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Old 12-28-2014, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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In the different states I've lived in (and at different times), this is pretty much how it's gone:

Washington: Yakima, Tri-Cities
Arizona: Yuma, Kingman
California: Stockton, Bakersfield
Texas: Beaumont, Brownsville, Waco, Odessa
Connecticut: Hartford

I lived in Nevada as well, but NV didn't really seem to have a "punching bag" city. Just the entire interior of the state.
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Old 12-28-2014, 04:34 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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In Illinois it has to be East St.Louis.
Hell, the whole country uses it for a punching bag.
Quit beating a dead horse.
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Old 12-28-2014, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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In Georgia it was definitely South Georgia. Here in California I would say Stockton or Fresno.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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In Minnesota, it's probably Duluth due to its economic troubles even though it's a big tourist draw.
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Heartland of Murica
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In the different states I've lived in (and at different times), this is pretty much how it's gone:

Washington: Yakima, Tri-Cities
Arizona: Yuma, Kingman
California: Stockton, Bakersfield
Texas: Beaumont, Brownsville, Waco, Odessa
Connecticut: Hartford

Connecticut has some really nice places but a few really messed up cities. Hartford is definitely a punching bag for the state but I would add two more incredibly bad places: Bridgeport and perhaps the worst of all, Waterbury!
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:19 PM
 
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Connecticut has some really nice places but a few really messed up cities. Hartford is definitely a punching bag for the state but I would add two more incredibly bad places: Bridgeport and perhaps the worst of all, Waterbury!
I don't think Waterbury is that bad. It has a bad reputation but not as bad as Bridgeport and Hartford.

I would say Hartford, Bridgeport are the worst.
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Connecticut has some really nice places but a few really messed up cities. Hartford is definitely a punching bag for the state but I would add two more incredibly bad places: Bridgeport and perhaps the worst of all, Waterbury!
I don't know about Waterbury. Didn't seem all that bad to me. Not great, but nowhere near as bad as Hartford or Bridgeport. Bridgeport is pretty much just as equally run-down and depressing as Hartford, but it's kind of spared the same amount of ridicule by it's close proximity to NYC and it's coastal location.

If it weren't for the presence of Yale, then you could probably add New Haven to the same "run-down/burnt-out" category as Hartford and Bridgeport.
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:27 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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In Illinois it has to be East St.Louis.
Hell, the whole country uses it for a punching bag.
Quit beating a dead horse.
ha, even the Simpsons had that one line by the fat comic book store guy that goes, "take that East St Louis"
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:46 PM
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Here in Iowa, I could name hundreds of small towns but as far as major cities go, I would say Sioux City.

It is an absolute craphole and it is right at the Nebraska-Iowa border. South Sioux City, NE is the sister city on the other side of the river
I haven't been to Sioux City to compare, but for Iowa, Waterloo has to be a contender.
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Old 12-29-2014, 01:45 AM
 
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In the different states I've lived in (and at different times), this is pretty much how it's gone:

Washington: Yakima, Tri-Cities
Arizona: Yuma, Kingman
California: Stockton, Bakersfield
Texas: Beaumont, Brownsville, Waco, Odessa
Connecticut: Hartford

I lived in Nevada as well, but NV didn't really seem to have a "punching bag" city. Just the entire interior of the state.
I never really hear of people bashing the Tri-Cities, especially compared to a lot of other places in the state. The worst I hear is people hating the heat and the wind and sometimes people will talk negatively about the high gang and illegal immigrant population in Pasco, but that's pretty much it.
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