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Texas - going blue?

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leftist like Noam Chomsky, who has a guy paying him Homage on this very board while claiming he’s a catholic and moderate, defended the Cambodia genocide
You should ask Chomsky why he chose that name. I did. It was not to pay homage.
 

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Maybe one more time



Yes, the guns that matter(wink)
I pegged you as more of an "All Guns Matter" kind of guy but I guess you think some guns matter more than others.
 

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I pegged you as more of an "All Guns Matter" kind of guy but I guess you think some guns matter more than others.
Sure do, especially when/if the SHTF
 

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Republicans: "Democrats are fleeing California HA HA!!"
Me, every time: "Yes, and they're going to Texas for their cheap real estate and turning the state blue."
Republicans, every time: "GodDAMMIT!"
I remember conversing with a con way back in the day who was bragging about how all these californians were leaving cali for texas and how that would solidify texas' red status. Until I reminded him that when people leave cali for texas and they cross the texas state line, they don't suddenly change into a conservative.
 

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Republicans: "Democrats are fleeing California HA HA!!"
Me, every time: "Yes, and they're going to Texas for their cheap real estate and turning the state blue."
Republicans, every time: "GodDAMMIT!"

I was talking with a "luxury" builder here yesterday... Every house they have under construction is sold with multiple backup offers... These are homes in the $650K-$750K range..
 

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From my experience (know lots and lots of people in residential real estate here) the people who are moving here are doing it for cost of living by and large. There are a few who move here because of the "libs" in California but most are moving because of cost of living and jobs. With remote work now really taking off, the Dallas area is popular because you can fly direct to just about anywhere from here. American Airlines and Southwest are both headquartered in Dallas.

There are a few who move here because of the "libs" in California but most are moving because of cost of living and jobs.
Yes, Libs effect "cost of Living"
 

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I was talking with a "luxury" builder here yesterday... Every house they have under construction is sold with multiple backup offers... These are homes in the $650K-$750K range..
Of course, because in parts of CA $650K-$750K won't even get you a tear down. Moving away is like going back in time -- suddenly your 2020 bank account gets to buy stuff at 1980 prices!
 

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Of course, because in parts of CA $650K-$750K won't even get you a tear down. Moving away is like going back in time -- suddenly your 2020 bank account gets to buy stuff at 1980 prices!
Those from California are always shocked at what $750K can buy here.... Of course, home prices are rising very fast... Great time to be a seller...
 

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A scenario please of when/if the SHTF?
Well, for example, we could put an authoritarian orange Russian stooge in charge of the federal government. Even the most unlikely things sometimes do occur.
 

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I was talking with a "luxury" builder here yesterday... Every house they have under construction is sold with multiple backup offers... These are homes in the $650K-$750K range..
I have posted a link in another thread from the TX comptroller, explaining how increase of influx starts having a significant impact on housing cost which can threaten the traditional TX advantage of low living cost. And TX population density is still like half of CA's (IIRC)

Edit: Found it

 

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I was talking with a "luxury" builder here yesterday... Every house they have under construction is sold with multiple backup offers... These are homes in the $650K-$750K range..
Houses here in New Mexico are sold super fast already too.
 

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Of course, because in parts of CA $650K-$750K won't even get you a tear down. Moving away is like going back in time -- suddenly your 2020 bank account gets to buy stuff at 1980 prices!

Yeah... but... but why are they leaving?
 

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I have posted a link in another thread from the TX comptroller, explaining how increase of influx starts having a significant impact on housing cost which can threaten the traditional TX advantage of low living cost. And TX population density is still like half of CA's (IIRC)
Of its definitely hurting those who have lived here all their life... They get all excited when they here what the house that bought for $200K 20 years ago will sell for.... until they find out that if they are buying in the same market they will be PAYING that for a new home...
 

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Yeah... but... but why are they leaving?
wider open spaces where population density doesn't spread covid so easily. Telecommuting allows for it.
 

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Yeah... but... but why are they leaving?
See my various posts above. Suddenly many don't have to live in a specific location in order to keep the same paycheck, in which case there are all kinds of reasons to move (family, cost of living, culture, etc.). And by moving they can avoid the FTB devouring a big chunk of their income. And the fires have actually had a big effect -- year after year of days or weeks when you're not supposed to go outside because of the poisoned air is demoralizing. And a subset (not all by any means) feel that the left is getting too much control in CA and want to live somewhere that feels more normal.
 

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wider open spaces where population density doesn't spread covid so easily. Telecommuting allows for it.

Wrong!

They were leaving Pre COVID(sigh)

They were leaving because of the ridiculous taxes in Calif.

There were leaving because of all the regulation on housing ect...
 

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See my various posts above. Suddenly many don't have to live in a specific location in order to keep the same paycheck, in which case there are all kinds of reasons to move (family, cost of living, culture, etc.). And by moving they can avoid the FTB devouring a big chunk of their income. And the fires have actually had a big effect -- year after year of days or weeks when you're not supposed to go outside because of the poisoned air is demoralizing. And a subset (not all by any means) feel that the left is getting too much control in CA and want to live somewhere that feels more normal.

Dude, Californians have been leaving for years!

*sigh*
 

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wider open spaces where population density doesn't spread covid so easily. Telecommuting allows for it.

So I guess you never bought gas in Calif?(LOL)
 
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