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Reply #730 - Jan 8th, 2020 at 8:02am
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People leaving Kalifornia could find a welcome, homey feel to Philadelphia...

https://www.redstate.com/diary/kentucky_dana/2020/01/06/the-philadelphia-city-co...

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"Let’s get real here: the City of Brotherly Love has been governed by the Democrats for decades upon decades. Bernard Samuel, who left office on January 7, 1952, was the last Republican Mayor of Philadelphia. Put another way, George VI was still King of England the last time Philly had a Republican leadership."

In other words, Democrats have caused Philadelphia's problems, and now Democratic Socialists are going to fix things... Cheesy
  

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Reply #731 - Jan 11th, 2020 at 9:14pm
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I had the misfortune of being called to do consulting work in L.A. yesterday.  I couldn't turn it down - I really need the money.  Annual inspection on the Piper coming up in March.

It's worse than I remember it.   People are really nasty.  A MetroBus turned left in front of me like I wasn't even there.  I had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting it.  Then the idiot behind me starts blaring his (her?) horn.

Trash and garbage along the curbs.   Homeless tents on the sidewalks.   Yuck.

I don't ever want to go back there.
  

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Reply #732 - Jan 11th, 2020 at 9:23pm
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Don't ever go to downtown again.  I don't ever go east of the 405, ever.

My friend who lives in Oakland tells me it is 100X worse up there.  The cheapest house in his neighborhood is like 1.X million and he has bums ringing his doorbell every day for handouts.

What can we fukken do?  They won't accept work!

  
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Reply #733 - Jan 20th, 2020 at 12:47am
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We our out of fukken money, out of fukking jobs, can't pay our rent and mortgages and can't afford the gas but they still come in by the droves.

Last time I went down to Hungtington Beach to get some surfing in, I had to park far away and call an Uber and the beach was filthy.

I felt bad since the uber guy only had to take me a little over a mile so I gave him and $20 bucks.  Used to be able to drive right up to the beach and walk to the waves.
  
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Reply #734 - Jan 20th, 2020 at 2:45am
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yamcha wrote on Jan 20th, 2020 at 12:47am:
We our out of fukken money, out of fukking jobs, can't pay our rent and mortgages and can't afford the gas but they still come in by the droves.

Last time I went down to Hungtington Beach to get some surfing in, I had to park far away and call an Uber and the beach was filthy.

I felt bad since the uber guy only had to take me a little over a mile so I gave him and $20 bucks.  Used to be able to drive right up to the beach and walk to the waves.
Me and the wife often volunteer for beach clean-ups.  They're only temporary, of course.  It doesn't take long for the beaches to become once again cluttered with cans, bottles, butts, and wrappers.

It's the thought that counts.

Not surprisingly, it's usually the very young and the very old participating in the clean-ups.   Grin   Grin

The working class are. . . . working.  We get it.  Not judging.   Smiley
  

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Reply #735 - Jan 20th, 2020 at 7:24am
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SkyChief wrote on Jan 20th, 2020 at 2:45am:
Me and the wife often volunteer for beach clean-ups.  They're only temporary, of course.  It doesn't take long for the beaches to become once again cluttered with cans, bottles, butts, and wrappers.

It's the thought that counts.

Not surprisingly, it's usually the very young and the very old participating in the clean-ups.   Grin   Grin

The working class are. . . . working.  We get it.  Not judging.   Smiley
Have you ever noticed who's doing the littering?
  

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Reply #736 - Jan 20th, 2020 at 9:19am
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SkyChief wrote on Jan 20th, 2020 at 2:45am:
Me and the wife often volunteer for beach clean-ups.  They're only temporary, of course.  It doesn't take long for the beaches to become once again cluttered with cans, bottles, butts, and wrappers.

It's the thought that counts.

Not surprisingly, it's usually the very young and the very old participating in the clean-ups.   Grin   Grin

The working class are. . . . working.  We get it.  Not judging.   Smiley


The only time I use a straw is every couple of years when I get a milk shake.  But now I always take a straw and open it if it's wrapped in paper.   I'm entitled to a straw when I have a drink, and I want it now.

I throw it in the trash though of course.  I don't litter
  

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Reply #737 - Jan 22nd, 2020 at 9:21pm
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Out here in California, not only do we have a high sales tax 7.5%+ depending on where you live, but everything is expensive cause the minimum wage is so darn high. We get taxed for plastic bags, various fees for tires, oil, recycling certain things, CRV for plastic and soda cans is .05 cents apiece, registration, permits for every little thing, licenses, the gasoline tax is .50+ cents per gallon...

A fukking fishing license is $51! 

At the end of the day, by the time April comes around you are just like... What? Do they really have the gall to collect more from us? It's not only demoralizing but it becomes oppressive.

And to pay for what? There's more security in Iraq for the oil fields than there is for our southern border. Are we paying for all these investigations and impeachments? No way fukkers, not anymore, this has got to stop.

The people who get paid from our taxes aren't even enforcing the law anymore, all the way from not deporting illegal aliens when we have them in custody to bombing and invading foreign countries.

Are people seriously still willing to feed this beast?
  
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Reply #738 - Jan 22nd, 2020 at 10:35pm
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yamcha wrote on Jan 22nd, 2020 at 9:21pm:
A fukking fishing license is $51! 
This hit hard last summer.

Me and the missus flew up to Big Bear lake (RBF) for a peaceful day on the lake.

We rented a pontoon boat.  We had to pay the $51 fishing license fee to rent the boat.

I told the boatyard guy we had no intentions of fishing.

"Doesn't matter."  he said.  "if ya want to rent the boat, you'll need a fishing license."

California.  What a socialist mess.


  

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Re: The Fall Of California - A Paradise Lost
Reply #739 - Jan 23rd, 2020 at 8:19am
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Kalifornia serves a useful purpose, it's a lesson, a foretelling of what America will look like if "progressives" have their way...

https://finance.townhall.com/columnists/donchambers/2020/01/21/to-see-americas-d...

From the article:

"California has fallen victim to the far-left’s hatred for our country’s founding principles and its ignorance regarding the benefits of competitive markets."
  

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