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Monday, June 12, 2017

Somebody messed with Texas

Posted By on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 4:15 PM

click to enlarge TEXAS-SIZED SPOOF: A fake page about taking down statute of Sam Houston.
  • TEXAS-SIZED SPOOF: A fake page about taking down statute of Sam Houston.

Best story on a slow news day. Hundreds, some toting semi-automatic rifles, turned out in Houston Saturday to protect a statue of Sam Houston against a purported move to remove the memorial because Houston was a slave owner (also an opponent of secession who refused to sign a loyalty oath to the Confederacy and somebody who spent some time in Arkansas).


They swarmed Hermann Park early in the morning, decked in camo, leather vests, InfoWars jackets, and Texas pride shirts, toting American, Texan, and "Don't Tread on Me" flags, "Stand with Sam" signs, and semi-automatic rifles and snipers.

A 40-person deep security team patrolled the area, while the hydration team passed out water, waiting in the Texas summer heat for enemy leftist groups to arrive.

"We set up four-man teams in different sectors making sure the anti-fascists wouldn't infiltrate us or pick off one or two people by the bathrooms," Jeremy Alcede, head of security for the group This is Texas, told BuzzFeed News. "We were told hundreds of [anti-fascists] were coming."
They didn't.

Gotta wonder if somebody was off to the side of this gathering doing spit takes.

Now about those rumors concerning the Mike Huckabee Nature Center sign.

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