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Texas - have you seen this one?
email | 10/14 | anonymous

Posted on 10/14/2005 3:43:58 PM PDT by phatoldphart

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 Forest.

Texas is breathtaking mountains in the Big Bend.

Texas is the unparalleled beauty of bluebonnet fields in the Texas Hill Country.

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 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, Rick Husband, Eric Dickerson, Earl Campbell, Nolan Ryan, Sam Rayburn, Lyndon B.Johnson.

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 Fighter.

Texas is NASA.

Texas is huge herds of cattle and miles of crops.

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. Texas is ocean beaches, deserts, lakes and rivers, mountains and prairies, and modern cities.

If it isn't in Texas, you probably don't need it.

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!!

If you are a REAL TEXAN you won't even need to be told to pass this on!"


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To: Ted; "Tony" Aguilar; 13th warrior; 1L; 1riot1ranger; 2bfree; 2_4texas; 375 H&H; 43for8; 4truth; ...
But if the first thing you are going to do when the Good Lord calls your number is find the men who sat in that tiny mission in San Antonio and shake their hands, then you're the reason I wrote this tonight, and this is for you.

Rare Texas ping.

151 posted on 10/14/2005 6:13:43 PM PDT by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix off of my ping list as I have been asked to do.)
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To: phatoldphart

Several people have said what their state has. Thats one of the things about Texas. It's so big it pretty much has at least a little of what every other state has. I have lived in Texas my whole life. Spent time in about 20 other states and all had a lot of good stuff except Lousyiana. It ain,t braggin if its true.


152 posted on 10/14/2005 6:15:22 PM PDT by right right
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To: phatoldphart
My mother is a Texan first and an American second. At 91, she yells at the nursing home attendants..."Damn Yankees, git me sumthin' I can et!".

Mom's great grandfather fought with Martin's Brigade, company F of the 5th Texas Partisan Rangers.

Health wise, she 's doing better than I am.

153 posted on 10/14/2005 6:18:52 PM PDT by afnamvet
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To: Black Tooth
No offense, but Texas weather is so %#* hot and humid

You've just been to the wrong part. Where I live, it's been 75 to 80 degrees all week, about 20 percent humidity, and wind hasn't gotten over 15 mph all week. (Plus the women here are the prettiest).

154 posted on 10/14/2005 6:21:07 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: phatoldphart

That old saw abou the Texas flag is a myth, and we can't divide Texas into five states.

After The Republic of Texas joined the US, it was divided into five states:

New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and of course, the great state of Texas.

http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~atlas/america/static/map09.html

http://www.snopes.com/history/american/texasflag.asp

A 5th Generation Texan--


155 posted on 10/14/2005 6:21:25 PM PDT by nae
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To: McLynnan
We are the only state with stores in nearly every Mall that sell nothing but stuff shaped like Texas. Is there any other state like that?


156 posted on 10/14/2005 6:21:31 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Iscool
The best thing I ever saw in Texas was that sign...The one that said Welcome to Arkansas...;)

Yep. (From the rear view mirror:').

157 posted on 10/14/2005 6:21:32 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: 11Bush

Whataburger - (804) 732-2046 - 2350 W Washington St,
Petersburg, VA

Whataburger - (804) 526-2060 - 1018 Boulevard,
Colonial Heights, VA


158 posted on 10/14/2005 6:22:18 PM PDT by kalee
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To: TexasCajun

Same here!! :)


159 posted on 10/14/2005 6:23:20 PM PDT by pamlet
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To: Arkinsaw

We just saw the one in Petersburg the other day when we were up there looking at houses, we didn't stop. Petersburg is much closer to us than Arkansaw, but thanks for the info.


160 posted on 10/14/2005 6:25:04 PM PDT by kalee
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To: nae

ROTFLMAO!!!!


161 posted on 10/14/2005 6:25:26 PM PDT by phatoldphart (Do not fold, spindle or mutilate.)
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To: mtbopfuyn

"Our capital, topped with Lady Liberty, is taller than D.C.'s.

Yee haw! Don't mess with Texas!"

Just remember, that Lady Liberty was placed on top of our capitol with her backside pointed to Washington. Any Texan worth his saddlebags will know the reasoning behind that.....

Yeeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaa!!


162 posted on 10/14/2005 6:26:23 PM PDT by Howie66 ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.")
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To: kalee

I sent my son a care package to Florida. I put some What a Burger gift certificates in. I just didn't know....... We hear about bad things like this on the news but I just didn't know.


