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4 days ago  
Just another case of Texas pretending they should be proud while actually sucking.
 
4 days ago  
There isn't a basement?
 
4 days ago  
I am beginning to think that all of the "history" I was forced to memorize and pass tests on in school were whitewashed.
Every farking word of it.
 
4 days ago  
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'Fibs, lies, & complete bollocks from the "short horn" state? I do declare!'
 
4 days ago  
Is this really all that surprising? Colonial Settlers did this all over the continent, and at the time, things like slavery were still legal in the U.S.

Anyone who believes anything about the American Exceptionalism myth in this day and age is just willfully, tragically, dangerously ignorant. I feel like we've been making tacit fun of Texans (as a transplanted Texan, myself) for many decades for their ridiculously white-washed notions of their heroism.
 
4 days ago  
It is also annoying that they don't mention most of these Anglos were bailing on debts by going to Texas, literally a foreign country.

Often after wrecking a speculative business and ruining their friends and investors. Or running away from wives and children.

It would be the equivalent of getting huge loans, blowing most of it at the casino, and taking the rest to start a new life in Venezuela today.
 
4 days ago  
Crap like this is why we have so many of these pathetic militia movements.

It's also why they are all, each and every last one of them, so farking cartoonish in their behavior.

They are trying to act like they imagine patriot movements to be.
 
4 days ago  
So...the basement is NOT real?
 
4 days ago  

ThomasPaineTrain: There isn't a basement?


You too???
 
4 days ago  
Oh no, subby. You're trying to educate people about actual history. That's a cancelling.
 
4 days ago  
Yeah, well the colonists didn't want to pay British taxes either.

/Tax avoidance - it's the American way.
 
4 days ago  
Nah. I've been remembering it correctly.
 
4 days ago  
Did a bunch of proto-Confederates get killed in their effort to enslave people in Texas?

If so I remember it correctly. And I laugh and laugh and laugh.
 
4 days ago  

wejash: It is also annoying that they don't mention most of these Anglos were bailing on debts by going to Texas, literally a foreign country.

Often after wrecking a speculative business and ruining their friends and investors. Or running away from wives and children.

It would be the equivalent of getting huge loans, blowing most of it at the casino, and taking the rest to start a new life in Venezuela today.


So Texas was Republicans even back in the day then?

/sorry non-asshole Texans
//I know y'all exist
///but man are you out-yelled by the dipshiats
 
4 days ago  
it isn't where helen keller died after the nazis found her but she hijacked a plane and crashed it.
 
4 days ago  
I don't know - I remember they had some pretty good movie parties in the Before Time. I've been going there again now that I'm invulnerable. Good beer, decent food, nice seats.

/ And it amuses me to no end that their rewards program is called Alamo Victory
 
4 days ago  
People have been writing this article for like 40 years.

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

SpectroBoy: Just another case of Texas pretending they should be proud while actually sucking.


I wish we could all live in your state where ancestors of foreign colonists and Native Americans live together in harmony on land that they share that wasnt stolen by white people like you.
 
4 days ago  
Well at least we have brave heros like John Wayne that will never lie to us.

A few months ago Last Week Tonight did a great job on this subject and they showed some footage from school board meetings where parents only wanted their kids to be taught all the good stuff done in the US. It was farking pathetic, if I ever have kids I want them to know everything warts and all about history.
 
4 days ago  

snocone: I am beginning to think that all of the "history" I was forced to memorize and pass tests on in school were whitewashed.
Every farking word of it.


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4 days ago  

wejash: It is also annoying that they don't mention most of these Anglos were bailing on debts by going to Texas, literally a foreign country.

Often after wrecking a speculative business and ruining their friends and investors. Or running away from wives and children.

It would be the equivalent of getting huge loans, blowing most of it at the casino, and taking the rest to start a new life in Venezuela today.


It still happens, just go to Baja California or Costa Rica.
 
4 days ago  
I remember the Alamo as the most disappointing place to visit in all of Texas
 
4 days ago  
I can't say as I've actively been remembering it at all.
 
4 days ago  

sandbar67: I remember the Alamo as the most disappointing place to visit in all of Texas


Did you check out the basement?
 
4 days ago  
I was never taught the 'heroic Americans fighting oppression' myth.
 
4 days ago  
Oh what? America did something super terrible?! Good thing we don't do any of that anymore except every time we do almost constantly.
 
