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Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:06 PM

California conservatives leaving the state for 'redder pastures'

The Volkswagen SUV whizzed past the Texas state line, a U-Haul trailer in tow, as it made its way toward Amarillo.

“Yay!” Judy Stark cried out to her husband, Richard, as they officially left California. The pair bobbed their heads to ’50s music playing on the radio.

Like many other Republican and conservative voters in California, the retired couple have decided to leave the state. A major reason, Stark and her spouse say, is their disenchantment with deep-blue California’s liberal political culture.

Despite spending most of their lives in the Golden State, they were fed up with high taxes, lukewarm support for local law enforcement, and policies they believe have thrown open the doors to illegal immigration.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/california/story/2019-11-04/california-conservatives-republicans-leaving

Good riddance, I say.

And won't they be surprised if Texas turns blue this next election cycle.

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Reply California conservatives leaving the state for 'redder pastures' (Original post)
Zorro Nov 2019 OP
flamingdem Nov 2019 #1
shanti Nov 2019 #2
Cartoonist Nov 2019 #3
snowybirdie Nov 2019 #4
albacore Nov 2019 #8
NewJeffCT Nov 2019 #12
gratuitous Nov 2019 #5
Garrett78 Nov 2019 #16
Roland99 Nov 2019 #6
ret5hd Nov 2019 #13
SWBTATTReg Nov 2019 #7
Champion Jack Nov 2019 #9
fierywoman Nov 2019 #10
Leith Nov 2019 #11
eppur_se_muova Nov 2019 #14
EveHammond13 Nov 2019 #15
Baitball Blogger Nov 2019 #17
gldstwmn Nov 2019 #18
hatrack Nov 2019 #19
Las Vegas Mixx Nov 2019 #20
Vogon_Glory Nov 2019 #21
Initech Nov 2019 #22

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:08 PM

1. Buh bye repukes

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:08 PM

2. Good riddance!

They can run, but they can't hide.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:11 PM

3. Too bad for them they can't take the climate with them.

I understand it gets hot in Texas.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:16 PM

4. Don't believe them

Cost of living much lower in Texas than California. Way better for retirees. But then it's big, flat dusty Texas.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:41 PM

8. Houses in sections of Detroit are cheap, too, but..... Detroit. Same thing about the Heartland. nt

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 02:20 PM

12. Texas isn't as cheap as it used to be

if they want to live in a town with good schools, they're going to pay higher property taxes than in California. of course, no state income tax makes up for that in Texas, but I live in another high cost state (Connecticut) and did an analysis several years back and it would not have been nearly as much savings as my wife was expecting if we did move to a suburban Houston location... and I'm sure property values have gone up more percentage wise than in CT since that time.

And, in California, it's usually a dry heat. In texas, it can get really humid.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:21 PM

5. Wait; why aren't they being admonished to understand their adversaries?

Isn't it odd how conservatives can cut and run and nobody calls them cowards or snooty or elitist. But dismissing Nazis like Richard Spencer or Sebastian Gorka out-of-hand earns you a stern tut-tutting from the media for not being sufficiently open-minded about other points of view.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 02:44 PM

16. Great point. Sadly, it's not just the media or Republicans who do that shit.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:21 PM

6. Retiring to Amarillo? Uhhhh

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 02:20 PM

13. The culture! The food! The scenery! The weather!

Oh god...it would REALLY be fun to check in on them after a winter and a summer (really the only 2 seasons there).

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:28 PM

7. Don't come to MO pls. We don't want you either. NT

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:47 PM

9. Is there a Down side?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:59 PM

10. Isn't Texas trending blue?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 02:04 PM

11. I drove on I-40 through Amarillo several years ago

I was moving to Las Vegas.

During the whole trip from NC to NV, the cats meowed constantly. Until we crossed the TX border. The smell of cows and their shit were so strong that they stayed quiet until we got to New Mexico.

Damn! Even this human had to hold her shirt over her face to try to reduce that odor.

Have fun in redder pastures! Look before you step. Make sure you are stocked up on Lysol spray.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 02:30 PM

14. Mission Accomplished, CA ! nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 02:41 PM

15. BUH BYE

 

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 02:45 PM

17. I wish they would leave Florida for Alabama.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 03:51 PM

18. California doesn't border Texas but

that paragraph made it sound like it does. Also someone might want to break the news that Texas is getting bluer by the minute with Arizona closely behind. Presumptively they drove through Arizona to get to Texas? Perhaps they should try Alabama? All due respect to Alabama Dems.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 04:09 PM

19. None of those pesky immigrants in Texas either!!

None of that horrific "For English, press 2" on the phone!!

Freedumb!!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 04:10 PM

20. ... trying to get in touch with their Republican Family Values

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 04:15 PM

21. If these would-be California emigrees move to Texas because they don't like brown people

they are in for a nasty (and well-deserved) shock. I grew up in a much whiter Lone Star State. A lot of where you’d expect is browning is browning, but so are places like Lubbock, Abilene—AND EAST TEXAS!!! For those who don’t know, East Texas is the most culturally “southern” part of the state.

Maybe they should join Moscow Mitch in Kentucky?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 04:24 PM

22. Bye, Felicia!

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