Sep 112017
 

September 8, 1900 the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States obliterated the thriving city of Galveston, Texas.

An Inconvenient Truth - The 1900 Galveston Hurricane
Galveston after the 1900 hurricane – Photographer unknown – Texas State Library

Perhaps pollution and increased CO2 emissions cause amnesia!

For those who believe in Man-Made Global Warming allow me to present to you this inconvenient truth. In 1900 a category 4 hurricane hit Galveston Texas leveling the city. This was before pollution from China, India and USA. Autos had just started being built. No emissions into the air yet. No hole in the ozone. So what caused this one Liberal environmentalists? Trump wasn’t even born yet (Although some on the Left might claim that Trump probably travelled back in time causing the Hurricane).

The hurricane was so bad that a 2008 article in Time Magazine reported it as “The deadliest hurricane in U.S. history”.

The deadliest hurricane in U.S. history was not Hurricane Katrina. Not even close. It was the storm that hit Galveston, Texas, exactly 108 years and one week ago. That storm killed about 8,000 Americans and leveled what had been the largest city in Texas. It was a vicious storm with 130 mph winds.

In Galveston they call it the “Great Hurricane” (Sept. 8, 1900). This was way before hurricanes were named, which didn’t start until 1953. In 1900 Galveston was only about 9 feet above sea level. When the hurricane made landfall on September 8th it had estimated winds of 145 miles per hour at landfall, making it a Category 4 storm on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale. The hurricane brought a 15 foot tall storm surge along with these winds. The surge was so powerful it washed over the entire island, knocking buildings off their foundations and then pounding them into scraps of wood. In total over 3600 houses were destroyed.

Many of us thought that Hurricane Katrina caused the most U.S. deaths (1,800, with an additional 700 still missing), but it was dwarfed by the Galveston Hurricane, which was the deadliest natural disaster to ever hit the US, claiming over 6,000 lives.
 
The 1900 Galveston Hurricane

 

Deadliest United States Hurricanes
Rank Hurricane Season Fatalities
1 “Galveston” 1900 8,000–12,000†
2 “Okeechobee” 1928 2,500+†
3 Katrina 2005 1,836
4 “Cheniere Caminada” 1893 1,100–1,400*
5 “Sea Islands” 1893 1,000–2,000†
6 “Florida Keys” 1919 778
7 “Georgia” 1881 700†
8 Audrey 1957 416
9 “Labor Day” 1935 408
10 “Last Island” 1856 400†
†estimated total
Reference: Deadliest US hurricanes

 
 
 

A Mooving Story

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May 232017
 

A Mooving Story

A cow in Northeast Texas has apparently defied great odds and given birth to four calves that have been named Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo.

 
 
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Room 322 At Hotel ZaZa

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Feb 202017
 
What’s Up With Room 322 at Hotel ZaZa?

Room 322 At Hotel ZaZa - A very creepy painting above the bed depicting two girls with dead eyes and deformed, elongated necks. Does this image represent split personalities? A very creepy painting above the bed depicting two girls with dead eyes and deformed, elongated necks.

Hotel ZaZa is a stylish inn located in Houston, Texas. While the hotel is known for its luxurious suites, a recent post on Reddit revealed the existence of the mysterious “Room 322”. This room it is not advertised on the hotel’s website and, in short, is the definition of creepy. This is what the Redditor posted:

stay here frequently when on business. Hotel was booked solid and my colleague managed to score a room unplanned. We all had normal zaza style rooms (swank) and he ended up in this goth dungeon closet.

Seriously- the room had a chain holding the bed to wall, pictures of skulls and a creepy, incongruous portrait of an old man. Room was about 1/3 the normal size with the furniture blocking part of the TV, bed and window.

We asked about it at the front desk and the clerk looked it up and said ” that room isn’t supposed to be rented.’ and immediately moved him.
– Source: Reddit

Here are picutres of the room, each of which kind of raises concerns about what actually happens there.

Unlike any other room in the hotel, the floor is cold, hard, dirty concrete.
Unlike any other room in the hotel, the floor is cold, hard, dirty concrete.

The room is about a third of the size of other rooms in the hotel and is the only one with brick walls. The mirror is embedded in the brick wall, leading some to believe that it is actually a two-way mirror…
The room is about a third of the size of other rooms in the hotel and is the only one with brick walls. The mirror is embedded in the brick wall, leading some to believe that it is actually a two-way mirror…

The bed is chained to the wall. Why?
The bed is chained to the wall. Why?

Skull frame on the wall. Rather appropriate since 322 is the Skull and Bones’ sacred number.
Skull frame on the wall. Rather appropriate since 322 is the Skull and Bones’ sacred number.

A Skull Cock
A Skull clock hanges on the wall.

Those that are aware of the occult elite’s symbolism know that 322 is the “sacred” number of the Skull & Bones secret society (to which belong the likes of George W. Bush, George Bush Sr. and John Kerry).
Those that are aware of the occult elite’s symbolism know that 322 is the “sacred” number of the Skull & Bones secret society (to which belong the likes of George W. Bush, George Bush Sr. and John Kerry).

