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"According to [Texas Gov. Rick] Perry, the 75-foot-high barricade running along the northern boundary is the culmination of more than 160 years of escalating tensions between Texas and the United States."
Oh, well, it looks like 12 votes weren't enough. Congrats to Scott, who I hope to meet someday.
If you are a member of the Geophysical Society of Houston, this is the last week to vote for next year's officers --
GSH: GSH Officers 2009/2010.
> If everyone who reads my blog votes for me, I'll have 12 votes!
Steve Detweiler, University of Florida: Heavy Boots.
"‘You saw the APOLLO astronauts walking around on the Moon, didn't you?’ I countered. ‘Why didn't they float away?’
"‘Because they were wearing heavy boots.’ he responded...."