163 posted on 10/14/2005 6:28:17 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: WKB
The best thing to come out of TX is my husband, but I'm a bit prejudiced.
I think he did drive out on I-20 though. lol
164 posted on 10/14/2005 6:28:22 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Eaker

Amen


165 posted on 10/14/2005 6:28:49 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: N8VTXNinWV

Cowtown Cowgirl Ping


166 posted on 10/14/2005 6:30:04 PM PDT by shezza (God bless the folks in the trenches)
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To: phatoldphart

I've got people in Texas (my daddy was from there). I've always wanted to move there...


167 posted on 10/14/2005 6:30:55 PM PDT by Junior (From now on, I'll stick to science, and leave the hunting alien mutants to the experts!)
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To: FreedomCalls

I've got a TX shaped blue bonnet cutting board and a TX shaped corn bread pan, both presents from the inlaws.


168 posted on 10/14/2005 6:32:18 PM PDT by kalee
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To: phatoldphart

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.



The writer did fairly well until his bragging went a bit overboard.... Bet he can't cite the Federal Law that is mentioned as it doesn't exist. All states fly their flag level with the US Flag when flown on seperate poles side by side.

And the part about splitting into five states any time they want to..... Well true if'n Texas can meet the Constitutional requirements for doing so....


169 posted on 10/14/2005 6:33:09 PM PDT by deport (Alberto Gonzales... Next up. LOL)
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To: Eaker; humblegunner; TheMom; Tijeras_Slim

Have ya showed everybody yer new asscap tat Governor ?

http://www.texastattoo.com/images/Jess/jess-cowskull.jpg


170 posted on 10/14/2005 6:34:16 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Clemenza

Thanks for the ping. My family was here when Texas was born, and I can't imagine not being a Texan. My father always cautioned his daughters from marrying a non-Texan.


171 posted on 10/14/2005 6:34:24 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: Rocky
But for some reason, your list of great Texans did not include Ann Richards and Sheila Jackson Lee.

Every beauty has a wart somewhere. Ronnie Earle wasn't mentioned either and I had just as soon forget LBJ.

172 posted on 10/14/2005 6:37:39 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: phatoldphart

A little known fact about the TX Government code:

Acityy in Tx cannot be incorporated unless it has the following

A Baptist Church
An Ice House with Lone star and Shiner Bock
And most importantly, a Dairy Queen


173 posted on 10/14/2005 6:38:05 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: phatoldphart

Texas has NO income tax!

Texas strongly supports gun rights!

And Texas has the most beautiful women in the world.

For those who dispute the last item, I would point out that two out of three isn't bad.


174 posted on 10/14/2005 6:38:40 PM PDT by neutrino (Globalization “is the economic treason that dare not speak its name.” (173))
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To: Ted

I am truly humbled.

And a new tag line to boot!


175 posted on 10/14/2005 6:38:50 PM PDT by phatoldphart ("some people were forged of a hotter fire. Well, that's what it is to be Texan." -Wheeler)
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To: Dust in the Wind
Glad you enjoyed it.
Here's one for our friends in Louisiana:
Louisiana 1927

We are all praying for our neighbors and will help all we can.
176 posted on 10/14/2005 6:41:22 PM PDT by 76834 (There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.)
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To: Iscool

ROTFLMAO!


177 posted on 10/14/2005 6:42:28 PM PDT by phatoldphart ("some people were forged of a hotter fire. Well, that's what it is to be Texan." -Wheeler)
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To: Arkinsaw; Humidston
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.

OK this isn't true, but we're still the best state in the best country in the world.

I will repeat something I've posted before. I've traveled half the world and lived in five states and six countries. If you are overseas and ask an American where he is from 95% of the time they will say American or the United States. The 5% who do not will say New York (meaning the city) or California. If they are Texan however, 99% will say TEXAS.

Even barefoot kids on the Masai Mara know where Texas is!

178 posted on 10/14/2005 6:45:05 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (A right wing Christian, not part of the Christian Right)
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To: Eaker; phatoldphart
Thanks for the ping Eaker

I've read that before and still get tears in my eyes.

 
Remember the Alamo
 
Yall can go to hell I'm goin to TEXAS!!!
 
 
Don't forget the ones at Goliad as well!!!




179 posted on 10/14/2005 6:45:43 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (<>< Like $3 a gallon gas? Thank an enviromentalist.)
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To: hispanarepublicana

Mine were here before Texas was a Republic..

I love Texas.


180 posted on 10/14/2005 6:46:13 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: phatoldphart

Glad you enjoyed it, I've sent that to a lot of folks and they usually like it.

I do think Bum Phillips wrote the piece you posted.

