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Jim
2010-Mar-02, 08:08 PM
It's March 2, the anniversary of the Decleration of Texas Independence in 1836.

It's also Texas Primaries day.

There is some irony there somewhere.

kleindoofy
2010-Mar-02, 08:13 PM
... Decleration ...
Is it also the day they declared independence from English orthography? ;)

Jim
2010-Mar-02, 08:14 PM
"It's a weak mind that can find only one way to spell a word."
Thomas Jefferson

mike alexander
2010-Mar-02, 08:24 PM
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds..."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

mike alexander
2010-Mar-02, 08:25 PM
I think that Jim meant to write Deceleration of Texas Independence.

Perhaps we could do something to speed it up again?

Swift
2010-Mar-02, 09:48 PM
Jim,

I knew I'd find a use for this smilie
http://www.booktalks.org/forums/images/smilies/texas.gif
Happy independence day.

Chuck
2010-Mar-02, 11:47 PM
"Houston, we have a problem."

-William Travis

sarongsong
2010-Mar-04, 08:36 AM
Is it also the day they declared independence from English orthography? ;)No, from Mexico (http://www.lsjunction.com/docs/tdoi.htm). :)

korjik
2010-Mar-04, 08:04 PM
I think that Jim meant to write Deceleration of Texas Independence.

Perhaps we could do something to speed it up again?

It seems to be getting sped up again pretty well on its own. I would rather not make the OP even more ironic.

I would hate to have to start saying 'Viva la revolution, y'all'

Romanus
2010-Mar-07, 06:12 PM
This fall will be the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution and the 200th of Mexican independence. The party is sure to spread far and wide. :)

Jim
2010-Mar-08, 05:19 PM
Strangely, Cinco de Mayo gets celebrated more in Texas than in Mexico, though I think that's changing.

hhEb09'1
2010-Mar-08, 06:02 PM
Perhaps we could do something to speed it up again?The Texans I know say they're ready to secede at any moment now. I say, sell'em back to the other team before they're an unrestricted free agent. Win-win.

Kaptain K
2010-Mar-08, 06:40 PM
:dance:
Strangely, Cinco de Mayo gets celebrated more in Texas than in Mexico, though I think that's changing.

Yeah! We love to party! :dance:
If you've got a holiday that you don't feel gets the celebration it deserves, bring it to Texas and we'll give it a party it can be proud of! :)

HenrikOlsen
2010-Mar-08, 06:47 PM
The Texans I know say they're ready to secede at any moment now.
Getting a Texan to say they want to secede is about as hard as it is to get a fratboy to accept alcohol.:lol:

korjik
2010-Mar-08, 08:53 PM
Getting a Texan to say they want to secede is about as hard as it is to get a fratboy to accept alcohol.:lol:

Dont be silly. It isnt that hard.

:D

mike alexander
2010-Mar-08, 09:36 PM
I, for one, welcome our new Texas....

WHAT AM I SAYING?

mike alexander
2010-Mar-08, 09:37 PM
Texas: It's just like Alaska, only a lot smaller.

Provence
2010-Mar-08, 09:45 PM
Texas: It's just like Alaska

:confused:

The Backroad Astronomer
2010-Mar-08, 09:45 PM
Getting a Texan to say they want to secede is about as hard as it is to get a fratboy to accept alcohol.:lol:
Texas the USs' version of Quebec.

Provence
2010-Mar-08, 09:47 PM
Texas the USs' version of Quebec.

and I thought Texas to Alaska was a strange comparison!

The Backroad Astronomer
2010-Mar-08, 09:55 PM
and I thought Texas to Alaska was a strange comparison!
Quebec tried a couple of times to leave Canada.

Provence
2010-Mar-08, 10:02 PM
Depends on what you mean by "Quebec," the government or the electorate. The government had two referendums, but both times they lost.

I am sure there are similarities between the two places, but when I walk down the street in Quebec, I do not think to myself, "it reminds me of Texas"!

Chuck
2010-Mar-09, 03:02 AM
Maybe all the states should secede leaving The District of Columbia owing the national debt.

Provence
2010-Mar-09, 03:05 AM
If the District of Columbia kept all the nuclear weapons, they might not have trouble getting all the ex-states to chip in towards paying off the debt.

Kaptain K
2010-Mar-09, 03:34 AM
Texas: It's just like Alaska, only a lot smaller.

and flatter and warmer! :)

korjik
2010-Mar-09, 06:11 AM
Quebec tried a couple of times to leave Canada.

Well, Texas has left both Mexico and the US. Second one didnt work out so well.

korjik
2010-Mar-09, 06:16 AM
If the District of Columbia kept all the nuclear weapons, they might not have trouble getting all the ex-states to chip in towards paying off the debt.

Not alot of space for ICBMs, strategic bombers and ballistic missile subs in DC.