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  • #61
    Originally posted by Iamtdg View Post


    You know you can get that shit in Texas, too, right?
    Imagine if In n Out replaced all Whataburgers. What’s the problem? You can still get hamburgers.

    Ultimately, it’s the chaos I like. With all freaks and geeks here, nobody pays attention to Phyllis and my goings on.

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    • #62
      I love to visit California. It is a beautiful state, the weather is amazing, the food is amazing, the people are nice to look at...

      I would never live there though. Too many weirdos.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by skidadl View Post

        I would never live there though. Too many weirdos.
        I like being able to hear neighbors.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by pdom View Post
          I like being able to hear neighbors.
          I don't even like being able to SEE neighbors.
          2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion

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          • #65
            One thing I've notice while being all around the country this year is that there are a bunch of judgmental assholes living in cities. There are a bunch of dicks in places like California, Denver and so forth. According to these people Texans aren't capable of tying their own shoes.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by skidadl View Post
              I love to visit California. It is a beautiful state, the weather is amazing, the food is amazing, the people are nice to look at...
              The nice things about California are better, cheaper, and closer to you elsewhere. There’s not much that Cali is the best at. What compelled you to visit Cali — Was it a specific restaurant, landmark, event? Maybe Star Tours of Hollywood Homes?

              Live here and you have proximity to decent quality of many things. But visiting here seems like a waste because if you’re gonna pay money to travel, there are better, closer and cheaper places elsewhere...and you don’t have to put up with human feces.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by skidadl View Post
                One thing I've notice while being all around the country this year is that there are a bunch of judgmental assholes living in cities. There are a bunch of dicks in places like California, Denver and so forth. According to these people Texans aren't capable of tying their own shoes.
                And, are normally shocked when they realize they were wrong.
                2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by skidadl View Post
                  One thing I've notice while being all around the country this year is that there are a bunch of judgmental assholes living in cities. There are a bunch of dicks in places like California, Denver and so forth. According to these people Texans aren't capable of tying their own shoes.
                  Tell [MENTION=21]Iamtdg[/MENTION] to stop traveling to his transportation conventions then.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by pdom View Post
                    The nice things about California are better, cheaper, and closer to you elsewhere. There’s not much that Cali is the best at. What compelled you to visit Cali — Was it a specific restaurant, landmark, event? Maybe Star Tours of Hollywood Homes?

                    Live here and you have proximity to decent quality of many things. But visiting here seems like a waste because if you’re gonna pay money to travel, there are better, closer and cheaper places elsewhere...and you don’t have to put up with human feces.
                    The one thing I wanted to see in CA was Alcatraz. I have now seen it. I can't thing of any other reason for me to go back.
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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by pdom View Post
                      Tell [MENTION=21]Iamtdg[/MENTION] to stop traveling to his transportation conventions then.
                      I will have you know that I serve on the National Board for that association.

                      Token Texan?
                      2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by skidadl View Post
                        One thing I've notice while being all around the country this year is that there are a bunch of judgmental assholes living in cities. There are a bunch of dicks in places like California, Denver and so forth. According to these people Texans aren't capable of tying their own shoes.
                        Originally posted by Iamtdg View Post
                        And, are normally shocked when they realize they were wrong.
                        Appeal of city-living is further baffling with the proliferation of online shopping/internet and telecommuting. Back in the day, you couldn’t get stuff unless you made a trip to the city. Cool, I get it. You like fancy shit.

                        We’re close to the day where a drone can drop whatever you want on your doorstep same day.

                        Yet, American population continues to concentrate in urban areas. Public schools are so shitty here and private schools are an egregious ~$20k/year per kid. I don’t know what I’m going to do.
                        Last edited by pdom; 05-10-2018, 09:08 AM.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Iamtdg View Post
                          I will have you know that I serve on the National Board for that association.

                          Token Texan?
                          Never heard of that term, but look around you next gathering. If you don’t see anyone with a handicap, you might be a token alright, just not a Texan one.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by pdom View Post
                            The nice things about California are better, cheaper, and closer to you elsewhere. There’s not much that Cali is the best at. What compelled you to visit Cali — Was it a specific restaurant, landmark, event? Maybe Star Tours of Hollywood Homes?

                            Live here and you have proximity to decent quality of many things. But visiting here seems like a waste because if you’re gonna pay money to travel, there are better, closer and cheaper places elsewhere...and you don’t have to put up with human feces.
                            I have visited 3 separate times. Once for a church convention in LA, once to San Diego to take my 12 year old daughter for a plane right and once to San Jose/Santa Cruz/Aptos area.

                            LA was neat to see at least once but it got old quickly. I really enjoyed being in Santa Cruz...the weather and view was super nice. San Diego was a lot of fun too. My daughter was so excited to be on a plane and see different things. We spent about 6-7 hours at the San Diego zoo and she loved it. I enjoy different weather, people watching and the topography. I am not really into Disney and stuff like that.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by pdom View Post
                              Los Angeles smartly secured legal rights to water access in the North. What can the North do about it? Colorado River water is a different story and the rise of Phoenix and surrounding areas exacerbated the water supply issue.

                              Prop 13 combined with fractured city vs suburban governance to maintain infrastructure seems to be the main scapegoats for the genesis of budget problems. High cost of housing may be a good thing as residential taxes arenít enough to sustain the needed services and infrastructure.

                              Oh well, with all the news of people fleeing California, it should be a ghost town around here shortly.

                              Why does your wifeís family stay in California? Seems like there arenít any redeeming reasons to stay. No water, beaches are polluted, high living costs, human feces, excessive taxation, strict gun rules, gay marriage, illegals, the 49ers, social liberalism and too much ethnic influence (non-assimilation), no Whataburgers...and the gold is gone. You could ask if theyíre miserable, masochists or both.

                              The human feces woman. So miserable, yet she stays...for a job that can only be in California? Get a different job then. Itís like those that stayed behind when Katrina evacuations were ordered and they died/suffered.

                              I blame the hippies.
                              My wifeís family stays in California because they think it is superior to everywhere else. Itís an accepted hypotheses to them but the truth is they are too closed minded to explore the rest of the country.

                              They rarely leave the state because they say they can do everything there so why look elsewhere. This just fortifies their position. In truth however I dare say from a personal economic standpoint point there are many places in the US where they can raise their living standard significantly with a much finer house and job opportunities and actually pay less.

                              I have traveled the country a lot during my working status and found there are trade offs in every sector of the continental USA. Folks in California seem to have a mind set of they are significantly up the totem pole just being in the state.

                              Itís not a matter of trying to convince them otherwise, it a matter of accepting the circumstance that they are perfectly fine with higher living cost and excessive taxation, etc. just to say they live in California. Thatís fine with me but their bubble may break at some point in the foreseeable future. Several towns and suburbs have already filed bankruptcy.
                              Since Day One

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by pdom View Post
                                Never heard of that term, but look around you next gathering. If you don’t see anyone with a handicap, you might be a token alright, just not a Texan one.
                                You sonofa...
                                2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion

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