4 days ago  

BafflerMeal: snocone: I am beginning to think that all of the "history" I was forced to memorize and pass tests on in school were whitewashed.
Every farking word of it.

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Radio Free Oregon - Don't Believe the Lies.

/I really enjoyed Day's Gone.
 
4 days ago  

SpectroBoy: Just another case of Texas pretending they should be proud while actually sucking.


Everything's bigger in Texas, including the lies.
 
4 days ago  
Like that was Santa Anna's land to begin with.
 
4 days ago  

iamskibibitz: Like that was Santa Anna's land to begin with.


It belonged to the dinosaurs?
 
4 days ago  

sandbar67: I remember the Alamo as the most disappointing place to visit in all of Texas


Pffft.  Try Plymouth Rock in Mass.
 
4 days ago  
Dont the Almoaners rent cars now or something?
 
4 days ago  

Buck Fiden: iamskibibitz: Like that was Santa Anna's land to begin with.

It belonged to the dinosaurs?


Texas had big ass flying dinosaurs
 
4 days ago  

mikaloyd: Buck Fiden: iamskibibitz: Like that was Santa Anna's land to begin with.

It belonged to the dinosaurs?

Texas had big ass flying dinosaurs


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4 days ago  
But Davy Crockett chopped down the cherry tree, didn't he?
 
4 days ago  
Drunk History did a much more accurate representation than the common myth, or anything taught in school, if anything was taught at all.
 
4 days ago  

dothemath: SpectroBoy: Just another case of Texas pretending they should be proud while actually sucking.

I wish we could all live in your state where ancestors of foreign colonists and Native Americans live together in harmony on land that they share that wasnt stolen by white people like you.


Saying "Texas sucks" does not translate into "My state is perfect", goober.
 
4 days ago  
California is just about as bad if not worse.

"We" took it with like 300 men
 
4 days ago  
I'm constantly shocked at how many people were apparently not taught US History beyond the white-washed kid friendly versions taught in elementary school. Yes, it was all pilgrims, George Washington and Ben Franklin and all that propaganda in K-5 but I damn well learned about the trail of tears and the slave trade and Japanese internment, etc. later on. You might make the argument that the horrific parts should be taught early but it seems a bit heavy to lay on an 8 year old. Their brains ain't farking developed yet, let them have a rose-tinted view of things for a few years for christ sake.

And that's today's hot take by subtonic.
 
4 days ago  

mikaloyd: mikaloyd: Buck Fiden: iamskibibitz: Like that was Santa Anna's land to begin with.

It belonged to the dinosaurs?

Texas had big ass flying dinosaurs

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You rule. I think Texas needs a new flag with a dinosaur on it.
 
4 days ago  

ArcadianRefugee: SpectroBoy: Just another case of Texas pretending they should be proud while actually sucking.

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the lies.


I do recall the second most famous Texas saying after "Remember the Alamo"  - which was "If a Mexican won't sell you his land...his widow will!"  So glad the Texans were defeated at Glorieta Pass in New Mexico and had to retreat during the Civil War.  I hope they put their current AG in jail for all his crimes including supporting the current "Big Lie Insurrection"!
 
4 days ago  

zepillin: California is just about as bad if not worse.

"We" took it with like 300 men


California sent troops to fight in the civil war but they stopped in Arizona and slaughtered Indians instead of Southerners. I guess because it was more convenient or something.
 
4 days ago  

pjbreeze: But Davy Crockett chopped down the cherry tree, didn't he?


Which is pretty incredible considering he was blind, deaf and dumb.
 
4 days ago  

ArcadianRefugee: SpectroBoy: Just another case of Texas pretending they should be proud while actually sucking.

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the lies.


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4 days ago  
So Ozzy Osbourne didn't pee on it while wearing one of Sharon's dresses?

Not quite.  He peed on a monument directly across from the Alamo itself.
 
4 days ago  

mikaloyd: mikaloyd: Buck Fiden: iamskibibitz: Like that was Santa Anna's land to begin with.

It belonged to the dinosaurs?

Texas had big ass flying dinosaurs

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Big ass-flying dinosaurs.

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/ xkcd  tremors twofer!
 
4 days ago  
Texas is independent of Mexico .... put a lime in that Corona
 
4 days ago  
John Wayne won?
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4 days ago  

ThomasPaineTrain: There isn't a basement?


Oh, there's a basement.  That's where the keep all the extra bullshiat.
 
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