You sound pretty stupid - how's your daily dose of MTV??
Austin is a cesspool of liberal thought in a great state.
Not only because UT is there, but it is the state capital - seats of government seem to draw these stinking liberals like a moth to a flame.
I wanted to keep reading this thread, but I just couldn't let this one go.
I am a libertarian. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE AUSTIN. I have lived in the south (B'hm, NO, and Gainesville), and none of those places are better to live in than Austin. What makes Austin GREAT is that people are welcoming and tolerant of everyone's differences. You can be a hippy or a conservative nut, and no one will treat you differently. It is a great place to live, unique, and by golly please "Keep Austin Weird".
Regarding the influx of CA people. I think people who left CA they left for a reason. You are usually not going to get the ultra liberal drone here, you get affluent educated people who come here. Usually they have liberal inclinations, and they are misguided a lot of times, but Texas psychology catches on pretty quickly. They left CA for a reason- and it wasn't the weather, beach, or national parks.
Live and let live, be tolerant, and LET ME LIVE LIKE I CHOSE. Keep your damned hands out of my pockets.