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California Is a Cautionary Tale for America

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Posted By: MissMolly, 10/4/2020 4:23:23 AM

During a business trip to Michigan in the 1980s, I recall driving on a commercial street that ran north to south through various well-kept working-class neighborhoods. At one point, the road passed a "Welcome to Detroit" sign. Immediately the surroundings became bleak, with boarded up buildings and graffiti. It was a disturbing sight. That was nearly two decades before the rapper Eminem immortalized Detroit life in his movie, "8 Mile," which refers to the east-west thoroughfare that separates Detroit from its northern suburbs. "But yo, I gotta get out there, the only way I know," he sang. I kept driving until I got out of there,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: LaVallette 10/4/2020 6:02:29 AM (No. 561358)
California waiting until the BIG ONE hits, and then everyone of there will be wearing ashes and sackcloth in repentance.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: doctorfixit 10/4/2020 6:48:19 AM (No. 561370)
Cannot wait to get out. Sometimes I think my mother in law will never die. Oh well. Horrible roads that forced me to give up motorcycle riding, despite sky-high gas taxes. . Perniciously evil governor, legislature, teachers union, schools. I'm beginning to prefer the illegal alien invasion to the #BurnLootMurder terror mobs. Cali-zuelans are superficial, narcissistic, unfriendly, bragadocious, phony, insincere, two-faced jerks. (Not the Mexicans, I mean the Euro-Americans.) They really should secede. They're horrible people, really, and they are absolutely clueless as to how they have destroyed the state. America, listen. You need to be careful about importing Cali-zuelans. They're dangerously stupid and destructive. Watch the state and whatever they do, you do the opposite.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Krause 10/4/2020 7:43:59 AM (No. 561410)
'Nevertheless, California's leaders brag that our state is the fifth-largest economy and that other states should emulate its model' They say this as if their policies made it so. That's not true. It's capitalism that made it so.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: fayebeck 10/4/2020 8:19:02 AM (No. 561433)
#1 Today's Sunday so be sure to pray for god to strike California with some cataclysmic event.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: gone2pot 10/4/2020 8:19:32 AM (No. 561435)
It was a wonderful place to grow up in the fifties through seventies. After 10 years of active active duty back east, we moved back to work in aerospace. After nine years of trying to figure out what the hell happened, we escaped in '94. Our HS friends sold their Meadow Lakes home two years ago, and moved down the mountain to Clovis, two years before this year's fires destroyed Tollhouse Road to Shaver. They're selling their Clovis house and moving to Idaho. Like us, they're very red so Idaho has nothing to worry about. It might be fifth place in the world's economy but it went from number one in ag, cars, tourism and aerospace to number one in "ones and zeroes." The ones and zeroes destroyed the real stuff with purple unicorns.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum 10/4/2020 8:24:29 AM (No. 561442)
There is none so blind as those who will not see. California is the cautionary tale we should all heed. Liberalism has destroyed the state. Do not allow that Godless philosophy to gain traction in your communities. It is toxic and you will be living a nightmare existence. We see concentrated pockets of leftist governance all over the country and they are disastrous. The Communist Manifesto was embraced by the elites and celebrity class in California. Isn’t it ironic that Joseph McCarthy was on the right track and was vilified for it by the very people who were embracing this toxic political and cultural philosophy. When I think about that I can’t help but remember the Bible verse that states, “ There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” Proverbs 14:12
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 10/4/2020 8:33:47 AM (No. 561451)
California is a massive societal and economic train wreck about to happen. I just shake my head as to what is about to happen there. A large exodus is happening now. In western Colorado, we see many cars displaying California license plates on I70 eastbound towing Uhaul trailers. They stop here in Grand Junction long enough to get gas then they keep going. They appear to be heading to the Denver area seeking refuge. Not sure why they view Colorado as safe haven because Colorado's political hierarchy is making the same mistakes that California has made/is making, just on a smaller scale. However, as many of you have noted previously, people are fleeing several other states, too. Even my birth state of Illinois is seeing a large population decline. It is little wonder given high taxation, over-regulation, and massive corruption. The lousy weather doesn't help.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bluefindad 10/4/2020 9:03:33 AM (No. 561480)
