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Moving Out and Not Coming Back

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 4/24/2020 4:57:27 AM

On the menu today: The possibility of another wave of Americans moving out of the big cities, the likelihood of some future pandemic further down the road, and how the Red America–Blue America divide is likely to be altered when we emerge from this crisis. The Coming De-Urbanization of America Yesterday on my work Facebook page, a reader asked, “Why is it that the places Covid-19 show up the most are in Democrat controlled areas?” As much as I’d like to believe that all the troubles in the world can eventually be traced back to Bill de Blasio, I responded, “Probably because ‘the places it shows up

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Locarno 4/24/2020 5:26:08 AM (No. 389596)
Don't know about anyone else, but a BIG chill just went down my spine. The very thought of our moral superiors moving in next door and contaminating our pristine political balance with their amoral and bigoted leftism is more depressing than the darn virus.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley 4/24/2020 5:31:02 AM (No. 389601)
Yep. They come down here from their high falootin concrete wastelands and try to show us country bumpkins what we are doing wrong. Please stay were you are. Nobody here wants the benefits of your superior world view.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: anniebc 4/24/2020 7:38:29 AM (No. 389691)
They're moving out, but they'll probably bring their foolishness with them. North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, specifically) is a good example of leftist invasion and changing the political and social landscape of an area. Big city dwellers. Spit!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jacksin5 4/24/2020 8:14:42 AM (No. 389732)
Here in Florida, we are just waiting for the Snowbirds to go home.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 4/24/2020 9:08:24 AM (No. 389796)
Two things will prevent most people from moving. Employment opportunities paying anywhere close to what they were pulling in from a high-priced city and the inability to quickly sell an overpriced home or apartment, especially when hundreds of others have the same idea. The best way to avoid the zoo that most American cities have become is to never move into one in the first place. I've managed to have the best of both in my career, working as a traveling consultant, making the big bucks while living in the country. Not all professions provide that. Not all spouses will tolerate that either.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 4/24/2020 9:16:13 AM (No. 389802)
I sympathize, #3. While I detest most cities there were some in this country that were once tolerable and enjoyable but have been overrun by Yankees and I say that having been born a Yankee. Charlotte, Asheville, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Charleston, Tampa, Richmond and the entire Washington DC area were once liveable. No more.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: udanja99 4/24/2020 9:35:50 AM (No. 389825)
I live in the Charleston area and have heard of transplanted northerners complaining about South Carolina politics. No one forced them to move south and we’d be perfectly happy for them to go back to the shiitehole cities they came from. (One in particular is from Cleveland) Back in the 80’s there used to be a popular bumper sticker in the South. Maybe it’s time to bring it back... We Don’t Care How You Do It Up North!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Chuzzles 4/24/2020 10:08:27 AM (No. 389868)
The small communities hubby and I have lived in throughout our marriage has seen a lot of this going on. These elites like the small town atmosphere because it is 'quaint' and appeals to their snobbery. Then they proceed to destroy that which had attracted them to the community in the first place. #'s 1-2 are exactly right, and to #3, there is no probably about it. I am a native Oregonian and have watched the locusts of Cali move up into the PNW and pretty much destroy the best parts of what we have. Like the Oregon coast. They have turned it into Malibu north in many places, building on anyplace they could find a square of land to build on. It is so appalling now to go to the Coast and see the overbuilding.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/24/2020 10:23:34 AM (No. 389900)
A historic note; When the Nazi's invaded France and occupied various cities, the French Resistance took it on...Remember the items called Molotov Cocktails? When a rabid dog is found in the neighborhood what happens to it? Not advice, simply pointing out the obvious.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: mc squared 4/24/2020 10:25:26 AM (No. 389902)
Now the importation of Progressives to the hinterlands is mechanized: FTA: Suburban Jungle, a company that specializes in matching city clients with their ideal suburban town,
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Reply 11 - Posted by: cold porridge 4/24/2020 12:53:47 PM (No. 390085)
I live in a small town of less than 1000 people in the east side of Washington state. Spokane used to be conservative but is becoming more and more liberal because people are moving out of Seattle/Tacoma and the rest of the coast and bringing their liberal ideas that destroyed their cities. They don't seem to learn that their ideas are what made the coastal cities the Sh*holes they are. I even had a Bernie supporter buy the house next to mine a few years ago. The first thing she said was "I think we should have open borders." She complained about the "bright" incandescent street lights and got the gullible town council to change them to LED.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/25/2020 1:25:42 AM (No. 390740)
"Everywhere you go, there you are" You don't want to live here. We have heat, humidity, bugs, hurricanes, and way too many illegals.
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