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2008-07-25 05:31:48 PM
TheNext: Sorry, but I don't care.

"Texans" are too "high on their horse"

//won't mess with Texas


Got that right. Never met a person who hasn't said "well this is 10x better in Texas" about anything.
 
2008-07-25 05:35:38 PM
caf_: I had a bloodsucker on my balls once. Oh, they don't hurt, but I dropped my drawers on the beach pretty fast when I noticed it. Rubbed salt on it and it let go.

Are you talking about vampires or leeches?
 
2008-07-25 05:37:41 PM
FTFA: "You don't want to wade in this water," state Health Services Commissioner David Lakey said during a visit to the Rio Grande Valley Friday. "You don't want to play in this water. You want to stay out of this water."

So what exactly are you saying, Commissioner?
 
2008-07-25 05:42:32 PM
i34.photobucket.com

smell it first....
 
2008-07-25 05:42:55 PM
dothemath: Holy Crap: dothemath: Holy Crap: Yaaay, more bad shiat happening to Texas!

As far as I'm concerned, the state that gave us Dubya deserves to suffer.

Connecticut?

History is not your strong point, huh?

Dumbass.

He was governer of Texas, his ranch is in Texas, he identifies as Texan, as far as I'm concerned he's Texan. fark Texas.

At least you freely admit to your intellectual laziness.

Texas is bigger than France, many people move here but you are not a Texas unless you were born here. I would consider that true for any state, as far as anyone takes pride in a state.


Thank you. I would not have said it quite so well.
 
2008-07-25 05:43:06 PM
I once rubbed a fire ant in my eye. My eye had swollen so much it looked like I had retinoblastoma.
 
2008-07-25 05:44:55 PM
texastag: To all who are hatin' on Texas, fark you. We are the greatest state in the greatest country on earth and don't care what you think. Also, you shouldn't come here. We don't want you. Finally, fark you.

To review: fark you, don't come here, we don't care what you think and fark you.


/Not a native Texan
//Love it more than where I came from
///Will never leave
////Fark you


Signed,
Kar98
 
2008-07-25 05:45:06 PM
Confabulat: Another fun thing about fire ants is that when it floods, they form into little floating balls made entirely of ants. A lot of fun to come across when you're wading.

THIS

found that out the hard way when the yard flooded one year.
 
2008-07-25 05:45:18 PM
Psumek: Got that right. Never met a person who hasn't said "well this is 10x better in Texas" about anything.

I'm sure your sample size is enough to make an informed judgment on. You know, there's like, 20 million of us, right?

Never? You've NEVER met one person from Texas who didn't say those exact words? Methinks you are the one who exaggerates.
 
2008-07-25 05:46:53 PM
many people move here but you are not a Texas unless you were born here.

Beggin' yer pardon, friend:

