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Old 07-15-2009, 09:23 PM
 
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[ We still rank #1 in children without health insurance, #1 in air pollution, #1 in teen pregnancy, #1 in population without health insurance, and it just gets worse.
Get rid of the freaking illegals and most of those problems will be solved.

As for the air pollution, well that is just BS. California clearly leads the nation in every category of pollution per city and county, as well as the greatest number of people affected by the pollution.
Rankings - American Lung Association site (http://www.lungusa.org/site/c.dvLUK9O0E/b.50752/k.D532/Rankings.htm - broken link)
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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If that's the case why in God's name is everyone and their brother from all states in the union moving to Texas?
The same was said about Denver in the 1980s, Seattle in the 1990s, and Phoenix and Las Vegas in the early 2000s. I'm actually happy for Texas, believe it or not, but I don't expect the "glow" to last forever. As delusianne posted in that link, there's already plenty that's going wrong.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Edwardsville, IL
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I was stationed at Kelly AFB in San Antonio for three years (1992-1995) and loved every minute of it. Great city, great people, very pro-military (much more than my hometown of St. Louis) and even Austin had some good music venues in spite of it's excessive liberalism.
I can't pass judgement on Houston, Dallas, El Paso etc. because I've never been there. But this was my plug for San Antonio!
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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Then it was being done illegally. If a law is on the books, it can be used against you, even if everybody else is breaking the same law.

"in 2004, Joanne Webb, a mother of three and a former schoolteacher, faced up to one year in prison for selling a vibrator to two undercover police officers posing as a married couple at a private party."
She was acquitted and the officers reprimanded.


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"In 2007, a lingerie shop in Lubbock was raided, and items "deemed to be illegal by the Texas penal code" were confiscated. The clerk on duty at the time was arrested and may have to register as a sex offender."

Texas obscenity statute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Acquitted. LubbockOnline.com - No charges filed in sex device case 07/14/07
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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Everyone has to live somewhere. Some of us choose Texas, either as natives or legal immigrants. I think most everyone else is just jealous or extremely envious. Frankly, I don't give a damn about everyone else.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:34 PM
 
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The longhorns* suck.

lol
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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Get rid of the freaking illegals and most of those problems will be solved.
Texas employers wary of illegal immigration sanctions | TOP STORIES | KHOU.com | News for Houston, Texas (http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou090415_mp_immigration_business.dbaf75ba.html - broken link)
Industry groups across Texas are taking a stand against a bill by state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, that would revoke the licenses of businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

"Texas has always been a pro-business state, so whether you think this is right or wrong, I think this is going to send the wrong message in Texas," said Trey Wyatt, co-owner of Emerald Garden Nursery in Southwest Austin.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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January 1, 2009

87 percent of Texas communities exceed US poverty rate in new survey
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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She was acquitted and the officers reprimanded.



Acquitted. LubbockOnline.com - No charges filed in sex device case 07/14/07
Well, that's nice, but those things shouldn't have been illegal in the first place. Apparently, Texas legislators thought it was important enough to keep the laws on the books.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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I think most everyone else is just jealous or extremely envious. Frankly, I don't give a damn about everyone else.
Spoken like a true Texan! (Or someone who is delusional.)
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