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Donger
10-17-2006, 08:52 PM
Such a wonderful state. It makes me rich. But, on the other hand, what's with the arrogance? Seriously, do Texans really believe that their history and achievements warrant such arrogance? If so, what are they? It's hot. Unpleasant. Wild-growing cacti outside my hotel room? And, is that REALLY a live, long-horn steer in the field next to my room?

I understand being proud of your state, but I think that Texans take it beyond what is justified.

Am I wrong? If so, why?

Count Alex's Losses
10-17-2006, 08:55 PM
You're not wrong. This place blows goats. The only good thing about Texas is the women.

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 08:59 PM
When Colorado is its own nation for nine years, maybe we can say something about it. But until then, they've got bragging rights.

On a related topic, I went to a Vietnamese restaurant for lunch today, and it was a fast-foodish restaurant with cutesy names. They had two sizes of rice bowls - "Asian" for $5.95 and "Texan" for $6.95. I asked why the smaller portion was more expensive, and they said that Texan was the large size.

This makes no sense at all. Yeah, Texas is big for a state, but compared to Asia? All of Asia? We're talking 30 million people to 2 billion people. We're talking about comparing a big U.S. state against the largest land mass on earth by a long shot. I told them that they had their sizing wrong, but they just looked at me and asked if I wanted to order anything.

Donger
10-17-2006, 09:01 PM
You're not wrong. This place blows goats. The only good thing about Texas is the women.

Yes. Yes, they are wonderful. I must restrain myself when I'm in Texas. Especially Austin.

My God.

Adept Havelock
10-17-2006, 09:01 PM
One buddy of mine from Texas loves to make the (false) point that Texas is the only state with the right to break away from the union.

I told him go ahead, just take SoCal with ya, and lots of luck with the state economy when the Fed. Government pulls out and closes all the military bases.

On the other hand, an egomaniac like TO should feel right at home.

Ari Chi3fs
10-17-2006, 09:02 PM
questioning like that is why your coworkers didnt want to take you to lunch, Kevin.

heh.

Skip Towne
10-17-2006, 09:02 PM
Santa Anna said Texans were a bunch of pussies.

big nasty kcnut
10-17-2006, 09:03 PM
Texas suck they hype itself as better then anybody and also it's hotter then sin here.

Donger
10-17-2006, 09:04 PM
When Colorado is its own nation for nine years, maybe we can say something about it. But until then, they've got bragging rights.

On a related topic, I went to a Vietnamese restaurant for lunch today, and it was a fast-foodish restaurant with cutesy names. They had two sizes of rice bowls - "Asian" for $5.95 and "Texan" for $6.95. I asked why the smaller portion was more expensive, and they said that Texan was the large size.

This makes no sense at all. Yeah, Texas is big for a state, but compared to Asia? All of Asia? We're talking 30 million people to 2 billion people. We're talking about comparing a big U.S. state against the largest land mass on earth by a long shot. I told them that they had their sizing wrong, but they just looked at me and asked if I wanted to order anything.

I'm never eating with you. EVER!

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 09:04 PM
questioning like that is why your coworkers didnt want to take you to lunch, Kevin.

heh.


Now that you mention it, my client did move to the next cash register. But dammit, someone has to fix these geographic fallacies!

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 09:06 PM
I'm never eating with you. EVER!

Just order the Texas size so you can finish it quicker.

chagrin
10-17-2006, 09:06 PM
Donger - They are proud of their state - are you saying that they are the most obnoxious state? Please, dude.

Psyko Tek
10-17-2006, 09:07 PM
I have never met a texican I can stand

and I only know 1 dallas fan who will admit to being a fan when the team sucks
the rest pick the flavor of the month and brag about it

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 09:08 PM
In Colorado, all of the road signs are shaped like the state, more or less. So are all of the boxes.

Deberg_1990
10-17-2006, 09:11 PM
Dont Mess with Texas!

Seriously, they are just proud of their state and history. A little arrogant? Pehaps, but nothing wrong with being proud of where you came from.

Its funny, ive never met anyone from other parts of the country that said things like: "IM proud to be a Marylandite!" or " IM from the great state of Wyoming!"

mdstu
10-17-2006, 09:11 PM
My ten years in the Army taught me that Texans are arrogant pricks. (ofcourse this is a generalization and I hope not to offend the non-prick Texans)

Weird part about it is. When confronted about such arrogance, they don't know what you're talking about.

I found the best way to deal with it is to talk bad about Texas next to them, but not to them. I can't tell you how many times I almost had to fight because I couldn't resist talking shit about the Longhorns when I knew there was a Texan around.

Goodtimes

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 09:15 PM
When I moved to Texas, what I noticed is that Texas has actual heroes. Most other states don't, with the exception of some of the original 13 colonies. The Texas state office buildings are named after guys like Davy Crockett and Sam Houston and Jim Bowie, the heroes of Texas. Who are the equivalent heroes of Missouri or Wyoming or Arizona?

PunkinDrublic
10-17-2006, 09:15 PM
I'm going to be here until I finish my MBA then I'm leaving. People here have a hitler youth level of loyalty to Bush. You never get used to the summer heat here. The talibaptist nutjob influence is unbelievable. They just dismissed a teacher in a district near hear because she took kids to an art museum that had nude sculptures. They have cops who have gone undercover to bust strippers for dancing two close when giving lap dances.

