The Friday Morning Rant: Repelling Liberal Colonizers From Blue States

There have been some good conversations here recently about the mass exodus of blue state residents to red states, and what that portends. TheJamesMadison posted an optimistic piece here earlier this week, noting that based on new voter registrations, the influx into Florida seems to be heavily comprised of conservative refugees from blue states. That’s good.

However, I saw my old hometown of Austin morph from a quirky, laid-back music town to an intolerant woke-ville when the Californians invaded. There is not a town in the bible-belt that is more religious than Austin. The only trouble is, Austin’s religion is The Sustainable Organic Church of The Carbon Apocalypse. Texas Governor Abbot’s aggressive recruitment of California tech companies may ultimately turn Texas blue.

Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) has noted that those who leave a blue state of their own accord tend to be conservative voters. Those who are relocated by their employer tend to bring their liberal voting habits with them. That explains why Texas is bringing in liberal voters while Florida is bringing in conservative voters.

So how do you repel liberal blue state colonizers who will do to red states what they already did to states such as Colorado and Oregon?

Inez Stepman recently posed that question.


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I jokingly suggested that organic food should be banned. No organic food? Then no liberal invaders.

I’m only half-joking that the cost of organic food is like a poll tax, in that it serves to keep minorities out of grocery stores favored by affluent whites. But since organic food is not going to be banned, how about going to the other extreme – place a stiff “luxury tax” on organic food. Maybe fewer New Yorkers would move to Nashville if they found themselves having to pay an extra $10 per package of organic arugula. Also, for all the criticism of sales taxes being regressive, my proposed organic foods tax would be nice and progressive.

In all seriousness, what are some other ideas to deter liberal blue staters from moving to red states? Mandatory carry? Blue laws / Sabbath Days? Electric Vehicle tax? Mask prohibitions? America-first curricula in schools?

We’ve got to protect our red-states from the invasion. What are some of your ideas?

[buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com]

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at 11:00 AM




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1 Stop them from voting.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 14, 2022 11:06 AM (wAnMi)

2 5 year moratorium.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 14, 2022 11:06 AM (wAnMi)

3 I'll be fleeing CA soon, and I'd be fine with that.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 14, 2022 11:06 AM (wAnMi)

4 At least for all locals...

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 14, 2022 11:06 AM (wAnMi)

5 I'll go nood...

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 14, 2022 11:06 AM (wAnMi)

6 Good fences make good neighbors?

Posted by: BignJames at January 14, 2022 11:07 AM (AwYPR)

7 Nooderated.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 14, 2022 11:07 AM (wAnMi)

8 Guns are a required purchase, along with training.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 11:07 AM (5pTK/)

9 Damn, clutch -- a four-bagger for you! (continuing the baseball theme from last thread)

Posted by: Doof at January 14, 2022 11:07 AM (mZUr4)

10 I'll be fleeing CA soon, and I'd be fine with that.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 14, 2022 11:06 AM (wAnMi)

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Where are you headed?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 11:08 AM (5pTK/)

11 Early indications of a commie invasion is Cafe's and Art studios popping up on main st. Also wall murals like every other third world shithole.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 11:08 AM (GYllL)

12 Mandate gun ownership with annual proficiency tests.

Posted by: Awkward davies at January 14, 2022 11:08 AM (nnAZk)

13 Hahahahaha. Think you can stop the invasion?
No. You can't.
It's like sticking your finger in the dyke. The entire dam will crumble around you, but you'll still be standing there wondering wtf happened.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2022 11:08 AM (pGb63)

14 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 11:09 AM (Zz0t1)

15 Mask prohibitions sounds like a great idea.

Posted by: African Croc Hunters at January 14, 2022 11:09 AM (txdEq)

16 How is the grand gorilla doing? Anyone know?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 11:10 AM (Zz0t1)

17 School choice. Full on school choice.

Posted by: jeff at January 14, 2022 11:10 AM (YJDQl)

18 not first, but read the content.

36 month wait for establishing state residency to be eligible to vote.
the residency delay can be waived by being active duty military

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 14, 2022 11:10 AM (IJES/)

19 Rant away! And hi all!

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 14, 2022 11:10 AM (yEBFM)

20 Massive tax on Priuses.

Posted by: Joe Mama at January 14, 2022 11:10 AM (WmGrA)

21 Also shun them, do not greet them or welcome them. Treat them as badly as possible, complain loudly....be like them. Treat them the way they treat us.

BTW, there is a hideous rant by a professor at a university in Michigan on GP , that will inform you about how leftists view you. His remarks on Calvin's are ugly. And everything about him is foul

Posted by: CN at January 14, 2022 11:10 AM (ONvIw)

22 6.6-mag earthquake hits Java -- Indonesia's main island. Unknown how many have fled to TX and/or FL.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 14, 2022 11:10 AM (UHVv4)

23 It's like sticking your finger in the dyke. The entire dame will crumble around you, but you'll still be standing there wondering wtf happened.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2022 11:08 AM (pGb63)

With one small letter added, this line takes a very different meaning.

(Sorry, nurse, I couldn't resist.)

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at January 14, 2022 11:10 AM (a/dOO)

24 I love this concept!

For a long time, Arizona repelled liberals because we had Sheriff Joe Arpaio. And then we also passed some strict immigration laws that garnered about 70% of the vote that John Roberts shot down.

Before that in the 80's, we had a vote on whether to have either Columbus Day or MLK as a paid holiday. MLK lost, oh boy, you would have thought AZ was Apartheid South Africa. I think we lost the Super Bowl over it.

Posted by: Blago at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (WZ/4u)

25 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (arJlL)

26 State wide open carry should send them to their safe spaces.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (1s9Ej)

27 All I know is if we can manage to keep Willard Romney two state lines away, we stand a chance at Armageddon.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (6liew)

28 Texas Governor Abbot's aggressive recruitment of California tech companies may ultimately turn Texas blue.
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Wha? A Republican executive soliciting massive inflow of new residents from cultures and situations that don't mesh well with the existing population as a central theme of economic policy?

The hell you say.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (DU+/6)

29 Test

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (4I/2K)

30 The explicit banning of heterosexual conversion therapy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (LvTSG)

31 As North Carolina (and I suspect Texas) is starting to realize, you can have wonderful rural areas full of decent middle class Americans that treat each other with kindness and respect and practice the Golden Rule, and it doesn't matter much or for long.

The cities are hundreds of miles away, and they control your fate. Your only choice is to be ungovernable.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (FkmZ6)

32 There really is nothing you can do. They don't see these places as areas to avoid, they see them as areas to fix.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (KbCG3)

33 Soy tax.

Posted by: Brother Tim has nothing much to say, lately at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (OUMaO)

34
Please, no pole tax.

Posted by: The Hot Stripper Trying To Pay Off Her DD implants at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (dQvv7)

35 Demonstrated use of 2 of 3...
power drill.
Throw baseball more than 20'.
Find and read oil dipstick on engine.
.....

Posted by: Paul at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM (qwH6W)

36 Posted by: The Hot Stripper Trying To Pay Off Her DD implants at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (dQvv7)

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How hot?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM (LvTSG)

37 Displaying any type of wall mural is a capital offense.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM (GYllL)

38 $1K electric vehicle yearly tax, indexed to inflation to make up for no gas usage.

It has to be high enough to matter and keep the rank-and-file blue out...

Posted by: Nova local at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM (exHjb)

39 17 School choice. Full on school choice.
Posted by: jeff at January 14, 2022 11:10 AM (YJDQl)

I like this one. But will it deter, or only allow an escape for the conservatives who find themselves surrounded?

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM (a/dOO)

40 This is an easier task than you all realize.
Find out who the new liberal neighbors are and burn them out.

Posted by: It has been done before at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM (MFphb)

41 It's like sticking your finger in the dyke. The entire dame will crumble around you, but you'll still be standing there wondering wtf happened.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2022 11:08 AM (pGb63)


Uh wow Nurse, are we doing phrasing?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM (1s9Ej)

42 Locusts. All that needs to be said.

Posted by: kraken at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM (6Je/Q)

43 13 I think you mean dike. Sticking your finger in a dyke wont help

Posted by: Dogbert at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM (Z9HSN)

44 Also shun them, do not greet them or welcome them. Treat them as badly as possible, complain loudly....be like them. Treat them the way they treat us. ...
Posted by: CN at January 14, 2022 11:10 AM (ONvIw)
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Sadly, that also reduces the appeal for conservative refugees relocating to sanity. There's not a good answer for that, unfortunately.

"Be standoffish until vetted, then become open or hostile depending on the person's attitudes" is damned hard to put into practice.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM (DU+/6)

45 15 Mask prohibitions sounds like a great idea.
Posted by: African Croc Hunters at January 14, 2022 11:09 AM (txdEq)

Actually, this may work. Declare your town as a Covid sanctuary.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (KbCG3)

46 Land mines.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (cupoy)

47 I read somewhere that Abbott pushed that abortion law for one thing to discourage lefties from moving there. Sort of a Curley Effect in reverse. So good for him!

I also think Zuck moved his business there to bring in his woke zealot employees. He is all in to turn Texas blue. He has already spent half a billion on it.He won't quit.

Posted by: pj at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (G1dq6)

48 Urban areas are going to attract Dems. But for the most part it does appear to be self-sorting.

It's the short run re-registering in another state to vote voter-fraud that Abrams was running in George you have to worry about.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (z5Vrg)

49 Damn, clutch -- a four-bagger for you! (continuing the baseball theme from last thread)
Posted by: Doof at January 14, 2022 11:07 AM (mZUr4)


Only happens when I click on for the first time.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (wAnMi)

50 the problem is that, even if the invaders think they are red, they are of so mild a version they can easily talk themselves into "moderate" versions of Republicanism.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (ikIMD)

51 catapults at the perimeter to launch illegals back to their home country.

Whether it be mexico, haiti, or venezula

Posted by: Scott_T at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (2waQ7)

52 Could some who knows how to do it create the meme of the screaming blonde lady in two frames

First frame caption - BETTER TO STARVE THAN EAT GMO FOOD !!

Second frame cation - WE MUST MANDATE EVERYONE TAKE mRNA VACCINE !!

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (3q554)

53 Too bad we can't tax stupidity.

That would keep all the leftists out.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (k4dH2)

54 We could shoot them. That seems to work.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (WROfJ)

55 $5K annual "no child tax" placed on those 25+ who had no children or fostered/adopted no children and are not in the religious service.

Since they don't have kids to help support their retirements and health care...

Posted by: Nova local at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (exHjb)

56 32. I know to many people who are overly welcoming to everyone and anyone. Shut them out. Invite them to nothing, Shun their kids

Posted by: CN at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (ONvIw)

57 Buck get your self a Monkey title

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (RE/i3)

58 Having been in and out of Austin a lot over time, I've also seen a lot of self-selection going on. Austin, thanks to UT mostly, has become a Mecca of sorts for every left leaning activist inside the State of Texas - they've all left wherever they were raised and moved to Austin, while people who couldn't put up with that crap moved out to Georgetown or the Hill Country. So, it isn't just outsiders causing the prog change there.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (trdmm)

59 So, raising taxes on certain goods and services is the answer? Didn't these chuckleheads already vote for excessively high taxes on goods and services repeatedly? Turning Texas (or any state) "blue" through high taxes on your own seems self-defeating...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 14, 2022 11:14 AM (YIVH2)

60 43 13 I think you mean dike. Sticking your finger in a dyke wont help
Posted by: Dogbert at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM (Z9HSN)

Nobody asked you.

Posted by: Ellen at January 14, 2022 11:14 AM (cupoy)

61 Just wall Austin off with entry control points.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:14 AM (1s9Ej)

62 As North Carolina (and I suspect Texas) is starting to realize, you can have wonderful rural areas full of decent middle class Americans that treat each other with kindness and respect and practice the Golden Rule, and it doesn't matter much or for long.

The cities are hundreds of miles away, and they control your fate. Your only choice is to be ungovernable.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (FkmZ6)
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See also: lots of places. This is certainly true in CO. Get more than 20 miles from the Denver/Boulder metro area and you might as well be on a different planet. But that metro area has the population and controls state politics.

The divide, more largely, is urban vs. non-urban. Those states with urban major majorities, especially *one* urban area with the majority, will drag the rest of the state down.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 11:14 AM (DU+/6)

63 This is an easier task than you all realize.
Find out who the new liberal neighbors are and burn them out.
Posted by: It has been done before at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM (MFphb)


I figured I'd visit my neighbors with beer/wine and introduce myself wearing a MAGA hat and Springfield Arms t-shirt. Just so they know one way or another.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 14, 2022 11:14 AM (wAnMi)

64
Posted by: The Hot Stripper Trying To Pay Off Her DD implants at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (dQvv7)

========

How hot?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM


I don't get it.

Posted by: The Hot Stripper Trying To Pay Off Her DD implants at January 14, 2022 11:14 AM (dQvv7)

65 hahaha

Apparently China is shutting down ports now.

Folks, if you ain't got what you need for the next few weeks, you'd best be getting it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 11:15 AM (FkmZ6)

66 Unfortunately every Red state has large Urban centers of Blue.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 14, 2022 11:15 AM (3q554)

67 An hour conversation with any new neighbor will tell you all you need to know about them, in regards to our topic here.

Posted by: kraken at January 14, 2022 11:15 AM (6Je/Q)

68 I like the idea of an EV tax - since they don't currently contribute to state funds through fuel taxes. "EV owners must pay their fair share" to adopt the abhorrent language of class warfare zealots.

Better yet, instead of a mileage tax, institute a tax that is ONLY on the EV charging systems both public and private. This will make existing off the shelf systems require retrofitting/updating to add a meter, and would impose all kinds of nanny state tyrannies on the people who proclaim to love nanny state tyrannies.

Posted by: Defenestratus at January 14, 2022 11:15 AM (TWF6x)

69 54 We could shoot them. That seems to work.

Newsletter?

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 11:15 AM (GYllL)

70 Great idea Buck, at least seems my area organic food is more expensive.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 14, 2022 11:15 AM (RE/i3)

71 43 13 I think you mean dike. Sticking your finger in a dyke wont help
Posted by: Dogbert at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM (Z9HSN)

Well, it depends. The dame might have been a LUG, and is needed some post-college therapy.

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at January 14, 2022 11:15 AM (a/dOO)

72 Well from what I've heard from shop owners in Coeur d'Alene, lots of CA invaders are getting themselves on school boards, advisory boards, etc. How about an x-year ban on serving in any capacity?

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 11:16 AM (Ez6QX)

73 Anyone remember Insty linking that tweet from an idiot who was planning to relocate to FL, because he couldn't stand what progressive politics had done to CA, then went on to complain about the politics of FL?

The disconnect is very real. These people are blind to reality it's amazing.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 11:16 AM (5pTK/)

74 Apparently China is shutting down ports now.

Yep Tiajin for massive Wuhan Flu testing. And well hemorrhagic fever seems to be spiking.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:16 AM (1s9Ej)

75 Hubby and I are conservative so when we moved we canceled out 2 of the potential missionaries that moved here. Our winter weather will cancel a few more.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 14, 2022 11:16 AM (2ttfI)

76 Red States are going to be hard-pressed invent inconveniences for blue state arrivees that will outweigh the inconvenience of getting murdered by a homeless bum while walking down the street of the old blue home town.

Posted by: Match Checksout at January 14, 2022 11:16 AM (dYe5S)

77 The treatment of social media like a controlled substance.

Only over 21. You have to get a license, and it can be revoked for abuse like continually crashing a car.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:16 AM (LvTSG)

78 No solar subsidies would be an easy one.

Posted by: Blago at January 14, 2022 11:16 AM (WZ/4u)

79 28 Texas Governor Abbot's aggressive recruitment of California tech companies may ultimately turn Texas blue.
++++
Wha? A Republican executive soliciting massive inflow of new residents from cultures and situations that don't mesh well with the existing population as a central theme of economic policy?

The hell you say.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 11:11 AM (DU+/6)

Just to play Devil's Advocate, what Abbott and those with him are focused on (they're also targeting NY companies) is making Texas the new Financial and Business center for the entire US. They are making surprising headway.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:16 AM (trdmm)

80 EV licensing fees. And mandatory background checks. End the EV Show loophole!!

Posted by: Doof at January 14, 2022 11:17 AM (mZUr4)

81 Well from what I've heard from shop owners in Coeur d'Alene, lots of CA invaders are getting themselves on school boards, advisory boards, etc. How about an x-year ban on serving in any capacity?
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 11:16 AM (Ez6QX)
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Five year (or whatever, so long as it isn't indefinite) boots-on-the-ground, ass-in-the-house residency requirements to hold office or qualify for state benefits would probably be legal. I don't know.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 11:17 AM (DU+/6)

82 44. No, its pretty simple. Most donks are loud and proud. And if they act out when you refer them to the local range or GOP club. You know they're shun worthy

Posted by: CN at January 14, 2022 11:17 AM (ONvIw)

83 73 Anyone remember Insty linking that tweet from an idiot who was planning to relocate to FL, because he couldn't stand what progressive politics had done to CA, then went on to complain about the politics of FL?

