Lone Star state to int’l poll watchers: Be ready for some Texas justice

posted at 12:41 pm on October 26, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), an international organization that works with the United Nations and takes it upon itself to promote the causes of human rights, freedom, and fair elections, has often monitored the election processes in various countries — and in horribly corrupt and even violent places like Sudan or Uganda or Nicaragua, I think everyone can agree that those definitely sound like some admirably spent resources.

Why the organization should decide to divert any of their resources towards monitoring the United States’ elections, when there are so many egregious human-rights violations elsewhere in the world, is a little more mysterious — but it becomes less so when it’s at the behest of certain liberal interest groups. The OSCE started sending poll watchers in 2002, but this year, they plan to deploy a 57-ambassador strong “election observation mission” to various locations around the U.S.

Texas, anyway, doesn’t seem to find the motive behind the election-monitoring all that mysterious. They’re wondering if the OSCE’s interest mightn’t have something to do with various states’ efforts to crack down on voter fraud with voter ID laws (or, as certain circles deceptively refer to them, “disenfranchisement,” “intimidation,” and/or “suppression” of poor or minority voters). In a letter to the State Department, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reminded the organization that the United States is a nation of laws and that their ostensibly noble goals do not mean that they are above letter of Texas law, via Fox News:

“The OSCE may be entitled to its opinions about Voter ID laws, but your opinion is legally irrelevant in the United States,” Abbott wrote in a letter this week to the OSCE.

He went on to remind representatives that they are not allowed to enter a polling place, and cautioned against going within 100 feet of the entrance. “Failure to comply with these requirements could subject the OSCE’s representatives to criminal prosecution for violating state law,” he wrote.

The letter touched off a flurry of testy tweets and correspondence that brought in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to play ref. Janez Lenarcic, director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, fired off a letter to Clinton to complain — which was followed by a letter from Abbott to Clinton reiterating his concerns.

“The threat of criminal sanctions against OSCE/ODIHR observers is unacceptable,” Lenarcic said in a statement. “The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

Texas is not impressed.


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Just let us know where they are General Abbott. We’ll take it from there.

Harpoon on October 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Day-um! You’re right.

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Didn’t this happen years ago and just go away?

The UN seems to operate on a permanent loop. The Small Arms Treaty will reappear every 4 or 5 years, so will this nonsense, so will attempts to get the US to join in the International Kriminal Kangaroo Kourt etc.

They should be forcibly relocated to Benghazi.

CorporatePiggy on October 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Day-um! You’re right.

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Spent enough time as an election judge in Texas to not be able to forget.

But I really wouldn’t mind being an election judge this cycle.

The fun I could have with a UN weenie…

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM

they plan to deploy a 57-ambassador strong “election observation mission” to various locations around the U.S.

One for each state, huh?

CJ on October 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM

If I see the blue helmets at my polling station, there will be some serious…language.

KCsecurity1976 on October 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Well, just a way for Obama to declare all electoral votes from Texas to be void, since they didn’t follow UN guidelines or something.

LoganSix on October 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Now Gov Kaisich and our AG need to take careful notes.

The_Livewire on October 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM

they plan to deploy a 57-ambassador strong “election observation mission” to various locations around the U.S.

One for each state, huh?
CJ on October 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM

You jest, but that’s a giveaway the the O is involved.

(Snap! I almost posted with the phrase ‘dead giveaway’ but quickly and astutely realized that might not be a good idea and smartly removed that ‘dead’ word.)

Tsar of Earth on October 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Because Hillary has such a sterling record of protecting ambassadors.

Christien on October 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Spent enough time as an election judge in Texas to not be able to forget.

But I really wouldn’t mind being an election judge this cycle.

The fun I could have with a UN weenie…

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Welllll………??

