Posted: Sep 23, 2009 11:29 am
All in all, Texas is one of the best places live. To be more specific, Austin and the hill country. The only thing we are missing is pork bbq. In Austin, I don't have worry about being shot, robbed, mugged or carjacked. The Dutchman's thread about buying a house is pretty indicative of the crime in Memphis. Y'all are desensitizes to the fact that you accept the threat of violent crime. I can walk around my lower middle class neighborhood without looking over my shoulder. I can park my van full of gear in my driveway and know that it will be safe. I have enjoyed spending time in Memphis and NOLA, but I don't want to live in a place that refuses to deal with crime. Same goes for even Chicago. If I want to ride my bike, I don't have to deal with gang bangers wielding baseball bats. Soul does not equal crime. There's some soul left in Austin, it just gets a little harder to find as the condos go up.
Tom Delay is a douchebag of epic proportions. To identify him with the average Texan is a bit simplistic.