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Perry fires up anti-tax crowd (Gov says Texas can leave union if it wants to)
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Posted on 04/15/2009 3:19:47 PM PDT by Crazieman

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To: Twinkie
Yep. My aunt lives in Texas and she does mention how HOT it is down there from time to time. I wonder if that’s pretty much consistent all over the state. (It gets hot enough here in Tennessee for me. One year, it was as hot in August here as it was in Texas - just about.)

Actually, we've got a solution to the heat. It's called AIR CONDITIONING!

I know, I know, President HopeyChangey doesn't like it and wants to control our thermostats. Well, Texas is the headquarters of Lennox International (Lennox, Armstrong, Ducane, Air-Flo...located in Richardson), Trane's residential operations (Trane, American Standard...Tyler), and Goodman (Goodman, Amana...Houston). Goodman's actually become the nation's best selling brand.

51 posted on 04/15/2009 4:22:28 PM PDT by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: Entrepreneur
Actually, if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes. It'll change.

One of the most said saying here.

52 posted on 04/15/2009 4:24:37 PM PDT by YellowRoseofTx (Evil is not the opposite of God; it's the absence of God)
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To: Crazieman
Er, no disrespect to Gov. Perry or the Lone Star state but wasn't this tried before somewhere around this month in 1861? (IT HAD DIRE RESULTS FOR MY PARTICULAR COMMONWEALTH)
53 posted on 04/15/2009 4:26:04 PM PDT by meandog (There are bad no dogs, only bad owners--the only good bad owner is one mauled by a good bad dog!)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Funny you should mention that.....

I heard Chuck Norris on Glenn Beck’s radio show several weeks ago, and he (Chuck) half-jokingly mentioned that he was thinking of running for President of Texas!


54 posted on 04/15/2009 4:26:33 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The fence between Mexico and the United States is a shovel-ready project)
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To: Entrepreneur
"If at first you don't secede, try, try again."

How about "If at first you don't secede, elect a different governor."

55 posted on 04/15/2009 4:27:11 PM PDT by Stegall Tx (Democrats: raising your taxes; cheating on theirs.)
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To: Crazieman

Just damn!


56 posted on 04/15/2009 4:28:54 PM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: Texas Fossil
There are places in Texas where property is very cheap. Most of them are in the boonies, in fly-over country.

Wherebouts ? I like wide open and empty, but not too hot. I'd miss snow, too.

57 posted on 04/15/2009 4:29:38 PM PDT by Red Boots
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To: Crazieman

My forebears fought and died for the Confederate States of America and I am a native born Texan, currently a resident of Montana. If Texas does secede from the Union, I will pack my bags.


58 posted on 04/15/2009 4:31:55 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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To: ncpatriot

They said that about Sam Houston with regards to Mexico, too.

Thing is, Texas has a strange way of bringing out successes in otherwise total failures. He was a failure at life, a drunkard, had no success with women, and both his early and late life were total disasters. But for one brief shining moment, he was the right man in the right place at the right time to kick Santa Ana’s ass.

Much of Texas history is dotted with men who were failures elsewhere who came here and became great successes.


59 posted on 04/15/2009 4:32:35 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Red Boots

We have lots of room up in the panhandle.

As for too hot, that’s why God gave us air conditioning and nuclear reactors.


60 posted on 04/15/2009 4:33:17 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Vaquero

I live in Corpus Christi (military). This place is despicable. Illegals outnumber the citizens. Anchor babies are coming of age in regards to voting. Texas WILL turn blue within 4 years!!!!!!!


61 posted on 04/15/2009 4:34:12 PM PDT by ThunderStruck94
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To: Purrcival
If Texas secedes, we’re moving.

Who says you'll be able to emigrate? Or whether they (Texas) will even give you a visa?

62 posted on 04/15/2009 4:36:07 PM PDT by 386wt (Striving to be as good as my dog thinks I am.)
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To: meandog

Doesn’t have to be a military separation. The liberals would probably be happy to see us leave if we work out the details. Remember, then we could promise that they’d never get another Bush from Texas as President.

On top of which, the South probably would have been left to go their own way if that IDIOT Chesnut hadn’t opened fire on Fort Sumter. He should have starved them out and taken their surrender afterwards.


63 posted on 04/15/2009 4:37:58 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: All

Wow what bold talk. Hopefully the country won’t have to break up.

I’ve often felt like the South stands a good chance of leaving the union if things get bad. The people here just won’t take the bull that our new regime would like to pull.

