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Blow: Texas Conquers America, Predicts Time Magazine
Dallas News ^ | 26 October 2013 | Steve Blow

Posted on 10/27/2013 11:27:58 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A shape of things to come? A Time cover story seems to think so, with the Lone Star State serving as a model for the future of the U.S.

Yikes. They have seen the future, and it is us.

Texas, I mean.

The cover of last week’s Time magazine has all the states rearranged into the shape of Texas. “The United States of Texas,” it says. “Why the Lone Star State is America’s future.”

That’s flattering, but hold on a minute. Do we really want a bunch of imitators out there? Don’t mess with Iowa?

Frankly, I’m not sure what to make of the article. It starts with a cliché. “They say the Lone Star State has four seasons: drought, flood, blizzard and twister.” And then it meanders like the Guadalupe.

It was written by a professor of economics at George Mason University, Tyler Cowen, who identifies himself as a libertarian. So perhaps there’s some wishful thinking when he says the whole country will follow the Texas model of low taxes, low services and low regulation. A few tidbits are surprising, even to those of us who have never lived anywhere else. We think of Texas as a low-wage state. But it says Texans enjoy the third-highest average income in the country — when you adjust for taxes and the cost of living. (Behind Virginia and Washington state.)

So bang for the buck is a big reason people come. Time says $300,000 will buy you a 210-square-foot apartment in San Francisco or a 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bath house in Austin.

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1 posted on 10/27/2013 11:27:58 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Austin is a liberal bastion but the rest of Texas is ok


3 posted on 10/27/2013 11:36:26 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Houston and San Antonio are also becoming lib-dem hellholes.


4 posted on 10/27/2013 11:39:13 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

To be fair the lib California transplants to Texas were first transplants to California. California was the state of Reagan. ..The left are like locus..they move in to a fertile and prosperous area stripped bare and move on


5 posted on 10/27/2013 11:40:02 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: yldstrk

Don’t forget the Rio Grande area—lot of blue voters down there.


6 posted on 10/27/2013 11:44:16 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: tophat9000

I wish there were a like button for your comment.


7 posted on 10/27/2013 11:45:25 AM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: nickcarraway

Steve Blow blows


8 posted on 10/27/2013 11:46:05 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: carriage_hill

Houston and San Antonio are also becoming lib-dem hellholes.

Sorry to hear this. I lived in Houston many moons ago. I was a midwest transplant and could relate to their values, lots of jobs, too!

RIP Bum Phillips.


9 posted on 10/27/2013 11:50:54 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: nickcarraway

Texas Conquers America and predicts Time magazine?


10 posted on 10/27/2013 11:51:00 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Seen any scandal headlines lately?)
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To: Mears

bfl


11 posted on 10/27/2013 11:51:58 AM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art of being easily offended.)
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To: nickcarraway
That’s flattering, but hold on a minute. Do we really want a bunch of imitators out there? Don’t mess with Iowa?


12 posted on 10/27/2013 11:52:01 AM PDT by x
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To: tophat9000

“To be fair the lib California transplants to Texas were first transplants to California. California was the state of Reagan. ..The left are like locus..they move in to a fertile and prosperous area stripped bare and move on”

Worth repeating.


13 posted on 10/27/2013 11:53:39 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: basil

Dallas County is pretty much all illegals and welfare moochers. DISD just recently announced that ALL students will receive free lunch.


14 posted on 10/27/2013 11:54:41 AM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: gop4lyf

Geeze—hasn’t anyone told the head of the school board that there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch?


15 posted on 10/27/2013 12:03:12 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: nickcarraway

Do they have a graphic where all the states are shaped like China? Or one where they’re all shaped like Zimbabwe? Because those are the most likely scenarios.


16 posted on 10/27/2013 12:11:03 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: nickcarraway

Time Magazine wants Liberals to invade Texas... to make it like California!!


17 posted on 10/27/2013 12:12:45 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: ExCTCitizen
Time Magazine wants Liberals to invade Texas... to make it like California!!