Abamillo, Juan TX
Allen, Robert VA
Andross, Miles DeForrest VT
Autry, Micajah NC
Badillo, Juan A. TX
Bailey, Peter James III KY
Baker, Isaac G. AR
Baker, William Charles M. MO
Ballentine, John J. PA
Ballantine, Richard W. Scotland
Baugh, John J. VA
Bayliss, Joseph TN
Blair, John TN
Blair, Samuel TN
Blazeby, William England
Bonham, James Butler SC
Bourne, Daniel England
Bowie, James KY
Bowman, Jesse B. TN
Brown, George England
Brown, James PA
Brown, Robert unknown
Buchanan, James AL
Burns, Samuel E. Ireland
Butler, George, D. MO
Cain, John PA
Campbell, Robert TN
Carey, William R. VA
Clark, Charles Henry MO
Clark, M.B. MS
Cloud, Daniel William KY
Cochran, Robert E. NH
Cottle, George Washington MO
Courtman, Henry Germany
Crawford, Lemuel SC
Crockett, David TN
Crossman, Robert PA
Cummings, David P. PA
Cunningham, Robert NY
Darst, Jacob C. KY
Davis, John KY
Day, Freeman H.K. unknown
Day, Jerry C. MO
Daymon, Squire TN
Dearduff, William TN
Dennison, Stephen England or Ireland
Despallier, Charles LA
Dewall, Lewis NY
Dickinson, Almeron TN
Dillard, John Henry TN
Dimpkins, James R. England
Duvalt, Andrew Ireland
Espalier, Carlos TX
Esparza, Gregorio TX
Evans, Robert Ireland
Evans, Samuel B. NY
Ewing, James L. TN
Faunterloy, William Keener KY
Fishbaugh, William unknown
Flanders, John MA
Floyd, Dolphin Ward NC
Forsyth, John Hubbard NY
Fuentes, Antonio TX
Fuqua, Galba AL
Garnett, William VA
Garrand, James W. LA
Garrett, James Girard TN
Garvin, John E. unknown
Gaston, John E. KY
George, James unknown
Goodrich, John C. VA
Grimes, Albert Calvin GA
Guerrero, José María TX
Gwynne, James C. England
Hannum, James PA
Harris, John KY
Harrison, Andrew Jackson TN
Harrison, William B OH
Hawkins, Joseph M. Ireland
Hays, John M. TN
Heiskell, Charles M. TN
Herndon, Patrick Henry VA
Hersee, William Daniel England
Holland, Tapley OH
Holloway, Samuel PA
Howell, William D. MA
Jackson, Thomas Ireland
Jackson, William Daniel KY
Jameson, Green B. KY
Jennings, Gordon C. CT
Jimenes (Ximenes), Damacio TX
Johnson, Lewis Wales
Johnson, William PA
Jones, John NY
Kellog, John Benjamin KY
Kenney, James VA
Kent, Andrew KY
Kerr, Joseph LA
Kimbell, George C. PA
King, William Philip TX
Lewis, William Irvine VA
Lightfoot, William J. VA
Lindley, Jonathan L. IL
Linn, William MA
Losoya, Toribio TX
Main, George Washington
Malone, William T. GA
Marshall, William TN
Martin, Albert RI
McCafferty, Edward unknown
McCoy, Jesse TN
McDowell, William PA
McGee, James Ireland
McGregor, John Scotland
McKinney, Robert TN
Melton, Eliel GA
Miller, Thomas R. TN
Mills, William TN
Millsaps, Isaac MS
Mitchell, Edwin T. unknown
Mitchell, Napoleon B. unknown
Mitchusson, Edward F. VA
Moore, Robert B. VA
Moore, Willis A. MS
Musselman, Robert OH
Nava, Andrés TX
Neggan, George SC
Nelson, Andrew M. TN
Nelson, Edward SC
Nelson, George SC
Northcross, James VA
Nowlan, James England
Pagan, George unknown
Parker, Christopher Adam unknown
Parks, William NC
Perry, Richardson TX
Pollard, Amos MA
Reynolds, John Purdy PA
Roberts, Thomas H. unknown
Robertson, James Waters TN
Robinson, Isaac Scotland
Rose, James M. OH
Rusk, Jackson J. Ireland
Rutherford, Joseph KY
Ryan, Isaac LA
Scurlock, Mial NC
Sewell, Marcus L. England
Shied, Manson GA
Simmons, Cleveland Kinlock SC
Smith, Andrew H.
Smith, Charles S. MD
Smith, Joshua G. NC
Smith, William H. unknown
Starr, Richard England
Stewart, James E. England
Stockton, Richard L. NJ
Summerlin, A. Spain TN
Summers, William E. TN
Sutherland, William DePriest unknown
Taylor, Edward TN
Taylor, George TN
Taylor, James TN
Taylor, William TN
Thomas, B. Archer M. KY
Thomas, Henry Germany
Thompson, Jesse G. AR
Thomson, John W. NC
Thruston, John, M. PA
Trammel, Burke Ireland
Travis, William Barret SC
Tumlinson, George W. MO
Tylee, James NY
Walker, Asa TN
Walker, Jacob TN
Ward, William B. Ireland
Warnell, Henry unknown
Washington, Joseph G. KY
Waters, Thomas England
Wells, William GA
White, Isaac AL or KY
White, Robert unknown
Williamson, Hiram James PA
Wills, William unknown
Wilson, David L. Scotland
Wilson, John PA
Wolf, Anthony unknown
Wright, Claiborne NC
Zanco, Charles Denmark
___?___, John a Black Freedman
 
2008-07-25 05:47:25 PM
The lovely thing about fire ants is that they developed all of their floodwater survival behaviors in the Amazon rain forest, where they originally came from.
 