It all depends on how much they try with us...


64 posted on 04/15/2009 4:38:31 PM PDT by modest proposal
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To: Spktyr

I like Dalhart, and the drive se thru the panhandle, I must admit. My Dad lives in Granbury. And I really like the Comanche area around Quanah. Need a job, though.What can one do there ?


65 posted on 04/15/2009 4:40:11 PM PDT by Red Boots
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To: Red Boots

West from Wichita Fall, South of Lubbock, North of San Angelo, and West to NM. The Big Nothing.

It is very nice in the winter, but summers can be hot. But most of the summer it is a dry hot, not muggy.

If you want specific locations, e-mail me.

Regards,

The Texas Fossil


66 posted on 04/15/2009 4:41:51 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Red Boots

Pretty much everything but “community organizer” is available to one degree or other. Anything from hanging steel to building/maintaining nuclear weapons.


67 posted on 04/15/2009 4:41:55 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: cripplecreek
I’ve got mixed feelings on Perry given his past wind checking on illegal immigration. That said he does seem to have settled pretty firmly on the side of border security for quite a while now.

Please explain in that you're from Michigan...

68 posted on 04/15/2009 4:43:20 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Fellow Texan here. I remember learning about TX right to secede.

Texas history was my very favorite subject.


69 posted on 04/15/2009 4:43:23 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: ThunderStruck94

Where are you from?


70 posted on 04/15/2009 4:43:47 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

Man, if he did that Austin would be pretty much empty.


71 posted on 04/15/2009 4:44:03 PM PDT by comps4spice
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To: taildragger
Whats with the democrats appointing bull dykes to positions where they can send the stormtroopers out?.

That freak Reno massacred scores and bull dyke Napolitano is walking in her footsteps, probably make Reno look like a piker by the time shes done.

72 posted on 04/15/2009 4:45:56 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

Nothing to explain. It’s an opinion.


73 posted on 04/15/2009 4:46:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Spktyr
On top of which, the South probably would have been left to go their own way if that IDIOT Chesnut hadn’t opened fire on Fort Sumter. He should have starved them out and taken their surrender afterwards.

I doubt that; for Lincoln it was all about preserving the union. Incidentally, Edmund Ruffin (a Virginian) actually fired the first shot at Ft. Sumter (he later, upon hearing of the surrender at Appomattox, wrapped himself in a Confederate flag and blew his brains out.) I believe you are thinking of Mary Chesnut who chronicled much of the war in her diary for the South.

74 posted on 04/15/2009 4:48:16 PM PDT by meandog (There are bad no dogs, only bad owners--the only good bad owner is one mauled by a good bad dog!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Mine too... we had to make a scrapbook of Texas History... I remember burning the edges of a paper to make it look “old”... as a faked letter from Stephen Austin. :-)


75 posted on 04/15/2009 4:51:14 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( When you find yourself going through Hell, keep going!)
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To: 386wt

The constitution didn’t outlaw swcession, still doesn’t for that matter. They would not ever have got it ratified if the staes thought it was a one way deal. Interesting to note the confederate Constitution corrected this and referred to a Perpetual union. Mostly it is a copy of the U.S. Constitution.
barbra ann


76 posted on 04/15/2009 4:51:42 PM PDT by barb-tex (Republic of Texas will include all of the Confederacy, except Maybe VA.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Originally from Wisconsin. I love what Texas is saying, but the libs are flooding this state with Mexicans.


77 posted on 04/15/2009 4:51:58 PM PDT by ThunderStruck94
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To: Hodar; All

“TEXAS CONSTITUTION”

Wow, reading that gave me goosebumps.


78 posted on 04/15/2009 4:53:43 PM PDT by quesney
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To: meandog

Colonel James Chesnut, Jr. is the idiot who asked for Fort Sumter’s surrender, and when he didn’t get it, ordered his forces to fire into the Fort.


79 posted on 04/15/2009 4:54:25 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: McLynnan

Sounds like heaven to me.


80 posted on 04/15/2009 4:54:41 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: Crazieman
My state as a haven for conservatism. I am for it, and would vote for secession if given the opportunity.
81 posted on 04/15/2009 4:56:10 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: barb-tex
The constitution didn’t outlaw swcession, still doesn’t for that matter. They would not ever have got it ratified if the staes thought it was a one way deal. Interesting to note the confederate Constitution corrected this and referred to a Perpetual union. Mostly it is a copy of the U.S. Constitution. barbra ann

After what happened between 1861-65, no state will be allowed to secede again. Besides, Texas still produces a lot of oil and I don't believe that Mr. 0bama is going to forego that needed resource to help pay for his grandiose plans.