Texas should pass a law requiring all households to have at least one firearm. You would hear heads exploding from thousands of miles away.
18 posted on 10/27/2013 12:18:49 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: nickcarraway

19 posted on 10/27/2013 12:20:31 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: gop4lyf

The issue is not really states, per se, but between large cities and the rest of the country.


20 posted on 10/27/2013 12:20:43 PM PDT by expat2
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To: fr_freak
"Texas should pass a law requiring all households to have at least one firearm."

That would be like Texas passing a law requiring all households to have air.

21 posted on 10/27/2013 12:23:22 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Carl Vehse
That would be like Texas passing a law requiring all households to have air.

Yeah, but the idea is to freak out the left-wing transplants who might be considering infecting Texas. And it might empty out Austin.
22 posted on 10/27/2013 12:27:27 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: tophat9000
To be fair the lib California transplants to Texas were first transplants to California.

Yup. Texas gave Willie Brown to California, which used to be Republican. Crooked Willie upended politics, gerrymandering voting boundaries and inserting his cronies everywhere to turn California liberal. Did that at the state level, as well as local in SF. I've seen him up close several times. Crowded elevator doors would open at City Hall, he'd be standing there with an evil gaze and the crowd would part like it was Moses, as people feared him. Respected his political smarts but hated his evil.

23 posted on 10/27/2013 12:29:08 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: tophat9000

BTTT


24 posted on 10/27/2013 12:30:09 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Huskrrrr

This is from the comments:

“I’m a native Texan, love it here, but think the coo-coo’s nest was opened around the time of the Twin Towers disaster in 2001. The myth is that the majority here are ultra conservative, right wing people, when they probably account for about a third of the people in Texas with the rest being divided between moderate democrats and republicans. Most of us are sick of road rage, pollution and government run amok ( yes the party of no government is a huge machine in our face at all times). The moderates here in Texas will eventually make things right and then be a proper model for the rest of the US.”


25 posted on 10/27/2013 12:30:36 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: roadcat
And NY gave us Barbara Boxer, and Maryland gave us Nancy Pelosi... etc.

This isn't about regions, its about a worldview.

26 posted on 10/27/2013 12:32:53 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: fr_freak
Texas should pass a law requiring all households to have at least one firearm.

I'd go for at least on firearm of every caliber.

27 posted on 10/27/2013 12:34:47 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Rusty0604

Texas is transitioning to purple and somewhere in the distant future it may actually turn blue. The demographics and the influx of liberals leaves no other outcome.


28 posted on 10/27/2013 12:40:07 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: nickcarraway

” Time says $300,000 will buy you a 210-square-foot apartment in San Francisco or a 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bath house in Austin.”

and that is why Texas will fall from the inside. Godless Kalifornians and fascist North Easterners coming in to Texas with pockets full of money and buying up my great state. Then contaminating our state with crap ideas that turned their states to $h!t

The time story is complete crap. Best thing we could do is to Secede and close all borders...especially from Kalifornia


29 posted on 10/27/2013 12:45:39 PM PDT by Farnsworth (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: fr_freak
Texas should pass a law requiring all households to have at least one firearm

We already have the 2nd so don't need anymore stinkin' laws. Besides, we pretty much all have AT LEAST one firearm, well, except for the CA transplants in Austin.

30 posted on 10/27/2013 1:00:31 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: nickcarraway

At one time it could have happened as 1/2 the USAF operated out of there plus a large contingent of the Army. Navy, not so much.


31 posted on 10/27/2013 1:02:13 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: carriage_hill

San Antonio is ok. Just make sure you buy outside of Bexar Contry which is, for intents and purposes, now becoming San Antonio city proper.


32 posted on 10/27/2013 1:03:36 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: carriage_hill
We were in San Antonio last week.
Lots of Wrangler jeans, starched cowboy shirts and really big western hats...
33 posted on 10/27/2013 1:22:17 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: x

I gotta get me one of those T-shirts! LOL!


34 posted on 10/27/2013 1:25:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare should have been tested on politicians before being released to the public!)
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To: Farnsworth

TX should pass a law requiring 5 years of residence before one can vote.


