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Post by Quackcephus » Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:58 pm

Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road with all four feet in the air.

There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in Texas.

There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Texas, plus a few no one has ever seen before.

Raccoons will test your melon crop and let you know when they are ripe.

If it grows, it will stick you. If it crawls, it will bite you!

Nothing will kill a mesquite tree.

There are valid reasons some people put razor wire around their house.

A tractor is NOT an all terrain vehicle. They do get stuck.

The wind blows at 90 mph from Oct 2 till June 25, then it stops totally until October 2.

Onced and twiced are words.

Coldbeer is one word.

People actually grow and eat okra.

Green grass DOES burn.

When you live in the country you don't have to buy a dog. City people drop them off at your front gate in the middle of the night.

The sound of coyotes howling at night only sounds good for the first few weeks.

When a buzzard sits on the fence and stares at you, it's time to see a doctor.

Fixin'-to is one word.

A TANK is a dirt hole that holds water for irrigation, watering the cows, or swimming

There ain't no such thing as "lunch". There is only dinner and then there's supper.

"Sweet ice tea" is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you are two.

Backwards and forwards means I know everything about you.

"Jeet?" is actually a phrase meaning, "did you eat?"

You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you're done or it's too dark to see, or you don't work.
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Post by nomad41 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:38 pm

This good.But there is one thing wrong.This is also for Fl. too.Bob
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Post by ghenry » Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:29 pm

Lot's o' similarities between the two. When we cease to be members of the U.S.A, we might invite ya'll to join.
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Post by plumcrazy » Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:01 am

same cept fer them trees :mrgreen:

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Post by Quackcephus » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:24 am

nomad41 wrote:This good.But there is one thing wrong.This is also for Fl. too.Bob
So "coldbeer" is one word in FL too... that's good to know :mrgreen:
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Post by Olf Art » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:02 am

Now that's funny, Quack. Yup, I agree with the other boys .... the only people fancy down
here moved here from some other place to get away from the snow. I've got a buddy who
says he was nigh-on-to (nuther single word) 15 yrs. old before he figured out that pintos, collards, cornbread, and sweet tea weren't the four major food groups. :)

Fact is, I'd bet a case of longnecks (single word) that we've got as many Longhorn cattle
down around Okeechobee as you boys have around Austin. Shaba tells me I'm a member of your new airboat association. Thanks to all of y'all .... damn proud to be aboard.
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Post by Quackcephus » Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:47 pm

Olf Art wrote:Now that's funny, Quack. Yup, I agree with the other boys .... the only people fancy down
here moved here from some other place to get away from the snow. I've got a buddy who
says he was nigh-on-to (nuther single word) 15 yrs. old before he figured out that pintos, collards, cornbread, and sweet tea weren't the four major food groups. :)
I hear ya Olf Art... I was dayum near eleventeen when I figured out that DAYUM YANKEE was more than one word. :shock:
Olf Art wrote:Fact is, I'd bet a case of longnecks (single word) that we've got as many Longhorn cattle
down around Okeechobee as you boys have around Austin.
That'd be an easy bet to loose... there ain't no cattle around Austin anymore, but there is a bumper crop of Yuppies & Yunkin' Fankees that are tryin' to take over our great STATE... ya oughta see 'em in MANLEY footwear & a WESTERN BRIM. My favorite is when they refer to everything with Texas in their lexicon, i.e... Texas BBQ, Texas Two Step, Texas Chicken Fried Steak, etc. DUH ... like we don't know that we're in Texas. :twisted:

Another good one is when they tell you they brought a "ranch" & that they are runnin' 10 head... 10 head WTF is that & then they'll well my "ranch" is only 30 acres... $#!^ our front yard was bigger than that growin' up. We just need to kick 'em out & SECEDE. Please forgive the rant... :roll:

I know that at one time the largest registered herd of cattle was in FL... 'em Seminoles were runnin' a bunch of Brahma somewhere over there. :wink:
Olf Art wrote:Shaba tells me I'm a member of your new airboat association. Thanks to all of y'all .... damn proud to be aboard.
Congrats!!! :bounce:
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Post by rost495 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:51 pm

believe we might want to SECEDE and I hope that succeeds..

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Post by Quackcephus » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:03 pm

rost495 wrote:believe we might want to SECEDE and I hope that succeeds..
Thanks for the heads up rost495... I saw a bumper sticker in a STOP-N-ROB of the Texas flag for a background with the word "SUCEED" in bold letters across it... :drunken:
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Post by Olf Art » Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:46 pm

Your State Charter certainly provides for it ... it's still in there that you boys can secede
and then divide into five seperate States. Give me a heads-up if y'all see it coming. I'll
need a few days to move my stuff to San Antonio. :)

The term 'Florida Cracker' comes from the cowboys who went out to gather up open range
cattle with bull whips back in day. There's still a bunch of them old Brahma down here, but
the new deal is Buffalo ... they eat real good and bring good money too.
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Post by rost495 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:12 pm

Actually the research has been done and we can NOT secede legally... I forget where the hitch is though..

