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Re: Nevermind, I'm staying in San Diego
Old 08-11-2005, 10:38 AM   #41
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Oh my God.......
here I go promoting Texas again. My apologies to all Texans on this
site. I love Texas so much I just can't help myself, so please......cut me some slack JG
You knew I was going to be all over you on this one, so you're begging for mercy in advance?

Noticed you conveniently failed to mention that in the "couple months each winter" you are in your condo there are freqeuent ice storms that prevent rational beings from venturing out on the road. And that one of the reasons you don't stay year round is that in the summer the heat stays below 100 only when the humidity is occasionally below 65% (read 'muggy'). And that's when all the bugs that were hiding for the winter come out and feast on the local residents.

And don't think for a minute I'm going to cut you some slack just because the latest population estimates for the state place you in a minority category.

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Re: Nevermind, I'm staying in San Diego
Old 08-11-2005, 10:38 AM   #42
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This ain't braggin' Just facts.

From our condo balcony, you can see the biggest lake in Texas every day.
Very little humidity. Almost no bugs. We can picnic, BBQ, fish, boat and
use the pool all year round. First class hotel/restaurants, excellent golf course, and
world class marina within walking distance. I paid WAY under 100K.
Not only that, but since we only use it a couple months each winter,
the rent still gives us positive cash flow. So, we own and use it for free,
while it continues to appreciate. A true no-brainer. Oh my God.......
here I go promoting Texas again. My apologies to all Texans on this
site. I love Texas so much I just can't help myself, so please......cut me some slack

JG
Been to Texas, nothing wrong with it at all, it's just different. It's like comparing Hawaii to San Diego. We both have palm trees and sandy beaches, but if you've been to both you know there is no comparison. Not saying one is better than the other, mind you. Each local has it's advantages. I've been surfing on Friday and Skiing Saturday morning. At the same time, river rafting and hanging out on a pontoon out on a lake are things you do on vacation when you live here, not on a weekend. Plus there are social, political, religious, etc. implications of every local.
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Old 08-11-2005, 10:59 AM   #43
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Unfortunatly San Diego is paradise lost. Lived here all my life and was a great place 20 or 30 years ago, but now cost of living too high, too many people ( most of them a hol--s and idiots) , too much regulation, trying to get a building permit or dealing with DMV is a nightmare, and State and Local goverment insolvent, meaning taxes are bound to double from where they are now in the not to distant future, State is run by teachers union with gestapo tactics. More people speaking spanish than english.* I'm fed up. Weather is not worth diminised quality of life. I can afford air conditioning
Red tapeism and bureacracy, the twin satans (unless you are
in Iran, Syria etc, then it is Bush and Rumsfeld) Anyway,
I just switched the electric service in our condo over as the tenant is gone.
It took forever. The phone connection was bad, the person I got could
barely speak English, part of what I heard was a recording and part
was a real person (that was very confusing), and it seems they had to repeat everything back to me 2 or 3 times, word for word and they
always got it wrong the first time. For example, I was asked 3
different times if I wanted my bills in English or Spanish.
What is that? The only thing that went right was I told them right upfront
that I was not paying a deposit (new customer). That they got right.
Otherwise, bah humbug!

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Old 08-11-2005, 11:05 AM   #44
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For example, I was asked 3 different times if I wanted my bills in English or Spanish. What is that?
That, JG 'ol buddy, is being sensitive to the needs of the minority by giving you the option of getting your bill in English.

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Been to Texas, nothing wrong with it at all, it's just different.* It's like comparing Hawaii to San Diego.* We both have palm trees and sandy beaches, but if you've been to both you know there is no comparison.* Not saying one is better than the other, mind you.* Each local has it's advantages.* I've been surfing on Friday and Skiing Saturday morning.* At the same time, river rafting and hanging out on a pontoon out on a lake are things you do on vacation when you live here, not on a weekend.* Plus there are social, political, religious, etc. implications of every local.*
Agree.
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You think that is bad?? Hell, I haven't been able to order fast food for 3 years. Who do I sue when my health is shot??
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You knew I was going to be all over you on this one, so you're begging for mercy in advance?

Noticed you conveniently failed to mention that in the "couple months each winter" you are in your condo there are freqeuent ice storms that prevent rational beings from venturing out on the road.* And that one of the reasons you don't stay year round is that in the summer the heat stays below 100 only when the humidity is occasionally below 65% (read 'muggy').* And that's when all the bugs that were hiding for the winter come out and feast on the local residents.

And don't think for a minute I'm going to cut you some slack just because the latest population estimates for the state place you in a minority category.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8902484/

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Hey...........I just heard that someone did a poll of approx. 240
cities over 100,000 pop. to determine the most liberal and most
conservative cities. Based on the number of cities in Texas
scoring in the "most conservative" column, the tv guy said
that Texas "retains it's position as the most conservative state".
I gave DW a big kiss and toasted our good fortune. One thing for sure
is that I need to be in the reddest of red states. If that happens to be
Texas then all the stars are aligned and there is a God.

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I live in the Houston area and have seen the transition in just the past 4 years I have lived here. Don't make the mistake of equating conservative with Red. That is the biggest faux pas there is on misconceptions about the south. Hispanics bring quite conservative values and a good reason Texas will remain conservative for some time. But the big Red may be in for a collapse within 10 years. Conservative hispanics vote Blue.

Unfortunately Congressment and the state government haven't figured that out yet and continue to pass legislation that caters to the more wealthy while digging into the pockets of the middle class. Big "bubba" white is going to get hit by a freight train in Texas within the next 10 years and won't even see it coming.
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Unfortunately Congressment and the state government haven't figured that out yet and continue to pass legislation that caters to the more wealthy while digging into the pockets of the middle class.* Big "bubba" white is going to get hit by a freight train in Texas within the next 10 years and won't even see it coming.
Actually I think Houston may see the train in far less than 10 years, but I agree that Texas won't look or feel like the same place in 10 years.
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Actually I think Houston may see the train in far less than 10 years, but I agree that Texas won't look or feel like the same place in 10 years.
Texas "doesn't look like the same place" today from San Antonio south. Looks like Northern Mexico.

Still feels the same tho....hot as hell.

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Texas "doesn't look like the same place" today from San Antonio south.* Looks like Northern Mexico.*

Still feels the same tho....hot as hell.

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Texas "doesn't look like the same place" today from San Antonio south.* Looks like Northern Mexico.*

Still feels the same tho....hot as hell.

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