2008-07-25 05:49:31 PM
Visualingo: re-elect_jimmy_carter: ha!

we'd say the same thing in seattle.

californians: you have a great state, stay there.

Will do. And please stay out the next time you think about moving on down because of another tech boom or something else related to our economy. You know, the one that the rest of the country is piggy-backing off of?

;)

/I can play douchebag, too


unbelievable as it sounds, seattle has many, many tech companies and people only go to cali because they've been rejected in seattle.

seattle: not just cowfields and the lochness monster anymore.
 
2008-07-25 05:54:25 PM
I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit.
 
2008-07-25 05:56:56 PM
Full time Texan here. Feel the need to defend her honor.

We can't help that W was our governor. We did not elect him. Neither

did the popular vote.

We fought for Texas' honor in a small mission in San Antonio in 1836.

Many volunteers came to help in the epic battle against Santa Anna

and his army of 3000+ soldiers.

But for the life of me, I can't remember the mission's name.

/from Dallas
//11-22-63
///if we don't like the prez, put him in a limo and drive downtown
////lone gunman LOL
 
2008-07-25 05:57:19 PM
Di Atribe: Psumek: Got that right. Never met a person who hasn't said "well this is 10x better in Texas" about anything.

I'm sure your sample size is enough to make an informed judgment on. You know, there's like, 20 million of us, right?

Never? You've NEVER met one person from Texas who didn't say those exact words? Methinks you are the one who exaggerates.


We all own horses too.
 
2008-07-25 05:58:22 PM
slightly off topic, sorry

fire ants sting like a biatch

also hate air conditioner motors and horned toad now extinct in many areas because of the bastids!
 
2008-07-25 05:59:04 PM
AngryWhiteMale: dothemath:

Texas is bigger than France, many people move here but you are not a Texas unless you were born here. I would consider that true for any state, as far as anyone takes pride in a state.

Thank you. I would not have said it quite so well.


I think the more generations you have born there, the more you can claim to be from that state.

Unfortunately, that would make it where I must be from Florida. At least from one part of my family, 10s of generations. *sigh*

/lives in California
//not sure if that's any better
 
2008-07-25 06:00:31 PM
johnnie8: Too bad the fire ants killed off all the harvester ants. They are the real Texas ants

I am trying to keep the fire ants down on my place as they arte running off the harvesters. Still have some good colonies but not as many...and the real bummer is that my horned lizard population is next to nothing...But I'm blaming the resident roadrunner on that issue...

Next time I see him though, he's going to have a little accident.
 
2008-07-25 06:00:36 PM
img.photobucket.com

lolwut.. don't go to the red place.

/my friday afternoon MSpaint skills
//let me show you them
 
2008-07-25 06:02:00 PM
Kar98: Beggin' yer pardon, friend:

They earned their title.
 
2008-07-25 06:03:37 PM
MadMattressMack: The biggest ant mound I saw on the ranch there was about 18" high by 3' in diameter. Those things were horrible. They could kill anything under about 25 pounds.

When I was 10 I set my bb gun rifle down to set up a target. I picked it up without looking and held it to take a shot. I had put it in a fire ant mound. When I was done at the doctor I counted 226 bites on my right arm, shoulder, and chest. I was sick for 2 days and took a year for all the scars to look somewhat normal.

Another time my brother was holding a calf for my grandfather to give it immunizations. It knocked him down and he still held on, even though he landed in a mound. I'd never seen anything like it. Over half his back was solid in bites, and I mean solid. The other side had about 3 per square inch. He didn't feel better for 2 weeks and still has bad scars from it.

