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February 5th
5:04 PM
"Romney has got into Gingrich’s head, under his skin and very possibly into other parts of his anatomy. The former Speaker appears intent on destroying Romney but seems not to care that he will almost certainly fail - and probably destroy himself in the process."
September 6th
6:47 PM

Fires in Texas viewed from the International Space Station

12:43 AM
Massive Fires near Austin Texas
Austin-area wildfire burns a record 476 homes

Massive Fires near Austin Texas

Austin-area wildfire burns a record 476 homes

August 29th
4:04 PM

Piece of crust stolen from Texas found in Antarctica

When Rodinia finally did break up, this piece of crust was separated from North America and ended up in the core of what would become Antarctica. You certainly wouldn’t guess this from a map of the planet today, but that’s the gift that geology gives—unique pictures of the impossibly distant past.  >continue<

Theoretically, then, we could send George Bush, Rick Perry and Ron Paul to Antarctica and they’d be right at home ;/

January 7th
1:34 PM
"Texas is where the modern conservative theory of budgeting — the belief that you should never raise taxes under any circumstances, that you can always balance the budget by cutting wasteful spending — has been implemented most completely. If the theory can’t make it there, it can’t make it anywhere."
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Paul Krugman - The Texas Omen