Death, taxes and???

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Oldgrizzly
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IH-35 Construction in Waco should be added to the other two sure things, death and taxes. I graduated from Baylor in the mid seventies and since then I really don't remember a time when we didn't have some form of construction on IH35.
Nguyen One Soon
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Oldgrizzly said:

IH-35 Construction in Waco should be added to the other two sure things, death and taxes. I graduated from Baylor in the mid seventies and since then I really don't remember a time when we didn't have some form of construction on IH35.


About 1992 there was an article published in Austin that the sun could burn out in a billion years. Someone replied that meant they'd have to finish 183 by candlelight. IH-35 is about the same
ABC BEAR
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Oldgrizzly said:

IH-35 Construction in Waco should be added to the other two sure things, death and taxes. I graduated from Baylor in the mid seventies and since then I really don't remember a time when we didn't have some form of construction on IH35.
Aggie engineering grads under those hardhats.
4th and Inches
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Traffic planning for road building has come a long way us older folks can remember when they just closed a road and rebuilt it or maybe got 1 lane if you are lucky.

35 has continually had 2 lanes each direction thru waco since they started this project and the service roads were mostly done first. Way better planning, but still use slow and outdated building techniques.
CammoTX
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Oldgrizzly said:

IH-35 Construction in Waco should be added to the other two sure things, death and taxes. I graduated from Baylor in the mid seventies and since then I really don't remember a time when we didn't have some form of construction on IH35.


Respectfully, the Gulf Freeway says "hold my beer"
Ivy_Twin
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. and if/when an infrastructure bill passes, you know that will even up the amount of construction.
CorsicanaBear
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Respectfully, the Gulf Freeway says "hold my beer"
I have been told that since portions of it opened in 1948 as US 75, the Gulf Freeway has been under constant construction.
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Brian Ethridge
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CorsicanaBear said:

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Respectfully, the Gulf Freeway says "hold my beer"
I have been told that since portions of it opened in 1948 as US 75, the Gulf Freeway has been under constant construction.
and will be when we're all gone.
trey3216
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CorsicanaBear said:

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Respectfully, the Gulf Freeway says "hold my beer"
I have been told that since portions of it opened in 1948 as US 75, the Gulf Freeway has been under constant construction.


Central Expressway concurs
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lrwells50
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Brian Ethridge said:

CorsicanaBear said:

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Respectfully, the Gulf Freeway says "hold my beer"
I have been told that since portions of it opened in 1948 as US 75, the Gulf Freeway has been under constant construction.
and will be when we're all gone.
They opened I35 to Dallas in 1972 (I think) just before I graduated from Baylor.

We go to Waco from NE Texas, and usually take 30 to 635 to 45, and get off at Corsicana. Lots less traffic, and not much longer, if any.
BaylorHistory
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Texas goes from a current population of 29 million today to 40 million by 2040 which is larger than California currently is and 2040 is only 19 years away (scary thought). We better be building like mad now.
PartyBear
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I bet Texas hits that mark at least a few years earlier than 2040.

Incidentally Texas is now about the size California was in the early 90s.
Redbrickbear
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BaylorHistory said:

Texas goes from a current population of 29 million today to 40 million by 2040 which is larger than California currently is and 2040 is only 19 years away (scary thought). We better be building like mad now.
Texas will turn blue very soon...remember California used to be so conservative that it elected Reagan twice.

As Native Texans are replaced by emigrants and immigrants it will naturally become a state filled with more liberal voters.

Once in power you can expect Californization 2.0

Liberal policies then lead to stagnation, high taxes, crime, and then eventually people start to leave.

California lost population last year for the first time in recorded history: https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/californias-population-fell-time-history-77558322
BaylorHistory
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Redbrickbear said:

BaylorHistory said:

Texas goes from a current population of 29 million today to 40 million by 2040 which is larger than California currently is and 2040 is only 19 years away (scary thought). We better be building like mad now.


As Native Texans are replaced by emigrants and immigrants it will naturally become a state filled with more liberal voters.


I, for one, will take traveling through the liberal white man Amarillo and Lubbock as horrible as they are over a Comancheria where I worry about being disemboweled .
CorsicanaBear
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Texas will turn blue very soon
If it does it will be driven by white, suburban women.

I know lots of working class Hispanic guys who use anglicized first names, don't speak a lick of Spanish and are very conservative.
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Robert Wilson
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CorsicanaBear said:

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Texas will turn blue very soon
If it does it will be driven by white, suburban women.

I know lots of working class Hispanic guys who use anglicized first names, don't speak a lick of Spanish and are very conservative.
Agree.

I wonder if these white suburban women have seen Biden's tax proposal.

Do they have any idea how much of the money earned by their parents and their current families that he is proposing to take? That is going to make it real..

But, hey, no one is offending them on Twitter, I guess?
PartyBear
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On this topic tracking the size of Texas with California's growth and size is interesting. Texas is now the size California was right before it went seemingly irreversibly blue state wide and in most local areas. Interestingly in the 1988 presidential election, California's last presidential election as a reliably red state at the Presidential level, Bush defeated Dukakis there by about the same margin Trump beat Biden here in 20.
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