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Kinky Friedman for Governor of Texas 2006

  1. Jun 20, 2006 #1

    Astronuc

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    This item was briefly mentioned by E6S in
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=90771&highlight=Kinky

    But here is an update. :biggrin:

    http://www.kinkyfriedman.com/

    http://www.kinkyfriedman.com/issues/

    Issues:

    Why vote for Kinky?

    Can he pull it off - as an Independent?!?!
     
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  3. Jun 20, 2006 #2

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    Related to Kinky's ideas for Renewable Energy is Willie Nelson's Biodiesel Program!

    No, we are not kidding! This is for real! :1thumbup

    Kinky Friedman is promoting Renewable Energy in Texas, and he mentioned Willie Nelson's Biodiesel Program. They want to get at least 10% of Texans on biodiesel. School bus fleets could be converted to biodiesel. Trucks (a lot of those in Texas) could be operate on biodiesel.

    This will reduce imports of oil from overseas.

    http://www.wnbiodiesel.com/

    http://www.wnbiodiesel.com/technology.html

    http://www.wnbiodiesel.com/products.html

    http://www.wnbiodiesel.com/company.html

    :biggrin:

    ----------------------------------------------

    Willie Nelson's new gig: Biodiesel
    Singer starts business that aims to get truckers on board
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6826994/

    Willie Nelson Bets on Biodiesel
    http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,66288,00.html

     
  4. Jun 20, 2006 #3

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    With a name like that, i don't think so
     
  5. Jun 20, 2006 #4
    It's Texas he might be able too.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2006 #5
    Contrary to what some believe, this state isn't populated by 20 million yahoos, although we have our fair share just like everyone else. Kinky ranks right up there with Ross Perot and Clayton Williams. It takes more to get into the governors mansion than just collecting the designated number of signatures to get on a ballot. Unfortunately, between Perry, Bell, Rylander, and Kinky the choice is more “lesser of evils”.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2006 #6

    Astronuc

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    But what about the issues and Kinky's position on the issues?

    Education
    Healthcare
    Renewable Energy
    Political Reform Agenda
    http://www.kinkyfriedman.com/issues/political_reform.html
     
  8. Jun 21, 2006 #7
    There two key issues in this state that would help solve many of the others. Illegal immigration and the property tax system. If any of the candidates would make a REAL effort in solving these two issues they would have an open door to the mansion. Unfortunatly, I see no realistic resolution comming out of legislature.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2006 #8
    At the very least, Kinky will get a healthy second place finish. Perry's totally going to get below 40%.

    Really, there's a chance Kinky can win. The most recent poll I saw was:
    Perry - 40
    Kinky - 21
    Strayhorn - 20
    Bell - 17

    And that's a poll of likely voters. The kinds of people who'll vote for Kinky Friedman are not by any means likely voters. I really think that given a few more months of campaigning against the political system, he could pull off a surprise win.

    Texas may not be a state of 20 million "yahoos", but if being a yahoo means voting for Kinky Friedman, then you don't need 20 million yahoos for him to be governor. In 2002, only 4.6 million people voted in the TX gubernatorial election. With 4 candidates, if Kinky could get about 1.5-2 million "yahoos" to vote for him, he'd become governor.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2006
  10. Jul 7, 2006 #9
    If Rick "How's the Hair" Perry can win an election, why not Kinky?

    What he ought to do is campaign with the promise to put Willie Nelson in charge of Taxation!:approve:
     
  11. Jul 8, 2006 #10
    Or the Agriculture Commission. :wink:
     
  12. Jul 9, 2006 #11

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    Now that will get out the hippie vote!
     
  13. Jul 9, 2006 #12

    Astronuc

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    Which is pretty much limited to small enclaves in Austin. :rofl:
     
  14. Jul 10, 2006 #13
    Haven't all the hippies died yet?

    Though true for the most part, there are more and more "Co-Ops" popping up in the triangle between Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. You could probably squeeze a Libertarian vote or two out of them. As for Kinky's success, I'll venture to say that he will probably lose by an ever so slight margin. I only say this because the Hair-meister has all the big businesses wrapped up.
     
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