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Farhad Manjoo: To live in California at this time is to experience every day the cryptic phrase that George W. Bush once used to describe the invasion of Iraq: "Catastrophic success." The economy here is booming, but no one feels especially good about it. When the cost of living is taken into account, billionaire-brimming California ranks as the most poverty-stricken state, with a fifth of the population struggling to get by. Since 2010, migration out of California has surged.

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Democrats have run our cities into the ground. Years of corruption, incompetence, neglect and stupid populaces that keep re-electing the same crooks. At least clean up the nests for the chickens coming home to roost.

#1 | Posted by Spork at 2019-05-24 01:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Maybe Gavin Moonbeam can convene a "task force" to find out why Democrat-run cities in California are becoming s---holes.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-24 01:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

- s---holes

Trump's greatest admirers quote him so eloquently, don't you think?

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2019-05-24 01:51 PM | Reply

Obviously you won't read the article because it harshes your narrative, hack.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-24 02:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Why do Democrats allow sick, mentally ill, and disabled drug addicts to live under bridges and in tent cities, -------- on the sidewalks, and harass passersby year after year?

They've been in power long enough, have thrown billions of dollars at it, and yet it continues to grow.

In fact, they can't point to any success stories in any city that they govern. They can't even acknowledge their own failures to address the crisis.

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-24 02:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

From the comments:
"The cause of the California housing crisis is because we let rich Chinese nationals buy up all the prime housing with cash; outpricing the locals and turning American citizens out on the streets. California needs to stop foreign ownership of housing. This is the same problem that happened in Vancouver."

Sounds like rich Americans, and rich foreign citizens, are buying up property as an investment, then using their clout to make sure local politics keeps housing at a premium.

#6 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2019-05-24 02:33 PM | Reply

Sounds like rich Americans, and rich foreign citizens, are buying up property as an investment, then using their clout to make sure local politics keeps housing at a premium.
#6 | POSTED BY SCHIFFERBRAINS

Aaaaaaaand AirBandB has only exacerbated that issue. It's being identified as one of the main reasons homelessness is becoming such a difficult issue than it already was 20 years ago.

#7 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-05-24 02:36 PM | Reply

>>Aaaaaaaand AirBandB has only exacerbated that issue.

Yeah someone mentioned that as well - rich people buying property and instead of living there, or even renting it out to one tenant at a time, it's just a high-priced flop house.

I can hardly be blamed for living in schitty, boring, forlorn Ohio.

#8 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2019-05-24 02:41 PM | Reply

--it's just a high-priced flop house.

Even worse. They leave houses empty and create hollowed-out neighborhoods and attract burglars and squatters. This is a real problem on the west coast, from California to Vancouver, BC.

#9 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-24 02:46 PM | Reply

I am about to buy 10 acres with a house in northern Cali

Real estate around the Sacramento area is comparable to prices in Charlotte NC

Sucks to be you people

#10 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-24 05:39 PM | Reply

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#10 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES

"I got mine!"

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-24 05:45 PM | Reply

I'm curious... since Cali had 37 million residents 10 years ago and 40 million now... how is that an exodus?

The west coast is very expensive... but anything good usually is.

#12 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-05-24 05:45 PM | Reply

"since Cali had 37 million residents 10 years ago and 40 million now... how is that an exodus"

Republican Math™.

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-24 05:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

-- since Cali had 37 million residents 10 years ago and 40 million now... how is that an exodus?

Because you're going back 10 years rather than looking at current trends.

" "The rate at which California has been losing people to other states has accelerated in the past couple of years, in part because of rising housing costs," said Jed Kolko, chief economist with employment website Indeed.com.

He said the latest Census Bureau data, from July 2016 to July 2017, show "more people moved out of California to other states than moved in from other states. In other words, California lost people due to domestic migration."

During that 12-month period, California saw a net loss of just over 138,000 people, while Texas had a net increase of more than 79,000 people. Arizona gained more than 63,000 residents, and Nevada gained more than 38,000.

www.cnbc.com

#14 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-24 06:07 PM | Reply

#14 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Looked at Colorado as a potential place to buy some land. It's just as expensive in Boulder, Ft. Colons as it is in most of Southern California. Heard similar about Austin. A friend decided to buy sooner rather than later in San Antonio in fear of a market upswing.

