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Old 06-23-2017, 07:53 AM
 
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“As I was coming up here from Austin, Texas, tonight, I got to tell you, it’s great to be out of the People’s Republic of Austin,” Abbott said. “As you leave Austin and start heading north, you start feeling different. Once you cross the Travis County line, it starts smelling different. And you know what that fragrance is? Freedom. It’s the smell of freedom that does not exist in Austin, Texas.”

“That said, with your senators and legislators, I can tell you that today, Austin is more free than it was before the legislative session began because the state of Texas passed laws that overrode the liberal agenda of Austin, Texas, that is trying to send Texas down the pathway of California.”

Here's the buffoonish Texas governor on Austin last week. While ALL the big Texas cities are now reliably democratic, do any other Texas cities get attacked and vilified by Republicans as much as Austin?
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Old 06-23-2017, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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“As I was coming up here from Austin, Texas, tonight, I got to tell you, it’s great to be out of the People’s Republic of Austin,” Abbott said. “As you leave Austin and start heading north, you start feeling different. Once you cross the Travis County line, it starts smelling different. And you know what that fragrance is? Freedom. It’s the smell of freedom that does not exist in Austin, Texas.”

“That said, with your senators and legislators, I can tell you that today, Austin is more free than it was before the legislative session began because the state of Texas passed laws that overrode the liberal agenda of Austin, Texas, that is trying to send Texas down the pathway of California.”

Here's the buffoonish Texas governor on Austin last week. While ALL the big Texas cities are now reliably democratic, do any other Texas cities get attacked and vilified by Republicans as much as Austin?
This.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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“As I was coming up here from Austin, Texas, tonight, I got to tell you, it’s great to be out of the People’s Republic of Austin,” Abbott said. “As you leave Austin and start heading north, you start feeling different. Once you cross the Travis County line, it starts smelling different. And you know what that fragrance is? Freedom. It’s the smell of freedom that does not exist in Austin, Texas.”

“That said, with your senators and legislators, I can tell you that today, Austin is more free than it was before the legislative session began because the state of Texas passed laws that overrode the liberal agenda of Austin, Texas, that is trying to send Texas down the pathway of California.”

Here's the buffoonish Texas governor on Austin last week. While ALL the big Texas cities are now reliably democratic, do any other Texas cities get attacked and vilified by Republicans as much as Austin?
That is a fair point, but to be frank, I wish he would attack Dallas and Houston for the same. Most everyone I know here hates his guts and Id relish in being spoken of that way by him.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:38 AM
 
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That is a fair point, but to be frank, I wish he would attack Dallas and Houston for the same. Most everyone I know here hates his guts and Id relish in being spoken of that way by him.
A lot of it is stereotyping, but Austin is younger, and more educated than most cities and most college kids and techies, and hippies tend to take liberalism to the extreme. I think Trump got like 30% of the vote in Austin. Pretty low, for a city where most on here have said "isn't really diverse."
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:45 AM
 
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While Austins Hispanic population is large if the Hispanic population wasn't regulated to the eastern half of the city, were their are literally no suburbs or development besides the Airport and Bastrop, Texas. At least the trendy parts of Houston are surrounded by minority heavy neighborhoods, Austin in the majority of the city feels 80-90% one race. Especially when you factor in the suburban population. Dallas has the same thing going on in Northern Dallas but even then their are pockets of Hispanics and Asians. San Antonio is almost as mixed as Houston, with Hispanics having large population in every wealthy neighborhood. If Austins minorities weren't kept in undesirable areas only it would be different.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:53 AM
 
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A lot of it is stereotyping, but Austin is younger, and more educated than most cities and most college kids and techies, and hippies tend to take liberalism to the extreme. I think Trump got like 30% of the vote in Austin. Pretty low, for a city where most on here have said "isn't really diverse."
Similar results in Dallas, which is pretty low for someone that constantly refers to it as a "conservative city."

Again, Austin is a niche city so those things stand out. UT/Tech/Gov't/Hipster -- that sums it up for Austin. Dallas is economically more diverse and has broader appeal, which is why it struggles to stand out in those categories despite having just about every "scene" under the sun. You think all of those Fortune 500 countries here hire people with only GED's or High School diplomas?
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:57 AM
 
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Nice pictures of Austin. Not sure what that's trying to prove, but you can find that same "change" in the Dallas and Houston skyline.
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:02 AM
 
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Similar results in Dallas, which is pretty low for someone that constantly refers to it as a "conservative city."

Again, Austin is a niche city so those things stand out. UT/Tech/Gov't/Hipster -- that sums it up for Austin. Dallas is economically more diverse and has broader appeal, which is why it struggles to stand out in those categories despite having just about every "scene" under the sun. You think all of those Fortune 500 countries here hire people with only GED's or High School diplomas?
Never said that.....I would stop comparing Dallas to Austin, it makes you look petty. Let Austin get the spotlight, Dallas is the real hidden gem.

Austin is more educated than Dallas, percentage wise. You can't argue that. Here's a list, scroll down to the fifties to find Dallas:
https://www.valuepenguin.com/2016/most-educated-cities


One sentence you're saying that Austin is like any other Texas city, the next sentence you're saying it's a niche city. You have an unhealthy obsession with the city that is 1/3 the size of your city.


35% of dallas voted for Trump, 27% of austin voted for Trump. Not a huge difference, but outside the margin of error. And Austin has fewer minorities, so the average democratic voter in Dallas county is a bit different than Travis county.
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:06 AM
 
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Nice pictures of Austin. Not sure what that's trying to prove, but you can find that same "change" in the Dallas and Houston skyline.
Well, this was a thread about Austin, not trying to prove anything.
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