The disconnect is very real. These people are blind to reality it's amazing.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 11:16 AM (5pTK/)

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These people obviously do exist, but they're pretty obviously in the minority.

This current great migration is materially different from many other migrations we've seen over the last few decades.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:17 AM (LvTSG)

84 How hot?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM

I don't get it.
Posted by: The Hot Stripper Trying To Pay Off Her DD implants at January 14, 2022 11:14 AM (dQvv7)

Now TJM knows she's blonde

Posted by: It has been done before at January 14, 2022 11:17 AM (MFphb)

85 while people who couldn't put up with that crap moved out to Georgetown or the Hill Country. So, it isn't just outsiders causing the prog change there.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM


Georgetown is almost gone. Round Rock is gone. This sh*t spreads.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 14, 2022 11:17 AM (a3Q+t)

86 68 I like the idea of an EV tax - since they don't currently contribute to state funds through fuel taxes. "EV owners must pay their fair share" to adopt the abhorrent language of class warfare zealots.

Better yet, instead of a mileage tax, institute a tax that is ONLY on the EV charging systems both public and private. This will make existing off the shelf systems require retrofitting/updating to add a meter, and would impose all kinds of nanny state tyrannies on the people who proclaim to love nanny state tyrannies.
Posted by: Defenestratus at January 14, 2022 11:15 AM (TWF6x)

Use an EV tax to upgrade the grid, just as gas taxes theoretorically go towards highway maintenance, etc.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at January 14, 2022 11:18 AM (cupoy)

87 This is certainly true in CO. Get more than 20 miles from the Denver/Boulder metro area and you might as well be on a different planet.

******

cough*Aspen*cough
cough*Telluride*cough
cough*Durango*cough
cough*SanLuisValley*cough

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 11:18 AM (m45I2)

88 If you vote dem you will be fitted with an explosive collar when you enter a red state that operates on a friend or foe frequency tied to the voting stations.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 14, 2022 11:18 AM (VwHCD)

89 Rezoning that puts a church across the street from every shiny new office parks and upscale apartment buildings.

In fact, yolo, go further. Build churches everywhere. Even if no one attends. A potemkin village of religiosity. And throw in some billboards and give tax breaks to religious orgs who want to post Bible verses on them.

Posted by: Hands - wounded healer at January 14, 2022 11:18 AM (786Ro)

90 We have Samsung, apple, Tesla, Facebook, etc. etc.
thanks to Perry and Abbott....

Posted by: lin-duh at January 14, 2022 11:18 AM (UUBmN)

91 Maybe go Switzerland, and require by Constitutional provision that all of-age citizens own a gun. That'll keep a lot of loony tunes away. I can't imagine Mitt Romney types moving to a state where they are required to be armed.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 11:18 AM (ikIMD)

92 The disconnect is very real. These people are blind to reality it's amazing.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 11:16 AM (5pTK/)

I looked up that in detail, and the real story was that the guy ad his family were originally from India, so he was by birth a type of capitalistic socialist (like most Indians) and he had no concept at all of American political norms or history.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:18 AM (trdmm)

93 Deny them a favorite apparatus they use to abuse neighbors: Ban HOAs.
Thankfully, I live in an HOA-free community.
During the shutdown, remote-working liberals relocate over the border to Loudoun Co. They spend a fair bit of time on FB complaining that the squirrelly mountain roads have potholes (why aren't the roads paved?!) and that the local teachers aren't paid enough (let's raise taxes!) and that they can hear patrons of the nearby gun range (isn't there a law?) and cooking up ideas that cost people money (they tried to enlist the community to pay a $500 a year upkeep fee for the local lake, though private property rings the lake, so no-go). They complain about how people's yards look, stray animals, snap pictures of license plates of drivers they don't like. They are a nuisance, for certain.

Posted by: Coki at January 14, 2022 11:19 AM (O69GV)

94 Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:13 AM (trdm

Lot of Tech in Austin also along with the music scene. That combo with UT attracts the Left.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 14, 2022 11:19 AM (3q554)

95 68 I like the idea of an EV tax - since they don't currently contribute to state funds through fuel taxes. "EV owners must pay their fair share" to adopt the abhorrent language of class warfare zealots.

Better yet, instead of a mileage tax, institute a tax that is ONLY on the EV charging systems both public and private. This will make existing off the shelf systems require retrofitting/updating to add a meter, and would impose all kinds of nanny state tyrannies on the people who proclaim to love nanny state tyrannies.
Posted by: Defenestratus at January 14, 2022 11:15 AM (TWF6x)

You could even call it a "green tax" since it can support getting rid of their cars at the end of the life cycle, b/c those batteries are toxic...$1K/year might be too low...maybe that should be $2-3K to keep libs out...

Of course, I'd probably eliminate all tolls (and personnel) since I'd have the offset income for the roads...I hate tolls, so this one would be personal...

Posted by: Nova local at January 14, 2022 11:19 AM (exHjb)

96 cough*Aspen*cough
cough*Telluride*cough
cough*Durango*cough
cough*SanLuisValley*cough
Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 11:18 AM (m45I2)
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Those are small little islands. They can't control policy. The wider point I'm trying to make is that CO is a sea of typical conservative normals with a massive, dense, overpowering island of prog insanity that controls the state government. The little outpost islands have never been all that relevant.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 11:19 AM (DU+/6)

97
Yep Tiajin for massive Wuhan Flu testing. And well hemorrhagic fever seems to be spiking.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:16 AM


Weren't we told during one of the Ebola flare ups in Africa that Ebola was not easily transmitted?

I'm afraid to ask what other research 'Dr' Fauci paid for in China.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 14, 2022 11:19 AM (dQvv7)

98 There's also a fantastic picture at Gateway Pundit of a tribal elder with some sort of bone through his beard (hard to describe, it's bizarre as hell) that was carried on his back for six hours or so by his son so that he could get his COVID vaccine.

Spoilers: It kilt him.

The photo of him with his beard-bone wearing a mask is fantastic, though. SCINZX!!!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 11:19 AM (FkmZ6)

99 Folks, if you ain't got what you need for the next few weeks, you'd best be getting it.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 11:15 AM (FkmZ6)


All you need is love, right?

Posted by: that guy who bases his life off of pop lyrics at January 14, 2022 11:19 AM (h5TKJ)

100 Sorry, error: The liberals are relocating FROM Loudoun Co. to WV.

Posted by: Coki at January 14, 2022 11:19 AM (O69GV)

101 76 They will demand that you import exactly those types into your community as they are oppressed. Donks are easy to spot and will instantly fly their CRT or BLM freak flags.

Posted by: CN at January 14, 2022 11:19 AM (ONvIw)

102 Why not quarantine Yankees/Californians for a reasonable period before letting them vote in the state. Say, 10 or 20 years.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 11:19 AM (WROfJ)

103 Mandatory BHA, BHT, and of course LSMFT in all foods sold, delivered, consumed, and or possessed inside city limits.

Posted by: klaftern at January 14, 2022 11:20 AM (taPSh)

104 Everyone gets a voucher and then YOU get to decide if you want to use it at a public/private/religious school.

Or ban all government unions.

Posted by: Brad at January 14, 2022 11:20 AM (XGS04)

105 Thank them profusely for all they've done for us. The 20% wage cuts via inflation, the empty shelves, the spiking gas prices, the lowered ACT and SAT scores...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 11:20 AM (FkmZ6)

106 " Say, 10 or 20 years."

You mis-spelled decades.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 14, 2022 11:21 AM (3D/fK)

107 Ebola luckily kills its victims too fast to really spread.

But then again there is Ebola Reston, a strain named for Reston, VA.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:21 AM (1s9Ej)

108 I looked up that in detail, and the real story was that the guy ad his family were originally from India, so he was by birth a type of capitalistic socialist (like most Indians) and he had no concept at all of American political norms or history.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:18 AM (trdmm)
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Explains a lot.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 11:21 AM (5pTK/)

109 cough*Aspen*cough
cough*Telluride*cough
cough*Durango*cough
cough*SanLuisValley*cough
Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 11:18 AM (m45I2)
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How has Colorado Springs resisted going fully woke? With the AF Academy and the Olympics bureaucracy, plus Colorado College, you would expect the city would be as bad as Denver. But somehow, it resists.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 11:21 AM (ikIMD)

110 23 It's like sticking your finger in the dyke. The entire dame will crumble around you, but you'll still be standing there wondering wtf happened.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2022 11:08 AM (pGb63)

With one small letter added, this line takes a very different meaning.


who could turn a dam
into a dame...

Posted by: Silent E at January 14, 2022 11:21 AM (oY6Yp)

111 There are already laws that require certain amount of low income housing in suburban communities.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 14, 2022 11:21 AM (3q554)

112 104 Everyone gets a voucher and then YOU get to decide if you want to use it at a public/private/religious school.

Or ban all government unions.
Posted by: Brad at January 14, 2022 11:20 AM (XGS04)

No public school budget and all previous education money following the kids would probably work...it would blow their minds...

Posted by: Nova local at January 14, 2022 11:21 AM (exHjb)

113 Unfortunately, every Red state has large Urban centers of Blue.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter
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Fortunately, every blue state has red counties.

Many red counties.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 14, 2022 11:22 AM (EadwG)

114 cough*Aspen*cough
cough*Telluride*cough
cough*Durango*cough
cough*SanLuisValley*cough
Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 11:18 AM


Ya seem to have a bad cough there, Doc.

Can we expect 'o rant?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 14, 2022 11:22 AM (a3Q+t)

115 Guns are a required purchase, along with training.

Mandatory militia drills on the town square.

Posted by: Pffft at January 14, 2022 11:22 AM (ZsR3z)

116 China, which claims no Covid deaths in almost 2 years, and very few cases during that time, is going to have some 'splaining to do when Olympics people start testing positive over there.
I think some of this stuff they're doing now is a prep for that. But they can't acknowledge a significant outbreak or the games might be canceled.
However it works out, I revel in their sycophants over here (Hey LeBron!) having to try to defend them when this Olympic thing goes sideways.

Posted by: Wally at January 14, 2022 11:22 AM (NYdZH)

117 who could turn a dam
into a dame...
Posted by: Silent E at January 14, 2022 11:21 AM (oY6Yp)
++++
Was that a reference to this obscure item?
https://youtu.be/91BQqdNOUxs

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 11:22 AM (DU+/6)

118 weigh-ins for EBT eligibility. instead of living off the fat of the land, they can live off the fat of their ass.

Posted by: x at January 14, 2022 11:22 AM (oA+QO)

119 Well, time to wander.

I've put off the great trailer clean out of 2022 long enough.

Later!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 14, 2022 11:23 AM (5pTK/)

120 Liberal interlopers are the Ugly American pushing their way of life upon the unwashed masses.

Posted by: Coki at January 14, 2022 11:23 AM (O69GV)

121 My brother moved from Austin to Hays County in the '90s, bought some property, built a house and now is dealing with inflated property prices, inflated property taxes, traffic and people from Houston, whom he hates, and worse, from California, who expect all the amenities they enjoyed in the heaven they just left because they couldn't stand to live there anymore. It's a conundrum.

Posted by: huerfano at January 14, 2022 11:23 AM (MzKgG)

122 115 Guns are a required purchase, along with training.

Mandatory militia drills on the town square.
Posted by: Pffft at January 14, 2022 11:22 AM (ZsR3z)

So, following the Swiss, right?

Also, if you have schools, make responsible gun ownership and use part of mandatory high school graduation requirements if you receive government funding...

Posted by: Nova local at January 14, 2022 11:24 AM (exHjb)

123 China, which claims no Covid deaths in almost 2 years, and very few cases during that time, is going to have some 'splaining to do when Olympics people start testing positive over there.

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They won't have to explain a thing.

China owns everyone that would otherwise expect explanations.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 11:24 AM (FkmZ6)

124 We've got to protect our red-states from the invasion. What are some of your ideas?
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Repent and Pray. No, seriously. 2 Chronicles 7, verses 13-14 gives us a bit of hope.

Posted by: setnaffa at January 14, 2022 11:24 AM (YA5l0)

125 Pennsylvania GOP follow DeSantis with bill to ship migrants to Delaware: "You want them Joe, you take them"


You can really tell it's an election year. These are the same lazy bastards that let the Governor and SOS steal the election. Guess what? GFY PA R's.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 11:24 AM (GYllL)

126 "Texas Governor Abbot's aggressive recruitment of California tech companies may ultimately turn Texas blue."

Maybe stop voting in RINO's who mouth conservative talking points while turning their states red. This is a deliberate action. It's the same thing Noem did to South Carolina and it's by design, the Bush/Cheney strategy.

Posted by: squid_hunt at January 14, 2022 11:24 AM (7MBHe)

127 @126 ...turning their states blue. My bad.

Posted by: squid_hunt at January 14, 2022 11:24 AM (7MBHe)

128
Folks, if you ain't got what you need for the next few weeks, you'd best be getting it.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC


Just back from Aldi's and seafood section was nearly bare. They have a center aisle frozen section that was maybe 10% stocked. Holes everywhere. No gallons of water. I didn't recognize a single employee as a regular.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 14, 2022 11:25 AM (dQvv7)

129 126 It's the same thing Noem did to South Carolina and it's by design, the Bush/Cheney strategy.
Posted by: squid_hunt at January 14, 2022 11:24 AM (7MBHe)

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Noem's reach is far...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:25 AM (LvTSG)

130 113 so start shunning the libs, make them feel like vermin. Do not invite their kids to parties. They do the same

Posted by: CN at January 14, 2022 11:25 AM (ONvIw)

131 Defunding the university system.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 11:25 AM (4thlk)

132 Ban recycling. Or allow it but make clear they will just be thrown with everything else.

There is a downside to this. Passing such bans might make liberals more likely to move there, as a target to be destroyed.

Posted by: MikeN at January 14, 2022 11:25 AM (o/eHL)

133 I'm not sure if even strict abortion laws would keep them out.

They'll simply get their abortions elsewhere, of course, and as long as there are enough like-minded individuals around, they can happily spend their time trying to repeal these laws.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 14, 2022 11:25 AM (I2/tG)

134 A high school elective class, say in 9th grade, that teaches gun safety and marksmanship.

That should be really scary to the invaders.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:25 AM (1s9Ej)

135 The nearest small town deserves the liberals they get. The town has a growing homeless-addict-loitering problem and the "Republican" mayor is committed to solving it ... by starting a committee to investigate possible solutions. Derp!

Posted by: Coki at January 14, 2022 11:26 AM (O69GV)

136 Vote in every local election.

Posted by: kraken at January 14, 2022 11:26 AM (6Je/Q)

137 We have Samsung, apple, Tesla, Facebook, etc. etc.
thanks to Perry and Abbott....
Posted by: lin-duh

Perry Mason and Bud Abbott ?

Posted by: JT at January 14, 2022 11:26 AM (arJlL)

138 You can really tell it's an election year. These are the same lazy bastards that let the Governor and SOS steal the election. Guess what? GFY PA R's.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 11:24 AM (GYllL)
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My dad, from his time in Kentucky, calls it " 'lection pavement." It's a colloquialism from where he lived. During election years, the local authorities would slap down a smearing of fresh asphalt to run on road improvement. The locals referred to this paper-thin resurfacing that was great for about six months before wearing out as, "Election Pavement." Everyone knew the score, but it kept working because hey, you at least got the 'lection pavement.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 11:26 AM (DU+/6)

139 Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 14, 2022 11:22 AM (EadwG)

Yes but we are talking how we discourage Leftists from moving to Red states. They mostly move to the blue urban areas so easier said than done.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 14, 2022 11:26 AM (3q554)

140 Noem's reach is far...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:25 AM (LvTSG)

Heh.

Posted by: BignJames at January 14, 2022 11:26 AM (AwYPR)

141 It's the same thing Noem did to South Carolina and it's by design, the Bush/Cheney strategy.
Posted by: squid_hunt at January 14, 2022 11:24 AM (7MBHe)

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Noem's reach is far...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:25 AM (LvTSG)


The new non-contiguous state of South Dakorolina!

Posted by: Doof at January 14, 2022 11:27 AM (mZUr4)

142 The transgender bill that Noem screwed the pooch on would have been an ok start.

Posted by: 496 at January 14, 2022 11:27 AM (U1eOr)

143 The "one man one vote" SCOTUS decision in the early 1970s sealed the fate of state politics, I think. Most people aren't even aware of it.

It was similar to the Electoral College, except it prevailed at the county level. The idea was to prevent one or two large cities from overwhelming the politics of the rest of the state.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 14, 2022 11:27 AM (PNCUr)

144 a couple of darkly humorous op/eds out there today - both Peggy Noonan and Jonah Goldberg have put up pieces decrying the Georgia speech made by their former Golden Boy, who they voted for. It's kind of fun watching them crawfish and try to pretend that they weren't the ones who said "Oh he'll be great! Much much better than Trump!!!"

