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rockdawg21
02-16-2009, 01:26 PM
Received this in an e-mail this morning. Thought it was very funny. Very true points made here. I'm voting for us to secede :laugh:

THE COUNTRY of TEXAS

Please note that Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede from the Union . (Reference the Texas-American Annexation Treaty of 1848.)

We Texans love y'all, but we'll probably have to take action since Barack Obama won the election. We'll miss you too.

Here is what can happen:

1: Barack Hussein Obama becomes President of the United States , and Texas immediately secedes from the Union.

2: George W. Bush will become the President of the Republic of Texas. You might not think that he talks too pretty, but we haven't had another terrorist attack, and the economy was fine until the effects of the Democrats lowering the qualifications for home loans came to roost.

So what does Texas have to do to survive as a Republic?

1. NASA is just south of Houston, Texas. We will control the space industry.

2. We refine over 85% of the gasoline in the United States .

3. Defense Industry--we have over 65% of it. The term "Don't mess with Texas" will take on a whole new meaning.

4. Oil - we can supply all the oil that the Republic of Texas will need for the next 300 years. What will the other states do? Gee, we don't know. Why not ask Obama?

5. Natural Gas - again we have all we need and it's too bad about those Northern States. John Kerry and Al Gore will have to figure out a way to keep them warm....

6. Computer Industry - we lead the nation in producing computer chips and communications equipment - small companies like Texas Instruments, Dell Computer, EDS, Raytheon, National Semiconductor, Motorola, Intel, AMD, Atmel, Applied Materials, Ball Miconductor, Dallas Semiconductor, Nortel, Alcatel, etc, etc. The list goes on and on.

7. Medical Care - We have the research centers for cancer research, the best burn centers and the top trauma units in the world, as well as other large health centers. The Houston Medical center alone employees over 65,000 people.

8. We have enough colleges to keep us getting smarter: University of Texas , Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Texas Christian, Rice, SMU, University of Dallas , University of Houston , Baylor, UNT University of North Texas ), Texas Women's University, etc. Ivy grows better in the South anyway.

9. We have an intelligent and energetic work force, and it isn't restricted by a bunch of unions. Here in Texas , it's a Right to Work State and, therefore, it's every man and women for themselves. We just go out and get the job done. And if we don't like the way one company operates, we get a job somewhere else.

10. We have essential control of the paper, plastic s, and insurance industries, etc.

11. In case of a foreign invasion, we have the Texas National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, and several military bases. We don't have an Army, but since everybody down here has at least six rifles and a pile of ammo, we can raise an Army in 24 hours if we need one. If the situation really gets bad, we can always call the Department of Public Safety and ask them to send over the Texas Rangers.

12. We are totally self-sufficient in beef, poultry, hogs, and several types of grain, fruit and vegetables, and let's not forget seafood from the Gulf. Also, everybody down here knows how to cook them so that they taste good. Don't need any food.

13. Three of the ten largest cities in the United States, and twenty-three of the 100 largest cities in the United States , are located in Texas . And Texas also has more land than California, New York , New Jersey , Connecticut , Delaware , Hawaii , Massachusetts , Maryland , Rhode Island and Vermont combined.

14. Trade: Three of the ten largest ports in the United States are located in Texas .

15. We also manufacture cars down here, but we don't need to. You see, nothing rusts in Texas , so our vehicles stay beautiful and run well for decades.

This just names a few of the items that will keep the Republic of Texas in good shape. There isn't a thing out there that we need and don't have.

Oh yes we here in Texas probably have about as many Steeler Fans than Pittsburgh has & willing to do our utmost to help Y'ALL out where we can. Now don't Y"ALL rush down here to live, just be patient and we will see what we can do for you.

Now to the rest of the United States under President Obama:

Since you won't have the refineries to get gas for your cars, only President Obama will be able to drive around in his big 9 mpg SUV. The rest of the United States will have to walk or ride bikes.

You won't have any TV as the Space Center in Houston will cut off satellite communications.

You won't have any natural gas to heat your homes, but since Mr. Obama has predicted global warming, you will not need the gas as long as you survive the 2000 years it will take to get enough heat from Global Warming.

So, in other words, go ----- yourselves. Oh, that's right. You already have!

Signed, The People of Texas

P.S. This is not a threatening letter - just a note to give you something to think about!

SLEEP WELL TONIGHT THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON YOU!!

I'd also like to add something to this. Here in San Antonio (and I know Austin as well), we don't have housing issues like many other areas of the country. Texas' economy by itself would be incredibly strong and would be out of the recession.

