A Message From Lucianne

The real reasons why New Yorkers are fleeing the city

Original Article

Posted By: MissMolly, 4/21/2019 4:43:42 AM

True story: My wife and I both are former residents of New York City, and on a recent business trip there she was taking a nostalgic walk through the Upper West Side on a lovely fall day, talking to me on the phone about the possibility of moving back there. And then the crusty guy walking in front of her on the sidewalk stopped, dropped trou and took a dump right there on the sidewalk on Central Park West. “Never mind,” she said. We live in Texas, where we don’t have any state or local income tax or languish

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: Pepper Tree 4/21/2019 5:00:57 AM (No. 40635)
Oh yay. Noo Yawkaz are moving to South Carolina by the thousands. No wonder real estate is being snapped up in days. Of course they’ll vote fuh da exact same sort of pandering POS as they did back in Sh** City.
Phoenix, AZ now has a chain of restaurants called, Native New Yorker. Woo hoo.
26 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: AmericaYes 4/21/2019 7:08:25 AM (No. 40638)
No doubt they took their snooty, liberal upper West Side politics with them.
26 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: paral04 4/21/2019 7:35:53 AM (No. 40645)
The. Problem with these fleeing people from the North East is they vote in the same politicians with ideals that destroyed the place they came from. Now Texas and NC are turning blue. God help us all.
25 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: jj1319 4/21/2019 7:37:33 AM (No. 40647)
#1, the one in Mesa has been there for 20 years that I know of.
9 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Sergeant Major 4/21/2019 7:41:54 AM (No. 40637)
If you do the numbers the percentage of people leaving NYC is .004%. An insignificant number. The article does one good thing in that it points out the disgusting conditions that exist in this cesspool.
11 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: anniebc 4/21/2019 8:54:07 AM (No. 40650)
"a banking big in Charleston, SC."

Ugh, poster #1 is right. I had a former New Yorker pressure wash my house. He moved here about three months ago from NC. I asked him why so many Yankees were moving down south, and he said it seems like everything good is flowing south. He talked about the competition for work and how expensive it is to live in NY. I told him we don´t mind them moving here, "but don´t bring your politics and voting habits with you." The South is the way it is because of how we live and vote, just as it is with the North. He also said everybody in the South owns guns. I said, "Yep, that´s the way it is." He said we don´t fight, we just shoot each other. I told him that southerners are responsible gun owners and we don´t have killing fields like they do in NY and Chicago. As we talked, he revealed that he was anti-union and anti-government. I was pleasantly surprised, but he had a lot of conspiracy theories about government (some may be true). He was a very nice man, without the "ugly" New Yorker edge, but I just need him to not vote.
14 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 4/21/2019 9:13:31 AM (No. 40639)
And how many will continue to vote for the same folks that destroyed NYC, and the same policies? My bet is 90%.

The cancer metastasizes.
9 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/21/2019 9:24:55 AM (No. 40646)
I´ve been to NYC a few times on business. As a visitor, I liked NYC´s entertainment industry - Broadway. It was cool. But, just darn glad I don´t live there among the transients, the crime, and the filth.
8 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: chumley 4/21/2019 9:30:05 AM (No. 40649)
Part of the reason I left NM was because of all the Kalifornians moving in and voting for communists, raising property prices out of reach of locals, raising taxes out of sight, increasing local laws and regulations, and just making life miserable.
So I moved to back woods Appalachia. The first two or three years I lived here I never saw a cop or any city or county employee. I burn my trash, ride my unlicensed 4 wheeler on the road and carry whatever gun I feel like. The neighbors do the same. It is nearly paradise.

