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Old 06-09-2015, 07:16 PM
 
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I was looking at Facebook comments for a PBS story on the recent floods and WOW!! Some people hate us with a passion and literally believe everything the left leaning media and Hollywood tells them. Has anyone met people like this while traveling? Any good stories?
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Sorry no good stories. Everyone I associate with in my native NE has respect for Texas, and I've never gotten any static from any strangers in airports, parties, etc. to my face. People are really tough behind their keyboards, aren't they? Celebrating the misfortunes of a fellow American. I remember seeing similar hate for NY/NJ on this board, (some from fellow Texans, unfortunately). We're all American and I agree it's sickening.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:09 PM
 
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No ones gonna be that brazen but I've had passive aggressive comments about all texans being racist. Typical stuff. This McKinney police thing might ignite more stereotypes.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Oil Capital of America
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Yeah, online folks hate us passionately. But face to face I've never encountered any hostility. Could simply be politeness and behind my back they are talking smack. I don't really care either way, I love Texas and I cannot lie.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:43 PM
 
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I have only good stories about traveling outside of Texas so I'll not change the topic of this thread.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Every state has it's negative stereotypes and it doesn't matter if it's a liberal state or a conservative state. New Jersey, Florida, California, etc. New Jersey gets the guido stereotype, Florida gets the crazy stereotype, California gets the hippie stereotype. Texas certainly doesn't get the worst of it. I think New Jersey wins this contest.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Oil Capital of America
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Every state has it's negative stereotypes and it doesn't matter if it's a liberal state or a conservative state. New Jersey, Florida, California, etc. New Jersey gets the guido stereotype, Florida gets the crazy stereotype, California gets the hippie stereotype. Texas certainly doesn't get the worst of it. I think New Jersey wins this contest.
Yeah, and New Yawkers used to get it a lot, but not so much after 9/11.
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Old 06-09-2015, 09:21 PM
 
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I think most people know these days that Texas is full of big, cosmopolitan cities, is attracting new businesses and new residents every day, and has a booming, versatile ecomomy that is one of the strongest in the country...
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I think the stereotypes are dying.
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:17 PM
 
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I was in Northern New Mexico and our tour guide did not like Texas
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