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    Tonight with Mr. Charlie Gibson ABC will be showing "What is it about Texas" at 8 eastern. This show is about how Texas is still cracking skulls and how the rest of yall are moving here in search of work.


    Ho-hum I say but I will be at work and do want the cliff notes.
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    Cliff notes? Let's just save some time and summarize it as such: "Texas is the awesomest in all the land." What else need one say?
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    It's preposterous to even think there is such a thing in Texas as a crisis. There never was there never will be.
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    It's good to see the rest of the nation doesn't have to bail Texas / Houston out this time, unlike during Houston's economic collapse of 1985.
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    Hmm, I think there is something very distressing going on here.

    If I understand the Natural Law correctly, Texas ought be having an Economic Collapse that is Bigger, Better and far more Spectacular than anyone else?

    Surely Texas can't be having a wimpy little recession, smaller even than France's?

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    What if it crashes it's desert anyway. This crisis, I am not an economic but what crisis. And Texas, it's I mean, well desert.

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    Texas is way more than desert, Frag. Epic geography fail!

    Anyway, I still have not forgiven Texas for Enron. Or Bush 43. Sure, Texas rocks, and my brother lives there with his wife, but I will not reconcile with the Lone Star State until they issue a formal apology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
    Texas is way more than desert, Frag. Epic geography fail!

    Anyway, I still have not forgiven Texas for Enron. Or Bush 43. Sure, Texas rocks, and my brother lives there with his wife, but I will not reconcile with the Lone Star State until they issue a formal apology.

    How about an 11 billion dollar surplus?
    There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford

    My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.

    I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strike For The South View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
    Texas is way more than desert, Frag. Epic geography fail!

    Anyway, I still have not forgiven Texas for Enron. Or Bush 43. Sure, Texas rocks, and my brother lives there with his wife, but I will not reconcile with the Lone Star State until they issue a formal apology.
    How about an 11 billion dollar surplus?
    I'm not ABSOLUTELY certain, but I do believe that forwarding 5% of that surplus would constitute an adequate apology and that you would then have proto-simian google-fu powers on your side in addition to Texas' already magnificent repetoire of excellences.

    I'll settle for a piddlin' 0.5% brokering fee and will NOT allow you to talk me into accepting any more than double that. I'm so selfless....
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    I'll take you to Lockhart instead. you'll probably eat more than .5% though
    There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford

    My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.

    I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
    Texas is way more than desert, Frag. Epic geography fail!

    Anyway, I still have not forgiven Texas for Enron. Or Bush 43. Sure, Texas rocks, and my brother lives there with his wife, but I will not reconcile with the Lone Star State until they issue a formal apology.
    I also have a high opinion of Texas, so much so that I prefer to think of GW as an abnormal case of gas (born of the same ill begotten spices as Lyndon B. Johnson). I like to think of GW as a Connecticut born, carpet baggin' Yankee blue blood trying to pass himself off as a good ol' Texas boy. Last I checked there ain't no steers, oil wells or ten gallon hats in Connecticut.

    Texans should also consider that had their prodigal son not been elected to serve as President for two terms Obama might never have made it into the White House...

    Above all I like think how much nicer it would have been have a President nicknamed Jeb instead of Dubya...
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    Montana isn't really hurting either, 1 Billion Dollar Surplus, and much, much, much smaller area and population than Texas. We also don't owe anyone an apology, and even if we did, we've got t3h bomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakizashi View Post
    Montana isn't really hurting either, 1 Billion Dollar Surplus...
    Yeah, Hannah is doing quite well. Her merchandise is still flying off the shelves.
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    Is this just down to naturl resources and the like which other states can't match... or is there something in the water....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleGrizzly View Post
    Is this just down to naturl resources and the like which other states can't match... or is there something in the water....
    A COMMUNIST STATE like California is running a 16 billion dollar deficit because there concerned with a "Standard of living" (sic?) for the people

    So all this teaches us is communism and socialism are evil atheist tricks to bankrupt us all.
    There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford

    My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.

    I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strike For The South View Post
    A COMMUNIST STATE like California is running a 16 billion dollar deficit because there concerned with a "Standard of living" (sic?) for the people

    So all this teaches us is communism and socialism are evil atheist tricks to bankrupt us all.
    Sarcasm? I hope?


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    http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/CHS/VSTA...t/nmortal.shtm

    Life Expectancy at Birth Texans born in 2005 had a life expectancy at birth of 77.5 years. Because males tend to die from more external causes (such as accidents, homicide, and suicide) and at younger ages than females, females had a higher life expectancy at birth than males: 80.1 years vs. 74.9. An Hispanic child born in 2005 had a life expectancy at birth of 78.5 years, while a white newborn had a life expectancy of 77.9 years. Black life expectancy remained below the average, at 72.7 years
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    * Hispanic men in California lived to an average age of 77, and Hispanic women lived to an average age of 83, with common causes of death that included heart disease, cancer and diabetes;
    * White men in California lived to an average age of 75, and white women lived to an average age of 80, with common causes of death that included heart disease and cancer; and
    * Black men in California lived to an average age of 68, and black women lived to an average age of 75, with common causes of death that included heart disease and cancer.
    Seem to have similar lifespans in both states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregoshi View Post
    Yeah, Hannah is doing quite well. Her merchandise is still flying off the shelves.
    arguably the best marketing ploy any state has ever conceived, although it does make us seem rather morally and musically challenged.

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    Yay. So what you're saying is all the socialism in the world gets you no more years but merley puts you into debt?

    I like the way you think/
    There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford

    My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.

    I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation.

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    Times are tough in Texas, and things will get worse before they get better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakizashi View Post
    arguably the best marketing ploy any state has ever conceived, although it does make us seem rather morally and musically challenged.
    Agreed. Indiana had a way cooler ploy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregoshi View Post
    Agreed. Indiana had a way cooler ploy.
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    Well, people gotta eat, and agriculture needs the one thing that Texas has plenty of: manure, especially .

    Seriously, though, agriculture and energy states are holding up better than most of the others. It's when the fed starts trying to fix the prices of milk, bread and eggs that we know the whole world is about to end.
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    Did anyone watch?
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    My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.

    I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation.

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    I was watching but i may have looked away for a second....
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    sorry i don't like fiction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Robert Dump View Post
    sorry i don't like fiction
    Jealous, land thief?
    There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford

    My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.

    I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation.

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