But lately I have been seeing a lot of NY license plates. Yes, I´m worried. They are cut from the same totalitarian cloth as Kalifornians.
17 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: texaspast 4/21/2019 10:13:23 AM (No. 40640)
New York is like a big zoo - interesting place to visit, but I sure wouldn´t want to live there.
7 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: bigfatslob 4/21/2019 10:30:08 AM (No. 40642)
I see more and more California license plates in my sleepy, slow moving town in New Mexico and I don´t like it. This state is already totally dark blue so there´s not much they can change here except higher taxes and gun control. They do bring their politics and when you start making maps of the city where ´poop areas´ are bad you know you have arrived.
5 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 4/21/2019 10:30:10 AM (No. 40641)
Yeah- Here in Nevada, we are now receiving the Kaleefourneeyah refugees in their thousands. I imagine the "de Blasio of the West", Gaven Newsome is going to finish the job of destruction Gov. Moonbeam started. If we time it right, we can make a killing on this house, because the housing costs here are skyrocketing, starts are off the charts with new subdivisions being approved almost weekly. Leftists, however, have not let their habit of destroying everything they touch slacken. This last election, the entire government of Nevada finally went total Democratic Party and boy are they slashing and burning. I imagine soon, we will have to depart this once lovely place in the desert. Sooner or later, these people will begin thinking they can build their socialist Utopia better here than their failure in Cali. Oh, well, stupid is as stupid does. Hold onto to Texas- it will be precious as the last bastion of sanity.
9 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: fayebeck 4/21/2019 11:05:36 AM (No. 40644)
To the posters who ruined my day by bringing California into this discussion about NEW DAMMIT YORK, a pox on all of you. For once give California a break. Keep this about New York and not California. Just once.
4 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Chuzzles 4/21/2019 11:34:38 AM (No. 40636)
Oregon has been experiencing the same issues with the transplants that the other states have been for a very long time. Cali residents have pretty much overbuilt on every scrap of land on our Coast and turned it into a Cali North. Ugly ugly ugly, and not just the scenery. They bring all their leftist idiocy along with them. Believe me, I can relate to AZ, SC, Georgia and all the other states and cities which are being flooded with Yankees. The fleeing Leftists define Yankee in my book.
3 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Strike3 4/21/2019 12:44:55 PM (No. 40648)
I had a project in Manhattan over twenty five years ago and the crime, filth and inconvenience of moving around were intolerable to this country boy even then. I can´t imagine how much worse it is today.

The city won´t feel the pain of people leaving until tax revenues drop significantly and the overpriced apartment space begins to show vacancies. That´s when the real screaming will begin.

I was walking to the bus station one evening and a couple of black teens walking behind me were discussing how they would like to steal my T-Shirt. I was contemplating how much I would have liked to practice my martial arts training on them. Today they would just shoot me for it.
5 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: NYbob 4/21/2019 3:43:03 PM (No. 40643)
There are morons everywhere. I grew up in coal and steel country as a farm boy. Lots to love about all of that, but there were more than a few nut jobs, hard cases and miserable people sprinkled thru that part of my life and that part of the country. Today a lot of drugs and more losers than ever.

Is it better than a place like NYC? I would say yes, but for reasons not always connected to people. When you get 12 million packed together the percentage of really awful people per block goes way up.

