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There are MANY reasons to live here. Common sense and our desire to take care of ourselves are just two of many. Some others and all-around interesting facts:

 

- No state income tax (and a budget surplus)

- Austin is the live music capital of the US

- Great weather (if you dont like it, wait 10 minutes - it will change)

- The Constitution of 1845, which was the resolution that allowed Texas into the Union, stated that Texas had the right to divide into 4 states in addition to the original Texas. That legal right still remains true.

- The Capitol In Austin, built of Texas pink granite, stands seven feet higher than that of the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C. (it is the only one taller than D.C.'s)

- To be elected in the State of Texas, one must believe in a supreme being

- We have an airport that is larger than New York City's Manhattan Island

- Texas is a large as all New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois combined

 

Just bragging a little.....

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Dont forget Dairy Queen....Thats what I like about Texas..................... :lol:

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There are MANY reasons to live here. Common sense and our desire to take care of ourselves are just two of many. Some others and all-around interesting facts:

 

- No state income tax (and a budget surplus)

- Austin is the live music capital of the US

- Great weather (if you dont like it, wait 10 minutes - it will change)

- The Constitution of 1845, which was the resolution that allowed Texas into the Union, stated that Texas had the right to divide into 4 states in addition to the original Texas. That legal right still remains true.

- The Capitol In Austin, built of Texas pink granite, stands seven feet higher than that of the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C. (it is the only one taller than D.C.'s)

- To be elected in the State of Texas, one must believe in a supreme being

- We have an airport that is larger than New York City's Manhattan Island

- Texas is a large as all New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois combined

 

Just bragging a little.....

 

 

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Dont forget Dairy Queen....Thats what I like about Texas..................... :lol:

 

Thats comedy;)

 

Laurence

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There are MANY reasons to live here. Common sense and our desire to take care of ourselves are just two of many. Some others and all-around interesting facts:

 

- No state income tax (and a budget surplus)

- Austin is the live music capital of the US

- Great weather (if you dont like it, wait 10 minutes - it will change)

- The Constitution of 1845, which was the resolution that allowed Texas into the Union, stated that Texas had the right to divide into 4 states in addition to the original Texas. That legal right still remains true.

- The Capitol In Austin, built of Texas pink granite, stands seven feet higher than that of the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C. (it is the only one taller than D.C.'s)

- To be elected in the State of Texas, one must believe in a supreme being

- We have an airport that is larger than New York City's Manhattan Island

- Texas is a large as all New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois combined

 

Just bragging a little.....

 

I've have been to Austin once, work related trip so I did not get a lot of time to check the town out, but what I did see, it was a very nice place.The hospitality of the people I met there....well you already know, it was like we had been BFF for years :beerchug: .

Retirement...... Austin.... :yup: maybe!

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There are MANY reasons to live here. Common sense and our desire to take care of ourselves are just two of many. Some others and all-around interesting facts:

 

- No state income tax (and a budget surplus)

- Austin is the live music capital of the US

- Great weather (if you dont like it, wait 10 minutes - it will change)

- The Constitution of 1845, which was the resolution that allowed Texas into the Union, stated that Texas had the right to divide into 4 states in addition to the original Texas. That legal right still remains true.

- The Capitol In Austin, built of Texas pink granite, stands seven feet higher than that of the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C. (it is the only one taller than D.C.'s)

- To be elected in the State of Texas, one must believe in a supreme being

- We have an airport that is larger than New York City's Manhattan Island

- Texas is a large as all New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois combined

 

Just bragging a little.....

 

Thats so true. I grew up in Houston and have lived in Texas for about 20 years of my life. I now live in San Antonio and feel this is the place that I'm going to retire to when I get out of the Air Force.

 

God Bless Texas :happy feet:

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There is a saying among those who were not born here but now live here. You will see it fairly often on bumper stickers and sometimes shirts. It goes like this:

 

I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as quick as I could.

 

We welcome all like minded, self sufficient, common sense, patriotic, hard working people to join our country, er, state.

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Not quite the old "America Love it or Leave it!"

 

Wow...12 weeks into a Democratic controlled country you're ready to leave the United States of America.

 

Cya! :happy feet:

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We welcome all like minded, self sufficient, common sense, patriotic, hard working people to join our country, er, state.

