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Federal shutdown doesn’t affect the Alamo
The Friendswood Journal ^ | October 4, 2013

Posted on 10/07/2013 6:58:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

......“This is a good example of why things that matter most to Texans — like the Alamo — remain Texan, just like the Christmas Mountains out in West Texas,” said Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, referring to a misguided attempted federal land grab that drew attention back in 2008.

“Texas isn't going to let government get in the way of honoring our heroes, whether it's at the Alamo or at the VLB,” Patterson said.

The shrine to Texas heroes of long ago remains open. And so do the Texas Veterans Land Board’s eight Texas State Veterans Homes, which take care of our living heroes, said Patterson, chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board.

“The shutdown is not stopping us from caring for our heroes,” Patterson said. “We do not anticipate any problems with us receiving Veterans Administration payments for nursing home care, but the VLB has more than enough funds in our veterans programs to cover the costs should federal funding cease and until this shutdown is resolved.”

.....Texas has always taken care of her veterans. In 1836, the Texas General Land Office was formed, in part, to make sure veterans of the Texas Revolution were given land rights they were promised in exchange for their role in liberating Texas. In 1946, the VLB was created to provide the same for Texan veterans of a different war who helped liberate the world.

Today, the VLB serves more than 1.7 million Texas veterans of all ages. The VLB’s eight Texas State Veterans Homes serve more than a thousand veterans and their families needing long-term, high-quality care.....

(Excerpt) Read more at yourhoustonnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: jerrypatterson; shutdown; thealam; thealamo; veterans

1 posted on 10/07/2013 6:58:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Preach on, brother!


2 posted on 10/07/2013 6:59:48 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think that’s the new theme. The more things that are under Federal Government control, the more dangerous it is, as is the case with this shutdown. Power and control should be decentralized and returned to the states.


3 posted on 10/07/2013 7:01:12 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Back when Fat Ed Rendell was governor, he cut off the funds to one of our local historic sites (Bushy Run, the pivotal battle in Pontiac's War) which includes a nice museum and gift shop on the battlefield. This was in retaliation to the GOP legislature which refused to pass one of his tax increases.

The local volunteer auxiliary stepped in staff the place and keep it open.

When the dust had cleared, what had been a source of employment for two or three state employees now no longer needed any. The local booster organization was doing without them just fine. I don't know if that's still the case, but it may very well have become permanent.

4 posted on 10/07/2013 7:06:44 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Alamo is not a national park.

Isn’t Jerry Patterson is running for Gov.? Looks like maybe he’s just trying to get his name in the news.


5 posted on 10/07/2013 7:10:16 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

a fellow SASS shooters father who keeps his fifth wheel up at the lake in Oklahoma, emailed me to say that her father had to pull up stakes and move out of there...as this is a Federally controlled lake.

Now the govt shutdown, does not prevent the government officers from coming by and giving those people citations.

I also hear that the everglades and waters around the southern tip of florida are shut down. How does one shut down a waterway?

the POSOTUS, is in for a big surprise come election day 2014 and 2016. That is if the uniformed voters get it right.


6 posted on 10/07/2013 7:11:35 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

they forgot ... the alamo !


7 posted on 10/07/2013 7:13:38 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Vaquero; big'ol_freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; RockinRight; ...
Re: ...the POSOTUS, is in for a big surprise come election day 2014 and 2016. That is if the uniformed voters get it right.

The trouble is, Vaquero, the uniformed voters rarely do... and with the DemocRATS' Justice Department supported voter fraud, we may never get another President that isn't an Obama clone--

8 posted on 10/07/2013 7:17:03 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: smokingfrog
Point is the federal government at one time(under the dress stainer ) attempted to take certain state parks under the purview of the federal system!!!
9 posted on 10/07/2013 7:18:47 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In the long run, ya think this outrageous shutdown behavior will make more states want to take back their own land?


10 posted on 10/07/2013 7:18:57 AM PDT by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Jerry Patterson is one of Texas’s heroes.

We owe a lot to him in the Lone Star State!


11 posted on 10/07/2013 7:25:17 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: smokingfrog

I haven’t heard that he is running for governor, but if he is, I’ll be first in line to vote for him!


12 posted on 10/07/2013 7:26:29 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

Jerry Patterson is running for lieutenant governor!!


13 posted on 10/07/2013 7:29:32 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They should let the Federal Government run the basement area.


14 posted on 10/07/2013 7:32:21 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ontap

That’s what I thought—but wasn’t sure.


