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If you like narrow-minded, racist hypocrites- move - 1/28/2007
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Shelly
Ann Arbor, MI

I am from Lubbock and until I moved away I didn't realize how screwed up the place is. If you are looking for cookie-cutter preacher's wives with big blonde hair and gawdy jewelry, you'll love the place. There are way too many bible-beaters and I don't think there's one damn democrat in the place! There are about 50 billion restaurants and oh yeah, movies and that's about it. That's why everyone in high school ends up drinking, doing drugs, and getting knocked up. If you're not the cheerleader or the quarterback you might as well be nothing.Its openly racist and NOT a cultural mecca by any means! The only thing I miss is the friendliness- but even that got on my nerves when I was there.

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chuck

re: If you like narrow-minded, racist hypocrites- - 10/1/2008
i'm glad you moved!! sounds like it's the pot calling the kettle black. i'm hispanic and yeah there may be some racist here but then what place doesn't have them. having been in the military before i've lived in a bunch of different places. and lubbock is as good as it gets. if friendly people bother you then you might want to ask yourself if you really know what you're looking for.


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Pheobe

re: If you like narrow-minded, racist hypocrites- - 2/10/2014
Lubbock is one big bubble of religious assholes. And their perspective is...."We are a bunch of religious assholes. If you don't like that, get out." So....unless you like that, don't go there. People are friendly, but they are not your "friends". The professional world is mediocre at best because its really really difficult if not impossible to be really good at anything if you spend all your time judging and gossiping rather than on being excellent in business. Its not a great place to be if you are normal. Its like a cult. That Avici video to "Wake Me Up" sums it up as does Natalie Maines' song "Lubbock or Leave It". Dull, drab, same, religious, boring, mean, hateful, cruel while they praise Jesus...its like that. If that's not your thing, don't go there.


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Abhd

re: If you like narrow-minded, racist hypocrites- - 7/31/2009
Yes, it is a stifling place. Been here 2 years and am trying to get out!


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Dave

re: If you like narrow-minded, racist hypocrites- - 8/27/2009
Wow. I am moving to Lubbock in September. Everything was very nice when I was there. It was hot (mid August) but managable. There was a lot of opportunity. Something that was lacking in a big way from where I come from in Ohio. I find it hypocritical that you would complain about Texas in the manner you which you did. You just didn't like the people, OK I get that, but you're coming from Michigan. The only state that is worse of than Ohio is Michigan! Texas as a state kicks Michigan's butt in just about every statistical category. As far as racism goes, sadly that sort of thing can be found in all corners of this country. But I didn't the kind of representation which you described. Religion is big there. I saw a demographic of approx. 75% white and 20% hispanic/ Tehano and both are very religious. Folks from a Mexican heritage tend to have a strong Catholisism roots and it is reflected in there culture. I saw that as a common ground that drew them together. Perhaps the strong religious and moral beliefs are not a good fit for you. You may be better off in Michigan where unemployment is over 15%.


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Re: “If God was going to insert an enema” - 8/13/2013

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from a tourist view - 8/10/2013

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re: If you're a right-winger, you'll love Lubbock - 6/6/2010

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Hannah
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If you're a right-winger, you'll love Lubbock. - 11/30/2009

I was raised in southwest Lubbock and escaped to CA when I was 21. Living in Lubbock for me as a liberal minded individual--was hell. The city as a whole is EXTREMELY religious, extremely close minded and it's been ranked as one of the most conservative cities in the nation. If you do not go to church you WILL be shunned and you WILL be looked at with intense suspicion, especially if you're not a native to the city or state. The downtown core of the city is lifeless and vacant. There have been no attempts to revitalize it or even entice business there, it is generally just left abandoned with the exception of a few offices. Wal-Mart is top priority in this city. City recycling services is pretty much non-existent ... recycling is a foreign concept to many Lubbock residents. Do not move to Lubbock if you are openly gay as already noted, Lubbock is one of the most conservative cities in the nation and the Evangelical/Born Again/Right-wing population does not take well to LGBT issues. When I was a senior in high school my friend's parents found out that she was a lesbian and she was forced to move into a group home. The local newspaper is extremely biased and is nothing but a shoe in for the Republican Party. A perfect example of the theocratic Taliban style nature of this town is the man who was arrested for selling dildos (illegal in TX, generally not enforced - except for Lubbock). He's now considered to be a public sex offender. Now, the pros to Lubbock: None... unless you're a right-wing bible thumping Evangelical. If you are such a person, you will be very happy in my hometown. If you're anything but right-wing, avoid this place like the plague. Every city has liberals and conservatives, religious folks and non religious folks, but some cities are more tilted to one side than the other. Lubbock is a conservative Texan city to the core. Anyone not associated with the right-wing cultish lifestyle is not accepted in Lubbock, and the majority of Lubbock residents aren't afraid to tell you that. I didn't want to put up with it, so like many others in my situation, I left and don't ever plan on going back except for visiting family members. All of the above also applies to Midland/Odessa and to a lesser extent, Amarillo. [read more...]


