Wednesday, February 24, 2010
What's Wrong With Texas ?
In a state where those from the 'superior race' are burning down churches and crashing planes into buildings (Unlike Fight Club where the buildings were evacuated first - the IRS building was seen as the Death Star where it's inhabitants were seen as complicit.) - one has to wonder, "What's wrong with Texas?".
But the thing is - Texans are the Jan Brady to California, Alaska, (and now) Alabama and Louisiana.
What are the Texas rallying cries?
"Remember the Alamo" - which they lost.
"The South will rise again" - they lost the Civil War too.
Texas is not the most populous state - that title goes to the hated California.
Texas is not the largest state - that title goes to Alaska.
In a state which celebrates it's "Friday Night Lights" heritage, Texas is not even the "Football State" - that title goes to the University of Alabama for college and to smaller poorer neighbor Louisiana in pro.
Texans see themselves as the eternal "Second Place Jan" whining, "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia...".
But at the crux of this malady is their lack of education.
Texas ranks 42nd in the nation for it's schools (Which is up from 47th and 49th a few years ago. "Way to go Texas!" - I see that the "No Child Left Behind" policy is really working for you.)
It's not even surprising that 30% of Texans believe that a Flintstones scenario could be true.
(Sorry, my editing page will not allow links that work.)