15 posted on 10/07/2013 7:37:40 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

Correction

He’s running for Lt. Governor.

Bye bye Dewhurst!


16 posted on 10/07/2013 7:38:35 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just let nobama try to lay claim to the Alamo, talk about SHTF! Go ask the Messkins how that worked out for them.


17 posted on 10/07/2013 7:58:25 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Bender2

I believe the Obama race voters will stay away for the midterms and unless the POSOTUS decides to thumb his nose at the constitution and somehow be allowed to run in 2016, I believe the race voters will stay home them....(unless we can get Dr Benjamin Carson or Allen West to run....)


18 posted on 10/07/2013 8:08:30 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: X-spurt
Just let nobama try to lay claim to the Alamo, talk about SHTF! Go ask the Messkins how that worked out for them.

of course the locals in San Antonio will be no help, neither will the lefties in near by Austin.....

19 posted on 10/07/2013 8:11:45 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There’s a red bike in the basement


20 posted on 10/07/2013 8:14:05 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Bender2; Vaquero
and with the DemocRATS' Justice Department supported voter fraud, we may never get another President that isn't an Obama clone

Listen to Bender, he has it right.

The Left has demonstrated not only the will, but the ability, to manipulate the national elections via Chicago-style Alinsky fraud.

We will not see a conservative candidate rise to that level again in our lifetime.

21 posted on 10/07/2013 8:19:31 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Old Sarge

then we must ban together to prevent this.....or fight it.


22 posted on 10/07/2013 8:21:10 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: smokingfrog

He’s running for Lt. Gov...

I went to the debate they had in Houston last week, with Todd Staples, Dewhurst, and Dan Patrick...

Those are the only other folks I know putting in for that job...I think they had another one in Tyler, Texas this last Saturday...

They are making the rounds and they are ALL making pretty good points, without a lot of BS being thrown around that isn’t called for...All of them have been working together for years, so to me, iit is hard to really find diferences other than personal preferences between any of them...

Trying to “out-conservative” another conservative (whatever the level of that conservatism is) is hard to do, and get away with...It almost looks like you hae toliberalize your positions to separate yourself from the pack...And even then, it take a keen eye and ear to pick them out when they do that...

My preference (in order) so far, and I know some will vehemently dissagree, but thats ok, Texas will survive...

#1 Jerry Patterson
#2 Todd Staples
#3 Dan Patrick
#4 David Dewhurst

Just my opinion...FYI...


23 posted on 10/07/2013 8:37:38 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: All

I bleive the Feds learned a lesson recently when they tried to close up Mt. Vernon back east...That facility is run a lot like The Alamo is in Texas...

I imagine that if the Feds tried to shut down the access to the Alamo, they might very well have a serious problem on their hands...

Not only native Texans would be riled up by that attempt, but I have a very good feeling that some patriotic Tejanos would be in our ranks a well, and very welcome at that!!!

I blieve it is a line in the sand that the Feds know all too well they had beter not cross in this state, or many other places as well...

The eggshells cannot hold them up very well outside the Beltway...

Things are rapidly coming to a head, and in about ten days, we are going to see who we can count on when that bubble bursts...


24 posted on 10/07/2013 8:44:01 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Bender2

There are more of them than there are of us now, Bender. Last November I became literally sick to my stomach when I saw that we’ve officially crossed the demographic line where the takers can outvote the makers.

The observation (made by more than one observer)is true: When a majority of voters in a “democracy” realizes it can vote itself largess out of the treasury, it’s doomed.

“Democracy” is when three wolves and a sheep vote on what’s for dinner.


25 posted on 10/07/2013 8:57:44 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Vaquero

No different than in 1836.
Except I do believe even the citizens of San Antonio will be eager to resist the communists. Who the hell cares what goes on in Austin, they’ll all run screaming to safe Blue ground.


26 posted on 10/07/2013 9:16:02 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Bender2

I bet Obama going get his butt rung in 2014 mid term election I hope so


27 posted on 10/07/2013 9:16:31 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Cyber Liberty; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; ...
“The America of my time line is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories. A perfect democracy, a ‘warm body’ democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction. It depends solely on the wisdom and self-restraint of citizens… which is opposed by the folly and lack of self-restraint of other citizens. What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes his own self-interest as he sees it… which for the majority translates as ‘Bread and Circuses.’

