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Friday, October 09, 2015

Decalifornication

Glenn Reynolds advises preemptively decalifornicating the low-tax destination states being invaded by high-tax migrants:
The world is in the grip of a vast migration. Seeking a better life for themselves and their families, people are abandoning their benighted homelands and moving to places that offer them more opportunity. But are they bringing their homelands’ problems with them?

No, I’m not talking about Mexicans coming to the United States, or Middle Easterners and Africans flooding into Europe. I’m talking about Americans moving from blue states to red states....

There are two things that might get in the way here. One is that high-tax, high-benefit states might lower their taxes and reduce their benefits. That does happen, though it’s difficult: Politicians extract a lot of power from high taxes (and from selectively reducing high taxes for favored constituencies) and high benefits are an effective way of buying votes. Generally, the situation has to be absolutely desperate (think Greece) before they’ll change.

The other thing that might happen is that the migrants from high tax states might bring their political attitudes with them, moving to new, low-tax states for the economic opportunity but then supporting the same policies that ruined the states they left. This seems quite plausible, alas, and I’ve heard Coloradans lament that the flow of Californians to their state involved a lot of people doing just that. (I suppose that migrants from lower-benefits states to higher-benefits states might support change the other way, but people who live on the dole seem to have pretty similar voting patterns regardless of location, which is why the dole is so popular with certain politicians).

If I were one of those conservative billionaires (hello, Koch brothers! hi, Sheldon Adelson!) who are always donating tens of millions to support Republican candidates, I think I might try spending some of the money on something more useful: A sort of welcome wagon for blue state migrants to red states. Something that would explain to them why the place they’re moving to is doing better than the place they left, and suggesting that they might not want to vote for the same policies that are driving their old home states into bankruptcy.
What I find encouraging about this is the way it shows how the Right is increasingly understanding that it has been routinely defeated for decades in a multi-generational cultural war, and is finally beginning to develop tacticians and strategists who think in multi-generational terms.

Generation X is far less susceptible to being influenced by Boomer rhetoric and our thinkers, under the influence of the few older mavericks who were able to successfully resist the siren song of social justice, are beginning to develop defensive strategies and even some basic counteroffensives.

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74 Comments:

Blogger David The Good October 09, 2015 3:04 PM  

Restricting the vote of state-to-state immigrants always struck me as a very good idea. My home state of Florida has been overwhelmed with big-gov't voters from other states.

Blogger ThirdMonkey October 09, 2015 3:24 PM  

The best way to keep them out is to not let them in. My birthplace of New Mexico screwed the pooch on that one. My new homeland, Oklahoma, is doing a better job, what with our tornadoes, earthquakes, evil energy corporations, rednecks, and open carry.

Blogger Cataline Sergius October 09, 2015 3:27 PM  

There are definitely generational overtones to this struggle. Of course there are always were. The Boomers always hated us for not being Boomers.

There were of course a few Gen-Xers who worshipped the Boomers and all things Boomerish. You could spot them easily enough. They were the young blowhards who were in love with Gary Hart (AKA White Obama). Pretended they loved Janis Joplin. And tried to act they had participated in the sixties.

"Dude, what the hell are you talking about?!? You would have been FOUR if you'd been at Woodstock."

Blogger JartStar October 09, 2015 3:32 PM  

The conservative Millennials will be few in number, but they will be even more fierce than Gen-X. You don't hear much from them yet because they are just now approaching 30, and their liberal counterparts outnumber them about four to one.

Blogger Jourdan October 09, 2015 3:34 PM  

The Boomers Are Our Misfortune.

Blogger daddynichol October 09, 2015 3:36 PM  

I'm pushing that any new resident of Kansas can only vote on national offices or issues (president, vp, etc.) and not be permitted to vote in any local, county or state election for a period of at least 5 years. That gives those of us who have lived here all our lives the opportunity to re-adjust their thinking a tad.