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

They’ve been doing this since 2002 and only NOW a state shows some cajones to defy this attack on our sovreignty? Geez loweez.
Proud as I am as a Texan that Texas stood up, it’s freakin’ shameful that it took 10 years for any action to be taken.
Just another bump toward global govt.

sanjuro on October 26, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Bill Clinton says Texas is Blue state.

William Amos on October 26, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Obviously, Clinton has no idea what ‘blue’ means in Texas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHniW-oL_dk

mrt721 on October 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Rumor has it that the UN “observers” are wearing 10 gallon wide brimmed hats and tight jeans with boots with serving platters as belt buckles so they don’t “stand out” against the natives :P

/s

Defenestratus on October 26, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Better be jesting, D., cause you’re waaaayyy off with that description.
:@

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM

As a fourth generation Texan, I can tell you that this has people here really pissed off. Some blue helmet get between me and my rights, I will personally make them eat a copy of the Constitution.

We are not kidding.

gordo on October 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Couldn’t you just fist ‘em with a copy – where the sun don’t shine?

I know it’s a dirty business – but war is hell.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 26, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Welllll………??

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

What? ya’ jus’ gotta’ trust me on this one.

I’ve had experience with poll watchers, politikers and trouble makers.

On the day of the election, an election judge has the same powers of a district judge.

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Love me some Texas.

That’s where I plan to bug-out to when the Zombie Apocalypse hits. Gonna’ do handyman work for food and stuff from the nice self-reliant well-armed folks there. Shhh…

Tsar of Earth on October 26, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Well, don’t move to the People’s Republic of Austin. You will be disappointed.

CableDude on October 26, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Attitude like this is why Secretary of State Greg Abbott and Governor Rick Perry have always gottten my vote.

Go Sec’y Abbott, go Texas! Show them that Texas doesn’t put up with any of their BS!!

Susanboo on October 26, 2012 at 1:55 PM

What? ya’ jus’ gotta’ trust me on this one.

I’ve had experience with poll watchers, politikers and trouble makers.

On the day of the election, an election judge has the same powers of a district judge.

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 1:50

No, I mean if I’m out there almost in my undies, what’s keeping you from showing up?

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 1:56 PM

See, that’s how well roll here in Texas, baby. God Bless Texas. Go Abbott, go.

Angstlee on October 26, 2012 at 1:56 PM

This group is doing that. Heard them interviewed yesterday on IQ106.9 in Philly.

rah1420 on October 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Good to know they’re on the job. Hope the New Black Panthers show up at a Vet monitoring station. Hillarity would ensue.

Thomas More on October 26, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Obviously, the observers are coming to perform political theater designed to attack voter ID and other measures meant to minimize voter fraud. They hope that local authorities enforce the law and keep them away from polling places, so they can then report, “See? They don’t want us to see them suppressing votes inside. What are they trying to hide? We leave it up to you to assume the worst about those awful American wingnuts.”

Christien on October 26, 2012 at 1:58 PM

List Of Where U.N. Poll Watchers Will Be Stationed:
http://patdollard.com/2012/10/complete-list-of-where-u-n-poll-watchers-will-be-stationed

whatcat on October 26, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Susanboo on October 26, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Yeah, you’re right there. The nation missed an opportunity…..too biased media….I’ll just stop.

We could use some Perry ballz in D.C. right now…

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM

whatcat on October 26, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Unfortunately, you are correct. I’d figured they’d go to Houston, Austin, Dallas or some liberal site.

It will be treated as a “success” by the liberal media in those cites. They’re horrible and as nutz as East or West Coast traitors. Those are the places that libs have moved to after ruining their states….now they’re coming here to do the same with their uninformed righteous zeal.

May they rot in hell.

I’m sorry……just worked up.

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Doesn’t it feel great to stand up for your rights again?

lea on October 26, 2012 at 2:05 PM

No, I mean if I’m out there almost in my undies, what’s keeping you from showing up?

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 1:56 PM

If you’re out in undies with ancient weaponry, count me there.

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Give Texas nuke-leer weapons and invite The Dinner Jacket over for BBQ.

