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Stan,
I think Texas is doing a great job.
Gary


On 9 Sep 2005 at 17:37, Caldwell, Stan wrote:

> Scott Haan (not Maxwell) wrote: 
> 
> "There is another common mental disorder which afflicting people from
> the 2nd biggest state = Texanism." 
> 
> Scott:
> 
> As the noted liberal Democrat Governor, Ann Richards, once said: 
> "Don't Mess with Texas."
> 
> At the very least, don't paint all Texans with the same stereotypical
> brush.  Over the past week, Texas has absorbed more than 250,000
> mostly poor refugees from Louisiana.  We have them safely quartered in
> more than 100 temporary shelters all over the state, have overwhelmed
> them with free food and clothing, and are working to find them
> permanent housing and jobs.  Their children are already attending
> Texas public schools.  Many, perhaps most, have stated that they plan
> to remain permanently in Texas.
> 
> Most of this effort is being undertaken by ordinary Texans, since
> nearly all of our local Red Cross and Salvation Army volunteers and
> their leaders left for Louisiana before Katrina arrived.  No other
> state has shown anything remotely similar to this degree of
> compassion, not even Louisiana.  How many refugees has your big empty
> state, Alaska, accepted to date?
> 
> Please save your Texas sarcasm for some other time when those of us in
> the Lone Star State are in better humor.  You know that we will give
> you ample opportunity, we always do, it's only a matter of time.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
> Naturalized Texan in Dallas 
> 
> Note:  The dictionary and the New York Times define refugee as "a
> person who voluntarily leaves their home to seek refuge in another
> place." Thus, I use that term without apology to Jesse Jackson or
> anyone else.
> 
> 
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