4 Sep 2011
Texan farmer goes to Australia for a vacation. There he meets an Glen, an Aussie farmer and gets talking. The Aussie shows off his big wheat field and the Texan says, 'Oh yeah. We have wheat fields that are at least twice as large.'
Then they walk around the station(ranch) a little, and the Glen shows off his herd of cattle.
Then George W immediately says, 'We have longhorns that are at least twice as large as your cows.'
The conversation has, meanwhile, almost died when the Texan sees a herd of kangaroos hopping through the field and so he asks, 'And what are those?'
'Glen', the Aussie replies with an incredulous look, 'Don't you have any grasshoppers in Texas.'
Not to be outdone the Texan asks, do you spray with insecticide before or after they lay eggs.
These Texans are not dumb they are smart people.
(thinking about this)
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