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Old 07-23-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I don't think they'll claim the last two, nmita. So many have so much against young Bush and it's quite evident in many of the posts I've read. I'm really though not quite sure how they feel about the older Bush.

I'm great with it, both of them, but I must say I surely didn't care for LBJ. Maybe it's because he was a democrat. Truthfully, I was pretty young then, so I really don't remember but over the years and hearing things about him even via Texans who actually knew him, I have learned to not trust a character like that.
i agree, but they are still elected or were to the highest post in our country. Not many states can claim 3 out of 8. I still think the Bush's are popular in Texas, maybe not anywhere else. Yep, you and I have a similar reason for not being Johnson lovers, and I could add a few others. I was young too and busy raising 3 little kids in California, would you believe?
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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i agree, but they are still elected or were to the highest post in our country. Not many states can claim 3 out of 8. I still think the Bush's are popular in Texas, maybe not anywhere else. Yep, you and I have a similar reason for not being Johnson lovers, and I could add a few others. I was young too and busy raising 3 little kids in California, would you believe?
Well, many of the Texans hate Dubya and don't think he is even a Texan. Between you and I (everyone else, please ignore), he is a Texan and that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. I do agree with you the significance of being elected and being from Texas.

I was a sophomore in HS when JFK was killed. Good grief, it was only yesterday or so it seems.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Nope, he's not a Texan (sorry, you don't really expect to post something to a public forum and have it ignored, do you?) . Didn't even claim him when he was Governor (and, as I've said, it's not like we let him have any position here with REAL power).

LBJ was something else again. There were things I didn't like about him, things I did, and from what I understand, a lot of the outrageousness was in the way of a test and to keep people off guard - and it very clearly worked.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well, many of the Texans hate Dubya and don't think he is even a Texan. Between you and I (everyone else, please ignore), he is a Texan and that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. I do agree with you the significance of being elected and being from Texas.

I was a sophomore in HS when JFK was killed. Good grief, it was only yesterday or so it seems.
Yep, I have heard some don't think he is a Texan, I think he is as Texas as they come, but again, my opinion and it doesn't really count for much..As for the Kennedy assassination I know how much older than you I am: 10 years@@@!!!!

Nita
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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Yep, I have heard some don't think he is a Texan, I think he is as Texas as they come, but again, my opinion and it doesn't really count for much..As for the Kennedy assassination I know how much older than you I am: 10 years@@@!!!!

Nita
Well, you're just a youngster too. He is all Texan in my opinion as well and yes, your opinion counts and you are entitled to it. He surely doesn't fit in with the New England area.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Nope, not as Texan as they come, not "all Texan". Not even close.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:25 PM
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I've lived in Texas for 32 years now and have read several books on its history, and find it extremely interesting. I recommend Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans by T.R. Fehrenbach and Aransas: The Life of a Texas Coastal County by William Allen, Sue Hastings Taylor, and Perry R. Bass
Thanks for the mention of the books, CptnRn. I am thinking I may have read the one by Fehrenbach, but intend to do so again. Terry Jordan's "Texas; A Geography" is another good one. Also, (and I just ordered it, in fact), Randolph Campbells "Gone To Texas; A History of the Lone Star State. You might want to check them out!

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Add to the items above that the Texas cattle drives north to the railways at Kansas City was another famous Texas first, and an accomplishment worth being proud of.
Very true! After the WBTS, with most of the men off fighting, the untended herds of cattle multiplied and roamed wild. When the war ended, and with a northern market for beef, this was a commodity to be taken advantage of. This all evolved into what is probably the most recognized state icon of all, that is, the cowboy and cattle tradition.

As a amusing aside here, this fact became the backdrop for so many of those old "western" movies which, while historically in the ballpark, also gave rise to the national perception of that Texas was all desert, cactus, and tumbleweeds (as they were actually filmed in southern parts of Arizona and California)! LOL
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Yep, I have heard some don't think he is a Texan, I think he is as Texas as they come, but again, my opinion and it doesn't really count for much..As for the Kennedy assassination I know how much older than you I am: 10 years@@@!!!!

Nita
Nope! He came here as a child with his parents from Conn., grew up here, but has a LONG way to go to be qualified as a Texan. He has no values of a Texan and no sense of Texas on the whole. As far as him looking or sounding the part, well, he's just aping Texans. Another wannabe is all it's boils down to.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Nope! He came here as a child with his parents from Conn., grew up here, but has a LONG way to go to be qualified as a Texan. He has no values of a Texan and no sense of Texas on the whole. As far as him looking or sounding the part, well, he's just aping Texans. Another wannabe is all it's boils down to.
I could not agree more.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Nope! He came here as a child with his parents from Conn., grew up here, but has a LONG way to go to be qualified as a Texan. He has no values of a Texan and no sense of Texas on the whole. As far as him looking or sounding the part, well, he's just aping Texans. Another wannabe is all it's boils down to.
Absolutely. Well said.
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