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1971 Texas Map

It’s no secret that I’m down here in Texas. Us Texans are big on telling people that. Apparently, we’re also big on being stupid, with about about 30% of us thinking humans and dinosaurs roamed the earth together. They call this Yabba-dabba-do politics down here, and it seems to work well for some of the more opportunistic right wing folks.

At the same time, it’s interesting that The Big City Slickers in Texas – Austin and Houston – are all into renewable (or at least new forms of endless capital) energy. And that doesn’t shake the sense out of your head, Houston now has an openly gay mayor. Yeah, that Houston, the one in The Land that Good Sense Forgot.

Weird – fun – times here in Texas.

And let’s talk about Houston for a second while I’m off-topic: it’s a pretty nice city, you should check it out before you assume it’s a rotten-egg smelling swamp – a sentiment I’ve heard a distressing amount recently.

Being a native Austinite, I was breed by city culture to think that Houston was The Enemy. “Don’t Houston my Austin,” bumper-stickers would say. Having spent much time there now – my wife is from them parts – I actually like Houston a bit. I mean, let’s not go so far as to say I’d want to live there over Austin, but it’s a fine place to hang out.

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  1. I thought Dallas was the enemy, not Houston 😉

    Lauren SellFebruary 25, 2010 @ 9:46 am