I need to get out of this state. It’s not just the images above that bolt me awake from a dead sleep. It’s the drivers who use the shoulder as a “bonus lane”, pull in front of you when you’re 20 feet away, and/or pass you on the frontage road and stare you down because you’re only going 15 MPH over the speed limit when they’re going 30 MPH over the speed limit. It’s not just the plethora of “cabaret” clubs. It’s the plethora of combo “cabaret” clubs/”salons”. On every fifth street corner. Whose parking lots are at least 2/3 full at any given point in the day. It’s not just a significant police presence. It’s that every business operating after dark has a police officer or security guard present regardless of whether they’re a bar, chicken wing restaurant, or even a Hilton hotel.
I’m sure this state must have its good points, but so far, I haven’t seen one. If you’re from Texas and you’re reading this, now is your chance to convince me your state has redeeming qualities.