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The Reee is always bigger in Texas

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posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: spacedoubt

Wait, what?

Should we ban/censor all names that had historical significance that owned slaves?


I've always been a firm believer that more freedom is always better than censorship.



You want to fight a racist past, then why would you support "white-washing" history?


Educate.



Don't ban.




posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: Whatthedoctorordered
Then get the hell out of my state, and go back to whatever bubble wrapped, cry closet having, screaming at the sky organizing state you came from.

This is Texas, grow a pair or find another place to be.


You have my sympathy, but let's face it. "THEY" move on to more fertile fields once they destroy their current home. I am sure Dallas is pretty far gone already.

They are attracted to big cities. Like my state, Philly is a lost cause, and Pittsburgh is close, but people are still fighting the plague off. Although it seems bleak, I am still crossing my fingers for the burgh....Erie? Well, let's say locusts are even smart enough not to go there, although the lake and fishing there are GREAT!



posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 06:50 PM
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posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 06:50 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel

originally posted by: Whatthedoctorordered
Then get the hell out of my state, and go back to whatever bubble wrapped, cry closet having, screaming at the sky organizing state you came from.

This is Texas, grow a pair or find another place to be.


As a native, I have to agree.

I can't see the renaming happening.


Well, the Problem is its Austin, if there WERE a place in Texas that would, it would be Austin



posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 06:50 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

I am impressed by one thing about all of this. The ability to communicate and partially function in society with your head stuck firmly up your behind is a great accomplishment.


Since the City of Austin was named after a man it should be burned to the ground at once.




posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: bally001
a reply to: Sublimecraft

Washyswamp ?





bally





Warhington is also a reasonable substitute...



posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 06:54 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

They could rename it back to Waterloo.

Or name it after the natives who used to live there.

but Mexas, Texas, rhymes.




posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 06:54 PM
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a reply to: spacedoubt




however, If that Austin guy was a racist, pro slavery dude, maybe a new name is in order.


Attempting to Erase history doesnt mean it didnt happen.

And trying to juxtapose morality of today, into a completely different time and place is also folly.

There are many things we no longer do because we realized the wrong in it NOW.

They can strike his name through all they want, the simple truth is without the likes of Austin, Houston, Seguine, and many other deeply flawed, but brave men.

They wouldnt have a city name to bitch about, or the freedom to do so.

If they dont like how the great state of Texas came to be, or the people that made it so, then they can take themselves somewhere else.
edit on 29-7-2018 by Whatthedoctorordered because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: Whatthedoctorordered

Seguin. He was not a slave owner by any means. He was a hero of the revolution as well as being mexican.
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posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 07:10 PM
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originally posted by: quercusrex
a reply to: Whatthedoctorordered

Seguin.


and one of the most trusted generals of Houston, if not THE most.



posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 07:12 PM
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It's just a name.

No need to get so emotional about a name change guys.



posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


It shouldn't have a name on the map, just an image of shootin' iron. People will figure it out.


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posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 07:14 PM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
It's just a name.

No need to get so emotional about a name change guys.



And this is the response I would expect from someone who applauds book burning and censorship.

After all, they're just words.

amirite?



posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: Whatthedoctorordered

He was a colonel, not a general.
edit on 29-7-2018 by quercusrex because: Spelling



posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 07:15 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: DBCowboy


It shouldn't have a name on the map, just an image of shootin' iron. People will figure it out.



CowboyBootistan



posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
It's just a name.

No need to get so emotional about a name change guys.


No, their point is to try and rewrite or erase history because of their VIRTUE signaling.

Its complete BS.

Men fought,died and sacrificed, and should be honored for their contributions to the state.

And no amount of feigned moral superiority from these little twits, who wouldnt have had the testicular fortitude to do 1/20th what these men did, should be allowed to take that away from them.



posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 07:17 PM
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Seguin is in use as a city in Texas, just outside San Antonio.



posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 07:18 PM
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originally posted by: quercusrex
a reply to: Whatthedoctorordered

He was a colonel, not a general.


Whatever, pardon my technical fauxpax, the point still stands. Seems youre just trying to pick.



posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 07:19 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: DBCowboy


It shouldn't have a name on the map, just an image of shootin' iron. People will figure it out.



CowboyBootistan


I'd just go with Chucknorrisville and let the rest sort itself out. I know, I know, he was born in Oklahoma, but seriously, is there not a better personification of Texas than Chuck?



posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

My hometown.




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