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some vague memory says that Texas  actually has the right to leave the US written into the agreements that incorporated it into the USA, but that could be something i'm entirely immagining from a drunken haze.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu May 8th, 2008 at 07:26:39 PM EST
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Or it could be something that Texans made up.

Hell if I know.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu May 8th, 2008 at 07:30:30 PM EST
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True.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Thu May 8th, 2008 at 07:35:00 PM EST
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true it can leave?
or
true it was a drunken haze?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu May 8th, 2008 at 07:48:15 PM EST
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I actually think it might be true.  I seem to remember something like that from high school or middle school.

Although, granted, that was a haze, too, so perhaps we're both wrong.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu May 8th, 2008 at 07:58:13 PM EST
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i seem to remember that if it leaves, it gets to split into three separate sections. this is a bit too many details for alcohol induced hallucinations. (or not enough)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu May 8th, 2008 at 08:00:43 PM EST
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Close.  Five different sections, but only the one with  Austin wouldn't suck (MHO).

http://www.snopes.com/history/american/texas.asp

As for the economy, I wonder if all the folks who knew that WMDs were not going to be found in Iraq (which includes a lot of us) are the same as those who know that things are going to get a whole lot worse for a long while, no matter how many paid-for Pollyannas break wind out of their mouths.

Karen in Austin

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Thu May 8th, 2008 at 11:49:47 PM EST
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It was always my impression that written into law or generally unwritten, Texans could always do whatever they actually decided to do, and t'hell with anyone who tried to stop 'em.

For example, i understood that lawmaking was done at the bar of the Driscoll Hotel, then later transferred to the "legislative" process.

"That's right, you're not from Texas
Texas loves you anyway."

Mr. L. Lovett

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri May 9th, 2008 at 03:04:14 AM EST
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Ah, the bar at the Driskoll Hotel... it's also where all the real contacts are made during the Austin Heart of Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference.

I'd love to be a year-round fly on the wall at that place; lots of scoops to be had.

Karen in Austin

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri May 9th, 2008 at 06:23:09 AM EST
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I believe that contention was settled by the War between the States, or did you think that war was about something else?

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri May 9th, 2008 at 09:12:30 PM EST
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