Something interesting is becoming apparent - Joe's "All my Enemies are Rayciss!!!" speech was so bad that it appears to have really been a kind of public turning point. A whole lot of previous supporters are now bailing on him because of it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:27 AM (trdmm)

145 cough*Aspen*cough
cough*Telluride*cough
cough*Durango*cough
cough*SanLuisValley*cough

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 11:18 AM


I'm so old, I remember when Telluride was almost a ghost town because the mines closed and Durango was fully dependent on the Narrow Gauge train to Silverton for tourism. A few years ago, the newer residents thought shutting down the train would make life so much better because the coal smoke polluted their air.

Posted by: huerfano at January 14, 2022 11:27 AM (MzKgG)

146 Just back from Aldi's and seafood section was nearly bare. They have a center aisle frozen section that was maybe 10% stocked. Holes everywhere. No gallons of water. I didn't recognize a single employee as a regular.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 14, 2022 11:25 AM (dQvv7)

*

Yeah, it's a good idea to buy some canned soups each time you go to the store. You won't be happy but you won't starve.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 11:27 AM (FkmZ6)

147 The wider point I'm trying to make is that CO is a sea of typical conservative normals with a massive, dense, overpowering island of prog insanity that controls the state government.
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That's pretty much true in a lot of states, including those in flyover country. Chicago warps the entire state of Illinois around it. Here in MO we are dominated by the KC and STL poles, as well as Jeff City, Columbia (Mizzou), and Springfield.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 14, 2022 11:28 AM (YIVH2)

148 We have Samsung, apple, Tesla, Facebook, etc. etc.
thanks to Perry and Abbott....
Posted by: lin-duh

Perry Mason and Bud Abbott ?
Posted by: JT at January 14, 2022 11:26 AM (arJlL)


Gaylord Perry and Jim Abbott. It's baseball day here at the HQ!

Posted by: Doof at January 14, 2022 11:28 AM (mZUr4)

149 I ain't saying nothin' since I have an annoying habit of typing that Noem is from *North* Dakota. And I know it's south. Just a Thing my fingers do.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 14, 2022 11:28 AM (njfCw)

150 who could turn a dam
into a dame...
Posted by: Silent E

Which brings to mind - can a HS even put on "South Pacific" anymore? I mean, "There is nothing like a dame" is a pretty big number.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 14, 2022 11:28 AM (mD/uy)

151 144
Something interesting is becoming apparent - Joe's "All my Enemies are Rayciss!!!" speech was so bad that it appears to have really been a kind of public turning point. A whole lot of previous supporters are now bailing on him because of it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:27 AM (trdmm)

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They'll be back once it's a choice between a liberal Democrat and any Republican.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:28 AM (LvTSG)

152 125 Pennsylvania GOP follow DeSantis with bill to ship migrants to Delaware: "You want them Joe, you take them"


You can really tell it's an election year. These are the same lazy bastards that let the Governor and SOS steal the election. Guess what? GFY PA R's.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 11:24 AM (GYllL)

This does show the necessity of keeping DeSantis at the state level. None of these pricks like to be the first to make a move. DeSantis gives them cover. Abbott has been riding his coattails as well.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 14, 2022 11:28 AM (KbCG3)

153 South Pacific?

"I'm gonna wash that man out of my hair!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:29 AM (1s9Ej)

154 Well, don't legalize weed, for starters!
And push a Texas-style abortion bill.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 11:29 AM (URNdm)

155 1) Hand out "Hate has no home here" signs.

2) burn every house displaying one.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at January 14, 2022 11:30 AM (XJs/J)

156 CNN Reports On 20-Year High In Police Killings Driven By Failed Far-Left Prosecutors, Anti-Cop Sentiment

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Not only are cop killings at a high but CNN is reporting it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 14, 2022 11:30 AM (FVME7)

157 So how do you repel liberal blue state colonizers who will do to red states what they already did to states such as Colorado and Oregon?

Getting rid of cell towers and broadband would do it.

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 11:30 AM (l0Lgi)

158 That is actually a really good strategy. There are certain policies and politics that are so toxic to leftists that they flee an area to get away from them. And they aren't hard to identify and get into law. The more publicity and controversy, the better.

Unintentionally, Abbot might have saved Texas from going purple by signing that baby murder bill.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 11:30 AM (KZzsI)

159 143 The "one man one vote" SCOTUS decision in the early 1970s sealed the fate of state politics, I think. Most people aren't even aware of it.

It was similar to the Electoral College, except it prevailed at the county level. The idea was to prevent one or two large cities from overwhelming the politics of the rest of the state.
Posted by: Common Tater at January 14, 2022 11:27 AM (PNCUr)

Funnily enough this is something Russia does much better than us. Major cities are their own separate regions.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 11:30 AM (z5Vrg)

160 I like the idea of an EV tax - since they don't currently contribute to state funds through fuel taxes. "EV owners must pay their fair share" to adopt the abhorrent language of class warfare zealots.

Dems are already doing that because more efficient cars (not just BEVs) are cutting into their sweet, sweet tax revenue.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 14, 2022 11:30 AM (ZGrMX)

161 . They complain about how people's yards look, stray animals, snap pictures of license plates of drivers they don't like. They are a nuisance, for certain.
Posted by: Coki


that works two ways. doxx them and give them the rand paul treatment

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 14, 2022 11:30 AM (IJES/)

162 Don't take refugees from places like Somalia and Afghanistan -- push out any local orgs/charities who do that.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 11:31 AM (URNdm)

163 South Pacific?

"I'm gonna wash that man out of my hair!"
Posted by: Anna Puma

When the gal that played Nellie Forbush sang that - the guys in the cast absolutely lost their teenaged minds. We still do.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 14, 2022 11:31 AM (mD/uy)

164 Legal Insurrection

Leftist Twat-monster whats California to make all kids one under the State. Get rid of parenthood totally

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:31 AM (1s9Ej)

165 Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) has noted that those who leave a blue state of their own accord tend to be conservative voters. Those who are relocated by their employer tend to bring their liberal voting habits with them.

True in part, but in places that are still only half-woke, like Washington and Oregon, people can avoid a lot of the damage from wokism simply by moving out of the central city to a nearby suburb or rural area. You don't see a lot of Oregonians moving to Idaho. So, you're not seeing a lot of blue-state flight from those states.

In states that are one-party Wokistans, like California or Illinois, moving to a suburb isn't you need to leave the state, so then you get blue-state refugees.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 14, 2022 11:32 AM (I2/tG)

166 "So how do you repel liberal blue state colonizers"

One big ass fence around the state and they have to present at the gate a form that explains who they voted for president and why?

Wait...they have to buy an AR at the gate and spend a day at they range.

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 11:32 AM (5aWFq)

167 After first exempting private jets ..
Yachts To Be Exempt From EU's Carbon Pricing Plan

Posted by: SMOD at January 14, 2022 11:32 AM (RHGPo)

168 The little outpost islands have never been all that relevant.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

*******

Perhaps, but add enough islands and you can make an archipelago.

The rot extends further into the rural areas than you may think. And thus you get a county like Montrose County with a school district that fully supports an out and proud tranny (male => fake female) teacher as the sponsor of a militant group of bullies calling themselves the LGBT Club, with active recruitment by the teacher/sponsor. Normal kids who point out the blatant hypocrisy or speak out against this group get punished.

And a 100 question student survey disguised as a health survey that included intrusive personal questions about sexuality, parental gun ownership among other controversial topics, and oopsie, we distributed it to the students without parental notification, which we had promised to do.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 11:32 AM (m45I2)

169 Damn, clutch -- a four-bagger for you! (continuing the baseball theme from last thread)
Posted by: Doof at January 14, 2022 11:07 AM (mZUr4)

that's a bit harsh. i didn't think she was that ugle...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 14, 2022 11:32 AM (8D42x)

170 Give me a second. Working on an electric hillbilly tune.

Something like...

I'm pround to be a punk from Knoxville ..

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 14, 2022 11:32 AM (CNfmC)

171 CNN Reports On 20-Year High In Police Killings Driven By Failed Far-Left Prosecutors, Anti-Cop Sentiment

I doubt they framed it in those terms but yeah. Kill a cop seems like a great thing to so by the radical leftists, and they can rely on their lunatic companions in the government and judiciary to protect them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 11:33 AM (KZzsI)

172 ugly

... damnit. my kindom for an edit button...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 14, 2022 11:33 AM (8D42x)

173 Telluride was a sleepy blue collar mining town. I think Hunter Thompson wrote about that.

Then skiing became a big development draw. The big money moved in. Property value soared, and along with it, the taxes. The local, born and raised folks could no longer afford to live there. They got a nice chunk of change on their property when they sold. But their progeny live in a mobile home 50 miles away. No way around it.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 14, 2022 11:33 AM (PNCUr)

174 When the gal that played Nellie Forbush sang that - the guys in the cast absolutely lost their teenaged minds. We still do.
Posted by: Tonypete

The guys called her Nellie Furbush.....

Posted by: JT at January 14, 2022 11:33 AM (arJlL)

175 It is a reasonable thing to do. Most Democrats I know don't make the connection between the way they vote and the inevitable outcomes. The don't blame Biden for anything. High gas prices? Big Oil. High food bill? Big Meat. High medical costs? Big Pharma. It goes on and on.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 14, 2022 11:33 AM (jTmQV)

176 I woke up this morning thinking about this exact subject. And the answer lies in re-writing the voting laws pertaining to relocation to another state. As Corporal Hicks said, "it's the only way to be sure."

Posted by: sidney at January 14, 2022 11:33 AM (LJJah)

177 >>Leftist Twat-monster whats California to make all kids one under the State. Get rid of parenthood totally


Think you mean "Pedo groomer who wants unfettered access to kids. . ."

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 11:33 AM (URNdm)

178 The rot extends further into the rural areas than you may think.

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Yep. Lake homes and large farms / horse / nature preserves are rarely in the city.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 11:33 AM (FkmZ6)

179 143 The "one man one vote" SCOTUS decision in the early 1970s sealed the fate of state politics, I think. Most people aren't even aware of it.

It was similar to the Electoral College, except it prevailed at the county level. The idea was to prevent one or two large cities from overwhelming the politics of the rest of the state.

Posted by: Common Tater

It was Reynolds v. Sims in 1964 that ruled states could not have an analogue to the US Senate where geographic representation exists.

Baker v. Carr dealt with state House races. In between, Gray v. Saunders applied one person, one vote, to primary elections and ruled Georgia's unique county unit system for choosing a governor unconstitutional.

Posted by: whig at January 14, 2022 11:33 AM (dCGWj)

180 who could turn a dam
into a dame...

Posted by: Silent E at January 14, 2022 11:21 AM (oY6Yp)

Someone else is familiar with Between the Lions?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 14, 2022 11:33 AM (nC+QA)

181 The way I see organic food is that it's just a label for restaurant quality food. Like the strawberries, I can't stand the non-organic ones. What really is the organic label, it seems so odd?

Posted by: Draki at January 14, 2022 11:33 AM (TGFWQ)

182 Constitutional carry is another good one. Liberals are really, really scared of conservatives owning guns. Gang bangers that vote blue, not so much.

We have CC in AZ, no gun permit required to carry concealed. Should be the law in all 50 states.

Posted by: Blago at January 14, 2022 11:34 AM (WZ/4u)

183 In my burg the blue state arrivals are liberal as fuck. We went from a deep rent county to a purple county in 10 years. Last year a very vocal pro CRT bitch won a seat on the school board.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 14, 2022 11:34 AM (J5QpW)

184 Florida Man is like a scarecrow. We like to wave him around from time to time to dissuade pests.

And if Florida Man doesn't do the trick, one robust hurricane season will chase away the weak.

Posted by: weew at January 14, 2022 11:34 AM (+m+uH)

185 Wait...they have to buy an AR handheld silhouette target at the gate and spend a day at they range.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 11:34 AM (m45I2)

186 165 True in part, but in places that are still only half-woke, like Washington and Oregon, people can avoid a lot of the damage from wokism simply by moving out of the central city to a nearby suburb or rural area. You don't see a lot of Oregonians moving to Idaho. So, you're not seeing a lot of blue-state flight from those states.

In states that are one-party Wokistans, like California or Illinois, moving to a suburb isn't you need to leave the state, so then you get blue-state refugees.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 14, 2022 11:32 AM (I2/tG)

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Yeah, moving out of a blue enclave is not an either or proposition. It's not stay in Portland or move to Tallahassee. There are nearly infinite choices about where to go, and if you are a progressive who hates what Portland has become, hoping to find a place that Portland used to be, there are choices in Colorado that would probably fit that idea better.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (LvTSG)

187 Give me a second. Working on an electric hillbilly tune.

Something like...

I'm pround to be a punk from Knoxville ..
Posted by: Humphreyrobot

*

It's a safe bet that if you need a song, Nine Pound Hammer has something you're looking for.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (FkmZ6)

188 ugly

... damnit. my kindom for an edit button...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 14, 2022 11:33 AM (8D42x)


Thy kindom come

Posted by: Doof at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (mZUr4)

189 ... The rot extends further into the rural areas than you may think. And thus you get a county like Montrose County with a school district that fully supports an out and proud tranny (male => fake female) teacher as the sponsor of a militant group of bullies calling themselves the LGBT Club, with active recruitment by the teacher/sponsor. Normal kids who point out the blatant hypocrisy or speak out against this group get punished. ...
Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 11:32 AM (m45I2)
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Yes, for sure. The islands matter in aggregate, but CO would generally sane and locally insane absent the hyper-density (state population-wise) in the Front Range. Now, CO is generally insane from a policy standpoint. There is certainly rural madness, especially in schools and school policy (the dividends of the Long March) as is increasingly true everywhere. Schools as a general category are so hopeless and broken and deranged that it needs its own solutions (my preferred one is elimination).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (DU+/6)

190 They'll be back once it's a choice between a liberal Democrat and any Republican.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:28 AM (LvTSG)

It's starting to look like a Preference Cascade away from Joe. Maybe even worse than the one that happened to Nixon in his last year. Doesn't mean they'll support the Republican, of course - which is why Hillary is putting on her makeup and saying "Yoohoo Boys, Call Me!!!"

I actually am really starting to think Hillary is going to be their 2024 nominee.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (trdmm)

191 I'm a conservative now in the process of leaving insane California for Texas. My move will be complete in a few months and I'm thrilled... but I have to admit that I'm experiencing a lot more sadness than I would've anticipated a year ago as I plotted this move. I've lived in southern California for over 3 decades now... when you've been somewhere that long, it becomes home. Then it hit me: My sadness is really, at its root, rage that has burned hot and is now just an ember. Rage at what the commies have done to a once-beautiful state. I love my new state of Texas! But I'll never forget what the leftists did to CA...

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (pcsoT)

192 True in part, but in places that are still only half-woke, like Washington and Oregon, people can avoid a lot of the damage from wokism simply by moving out of the central city to a nearby suburb or rural area. You don't see a lot of Oregonians moving to Idaho. So, you're not seeing a lot of blue-state flight from those states.

In states that are one-party Wokistans, like California or Illinois, moving to a suburb isn't you need to leave the state, so then you get blue-state refugees.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 14, 2022 11:32 AM (I2/tG)


Washington is most certainly a one-party Wokistan.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (Ez6QX)

193 Funnily enough this is something Russia does much better than us. Major cities are their own separate regions.

Only two - Moscow and St. Petersburg. But they do insulate them quite well politically - the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg are their own separate regions, but then the suburbs of Moscow and St. Petersburg are also their own separate regions.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (I2/tG)

194 Omaha! Omaha!

(calling for a narrative shift)

Posted by: The MFM at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (l0Lgi)

195 Good video on why the annual proclamations of "Xth hottest year ever!" are a steaming pile of dog poo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs-K_tadveI

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2022 11:36 AM (UuD2k)

196 So why the arugula hate? shouldn't it be directed at veggie burgers?

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 11:36 AM (5aWFq)

197 Florida already has improved its voting laws after the 2000 fiasco, but they can always tighten them more.

Posted by: weew at January 14, 2022 11:36 AM (+m+uH)

198 98 There's also a fantastic picture at Gateway Pundit of a tribal elder with some sort of bone through his beard (hard to describe, it's bizarre as hell) that was carried on his back for six hours or so by his son so that he could get his COVID vaccine.
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Ok, I know I don't have the whole story, but, what are tribal people doing going into civilization to get a f'ing mRNA shot when civilization probably has 1000s of other diseases, many deadlier than the fauciflu, they might not have been exposed to yet?

Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 14, 2022 11:36 AM (fs1hN)

199 If the leftists are in fact infesting states, cities or areas to the degree they seem to be then it begs a question. How is it that they apparently reproduce faster than normal people?

Is it that people convert to leftism at a rate higher than people covert to conservatism? Is it a byproduct of the education system? Immigration? Are there simply more of them? All of the above?

It's been a steady march and I'm curious why that is.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 14, 2022 11:37 AM (BFigT)

200 190 It's starting to look like a Preference Cascade away from Joe. Maybe even worse than the one that happened to Nixon in his last year. Doesn't mean they'll support the Republican, of course - which is why Hillary is putting on her makeup and saying "Yoohoo Boys, Call Me!!!"

I actually am really starting to think Hillary is going to be their 2024 nominee.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (trdmm)

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God, I hope the 2024 Democratic primary is a complete clusterfuck.