As gochiefs said though, the one plus is there are a lot of smoking hot chicks so that makes up for a lot.

Count Alex's Losses
10-17-2006, 09:18 PM
Who are the equivalent heroes of Missouri or Wyoming or Arizona?

Missouri has Truman.

Wyoming has a bunch of nameless Cowboys.

Arizona has Jake Plummer.

Deberg_1990
10-17-2006, 09:18 PM
They have cops who have gone undercover to bust strippers for dancing two close when giving lap dances.



Whats ironic is, for such a conservative state, ive never seen so many strip clubs and adult video stores in my life.

cdcox
10-17-2006, 09:20 PM
When Colorado is its own nation for nine years, maybe we can say something about it. But until then, they've got bragging rights.

On a related topic, I went to a Vietnamese restaurant for lunch today, and it was a fast-foodish restaurant with cutesy names. They had two sizes of rice bowls - "Asian" for $5.95 and "Texan" for $6.95. I asked why the smaller portion was more expensive, and they said that Texan was the large size.

This makes no sense at all. Yeah, Texas is big for a state, but compared to Asia? All of Asia? We're talking 30 million people to 2 billion people. We're talking about comparing a big U.S. state against the largest land mass on earth by a long shot. I told them that they had their sizing wrong, but they just looked at me and asked if I wanted to order anything.

This is really quite simple. Your average Texan eats more than your average Asian.

JBucc
10-17-2006, 09:21 PM
You are not wrong. Texans are arrogant assholes and the shitty land they live on should be given back to Mexico.

PunkinDrublic
10-17-2006, 09:21 PM
Whats ironic is, for such a conservative state, ive never seen so many strip clubs and adult video stores in my life.

That's because most of the big holy roller types are big time hypocrits

Donger
10-17-2006, 09:22 PM
Donger - They are proud of their state - are you saying that they are the most obnoxious state? Please, dude.

No. I haven't visited every state, so I wouldn't say that.

Donger
10-17-2006, 09:23 PM
I have never met a texican I can stand

and I only know 1 dallas fan who will admit to being a fan when the team sucks
the rest pick the flavor of the month and brag about it

Dallas isn't really part of Texas, IMO.

DaneMcCloud
10-17-2006, 09:24 PM
Pehaps, but nothing wrong with being proud of where you came from.

Why? Why be "proud" of where you came from? You "came" from there right? What did you add and why did you leave? I find this type of thinking completely illogical and quite frankly, just plain dumb.

Its funny, ive never met anyone from other parts of the country that said things like: "IM proud to be a Marylandite!" or " IM from the great state of Wyoming!"

Texans are morons. Just because they happen to be born in a certain area of the world doesn't automatically make them "better" than anyone else. But they'll disagree - just ask them.

People with real lives don't run around saying "I'm from Wherever". I always reply "Oh yeah? Well I don't give a f*ck where you're from, you're an a*hole for telling me and bragging about it."

Archie F. Swin
10-17-2006, 09:24 PM
God blessed Texas

Donger
10-17-2006, 09:25 PM
When I moved to Texas, what I noticed is that Texas has actual heroes. Most other states don't, with the exception of some of the original 13 colonies. The Texas state office buildings are named after guys like Davy Crockett and Sam Houston and Jim Bowie, the heroes of Texas. Who are the equivalent heroes of Missouri or Wyoming or Arizona?

eah, but they all got their asses kicked.

Skip Towne
10-17-2006, 09:25 PM
One buddy of mine from Texas loves to make the (false) point that Texas is the only state with the right to break away from the union.

I told him go ahead, just take SoCal with ya, and lots of luck with the state economy when the Fed. Government pulls out and closes all the military bases.

On the other hand, an egomaniac like TO should feel right at home.
Did you remind him that they tried that once? Yes, Texas was one of the states that seceded from the Union before the Civil War.

chagrin
10-17-2006, 09:26 PM
You are not wrong. Texans are arrogant assholes and the shitty land they live on should be given back to Mexico.

Maybe so, it woul certainly provide a place for the illegals to come, since California won't let up

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 09:27 PM
This is really quite simple. Your average Texan eats more than your average Asian.

What - I have to be socioethnodietician to order my food? What if they had an Eritrean size and an Australian size? I don't know how much those people eat. Just go by land area, and it's all easier. Six sizes - Delaware, Tunisia, Argentina, Canada, Asia, and Gondwanaland. Keep it simple.

PunkinDrublic
10-17-2006, 09:29 PM
I will also say that there's a lot of transplants like myself in this area and that helps a lot too. Of course not all Texans are the arrogant POS that remind you how great they think this state is. But yeah the ones who wear a Cowboy hat and have the state flag tattood on them are pretty much annoying as ****.

cdcox
10-17-2006, 09:33 PM
What - I have to be socioethnodietician to order my food? What if they had an Eritrean size and an Australian size? I don't know how much those people eat. Just go by land area, and it's all easier. Six sizes - Delaware, Tunisia, Argentina, Canada, Asia, and Gondwanaland. Keep it simple.

That Gondwanaland size would confuse me since it is now referred to as simply Gondwana.

Donger
10-17-2006, 09:36 PM
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ROFL

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 09:38 PM
That Gondwanaland size would confuse me since it is now referred to as simply Gondwana.

That's just not right. That's the cultural equivalent of demoting Pluto.

Otter
10-17-2006, 09:41 PM
What you do for a living Donger?

