California Rivalry and Antipathy =radiolibre99;36045876]I'm from Katy Texas, born in Pasadena, raised in memorial for a while and then moved to Katy in the fifth grade.
Lived there until the end of high school. I've been in and out of Texas back and forth after college and work. My latest job transferred me to LA. Anything else you'd like to know? Just how in the hell is anything I wrote somehow make you think that I think I'm superior to anyone else? Criticizing a certain reactionary sector of society for being douches doesn't mean I think in superior to them, it just means I think they're douches. What's so hard to understand about that? People know this type of douche in Texas quite well as much as I'm sure people in Mass. know the utterly unbearable jockish "Mass hole". I wasn't even referring to "rednecks" either. The Dave Ramsey listening, golf polo wearing, buzz cut, reactionary guy in the white flight burbs like Richmond gets to me more than a country dude. The latter isn't trying too hard to be a "man". I'm very curious as to why you would first jump to that conclusion (that I just think I'm better)?? Seriously. That notion really does get to me a but even in a pointless chat forum. As it is, I am totally content to let other readers make up their own minds as black oakleys to how your original "point" has evolved over time for your own purposes (which is unclear, anyway). On a closely related tangent? Kinda interesting that your latest job transferred you to oakley sunglasses for men LA? But to backtrack, again, you say nothing about yourself on your official profile so you may well be from Katy. I hasten to add I am not calling you a liar at all, but just repeating that lots of things about your posts raise some reasons for skepticism. I guess the bottom line on my part here, is that you are not going to put me on the defensive and your attempts to do so are not only lame, but extremely and laughably transparent. Finally, yeah, I do have another question, what is your "latest" job that transferred you to LA? No need to be specific (as in, I don't care a fiddler's damn who you really are beyond the point of this exchange), but just wondering a bit your flippant remark, bolded aside as it seems quite odd that with people fleeing CA for jobs in other parts of the country (not only Texas/South), that a company would transfer anyone to California. What is your line of work and why was it moved there? Woah I think its strange that you can't fathom a company from Texas wanting to expand to other states. You're asking for way too much info now. I'm not going to put my life story on here for you. I described a subset of reactionary people in Texas and their preferred choice of style. It was no different than how people describe the subset of obnoxious people in other parts of the state. It wasn't arrogant and people who think so when I mention them tend to either be of that demographic or know people of that demographic. I never got how easy it is for others to critique hipsters or guidos or wasps or even rednecks but mentioning this particular demographic somehow makes you "arrogant"? Lastly, I haven't deflected anything and explained over and over my point to you. Apparently you've missed it the entire time and also strangely suggest that because I don't have where I'm from on my profile that I must be lying about being a Texan? So in discount on oakley sunglasses other words no Texan would dare speak the way I do or critique the group I did? It could only come from a transplant? TexasReb your logic just isn't sound. Hold the phone, so there aren't typically conservative suburbanites with a typical style and pretty vocal opinions about politics? You've never seen them in the typical clothes and driving the big SUVs? So either you think I don't know what I'm talking about because you think they don't exist, or that these types are just normal guys, nothing to pick at or bring u in your opinion? To do so would be "vapid" or "arrogant"?? If I were to bring up an obnoxious Austin hipster sporting a Snidely Whiplash mustache, a scarf in 80 degree heat, and an aura of pretentiousness, then you'd get me. Or perhaps a tanned to the max yuppie plastic Kim K wannabe from West LA, then of course those people are laughable to you. But to mention a douchey fratty obnoxious good ol boy spawn in the golf polo and Oakley shades with the straps spouting borderline racist nonsense about Obama, well that's just being "superior"? Politically, Texas liberals and conservatives both have a strong libertarian streak in them that frequently confuses out of state people from either Team Red or Team Blue who either guess "hey, you're just like me!" (no) or else accuse "hey, you're just like (that other team of people we don't like)" (not right, either). I have found it to frequently surprise Californians accustomed to a fairly specific sort of cultural breakdown, when the dude with 20 firearms ALSO happens to be a card carrying ACLU guy who's upset about resistance to gay marriage/civil unions. =radiolibre99;36076905]Hold the phone, so there aren't typically conservative suburbanites with a typical style and pretty vocal opinions about politics? You've never seen them in the typical clothes and driving the big SUVs? So either you think I don't know what I'm talking about because you think they don't exist, or that these types are just normal guys, nothing to pick at or bring u in your opinion? To do so would be "vapid" or "arrogant"?? If I were to bring up an obnoxious Austin hipster sporting a Snidely Whiplash mustache, a scarf in 80 degree heat, and an aura of pretentiousness, then you'd get me. Or perhaps a tanned to the max yuppie plastic Kim K wannabe from West LA, then of course those people are laughable to you. Go back on look at your own posts from the start. It has very little connection to what you are saying now; actually it is just indicative of your obvious inflated opinion of yourself. Once again, your reluctance (to put it mildly) to truly speak honestly on questions put to you actually speaks volumes in its own way. oakley products I mean, hell, if one describes a "redneck" one way, but then later describes it as another way? Then how to respond at all? Your attempt at Catch 22, which is transparent, fools no one. Before I begin, I moved from Texas BEYOND glad I was leaving. I was born and raised in Texas, and seriously didn't believe I would be coming home. Well after three years in SoCal, I am ready to be home. You don't appreciate what you have until it's gone. Anyways, I work in education and have been cold calling schools to try and find an internship for a year from now. Well so far the typical conversation I have been involved in begins something similar to: School Official: What program are you coming out of? Me: University of California, Riverside SO: Are you SURE you want to relocate to Texas?? Me: Well, I am actually from Texas, and I am ready to come home. SO: I bet! What are you doing in California!?!? I'm sure most non Texans would be incredibly annoyed if they were involved in this conversation, but it makes me really happy. I miss the state pride of Texas. Anyways, I just wanted to share my experience.
It's been a fun talking to Texans again. Cute waitress at a restaurant in downtown San Diego, after finding out I'm from Texas, telling me "Well it's pride week, so this must be a shocker for you!". So I have to explain, as nicely and informatively as I can, how Texas is much like CA and not to be judged solely by it's cover, and that there are MANY different regions with their own subcultures.
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