Blogger Patrick Kelly October 09, 2015 3:43 PM  

"You would have been FOUR if you'd been at Woodstock"

My dad didn't take me to Woodstock, Monterrey Pop, or Altamont. We didn't even go to Jimi's concert at our County Fair.

I'm was such an abused and deprived child....sniff....

Blogger Matamoros October 09, 2015 3:43 PM  

This is exactly what the South has been dealing with since the end of Lincoln's War.

Carpetbaggers, Yankees, etc. moving South and trying to remake Massachusetts or some such. "But that's not how we do it up North!".

Two bumper stickers I like:

Don't blame us, we voted for Jeff Davis

and

We don't give a damn how you do it up North!

Blogger Jourdan October 09, 2015 3:43 PM  

As a native Californian, I also know that my own home has been very negatively impacted by snow birds from the upper Midwest and from New England, with their (D) all-the-way attitudes.

Plus, they typically outnumber Angels fans when the Sox are in town...

Blogger rumpole5 October 09, 2015 4:07 PM  

Yet another vacuous "Boomer rant" - oh well, every otherwise brilliant man must have a few stupid, blind sighted, unfounded prejudices. It imparts balance to the functioning of the universe, or cosmic karma, or some such.

Blogger Daniel October 09, 2015 4:10 PM  

The Welcome Wagon should include the following:

1) Welcome to your new state! Your taxes will now pay for the following...
2) You enjoy full voting privileges in thirty-five years, or whenever your first child born in the state reaches voting age, whichever comes first.

Blogger Dexter October 09, 2015 4:13 PM  

Many of the same cuckservatives who curse Californians / New Yorkers / Illinoisians moving to their state would never concede that Latin Americans, Asians and Africans bring their political attitudes and voting habits to the USA with them.

OpenID richard1j October 09, 2015 4:16 PM  

Citizenship for the United States

To be a citizen of the United States of America and one of the United States one must:

1) a. Be born in one of the United States of America to parents, both of which were born in one of the United States of America and are citizens of the United States of America and of one of the United States, and
b. Be a resident of the United States of America for not less than 20 years, and
c. Have taken and passed a 60 question test pertaining to the history and laws of the United States of America with a score of not less than 95% of the questions answered correctly.
2) a. To be a citizen of one of the United States one must have been a resident within the chosen State for a period of not less than 20 years, and
b. Taken and passed a 40 question test pertaining to the history and laws of the chosen State with a score of not less than 95% of the questions answered correctly,
or;

3) Having been born outside of the United States of America or having one or both parents born outside of the United States of America,
a. Applied to the United States government and been approved for entry into the United States of America for citizenship, and
b. Applied and been approved for entry to one of the States of the United States of America, for citizenship, and
c. Thereupon being accepted for residency by the United States government and one of the United States,
1. Reside in the chosen State for a period of not less than 20 years, and
2. Taken and passed a test consisting of not less than 100 questions, 60 of which shall pertain to the history and laws of the United States of America and 40 of which shall pertain to history and laws of the chosen State, with a score of not less than 95% of the questions answered correctly.

4) a. Citizenship of one of the States is a prerequisite for citizenship of the United States of America.
b. Citizenship of a chosen State does not automatically make one a citizen of the United States of America.
c. Citizenship of more than one State is allowable with the agreement of and completion of all requirements for each State citizenship.
d. Citizens of a State may participate in all functions and activities of all city, county and/or State government, except that a citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States of America shall not participate in the election of State representatives to the government of the United States of America.
e. Citizens of the United States of America may participate in all functions of the State in which he has citizenship and all functions of the United States of America.
f. Citizenship of a State is hereby bestowed, automatically, upon any lifelong resident of a State.
g. Citizenship of the United States of America is hereby bestowed, automatically, upon any lifelong resident of any of the United States.
h. Citizenship of a chosen State and the United States of America is hereby bestowed upon any member of the Armed forces of a State or of the United States of America;
1. Who has served in the Armed forces for a period of eight (8) or more years and been honorably discharged, or;
2. Who has been greviously injured while in the service of the Armed forces of any State or of the United States of America against an enemy, either foreign or domestic.

