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Texas vs The world and consumerism

Postby Boredforever » 2013 08 25, 05:07

Plebeians, Patricians, and fellow Enlightened peeps,

I live in Texas and I see people with allot of out of state sports ware. Especially stuff from Chicago like bulls hats, shirts, or jerseys.
I wonder if this is consumerism at its best or an attempt to make Texas citizens have a more positive attitude toward other states. I am not sure if other people are aware of how independent minded Texas citizens are in their world view. In Texas there was a group of people who thought it would be a good idea to secede from the union not to long ago. I do not agree with these people but it makes you wonder. I think it would do Texans well to get a good image from other states in their daily lives be it in consumerism, politics, or day to day activities. I could probably write more but I am wondering what you all think. I admit there are those of you who could troll me all day but I would take it as a waste of time.

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Yurth Burden
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Re: Texas vs The world and consumerism

Postby Yurth Burden » 2013 08 25, 15:31

I believe the issue is:

The Cowboys suck
The Titans suck
The Stars suck
The Rangers suck

But other than that, I dont know why Texans would go for other teams.

Signed,

Your Texas friend
(Go Packers)
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Re: Texas vs The world and consumerism

Postby Dirk Smacker » 2013 08 25, 17:37

The reason why so many people wear out-of-state sports ware is because out-of-staters are moving there for work. Don't worry, they will soon turn Texas into the kind of state they fled, just look at what happened to New Hampshire. In 2050, Texas will be referred to as a "socialist cesspool" and North Dakota will be the new Texas.

Right now, Texas is the only state that could secede and survive as a G20 power. It has a political capital, financial capital, and a major industrial port as well as several other deep water ports. California has a large enough economy but barely meets their IOU payments. Alaska could be a country (but a non-player like Norway) due to their natural resources. I keep telling Texans they need a state income tax to secede to make the transition non-catastrophic. However, the income tax is one of the reasons the durr-da-durrs (East Texas Yahoos) want out.

Also, America has the top league in the world for our four major sports. Texas is a huge college sports state so teams in pro sports (besides the Cowboys ofc) have to share the headlines with UT and the other Texas schools with huge alumni bases. In New England, we have a ton of colleges keeping their programs down so pro sports remains king. For instance, I hate BC in hockey and hoops, why would I root for their football team, the closest major team. When I was in my youth, if I was going to wear college sports attire, it would likely have been from one of the major sports programs like Penn State and Miami for fashion reasons. I love college sports, but I usually don't have a pony in the race unless it is PC/URI hoops or PC hockey. Even then, my heart is more tied to the Bruins and Celtics.

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Re: Texas vs The world and consumerism

Postby Dirk Smacker » 2013 08 25, 22:49

Yurth Burden wrote:I believe the issue is:

The Cowboys suck
The Titans suck
The Stars suck
The Rangers suck

But other than that, I dont know why Texans would go for other teams.

Signed,

Your Texas friend
(Go Packers)


I wish I could upvote your lack of Texas pro sports knowledge. :goodjob:

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Re: Texas vs The world and consumerism

Postby Katherina Rosek » 2013 08 30, 18:01

I thought all Texans were racist rednecks who thought every problem could be solved with a colt, science is evil, evolution is a lie, china and russia want to fight the US, every muslim is a terrorist and if you don't have guns you don't have freedom.

Or atleast it is what the internet claims.

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Re: Texas vs The world and consumerism

Postby Mister Lemming » 2013 08 30, 18:09

Katherina Rosek wrote:I thought all Texans were racist rednecks who thought every problem could be solved with a colt, science is evil, evolution is a lie, china and russia want to fight the US, every muslim is a terrorist and if you don't have guns you don't have freedom.

Or atleast it is what the internet claims.


Wait, is that only Texas? I though all America was like that :uhahaha:

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Yurth Burden
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Re: Texas vs The world and consumerism

Postby Yurth Burden » 2013 08 31, 15:03

no mostly Texas.

Actually Texas cannot leave the US even if they wanted to.

Besides, Texas could not support itself if it wanted to.

Think about it.

No more federal funding for infrastructure.

Military bases closing....aka Ft. Hood, Ft. Bliss, and such.......no more money faucet.

Passports required to enter the adjoining states.

And of course, not enough state budget to support schools, public services, and other state run programs.

Besides, the state cant leave because of the state constitution says it cant.
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Re: Texas vs The world and consumerism

Postby Zombie Assassin2 » 2013 09 17, 13:01

I grew up in Texas and it has its ways of making money im not sure if it would last long but it could happen. Any of you there ever notice all Budweiser in Texas has the Texas star on it ? Anyway going to school there they taught Texas history not world history and they made us say the Texas anthem in front of the Texas flag every morning after the U.S. and im screwed up because of it. Now i still hang a Texas flag even though i now live in Nevada and get aggressive to any who say anything negative towards Texas even though that may be true it is definitely a strange and different place.

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Dirk Smacker
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Re: Texas vs The world and consumerism

Postby Dirk Smacker » 2013 09 19, 22:20

Yurth Burden wrote:no mostly Texas.

Actually Texas cannot leave the US even if they wanted to.

Besides, Texas could not support itself if it wanted to.

Think about it.

No more federal funding for infrastructure.

Military bases closing....aka Ft. Hood, Ft. Bliss, and such.......no more money faucet.

Passports required to enter the adjoining states.

And of course, not enough state budget to support schools, public services, and other state run programs.

Besides, the state cant leave because of the state constitution says it cant.


Texas is the one state that could survive because of its manufacturing and natural resource base. Their capital goods trade balance with foreign countries is insanely high. They also do a lot of refining and export jet fuel, among other productive things.

Texas sent more to Washington (even with all that post- 9/11 defense spending) than it received in benefits until upper-middle class families became eligible for food stamps.

From a structural standpoint, Texas is much better off than the blue states due to their anti-union policies. Pensions aren't swallowing up their state and local budgets like in my state where each position has nearly two people alive and collecting from it. In Texas, they fire you for misspelling onion.

In regards to passports, the one thing I could see hurting them is the state currently lets high-tax states that overfund education train their middle managers for them. Importing college grads for free would be much harder.

In regards to schools, Washington sends very little in return. They madate a whole lot, but the states are required to raise money for that. If they do appropriate money, most of the time it comes with stipulations that require the state to spend a given amount, and often the aid sunsets while the mandate doesn't.

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Re: Texas vs The world and consumerism

Postby Lovelocke » 2013 09 22, 08:05

What's this... a serious discussion on my forums?

I think not:

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