Texas? Yeehaw!!

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Texas? Yeehaw!!

Postby Crazzzybudha » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:40 am

I am from Ohio. Planning on attending law school this fall. I'm pretty politically liberal. In fact I am pretty supportive of socialism. Anyway I'm picking law school first on where the school is located, and then on rank, tuition, and so on. I have applied to a half dozed schools in California, a natural fit for me, the liberal. But I've also applied to University of Houston. I'm interested in their IP program, I like the low cost of living, and hear their economy is growing, all good stuff. Problem is, I'm scared of hillbillies.

I would appreciate any insight anyone has about Texas, Houston in particular (whats life like, I doubt I'll be able to scrape together enough cash to visit myself), percentage of hillbillies per 1000 people, and whether you think a very liberal minded guy like me could survive in Texas/Houston.

Thanks!

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Postby Mce252 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:45 am

Crazzzybudha wrote:I am from Ohio. Planning on attending law school this fall. I'm pretty politically liberal. In fact I am pretty supportive of socialism. Anyway I'm picking law school first on where the school is located, and then on rank, tuition, and so on. I have applied to a half dozed schools in California, a natural fit for me, the liberal. But I've also applied to University of Houston. I'm interested in their IP program, I like the low cost of living, and hear their economy is growing, all good stuff. Problem is, I'm scared of hillbillies.

I would appreciate any insight anyone has about Texas, Houston in particular (whats life like, I doubt I'll be able to scrape together enough cash to visit myself), percentage of hillbillies per 1000 people, and whether you think a very liberal minded guy like me could survive in Texas/Houston.

Thanks!


The fruits of free-market capitalism have provided a plethora of opportunities for you to find your niche. There may even be a farm where they're practicing socialism in the suburbs, but I'm sure they all come into town to find food.

If you can stay away from the voting booths, I'm sure all these "hillbillies" will treat you and your condescending ego just fine.

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Postby HowdyYall » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:27 am

Mce252 wrote:
Crazzzybudha wrote:I am from Ohio. Planning on attending law school this fall. I'm pretty politically liberal. In fact I am pretty supportive of socialism. Anyway I'm picking law school first on where the school is located, and then on rank, tuition, and so on. I have applied to a half dozed schools in California, a natural fit for me, the liberal. But I've also applied to University of Houston. I'm interested in their IP program, I like the low cost of living, and hear their economy is growing, all good stuff. Problem is, I'm scared of hillbillies.

I would appreciate any insight anyone has about Texas, Houston in particular (whats life like, I doubt I'll be able to scrape together enough cash to visit myself), percentage of hillbillies per 1000 people, and whether you think a very liberal minded guy like me could survive in Texas/Houston.

Thanks!



If you can stay away from the voting booths, I'm sure all these "hillbillies" will treat you and your condescending ego just fine.


lol

OP: I dont think Texas is for you if you dont like interacting with people from the country. And in Texas they go by rednecks, FYI

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Postby JordynAsh » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:39 am

Have you not considered UT or do you not have the numbers? Austin is more liberal minded than Houston.

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Postby CliveStaples » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:44 am

Crazzzybudha wrote:I am from Ohio. Planning on attending law school this fall. I'm pretty politically liberal. In fact I am pretty supportive of socialism. Anyway I'm picking law school first on where the school is located, and then on rank, tuition, and so on. I have applied to a half dozed schools in California, a natural fit for me, the liberal. But I've also applied to University of Houston. I'm interested in their IP program, I like the low cost of living, and hear their economy is growing, all good stuff. Problem is, I'm scared of hillbillies.

I would appreciate any insight anyone has about Texas, Houston in particular (whats life like, I doubt I'll be able to scrape together enough cash to visit myself), percentage of hillbillies per 1000 people, and whether you think a very liberal minded guy like me could survive in Texas/Houston.

Thanks!


Wow ignorance at its finest.

Metropolitan areas of Texas tend to be more moderate. Austin, Houston, San Antonio have a pretty large amount of liberals. Dallas too to a lesser extent (in my experience). Outside of those areas most places are highly conservative. All that being said Houston is probably my least favorite city in Texas so I would definitely visit there before committing to anything.

