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The Definitive "Things We Like About Texas" Thread
« on: February 25, 2010, 09:52:20 PM »

This thread was prompted, appropriately enough, by the "The Definitive 'Things We Like About Israel' Thread" thread.

They were talking about Kosher soda-pop being imported from Texas and that's when the following fighting words were dropped:

Fuck Texas.

This insult cannot be allowed to stand!  It's no New Hampshire, of course, but Texas is definitely up there on the list of the greatest places in the world to live! 


Let us list some reasons why:



  • It has an active secession movement!  Current polls indicate 18% support, but when shit hits the fan Texas might be the most able state to do it.

  • Texas is the biggest conservative economy in the world - if it were a country, it would be the 13th largest!

  • Texas has the second highest birth rate in the nation after Utah - which is awesome, and which also goes a long way to legitimize its otherwise-mediocre per-capita rankings.

  • It has some of the freest Global Cities in the world -- Houston and Dallas -- which is particularly remarkable because cities always tend to be more socialist.  When free market economists produce case studies debunking urban central planning, zoning, government-subsidized public transportation, rent control, etc they usually site either Houston or Dallas as examples of how to do things right.  Dallas ranks 6th in the world by number of billionaires.

  • Texas has the highest number of Fortune 500 company headquarters in the United States (58), including: AT&T, Dell Computer, American Airlines, Electronic Data Systems, J.C. Penney, Texas Instruments, Affiliated Computer Services, Blockbuster, RadioShack, Perot Systems, and of course a ton of huge energy, agribusiness, aerospace, and "military-industrial complex" companies too.  (NH's sole entry on the Fortune 1000 list ranks #945.)

  • Gov:  "Last year, more than half of all new jobs created in the United States were created in Texas".

  • Don't let "perfect" be the enemy of "good" - Ron Paul, Alex Jones, Debra Medina, etc are all good people who do good things for liberty.



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Just as with the Israel thread, this is a place for focusing on the positive.  Please post your own points about what you like about Texas.
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Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Texas" Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 01:34:38 AM »

Try fucking living there and still saying it's a good place to live.

Austin does not equal Texas. Houston does not equal Texas.
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Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Texas" Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 01:39:40 AM »

Gay people don't like Texas.

We already knew that.

That's not what this thread is about.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010, 11:56:43 PM »

Interestingly enough, one of my best friends recently moved to Dallas and is on a rugby team with mostly homosexual dudes.  He's liking Dallas, but I think he misses LA and SF.  He's also missing the girlfriend he left behind in California.  But he said the gays have been hooking him up with some attractive women at least.

I've been thinking of moving to Houston to further my biotech career and save money on property and get a CCW.  I'll be staying in SD though in the meantime.
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Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Texas" Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 01:12:45 AM »

Gay people don't like Texas.

We already knew that.

That's not what this thread is about.


Yeah, I'm sure if I started a "Things we like about socialism" thread you'd say something bad about it.
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Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Texas" Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2010, 02:09:43 AM »

That's stupid - there's nothing a rational person can possibly like about socialism.  It's savage, unstable, unpredictable, economically retarded, anti-scientific, and only ends in bloodshed - and not in a good way like Texas.  :lol:

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Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Texas" Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2010, 02:19:17 AM »

That's stupid - there's nothing a rational person can possibly like about socialism.  It's savage, unstable, unpredictable, economically retarded, anti-scientific, and only ends in bloodshed - and not in a good way like Texas.  :lol:



Socialism seems to have worked for great swaths of Europe.
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2010, 02:35:47 AM »

Not that any of the rest are any good but with a Prez from Texas you just know there is going to be killing of some brown people. The predictability is comforting.
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2010, 03:55:22 AM »

Socialism seems to have worked for great swaths of Europe.

No it didn't.  Now back to Texas...


From South East Texas Record -- Texas stands up for the Bill of Rights --

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Everyone's familiar with the First Amendment's prohibition against federal intrusion on the freedoms of religion, speech, and assembly.

The Second Amendment's guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms is also well known, as is the Fifth Amendment's protection against self-incrimination and double jeopardy.

Though they may not know the relevant amendment, Americans also are aware that the Bill of Rights guarantees jury trials in criminal and civil proceedings and prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and cruel and unusual punishment.

Most citizens, however, may have little or no knowledge of two other critically important amendments -- the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.  Fortunately for Texas, Gov. Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott know both well.

The Ninth Amendment stipulates that the rights enumerated in the Constitution and in the first eight Amendments do not preclude the existence of other rights belonging to the people.  The Tenth Amendment stipulates that the states and the people retain all powers not expressly granted to the federal government.

In other words, the Constitution is not an exhaustive list of the rights of the people, but it is an exhaustive list of the powers of the federal government.

Citizens also must understand that rights not exercised can be lost, particularly when powers never granted are asserted or assumed without challenge.

Attorney General Abbott's recently-filed lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's endangerment ruling on so-called greenhouse gases is, among other things, a welcome defense of our vitally important Ninth and Tenth Amendments.

The EPA is attempting to force-feed us junk science that could cripple and control the state's economy with arbitrary rules concocted by agenda-driven, anti-business zealots in Washington, D.C.

Even worse: it's a federal attempt to push through so-called anti-pollution "reforms" by regulation that Congress refused to pass as legislation. Our elected representatives would not support it.

The citizenry vehemently has opposed and rejected such measures on their merits, yet EPA officials still are trying to impose sweeping regulations by federal edict, going so far as to use bogus research data from the now discredited University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit.

"With billions of dollars at stake, EPA outsourced the scientific basis for its greenhouse gas regulation to a scandal-plagued international organization that cannot be considered objective or trustworthy," Abbott asserted. "This legal action is being taken to protect the Texas economy and the jobs that go with it, as well as defend Texas' freedom to continue our successful environmental strategies free from federal overreach."

We are grateful to Gov. Perry and Attorney General Abbott for protecting our constitutionally-guaranteed rights against federal usurpation and we are convinced that other state's elected leaders should take a similar stand.
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Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Texas" Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2010, 04:44:45 AM »

The Western European countries are socialist, and those countries are among those with the highest standards of living in the world.

Therefore, it has worked for them.
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Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Texas" Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2010, 09:53:01 AM »

Steers & Queers?

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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2010, 10:22:12 AM »

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We need some New Hampshire militia drill instructors like that.   :lol:
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2010, 11:13:02 AM »

Gay people don't like Texas.
Houston has a fag mayor.

The home school laws are good in Texas. It is a no notice state, so I don't have to tell the state of TX anything about my kids if I don't want to use their "services".
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Re: The Definitive "Things We Like About Texas" Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2010, 01:32:39 PM »

The Western European countries are socialist, and those countries are among those with the highest standards of living in the world.

Therefore, it has worked for them.

Are you saying they wouldn't have been better off without socialism?
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2010, 07:46:18 PM »

The Western European countries are socialist, and those countries are among those with the highest standards of living in the world.

Therefore, it has worked for them.

Are you saying they wouldn't have been better off without socialism?

I'm saying that it's worked for places with a small land area and a highly homogenous population.
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