Another Reason To Love Texas

Country Red and I made the pilgrimage to Fort Worth for Thanksgiving. Of course, if anyone in these parts has ever traveled from Austin to DFW on I-35 they can attest to teh general suckage of that highway. It’s roughly a 3 1/2 hour drive from here, but on Wednesday, I know, bad idea but retail schedules forced us, that turned into nearly 6 hours of stop and go blowage. It was entirely worth it to see the family, especially brother and sister aka LCs Mr. and Mrs. M. We rolled out of Forth Worth Thursday around 2:30 pm or so, after a wonderful Thanksgiving mega-mange, and headed home. Traffic was very light and the big rigs were few and far between, and we had a good trip. It went from good to awesome while passing through a small town called Bruceville just a bit south of Waco.

This is what did the trick-

Never, Evah think that Texans are afraid to speak their minds. The sign did NOT have the advertisers name or information on it, but it said all it needed to. I actually got off the highway, and rolled down the ubiquitous to Texas frontage road to get a decent shot.

As we came about to north bound again and went about a 1/4 mile from that one, we saw this-

You just GOTTA LOVE TEXAS !!!!

Anyone else out there have some image coolness like this? Post those comments up and add to the Christmas cheerage in the Empire.

-Carry On


  1. 1
    Grammar Czar bloviates:

    Last time I checked Google Erf, next to my brother’s house was one for rent. I should call and see if it’s still available. The more I read about the state of the union, the better Texas is looking.

  2. 2
    LC Darth Scoundrel bloviates:

    On I-95, heading north, just out of Florida and into Georgia, “Who Is John Galt?”

  3. 3
    LC HJ Caveman82952 bloviates:

    I love it, Darth……

  4. 4
    emily_nelson bloviates:

    Seen on a car in a strip mall parking lot in Plano “Who is John Galt?”

  5. 5
    Cannon Fodder bloviates:

    I live in the Jim DeMint state and I am surprised I don’t see shit like that everywhere!

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    even though I live in the socialist nightmare called Washington state we do have our islands of sanity in this state…..pretty much anywhere east of the Cascade mountains and this highway billboard on I-5 in Chehalis:

    specifically designed to piss off the lefty latte freaks

    I’ve seen it a few times over the years on my trips to Oregon and it always gives me a smile

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    Tallulah bloviates:

    Got this in my inbox today:

    Is there ANYONE at TSA with a brain?????

    As the Chalk Leader for my flight home from Afghanistan, I witnessed the following:

    When we were on our way back from Afghanistan, we flew out of Baghram Air Field. We went through customs at BAF, full body scanners (no groping), had all of our bags searched, the whole nine yards.

    Our first stop was Shannon, Ireland to refuel. After that, we had to stop at Indianapolis, Indiana to drop off about 100 folks from the Indiana National Guard. That’s where the stupid started.

    First, everyone was forced to get off the plane — even though the plane wasn’t refueling again. All 330 people got off that plane, rather than let the 100 people from the ING get off. We were filed from the plane to a holding area. No vending machines, no means of escape. Only a male/female latrine.

    It’s probably important to mention that we were ALL carrying weapons. Everyone was carrying an M4 Carbine (rifle) and some, like me, were also carrying an M9 pistol. Oh, and our gunners had M-240B machine guns. Of course, the weapons weren’t loaded. And we had been cleared of all ammo well before we even got to customs at Baghram, then AGAIN at customs.

    The TSA personnel at the airport seriously considered making us unload all of the baggage from the SECURE cargo hold to have it reinspected. Keep in mind, this cargo had been unpacked, inspected piece by piece by U.S. Customs officials, resealed and had bomb-sniffing dogs give it a one-hour run through. After two hours of sitting in this holding area, the TSA decided not to reinspect our Cargo-just to inspect us again:
    Soldiers on the way home from war, who had already been inspected, reinspected and kept in a SECURE holding area for 2 hours. Ok, whatever.

    So we lined up to go through security AGAIN. This is probably another good time to remind you all that all of us were carrying actual assault rifles, and some of us were also carrying pistols.

    So we’re in line, going through one at a time. One of our Soldiers had his Gerber multi-tool. TSA confiscated it. Kind of ridiculous, but it gets better. A few minutes later, a guy empties his pockets and has a pair of nail clippers. Nail clippers. TSA informs the Soldier that they’re going to confiscate his nail clippers. The conversation went something like this:

    TSA Guy: You can’t take those on the plane.

    Soldier: What? I’ve had them since we left country.

    TSA Guy: You’re not suppose to have them.

    Soldier: Why?

    TSA Guy: They can be used as a weapon.

    Soldier: [touches butt stock of the rifle] But this actually is a
    weapon and I’m allowed to take it on.

    TSA Guy: Yeah but you can’t use it to take over the plane. You don’t have bullets.

    Soldier: And I can take over the plane with nail clippers?

    TSA Guy: [awkward silence]

    Me: Dude, just give him your damn nail clippers so we can get the f**k out of here. I’ll buy you a new set.

    Soldier: [hands nail clippers to TSA guy, makes it through security] To top it off, the TSA demanded we all be swabbed for “explosive residue” detection. Everyone failed, [go figure, we just came home from a war zone], because we tested positive for “Gun Powder Residue”. Who the F**K is hiring these people?

    This might be a good time to remind everyone that approximately 233 people re-boarded that plane with assault rifles, pistols, and machine guns — but nothing that could have been used as a weapon.

    Can someone please tell me What the F**K happened to OUR country while we were gone?

    Sgt. Mad Dog Tracy


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    LC PrimEviL bloviates:

    Response to Tallulah @:
    This is finally starting to get some attention. It was originally posted on Red State, by “Erick Erickson”, on 18 Nov. An attached update states:

    Another TSA Outrage
    UPDATE: I’m getting a lot of emails asking if this is actually true and is this person actually someone I know. (1) Yes it is true — it is too absurd to be made up. (2) Yes, I know the person.

    (emphasis mine)

    Now, to answer the good Sgt’s question, FUCKING TOTALITARIANISM happened to it. Really made your
    “fight for freedom and democracy” worthwhile, didn’t it?
    Ready to mutiny yet?

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    LC Draco bloviates:

    he TSA demanded we all be swabbed for “explosive residue” detection. Everyone failed, [go figure, we just came home from a war zone], because we tested positive for “Gun Powder Residue”. Who the F**K is hiring these people?

    Been there, done that, got the swab down. They are freaking retarded.

    BTW…NEVER ask a man if he is from Texas…if he is, he’ll let you know. If he isn’t….no reason to embarrass him!!

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