Biden runs. Kamala runs against him. Hillary runs. Those three tell the world that there's blood in the water and the primary is suddenly up to 20 again, keeping the fight going past Super Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Trump has the Republican nomination sewn up by South Carolina.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:37 AM (LvTSG)

201 Think you mean "Pedo groomer who wants unfettered access to kids. . ."

Just another brick in the wall.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:37 AM (1s9Ej)

202 It's been a steady march and I'm curious why that is.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 14, 2022 11:37 AM (BFigT)


I've been wondering that myself.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 11:38 AM (Ez6QX)

203 185 Wait...they have to buy an AR handheld silhouette target at the gate and spend a day at they range.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 11:34 AM (m45I2)

LMAO...and yes. Nicely done amigo.

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 11:38 AM (5aWFq)

204 >>Most Democrats I know don't make the connection between the way they vote and the inevitable outcomes. The don't blame Biden for anything. High gas prices? Big Oil. High food bill? Big Meat. High medical costs? Big Pharma. It goes on and on.


"wreckers"
Ayn Rand could see into the souls of these civilization destroyers.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 11:38 AM (URNdm)

205 Next to CA, WA is probably the most leftist state. Not sure how you figure it is only 1/2 woke.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 14, 2022 11:38 AM (J5QpW)

206 Ok, I know I don't have the whole story, but, what are tribal people doing going into civilization to get a f'ing mRNA shot when civilization probably has 1000s of other diseases, many deadlier than the fauciflu, they might not have been exposed to yet?
Posted by: Chuck Martel

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Heck, those civilizations are probably the target audience even more than 5-12 year old Timmy and Suzy.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 11:38 AM (FkmZ6)

207 Mandatory carry and electric vehicle tax I can really support.

Posted by: fluffy at January 14, 2022 11:38 AM (UnQlg)

208 200 190 It's starting to look like a Preference Cascade away from Joe. Maybe even worse than the one that happened to Nixon in his last year. Doesn't mean they'll support the Republican, of course - which is why Hillary is putting on her makeup and saying "Yoohoo Boys, Call Me!!!"

I actually am really starting to think Hillary is going to be their 2024 nominee.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (trdmm)

God, I hope the 2024 Democratic primary is a complete clusterfuck.

Biden runs. Kamala runs against him. Hillary runs. Those three tell the world that there's blood in the water and the primary is suddenly up to 20 again, keeping the fight going past Super Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Trump has the Republican nomination sewn up by South Carolina.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:37 AM (LvTSG)

I know, I know, BUT...what if Hillary's run is similar to Joe's in that it's a way to blunt an investigation into a "political rival?"

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 14, 2022 11:38 AM (KbCG3)

209 We've got to protect our red-states from the invasion. What are some of your ideas?

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$100/oz luxury tax on estrogen-stimulating soy.

Make Males Masculine Again!

Win-Win ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 14, 2022 11:38 AM (6Xyqy)

210 Voter ID, restrict abortion, constitutional carry , no tranny in girls sports, Death Penalty, expanded castle doctrine , nuclear plants, tough prison sentences, school choice, restrict transition of anyone under 17 years old.

I think Texas does all except the tranny laws and nuclear plants

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 14, 2022 11:38 AM (3q554)

211 George "The Devil" Soros-backed Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby indicted on 4 felonies

Posted by: SMOD at January 14, 2022 11:38 AM (RHGPo)

212 Rage at what the commies have done to a once-beautiful state. I love my new state of Texas! But I'll never forget what the leftists did to CA...
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (pcsoT)

I believe a lot of those moving to Texas and Florida now are like you - not Colonizers, like those who took over Colorado over the last couple of decades, but Refugees escaping a growing dictatorship, just like many did in the 30's. Refugee's are much much different than colonizers.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:39 AM (trdmm)

213 204 >>Most Democrats I know don't make the connection between the way they vote and the inevitable outcomes. The don't blame Biden for anything. High gas prices? Big Oil. High food bill? Big Meat. High medical costs? Big Pharma. It goes on and on.

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This is why those "I did that" Biden stickers are actually important.

If they get 10% of the brain dead left to simply acknowledge the connection, massive damage gets done.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:39 AM (LvTSG)

214 Unintentionally, Abbot might have saved Texas from going purple by signing that baby murder bill.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 11:30 AM (KZzsI)

Another good thing to do is when a house goes for sale in your area, put pro 2A and anti-abortion yard signs out. Make them hate you enough to stay the fuck away.

Posted by: CN...FJB at January 14, 2022 11:39 AM (ONvIw)

215 199

They dont reproduce after. But they have k-12 to convert YOUR kids as well.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 14, 2022 11:39 AM (J5QpW)

216 199 If the leftists are in fact infesting states, cities or areas to the degree they seem to be then it begs a question. How is it that they apparently reproduce faster than normal people?

Is it that people convert to leftism at a rate higher than people covert to conservatism? Is it a byproduct of the education system? Immigration? Are there simply more of them? All of the above?

It's been a steady march and I'm curious why that is.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 14, 2022 11:37 AM (BFigT)

It's conversion, yes. Leftists don't reproduce as much naturally.

Immigration is also a big set of votes, but descendants of immigrants aren't as reliably Dem. I think the Dems generally have the angles well covered for new arrivals, particularly those who can't speak English.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 11:39 AM (z5Vrg)

217 Winter storm "Izzy"...who names these things?

Posted by: BignJames at January 14, 2022 11:39 AM (AwYPR)

218 May Joey Bidet and his whole mis-administration sink like the Titanic

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:39 AM (1s9Ej)

219 Governor Perry started the push to recruit California businesses to relocate. He took GREAT pride in attracting so many to Austin and Dallas and IMO, he's the one responsible for what happened to Austin.

Posted by: Yip at January 14, 2022 11:39 AM (JHMbF)

220 Rage at what the commies have done to a once-beautiful state. I love my new state of Texas! But I'll never forget what the leftists did to CA...
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (pcsoT)

I agree. You were too attractive and it brought the locust.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 14, 2022 11:40 AM (3q554)

221 The organic food idea is pretty genius. Nuke plants is also very good. How about jamming NPR broadcasts?

Posted by: IronDave at January 14, 2022 11:40 AM (k3crU)

222 Delightfully, I know of a young lib couple moving TO California! I hope their parents toddle along after them.

Posted by: CN...FJB at January 14, 2022 11:40 AM (ONvIw)

223 This is why those "I did that" Biden stickers are actually important.

If they get 10% of the brain dead left to simply acknowledge the connection, massive damage gets done.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:39 AM (LvTSG)

**

I'm leaving "thank a Democrat voter!" post-it notes now.

I want it to be much more personal. It's your neighbor who did this to you.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 11:40 AM (FkmZ6)

224
No offense to TJM - I'm sure his column was good and well-researched - but the human wave assaults from the population centers on the coasts do not reinforce the red states. This simply does not happen.

The sad fact is that Leftism is popular among urbanites, and urban centers are huge concentrations of people, and the policies don't work, and they ruin those cities, and cause staggering numbers of people to flee them for greener pastures.

But because politics is a stand-in for religion for most people these days, they do not change. All of this creates a natural feedback loop where the huge population advantage of the Left overwhelms whatever vestiges of federalism that remain outside of their current geographical territory.

This can't be stopped or pretended away. It's one of the biggest reasons why I want to see the federal union dissolved as soon as possible, before this process is completed and makes it that much harder to create new national identities in non-Communist regions.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 11:41 AM (hQ23g)

225 When we purchased our ranchette in northern AZ last year we got the stink eye from the surrounding ranch owners.

I think they warmed up to us when they saw my G17 I was open carrying and my Fuck Joe Biden camo ball cap.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 11:41 AM (GYllL)

226 Secure the vote is all that's needed. There is no such thing as a blue state. There are red states and then there are states where the Left controls the election process.

e.g., Gavin Newsom winning 2/3 of the recall vote in CA? Ha, that wasn't a vote. That was a smash-and-grab by the Left.

Posted by: ronalds545 at January 14, 2022 11:41 AM (rkdm0)

227 Washington is most certainly a one-party Wokistan.

Not really. Just moving out of Seattle insulates you from a lot of woke stuff, in a way that moving out of Los Angeles doesn't, let alone moving to someplace like Douglas or Lewis counties.

Compared to California or Illinois, Washington is a vibrant two-party state.

I'll believe that Washington is a wokistan when Washington finally has a state income tax - it infuriates the woksters that Washington doesn't, but having a state income tax loses big every time it comes up for a vote.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 14, 2022 11:41 AM (I2/tG)

228 Everyone keeps bringing up mandated new arrivals be issued guns but I would do the opposite. I don't want armed liberals, I want unarmed liberals surrounded by armed conservatives.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 14, 2022 11:41 AM (KbCG3)

229 Colorado rot extends pretty far these days. Muldoon mentioned Montrose County, which you can sort of understand given its proximity to Telluride, but even the area west of Crested Butte, which is a "you can't get there from here" sort of place, is loaded up with Los Angelinos these days running from the madness. Unfortunately, they then bring some of it with them.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 11:41 AM (ikIMD)

230 High tax on upper middle class incomes would go a long way to keeping them out. 15% income tax on income between $175k and $250k. That is al the tech Bros who can now live nowhere.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 14, 2022 11:41 AM (J5QpW)

231 Something interesting is becoming apparent - Joe's "All my Enemies are Rayciss!!!" speech was so bad that it appears to have really been a kind of public turning point. A whole lot of previous supporters are now bailing on him because of it.

Posted by: Tom Servo

Part of that is the smoldering civil war in the Democrat party between the rising left Millennials led by Obamaites and the geriatric leaders in Congress dating from the Clinton and earlier. The Left is frustrated that their will to power is being thwarted and the geriatrics are frustrated because the left will not recognize wokeism does not play well with ordinary voter concerns.

The Right has its own civil war between the GWB corporatist/statists and the populist coalition of outsiders trying to move the party beyond the economic concerns of big business and wealthy.

Posted by: whig at January 14, 2022 11:42 AM (dCGWj)

232 Don't large American flags work like a head of garlic to keep them away

Posted by: Roy at January 14, 2022 11:42 AM (FMzXL)

233 >>The rot extends further into the rural areas than you may think. And thus you get a county like Montrose County with a school district that fully supports an out and proud tranny (male => fake female) teacher as the sponsor of a militant group of bullies calling themselves the LGBT Club, with active recruitment by the teacher/sponsor. Normal kids who point out the blatant hypocrisy or speak out against this group get punished. ...


Doesn't help that Trinidad, CO has been a transgender capitol of sorts for decades.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 11:42 AM (URNdm)

234 Blue laws...That there's some dangerous territory.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 14, 2022 11:42 AM (ynpvh)

235 >> 217 Winter storm "Izzy"...who names these things?


Incredibly, it's The Weather Channel (TWC)

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 11:42 AM (GYllL)

236 It was Reynolds v. Sims in 1964 that ruled states could not have an analogue to the US Senate where geographic representation exists.

I am baffled that this is remotely allowed in the constitution. The federal government has NO SAY over what states do internally for elections.

This is why those "I did that" Biden stickers are actually important.

I wish there was a way to get this done with shortages and slow deliveries. You can put a "I did that" sticker on an empty shelf in the store, but when your package takes 2 extra weeks to get to you, the delivery guy should slap one of those on the outside with the date circled.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 11:42 AM (KZzsI)

237 It was Reynolds v. Sims in 1964 that ruled states could not have an analogue to the US Senate where geographic representation exists.

Baker v. Carr dealt with state House races. In between, Gray v. Saunders applied one person, one vote, to primary elections and ruled Georgia's unique county unit system for choosing a governor unconstitutional.


Thanks! I knew it was more complicated than I described.

But the rot has been building a long time. "They" had a plan, and knew what had to be done, even if it would take a long time. Methodically and incrementally removing those societal pillars that hold up a functioning society in favor of a dysfunctional free for all of anarchy and discontent.

Mobocracy or mob rule. "The worse, the better". They aren't even trying to hide it anymore. There can't be any place to hide, no safe harbor, no where to run. This includes even the currency. The US dollar was at one time, "as good as gold".

Not so much anymore.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 14, 2022 11:42 AM (PNCUr)

238 I am baffled that this is remotely allowed in the constitution. The federal government has NO SAY over what states do internally for elections.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 11:42 AM (KZzsI)

Well it's the Supreme Court so...

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 11:43 AM (z5Vrg)

239 Wa essentially has an income tax on business. And a new payroll tax is set to come into effect later this year. It is slowly but surely on a path for a full blown income tax on regular income.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 14, 2022 11:43 AM (J5QpW)

240 235 >> 217 Winter storm "Izzy"...who names these things?


Incredibly, it's The Weather Channel (TWC)

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 11:42 AM (GYllL)

Ozzy would have been better. This storm is coming in like a Crazy Train!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 14, 2022 11:43 AM (ynpvh)

241 232 Don't large American flags work like a head of garlic to keep them away
Posted by: Roy at January 14, 2022 11:42 AM (FMzXL)

Also a good thing, but Right to Life or a nice sign for the gum club would be better.

Posted by: CN...FJB at January 14, 2022 11:44 AM (ONvIw)

242 George "The Devil" Soros-backed Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby indicted on 4 felonies

I'm still not resigning, suckers!

I needed property in Florida!

Posted by: Marilyn! at January 14, 2022 11:44 AM (I2/tG)

243 However, I saw my old hometown of Austin morph from a quirky, laid-back music town to an intolerant woke-ville when the Californians invaded.

Many moons ago I spent about three months there. I was on my way to Sutter's Mill to pan for gold. The year was 1848. Just kidding. In all seriousness, I loved Austin. Lots to do and just a fun place to be. The left contaminates everything it comes in contact with.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 14, 2022 11:44 AM (Xrfse)

244 I believe a lot of those moving to Texas and Florida now are like you - not Colonizers, like those who took over Colorado over the last couple of decades, but Refugees escaping a growing dictatorship, just like many did in the 30's. Refugee's are much much different than colonizers.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:39 AM (trdmm)

Reverse Grapes of Wrath.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 14, 2022 11:44 AM (CjHGv)

245 I'm not sure imposing anti-liberal social and other policies will deter the locusts from invading. Liberals don't truly care about anything they pretend to care about. They only want to pimp and peacock and virtue signal about it. They would have no problem living in a city with the strictest abortion laws in the country. Do you think affluent white liberals are getting abortions? Nah. Would they bitch about it? Hell yes. But it wouldn't deter them from invading.

Posted by: Elric Blade at January 14, 2022 11:44 AM (iFTx/)

246 Next to CA, WA is probably the most leftist state. Not sure how you figure it is only 1/2 woke.

The geographic divide is pretty stark. Its glowing incandescent blinding hard left in a very small geographical area.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 11:44 AM (KZzsI)

247 224
No offense to TJM - I'm sure his column was good and well-researched - but the human wave assaults from the population centers on the coasts do not reinforce the red states. This simply does not happen.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 11:41 AM (hQ23g)

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I mean...the numbers on Republican registrations in Florida over the past year really do back up my assertion that this migration is materially different from others, but whatever.

Your gut > numbers.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:44 AM (LvTSG)

248 >>> When we purchased our ranchette in northern AZ last year we got the stink eye from the surrounding ranch owners.

Not moving to AZ, but planning for a fish out of water type retirement. The new neighbors will be suspicious, but I want to flee metropolis, not re-create it.

Posted by: fluffy at January 14, 2022 11:45 AM (UnQlg)

249 I always advise my friends moving to Texas to not show up in the Subaru, wearing crocs, and find a way to ditch the CA. plates.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 14, 2022 11:45 AM (jTmQV)

250 Which brings to mind - can a HS even put on "South Pacific" anymore? I mean, "There is nothing like a dame" is a pretty big number.

Also the song with the line "It has to be carefully taught" (which might be the title, FAIK). Since the current prevailing theory is that racists are born (white) not taught.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 14, 2022 11:45 AM (nfrXX)

251 Winter storm "Izzy"...who names these things?

That's a Weather Channel marketing thing. NOAA/NWS has nothing to do with it, and they're not real happy that it's being done.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 14, 2022 11:45 AM (ZGrMX)

252 238 I am baffled that this is remotely allowed in the constitution. The federal government has NO SAY over what states do internally for elections.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 11:42 AM (KZzsI)

Well it's the Supreme Court so...
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 11:43 AM (z5Vrg)

Since when has that pesky thing called the Constitution stopped the Fed from doing what they want to do? I mean, the 2nd Amendment pretty clearly states, "Congress shall pass no law...", but how many laws on gun control has Congress passed?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 14, 2022 11:45 AM (ynpvh)

253 246

Yeah the place where nobody lives is not woke. Yeay?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 14, 2022 11:45 AM (J5QpW)

254 banning urban bike lanes will do the trick.

The progressives love them-- they get their own smug lane and get to clog up traffic for everyone else

Posted by: Well at January 14, 2022 11:46 AM (2i0Lo)

255 But because politics is a stand-in for religion for most people these days, they do not change. All of this creates a natural feedback loop where the huge population advantage of the Left overwhelms whatever vestiges of federalism that remain outside of their current geographical territory.

