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Posted on 03/14/2012 3:45:18 PM PDT by Melas

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To: Sudetenland
Funny how some rednecks (of which I am a member) get all ruffled when someone speaks of their "mentality," and then when you ask them what a redneck actually is, they reply (in different words), "it's a mentality."
101 posted on 03/14/2012 6:14:32 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Melas

Forcing you to move to California ? Get a divorce attorney.


102 posted on 03/14/2012 6:16:04 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Melas
Another vote here for North San Diego County.
Encinitas
Carlsbad
Leucadia

PS, I have a 3.5 bedroom/2.5 bath house for sale in Vista.

103 posted on 03/14/2012 6:30:51 PM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: Melas
Btw, even with the collapse of house values in California, be prepared for some sticker shock for housing prices.

Oh, and wicked state income tax, 10% sales tax, and at least $.50 more per gallon for gas than what you're paying in TX.

Just sayin'.

104 posted on 03/14/2012 6:33:25 PM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: Melas

What can you afford?


105 posted on 03/14/2012 6:33:39 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Melas

Orange County.


106 posted on 03/14/2012 6:36:17 PM PDT by Pelham (Georgetown, Home of the Hoyas, Hos, and Flukers.)
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To: Melas

Move your wife to Austin...tell her it’s CA. She won’t be able to tell the difference.


107 posted on 03/14/2012 6:49:46 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Melas

North San Diego County or South Orange County (Laguna Niguel or Mission Viejo — Mission Viejo is one of the country’s safest cities). Ladera Ranch is OK if you don’t mind sitting on your fence and almost being able to touch your neighbor’s house. Rancho Santa Margarita ... well, it’s nice too, but I think a couple of the “Real Housewives” (yeah, right) come from there.


108 posted on 03/14/2012 6:54:02 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: Melas

A serious reply:

If you don’t need to find a cutting-edge high tech job (well ok, or any job), I’d sincerely suggest looking somewhere between the towns of Ventura or Santa Barbara, up to Morro Bay. Or just inland from Santa Barbara up to Ojai.

The central coast.

It’s the California you think about from postcards, and movie scenery. Absolutely stunning scenery. Fabulous weather. Wide open spaces. Seascapes lifted right out off a postcard.

Not much work though. Unless you farm. Or somehow attract tourists. When you get to what’s really considered the central coast, you’re just about a day out from (both) of the mega-cities - right in between them.

Not a whole lot of people stop and stay there, because for the most part they’re going from one, to the other.

The fact it’s not metropolitan though, keeps the weird factor to a minimum.


109 posted on 03/14/2012 6:55:07 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Melas

Move towards Nevada area. Big mix, you should be on comfortable terms with your wife, there.


110 posted on 03/14/2012 6:57:32 PM PDT by 3eli
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To: Melas

If I was you, I’d pull a fast one on her and suggest somewhere in far E. WA or far E. OR. There are some AWESOMELY redneck towns there. But don’t tell her ;)


111 posted on 03/14/2012 7:14:26 PM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Melas

Is it possible that she would consider one of the liberal big cities within Texas? Dallas? Austin? San Antonio?


112 posted on 03/14/2012 7:24:10 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Melas
If you like country living, check out the area south of sacramento and north of stockton. Very quiet, most folks are friendly, and some nice parcels with and without dwellings with the real estate depressed as it is.

Pretty much any recreational activity is close, weather is perfect about 50 weeks out of the year, cold one week in january, and stifling hot without wind in august sometime, otherwise, very comfortable.Fishing is superb, multiple lakes, rivers and the oceaqn is 80 minutes away.

Downside? Got to have a iron jaw, what with all the clenching of teeth, the entire state is controlled by liberal assholes.

So, if you have a good income stream, you will need to protect it, because they will smell it as soon as you cross the arizona cali border.

113 posted on 03/14/2012 7:24:27 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Melas

I’d educate her on the difference between a Bubba, and a Redneck.

A bubba sits around shooting his mouth off, acting like an inbred idiot.