As in most things the issues freedom loving Americans care about come down to the ´lawmakers´ much more than locations. Don´t ever vote for a rat in any capacity and life will be better no matter where you are.
5 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "MissMolly"
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by MissMolly"
Republicans seek release of
secret Papadopoulos transcripts
5 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/22/2019 4:28:50 AM
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy stunned House investigators recently by all but announcing the existence of secret FBI recordings of Trump campaign foreign policy volunteer adviser George Papadopoulos, made in the summer of 2016 by an undercover FBI operation. Gowdy made the revelation in an interview Sunday with Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo. "There are a lot of serious questions that need to be asked" during Attorney General William Barr's investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, Gowdy said. Among them: "Where are the transcripts, if any exist, between the informants and the telephone calls to George Papadopoulos?"
What the Bloody Hell Just
Happened in Australia?
17 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/22/2019 4:23:22 AM
The polls were wrong. The pundits were wrong. The party insiders were wrong. The bookies were wrong. I was wrong. Even Burt the psychic croc was wrong. Australia’s dysfunctional, unpopular, conservative government (the Liberal and National parties, currently in coalition, sit on the right in Australian politics) held onto power for a third term in Saturday’s national election. This happened despite the fact that most analysts expected it to lose a large number of seats; despite being (seemingly) out of step with the nation’s emerging consensus on climate change, marriage equality, religion, and race; despite a chaotic tenure in office that has seen three leaders since 2016; despite a threadbare
Democracy isn't dying. Liberalism is. 8 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/22/2019 4:19:22 AM
Three years after the twin shocks of President Trump's triumph in the Republican primaries and the narrow win for "Leave" in the Brexit referendum, the evidence has never been stronger that the world has entered an era of anti-liberalism. Later this week, voters across Europe go to the polls to vote in EU parliamentary elections that could deliver a quarter or more of the seats to the continent's right-wing populists and nationalists. Meanwhile, exit polls in India suggest that Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party will win re-election when results are announced on May 23. This follows the surprise victory in Australia of Scott Morrison's conservative coalition,
Rotting Trash Piles Sky-High in LA,
Attracting Rats and Raising Concerns of a New Epidemic
9 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/22/2019 4:04:38 AM
Rat-infested piles of rotting garbage left uncollected by the city of Los Angeles, even after promises to clean it up, are fueling concerns about a new epidemic after last year's record number of flea-borne typhus cases. Even the city's most notorious trash pile, located between downtown LA's busy Fashion and Produce districts, continues to be a magnet for rats after it was cleaned up months ago. The rodents can carry typhus-infected fleas, which can spread the disease to humans through bacteria rubbed into the eyes or cuts and scrapes on the skin, resulting in severe flu-like symptoms.
Jerry Nadler’s cynical, cowardly show 19 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/22/2019 3:57:46 AM
Jerry Nadler was at it again Tuesday, waxing indignant about former White House counsel Don McGahn’s refusal to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. It’s all a show, meant to keep old news in the headlines, and to appease the large “Impeach Now!” wing of the Democratic Party without actually doing anything. Everyone on Judiciary knows perfectly well that Congress can’t compel testimony from top presidential advisers except in the most extraordinary circumstances: The chief executive’s right to frank, confidential discussions with his staff is well-established. So Nadler’s bluster about how he’ll “go to court to secure” McGahn’s appearance is just noise for the cameras. Then again, that’s all
Democrats are running out of stunts
to pull from impeachment playbook
6 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/21/2019 4:29:50 AM
Democratic leaders in Congress proved the perils of “jumping the shark” this month. The phrase comes from the 1977 episode of the television comedy “Happy Days” in which one of its leading characters, the “Fonz,” jumped over a shark in a water skiing stunt in swim trunks along with his signature leather jacket. That moment was viewed as a desperate ratings stunt by a dying television series struggling to keep viewers engaged. Today, the phrase has come to define similar instances of desperation. With the many overhyped political moments of the last two years, it is not clear when the partisan shark jump occurred. Soon after the appointment of special counsel
Cohen Pushes Pelosi to Impeach Trump
Because He’s ‘Raping the Country’
12 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/21/2019 4:05:15 AM
Rep. Steve Cohen (D., Tenn.) on Monday called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, accusing him of "raping the country." Cohen stood up and yelled for Trump to be impeached during a Democratic Steering and Policy Committee meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), prompting Pelosi to push back saying, "This is not about politics, it's about what's best for the American people," according to Politico. Cohen, who voted to move impeachment proceedings forward in December 2017, also brought up former President Bill Clinton's impeachment proceedings during the committee hearing, saying he faced impeachment "over sex."
Alabama Public Television refuses to air
Arthur episode with gay wedding
14 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/21/2019 4:01:44 AM