This can't be stopped or pretended away. It's one of the biggest reasons why I want to see the federal union dissolved as soon as possible, before this process is completed and makes it that much harder to create new national identities in non-Communist regions.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 11:41 AM (hQ23g)

I agree with you on all of that - and you make a very good point that Politics has become a stand-in religion for a huge segment of the public, as traditional faith has faltered.

One thing that will be darkly amusing will be the prog's reaction when they realize, very soon, that their religion has failed them. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression - they'll all get stuck at one of those stages, and none of them will make it all the way through to being able to accept that their Religion was False.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:46 AM (trdmm)

256 Double the price of gasoline if a vehicle has a "COEXIST" bumper sticker.

Posted by: Jay why cue eye, eh? at January 14, 2022 11:46 AM (jYQlA)

257 I am baffled that this is remotely allowed in the constitution. The federal government has NO SAY over what states do internally for elections.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 11:42 AM (KZzsI)


If I recall, this was a big issue in the Bork hearings. Bork was very critical of Baker v. Carr for the reason you stated, and the response was, of course, that he wanted to deny blacks the right to vote, when the SC had already "settled" the matter.

Posted by: Wally at January 14, 2022 11:46 AM (NYdZH)

258 Wa essentially has an income tax on business. And a new payroll tax is set to come into effect later this year. It is slowly but surely on a path for a full blown income tax on regular income.

Washington has had the B&O business tax for a long, long time.

Of course the Wokesters are constantly pushing to get closer and closer to a state income tax, but those pesky voters keep getting in the way.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 14, 2022 11:46 AM (I2/tG)

259 It is cold and snowy in the Midwest in January?????


climate change is out of hand. We need to ban SUVs ASAP!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 14, 2022 11:46 AM (J5QpW)

260 But I'll never forget what the leftists did to CA...

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (pcsoT)

My sentiments exactly. I loved California when I moved there for school, but by the time I left it was a pale reflection of what it once was.

But it still is the most incredible state in the union...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 14, 2022 11:47 AM (Q9lwr)

261 I'm still not resigning, suckers!

I needed property in Florida!
Posted by: Marilyn!
___

DeSantis is rubbing his hands in anticipation.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 14, 2022 11:47 AM (EadwG)

262 I haven't ever paid much attention to school plays going on around but I am guessing its a nasty place these days. All those drama types, 99% hard left. They won't put on anything that is in any way problematic or they end up in safe spaces crying about the terrifying imagery of a strong white male character.

Check out Goodreads reviews some time for a hilarious, yet depressing glimpse into the modern young person's mind when exposed to something older than 2000.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 11:47 AM (KZzsI)

263 >>Double the price of gasoline if a vehicle has a "COEXIST" bumper sticker.


And limit electric car charging stations!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 11:47 AM (URNdm)

264 Double the price of gasoline if a vehicle has a "COEXIST" bumper sticker.

You're required to live with an Afghan "refugee" for a month if you have a COEXIST sticker.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 14, 2022 11:47 AM (ZGrMX)

265 Didn't lefties used to talk about moving out to the country and living off the land and making pottery? Now they all want to live in urban areas.
What happened?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022 11:47 AM (eGTCV)

266 The geographic divide is pretty stark. Its glowing incandescent blinding hard left in a very small geographical area.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 11:44 AM (KZzsI)

I-5 Corridor. Cascades used to be a good barrier to liberalism.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 14, 2022 11:47 AM (CjHGv)

267 5 year cooling off period before you can register to vote in state elections.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 11:47 AM (t3/qz)

268 >>254 banning urban bike lanes will do the trick.

The progressives love them-- they get their own smug lane and get to clog up traffic for everyone else

and European looking traffic circles.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 11:47 AM (GYllL)

269 I'm a conservative now in the process of leaving insane California for Texas. My move will be complete in a few months and I'm thrilled... but I have to admit that I'm experiencing a lot more sadness than I would've anticipated a year ago as I plotted this move. I've lived in southern California for over 3 decades now... when you've been somewhere that long, it becomes home. Then it hit me: My sadness is really, at its root, rage that has burned hot and is now just an ember. Rage at what the commies have done to a once-beautiful state. I love my new state of Texas! But I'll never forget what the leftists did to CA...
Posted by: LinusVanPelt
___

Liberals really did ruin a paradise with what they did in CA. Up until about the early 90's, pockets of CA were about the best place you could live on planet Earth.

Posted by: Blago at January 14, 2022 11:47 AM (WZ/4u)

270 Next to CA, WA is probably the most leftist state. Not sure how you figure it is only 1/2 woke.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant

Well, I'd argue even west of the mountains, you get to the boonies, and you're in pretty red country.
East ain't Wokistan.

Posted by: MkY at January 14, 2022 11:48 AM (dmWPe)

271 When we purchased our ranchette in northern AZ last year we got the stink eye from the surrounding ranch owners.

I think they warmed up to us when they saw my G17 I was open carrying and my Fuck Joe Biden camo ball cap.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 11:41 AM (GYllL)

whats a 'ranchette' Cap?

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 11:48 AM (5aWFq)

272 264 Double the price of gasoline if a vehicle has a "COEXIST" bumper sticker.

You're required to live with an Afghan "refugee" for a month if you have a COEXIST sticker.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 14, 2022 11:47 AM (ZGrMX)

a month, just like the month the J6 protesters have spent in jail, or the two weeks to flatten the curve.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 14, 2022 11:48 AM (ynpvh)

273 my thoughts?

Constitutional open or concealed carry; Ban abortion except in the case of rape - requires charges to be filed; Indexed tax on electric vehicles; one year to establish residency, same as college - with the exception of active duty military on orders; 100% school choice and vouchers for private schools; 10,000 fine for any business found to be knowingly hiring illegal aliens, 2nd offence of unknowingly hiring = you know what you're doing; your gender says what bathroom you use. period, same for sports, camps, etc; the pledge is said every morning in schools; open classroom policy, any parent at any time can audit a class; banning mask mandates by business or localities.

I'm sure there's others, but this is kind of an off th etop of my head list.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 14, 2022 11:48 AM (8D42x)

274
Don't large American flags work like a head of garlic to keep them away
Posted by: Roy at January 14, 2022 11:42 AM


Don't remind me. I had a next door neighbor who flew the flag every day for decades. He died last year, and the flag came down. New neighbor moved in and now empty flag pole (about 20 foot tall) sits there as a grim reminder.

Young couple, wealthy enough to afford an almost million dollar home, not an ounce of patriotism.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 14, 2022 11:48 AM (dQvv7)

275 265 Didn't lefties used to talk about moving out to the country and living off the land and making pottery? Now they all want to live in urban areas.
What happened?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022 11:47 AM (eGTCV)

Global enwarmening and a hatred for cars

Posted by: CN...FJB at January 14, 2022 11:48 AM (ONvIw)

276 $5,000 non-refundable recycling fee for every electric vehicle brought into the state, but give residents a discount of 3% if they buy in the state.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 14, 2022 11:48 AM (Q9lwr)

277 I think you mean dike. Sticking your finger in a dyke wont help
==
THE HELL YOU SAY!!!!

Posted by: Ellen Degeneres at January 14, 2022 11:48 AM (dxqOr)

278 >> I-5 Corridor. Cascades used to be a good barrier to liberalism.

Posted by: Spoklahoma and the Dry Shitties Waves at January 14, 2022 11:48 AM (GYllL)

279
Winter storm "Izzy"...who names these things?

Izzy coming?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 14, 2022 11:48 AM (63Dwl)

280 Congress shall pass no law...",

Ahem

Posted by: The First Amendment at January 14, 2022 11:49 AM (UnQlg)

281 Many moons ago I spent about three months there. I was on my way to Sutter's Mill to pan for gold. The year was 1848. Just kidding. In all seriousness, I loved Austin. Lots to do and just a fun place to be. The left contaminates everything it comes in contact with.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 14, 2022 11:44 AM (Xrfse)

I was able to live there for the summer of '86, during the SexyCentennial celebration. It was still a whole lot of fun then.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:49 AM (trdmm)

282 1 Stop them from voting.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead

Stoppoig them from voting more-than-once per election would do it. Even in California this would work, but it's too late now.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1977 at January 14, 2022 11:49 AM (kfcYC)

283 265 Didn't lefties used to talk about moving out to the country and living off the land and making pottery? Now they all want to live in urban areas.
What happened?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022 11:47 AM (eGTCV)

Tammany Hall. Urban centers have traditionally been seats of Democrat party as they were very good at recruiting new arrivals into mafia-like structures. As far as this goes, Hispanics are basically the Irish and Italians 2 Electric Boogaloo.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 11:49 AM (z5Vrg)

284 Ask the hate has no home here people for help in cleaning your guns.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022 11:49 AM (eGTCV)

285 Why hasn't NY State declared all student loans invalid?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 11:50 AM (WROfJ)

286 We live in the Black Hills of SD. It is becoming so overbuilt with vacation homes etc you can't enjoy the outdoors at all.

I recommend that there be a clause in every new development here that if you buy property next to an ATV trail, you may NOT complain about or try to regulate ATV use on said trail. Period. It was there when bought it. Deal with it!

Posted by: Just Lily at January 14, 2022 11:50 AM (crb4X)

287 Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 14, 2022 11:48 AM (dQvv7)

Our new neighbors moved in and the American flag has flown from their home from the first day.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 14, 2022 11:50 AM (Q9lwr)

288 The geographic divide is pretty stark. Its glowing incandescent blinding hard left in a very small geographical area.

Get out of the Everett-Olympia bubble, and the rest of the state is almost as conservative as Idaho.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 14, 2022 11:50 AM (I2/tG)

289 >> whats a 'ranchette' Cap?

Anything less than 100 acres.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 11:50 AM (GYllL)

290
Didn't lefties used to talk about moving out to the country and living off the land and making pottery?

"Back to the land" was a hippie thing back in the day.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 14, 2022 11:50 AM (63Dwl)

291 I'm not sure there is a good way to stop the locusts except to rely upon natural geography. I am a CO refugee who now lives in Indiana. For the life of me, I cannot fathom why anyone would move here except for work, as I did. There's just not much here. I am guessing states like WV, KY, ND can say the same thing.

Posted by: Mookie at January 14, 2022 11:50 AM (u+Y3T)

292 Didn't lefties used to talk about moving out to the country and living off the land and making pottery? Now they all want to live in urban areas.
What happened?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022 11:47 AM (eGTCV)

Those leftists move to Vermont and New Hampshire. I actually love those states along with Maine.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 14, 2022 11:50 AM (3q554)

293 Not that I would ever move to anywhere west of the Cascades in Washington State--but I used to travel there on business a lot from 1985-2000. Even then folks were moving from California to Washington State. And east of the Cascades folks were watching Californians move in. Their derisive term for the newcomers was "equity aliens". Sell your property in California for an inflated price and lord it over your new neighbors in Washington State in a McMansion bought on the cheap. The process was called Californication. And the locals knew who was getting screwed.

Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at January 14, 2022 11:50 AM (cn6vO)

294 284 Ask the hate has no home here people for help in cleaning your guns.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022 11:49 AM (eGTCV)

See they immediately fly their political flags.

Posted by: CN...FJB at January 14, 2022 11:51 AM (ONvIw)

295 280 Congress shall pass no law...",

Ahem

Posted by: The First Amendment at January 14, 2022 11:49 AM (UnQlg)

What about us?

Posted by: 9th and 10th Amendments at January 14, 2022 11:51 AM (ynpvh)

296 Posted by: Spoklahoma and the Dry Shitties Waves at January 14, 2022 11:48 AM (GYllL)

Spoklahoma, I like that.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 11:51 AM (Ez6QX)

297 I always advise my friends moving to Texas to not show up in the Subaru, wearing crocs, and find a way to ditch the CA. plates.

Many years ago, I had a coworker who was being assigned from the TX HQ to an office in NYC for a year. I recommended that he keep his TX plates, add an NRA bumper sticker, and wear the biggest Stetson he could find so that the locals would figure he was crazy and leave him alone. Would probably get him killed these days.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 14, 2022 11:51 AM (nfrXX)

298 Kill the blue state invaders. Eat their livers on a stick like shish kabob's. Hang their corpses from telephone poles, bless their hearts

Posted by: Attila the Hun at January 14, 2022 11:51 AM (VpIIl)

299 whats a 'ranchette'?

******

All acreage, no cattle.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 11:52 AM (m45I2)

300 Buy a house next to the garbage dump, then complain about the smell and demand it be closed. Guess what, buttercup. The smell doesn't go away.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 11:52 AM (t3/qz)

301 Another one to ban to drive out progressives:
Public transportation trams and trolleys; hipsters love them, the poors and the public at-large don't use them

Posted by: Well at January 14, 2022 11:52 AM (2i0Lo)

302 I recommend that there be a clause in every new development here that if you buy property next to an ATV trail, you may NOT complain about or try to regulate ATV use on said trail. Period. It was there when bought it. Deal with it!

You expect them to have some common sense? Same type of people move next to airports and then complain about the noise from the planes.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:52 AM (1s9Ej)

303 Posted by: Just Lily at January 14, 2022 11:50 AM (crb4X)

You can blame Kevin Costner.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 14, 2022 11:52 AM (3q554)

304 Ban vegan restaurants.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022 11:52 AM (eGTCV)

305 Seems like lots of free thinking black and brown neighbors discourage Proggies.

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at January 14, 2022 11:52 AM (TZGlK)

306
THIS DAY IN TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY

Mueller Subpoenas Steve Bannon, Most Likely to Get Information About What Made Him Say There Was "Zero Chance" That Don Jr. Didn't Walk the "Jomos" Up to Meet Trump

Press In Feeding Frenzy Over President's Health, Demanding to Know if Trump is Demented and Demanding to Know What His Life Expectancy Might Be

Cory Booker: T-Bone Told Me I Should Take This Opportunity to Announce I'm Running for President

Posted by: ... at January 14, 2022 11:53 AM (9AWuc)

307 >>> Get out of the Everett-Olympia bubble, and the rest of the state is almost as conservative as Idaho.

As reality is that trees don't vote.

Posted by: fluffy at January 14, 2022 11:53 AM (UnQlg)

308 Fine NGOs.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 14, 2022 11:53 AM (44ww/)

309 The homeowners association impose a mandatory flying of the American flag at each house.
Fine anyone who discriminates those who aren't vaccinated or anti vaccine. Then additional charge them for civil rights violation.
No woke propaganda from companies that've relocated from blue states.
Mandatory gun ownership for home owners, open carry and annual refresher courses.
Blm/antifa support, defund cops is illegal and treated as a hate crime.

Posted by: Xavier Basora at January 14, 2022 11:53 AM (HZCl6)

310 $1K electric vehicle yearly tax, indexed to inflation to make up for no gas usage.

It has to be high enough to matter and keep the rank-and-file blue out...
Posted by: Nova local at January 14, 2022 11:12 AM (exHjb)

This is a great idea. Makes up for the foregone gasoline taxes that would otherwise be used for maintaining the roads (heh), and also offsets costs to the grid. But I'd make the tax around $2500.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2022 11:53 AM (P3gRi)

311 Encourage churches to hold outdoor services.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 14, 2022 11:53 AM (eGTCV)

312 I recommend that there be a clause in every new development here that if you buy property next to an ATV trail, you may NOT complain about or try to regulate ATV use on said trail. Period. It was there when bought it. Deal with it!
Posted by: Just Lily at January 14, 2022 11:50 AM (crb4X)

add in airport, military base, factory, etc. if it was there before you, you CAN'T complain...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 14, 2022 11:53 AM (8D42x)

313 "We live in the Black Hills of SD. It is becoming so overbuilt with vacation homes etc you can't enjoy the outdoors at all."

Pass a law that allows free grazing on all privately held land that isn't already in the hand of ranchers.

Moo

Posted by: Attila the Hun at January 14, 2022 11:53 AM (VpIIl)

314 I mean...the numbers on Republican registrations in Florida over the past year really do back up my assertion that this migration is materially different from others, but whatever.

Your gut > numbers.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:44 AM (LvTSG)

Well, it's not so much "my gut" as what I've watched happen over and over and over again everywhere else. Maybe Florida is a different scenario. That's entirely possible, and I could definitely be wrong about what's happening there. But this is most decidedly not what's happening anywhere else.

I have watched most of the western US fall like dominos in an astonishingly short period of time. There is simply no stopping it. It's horrifying. And when you end up colonized in the Southern states, you'll be as horrified as we are out here. Your turn is next. This is like Indians sitting around a campfire talking about how the white man will go native, soon enough.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (hQ23g)

315 Pet peeve of my past two days: in large meetings where each presenter is allocated fifteen minutes, hold them to fifteen minutes. My meeting is now two *hours* behind schedule because no one says, "you're over time, and you're finished. Next presenter."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (DU+/6)

316 The rule should be that if Facebook (or whatever tech oligarch) wants to move to Texas (or whatever red state), they must dedicate X% of their payroll to Texas residents for Y years or face a tax penalty.

