A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 23, 2021
“Don’t California my Texas”

"Don’t California my Texas” is a saying that has been printed on many images. California is a blue state (Democrat) and Texas is mostly a red state (Republican). The message is that people who move from California to Texas shouldn’t take their political values with them.

“Don’t California my Texas @ralphprovance” was posted on Twitter by JeffreyBco on March 10, 2013. “Don’t California My Texas” was posted on Twitter by Will Franklin on August 17, 2013. “Don’t California MY Texas” was posted on Twitter by GusMcCrae on October 22, 2013. The Republican Party of Texas filed for a trademark (now dead) on “DON’T CALIFORNIA MY TEXAS” on May 15, 2014, with a date of first use of January 28, 2014.

“Don’t New York my Florida” is a similar slogan.


Twitter
JeffreyBco
@lafrancejeffrey
Don’t California my Texas @ralphprovance
@CentenoDiego #texas
1:00 AM · Mar 10, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Will Franklin
@WILLisms
Don’t California My Texas.
5:36 PM · Aug 17, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Jerry Valdez
@jvgallc
Replying to @WILLisms
In & Out Burger being the one exception...#DoubleDouble “
@WILLisms: Don’t California My Texas.”
5:38 PM · Aug 17, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
GusMcCrae
@rahotz
Don’t California MY Texas! http://fb.me/1aRg6sYMJ
1:12 PM · Oct 22, 2013·Facebook

Twitter
Miranda
@MirandaRightTx
Replying to @onthebird
@onthebird Now that is funny. R policies ARE creating jobs. States controlled by Ds are killing them. Don’t California my Texas! #txlege
6:10 AM · Nov 2, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
We The People
@Ficke4
Don’t ‘California’ my Texas!!!
6:37 PM · Dec 7, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
MoTexHawaiian (member CBN)
@PastorPaulK
Replying to @gb_ball
@gb_ball don’t California my Texas....I like that. #KeepTexasRed
10:22 PM · Dec 10, 2013·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Scott Robbins
@sirobbins
GOP mudslinging attempt at Wendy Davis attaches her to California stigma with “Don’t California My Texas” slogan http://therealwendy.com/texas-awesome-wendy-davis-change/
6:31 PM · Jan 20, 2014·Twitter Web Client

Austin360.com
Lone Star Jam turns it up at LBJ Library Lawn
By Peter Blackstock
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at 12:01 AM
Updated Sep 23, 2018 at 11:07 AM
Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 5, 2014
(...)
An ironic political note: Though the Lone Star Jam was held on the LBJ Library Lawn, it was co-sponsored by the Republican Party of Texas, which had a small booth near the back of the grounds with signs sporting slogans such as “Don’t California My Texas!” Not all of the musicians performing at the event were Republican supporters.

Twitter
Ain’t Flexin’, just Texan
@TexasHumor
Don’t California my Texas.
5:32 PM · Oct 22, 2015·Buffer

Twitter
Ain’t Flexin’, just Texan
@TexasHumor
Don’t California my Texas, y’all.
12:19 PM · Apr 25, 2016·Buffer

Forbes
Dec 15, 2016,02:03pm EST
California’s Urban Republican Mayors Have A Winning Strategy
POST WRITTEN BY Charles Blain
(...)
Mention California to any Republican and a sudden scowl will come over their face like in deep red Texas where the phrase “Don’t California my Texas” carries significant weight.

Wide Open Country
January 26, 2017
Texans: 10 Reasons Why You Should Love Thy California Neighbor
BY ELIZABETH ABRAHAM
As far as odd couples go, Felix and Oscar have nothing on California and Texas. If you were to put two states side by side and declare that they were opposites, you could probably do that with the Golden State and the Lone Star State. “Don’t California my Texas” tee-shirts and bumper stickers have recently popped up in response to the large influx of California Texans. Any time California is mentioned here in the Lone Star State you’re bound to hear a collective sigh of irritation from listeners

Twitter
Bridgett
@justplainloco
Replying to @Patrici15767099
When they say don’t California my Texas or don’t New York my Florida, they are not talking about fellow patriots. Good luck.
3:58 PM · Nov 16, 2018·Twitter for iPad

Reform Austin
Don’t California My Texas—History of a Polarizing Phrase
BY REFORM AUSTIN STAFF -JANUARY 17, 2020
(...)
Alongside this trend, conservative politicians have created a narrative suggesting that their political views are the true Texas values, in opposition to California “far-left policies.” In 2018, during Gov. Greg Abbott’s re-election campaign, a petition was posted to his website that stated, “don’t California my Texas”.

