Thursday, March 22, 2007


"On Being from Texas...
When you're from Texas, people that you meet ask you questions like,
"Do you have any cows?" "Do you have horses?"
"Bet you got a bunch of guns, eh?"

"Have you ever looked at a map of the world? Look at Texas with me just for a second. That picture, with the Panhandle and the Gulf Coast, and the Red River and the Rio Grande is as known to you as anything ever will be. As soon as anyone anywhere in the world looks at it they know what it is. It's Texas. Pick any kid off the street in Japan and draw him a
picture of Texas in the dirt and he'll know what it is.What happens if I show you a picture of any other state?
You'll get it maybe after a second, but who else would?
Even if you do, does it ever stir any feelings in you?

There is some bit of Texas in everyone willing to fight in a desperate struggle and die for that which they believe in.

Texas is the Alamo. Texas is 183 men standing in a church, facing thousands of Mexican nationals, fighting for freedom, who had the chance to walk out and save themselves, but stayed instead to fight and die for the cause of freedom.We send our kids to schools named William B. Travis and James Bowie and David Crockett and do you know why?
Because those men saw a line in the sand and they
decided to cross it and be heroes

John Wayne paid to do the movie himself.
Damn right!That is the Spirit of Texas.
Texas is Sam Houston capturing Santa Ana at San Jacinto; Sam Houston, the first man to wear beads on the Senate floor. Sam Houston is where Texans like Billy Bob Thornton and Tommy Lee Jones got their balls.

Texas is larger-than-life legends like Willie Nelson and Buddy Holly, Earl Campbell and Nolan Ryan, Sam Rayburn, and LBJ.
Texas is Tom Landry and Ann Richards."

Texas is being able to look the world in the eye and spit.
That, my friends, is whats wrong with our President!


Dave said...

If the panderers to the corporate CARTELS, try to build a super Mex-Canadian highway through Texas, we might be just seeing a second Alamo. Texican land owners will not give up their property easy, to foreign businessmen who use the defaulted Eminent Domain to steal land. The fed's better not try taking farmers land, that they have inherited from their ancestors. Whoever fires the first shot, could be signalling the start of another civil war.
In addition, the "Conquesta" organization who have been brain-washed into believing that their people from South of border are going to re-occupy the land of the Southwest, better get armed. They really must be hellucinating, because a bloody war will be coming and the spirit of Winfield Scott will tear apart any crazy idea that California and other Western states are going to talk bad Spanish.

Annelisa said...

Ehm... so, where is Texas again? I forget....

Only kidding, only kidding!!

I can hear you love your country (even though it's called a state, I reckon a bit of land that size has to be considered a country! :-) ) and it whips up a lot of emotion in you.

I have no such feeling for Britain, and, in a way, envy it. I suppose I don't really feel British, anyhow, being as my heritage is very European, but living here - I just don't feel any of what you feel for your home. (I do love flying back here, though, and just revelling in how green it is!!)

Mother of Invention said...

And I thought it was just Southfork and J.R.!!!

Old Lady said...

Don't mess with Texas!!!