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Old 01-26-2012, 01:59 AM
 
Location: The Other California
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It's true that Chico is sort of an island of pseudo-"progressivisim" in the conservative sea of the rural north valley. But this is due primarily to the university's negative influences, both in terms of political liberalism and the degenerate behavior of students attracted to a notorious "party school".

But CSUC is not the only game in town. There are only 17,000 students in a community of 90,000. Chico is a city of three worlds: the university, middle class families, and the working class which has a salient connection to agriculture. Even the university offers some relief from liberalism with its support for a high-quality regional symphony, a choir which concentrates on the classics, and an educated subset of the population that is literate enough to appreciate the values of western civilization.

Chico has many family-friendly neighborhoods. It has numerous conservative churches, and is the only city north of Sacramento where the traditional Latin Mass is celebrated. There are many homeschoolers in Chico as well as religious private schools. The Boy Scouts are prominent in the community with four active troops and a regional scout supply store. Due to its proximity to the Sierra mountains and foothills, Chico is home to many gun owners, hunters, and fishermen.

If you're conservative and determined to remain in California, you might consider living in the picturesque city of Chico.

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Old 01-26-2012, 09:10 AM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Dear Western Pilgrim, it is interesting to see you rail against liberals. Perhaps you can answer a question for me. What have Conservatives ever done for this country?
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: California
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While I agree that Chico is nice I don't consider "working" "agriculture" "symphony" "boy scouts" "choir" or "middle class" or even "churches" to be conservative (or liberal). You are just spinning things in your head for some werid reason.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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As one who enjoys the spice of life, I love how Chico has a great mix of personalities, subcultures, viewpoints, and lifestyles.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: The Other California
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While I agree that Chico is nice I don't consider "working" "agriculture" "symphony" "boy scouts" "choir" or "middle class" or even "churches" to be conservative (or liberal). You are just spinning things in your head for some werid reason.
While liberals participate in all of these (because it's impossible to be a consistent liberal), liberalism as an ideology has been attacking and undermining their foundations for years. Remember "Hey, hey, ho, ho, western civ has got to go?" There goes your symphony and chorale. It's no coincidence that CSU Chico has eliminated its strings and organ programs - too "eurocentric", you see - and replaced them with classes in electronic noise, hip hop, and MTV.

Liberal attacks on religion, the Boy Scouts, homeschooling, religious education and traditional families are so common as to barely raise eyebrows anymore. Agriculture is constantly under fire by environmentalists who would prefer the entire valley be returned to wilderness.

Chico, nevertheless, retains all of these great things and is therefore a good place for conservatives to live and raise their families.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Once again there WesternPilgrim, tell us what Conservatives have ever done for this country.

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Liberal attacks on religion, the Boy Scouts, homeschooling, religious education and traditional families are so common as to barely raise eyebrows anymore. Agriculture is constantly under fire by environmentalists who would prefer the entire valley be returned to wilderness.
Baloney and extra baloney, Lets just take your last sentence, document your assertion.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: The Other California
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Baloney and extra baloney, Lets just take your last sentence, document your assertion.
Certainly: California's water wars have turned the San Joaquin Valley into a dust bowl. Why? To save the "delta smelt".

"In late summer 2007, a federal judge in Fresno ruled in favor of an environmentalist lawsuit demanding that the government curtail water deliveries to the west side 80% and more. The suit involved salmon and the 3-inch delta smelt. The number of smelt in the delta had plummeted over the years, the environmentalists claimed, because water projects had diverted too much northern water. The solution, they argued, was to shut down the irrigation pumps.

So, in 2008 and 2009, water deliveries to farmers were drastically reduced. Chaos followed. Thousands of acres of crops were idled. Farmworkers were laid off. In some cases, newly developed orchards and vineyards on the west side died — often near the frequently traveled I-5, where thousands of passing motorists daily saw dead trees and signs erected by angry landowners proclaiming a man-made dust bowl."

Breadbasket now a wasteland:

"I just arrived in Ventura after an 8-hour drive which took me down I-5 on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. Suffice it to say that I was viscerally moved by the utter desolation – miles of once fertile fields are now dry and riddled with sagebrush, orchards are dead and dying and uprooted, signs are everywhere blaming Congress for creating a new dustbowl in what once was the nation’s breadbasket. The sight was particularly shocking to me because I remember what the place once looked like: prosperous, productive, green and alive. Now it is a virtual desert, unemployment is around 40%, and whole towns are blowing away with the dust. Why this destruction? Why? It isn’t just the drought. The drought is over in California. No, the south San Joaquin Valley’s economy is devastated because so-called 'environmentalists', who must truly be man-hating mental cases, deemed a tiny fish called the 'delta smelt' more important than civilization and the welfare of human beings. The pumping of irrigation water was stopped by court-order to preserve water levels in the delta for the sake of this little fish."
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:37 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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All that water was supplied by the government at below market prices. What ever lands were affected by the water withdrawal were not farmed prior to the mid 60's and could only be farmed with socialist water programs. It isn't a virtual desert, it is a real desert.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Quimper Peninsula
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We might as well dissect this "conservative" thing... Which I find as a joke that I am labeled a Socialist Liberal when I am in-fact the one being "conservative", attempting to balance fairness for all parties involved..

Lets look at the smelt once... So you take all the water for farms to profit.. Smelt go extinct, that member of the food chain is gone and now Salmon or what ever eat smelt go extinct, so fisherman end up going out of business... Because government subsidized water for farmers growing crops that can be grown elsewhere just as easy....

Open up your minds you so called "conservatives" see the big picture beyond the end of your nose..

Last I checked the definition of the word Conserve is: Protect (something, esp. an environmentally or culturally important place or thing) from harm or destruction.

It is an oxymoron that you greedy rape and pillage types call yourselves conservatives..
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:19 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Something happened to conservatives, somewhere along the line they stopped conserving, they, as Theodore Roosevelt understood are the primary proponents of the rape and pillage of the land.

He created millions upon millions of acres of National Forest to save the timber and the watersheds from the Conservatives.

Heck, Thomas Jefferson et al created a republic here to preserve America from the Conservatives.
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