My point being, housing and land is pretty much going up everywhere. Many of the locals I grew up with who moved out of state have recently come back looking to buy despite the higher costs. The exodus in California will level out once housing is more and more expensive elsewhere.

Sacramento is a good, idea though. Not much around, but a fun city (really cool basketball arena right down town, too bad the team can't match the arena) and massive potential for growth.

#15 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-05-24 06:43 PM | Reply

"I got mine"

Step away from your computer and maybe you can earn yours

As far as I know, rcade doesn't pay for ----

#16 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-24 06:56 PM | Reply

I meant to say "step away from the internet's".

#17 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-24 07:00 PM | Reply

Fort Colons

LOL

#18 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-05-24 07:27 PM | Reply

"During that 12-month period..."

So ignore a decade, but look at one particular, specific July-to-July fiscal year?!?

IOW, cherry-pick enough, and you'll finally get the stats you want.

#19 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-24 10:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm curious... since Cali had 37 million residents 10 years ago and 40 million now... how is that an exodus?

Whats your timeframe?

1 million residents, gone

Between 2007 and 2016, some 5 million people moved in to California and 6 million people moved out to other states -- a net loss of about 1 million residents, the report relayed.
www.sandiegouniontribune.com

An exodus is a mass departure of people, and California is experiencing a mass departure of upper middle class, and the young poor, while immigrating many more unskilled laborers, and high paid workers, its Elysium.

The west coast is very expensive... but anything good usually is.
#12 | POSTED BY 503JC69

No its not, its only expensive in certain areas, in other areas its cheap it has to be, because most live in poverty, CAlifornia is Elysium, you probably live in a bubble.

Middle class is disappearing in California as wealth gap grows

After factoring for costs of living, California is the poorest state in the union. An average of 14 percent of Americans live below the poverty line by census measures. Compare that with the 19 percent of Californians who live below the poverty line and the situation is clear. The census measures factor in housing costs and wellbeing with programs like food stamps and housing assistance. Altogether, the state government has made life for poor and middle class Californians nearly unbearable.
thehill.com

Too bad you don't know or understand what Exodus means, put your head in the sand, and count the really rich and really poor moving into the state as "equivalency", if you do, you probably live in a bubble.

#20 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-24 10:53 PM | Reply

"Real estate around the Sacramento area is comparable to prices in Charlotte NC
#10 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES "

I would be very wary of buying right now. I still owe a ton of property in the midtown area along with some in the suburbs. Mainly multi-unit midtown units (converted Victorians and neo-classicals from ~1910 as well as some mixed use/commercial land. These have been fantastic investments. I did full gut renovations and price at $1500 for a 1bd/1ba (vs. $900 previously). However, the equity appreciation is where a huge chunk of the investment return has come from as all the surrounding properties have done similar renovations attracting higher income (basically, gentrification) tenants. I think I could jack up rents another $150-$300/unit right now - and this is the rub on CA and Sacramento in particular. With the new rent control restrictions (excluding new construction as a handout to developers obviously) that are coming in the next year, investment into any existing property is basically going to cease. So, the continual flow of wealth into the downtown/midtown core is going to end and the area will revert to how it was 20 years ago - basically, a lot of low lives, old people with low pension payments living in squalor, and some young people that want access to bars and clubs but live like rats.

This is the death knell for cities as if you remove the higher incomes, the clubs/bars/attractions close. As this happens, rent prices decrease because of lack of demand because there aren't new/cool places to justify living downtown. Pair this with any kind of economic slowdown that will cripple the state budget due to never saving a dime for a rainy day - and hiring will stop or decrease for the state which is probably 20% of the residents in downtown currently. Even if this does not happen to this extreme, the city will be bankrupted in short order due to public safety pensions along with the debt payments on that 'nice new arena'. Parking is already miserable due to the city playing every trick in the book to raise parking revenue to pay for the arena.