Bruno Strozek on October 26, 2012 at 2:12 PM

It’s nice to see all the fellow Texans here! I early voted Monday. I doubt I would have seen any UN observers out here in West Texas. We are one of the most conservative places in the state.

maables on October 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM

I don’t suppose OSCE bothered to go down and monitor the Chavez election in Venezuela did they?

Probably not, Commies love Commies and I’m sure they think Hugo can do no wrong.

Axion on October 26, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I live in Texas. I voted early today at lunch. Even in this small town there was a line to vote! I was asked for my voter ID card or my drivers license, which has been done since I can remember. Many people waiting in line were talking about the importance of the election.

The way of life in Texas is often confusing to those from other states much less those from other countries. Dont mess with Texas!
SPIN

Spinstra on October 26, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Take all the rope in Texas, find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys; hang ‘em high in the street.

–Toby Keith

morganfrost on October 26, 2012 at 2:24 PM

I live in Texas. I voted early today at lunch.

Spinstra on October 26, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Where?
How many compared to earlier times?
What was the attitude of the poll workers?
Did you happen to see the notice of total voters?

Its important to figure the size of the coming blowout.

Think Chick-fil-a going big time.

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM

The way of life in Texas is often confusing to those from other states much less those from other countries.

When I read that I was reminded of a professor in my 2nd Political Science class in college. She was from Colorado and had seen a survey that said Texans overwhelmingly (like 70%) of the time will introduce themselves as Texans and not Americans while in a foreign country. She said what was remarkable was no other state came close. NY was the next and apparently it was way down the line. That’s just how deep our pride runs!

maables on October 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM

God I love living in Texas!

UncleFodder on October 26, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Where?
How many compared to earlier times?
What was the attitude of the poll workers?
Did you happen to see the notice of total voters?

Its important to figure the size of the coming blowout.

Think Chick-fil-a going big time.

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Well, you know this is crazy ole Lubbock where supposedly all the leftist loons and dangerous people live, or something, which I read on some post days ago.

Local voters continued to pour into the polls Wednesday, posting 6,919 ballots cast, higher than in 2008 and 2004.

In the presidential election year for 2008, 6,443 people voted early on the third day. In 2004, that number was 3, 689.

Wednesday marked the second day higher numbers were posted than in the presidential election early voting in 2008 and 2004.

On Tuesday, 7,239 ballots were cast, out pacing 2008′s total early voting number of 7, 131 and 3,226.

Nine more days of early voting are left.

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Love it.

TexasDan on October 26, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I’m guessing for some reason these UN observers won’t be visiting Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, etc…

EasyEight on October 26, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Well, you know this is crazy ole Lubbock where supposedly all the leftist loons and dangerous people live…

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I would think that between you and ALyT, y’all can keep them in line.

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 2:41 PM

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 2:41 PM

The joke is……..that poster didn’t know whatdehell he was talking about.

As I said in reply, all the libs are lesbians that work for the local newspaper and some of the kids at Texas Tech that go out and get drunk every weekend and have wrecks, fights, etc. Highly doubt they’ll be voting.

The rest are conservative. We’re known as a conservative town. Also have Lubbock Christian University.
;)

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 2:47 PM

The way of life in Texas is often confusing to those from other states much less those from other countries. The way of life in Texas is often confusing to those from other states much less those from other countries.

When I read that I was reminded of a professor in my 2nd Political Science class in college. She was from Colorado and had seen a survey that said Texans overwhelmingly (like 70%) of the time will introduce themselves as Texans and not Americans while in a foreign country. She said what was remarkable was no other state came close. NY was the next and apparently it was way down the line. That’s just how deep our pride runs!

maables on October 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM

You are as right as rain there.

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Where?
How many compared to earlier times?
What was the attitude of the poll workers?
Did you happen to see the notice of total voters?

Its important to figure the size of the coming blowout.