Donger
10-17-2006, 09:44 PM
What you do for a living Donger?

I sell thermocouples (and other various goodies) into the nuclear world. You?

Simply Red
10-17-2006, 09:46 PM
Santa Anna said Texans were a bunch of pussies.

ROFL

Simply Red
10-17-2006, 09:47 PM
Yes. I'd say the women are rather tasty in Dallas and surronding...

Count Alex's Losses
10-17-2006, 09:47 PM
I hear some texans are really into baked beans.

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 09:48 PM
Do all Dallas women still have big hair, fake nails, and tastes for big diamonds?

Count Alex's Losses
10-17-2006, 09:48 PM
No. That's called "The Boob Job And Cocaine Crowd."

Count Alex's Losses
10-17-2006, 09:49 PM
Interestingly enough, the one Texas girl that I was absolutely infatuated with was from Oklahoma. Between her and Carrie Underwood, I wonder if my tastes aren't a little more suited to the demographic north of the border.

Simply Red
10-17-2006, 09:50 PM
West-End and everbody dresses up nice. Even to go out to grab a burger or something casual like that. It's a bit pretentious.

Donger
10-17-2006, 09:52 PM
Do all Dallas women still have big hair, fake nails, and tastes for big diamonds?

Yes. Yes they do. God bless them.

My wife was raised in Dallas. She laughed her ass off the trime we were in town for a wedding and had to go to Target for candles or something. I mentioned that every woman in the store was dressed like she was going to church. The wife responsed, "Honey, you're in Dallas. These women wouldn't leave the house looking anything but."

Strange place.

redbrian
10-17-2006, 09:53 PM
When I moved to Texas, what I noticed is that Texas has actual heroes. Most other states don't, with the exception of some of the original 13 colonies. The Texas state office buildings are named after guys like Davy Crockett and Sam Houston and Jim Bowie, the heroes of Texas. Who are the equivalent heroes of Missouri or Wyoming or Arizona?

Missouri has; Daniel Boone, William Clark, Sterling Price, George Washington Carver, Gen. John Pershing, Omar Bradley just to name a fe.

Donger
10-17-2006, 09:54 PM
Interestingly enough, the one Texas girl that I was absolutely infatuated with was from Oklahoma. Between her and Carrie Underwood, I wonder if my tastes aren't a little more suited to the demographic north of the border.

Do they have mannish-looking women there?

Simply Red
10-17-2006, 09:54 PM
Yes. Yes they do. God bless them.

My wife was raised in Dallas. She laughed her ass off the trime we were in town for a wedding and had to go to Target for candles or something. I mentioned that every woman in the store was dressed like she was going to church. The wife responsed, "Honey, you're in Dallas. These women wouldn't leave the house looking anything but."

Strange place.


told ya...

Count Alex's Losses
10-17-2006, 09:54 PM
She laughed her ass off the trime we were in town for a wedding and had to go to Target for candles or something. I mentioned that every woman in the store was dressed like she was going to church.

Target? Try going to the Galleria Mall.

Count Alex's Losses
10-17-2006, 09:55 PM
Do they have mannish-looking women there?

I guess!

Simply Red
10-17-2006, 09:55 PM
Do they have mannish-looking women there?


















weird

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 09:55 PM
Missouri has; Daniel Boone, William Clark, Sterling Price, George Washington Carver, Gen. John Pershing, Omar Bradley just to name a fe.

George Washington Carver is from Missouri? And who is Sterling Price.

I might mention too that the greatest Missouri native (after myself, of course) is Mark Twain.

Even so, I would link the fame of these people to the greater U.S. more so than Missouri. Crockett, Bowie, and Houston are not American heroes. They're Texas heroes.

Simply Red
10-17-2006, 09:56 PM
Target? Try going to the Galleria Mall.


yep

Donger
10-17-2006, 09:57 PM
Target? Try going to the Galleria Mall.

We were in Frisco. Although, the Galleria is a fun place to watch. I was there last week. I didn't kill anyone, though.

PunkinDrublic
10-17-2006, 09:57 PM
Do all Dallas women still have big hair, fake nails, and tastes for big diamonds?

There is definately a scene for that here. I pretty much stay away from those types of places. I love going out during the Texas V OU weekend though. I really don't give a shit about either team but the amount of hot college trim in the vicinity at that time is unbelievable.

Otter
10-17-2006, 09:58 PM
I sell thermocouples (and other various goodies) into the nuclear world. You?

I was laid off last March as a Wireless Engineer from Harley Davidson. I took advantage of the situation this summer and was kind of bum so I'm still doing various on and off consulting jobs in the IT world.

Nothing very glamorous.

Just started looking for wireless specific employment the beginning of October. I'm Cisco Certified and know enough about cellular to be dangerous so it shouldn't be too long.

Had a hell of summer and met a girl who I'm still with that enjoys things like mountain biking and kayaking as much as I do where the relationship looks like it's going somewhere. Even if it doesn't it was well worth meeting her so I have no regrets if my career suffers a little.

Sorry, bit off topic there.

Short answer: I'm a displaced Wireless Telecommunications Specialist

Simply Red
10-17-2006, 09:59 PM
There is definately a scene for that here. I pretty much stay away from those types of places. I love going out during the Texas V OU weekend though. I really don't give a shit about either team but the amount of hot college trim in the vicinity at that time is unbelievable.


get it Wigga!


keep it clean...

