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Old 11-20-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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I hate to keep the political talk going, but I have to say there is little liberal about Georgia. Any state that can elect a governor like Nathan Deal (not to mention Sonny Perdue ten years ago) must be far to the right. Ditto for Georgia's numerous conservative Republican senators. Georgia is a far-right, Tea Party state. Atlanta (city, not suburbs) is a dot of purple in a sea of fire-engine red.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I hate to keep the political talk going, but I have to say there is little liberal about Georgia. Any state that can elect a governor like Nathan Deal (not to mention Sonny Perdue ten years ago) must be far to the right. Ditto for Georgia's numerous conservative Republican senators. Georgia is a far-right, Tea Party state. Atlanta (city, not suburbs) is a dot of purple in a sea of fire-engine red.
No you don't.You just wanted another chance like all other haters of anything South to express your disdain again.The fact that we in NO way were talking about Georgia proves that.Even then you are wrong.Especially seeing how most votes by the state are by a slim margin.Georgia until recently for 10-20 years had a Black female statewide elected State Supreme Court Justice ,2 other black justices on a 7 seat bench,Secretary of Labor,State Attorney General.

Not to mention Sonny Perdue became the first Republican Governor AFTER 145 years of repeated Democratic Leadership.

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George Ryan
Rod" Blagojevich
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Ryan's political career was marred by a scandal involving the illegal sale of government licenses, contracts and leases by state employees during his prior service as Secretary of State; in the wake of numerous convictions of former aides, he chose not to run for reelection in 2002. The scandals are widely believed to have hurt Republicans' chances for re-winning Illinois' governorship. Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan lost to U.S. Representative Rod Blagojevich in the 2002 election, ending 25 years of Republican governorships. All told, seventy-nine former state officials, lobbyists, and others have been since charged in the investigation, and at least 76 have been convicted.
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The corruption scandal that led to Ryan's downfall began over a decade earlier as a federal investigation into a deadly crash in Wisconsin that killed six children of Rev. Duane "Scott" Willis and his wife, Janet. The investigation revealed a scheme inside Ryan's secretary of state's office in which unqualified truck drivers obtained licenses through bribes. As the AP wrote: "The probe expanded over the next eight years into a wide-ranging corruption investigation that eventually reached Ryan in the governor's office."
In March 2003, Scott Fawell, Ryan's former chief of staff and campaign manager, was convicted along with Ryan's campaign fund on federal charges of racketeering and fraud. Former deputy campaign manager Richard Juliano pled guilty to related charges and testified against Fawell at trial. The investigation finally reached the former governor, and in December 2003, Ryan and lobbyist Lawrence Warner were named in a 22-count federal indictment. The charges included racketeering, bribery, extortion, money laundering and tax fraud. The indictment alleged that Ryan steered several state contracts to Warner and other friends; disbursed campaign funds to relatives and to pay personal expenses; and obstructed justice by attempting to end the state investigation of the license-for-bribes scandal. He was charged with lying to investigators and accepting cash, gifts and loans in return for his official actions as governor. In late 2005, the case went to trial
If by LIBERAL you mean this.Yes I am very proud I live in Georgia.Nathan Deal almost looks like it was a good DEAL compared to what in ILLINOIS!

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Old 11-21-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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I hate to keep the political talk going, but I have to say there is little liberal about Georgia. Any state that can elect a governor like Nathan Deal (not to mention Sonny Perdue ten years ago) must be far to the right. Ditto for Georgia's numerous conservative Republican senators. Georgia is a far-right, Tea Party state. Atlanta (city, not suburbs) is a dot of purple in a sea of fire-engine red.
None of us were thrilled about our choices in Georgia this last election.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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No you don't.You just wanted another chance like all other haters of anything South to express your disdain again.The fact that we in NO way were talking about Georgia proves that.Even then you are wrong.Especially seeing how most votes by the state are by a slim margin.Georgia until recently for 10-20 years had a Black female statewide elected State Supreme Court Justice ,2 other black justices on a 7 seat bench,Secretary of Labor,State Attorney General.

Not to mention Sonny Perdue became the first Republican Governor AFTER 145 years of repeated Democratic Leadership.



George Ryan
Rod" Blagojevich




If by LIBERAL you mean this.Yes I am very proud I live in Georgia.Nathan Deal almost looks like it was a good DEAL compared to what in ILLINOIS!

A lesson in wisdom is to learn about the subject before you speak.
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Stop being nasty. I love Georgia too, but you're making us look bad.
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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No you don't.You just wanted another chance like all other haters of anything South to express your disdain again.The fact that we in NO way were talking about Georgia proves that.Even then you are wrong.Especially seeing how most votes by the state are by a slim margin.Georgia until recently for 10-20 years had a Black female statewide elected State Supreme Court Justice ,2 other black justices on a 7 seat bench,Secretary of Labor,State Attorney General.

Not to mention Sonny Perdue became the first Republican Governor AFTER 145 years of repeated Democratic Leadership.



George Ryan
Rod" Blagojevich




If by LIBERAL you mean this.Yes I am very proud I live in Georgia.Nathan Deal almost looks like it was a good DEAL compared to what in ILLINOIS!

A lesson in wisdom is to learn about the subject before you speak.
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I'm not from Illinois.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Stop being nasty. I love Georgia too, but you're making us look bad.
You have to understand that we have history.Im not just randomly attacking people.Certain people show their true selves over and over.I was simply calling him out.Especially after they had to change their profile name because of trouble they created before.

The fact that you see people on here quick to judge without looking in thier own backyard really gets me agitated.So if Im making Georgia look bad because I caught someone in a clear case of using double-standards?Oh well I digress.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I'm not from Illinois.
Im aware you live in MN and live in GA when you were small.Yet you seemed qualified enough to chime in about that horrible Nathan Deal(I agree) and GA,but you gave Illinois some kinda pass.If you did not know then fine but once again like once before you made statements that were based on personal taste by selective reasoning rather than the whole true facts.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:04 AM
 
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Thank you Arushan. Yes please back to the topic at hand.
I find San Diego boring. Honolulu is too isolated.
Still considering Denver but it might be too cold/snow and too vanilla.
I am now throwing in Miami, West Palm Beach and New Orleans in the mix.
Anybody have experience living in these cities?
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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I am interested in insightful information. I know it is hot, humid and hurricane prone in these areas, so this does not need repeating. I also am one of those rare people that likes humidity. The only time I thought it was too hot was the heat wave of 2005 in Chgo! I've spent time in New Orleans, Jamaica, Thailand and Panama and was not bothered AT ALL by the heat.
Again I am interested in other things such as culture, friendliness, cost of living, job market, average age, etc.
Thanks!
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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Correction: Heat wave of 1995, not 2005
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