Yes, sitting in your leased Escalade at a dead stop for an hour on I-10 with the weekend smell of wet, decaying Cheerios wafting from the back 2 carseats... that's far superior, Kemosabe.
Stop trolling for Texas. It is what it is, and needs absolutely no help from the likes of you.
-Dude that won't believe you're native, yet fears you are, but then again hopes you're safely penned up in Austin
The Guardian story is a far better read if you substitute [THERMONUCLEAR WEAPON] for every gasping, scandalized mention of a firearm.
I'm with you. There's zero way I'd ever stake my life/liberty/property on my fellow citizens' ability to understand the difference between "checking" and "savings," much less the foibles and intricacies of IB deals.
Y'know, anyone capable of launching an unhinged tirade of that caliber can never understand the meaning of "I'm sorry" or "I was wrong."
I do love the schizophrenia of it all.
I thought it was more shocking for BI to just print all of it straight up, no asterisks, no hyphens.
Of all the possible jokes for this story - and they are legion - you picked THIS one?
"You gotta be kidding me."
It's a complete push for me. "Flip a coin, your honor."
My take was that he self-censored the part about him brandishing a 9mm. Think that sort of thing is frowned on up there.
That's not a pro, it's a con. If it wasn't for y'all, Mexico would be Texican. Can you imagine what we would have done to that place in the ensuing 177 years? It would have been dotted with redneck trailers, ATV shops, meth labs, BBQ joints, and Coors Light cans from Baja to Guatemala.
Only Cuernavaca would've survived as the place we cordon off for hippies.
It would've been a PARADISE ON EARTH.