PunkinDrublic
10-17-2006, 10:00 PM
We were in Frisco. Although, the Galleria is a fun place to watch. I was there last week. I didn't kill anyone, though.

I live up near Frisco. It's a nice suburban community but it was once just kind of a small town so they have to change the roads to accomodate the outgrowth. Getting around is a pain in the ass.

Donger
10-17-2006, 10:00 PM
I was laid off last March as a Wireless Engineer from Harley Davidson. I took advantage of the situation this summer and was kind of bum so I'm still doing various on and off consulting jobs in the IT world.

Nothing very glamorous.

Just started looking for wireless specific employment the beginning of October. I'm Cisco Certified and know enough about cellular to be dangerous so it shouldn't be too long.

Had a hell of summer and met a girl who I'm still with that enjoys things like mountain biking and kayaking as much as I do where the relationship looks like it's going somewhere. Even if it doesn't it was well worth meeting her so I have no regrets if my career suffers a little.

Sorry, bit off topic there.

Short answer: I'm a displaced Wireless Telecommunications Specialist

I can't imagine that you'll have any issues. Best of luck.

redbrian
10-17-2006, 10:01 PM
George Washington Carver is from Missouri? And who is Sterling Price.

I might mention too that the greatest Missouri native (after myself, of course) is Mark Twain.

Even so, I would link the fame of these people to the greater U.S. more so than Missouri. Crockett, Bowie, and Houston are not American heroes. They're Texas heroes.

Stirling Price was the winning Gen. at the battle of Wilson Creek. Now tell me you don't know about the Battle of Wilson Creek.

As far as Crokett, Bowie and Houston are concerned none of them were from Texas.

Skip Towne
10-17-2006, 10:02 PM
Interestingly enough, the one Texas girl that I was absolutely infatuated with was from Oklahoma. Between her and Carrie Underwood, I wonder if my tastes aren't a little more suited to the demographic north of the border.
Does it really make any difference?

Donger
10-17-2006, 10:02 PM
I live up near Frisco. It's a nice suburban community but it was once just kind of a small town so they have to change the roads to accomodate the outgrowth. Getting around is a pain in the ass.

Frisco is Meggido. Make no mistake. I know, because my f*cking MiL lives there.

She will be the leader. Oh yes.

Otter
10-17-2006, 10:03 PM
I know I'm not the only one who didn't know this:

Introduction to Thermocouples (http://www.omega.com/techref/themointro.html)

Ultra Peanut
10-17-2006, 10:04 PM
When Colorado is its own nation for nine years, maybe we can say something about it. But until then, they've got bragging rights.Eh. Myanmar is a country, too.

When I moved to Texas, what I noticed is that Texas has actual heroes. Most other states don't, with the exception of some of the original 13 colonies. The Texas state office buildings are named after guys like Davy Crockett and Sam Houston and Jim Bowie, the heroes of Texas. Who are the equivalent heroes of Missouri or Wyoming or Arizona?Davy Crockett - Tennessee
Jim Bowie - Kentucky
Sam Houston - Virginia, governor of Tennessee

Why? Why be "proud" of where you came from? You "came" from there right? What did you add and why did you leave? I find this type of thinking completely illogical and quite frankly, just plain dumb.

Skip Towne
10-17-2006, 10:04 PM
Missouri has; Daniel Boone, William Clark, Sterling Price, George Washington Carver, Gen. John Pershing, Omar Bradley just to name a fe.
You missed William Quantrill.

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 10:06 PM
Stirling Price was the winning Gen. at the battle of Wilson Creek. Now tell me you don't know about the Battle of Wilson Creek.

As far as Crokett, Bowie and Houston are concerned none of them were from Texas.

You better not say that in Texas.

Donger
10-17-2006, 10:06 PM
I know I'm not the only one who didn't know this:

Introduction to Thermocouples (http://www.omega.com/techref/themointro.html)

Ahem.

http://www.weedinstrument.com/product_groups/nuclear.html

redbrian
10-17-2006, 10:07 PM
You missed William Quantrill.

Didn't he throw a lil bbq over in Lawrance a few years back?

You are right he was a great man.

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 10:09 PM
Eh. Myanmar is a country, too.


And they had to earn it, too, by beating Santa Ana at that Allah-mo.

Dang. I wish you had listed a Moslem country. That joke would've ruled.

patteeu
10-17-2006, 10:09 PM
When I moved to Texas, what I noticed is that Texas has actual heroes. Most other states don't, with the exception of some of the original 13 colonies. The Texas state office buildings are named after guys like Davy Crockett and Sam Houston and Jim Bowie, the heroes of Texas. Who are the equivalent heroes of Missouri or Wyoming or Arizona?

I don't know if Missouri has any heroes, but I think Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas," came from Missouri.

KCinNY
10-17-2006, 10:09 PM
Didn't he throw a lil bbq over in Lawrance a few years back?

You are right he was a great man.

Bill Anderson wasn't too bad either.

Skip Towne
10-17-2006, 10:09 PM
Didn't he throw a lil bbq over in Lawrance a few years back?

You are right he was a great man.
Whatever you say, Slaver.

Ultra Peanut
10-17-2006, 10:10 PM
And they had to earn it, too, by beating Santa Ana at that Allah-mo.

Dang. I wish you had listed a Moslem country. That joke would've ruled.Let's pretend I said Bangladesh.

redbrian
10-17-2006, 10:10 PM
You better not say that in Texas.