The moral argument is obvious: Facebook must show that it's materially benefiting the state, either through taxes or pay, or moving Facebook to Texas doesn't serve the interests of the state. But more importantly, it incentivizes Facebook to hire and maintain local talent with more influence over the corporate culture. After all, it's easier to manage one person who makes 50K a year than 5 people who make 10K each. In turn, the local the guy making 50K is going to be more likely to rub elbows with upper management and say "About this woke shit..."

Posted by: KidCharlemagne at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (dYi+T)

317 Same type of people move next to airports and then complain about the noise from the planes.

Or move next to hospitals, and then complain about the noise from the ambulances.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (I2/tG)

318 whats a 'ranchette' ?

*******

Cowboy hat and boots optional.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (m45I2)

319 Cory Booker: T-Bone Told Me I Should Take This Opportunity to Announce I'm Running for President
Posted by: ... at January 14, 2022 11:53 AM (9AWuc)

Ha! Have you noticed that Cory Booker has totally disappeared since then?

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (trdmm)

320 whats a 'ranchette' Cap?

Sounds like one of those terms a realtor or house flipper uses, like "shiplap"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (KZzsI)

321 I think it's sad that red areas are sometimes dazzled by the invaders' "credentials". A degree from and Ivy or CUNY or something like that is a huge sign that you don't vote for these people for anything.

Posted by: CN...FJB at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (ONvIw)

322 I could put up a 50ft flag pole and fly a giant trump flag to be seen on I80, but I am applying the gray man principle.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (t3/qz)

323 disappear a few car loads of tourists and such around the wineries

Posted by: JoshO at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (7kQg5)

324 Posted by: Oddbob at January 14, 2022 11:51 AM (nfrXX)

I basically did that when I moved to NYC. Unintentionally of course.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (3q554)

325 At least once a year hold a homosexual "pride" flag burning ceremony in a prominent public place.

Posted by: Jay why cue eye, eh? at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (jYQlA)

326 Get out of the Everett-Olympia bubble, and the rest of the state is almost as conservative as Idaho.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 14, 2022 11:50 AM (I2/tG)


You obviously haven't seen the Spokane City Council lately.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (Ez6QX)

327 Encourage churches to hold outdoor services.
Posted by: N.L. Urker
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Yeah, that will go over real well here in the midwest.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 14, 2022 11:55 AM (EadwG)

328
Our new neighbors moved in and the American flag has flown from their home from the first day.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 14, 2022 11:50 AM


Nice. I'm envious.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 14, 2022 11:55 AM (dQvv7)

329 Mandate there must be an outdoor and indoor shooting range for every subdivision, condo development or HOA association.

Posted by: Attila the Hun at January 14, 2022 11:55 AM (VpIIl)

330 Anything less than 100 acres.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 11:50 AM (GYllL)


Thanks. just wondering. We just bought a few acres. Need to start open carry too. Had too many neighbors introduce themselves and i want to flush out the Libs where we are. Also the 'Don't tread on me' goes up a flag pole next. I'm anti-social anyway.

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 11:55 AM (5aWFq)

331 Another one to ban to drive out progressives:
Public transportation trams and trolleys; hipsters love them, the poors and the public at-large don't use them
Posted by: Well at January 14, 2022 11:52 AM (2i0Lo)

don't ban it. no subsidies. period. make them charge what it costs. and make the lefties actually support it...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 14, 2022 11:55 AM (8D42x)

332 First Solar, Brandon's Solyndra.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 14, 2022 11:55 AM (SH2Zi)

333 Make them sweep the streets daily for 10 years. Citizenship is earned not given.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 11:55 AM (WROfJ)

334 Public transportation trams and trolleys; hipsters love them, the poors and the public at-large don't use them

These two things are connected. The hipsters do not want stinky poor person next to them or in their area. Especially scary brown people except as a token to amuse or entertain them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 11:56 AM (KZzsI)

335 You expect them to have some common sense? Same type of people move next to airports and then complain about the noise from the planes.

Or build expensive houses next door to a shooting range and....

Posted by: Oddbob at January 14, 2022 11:56 AM (nfrXX)

336 What do you mean people can shoot guns in the county?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 11:57 AM (FkmZ6)

337 Castration may fix the problem.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 11:57 AM (WROfJ)

338 Mandatory voter ID. strong restrictions on absentee ballots. Outlaw vote by mail and jungle primaries, preferably by state constitutional amendment.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 14, 2022 11:57 AM (5HBd1)

339 Surtax on people who use above a certain level of electricity due to electric car use.

Posted by: Attila the Hun at January 14, 2022 11:57 AM (VpIIl)

340 At least once a year hold a homosexual "pride" flag burning ceremony in a prominent public place.
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Declare statewide ANITA BRYANT Day - dedicate a Statute, Name the Airport, etc etc.

Posted by: It'll do the trick at January 14, 2022 11:57 AM (qzmP8)

341 I actually am really starting to think Hillary is going to be their 2024 nominee.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (trdmm)

Exactly. What better way to put the final nail in Trump's coffin?

Posted by: creeper at January 14, 2022 11:57 AM (cTCuP)

342 ARC, there's a lot of CA that is very different than the coast. Even parts of the coast only recently started going down hill. It's far from uniform. There are even corpse-twitches of common sense in wealthy coastal areas, like Orange County defying certain state idiocies on C19 (and .... amazingly, the outcomes there are the same or better as next-door batshit LA, a true mystery).

Mountain/rural counties defy Sacramento pretty regularly on a range of things, and the politix in those places is little different than in rural areas anywhere.

A change of sheriff can result in de facto shall-issue concealed carry policies.

Net/net it's a sickening disaster, but those red/blue county maps have lots of red for the state.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 14, 2022 11:57 AM (OTzUX)

343 314
I have watched most of the western US fall like dominos in an astonishingly short period of time. There is simply no stopping it. It's horrifying. And when you end up colonized in the Southern states, you'll be as horrified as we are out here. Your turn is next. This is like Indians sitting around a campfire talking about how the white man will go native, soon enough.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (hQ23g)

========

It's not that the southeast is special, it's that this great migration is different. This is a move away from massive failures of blue state governance on a level not seen in the past century. It's enough to dislodge a lot of people who are tied to places that have just steadily become bluer over the years because of reasons of family or heritage.

Plus, Democrats suck a whole lot right now. They have a massive branding problem that's not helping the whole situation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:58 AM (LvTSG)

344 Just what we need in 2024, Hillary being tossed inside a van again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:58 AM (1s9Ej)

345 whats a 'ranchette' Cap?

Sounds like one of those terms a realtor or house flipper uses, like "shiplap"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (KZzsI)

yep, I thought gay house flipper.

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 11:58 AM (5aWFq)

346 I've not rode on the Houston rail system but hear that it's riders are not who they intended them to be.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 14, 2022 11:58 AM (3q554)

347 I wrote above these states should start defunding their university systems if they want to stay red. I'm serious, that's the one thing the state governments should be doing just to save our culture. We spend billions indoctrinating our kids to hate everything about us, why?

Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 11:59 AM (4thlk)

348 340 The biggest repellant to lib women that I know is Right to Life, it's like garlic and sunlight to dracula.

Posted by: CN...FJB at January 14, 2022 11:59 AM (ONvIw)

349 Burn the the first arriving blue state liberal at the stake. In the main HOA building. Hand out sugared pecans and BBQ to the attendees.

Hey, it's worked before...

Posted by: Attila the Hun at January 14, 2022 11:59 AM (VpIIl)

350 Posted by: LinusVanPelt at January 14, 2022 11:35 AM (pcsoT)
********
Glad to have a conservative voter moving to the great state of Texas.
We must keep Texas Red.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 11:59 AM (NpAcC)

351 318 whats a 'ranchette' ?

*******

Cowboy hat and boots optional.
Posted by: Muldoon
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Not in AZ, Muldoon.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 14, 2022 11:59 AM (k4dH2)

352 347 I wrote above these states should start defunding their university systems if they want to stay red. I'm serious, that's the one thing the state governments should be doing just to save our culture. We spend billions indoctrinating our kids to hate everything about us, why?
Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 11:59 AM (4thlk)

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The concentrated fight against academia is long overdue.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:59 AM (LvTSG)

353 Maybe CA will go red at TX goes blue.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 11:59 AM (t3/qz)

354 344 219 Governor Perry started the push to recruit California businesses to relocate. He took GREAT pride in attracting so many to Austin and Dallas and IMO, he's the one responsible for what happened to Austin.
Posted by: Yip at January 14, 2022 11:39 AM (JHMbF)

UofT is the prime culprit. Universities are the hotbeds of the nation's demise
Posted by: observer at January 14, 2022 11:58 AM (CLteG)

Hives of socialist scum and villainy.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 14, 2022 11:59 AM (ynpvh)

355 Yeah, that will go over real well here in the midwest.

Well as long as its not a blizzard or 105 with swarming bugs you can pull it off. Or super windy. Maybe just stay indoors.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 12:00 PM (KZzsI)

356 You obviously haven't seen the Spokane City Council lately.

Boise is somewhat liberal as well.

But the point is - moving to a nearby suburban county (as I did from Portland) does insulate you from a lot of Wokeism in the Pacific Northwest - I live in a very low crime area in a county where two of the three county commissioners are Republicans, and the locals regularly vote down tax increases.

Wokeism is so intrusive in California that moving to an adjacent county doesn't help much.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 14, 2022 12:00 PM (I2/tG)

357 344 Just what we need in 2024, Hillary being tossed inside a van again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:58 AM (1s9Ej)

Rather see her tossed inside a jail cell. One can wish. Chances are much better that I'd be tossed in one.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 14, 2022 12:00 PM (ynpvh)

358 Limit zoning restrictions. Remember how much the Left used to bitch about Houston?

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 14, 2022 12:00 PM (5HBd1)

359 Have separate restrooms for boys and girls

Posted by: darkstar at January 14, 2022 12:00 PM (MHvWa)

360 We spend billions indoctrinating our kids to hate everything about us, why?

It's for the chirruns?

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 14, 2022 12:00 PM (Xrfse)

361 March for life is one week from today.

Posted by: Dress warmly at January 14, 2022 12:00 PM (jYQlA)

362 344 219 Governor Perry started the push to recruit California businesses to relocate. He took GREAT pride in attracting so many to Austin and Dallas and IMO, he's the one responsible for what happened to Austin.
Posted by: Yip at January 14, 2022 11:39 AM (JHMbF)

UofT is the prime culprit. Universities are the hotbeds of the nation's demise
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They are merely following the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Research Triangle model launched in 1969. NC has been inundated by Yankees ever since. Charlotte took off after Atlanta couldn't grow fast enough in the late seventies.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 12:00 PM (WROfJ)

363 Several years ago, Kennesaw, GA passed a law that all residents must own a gun.

The town is just north of Atlanta, and to the best of my knowledge, is pretty locust-free.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 14, 2022 12:01 PM (ptqGC)

364 360 We spend billions indoctrinating our kids to hate everything about us, why?

It's for the chirruns?
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Obama, mmm, mmm, good.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 12:01 PM (WROfJ)

365 Maybe make it a generational thing. Immigrants from blue states not allowed to vote, but their children can when they come of age. Maybe even just those children born after the immigrant establishes residency. I might be willing to give up the franchise if I moved to a red area with some assurance or plan for it to stay red.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 12:01 PM (m45I2)

366 Living in the Austin burbs for the last 5 years, I can anecdotally tell you that the majority of the newcomers I've met in our 'hood are on the right side of the political spectrum.

It's all whisper and elbow-nudging because nobody wants to incur a woke mob's wrath, but I've made a pretty decent circle of friends and acquaintances who came from Cali and other blue hellholes but are 2A and small government fans.

Posted by: ballistic at January 14, 2022 12:01 PM (oXNqT)

367 363 Several years ago, Kennesaw, GA passed a law that all residents must own a gun.

The town is just north of Atlanta, and to the best of my knowledge, is pretty locust-free.
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It is completely crime free. Imagine that?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 12:02 PM (WROfJ)

368 I lived in San Marcos, for many many years the tallest buildings in Austin were the State Capitol and the UT Tower. The Black Box on 6th street was the 1st ugly glass tower. If I recall it was only about 25 floors. Now they are building 5 65story + abominations.And have over a dozen 30-50story eyesores. One of them looks like a Jenga, ready to fall. A smaller version of one of NYC's ugliest buildings.
In those days Dallas was looked down upon as being basically NY/Chicago relocated, IE: NOT Texan.
What is Austin becoming now, Dubai?
Is Eeyore's B'day gonna turn into Coachella, or Burning Man?

Posted by: birddog at January 14, 2022 12:02 PM (uAI4S)

369 >>Plus, Democrats suck a whole lot right now. They have a massive branding problem that's not helping the whole situation.

Could be a bit of a self-correcting problem.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2022 12:02 PM (ZLI7S)

370 When I lived in Seattle in the mid-90s a proposed light rail system between Tacoma and Seattle was soundly defeated on election day. A coworker told me that people around here don't like wasting money on stupid shit.
That was only 25 years ago!

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at January 14, 2022 12:02 PM (O6DoG)

371 >> Thanks. just wondering. We just bought a few acres. Need to start open carry too. Had too many neighbors introduce themselves and i want to flush out the Libs where we are. Also the 'Don't tread on me' goes up a flag pole next. I'm anti-social anyway.

Yep. Our closet neighbor has a Trespassers Will Be Shot and If You Can Read This You Are In Range sign on their gate.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 12:02 PM (GYllL)

372 348 340 The biggest repellant to lib women that I know is Right to Life, it's like garlic and sunlight to dracula.
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You'd think people who consider themselves to be smart and well-educated, as all lib women do, would be able to master the complexities of birth control.

But somehow, they can't. Or won't.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 14, 2022 12:02 PM (k4dH2)

373 350 - redridinghood: Thx... Both me and Mrs VP!

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at January 14, 2022 12:02 PM (pcsoT)

374 >>Plus, Democrats suck a whole lot right now. They have a massive branding problem that's not helping the whole situation.



You're giving me 'Dave in FL' leading up to 2020 election vibes, TJM.

in the early 2000's all it took was three tech billionaires joining forces and seeding some key organizations/causes/locals in order to flip CO blue, and then finish it off with universal mail-in ballots.

If you don't think there are similar plans for CA and TX, especially with tech titans like Zuck moving into Austin, and Pelosi setting up a home in Jupiter, FL, then you are naive.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 12:02 PM (URNdm)

375 Someone in Palm Beach FL is putting flyers on cars with NY plates to keep their leftist policies in NY and go home. LOL.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 14, 2022 12:02 PM (aXKOe)

376
Just what we need in 2024, Hillary being tossed inside a van again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 11:58 AM


She was so unhealthy she couldn't stand the heat of a 70 degree morning in September. Is she getting transfusions from thousands of immigrant children as a restorative?

I picture her as James Mason in 'Mandingo' with her feet on the back of an immigrant child to 'cure' her rheumatism.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 14, 2022 12:03 PM (dQvv7)

377 347 I wrote above these states should start defunding their university systems if they want to stay red. I'm serious, that's the one thing the state governments should be doing just to save our culture. We spend billions indoctrinating our kids to hate everything about us, why?
Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 11:59 AM (4thlk)

Another thing they should push for is community involvement in the hiring process and in out of state and foreign admission policies. Why should a state pay taxes for a university that will admit mostly out of state students? This should go against common sense.

If anyone took the time to listen to the Prof Mehler piece at GP, you would instantly see that a lunatic like that should stay in a blue city where he belongs, but try to have input into hiring of administrators and university presidents to preclude blue state libs.

Posted by: CN...FJB at January 14, 2022 12:03 PM (ONvIw)

378
whats a 'ranchette'?

******

All acreage, no cattle.
Posted by: Muldoon


Leatherette

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 14, 2022 12:03 PM (63Dwl)

379 What's the marker for blue state though? If I move from VA which is undoubtedly a blue state despite the recent elections to Florida am I persona non grata?

I don't think bans or moratoriums are the right tool. I think Instapundits welcome wagon idea is the way.

Posted by: blaster at January 14, 2022 12:03 PM (mbFEM)

380 "This is like Indians sitting around a campfire talking about how the white man will go native, soon enough."

There was a time when I might agree. But this administration has exposed a lot about the Democrats agenda- and it's not good. There are always going to be people who play politics like it's a team sport. But there are a lot of people in the middle who just want to live their lives and watch their children grow up in a free and prosperous world. Democrats have removed any allusions that's what they want. It's clear they want control and power over all else. They don't care if you live, eat or die. They want to force you to conform. There are a lot of people re-thinking their full throated support for that type of policy because it becomes an eat me last dilemma. Eventually they come to something you do care about. We will see next year how far that realization has come.

Posted by: Attila the Hun at January 14, 2022 12:03 PM (VpIIl)

381 Anyone know if there is any tangible way we can help out Mr. and Mrs. Muse? I'm very concerned that we haven't heard anything.

Posted by: Emmie at January 14, 2022 12:03 PM (6RgRK)

382 The hipsters do not want stinky poor person next to them or in their area. Especially scary brown people except as a token to amuse or entertain them.

Portlanders love to put out "Black Lives Matter" signs while living in some of the whitest inner-city neighborhoods in the United States.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 14, 2022 12:03 PM (I2/tG)

383 When we bought a few acres up north, (RE has gone crazy with Calitards in AZ north) realtors saying they are conservative. We'll see.

