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Old 06-28-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Which is why Texas' economy is growing leaps & bounds ahead of its blue state counter parts...

Texas' conservative politics is the reason none of our cities filed for bankruptcy during the economic recession like "other" unmentionable states & you know who I'm talking about.

Yeah like threatening "secession" and the destruction of the USA. Real patriotic there Texas.

 
Old 06-28-2014, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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You don't know anything about Rice, Harvard, or Yale.
I honestly can't believe he said that.
 
Old 06-28-2014, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Texas = Republicans, Christians, southern twangs, cowboys, gun lovers, big pickup trucks, congestion (in large metro areas), etc.

I have been to Texas all over and honestly I don't like it. The scenery is not spectacular by any means, it's ultra hot, very congested in large metro areas and Rick Perry simply sucks. I also think Texas is too diverse for its own good.
 
Old 06-28-2014, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Texas isn't for everybody, but atleast you gave it a try.
 
Old 06-29-2014, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Texas = Republicans, Christians, southern twangs, cowboys, gun lovers, big pickup trucks, congestion (in large metro areas), etc.

I have been to Texas all over and honestly I don't like it. The scenery is not spectacular by any means, it's ultra hot, very congested in large metro areas and Rick Perry simply sucks. I also think Texas is too diverse for its own good.
I'd say the Big Bend, Palo Duro, and Guadalupe Peak would rate as spectacular. The hill country and east Texas would go under the mighty perty category.
 
Old 06-29-2014, 05:36 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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The good: Accents, food, music, football-loving culture. The the well-known cowboy culture--to the extent it persists in certain areas of the state, as I'd imagine it's regrettably in decline in the urban areas.

The bad: The heat and awful climate in general is reason #1 I'd never live there. On the other hand, there are parts that I'd find more appealing, weather-wise, like Amarillo. But "appealing" is, of course, a relative term here. And with lots of big cities, it actually seems rather urban, especially the eastern part of the state.
 
Old 06-29-2014, 07:33 AM
 
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I cant state an opinion on Texas as a whole , its too big and diverse when it comes to climate, density, ideology or way of life. El Paso Brownsville Amarillo Beaumont are definitely not a monolithic block
 
Old 06-29-2014, 07:51 AM
 
Location: In the realm of possiblities
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I was born and raised in the Lone Star State,
And even though I might roam,
In spite of those who think it's not so great,
As for me, I'll always call it home.

Longhorns, cactus, dust, and rain
Some fail to see the beauty of,
But then there are those that fiercely claim,
This big state that so many love.
 
Old 06-29-2014, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Love these two Lyle Lovett songs - to me, they embody Texas. Especially the first one - LOVE it. But I have lived in rural/small town East Texas for twenty five years - not in one of the urban centers (though we do have some FABULOUS metro areas here in Texas!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRiuRD4Iv2Q


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQoXnz3h_FE
 
Old 06-29-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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I think of hot, dry wasteland (a strong word but that's what comes to mind)...even though I know that's mostly the western half of the state. I also think of muggy. When it comes to its cities the first thing I envision are cars and freeways and strip malls, whether that's fair or not. If I had to pick a color or couple of colors for Texas it'd be brown and green, in that order. I also think of those big cowboy hats, gun holsters and guns, and honestly, Matthew McConaughey.

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