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1326 clicks; posted to Business » on 20 Jan 2021 at 7:53 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-20 6:13:46 PM  
...and make California less.Blue? Can't have it both ways.
 
2021-01-20 6:23:09 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: ...and make California less.Blue? Can't have it both ways.


They're leaving the Bay Area.  That place is so navy blue there's a LONG way to go to be anywhere near even sapphire blue.
 
2021-01-20 6:31:39 PM  
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2021-01-20 6:33:45 PM  
Everybody wins! I heard the proud punters and the oath keepers are looking at Guyana, Costa Rica and Belize, but keep it to yourself, gotta get there first.
 
2021-01-20 7:25:49 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: ...and make California less.Blue? Can't have it both ways.


Yes we can because there's more of us.

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2021-01-20 8:02:27 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: ...and make California less.Blue? Can't have it both ways.

TexasDonald Trump: 5,890,347 votesJoe Biden: 5,259,126Difference -631,221CaliforniaJoe Biden: 11,110,250 votesDonald Trump: 6,006,429Difference +5,103,821People leaving California could (theoretically) turn quite a few states blue, Including Texas, without turning itself red
 
2021-01-20 8:03:46 PM  
Texas

Donald Trump: 5,890,347 votes

Joe Biden: 5,259,126

Difference -631,221

California

Joe Biden: 11,110,250 votes

Donald Trump: 6,006,429

Difference +5,103,821

People leaving California could (theoretically) turn quite a few states blue, Including Texas, without turning itself red

Now with correct formatting
 
2021-01-20 8:05:07 PM  
#1 state for one way U-Hauls into it is Tennessee. Keep coming and help turn us blue.
 
2021-01-20 8:07:16 PM  
Austin is going to seriously need to beef up its infrastructure/roadways.  They have needed a major overhaul for over a decade, and now it has just gotten ridiculous.

I mean, surely most of these tech people will be working remotely most of the time, but still.
 
2021-01-20 8:16:55 PM  
Good. The economy here is doing just fine and we need the housing. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
 
2021-01-20 8:24:28 PM  
My next move is either to Texas, Arizona or Georgia. Haven't decided yet.
 
2021-01-20 8:31:28 PM  
If the economy keeps going and everyone follows the jobs, this will all work out perfectly. It could happen.

Ivanka is going to run for Senate where, again?
 
2021-01-20 8:39:50 PM  
The details about already having a significant Austin presence and planning to retain a significant presence in CA make this seem less dramatic than headlines indicate.
 
2021-01-20 8:41:08 PM  
As a life long Texan I approve of this but the Metro areas, Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio are already blue. The rural areas are very red, I have some land in a rural area and the Trump signs are everywhere.
 
2021-01-20 8:45:52 PM  
Digital Realty, reported ZDNet and CultureMap Austin, is the latest tech firm to announce its headquarters' relocation to the tech capital of Texas.

Why did they do that to that poor sentence?
 
2021-01-20 8:51:51 PM  

fmcgalaxie500: As a life long Texan I approve of this but the Metro areas, Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio are already blue. The rural areas are very red, I have some land in a rural area and the Trump signs are everywhere.


This is the same in every state. Even California
 
2021-01-20 8:57:30 PM  

TDWCom29: fmcgalaxie500: As a life long Texan I approve of this but the Metro areas, Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio are already blue. The rural areas are very red, I have some land in a rural area and the Trump signs are everywhere.

This is the same in every state. Even California


Yup. Even in deep red states, the metro areas are rather blue. Like Memphis in TN or Louisville in KY.
 
2021-01-20 9:29:52 PM  
Can't wait until I see them enjoying their first July, August and September of 110+ heat indices down here.

The first few weeks don't get you too badly, but then it never seems to end and you're jogging with your pups from shady spot to shady spot.

I thinking at 7,500 foot above sea level Los Alamos might be a nice change from Austin, enjoy city slickers.

Or Maine, anywhere but muggy hot ass Texas. Cheers!!
 