I've seen kittens, puppies, rabbits, and other small animals killed by them. They're also attracted to electricity and would occasionally short our well pump out.


I'll never complain about the cold again...

/OMG
 
2008-07-25 06:07:32 PM
Treygreen13: Di Atribe: Psumek: Got that right. Never met a person who hasn't said "well this is 10x better in Texas" about anything.

I'm sure your sample size is enough to make an informed judgment on. You know, there's like, 20 million of us, right?

Never? You've NEVER met one person from Texas who didn't say those exact words? Methinks you are the one who exaggerates.

We all own horses too.


do you all say "f|_|ck me a-runnin"?
 
2008-07-25 06:08:30 PM
RoxtarRyan:Question for anyone down there in TX: Did San Antonio get hit bad by this thing? Thinking about taking a trip back to Lackland to see if they need help with any cleanup down there.

Curious how everywhere else they have rain, in South Texas, the rain has names, usually in alphabetical order.

A real hurricane would have blown the South Padre Island causeway away.

I'd watch out for the rip tides in NJ. They're dangerous.

//aparently even Bermuda needed a hurricane to water the lawn this season
 
2008-07-25 06:10:39 PM
re-elect_jimmy_carter: Treygreen13: Di Atribe: Psumek: Got that right. Never met a person who hasn't said "well this is 10x better in Texas" about anything.

I'm sure your sample size is enough to make an informed judgment on. You know, there's like, 20 million of us, right?

Never? You've NEVER met one person from Texas who didn't say those exact words? Methinks you are the one who exaggerates.

We all own horses too.

do you all say "f|_|ck me a-runnin"?


I try to, but the pronouncing the punctuation is difficult.
 
2008-07-25 06:11:50 PM
OlafTheBent: MadMattressMack: The biggest ant mound I saw on the ranch there was about 18" high by 3' in diameter. Those things were horrible. They could kill anything under about 25 pounds.

When I was 10 I set my bb gun rifle down to set up a target. I picked it up without looking and held it to take a shot. I had put it in a fire ant mound. When I was done at the doctor I counted 226 bites on my right arm, shoulder, and chest. I was sick for 2 days and took a year for all the scars to look somewhat normal.

Another time my brother was holding a calf for my grandfather to give it immunizations. It knocked him down and he still held on, even though he landed in a mound. I'd never seen anything like it. Over half his back was solid in bites, and I mean solid. The other side had about 3 per square inch. He didn't feel better for 2 weeks and still has bad scars from it.

I've seen kittens, puppies, rabbits, and other small animals killed by them. They're also attracted to electricity and would occasionally short our well pump out.

I'll never complain about the cold again...

/OMG


That's just the ants. We haven't even gotten into the Rattlesnakes and Scorpions yet.
 
2008-07-25 06:11:55 PM
When I lived in Louisiana as a kid, we had fire ants on our property too. I used to kick the mounds apart, but I never got bit thankfully. We learned that pouring powdered Tide detergent on the mounds would kill them pretty well too.
 
2008-07-25 06:14:32 PM
RoxtarRyan: Question for anyone down there in TX: Did San Antonio get hit bad by this thing? Thinking about taking a trip back to Lackland to see if they need help with any cleanup down there.

As far as I know, San Antonio just got rain. My parents live out near Sea World and they didn't say anything about any damage in the city.
 
2008-07-25 06:18:38 PM
SouthAustin

Is Leslie still hanging out on the strip?

I figured he would follow Max Nofziger and run for office.
 
2008-07-25 06:30:48 PM
DOTHEMATH Dad?

On a serious note though, I am a resident of Houston and I have to say that there is plenty of democratic peoples here. Oh, and no one here speaks like Bush. He showed up to our tea party late. The Yanks can keep him.
 
2008-07-25 06:40:45 PM
yay houston!
 
2008-07-25 06:43:25 PM
OlafTheBent: Please forgive a Canadian's ignorance, but does a fire ant really have a sting that feels like fire?