Chuck
02-16-2009, 01:38 PM
Received this in an e-mail this morning. Thought it was very funny. Very true points made here. I'm voting for us to secede :laugh:

THE COUNTRY of TEXAS

Please note that Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede from the Union . (Reference the Texas-American Annexation Treaty of 1848.)

We Texans love y'all, but we'll probably have to take action since Barack Obama won the election. We'll miss you too.


Oh yes we here in Texas probably have about as many Steeler Fans than Pittsburgh has & willing to do our utmost to help Y'ALL out where we can. Now don't Y"ALL rush down here to live, just be patient and we will see what we can do for you.



Works for me....


I'll start packing :)

rockdawg21
02-16-2009, 01:48 PM
Works for me....


I'll start packing :)
It's true, but the Steeler fans here are so obnoxious (even during preseason) that I quit going to Buffalo Wild Wings for NFL Sunday this year and bought the Sunday Ticket here in my house, lol

Bonnie
02-16-2009, 01:51 PM
Whoever said BIGGER isn't BETTER...ain't from TEXAS! :tongue0011:

:laugh:

Preach
02-16-2009, 01:53 PM
I am moooovvvvinnnggg

rockdawg21
02-16-2009, 02:00 PM
Whoever said BIGGER isn't BETTER...ain't from TEXAS! :tongue0011:

:laugh:
LOL, I'm not originally, but some of my family was born here I've been a home owner since October 2006 so I'm making my contribution! That e-mail even prompted me to change my avatar to the Republic of Texas logo. :happy0198:

WAR REPUBLIC OF TEXAS!!!!!!!!!

Bonnie
02-16-2009, 02:01 PM
Works for me....


I'll start packing :)

I'm sorry, Chuck, but we've already reached our annual quota of illegal aliens for this year, but you can put your reservation in now for next year. :Whistle:

Chuck
02-16-2009, 02:10 PM
I'm sorry, Chuck, but we've already reached our annual quota of illegal aliens for this year, but you can put your reservation in now for next year. :Whistle:

You're telling this to a guy from FLorida...

the official boating/rafting destinatin for all of Cuba.. :D

You're preaching to the choir here sister...

Primadawn
02-16-2009, 04:21 PM
Yeah, that "everything's bigger in Texas" thing has me hooked! I'm moving there too! :laugh:

Spiritwalker
02-16-2009, 04:36 PM
Well.. I know someone from Texas that just moved here... so.. You Texans are down a great one...

VCURamFan
02-16-2009, 05:08 PM
Well.. I know someone from Texas that just moved here... so.. You Texans are down a great one...Seriosuly, what was (s)he thinking? Time to move back!!!!!:laugh:

Jonlion
02-16-2009, 07:56 PM
Shoulda stuck with the British! Taxation with no representation!

I know im doing my best for Anglo-Texan relations, so hopefully i'll be alright!

rockdawg21
02-16-2009, 07:58 PM
Shoulda stuck with the British! Taxation with no representation!

I know im doing my best for Anglo-Texan relations, so hopefully i'll be alright!
Actually, it's more like, "Los impuestos sin representacion" here in Texas :rotfl:

Jonlion
02-16-2009, 10:17 PM
Actually, it's more like, "Los impuestos sin representacion" here in Texas :rotfl:


Ha ha :laugh:

Crisco
02-17-2009, 08:36 PM
Treason

KENTUCKYREDBONE
02-18-2009, 08:58 AM
This Kentuckian may have to move to Texas if Y'All do that! Y'All do got some pretty Mountains somewhere in Texas don't you!

rockdawg21
02-18-2009, 01:26 PM
This Kentuckian may have to move to Texas if Y'All do that! Y'All do got some pretty Mountains somewhere in Texas don't you!
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ref/abouttx/mountains.html

TheConcretekid
02-18-2009, 04:14 PM
Texas should take some advice from Missouri, you know, the SHOW ME STATE, where talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words.

If Texas could secede, or would be better off doing so, they wouldve dont it already.

I get that this was supposed to be humorous... but you just sound ignorant,

I could go point by point:
-NASA launches every single ship from Florida
-Are you unaware that Texas also IMPORTS things? Including those cars that run on your gas.
-Texas is not the only state that could SURVIVE by itself, but no state would benefit from it.

