Texas lawmaker introduces bill chastising Texans for using the Chilean flag emoji


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/02/21/texas-lawmaker-introduces-bill.html


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Your tax dollars at work bringing you another piece of useless legislation that will be debated, talked, discussed, revised, edited and finally voted on.

Just make Texas flag emoji and be done with it.


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I guess we can use a different flag instead to troll this guy


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which has its own identity crisis:


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I imagine when all the worlds problems are solved, this is the sort of thing government will focus on all the time.


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I think of it more as giving a kid a box of crayons to keep them busy. Let them debate this for weeks, hold special sessions, take fact finding trips to Chile to do research.


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As a Texan:


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“I think of it more as giving a kid a box of crayons to keep them busy. Let them debate this for weeks, hold special sessions, take fact finding trips to Chile to do research.”

And you’re okay with them spending hundreds of thousands of dollars doing this?


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A bit like the issues with flag emoji confusing college football fans during the Olympics.


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" La bandera de Tejas
que bonita esta . . ."

(thanks to Puerto Rico.)


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When I hear “Keep Austin weird” this kind of stupidity is not usually what I think of.


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A decade-ish ago, I remember a report of a Dallas(?) area school having to return an order of Chilean flags that had been purchased for every classroom.

Yes, most Texas classrooms have both a US and a Texan Flag.

Many Texas Class rooms pledge allegiance to the United States and follow up with a pledge to the Texas Flag.

Indoctrination is alive and well in the Lone Star State.


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Yea, if they are spending time on this, they are not spending time on legislating uteruses, or bedroom activities, or bathroom use.


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Easier said than done. I don’t think the Unicode Consortium cares that much about the flag of Texas.


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Texas is just old school. It is a rather recent phenomenon where people don’t tend to think of the state first, and the nation second. It is one of the reasons our political system is set up the way it is.


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Or, adopt the Chilean flag as the flag of Texas. Problem solved!