Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby apollo13 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:34 pm

LOL...

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:52 pm

kalvano wrote:
Lucidity wrote:YOU SHUT UP, TEXAS IS AWESOME BECAUSE I SAY SO!


Thanks for helping prove my point.

:lol: Also, Texas does have its legitimate pitfalls. Any place that produces Baylor Law School, David Koresh and idolizes Dubya deserves to take some flak. I love the place myself, but people who pretend like it's some sort of paradise are delusional.

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:58 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
kalvano wrote:
Lucidity wrote:YOU SHUT UP, TEXAS IS AWESOME BECAUSE I SAY SO!


Thanks for helping prove my point.

:lol: Also, Texas does have its legitimate pitfalls. Any place that produces Baylor Law School, David Koresh and idolizes Dubya deserves to take some flak. I love the place myself, but people who pretend like it's some sort of paradise are delusional.


Don't forget their disturbing fascination with executing as many people as possible.

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby Lucidity » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:05 pm

Eh, i don't think any reasonable person will argue that Texas is some type of utopia. I personally would like a little less bible thumping, but this gripe, along with numerous others, does not change my belief that overall this is a pleasant and affordable place to live. Between Austin, the DFW metroplex, and Houston, Texas really has everything that I could want. And it's cheap. As a poor Law student, frugality is a big plus.

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:06 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:
kalvano wrote:
Lucidity wrote:YOU SHUT UP, TEXAS IS AWESOME BECAUSE I SAY SO!


Thanks for helping prove my point.

:lol: Also, Texas does have its legitimate pitfalls. Any place that produces Baylor Law School, David Koresh and idolizes Dubya deserves to take some flak. I love the place myself, but people who pretend like it's some sort of paradise are delusional.


Don't forget their disturbing fascination with executing as many people as possible.

Haha...I knew I was leaving something out. Although Texas (shocklingly) does not lead the nation in executions per capita. That crown goes to Oklahoma And it's not even close.

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:58 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
patrickd139 wrote: :lol: Also, Texas does have its legitimate pitfalls. Any place that produces Baylor Law School, David Koresh and idolizes Dubya deserves to take some flak. I love the place myself, but people who pretend like it's some sort of paradise are delusional.


Don't forget their disturbing fascination with executing as many people as possible.

Haha...I knew I was leaving something out. Although Texas (shocklingly) does not lead the nation in executions per capita. That crown goes to Oklahoma And it's not even close.


Wow, Delaware looks rather out of place near the top of that list among all those red states. (Of course, the population of the state is like twelve, so...)

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby A12345 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:47 pm

kalvano wrote:
A12345 wrote:kalvano is just a person who is bitter that he didn't better understand where he was moving off to school



A12345 is an idiot who doesn't know what he is talking about.


Pretty safe assumption considering your immense hate of the state and the fact you go to school that will require a lot of legwork to get out of the immediate vicinity of texas

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby 1evilo.aihpos » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:38 pm

kalvano wrote:Also, I forgot to add the incredible insecurity that most Texans seem to feel over the state. They always have to argue about how "no, it's really a nice place!"

People in places that are actually nice don't need to. Texans have to argue incessantly that their state really is the greatest state, blah, blah, blah. If you say you don't like it, then according to most obnoxious Texans, there is something wrong with you. Everywhere else, people just say "OK" and move on with their lives.

This is a thread about texas...... are you retarded.

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby 1evilo.aihpos » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:40 pm

A12345 wrote:
Lucidity wrote:I wish some of you having this debate can just accept that EVERYTHING you are arguing about is subjective and end the discussion there. In Kalvano's case, his views about why he hates Texas can be summed up as "well its not anything like the New England states". Well duh. You have very specific preferences that are not congruent with what the state has to offer. It's not cold here, it doesn't snow here often, and people in general are a lot more laid back and friendly/talkative (or nosy and rude, as kalvano puts it). If you would rather move to New York and pay twice the cost of living for what New York has that Texas does not, that's certainly your choice. But I really wish people would STOP judging a state on absolute terms of suckage/awsomeness based purely on subjective measurements. The reason why people bring up cost of living/low taxes so much in defense of the state is BECAUSE it is NOT subjective. Lower costs of living, in general, are a plus for EVERYONE - unless you're Kalvano. Hate the heat? Some people prefer that to the snow. Hate how "nosy" people are? Some people call that southern hospitality.

As to how "insecure" people are, i think you can attribute that to the pride that most Texans have. I have noticed this myself, but to be frank, i think the state has a lot to be proud of. Americans are proud of the fact that they overthrew the British to develop an independent nation. The same can be said of Texas and Texans in overthrowing the Mexicans for our independence. Plus, the fact that we rival California in size and consistently have one of the most robust economies in the nation gives Texans every right, in my opinion, to be proud.

