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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post

    This should be in "what's right with Texas". Clearly the nice folks in Texas just don't want the men in Ohio to feel bad about themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    This should be in "what's right with Texas". Clearly the nice folks in Texas just don't want the men in Ohio to feel bad about themselves.
    Sure, Stubby. Whatever.
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    That was a genuine lol. So funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    This should be in "what's right with Texas". Clearly the nice folks in Texas just don't want the men in Ohio to feel bad about themselves.
    Clearly, the Lone Star State uses different descriptions when describing penis size. Nine inches is "small"; four and a half inches is "tiny". As often occurs, poll results can be skewed because of unclear language or regional differences in interpreting a question.
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    There is a logical explanation for all of this... It is all those SEC loving A&M fans:

    Federal court in Florida accepts hoax lawsuit against Manziel

    Yes, Johnny Manziel technically has been sued for sexual harassment in a Florida federal court.


    No, it’s not a real lawsuit. It’s a hoax. An obvious hoax. A hoax so obvious that the clerk of the court should have refused to dignify it with a date stamp or with an assignment of the case to both a judge and a magistrate.
    [...]
    The lawsuit — again, it’s a hoax — also claims that Manziel sent a naked picture of himself with his penis in a hotdog bun, that he sent a photo with a “ruler next to his erect penis that measured 4-1/2 inches,” that he “keeps asking me to strip for him at his boy, Lebron James’ crip [sic] in Miami,” that Manziel “told me he does steroids and lifts weights,” and that “if another man ever talks to me, he would beat them up and get away with it because he’s famous.”
    [...]
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ainst-manziel/

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    I guess we have finally unraveled the mystery of why Texans are so obsessed with making everything bigger. Makes perfect sense.
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    I'm a Texas transplant...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I'm a Texas transplant...
    Makes sense that is big business down there.

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    So small genetalia that may or may not have herpes. Sounds about right.

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    Texas' federal courts doing their best to keep patent trolling alive. Gracias, Tejas!



    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2...ng-more-texas/
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    I spent some time in the Dallas area for the first time this weekend. I have to say that the drivers there are terrible. Makes driving on Salt Lake highways feel like heaven.

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    well, besides Ebola of course, there is this:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/death-...040001012.html

    The Federal Highway Administration, which says $170 billion a year is needed to improve performance and conditions on U.S. roadways, has estimated that each $1 billion in federal highway and transit investment would support 13,000 jobs for one year.

    Texas alone falls $4 billion short each year for what it needs to maintain the system it has because, as a state transportation committee noted, current funding levels are "unacceptable."

    "People are dying because of the infrastructure," said Jami Owen, a Midland resident who pushed to get a local highway expanded after her spouse, Mark, perished in a 2009 head-on crash. "My husband died because of the infrastructure."

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    well, besides Ebola of course, there is this:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/death-...040001012.html
    Ebola is the republicans' fault according MSNBC's Joy Reid.

    As for the roads they haven't kept up with the growth and Texas hasn't raised taxes on gas for over 20 years (even as cars got better gas mileage). Prop 1 that would divert funds from education to roads instead of simply raising the gas taxes. It seems that higher gas taxes and more toll roads is the answer. Of course, with battery technology improvements and cars like those new Telsa Model S D's (0-60 in 3.2 sec) Texas may need to start taxing electricity to pay for roads or just build more toll roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Tesla.
    Meesa thinks yousa rood!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Tesla.
    I prefer this Tesla...



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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Meesa thinks yousa rood!
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    That sounded unbelievable. Then I noticed it was Fox News.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/houston.asp
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    Did someone let Pee Wee back in Texas?

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    Can we get some links about blue bell ice cream murdering people now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Can we get some links about blue bell ice cream murdering people now?
    I ate some blue bell homemade vanilla last night.
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    Looks like blue bell has been trying to murder people as far back as 2007

    http://www.dallasnews.com/business/h...ck-as-2007.ece
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Looks like blue bell has been trying to murder people as far back as 2007

    http://www.dallasnews.com/business/h...ck-as-2007.ece
    Does Craig James feed Blue Bell to hookers at SMU?
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    Way to go, Texas.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/new-t...history-2015-7

    This Fall, Texas schools will teach students that Moses played a bigger role in inspiring the Constitution than slavery did in starting the Civil War. The Lone Star State's new social studies textbooks, deliberately written to play down slavery's role in Southern history, do not threaten only Texans — they pose a danger to schoolchildren all over the country.
    It is alarming that 150 years after the Civil War's end children are learning that slavery was, as one Texas board of education member put it in 2010, "a side issue." No serious scholar agrees. Every additional issue at play in 1861 was secondary to slavery — not the other way around.

    By distorting history, Texas tells its students a dishonest and damaging story about the United States that prevents children from understanding the country today. Also troubling, Texas's standards look likely to affect more than just Texans: The state is the second-largest in the nation, which means books designed for its students may find their way into schools elsewhere, too.
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    haha. texas is a really stupid place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    If you're black and trying to decide whether to live in Texas or California, I think it's important to pay attention to whether they mention Moses in history class as opposed to whether the state government is spending billions of dollars to build a train to Bakersfield, California. Also, maybe you should look at the poverty rates in general and for your ethnic group.

    I know it's a real Sophie's Choice here. Do you expose your kids to that Moses discussion, or do you go to the state that wastes tens of billions on vanity projects and where your ethnic group has a 50% higher chance of living in poverty?

    White, non-Hispanic SPM Rate, 2010-13 Black, non-Hispanic SPM Rate, 2010-13 Hispanic SPM Rate, 2010-13 Asian SPM Rate,2010-13
    California 14.8% 30.1% 33.7% 17.9%
    Texas 9.7% 19.9% 22.7% 14.1%
    National Average 10.8% 24.7% 27.7% 17.1%

    https://www.census.gov/content/dam/C...mo/p60-251.pdf

    It's hilarious how morons are distracted by this kind of shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    If you're black and trying to decide whether to live in Texas or California, I think it's important to pay attention to whether they mention Moses in history class as opposed to whether the state government is spending billions of dollars to build a train to Bakersfield, California. Also, maybe you should look at the poverty rates in general and for your ethnic group.

    I know it's a real Sophie's Choice here. Do you expose your kids to that Moses discussion, or do you go to the state that wastes tens of billions on vanity projects and where your ethnic group has a 50% higher chance of living in poverty?

    White, non-Hispanic SPM Rate, 2010-13 Black, non-Hispanic SPM Rate, 2010-13 Hispanic SPM Rate, 2010-13 Asian SPM Rate,2010-13
    California 14.8% 30.1% 33.7% 17.9%
    Texas 9.7% 19.9% 22.7% 14.1%
    National Average 10.8% 24.7% 27.7% 17.1%

    https://www.census.gov/content/dam/C...mo/p60-251.pdf

    It's hilarious how morons are distracted by this kind of shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Way to go, Texas.

    It is alarming that 150 years after the Civil War's end children are learning that slavery was, as one Texas board of education member put it in 2010, "a side issue."
    http://www.businessinsider.com/new-t...history-2015-7

    I am not sure what the context of this is but slavery was actually, in fact, more of a secondary issue for causing the civil war. The chief issues were economic issues and states' rights. Most people believe the civil war was totally over the moral issue of slavery.

    See, for example:

    http://americanhistory.about.com/od/..._civil_war.htm

    http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetect...the-civil-war/

    This Fall, Texas schools will teach students that Moses played a bigger role in inspiring the Constitution...
    What the fuck?
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