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How do I love Texas?
Let me count the ways

Real Clear Politics, by Heather Wilhelm

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Posted By:Hooverdog, 9/4/2014 9:37:51 AM

“The South,” professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills wrote last year in the New York Review of Books, is “the distillation point for all the fugitive extremisms of our time. … It is the home of lost causes and nostalgic lunacy. It is as if the whole continent were tipped upward, so that the scattered crazinesses might slide down to the bottom.” Unfortunately for Mr. Wills, a startling number of his countrymen are apparently scattered crazies. Many Americans, reports show, are moving southward, fleeing liberal states, high taxes, and, most likely, snooty professors. Every few months, like clockwork, a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mickeymat, 9/4/2014 10:04:15 AM     (No. 9993207)

Garry Wills is an embarrassment to historians everywhere-so caught up is he is his own ideology he is unable to even observe history let alone write about it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uponthecouch, 9/4/2014 10:18:30 AM     (No. 9993227)

Been to Brooklyn, loved it, been to Chicago loved it, returned to Austin and kissed the ground.

Born in houston 4th gen, unlikely to be leaving ...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scribelus, 9/4/2014 10:28:55 AM     (No. 9993246)

Wills is, of course, confused with his understanding of geography. His description perfectly fits California, where the suicidally crazy self-control their own population by drowning in the Pacific Ocean. The pre-suicidals constitute the legislature and the electorate.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: droopydog, 9/4/2014 10:51:02 AM     (No. 9993290)

"It is the home of lost causes and nostalgic lunacy"...what´s he talking about, Detroit, Boston, Berkeley, Madison?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 9/4/2014 10:57:29 AM     (No. 9993300)

Won´t be leaving the Redneck Riviera any time soon.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 9/4/2014 11:01:38 AM     (No. 9993309)

The South - real America.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 9/4/2014 11:27:25 AM     (No. 9993346)

Been to Texas once, three years ago, our daughter and her family moved to Houston. We really liked it. It was not at all like we imagined it to be from all the westerns watched as children. We were at a BBQ restaurant and a couple of teen-agers, wearing dusty baseball uniforms were standing in line in front of us. I asked one of them if they´d won their game. He said...´No, ma´am but we hope to win tomorrow.´ My heart melted. Couldn´t believe how polite they were.
But, six years ago, our son and his family moved to a small town about 30 miles south of Salt Lake called Saratoga Springs. And if we ever moved from Seattle, that´s where we would go. Fell in love with Utah and the people.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: zoidberg, 9/4/2014 1:01:41 PM     (No. 9993446)

I can´t go to Texas any more because all my exes live there.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/4/2014 1:19:10 PM     (No. 9993467)

Her fearsome spider is a banana spider, unassuming and non-threatening. They weave gorgeous big webs usually in front of someone´s dining room window and don´t bother anyone but the insects who wander into it. She won´t see any roaches if her house is kept clean and nobody dies from a scorpion sting if she should happen upon one (unlikely).

Welcome to Texas, Heather. First thing you know, you´ll be "moseying" and "fixing to do that". One little warning: Only drugstore cowboys say "San Antone". To real Texans, it´s San Antonio.

It´s all okay. It´s special, unique and we´re mighty proud.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: marthaville, 9/4/2014 4:29:06 PM     (No. 9993753)

Many years ago around Dallas there was a popular bumper sticker that said, "Love(heart) New York? Take I-30 East". But they just keep moving in.

In Texas we would rather you stay away. In the South overall, it´s fine if you want to come, and stay. But don´t come and tell us how dumb and/or uneducated we are. There are plenty of places north of the Mason/Dixon Line where the people are much less educated and are incredibly stupid, and dumb at the same time.

Gary Wills may not be a fan of the South. Hopefully Wills and his ilk will stay away. Please stay away.

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