One more thing to note. I find that you are very vocal in your displeasure of the state. At every chance, you make an effort to drop some disparaging remark about Texas and how much it sucks, when you yourself agree that your reasons for disliking the state are based on personal taste. Then, when people either challenge you or ask you for your reasons for disliking the state, this is somehow turned into a discussion on flawed Texan pride and snobbishness. Is it not fair that if you make disparaging statements about the state, those who love it would like to defend it? Just as some people like to incessantly defend the state, there are others (like you) who incessantly trash the state on purely subjective measures. I would argue that if you went to New York and trashed New York to a New Yorker's face, 9 out of 10 would display the same behavior that you have described. People defend what they love when they see it being attacked by flawed reasoning. I think this is true in general for all people, regardless of geography.


QFT

kalvano is just a person who is bitter that he didn't better understand where he was moving off to school
because he goes to SMU.
So, he finds a thread about where to go in Texas and dogs Texas??? :roll: (based off his time at SMU) But honestly if i was surrounded by mustangs I would grow bitter also.

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby Lucidity » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:26 pm

I think that hes spent plenty of time in Texas before his time at SMU. Regardless, SMU is a great school and hes certainly entitled to his opinion. The only thing that perplexes me is why he keeps insisting on stretching what should be "Texas is a shitty state for me " into some pompous truism that Texas is just shitty. I would be a lot more understanding if maybe he went to Baylor and had to live in the backwaters of Waco, but the guy fucking lives in Uptown Dallas, one of the most beautiful and active social scenes Texas has to offer (other than Austin).

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby kalvano » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:27 pm

You fucking idiots realize I was born in Texas, right? And that I don't live anywhere near Uptown.

And that SMU was not my first choice, but that I enjoy the school very much?


But by all means continue to post completely made-up and inaccurate shit. It only reinforces what morons you are.

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby Lucidity » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:47 pm

Fine. You don't live "in" uptown. But seeing how the school IS in uptown, ill amend it to you live near uptown. Happy? My point remains. You have some of the best amenities that Texas has to offer within reach. Your complaints really do seem petty. I have nothing against SMU, but if you hate the state as much as your rhetoric suggests, it does puzzle me why you chose a school that only places well in Texas. It may not be your first choice, but I'm sure there are plenty of schools in the 2nd tier outside of Texas that place graduates well in their respective home markets.

Right now, absent some serious grades/hustle/luck, you will more than likely land a cushy job in Dallas on graduation. Your words say you hate Texas. Your actions kinda says you don't really give a shit.

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby kalvano » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:50 pm

I don't live anywhere near fucking Uptown. Do I need to write out my entire life story for you to buy into the "SMU wasn't really a frontrunner thing"? I was accepted to other places that I would much rather be.

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:27 am

Lucidity wrote:Fine. You don't live "in" uptown. But seeing how the school IS in uptown, ill amend it to you live near uptown. Happy? My point remains. You have some of the best amenities that Texas has to offer within reach. Your complaints really do seem petty. I have nothing against SMU, but if you hate the state as much as your rhetoric suggests, it does puzzle me why you chose a school that only places well in Texas. It may not be your first choice, but I'm sure there are plenty of schools in the 2nd tier outside of Texas that place graduates well in their respective home markets.

Right now, absent some serious grades/hustle/luck, you will more than likely land a cushy job in Dallas on graduation. Your words say you hate Texas. Your actions kinda says you don't really give a shit.

Have you ever been to Dallas? You do realize over three miles separate the northernmost border of Uptown Dallas (which stretches from Woodall Rogers in the south to Haskell Ave in the north, maybe Knox/Henderson; but not really) and the southern tip of the SMU campus right? You realize SMU is in Highland Park, not Uptown? Try telling someone who pays property taxes in Highland Park that they live in Uptown and see how that goes. :wink:

Further, you have no idea where kalvano lives or why. Plenty of people commute to SMU from Richardson, the M Streets, South Dallas or Arlington. Especially if kalvano has to commute in, I'd hate Dallas too.

Bottom line, you have no fucking clue why s/he chose SMU, nor does choosing a particular school have the slightest of implications on whether one likes the state, its people, its rhetoric, sports or amenities. Your posts are littered with illogical, baseless assumptions; this reflects poorly on you.

Your last paragraph is also completely and utterly incomprehensible. "Absent serious grades/hustle/luck, [kalvano] is more likely to land a cushy job in Dallas..." There are only two logical inferences which can be drawn from that statement. Either A)Not having those things (all three of which I consider equally vital to landing a cushy job in Dallas) will result in an increased likelihood of landing a cushy job; or B) All persons who do not have "serious grades/hustle/luck" are destined for "cushy" jobs in Dallas. Lolwut?

Childish, incoherent trolling against an anonymous poster is childish and incoherent.

Edited preemptively for grammar.

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby sparty99 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:14 am

He'd probably like Dallas slightly more if he LIVED in Uptown. God, I sure would.