The other suburbs of Sacramento are usually highly dependent on 1 or 2 major employers - like Folsom is on Intel and Roseville was to a large extent on HP. Neither of those companies are going to be building new facilities on those sites in the near future.

So, this takes us to what you are probably doing - buying land somewhere in the surrounding suburbs. As Sacramento itself starts to de-evolve into Detroit, the already ridiculous building restrictions will get worse in an attempt to raise more money. On top of that, you will get your water more and more restricted so they can send more to the south. So, outside of Oct - April, you will be looking at a patch of bare earth where a front lawn should be.

#21 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-24 11:25 PM | Reply

This is a long rant and these issues are not just the fault of the Democrat leadership at the city or state level. This is a problem with government in general pandering to the people unwilling to help themselves which just encourages more to move to the area. Sacramento's growing band of homeless/tent city campers represent a health hazard, not just a general decrease in quality of life. The growth in these people over the last 5 years has been startling. I could understand it when we were experiencing the effects of meth. But today's homeless are a different breed - mainly just lazy and finding no issue with how they live.

They are a lost generation without pride or ambitions - or have been so battered in life that their ambitions have been beaten out of them. So living homeless with their dog (they all have a dog), -------- in the street, and stealing enough to eat and get high is enough for them. If you gifted them $100K, they would be right back out on the street within 1-2 years. The article this week about Millennial not saving because of 'climate change' is just more nonsense. They don't save because they are unable to envision a life beyond the end of the month. They don't have goals and the educational system has failed to teach them how to plan for their futures.

They steal to afford food and drugs - rinse and repeat. The city tolerates this like all the cities in CA tolerate this. They can't bring on more police as the pension system is already bankrupt. The can't raise more money for mental health facilities as the new tax money is immediately diverted or used to try to patch the pension problem (Sacramento Measure U) - all 'temporary' taxes become permanent. That is why EVERY major city has wealth inequality rivaling an African dictatorship. It is sad.

#22 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-24 11:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"Too bad you don't know or understand what Exodus means, put your head in the sand, and count the really rich and really poor moving into the state as "equivalency", if you do, you probably live in a bubble.
#20 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS "

It is that they can't grasp problems that have more than 1 variable. They just look at total population growing and think all is swell. That, and they can't understand how the population can be expanding while people are moving out of the state.

So, here is a quick rundown of what is happening:

1.) Wealthier native born Californians are packing up and leaving. A lot of times, they are following their jobs doing the same. So, middle class wealth is leaving. It is also driven by a failing public school system and high cost of living.

2.) Illegal immigration is soaring - and yes, they are counted thanks to our corrupt census system. The amount of illegals is staggering. In cities like Stockton, Modesto, Frenso, etc - you probably are looking at rates of 20%+ illegals.

3.) Illegals have large families - much larger than the average CA family. Thus, we get a rise in population but it is from families least able to a lot of children.

4.) In relation to #1 and #3, EVERYWHERE in the world, family size is inversely related to level of education/income

The net result is exactly what we see now - wealth inequality growing at rates only seen in the 3rd world. CA is producing a permanent underclass via breeding poor people and importing even more from Central America. But hey - the population is still increasing so no worries!

#23 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-24 11:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#23 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG

Woah, woah. lots of words.

One of the posters above lives in a teepee in squalor

and believes he bought 10 acres.

#24 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-24 11:50 PM | Reply

#15 | Posted by rstybeach11

We bought a handful of rental houses in Nashville when they were $80-100k, starting with the one next door. They doubled in value over several years, and the last 5 they've more than doubled again. I feel badly for first time home buyers having to spend large amounts to live closer to the city center so the commute during rush hours doesn't burn their lives away stuck in traffic for 2-3 hours a day.

#25 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-05-25 02:10 AM | Reply

Is this about cities, California, Democrats or inequality? Best weather and highest cost of living. Banking policy has created ridiculously high housing costs in California. Blame the Federal Reserve for that. Banks love the circumstances most people live under, high prices and relentless debt is good for them and that's who the Fed serves.

