The Counties of Texas

 

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I’ve never been to texas.  Nor shall I ever, due to how many counties they have!

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    1. Texas fucking rocks, i dont care who you are. the hot chicks are just as hot as anywhere in the world, plus, Texas hotties have mucho personality, unlike the ditzy south beach bitches of the world. (Anna Nicole is the exception to the rule.)

      and they can out drink you, beat your ass, and still charm your parents.

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    2. Loving County (the blue one on the far left) has 67 people in it.

      SIXTY SEVEN PEOPLE in a county.

      WTF?

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    3. Yes, Texas girls do rock, once you get the harness on them and the bag over their head.

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    4. Ector, REPRESENT!

      OK, I promise I’ll never talk that way again.

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    5. Natedog: Well, bears looking at other bears probably think “Hot DAYUM that’s one hot bear”, but does that mean that lions are attracted to bears?

      On the off chance that a lion, a man-bear and a she-bear are in the same place one day?

      Just sayin’.

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    6. For the record, I live in Texas and thus, I know some of the history behind this design.

      Basically, the reason why it’s all boxy as it moves to the west was mainly due to the land-grabs in the 1800s.

      The reason why there are so many counties was the fact that Texans, after reconstruction, loathed the Republicans (ironic huh?) and thus tried to make Texas more democratic by splitting the land up into so many counties. Also, many of the symmetric cabinet positions from the federal government (such as the Railroad Commissioner as the Head of the Department of Energy) are elected by the people and not appointed by the governor. This is true for the Supreme Court of Texas as well, they are elected every four years. Also, the criminal and civil justice system are split, and the governor does not have much power either, except for vetoing a hell lot of legislation.

      Each county elects their own constable, county judges, and so forth. It’s essentially like a small state. But the state legislative districts and the congressional districts do not coincide with the county lines at all.

      And thus, this coincides with Texan’s pride in having such a minimalist, local, and weak government. It percolates all the way up to the Texas legislature, which only convenes biannually. Which means they only get together every two years.

      It’s ironic that GWB comes from Texas. Texas is such a democratic (not to confused with Democratic) state, yet Bush acts like the traditional 1800s style Republican that Texans loathed extremely.

      Texas. Where everything is bigger and better.

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    7. Texas! I wouldn’t want to live out there, but I have to say, all the hawt Texas girls I have met, have indeed had *lots* of personality… 🙂

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    8. When Texas was admitted into the Union they had a clause that will allow them if they wanted to, to separate into 5 different states because of it’s size.

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    9. The counties with a point to each compass point were surveyed when Texas were part of Spain. Spanish surveyors were trained to use the compass points to lay out a county. Those with flat sides to the compass points were surveyed by those trained in the U.S. or Britain.

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    10. Texas is allowed to fly its state flag at equal height to the American flag because it was it’s own country.

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    11. i seen this bumper sticker that said “don’t mess with Texas” then it said in fine print “It’s not nice to pick on retards” lawl.

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    12. Wtf? I live in Texas, and it’s not so great.

      I just enjoy the fact that we’ve got about 500 acres, and gun laws only apply if caught.

      Well that, and with a simple modification, you can legally purchase an AK-47, and restore it’s automatic fire function. Although on full auto, aiming is shit.

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    13. im a Texas immigrant, I came from a boring state that doesn’t teach evolution or let women referee boy HS Basketball games. And all i gotta say is I’m a Kansan by birth, but a TEXAN by the grace of God! God bless Texas!

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    14. oh and i live in Randall Co. Canyon, Tx to be exact!

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    15. I’ve been through Kansas, and all I’ve gotten out of it, is 4 wasted hours, and important information on exactly how much god-damned corn there really is in that state.

      I mean seriously, it’s like 90% corn, and 10% road.

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    16. you can’t walk down an aisle in the grocery store without encountering something made with corn, Kaze. same fer soybeans.

      rednecks FTW

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    17. I am familiar with Texas and I can back up the other statements of the womens in Texas; they are usually quite nice looking and tend to have personalities (of some sort, at least they can be entertaining) . However, I cannot stand their accents. (many say “ah” referring to oneself instead of a long “I”). There are a few nice music venues in the state, including Bass hall (in Fort Worth, where Van Cliburn was born. I went there to see the city honour him at a performance. It was sweet…). I can also say that I have never seen a place where so many people were as arrogant, fanatic and outright, well, stupid. Like a town where the churches controlled the whole town. Prohibition reigned, MTV was removed from the cable network, the churches (which act more like social clubs) muscled out businesses they did not want in town, and controlled what movies were shown at the theatre and the best for last… public prayers in a school before football games, asking god to help the local team win (when I was told that happens at those schools I nearly crapped myself) . I have also seen the filthiest towns are in Texas (by filthy I mean dirty; not clean). If you go to Texas you MUST stay in the east part. Going to the west is too risky. They will say: “Yew ain’t from around heer, are ya?

      The attitude of Jet seems to typify the Texan… Arrogant and seems to believe that god lives in Texas. (Btw, I have been through Canyon, it is a hell hole, literally.)

      It seems people are talking about Kansas too here. I am not as familiar with that state (sometimes my job sends me places…weird places sometimes.) But there is a town in Kansas (a small one in a area of beautiful green hills, like in Northern Ireland, and not so much corn…) that has parks everywhere, has ubiquitous programs and venues for the arts, and has clean beautiful homes too. In that town I saw what must have been the best public schools I have heard of. A typical curriculum including: Ancient and modern history, algebra, geometry, Newtonian physics, electrical circuits, gymnastics (including tumbling), swimming, all for the typical primary school student. When a eight year old can explain the laws of motion and the accompanying equations too, I think someone is doing something right. I think that schools in Kansas get a bad name for themselves because they teach that a theory is a theory and let people decide for themselves to believe it or not. Although, the whole state can not be as nice as that town…too bad.

      My favourite places in the states are in New England. There are plenty of awful things there too, but I think the good outweighs the bad. But nothing (I have seen) compares to southern Germany 😀 Where most everywhere looks like a garden, good schools, wonderful people and A81 to clear your mind. **Sighs and looks for a flight to Stuttgart**

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