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Re: ONCE AGAIN, TEXAS VIOLATES THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

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MaVolta wrote:

@nctarheel - Not sure where you are getting all of your info, but the Texas economy has done very well the past few years. Companies continue to move here every day, and we continually see people moving here from across the country, and indeed, the world. Property values are up, construction is up, and most business sectors are doing fairly well here.

 


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In our area housing is at a premium, RV parks are even opening all over the place for workers.  I just received a notice from the appraisal district that our home values have jumped way higher.  Companies have help wanted signs all over the place. 

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Re: ONCE AGAIN, TEXAS VIOLATES THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

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nctarheel wrote:

TxGrandpa2 wrote:

 

I would guess the majority of Texans are more interested in jobs and the state's economy instead of social engineering.


That majority of TEXANS surely are not the LEGISLATORS voted into office.

 

The TEXAS economy is in a tailspin. Once #1 in the measure of least unemployed; now 26th in the country.

 

Put that with the fact that, due to lack of focus by the LEGISLATURE, TEXAS boasts the 43rd worst educational system in the nation and what do you have????

 

Companies not wanting to move to a state that neither trains their citizenry nor gets them employed.

 

So what does the TEXAS LEGISLATURE do???

 

It has devoted itself to passing the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, passing legislation (that will most likely get reversed) limiting Federal power, denying funding for sanctuary cities, and even passing legislation to teach children CREATIONISM rather than evolution in the public schools.


@nctarheel - Not sure where you are getting all of your info, but the Texas economy has done very well the past few years. Companies continue to move here every day, and we continually see people moving here from across the country, and indeed, the world. Property values are up, construction is up, and most business sectors are doing fairly well here. 

 

Perhaps as more people move in, the politics will begin to change. 

 

At present, the Texas legislature has duly noted what happened in NC with the "bathroom" bill. It was pushed through the Texas Senate because of our Lt. Gov., but it has not even been brought up for debate in the House b/c they fear the boycotts that would impact the state economy. 

 

There is also a heated debate going on over education. Parents are fed up, and demanding that something be done, and they aren't keen on charter school vouchers, either. They also want the testing program mandates changed, and quickly.

 

As backlash continues to mount, we could see changes at the state level, finally.

 

And what about the other southern red-states? Have some not passed similar laws? 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: ONCE AGAIN, TEXAS VIOLATES THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

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And once again back to the ole drawing board keeping in mind NO "cracking" and NO "packing" 

 

We really do need an automatic system of algorithms taking into consideration ONLY number of citizens - blind to everything else.

 

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Re: ONCE AGAIN, TEXAS VIOLATES THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

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nctarheel wrote:



 

 

The TEXAS economy is in a tailspin. Once #1 in the measure of least unemployed; now 26th in the country.

 

Put that with the fact that, due to lack of focus by the LEGISLATURE, TEXAS boasts the 43rd worst educational system in the nation and what do you have????

 

Companies not wanting to move to a state that neither trains their citizenry nor gets them employed.

 




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So what is this of concern to a person living half a country away, who apparently wouldn't live in the state?

 

And if the economy here is in a tailspin, then why are employers begging for workers?  Why are those working in good shape?

 

Again, if anyone is so concerned about conditions here in the state, why don't they move here and contribute to the improvement they feel needed, instead of just digging up tidbits.  But then again what state lost many jobs because of a boycott of a state law?

 

Have a nice day..............

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Re: ONCE AGAIN, TEXAS VIOLATES THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

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TxGrandpa2 wrote:

 

I would guess the majority of Texans are more interested in jobs and the state's economy instead of social engineering.


That majority of TEXANS surely are not the LEGISLATORS voted into office.

 

The TEXAS economy is in a tailspin. Once #1 in the measure of least unemployed; now 26th in the country.

 

Put that with the fact that, due to lack of focus by the LEGISLATURE, TEXAS boasts the 43rd worst educational system in the nation and what do you have????

 

Companies not wanting to move to a state that neither trains their citizenry nor gets them employed.

 

So what does the TEXAS LEGISLATURE do???

 

It has devoted itself to passing the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, passing legislation (that will most likely get reversed) limiting Federal power, denying funding for sanctuary cities, and even passing legislation to teach children CREATIONISM rather than evolution in the public schools.

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Re: ONCE AGAIN, TEXAS VIOLATES THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

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TxGrandpa2 wrote:

pc6063 wrote:

Myexper- be careful with that there  Texan drawl ya' been a usin'! some dad blame Texan mighta just think you all are from there! Funny, but, sadly, correct.


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More of a phony attempt at a Appalachian accent, mostly common among Western Tennessee, Eastern North Carolina, West Virginia, and Kentucky.  Even then it's obvious since instead of 'ya', it would be "y'all", instead of 'dad blame', it would be 'dad gum', etc.

Interesting grammar lesson Tex .... something you just don't see in English grammar text books.

 

Suggest it not be used around Texans because they would more than likely 'split their sides' from laughing so hard. Y'all wouldn't want that would you?

Nosiree Tex!

 


 

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Re: ONCE AGAIN, TEXAS VIOLATES THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

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Soosie wrote:
On a personal basis, I find it offensive and in poor taste when anyone attempts to mock the speech of any group of people. Guess some want to keep the divide forever. It is sad when anyone or any group thinks they are better educated, are more articulate, or any other insert one would want here. I always find it to be a lack of self esteem that causes this. In other words, "I don't have it pal, so I will put someone down."

Soosie

The subject of the thread is how TEXAS has once again violated The Constitution of the United States; it is not about mocking a group's speech patterns.

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Re: ONCE AGAIN, TEXAS VIOLATES THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

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pc6063 wrote:

Tx-  Texas is a part of the United States of America, and therefore, what happens there concerns us all.

if there is racial or sexual orientation profiling going on. it is a concern to every American citizen. 


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Does all of this affect someone who lives in a state that is over a thousand miles from here?  What are those in those states that criticize Texas doing to make life better in their home states?  Instead of criticism, why don't they move to Texas and contribute to making it like they want? 

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pc6063 wrote:

Tx- are we really arguing about who finds what humorous, when your state is declaring war on people eith whom  your leaders disagree?


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And what does making fun of accents in other parts of the country have to do with alleging a state declaring war on people?  As I suggested, if a person is going to keep attacking other states legislation then why don't they move to it so they can either vote or run for office? 

 

 

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Re: ONCE AGAIN, TEXAS VIOLATES THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

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Tx-  Texas is a part of the United States of America, and therefore, what happens there concerns us all.

if there is racial or sexual orientation profiling going on. it is a concern to every American citizen. 


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