We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
CBS is developing a "Texas Version" of the popular TV show "Survivor."
The rules are so simple that even a non-Texan can follow them.
Each of the contestants must drive from Amarillo to Wichita Falls then Abilene, Fort Worth, Dallas, Waxahachie, Waco, Tyler, Lufkin, Vidor, Houston, skip Austin, on to San Antonio, Burnet, San Angelo, Midland, El Paso, then back to Amarillo through Monahans.
Each contestant must do this while driving a Prius with a prominent bumper sticker which reads, "I Voted for John Kerry, I’m voting for Barry Hussein Obama, I Think I'm Transgender, and I'm Here to Take Your Guns."
LOL--i saw that one coming when i got to 'skip Austin'. Except for the Rio Grande Valley, the only blue spot on the map. Well, with 254 counties, a half-dozen gone to rot ain't too too bad. But we're working on those. Anyhoo, Austin actually has plenty of smart people, but they're terribly diluted by the vast numbers working -- oops i mean 'on the payroll' -- in the state capitol building and on the University of Texas campus.
Maybe Algore could Change The Climate. Make a movie called Survivor, Global Cooling, the Montana Version. Or the Yukon Version. Or maybe not. Doubt Hollywood would pick it up. So many clothes required.
and Dimebox, and Cut n Shoot! yes'm i saw that copper-colored horse comment -- i loved it -- it reminded me of Laska! here's the front end of it (the rest is around by search):
I want free life and I want fresh air;
And I long for the gallop after the cattle,
In their frantic flight, like the roar of battle,
The mêlée of horns, and hoofs, and heads
That wars and wrangles and scatters and spreads--
The green beneath and the blue above,
And dash and danger, and life and love --
Lasca used to ride
On a mouse-gray mustang close to my side,
With blue serapé and bright-belled spur;
I laughed with joy as I looked at her!
Little knew she of books or of creeds;
An Avé Maria sufficed her needs;
Little she cared, save to be by my side,
To ride with me, and ever to ride....