You know why? Cause Texas alone is larger that France (204k sq miles) and Austria (32K) combined. Texas is larger than Spain (191k), Portugal (36k), and Austria (32k) combined. Texas is larger than Great Britian/Ireland (120k), Italy (114k), and of course, Austria (32k) combined. Throw in some liberal states like Massachusetts (10,555 sq miles) Connecticut (5,544 sq miles), Delaware (1,954 sq miles), Rhode Island (1,545 sq miles) to put things in perspective. 268,601 square miles of non stop Texas action. Stop complaining that my cow eats more than your gerbil!