F0ck'em - The only town worth a damn in Texas imho is Austin, alway had a good time when I was in Austin.

Skip Towne
10-17-2006, 10:10 PM
Bill Anderson wasn't too bad either.
And Jesse James.

Ultra Peanut
10-17-2006, 10:11 PM
I don't know if Missouri has any heroes, but I think Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas," came from Missouri.God. Texas is so full of shit.

BucEyedPea
10-17-2006, 10:11 PM
Picture says a thousand words!

http://www.rootsweb.com/~txpstcrd/texas/1949TexasSizeLargeMap3CentPostcard1.jpg

patteeu
10-17-2006, 10:13 PM
You missed William Quantrill.

And Jesse James.

redbrian
10-17-2006, 10:13 PM
Picture says a thousand words!

http://www.rootsweb.com/~txpstcrd/texas/1949TexasSizeLargeMap3CentPostcard1.jpg

That the majority of Texas is a worthless as Mexico?

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 10:14 PM
Let's pretend I said Bangladesh.

Thanks for doing that for me.

Tactical Funky
10-17-2006, 10:17 PM
Didn't he throw a lil bbq over in Lawrance a few years back?

You are right he was a great man.
:cuss:

BucEyedPea
10-17-2006, 10:17 PM
That the majority of Texas is a worthless as Mexico?
Heh! Heh! Well, gee it takes up more of the US it seems.

Ultra Peanut
10-17-2006, 10:17 PM
Thanks for doing that for me.I am a kindly old soul.

redbrian
10-17-2006, 10:19 PM
Whatever you say, Slaver.

Now the family did start a little farm here prior to the Civil War (still have about 40 acres in the family, I live on 1), but we had gotten rid of the Slaves back in the Carolinaís long prior to moving to Missouri.

The family saw early on that the use of slave labor was verging on economic failure.

Now we did use a few Irish cousins that we brought over as indentured servants, hell if you canít abuse your own whom can you abuse.

Archie F. Swin
10-17-2006, 10:25 PM
I like Texas cause its a fairly inexpensive place to live

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 10:36 PM
I built a map a while back to show the fifty states if, by law, all states had to have populations of equal size. Here it is. I tried to keep state borders intact where possible, and tried to honor local cultural issues as well.

Skip Towne
10-17-2006, 10:42 PM
Bill Anderson wasn't too bad either.
I'll see your Bloody Bill Anderson and raise you a John Brown.

BucEyedPea
10-17-2006, 10:45 PM
I built a map a while back to show the fifty states if, by law, all states had to have populations of equal size. Here it is. I tried to keep state borders intact where possible, and tried to honor local cultural issues as well.

Ahh...I see! T'is the true story of Texas!

redbrian
10-17-2006, 10:45 PM
I'll see your Bloody Bill Anderson and raise you a John Brown.

How about Carrie Nation queen of the moon bats?

Skip Towne
10-17-2006, 10:47 PM
I built a map a while back to show the fifty states if, by law, all states had to have populations of equal size. Here it is. I tried to keep state borders intact where possible, and tried to honor local cultural issues as well.
If I was drawing my own map, I'd have California falling off into the sea.

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 10:48 PM
Ahh...I see! T'is the true story of Texas!

Texas was tough. You'll see that I had to cede Dallas to that greenish south Oklahoma state. That big blue plains state was trouble, too. It was the only state where I had to split up a metro area. I had to give them the north half of Minneapolis, but not the south half (in addition to Alaska).

Skip Towne
10-17-2006, 10:48 PM
How about Carrie Nation queen of the moon bats?
She couldn't carry Fred Phelps lunch bucket.

JBucc
10-17-2006, 10:49 PM
I built a map a while back to show the fifty states if, by law, all states had to have populations of equal size. Here it is. I tried to keep state borders intact where possible, and tried to honor local cultural issues as well.Corona Research eh? Now I know what building to burn down. Have you ever been to a Gunther Toody's restaurant?

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 10:50 PM
Corona Research eh? Now I know what building to burn down. Have you ever been to a Gunther Toody's restaurant?

I fail to see the connection, but I'll tentatively answer yes.

redbrian
10-17-2006, 10:51 PM
She couldn't carry Fred Phelps lunch bucket.

Throw in Vern Miller and you have a nice trio of home grown nut jobs.

JBucc
10-17-2006, 10:53 PM
I fail to see the connection, but I'll tentatively answer yes.No connection, but my Mom works for the guy who owns them I think. He lives in Arkansas for some reason.

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 10:56 PM
No connection, but my Mom works for the guy who owns them I think. He lives in Arkansas for some reason.

Ask your mom if the guy will hire us for market research. I like Gunther Toody's.

Skip Towne
10-17-2006, 10:56 PM
Throw in Vern Miller and you have a nice trio of home grown nut jobs.
About 1968 I showed up at Hillbilly Paradise north of Wichita and Vern Miller was raiding it at the time. They sold beer on Sunday every Sunday. Someone in the crowd yelled "I'm not going to vote for you" (He was running for Attorney General). Vern retorted "Lots of people aren't going to vote for me but most of them are in jail". Vern won the election.

Ultra Peanut
10-17-2006, 10:56 PM
Corona Research, eh?

Corona Research Inc., provides "enlightenment through information" by providing and interpreting information for decision makers.

