I’ve been hearing Texans complaining lately about Gov. Rick Perry and our Legislature turning the Lone Star State into a national punch line.
Is it any wonder folks are crabbing? Who wants to travel to another part of the country and have some snotty cab driver ask, “You cowpokes still searchin’ women’s saddlebags for tampons out there on the range?”
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