Skip to comments.Blow: Texas Conquers America, Predicts Time Magazine
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 weeks 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 Americas future.
Thats flattering, but hold on a minute. Do we really want a bunch of imitators out there? Dont mess with Iowa?
Frankly, Im 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 theres 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...
Austin is a liberal bastion but the rest of Texas is ok
Houston and San Antonio are also becoming lib-dem hellholes.
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
Don’t forget the Rio Grande area—lot of blue voters down there.
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Steve Blow blows
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.
Texas Conquers America and predicts Time magazine?
“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”
Dallas County is pretty much all illegals and welfare moochers. DISD just recently announced that ALL students will receive free lunch.
Geeze—hasn’t anyone told the head of the school board that there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch?
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.
Time Magazine wants Liberals to invade Texas... to make it like California!!
The issue is not really states, per se, but between large cities and the rest of the country.
That would be like Texas passing a law requiring all households to have air.
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.
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.”
This isn't about regions, its about a worldview.
I'd go for at least on firearm of every caliber.
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.
” 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
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.
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.
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.
I gotta get me one of those T-shirts! LOL!
TX should pass a law requiring 5 years of residence before one can vote.
Governor Sam Houston once said: “Texas can make it without the United States, but the United States can’t make it without Texas”
Sam had his hat on too tight. There were a lot of Southerns that made that Texas thing work.
The cited cities are dem-controlled; suburbs are still heavily GOP:
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.
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.
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!!!!
We need to stop it cold.
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.
Texas Governor Race
Tom Pauken Gov. / Patrick or Patterson for Lt. Gov.
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...
According to what I have read, Austin is not actually part of Texas.
What $300,000 buys in the Dallas/Ft Worth area:
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.