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  •  Sadly, this is what conservatives want (6+ / 0-)

    Liberals fighting amongst themselves, showing the bigotry and hate that can be used to divide and conquer.

    The wonderful thing about the US is that we are diverse.  There are diverse rules, cultures, and environments.  There is ample opportunity for business and workers to move to a location that best suites their needs.  This is the US succeeds where the EU fails.

    Clearly Texas does not have the scenery and demographics of California.  The one place that everyone loves, Austin, is also the only city in Texas that has almost a majority of white non-hispanic population, 48%  versus around 30% for most other major cities.

    Houston is the largest city to elect a gay mayor.

    Maybe Texas is hick country, but in 1979 a murderer of a gay rights activist and the openly gay politician in California was freed based on the fact he ate to many twinkles.

    Texas has no place like Oakland or Compton where blacks are segregated and allowed to kill one another at rates far above the state average.

    I am not playing the liberal hate game here.  What I am saying is that it is not inconceivable that business might want to locate to Texas which has ports that carry three times the cargo of  California, which has easy access to trade with Central and South America, whose cheap energy can compete with China.

    So continue your hate fest.  I am sure you will have many reasons why no one will move to texas.  And when the hispanics and blacks of texas get fed up with your liberal chauvinism, and conservatives are back in office, people like george bush that cared more about hispanics than most of the northern and midwestern liberals, you can take solace in the fact that you at least made sure you represented your provincial values.

    •  Well stated (2+ / 0-)
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      PaloAltoPixie, Lonely Texan

      for the record, I live in Texas now.  I did grow up in the San Joaquin Valley, though (Lemoore, CA to be precise).  This would be the considered a "hick" part of California and our farm-based economy had pretty high seasonal unemployment.  That gets forgotten in California a lot because the large areas (Bay Area and Southern California) in the state basically act like Central California does not exist. If it was up to them, they would hand us Texas, I guess :-)

      Barack Obama for President '12

      by v2aggie2 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 08:20:34 PM PST

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