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1 minute ago, Dirty_habiT said:

There is/was nothing special about Austin geography-wise.... it was the Texans that made it what it was.  In time, the people that migrated here thinking it was so cool will find that it feels strangely familiar like the place they left.  Everyone I know that grew up here has no interest in living in Austin anymore because of the influx of special olympics mother fuckers moving here because they went to a music fest one time here and thought it was cool.

You pretty much just summed up Austin.  I know keep Ausin weird. But you're right, it has become a little to weird. 

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It's cool but not for the reasons people think it is.

 

* It's not "affordable" like people think it is.  Yes it's cheaper when you compare to somewhere much more expensive or some of the most expensive places to live in the world/USA, but if you're intention is to get here and buy something big for cheap, it's too late.  People have already done it, the deals are gone.  The investors are on top of this shit and they're in this city like stink on shit.... and I don't mean baby dick investors from Boston, I'm talking like the Arab mother fuckers with oil money got a grip here.

 

* The "attraction" of outdoors activities is not what it used to be.  Everywhere you could go that would be cool to go is too crowded to enjoy.  There is litter all over the place in places that there was not before, when I moved here.  The places that were enjoyable to be at, are not anymore.  It's not because there are people there, there were always people there.  It's because after some year in the mid 2000s there was constantly "too many" people at places.  I'm referring to outdoor hangout spots in the greenbelt, and swimming holes that are public.  This place becoming crowded has completely fucked up the enjoyable things to do outdoors here.  You can still do them, but expect it to feel like you're at a theme park, except without rules.... because there will be drunk ass holes, kids screaming, off leash dogs, and glass bottles broken at the places that used to be spotless EVERY time you went there.

 

* The growth has caused a major problem for the VERY poor highway design in Austin.  I'll explain it, simply, for those that haven't been here and aren't familiar.  There are two north/south thoroughfares.  They are the only two "fast" ways to cross the river that runs east/west in downtown Austin.  Sounds great, right?  Well, it's not really because it creates two bottlenecks for traffic.  Everyone that lives south of the river and works north of the river must squeeze through those 3 lanes that go their direction in the afternoon to go home.  Same thing in the morning, going the other way.  The suburbs north and south of this river are growing ridiculously fast and there is NO GOOD solution for the bottleneck.  City planners and civil engineers have been discussing this issue for over a decade now and there are no good plans to fix it.  Move here if you want to sit in shit traffic, no the world isn't going to adopt tesla's fast enough for it to matter in your lifetime.

 

* If you don't already live somewhere even close to remotely "hot", I wouldn't consider living here.  We don't get "seasons" like you're thinking, it is almost never snowing or icey here.  You won't get to skip work in the winter time because you got bad weather or whatever it is people up north do.... being late or whatever every day to drive through shit snow traffic, whatever.  It's frequently above 105 here in the summer.  That's no bullshit.  If you have some shitty shit box car with barely working a/c you're going to roast your gooch off while you're sitting in the bingo bongo traffic for an hour to go 5 miles from your house to work.  So you can park all of your heavy jackets and snow boots before moving here too.... because you won't need them, ever.

 

* The pussies have made it here and started doing stupid stuff like trying to destroy American history by changing the names of streets and the like.  I hope they wore their soft underwear so they're at least comfortable while they're doing "the hard work".  The city is inundated with people that aren't from here and it's very obvious that they're not.  It's not that they don't belong, it's just that people in Texas, generally, have a certain type of hospitality about them.  It's easy to recognize if you're familiar with it and easy to miss if you're not from here.  Anyone can learn and it has a lot to do with manners.  Unfortunately most mother fuckers don't know what manners is.  Forget even attempting to explain etiquette.

 

There's five reasons why Austin isn't a place that people think it is.

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wow!  Good read. I haven't been to Austin for about 20 years.  You pretty much just updated me what has happened in the past 20 years.  Its really unfortunate to hear, but I am not necessarily surprised Austin has come to this.  

 

You're totally right about the mideast oil money buying up real estate.  I wonder if that may have something to do with the city the way its has come to know.  I mean you're right there is a certain hospitality Texans have and buying up real estate to sell to a bunch of douche bags isnt one of them.  Makes sense though, who else would fall for a real estate pump and dump scheme?  Out of state d-bags, that's who!  

 

Anyhow,  as for the weather,  I think you just described 90% of Texas.  However, it could be worse and it could be 104°F and 80% Humidity also known as Houston.  And yes, that is a problem.   

 

 

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Also, don't forget, all you funny mother fuckers that want to move here after quoting that dumb ass cult classic movie, that you don't have horns.  Don't forget that, when you move here to shit all over the great city of Austin, TX and deface the Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jr. statue on town lake, God bless his soul, you don't have horns.

 

Don't forget that pinche payasos.

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I don't live in Texas, but it's an increasingly common trend where people leave someplace because it has gotten unaffordable, or they don't like the policies of that place... then, they move to a new place in droves, and try to change that place into the place they left. They do this by voting for the same policies that got their original home city/state into the situation that it's in, and go with the, "In ______, we did things this way" whenever a new idea is brought up to them.

 

I'd consider myself a moderate I guess. Debatable topic, but there needs to be a good balance of everything. You can help people to an extent, but you can't let them walk on you, either. We see the same shit here in Miami, except it's the opposite way around. We have a lot of immigrants from communist countries like Cuba and Venezuela, that see anything slightly progressive as "socialism" and will vote red just because they're afraid of what they saw in the past, and essentially are still voting for that country instead of voting for the US. Actual working public transportation that requires tax dollars? Socialism. Wearing a mask so we can get out of this fucking pandemic sooner than later? Socialism.

 

But those same people are more than happy to go get those free COVID tests, and more than happy to take those stimulus checks.

 

Before I hijack the thread too much, I had the displeasure of visiting SF last year; luckily, I didn't pay for it. But that place was a total shithole, honestly. Only place I've ever seen people openly smoking crack and shooting dope on the sidewalk. I would like to share this wonderful view that I had while drinking a coffee one morning. Yes, I'm aware this was in the TL. But I saw the same behavior downtown, too. Russian Hill was the only neighborhood where this behavior wasn't so plentiful.

 

 

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That is something I do not understand as well.  I was thinking about it in regards to California becoming so exspensive to live.  I am guessing it sounds nice to have a home valued at 3 million but its another thing when household income can't afford taxes on a 3mil home.  Of course there's more to this topic than home value.   @Kalashnikov it truly beats me.  Its something I find interesting but am dumbfounded by cognitive social economics of common wealth.  Thats if 'cognitive social economics' even makes sense, but then again the issue at hand doesn't make any sense.

 

You see where this is going the whole thing has got me making no sense.  

 

I guess its the classic insanity is doing the same thing expecting different results?  🤷‍♂️

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1 minute ago, ndv said:

I guess its the classic insanity is doing the same thing expecting different results

In a way its like voting  too

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