Official Skull and Bones logo prominently featuring the number 322.

Another creepy image above the bed of a guy with huge eyes. He doesn’t look nice at all.
Another creepy image above the bed of a guy with huge eyes. He doesn’t look nice at all.

Overseeing the room is the picture of a suited man. Appaerently, it is Jay Comeaux, President of Stanford Group Company. Why is this random elite guy on the wall? Does he have something to do with the Skull and Bones?
Overseeing the room is the picture of a suited man. Apparently, it is Jay Comeaux, President of Stanford Group Company. Why is this random elite guy on the wall? Does he have something to do with the Skull and Bones?

This looks like the perfect place to traumatize someone.
This looks like the perfect place to traumatize someone.

When the story came out, people from the hotel’s PR responded that room 322 was a theme room entitled “Hard Times” and was meant to recreate a “prison experience”. This room is however not advertised anywhere and, as some people noted, there is nothing in that room that really recalls a “prison experience”. Do jail cells have huge mirrors, brick walls and frames of skulls, weird deformed faces and company CEOs on walls? Not really.

Another strange fact, a year before this story came out, a book author posted on her blog a little something about room 322 as well. This is what she wrote about it:

“When I checked into Houston’s Hotel ZaZa at midnight on Thursday night, there was some confusion. My first room was a themed room, known as the Hard Times room; this skull was on the wall. A few minutes after I got there, the front desk called up and said they had to move me; the people at the front desk were deeply upset at the thought of me being stuck in this room.”
– Source: Pop Culture Nerd

Apparently, hotel staff do not want everyday visitors to stay in that room. Is this room called “Hard Times” because it is used for occult elite trauma-inducing rituals?

 
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Joke Of The Day: Bang!

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Jan 032017
 
Rubber Chicken An elderly, but hardy cattleman from Texas once told a young female neighbor that if she wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a pinch of gunpowder on her oatmeal each morning.

She did this religiously and lived to the age of 103, leaving behind 14 children, 30 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and a 40 foot hole where the crematorium used to be.

 

 

 

Joke Of The Day: Hard Drinkers

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Jul 062016
 
Rubber Chicken A Texan walks into a pub in Ireland and clears his voice to the crowd of drinkers. He says, “I hear you Irish are a bunch of hard drinkers. I’ll give $500 American dollars to anybody in here who can drink 10 pints of Guinness back to back.”

The room is quiet and no one takes up the Texan’s offer. One man even leaves. Thirty minutes later the same gentleman who left shows back up and taps the Texan on the shoulder. “Is your bet still good?” asks the Irishman.

The Texan says yes and asks the bartender to line up 10 pints of Guinness. Immediately the Irishman tears into all 10 of the pint glasses, drinking them all back to back. The other pub patrons cheer as the Texan sits in amazement.

The Texan gives the Irishman the $500 and says, “If ya don’t mind me askin’, where did you go for that 30 minutes you were gone?” The Irishman replies, “Oh…I had to go to the pub down the street to see if I could do it first.”

 

 

 

American History: The Texas Giants

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Jan 222016
 

The Texas Giants

The four Shields brothers, of White Rock, Texas, were billed as being between 7 feet 8 inches and 8 feet 0 inches tall, but in reality none of them exceeded 7 feet 0 inches. They were between 6 feet 8 inches and 6 feet 11 inches when they joined a Barnum & Bailey sideshow around 1880. They were also known as The Texas Giants.

Shadrick Archibald Shields (a.k.a. Shade Shields at 6 feet 8 inches), Augustus Orion Shields (a.k.a. Guss Shields at 6 feet 9 inches), John Franklin Shields (a.k.a. Frank Shields at 6 feet 10.5 inches), and Jack Robinson Shields (a.k.a. Jack Shields at 6 feet 11 inches) each made about six dollars a day as ‘The Texas Giants.’ Three of the brothers returned to Texas after 10 years, but Shade trouped on into the 1890s. At one point, he and his tall, Irish wife, Annie (formerly knownn as Annie O’Brien, wife of Patrick O’Brien), were billed as ‘The Texas Giant and Giantess.’ After Shade retired, he and Guss ran a saloon in Greenville. But in his last years, recalling the magic of the big top, Shade spent most of his time on Missouri riverboats with his good friend and fellow circus veteran, 36-inch-tall Major Ray, who had formed one half of ‘the smallest married couple in the world.’

One of the newspaper clippings below writes of 7 real Shields Brothers (with a claimed combined height of over 50 feet!). The 1870 census even lists 8 Shields brothers and their approximate birth years:

James Shields – 1839
Robert Shields – 1842
Thomas J Shields – 1844
Josiah P Shields – 1848
Augustus O Shields – 1851
John F Shields – 1853
Shadrick A Shields – 1857
Jack R Shields – 1859

Only 4 of them were tall enough to tour as giants. The line-up of the ‘Shields Brothers’ varied to include other tall men from that period. Other tall man that regularly posed as one of the 4 brothers were Ben Brown and George Sturgis.