2021-01-20 9:33:50 PM  
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2021-01-20 10:03:21 PM  
I sort of understand the MAGAts screaming about "FAKE NEWS" when I see sensationalist headlines like this. "Mass exodus" indeed.
 
2021-01-20 10:10:27 PM  
Is Texas Blue like Blue Sky? I'm down with branding meth, and we all know the best meth comes from Texas, but... really?
 
2021-01-20 10:43:02 PM  
2030 Headline: Tech Companies Getting Taxed Out of Austin, Mass Exodus to Topeka.
 
2021-01-20 11:17:29 PM  

TDWCom29: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: ...and make California less.Blue? Can't have it both ways.
TexasDonald Trump: 5,890,347 votesJoe Biden: 5,259,126Difference -631,221CaliforniaJoe Biden: 11,110,250 votesDonald Trump: 6,006,429Difference +5,103,821People leaving California could (theoretically) turn quite a few states blue, Including Texas, without turning itself red


It takes a lot of little Red states to overcome that 5 million vote margin in the popular vote.  In Wyoming, Trump got 69.94% of the vote, or +120068 votes.  Gosh, another 40 states like that and they'll make up for the California margin.
 
2021-01-20 11:19:51 PM  

Karma Chameleon: 2030 Headline: Tech Companies Getting Taxed Out of Austin, Mass Exodus to Topeka.


Part of the draw for TX and TN are no state income taxes. So unless Kansas has some major untapped oil reserves to accomplish that it's more likely GA or FL are the next hot spots to move to.
 
2021-01-20 11:39:31 PM  

thomasalanparker: Can't wait until I see them enjoying their first July, August and September of 110+ heat indices down here.


Or their first January.

"Hmm, what is that haze hanging over the entire town, smog?"

"No you kale-muncher : cedar pollen. Welcome to the Hill Country, biatch."
 
2021-01-21 12:40:22 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: ...and make California less.Blue? Can't have it both ways.


Actually we can. See as a successful state California is producing more people than it has room for, so the surplus can be given to other less successful states without an actual dip in population, or having less of a percentage of blue. The percentage of blue simply doesn't increase as fast as it would if the surplus remained in California.

It's basically blue states colonizing red states while red states think they are somehow pulling one over on the blue states.
 
2021-01-21 12:41:30 AM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: My next move is either to Texas, Arizona or Georgia. Haven't decided yet.


I suggest GA as long as you don't mind three pollen seasons.
 
2021-01-21 1:30:06 AM  

phishrace: Good. The economy here is doing just fine and we need the housing. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.


Yeah, and take those high-paying jobs with you. We hate rich people.
 
2021-01-21 3:06:57 AM  
I would not be surprised if I ended up leaving the SF Bay Area and moving to the Dallas area within 5 years.
 
2021-01-21 6:35:29 AM  
Texas wants all of California's corporations but none of its workers.
 
2021-01-21 9:20:54 PM  

TDWCom29: TexasDonald Trump: 5,890,347 votesJoe Biden: 5,259,126Difference -631,221CaliforniaJoe Biden: 11,110,250 votesDonald Trump: 6,006,429Difference +5,103,821People leaving California could (theoretically) turn quite a few states blue, Including Texas, without turning itself red


Or it could be after the mass migration:
Texas: Donald Trump: 6,890,347 votes; Joe Biden: 5,259,126 - Difference -1, 631,221
California: Joe Biden: 11,110,250 votes; Donald Trump: 5,006,429 - Difference +4,103,821.

Being at the epicenter of a California influx, most of the people I have seen have been  - let's say - quite firmly on the conservative side of the aisle.  It would seem to make sense that conservatives would be the first to move to somewhere more aligned with their ideology.
 
2021-01-21 9:22:19 PM  

espiaboricua: Texas wants all of California's corporations but none of its workers


Why?  They are the backbone of tax revenue and many of them are just as much conservative as they are liberal.
 
2021-01-21 9:26:39 PM  

fortheloveof: See as a successful state California is producing more people than it has room for,


Uh, California lost population last year.
 
2021-01-22 2:11:28 AM  
This is the proper response in a winner take all system.
 
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