Our new neighborhood of moderately priced homes here in North Carolina is filled with refugees from New York, New Jersey and California. This week a Republican canvasser came to the door. He informed me that the folks he'd spoken with in the neighborhood were almost all Trump voters. Hopefully that's a little reassuring to those who think the refugees from blue states are carrying the socialist plague with them!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 10/4/2020 9:04:37 AM (No. 561482)
Grewsome is trying everything to shift blame from himself to others in the rapid demise of California. Taxes, destructive fires, power problems, water problems, packed freeways, multi-billion dollar choo-choo trains that can not possibly support themselves, crooked democrat officials all sucking from the nearly-empty teat. Homeless camps ruining all major cities. The people thought it was cool to elect a good looking, good-haired relative of Nancy Pelosi. They really blew it with this one.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: NorthernDog 10/4/2020 9:29:08 AM (No. 561509)
China and India also have some of the world's largest economies. Should we emulate them too? Like CA, they have extremes of wealth and are chocked with poverty, pollution, and mismanagement.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Samsquanch 10/4/2020 9:45:02 AM (No. 561518)
They want to change it, stop voting Democrat for the last 40 years.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: hotcorner 10/4/2020 9:56:28 AM (No. 561538)
I consider Democrats as very low I.Q. and to be avoided.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kafka2 10/4/2020 11:06:19 AM (No. 561620)
This is what happens when you believe the promises of Democrats. Stop listening to what they are SAYING and look at what they are DOING.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: TCloud 10/4/2020 11:22:44 AM (No. 561637)
Cali will have to get worse, crash and burn before the renewal!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: BarryNo 10/4/2020 11:28:08 AM (No. 561641)
California doesn't vote in their elected officials, anymore. Since Reagan, they made sure only a Democrat can win. They took Chicago politics and implemented it at the State level. Democrats are like cockroaches: once they slip in they are very hard to get rid of.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Timber Queen 10/4/2020 11:57:36 AM (No. 561666)
California was destroyed by Cloward-Priven. Along with New York and Illinois, my beautiful birth state was designated as a laboratory for progressive Socialism/Communism. Senator McCarthy was a voice crying in the wilderness and vilified. Ronald Reagan was a warrior and vilified. Whenever the Commies lost at the ballot box, giving illegals welfare and homosexuals "marriage", they took the citizens to court and always won. The Repubs were Uniparty and would lose every fight on purpose, and so the real conservatives left the state and have kept on leaving. The Commies took over California because it was the agreed upon plan of the Uniparty. I will stay and fight for California. Its beauty and wonders are too magnificent to let the swine defile her, just as America was too beautiful for Obama to defile. Somewhere out there is a Californian Trump. California can and will be saved. MAGA - Its for all 50 states or it ain't worth a damn.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Citoyen 10/4/2020 12:21:50 PM (No. 561691)
I moved to the San Franciso Bay Area after graduating high school in 1970. Moved to San Franciso in 1973. After retiring I moved to Palm Springs in 2018 for the weather. San Francisco, especially in the summer, is windy and cold. Kept the house and vacation house at the Russian River. Growing up most of my uncles, aunts and cousins lived in California, part of the post war migration. The uncles and aunts are all gone and of my 21 California cousins only five remain here, all the rest moving to greener pastures. I’ll sell my SF house this year. It’s value has increased twenty fold during the 35 years I’ve owned it. With that I’ll be set for life. I will spend the rest of it in California. In response to those who claim Californians are horrible, the people here are just like people everywhere else. Yes, it is a one party, single ideology state and while voters are responsible for voting for truly horrible people the Republican Party bears much of the blame. 25 years ago the Republicans took the Assembly for the first time in decades. The voters, including Hispanics, passed a law eliminating state benefits for illegal aliens. The Republicans then proceeded to blow it with a lack of focus and an inability to connect to the voters. The Democrats have been in charge ever since. They cannot govern but they know how to rule.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Zigrid 10/4/2020 1:41:26 PM (No. 561804)
Brings to mind my many trips through Detroit for business....as you enter the 94 corridor it looked like a war zone...I was instructed by truckers... fabulous people who knew the route... stay in your car...don't venture off 94 until you hit the Ambassador bridge... then you'll be safe in Canada...I always sighed a sign of relief when I saw the Canadian flag flying over the toll plaza...I feel sorry for California... but only Californians can fix it....
