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Good Morning

The NFL draft was last night and the Houston Texans, due to our outstanding ability to play miserably with a pretty decent roster, had the number one pick. Football is a religion in Texas as they say, so having my beloved Texans play so embarrassingly is, well…….embarrassing.

Here are a few interesting, little known facts about my beloved Texas. Who knew?!?!

1. Beaumont to El Paso : 742 miles
2. Beaumont to Chicago : 770 miles
3. El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas
4. World’s first rodeo was in Pecos , July 4, 1883.
5. The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built over water. (DESTROYED BY HURRICANE IKE.)
6. The Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman who was the first full-time coach at Rice University in Houston.
7. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area in North America .
8. Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America ‘s only remaining flock of whooping cranes.
9. Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978.
10. The worst natural disaster in U.S . history was in 1900, caused by a hurricane, in which over 8,000 lives were lost on Galveston Island .
11. The first word spoken from the moon, July 20, 1969, was ‘ Houston .’
12. King Ranch in South Texas is larger than Rhode Island .
13. Tropical Storm Claudette brought a U.S. rainfall record of 43″ in 24 hours in and around Alvin in July of 1979.
14. Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by TREATY, (known as the Constitution of 1845 by the Republic of Texas to enter the Union ) instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas Flag to fly at the same height as the U.S. Flag, and may divide into 5 states.
15. A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be 1500 years old.
16. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.
17. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period in Dr Pepper.
18. Texas has had six capital cities: Washington -on- the Brazos, Harrisburg , Galveston , Velasco, West Columbia and Austin .
19. The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the U.S. which is taller than the Capitol Building in Washington DC (by 7 feet).
20. The name ‘ Texas ‘ comes from the Hasini Indian word ‘tejas’ meaning friends. Tejas is not Spanish for Texas .
21. The State Mascot is the Armadillo (an interesting bit of trivia about the armadillo is they always have four babies. They have one egg, which splits into four, and they either have four males or four females.).
22. The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston .

Have a great day!



Scouting things out.

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They should be done with Europe by then…….


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You must conform or be punished.


Very dangerous

Be cool and carry on and the media will cover for you.


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  • c4pfan

    Looking forward to the weekend!

    The issue with HGTV is just another reason why I wish I could just buy the shows I want to see and didn’t have to rely on that network. I’m glad the guys aren’t letting it get to them and say that’s fine, because they aren’t changing their beliefs for a tv show.

    The Gosnell movie is at 98%. Just sharing the articles written by Brad Thor and Michelle Malkin would be of great help even if you can’t or don’t want to donate.

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  • indemind

    cross post
    Top of the morning you Bitter Clingers …. From Beautiful Carlsbad Ca.

    “I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in”… And to State the fact that …. I Stand With Sarah Palin

    Flying out to Fla. come Sunday just seeing family…..”I Hate To Fly”…. be working off my I Pad for the first time… I’ve had it for more then 2 years, hardly ever used it….hope I get it right…..

    SarahAmerica- “Never before have our challenges been so big….and our leaders so small”

    • MaMcGriz

      Wishing you a fun-filled visit with family and a grope-free flight, inde.

      Please keep us abreast of your I Pad process. VG is thinking of adding a laptop or other such portable to his communications toolkit. He might benefit from your experience.

    • Bean Counter

      I got an iPad Air when they came out last November, didn’t really know if I’d actually use it that much, but I’ve found it very handy to take to my hospital tests and car service things, where you sit and wait for hours. Most every place has wi-fi now, so it’s become a real worthwhile toy — email, internet, games, movies and TV, all my Kindle books, etc. Can’t imagine my life without it. Still need my laptop if I need to do any work outside of my office, but the iPad is great for everything else.

  • Bill589

    I didn’t get that those HGTV people were ‘anti-gay’. I thought they were like me:

    I have gay friends, I love them and want them to be happy. AND I firmly believe the definition of marriage is the union of a man and a woman. I’m not at all anti-gay. I’m pro-marriage.

    • deTocqueville1

      That was my take also.

  • deTocqueville1

    Excellent critique of Rand Paul’s ‘Foreign Non Policy’ at American Thinker.

    • myfairlady

      Man, that last paragraph is pretty strong and to the point.

  • Bill589

    “Black Pastors Help Rand Paul Divine That Voter ID Laws Are ‘Offending People’”

    Rand lost me with this one. It doesn’t offend me or anyone I know, which includes two Americans of Mexican descent. 80 year olds have to show an ID to buy beer – that actually might be a stupid law. But to stop foreigners, dead people, and Micky Mouse from voting, and those and others from voting more than once, I DO think an ID is a good idea.

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