Sunday, January 25, 2009

If You Live in Texas, You'll Understand.



We moved to Texas, from New Jersey, in 1976. The bicentennial celebration year.... there were such big plans being made for it there in the NYC area where we were from.
July 4 1976, Plano TX; a dinky little parade with very little fanfare. We asked our native Texas friends why this was, after all this was the countries 200th birthday. Their reply, " Texas hasn't been part of the union for 200 years."

I Took this off my brothers blog, having lived in TX, I can totally get and appreciate it :)

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, plastics, 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.

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 screw 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!!



Don't Mess with Texas.

7 comments:

hilltopper said...

brewier makes a great cowboy, and megan did a bang up job on the pics!

meg.kat.art said...

haha, that photo fits perfectly (and thanks, monica!).

that being said, that letter sounds so mean! sort of along the lines of "if you don't do things exactly how i want then i won't be your friend anymore"

it was educational though, i had no idea texas could secede from the union.

Greg Pflug said...

I can't take credit for writing it, someone sent it to me. As far as sounding mean.......
Well redistrubution of wealth sounds pretty nice but I can't think of too many things any meaner or morally wrong then stealing from the hard working and rewarding the lazy.

c.g. said...

"I can't think of too many things any meaner or morally wrong then stealing from the hard working and rewarding the lazy."

Amen to what Greg said!

Thanks for the Texas facts-extremely interesting.

Megan-that picture is awesome-you are so talented.

Linda said...

I'm a Texan. I didn't know there were so many conservatives in Texas. I guess they aren't happy Obama got elected. I am.

Keith said...

If Texas seceded, they'd probably have the UN come in to militarize Austin, which would officially become like a Georgia to the Texas Russia.

They forgot that Apple, Inc. is also in Texas! That's a lot of silicon! (As opposed to Orange County, CA.)

Keith said...

And Brewier makes a GREAT cowboy!