Think Chick-fil-a going big time.

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM

San Angelo TX

It was as crowded on a normal election day at the individual voting places. There were around 30 people voting and I was in line with around 12-15 ahead of me. This is unusual as in the past when I voted early I walked right in and voted with no line. I figured it would be the same with it being a Friday.

Poll workers were very friendly as always. Directing people to the paper or e-ballot booths. Being in uniform people are typically friendly anyway. There were mothers with young children, a young couple, and of course older people as well.

I dont think it is a Chick-fil-a moment. But it was something I didnt expect given the past 15 years I have been voting here. SPIN

Spinstra on October 26, 2012 at 2:56 PM

“The threat of criminal sanctions against OSCE/ODIHR observers is unacceptable,” Lenarcic said in a statement. “The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

Guess someone should enlighten her that Texas isn’t a member of the OSCE – and that the United States Federal Government isn’t running the Texas elections.

HondaV65 on October 26, 2012 at 3:02 PM

When I read that I was reminded of a professor in my 2nd Political Science class in college. She was from Colorado and had seen a survey that said Texans overwhelmingly (like 70%) of the time will introduce themselves as Texans and not Americans while in a foreign country. She said what was remarkable was no other state came close. NY was the next and apparently it was way down the line. That’s just how deep our pride runs!

maables on October 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM

I know when I was stationed overseas and people asked me where I was from, I would always say Texas!

Then they would never believe me because I dont have that Texas accent…bleh

SPIN

Spinstra on October 26, 2012 at 3:03 PM

I voted early and was asked to produce some ID. The first ID in my wallet was my Texas Concealed Handgun License. It was accepted without any question. Is this a great State or what?

DAT60A3 on October 26, 2012 at 3:07 PM

“The threat of criminal sanctions against OSCE/ODIHR observers is unacceptable,” Lenarcic said in a statement. “The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

F-ck that. Step inside a polling place, and your a$$ is going to jail. They don’t have diplomatic immunity, either. They’re just trespassers.

Ward Cleaver on October 26, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Abbott makes me proud to be a texan.

Ward Cleaver on October 26, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Texan.

Ward Cleaver on October 26, 2012 at 3:09 PM

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Ma’am you GO Neighbor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If ya need any backup just call!

Heck I’m tempted to ‘leather up’ and go hang around my precinct on the 6th……….

Katfish on October 26, 2012 at 3:10 PM

That’s great!! 57 ambassadors; one for each of the 57 states!

Oh and BTW y’all don’t mess with us here in Texas.

Nope.

Don’t.

skatz51 on October 26, 2012 at 3:11 PM

And at least for Harris County (Houston) early voting is en fuego!

Harris Votes

Katfish on October 26, 2012 at 3:15 PM

They don’t have diplomatic immunity, either. They’re just trespassers.

Ward Cleaver on October 26, 2012 at 3:08 PM

From Lethal Weapon 2:
Greasy South African diplomat: I have diplomatic immunity!
Murtagh: It’s been revoked. BLAM

GWB on October 26, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Arizona essentially said the same thing! The NAACP and the ACLU requested they monitor the election for fraud, that’s rich considering both of those organizations are left leaning and it was ACORN (another lefty organization) that perpetrate lots of election fraud in 2008! They are desperate! I wonder how many Black Panther thugs we’re going to see at polling stations on the 6th!

The UN needs to keep their nose out of our business! Time to stop funding them and get out of the UN!

Liberty or Death on October 26, 2012 at 3:28 PM

We need more states to stand up to the UN and its minions.

thuja on October 26, 2012 at 3:35 PM

When I read that I was reminded of a professor in my 2nd Political Science class in college. She was from Colorado and had seen a survey that said Texans overwhelmingly (like 70%) of the time will introduce themselves as Texans and not Americans while in a foreign country. She said what was remarkable was no other state came close. NY was the next and apparently it was way down the line. That’s just how deep our pride runs!

maables on October 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM

I do this because otherwise they assume you’re a arrogant jerk like those people from NY and DC; on the other hand, a Texan is generally assumed to be friendly and a good guy. “Texas, it’s like a whole nother country.”

