On Thursday night’s series finale of “The Office,” Jim and Pam revealed they’re leaving behind Scranton for Austin. So much for hanging around Joe Biden’s hometown! Sen. Ted Cruz couldn’t resist zinging the VP.


  • Ryan

    Sadly Austin is even more liberal than Scranton.

    • http://www.facebook.com/valeriun.scarlett Valeriun Scarlett

      Gun, beat me to it, that thinking minds thing!

    • American Avant Garde

      Scranton isn’t “liberal”as much as it is run like a Italian-Irish Tammany-Hall type mob of corrupt bureaucrats.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Jackson/1316589869 Gary Jackson

      Sure gettin’ that way! Liberals destroy everything they touch.

    • tommcgtx

      Haha, I’m in El Paso, and I was thinking the same thing

      • texabama

        Unfortunately El Paso is right there with Austin. If it weren’t for all those wonderful Army vets (and my family) I’d almost be tempted to move that border a bit more.

        • tommcgtx

          You’re 100% correct! I happen to be one of those vets, and am originally a Pittsburgh boy. Which border would you move, the New Mexico one, or the Mexico one? lol

          • texabama

            Would it matter? I’m now in Alabama, but have kept my options open with a little piece of land in central Texas. If you stay out of Birmingham and Montgomery it doesn’t get any more conservative than rural Alabama.

    • Zathras11 @B5

      Yes, but it is still in Texas, so there is always hope.

      • Enik Three

        I live on the outskirts of Austin. And having lived in New England I can tell you that Austin is definitely still Texas. And it’s NOWHERE NEAR as bad as the places that the parasites from New York and Massachusetts have infested like southern Maine, southern New Hampshire, Vermont, etc.

        • GerryMaine

          I have to agree…the Massholes have ruined Southern Maine!! It used to be conservative.

    • L R

      Just the downtown area. Long-time residents of Austin are still good ole Texas folk with good ole Texas values. UT Austin hippie students ruined that town’s image in the 70’s!

      • DrSamHerman

        Were that only true. The high tech industries moving in brought with them thousands of displaced Left Coasters who burying the suburbs with their garbage ideas. From Round Rock down I-35 to Austin, it’s one big leftist groupthink mass of manure.

    • DrSamHerman

      The funny thing about Austin is that so many people think it’s a great town. It’s really not. It’s crowded, expensive and the highway systems around it suck. I-35 is always packed like a mall parking lot the Friday after Thanksgiving, the streets are not very well maintained considering how much higher the taxes are than the rest of Texas, and the University is schizophrenic about being Texan or being Eastern. Not to mention the city draws every leftist whacko in Texas. A number of psychiatrists in Texas consider it to be the state’s biggest mental facility.

      • Jon

        The liberals running Austin and Travis County decided back in the 1970s if they built no more highways through town after I-35 people wouldn’t either move to the area or use their cars to get around. That’s why it’s the only major Texas city with no loop road, and they had to build the toll road east of town and the toll northern section of MoPac in the past decade to cope with reality.

  • Michael Anderson (WB)

    If it wasn’t for the heat I’d go back, but it’s nice living where 80 is hot. (Downside is cold starts at 0F)

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  • FaithColeridge33

    Too bad it’s so darn hot. A Maine girl just wouldn’t transplant well. I’ve tried. A place that is 100 degrees in May just isn’t for me.

    • Jaynie59

      That’s why God invented air conditioning. I moved from New England to the Gulf Coast of south Florida two years ago and I love it here. I’m never going back.
      Just make sure you get a place with a garage, a pool, central air, and make sure your cars AC works. And you do get used to it. I actually like the hot summers. My house has a pool and a private backyard, but the pool isn’t heated so the hot summer months are the only time I can go in it. I get my cigarettes and beer and float in the pool and gaze up at the blue sky.

      • FaithColeridge33

        I tried. It just wasn’t natural to my body. Husband accepted a transfer to Alabama. After three years of it we needed blizzards. It’s just in your blood for many.

        • Jaynie59

          More power to you. As I got older I came to really hate snow. Driving in it. Shoveling it. Just knowing a storm was coming. The power outages. The ice. Never having to scrape my windshield ever again makes me very happy.

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  • http://twitter.com/IKECSA ike

    Austin is Blue, Rafael…oops I mean Ted. Texas is kind of west and south and isn’t good at being either.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Jackson/1316589869 Gary Jackson

    God bless Ted Cruz, proud to call him my Senator We need 534 more just like him in Congress

    • GaryTheBrave

      I’m trying to find one in CO to replace Udall in ’14. I’m hoping my congress critter, Cory Gardner, takes the plunge. Or Michelle Malkin. 😉

  • joe drake

    Downtown Scranton has the finest Texas Wieners!

    • CatHerder

      What by all that’s holy is a Texas Wiener? An extra large…

      • Sharkteeth

        KeiBASA baby

  • joe drake

    Downtown Scranton has the finest Texas Wieners!

  • lessthantolerant

    If you have ever been to Scranton you could understand going to a hole like Austin. It is an improvement even if it has too many gays.

  • Expat61

    In a battle of wits, the Vice President is unarmed.

  • rm1evo

    Even though it’s fiction. They are moving to the most liberal city in Texas.