Blogger Travis Landenwitsch October 09, 2015 4:17 PM  

All I'm seeing is southerners fleeing the South to try and get jobs in the gas wells in the Marcellus Shale areas.

OpenID JonasN October 09, 2015 4:19 PM  

I would very much like for Gen-X to reject a lot of the more odious Boomer policies, but unfortunately, I see the opposite so far from top Gen-X politicians. Paul Ryan's budget proposal was basically an attempt to protect Boomer entitlements at all costs while eviscerating those of his own generation and ones thereafter.

Marco Rubio's proposals thus far don't seem any better. Not too sure about Cruz, but we'll have to see - he remains obsessed with Boomer neocon warmongering, and that's a separate issue.

Thus far, leading Gen-X politicians have almost entirely been sellouts to Boomer interests.

Blogger SirHamster October 09, 2015 4:24 PM  

All I'm seeing is southerners fleeing the South to try and get jobs in the gas wells in the Marcellus Shale areas.

Must not be looking very hard.

A friend of mine escaped Bay Area to Seattle, even made posts encouraging other Californians to join him there for its lower costs of living and whatnot. This week he shared an article bemoaning Seattle's transformation into another San Francisco.

Blogger maniacprovost October 09, 2015 4:30 PM  

Seattle is already pretty bad. They have a high concentration of homeless, pedophiles, and people who think their dogs are children. I can't say it's as bad as SF though.

Blogger Travis Landenwitsch October 09, 2015 4:35 PM  

So your friend moved from one blue state to another.

Blogger maniacprovost October 09, 2015 4:35 PM  

The conservative Millennials will be few in number, but they will be even more fierce than Gen-X. You don't hear much from them yet because

...we are outnumbered by illegal immigrants?

Blogger 罗臻 October 09, 2015 4:38 PM  

The blue states are at crack whore levels of desperation. Instead of offering services, however, they concoct ways to take more of your money, and if they can't get it from taxpayers, they'll ask fedgov for handouts.

Blogger James Dixon October 09, 2015 4:42 PM  

> All I'm seeing is southerners fleeing the South to try and get jobs in the gas wells in the Marcellus Shale areas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conasauga_shale

There's no need to flee. They can start their own.

Blogger maniacprovost October 09, 2015 4:45 PM  

James, I think what he meant was "Southerners moving to Pennsylvania to carry out a highly technical industrial operation that Philadelphia's welfare recipients are unequipped to perform."

Blogger David-093 October 09, 2015 4:48 PM  

@Jartstar

Hell just look at the alt-Right on Twitter. The Millennials are every bit as ferocious against the cultmarx, SJW culture as their Xer counterparts are.

Blogger Travis Landenwitsch October 09, 2015 4:56 PM  

Wow that is so funny because the Marcellus Shale formation doesn't even come close to Philly. Shows how little you know I guess.

Blogger Dexter October 09, 2015 4:58 PM  

Thus far, leading Gen-X politicians have almost entirely been sellouts to Boomer interests.

Maybe when more Boomer voters die it will turn around.

Die, Boomers, die! Faster, please!

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau October 09, 2015 5:10 PM  

That's what's happened in NC. So many people have moved South from the Northeast to escape the High Taxes that they've changed the political landscape as they refuse to change their politics. Also before the financial crisis they were abled to sell their shack in Boston or Buffalo for $ 900,000 and move to a upper middle class house on the lake for $200,000 and live off the proceeds.

The developers and the political class encouraged them to move down. They obliged them their welfare politics and raised property taxes over and over since what was severe taxes for the natives was Low Taxes for people from the Northeast.

On top of that they bought into the Richard Florida's Creative Class nonsense and boondoggle after boondoggle wasted taxpayer money in the futile quest to be World Class.

Now Cities like Charlotte are experiencing Middle Class Flight to the suburbs. The city just elected an Elizabeth Warren clone as Mayor(She won the Democratic primary which is the same thing). Even then she beat the current Mayor who described himself as a 'Gentleman Radical'. The race to become 'Detroit on the Catawba' hastens along.

