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Old 07-27-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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Please select a state that you feel has a well-deserved "good" reputation. One rule: you can't pick your current, or your dominant (long-lived) state.

I'm picking Wisconsin, because of the Packers, the city of Madison, the forward-thinking University of Wisconsin, bratwurst, potato pancakes, cheese and friendly people, and its old moniker as "The Progressive State".
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I pick NY. It has so much great teams, and many more.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:03 PM
rah
 
Location: Oakland
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I pick NY
Now there's a surprise.

As far as California goes, it has both a good reputation and a bad reputation, depending on what aspect of the state you're talking about, and who you're talking about it with...although I think anyone would agree the reputation right now isn't so hot, what with the economy and budget crisis and everything.

so here are some of the good aspects of California:

-huge, with a diverse climate
-diverse people
-tons of cities of all sizes including three very unique and very prominent ones (LA, SF, SD)
-great produce and food in general
-great wacky tobaccy that's abundant and cheap
-we own the world (who's at the top of the media and internet foodchain, huh? )
-our governor can beat up your governor

crap i somehow missed the "don't do your own state" rule so:

Nevada:

-gambling
-prostitutes
-celebrity entertainers
-Hunter S. Thompson tripping balls in the desert
-Burning man
-"what happens in vegas stays in vegas!!1!11"
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Originally Posted by rah View Post
Now there's a surprise.

As far as California goes, it has both a good reputation and a bad reputation, depending on what aspect of the state you're talking about, and who you're talking about it with...although I think anyone would agree the reputation right now isn't so hot, what with the economy and budget crisis and everything.

so here are some of the good aspects of California:

-huge, with a diverse climate
-diverse people
-tons of cities of all sizes including three very unique and very prominent ones (LA, SF, SD)
-great produce and food in general
-great wacky tobaccy that's abundant and cheap
-we own the world (who's at the top of the media and internet foodchain, huh? )
-our governor can beat up your governor

crap i somehow missed the "don't do your own state" rule so:

Nevada:

-gambling
-prostitutes
-celebrity entertainers
-Hunter S. Thompson tripping balls in the desert
-Burning man
-"what happens in vegas stays in vegas!!1!11"
I love Cali too NY and Cali are great states
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I love Cali too NY and Cali are great states
But you've never been there, so you know this how?
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I say most of the New England States like NH, VT, and ME have a pretty good reputation. They don't come across as high tax, high cost, and bureaucratic as MA and other northeastern states. They always seem to rank high on many lists like health, education, poverty, etc...

Minnesota and WI also seem like they have good reputations overall for their good quality of life too. They don't seem to be as stereotyped as "dull, boring, fly over country, etc.." as much as other Midwestern states either.

All of this is not including any reputations or opinions about weather, which can make these states unbearable to some people.

Last edited by sav858; 07-27-2009 at 05:53 PM..
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Washington state
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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But you've never been there, so you know this how?
I know this because my ex was from Cali, so I have been to Cali before So much for assuming things
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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States with "Good" reputations:

Colorado
Washington
Oregon
Wisconsin
New Hampshire
Vermont
Maine
Hawaii
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:56 PM
 
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Colorado and Minnesooooooooooota immediately come to mind.
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