Shields Brothers

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10-Year Old Texas Girl Kills 13-Foot Alligator

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Oct 272015
 

10 Year Old Texas Girl Kills 13 Foot Alligator

10-year old Ella Hawk killed a 13-foot 800-pound gator with one shot above the eyes during a trip on the Guadalupe River near Victoria, Texas.

A 10-year-old Texas girl now has some major bragging rights. The hunter bagged an 800-pound alligator near Victoria, Texas. And her weapon? A crossbow!

Ella Hawk says she wasn’t even nervous because she has been hunting for several years.

The Victoria Advocate stated the 13-foot gator is ranked number one in the Trophy Game Records of the World database.

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Joke Of The Day: Texas Compassion

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Oct 072015
 
Rubber Chicken A very gentle Texas lady was driving across a high bridge outside San Antonio one day. As she neared the top of the bridge, she noticed a young man fixin’ to jump. She stopped her car, rolled down the window and said, “Please don’t jump! Think of your dear mother and father!”

“Mom and Dad are both dead,” he said sadly, then turned back toward his doom. “I’m going to jump!”

“Wait!” she said. “Think of your wife and children!”

“My wife left me,” he replied, “and I don’t have any kids.”

“Well, then,” she said, grasping at straws, “think of the Alamo!”

He replied, “What’s the Alamo?”

“Well bless your heart,” she said. “Just go ahead and jump, you dumb ass Yankee!”

 

 

Texas Terms

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Sep 202015
 

COMPUTER TERMS – TEXAS TRANSLATION:Texas Terms

LOG ON: Making a wood stove hotter.

LOG OFF: Don’t add no more wood.

MONITOR: Keeping an eye on the wood stove.

DOWNLOAD: Gettin’ the farwood off the truck

MEGA HERTZ: When yer not keerful gettin’ the farwood

FLOPPY DISC: Whatcha git from tryin to carry too much farwood

RAM: That thing tha splits the farwood

HARD DRIVE: Gettin’ home in the winter time

PROMPT: What the mail ain’t in the winter time

WINDOWS: What to shut when it’s cold outside

SCREEN: What to shut when it’s black fly season

BYTE: What them dang flies do

CHIP: Munchies fer the TV

MICRO CHIP: What’s in the bottom of the munchie bag

MODEM: Whatcha did to the hay fields

DOT MATRIX: Old Dan Matrix’s wife

LAP TOP: Where the kitty sleeps

KEYBOARD: Where ya hang the dang truck keys

SOFTWARE: Them dang plastic forks and knives

MOUSE: What eats the grain in the barn

MOUSE PAD: That’s hippie talk fer the mouse hole

MAIN FRAME: Holds up the barn roof

ENTER: Northerner talk fer “c’mon in, y’all”

RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY: When ya can’t ‘member what ya paid fer the rifle

 

Texas Redheaded Centipede

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Jul 262015
 
Texas Redheaded Centipede

Texas Redheaded Centipede

If you hate creepy, crawly things, Texas has just the centipede for you.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo on Facebook on Friday showing a particularly striking specimen of the Texas redheaded centipede, proving that everything is indeed bigger in Texas.

The centipede, featuring a long black body, yellow legs and a red head and antennas, took a ride on a broom in Garner State Park, located west of San Antonio in the state’s Hill Country.

The centipede, whose Latin name is Scolopendra heros, can be found from Mexico up into the south-central and southwestern United States. They usually have between 21 and 23 pairs of legs and typically measure between 6 and 8 inches long.

Even though it may look frightening, Texas wildlife department officials said the centipede doesn’t pose much of a threat to humans. Bites can be painful, but usually subside after a few hours of swelling and stinging.

However, the redheaded centipede is a much bigger danger to its fellow animals. It often feeds on lizards and toads and has been known to also attack rodents and snakes.

 

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Joke Of The Day: At A Pub In Ireland

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Jul 252015
 
Rubber Chicken A Texan walks into a pub in Ireland and clears his voice to the crowd of drinkers. He says, “I hear you Irish are a bunch of hard drinkers. I’ll give $500 American dollars to anybody in here who can drink 10 pints of Guinness back-to-back.”

The room is quiet and no one takes up the Texan’s offer. One man even leaves. Thirty minutes later the same gentleman who left shows back up and taps the Texan on the shoulder. “Is your bet still good?”, asks the Irishman.

The Texan says yes and asks the bartender to line up 10 pints of Guinness. Immediately the Irishman tears into all 10 of the pint glasses drinking them all back-to-back. The other pub patrons cheer as the Texan sits in amazement.

The Texan gives the Irishman the $500 and says, “If ya don’t mind me askin’, where did you go for that 30 minutes you were gone?”

The Irishman replies, “Oh… I had to go to the pub down the street to see if I could do it first”.