OpenID JonasN October 09, 2015 5:16 PM  

@26

Yes, that's an important point. It's difficult to have a lot of sympathy for people "losing their culture" when - for decades - they have chosen to elect the most "pro-growth" and "business-friendly" politicians possible. What did they think the outcome would be from that? Did they imagine that big businesses had their community interests/heritage at heart?

It's entirely possible to go the Maine route and largely disdain outsiders and choose not to invite them (the Somali debacle aside). But if your state's own officials are on national TV touting how great it is to move down there, and if developers are given license to build at will, then how can you complain about outsiders flooding in?

Blogger Doktor Jeep October 09, 2015 5:17 PM  

Getting blockheaded "conservatives" to realize this process of Californication has been difficult over the years. "Conspiracy theory" I remember being told. And how many "Joe Conservative" types escaping California brought "wifey" along, with her head full of Oprah, and his public school educated kids?

What I think tipped the scale is the "Make Texas Blue" movement. Yes, there is an actual movement, like an evil version of the Free State Project, that intentionally has people moving to Texas with the goal of messing it up.

So far they have failed. In fact the stunning defeat of Wendy Davis in the governor race and Texas moving towards liberty shows this. This is why they are hitting the governor with charges. I also think this is why the illegals are being allowed to pour in. You know, background checks for gun owners, no checking of an ID for voting; it's not to be nice, it's to weaponize democracy. These people stop at nothing. If the last SJW in his bunker has a means to launch a nuke strike on the world, he'll do it.


Blogger Hammerli280 October 09, 2015 5:46 PM  

There's a reason why there used to be minimum residency requirements - and should be again.

I would keep local, state, and Presidential voting separate, though. Anyone who is a U.S. citizen with a clean criminal record may vote for President. Voting for a statewide office requires that you live in that state for five years. Voting for a local office requires five years residency in that locality. Fair is fair.

Blogger Drew October 09, 2015 5:57 PM  

This is why it is so important for the Christian Right to start a movement to get more Christian Right people into the mainstream education system. Even if we have to start by teaching state-sponsored Marxist propaganda in the public schools, the propaganda is much less effective when the teacher gives nonverbal clues that he or she does not really believe it.

We still have the numbers. We just need some level of organization to make it work.

Blogger Feather Blade October 09, 2015 6:07 PM  

OT, more or less: It's "University-Sanctioned Sexual Harrassment...." er "Coming Out Day" here at the ol' StateU, in which the closet perverts are encouraged to become open perverts and introduce themselves to complete strangers by telling said strangers about the persons and/or things they like to fuck (as long as it's not straight, because ew. I guess).

They have booths and big rainbow flag in the quad.
And a ball pit. It's a rather pitiful one, but they have it.

I wish I knew what the flag was made of.

Blogger Koanic October 09, 2015 6:15 PM  

OT: If Facebook and Twitter are SJW, what are the replacements?
Wikipedia -> Conservapedia
Twitter -> ?
Facebook -> ?

FYI, Twitter banned Roissy and Facebook is managing the Syrian refugee crisis.

Blogger Koanic October 09, 2015 6:32 PM  

To answer my question, appears twitter -> https://home.trsst.com/
and facebook -> nothing, use it less

Is it moral to continue using Twitter when they've banned Roissy?

Blogger ray October 09, 2015 7:26 PM  

'The Boomers always hated us for not being Boomers'


Confirmed. Shit we used to bed-down in our Hippie Pads, burning patchouli and scheming how we could make the life of Cataline Sergius mizzerble. And we'd wake up same same. And once We find out what generation Cataline Sergius is from . . . well, he and the other non-boomers are REALLY in trouble then.'

Hm. Well, moving on.

I do agree many Booms liked Janis for political reasons, figgering she was On The Team. What's ironic is she was not a feminist, she was rather trad -- a romanticist, actually.