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Postby Crazzzybudha » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:01 pm

Thanks for the feedback! Sorry for my ignorance, but thats why I'm asking! Also, sorry fr not knowing the PC term "redneck". I guess I am just worried about having some drunken guy in a bar exercise his second amendment right on me during an argument about how awesome Sarah Palin is.

Still, thanks for calming my fears. I will look into UT but it is kind of a stretch.

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Postby HowdyYall » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:04 pm

Crazzzybudha wrote:Thanks for the feedback! Sorry for my ignorance, but thats why I'm asking! Also, sorry fr not knowing the PC term "redneck". I guess I am just worried about having some drunken guy in a bar exercise his second amendment right on me during an argument about how awesome Sarah Palin is.

Still, thanks for calming my fears. I will look into UT but it is kind of a stretch.


dont worry dude, most people in texas (excluding soccer moms) know sarah palin is a joke

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Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:14 pm

Crazzzybudha wrote:I am from Ohio. Planning on attending law school this fall. I'm pretty politically liberal. In fact I am pretty supportive of socialism. Anyway I'm picking law school first on where the school is located, and then on rank, tuition, and so on. I have applied to a half dozed schools in California, a natural fit for me, the liberal. But I've also applied to University of Houston. I'm interested in their IP program, I like the low cost of living, and hear their economy is growing, all good stuff. Problem is, I'm scared of hillbillies.

I would appreciate any insight anyone has about Texas, Houston in particular (whats life like, I doubt I'll be able to scrape together enough cash to visit myself), percentage of hillbillies per 1000 people, and whether you think a very liberal minded guy like me could survive in Texas/Houston.

Thanks!


thanks for the offensive post. and rednecks arent the PC term for hillbillies lol, the other guy was just being facetious. whether it's china or texas, it never ceases to amaze me how ignorant people can be about an area...considering they almost have never visited it.

ive lived in houston for most of my life, never ran into any of these "hillbillies"...are there a lot of conservatives in TX? sure, but unless you know them well, i dont see them going out of their way to share their political views with you. are there more "rednecks" in TX? well, not really in the major metropolitan areas...a lot of TX is rural or small towns, and i can imagine a much more conservative mindset in those regions, but i dont see why you would ever drive hours out to seek that.

ps - yes austin is a lot more liberal minded
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Postby jdbarr06 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:14 pm

HowdyYall wrote:
Crazzzybudha wrote:Thanks for the feedback! Sorry for my ignorance, but thats why I'm asking! Also, sorry fr not knowing the PC term "redneck". I guess I am just worried about having some drunken guy in a bar exercise his second amendment right on me during an argument about how awesome Sarah Palin is.

Still, thanks for calming my fears. I will look into UT but it is kind of a stretch.


dont worry dude, most people in texas (excluding soccer moms) know sarah palin is a joke


This. I live in Texas (born in Florida) and I dislike Sarah Palin very much. I also tend to lean to the conservative side.

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Postby timmah427 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:15 pm

FWIW, Houston isn't all "hillbillies"... They did elect the first openly gay mayor for a city with a population over a million, after all. That being said, it doesn't sound like it would be a great fit for you. As someone who is from Houston, I love the city, but even I wouldn't dream of going to law school there. Partly because the campus is awful/in a horrible part of town, and I couldn't spend three years of my life there.

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Postby kalvano » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:16 pm

Don't go to Texas. It won't have anything to do with your liberal views when you get hit in the face. It will be because you sound like a condescending, arrogant prick.

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Postby Grizz » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:17 pm

Crazzzybudha wrote:Thanks for the feedback! Sorry for my ignorance, but thats why I'm asking! Also, sorry fr not knowing the PC term "redneck". I guess I am just worried about having some drunken guy in a bar exercise his second amendment right on me during an argument about how awesome Sarah Palin is.

Still, thanks for calming my fears. I will look into UT but it is kind of a stretch.


Your condescending and patronizing attitude makes me want to exercise my 2nd amendment right on you, not your political views.