Regards


181 posted on 10/14/2005 6:48:46 PM PDT by Ted
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To: Squantos

I will find Swishy Rump, Texas one day and give you a mighty whoompin!


182 posted on 10/14/2005 6:48:51 PM PDT by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix off of my ping list as I have been asked to do.)
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To: The Worthless Miracle
Texas is humble.

Well we're not humble but we do have a Humble, just NE of Houston. They have or had, a great German Restaurant.

183 posted on 10/14/2005 6:49:07 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (A right wing Christian, not part of the Christian Right)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

There ya go.

We both have done it.


184 posted on 10/14/2005 6:51:30 PM PDT by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix off of my ping list as I have been asked to do.)
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To: Rocky

Sheila Jackson Lee was born in New York.


185 posted on 10/14/2005 6:51:34 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (A right wing Christian, not part of the Christian Right)
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To: phatoldphart
Yup, the Texas History Movies - got a copy.

http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/publications/books/movies.html
186 posted on 10/14/2005 6:52:53 PM PDT by decal (Mother Nature and Real Life are conservatives; the Progs have never figured this out.)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

Even Fisherman in the Farthest Reaches of Brazil on the Paranibia River know Texas and Texans I was told by some of those fishermen that Texans are the friendliest people in the world.


187 posted on 10/14/2005 6:53:06 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (<>< Like $3 a gallon gas? Thank an enviromentalist.)
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To: Eaker

Thanks for this ping. I love it. I was born in Louisiana but have been in Texas for 37 years. Still love both states.


188 posted on 10/14/2005 6:54:22 PM PDT by Texagirl4W ("I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!")
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To: Doctor Stochastic
"If I owned Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas" - General William Tecumseh Sherman

I assure you we think the same of that yankee low life.

189 posted on 10/14/2005 6:54:55 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (A right wing Christian, not part of the Christian Right)
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To: Clemenza
"Santa Anna is the second most hated man in Mexican history, after General Huerta."

But he DID popularize chewing gum, so he wasn't ALL bad...
190 posted on 10/14/2005 6:55:44 PM PDT by decal (Mother Nature and Real Life are conservatives; the Progs have never figured this out.)
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To: Eaker; humblegunner; All
Hondo Crouch: Legendary Texan

You just can't get any closer to heaven on earth than you can in Luckenbach, Tx.

191 posted on 10/14/2005 6:57:44 PM PDT by Bigun (IRS sucks @getridof it.com)
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To: Iscool
"They call Montana 'God's Country'..."

Never been to Montana, but I DID grow up HERE:

http://thehunterslife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=734
192 posted on 10/14/2005 6:58:55 PM PDT by decal (Mother Nature and Real Life are conservatives; the Progs have never figured this out.)
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To: decal
"Santa Anna is the second most hated man in Mexican history, after General Huerta."

Wrong!!
Santa Anna is a little town between Coleman and Brownwood, famous for their yearly Bison Cook Offs.
193 posted on 10/14/2005 7:00:10 PM PDT by 76834 (There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.)
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To: mtbopfuyn
Boo, hiss, spit. Gig 'em Aggies!

How's the football team doing this year ..........

194 posted on 10/14/2005 7:00:44 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (A right wing Christian, not part of the Christian Right)
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To: groanup
Everything in Texas either bites, stings, itches, hurts or smells bad. Other than that it's a pretty good place.

Jealousy is not befitting a man of your intellect.

195 posted on 10/14/2005 7:05:27 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

See 191


196 posted on 10/14/2005 7:06:09 PM PDT by Bigun (IRS sucks @getridof it.com)
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To: Hank Rearden

I've lived in New York and I've lived in Texas. New York ain't got nothing on us ... nothing! OH and they're both better than Washington.


197 posted on 10/14/2005 7:09:24 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (A right wing Christian, not part of the Christian Right)
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To: Bigun

Thank you


198 posted on 10/14/2005 7:09:51 PM PDT by phatoldphart ("some people were forged of a hotter fire. Well, that's what it is to be Texan." -Bob Wheeler)
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To: phatoldphart
"Our capitol is the only one in the country that is taller than the capitol building in Washington, D.C..."

Waaaaall, this one isn't right, either - Louisiana's is taller still.

http://www.sec.state.la.us/around/facts/facts-B.htm

But Texas' DOES take up the most square footage.
199 posted on 10/14/2005 7:10:46 PM PDT by decal (Mother Nature and Real Life are conservatives; the Progs have never figured this out.)
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To: Doctor Stochastic

You put beans in your chili, don't you?


200 posted on 10/14/2005 7:10:59 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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