those parents who would prefer that their children learn the version of the Ten Commandments which their faith believes?

While you're deciding which version of the Ten Commandments our government should establish as the preferred version for posting in public school classrooms, can anyone tell me the very first ten words in our Bill of Rights?

 
At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with the Ten Commandments? Nothing.

But I see what Stop Kinky is getting at. Different religions follow a different "Ten Commandments." For example, here's the Second Commandment according to the Jews, the Catholics, and the Baptists:

JEWISH - 2. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.

CATHOLIC - 2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

BAPTIST - 2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

So, if there are different versions of the Ten Commandments, what kind of law would govern which version would become the official "Ten Commandments" to be used in the public schools? You can't pass such a law without violating the First Amendment which prohibits any "law respecting an establishment of religion."

 
At 11:29 PM, Anonymous Demosthenes said...

Bipolar ideologue...

I don't think this is a particularly salient objection. The problem with our current left/right, liberal/conservative dichotomy is that these are not, in fact, ideologies. And ideology is an overarching philosophy of political values, that ties those values together.

Your calling him a "bipolar ideologue" means that you do not consider his views to hang together very well. They seem disjointed with one another. The problem is that the way you and I form our political values is just as disjointed. What does being pro-labor have to do with being pro-environment. What does being pro-life have to do with being pro-death penalty?

Where you are correct is that Kinky is not recognising the existing political divide between two loose camps of allied values. That does make him an odd-ball, and politically obnoxious, but let's not pretend that what we have floating around in our heads makes any more sense - it's just 'en vogue'.

 

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