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Don’t believe the lies! Texas is a horrible, terrible place to live! October 29, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, Basics, foolishness, fun, General Catholic, huh?, Immigration, silliness, Society.
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I don’t know whether to be proud or miffed. It seems Texas cities make up almost half of the top locations of GDP growth in the year 2014.  I know I live in the greatest state in the union, I am a native Texan through and through, but at the same time every time I drive to work I get reminders of how many people are flooding here from abroad.  I can’t drive to work without seeing Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, and, Heaven forfend, California.  I have read that since 2005 500,00 out of staters have moved to the DFW area.  Now surely I hope some of those folks are good, moral Christians who will become good Texans, but I know many of them are not. They simply cannot be.  And so I fear this state will get overrun – Californicated, if you will – by people fleeing the very states their leftist beliefs and voting patterns have ruined.

It happened to Colorado.  It happened to Nevada.  It could sure as heck happen here.  And we know the left is actually working to try to make this happen.  If Texas becomes a purple or blue state, we’re finished.

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1. Table of the Day (above). Based on data released a few weeks ago by the BEA, the table above shows the 20 US metro areas with the fastest GDP growth in 2014. Interestingly, 5 of the top 10 fastest growing metro areas, and 9 of the top 20, were in just one state — Texas. Also interesting, though not unexpected, is the fact that energy is largely responsible for the strong economic growth in the top 5 fastest growing metro areas in 2014, and in all of the top 13 fastest growing metros except maybe Dallas and San Jose. Carpe oleum.

So before any of you wild eyed leftists get ideas of coming to Texas, dreaming of enjoying riches while spreading the gospel of socialist sexular pagan misery, let me tell you a few things:

We’re mired in a horrible depression here in Texas. Yeah, 2014 might have been good, but with the Saudis flooding the market, the shale boom is over and folks are getting fired left and right.  Midland, Odessa, Tyler, Victoria, Beaumont -ghost towns, all of them. The few remaining people are flat broke, destitute, lying about on dusty streets covered with scorpion stings and rattlesnake bites.  Oh yeah, they’re everywhere. I don’t care if you buy a $5 million condo on the 40th floor in downtown Dallas, it will be infested – with roaches the size of rats, rats the size of cats, and cats the size of really, really big cats.  It’s just how it is here.  Vermin everywhere.  It’s the worst possible place to live you can imagine.

Why am I proud of the place, then?  Well, it takes a pretty tough hombre to hang here in this state, where it’s constantly at least 90 degrees (on Christmas) and it never rains except when it rains 24 inches in a day, right, Corsicana?  So you could call it a kind of perverse pride held by those who can tough it out.  But Californians?  They die by the truckload within days of coming here.  We just dump ’em in the old exhausted oil wells.  All those Yankees, too.  Dead.  Either the heat gets them, or the rattlers, or the giant spiders, or one of us crazy gun nut Texans.  And sometimes at night, when the cops helpfully look the other way, we run you down with our giant lifted trucks.  Just for sport.  Have you seen what a set of 37″ tires can do to a pedicured metrosexual in skinny jeans?  Yeah……it’s not pretty.  The only thing left is a few of his oh-so-trendy beard whiskers ground into the pavement.

SO DON’T MOVE TO TEXAS!!! YOU’LL HATE IT!  STAY IN CALIFORNIA AND NEW JERSEY AND ALL THOSE OTHER WONDERFUL PLACES!!! THEY’RE SO MUCH BETTER!!  WE’VE RUN OUT OF ROOM AND HOUSE PRICES ARE SKYROCKETING!!

At the same link, I found this gem:

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Pretty good.

Oh do I have an awesome Flightline Friday lined up for tomorrow! I hope I have time to do it!

Comments

1. Paul - October 29, 2015

I personally do not understand how Dallas ranked that high. I’d move in a heart beat, if I could convince the wife.

Tantumblogo - October 30, 2015

So I just happened to have some fun with the material. In reality I have strong doubts about the results – Midland and Odessa are only 30 miles apart and are almost always taken together (like Dallas-Fort Worth) for statistical purposes, yet Midland has GDP growth 4x Odessa in 2014? That seems unlikely, while MIdland has always been the more white collar/upscale of the two, their destinies have always been pretty closely linked. I’d be pretty surprised if San Angelo saw that much growth, too, they are on the edge of the oil patch. Anyhoo…….

2. Paul - October 29, 2015

Oops I should read the entire post, GDP Growth in Dallas is great, I just do not like living in a Town this large. I do not find the Dallas area a great place to live. Too crowded, taxes are too high, and it just toooooo big.

3. DM - October 29, 2015

What would you Texans here say would be the best areas to live from a conservative Christian standpoint, and especially the ones most likely to stay that way? Just out of personal interest. I know it’s not going to be DFW or Austin, with all the left coasters, Yanks, liberal academics moving into those places. East Texas, Hill Country/San Antonio area, Houston suburban area, West Texas?

