Texas-isms

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God Bless Texas!

 

1. A possum (or an armadillo) is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.

2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in Texas.

3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in Texas.

4. If it grows, it’ll stick ya. If it crawls, it’ll bite’cha.

5. ‘Onced’ and ‘Twiced’ are words.

6. It is not a shopping cart, it’s a buggy.

7. ‘Jaw-P?’ means, ‘Did y’all go to the bathroom?

8. People actually grow and eat okra.

9. ‘Fixinto’ is one word.

10. There is no such thing as ‘lunch.’ There is only dinner and then there is supper.

11. Iced tea is appropriate for all meals, and you start drinking it when you’re two. We do like a little tea with our sugar.

12. Backwards and forwards means, ‘I know everything about you.’

13. The word’jeet’ is actually a phrase meaning, ‘Did you eat?’

14. You don’t have to wear a watch, because it doesn’t matter what time it is. You work until you’re done or it’s too dark to see.

15. You don’t PUSH buttons, you MASH EM.

16. ‘No.Jew?’ is a common response to the question, ‘Did you bring any beer?’

17. You measure distance in minutes.

18. You switch from heat to A/C in the same day.

19. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.

20. You know what a ‘DAWG’ is.

21. You carry jumper cables in your car — for your OWN car.

22. You only own five spices: salt, pepper, Texas Pete, Tabasco and Ketchup.

23. The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip and high school football.

24. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

25. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit ‘a bit warm.’

26. You know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas.

27. Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite past time known as’goin’ Wal-Martin’ or ‘off to Wally World.’

28. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good stew weather.

29. Fried catfish is the other white meat.

30. We don’t need no dang driver’s ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive, dag- nabbit.

31. “All y’all” is more than one person.

 

 

 

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Breakfast in Missouri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was sitting in the truck stop eating breakfast as the other drivers were calling for more gun laws and restrictions. Rather than debate them, I simply asked, “Would this have happened in Texas?” The consensus was that in Texas, half the crowd would have been armed, the idiot would have been fired back on, the cops would likely have killed the guy if the crowd hadn’t, and if not, given Texas’ willingness to punish, the guy would have been executed already.

Truth is it could have happened anywhere, but an armed people are not a defenseless people. The solution is not to make the people weaker and more vulnerable to the whims of evil. There are many levels here, but taking away our right to keep and bear arms is not the right option. It will only leave us more vulnerable.

Random Thought

 

Back in Texas again, which is not bad considering I love this state.  I’d be more than happy to call it home.  I was talking to a friend earlier and mentioned where I was.  He said the Lone Star State should start calling itself the Lone Moral State!  I’m not sure I’d go that far, but sometimes it sure seems heading that direction.  Given the tug of war between those who wish to redefine our nation and those who see greatness in our culture and values it’s very hard to say where it will all lead.  I do know that the latter are not going to surrender, and for that I am very glad.

I’ve thought a lot today about that “redefining” and I can not figure it out.  Sure they can turn heroes into villains in our public schools, and rewrite history in an attempt to void out the reality, but it doesn’t take much to see that we were a better people, a blessed and powerful people, when we held to our Christian values.  And yes, contrary to the effort to erase that heritage, it remains in the pages, documents, and momentos of the past.

Barrack Hussain Obama declared that we are NOT a Christian nation.  Of course many before him recognized that we are Christian nation, that those values were essential to our identity as a people.  It is those values that made us great, that shaped our views and pushed us forward through the hard times, ever pressing toward an ideal that we knew was unobtainable, but desirable all the same.  In those ideals, we were a better people, and we were a nation blessed abundantly by God.  We didn’t have a state church, not all Americans were Christians, but it was (and dare I say is) the foundation upon which our constitutional republic was built.

I wish that world view was far more common today.

For example, equality in the United States was born not out of the concept that all are entitled to riches, but rather born out of a more humble place.  It was born out of the fact that we are all imperfect, we are all sinners, and salvation is gained not by our glory, but in Christ.  It by grace through faith.  There is no pride, there is no boasting.  Out of that humility it is easy to forgive the shortcomings of others, and to see others as your brothers and sisters, others created in the image and likeness of the creator.

