Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: April 22, 2006 10:37PM
Slide on down here when ya getta chance Mr B & I'll see if I can slip you
in at the front of the express lane Duane was talkin about ... anything for a
friend yakno :>P
Yeah we Texans are real simpletons alright, problee why we're home to American
Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Dell Computers, Shell Oil, and hundreds of other
corporate enterprises, and build fighter planes at Lockheed Martin, among other
things of note.
Here's a nifty little fact : Go anywhere on the planet and draw the outline of
Texas and nearly everyone will know what you drew instantly.
Try that same trick with any other state in the US or nearly any country on the
planet and see if they recognize it ? :>
BTW, the death penalty absolutely insures the recipient will never again harm
another innocent human, nor incur pain and suffering upon the victims family or
loved ones ... yeah I really see the barbarism in that concept.
Tellya what John, if you'll agree to foot the astronomical costs of lifelong
incarceration for all the death row inmates instead (a measely $100,000 to
$400,000 per inmate anually), I'll personally lobby to end this huge burden to
the taxpayers here, or ... would you prefer we just ship 'em over to where you
live and you cats can sort it out, either way works for me.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: April 26, 2006 01:18PM
When you're from Texas, people that you meet ask you questions like, Do you
have any cows?" "Do you have horses?" "Bet you got a bunch
of guns, eh?"
They all want to know if you've been to Southfork. They watched Dallas.
Have you ever looked at a map of the world? Look at Texas with me just for a
second. That picture, with the Panhandle and the Gulf Coast, and the Red River
and the Rio Grande is as much a part of you as anything ever will be.. As soon
as anyone anywhere in the world looks at it they know what it is. It's Texas.
Pick any kid off the street in Japan and draw him a picture of Texas in the dirt
and he'll know what it is. What happens if I show you a picture of any other
state? You might get it maybe after a second or two, but who else would? And
even if you do, does it ever stir any feelings in you?
In every man, woman and child on this planet, there is a person who wishes just
once he could be a real live Texan and get up on a horse or ride off in a
pickup. There is some little bit of Texas in everyone.
Did you ever hear anyone in a bar go, "Wow...so you're from Iowa? Cool,
tell me about it?" Do you know why?
Because there's no place like Texas.
Texas is the Alamo. Texas is 183 men standing in a church, facing
thousands of Mexican nationals, fighting for freedom, who had the
chance to walk out and save themselves, but stayed instead to fight and die for
the cause of freedom. We send our kids to schools named William B. Travis and
James Bowie and Crockett and do you know why? Because those men saw a line in
the sand and they decided to cross it and be heroes. John Wayne paid to do the
movie himself. That is the Spirit of Texas.
Texas is Sam Houston capturing Santa Ana at San Jacinto.
Texas is "Juneteenth" and Texas Independence Day.
Texas is huge! forests of Piney Woods like the Davy Crockett National
Texas is breathtaking mountains in the Big Bend.
Texas is the unparalleled beauty of bluebonnet fields in the Texas
Texas is the beautiful, warm beaches of the Gulf Coast of South Texas.
Texas is the shiny skyscrapers in Houston and Dallas.
Texas is world record bass from places like Lake Fork.
Texas is Mexican food like nowhere else, not even Mexico.
Texas is the original Six Flags (Over Texas!).
Texas is the Fort Worth Stockyards, Bass Hall, the Ballpark in
Arlington and the Astrodome.
Texas is larger-than-life legends like Michael DeBakey, Denton Cooley, Willie
Nelson, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Janis Joplin, Kris Kristofferson, Tom
Landry, Darrell Royal, ZZ Top, Eric Dickerson, Earl Campbell, Nolan Ryan, Sam
Rayburn, George H. W.Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson. And let's not forget Meatloaf,
Pantera, Bowling for Soup(come on, you know it makes you smile when you hear
"come back to Texas" on the radio and think that kids in freaking
Arkansas or somewhere are listening to that lyric too!), Lance Armstrong, George
Strait, and Pat Green.
Texas is great companies like Dell Computer, Texas Instruments and Compaq. And
LOCKHEED MARTIN AEROSPACE,! Home of the F-16 Jet Fighter and the JSF
Texas is NASA.
Texas is huge herds of cattle and miles of crops.
Texas is home to the most amazing sunsets of gold over an empty field.
Texans have pride like none other.
Texas is hundreds of deer running around neighborhoods and fields.
Texas is skies blackened with doves, and fields full of deer.
Texas is a place where towns and cities shut down to watch the local High School
Football game on Friday nights and for the Cowboys on Monday Night Football, and
for the Night In Old San Antonio River Parade in San Antonio. And what about the
2006 National Champions, the University of TEXAS Longhorns? Texas is ocean
beaches, deserts, lakes and rivers, mountains and prairies, and modern
If it isn't in Texas, you probably don't need it.
Everything's bigger in Texas!
No one does anything bigger or better than it's done in Texas.
By federal law, Texas is the only state in the U.S. that can fly its
flag at the same height as the U.S. flag. Think about that for a second. You fly
the Stars and Stripes at 20 feet in Maryland, California, or Maine and your
state flag, whatever it is, goes at 17 feet. You fly the Stars and Stripes in
front of Pine Tree High in Longview or anyplace else at 20 feet, the Lone Star
flies at the same height - 20 feet. Do you know why? Because it is the only
state that was a republic before it became a state.
Also, being a Texan is as high as being an American down here. Our capitol is
the only one in the country that is taller than the capitol building in
Washington, D.C. and we can divide our state into five states at any time if we
wanted to! We included these things as part of the deal when we came on. That's
the best part, right there.
Texas even has its own power grid!!
...and don't even lie to yourself... Texas has the most beautiful girls.
Not to mention Live music capitol of the world, and in case you didn't catch it
the first time, UT Longhorns are the National Champions.