It's not that they feel like fire, but after they hit, it feels like you've been burned. Does that make any sense?

/Stood on a hill once. Felt like my legs had been burned.
 
2008-07-25 06:47:11 PM
Treygreen13: Yes, a million times. And they are smart, the first one on you won't bite, they wait for the numbers to be right and then sting at the same time!

Indeed. I took a few of those suckers on the ballsack once. They crawled up my leg while I was fishing in a boat, and went crazy. Worst pain of my entire life.


Yes. I felt them going up my legs (they were farking FAST), realized what was going on, and started slapping like no tomorrow, trying to nail them before they hit the goolies. Then they all started going to town, and my coworkers started laughing and laughing.
 
2008-07-25 06:49:21 PM
studebaker hoch: Any Tucson farkers here?

The storm is headed your way.


Guess I'm the only one so far. We're not worried; it'll dump everything on its way over. By the time we see it it'll be a normal thunderstorm and dump about a half-inch on us over two hours.
Of course, that's about one-twentieth of our annual rainfall, so it's not nothing!
/Tucson is NOT built for rain.
//University of Arizona becomes the state's third-biggest lake anytime it falls!
 
2008-07-25 07:07:35 PM
OlafTheBent: Please forgive a Canadian's ignorance, but does a fire ant really have a sting that feels like fire?

/Dumb question, I know.


Yes. I've had two trips to the hospital from the little bastards. Worst critter on earth.
 
2008-07-25 07:11:27 PM
Officials estimated it could take six weeks for the low-lying region to completely dry out and 118,000 people still had no electricity Friday morning.

Hmm... and they're not even below sea-level.
 
2008-07-25 07:20:00 PM
I lived in Texas for a year and a half. I am from Arizona (living here again. I also did some pest control before college.

One thing I learned about these demons is that if you keep pissing them off, they will move. We had a few hills by our driveway. I kept taking the back of a broom and driving it into their hill. I'd pull it out quickly and do it again until they were so pissed I'd have to toss the damn thing away. After about a week of this, they abandoned my driveway.

When I did pest control, they were the one critter I feared the most. They have dozens of queens, so it isn't like you can knock one off and call the hill done (like many other ant species). These farkers are resilient and hard to bring under control.
 
2008-07-25 07:20:35 PM
img401.imageshack.us

Is it because of all the homosexual sin going on in Texas?
 
2008-07-25 07:41:06 PM
Try putting a bleach/water solution on a fire ant bite ASAP. It has worked for us after getting a few isolated bites; I don't know if it would work on a lot of them.

/Just got through Dolly.
//Having electricity again is awesome.
 
2008-07-25 07:57:06 PM
Dancin_In_Anson: johnnie8: Too bad the fire ants killed off all the harvester ants. They are the real Texas ants

I am trying to keep the fire ants down on my place as they arte running off the harvesters. Still have some good colonies but not as many...and the real bummer is that my horned lizard population is next to nothing...But I'm blaming the resident roadrunner on that issue...

Next time I see him though, he's going to have a little accident.



I was very surprised to find out that roadrunners hunt and kill snakes, even rattle snakes. I discovered this at Caprock Canyons state park when a roadrunner chased a huge rattler across the entrance parking lot, not three feet from where I was standing.

/got pics
 
2008-07-25 08:33:05 PM
I liken fire ants to weeds. You can purge them from your yard every few months, but unless your neighbors are as equally as conscientious, it won't be long before the bastards returns.

Did I mention that my next door neighbor sometimes goes three weeks between mowing her yard? And never weeds? And probably doesn't treat her fire ant nests? Twat.

/Only have two ant bites this year.
 
2008-07-25 08:34:15 PM
Dont know what all the bickering is about. The people that know and love Texas will continue to know and love Texas. She has something for everyone and more often than not it's right under your nose. If you dont like it, dont stay. It isn't for everyone. There aren't any obligations saying you have to stay.

If you want to be a part of this, and you love it and hold it dear, then do so. Please don't come and try to change it. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears have been shed since before she was born and continues on to this day. If you want to come down, then come on. You can't miss it and you will know it when you get here.
 
