“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Monday, February 11, 2013

Things That Make You Go Hmmm... Texas vs. Chile

I've known this for a long time, but just in case none of my fellow Texans knew...

We not only stole the flag design from Chile, we stole their damn motto too.  LMAO.
Chilean Flag
In order for Texas to differinteate itself from Chile, they made their star bigger and the blue extend from top to bottom on the left hand side.

Texan Flag
As for the motto, Chile's "La Estrella Solitaria", is "The Lone Star" in English.

And we are????  

The Lone Star State - go figure. 

Now that is something to really make you go, "hmmm".


Carmela Lopez Araujo via Facebook said...

Yes but our state is actually shaped like a star! Lol

Rock Crawford via Facebook said...

^uhm, no

Blade aka Peter said...

LOL, Carmela really?

Carmela Lopez Araujo via Facebook said...

Yes really, closer to a star than Chile

Rock Crawford via Facebook said...

neither Texas nor Chile look anything like a star

Carmela Lopez Araujo via Facebook said...

When Texas was part of Mexico it was part of the state of Coahuila y Tejas and that flag had 2 stars on it. When Texas gained its independence in 1836 it retained the same flag minus a star representing the split from mexico giving it the nickname, 'Lone Star State'! So that's a bit of history on how that came about.

Blade aka Peter said...

LOL, regardless of history - it doesn't discount the fact that Chile was around before "Tejas" and we stole their design, and their motto The Lone Star. I mean c'mon, these new Texans should have gone with a different idea. LOL.

Carmela Lopez Araujo via Facebook said...

The thing is, back then, I really don't think Texans knew much about Chile. The world was a much bigger place then than it is now. I'm just glad I live here in the Lone Star State!!

Blade aka Peter said...

That's for sure, I'd freeze in the northern states. lol

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