‘Bread and Circuses’ is the cancer of democracy, the fatal disease for which there is no cure. Democracy often works beautifully at first. But once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invader—the barbarians enter Rome.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

Gadzooks! Could Bob... put it any plainer?

28 posted on 10/07/2013 9:18:38 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: SevenofNine

It’s not a sure thing at all. Read Bender’s post #28.


29 posted on 10/07/2013 9:27:25 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Bender2
‘Bread and Circuses’ is the cancer of democracy, the fatal disease for which there is no cure. Democracy often works beautifully at first. But once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invader—the barbarians enter Rome.”

Robert A. Heinlein

"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."

Robert A. Heinlein

30 posted on 10/07/2013 9:35:34 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Bender2

31 posted on 10/07/2013 9:56:06 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Old Sarge

That pretty bad if we putting Dr House in this thread ROFL


32 posted on 10/07/2013 10:01:56 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Vaquero; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
From http://jpetrie.myweb.uga.edu/Heinlein.html

One man’s “magic” is another man’s engineering. “Supernatural” is a null word.
-Lazarus Long, Time Enough for Love

An armed society is a polite society.
-Beyond This Horizon

Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.
-Lazarus Long, Time Enough for Love

I’ve never understood how God could expect His creatures to pick the one true religion by faith—it strikes me as a sloppy way to run a universe.
-Jubal Harshaw, Stranger in a Strange Land

Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other “sins” are invented nonsense.
-Lazarus Long, Time Enough for Love

A monarch’s neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright.

Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.
-Lazarus Long, Time Enough for Love

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.
-Professor Bernardo de la Paz, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
-Lazarus Long, Time Enough for Love

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
-still searchin’

If you happen to be one of the fretful minority who can do creative work, never force an idea; you’ll abort it if you do. Be patient and you’ll give birth to it when the time is ripe. Learn to wait.
-Lazarus Long, Time Enough for Love

The supreme irony of life is that no one gets out of it alive.

Being intelligent is not a felony. But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor.
-Lazarus Long, Time Enough For Love

Learning isn’t a means to an end; it’s an end in and of itself.
-still searchin’

…brainpower is the scarcest commodity and the only one of real value.
-that also sounds like Lazarus

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Lazarus Long, Time Enough For Love

Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. (He is also a fool.)
-Lazarus Long, Time Enough For Love

“Love” is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
-Jubal Harshaw, Stranger in a Strange Land

First, what is it you want us to pay taxes for? Tell me what I get and perhaps I’ll buy it.
-Manuel O’Kelly, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Does history record any case in which the majority was right?
-Lazarus Long, Time Enough for Love

Gadzooks, Bob ever nail its... each and every time!

And all this... was said just before my breakfast Bloody Mary--

33 posted on 10/07/2013 10:07:03 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

34 posted on 10/07/2013 10:50:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s the site of a Mexican victory. They wouldn’t want to close that anyway.


35 posted on 10/07/2013 10:58:04 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra
Depends on what you mean by victory. The defenders died. The reason they were fighting triumphed.

The final score is the only one that matters.

36 posted on 10/07/2013 11:08:24 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Bender2

bttt


37 posted on 10/07/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Freedom is what happens when the sheep are well armed.


38 posted on 10/07/2013 5:50:59 PM PDT by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar are soon to be relearned.)
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To: donmeaker

The founders’ being well armed is why we don’t have a Democracy, we have a Republic.


39 posted on 10/07/2013 6:01:09 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Vaquero

Park rangers to keep people out: essential

Park rangers to keep the park open: non-essential


40 posted on 10/07/2013 6:11:21 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Bender2
THERE AINT NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH

TANSTAAFL

Something the uninformed voters should learn about the zer0bama regime and socialism in general. .

41 posted on 10/07/2013 6:55:32 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: morphing libertarian

I Like your screen name.

I’m too libertarian to be a conservative.
I’m too conservative to be a libertarian.


42 posted on 10/07/2013 7:01:06 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Rush mentioned, the other day, that 53% of babies in America are on WIC (Women, Infant and Children welfare). The working half (makers) are literally paying for the *other half* takers :(


43 posted on 10/07/2013 7:04:36 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Vaquero

Abortion and Iran drove me out of lib party


44 posted on 10/07/2013 7:14:21 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

I have never been a LARGE L libertarian. It’s like democratic, that party isn’t. And republican, as that party could care less about the Republic.

I embrace much of all things libertarian and many conservative principles. And much of all of these, but not all, overlap.


45 posted on 10/08/2013 3:16:25 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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