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 14, 2022 12:04 PM (5aWFq)

384 I live in Texas, and we've seen a huge influx of Californians and New Yorkers. Many of them are coming for the tech jobs sprouting up around Austin, and those will be deep blue millennials and Gen Zers, but there also seem to be a large number of conservatives who have finally had enough and finally found an excuse (job, lack of family, etc.) to leave those deep blue hellholes.

Those fleeing conservatives may actually be *saving* the places they're fleeing to. CNN did an exit poll on the last Senate election (Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke) and found that a majority of native Texans voted for O'Rourke. It was people not native to Texas who swung the tide in Cruz's favor. He only won that election by 2.6 points. Granted, it was a CNN exit poll, so grain of salt, and "native Texans" doesn't include people who have lived here, say, their entire adult lives... but still, an interesting (and scary) data point.

Posted by: Caiwyn at January 14, 2022 12:04 PM (+dHQK)

385 378
whats a 'ranchette'?

******
All acreage, no cattle.
Posted by: Muldoon

Leatherette
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 14, 2022 12:03 PM (63Dwl)

Sounds small and kinky

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 14, 2022 12:04 PM (ynpvh)

386 All tyrannies must take and pass an animal husbandry course that includes a class on how to make a gelding.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 12:04 PM (axyOa)

387 r build expensive houses next door to a shooting range and....
Posted by: Oddbob at January 14, 2022 11:56 AM (nfrXX)

Yep. Our local outdoor range had to close because too many houses built up around it. It was a safety issue. And it truly did become dangerous.

Meanwhile, the deer and mountain lion populations are exploding because they are now in the middle of suburbia and they can't be hunted.

But when the food supply becomes completely destroyed we will at least have fresh meat. Won't even have to shoot the deer. You could walk up to one in your yard and get him with a kitchen knife. Of course you'd have to fight off a mountain lion for the kill. That might be tricky.

Posted by: Just Lily at January 14, 2022 12:04 PM (crb4X)

388 If Texas didn't rank at the bottom aesthetically, we would have been turned blue long ago. I say that as a proud Texan. We ain't a pretty state.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 14, 2022 12:04 PM (3q554)

389 "The town is just north of Atlanta, and to the best of my knowledge, is pretty locust-free.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 14, 2022 12:01 PM (ptqGC) "

I am waiting for Buckhead to form their own city. Then Atlanta will be fooked.

Posted by: Attila the Hun at January 14, 2022 12:05 PM (VpIIl)

390 Fazbuk just announced that they have leased ALL of the office space in the newest 66story tower.

Posted by: birddog at January 14, 2022 12:05 PM (uAI4S)

391 369 >>Plus, Democrats suck a whole lot right now. They have a massive branding problem that's not helping the whole situation.

Could be a bit of a self-correcting problem.
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Never underestimate the Church of Manhattan Media providing a Religious Moment to reverse the Dogma. It might, very well, cost Biden his life but it will identify our evil enemies.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 12:05 PM (WROfJ)

392 386 All tyrannies must take and pass an animal husbandry course that includes a class on how to make a gelding.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 12:04 PM (axyOa)

They may think animal husbandry is something more appealing to their tastes.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 14, 2022 12:05 PM (ynpvh)

393 232 Don't large American flags work like a head of garlic to keep them away
Posted by: Roy at January 14, 2022 11:42 AM (FMzXL)

Also a good thing, but Right to Life or a nice sign for the gum club would be better.
Posted by: CN...FJB at January 14, 2022 11:44 AM (ONvIw)
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How about both.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 12:05 PM (NpAcC)

394 I wish I didn't have a business to run, all my family here etc. I'd move if I could. But I will be figuring out a way to move when I can, at least 6 months and one day. I'd rather pay taxes in FL or TX than here.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 14, 2022 12:05 PM (aXKOe)

395 374 If you don't think there are similar plans for CA and TX, especially with tech titans like Zuck moving into Austin, and Pelosi setting up a home in Jupiter, FL, then you are naive.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 12:02 PM (URNdm)

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The steal was allowed to happen by the GOPe. Whether they will again is another question. After VA, it seems like they are willing to fight to actually win elections again.

I mean...Dave was all about "this is how people will vote", and I think the general consensus is that he was right. It's just that the cheat happened to erase that (months of people stuffing ballots wasn't enough so they shut down counting in six states in the middle of the night to ballot box stuff some more).

That story about how Florida's Republican registration increased by a quarter of a million while Democratic registration fell by about 10,000 is feeding a lot of my optimism for the future. That optimism is at the state level where pissed off Republicans and independents, who saw their choice taken from them in favor of Joe Fucking Biden, can have greater impact on things like voter integrity. Fed GOP is only good for a tap on the breaks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 12:06 PM (LvTSG)

396 All of this creates a natural feedback loop where the huge population advantage of the Left overwhelms whatever vestiges of federalism that remain outside of their current geographical territory.

If true, they are the majority, no? With that label comes things that matter in a republic.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 14, 2022 12:07 PM (BFigT)

397 72 Well from what I've heard from shop owners in Coeur d'Alene, lots of CA invaders are getting themselves on school boards, advisory boards, etc. How about an x-year ban on serving in any capacity?
Posted by: Jordan61
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Require all ballots to list all states of residence in the past ten years for each candidate.

Posted by: Furious George at January 14, 2022 12:07 PM (9vQJW)

398 We could always enact a bounty on Yankee ears. That would slow the roll real quick. It would also incentivize Yankees to learn to speak real English and be polite.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 12:07 PM (WROfJ)

399 "The concentrated fight against academia is long overdue."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 11:59 AM (LvTSG)

Almost all of our problems stem from that. Does anyone in power understand that? Start by eliminating liberal arts in the universities, which could be done under the name of fiscal conservatism, and you're on your way back to a functioning society.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 12:08 PM (4thlk)

400 399
Almost all of our problems stem from that. Does anyone in power understand that? Start by eliminating liberal arts in the universities, which could be done under the name of fiscal conservatism, and you're on your way back to a functioning society.
Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 12:08 PM (4thlk)

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Don't eliminate them. Bring them back to what a liberal arts education actually is.

Begin with a requirement to learn the classics in the original Greek.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 12:09 PM (LvTSG)

401 Hyperbolic Friday at AoS!

Posted by: kraken at January 14, 2022 12:09 PM (6Je/Q)

402 >>Never underestimate the Church of Manhattan Media providing a Religious Moment to reverse the Dogma. It might, very well, cost Biden his life but it will identify our evil enemies.

Oh they still control the narrative but at some point the message has to actually work.

Old story in advertising, if the dogs won't eat the food it doesn't matter how good the ads are. I don't see that many Democrats these days touting their brand while trying to explain why everything they are doing is failing.

Repel them by pointing out that their policies are fucked up and they are retarded. Offense is fun.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2022 12:09 PM (ZLI7S)

403 Random bullet holes in street signs around the area is a subtle form of psychological warfare.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 12:09 PM (GYllL)

404 Make country music stations the only ones allowed.

Posted by: creeper at January 14, 2022 12:09 PM (cTCuP)

405 We're at a strange place in human history where a political and social movement -- a religion, of sorts -- is attempting to impose their ideology on a culture by economic pressure, propaganda, and entertainment.

Americans do not like, agree with, and did not vote for the whacky extremist crap being foisted on them. They didn't get a chance to: its not being done by policy and law, for the most part. Its being imposed by the establishment. For example 70+ percent of Americans are totally opposed to the tranny agenda, and 99% of the cultural forces and businesses are trying to force it on everyone.

At a certain point, either the vast majority of Americans knuckles under figuring this is how it is now because everyone but them thinks so... or the businesses crack because everyone tells them to go to hell.

This is the "get woke go broke" test. Is that true? Sometimes. Sometimes a business takes a pretty notable hit then starts to gradually get over it, because people forget what upset them and start going back to Target. Sometimes the business is barely affected by it. We'll see how this works out, and I think pretty soon.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 12:09 PM (KZzsI)

406 Pa now has a Republican SoS, it's one race the fraudsters forgot about

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 14, 2022 12:10 PM (RE/i3)

407 Virginia went Red in the 2021 election, so even suburban liberals have their breaking point.

It took a sudden "glitch" in Bergen County to keep Murphy's crooked control freak ass in the NJ gov's mansion, so there are Blue state residents who aren't all-in on the woke.

Even overwhelmingly blue states like CA, NY, and IL have at least 35 percent of their populations who vote Red. I think most of the migrations from Blue to Red will be conservatives or swing voters who can't take any more tax hikes in exchange for shitty roads, shitty schools, lazy unionized government workers, and especially crime busting through the roof.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 14, 2022 12:10 PM (qAR6u)

408 Protection is a tricky business -- very unAmerican to constrain thought -- but understandable in the circumstances of sheer lunacy of the past decade and creeping incrementalism that infests everything.

This is why the findings of voter inclinations in Florida recently were so encouraging. It was as if the influx of people fleeing blue states were actually the conservatives who'd had enough, rather than leftists who couldn't stand their chosen form of governance. But with companies fleeing California for Texas, you're more likely to get an influx of hapless retards going along for the ride.

Posted by: red speck at January 14, 2022 12:10 PM (gS3OW)

409 All tyrannies must take and pass an animal husbandry course that includes a class on how to make a gelding.
Posted by: Diogenes


******

I'm not sure. The lure of 'animal husbandry' might attract entirely the wrong sorts of people.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 12:10 PM (m45I2)

410 Laws must equally impact urban and rural areas. WA state had that law that required a study on the local aquifer before you could put in a well. It only affected rural areas and shut down new home starts in rural areas until they dialed it back. Didn't affect cities at all.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 14, 2022 12:10 PM (5HBd1)

411 Don't eliminate them. Bring them back to what a liberal arts education actually is.

Shut down the Chinese indoctrination centers. Ban foreign funding of education.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 12:11 PM (KZzsI)

412 Tax college and university endowments.

Shut off the spigot of funding (state and federal) for idiotic research in stupid fields and topics that don't advance the cause of human knowledge - No, you can't get a Ph.D. in Medieval Eastern European Lesbian Interpretive Dance. Nobody fucking cares. Get a job.

Posted by: ballistic at January 14, 2022 12:11 PM (oXNqT)

413 Yep. Our local outdoor range had to close because too many houses built up around it. It was a safety issue. And it truly did become dangerous.

Meanwhile, the deer and mountain lion populations are exploding because they are now in the middle of suburbia and they can't be hunted.

But when the food supply becomes completely destroyed we will at least have fresh meat. Won't even have to shoot the deer. You could walk up to one in your yard and get him with a kitchen knife. Of course you'd have to fight off a mountain lion for the kill. That might be tricky.
Posted by: Just Lily at January 14, 2022 12:04 PM

Where I used to live we had a gun range that had been open since the 40's. Then a developer bought the surrounding land and built upscale housing. This was before the law changed, some lib judge shut it down sight unseen. There was never any problems. The NIMBY's got all pissy. I have zero symapthy nor do I buy the argument it was a safety issue. That's bull. We didn't have the money to fight the court battle. I moved out of the area but last I hear they were leveling the beautiful woods around it for more homes. LOL Assholes.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 14, 2022 12:11 PM (aXKOe)

414 I grew up in Dripping Springs, just west of Austin. I can not stand to go there any more, and avoid Austin like the plague. Very sad to see what's happened to the Hill Country. Things change, people come and go, but the destruction is pretty sad. Downtown Austin is full of zombies and George Floyd murals.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at January 14, 2022 12:11 PM (2siSk)

415 The Texas primaries are 6 weeks away.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 12:11 PM (NpAcC)

416 404 Make country music stations the only ones allowed.
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You'd be surprised how many Rednecks like Rock n Roll, Heavy Metal and Classical music. Dittos Jazz.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 12:12 PM (WROfJ)

417 All new Texas license plates have "Texas--Proud To Be An Open Carry State."

Posted by: Furious George at January 14, 2022 12:12 PM (9vQJW)

418
Pa now has a Republican SoS, it's one race the fraudsters forgot about

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 14, 2022 12:10 PM


Even with mail-in ballots. I guess they didn't want to risk the same shenanigans again so soon.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 14, 2022 12:12 PM (dQvv7)

419 Protection is a tricky business -- very unAmerican to constrain thought -- but understandable in the circumstances of sheer lunacy of the past decade and creeping incrementalism that infests everything.

I agree, the defense has to be something that encourages freedom and scares away leftist crazies rather than punishes them. Abortion laws protect babies, that's a great way to push them away.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 12:12 PM (KZzsI)

420 Mandatory carry, definitely! No liberal would willingly move into any area where guns are required.

Posted by: Jerzy A Sobon at January 14, 2022 12:12 PM (jnWJH)

421 Downtown Austin is full of zombies and George Floyd murals.
Posted by: Erik In Texas at January 14, 2022 12:11 PM (2siSk)

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Even 5 years ago when I first moved here, downtown was at least still safe-ish and a fun place that you'd want to go have a good time.

Now, I avoid it like syphillis.

Posted by: ballistic at January 14, 2022 12:12 PM (oXNqT)

422 "Another thing they should push for is community involvement in the hiring process and in out of state and foreign admission policies. Why should a state pay taxes for a university that will admit mostly out of state students? This should go against common sense.
If anyone took the time to listen to the Prof Mehler piece at GP, you would instantly see that a lunatic like that should stay in a blue city where he belongs, but try to have input into hiring of administrators and university presidents to preclude blue state libs."
Posted by: CN...FJB at January 14, 2022 12:03 PM (ONvIw)

Everything about the university system in this country is fucked up. Nobody in power wants to touch it.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 12:13 PM (4thlk)

423 Make country music stations the only ones allowed.

*

Modern country?

You're trying to NOT attract the leftists, right?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 12:13 PM (FkmZ6)

424
I'm not sure. The lure of 'animal husbandry' might attract entirely the wrong sorts of people.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 12:10 PM


Don't be so sheepish.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 14, 2022 12:13 PM (dQvv7)

425 Mandatory gun ownership.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 14, 2022 12:13 PM (wmDcS)

426 421 Now, I avoid it like syphillis.

Posted by: ballistic at January 14, 2022 12:12 PM (oXNqT)

It ain't no big deal.

Posted by: Bubba Clinton at January 14, 2022 12:13 PM (ynpvh)

427 It would be fairly easy to force California relo's to enter their children in some sort of Hunger Games lottery.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at January 14, 2022 12:14 PM (EeyL9)

428 >>Everything about the university system in this country is fucked up. Nobody in power wants to touch it.

It skeerd me.

Posted by: Betsy DeVos at January 14, 2022 12:14 PM (GYllL)

429 No, you can't get a Ph.D. in Medieval Eastern European Lesbian Interpretive Dance. Nobody fucking cares. Get a job.

Alternately; you can, but no public monies can be used in the funding of this at any level, not employee pay, not facilities, not loans, nothing. You want to study a crazy garbage degree, you foot the bill or do it with all volunteers off campus.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 12:14 PM (KZzsI)

430 424
I'm not sure. The lure of 'animal husbandry' might attract entirely the wrong sorts of people.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 12:10 PM

Don't be so sheepish.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 14, 2022 12:13 PM (dQvv7)

Some people can be quited dogged in their beliefs.

Posted by: jim (in California) at January 14, 2022 12:14 PM (ynpvh)

431 Random bullet holes in street signs around the area is a subtle form of psychological warfare.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 12:09 PM (GYllL)


The occasional old toilet in the front yard as a planter works well too.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2022 12:14 PM (axyOa)

432 Outlaw immunities for government workers, especially bureaucrats.

Let them be personally suable for misconduct and damages done through regulations not explicitly approved by the legislature with the governor's signature.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 12:15 PM (LvTSG)

433 Ace is up

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at January 14, 2022 12:15 PM (1kZuj)

434 NOOD Gretchen Whitmore...

Posted by: jim (in California) at January 14, 2022 12:15 PM (ynpvh)

435 Leatherette
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 14, 2022 12:03 PM (63Dwl)

doesn't that cost extra and needs access to the basement?

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 14, 2022 12:15 PM (8D42x)

436 Just off the top of my head (and no, I haven't read all the suggestions, sorry) possibly lack of those EV charging stations might be a deterrent. Who says they MUST be built? Pass laws denying existing or future gas stations and other possibilities like shopping center parking lots, from installing them, or tax the crap out of anyone who tries. I can imagine a nomad from CA would think twice about moving to a state that lacks them. There are no doubt some already, but people expect them to be everywhere. Also slap a surcharge on installed home EV charging facilities. Hitting them in their greenie pockets is always a good approach.

Posted by: Here in Italy at January 14, 2022 12:16 PM (SeY1z)

437 Shut down funding of wifi in public areas except for emergency calls. No, your phone won't get a signal here, stop trying to send the picture of your McMuffin to Instagram.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 12:16 PM (KZzsI)

438 All of these suggestions are, of course, somewhat tongue in cheek. There is no way to apply a purity test that would work in real world terms. For better or worse, the political spectrum is not as distinctly binary (red/blue) as some seem to believe. 50 shades or purple if you may.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 14, 2022 12:16 PM (m45I2)

439 Check the sidebar for the Don Rickles video.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2022 12:17 PM (1s9Ej)

440 I kinda like the gun ownership idea, but what about people who should not have a gun in their home? I'm thinking of people who may indulge in criminality or are too careless to have a weapon.