Alabama Public Television chose not to air PBS’s Arthur episode that included a same-sex marriage. In the episode, which aired nationwide May 13, Arthur and his friends attend their beloved teacher Mr. Ratburn’s nuptials to his partner. APT preempted the episode by showing a re-run of Arthur. Mike Mckenzie, director of programming at APT, said APT was notified by WGBH and PBS in mid-April about the episode entitled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” and decided to show a re-run. Mckenzie said APT has no plans to air the episode at a later date.
How About Some “Adversity Points”
For Hardworking Kids
Of Hardworking Parents?
17 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/20/2019 4:26:23 AM
The latest tactic for the elite to shaft Normal Americans is the obnoxious “adversity score” that the academifascists who run the SATs plan to introduce as a way to give a fig leaf of objectivity and fairness to their screwing over of your kids in favor of the kids of people they prefer. Do you think there is any chance, and chance at all, that these secret numbers based upon secret factors and kept secret from you will make it more likely for your children to get into one of the elite schools? Yeah, right. If only someone had predicted this kind of social credit nightmare…
Why is Al Sharpton, inciter of
Crown Heights, speaking at a
Jewish conference in Washington?
9 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/20/2019 4:15:08 AM
The disgraceful decision by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism to have Al Sharpton speak this morning at a plenary session of its conference in Washington, D.C., (titled “Consultation on Conscience”) sends a very dangerous and intolerable message to the anti-Semites among us. Anti-Semitism is on the rise, not just in the form of shouts or graffiti but also the murder of Jews. It is thus incomprehensible how the Religious Action Center could have ever made this decision. The advertising material promoting this event describes Sharpton as “founder and President of the National Action Network …
From Beto to Zero in Six Months 12 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/20/2019 4:11:23 AM
So how did Beto O’Rourke go from being the golden boy of the media to a goat in just six months? The media is dunking on him more often than Dr. J or Michael J. in their prime. Margaret Carlson wrote of O’Rourke: According to my unscientific poll asking every woman I see, Beto reminds them of the worst boyfriend they ever had: self-involved, convinced of his own charm, chronically late if he shows up at all, worth a meal or two but definitely not marriage material. When he should be home with the kids or taking out the trash, he’s jamming with his garage band or skateboarding at Whataburger.
Billionaire vows to pay grads’ student
loans in commencement speech
21 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/20/2019 3:48:08 AM
Now that’s a motivational speech they can really take to the bank. Billionaire tech investor Robert F. Smith stunned college graduates on Sunday as he gave their commencement speech — offering to pay their student debts despite it costing an estimated $40 million. “On behalf of the eight generations of my family that have been in this country, we’re gonna put a little fuel in your bus,” Smith told the 400 graduating seniors at the all-male Morehouse College in Atlanta.
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Ocasio-Cortez says growing cauliflower
in community gardens is 'colonial'
51 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/21/2019 11:36:22 AM
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that growing cauliflower in community gardens is part of the “colonial” attitudes that her Green New Deal will stamp out. The New York Democrat, who introduced the proposal to tackle climate change by radically transforming the economy, posted a series of Instagram videos filmed in her home state talking about community gardens as a “core component” of her proposal. “What I love too is growing plants that are culturally familiar to the community. It’s so important,” she said as she filmed a community garden in the Bronx. “So that’s really how you do it right.
Nevada passes National Popular Vote
bill in bid to upend Electoral College
27 replies
Posted by Harlowe 5/22/2019 12:39:48 AM
The Nevada Senate approved Tuesday a National Popular Vote bill on a party-line vote, sending the legislation aimed at upending the Electoral College to the governor. Assembly Bill 186, which passed the Senate on a 12-8 vote, would bring Nevada into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an agreement between participating states to cast their electoral votes for the winner of the popular vote. If signed as expected by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, Nevada would become the 16th jurisdiction to join the compact, along with 14 states and the District of Columbia.
Four in 10 Americans Embrace
Some Form of Socialism
27 replies
Posted by M2 5/21/2019 5:38:25 AM
Americans today are more closely divided than they were earlier in the last century when asked whether some form of socialism would be a good or bad thing for the country. While 51% of U.S. adults say socialism would be a bad thing for the country, 43% believe it would be a good thing. Those results contrast with a 1942 Roper/Fortune survey that found 40% describing socialism as a bad thing, 25% a good thing and 34% not having an opinion. The Roper/Fortune survey is one of the oldest trend questions measuring attitudes on socialism in the U.S. Gallup's update of the question in an April 17-30 survey finds
AOC, Warren disappointed by
'Game of Thrones' finale:
'Ugh, this was written by men'
25 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/21/2019 10:25:30 PM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., joined the legion of “Game of Thrones” fans disappointed by the show’s finale. “I’m sad,” said Ocasio-Cortez in a video of the two legislators posted to Warren’s Twitter account Tuesday. “Disappointed about it.” “I was just really… meh,” said Warren. The pair bemoaned the arcs of the female characters who seemed prime to rule at the end of the series. Instead, one “went crazy” and the other settled for ruling only part of the continent. The lawmakers were not alone in their distaste for the series’ treatment of its female characters