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cdm77
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Lubbock, TX - 7/26/2009

Lubbock is not so bad. It is a nice place to raise a family. It's not too big, but not too small. The population is right around 200,000. Texas Tech University is here so there is some sports that you could go see. The winters are mild, but the summers get very hot. This year we have had pretty good rainfall though. The main problem I have with Lubbock is that there is not that much to do. There's not much culture. I lived in Colorado before. See, in Colorado, the summers aren't so hot, so you can go hiking, biking, camping, pretty much whatever you want to do outdoors. In Lubbock it's just too hot to be outside during the summer. Dallas is too far away to just get away for the weekend. Also, since this is Texas, you would think that everyone is so nice and friendly, but they're not. I'm not sure why. When I went to Santa Barbara for a week of vacation everyone out there was so much nicer than people here. It's hard to make friends when you're an adult woman with a family. Trying to find ideas of somewhere to move with my family. Somewhere with nice weather and things to do outdoors, good schools, and low crime.[read more...]


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Lubbock if you don't like friendly people don't co - 10/1/2008

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Victor
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When reading this keep in mind that I have grown up in Sydney, Australia, a coastal city of 3-4 million people. So a foreign country with a different culture and a different attitude and frame of mind. I spent 3 months in Lubbock and have been there on a couple plus occasions for two weeks or so at a time. So bear that all in mind when considering my comments below. The People - The locals are very friendly! Whilst visiting I learnt that my manners were not quite up to par, having grown up in the hustle and bustle of a big city, but despite my short comings the locals were very friendly and managed to overlook my brusque manners. Not the most cosmopolitan of places with lots of white and latinos and some blacks. But it is a rural town so you cannot expect too much I think. Having said that; there are foreign born people of all persuasions thanks to the large Texas Tech campus which attracts people from all corners of the globe. So whoever you are I am sure you will find someone with a similar outlook or cultural background if that is what you seek. The Economy - The main employers seem to be Texas Tech, the hospital(s), some banks and the surrounding oil/gas and cotton industry. Otherwise you probably shouldn't expect much in terms of well paying jobs. Housing - It is CHEAP! Coming from Sydney I was shocked to see beautiful houses in gated blocks for $100K or just over. Again though I am not American and I can only compare this to what I know. Housing is affordable though even by American standards. Anybody in a decent paying job will live well here. Health - Texas Tech has a large hospital that I am told services the outlying communities also. There is also a second hospital on the other side of the campus, whose name I forget. Crime - Police are active and visible EVERYWHERE. I would always see them particularly around Campus. I had no trouble what so ever but I figure the crime mentioned on this website must happen in the worst parts of town. But even then I cycled all over Lubbock and nobody was anything but polite to me. Climate - Probably the worst thing about Lubbock. Again, I remind you that I live in a coastal city with a warm and temperate climate and thus I have been spoiled rotten. But Lubbock is windy. On a particularly windy day you have to lean forward to walk into it. Also it is either hot or cold. Nothing in between. It is very dry and the only green parts of town are the parks and the Texas Tech campus. When it hasn't rained in a while the wind will whip up some stinging dirt. When it rains it pours and the streets flood due to the lack of storm water drains. This can make driving hazardous with water being shot up at least 3 feet or more by the massive SUV's. I am not a fan of the weather in Lubbock. Education - It has Texas Tech which is a good university but I have no knowledge of the standard of the primary and secondary schools. Transportation - There is a greyhound bus stop in town and boy is it ghetto. Having said that I caught some inter city buses whilst there and I was left alone. There are some bus routes, particularly for Texas Tech students which are very convenient but otherwise you should expect to driver everywhere. This is Texas after all! I did enjoy cycling around town and people were good about me getting in there way on even the busiest of roads. Traffic is non existent and I love that! Coming from a traffic congested city I really appreciate the lack of traffic. Cost of Living - Cheap! I was tipping very generously because I was always shocked by how cheap the restaurant bill was, how great the food and service were. If you like Mexican food you have to go to Casa Ole and of course the steak houses are very good too. Religion - I have never seen so many Churches in such a relatively small town. Whatever your Christian faith, Lubbock has you covered. Outside of Christianity though I really do not know what your options are. I do find it a little disturbing that blacks have their own churches and whites their own (baptists in particular) churches too. But who I am to comment. Politics - Definitely a conservative town. All the 'Bush/Cheney' bumper stickers were amusing as here in Australia nobody cares enough about politics to put bumper stickers on their car trumpeting their allegiances. But if that bothers you then you are the narrow minded one. Take it for what it is and nothing more. My final comment is that I did detect a somewhat palpable feeling of discomfort whenever a 'rough' looking white person would be around latinos (and blacks to a lesser degree). The latinos seemed to almost actively defer to the white person as if to avoid any trouble starting. This is completely foreign to me and disturbing to say the least. Having said that most white people do not take that attitude of superiority over the other ethnicities. The university means that there will always be educated and relatively open minded people here. I didn't have any trouble in this respect but I am a white person so I cannot say what sort of reception a black or latino would get. [read more...]


Shelly
Ann Arbor, MI

If you like narrow-minded, racist hypocrites- move - 1/28/2007

I am from Lubbock and until I moved away I didn't realize how screwed up the place is. If you are looking for cookie-cutter preacher's wives with big blonde hair and gawdy jewelry, you'll love the place. There are way too many bible-beaters and I don't think there's one damn democrat in the place! There are about 50 billion restaurants and oh yeah, movies and that's about it. That's why everyone in high school ends up drinking, doing drugs, and getting knocked up. If you're not the cheerleader or the quarterback you might as well be nothing.Its openly racist and NOT a cultural mecca by any means! The only thing I miss is the friendliness- but even that got on my nerves when I was there.[read more...]


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