I still miss Janis a little. She was rather sweet, and very vulnerable, triggers my protective stuff. Not being pretty hurt her, but she didn't allow that to lead her into hatred of men/masculinity. She kept trying, but got in with the wrong people, after which she gave up and took the easy way out. Oh well at least I didn't have to watch her become a Madonna or Ursula LeGuin.

OpenID aewehr October 09, 2015 7:55 PM  

Don't be fooled by where these people are coming from, most people who leave California for Texas leave because they've fully swallowed the red pill on the local politics there.

As for Colorado: that's what you get for making it a leftist paradise by legalizing weed. All the freaking hippies will flock there, and the house prices have doubled since that referendum went through because hippies bring with them "gaia" level environazism.

Blogger James Dixon October 09, 2015 7:56 PM  

> I still miss Janis a little.

Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train...

I still remember back when I was in college some idiot trying to tell me Janis didn't have a good voice.

OpenID Steve October 09, 2015 8:31 PM  

@29 Anyone who is a U.S. citizen with a clean criminal record may vote for President.

Eric Holder argued that Florida's Felon No Vote Law was racist because 1 out of 3 voting age black men are felons.

OT: Judge wont let 66yo Obama bundler pay for sex.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/judge-shuts-down-obama-donors-attempt-to-pay-off-teen-sex-victim/

Anyone notice that. First, CBS created a program whose heroin is a female Secretary of State, just as a Democrat former Secretary of State starts running for president. Coincidence, yeah, sure.

Now, NBC is reportedly developing a TV series based on Democrat Heroin/Abortion-fanatic/failed Democrat candidate for Governor of Texas Wendy Davis.
-bgs

Blogger J Van Stry October 09, 2015 8:33 PM  

Make them take a shooting competency test first! That'll weed out the leftists, also see how many guns they own.

Blogger Harsh October 09, 2015 9:04 PM  

Wow that is so funny because the Marcellus Shale formation doesn't even come close to Philly. Shows how little you know I guess.

Travis, if we had been sitting around a table talking and drinking beers and you said that, you'd have just been punched. Just sayin'.

Blogger Forrest Bishop October 09, 2015 9:56 PM  

@34. ray
I do agree many Booms liked Janis for political reasons, figgering she was On The Team. What's ironic is she was not a feminist, she was rather trad -- a romanticist, actually.

I still miss Janis a little. She was rather sweet, and very vulnerable, triggers my protective stuff.


Agreed. But most of her stuff was a whine. Structured hysteria. Calibrated scream. Exhibit A. Sounds fantastic the first time you hear it, but imagine listening to that every day live, and she's got a frying pan. It's like a White Knight builder- you either go full on gamma or run for the hills.

Blogger John Morris October 09, 2015 9:59 PM  

Attempts to restrict their voting is doomed to fail or at best just buy some time. Attempting to educate a Progressive is even more doomed to failure, you can't educate those who do not know reason. Better to keep them out in the first place.

This is a problem I have thought about before and mentioned in other fora. Anti-Blue Laws. Brainstorm various social policy type laws that Blue people will revile, heck even you might not entirely like, such that you poison your State/City/etc. the the point Blue people simply wouldn't be caught dead there.

Eliminate all * Studies courses from the State Uni. Reintroduce a mandatory high school graduation requirement for a real Constitution based civics course. Pass symbolic (because you know the courts will knock em down) 'hate' laws banning affirmative action hiring, etc. with the intent of getting into the media and becoming known as 'that city/state'. And Constitutional Carry is an obvious measure.

Finally, CA and NY want to stalk people who flee to try and collect taxes. Make a very public announcement that your State intends to help them.

I'm sure the Dark Legions of Evil here can think up even more vile things to put on a list of suggestions to keep Blue people away.

Blogger The Other Robot October 09, 2015 10:59 PM  

Anyone notice that. First, CBS created a program whose heroin is a female Secretary of State, just as a Democrat former Secretary of State starts running for president. Coincidence, yeah, sure.