Over50 on October 26, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Judge Abbott? He was a hangin’ judge.

Red Creek on October 26, 2012 at 3:40 PM

The phrase my mind keeps repeating is “One Texas Ranger, one riot.” I imagine it will be a bad day for a OSCE “observer” if he runs afoul of a Ranger.

PJ Emeritus on October 26, 2012 at 3:48 PM

These morons (read “international community”) are a joke. IIRC, countries like Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia and even Venezuela brought a resolution in UN that UK should retire the monarchy because that was against democratic principles. Of course, the context was the human rights violation in the raging civil war in Sri Lanka, women in Saudi Arabia etc.

sram on October 26, 2012 at 3:50 PM

“The threat of criminal sanctions against OSCE/ODIHR observers is unacceptable,” Lenarcic said in a statement. “The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

So UN officials have the right to violate laws with impunity?

I guess that explains all the rapes they’re involved in.

I’m just saying, if you see a UN observer, you might want to be careful. They seem to have a history of serious criminal activity.

gekkobear on October 26, 2012 at 3:52 PM

“The United States, like all countries in the OSCE,”

I’m trying to figure out why we’re a member of OSCE – Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

GWB on October 26, 2012 at 4:07 PM

This should be the Texas campaign song for the next couple of weeks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0sYnro_3Rc

Would be perfect for the rest of the country as well.

Sweet_Thang on October 26, 2012 at 4:14 PM

I love my state!

ShadowsPawn on October 26, 2012 at 4:18 PM

I love your state too, Shadows, assuming it’s Texas, that is.

Here’s the lyrics to the song posted at 4:14PM

Way Out Here

Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun
And you might meet ‘em both if you show up here not welcome son
Our necks are burnt, our roads are dirt and our trucks ain’t clean
The dogs run lose, we smoke, we chew and fry everything
Out here, way out here

(Chorus)
We won’t take a dime if we ain’t earned it
When it comes to weight brother we pull our own
If it’s our backwoods way of livin’ you’re concerned with
You can leave us alone
We’re about John Wayne, Johnny Cash and John Deere
Way out here

We got a fightin’ side a mile wide but we pray for peace
‘Cause it’s mostly us that end up servin’ overseas
If it was up to me I’d love to see this country run
Like it used to be, oughta be, just like it’s done
Out here, way out here

(Chorus)
We won’t take a dime if we ain’t earned it
When it comes to weight brother we pull our own
If it’s our backwoods way of livin’ you’re concerned with
You can leave us alone
We’re about John Wayne, Johnny Cash and John Deere
Way out here

We won’t take a dime if we ain’t earned it
When it comes to weight brother we pull our own
If it’s our backwoods way of livin’ you’re concerned with
You can leave us alone
We’re about John Wayne, Johnny Cash and John Deere
Way out here, way out here

Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun
And you might meet ‘em both if you show up here not welcome son

Sweet_Thang on October 26, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I just sent an email to the Colorado attorney general asking if he was planning on doing the same thing.

Common Sense on October 26, 2012 at 4:41 PM

G_D bless Texas!!

oldleprechaun on October 26, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Sweet_Thang on October 26, 2012 at 4:27 PM


They’d better believe it.

.

Common Sense on October 26, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Thank you!!
.
Wouldn’t this be the beginning of a great uprising??!!

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 4:49 PM

is there any wonder I call TX my home?
We have the bestest skyline, too. Tall, formidable skies.
Better good people with bigger hearts, you won’t find. No, sir.

mickytx on October 26, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Man I love living in Dallas

snoopicus on October 26, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Man I love living in Dallas

snoopicus on October 26, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I don’t.

I miss the country.