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Philipsonh 10/4/2020 1:48:12 PM (No. 561809)
I am an upState New Yorker, I would leave if I could leave; but due to family health situations, I cannot leave. Many others are skedadeling as fast as possible because it isn't worth the hassle up here, even though it is not like NYC downState. The crime rate is horrific with almost daily shootings. The taxes sky high. Many high school graduates cannot read or wirte. and so forth. You get my point.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: JHHolliday 10/4/2020 2:56:05 PM (No. 561865)
I visited my actor brother in LA some 15 years ago. What really surprised me was the horrible state of their roads. You might consider CA as modern and forward-thinking but our roads here in GA are magnificent compared to CA. It was an indication that their "leaders" don't care about their citizens. Maybe Mexico will take the state back. They are close to it now.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: 4Justice 10/4/2020 3:32:39 PM (No. 561900)
As a lifetime native whose family has been here at least 150 years, I am sickened by what happened to the once greatest state in the union. The Easterners came out here since WWII and brought all their baggage, especially when the spoiled, leftist beatniks and hippy children started socially engineering the state. That is when the Democrats started to take a stronghold in politics which only grew as more and more people poured in from back East, over the border and other places overseas. Then high tech created massive wealth and perpetuated leftist ideology. Eventually, the Democrats took advantage by gerrymandering, changing voting laws and playing dirty politics with all the money that was concentrated in one sector. Now, they have a stranglehold monopoly on the state. If course, it didn't help that the schools and colleges had already been indoctrinating the youth all these years. I wish I could afford to move but, even if I could, I don't think I could handle a different climate at my current age. I have a hard enough time dealing with the heat here and I have never dealt with snow. I guess I will keep fighting too for now.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Italiano 10/4/2020 5:05:58 PM (No. 561973)
California won't change until Atlas Shrugs, or a Black Swan Event occurs that changes the Democrat rules, or both.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Scribelus 10/4/2020 5:12:26 PM (No. 561981)
I have lost hope for what was California. It is truly Moronia, with the flaming carbuncles LA and San Francisco leading Lower and Upper Moronia, respectively. Moronia, of course, is populated and “governed” by morons. With Oregon and Washington to the north, the entire Left Coast is Greater Moronia. Mr Trump ought to extend the Wall northward at the Moronia/Arizona border, all the way to Canada.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 10/4/2020 5:29:11 PM (No. 561998)
Remember, Californians, thanks to Sacramento's latest draconian tax laws, you can leave anytime you want, but you can never check out!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Sandpiper 10/5/2020 1:16:08 AM (No. 562266)
So let me introduce you to my current reality, brought to you thanks to local Democratic leadership. For 40 years I have lived in the southern-most tip of San Jose. It has always been a VERY SAFE neighborhood. Two years ago the city moved the homeless out of downtown (12 miles from my house) and many came our way. Now the homeless with all of the attendant issues (debris, rodents, fires, etc) are a constant presence. With Covid and Shelter In Place the Mayor and city council bypassed regulations (like public comment) and fast tracked two “Tiny House“ developments for the homeless, both within a mile of my neighborhood. One will house 80 homeless men and women, one will house 150. They are almost finished. We have had two murders in the past month at a local hotel, a hotel that just a few months ago was a place where businessmen stayed. We just found out the state has been putting up and feeding early-released Covid-positive prisoners to that hotel to quarantine. The city has been putting homeless there too, to keep them safe from Covid. (?!?) Crime is up in the neighborhood. Last week on two different nights multiple gunshots were fired, linked to “sideshow” participants (gang related.) Police were called, including one call from an eyewitness, but the second time the police didn’t even come out. The police didn’t even TRY. We haven’t had gang issues before. Even if the police do come they won’t arrest anyone because they don’t want to expose people to Covid in jail. For reals. Did I mention I live in a nice neighborhood? We (the neighborhood) have complained. It doesn’t matter. It’s like city leaders can’t even SEE the consequences of their actions. Or don’t care. I’m going to have to leave.
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