Bird on a Bare Branch

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I Guess I’ll Pack Up and Move to a More Righteous City January 25, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jen @ 5:19 am

I recently came across a website called, created to retaliate against our newly elected gay mayor.  I didn’t explore the website at all because I thought it was so ridiculous.  But a friend’s blog just alerted me to the hilariously serious suggestions given by the website on how to boycott our city:

What you can do to help:

  1. If you take a vacation, do not take it in Houston.
  2. If you drive through Houston, do not buy fuel, food, or stay in a hotel there. Spend your money in one of Houston’s outlying suburbs.
  3. If you fly, arrange connecting flights so as to avoid lay-overs in Houston. If this cannot be avoided then spend no money at the airport.
  4. If you shop online, find out the location of the company who’s website you are browsing. If the online store is based in Houston, go to another website.
  5. If you have relatives in Houston, try to get them to come visit you rather than you visit them.
  6. If you are considering a business convention, do not consider Houston.
  7. If you are planning a business or professional conference, plan it somewhere other than Houston.
  8. If you are considering hiring a contractor, do not hire one based in Houston.
  9. If you are searching for employment, do not accept a position in Houston.
  10. If you are seeking investment opportunities, look at opportunities elsewhere.
  11. If you live in Houston, shop in an outlying suburb whenever possible.
  12. If you are considering a service ( cell phone, internet, cable TV, etc) do not use one based in Houston.
  13. If you need to ship something, do not use Houston’s ports.
  14. If you are starting a new business do not open it in Houston.
  15. If you are considering expanding your business no not expand in Houston.
  16. If you live in Houston and you have considered moving, now is a good time.
  17. If you need a medical procedure and it does not endanger your health, go to another city.
  18. If you want to buy a newspaper, do not buy a Houston paper.
  19. If you need insurance, do not buy a policy from a company based in Houston.
  20. If you are a sports fan do not watch Houston’s teams or spend money on their team’s apparel or product.

Can we boycott the boycotters?


3 Responses to “I Guess I’ll Pack Up and Move to a More Righteous City”

  1. Kacie Says:

    hah, i appreciate this post. The haters and scare-tactics just …. drive me insane.

  2. R Says:

    this post makes me want to buy the chronicle, plan a convention, and maybe even up and move to Houston!

    how ridiculous are these people?!??

  3. Tanya Lewis Says:

    Jennifer, Just trying to catch up with you in 2010! This happens to be the last entry so where I’m replying, but I actually had to go begin reading your December entry to be “caught up”. God obviously has a put you in Houston and with your students for His own purposes. I’m afraid those kids would be teaching me more than I could teach them! While academics are certainly important, hugs are too. You have your “arms” full. . . . God bless!

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