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payme_rick
03-02-2010, 06:18 AM
will be voting after work at around 4:40 or so...

C'mon, voters, do what's right!

pacelli
03-02-2010, 06:31 AM
Glad to see that some people didn't bother voting early like Medina asked. This means it will make it harder for them to Diebold her without it being totally obvious.

TruckinMike
03-02-2010, 10:27 AM
And oh, were sacrifices made for Texas Independence.

This notion came over me a few nights ago on the last leg of my delivery before returning home. I had an oversized load, it was getting dark, I was just outside of Goliad, TX. And as luck would have it, a rest area appeared at just the right time, at dusk (No oversize movement after dark). It was the perfect parking place, at the perfect time. It was Peaceful, quiet, and serene.

After Parking and getting settled in, I then started to think about all of the men that were killed not more than a couple miles from me in 1836. It was kind of eerie listening to the sounds of nature and thinking to myself "those are the same sounds that the massacred men of Goliad must have heard on their last night to live".

Those thoughts really make you want to fight. I'll suggest that every Texan take a little trip down to Goliad. If you have never been, you absolutely must go. -- and think of 300+ men that died in their fight for freedom.


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4AcgG0BpY8w/SfyWs5_AlWI/AAAAAAAABL0/hl2CwH39GZc/s400/Goliad2002-b.jpg


..Still heavily outnumbered and with no water and few supplies, the Texans waved the white flag of truce the following morning. Believing that they would be taken captive and eventually returned to their homes, the Texans surrendered the morning of March 20. The were escorted back to Goliad as prisoners.

When news of their capture reached Santa Anna, however, he was furious that the Texans had not been executed on the spot. Citing a recently passed law that all foreigners taken under arms would be treated as pirates and executed, Santa Anna sent orders to execute the Goliad prisoners.

Santa Anna's orders were followed. On Palm Sunday, the 27th of March, the prisoners were divided into three groups, marched onto open prairie, and shot. Thus, all of Fannin's command except a few that managed to escape and several physicians and others deemed useful by the Mexicans, were massacred, collected into piles, and burned.

Like the defenders at the Battle of the Alamo who died only three weeks earlier, the men of Goliad served as martyrs for the remaining forces in Houston's army. Three weeks later, the Texans sought their revenge. Inspired by cries of "Remember Goliad" and "Remember the Alamo," the outnumbered Texans won one of history's most decisive victories at the Battle of San Jacinto.



They died for Texas. What are you willing to do?

How about attending your precinct convention tonight? Here is how... (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=234039)

TMike:D

tmosley
03-02-2010, 10:30 AM
I went camping at the Goliad State Park a few years for Texas Independence Day. Of course, there was a late cold front and I froze my ass off. It was fun otherwise, though. Very nice scenery there, and a lot of history as well.

bruce leeroy
03-02-2010, 10:33 AM
Happy Texas indpendence day yall
and to paraphrase an old song
"If heaven aint a lot like Texas/I'd just as soon stay home/
send me to hell,or New York city, It'd be about the same to me"

bless Texas