#26 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-05-25 11:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

--Blame the Federal Reserve for that.

Anyone but the Democrat super-majority that governs California.

#27 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-25 11:58 AM | Reply

California has become unlivable for a huge segment of the population the wealthy here rely on to clean their ostentatious homes, mow their massive, water-sucking lawns and even provide surrogate parenting for their spoiled children. The shelving of Senate Bill 50 by the State Senator from wealthy La Canada Flintridge, putting the whims of his wealthy constituents ahead of the health, safety and modest needs of millions of Californians, is a shameful chapter in California's descent into a fiefdom. California is the 5th largest economy in the world. It isn't money that impedes our ability to solve homelessness, the education achievement gap, transportation, etc. It's only the will to do so and the ability to care about people beyond the tight, comfortable circles we form around ourselves. The wealthy in California have gotten their piece of the pie and now work tirelessly to keep the bakery closed for anyone else.

#28 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-05-25 12:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Newsworthy flag for Lee the Agent.

#29 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-25 01:22 PM | Reply

Banking policy has created ridiculously high housing costs in California.

California has fantastic weather, mountains, and oceans, so lots of people want to live there. If that weren't the case the population wouldn't have doubled in a around a couple decades.

Certain areas like L.A. and San Francisco, like many other cities, draw people there for work, so prices are higher ... like they are in other cities like Atlanta or Chicago or New York or xxxxxx.

Prices aren't out of reach in other areas of California.

Average price for a house in Bakersfield, for instance, is about $145 a sq foot. 1800 sq ft home for around $250k.

#30 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-05-25 03:36 PM | Reply

Gavin Moonbeam can convene a "task force" to find out why Democrat-run cities in California are becoming s---holes.

I love opinion articles that make Nulli cry.

Yet. Nulli can't seem to move out of California.

Seems he loves this shhthole.

#31 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-25 03:40 PM | Reply

Why do Democrats allow sick, mentally ill, and disabled drug addicts to live under bridges and in tent cities, -------- on the sidewalks, and harass passersby year after year?

Because Reagan and Republicans cut funding for mental institutions. Because clinics to treat people who need help need funding and conservatives believe helping others, outside of religious institutions, is wrong.

They've been in power long enough, have thrown billions of dollars at it, and yet it continues to grow.

What a throw away statement. Wtf are you talking about. What are these billions? What are they being used for?

In fact, they can't point to any success stories in any city that they govern.

Biggest, healthiest economies in America, and the world.

What success stories do we hear from red states? They banned abortions?

Cling to your theology. Birch.

They can't even acknowledge their own failures to address the crisis.
#5 | POSTED BY SHERP

Says the guy who wants America to turn into the third world nation of Alabama.

#32 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-25 03:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Anyone but the Democrat super-majority that governs California.
#27 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

I forget. Perhaps you'll remind me.

Do politicians set house prices? Are they the local politicians who are setting such high prices?

You had a point when you posted #27, right?

Did it have to do with you moving to another state?

How much of your brain did the syphilis leave undamaged?

#33 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-25 03:54 PM | Reply

Newsworthy flag for Lee the Agent.
#29 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Are you sure? He didn't blame democrats.

#34 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-25 03:57 PM | Reply

Yet. Nulli can't seem to move out of California.

Seems he loves this shhthole.

#31 | Posted by ClownShack

Ya, he'd be much happier in Oklahoma or Texas, right?

Until he moves out of California he should keep his pie hole shut. HE'S the one who CHOOSES to live in California. No one has him chained to a radiator, forcing him to live there.

#35 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-05-25 04:08 PM | Reply

--Until he moves out of California he should keep his pie hole shut.

Shut up about California and stick to Tennesse news, ConversionVan.

#36 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-25 04:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Shut up about California and stick to Tennesse news, ConversionVan.

#36 | Posted by nullifidian

Says the dotard who chooses to live in California but bitches about it every day.