A federal judge’s ‘tell’ in his order
forcing Trump to turn over financial records
to House committee
23 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/21/2019 7:23:40 AM
The political zealotry of the federal judge who ordered ten years’ worth of Donald Trump’s financial records be turned over to the House Oversight and Reform Committee chaired by Elijah Cummings has been revealed with a highly unusual provision of his order. (snip) The remedy for potential political bias in a federal judge’s ruling consists of the appeals process, with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and ultimately the Supreme Court able to reverse such a decision. But Judge Mehta’s order forbids this
What's Mitt Romney's problem? 22 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/21/2019 2:43:23 PM
After taking President Trump's endorsement to get himself elected senator, Mitt Romney has made quite a show of turning on Trump. The last two incidents have been notable: He declared GOP "maverick" congressman Justin Amash "courageous" for joining the Democrats and calling for the impeachment of President Trump in the House. He also made this ad hominem attack on Trump over the weekend, playing Puritan for us: On Sunday, Romney was back at it, attacking the president's character. "I think he could substantially improve his game when it comes to helping shape the character of the country," Romney said on CNN.
New Gallup Poll finds Americans liking
the idea of socialism more
21 replies
Posted by SurferLad 5/21/2019 5:20:30 PM
Here’s a revealing — and disturbing — new poll that bears on the current gang fight among leftists for the soul of the Democratic Party and its 2020 presidential nomination. See Also: ESPN chief: You’ll never guess what our viewers want to hear nothing about Almost half of Americans in a new Gallup Poll believe that socialism would be a good thing for the United States to have. Almost half (43 percent). A good thing. Democrats like Bernie Sanders driving that party to the left may be on to something for a winning theme in next year’s vote. Today, a bare majority (51 percent) says socialism would
“Something Strange Going On” At Fox News,
And Not For the Good of America
21 replies
Posted by Cavallodifiero 5/21/2019 1:59:04 PM
There’s no longer any way to avoid it: “Something strange is going on at Fox News.” “Something strange is going on at Fox News. Something very strange,” President Donald Trump told a throng of thousands at his Pennsylvania rally last night. “The audience showed their agreement by booing Fox News.” (The Blaze, May 21, 2019) According to the Blaze "President Donald Trump
Jerry Nadler’s cynical, cowardly show 19 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/22/2019 3:57:46 AM
Jerry Nadler was at it again Tuesday, waxing indignant about former White House counsel Don McGahn’s refusal to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. It’s all a show, meant to keep old news in the headlines, and to appease the large “Impeach Now!” wing of the Democratic Party without actually doing anything. Everyone on Judiciary knows perfectly well that Congress can’t compel testimony from top presidential advisers except in the most extraordinary circumstances: The chief executive’s right to frank, confidential discussions with his staff is well-established. So Nadler’s bluster about how he’ll “go to court to secure” McGahn’s appearance is just noise for the cameras. Then again, that’s all
House Judiciary Chairman Nadler: Trump
is making it 'more difficult' not to consider
19 replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/21/2019 11:38:19 AM
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, accused the White House of "intimidating" former White House Counselor Don McGahn from testifying on Capitol Hill and said it was becoming "more and more difficult" to not consider President Trump's impeachment on Monday night. Nadler told CNN anchor Chris Cuomo that his committee will hold McGahn "in contempt" for not complying with the subpoena and will take the battle to court. "You are dealing with a lawless president who is willing to go to any lengths to prevent testimony that might implicate him, that does implicate him," Nadler said. Nadler expressed that Trump's "lawless behavior"
Self-driving trucks begin mail
delivery test for U.S. Postal Service
19 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 5/21/2019 10:30:55 AM
The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday started a two-week test transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks, a step forward in the effort to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight. San Diego-based startup TuSimple said its self-driving trucks will begin hauling mail between USPS facilities in Phoenix and Dallas to see how the nascent technology might improve delivery times and costs. A safety driver will sit behind the wheel to intervene if necessary and an engineer will ride in the passenger seat. If successful, it would mark an achievement for the autonomous driving industry and a possible
Democrats Embrace Socialism:Are We
Headed Towards 'Atlas Shrugged'?
18 replies
Posted by Hazymac 5/21/2019 8:45:28 AM
There's a recurring theme in American science fiction where the country loses its way, endures some horrible but cleansing disaster, and then rediscovers the blessings of liberty. You'll find it in Robert Heinlein's "Future History" stories, where the Crazy Years -- a period of rapid technological advances, decaying social norms, and mass psychosis -- leads to the backlash of a religious dictatorship. The Prophets regime is eventually toppled by a liberty-loving group dedicated to individual rights. The theme is even more pronounced in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, where a socialist regime puts the country into another Great Depression, only worse. The country's capitalists
Post New Article