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Jon Beck

Trad climber
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:23pm PT
since "america" wouldn't send in the "national guard" when texas requested it!

The National Guard is under the control of the state governor until called into service by the president in a time of war or national emergency. The governor could have called the guard in, but wanted the Federal Government to pay for it.

Yeah, Federal government is a bitch until you need it.

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Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:26pm PT
Jon B,

Thanks, i was kinda unsure of the particulars, and I figured someone would clear that up. thanks for speaking up!!

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:30pm PT
Texas is up to 112,000
0.4% of the population.
Let them vote with their feet and good riddance.
I know of an area big enough for the lot of them which even has beautiful beaches, desert and plenty of oil beneath the sand.
They'll have to learn to raise camels instead of Longhorns.
They might even have enough guns to hold off Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula.
If I haven't given enough clues by now, I'm specifically thinking of Yemen. Although Northern Sudan might do if they really want to stick with cattle.

If you really really don't like the way the country is run, either work to change it or get the hell out.

By the way, 8,000 people in Austin and more in El Paso have signed a counter petition to secede from Texas.
From Austin
Peacefully grant the city of Austin Texas to withdraw from the state of Texas & remain part of the United States.
Austin Texas continues to suffer difficulties stemming from the lack of civil, religious, and political freedoms imposed upon the city by less liberally minded Texans. It is entirely feasible for Austin to operate as its own state, within the United States, in the event that Texas is successful in the current bid to secede. It is important for Austin to remain in the union as to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers.

We would also like to annex Dublin Texas, Lockhart Texas, & Shiner Texas.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:30pm PT
they don't ski the powder!

You're so right! I'm sorry, I stand corrected! I love Texans!
John M

Nov 19, 2012 - 09:50pm PT
but, maybe he was amberdextrious (or whatever they call it, eh?)!

You don't seem to know your Texacology. Its not amberdextrious, though Amber is pretty dexterous. At least the last time I was in Dallas she were. When you are a Texican its AmbiTEXasterious.


Trad climber
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:56pm PT
screw you, we're from texas


Mountain climber
Nov 20, 2012 - 12:08am PT
I can't think of any other state that has citizens so proud to live in such a hot $hithole.
Don't let the door....
Captain...or Skully

Nov 20, 2012 - 12:11am PT
My brother says there's two seasons there. HOT & not so hot.
He lives in Austin, poor bastard.

A long way from where I started
Nov 20, 2012 - 12:17am PT
Not being an American, but having lived in the Northwest corner of your country for over a decade, I do have some sense of what Americans are thinking.

As far as I can tell, the sentiment in Washington (or at least here in King County) is not so much "we want to secede" but rather "It sure would be nice if everyone else seceded."

Mountain climber
Nov 20, 2012 - 12:18am PT
Air conditioning and cheap gas made the south.
That tide has/is turning.

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 20, 2012 - 12:28am PT
John M - AmbiTexasterious

Nov 20, 2012 - 01:02am PT
Has anyone ascertained how many NON-Texans signed the petition hoping they'd leave and figuring that a little from non-Texacans help wouldn't hurt? LOL

Thought process of a NON-Texan: "Oh, some Texan has a petition that Texas should move along out of the union? I'd encourage that. I'll sign it and say I'm a Texan!"
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 20, 2012 - 01:23am PT
Well, adios, pods, if that's what you really want.

You got enough oil money to not have to worry about your supplies of GooGoos, so more power to you idiots.

Speaking of which, "Dern, Stich!"

USONA. There was a community out of Mariposa in the way-back-when that considered itself autonomous. Usona Road is still part of the greater Mariposa County infrastructure. Such as it is.

Splitter: Lest we forget the Agg-man, the Tricky Dick Bagman, and his eloquence, here's some gems that no doubt Hugh Hefner wrote for him.
"nattering nabobs of negativism"
"pusillanimous pussyfooters"
"vicars of vacillation"
"hopeless hysterical hypochondriacs of history"
Credit: mouse from merced

So let's just forget the Frickin' Alamo, the Cowboys, the Texans, and then Houston won't have no more frickin' problems.

Waltz on out of here, dudes.


Boulder climber
Joshua Tree, California
Nov 20, 2012 - 01:28am PT
I guess we need to play both sides against the middle just in case eh? What if I ever wanted a little Texas tea?

Social climber
Nov 20, 2012 - 02:01am PT
I for one know in my heart that most Texans really could give a s..T one way or another about this issue.
This video needs to be watched in it's entirety by any and every one that thinks they have a clue as to what being a true Texan means[youtube=]!
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