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Old 11-16-2009, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I moved OUT of the South because it was being overrun with those of a liberal mindset. There are enclaves of them everywhere, of course, but Northern liberals are retiring to the south at a prodigious rate. Watch moving to a 'retirement' area - the ordinances will hamstring you in your gardening fantasy.

We moved to the Great Plains. Of course, it is a zone 5, and where we live is lots more sand than the hardpack clay of SC. And lots and lots of snow. Which we love, but not everyone's cup of tea. And the people are VERY friendly - and VERY conservative. Hannnity and Beck and Limbaugh are liberal by comparison.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Iíve come to the conclusion that overall California is becoming a socially humanistic society and the only place left where God, family and country are still venerated is in the South. So I included the reference to Hannity and O' Reilly in my response to Marcian so she would understand that certain values were also an important part of my reason for leaving California and going to the Southeast
That and the lack of snow to shovel.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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Its been my experience that once moved most liberal tend to adopt the area they have moved in politcs;afterall they moved for a reasonmany of which is liberal cost.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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I love my Tennessee town and I too am conservative. I moved here 6 weeks after I retired. This past weekend we had our town (pop. approx. 27,500) Christmas parade and it was wonderful and my first ever Christmas parade. Nothing splashy like you get in big cities and tourist towns, just regular folks with homemade floats, the US Army, fire trucks, decorated ATVs, tractors, motorcycles, and town utility truck, llamas, dogs, horses, various churches, disabled veterans, scouts, school marching band and dancers, community businesses, community charitable organizations, local politicians, police and Santa Claus. Paraders throw candy to kids as they pass by. Our community band will have its annual Christmas sing-along in two weeks, too, another first for me.

If anyone wants to see some photos from the parade they are here:

2007 Seasonal and Holiday TN Town Photos

But, I just want to say I'm pooped from being retired. I've only been here since mid-May and I've never been more on-the-go and mentally stimulated in my life. There is so much going on here (and I don't go to any of the big cities) that I want to do/try/see and I'm learning so much about about birds, plants, animals and Tennessee life. If it's outdoors, I just grab my camera and go and I have really interesting classes, too. This past semester I had a Homeland Security Research series of lectures, a Civil War lecture class, a photography class (with weekly photo-taking assignments) and was in a nonfiction book group. I went up a mountain to see and hear about the wind turbines, visited a culinary arts school, and got a backroads tour in East Tennessee. Next semester, if I'm lucky, I may get to go on a ride-along with the police and tour the national lab. I've also had a tour of the National Security complex, attended a WWII re-enactment and went to Tennessee Fall Homecoming at the Museum of Appalachia (best event ever, in my opinion). There's at least one town concert every month and usually more since we have an orchestra and a band. I've hardly had a chance to go fishing and I definitely want to see a Civil War re-enactment.

I don't need an alarm clock anymore but last week I had to buy a small pocket sized planner. Yikes...but I love it.
Nice post. What town are you in?
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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Tennessee doesn't have any state tax, right? how are they on taxing pensions, social security?
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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Tennessee doesn't have any state (income) tax, right? how are they on taxing pensions, social security?
Given that the answer to your first question is yes, your second question is moot.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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oh, yeah
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:10 PM
 
Location: the hills of TN!
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Given that the answer to your first question is yes, your second question is moot.
Actually, no, it isn't moot. TN taxes certain investment income. I don't have that kind of investment income, so I don't know the details, but you might want to check it out.
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