Feature: why jim should move to texas

daytrader
@ April 2, 2009


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Because Rose and I are.

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kevin
@ March 20, 2009


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From the 'Only in Texas' files:

Report Says Principal Put Students in Cage to Fight

"A high school principal and his security staff shut feuding students in a steel cage to settle disputes with bare-knuckle fistfights, according to an internal report by the Dallas Independent School District.

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Mr. Moten, who resigned from the district in 2008 while under investigation in connection with a grade-changing scandal, denies the cage-fight accusations.

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Mr. Moten, 56, is a former Dallas police officer who once lied about being kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint to get out of work, for which he was placed on administrative leave."

 

As an interesting side note, yes the Texas pledge is recited every day in high schools.  A proposed amendment to the bill that updated the language to add 'one state under God' that would have made clear that recitation was voluntary and should not be coerced by school staff failed in the House decisively.


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jesse
@ August 30, 2008


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mobile computing, originally uploaded by craftj2.


Seen at tonight's Astros game. See, Jim? You'll fit right in.


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jesse
@ August 21, 2008


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Now that the Olympics are over, it is time to turn my attention to more pressing issues.  It is now time to get everyone I know to move to Texas.  The first friend I've decided to separate from the herd is Jim.  I realized today that the time to make my move was right when I heard this story on NPR today on my way home.

TOP TRUCKERS COMPETE IN HOUSTON

"Nearly 400 professional truck drivers from all over the country are in Houston.  They're competing in the annual Truck Driving Championship."
Jim, Texas is the kind of place where they talk about Truck Driving Championships on NPR.  National Public Motherfucking Radio has stories about truck driving. 

And the event itself is everything you can imagine.  There are cheerleaders.  For trucking.  And den mothers.  What do the den mothers do? I have no idea.  But they got some.

Truckers compete in eight - yes, eight - different classes of trucks.  Straight truck, 3-axle, 4-axle, 5-axle, Twins, 5-Axle Sleeper & Auto Transporter, Tank Truck, and Flatbed.

And don't be late, or else you'll miss the Parade of Equipment at 8 am sharp on Saturday!


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