Everyone’s moving away. “Detroit is such a mess people are simply fleeing Michigan.” Are people leaving the less fiscally sound states for better situated ones or are blue-state residents simply not reproducing? Maybe both?

demographic tendencies

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Big Al January 11, 2013 at 8:27 am

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Give them to California.

JPTravis January 11, 2013 at 8:31 am

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You’re gonna either laugh or shake your head when I tell you this: last week when local newsmen announced these statistics, they had quotes from Michigan government officials bragging about how things are getting better… because we aren’t on the bottom anymore. As you can see, Rhode Island’s shrinkage is worse than Michigan’s. Talk about delusional…

Navyvet2 January 11, 2013 at 8:38 am

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Michiganistan’s slogan used to be, “Say Yes to Michigan” but they scrapped it, apparently because a more accurate slogan would have been “Say Goodbye to Michigan”. Now the slogan is something like “Getting the Upper Hand”. WTF? I suggest it be changed to “Muslims Are Getting The Upper Hand”
Another one they can now use is “We Ain’t The Worst”

matthew s harrison January 11, 2013 at 10:21 am

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smart folks are leaving, and the libtards who stay just kill their babies. simple equation. …. didn’t need a graph to tell me that!

jacksman January 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

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My husband and I grew up in the San Diego area due to our parents being military. We lived there because it was all we knew. We started traveling to utah for capming trips and would meet people doing things like riding dirt bikes,shootin,having campfires. lol we thought for sure it was against the law because everything but illegals is illegal in cali. Made the move 4 years ago with our buissness,and bank accounts to Utah. Wow its been wonderful! If you like the rules in Cali please stay there.

flashingscotsman January 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm

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I don’t like the rules in California.

Not so silent January 11, 2013 at 11:03 am

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From the article, best line in it,
“maybe liberals are simply not reproducing, and they will eventually die off.”

I hope that’s true….

Progressive Hemrrhoid January 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm

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If we could only be that lucky.

poppajoe49 January 11, 2013 at 2:25 pm

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Recipients will always reproduce, thereby keeping liberals viable.

flashingscotsman January 11, 2013 at 9:47 pm

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I’m thinking these kids will vote Democrat when we finish paying to raise them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73CVOZiaqKc

poppajoe49 January 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm

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We’ll NEVER finish paying for them. They’ll go on collecting the rest of their lives.

flashingscotsman January 12, 2013 at 9:21 am

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And voting Democrat.

drb January 11, 2013 at 12:03 pm
flashingscotsman January 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm

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Oh, man! They’d have jobs galore!

jacksman January 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm

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Love Jindal

Progressive Hemrrhoid January 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm

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You don’t suppose this has anything to do with the increases in the crime rates for these so called Blue States do you?

xgman January 11, 2013 at 2:15 pm

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Take a ride through Buffalo or Toledo they are almost as bad as Detroit.Balitmore is a great water front surrounded by a slum.Camden Newark Richmond Atlanta the list is endless. Why are all these cities turning into slums? Does anyone know why? LOLOLOL.

poppajoe49 January 11, 2013 at 2:26 pm

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You have family in all those places?

xgman January 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm

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Why dont you go and take some pictures.

Progressive Hemrrhoid January 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm
Elrond Hubbard January 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm

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Unsurprisingly. the biggest losers (Rhode Island, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts and Illinois) are all economic basket cases and all controlled by Democrats. I’m surprised California isn’t among the biggest losers but I suspect the children of illgal aliens might be keeping the Golden State’s stats somewhat higher.

danybhoy January 11, 2013 at 7:28 pm

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Actually, the losers are the states that these people flee to. They leave cities & states that have been ruined by Demacrat liberal/progressive policies, then they get to their new state & continue to vote for the same sh!tty types of pols that ruined the place they just left.

davidintexas January 11, 2013 at 4:14 pm

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We here in Texas welcome the Californians that come here – as long as they are not the stupid, unpatriotic bastards that vote Democrat.

PS I realize that STUPID, UNPATRIOTIC, and BASTARDS is triple redundant.

flashingscotsman January 12, 2013 at 9:25 am

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When a few more of the events that I make my living at get cancelled, and I pack up to leave California, it will be for Texas. And trust me, I will bring NO liberal tendencies.

sa_rose January 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

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The Ren Faires will welcome you, your lady and your horses!

xgman January 12, 2013 at 5:14 pm

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Would you welcome me?