NOW YOU MUST DEAL WITH THE CREATION OF ALL THE UNPLEASANTRIES IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE AS I FEEL THE INJECTION FROM THE GODS ABOVE

redbrian
10-17-2006, 11:02 PM
About 1968 I showed up at Hillbilly Paradise north of Wichita and Vern Miller was raiding it at the time. They sold beer on Sunday every Sunday. Someone in the crowd yelled "I'm not going to vote for you" (He was running for Attorney General). Vern retorted "Lots of people aren't going to vote for me but most of them are in jail". Vern won the election.

He was such a nut job, I was stationed at god forsaken McConnell in the early 70ís .

He tried like hell to bust the Clubs on the base for selling booze by the drink and to 18 year olds.

Rain Man
10-17-2006, 11:04 PM
Corona Research, eh?

Corona Research Inc., provides "enlightenment through information" by providing and interpreting information for decision makers.

NOW YOU MUST DEAL WITH THE CREATION OF ALL THE UNPLEASANTRIES IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE AS I FEEL THE INJECTION FROM THE GODS ABOVE

Come join me in the search for enlightenment.

Skip Towne
10-17-2006, 11:06 PM
He was such a nut job, I was stationed at god forsaken McConnell in the early 70ís .

He tried like hell to bust the Clubs on the base for selling booze by the drink and to 18 year olds.
I was also at McConnell from '65 to '70. Kansas Air National Guard. Although Vern was a lawyer you sure couldn't tell it from some of his actions. I guess he didn't realize an Air Force Base is federal property. He also liked to jump out of car trunks to make an arrest. Conveniently, he notified the press a couple of hours before he made the bust.

JBucc
10-17-2006, 11:07 PM
Ask your mom if the guy will hire us for market research. I like Gunther Toody's.Ok but you have to introduce me to her

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Skip Towne
10-17-2006, 11:09 PM
Ok but you have to introduce me to her

http://www.coronaresearch.com/our_company/images/alexis130.jpg
Your mom still has all of her teeth?

redbrian
10-17-2006, 11:09 PM
I was also at McConnell from '65 to '70. Kansas Air National Guard. Although Vern was a lawyer you sure couldn't tell it from some of his actions. I guess he didn't realize an Air Force Base is federal property. He also like to jump out of car trunks to make an arrest. Conveniently, he notified the press a couple of hours before he made the bust.

I got to McConnel in 75 the guard was flying two wings of Thud's at that time.

Yea ole Vern thought he was bigger than the fed's, I remember the trunk job that was just classic Vern.

JBucc
10-17-2006, 11:11 PM
Your mom still has all of her teeth?That's not my mom. But yeah as far as I know she has all her teeth.

Skip Towne
10-17-2006, 11:13 PM
That's not my mom. But yeah as far as I know she has all her teeth.
SOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEE, PIG. That's nice.

Miles
10-18-2006, 01:59 AM
Why? Why be "proud" of where you came from? You "came" from there right? What did you add and why did you leave? I find this type of thinking completely illogical and quite frankly, just plain dumb.



Texans are morons. Just because they happen to be born in a certain area of the world doesn't automatically make them "better" than anyone else. But they'll disagree - just ask them.

People with real lives don't run around saying "I'm from Wherever". I always reply "Oh yeah? Well I don't give a f*ck where you're from, you're an a*hole for telling me and bragging about it."

I was curious were you live? Its so hard to tell from you posts since you live in a place that you so obviously are not that interested in telling everyone you are.

greg63
10-18-2006, 02:11 AM
I hate Texas, and....I hate it. :p

Amnorix
10-18-2006, 07:37 AM
This makes no sense at all. Yeah, Texas is big for a state, but compared to Asia? All of Asia? We're talking 30 million people to 2 billion people. We're talking about comparing a big U.S. state against the largest land mass on earth by a long shot. I told them that they had their sizing wrong, but they just looked at me and asked if I wanted to order anything.

You can't tell me you've never heard of the military dictum "Never get involved in a land war in Texas".

Archie F. Swin
10-18-2006, 08:30 AM
Texans are morons. Just because they happen to be born in a certain area of the world doesn't automatically make them "better" than anyone else.

Yes it does

Archie F. Swin
10-18-2006, 08:31 AM
Such a wonderful state. It makes me rich. But, on the other hand, what's with the arrogance? Seriously, do Texans really believe that their history and achievements warrant such arrogance? If so, what are they? It's hot. Unpleasant. Wild-growing cacti outside my hotel room? And, is that REALLY a live, long-horn steer in the field next to my room?

I understand being proud of your state, but I think that Texans take it beyond what is justified.

Am I wrong? If so, why?

Where do you live, Donger?

MOhillbilly
10-18-2006, 08:38 AM
i like texas only when im not actually in texas.

Raiderhader
10-18-2006, 09:14 AM
Dallas isn't really part of Texas, IMO.


What? Dallas is one of the worst places in Texas when it comes to Texicans and their arrogance.

Actually, Dallas is just one of the worst places in Texas period. I can't stand that city.

ENDelt260
10-18-2006, 09:37 AM
http://www.tshirthell.com/shirts/products/a704/a704.gif

boogblaster
10-18-2006, 10:42 AM
Donger I worked the Nuke outages with Texans dumbest bunch of over-rated bastards on earth...Skip Im Bloody Bills great-great nephew, my grandmother's family had to leave becauce of him..they moved to Arizona..her name was Montye Anderson.....

