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  •  not in Austin (none)
    Much of Texas is wacko, but it's totally different in Austin. I see about 15 or 20 Kerry stickers for every Bush one. Austin is truly a liberal oasis. I just moved here from Boston, and I'm convinced that this is the more progressive city. If my brief experience in this town holds true, you can pretty much assume with accuracy that any random person on the street is not a Bush fan.  

    But of course the further you venture out into rural Texas, the more Bush stickers you'll start to see. Gives me the willies.

    •  Welcome to Austin! (none)
      Yes, you would never know Texas was one of the most conservative states in the country from the number of bumperstickers in support of KE04 or against Bush here in Austin.

      Although I was just on vacation in New England and saw two bumperstickers there on Massachusetts cars--"Bush Belongs Behind Bars" and "Bin Laden Used Your Gas Money"--that I would be afraid to sport on my vehicle outside the Austin city limits.

      Bush belongs behind bars.

      by orchid314 on Fri Sep 10, 2004 at 06:36:13 AM PDT

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    •  People's Republic of Austin (none)
      It's not in Texas, so much as surrounded by Texas!

      Yeah, there are enough pinkos here that you can come out without being totally crazy, but enough bubbas that you'll never take it for granted. Exciting? Yes. Wearing? Yes.

      Hey, welcome, Beantown... I lived in Boston for a while and enjoyed every minute. Hope your stay is an extended one -- it's the kind of town where people who were just passing through twenty years ago are still here.

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