Yeah. I noticed. As soon as it came out I realized what it was about. Latest episode has her as President for a few hours because the bumblers on Air Force 1 somehow screwed up WiFi and they were out of touch. WiFi? WTF.

Anyway, the program is not helping. Her popularity is still falling. 10 points in a week I am hearing.

Blogger Cecil Henry October 09, 2015 11:09 PM  

This is the problem.

The parasite destroys one nest and then seeks to move to another to restart the process again.

This must be stopped. I am fed up with paying for my choices, and for the choices and costs of others too.


If its against the law and immoral to steal from another or hire an accomplice to do the stealing, then it is also a crime to let the government act as the go between bully enforcer to accomplish the same theft.

But that is what we have, this 'caring' socialism. And it is only getting worse.

Freedom now, from this enforced, parasitic, anti-white diversity, and the opportunists now fleeing it just to do it again.

Blogger rho October 09, 2015 11:46 PM  

Generation X is far less susceptible to being influenced by Boomer rhetoric and our thinkers, under the influence of the few older mavericks who were able to successfully resist the siren song of social justice, are beginning to develop defensive strategies and even some basic counteroffensives.

Gen X are the shock troops. We have witnessed the birth of the GIF, and have seen it become the Vine.

When the history of the Internet Wars are committed to tape--Exabyte is our clay tablet--you'll find a lot of references to Usenet and telnet.

OpenID Jack Amok October 09, 2015 11:52 PM  

Restrict voting to property-owning married men with children and you can let anyone in from any state and it'll be okay.

Don't restrict it to that and your own locals will eventually screw it up anyway.

Blogger SciVo October 09, 2015 11:53 PM  

@ JonasN: "Thus far, leading Gen-X politicians have almost entirely been sellouts to Boomer interests."

Yes, but that's because there are still Boomers on top. But no one lives forever.

I've been waiting my entire life to say what I really think. Even here, no. Still waiting.

Blogger Groot October 10, 2015 12:23 AM  

@25. Dexter:
"Die, Boomers, die! Faster, please!"

Mommy issues, Daddy issues, or both? Do you actively plan on offing them, or do you just obsessively wish, and wish, and wish for it to happen? Get some help.

Blogger SciVo October 10, 2015 1:00 AM  

@ rumpole5: "Yet another vacuous "Boomer rant" - oh well, every otherwise brilliant man must have a few stupid, blind sighted, unfounded prejudices."

Oh sure, there's no reason to expect that a Boomer manager will be a white-knighting fool who will enforce ridiculous rules. /sarc

Whatever dude, of course NABALT but you're missing the point. We've seen it, lived it and resented it more than you can imagine.

Blogger SciVo October 10, 2015 1:20 AM  

@ Groot:

I don't entirely agree with the sentiment as I love my parents, but I can empathize with it in abstract way.

I doubt you understand. Gen X women aggressively de-pedestalized themselves, and Boomer men thought it was cute and still covered for them.

I have had a great deal of frustration waiting for decades to be able to say what I really think about things without destroying my career. You don't even know.

OpenID Jack Amok October 10, 2015 1:50 AM  

Boomers...Do you actively plan on offing them,

Some days, yes, but I'm not always that energetic.

Blogger kh123 October 10, 2015 2:54 AM  

"Mommy issues, Daddy issues, or both?"

The funny thing - and funny since most of those having to deal with the aftermath of liberation and the latchkey have gotten so used to it - is that you don't understand how that sums up the situation.

Blogger kh123 October 10, 2015 3:12 AM  

...Would it be fair to say that those who poke fun at several generations that their own has culturally/financially orphaned - for the sake of flipping the bird at their own parents - is the very definition of chutzpah. Or is it simply magical convergence of the largest smug cunt population on the planet, sniffing Mailer and Kerouac's farts while going on about cosmic karma and downing gov't Maypo.

Grasshopper done be apt. They do swarm.

Blogger LAZ October 10, 2015 5:27 AM  

@ 14. Travis Landenwitsch: "All I'm seeing is southerners fleeing the South to try and get jobs in the gas wells in the Marcellus Shale areas."