I could go point by point... but I won't, it will fall on deaf ears, moreover, as I stated before this was supposed to be (I hope) a humorous little piece where Texans can all bond about the state they live in... or as we call it in the north east "The state that is stuck in 1953"

But you can have Bush. Please, make him youre Czar and never allow him to leave Texas. He kept America safe from terrorist from 1776 to 2008 all by himself (except for the one and only terrorist attack on US soil) (and if you consider the fact that more Americans died in Iraq than on 9/11... and Bin Laden is still alive... and the war in Iraq allowed Al-Qaeda to spead into Iraq) But besides that, he's did a hekuvajob!

Also, the Cowboys suck.

rockdawg21
02-18-2009, 05:23 PM
LOL, I lived in Missouri for 24 years, never once have I heard "The state that is stuck in 1953" in reference to any state. If anything, that would be Iowa :rotfl:

Sounds like somebody was extremely offended. :hissyfit:

And while I hate the Cowboys, I'm a Chiefs fan so I can't really say the Cowboys suck. The Chiefs haven't beaten Dallas in my lifetime :frantics:

As for Bush as our "Czar", I'm with it, here's why:
Actually, you're forgetting the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. Military bases, ships and US Embassies are also considered American soil, so that list would include the Kobar Towers bombing of 1996, the US Embassy bombing in Kenya in 1998, and the USS Cole bombing in 2000. So, that's 5 terrorist attacks on US soil that took place under Clinton's watch.

Bush had one terrorist attack take place in his first year in office, and then 7 years of zero terrorist attacks on US soil. I think his record of success is pretty clear.

Anyways, if Texas does secede, then I might just move back down there. WAR TEXAS! :cool:

Stay in St. Louis hippie.

NateR
02-18-2009, 05:26 PM
(except for the one and only terrorist attack on US soil)

Actually, you're forgetting the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. Military bases, ships and US Embassies are also considered American soil, so that list would include the Kobar Towers bombing of 1996, the US Embassy bombing in Kenya in 1998, and the USS Cole bombing in 2000. So, that's 5 terrorist attacks on US soil that took place under Clinton's watch.

Bush had one terrorist attack take place in his first year in office, and then 7 years of zero terrorist attacks on US soil. I think his record of success is pretty clear.

Anyways, if Texas does secede, then I might just move back down there. WAR TEXAS! :cool:

Bonnie
02-18-2009, 05:33 PM
Actually, you're forgetting the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. Military bases, ships and US Embassies are also considered American soil, so that list would include the Kobar Towers bombing of 1996, the US Embassy bombing in Kenya in 1998, and the USS Cole bombing in 2000. So, that's 5 terrorist attacks on US soil that took place under Clinton's watch.

Bush had one terrorist attack take place in his first year in office, and then 7 years of zero terrorist attacks on US soil. I think his record of success is pretty clear.

Anyways, if Texas does secede, then I might just move back down there. WAR TEXAS! :cool:

:happy0159:

rearnakedchoke
02-18-2009, 07:07 PM
Actually, you're forgetting the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. Military bases, ships and US Embassies are also considered American soil, so that list would include the Kobar Towers bombing of 1996, the US Embassy bombing in Kenya in 1998, and the USS Cole bombing in 2000. So, that's 5 terrorist attacks on US soil that took place under Clinton's watch.

Bush had one terrorist attack take place in his first year in office, and then 7 years of zero terrorist attacks on US soil. I think his record of success is pretty clear.

Anyways, if Texas does secede, then I might just move back down there. WAR TEXAS! :cool:

Between 9/11 and 2008, i remember attacks on US embassies or consulates (if they are not the same thing) in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan and I think even Greece ... to say zero terrorist attacks in 7 years may be an overstatement, but maybe cuz they weren't on scale with 9/11 ...

TheConcretekid
02-18-2009, 11:09 PM
Between 9/11 and 2008, i remember attacks on US embassies or consulates (if they are not the same thing) in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan and I think even Greece ... to say zero terrorist attacks in 7 years may be an overstatement, but maybe cuz they weren't on scale with 9/11 ...

werd.

Also, I'm not from Missouri, I was just saying that there is a lot of talk going on here, not so much walk... if you will.

Also, Missouri isnt the North East, I guess it would be the mid-west? I dont know.

rockdawg21
02-18-2009, 11:49 PM
werd.

Also, I'm not from Missouri, I was just saying that there is a lot of talk going on here, not so much walk... if you will.

Also, Missouri isnt the North East, I guess it would be the mid-west? I dont know.
Well, what can you say, we're like BJ Penn. :laugh:

Midwest, yes

Jonlion
02-19-2009, 08:36 AM
Go big or go home!