#37 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-05-25 04:32 PM | Reply

You haven't seen s#!%hole cities until you've seen the abandoned industrial parks and residential neighborhoods around the Great Lakes and East Coast. I was appalled in the seventies by what I saw driving from Hershey Pennsylvania to Philadelphia on an old highway. Miles and miles of dilapidated 5 story brick residences with broken windows and doors. Poor black neighborhoods outside DC are equally appalling. City poverty is the worst because city dwellers lack the ability to take care of themselves like country folks can always do.

The West is the best, at least until it turns into one giant traffic jam, but that is a huge problem all over this country. When I drove from Utah to Florida the worst traffic was in Atlanta. When I drove from Florida to California the worst traffic was in the West Texas oil boom with a hundred big rig trucks at a four way stop. But there really is nothing to compare with an LA traffic jam.

#38 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-05-25 08:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Meanwhile, everyone who makes more than $38k/year is in the world's top 1%.

What a bunch o crybabies.

We are the most blessed people on the planet, let's act like that in gratitude and responsibility!

#39 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-05-26 10:08 AM | Reply

Homelessness is really just a definition...

If you consider a tent, car or camper a home... the numbers for home ownership look pretty good.

As for the ----, it's really taxpayer produced fertilizer being given to the state at no cost.

Trash could be renamed as Indigenous Art installations...

Rats could be chipped and given to poorer families as pets.

Even have a state sponsored Rat Pagent to show off your new pet Hollywood style...

So you see, things in Cali are really not that bad...

#40 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-26 11:53 AM | Reply

California... Official State Movie

www.youtube.com

#41 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-26 11:59 AM | Reply

Regardless of what you righties say, any city in Cali is better than any place in Kentucky. If you dont like it dont live there. No matter how many opinion pieces the right writes about how terrible Cali is it will never change the fact that Cali is a great place to live.

Maybe you should look in your own backyard where some counties in conservative utopia rural kentucky get almost as much government assistance as income before you trash California where the money that pays for all of that assistance comes from

#42 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-05-26 03:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#42 | POSTED BY HATTER5183

Its about facing reality, understanding what is true and what isn't, not looking through rose colored glasses.

any city in Cali is better than any place in Kentucky.

California has a 19% poverty rate, Kentucky 14%. Can you imagine there might be a city/town better in Kentucky than California?

The Central Valley (outside Sacto) isn't all that different than the rest of the country. Why is Sacto "special"?

California has the highest income inequality of any state, yet Liberals complain about income inequality of the US. Liberals want to allow more and more illegal immigrants which only increases income inequality.

Again you live in a bubble, you live in Elysium, you don't see it, or you choose to ignore it. Or you say to yourself exactly what you said, "Cali is better than Kentucky" ....

A reasonable person, with a rational perspective, would say there is an overlap, in fact I would go so far as to say the range of Kentucky would fit within California. California has richer people, and poorer people than Kentucky.

Next question why Kentucky? Why not New Mexico? OR Mississippi? Which rank much worse in dependency?

#43 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-26 03:57 PM | Reply

"California has the highest income inequality of any state"

Which is exactly what you'd expect from the largest state economy, especially one 50% larger than its closest competitor.

#44 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-26 04:03 PM | Reply

"any city in Cali is better than any place in Kentucky."

You've clearly never been to Bakersfield. Smells like an oil field.

#45 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-26 04:05 PM | Reply

In fact, they can't point to any success stories in any city that they govern.

I live in Madison, Wi. Birthplace of the Progressives, Birthplace of AFSCME, Birthplace of Earth Day and the environmental movement. 75 years of progressive control. Friday USA today named Madison the best place for college grads.

www.usatoday.com

Madison Ranked 10th Best City for Recent College Grads April 2018
by Livability.com
Madison Ranked 7th Best Place to Live January 2018
by Livability.com
Madison Ranked 9th for Public Land Park Score May 2017
by Trust for Public Land
Madison Ranked 18th Best US City to Live In February 2017
by US News and World Report
Madison Ranked 10th Best City for 20-Somethings August 2016
by Move.org
Madison Ranked 2nd Best City for Parks May 2016
by Livability.com
Madison Ranked U.S. Growth City #4 February 2016
by U-Haul
Madison Ranked One of the 13 Hottest American Cities for 2016 January 2016
by Business Insider
Madison Ranked 5 Stars December 2015
by Yelp.com
Madison Ranked Platinum Level Bicycle Friendly Community November 2015
by The League of American Bicyclists
Madison Ranked One of the Top 50 Swim Cities July 2015
by USA Swimming

