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Old 05-21-2012, 02:20 PM
 
Location: LBC
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...all 38 million of us.
Yep. His interview process was exhaustive.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner, VA by way of TEXAS
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Yeah, that's why...
It was something of a tongue in cheek joke lol. But that doesn't change the fact that when you're perceived to be on top (Texas economically, California in a lot of QOL measures) you're going to get flak from those who want to be in that position. I wouldn't call it jealousy, simply competitiveness. Everyone wants to win, and those are the places to be.

I will agree to an extent that the attitudes of some Texans and Californians can turn off others. But is that not also the case with New Yorkers? New Englanders? DMV residents? California and Texas don't corner the market in arrogance, but are some of the best known for it.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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...all 38 million of us.

Of course not. But I think many people in California have the attitude the EnricoV puts forward. I see a lot of them in Oregon. It is an achetype, and admittedly even the folks who act like that could very well be cool people, but it does not make a good impression.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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It's impressive the good people of Houston voted for the person they believed was most qualified. At the same time, let not kid ourselves that each place attracts and engenders a population sharing very similar opinions on social issues. Considering the massive population of each state, a 20% spread on approval of gay marriage is simply cavernous.

The Future of Same-Sex Marriage Ballot Measures - NYTimes.com
When did support for gay marriage become the deciding factor of whether someone is liberal or conservative???
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: in a galaxy far far away
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The problem I see with Californians, is that they are like those middle school brats whose mothers tell them that all the other kids don't like them because they're jealous. But that's not it. It's their nasty attitudes and the way they look down their noses at everyone else that makes them not liked.

Great observation, EnricoV. Just out of curiosity, is this your opinion of ALL Californians or are there any that you don't find to be middle school brats with an attitude?
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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Californians deserve all the hate, IMO.

State favorability poll - Public Policy Polling

A whopping 44% of all AMERICANS, that is 136 million people, hate California. An undetermined 27% of Americans have no opinion, with many of those possibly harboring California hatred.

I think I can speak for the rest of us when I think we should kick California out of the union. Who's with me?
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Of course not. But I think many people in California have the attitude the EnricoV puts forward. I see a lot of them in Oregon. It is an achetype, and admittedly even the folks who act like that could very well be cool people, but it does not make a good impression.
And from my experience, a significant percentage of those from the PNW are miserable people who are reflexively hostile to the very thought of California. However, to the extent those experiences manifest, I refuse to see any benefit in reinforcing that stereotype. That's a personal decision accept humans as individuals. Or I could waste my time justifying the negative only.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: LBC
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When did support for gay marriage become the deciding factor of whether someone is liberal or conservative???
Please. Its not a litmus test, but one piece of evidence in response to one other piece of evidence (Houston voting in a gay mayor.) But it is a difference in opinion that is undeniably significant.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:57 PM
 
Location: in a galaxy far far away
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Californians deserve all the hate, IMO.


I think I can speak for the rest of us when I think we should kick California out of the union. Who's with me?

I'm with ya, Huge Foodie! Do we have to give up all the business created in California, though? You know ... Facebook, Google, eBay, a huge movie and entertainment industry, some of the finest wine producers and agriculture? Do we have to relinquish those to the rest of the country? If we go, they come with us!
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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And from my experience, a significant percentage of those from the PNW are miserable people who are reflexively hostile to the very thought of California.

That's just because they don't get much sunshine.
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