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Texas Independence Day…

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If you’re a Texan,  you’re probably already celebrating.   If you suspect you’d like to be a Texan,  you probably would,  at least upon occasion.   If you don’t know Texas,   read this.   If you fall into none of these categories, the very notion of Texas likely terrifies you.   It is physically a very large state,  it thinks well of itself and its citizens,  and its people have large personalities.

I’ve never lived in Texas,  but I have visited,  and always found it delightful,  whether enjoying the arts scene in Austin,   the unexplained in Marfa,  or food anywhere.   If you go hungry in Texas,  it’s your fault!

UPDATE:  You should also know about the Bowie knife,  which you can learn enough about  here to  qualify as a Texan.   I’m from the South, so I pronounce it correctly,  according to the article.

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March 2, 2018 at 2:03 pm

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Disunity pays…

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Lefties love money,  they just never want to spend any of theirs,  and they want to use government and deception to rob you of all of yours.  The latest example is Linda  Sarsour requesting  donations for the Harvey Hurricane Relief Fund,  which will channel your gift o the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund,  a  nonprofit that  advances racial and economic justice through community and electoral organizing.

I’ve already made a donation to the Salvation Army   —  I know where that money is going,  and it will help those in Texas who need it,  not enrich some far left progressives trying to destroy my country.   Make sure you know where your donation is going!

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August 30, 2017 at 9:25 pm

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Residents vs voters…

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This lawsuit challenging  the way  Texas draws electoral districts could have far-reaching consequences in elections.  The issue is whether districts should contain the same number of people or whether they instead should contain the same number of eligible voters.

Many government programs count the total number of people, which magnifies the power of urban areas and diminishes that of rural areas.   That is an advantage Democrats will fight furiously to keep,  so you can be sure they are watching this case closely.

 

 

 

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December 8, 2015 at 11:48 pm

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She’s baaack!

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You remember Wendy Davis,  the pink-sneakered abortion enthusiast who talked forever on the Texas Senate floor?   The one who accused her gubernatorial opponent Gregg Abbott of exploiting his paralysis for political gain,   and subsequently lost to now-Governor Abbott by 20 points and a million votes?

Well,  she’s back,  still for unlimited abortion rights,  and accusing a male patriarchy of  keeping women down.   Why does she deserve a second act,  when the first one was so damned awful?

 

 

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September 25, 2015 at 10:14 am

Biblical Al…

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The Most Not Reverend Al Sharpton  took to Twitter  to wonder whether the flooding in Texas was God’s rebuke.   I was astonished to learn he claims over 400,000 followers.   Aside from that,  I doubt he got the response he  hoped for from the Twitterverse.

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May 29, 2015 at 11:47 pm

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Happy Birthday, Texas!

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On this day in 1836,  Texas  broke away  from Mexico and became a republic.   I like Texans and I really like Texas,  not least because the state,  except for certain Democratic enclaves,  actually tries to abide by the rules and defend itself and its citizens from the federal government.

 

 

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March 2, 2015 at 11:50 pm

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Cupcake amnesty…

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Is Texas  a great  state,  or what?

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January 10, 2015 at 10:11 am

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