My instincts tell me northerners probably don't have near as much experience running a rig.

Blogger LAZ October 10, 2015 5:39 AM  

@ 25. Dexter: "Die, Boomers, die! Faster, please!"

The bad news- The oldest Boomers aren't even in their 70's yet so you have a while to wait.

The good news- The younger liberal leaning Boomers had a large appetite for hard drugs and will probably die out sooner than the older conservative ones.

Blogger LAZ October 10, 2015 6:03 AM  

@ 41. John Morris: "I'm sure the Dark Legions of Evil here can think up even more vile things to put on a list of suggestions to keep Blue people away."

Considering they make up the vast majority of sex offenders here in Texas something along the lines of, "Don't move to Texas or the Mexicans will rape your women"?

Blogger LAZ October 10, 2015 6:10 AM  

@ 51. kh123

At times while growing up I've definitely felt like the oddball being, for the most part, the only non-latchkey I knew.

Blogger rumpole5 October 10, 2015 6:59 AM  

My dear fellow, you are describing middle aged managers IN GENERAL! They were also thus when I was the pup. But as you say, "whatever" (a great term to sum up the post Boomer zeitgeist)

Blogger Cail Corishev October 10, 2015 9:30 AM  

Restrict voting to property-owning married men with children and you can let anyone in from any state and it'll be okay.

Until those men decide to be magnanimous and extend the vote to everyone else. But it'll be good until then, so at least you buy some time.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 10, 2015 10:50 AM  

@8 Matamoros
This is exactly what the South has been dealing with since the end of Lincoln's War.

Carpetbaggers, Yankees, etc. moving South and trying to remake Massachusetts or some such. "But that's not how we do it up North!".
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yep. Yankees always assume they are superior to anything of the south. Which begs the question, wtf are they doing here? Basically to act as an irritant, I suppose.

I also found it humorous that Hillary Clinton somehow reverse carpet bagged herself a seat in NY somehow.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 10, 2015 10:55 AM  

@10 rumpole5
Yet another vacuous "Boomer rant"
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I'm trying to understand the boomer rant myself. The Gen Xers have been blaming the older people since Nirvana and Hole, whilst amping up the hedonism to 11. Anyway, wasn't there a Gen Y, Z, Millenials, and who knows what else by this point?

Is there a definitive listing of these generations and what years they encompass? I think i'm actually a Gen X.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 10, 2015 11:00 AM  

@14 Travis Landenwitsch
All I'm seeing is southerners fleeing the South to try and get jobs in the gas wells in the Marcellus Shale areas.
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That sounds like a boom town situation.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 10, 2015 11:04 AM  

@26 Skylark Thibedeau
That's what's happened in NC. So many people have moved South from the Northeast to escape the High Taxes that they've changed the political landscape as they refuse to change their politics.
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Sorry to hear that. I'm not sure what can be done about it, but this has been a problem for the South since Lincoln.

I hear this is similar to how the Chinese are taking down Tibet. By replacing the populace with non Tibetans.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 10, 2015 11:10 AM  

@31 Feather Blade

I wish I knew what the flag was made of.
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It is made of FAIL. Somebody smart might be making note of all the freaks for future reference.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 10, 2015 11:13 AM  

@36 James Dixon
> I still miss Janis a little.

Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train...

I still remember back when I was in college some idiot trying to tell me Janis didn't have a good voice.
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I would hear her sometimes when I was very little, and would think Wow, she's really serious about her job :P

Blogger Were-Puppy October 10, 2015 11:20 AM  

@41 John Morris
This is a problem I have thought about before and mentioned in other fora. Anti-Blue Laws. Brainstorm various social policy type laws that Blue people will revile, heck even you might not entirely like, such that you poison your State/City/etc. the the point Blue people simply wouldn't be caught dead there.
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Where I live there is a symbolic law on the books that every homeowner must own a firearm.