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Postby Mce252 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:27 pm

I guess I am just worried about having some drunken guy in a bar exercise his second amendment right on me during an argument about how awesome Sarah Palin is.


This is called murder. No one is exercising any right by shooting you in a bar over an argument.

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Postby Crazzzybudha » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:09 pm

Sorry for the offensive nature of the post. I was just joking, posing my question in what I considered to be a humorous fashion. Again, I know nothing about the state, the cities, or anything. I probably wont be able to go there myself. I am seriously considering the area and wanted to know more about it.

One can list bars and attractions, cost of living, and all that stuff. But that doesnt really describe the city, the atmosphere, the "vibe". All I have to go on to judge the vibe of different areas, to try to have some understanding of what it would be like to live in a city, are the ignorant prejudices one gains over time and the testimony of individuals. I'm looking to find some testimony.

Sorry for being offensive and all that. I'll keep my brand of humor to myself.

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Postby luckyme » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:24 pm

UT would be very accommodating; Houston in general is pretty tough. Terrible polution and one of the fattest cities in America. Oil money + law = win, though.

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Postby dr123 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:29 pm

dude your from ohio and you're afraid of hillbillies? does not compute

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Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:34 pm

kalvano wrote:Don't go to Texas. It won't have anything to do with your liberal views when you get hit in the face. It will be because you sound like a condescending, arrogant prick.


^This

Crazzzybudha wrote:Sorry for the offensive nature of the post. I was just joking, posing my question in what I considered to be a humorous fashion. Again, I know nothing about the state, the cities, or anything. I probably wont be able to go there myself. I am seriously considering the area and wanted to know more about it.

One can list bars and attractions, cost of living, and all that stuff. But that doesnt really describe the city, the atmosphere, the "vibe". All I have to go on to judge the vibe of different areas, to try to have some understanding of what it would be like to live in a city, are the ignorant prejudices one gains over time and the testimony of individuals. I'm looking to find some testimony.

Sorry for being offensive and all that. I'll keep my brand of humor to myself.


You seem to have a shitty sense of self awareness. It wasn't funny and it makes you look like someone who has never left Ohio.

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Postby Grizz » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:41 pm

Crazzzybudha wrote:Sorry for the offensive nature of the post. I was just joking, posing my question in what I considered to be a humorous fashion. Again, I know nothing about the state, the cities, or anything. I probably wont be able to go there myself. I am seriously considering the area and wanted to know more about it.

One can list bars and attractions, cost of living, and all that stuff. But that doesnt really describe the city, the atmosphere, the "vibe". All I have to go on to judge the vibe of different areas, to try to have some understanding of what it would be like to live in a city, are the ignorant prejudices one gains over time and the testimony of individuals. I'm looking to find some testimony.

Sorry for being offensive and all that. I'll keep my brand of humor to myself.


You sound like that dude that everyone secretly hates behind his back.

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Postby Leira7905 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:45 pm

Crazzzybudha wrote:Sorry for the offensive nature of the post. I was just joking, posing my question in what I considered to be a humorous fashion. Again, I know nothing about the state, the cities, or anything. I probably wont be able to go there myself. I am seriously considering the area and wanted to know more about it.

One can list bars and attractions, cost of living, and all that stuff. But that doesnt really describe the city, the atmosphere, the "vibe". All I have to go on to judge the vibe of different areas, to try to have some understanding of what it would be like to live in a city, are the ignorant prejudices one gains over time and the testimony of individuals. I'm looking to find some testimony.

Sorry for being offensive and all that. I'll keep my brand of humor to myself.


Good Idea.

But, FWIW. I grew up in New York, and have been living in Texas for several years now. I consider myself a Liberal, and am generally open with my political beliefs. While Texas is generally a conservative state, I have never been physically assaulted for my political ideology.

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Postby Crazzzybudha » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:48 pm

Alright, fair enough, lesson learned. Question withdrawn, going to head to AAA and find myself a travel brochure or something.

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Postby beachbum » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:03 pm

rad law wrote:You sound like that dude that everyone secretly hates behind his back.