Madison Ranked the 3rd Healthiest City April 2015
by Livability.com
Madison Ranked One of the Top 10 Happiest Cities January 2015
by National Geographic
Madison Ranked the 9th Best City for People 35 and Younger December 2014
by Livability.com
Madison Ranked One of the Ten Best Cities for Military Retirement December 2014
by USAA Magazine
Madison Ranked #1 for Successful Aging among big cities and small cities November 2014
by Forbes.com
Madison Ranked the #1 Most Livable City in America September 2014
by Livability.com
Madison Ranked #5 in America's Best Cities for Young Professionals August 2014
by Forbes.com
Madison Ranked One of the 10 Best Cities for Food Carts May 2014
by USA Today
Madison Ranked the 2nd Best Midwest City for Green Commuting May 2014
by HomeownersInsurance.com

Madison Ranked #5 in Best Places to Live November 2013
by Livability.com
National Planning Accolades for Williamson-Marquette Neighborhood October 2013
Each year during National Community Planning Month, APA's Great Places in America program names 30 exemplary neighborhoods, street and public spaces to highlight the role planning plays in adding value to communities.
Madison wins Best-Tasting Water in Wisconsin September 2013
Madison's tap water was chosen as the best-tasting in the state during the Wisconsin Water Association's annual taste test at the State Fair.
Madison Ranked #8 in Happiest, Healthiest Cities in America September 2013
by Prevention Magazine
Madison Maintains Superior Bond Rating September 2013
Moody's Investor Service has continued Madison's Aaa bond rating with a stable outlook.
Madison Ranked Among Top Healthiest Cities September 2013
A national accolade for Madison from Huffington Post for being one of the country's 25 healthiest cities.
Bird City - Madison September 2013

So show me a conservative controlled city that matches Madison

#46 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-05-26 05:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

HATTER

I spent a couple days in Madison last year (then Milwaukee for a day & Sheboygan for a few). Loved it!! It was August and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. 2nd time in WI. The other time was also August and also perfect weather.

#47 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-05-26 05:54 PM | Reply

#46 | Posted by hatter5183

You could just post a link to Madison's Chamber of Commerce instead of spamming all that useless propaganda.

#48 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-26 05:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

HATTER

Don't move to California. NULLISIDIOT lives there and bitches about it nearly every day.

But he won't move!! Maybe 'cause he's in an old folks home or something and just can't work it out. If not, he is one dumb SOB!

#49 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-05-26 06:03 PM | Reply

PS - If you want to write to NULLI:

The Curmudgeon
123 Life Sucks
Curmudgeonville, CA

#50 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-05-26 06:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

--Life Sucks

Could be worse. I could live in Tennessee.

#51 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-26 06:31 PM | Reply

Could be worse. I could live in Tennessee.

Posted by nullifidian

You'd absolutely HATE it in Nashville! First of all, people are too nice for your liking. Houses are only $400k-$25,000,000, tons of music, skiing in the Smokies the same amount of time away as L.A. to Big Bear, a crystal clear lake (of 2) with hundreds of miles of virgin coastline just minutes away. Ya, you'd HATE IT.

BTW, I lived in CA for a long time before moving here when the rest of the studio musician business did. Love the beach, hated the traffic. I still get out once every other year. I'll hollar out the window next time!

#52 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-05-26 07:37 PM | Reply

52 posts make it abundantly clear
they gotta' be someplace..
as long as someplace ain't here
we need to look around'n think about what we see
if not for grace, that him over there, that could be me

#53 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-05-26 11:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Kentucky has sole claim to ownership of the county with the highest percentage of income from government assistance programs. In McCreary County 42% of all income is government assistance. 96% white and voted republican in wvery presidential election in the last 50 years

#54 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-05-27 12:24 AM | Reply

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