Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Texas Squared

Map of average July temperatures in Texas
The other day, in the update on fund-raising I mentioned the fact that Texas was particularly generous in contributing. In true Texas style, they had outdone everyone. This has always been the case; Texas and Denmark seem to share some DNA. Both are warm-hearted, outgoing, generous and have more than their fair share of beautiful women and bad jokes.

A Texan emailed me to say why he thought this generosity might be the case, at least as far as the US is concerned. I got Dave’s permission to post his view:

Dymphna,

I’m another of those Texans who visit nearly every day. I sent a donation by PayPal and I trust you and the Baron will continue your valuable work. I don’t care about an acknowledgement of the donation, this email is about thanking you and the other posters at GoV.

Yes, there are a lot of Texans who read and support you. I think part of the reason is that so many of us are involved in the oil business and have actually travelled extensively in the Mid East, East Africa and the Far East. We have seen the fruits of Islam and we have seen the demographic jihad in Europe, particularly Amsterdam and London. I began to travel in the mid 1970’s and have visited/worked in more than 50; lived in five countries. I was in Cairo the day Sadat was assassinated. Back when there was a North Yemen and South Yemen, we used to go on top of the oil company’s compound and watch them shell each other. It’s far worse now that Muslims feel empowered and have the oil money. They don’t think we will fight back and they despise us for that. Arabs understand the exercise of power, it’s the only thing they respect.

My point is lots of Texans know from firsthand experience that Islam is the problem. Some of us are more vocal than others but you cannot see example after example for 35+ years and not be aware and wary. So by first hand anecdotal evidence a lot of other people in Texas have been informed by those of us who travel and work in the Islamic Paradises.

Best wishes to you and all others engaged in the anti-jihad.

That’s quite some “first hand experience” -- assassinations and civil wars. Good ol' Middle East, the place which claims that Israel is to blame for all of its problems. Just today, Insubria sent a news article about the 17,000 terrorists killed in Algeria since 1992. Hint: none of the terrorists were wearing yarmulkes.

In the meantime, others reading the list and not seeing their states on the rolls decided to remedy that situation. I hadn’t meant to start a contest, but I’m glad people chipped in.

Here is the most recent update on the states:
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  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • New York City
  • New York State
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Texas squared
  • Virginia
  • Washington (state)

Last, but certainly not least, “The Sandbox” - our military currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thanks, everyone. This is definitely a case of “the more, the merrier.”

7 comments:

spackle said...

Dymphna-
Just curious. Why do you seperate New York state from New York City? I have my own theories as to why but I would like to hear from the horses (no offense) mouth.

Sagunto said...

"..We have seen the fruits of Islam and we have seen the demographic jihad in Europe, particularly Amsterdam and London.."

Well, as the man in Amsterdam, I sure roger that. It's a telltale sign that the same type of takfiri that assassinated Sadat are at work in my city right now. Van Gogh was slaughtered in broad daylight in my neighbourhood. It biked past his body (they were covering him with a sheet) only to realize later who I had seen lying there.
So jihad is coming to town. No need to travel to the Middle East anymore to witness the bitter fruits of Islam. There's no civil war yet, but Van Gogh was convinced that sooner or later, it would come to that.

Kind regs. from Amsterdam,
Sag.

mike18xx said...

Can't help you from Minnesota; we're as stiff as a moist towelette when it comes to Islam (although the airport's "FU" to the cab-drivers is encouraging).

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BTW, about that Texas temperature map -- "average" is exactly that: the average of nightly lows and daytime highs. It is BEASTLY hot in Dallas in July.

Paul said...

Mike, If I could add to your comment on the map... In Houston, temperatures in the '80s in July would be paradise. The 80s are long gone by July... and depending on whether it's a drought year or wet year, the temps are always blisterin' hot and miserable.

Last year was the wettest and greenest in the 20 I've been here. We actually had our last rain the 1st oor 2nd of August. Unheard of. It was nice but quite uncommon.

Dymphna said...

spackle--

NYC just seems like a different state than the rest of NY. The former often suffers from being the mouse under the elephant's foot.

Northern Virginia and the rest of Virginia are in much the same shape. I'd like to see NoVa secede, though it would leave the rest of the state poorer since the taxes that NoVa's well-paid government workers contribute is large.

However, I think we would manage without them, and I know they'd like to get the red out of their blue, blue soul.

When NoVa people retire, they often move here to the "real" Virginia since it is so much cheaper to live here on their handsome pensions.

Dymphna said...

Mike 18XX and Paul--

There is a rain map similar to the one we used. It made some parts of Texas look a bit like Florida...on a good day.

I didn't do a topography map because of size limits, but for the rest of us, would some Texan explain where the higher elevations are? Texas is so varied, and yet so stereotyped.

When I wrote the post I considered saying that our Texas readers were definitely not "hat and no cattle" but it seemed as though it would take too long to explain.

When I was a child, some cousins came back to FL from a few years' living in Corpus Christi. I couldn't get over their antagonism toward Mexicans. It was the first time I'd ever heard "wetback"; it wouldn't be the last.

That's what makes the "issue" of immigration so complicated: a lot of bad history between Mexico and the US. I don't see any solutions, either.

Dymphna said...

Mike says:

Can't help you from Minnesota; we're as stiff as a moist towelette when it comes to Islam (although the airport's "FU" to the cab-drivers is encouraging).

Unfortunately, you are spot on. Why is Minnesota turning out to be the Sweden of the US? Think there's any connection?

Google "Coon Rapids, MN" and look at the wiki for the town. Scroll down until you see the demograhics for the city (90%+ white) and then look at the fight they've had over the "negative" connotations of the town's name. Sheesh. Only in Minnesota. Or maybe Seattle. Or San Francisco.