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby TT09 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:18 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
Lucidity wrote:Fine. You don't live "in" uptown. But seeing how the school IS in uptown, ill amend it to you live near uptown. Happy? My point remains. You have some of the best amenities that Texas has to offer within reach. Your complaints really do seem petty. I have nothing against SMU, but if you hate the state as much as your rhetoric suggests, it does puzzle me why you chose a school that only places well in Texas. It may not be your first choice, but I'm sure there are plenty of schools in the 2nd tier outside of Texas that place graduates well in their respective home markets.

Right now, absent some serious grades/hustle/luck, you will more than likely land a cushy job in Dallas on graduation. Your words say you hate Texas. Your actions kinda says you don't really give a shit.

Have you ever been to Dallas? You do realize over three miles separate the northernmost border of Uptown Dallas (which stretches from Woodall Rogers in the south to Haskell Ave in the north, maybe Knox/Henderson; but not really) and the southern tip of the SMU campus right? You realize SMU is in Highland Park, not Uptown? Try telling someone who pays property taxes in Highland Park that they live in Uptown and see how that goes. :wink:

Further, you have no idea where kalvano lives or why. Plenty of people commute to SMU from Richardson, the M Streets, South Dallas or Arlington. Especially if kalvano has to commute in, I'd hate Dallas too.

Bottom line, you have no fucking clue why s/he chose SMU, nor does choosing a particular school have the slightest of implications on whether one likes the state, its people, its rhetoric, sports or amenities. Your posts are littered with illogical, baseless assumptions; this reflects poorly on you.

Your last paragraph is also completely and utterly incomprehensible. "Absent serious grades/hustle/luck, [kalvano] is more likely to land a cushy job in Dallas..." There are only two logical inferences which can be drawn from that statement. Either A)Not having those things (all three of which I consider equally vital to landing a cushy job in Dallas) will result in an increased likelihood of landing a cushy job; or B) All persons who do not have "serious grades/hustle/luck" are destined for "cushy" jobs in Dallas. Lolwut?

Childish, incoherent trolling against an anonymous poster is childish and incoherent.

Edited preemptively for grammar.


You just kind of felt like being a total douchebag today? If so, you accomplished your goal! Keep up the good work 8)

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby TT09 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:19 pm

kalvano wrote:I don't live anywhere near fucking Uptown. Do I need to write out my entire life story for you to buy into the "SMU wasn't really a frontrunner thing"? I was accepted to other places that I would much rather be.


No...I think we get it.

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby horsethief80 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:57 pm

Everybody gets so angry. WWJD?

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby apollo13 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:23 pm

Guys, chill! I just wanted go to Texas lol
dayum... another day at TLS

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby esq » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:22 am

Lucidity wrote:Eh, i don't think any reasonable person will argue that Texas is some type of utopia. I personally would like a little less bible thumping, but this gripe, along with numerous others, does not change my belief that overall this is a pleasant and affordable place to live. Between Austin, the DFW metroplex, and Houston, Texas really has everything that I could want. And it's cheap. As a poor Law student, frugality is a big plus.

^This. Sure the summers suck, and the winters are up and down - the springs are not bad though. But I'll tell ya, Texas' culture is what makes it. I mean, at first it takes some adjusting to, but after a while it kind of grows on you. Homes with walkway cobblestones the shape of Texas leading to the doorway, Texas state flags flying in every driveway, and Lonestars all over the place, I mean what other state has people that are into it that much? And pretty soon you've gotta have a giant cowboy hat-buckle and boots just for kicks. You start to swagger around, and "y'all, bless your heart, and fixin' to," words you never thought you'd use, start creeping into your vocab. You begin to really enjoy the great BBQ joints out in the sticks, like the Salt Lick, where you can plop $10 on the table and fill up on all you can eat smoked ribs, brisket, and sausage links. It almost makes you forget that there is an air conditioned city like San Diego where you spent most of your life . . . almost.

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:13 am

Holy necromanced thread, Batman!

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby tiger225 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:35 pm

kalvano wrote:I was accepted to other places that I would much rather be.


Besides the fact that your a troll, now who is the moron?

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:24 pm

tiger225 wrote:
kalvano wrote:I was accepted to other places that I would much rather be.


Besides the fact that your a troll, now who is the moron?


Really? You resurrect an old thread with all of three posts to accuse me of being a troll?



It's "you're" as in "you are," not "your" as in "you own it."















Grammar trolling.

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby apollo13 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:47 am

man... can't wait to try some texan BBQ.
I am so sick of munching on those fake dallas BBQ baby back ribs @ Time Square as if they are really good.

and rofl... trolling never ends here

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Re: Stopping by Texas!!! Where??

Postby smithc2011 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:20 am

TEXAS!!!
tonight seemed an appropriate night to make my first appearance here.

also, although it clearly doesn't matter anymore, parts of Austin, especially the Lake Travis area, can definitely be described as beautiful.




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