I have said it before, and I’ll say it again, I have some of the best readers on the ‘net. They send me some great stories and while I can’t use them all, I use the ones I find the most interesting, most humorous or the most truthful. This is one of those stories that is, in my opinion, all of the above! Thank you *Blue Moon*…
I’d Rather Be a Fencepost in Texas
By Daniel Miller
Months ago I made a prediction about Rick Perry’s run for President. Even before it was a dead certain lock that Perry would run, I stared into my political crystal ball and made this prognostication. “If Rick Perry runs, the rest of the United States won’t be attacking him. They’ll be attacking Texas.” Can I call ‘em or what? Now that the Governor has decided to share his hair with the other 49, the barrage of anti-Texas rhetoric has begun.
The media and his opposition resemble a criminal flash mob in Philadelphia. Perry dared to step outside of Texas and regardless of what he has said or done, he’s a Texan and they want to issue him a beating. Texas pride and swagger don’t play well in Peoria. They also don’t play well in D.C., New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or the aforementioned Philadelphia.
I am not going to defend Rick Perry. That’s up to him to defend himself. He’ll have to throw on his big boy panties and deal with the venom like I have for 15 years. My only advice to him is to “cowboy up” and throw some starch in his shirt. However, I am going to defend Texas. The pundits, pollsters, politicians from both parties, and other assorted yahoos need to get something through their thick heads. You do not understand Texas because you aren’t Texans. Stop trying. You will never understand it because you are a lost cause. Your brain does not function correctly enough to “get”us. Because of this simple fact you need to step off of your holier-than-thou high horse and shove your self-perceived moral superiority up your backside.
Before you make judgments on Texas take a good long look at the dilapidated, third-world cesspool that you call your state and see where your “ideology” and “good intentions” have gotten you. Remind yourself that if it had not been for the socialists in power in DC and the long-suffering and productivity of Texans, your pathetic excuse for a state would have been bankrupt a long time ago. If you are reading this from your government-subsidized apartment after cruising the block in your “cash-for-clunkers” purchase, thank a Texan. Had it not been from the Federal Government taking tax money from hard-working Texans and subsidizing your lifestyle, you would already be walking to and from your tent that you affectionately refer to as “Home”.
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I’d Rather Be a Fencepost in Texas
I can attest to the fact that every word Mr. Miller says here is 100% true, I am attacked on a regular basis just because of the name I use online and the name I gave my blog, The TexasFred Blog.
I have, in other posts, mentioned an old friend, now deceased that often observed, “Fred, I tell people off, I make fun of them and I call them everything except a child of God and they rarely have too much to say about it, but you can say *good morning* and someone is gonna call you a racist or a redneck and a MEAN son of a bitch, ALL because you’re from Texas…”
That is as close to the truth as it can be said.
A lot of folks don’t like Texans, be they born and raised Texans or, as in my case, a person born just across the line in Louisiana and migrated to Texas as a baby.
As the original piece states; they don’t like our attitude, they don’t like our *swagger*, our swagger, and all this time I thought it was just the way we walked, come to find out it’s a *swagger*.
They don’t like the way we talk. I guess the truth hurts, because when we speak, we speak the TRUTH.
They don’t like the fact that most of us DO have, carry and know how to use guns, and use them quite well, and it really pisses them off that the thousands upon thousands of us that DO carry guns can go day after day and not kill someone.
Well, here’s a flash for those that don’t like our attitude, our swagger, our speech patterns or our guns; we aren’t impressed with your *tight-assed* prissy-boy way of walking, but we tolerate it, we don’t like your harsh, rude and socially unacceptable manner of talking, but, we tolerate it because we’re pretty sure you’ll learn to speak properly if you spend enough time in Texas, and last but not least, we don’t give a damn what you think about us and our guns.
Not being rude but it’s just that simple, it’s *mind over matter*, we don’t mind what you think because, frankly, your opinion on Texas and guns just doesn’t matter.
If you don’t like Texas, stay away from Texas. If you don’t like Rick Perry because he’s from Texas, then YOU have a problem, not us. If you don’t like the way we walk, don’t walk like that. If you don’t like the way we talk, learn to speak French, you would probably be a lot more comfortable living in France too, and if you don’t like guns, don’t buy guns, don’t own guns, don’t shoot guns and leave yourself, your family, friends and your loved ones disarmed and defenseless.
Just don’t expect ME to endanger myself or my family to save you and yours.
I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could. This is where I hang my hat, and yeah, I DO wear a hat, and jeans, and boots, and even though I am long past the time when I worked cattle, I DID work cattle, it’s a Texas thing, but it’s a working persons thing in a lot of other places too.
We say *yes Ma’am*, we hold the door for ladies and our elders, sometimes we hold the door for those that aren’t our elders; just because that’s the way we do it here in Texas.
We love America, but we’re pretty damned fed up with the socialists, Libbers and RINOs that are destroying Her.
We’re not afraid to say God Bless America or to stand for the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance, or to say a prayer before a public event.
I can’t speak for ALL Texans, but for many of us, we are fully convinced that we could get by just fine if we went back to being The Republic of Texas.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not touting secession, but I am pretty sure that Texas, and the people of Texas, can get by a lot better without the USA and Washington, D.C. than the USA and Washington, D.C. can get by without Texas.
So before you criticize us simply because we’re Texans, you might want to consider where you, and the USA would be without us, and if you think you would be better off, just say so. If enough folks encourage Texas to leave the USA and become a Republic again, we might accommodate you!