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Old 10-04-2010, 07:58 PM   #61
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The country north of SA is nice too, right around where corky's shop is. You could live there no problem and commute to SA.
Lots of that going on here. Some live in Helotes, or Boerne, or Bulverde, and drive in to SA each day.
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I've lived in Jersey all my life. Must be a masochist.
I think you would have to live there to understand the highways. Last time I was there I think it took 5 or 6 different freeways, with poorly marked turnoffs I might add, to get from Newark airport to NYC. No sat nav back then.
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in texas our miatas sound like sports bikes
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I lived in NJ once for 2 months, I want my 2 months back.
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My only experience with Jersey is driving through on I95. Every time I've had to drive through, the whole state smells like fart. As soon as you get out of Jersey it stops. Weird.
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My only experience with Jersey is driving through on I95. Every time I've had to drive through, the whole state smells like fart. As soon as you get out of Jersey it stops. Weird.
You are correct. But there are some very nice areas, also. When people drive through Western New Jersey they think they are in a different state.
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We can open carry a rifle.

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Just to burst your bubble, but in VA you and OC a rifle and a pistol into a bar and have a drink legally.
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:51 PM   #68
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You are correct. But there are some very nice areas, also. When people drive through Western New Jersey they think they are in a different state.
So I've heard. I also heard that the reason behind that stench was because NYC takes all their trash to New Jersey dumps. Truth, or does Jersey just smell bad because of guidos?
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So I've heard. I also heard that the reason behind that stench was because NYC takes all their trash to New Jersey dumps. Truth, or does Jersey just smell bad because of guidos?
The smell is basically the Bayway(Elizabeth area) refineries. I've known people that live in the area that have become so accustomed to it that they don't believe it exists.

The guidos are "down the shore"
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I have driven through western New Jersey and it is really weird as their is some nice country side. The yank accent is still very prevolent and that kind of throws it all off. Feels like New Yorkers that have a weekend country house, only they live there full time. Something straight out of the twilight zone if you ask me.
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Just the fact that the Texas state flag is the only one allowed to fly equal to the US flag (by law) should be enough to convince the naysayers about the superiority complex that ensues from the greatest state of them all...

Texas has it all
Feeling a little Down?- Why not Visit:
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Love the Sun?
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Want something to eat?
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And top it off with:
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Nevada, Texas 75173
Memphis, Texas 79245
Miami, Texas 79059
Boston, Texas 75570
Santa Fe, Texas 77517
Tennessee Colony, Texas 75861
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Columbus, Texas 78934

Feel like traveling outside the country?
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Ireland, Texas 76538
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Moscow, Texas 78771
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Paris, Texas 75460
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We have a city named after our state
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Exhausted?
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Cold?
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and, of course,
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Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about folks from Texas ...

If someone in a Lowe's store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you may live in Texas ;

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Texas ;

If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Texas ;

If 'Vacation' means going anywhere south of Dallas for the weekend, you may live in Texas;

If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Texas;

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Texas;
If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you may live in Texas;

If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Texas;

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph --you're going 80 and everybody's passing you, you may live in Texas ;

If you find 60 degrees 'a little chilly,' you may live in Texas ;

If you actually understand these jokes, and share them with all your Texas friends, you definitely live in Texas .
...

Here are some little known, very interesting facts about Texas .
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.
It was destroyed by Hurricane Ike -2008!
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 ," but the space center is actually in Clear Lake City .
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 San Jacinto Monument is the tallest free standing monument in the
world and it is taller than the Washington monument.
21. The name ' Texas ' comes from the Hasini Indian word 'tejas' meaning friends.
Tejas is not Spanish for Texas .
22. 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).
23.. The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston .

Cowboy's Ten Commandments posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Fairlie , Texas :
(1) Just one God.
(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa.
(3) No telling tales or gossipin'.
(4) Git yourself to Sunday meeting.
(5) Put nothin' before God.
(6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal.
(7) No killin'.
(8.) Watch yer mouth.
(9) Don't take what ain't yers.
(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff.

Y'all git all that?
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I keep thinkin' I wanna move to Austin. Problem is, the rest of Texas.... (ducking).


Sort of tongue in cheek, really. I think I'd like the majority of it but it seems like it might be very rigid in parts.
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Hate to burst your bubble, but any state flag can fly at equal height with the U.S. flag. I grew up believing this urban legend, too, then I looked it up.

We don't need any more people in Austin. Out of state "foreigners" are already too plentiful
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I have to agree about Austin. I've had family down there for 25+ years. Ten years ago I spent every other work week down there - commuting on 35 between Stassney & 79 during the week (our office was in Hutto). Way back then (seriously, not that long ago) the traffic wasn't ridiculous. Round Rock wasn't a ******* metropolis, and you could still (usually) sail through town on the upper deck of 35. Now it's a ******* zoo. I love going down there to hang out at Lake Travis with the cousins, but traffic is so goddamn atrocious that we rarely venture south of 183 & MoPac.

Dallas, for whatever reason, decided to actually plan for most growth and build ******* roads to handle said growth. It's missing a lot of Austin's character but if you get bored in one place, you can at least get across town in a reasonable stretch of time. I'm outside the second loop (635) and I can still make it to downtown in 15 minutes. Go figure.

I was born in Big D and I've lived around here for most of my time. As much as I sometimes bitch about the influx of douchers, our lack of respect for anything historical, and the lack of **** to do that doesn't involve A/C and beer (not that I'm really complaining, but would it kill us to have a few more frisbee golf courses around here???); the place is home and I know it well. Feels comfy when I get back from a long trip.
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chuck norris lives in texas, nuff said
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When Chuck Norris becomes the Texas Governor, he will not bother with a pansy election. He will just stage a military coup. By himself.
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I love Texas for all the reasons Californians and Canadians gasp in horror.

Executing retards?
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Most felons ARE retards. It kinda goes hand in hand.
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Executing retards?
You're next.
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We don't need any more people in Austin. Out of state "foreigners" are already too plentiful
Wow, and I thought the douches were in the other cities. I'm definitely moving there now, just to **** you off.
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