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Signs of… the Apocolypse? Global warming? The reconquesta?

23 January 2007

… or all of the above?

Morton, Texas, on the Texas-New Mexico border, has always been one of those half-Tejano half-Anglo towns where things are kinda mixed up.  You know, where you find people named Bubba Gonazles and Pedro Smith… and the Virgin of Guadelupe in the frozen food section at the supermarket:

An ice formation inside a Morton, Texas, grocery store’s freezer is prompting tears from people who see it and has apparently answered the prayers of some visitors, according to a Local 6 News report. 

Morton Thrifty Foods employee Alma Avalos said when she went to the back she noticed that some drops of water from the ceiling had frozen. 

As more and more people began to hear about the Virgin Mary, they started traveling in droves to see the ice.

Or… more likely, it’s the result of the very chilly response to the second coming of the Goveror of all (well… 39% of all voting) Texans —


AUSTIN, TEXAS — Hours after Gov. Rick Perry kicked off his second full term in office, Ted Nugent helped him celebrate at a black-tie gala, but not all attendees were pleased by the rocker’s performance.
Using machine guns as props, Nugent, 58, appeared onstage as the final act of the inaugural ball wearing a cutoff T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag and shouting offensive remarks about non-English speakers, according to people who were in attendance..

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