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Old 02-23-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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The mall must have closed early today, mall security is on the forum.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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... call for "clean-up in the south concourse" to get him distracted
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:46 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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I've heard that some of the problems with the TX economy might have to with the recall on all the Texas commemorative quarters. This is due to a design flaw traced back to the original winning design for the Texas quarter, submitted by Texas A&M student William Doutrieux.

Apparently the duct tape holding the two dimes and a nickel together keeps jamming all the coin-operated devices.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:14 PM
 
Location: California
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I don't get the CA/TX thing. I've lived in CA my whole life and never give any thought to TX.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:41 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Nearly all the so-called "red" states always rank at the bottom of the economic heap (among others). So conservatives just like to trot out Texas because it's their one shining "example" of a red state that actually "works" (however marginally)!
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I don't get the CA/TX thing. I've lived in CA my whole life and never give any thought to TX.
Well with the curious exception to this thread, they always seem very interested in us for whatever reason. I never think about Texas either until it's brought up. We have a nice two state buffer between us and them.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Nearly all the so-called "red" states always rank at the bottom of the economic heap (among others). So conservatives just like to trot out Texas because it's their one shining "example" of a red state that actually "works" (however marginally)!
Very true
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Prague
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Nearly all the so-called "red" states always rank at the bottom of the economic heap (among others). So conservatives just like to trot out Texas because it's their one shining "example" of a red state that actually "works" (however marginally)!
Apart from CA, is there really that much of a difference between red and blue states? Even in those other states, if a state is 51% blue and 49% red, or vice versa, is that 2% difference in color enough to make a dramatic difference in the local economy?

As for CA, I'll maintain that most of the people who are here are here for everything that mother nature gave CA, not what any politicians did. Flatten out CA, make it all look like the Central Valley, and give it weather like the rest of the US and half the people leave.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Apart from CA, is there really that much of a difference between red and blue states? Even in those other states, if a state is 51% blue and 49% red, or vice versa, is that 2% difference in color enough to make a dramatic difference in the local economy?

As for CA, I'll maintain that most of the people who are here are here for everything that mother nature gave CA, not what any politicians did. Flatten out CA, make it all look like the Central Valley, and give it weather like the rest of the US and half the people leave.
Red states notoriously receive way more in Federal benefits for their tax dollars, than they actually pay out. Although otherwise, you're probably right, that most folks live here mainly for the natural beauty and climate (among other things). And BTW, particularly note how much AZ (that bastion of right wing conservative pride), depends on the federal dole!

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Old 02-24-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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From whence did that grammatically retarded chart come?
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