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Old 08-05-2019, 05:05 PM
 
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San Francisco is one of the few places where you can buy roasted rats on the street.
Do they roast them on a stick like a kebab?

In socialist paradise Cuba, the govt is trying to sell the idea of eating rats.
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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That almost hurts a little. I do miss my native state of California, even if I don’t necessarily want to live there.

But Trump seems pretty habitual about trashing on places anyway, so that takes the sting out of it.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:08 PM
 
Location: International Falls, Minnesota
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Trump points out things that are true and people freak out. California has gone downhill after democrat leadership. I think they all should be held accountable and clean up the cities.
I've seen variations of this kind of comment for months now; specifically targeting the area near mine; skid row in downtown Los Angeles. It's been in very bad condition for a long time; there are videos online from around 1970 and even then it was bad. But never like this.

It piques my interests when someone from a rural, sparsely populated conservative republican state makes a snide comment about what a mess my city is, how democrats have ruined it; oh really? What's the biggest city you've ever been to? Do you know what drives people to addiction and homelessness? Do you know anything about affordable housing and how to apply for grant money to get those contracts to get housing built?

Because if you do, and if your communities can do a better job? Then let's do this: get one-way bus tickets and start sending these people to Grand Forks, North Dakota and Laramie, Wyoming and Ironwood, Michigan and Slidell, Louisiana and Ashland, Wisconsin and Fairbanks, Alaska. These are red places where Trump won by a lot and if these people have all the answers regarding how to take care of the homeless, and they won't come here to deal with them then I'd gladly send the homeless to them.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I've seen variations of this kind of comment for months now; specifically targeting the area near mine; skid row in downtown Los Angeles. It's been in very bad condition for a long time; there are videos online from around 1970 and even then it was bad. But never like this.

It piques my interests when someone from a rural, sparsely populated conservative republican state makes a snide comment about what a mess my city is, how democrats have ruined it; oh really? What's the biggest city you've ever been to? Do you know what drives people to addiction and homelessness? Do you know anything about affordable housing and how to apply for grant money to get those contracts to get housing built?

Because if you do, and if your communities can do a better job? Then let's do this: get one-way bus tickets and start sending these people to Grand Forks, North Dakota and Laramie, Wyoming and Ironwood, Michigan and Slidell, Louisiana and Ashland, Wisconsin and Fairbanks, Alaska. These are red places where Trump won by a lot and if these people have all the answers regarding how to take care of the homeless, and they won't come here to deal with them then I'd gladly send the homeless to them.
Iíll trash California all day long. You sound like a child being so defensive. CA and LA and SF have been ruined by Democrats, sorry.

And I lived in West Hollywood for years, so your little diatribe means squat to me. I lived there.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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California: Trump is "a disgrace to our country."
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:18 PM
 
Location: NC
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This will be next weekís source of progressive outrage now that the Baltimore debacle is cooling off.

The week before Baltimore it was Trumpís ďgo backĒ comments.

The week before that it was the Mueller hearing.

Itís been like this for three years straight now: weekly groupthink meltdowns over instances of Trump still breathing.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
Are you actually blaming "progressives" for Trump having one debacle after the other?

Three years of one horrific, anti-American thing after the other, strait out of Pennsylvania Avenue, and you want to blame progressives. SMH.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Politics aside, California is still a lovely place. Not that many other locales where you can conceivably surf, golf, and ski in the same day. The climate is amazing, the scenery is lovely, and you have basically any cuisine or culture you could possibly want, and it’ll most likely be nearby, too. Sure I’m biased, I grew up there. Most people will maintain some emotional bond with where they grew up.

COL keeps me away more than the politics, since I’ll be a political outsider pretty much anywhere I go.

I have noticed that the states I like and dislike don’t seem to correlate with being a blue or red state; it’s a pretty poor metric, and it’ll keep you away from a lot of the beauty that we have in this nation.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:51 PM
 
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No matter how much California tries to weigh down the rest of the country with air quality controls at the expense of the middle class, China's air pollution will still make California's air a disaster.
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:29 PM
 
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Iíll trash California all day long. You sound like a child being so defensive. CA and LA and SF have been ruined by Democrats, sorry.

And I lived in West Hollywood for years, so your little diatribe means squat to me. I lived there.
And you know what? People who live in California have every right to be defensive.

Let me tell you something. Mississippi isn't my cup of tea. There are many things I don't like about Mississippi. At the same time, I try to keep a modicum of respect and I understand that there are people who do make it home. I bring up alot of statistics, but bringing up statistics is different from flat out trashing a place.

Have you ever thought about why some people get defensive when someone trashes their hometown?
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:37 PM
 
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Politics aside, California is still a lovely place. Not that many other locales where you can conceivably surf, golf, and ski in the same day. The climate is amazing, the scenery is lovely, and you have basically any cuisine or culture you could possibly want, and itíll most likely be nearby, too. Sure Iím biased, I grew up there. Most people will maintain some emotional bond with where they grew up.

COL keeps me away more than the politics, since Iíll be a political outsider pretty much anywhere I go.

I have noticed that the states I like and dislike donít seem to correlate with being a blue or red state; itís a pretty poor metric, and itíll keep you away from a lot of the beauty that we have in this nation.
I've live in Calif. for a very long time and I have seen it change and not in a good way. Sure we have good climate and access to all the things you mentioned but many cities and towns are being turned into dumps now. It's shameful.
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