82 posted on 04/15/2009 4:56:40 PM PDT by meandog (There are bad no dogs, only bad owners--the only good bad owner is one mauled by a good bad dog!)
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To: meandog

Ah, but remember, he hates American oil. So he’ll be happy to see us go, the better to usher in his green future.


83 posted on 04/15/2009 5:00:51 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Red Boots

I’d miss snow, too
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I would never miss snow. It’s heaven to never have to put on a heavy coat, boots, gloves, worry about hypothermia if the you have no heat or car breaks down. Perfection is when the temp never reaches freezing.


84 posted on 04/15/2009 5:01:52 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

If they did secede, we would probably move there.


85 posted on 04/15/2009 5:03:08 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: mojitojoe

I like it cool but not cold.

though Hot and sticky to me is worse than cold....I can put on more clothes but you can only take off everything and still be sweaty.


86 posted on 04/15/2009 5:09:57 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: McLynnan

You forgot the Scorpions


87 posted on 04/15/2009 5:10:43 PM PDT by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: Frantzie
Presidential material today appears to be if you have Saudi money backing you, you refuse to release your birth certificate, you suck up to Islamic terrorists, you want to bankrupt the USA in 6 months or less, etc.

and you....

...have long term friendships with terrorists, communists,criminals and American hating preachers...

...hate the Constitution, liberty, freedom and capitalism...

....you have no experience and can only read from a teleprompter...

...are a pathological liar...

...are a radical American-hating communist...

..etc..etc..

88 posted on 04/15/2009 5:23:01 PM PDT by kara2008 (Government cannot be the solution when government is the problem)
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To: Aria

what will I do with my snowblower?


89 posted on 04/15/2009 5:23:25 PM PDT by rahbert
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To: Crazieman

OH YEA!!!!!!


90 posted on 04/15/2009 5:23:40 PM PDT by peace with honor
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To: YellowRoseofTx
Sounds good, but where do I go for warm winters and cool summers?
91 posted on 04/15/2009 5:38:12 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Crazieman

Texas is at the top of the list for our next move.

What place could be better?


92 posted on 04/15/2009 5:46:18 PM PDT by eleni121 (The New Byzantium - resurrect it!)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

I am a mid-westerner by birth, but have lived most of my adult life in Texas. At heart, I consider myself a Texan. Now that I have a really great job, we are looking at relocating back to Texas in 5-7 years. As for now, we are Texans-in-excile due to family and job.

God Bless Texas, their values reflect mine. Let me defend my home with lethal force, and let me defend my neighbor’s home with the same force, too. Any state that lets me blast the bad guys with impunity, is a state I want to be a member of.


93 posted on 04/15/2009 5:46:42 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: expatpat

Texas. You just have to set your A/C to 78F when it’s 96 outside. =)

My parents moved to Texas from Chicago 40 years ago. When I ask them about moving back north, they laugh and say, “Never!”


94 posted on 04/15/2009 5:47:29 PM PDT by Aggie Mama
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To: expatpat

In Houston we pretty much have great weather except for July, August, September when it’s really hot. Once the first real cool front hits at the end of September, the weather is great all the way through June again. It’s about 3 months of hot, 7 months of just-plain-nice, and 2 months of cold.


95 posted on 04/15/2009 5:50:08 PM PDT by Aggie Mama
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To: Danae; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Thanks for reminding me about the scorpions. I forgot the tarantulas and fiddleback spiders too. Oh, and those giant flying roach things they have around Houston. That should keep them away, lol.


96 posted on 04/15/2009 5:52:55 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Red Boots

East Texas. Very pretty, lots of beautiful trees and hills and the people are the best.


97 posted on 04/15/2009 5:54:19 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Caipirabob

Let’s get it going, Tennesse would be proud to be a Border state.


98 posted on 04/15/2009 6:00:10 PM PDT by Sir Beowolf ("We The People")
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To: taildragger

Love to see HSA face down Texas, talk about a knife to a gun fight.


99 posted on 04/15/2009 6:00:16 PM PDT by Jolla
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To: Aria

“I don’t love their weather...”

In what part? It varies widely from one part of the state to another, ya know.


100 posted on 04/15/2009 6:04:45 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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