This phrase represents a partisan resistance to change and attempts to pit residents of the two states against each other.

Houston (TX) Press
“Don’t California My Texas” is So Stupid
JEF ROUNER | FEBRUARY 4, 2020 | 4:00AM
“Don’t California my Texas!”

If you hang out on news outlet Facebook pages you have probably seen this statement any time a story about Texas becoming Blue shows up. Down in the comment sections, a never-ending horde of middle-aged white people, many of them holding fish in their profile pics for some reason, scream that Texas should not become California by moving left.

Twitter
JUST THE TRUTH
@RNVthree
Don’t California my Texas. If you want to move here and escape Democrat rule that’s great as long as you vote for conservative values once you get here.
1:31 PM · Dec 20, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Mike *Texas Liberal*
@Meidas_Mike
The “Don’t California my Texas” movement is propped up by the lower and middle class that buy into the propaganda from people like Cruz and Abbott that it’s Democrats fleeing California to destroy Texas.
It’s not.
It’s rich Republicans fleeing taxes.
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Matthew Sheffield
@mattsheffield
· May 23
Texas has so many additional taxes that its burden is actually higher than California’s for middle-class people.
California’s taxes on rich people are significantly higher than Texas. That’s actually why GOP commentators whine about CA taxes https://bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-05-19/wait-california-has-lower-middle-class-taxes-than-te
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12:00 PM · May 24, 2021·Twitter Web App

(Trademark)
Word Mark DON’T CALIFORNIA MY TEXAS
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Political action committee services, namely, promoting the interests of candidates and/or businesses in the field of politics; Political party services, namely, promoting the interests of a political organization. FIRST USE: 20140128. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20140128
(ABANDONED) IC 036. US 100 101 102. G & S: Political fundraising services. FIRST USE: 20140128. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20140128
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86282113
Filing Date May 15, 2014
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) Republican Party of Texas unincorporated nonprofit association TEXAS 1108 Lavaca, Suite 500 Austin TEXAS 78701
Attorney of Record Tommy Coleman
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date March 4, 2015

(Trademark)
Word Mark DON’T CALIFORNIA MY TEXAS
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Bumper stickers; Decorative stickers for helmets; Stickers; Magnetic bumper stickers; Removable stickers; Reusable stickers
(ABANDONED) IC 018. US 001 002 003 022 041. G & S: Animal clothing for indoor animals, namely, dogs and cats; Back packs; Backpacks; Backpacks, book bags, sports bags, bum bags, wallets and handbags; Luggage tags; Fitted protective covers for carrying bags, namely, backpacks, knapsacks, all-purpose carrying bags, luggage; Fitted protective covers for travel bags, namely, backpacks, knapsacks, all-purpose carrying bags, luggage; Sack packs, namely, drawstring bags used as backpacks
(ABANDONED) IC 021. US 002 013 023 029 030 033 040 050. G & S: Tumblers for use as drinking glasses; Beer mugs; Coffee mugs; Coffee cups, tea cups and mugs; Cups and mugs; Drinking glasses, namely, tumblers; Glass mugs; Insulated mugs; Porcelain mugs; Travel mugs
(ABANDONED) IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Athletic apparel, namely, shirts, pants, jackets, footwear, hats and caps, athletic uniforms; Shirts; Shirts and short-sleeved shirts; Shirts for men, women, boys, girls, babies; Athletic shirts; Button down shirts; Fishing shirts; Golf shirts; Golf pants, shirts and skirts; Henley shirts; Hooded sweat shirts; Hunting shirts; Polo shirts; Rugby shirts; Short-sleeve shirts; Short-sleeved shirts; Sport shirts; Sports shirts with short sleeves; T-shirts; T-shirts for men, women, boys, girls, babies
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 88283984
Filing Date January 31, 2019
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Monarca Ventures LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY TEXAS 5049 Edwards Ranch Fort Worth TEXAS 76107
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date October 1, 2019

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