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Old 11-30-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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Yes. Is there anything worse we can call him? :D
Yes, but definitely not permitted on these Forums.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Kings Park, NY
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And that's who almost became POTUS ...

Yes because the guy we have now is SO much better

Please.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:07 PM
 
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I don't know why everyone is so miserable about it...but I like living on Long Island.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:24 PM
 
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I like it here, but I'm sure there are many places better. I own my home (well than bank does) and have a decent job here that takes care of my family, and the schools my kids go to are good. I's love to leave, but I feel trapped by my house, if that makes any sense.

Also, other parts of the country scare me. In meeting people from elsewhere, I always though they were wierd. Places where ther was nothing for kids to do they found ways of 'expressing' themselves. Full cover tattoos, and 100 piercings. No thanks. I know I'm generalizing here and that you see these freakish kids on LI too, but it's a lot less noticable I think where there is more going on, and more people, the kids tend to be more normal. Just sayin my opinion, not saying I'm right.

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Sorry to say but John McCain is right. If you ever lived in another part of the country you'd understand.

LI has just become an unattractive place. I'm not saying it's armpit of America, but there are many other better regions of the country to live in these days. I am originally from LI and I always will have a soft sport for it, but I cannot live there anymore since living upstate and out west. LI is overpopulated, overpriced, no space, flat, has sky high taxes because of poor tax infrastructure, has horrible traffic. It seems all anyone does there is eat deli food while they gossip and brag about themselves. Most parks don't allow dogs and people have no sense of outdoor recreational activity. Want to go hiking in the morning? Oh wait, they're no mountains on LI. Lets go to the beach? But you'll be stuck in 45 minute traffic, have to fight for a parking space, and end up having your towel two inches away from someone. How about biking? With the exception of Long Beach boardwalk and maybe a few others, there are no nice outdoor biking trails on LI. Most of Nassau County consists of these "turnpike towns" that are denser than osmium, filled with ugly strip malls and levitt homes that are usually right off Jericho or Hempstead Turnpike. North Shore is more spacious and prettier but only millionaires can afford to live there. Suffolk is a little better but it can take more than an hour to get off the island depending where you live. Now there is an SAT scandal, I guess because since people are living on top of each other they feel the need to unnecessarily compete against each other at everything. So they pay other people to take the SAT for their children for them.
Anybody I know who isn't from LI and has visited there does not like it at all and I don't blame them. The overcrowding and overpopulation has led to a poor quality of life on LI and most young people are leaving. The only good thing about LI is pizza and bagels. Places like Denver, San Diego, Tampa, Orlando, DC, and Seattle are way better regions to live in.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I like it here, but I'm sure there are many places better. I own my home (well than bank does) and have a decent job here that takes care of my family, and the schools my kids go to are good. I's love to leave, but I feel trapped by my house, if that makes any sense.

Also, other parts of the country scare me. In meeting people from elsewhere, I always though they were wierd. Places where ther was nothing for kids to do they found ways of 'expressing' themselves. Full cover tattoos, and 100 piercings. No thanks. I know I'm generalizing here and that you see these freakish kids on LI too, but it's a lot less noticable I think where there is more going on, and more people, the kids tend to be more normal. Just sayin my opinion, not saying I'm right.
I like it here also, however I have considered in past about moving to PA or Delaware. With both our mom's still alive and working full time neither of us want to leave LI yet. But down the road it will be a possiblity.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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Sorry to say but John McCain is right. If you ever lived in another part of the country you'd understand.

LI has just become an unattractive place. I'm not saying it's armpit of America, but there are many other better regions of the country to live in these days. I am originally from LI and I always will have a soft sport for it, but I cannot live there anymore since living upstate and out west. LI is overpopulated, overpriced, no space, flat, has sky high taxes because of poor tax infrastructure, has horrible traffic. It seems all anyone does there is eat deli food while they gossip and brag about themselves. Most parks don't allow dogs and people have no sense of outdoor recreational activity. Want to go hiking in the morning? Oh wait, they're no mountains on LI. Lets go to the beach? But you'll be stuck in 45 minute traffic, have to fight for a parking space, and end up having your towel two inches away from someone. How about biking? With the exception of Long Beach boardwalk and maybe a few others, there are no nice outdoor biking trails on LI. Most of Nassau County consists of these "turnpike towns" that are denser than osmium, filled with ugly strip malls and levitt homes that are usually right off Jericho or Hempstead Turnpike. North Shore is more spacious and prettier but only millionaires can afford to live there. Suffolk is a little better but it can take more than an hour to get off the island depending where you live. Now there is an SAT scandal, I guess because since people are living on top of each other they feel the need to unnecessarily compete against each other at everything. So they pay other people to take the SAT for their children for them.
Anybody I know who isn't from LI and has visited there does not like it at all and I don't blame them. The overcrowding and overpopulation has led to a poor quality of life on LI and most young people are leaving. The only good thing about LI is pizza and bagels. Places like Denver, San Diego, Tampa, Orlando, DC, and Seattle are way better regions to live in.
yes, the taxes suck and there are no mountains, other than that, just about everything you write is an exaggeration of the extremes.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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I like it here also, however I have considered in past about moving to PA or Delaware. With both our mom's still alive and working full time neither of us want to leave LI yet. But down the road it will be a possiblity.
I'm the only family out here. My wifes family is in Brooklyn & NJ. My parents are in Staten Island, until March, my mother says their selling, and heading to PA, where they've had a house since '04. One of my brothers moved to Virginia in January.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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As for McCain, who cares what the guy said, I'd still wish we got him over BHO. His crack about LI is nothing different than anything I haven't said about Jersey of California.

What I found really ridiculous was Schumer going to TWITTER of all things to air his gripe. He couldnt just address his co-worker directly? McCains' response to Schumer was worth a million bucks.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Long Island born and raised. I enjoy it, it's my homeland. It has problems but no place on Earth is perfect.

McCain is just a senile RINO, he's not even a real conservative. The fact that he got 46% of the vote on Long Island in 2008 indicates that Long Island isent exactly the Democrat stronghold people make us out to be. 52% isent a supermajority - it's a slim margin. If Long Island were a state and not a 'colony' of New York (that's basically how Albany treats us) it would be one of the top swing states.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Wallens Ridge
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Look what the bozo who chose Sarah Palin for his VP said about us.

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What did WE ever do to McCain?

I guess you voted for "hope" and "change" but whatever. When did New Yorker's become so soft ! He took a potshot @ L.I. and Chucky panties got twisted. Remember there's a lot of truth in humor
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