Posted by: Emmie at January 14, 2022 12:17 PM (6RgRK)

441 "Don't eliminate them. Bring them back to what a liberal arts education actually is.
Begin with a requirement to learn the classics in the original Greek."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 12:09 PM (LvTSG)

I say eliminate them first, maybe think about bring them back in a few decades after the current batch of Professors/educators are out of the profession.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 12:17 PM (4thlk)

442 They put Maya Angelou on a quarter. What the hell is with leftists and that hack poet? Do they not even know that other black women exist, and were far more impressive and important? Have they not actually read her treacle? Its like she's the only black woman they know other than Oprah.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 12:18 PM (KZzsI)

443 require a state budget. And also require disclosure of how the money is spent. I don't think most of WA state was aware of funding the ferry system in Puget Sound by very high vehicle licensing

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 14, 2022 12:18 PM (5HBd1)

444 Make everyone step on a Fumi-e of George Floyd and Barack Obama before you are allowed into the town.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 12:18 PM (ESjRY)

445 When a company wishes to move to a red state and build their facilities charge them for all the infrastructure improvements such as utilities, roads, public transportation improvements, recycling infrastructure, schools, etc. Basically, burden them with general public improvements that massively increase their overhead. The existing local community would benefit greatly at their expense. Then regulate them, require them to be sustainable with rules that are extreme, create a special tax burden, marginalize their voting block, limit their ability to become a part of the local government.

Posted by: John at January 14, 2022 12:18 PM (1FTXV)

446 442 They put Maya Angelou on a quarter. What the hell is with leftists and that hack poet? Do they not even know that other black women exist, and were far more impressive and important? Have they not actually read her treacle? Its like she's the only black woman they know other than Oprah.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 12:18 PM (KZzsI)

Waiting for Hillary on the $13 bill.

Posted by: jim (in California) at January 14, 2022 12:19 PM (ynpvh)

447 "whats a 'ranchette' "
Too big to keep mowed yourself, too small for cattle or horses.
(Though many have a horse or Longhorn, primarily as lawn art, Decoration...maybe a donkey)

Posted by: birddog at January 14, 2022 12:19 PM (uAI4S)

448 "Next to CA, WA is probably the most leftist state. Not sure how you figure it is only 1/2 woke."

because we don't all live in Puget Sound. Even over on the coast, there are pockets of conservatives.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 14, 2022 12:20 PM (5HBd1)

449 The organic food idea is pretty genius. Nuke plants is also very good. How about jamming NPR broadcasts?
Posted by: IronDave at January 14, 2022 11:40 AM (k3crU)

Naw, just set up State Public Radio. All the good music shows, plus news and public-affairs programs with an explicitly Conservative slant.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2022 12:20 PM (P3gRi)

450 One main thing that free red states can do to stop the locusts is to shut up about being a free red state.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 14, 2022 12:21 PM (Fs5vw)

451 That Nutty Professor did stumble on one bon mot...

"Flatter than hammered shit."

Sounds just like something Ace would say.
Made my day.

Posted by: torabora at January 14, 2022 12:21 PM (//5nJ)

452 Mandate gun ownership with annual proficiency tests.

Since the SCOTUS is totally cool with mandates and has categorically rejected religious freedom and rights, then mandate regular church attendance with tithes and offerings at any mainline denomination church (no new denominations - must have some sort of existing tradition).

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 14, 2022 12:22 PM (UP9at)

453 Maya Angelou's poetry is one of those "soft bigotry of low expectations" things (yes the now-hated W said that). Its objectively weak sauce, the kind of crap you see on a poster or placard with a sunset behind it. But leftists are so in love with it because, "well, its wonderful for a black woman, you can't expect any better from one of them." Like your kid's picture stuck up on the refrigerator: its great for a 6 year old!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 12:22 PM (KZzsI)

454 "Country music" = Willie Nelson and Hank Williams, Jr. All others must apply to the screening committee.

Posted by: creeper at January 14, 2022 12:23 PM (cTCuP)

455 How about proactive laws that affirm conservative policies.

For example, instead of holding yourself out proudly as a sanctuary city, draft legislation that clearly indicates that you will do everything legally possible to prevent this from occurring and that immigration laws will be strictly enforced..

Target issues that really impact the residents in terms of how livable their city is. Crime, illegal immigration, how homelessness is handled, etc. etc. It will take some time, but blue voters will come to realize that this is an area hostile to their views.

Posted by: RM at January 14, 2022 12:24 PM (U3LtS)

456 If the state in question is a concealed carry state, require every business owner to post prominent signage at the entry point notifying patrons of same.

Posted by: Friendly reminder at January 14, 2022 12:24 PM (jYQlA)

457 We (Upstate NY) don't have the general political climate NYC and Downstate are afflicted with, it's a different world uphere.

Consequently antifa , progressives haven't been able to establish a threat to our flyover country life. They can't gain enough traction. We be da po' people who can be ignored.

This could change, but it'd take a paradigm shift, I think.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 14, 2022 12:26 PM (KATBx)

458 Not that it would ever pass, but I have always advocated for a progressive tax rate. Conservatives and leave me alones pay max of 15%. Democrats/Progressives pay minimum of 70%. Computers will track how you actually vote and change your registration accordingly.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 14, 2022 12:26 PM (xm4VG)

459 Do what they do. If you live in the city limits, a city limits income tax. NYC and Philly has them.

Posted by: Paladin at January 14, 2022 12:27 PM (CE4w9)

460 What works pretty well in our back corner of AZ is lots of open carry.

Posted by: anon at January 14, 2022 12:28 PM (QCdaU)

461 Yeah, just enforcing immigration law (court decision be damned, its ridiculous to say law enforcement cannot enforce law), building nuclear power plants, banning abortion as much as possible, banning tranny bathroom antics, banning institutionalized racism in the form of Critical Race Theory in schools, that kind of thing angers, freaks out, and terrifies the left.

They cannot help themselves, they work themselves into a frothing mania on social media when you do anything like this, making your state THE WORST PLACE IN THE WORLD that is MORE FASCIST THAN HITLER'S WET DREAMS and that keeps Chance and Sandy Beachinanda from moving there.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 12:28 PM (KZzsI)

462 $5,000 non-refundable recycling fee for every electric vehicle brought into the state, but give residents a discount of 3% if they buy in the state.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 14, 2022 11:48 AM (Q9lwr)

No to the discount. We need to flat-out discourage the use of electric cars, since the grid cannot support them. Keep them as expensive toys for hot-rodders.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2022 12:29 PM (P3gRi)

463 Just getting rid of the mountains of subsidies the left has stacked into state budgets for crap they like but cannot survive on its own would make a huge dent in their existence.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 12:32 PM (KZzsI)

464 I fled Shitcago for Nashviille 6months ago and the people here are very welcoming when they find out where you are from. Most of tthem follow it up with " I hope your not bringing Chgo politics with you"! Love it here. got my own gun range.

Posted by: Big Alfredo at January 14, 2022 12:33 PM (Vdukr)

465 Sounds like one of those terms a realtor or house flipper uses, like "shiplap"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 11:54 AM (KZzsI)

Shiplap is a type of siding, and has been known as such for well over a century.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2022 12:35 PM (P3gRi)

466 and has been known as such for well over a century.

By realtors and house flippers

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2022 12:36 PM (KZzsI)

467 One thing that Texas still has going for it...the part-time legislature that only meets every other year for 140 days. (excluding special sessions).

This keeps the state reps/senators from thinking its a full time job. Unlike CA where Sacramento is a mini-DC swamp.

Posted by: redchief at January 14, 2022 12:38 PM (Kab4E)

468 Visible symbols of conservative ideas. Put up an American or Don't Tread on Me flag in front of your house. Conservative candidate lawn signs in your yard early in the election cycle. Bumper stickers on cars that show cultural preferences- gun ownership, military service, religious affiliation. Even commercial preferences give people a sense of what the neighborhood is like- Cabela's, NASCAR. Lib blue staters see these things and have a negative emotional response and are less inclined to move in to your neighborhood.

Posted by: Matt at January 14, 2022 12:44 PM (gyCr5)

469 Unlicensed open-carry for everyone 12 and older.

Posted by: Bob LaBob at January 14, 2022 12:44 PM (VV8Y9)

470 Idaho stationed Highway Patrolmen at all points of entry into their state, not allowing any vehicles with out-of-state license plates into their state.

If Arizona and Nevada had done that to stop the exodus of commiecRATs from California, Oregon and Washington from entering, we wouldn't be communist today.

Posted by: Grumpy Oldman at January 14, 2022 12:45 PM (yMp8y)

471 Ban the word "artisan" as hate speech.

Posted by: Regular joe at January 14, 2022 12:46 PM (L9P9s)

472 With all the LDS out here, we practically have a Sabbath day. Lots of businesses closed on Sunday. Incidentally, Sunday afternoon is a great time to shop since the Mormons are discouraged from doing anything other than going to church.

Posted by: Idahomie2C at January 14, 2022 12:48 PM (mSAbR)

473 Oh, and a massive tax on rented properties whose owners are out of state. One of our big upcoming problems here in Idaho is rich Californians buying up homes to rent out, driving the prices up for us locals and generally making neighborhoods less desirable.

Posted by: Idahomie2C at January 14, 2022 12:50 PM (mSAbR)

474 California put laws into place to fuck over Uber and other 'gig' jobs.

Not a lawyer, nor a politician (I still have morals), but there's got to be a way for the work transplant folks, particularly from big, left-edge enterprises such as Google, to be classified in a way that, if they're working in Texas for a Californian company, they'd be considered a gig worker. And bum-fucked left and right by the Californian laws related to such.

"Force Multipliers" and all that. Try to discover laws in the states they still work for, find out how to legally abuse them to make it worse for the Karen transplants, and make them hurt.

Maybe have a grandfather clause for a specific date/period of residency in Texas. Unless you REALLY want to starve the Beast.

Posted by: Another Anon at January 14, 2022 12:54 PM (bW28E)

475 Trust people. Laws should trust people with freedom, so that those who are afraid of freedom are afraid of moving to the state. Build communities who want to be left alone by the state and handle their own problems.

Ditto what others said on concealed carry. Expand to full, visible, open carry. Get rid of speed limits, too. Get rid of occupational licensing as much as possible.

Get rid of the jobs for the most left professions: keep taxes so simple that there is no need for businesses to hire tax lawyers, keep employment so simple that there is no need for businesses to have HR departments. Make school choice so common that teachers unions can't keep bad teachers on. Completely end the practice of taxpayer-funded lobbying.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at January 14, 2022 01:00 PM (CX3cf)

476 any mainline denomination church (no new denominations - must have some sort of existing tradition).
Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 14, 2022 12:22 PM (UP9at)


Watch out for mainline denominations. They have gone full on Marxist.

Our non-denominational church is very healthy and sane.

Posted by: Emmie at January 14, 2022 01:13 PM (6RgRK)

477 In order to vote all citizens of a state must pass a basic exam about the nation's libertarian founding principles. If you don't have the ability to pass that (and those lefties surely won't), no voting for you

Posted by: Bdog at January 14, 2022 01:17 PM (UUK+M)

478 Make gun safety mandatory part of phys ed

Posted by: Irishcurmudgeon at January 14, 2022 01:24 PM (1DSCx)

479 i remember in the shade of the mountain in the San Luis in the 50s , the butter left in the sink of Telluride of the 60s
and Colo Sprgs the last 15 years. The first thing they did was restrict your ability to homestead in the mid 70s.

Posted by: yoeman at January 14, 2022 01:30 PM (BYNHj)

480 Go back to having home-ownership as a condition of voting. The state would lose some representatives (14th Amendment, Sec 2), but it would be worth it to keep the welfare recipients off the rolls.

Posted by: jdgalt1 at January 14, 2022 01:31 PM (3SFo/)

481 Ban all wind turbines. Make references to "climate change" a felony stupidity.

Posted by: random artsnark at January 14, 2022 01:39 PM (TjMft)

482 Tired of all the noise, and the overcrowding. A shoot on sight policy should alleviate both concerns while serving as a real deterrent for any planning a future move.

Posted by: Posting "First" should be a killin' offense! at January 14, 2022 01:46 PM (6afFh)

483 How about a five year residency before a transplant may vote?

Posted by: Brett at January 14, 2022 01:47 PM (DCf+C)

484 Or perhaps, like the Swiss, mandate gun ownership and training.

Posted by: Brett at January 14, 2022 01:51 PM (DCf+C)

485 Require a 2 year conscription in Ron Deathsantis' private "state" army upon arrival.

Posted by: mc at January 14, 2022 02:06 PM (arTnq)

486 Throckmorton does a great job of pointing out the silly childishness of those who want a "national separation".

What are you going to do? Come up with some brilliant way to scan minds as people come across the border? What about their children, or your own? How many people who a for a "National Divorce" lament their own children being raised right but taking on the brainwashing of their college education?

Will we have yearly Political Purity Tests in our perfect Red Utopias? If you fail the test that year, are you evicted from your home, removed from your job, prevented from going to the store or the gym? We can call them Conservatism Passports.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at January 14, 2022 02:13 PM (VlI+9)

487 How to stop the invasion:

State militia to set up checkpoints at all highways. Anyone from CA, OR, WA to be vetted for certain 'patterns of behavior.'

Minimum $1,000 annual license fee for any EV to offset the environmental damage caused by strip mining for the lithium to produce the batteries.

Mandatory open carry with annual certification for weapon or weapons of choice. Failure to certify will entail forced lockdown until certification is achieved.

Re-education camps for those who's education did not include Civics, American history, basic math, reading comprehension, English (basic spelling, basic grammar, and basic punctuation), and Economics.

Posted by: cubiclecommando at January 14, 2022 02:47 PM (nFhrl)

488 454 "Country music" = Willie Nelson and Hank Williams, Jr. All others must apply to the screening committee.

Willie Nelson and many of the other "old school" country guys are no better than the "new school" when it comes to politics. Even Merle Haggard was a Hillary fan. Figure that one out...

Posted by: prolix at January 14, 2022 02:54 PM (nP6BV)

489 I live in New Mexico and in the event everything got sporty I was counting on Texas invading the place. Looks like that plan is no longer viable. Anybody want to buy a never used State of Texas surrender flag?

Posted by: LostInSpace at January 14, 2022 02:59 PM (ESLBo)

490 Claymores

Posted by: Lord Whorfin at January 14, 2022 03:02 PM (ga+7j)

491 Mandatory ICE vehicles for the next 50 years, and manual transmission would be even better.

Posted by: Nancy at January 14, 2022 03:59 PM (N2of/)

492 the parking in front of stores, restaurants, dental/medical offices and gov't facilities is now reserved for motorcycles and pick-up trucks

Posted by: ADK46er at January 14, 2022 04:28 PM (Dk6GG)

493 For immigrants to TX, mandatory TX civics classes (where you learn what a County Judge is, among other things) and TX history classes. All immigrants must pass tests on said subjects to show their fitness to emigrate to this state from wherever they are from.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 14, 2022 05:11 PM (CdZ4i)

494 Very late to the party, but one thing that could work is having the state version of the FDA carefully define generally meaningless terms such as "renewable," "free trade," "organic," "pesticide-free" and the like, and ruthlessly enforce your new truth-in-advertising rules against producers and retailers. You can shut down every Whole Foods and Starbucks and ruin the newcomers' quality of life.

Posted by: Still Shaving w/ Schick at January 14, 2022 05:47 PM (e/gaB)

495 Top notch idea. Keep organics out and only allow GMO foods from Cargill & Monsanto into your community.

Meanwhile the diabetes and heart disease pandemic will surely improve.

Not sure if I've heard a stupider idea since tranny story time.

Posted by: J2Spank at January 14, 2022 06:11 PM (iTPOi)

496 Require all Driver's Licenses, State I.D.'s be acquired in person at Walmart Stores.

Posted by: Vladtheimp at January 14, 2022 06:47 PM (cFnie)

497 Put a huge tax on psychotherapy.

Posted by: Streetwiseprof at January 14, 2022 06:53 PM (ACYRI)

498 Blago-I think we voted down MLK day three times until it was forced by the legislators.

Posted by: S.Lynn at January 15, 2022 12:45 AM (ICbXt)

499 Send them to live in Outer Slabovia with the other Slobs

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at January 15, 2022 01:47 AM (FLiOE)

500 1. American Flags everywhere, especially government buildings & schools.

2. Change UT-Austin to a 100% STEM school. Math is the enemy of woke-ism.

Posted by: Sam at January 15, 2022 06:19 AM (pXt6e)

501 10 years of mandatory gun training for out of state immigrants. You have to fire 200 rounds minimum/year.

Posted by: joseph w dagostino at January 15, 2022 10:32 AM (LvhFK)

502 My experience here was magical. I never thought in thirty days that my whole life would turn around.
Instead of pushing life away, I now embrace it.
Thank you guys so much.

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