Blogger Feather Blade October 10, 2015 11:58 AM  

@63: well, yes, but knowing the flag is made of FAIL doesn't exactly help the construction of applied chemistry experiments.

One needs to know one's reagents in order to get the correct effect.

Blogger ray October 10, 2015 3:55 PM  

"Sounds fantastic the first time you hear it, but imagine listening to that every day live, and she's got a frying pan."


Yeah I feel your pain. . . eh pan.

She wasn't the Frying Pan type, tho. She wanted and needed steady love (i.e., husbandly love) from a man, and without that, she could not hold together psycho-spiritually. Showed too, didn't it? No matter how much the gynarchy denies it.

It didn't help that her entire country was telling her that She Didn't Need No Man. She knew better.

By the time she really got famous, her voice was purty ragged from booze and skreechin'. I agree, I don't like the 'shriek' form of music, as conserved modernly by black 'divas' who mistake high-pitched shrieking for melodic vocalization. Fingernails on blackboard.

You can still hear a bit of Janis' pure voice in songs like 'Summertime' where she soars thru the high emotional parts w/o getting scratchy and screamy.

Blogger Groot October 10, 2015 4:21 PM  

@50. Jack Amok:
"Some days, yes, but I'm not always that energetic."

So when I see an old dog sleeping with his legs kicking as he dreams, I'll know he's running jack-amok. I guess your parents have something to be grateful for as they survive the dream bloodbath.

Blogger ray October 10, 2015 4:24 PM  

OT but p.s. --

Another person who can't sing, Leonard Cohen, wrote a great song about an encounter with Janis -- check youtube for Chelsea Hotel #2. Version by Rufus Wainwright, who DOES have a fine voice. Loudon's kid apparently. Enjoy.

Blogger ray October 10, 2015 4:37 PM  

Were-Puppy --


Yep it's way past time for these alphabet generations to stop playing Bad Boomers and effing DO SOMETHING with their lives, other than drugs and crime and whining. In general, the solipsism and selfishness of the alphabet gens is astonishing. Just an absolute void. At least the Boomers pretended to be interested in others. Heck a few of them actually were.

I stopped trying to talk to most of the new gens, because they want to stare at their Iphones or etc. while pretending to communicate with me. Then I have to repeat myself, because they are just so important and narcissistic they can't bother to actually listen to what another person says. Can't tear their minds away from Themselves.

Blasted generations. Fragmentation Grenade generations. Can't build a civilization with fatherless scumbags, and don't think this world's Powers don't know that. Sure the Booms were complicit. But evil did not begin with the Booms. It was here waiting for them.

Blogger James Dixon October 10, 2015 7:27 PM  

> Yep it's way past time for these alphabet generations to stop playing Bad Boomers and effing DO SOMETHING with their lives, other than drugs and crime and whining.

While from their perspective, it's way past time for the boomers to quit complaining about the younger generations and just die already. Or at least to get out of the way.

Blogger Cail Corishev October 10, 2015 8:07 PM  

Yep it's way past time for these alphabet generations to stop playing Bad Boomers and effing DO SOMETHING with their lives

We can do both at the same time.

OpenID Steve October 10, 2015 9:46 PM  

Boomers...Do you actively plan on offing them,Some days, yes, but I'm not always that energetic.

Did anyone say lower standards for healthcare workers? You guys see the "nurse" that reused a syringe 50+ times before someone noticed? At least when they used glass syringes they sterilized them between uses.

This is a problem I have thought about before and mentioned in other fora. Anti-Blue Laws. Brainstorm

I lived in a dry (no alcohol sold) town for a couple of years because it was the nicest whitest place to work/clubs

Blogger Groot October 11, 2015 3:32 AM  

@72. Cail Corishev:
"'stop playing Bad Boomers and effing DO SOMETHING with their lives'
"We can do both at the same time."

Epigone gonna epigone. Boomers' first presidential vote gave us Reagan. The subsequent sludge gave us Obama. Keep whining, keep blaming, keep... not doing a damn thing that isn't pissing-your-pants embarrassing.

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