Humility is lost because we fail to recognize our true state.  Pride only serves to further divide.  It is pride that demands churches conform to their world view, that is offended by truth.  It is pride that seeks to elevate self above all else, and set self up on a throne that belongs to God.  It is pride that seeks to silence the very faith that is our foundation, a faith that is distorted and attacked by those who declare good is evil.  It is that same pride that seeks the politicians will over the masses and demands conformity to a false ideal.

There is more, so much more to all of this.  It is true we have not acted perfectly.  It is true some very horrible things were done by the United States.  Our President is busy telling everyone how sorry we are too.  Yet, it remains that our greatness is defined in our Christian heritage, and in the values that have more than proven their worth.  Our hope is in a return to an understanding of truth, not based upon vanity that seeks to esteem self over all else, but truth based on an understanding of who we are, in God, with humility and reverence.

Just my random thought of the day!  Y’all take care and God bless!!!

Hey Y’all

Thank You!

Sorry I haven’t posted  in a while.  I have read up on your blogs and I have to say that you all truly give me hope.  Here we are, forty plus years into an effort to redefine America, and here you all are fighting tooth and nail for this great nation of ours.  You are all awesome, and it gives me tremendous hope for our future.  Things can look pretty bleak at times, but America is alive in her people.  That ideal, even with the public schools, media, and colleges trying to trash it, even with the federal government taking away holidays and telling everyone how sorry we are, remains very much alive.  Our past IS our hope for the future.  There is nothing revolutionary in having government cram their ideals down everyone’s throats.  The real revolution was what took place in 1776, and what remains alive in each one of you.  The real revolution is FREEDOM!

Remember the values that made us great.  We are a land of tremendous resources and wonderful people.  We are a Christian nation.  We are a moral nation.  We are a free nation.  We do not need government to save us, we need only to save ourselves, to commit fully to the rich legacy that is ours, and stand on the foundation of truth.

They can only take what we surrender, and the time of surrender is over.  It may feel like winter, but springtime exists just around the corner so long as that ideal remains alive and passed along to our children.  You are not content to surrender to the legacy of those who flew North Vietnam flags in the 60’s or sat on an anti-aircraft gun in Hanoi while declaring our military war criminals.  To quote one of their heroes, “They got the guns, but we got the numbers.”  In fact we have the guns and the numbers.

The Republic is anything but dead!  Under attack for a long time, but the United States of America is absolutely alive!  I am inspired by all of you, political blog or not, because you keep this great nation alive.  Thank you!

God bless you all!

 

Another Triumph for Texas: Best/Worst States for Business 2012 | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive Magazine

I often criticize the People’s Republic of California on the pages of this blog, but it is well deserved.  In this article listing best and worst states for business, California is 50th for their eighth consecutive year, and yes, Texas is again number 1!  God bless Texas!!!

Hmmm, extreme liberal = 50th

extreme conservative = 1st

Check it out…

Another Triumph for Texas: Best/Worst States for Business 2012 | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive Magazine.

Child Labor Laws | Farming | Department of Labor | The Daily Caller

I am fed up with this continuing assault on our freedoms by the nanny state.  I realize that our President grew up in a third world cesspool eating dogs, that he hangs out with revolutionary socialists and racists, and has an issue with Americans, those who “cling to their guns and Bibles” but no more.  Enough!   This needs to stop.

Rural Kids, Parents Angry about Labor Dept. Rule Banning Farm Chores

A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves.

The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land.

Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.”

“Prohibited places of employment,” a Department press release read, “would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.”

The new regulations, first proposed August 31 by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, would also revoke the government’s approval of safety training and certification taught by independent groups like 4-H and FFA, replacing them instead with a 90-hour federal government training course.

Rossie Blinson, a 21-year-old college student from Buis Creek, N.C., told The Daily Caller that the federal government’s plan will do far more harm than good.

“The main concern I have is that it would prevent kids from doing 4-H and FFA projects if they’re not at their parents’ house,” said Blinson.

Read more…

Child Labor Laws | Farming | Department of Labor | The Daily Caller.