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Old 05-02-2022, 12:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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So yeah, probably a troll thread.
Yup, I notice that Texas news media outlets love to do this on their Facebook posts. Any mention of California causes a massive and visceral reaction by followers with the typical "don't California my Texas" response.

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Too bad our weather and coastline isn't turning into California.
Nor the topography including foothills, mountains and forest. I love Texas, but it falls flat on its face when it comes to open public spaces and natural beauty compared to CA. Thinking of Yosemite or the Sequoias, nothing even comes close to that in Texas including Big Bend which is so far removed from the major population centers.
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Old 05-02-2022, 01:03 PM
 
Location: OC
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Yup, I notice that Texas news media outlets love to do this on their Facebook posts. Any mention of California causes a massive and visceral reaction by followers with the typical "don't California my Texas" response.



Nor the topography including foothills, mountains and forest. I love Texas, but it falls flat on its face when it comes to open public spaces and natural beauty compared to CA. Thinking of Yosemite or the Sequoias, nothing even comes close to that in Texas including Big Bend which is so far removed from the major population centers.
But a lot of Texans, conservative and liberal, take it as a compliment. Texas is the new alpha state right?
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Old 05-02-2022, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
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This is it. Texas Republicans LOVE big government and socialism. Its just a different brand of it. They love to legislate morality (which is big government) and they love to poach companies to move here via corporate welfare. The reason large numbers of companies from California move here is because Texas actively poached them. All Texas had to do was not do that and the number of Californians coming would have been smaller.
Much like China claims to be an elected Communist country when in really its a totalitarianish Capitalist nation.
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Old 05-02-2022, 02:01 PM
 
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Not entirely. I mean, look at some of the decisions made by local govt in most the major cities (that are vastly Dem). Those are truly the ones that have the most day to day impact to the residents of that area.

Avg voter turnout is around 20-30% for those, even less for the primaries. Essentially, 12-15% of the population manages decisions due to flagrant apathy.
Uh huh, and who's fault is that? Last I checked, anyone that registers to vote, can. If you truly think there are 70-80% of people who would change things, why don't they vote? They can look in the mirror if they want to complain and then don't vote. My guess is it wouldn't matter if 100% voted. You call it apathy. I say most of those people are quite pleased at the government they're getting. As long as it serves their best interests. Just like the current economy doesn't suit the interest of renters and people that haven't improved their status level and therefore they complain the loudest. As a homeowner with 2 houses that have plenty of equity and a family income that has improved, I couldn't be happier.
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Old 05-02-2022, 02:01 PM
 
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Avg voter turnout is around 20-30% for those, even less for the primaries. Essentially, 12-15% of the population manages decisions due to flagrant apathy.
Sadly that's true,
but the system is setup that way on purpose to benefit the corrupt politicians.


All they have to do is change election day to Sunday and designate all high schools as voting locations.
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Old 05-02-2022, 02:15 PM
 
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Willing to wager that my houses have more equity. I just dislike having to be taxed on that for frivolous decisions.
Sure and has been your MO, disregard the rest of the comment.

Admittedly, this thread has gone off on a completely divergent tangent. The original post was essentially a lie. Texas is not being invaded by Californians and there is really not any chance it's going to turn into California.
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Old 05-02-2022, 02:31 PM
 
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Because this is smart capitalism, right?

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/immi...olitical-tool/

No, most people don’t vote because their votes are lost in gerrymandering, suppression and the trickle down from there.
Ahh conspiracy now and off on yet another tangent. I'm bored and done. Have a good one sport.
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Old 05-02-2022, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Ahh conspiracy now and off on yet another tangent. I'm bored and done. Have a good one sport.
Im honestly curious as to how one views Gerrymandering, which is very much real and very much documented, as conspiracy?
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Old 05-02-2022, 03:53 PM
 
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Im honestly curious as to how one views Gerrymandering, which is very much real and very much documented, as conspiracy?
If this is not political manipulation to get the results they want ... I don't know what it is




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Old 05-02-2022, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
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Im honestly curious as to how one views Gerrymandering, which is very much real and very much documented, as conspiracy?
And frankly, at this point, neither party denies gerrymandering anymore.
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