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View Poll Results: Austin vs Kansas City
Austin 129 51.19%
Kansas City 123 48.81%
Voters: 252. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-25-2017, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Neither Kansas nor Missouri doesn't get nearly the amount of hate that Texas gets...
Plus I assure you some of the ones voting against Austin are Texans.
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Austin strikes me as a place that is growing so rapidly that its losing some of its charm.
Yes and it will happen to Columbus if it hasn't already. Still love Austin, some things are annoying as schitt about it. It's citizens and government were anti growth at one point.
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Old 05-26-2017, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Imo Texas gets hated on because it prospering. Yes we do have our downside like backwards politicians, hot weather, lack of density in our cities, but the state continues to thrive.
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:41 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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The average American knows about Texas only about as much as they know about countries like Nigeria, South Africa, Mexico, or even China. Don't be surprised if a city from the state loses a poll.
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Old 05-26-2017, 06:18 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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The average American knows about Texas only about as much as they know about countries like Nigeria, South Africa, Mexico, or even China. Don't be surprised if a city from the state loses a poll.
I realized when I first joined this site. That there is a strong anti Texas bias here. It's not as bad when I first joined but it still pitiful. Texas will be fine. A site on the internet won't change that.
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Old 05-26-2017, 06:19 AM
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Rural and small town Texas sometimes seem to exist in a different universe than the rest of the country.
Kind of like the southeast, but not. In my opinion that's where the comments from SPonteKC and Coseau probably originate because Texas cities inevitably have to straddle that line between being American big cities and at the same time being........ Texas.
For some of us, that's not appealing. Too scattered, chaotic, and unsettling. "Borderline third-world" is absolutely a thought that has gone through my mind when I'm there. Not that it is, but wow are things different in Texas.
I've lived in Texas and have been to several areas throughout the state since then due to my job. I don't see it as a place to live in again or a place that is any better in any way than the rest of the country.
On the plus side, there does seem to be an energetic vibe going on down there that's probably due to the high growth and constant change.
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Old 05-26-2017, 06:27 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Rural and small town Texas sometimes seem to exist in a different universe than the rest of the country.... In my opinion that's where the comments from SPonteKC and Coseau probably originate because Texas cities inevitably have to straddle that line between being American big cities and at the same time being........ Texas.
For some of us, that's not appealing. Too scattered, chaotic, and unsettling. "Borderline third-world" is absolutely a thought that has gone through my mind when I'm there. Not that it is, but wow are things different in Texas.
No offense, but it feels like you're exaggerating a bit...
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:01 AM
 
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Plus I assure you some of the ones voting against Austin are Texans.
I voted for Austin. You can see who voted for which city.
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:28 AM
_OT
 
Location: Miami
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Welp, Austin is within three in the polls, so I guess either the Texas boosters arrived, or Austin is not as hated as you guys really thought.
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:07 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Welp, Austin is within three in the polls, so I guess either the Texas boosters arrived, or Austin is not as hated as you guys really thought.
It's probably more Austin boosters than Texas boosters in general, but I stand by my statements.
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