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(FastCo Labs)   Massachusetts Democrats: We have this golden goose in the IT industry. Let's chase that goose around the Route 128 corridor with an idiotic new tax law until it remembers it has wings and flies to Texas   (fastcolabs.com) divider line 15
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2013-08-13 02:14:26 PM
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Tricky Chicken: I can't get (or git for Texans) the article to open.  Could someone post a synopsis (unknown word for Texans) so I can determine my level of outrage and/or amusement?


It's not even an article, it's more like a blog post urging people to sign a petition.  And the post mentions nothing about Texas, which was subby's interjection and I'm beginning to suspect subby is Rick Perry
2013-08-13 02:01:03 PM
2 votes:
What kind of farking idiot moves from New England to Texas?

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vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-13 12:52:01 PM
2 votes:
Yes, that's our strategy for turning Texas into a blue state.

How else are you going to get someone educated to move to Texas?  No one with any sort of talent or skill is going to move there by choice.
2013-08-13 04:18:47 PM
1 votes:

Cubicle Jockey: People of color.


Wow, I thought it might be that, but I thought "nobody who has a diverse friend group would actually say 'People of Color.' Guess I was wrong.
2013-08-13 04:10:41 PM
1 votes:

EyeballKid: And what? Be chased out by people fearing your talking devil box will teach their children how to dance to that heathen negro jazz music?

How many home-schooled IT experts are there, any way?


One of our information security analysts was home-schooled.
2013-08-13 04:06:08 PM
1 votes:

BojanglesPaladin: I don't like Midland/Odessa. Without the oil it would be a barren, empty stretch of nothing. With the oil, it's a barren, empty stretch of nothing full of tract housing, McMansions, and golf courses waiting to die the moment the sprinklers stop.


The ugly starts at about Colorado City and doesn't end until you get to Van Horn.

And for all of you guys who hate Texas I'm cool with that. Just stay away and we won't bother you.
2013-08-13 03:22:11 PM
1 votes:

Infernalist: In all seriousness, the IT industry isn't overflowing with qualified personnel.  Sure, some of the heads of those companies might be tempted by simple stupid greed to move to a state like Texas because of its lower taxes, but most of their employees would not follow them.

And Texas itself is not exactly the Land of Milk and Honey when it comes to educated folk.  Let's face it, most of them are just a few steps above being functionally retarded.  And they're 'proud' of it.

There's a reason that the only place in Texas where IT flourishes is Austin, the most liberal city in the state...


Meanwhile Bioscience and health care flourishes with the uneducated in San Antonio.

Biomedical science, renewable energy, aeronautical science along with petroleum engineering is handled by the uneducated in Houston

The uneducated Dallas/Ft Worth are left dealing with the left with being known as the "silicon prairie " along with aircraft engineering, and a financial center.

But for some reason, despite not  being  as well educated as the  people of Massachusetts, they managed not to pass a similar software tax.  But then there are still some who confuse going to college with being smart.
2013-08-13 02:54:21 PM
1 votes:

Tricky Chicken: Could someone post a synopsis (unknown word for Texans)


Oh, fark you.

'My synopsis really clogged with allerrgee...aligatornees...snot, today.'
2013-08-13 02:18:09 PM
1 votes:
As a former resident of Texas (thank god it was only for six months) and a current resident of Massachusetts- TAKE MY MONEY. TAKE MY MONEY IF IT MEANS I DON'T HAVE TO GO BACK.
2013-08-13 02:09:52 PM
1 votes:

Nemo's Brother: vpb: Yes, that's our strategy for turning Texas into a blue state.

How else are you going to get someone educated to move to Texas?  No one with any sort of talent or skill is going to move there by choice.

Liberals are truly a cancer.  They fark up their states (think California, Illinois) beyond repair and flee. They then try to turn their refuge into the same shiat hole they abandoned.


I'm curious, what do you mean by 'fark up beyond repair'?  Be specific, please, so I'll have an easier time tearing apart your definitions.
2013-08-13 02:08:07 PM
1 votes:

vpb: Yes, that's our strategy for turning Texas into a blue state.

How else are you going to get someone educated to move to Texas?  No one with any sort of talent or skill is going to move there by choice.


Liberals are truly a cancer.  They fark up their states (think California, Illinois) beyond repair and flee. They then try to turn their refuge into the same shiat hole they abandoned.
2013-08-13 01:57:29 PM
1 votes:

vpb: Yes, that's our strategy for turning Texas into a blue state.

How else are you going to get someone educated to move to Texas?  No one with any sort of talent or skill is going to move there by choice.


They didn't think ahead before they blue themselves.
2013-08-13 01:51:10 PM
1 votes:
There's also a booming scene in NYC, and there's always the west coast.

I mean, seriously, these guys have access to the internets. They can work ANYWHERE.
2013-08-13 01:51:04 PM
1 votes:
And what? Be chased out by people fearing your talking devil box will teach their children how to dance to that heathen negro jazz music?

How many home-schooled IT experts are there, any way?
2013-08-13 01:20:50 PM
1 votes:

impaler: Marcus Aurelius: Umm, subby, I don't want to rain on your outrage, but this appears to be a tax on professional computer services consumed by end users within the state.  They already tax software sales.

But those professional computer services will now have to commute from Texas everyday.


This means that every company in Massachusetts that consumes computer services will be moving to Texas.

That sounds serious.
 
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