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Old 05-19-2012, 02:14 AM
 
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Personally, I find them to be very annoying. For one, the residents are often too fanatical about state budget, spending, caucus, primary whatever. There is this climate of political fanaticism and it gets annoying rather quick.

They also seem to attract small-town political types who get some $12 government job shuffling papers around and think they are in charge, because they are only a few steps divided from their state's important politicians.

Lastly, most capital cities I've visited, are going the direction of police states and seem oversaturated with state police (being headquartered there), capital police, local police, sheriff, and all the government buildings just add to the annoyance.

As for the nation's capital, I've never visited DC, and don't care to.

There's really no such thing as an exciting state capital. I'm sure someone else has to agree.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:55 AM
 
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Boston? Atlanta? Denver? All of these citys government jobs are only around 8%, which is not high at all. There are cities Like San Francisco full of political activists and it's not a state capital.
Capital cities also range in size from 8,000 (Montpeiler, VT) to 1.5 million (Pheonix, AZ) do you really think you can group them together?
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:50 AM
 
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Actually the majority of folks tend to find state capitals ( much like college towns) to be a draw. They typically offer a fairly high quality of life and a less volatile economy. I dare say few have your Tea Party mentality, as evidenced by recent performance (polls and elections) of Tea Party politicians.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Personally, I find them to be very annoying. For one, the residents are often too fanatical about state budget, spending, caucus, primary whatever. There is this climate of political fanaticism and it gets annoying rather quick.

They also seem to attract small-town political types who get some $12 government job shuffling papers around and think they are in charge, because they are only a few steps divided from their state's important politicians.

Lastly, most capital cities I've visited, are going the direction of police states and seem oversaturated with state police (being headquartered there), capital police, local police, sheriff, and all the government buildings just add to the annoyance.

As for the nation's capital, I've never visited DC, and don't care to.

There's really no such thing as an exciting state capital. I'm sure someone else has to agree.
How many capitals have you been to?
This is a fairly ignorant thread.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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I'm not impressed by some of them, including Michigan's. Many people are unimpressed by some of them as well. But I don't necessarily "dislike" them.

You'll be surprised to know how many folks think the Capital of Illinois is Chicago.

Moving the state capitals to what was considered "the middle of nowhere" at the time was a Agrarian goal from the Jeffersonian era to give more representation to the rural areas in each state, because farmers and small town folks felt they were disenfranchised with the state capitals being in each state's by-far largest cities (and in many states, such as Michigan and Illinois, the largest cities weren't particularly "central" enough).
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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How many capitals have you been to?
This is a fairly ignorant thread.
It's a RonnieJonez classic, what did you expect?
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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This may top Ronnie's In-n-Out Burger thread in its stupidity.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It's a RonnieJonez classic, what did you expect?
I'm not accustom to his famous threads. Now I am, thank you.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:52 PM
 
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There is nothing appealing about capital cities. More government, just what everyone needs.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:56 PM
 
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You should try coming to my state's capital.

Trenton,Nj.

I don't think you will be worrying about a climate of political fanaticism.
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