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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Why is Texas the fastest growing state?

Yesterday I saw a BBC article offering 10 reasons why so many people are moving to Texas.  Given that both armadillos and yellowarmadillos are identified with Texas, I decided to post it here....that, and the fact that YA discusses a number of these issues on a national scale (jobs, taxes, regulation, etc).
As a Kansan, I want to correct one mistake of the author:  Dwight Eisenhower was a Kansan, not a Texan.  One of my favorite statements from the article is the following quote:  "The classic social contract is - we're not going to do a ton to help you but we're not going to get in your way."

The "Comments" section is worth reading, some for the blind stereotypes from people who claim to have lived there "...everyone carries at least one pistol." and some for the balancing-statements provided by others. 


  1. And we can say "fixin to" and no one will notice.

  2. You might try this comment www.youtube.com/watch?v=JREkqCvLzSo