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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

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Boot made for walking...away from Texas.

Texas- Last night under the cover of darkness, the entire city of Austin slipped out of the state.

Hank Perkins, a resident of the nearby town of Waco said he thought he heard something, but decided to wait until the morning to investigate.

"When I got there I couldn't believe my eyes...there wasn't a soul to be found!" exclaimed Mr. Perkins.

What he did find however, was a note pinned to a cactus that read:


Dear Texas,

We know our departure must seem sudden, but believe us it's been building for some time. Yes, it's partly due to the embarrassment of having Rick Perry as governor, but it's also that we don't seem to have much in common.

We like music...you like guns, we like art...you like guns, we like science...you like guns. That's just not enough to sustain a healthy relationship.

Anyway, for now we're staying with some friends in Shreveport Louisiana, just until we can find a place of our own. We hope someday you'll understand.

Sincerely,

The city of Austin


When told of the situation, Governor Perry reportedly said "What's a Shreveport?"

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