Spott
10-18-2006, 10:49 AM
I have found that the only thing that is actually bigger in Texas are their mouths.

Easy 6
10-18-2006, 10:50 AM
This is a great thread for me because i have hated most tixans i have ever met and wondered if it was just me who felt this way. Lo and behold i'm not, i even have close relatives in tixas that i cant F'N stand. I honestly have never met a bigger group of blowhard dickheads in my life, thanks for justifying my complete disdain.

greg63
10-18-2006, 11:41 AM
http://www.tshirthell.com/shirts/products/a704/a704.gif

LMAO

After-all Texas gave us "W"

Count Alex's Losses
10-18-2006, 11:42 AM
I actually live in Texas and I want that T-Shirt.

TinyEvel
10-18-2006, 11:44 AM
Igo to Dallas (Carrolton) all the time for business. It's like Orange County without the ocean breeze. Fake. Cheezy. Less Asians and more Fatties.

Archie F. Swin
10-18-2006, 11:47 AM
texas SUX beer (http://www.suxbeer.com/home.html)

Count Alex's Losses
10-18-2006, 11:48 AM
Igo to Dallas (Carrolton) all the time for business. It's like Orange County without the ocean breeze. Fake. Cheezy. Less Asians and more Fatties.

I like Carrollton. I used to live there. I greatly prefer North Texas.

Archie F. Swin
10-18-2006, 11:50 AM
DQ

That's what I like about Texas

TinyEvel
10-18-2006, 11:52 AM
I like Carrollton. I used to live there. I greatly prefer North Texas.

It's just kind of dull. That Galleria mall is a bastion of cheeziness. Should be called the "money don't buy you taste" mall. Plus there's no alcohol in the minibars in the hotel rooms. BLASPHEMY!!!!

Tho the ice rink is a nice touch. Plano: It's a condensed word standing for "Plastic and Bondo" since that's what all the women there are made of.

Archie F. Swin
10-18-2006, 11:56 AM
Dallas is what you get when you mix Extreme wealth with extreme conservatism.


uh oh

Count Alex's Losses
10-18-2006, 11:59 AM
It's just kind of dull.

I like dull.

Rain Man
10-18-2006, 12:00 PM
I used to kind of like driving through West Texas. It's the closest thing America has to the Asian steppes.

A fellow has a lot of time to think when driving across West Texas.

Count Alex's Losses
10-18-2006, 12:00 PM
FORD IS THE BEST IN TEXAS

DEER NEER NEEEEEEEEEER!

Donger
10-18-2006, 03:03 PM
Where do you live, Donger?

Colorado.

Hog Farmer
10-18-2006, 04:33 PM
There are three good things about Texas:
1) Texas is the foundation of the Chiefs football team.
2) No state Taxes
3) Full auto firearms are perfectly legal.

Rain Man
10-18-2006, 04:37 PM
If Texas was underwater, I wonder what the U.S. would be like. Would we have Oklahoma beach resorts? Would you get hellacious hurricanes screaming into New Mexico that built up speed all across the Caribbean and the Gulf of Texas? Would spring breakers be going to Hot Springs, Arkansas, instead of South Padre?

DaneMcCloud
10-18-2006, 04:46 PM
I was curious were you live? Its so hard to tell from you posts since you live in a place that you so obviously are not that interested in telling everyone you are.

I'm not quite sure what you're asking. I got kinda dizzy just reading that. Anyway, I live in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Hills to be specific. I was born and raised in Kansas and left almost 14 years ago. Hope that helps.

My point was that people from Texas make it *point* to tell you they're from Texas, like they're part of a "Royal Family" or something. It's freaking Texas. And I'm never impressed when someone tells me there from "somewhere", waiting for me to respond like "Ohhhh! You're from *Blank*? Wow!" :rolleyes:

Plano: It's a condensed word standing for "Plastic and Bondo" since that's what all the women there are made of

The fake breast was invented in Texas, which is probably why all the women there feel the need to enhance. And the women down there certainly aren't hot, IMO. I'd take a Beverly Hills MILF over a Dallas MILF any day of the week.

YMMV.

Archie F. Swin
10-18-2006, 05:20 PM
Colorado.
I could see how someone in Colorado wouldn't be impressed wth Texas.

Rain Man
10-18-2006, 05:42 PM
I could see how someone in Colorado wouldn't be impressed wth Texas.

Colorado is the best state in the union. Did I mention that I live in Colorado?

Raiderhader
10-18-2006, 07:02 PM
There are three good things about Texas:
1) Texas is the foundation of the Chiefs football team.
2) No state Taxes
3) Full auto firearms are perfectly legal.


:spock: News to me. It is my understanding that the ban on full auto firearms is a federal one, not a state by state decision.

Hell, Texas isn't even as great a gun state as they are made out to be. Sure, they have concealed carry, but no open carry. If this was such a great gun state there would be both, and you wouldn't need a license to carry concealed like in New Hampshire (of all places).

chiefs4me
10-18-2006, 07:25 PM
I live in texas, and I love it...:D

Hydrae
10-18-2006, 07:29 PM
I've been in the Austin area for 7 years now and like it pretty well. Yeah, it gets hot, hot, hot during the summer but the rest of the year is pretty nice.

Dallas, I stay away from there whenever possible. San Antonio is nice, Houston is just humid. :D

To understand the Texas mentality you just need to see the bumper stickers for those who are transplants (no, I have no desire for one of these):

"I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could."

