“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

We've got five years / What a surprise / Five years, stuck on my eyes / We've got five years / My brain hurts a lot / Five years, that's all we've got

From Prodigal Son's very first post, cleverly titled "Welcome to the Panhandle Truth Squad," we have been proud to offer the Texas Panhandle cogent political analysis like...well, like that very first post. It seems appropriate now to quote that most prescient of posts in its entirety:

Indeed, who could have known, as time went by, how many, many political events that post would foretell; who could have known how history would judge the eloquence demonstrated so early on by the Panhandle Truth Squad?

.....One of the many Historical Events covered by the Panhandle Truth Squad.

Yes, we are-- as has been noted-- Very Old for a blog, and we have seen much. We have made enemies of our friends and friends of our enemies. We apologize for nothing, though we have often been dead wrong. What do we care? No one remembers-- except Curious Texan, and he is easily dismissed. Pshaw!-- that is the sound made when Panhandle Truth Squad dismisses Curious Texan.

Ah, but we should be more mature. We are, after all, Very Old.

.....An early Panhandle Truth Squad anniversary party.

But we will not Grow Up, even as we Grow Old. In this New Age (an age in which nominal Liberals are actually In Control), we will re-commit to reminding the I-35 corridor and others that the Panhandle exists, that if Rick Perry secedes from the United States he will have to do it Without Us, and that "Thick-Skinned" means Doin' It when it Ain't Easy. Those who have never tasted Dust imprinted in their Teeth by 90 mph winds will never understand us. We will Dance with those what Brung us-- but only as long as it suits us. We Are What We Are. We Are Panhandle Truth Squad.


P.S. Join us Friday evening, May 15th, beginning at 7:00 PM, for our fifth anniversary party. E-mail panhandletruthsquad@yahoo.com for more info.