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View Poll Results: Which Town Would You Live In and Why?
Boulder, CO 9 18.37%
Madison, WI 9 18.37%
Northampton, MA 5 10.20%
Berkeley, CA 11 22.45%
Burlington, VT 3 6.12%
Bozeman, MT 0 0%
Spearfish, SD 0 0%
Flagstaff, AZ 1 2.04%
Santa Cruz, CA 3 6.12%
Asheville, NC 6 12.24%
Ashland, OR 2 4.08%
Prescott, AZ 0 0%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-19-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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None there all close minded towns, if your not liberal you get treated down right mean. Your house gets egged, people rip off your bumber sticker, tear up your yard signs and they will yell at you at a gas station for supporting bush. These are all things that happened to me in madison in 6months then I moved.
How did that whole Bush Presidency turn out anyways? Oh that's right... Not very well.

Come on MilwaukeeCity, you know very well the same thing would happen to you near the UWM campus on Milwaukee's East Side. Last 4th of July, the Army Recruiting station on Oakland Avenue had all of its windows smashed out and grafitti spraypainted all over it. WI is a pretty liberal state, and the Great Lakes are a pretty liberal region as a whole. I'm sure Obama supporters in Greenville, SC (home of Bob Jones University) would have been subjected to the same type of harassment you received in Madison.

 
Old 03-19-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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How did that whole Bush Presidency turn out anyways? Oh that's right... Not very well.

Come on MilwaukeeCity, you know very well the same thing would happen to you near the UWM campus on Milwaukee's East Side. Last 4th of July, the Army Recruiting station on Oakland Avenue had all of its windows smashed out and grafitti spraypainted all over it. WI is a pretty liberal state, and the Great Lakes are a pretty liberal region as a whole. I'm sure Obama supporters in Greenville, SC (home of Bob Jones University) would have been subjected to the same type of harassment you received in Madison.
Mmmm, might be true about Obama supporters in SC, but at least the people there who show the narrow-minded intolerance of those they disagree with don't compound their flaws with the hypocrisy of going around with their noses in the air, telling anyone who does or does not want to hear it about how wonderfully "tolerant" they are.

In case you, um, might not have guessed from the previous paragraph, I'm not a big fan of "liberal" towns, for many of the reasons Milw. C. specified. Not a fan of pure college towns, even without the highly intolerant left-wing politics. It gets a little surreal a lot of the time to be in a place where the tone of the town is pretty much completely defined by by the college age demographic, en masse. While, in fact, if I had to live in a true college town I would probably choose one besides those on this list, between the ones on this poll I'd probably go with Boulder. Close to great outdoor recreation, and close to a large city, while still retaining its own identity.
 
Old 03-19-2009, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Mmmm, might be true about Obama supporters in SC, but at least the people there who show the narrow-minded intolerance of those they disagree with don't compound their flaws with the hypocrisy of going around with their noses in the air, telling anyone who does or does not want to hear it about how wonderfully "tolerant" they are.
You've earned yourself a thumbs-down ogre.

There's nothing wrong with Madison or any other liberal college town. Conservatives shouldn't want to live so close to infamous college campuses in the first place if they can't handle the negative attention they're going to undoubtedly receive.
 
Old 03-19-2009, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Columbia MO
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NO Iowa City? No Columbia MO? Lawrence KS? Ann Arbor? Austin? But Spearfish SD and Flagstaff instead? What a strange list. No sense in voting.
 
Old 03-19-2009, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Columbia MO
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None there all close minded towns, if your not liberal you get treated down right mean. Your house gets egged, people rip off your bumber sticker, tear up your yard signs and they will yell at you at a gas station for supporting bush. These are all things that happened to me in madison in 6months then I moved.
I may not necessarily share your politics, but I understand where you're coming from and have seen liberal intolerance of conservatives here in Columbia MO. I find the posturing to be more than a little precious, in fact, and I grow tired of a political structure that seems to think that bicycle lanes are more important than fighting street crime. But then I commute to work in Jefferson City, a place that is as conservative as Columbia is liberal, and it's just as intolerant of liberals as Columbia is of conservatives.

I'm afraid that some of what you describe is going to happen to any political minority in a place where there's a large majority going the other way. You'd think that liberals would be more tolerant, but I believe that intolerance is too deeply ingrained in almost all of us. I like Madison and I'm sorry you had unpleasant experiences there. While we like to think that we're free to live any place we want, the hard fact is that there are going to be some places where we won't fit in, and that'll create friction one way or the other.
 
Old 03-19-2009, 11:25 PM
 
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I may not necessarily share your politics, but I understand where you're coming from and have seen liberal intolerance of conservatives here in Columbia MO. I find the posturing to be more than a little precious, in fact, and I grow tired of a political structure that seems to think that bicycle lanes are more important than fighting street crime. But then I commute to work in Jefferson City, a place that is as conservative as Columbia is liberal, and it's just as intolerant of liberals as Columbia is of conservatives.

I'm afraid that some of what you describe is going to happen to any political minority in a place where there's a large majority going the other way. You'd think that liberals would be more tolerant, but I believe that intolerance is too deeply ingrained in almost all of us. I like Madison and I'm sorry you had unpleasant experiences there. While we like to think that we're free to live any place we want, the hard fact is that there are going to be some places where we won't fit in, and that'll create friction one way or the other.
Now THIS is a thoughtful post on the subject of tolerance vs. intolerance. You've earned yourself a thumbs up!

Agreed on the places you mentioned one post earlier which do not appear in the poll here. I share the view that several of those towns are more appealing than some of the places in the poll. To each his own, however. The OP asked about certain towns, so I voted accordingly.
 
Old 03-19-2009, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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Being a liberal in a conservative state, I can tell you that I have had the same thing happen to me from the conservatives here. They can be just as intolerant of us!
 
Old 03-19-2009, 11:49 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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How did that whole Bush Presidency turn out anyways? Oh that's right... Not very well.

Come on MilwaukeeCity, you know very well the same thing would happen to you near the UWM campus on Milwaukee's East Side. Last 4th of July, the Army Recruiting station on Oakland Avenue had all of its windows smashed out and grafitti spraypainted all over it. WI is a pretty liberal state, and the Great Lakes are a pretty liberal region as a whole. I'm sure Obama supporters in Greenville, SC (home of Bob Jones University) would have been subjected to the same type of harassment you received in Madison.
I was a little surprised by the reaction to Republicans in Wisconsin but have always known how progressive Madison is But it is no surprise that every Great Lakes state is BLUE. People out here sometimes forget that we have compatriots in states like Wisconsin\ Illinois\ Minnesota\ Michigan\ Ohio.

I chose Berkeley because I lived there but Santa Cruz really is my first choice. It is a really nice mix of socialism\ surf\ weed
 
Old 03-20-2009, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Mile high city
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LMAO this is what college kids do in Boulder Colorado!
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Columbia MO
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Now THIS is a thoughtful post on the subject of tolerance vs. intolerance. You've earned yourself a thumbs up!

Agreed on the places you mentioned one post earlier which do not appear in the poll here. I share the view that several of those towns are more appealing than some of the places in the poll. To each his own, however. The OP asked about certain towns, so I voted accordingly.
Thank you. I'm embarrassed when people who share (some of) my political and social beliefs don't live them out in real life. But then, a lot of them don't have (or were damaged by) exposure to people who Aren't Like Them. Hell, I'll drink a beer (or a vintage chardonnay) (that's a joke, son) and shoot the breeze with almost anyone who doesn't try to shoot me first.

It also betrays the fact that a whole lotta liberals take stuff too seriously, especially stuff in which they lack the requisite dog in the fight.
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