Skip to main content

View Diary: An insulted Rick Perry goes on California job-poaching tour (118 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  The problem with (7+ / 0-)

    Moving to Texas is then you have to live with the Texans. A coworker of mine took a job in Dallas because his wife thought San Diego was too cold. We keep in email touch and he is constantly complaining about his ultra conservative coworkers, his ultra conservative neighbors, the poor governing of the state. The problem is, when a company brings well educated, well traveled people who have actually been outside of the state of TX, they quickly realize how narrow minded the people are and how poorly run the state is.

    I've lived in TX as well. I liked the state but was ambivalent about the people. I'm older and more politically outspoken now and would probably not be able to tolerate the people today.

    •  Ever been to Austin? nt (0+ / 0-)


      •  Yes (6+ / 0-)

        I've been to Austin, used to live about 1.5 hours from it. It's one city in a large state full of Texans. I was once told Austin is where Texans go to see the Liberals.

        So I guess you think all the high tech companies could move to Austin so we have decent neighbors. The legislature generously gerrymands us one blue district in a sea of red and we still have Texans running the state and representing us in congress. No thanks, I'll stay in CA where we have independents drawing districts and we vote to raise our taxes to fund education.

    •  He can't do much about the coworkers... (0+ / 0-)

      ...but he maybe can do something about some of those other things.  I live in Dallas, and my neighborhood is actually politically pretty moderate judging by the yard signs that appeared prior to the last election.  And that's in the northern suburbs, which generally are very Republican.  

      Not everyone around here is right wing or a redneck, but it does take time to seek out and find a comfortable circle of friends and acquaintances.

      Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

      by TexasTom on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:53:05 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site