:shake: dilusional

HemiEd
10-18-2006, 07:37 PM
He was such a nut job, I was stationed at god forsaken McConnell in the early 70ís .

He tried like hell to bust the Clubs on the base for selling booze by the drink and to 18 year olds.



He was after Airlines for serving liquor while flying over the State as well.

Raiderhader
10-18-2006, 08:03 PM
I live in texas, and I love it...:D



Very telling.

58-4ever
10-18-2006, 08:06 PM
You're not wrong. This place blows goats. The only good thing about Texas is the women.

This is the smartest thing you've ever said.

KChiefsQT
10-18-2006, 09:08 PM
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ROFL
hahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhahahahah

Thats ****in great.

Bob Dole
10-18-2006, 09:12 PM
Yes. Yes, they are wonderful. I must restrain myself when I'm in Texas. Especially Austin.

My God.

Bob Dole got to Austin at 6pm today and saw a female he'd have liked to have seen naked by 6:15.

It's a lovely place.

KChiefsQT
10-18-2006, 09:15 PM
I've spent a fair amount of time in Texas and the one and only thing I miss about it is...
http://starsandgarters.blogs.com/photos/fun/whataburger.jpg

KChiefsQT
10-18-2006, 09:16 PM
I live in texas, and I love it...:D
You would, don't you remember...NO one gives a shit what you think.

chiefs4me
10-18-2006, 09:28 PM
You would, don't you remember...NO one gives a shit what you think.



lol...so you quoted me..bye:rolleyes:

Easy 6
10-18-2006, 09:36 PM
lol...so you quoted me..bye:rolleyes:
CATFIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Raiderhader
10-18-2006, 09:46 PM
I loved Whataburger when I was little and we were traveling through the south, it was a treat. Now I say it is highly over-rated.

58-4ever
10-18-2006, 09:49 PM
I loved Whataburger when I was little and we were traveling through the south, it was a treat. Now I say it is highly over-rated.

It's only overrated if you are sober.

Count Alex's Losses
10-18-2006, 09:50 PM
Whataburger > McDonalds

JBucc
10-18-2006, 09:51 PM
CATFIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You mean Cat-Hideous menopausal Ogre fight

Raiderhader
10-18-2006, 09:51 PM
It's only overrated if you are sober.


Touchť.

Easy 6
10-18-2006, 09:54 PM
You mean Cat-Hideous menopausal Ogre fight
LMAO , I dont know'em but i'll take your word for it.

Skip Towne
10-18-2006, 09:57 PM
He was after Airlines for serving liquor while flying over the State as well.
IIRC he did make airlines stop serving liquor for the few minutes they were over Kansas. He was quite a funny guy. All publicity all the time. He would tip off the media before he made a bust to ensure proper TV coverage.

Hog Farmer
10-19-2006, 09:00 AM
:spock: News to me. It is my understanding that the ban on full auto firearms is a federal one, not a state by state decision.

Hell, Texas isn't even as great a gun state as they are made out to be. Sure, they have concealed carry, but no open carry. If this was such a great gun state there would be both, and you wouldn't need a license to carry concealed like in New Hampshire (of all places).


Nope. Full Auto and silencers are perfectly legal provided you go through the appropriate paperwork to get it done. Takes 6 weeks to get what you want.

Here ya go. www.advancedarmament.com/owners.asp (http://www.advancedarmament.com/owners.asp)

Donger
10-19-2006, 09:06 AM
I live in texas, and I love it...:D

Of course you do.

Archie F. Swin
10-19-2006, 09:26 AM
I lived only 40 miles from the Texas border in Oklahoma from the late 70s to the early 90s, but it wasn't until I actually moved to Texas in the late 90s that I realized how proud Texans are to be Texans.
I'll never forget when after first moving to Texas I went to buy a six pack of beer at a local grocery store. I, trying to be a good citizen, produced my ID without being promted. Much to my dismay, the clerk said he can't acccept my Oklahoma driver's license for age verification. I was blown away! I thought (but didn't say) "Isn't this a legal document?". I asked for his manager and the manager backed his clerk up. So I just shoved the sixer into his gut and moved on.
I then proceeded to another store and bought a six pack without producing ID.

ENDelt260
10-19-2006, 09:46 AM
Whataburger > McDonalds
That's a pretty low bar.

jspchief
10-19-2006, 09:49 AM
In my experience, the people in Texas are very freindly. If I was going to pick a state to bitch about it's residents, Texas would be pretty low on the list.

Donger
10-19-2006, 10:20 AM
In my experience, the people in Texas are very freindly. If I was going to pick a state to bitch about it's residents, Texas would be pretty low on the list.

Don't get me wrong. I, too, like Texans for the most part. I just don't understand why they are so proud of their state.

Archie F. Swin
10-19-2006, 11:02 AM
Don't get me wrong. I, too, like Texans for the most part. I just don't understand why they are so proud of their state.

Probably 'cause they remember the .......

the.....

umm....

ah, hell

boogblaster
10-19-2006, 11:24 AM
Texan=wet-back tryin to find Oklahoma....

Archie F. Swin
10-19-2006, 11:32 AM
Texan=wet-back tryin to find Oklahoma....

you can swing from my huevos

Archie F. Swin
11-04-2006, 10:37 PM
Texas is so ****in cool, even Missouri beers know whats up.

Bow down