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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Late last night, Elsie Hotpepper sent me the picture of the above sign that she came upon during one of her extensive travels across Texas.
Prior to reading it on this sign, I knew that it was unwise to mess with TEXAS.
I also knew that many Texas citizens carried concealed weapons.
I also knew there was an eye for an eye Texas tendency, where if you kill someone, without a good reason, you'll likely also be killed. Sometimes by the state, sometimes by a self-justified angry Texan.
I actually did not know that Texans enjoy their gunfights because gunfights are a Texas tradition. Though this new information does not surprise me.
I also did not know that there are 120 prisons in Texas. That is a lot of prisons.