7th September 23:35
OT INFO-RANT:Texas is NOT the "South" (map)
Well maybe a narrow strip along the eastern piney woods edge running
from Texarkana to Beaumont IS the South, but Texas is Texas. It is
not the south,
it is not the southwest. It is Texas. Look on a map. That big mass
that's a cross between a fying pan and an arrowhead looks like it's in
the south but it's not--the south includes Lousiana, Florida and
everything in between and above. The southwest includes New Mexico,
Arizona and a few other places out there somewhere. Texas includes
Texas, darnit. Just thought any of you driving south to Texas for
TX-IV might appreciate having one of the major delusions of national
news anchors and weather channel mannekins cleared up.
To get to Texas head south, but it is not THE south. Remember the
End of info-rant (for now).
7th September 23:35
OT INFO-RANT:Texas is NOT the "South" (head finger blue brick pickup)
***** Driver Identification *****
How to identify where a driver is from:
One hand on the wheel, one hand on the horn: New York
One hand on wheel, one finger out window: Chicago
One hand on wheel, one hand on newspaper, foot solidly on
One hand on wheel, one hand cradling cell phone, brick on
accelerator: California; with gun in lap: LA
Both hands on wheel, eyes shut, both feet on brake, quivering in
terror: Ohio, but driving in California.
Both feet holding the brake while their buddy takes a leak: Montana
Both hands in air, gesturing, both feet on accelerator, head turned
to talk to someone in back seat: Italy
One hand on latte, one knee on wheel, one hand cradling cell phone,
foot on brake, mind on game: Seattle
One hand on wheel, one hand on hunting rifle, alternating between
both feet being on the accelerator and both on the brake, throwing
a McDonald's bag out the window: Texas City Male
One hand on wheel, one hand hanging out the window, keeping speed
steadily at 70mph, driving down the center of the road unless coming
around a blind curve, in which case they are on the left side of the
road: Texas country male
One hand constantly refocusing the rearview mirror to show different
angles of the BIG hair, one hand going between mousse, brush, and
rattail to keep the helmet hair going, both feet on the accelerator,
poodle steering the car, chrome .38 revolver with mother of pearl
inlaid handle in the glove compartment: Texas female
Both hands on steering wheel in a relaxed posture, eyes constantly
checking the rearview mirror to watch for visible emissions from their
own or another's car: Colorado
Four wheel drive pickup truck, shotgun mounted in rear window, beer
cans on floor, squirrel tails attached to antenna: West Virginia male.
Junker, driven by someone who previously had a nice car and who is now
wearing a barrel: Las Vegas
Two hands gripping wheel, blue hair barely visible above window
level, driving 35 on the interstate in the left lane with the left
blinker on: Florida
7th September 23:36
OT INFO-RANT:Texas is NOT the "South"
The US Census defines Texas, Oklahoma, Louisianna, and Arkansas as the "West
The US Army Corp of Engineers defines Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas as the
The Department of the Interior defines regions differently depending on
whether they're talking about fish and wildlife management, endangered
species, energy, industry, etc.
I couldn't find ANY references to Texas defined as a region by itself.
Hard to disagree with that.
8th September 06:55
OT INFO-RANT:Texas is NOT the "South" (think)
You say "Y'all," eat grits, and produced LBJ? Sheeit, who you think you
Of course, there is the old joke, which PC prohibits repeating, but the
punchline of which is, "And I don't see any horns on you ..."