Not so silent January 12, 2013 at 9:24 pm

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With a 12 gauge…..and 00 buckshot

poppajoe49 January 13, 2013 at 12:18 am

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I prefer rifled slugs for that application.

sa_rose January 13, 2013 at 6:58 am

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Probaby not. We have more than our share of dumbasses already

flashingscotsman January 12, 2013 at 5:35 pm

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That is one of the things I need to do my research on, Rose. There’s a number of big faires, a few small one. So I’d have to make sure I’m accepted at the big ones before going.

I made the mistake of just showing up in Florida a few years ago, without doing my research, and the excessive level of regulation basically tossed me out of the state. Not that I couldn’t operate my booth safely, that’s never been a problem. But the cash outlay to get the permits was completely out of the question.

Here in CA, I prove I have millions in liability insurance, and I’m in. Nothing else is required.

poppajoe49 January 13, 2013 at 12:19 am

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You can thank Disney for that in FL.

flashingscotsman January 13, 2013 at 8:47 am

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Before I left FL, vowing never to return, (it was hot and humid in January), I had a conversation with a local lady. I made the joke that soon, you would have to have a permit to get a permit.

She said, “Don’t laugh. I work for a local construction company. A big part of my job is pulling permits. I have to take classes, and be certified. Yes. I have a permit to get permits.”

poppajoe49 January 13, 2013 at 9:08 am

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That is a little exaggerated on her part.
She took a class to make sure she had the procedure down, there are quite a few forms needed to get a permit approved. I have pulled permits, it is time consuming to say the least, but the bureaucracy couldn’t justify itself without the excessive mounds of paperwork.
2 permits for the work on my house, electrical and framing, cost $422.

flashingscotsman January 14, 2013 at 9:58 am

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As the government puke from the carnival rides ministry explained it to me, since I had intended to operate my horses without a permit, they were red-tagged, and the tags would cost $500 to be removed. Each. The fact that I had never heard of the permit meant nothing.

Then I would have to have my horses inspected by a licensed mechanical engineer, at a cost of about a thousand dollars each. There were places on the form for the engineer to fill out dealing with “supporting cables and turnbuckles,” “pneumatic systems,” “hydraulic systems,” “electrical systems,”……………

I explained that these were rocking horses, and had none of that. He said that the engineer would note that on the form.

Once that was done, and the $300 yearly fee paid for each horse’s permit, then he himself would have to come out to each and every event, to make sure that I assembled them correctly. $150 each. I explained that they do not come apart, so there is no assembly. He said that he would note that on the form.

All this for a 3 month run in FL, then off to Georgia, where the one man in the state that gives rides a thumb up or down, explains his actions to nobody, there’s no appeal process, just happens to supply the east coast with most of their renfaire rides, and has no intention of allowing me to move in on his action. Ok, so no Georgia.

Pennsylvania was next, and you have to have your rides inspected by a licensed ride inspector there. I checked into the process for finding one of those. “Oh, just go down to the county offices, give them fifty dollars, and they’ll give you your ride inspector’s license.”

“What kind of degree, certificates, engineering experience, is required?”

“None of that, just fifty dollars.”

Ok. So it really IS about public safety, right?

The east coast can kiss my ass.

sa_rose January 12, 2013 at 11:02 am

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Except a large number of Californians who come here are exactly that and immediately try to change us to be the smae shithole they left. The rest are Hispanics who flow back and forth from Texas to Califonia like the tides. But they get better benes in California.

danybhoy January 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

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The productive are leaving The Golden State, & are being replaced by people who often don’t speak English & then sapp our welfare programs.

6 November 2012 January 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm

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Wouldn´t the majority of Californian voters fall in that category?

6 November 2012 January 14, 2013 at 5:42 am

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The funniest part is those liberals believes millions immigrants are going to accept something like a 50% tax rate to pay for their retirements, for which the great majority of them never bothered to save despite the issue being raised already in the 1990s.

Obama isn´t going to increase the pay of the baby boomers in relation to the official inflation rate (real one is 8-10% and likely to grow), so social security is going to be a pauper´s wage in just a few years, even without stock market crash, the great majority of the retired are going to be poorer than bums by 2020.

poppajoe49 January 14, 2013 at 6:58 am

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Or, they’ll be competing for those part time jobs that usually go to students, just to survive.