SAN JACINTO BATTLEGROUND - Yesterday the world famous Battle of San Jacinto was reenacted on the original San Jacinto Battleground, 22 miles east of downtown Houston, as part of the Texas Independence Day celebrations. There were thousands of visitors in attendance from all over the world. There was one gentleman in the Texas Army who traveled all the way from Wales to participate in the battle reenactment.
Visitors could go into the Texas Army camp as well as the Mexican Army camp, and see what they were actually like on the day of the battle. Later in the day, when the Texas Army made their famous charge, and the Mexican combat forces were forced into retreat, there was enough electricity in the air to power Houston for a year. The smells of all the blackpowder smoke, the horses, the tremendous noise of muskets and canons firing everywhere, men screaming, falling, and dying.. It was very dramatic.
Surprisingly, George Bush, loyal Texan that he is, didn't send in the US Air Force to bomb and kill the Texas Cavalry and prevent Mexico from losing the war again. It was also surprising that Vicente Fox isn't hauling the Texas Army into international court for winning the war again, and it is amazing that the ACLU hasn't filed any lawsuits against the Texas Army for having the temerity to violate the civil rights of the Mexican Cavalry - again..
There was an undeniable feeling in the air that the Texans are eager to play this war out again for real - at the polls in '06 and '08. The tension in the air this year was noticeably thicker than it has ever been, and the anger was aimed squarely at Bush and his Open Borders Surrender Monkeys. Actually, the tension was so thick, the Texans didn't really appear to be in much of a mood to wait for the '06 elections.