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Friday Wrap: Fourth of July Special!


by: Burnt Orange Report

Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 04:00 PM CDT


It's Friday! Time for your Burnt Orange Reporters to kick back, open a beer, throw some meat on the grill, and watch a few fireworks. Oh, and also the Friday Wrap.

We hope your Fourth of July is spectacular, just like the San Diego fireworks a few few years ago, when a technical error, cause all the explosions to go off at the same time.


Below the jump, learn about Texans' grooming habits, read a thoughtful expose about the Texas Tea Party, and find out who called Rick Perry a "metrosexual" because he's not wearing boots anymore....

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Texans spend more time grooming themselves than residents of pretty much any other state, with an average of 46 minutes per day spent in front of the mirror.

-Emily Cadik

This week's Rolling Stone has an in-depth piece on the special brand of crazy that is taking over the Texas Tea Party, and by extension the Republican government in Texas.

-Katherine Haenschen

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson isn't a fan of Rick Perry's bespectacled, cowboy-bootless new look--in an interview this week, he claimed that Perry "could now pass for a West Coast metrosexual and has embarrassed us all with his sartorial change of direction."

-Katie Singh



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