Happy Birthday, Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett

 

Jimmy Buffett (12-25-1946) is not a Texan, but Texans would love to call him one of their own. Born in Mobile Alabama, Jimmy is a great example of Cowboy Culture and independence. In Jimmy’s part of the country “Parrotheads” call it “island escapism lifestyle”. Sounds like personal freedom and independence to me. 

Jimmy gave us “Margaritiville”, “Come Monday” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise”.

Texas Best Regional Robotics

If you search for Texas Best you will get the other Texas Best at North Texas in Denton.  The purpose of Texas BEST – which stands for Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology – is to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM-related fields, through participation in a fun, sports-like competition.

 More than 1,200 middle and high school students from across Texas and New Mexico will gather at the University of North Texas this week to compete in the Texas BEST Regional Robotics Competition, hosted by the UNT College of Engineering.

 http://www.eng.unt.edu/texasbest/

Why I Carry a Gun

Why I Carry a Gun

 My old grandpa said to me ‘Son, there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles and starts bustin’ caps and

usually it’s when he becomes too old to take an ass whoopin.’

I don’t carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don’t carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil.
I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government..

I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry.
I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m a cowboy.
I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don’t carry a gun because I love it.
I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

Police protection is an oxymoron.

Free citizens must protect themselves.

Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take an ass whooping’…..author unknown (but obviously brilliant)

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A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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In 1911, Turkey established gun control. >From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
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China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated
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Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million. 

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You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
 
Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
 
Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late!
 
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
 
With guns, we are ‘citizens’.  Without them, we are ‘subjects’.
 
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
 
If you value your freedom, please spread this anti guncontrol message to all of your friends. 
 
 
The purpose of fighting is to win.

There is no possible victory in defense.

The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.

The final weapon is the brain.

All else is supplemental. 

SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!

SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.

SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!

IT’S A NO BRAINER!

DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.

I’m a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!

Nolan Ryan 7th No-Hitter

5-1-1991 Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, on the mound for the Texas Rangers, records his seventh career no-hitter

TexasGrand's HorseRanch Sauce

TexasGrand’s HorseRanch Sauce.  Great to dip your broccoli florets or if you are on high protein diet, your beef roll-ups.

Mix your favorite ranch salad dressing with some sour cream horse radish to taste.  I like about 50/50.

Dip your broccoli florets or other veggies in TexasGrand’s HorseRanch Sauce.

Wrap thin sliced roast beef available in the deli or lunch meat section around cheese sticks (I like cheddar or mozzarella) microwave 20 seconds.  Dip in TexasGrand’s Horseranch Sauce

Gene Autry

Gene Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998), Tioga, Texas.  better known as Gene Autry, was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television for more than three decades beginning in the 1930s. Autry was also owner of the Los Angeles Angels Major League baseball team from 1961 until his death, as well as a television station and several radio stations in southern California.

Although his signature song was “Back in the Saddle Again,” Autry is best known today for his Christmas holiday songs, “Here Comes Santa Claus” (which he wrote), “Frosty the Snowman,” and his biggest hit, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

He is a member of both the Country Music and Nashville Songwriters halls of fame, and is the only celebrity to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Battle of Palo Duro Canyon South of Amarillo

9-28-1874 Col. Ranald Mackenzie leads the 4th U.S. Cavalry in the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon, south of present-day Amarillo.  The encounter breaks the back of Indian resistance.   Southern Plains Indians are confined on reservations in Indian Territory.

Best.com

Best.com is a domain owned by Verio, a web hosting company.  It is not currently being used.  If you arrived at Texas best.com looking for another site or company try another search combination.  You might try Bestbuy.com

While you are here take a look around, you may find something interesting.

Lyndon Johnson

August 28, 1948 – Lyndon Johnson wins his senate race by 87 votes, thanks to Box 13 in Jim Wells County.

Texas Largest City

Houston is the largest city in Texas. DFW is the largest metropolitan area in the state and the fourth-largest in the nation