I had to laugh out loud when I read this satirical, snarky “report”.
Clever Texans have implemented a new strategy to stop Californians from fleeing their terrible state and ruining Texas with the same policies. Sneaking up to Oklahoma in the middle of the night, brave defenders of the Lone Star State installed “Welcome to Texas” signs atop the “Welcome to Oklahoma” signs surrounding Texas’s neighbor.
Californians, whose minds have been slowed from years of marijuana, sushi, and the patchouli of hippies, won’t be smart enough to notice the difference and will settle down in Oklahoma, not realizing they moved to the wrong state.
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Oklahomans, annoyed by their new Californian neighbors constantly saying “dude” and “bro,” have hatched a plot to move the Welcome to Texas signs to Nebraska.
There’s more at the link.
The funniest thing is that everyone around here (North Texas) with whom I’ve shared that is entirely in agreement with it as a strategy! No matter what their political perspective, they agree about “the California problem”. I try to point out that there are good, balanced, worthy Californians too, but they still look dubious . . . The liberal/progressive city government and ethos in Austin (which even tried to ban smoky barbecue joints – of all things!) has convinced many Texans that we don’t need more of them around here.