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?
what_now: Except for the part where they cannot legally be married, can get fired for being gay and have to listen to their elected representatives compare them to pedophiles. That's probably a big deal.
Cubicle Jockey: People of color.
Dancin_In_Anson: vpb: 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.The folks at Rice University might disagree with you.Or NASA.Or MD Anderson (and any other number of cutting edge medical facilities in the state)Shall I go on?fsud: Wake me up when Texas opens up an equivalent to M.I.T.See above.Look man, why get all pissy about a company moving for economic reasons? Would you rather they go overseas or worse just close up shop?
BojanglesPaladin: No one is dissing your super awesome parades, man. I'm just saying that you are mistaken if you think that Houston doesn't have a large and vibrant gay population.I'm sure Boston's gay parade is fabulous and had 100,000 attendees this year, but I'll assume you are unaware that the Houston Pride Parade regularly brings in 200,000 or more. Or that while Austin is ranked as one of the top 15 "Gayest" cities in America by the Advocate, Boston didn't rank.
Dancin_In_Anson: Just stay away and we won't bother you.
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.
BojanglesPaladin: Lotta Farkers here don't understand why stupid shiat like this is EXACTLY why Texas is continuing to grow year after year even during economic downturns and why Texas is the second largest economy in the country and the nations' leader in interstate migration. No income tax, lower cost of living, beautiful scenery, plenty of room, etc.So by all means, lob your cute little insults at Texas. Keeping taxing your state's businesses a little more. Don't come here. You'll be just fine.
BojanglesPaladin: Obama's Reptiloid Master: We also have fairly poor public schools, abysmal public health, severe drought, and high local sales taxes to make up for what we lose by not having a state income tax. Places like Austin seem vibrant and prone to draw in outsiders, but unless you're a trustafarian Californian or New Yorker, good luck finding a job and a reasonable place to live in most of Travis County that isn't college-y.Austin and Midland? Dude you are doing it wrong. Especially Midland. No one lives there that has a choice. And that's not where people are migrating to.Houston is the fourth largest city in the country with energy, tech, shipping, medical, and finance all booming. And if you can stomach the arrogance, Dallas isn't that bad, and Fort Worth is OK.
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...
BojanglesPaladin: I think you'd be surprised in Houston (and Austin and Dallas). Especially if you've never seen 34 years of Gay Pride Parades.
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.
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.
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