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Old 12-20-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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George Bush. That's why.

Lol, no, I can kinda relate to what homeinatx was saying. It's almost cute, how some people take such great pride in being Texan. It's mostly harmless, aside from the concern that too much pride prevents improvement.
Despite the fact that Bush was governor, he's no Texan. He's an East Coast elite, and always has been. He's always been a wannabe to me.

There is still nothing wrong in taking pride in being Texan. Since you stated that you don't like the general culture of the state, I wonder why you stay.

Sure, some people carry it to extremes, and some are real *****h***s about being native Texans.

But that is definitely not the majority.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:24 PM
 
Location: TX
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Cathy, I stay because I don't have the money to leave quite yet, as explained in the thread where that question of yours belongs! Grrr

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Sure, some people carry it to extremes, and some are real *****h***s about being native Texans...
*whips out dictionary*

What the heck is a *****h***?

No, I wouldn't say the majority of Texans are filled with too much state pride. But I wouldn't doubt Texas is more infested with it than any other state.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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City Data edited what I wrote....I even used partial *, and it STILL edited it out.

Hint...it starts with an a and ends in hole.



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Cathy, I stay because I don't have the money to leave quite yet, as explained in the thread where that question of yours belongs! Grrr



*whips out dictionary*

What the heck is a *****h***?

No, I wouldn't say the majority of Texans are filled with too much state pride. But I wouldn't doubt Texas is more infested with it than any other state.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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This a good point and I strongly agree. The strong beleifs ingrained in Texas history and laws have realyl kept the state from reaching its full potential.

Overall, Texas pride is harmless and not about demeaning and downing others places, but simply just being proud of our history and culture. I just don't understand why New Yorkers always get a pass; they're worse.
Just curious here - full potential defined as what, and by who?
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: TX
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Oh ok, thanks for clearing that up Cathy! And thanks to City Data for protecting my virgin eyes

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Just curious here - full potential defined as what, and by who?
Colorado, and by God almighty.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Just curious here - full potential defined as what, and by who?
I don't really want to get too specific, but just the general politics here in Texas. Religion being mixed in with the education system is one thing.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Just tried to read through the thread...I am surprised no one mentioned South Carolina! We often hear here in South Carolina that the one thing that Texas and South Carolina have in common are the outward display of state pride in out respective states. About every other car on the road here has a Palmetto tree and crescent moon sticker on it (the SC State Flag). It is a real symbol of state pride that has also been marketed in countless ways - you see it all over the place on t-shirts, flip flops, names of companies, etc. Plus many native South Carolinians tend to be very enthusiastic about the history and culture of the state, can recite the state motto on command, etc.

It has always seemed to me that South Carolina and Texas are the only two states where people display the state flag prominently on vehicles and clothing as a symbol of pride and solidarity.

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Southeast TX
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I think that some folks are just plain jealous of Texas. Big state with lots of pride, big cities, emerging economy, affordable, different geographic regions, okay folks with lots of good eatin. Hell I would be jealous to if I weren't from here.

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Old 02-04-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: League City
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Just tried to read through the thread...I am surprised no one mentioned South Carolina! We often hear here in South Carolina that the one thing that Texas and South Carolina have in common are the outward display of state pride in out respective states. About every other car on the road here has a Palmetto tree and crescent moon sticker on it (the SC State Flag). It is a real symbol of state pride that has also been marketed in countless ways - you see it all over the place on t-shirts, flip flops, names of companies, etc. Plus many native South Carolinians tend to be very enthusiastic about the history and culture of the state, can recite the state motto on command, etc.

It has always seemed to me that South Carolina and Texas are the only two states where people display the state flag prominently on vehicles and clothing as a symbol of pride and solidarity.
H*ll yes! We spent a week in Charleston and the surrounding area (stunning!) and I remarked to the gf that there was a lot of state pride there - just like home! Plus everyone was super friendly, like Texas. It just felt right in Charleston! We brought back some paraphernalia with the Palmetto tree and crescent!
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:53 PM
 
Location: TX
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I think that some folks are just plain jealous of Texas. Big state with lots of pride, big cities, emerging economy, affordable, different geographic regions, okay folks with lots of good eatin...
...none of that pesky water junk...
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