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Postby Texan » 21 Oct 2018, 15:06

One of your members was kind enough to invite me to hang out here. Consider this my introduction. I'm a conservative American, military veteran, father of 3 sons, grandfather of 1 granddaughter(on the way), and married for 27 years to the most beautiful woman to ever wear a pair of cowboy boots.

I realize that I am an outsider here and will try not to tell you how to live your lives. I know I don't like it when foreigners try to tell me that my ways are stupid and that my country should be like their country. I will be happy to give my opinion, especially when asked. I can't promise that I will stay here forever. I have responsibilities, commitments, and other interests, but it will be good to see how people on the bottom of the world live.(ha)
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby Aussie » 21 Oct 2018, 15:12

'Onya Texan. Given that background and family tree, I guess you are of Vietnam War vintage. Welcome.
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby mothra » 21 Oct 2018, 16:49

Howdy Tex. Welcome :beer
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby johnsmith » 21 Oct 2018, 17:11

Welcome Tex.
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby HBS Guy » 21 Oct 2018, 17:24

I have a joke about a Texan, had my non–Texan yank buddies in stitches. Won’t tell it tho.

Texas was the scene of the last battle in the Civil War. The Texans won that battle. But not the war.
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby Aussie » 21 Oct 2018, 17:26

Well given it is almost 2.00 am there......
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby HBS Guy » 21 Oct 2018, 17:30

No excuse!
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby pinkeye » 22 Oct 2018, 01:56

Texan wrote:One of your members was kind enough to invite me to hang out here. Consider this my introduction. I'm a conservative American, military veteran, father of 3 sons, grandfather of 1 granddaughter(on the way), and married for 27 years to the most beautiful woman to ever wear a pair of cowboy boots.

I realize that I am an outsider here and will try not to tell you how to live your lives. I know I don't like it when foreigners try to tell me that my ways are stupid and that my country should be like their country. I will be happy to give my opinion, especially when asked. I can't promise that I will stay here forever. I have responsibilities, commitments, and other interests, but it will be good to see how people on the bottom of the world live.(ha)


Hullo Texan, you of the Lone Star State. Welcome to this humble downunder umm place... :roll
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby Texan » 22 Oct 2018, 08:06

Thank you all. I look forward to your joke, HBS Guy.
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby johnsmith » 22 Oct 2018, 08:37

Texan wrote: I look forward to your joke, HBS Guy.


don't get to excited, if it's anything like his previous jokes it won't be funny at all.
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby Texan » 22 Oct 2018, 11:25

johnsmith wrote:
Texan wrote: I look forward to your joke, HBS Guy.


don't get to excited, if it's anything like his previous jokes it won't be funny at all.


I figure it will be the Brit, the Texan, and the Mexican on a crashing plane with only 1 parachute, but I could be wrong.
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby Aussie » 22 Oct 2018, 11:29

An Englishman, Frenchman, Mexican, and Texan were flying across country on a small plane when the pilot comes on the loud speaker and says " We're having mechanical problems and the only way we can make it to the next airport is for 3 of you to open the door and jump, at least one of you can survive" The four open the door and look out below. The Englishman takes a deep breath and hollers "God Save The Queen" and jumps. The Frenchman gets really inspired and hollers "Viva La France" and he also jumps. This really pumps up the Texan so he hollers "Remember the Alamo" and he grabs the Mexican and throws him out of the plane.

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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby Texan » 22 Oct 2018, 11:40

Aussie wrote:An Englishman, Frenchman, Mexican, and Texan were flying across country on a small plane when the pilot comes on the loud speaker and says " We're having mechanical problems and the only way we can make it to the next airport is for 3 of you to open the door and jump, at least one of you can survive" The four open the door and look out below. The Englishman takes a deep breath and hollers "God Save The Queen" and jumps. The Frenchman gets really inspired and hollers "Viva La France" and he also jumps. This really pumps up the Texan so he hollers "Remember the Alamo" and he grabs the Mexican and throws him out of the plane.

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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby HBS Guy » 22 Oct 2018, 12:58

A Texan was out of Texas, in some poor village, big man talking big.

The Texan died suddenly and the village had a problem: nowhere near enough wood to make a coffin for such a huge man, the gravedigger didn’t want to dig that big a hole in the hard rocky soil.

They discussed the matter but could see no solution. So the mayor rang the Governor of Texas for advice. The governor advised them the adminster an enema to the body.

So they did that—and then they could bury the body in a cigar box.
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby dissilymordentroge » 22 Oct 2018, 13:06

Texan wrote:One of your members was kind enough to invite me to hang out here. Consider this my introduction. I'm a conservative American, military veteran, father of 3 sons, grandfather of 1 granddaughter(on the way), and married for 27 years to the most beautiful woman to ever wear a pair of cowboy boots.

I realize that I am an outsider here and will try not to tell you how to live your lives. I know I don't like it when foreigners try to tell me that my ways are stupid and that my country should be like their country. I will be happy to give my opinion, especially when asked. I can't promise that I will stay here forever. I have responsibilities, commitments, and other interests, but it will be good to see how people on the bottom of the world live.(ha)

Hi Tex. Feel free to tell me how to live my life but expect me to do the same. I have a history of tangling with fundamentalist Christians on US forums so maybe if we stay away from scripture we’ll get on well. On the other hand maybe we can learn something from each other if we stay open to new ideas. These days however I do try and avoid the subject of Trump as the mere thought of the man has steam coming out of my ears. But hey, down here we have as many politicians, maybe more, who have the same effect on me.
One issue we could discuss is the treatment of military vets when they return home. In Australia the Veteran’s Affairs Dept has a nasty record in their dealings with returned soldiers. We had one excellent advocate for veterans, Jacki Lambie, herself ex-army. Sadly due to a dual nationality mess in Federal Parliament she and a lot of others had to resign.

