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Old 06-22-2017, 08:53 PM
 
Location: DFW
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"Balance" to what?
By being different than most of the rest of the state, not that it's any better.

Homogeneity = Bad.

Contrasts = Good.
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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you're excused
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:54 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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By being different than most of the rest of the state, not that it's any better.

Homogeneity = Bad.

Contrasts = Good.
So basically what you're saying is that Austin is the ONLY city with even a shred of liberalism?
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:58 PM
 
Location: DFW
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So basically what you're saying is that Austin is the ONLY city with even a shred of liberalism?
Not the only city, but that's besides the point.

Austin simply doesn't feel like most other cities in the state, be it liberal, moderate, or conservative cities, to be honest.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:12 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Not the only city, but that's besides the point.

Austin simply doesn't feel like most other cities in the state, be it liberal, moderate, or conservative cities, to be honest.
Well it's certainly my point.

You can say that about ANY of the major cities in this state. Each has its own identity...
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:26 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Well it's certainly my point.

You can say that about ANY of the major cities in this state. Each has its own identity...
Every city's different but not every city's different to the same degree.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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What is the balance that Austin gives in Texas?
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Old 06-23-2017, 12:20 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Every city's different but not every city's different to the same degree.
If a city is diffetent, it's different.

Austin isn't special in that category...
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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If a city is diffetent, it's different.

Austin isn't special in that category...
Despite its shiny new skyline and boom in recent years, Austin is different in some ways and not so different in others. My friends in Austin would say that Austin is special in that it has become a victim of trying too hard to BE that unique city when all it really needed to do was continue being. Austin was likely more unique 20-30 years ago than the manufactured and overly-marketed folklore version of unique it has become in recent years.
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:52 AM
 
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Houston is the most different city in the US. Austin is just a more conservative Portland.
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