Ha, +1

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Postby kalvano » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:39 pm

In recognition of your contriteness, you'll find small-town Texas to be very much like the stereotype. The big cities, most of the people aren't even from Texas, so they tend to be Blue cities. They are actually quite liberally socially, just not financially.

Also, I think Texans tend to be true conservatives, on the whole - not the raging right-wing Bible pounders, but people who think the government is too big, spends to much, and that in general it just needs to back off. They also tend to be pretty polite, so even if they disagree with your views, they aren't going to make a big thing about it.

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Postby achilles » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:04 pm

Crazzzybudha wrote:I am from Ohio. Planning on attending law school this fall. I'm pretty politically liberal. In fact I am pretty supportive of socialism. Anyway I'm picking law school first on where the school is located, and then on rank, tuition, and so on. I have applied to a half dozed schools in California, a natural fit for me, the liberal. But I've also applied to University of Houston. I'm interested in their IP program, I like the low cost of living, and hear their economy is growing, all good stuff. Problem is, I'm scared of hillbillies.

I would appreciate any insight anyone has about Texas, Houston in particular (whats life like, I doubt I'll be able to scrape together enough cash to visit myself), percentage of hillbillies per 1000 people, and whether you think a very liberal minded guy like me could survive in Texas/Houston.

Thanks!


Well since it seems like enough people have commented on your rudeness, I will leave that alone.

I'm a native Houstonian, went to school in Boston and am heading back East for law school. I feel like I have a little perspective on the situation, considering I enjoy both places. I love Houston, but it isn't for everyone. If you love cold weather, public transportation and walking everywhere, then this is not the place for you. We love our gas-guzzling SUVs, and in some neighborhoods, Hummers and Range Rovers abound. And another warning, the weather really is that bad.

Houston does have some pros though: wonderful restaurant scene (and you can drive there without paying 35 bucks to park, ahem, Boston), cheap Tex-Mex and Mexican food, VERY cheap, strong drinks (having gone out in Boston often, I really appreciate this now), good theater (saw West Side Story the other night!), lots of shopping (you know, if you like that sort of thing), some nice parks (during the 4 months that it's pleasant enough to go to them), very dog-friendly (there are bring your dog baseball games), multi-cultural (can find people from pretty much any nationality or ethnicity), pro sports teams (well, they kind of suck but that means the seats are cheaper haha), a nice museum district, a very gay-friendly neighborhood that has fun, quirky places to hang out, 45 min drive to the beach (which most people call ugly), and 5 hrs to New Orleans, lot of clubs (never been though), the annual Rodeo (seriously, you can watch small children riding sheep in the football stadium, and they do have non-country artists come to play)

my favorite pro: downtown (where most the big law firms are) there is an underground tunnel network so you never have to go out in the heat :)

aaaand to try no to be too biased, some cons: hot and humid as hell, can't walk to bars and taxis are sketchy, I've never taken public transpo here, traffic sucks during rush hour, very spread out so that people don't hang out downtown much, but there are other areas of concentrated restaurants/bars. It may not sound like much, but seriously I'm going back to the weather. It's really miserable here from May-October. And sometimes longer. Not knowing any Spanish could annoy you. There are many people here who don't speak English.

For politics, most of my friends from high school who still live here are pretty liberal, and most Republicans I know (that is, people my parents' age) would be better defined as Libertarians. I'd say many people here dislike big government but are either neutral or more liberal-leaning on social issues such as gay marriage and abortion. That said, Houston and the boonies are very different places. These "hillbillies" you speak of exist in the masses, but they are mainly in rural TX. And there are certainly plenty of people with all sorts of political views in Houston, just like any metropolitan area.

Oh, U of H. I would not recommend going there. It's far better than the other schools located in Houston, but frankly, the place sucks. The building is old, and the school is in a shitty area. If location is high on your list, I think you should definitely visit before attending. That said, I think UH has reasonably good job prospects in Houston. From what I can tell, the school is pretty well respected here. I can't comment on the IP program, but the economy is doing just fine here compared with other parts of the country.

SO, I believe you would do just fine here if you had an open mind. If you or anyone else have more questions about the city, you can PM me. Also, visit the UH thread

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