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Texas – What America used to be

Bleed_thelizard on October 26, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Fetching and fashionable sky blue helmet meets cowboy hat.
Clipboard meets .45 S&W revolver.

kurtzz3 on October 26, 2012 at 5:32 PM

They’re tearing Texas up over at Reuters. This is the reason we’re in the mess we’re in.
http://www.reuters.com/article/comments/idUSBRE89O01720121025

I’ve posted, but so far nothing showing up.

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I’m guessing for some reason these UN observers won’t be visiting Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, etc…

EasyEight on October 26, 2012 at 2:38 PM

They’ll be in Lansing, Michigan of all places. Too bad they won’t be at my precinct. I’d love to tangle with those aholes.

totherightofthem on October 26, 2012 at 5:49 PM

avagreen on October 26, 2012 at 4:49 PM

You said it!!

Sweet_Thang on October 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM

If the U(nabashed)N(azis) scum try anything in Texas on Election day, they’ll find out what Santa Anna found out when he ordered a Texas town to surrender a cannon to him, and found himself facing a banner depicting the cannon and the words “COME AND TAKE IT!”

People aren’t fooling when they say “don’t mess with Texas”, you know.

Benedict Nelson on October 26, 2012 at 5:57 PM

People aren’t fooling when they say “don’t mess with Texas”, you know.

Benedict Nelson on October 26, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Nope

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 6:04 PM

*excerpted from a local Houston blog*

You realize that U.N. observers have been here (as in Texas) for several previous election cycles, right?

/The natives get restless before their tribal chief’s big day…

and my REPLY:

That may well be 110% factual – AND they’ll be WELCOME right after Texas bothers to go “observe” any Euro trash elections!! (don’t hold your breath)

Katfish on October 26, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Katfish on October 26, 2012 at 6:56 PM

The quote is correct.

There have been UN observers in Texas.

They were here to learn from the experience.

This time, they put out an ominous statement and put themselves in a position of authority. Very different from previous elections.

They have no authority and no edict to back up their pompous demand.

Something their clarification admitted. But that didn’t get reported on. They also stated they would be here as guests and subject to state laws. That part really chapped them.

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 7:07 PM

The local news here in East Texas reported that a black woman said a man was yelling the N word, ranting about the president as she was voting in the booth next to him during early voting.

Poll officials interviewed stated they heard nothing.

Of course the local NAACP is all over it. Stand by as it’s blown all out of proportion. I’m sure this will not be the last of such “incidents”.

sanjuro on October 26, 2012 at 10:07 PM

When I read that I was reminded of a professor in my 2nd Political Science class in college. She was from Colorado and had seen a survey that said Texans overwhelmingly (like 70%) of the time will introduce themselves as Texans and not Americans while in a foreign country. She said what was remarkable was no other state came close. NY was the next and apparently it was way down the line. That’s just how deep our pride runs!

maables on October 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Several years ago I was talking to a neighbor who’d recently moved here (TX). Her daughter was in the first grade and they learned some song about being a Texan. The mother said people here are so proud of being a Texan and she’d never seen anything like it before. It’s so true.

I early voted yesterday. I saw about 30 people, at one point there was a line about 10 deep at lunchtime but it moved pretty fast. Mostly older people, but it was during the day at a church.

God bless Texas. And Greg Abbott! Pass the beer and barbecue.

Mayday on October 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Did we move to the right place or what. Don’t mess with Texas!

annoyinglittletwerp on October 26, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Get us OUT of the United Nazions.

S. D. on October 27, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Are these UN jokers wearing anything that makes them identifiable at a distance?

Rebar on October 26, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Smug looks sneers of superiority.

NotCoach on October 26, 2012 at 12:59 PM

:-)

Solaratov on October 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

For Texas and Miss Lillie!

bandarlog on October 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Texans are very welcoming people. Ya’ll come on down. We’ll be happy to show you some Texas hospitallity.

georgeofthedesert on October 28, 2012 at 12:10 PM

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