35 posted on 10/27/2013 1:31:44 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: nickcarraway

Governor Sam Houston once said: “Texas can make it without the United States, but the United States can’t make it without Texas”


36 posted on 10/27/2013 1:31:57 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: Slyfox

Sam had his hat on too tight. There were a lot of Southerns that made that Texas thing work.


37 posted on 10/27/2013 1:42:03 PM PDT by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; 3Fingas

The cited cities are dem-controlled; suburbs are still heavily GOP:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Texas#Current_situation


38 posted on 10/27/2013 2:06:53 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

Quite correct. The balance of power is still held by the suburbs, exurbs, and rural areas of Texas. These areas are mostly white and/or middle class hispanic. Whites in Texas vote 70+ plus republican vs nationally where whites vote 60/40 repub/dem.

Hispanics in Texas vote slightly more republican than the US average, 35-40% in Texas (GW got 45%), 25-30% in the USA as a whole. So, basically whites vote more reliably conservative in Texas as do a greater percentage of hispanics as compared to their respective demographic groups in national elections.

The black population in Texas does not factor in very strongly in an electoral sense except in Dallas and Houston.

This situation may change in the future with changing demographics, but if repubs continue to nominate conservative hispanics in areas where this matters, I don’t see the balance changing for at least a decade. Texas is not California. It’s culture, history, and pugnacity comes from a blended Anglo-Tejano culture. People in Texas, irrespective to demographic group, take in pride in their state. This is much different from the go-along to get-along, mellow culture in California which does not lend itself to defending tradition and the status quo.


39 posted on 10/27/2013 2:52:42 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: bgill
We already have the 2nd so don't need anymore stinkin' laws. Besides, we pretty much all have AT LEAST one firearm, well, except for the CA transplants in Austin.

Yup. See post #22.
40 posted on 10/27/2013 3:05:38 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Rusty0604

Interesting, thanks


41 posted on 10/27/2013 3:06:57 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: 3Fingas

20-30 million illegal aliens, given outright amnesty and all rights, will definitely change the demographics in TX, MN, AZ, CA, and just about everywhere else. The “new normal” is about to shock us all to our very souls. And it’ll be irreversible.


42 posted on 10/27/2013 3:20:09 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: nickcarraway

For my Texas pals and a salute to the Republic of my family.....

Photo of a bus high in the Andes of Colombia SA. Dang Texans are everywhere!!!!

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae274/rrrod3/colombia%2012-13/242_zpsc66963b3.jpg


43 posted on 10/27/2013 3:24:59 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: carriage_hill

We need to stop it cold.


44 posted on 10/27/2013 3:29:50 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: nickcarraway

A lot of people are living in the past when they talk about Texas. Mexicans are taking over. If present trends continue, demographics will change it from red to blue.


45 posted on 10/27/2013 3:36:51 PM PDT by River Hawk
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.stopthemagnet.com/survey/immigration-vetting-project/texas-state-races

Texas Governor Race
Tom Pauken Gov. / Patrick or Patterson for Lt. Gov.


46 posted on 10/27/2013 4:11:58 PM PDT by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: 3Fingas

Unless we keep and gain in the US House - very likely - and win control of the US Senate - not likely - amnesty’s going to happen and our Constitutional Republic will be destroyed, forever. They’re not finished with total gun control, either, and a dozen other marxist/commie/socialist/fascist goals.

Is The Fourth Box, the next choice? I hope not...


47 posted on 10/27/2013 4:25:17 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: yldstrk

According to what I have read, Austin is not actually part of Texas.


48 posted on 10/27/2013 4:32:29 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: nickcarraway

What $300,000 buys in the Dallas/Ft Worth area:

http://dallas.craigslist.org/search/rea?=rea&query=&zoomToPosting=&minAsk=299999&maxAsk=310999&bedrooms=&housing_type=


49 posted on 10/27/2013 4:55:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: Durus

Not a bad idea. My thought is if you come from a state that has a state income tax, you pay that here in Texas too.


50 posted on 10/27/2013 7:15:29 PM PDT by Farnsworth (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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