We can still fly our State flag at the same level as the US flag though... whoopee... big deal.

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Post by Whitebear » Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:13 pm

Before it was the State of Texas, wasn't it the Republic of Texas?

Here in FL we have the Conch Republic which may well subdivide the State sometime in the future.
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Post by rost495 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:15 pm

Republic of Texas it was, my memory isn't that good but circa 1836 IIRC but went to the US in 1837 so short lived, I may have that all jumbled up though.

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Post by flyin blind » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:38 pm

how bout round to it ok (roundtoit)
old school is what got us here today . the most important six inches on a battlefield is between your ears!!!! mad dog mattis

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Post by Quackcephus » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:31 pm

That works too flyin blind :wink:

I don't care if it's legal or illegal or whatever, but we have been told all our lives that Texas retained the Right to Secede from the Union & return to a Republic as Texas see's fit. I remember that from Texas History which is taught in Middle School.

Everyone ought fly the "Gonzales Flag"... the one with the Lone Star, Black Cannon & the words "COME AND TAKE IT" on it. That oughta get 'em mofo's goin' :twisted:

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Post by rost495 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:32 pm

I don't think it'll be easy any which way, but I've researched it enough to know what we learned in history is WRONG at this point in time.

Frankly its fun to think of it that way too, but I think doing it would be costly in many ways and it might not work out at that point IE lots of blood and money and time and still even if you could make it, could you make it work...

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Post by Olf Art » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:53 am

Rost, you have as much authority as you take. Remember what I just told you ... it will
serve you well in life. If the Texas legislature decided to secede, and stood by that decision,
there's not a damn thing Congress could do about it. Sure, they'd rattle sabers and make a
lot of noise ... there would be special sessions and all of that other bulls**t, but if your
legislature stood firm and just got on with business they'd be whinin' like a spanked puppy
when all was said and done. Y'all could send one whole year of income tax to Austin instead of the IRS and have enough money to buy the freakin Supreme Court!

Boys, it's high time we quit lettin' Washington lead us around by the nose. Sometimes I feel like a
calf that's bein herded into the chute at a slaughter house.
I'm about of a mind to dig in my heels and say 'No, Hell no ... not anymore".
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Post by Quackcephus » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:53 am

Olf Art wrote:Boys, it's high time we quit lettin' Washington lead us around by the nose. Sometimes I feel like a
calf that's bein herded into the chute at a slaughter house.
I'm about of a mind to dig in my heels and say 'No, Hell no ... not anymore".
That's why y'all need to elect me KING FOR LIFE... one way or another we'd jerk a half-hitch in some of 'em mofo's @$$!!! :twisted:
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Post by rost495 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:11 am

Don't need no king for life... we could be headed that way as it is....

Anyway Olf Fart makes a good point. THere may/will come a time when its time to stand, and at that point so be it, but I doubt if we keep going it'll be a bit of saber rattling, rather it's liable to be the socialists making a point of us.....

And dont think for a second I"m against any of it, I"m not, just would want to make sure it all works right if it happens.

And on the legality issues, I'm simply saying its not legal regardless of what feel good feelings we have on the issue. Not that it shouldn't be done.

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Post by Olf Art » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:13 pm

When our forefathers made their stand at that little bridge in Lexington, MA, they didn't know
what the outcome would be either, but they were willing to stand there against the British
and let the chips fall where they may. It was that courage that everyone of us carries in our
loins, and in our heritage.

When those landing craft were coming ashore at Normandy in WWII those boys knew that it
wasn't going to be pretty ... they knew that they might die, and hundreds of them did.
But they did it anyway.

The soul of America is in it's individualism. It's in the common man. We may be approaching a time when we who care have to take another stand. To refuse to lose. We shall see.
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Post by rost495 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:15 pm

I just pray that we dont' do it too soon nor too late, IE we have the right timing to make this thing work.

When you have a govt run by an idiot that legislates things like worthless healthcare, AND then shoves it down your throat but exempts themselves, thats a dictatorship and time to cleanse everything and start over again.

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Post by Quackcephus » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:29 pm

Lt. Col. Comdt. William Barret Travis wrote:"To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World":

Fellow citizens and compatriots;

I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual Bombardment and cannonade for 24 hours and have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily and will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country.

Victory or Death.

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P.S. The Lord is on our side. When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn. We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels and got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves.
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Post by rost495 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:21 am

While it spurred us on I"m a firm believer that if you pick your battles you have a better chance.

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Post by Quackcephus » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:30 pm

The leadership of Texas chose to make a stand at the Alamo to force Santa Ana to deviate from his orginal plan allowing Houston time to consolidate the troops into a main unified force and the eventual capture of Santa Ana himself...

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/treasures/re ... cinto.html
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Post by rost495 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:40 pm

aware of that, it was a courageous sacrafice that paid off. I"m just not all about choosing to stand and die, I'm more of the poke and stroke kind.... but if it comes to it, so be it.

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