4. A Mom - October 29, 2015

I hesitate to write this because I don’t want to upset you, but for what it’s worth here goes: I moved here from one of those evil, horrible, “Yankee” liberal states and I have not found the majority of the born and bred Texans in the DFW area to be much different on social/moral issues from the people in my home state (well, except maybe that a higher percentage of the population owns guns…and lots of them). Now, I have no doubt that Texas is in the liberal crosshairs, so to speak, and has been for some time. But simply voting Republican and wearing a “come and take it” t-shirt does not a moral, upstanding citizen make. I mean no disrespect to you or any of your fellow Texans. I only offer my observations – make of them what you will.

Tantumblogo - October 30, 2015

I thought it pretty apparent the whole thing was very tongue in cheek.

5. MFG - October 30, 2015

After the 2004 presidential election, many studies were conducted trying to learn how an “unpopular” president like Bush could be reelected. The answer lies in the area known as the Exurbs – the new growth area on the fringe of suburbia.For Dallas, its the McKinneys, Friscos, the Celinas that exist in every metro area.

The Bush campaign mined these new neighborhoods hard and part of their success was due to a unique demographic trend – many of these new arrivals were out of towners from big east coast cities who tended to adopt their neighbors voting habits – meaning they became conservative Republicans.

So as long as this trend continues 11 years later, out-of-staters might not be something to worry about per se.

The bigger question is why did Dallas County all of a sudden become a solid blue county in 2006? Could that happen elsewhere?

6. RC - October 30, 2015

I love Texas, I’ve lived here for several years now, but I often think of moving somewhere “more Catholic.” I know in this day and age such a thing really does not exist anymore.
I’m very much a southerner, raised in the Deep South, so Catholic conclaves are few and far between. The only one that I can think of would be southern Louisiana (Lafayette, etc.), I know that diocese has a high number of young orthodox seminarians, other than that area Mobile, Alabama seems to have a pretty strong Catholic community.
Again those are really the only places I am familiar with. Does anyone else know of anywhere else good??

Elizabeth - October 30, 2015

You could consider the rural area close to Clear Creek Abbey, east of Tulsa. Last I heard, there’s quite a few transplants that moved to be close to the monks. You’d have to be creative in finding work though since it’s out there. But one thing to keep in mind, taking part in the monk’s life is limited to Mass and praying with them as they join to pray the Hours. Otherwise, they’re cloistered so it’s not like a parish experience. http://clearcreekmonks.org/

Elizabeth - October 30, 2015

Another thing you could look into is researching the areas that surround any of the FSSP apostolates across the country. http://fssp.com/press/locations/

Elizabeth - October 30, 2015

Or if you go to SSPX Masses, check their locations too.

http://sspx.org/en/community/priories

All the chapels listed are basically parishes except this one:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery near Silver City, New Mexico. They’re traditional Benedictine monks (like Clear Creek Abbey) and also cloistered so it wouldn’t be parish-like. Lovely place though.

DM - October 30, 2015

The northern part of Virginia is one of the most traditional Catholic areas in the country, with many orthodox priests and more parishes with the EF than any other diocese. Virginia will keep improving as they have many young traditional seminarians and both dioceses are heading in the right direction.

While a little behind Virginia, North and South Carolina as well as Tennessee are all moving in this direction as well, with orthodox bishops, many young priests learning and saying the EF, and generally conservative in outlook. It’s also one of the few places where Catholics are growing as a percentage of the population. The future of Catholicism in America will be, in large part, the Southeast. Give it 10 more years or so and some of these spots might be as good as Lincoln, NE. The FSSP, ICKSP, etc. I’m sure will also slowly expand in this area.

7. Frank - October 30, 2015

Just a quick question to you southerners? Did the Yankees not give their blood during the Revolutionary, World Wars, Korean, Vietnam and the current conflicts to fight for the freedom of all? Why do you harbor such animosity toward your fellow Americans?

c matt - October 30, 2015

The ones who gave their blood are not the ones who made the decisions to send them. Fortunate son, and all that. What Texans resent is these unAmerican Americans fleeing the ruins of their own enclaves that they brought upon themselves through their disastrous voting patterns, and doing the same here. In short, we harbor such animosity toward our fellow Americans because they suck.

squishee - November 1, 2015

Nobody is talking about Yankees-per se. It’s libs. And most of them come from the north. They have voted for libs for decades in their home states and consequently ruined them. So they flee the land most of them helped to ruin for the southern states, and then vote for the same sort of people that destroyed their homeland. And when they ruin the southern states, where are they then going to go?

8. Mark J. Connolly - October 30, 2015

I’m from NY Metro area, born and raised. Spent much time in TX. Law school, work, wife from TX, married in TX. Many great friends there still. My advice: build a wall. Wife and I were so frustrated when we read about Governor Perry encouraging businesses from NY, CA, etc, to relocate to TX. Looks good on paper, but not so much when you consider that those businesses would be brining along their inevitably liberal, affluent, voting management and executive staffs. Together with those working and middle class folks who “escape” from the low quality of life to new states where they then go and vote for the same exact garbage, these two forces can, ver quickly, as you point out, wreck a once great state.

Elizabeth - October 30, 2015

I’ve thought the same thing when Perry would rightly boast about all the business he was bringing to TX. It’s great in one way and terrible in other ways. Be careful what you wish for!


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