2008-07-25 09:27:56 PM
Holy Crap: Yaaay, more bad shiat happening to Texas!

As far as I'm concerned, the state that gave us Dubya deserves to suffer.


Connecticut gave us Bush, you prime definition of a lib-tard (with extra emphasis on the 2nd syllable)!
 
2008-07-25 09:44:18 PM
texas sucks. I was born here, raised here, and lived about 40 of my 51 years here.

THe weather is probably the worst in america.

The politics are stupid. The wages are low.

THe fire ants were not here was I was growing up. Back then as a kid you could run around and play outside. Now kids cannot do that unless the ants have been poisoned first.

As soon as I can work out a way to do so, I am moving out. Maybe Michigan.....
 
2008-07-25 09:47:15 PM
Your
Favorite
State
Sucks
 
2008-07-25 10:27:24 PM
RocketRod: Holy Crap: Yaaay, more bad shiat happening to Texas!

As far as I'm concerned, the state that gave us Dubya deserves to suffer.

Connecticut gave us Bush, you prime definition of a lib-tard (with extra emphasis on the 2nd syllable)!


cheney.
 
2008-07-26 12:09:14 AM
Odd The Viking: Dancin_In_Anson: johnnie8: Too bad the fire ants killed off all the harvester ants. They are the real Texas ants

I am trying to keep the fire ants down on my place as they arte running off the harvesters. Still have some good colonies but not as many...and the real bummer is that my horned lizard population is next to nothing...But I'm blaming the resident roadrunner on that issue...

Next time I see him though, he's going to have a little accident.


I was very surprised to find out that roadrunners hunt and kill snakes, even rattle snakes. I discovered this at Caprock Canyons state park when a roadrunner chased a huge rattler across the entrance parking lot, not three feet from where I was standing.

/got pics


We have road runners out here too. I think they're cute. Like stretched out skinny chickens. We have a lot of snakes, so I guess it makes sense the road runners do well.

I've also seen what looks like a prairie dog. Can't guarantee what it was, but it shore weren't nuthin' normal. I'm pretty sure there aren't many- if any= prairie dogs out here in the hill country. But what's the chance someone had a stretched out large guinea pig get loose out in the middle of BFE?

Have had coyotes in my driveway, and mountain lion tracks on my land.

We have lots of critters.


Fire ant bites are bad. They feel like someone stuck you with a needle when they bite... not so bad. But then it burns... for several days. For me, they welt up real big like, and it takes about 2 months to fully heal.

Compared to some of the other critters out here though... they ain't nuthin'. I've got 2 of those centipede things in my freezer ... each over 6 inches. Those were in the house and on the porch. The ones out yonder are supposed to get to easily be over a foot long.
 
2008-07-26 08:44:14 AM
Lived here in TX for 4 years now and love it: good food, nice people and drive through beer stores...what's not to like?

I don't think I could handle Houston though; all my friends and family who have lived there just mention the oppressive humidity, the cattle-sized bugs and the notorious "seven smells of Houston".
 
2008-07-26 03:09:42 PM
OGC: "If it doesn't look right, doesn't smell right, don't eat it," said Eddie Olivarez, Hidalgo County health administrator.

I would think this goes without saying. How dumb are Texans, exactly? Oh that's right, the state that brought us George W. Bush.

Thanks, y'all!


This warning isn't for the Texans... it is for all of the tards that moved here from your state.
 
2008-07-26 08:47:20 PM
When my father was younger, he poured gasoline down a fire ant bed, waited a few seconds, then tossed a wooden match onto the ant bed. He was knocked on his butt!

I've tried borax on them, but ammonia works quicker. haven't tried cornmeal yet.
 
2008-07-26 09:03:25 PM
One hundred and eighty were challenged by Travis to die,
By a line that he drew in the sand when the battle grew neigh.
He who crossed over the line was for glory,
He who remained better fly.
And over the line crossed one hundred and seventy nine.

Phil Ochs
 
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