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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby SethBullock » 23 Oct 2018, 02:24

Texan wrote:One of your members was kind enough to invite me to hang out here. Consider this my introduction. I'm a conservative American, military veteran, father of 3 sons, grandfather of 1 granddaughter(on the way), and married for 27 years to the most beautiful woman to ever wear a pair of cowboy boots.

I realize that I am an outsider here and will try not to tell you how to live your lives. I know I don't like it when foreigners try to tell me that my ways are stupid and that my country should be like their country. I will be happy to give my opinion, especially when asked. I can't promise that I will stay here forever. I have responsibilities, commitments, and other interests, but it will be good to see how people on the bottom of the world live.(ha)


Howdy, Texan! :Hi
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby pinkeye » 23 Oct 2018, 02:51

HBS Guy wrote:A Texan was out of Texas, in some poor village, big man talking big.

The Texan died suddenly and the village had a problem: nowhere near enough wood to make a coffin for such a huge man, the gravedigger didn’t want to dig that big a hole in the hard rocky soil.

They discussed the matter but could see no solution. So the mayor rang the Governor of Texas for advice. The governor advised them the adminster an enema to the body.

So they did that—and then they could bury the body in a cigar box.


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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby Texan » 23 Oct 2018, 03:58

HBS Guy wrote:A Texan was out of Texas, in some poor village, big man talking big.

The Texan died suddenly and the village had a problem: nowhere near enough wood to make a coffin for such a huge man, the gravedigger didn’t want to dig that big a hole in the hard rocky soil.

They discussed the matter but could see no solution. So the mayor rang the Governor of Texas for advice. The governor advised them the adminster an enema to the body.

So they did that—and then they could bury the body in a cigar box.

Good thing they didn’t light a match instead.
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby fisherman » 23 Oct 2018, 10:42

Texan wrote:One of your members was kind enough to invite me to hang out here. Consider this my introduction. I'm a conservative American, military veteran, father of 3 sons, grandfather of 1 granddaughter(on the way), and married for 27 years to the most beautiful woman to ever wear a pair of cowboy boots.

I realize that I am an outsider here and will try not to tell you how to live your lives. I know I don't like it when foreigners try to tell me that my ways are stupid and that my country should be like their country. I will be happy to give my opinion, especially when asked. I can't promise that I will stay here forever. I have responsibilities, commitments, and other interests, but it will be good to see how people on the bottom of the world live.(ha)


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And I'd say besides Australians, Americans, Canads, Bulgarians (few, and around the Mountains), Macedons and Italians, I have zero respect for most of the other nations. Australia has a great history and Australians are ruff and tuff bastardos like ourselves. They eat crocs for breakfast, and I greatly appreciated the invitation since I got invited here the same way. I couldn't say no to such a polite and together so ruff and tuff and cool persona. I think you'll fit fine. Enjoy here instead of Facebook, I meant Fakebook, which I only use for biz.
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby Texan » 06 Nov 2018, 05:13

Aussie wrote:'Onya Texan. Given that background and family tree, I guess you are of Vietnam War vintage. Welcome.

Sorry I missed your post. I was born during the Vietnam War.
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby pinkeye » 07 Nov 2018, 04:38

so a young'un then. Guess that explains your optimism.

Hey ..mid-term elections are happening right now in the US. I must confess it seems a strange set-up … basically your politicians get to have a party every 2 years, even tho the Major election is for 4 yrs. Party-time.
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby DonDeeHippy » 07 Nov 2018, 05:39

so if u get really old u loose your optimism....
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby Texan » 07 Nov 2018, 09:53

pinkeye wrote:so a young'un then. Guess that explains your optimism.

Hey ..mid-term elections are happening right now in the US. I must confess it seems a strange set-up … basically your politicians get to have a party every 2 years, even tho the Major election is for 4 yrs. Party-time.

Young is a relative term. I'm 51 and will become a grandfather in January. I was born in January 1967.

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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby SethBullock » 07 Nov 2018, 13:49

Texan wrote:
pinkeye wrote:so a young'un then. Guess that explains your optimism.

Hey ..mid-term elections are happening right now in the US. I must confess it seems a strange set-up … basically your politicians get to have a party every 2 years, even tho the Major election is for 4 yrs. Party-time.

Young is a relative term. I'm 51 and will become a grandfather in January. I was born in January 1967.

House of Representatives - 2 years
Senate - 6 years
President - 4 years


I first became a grampa in 2011. Best thing ever. Congrats in advance, Texan. You're gonna love this. :bgrin
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Re: Howdy from Texas.

Postby johnsmith » 07 Nov 2018, 14:41

SethBullock wrote:
Texan wrote:
pinkeye wrote:so a young'un then. Guess that explains your optimism.

Hey ..mid-term elections are happening right now in the US. I must confess it seems a strange set-up … basically your politicians get to have a party every 2 years, even tho the Major election is for 4 yrs. Party-time.

Young is a relative term. I'm 51 and will become a grandfather in January. I was born in January 1967.

House of Representatives - 2 years
Senate - 6 years
President - 4 years


I first became a grampa in 2011. Best thing ever. Congrats in advance, Texan. You're gonna love this. :bgrin


yes, I've heard it's better than being a dad even

mostly because you get to send them back home :roll
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