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The Alamo still belongs to Texas, by God

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by joe king, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Contact: Mark Loeffler 512-936-1945

    Alamo will not go under UN control

    Patterson responds to Internet gossip: Horse hockey

    AUSTIN — Despite spectacular and erroneous reports to the contrary, the Alamo is not being turned over to the United Nations — or anyone else for that matter.

    Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today attempted once again to let Texans know that if the Alamo and the other Spanish missions in San Antonio are added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Alamo will remain entirely under the control of the state of Texas and the Texas General Land Office.

    Responding to a media report that the UN flag will fly over the Alamo, Patterson responded bluntly: “Horse hockey.”

    Patterson reiterated that a World Heritage Nomination will not change authority, jurisdiction or ownership of the Alamo or any of the other Spanish missions.

    “Some folks might think that getting on this list means the UN has some sort of influence at the Alamo. Those folks must not be from around here,” Patterson said. “The people of Texas own the Alamo now and in the future. Nothing is going to change that.

    “My legal team at the Land Office has reviewed this. I have personally met with the National Park Service staff working on this nomination and I am absolutely satisfied that a World Heritage Nomination will have no affect on the Alamo other than a possible increase in foreign tourists.”

    Patterson said the World Heritage Nomination is akin to the National Historic Landmark program operated by the National Parks System.

    “Just because the Alamo is a National Historic Landmark does not mean the federal government owns the Alamo,” Patterson said. “It’s a tourism designation indicating it’s a place of historic significance. That is all. Same goes for the World Heritage List.”

    Are people really that stupid that they have to be told this?
  2. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    People believe all sorts of stupid shit ... like this:

  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The right-wing shriekosphere has apparently been afire over the last couple of days with chain emails about the impending takeover.

    Your grouchy old uncle probably got one.
  4. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Crockett, Travis and Bowie could have used some black helicopters.
  5. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Not buying it for a minute:

  6. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    I'll see your horse hockey and raise you buffalo biscuits.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Why are you working smallpotatoes corners?
  8. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Mule muffins!
  9. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    You want to see this


    flying over this?


    Hell, no!

    Lone star or nothing!


    Victory or death!
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  10. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    The UN can have jurisdiction over the Alamo's basement ...
  11. RubberSoul1979

    RubberSoul1979 Active Member

    "Tomorrow night on ESPN, it's Stanford taking on Oklahoma State in the UNESCO Alamo Bowl. Right-wing ignorance lives here!"
  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    But not the bike contained therein.

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