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Unread 07-17-2009, 08:26 PM
 
Location: H-town!
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Originally Posted by TexasHorseLady View Post
And there's nothing wrong with gun toting, Wiccan or otherwise. (And, yes, I know some of those - nice people.) Or NASCAR, for that matter, just not my cup of tea.
I agree but there are a lot of people that are less open-minded that think there is.
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Unread 07-17-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: H-town!
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It's not a church. It's a nightclub/concert hall/events center.
I know. I was joking. I guess it's hard to tell that when it's in written form. The sign in the picture said something church. So I figured I would have a little fun with it.
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Unread 07-17-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: H-town!
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Austin, anyway, certainly isn't a hotbed of fundamentalism. It has, for example, an extremely liberal and gay-welcoming Baptist congregation, University Baptist. It has many "Reconciling in Christ" (i.e. gay welcoming) Lutheran and Methodist congregations. It has plenty of Episcopalians, most pretty progressive. It has a lovely Reform Jewish congregation. Etc Etc. Even Dallas, TX has the largest predominantly gay congregation in the world, The Cathedral of Hope. Yes, there are God botherers (to use the British term for Bible bangers) in Texas, but it ain't the whole story by a long shot.
Yes Austin has been a blue speck in a very red state. That's about to change in a big way. The whole state is going to flip to a blue state in the next 2 or 3 elections. Texas is about to flip parties just like CA did a few decades back. With the rising Hispanic population and the people moving in from CA and the north that blue speck is about to get a lot bigger. The fundamentalists are about to become the minority in TX. The days of hardcore fundamentalism are almost over.
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Unread 07-17-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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There is nothing weird about Austin. Period.
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Unread 07-17-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Just checking to see what you all really mean weird? San Fran & NOLA are weird but I do not see the weirdness in Austin
Nope. Austin, TX is certainly not weird. It's just different. It's different in a good way. The music scene is exceptional. The variety of book stores is wonderful.

There is a lot to do in Austin. My cousin graduated from UT in the early 80s and has never left Austin. She likes it that much and so do her children.

It's a cool town.
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Unread 07-17-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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Hey Nomad,

You are cool!

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There is nothing weird about Austin. Period.

You wouldn't be able to tell the difference. And thank God fundamentalists are on there way out. Hopefully all the fundies in the USA someday congregate in Utah or Mississippi. They can form a theocracy state LMAO.

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Yes Austin has been a blue speck in a very red state. That's about to change in a big way. The whole state is going to flip to a blue state in the next 2 or 3 elections. Texas is about to flip parties just like CA did a few decades back. With the rising Hispanic population and the people moving in from CA and the north that blue speck is about to get a lot bigger. The fundamentalists are about to become the minority in TX. The days of hardcore fundamentalism are almost over.
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Unread 07-17-2009, 08:59 PM
 
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Thank you Artsy. You are cool as well.
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Unread 07-17-2009, 09:40 PM
 
Location: North Dallas/West Campus, Austin
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reality is even worse if you count the illegal Hispanic immigrants. worse still is their sheer lack of basic social etiquettes and manners -- playing loud music wherever they go, throwing garbage wherever they go, shouting, honking, verbally harassing females on the streets ...

Texans are definitely not smart. that's why brain dead crack head GW Bush managed to get into the governor's office and the White house.
Is there a group that you DON'T stereotype? You've stereotyped illegal aliens as all being Hispanic and all having terrible social skils, as well as Texans as not being intelligent, within a space of four inches. I did not believe that was possible.

I don't believe you've made a single post that wasn't either factually inaccurate or an attack on some person or group.
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Unread 07-17-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Nope. Austin, TX is certainly not weird. It's just different. It's different in a good way. The music scene is exceptional. The variety of book stores is wonderful.

There is a lot to do in Austin. My cousin graduated from UT in the early 80s and has never left Austin. She likes it that much and so do her children.

It's a cool town.
Weird is just a word...and a poor one at that....eclectic might be better....creative....open minded...receptive....tuned-in....anything but weird..prob the lamest motto ever.....sorry they got saddled and seemingly forever cursed with it..
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Unread 07-17-2009, 09:54 PM
 
Location: H-town!
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Weird is just a word...and a poor one at that....eclectic might be better....creative....open minded...receptive....tuned-in....anything but weird..prob the lamest motto ever.....sorry they got saddled and seemingly forever cursed with it..
I don't think weird is a bad word. Weird can be good or bad. You can tell weird jokes and people think you have a weird sense of humor because you tell weird jokes but they like you though and they laugh at your weird jokes. So in this case weird is a good thing.
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