 

So the "rest of us" aren't self sufficient, have no common sense, aren't patriotic, and aren't hard working people?

 

Pailin tried that rhetoric in W VA during the campaign...how'd that work out for ya?

 

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So the "rest of us" aren't self sufficient, have no common sense, aren't patriotic, and aren't hard working people?

 

Pailin tried that rhetoric in W VA during the campaign...how'd that work out for ya?

 

:hysterical:

 

Doesn't that remain to be seen? :headscratch:

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We welcome all like minded, self sufficient, common sense, patriotic, hard working people to join our country, er, state.

We need to put that sign above the immigration offices that should be built at the border crossings. Then again, we should put that sign above the front door of the federal capitol building in Washington DC too!

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We need to put that sign above the immigration offices that should be built at the border crossings. Then again, we should put that sign above the front door of the federal capitol building in Washington DC too!

They can't read.

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Trust me, after living in liberal Connecticut for 5 years I would love to move to Texas!!!!! All these liberal-governed states are going down the toilet fast. Don't take my word for it; just open your eyes, knock off the Kool-aid and look. All their pork and spending and "special interests" are a disaster.

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My youngest sister was born in Texas and I have a brother buried in Texas! As a kid I can rember one of the big events was going out to watch oil rigs being broke down and kicking around the tumble weeds! Wish my parents had never moved us out of Texas as life hasn't been the same since! Still miss the great state of Texas.....Craig

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So the "rest of us" aren't self sufficient, have no common sense, aren't patriotic, and aren't hard working people?

I say that the most of the people that "aren't self sufficient, have no common sense, aren't patriotic, and aren't hard working people" are not in Texas! And I'm from CT!!

 

My uncle is from Texas and I respect him very much. I enjoy talking with him.

 

BTW McCain/Palin won both Texas and W Va!! Of course, where there's common sense!!

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Thought of something this morning I'm curious about - Do Texas schools outlaw kids from having peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for lunch?

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Ilmor, I think that happens everywhere. Even in Texas, I know it happens here. People should just pay their bills and that sort of thing wont happen.

 

Chris

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Not quite the old "America Love it or Leave it!"

 

Wow...12 weeks into a Democratic controlled country you're ready to leave the United States of America.

 

Cya! :happy feet:

 

That was 11 weeks and 6 days more than we needed to see what he and the democrats will do to this once proud country.

 

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. [i]But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. [/i]-- Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

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Not quite the old "America Love it or Leave it!"

 

Wow...12 weeks into a Democratic controlled country you're ready to leave the United States of America.

 

Cya! :happy feet:

 

BTW- We won't bail you out in a few years. We can still be good neighbors and friends.

Edited by 69dejavue

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Not quite the old "America Love it or Leave it!"

 

Wow...12 weeks into a Democratic controlled country you're ready to leave the United States of America.

 

Cya! :happy feet:

 

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States,[/size] that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

 

— John Hancock

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Not quite the old "America Love it or Leave it!"

 

Actually, it is the old "Love it or Leave It". That saying was created, however, when America was America, and it was created for those who didn't love that America. I love America - problem is, Obama & Pelosi are turning America into Europe and Mexico. I don't love Europe or Mexico. I don't even like them.

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There are MANY reasons to live here. Common sense and our desire to take care of ourselves are just two of many. Some others and all-around interesting facts:

 

- No state income tax (and a budget surplus)

- Austin is the live music capital of the US

- Great weather (if you dont like it, wait 10 minutes - it will change)

- The Constitution of 1845, which was the resolution that allowed Texas into the Union, stated that Texas had the right to divide into 4 states in addition to the original Texas. That legal right still remains true.

- The Capitol In Austin, built of Texas pink granite, stands seven feet higher than that of the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C. (it is the only one taller than D.C.'s)

- To be elected in the State of Texas, one must believe in a supreme being

- We have an airport that is larger than New York City's Manhattan Island

- Texas is a large as all New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois combined

 

Just bragging a little.....

And if you can deal with the fakeness of Dallas, see my job opportunities thread. Austin is a short ride away (it's set into my autopilot).

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Hey when Texas becomes their own country, Texas, Texas Tech, A&M, and Baylor will all go away from the Big 12 and we can go back to having the Big 8. Go Texas. Leave America! :lol:

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