A redneck is a hard working, church going, family oriented man who works out in the sun, hence the word red neck.

I am proud to say every man in my family is a red neck, the women would have killed a Bubba ;)


114 posted on 03/14/2012 7:52:53 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Melas
"Sigh...to make a long story short, my wife has decided that she's getting out of Texas, with or without me.

She's listed California, Oregon and Washington as possible places where she'd like to relocate. Well, I'm allergic to the cold, so that leaves California.

Any input on possible locations in California where she can "Escape the redneck mentality" and I can still live around semi-sane individuals.

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Thank you for the first and (so far) only constructive comment. I’ll check those out.

All I can say about some of the other comments is that marriage obviously means little to some. I’m not thrilled about this, but I love my wife a helluva lot more than I love Texas.

Sorry, but you are a fool. You'll make the the move, she still won't be happy, and she'll leave you for someone whom she thinks is more 'refined'.

"Redneck mentality" vs. "Semi-sane individuals"?! You've framed the arguement right there, and haven't even noticed.

Save yourself the upheaveal, pain, money and time. Gently take her by the shoulders, point her towards California, and plant your boot in her ass.

I know this sounds harsh, but its the truth. I've seen this play out too many times, and it always ends the same way.

If you go ahead with this; I expect you to remember this post, and come back and tell me you wished you'd followed my advice.
(C'mon, the small, cruel pleasures are all some of us have.)

115 posted on 03/14/2012 8:27:17 PM PDT by IYellAtMyTV (Je t'aime, faire du bruit comme le cochon.)
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To: Melas
"Sigh...to make a long story short, my wife has decided that she's getting out of Texas, with or without me.

She's listed California, Oregon and Washington as possible places where she'd like to relocate. Well, I'm allergic to the cold, so that leaves California.

Any input on possible locations in California where she can "Escape the redneck mentality" and I can still live around semi-sane individuals.

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Thank you for the first and (so far) only constructive comment. I’ll check those out.

All I can say about some of the other comments is that marriage obviously means little to some. I’m not thrilled about this, but I love my wife a helluva lot more than I love Texas.

Sorry, but you are a fool. You'll make the the move, she still won't be happy, and she'll leave you for someone whom she thinks is more 'refined'.

"Redneck mentality" vs. "Semi-sane individuals"?! You've framed the arguement right there, and haven't even noticed.

Save yourself the upheaveal, pain, money and time. Gently take her by the shoulders, point her towards California, and plant your boot in her ass.

I know this sounds harsh, but its the truth. I've seen this play out too many times, and it always ends the same way.

If you go ahead with this; I expect you to remember this post, and come back and tell me you wished you'd followed my advice.
(C'mon, the small, cruel pleasures are all some of us have.)

116 posted on 03/14/2012 8:46:19 PM PDT by IYellAtMyTV (Je t'aime, faire du bruit comme le cochon.)
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To: Melas

She’s not going to be happy no matter where you go. California has serious political, social and economic problems and they are going to get much worse. It’s going to get violent there because business is going under and moving out. The State lost 22% of it’s tax income this year. A lot of people are in the wagon and the horses are fleeing the State. When the wagon doesn’t move the “progress” people riot, steal and murder.

Why is she treating you like a stray dog - do what I want or I’m leaving you? That sounds seriously imbalanced and abusive. My happiness is totally tied to where my husband is. He’s my best friend. Even in liberal states I found rednecks to hang with! I have lived all over the country and I find good people to befriend so that is why it sounds unstable to me. Liberals (amoral nitwits) and American-Americans(rednecks) are everywhere.

Tell her to move out and if she’s not happy, she can move back with you. Does she do this “my way or the highway” with everything?

God Bless you and good luck, Melas. Take care of yourself.


117 posted on 03/14/2012 9:07:06 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson
Tell her to move out and if she’s not happy, she can move back with you. Does she do this “my way or the highway” with everything?

Nope, first time, and to be honest it's her turn. We moved to Dallas because I couldn't live another day in rural Texas where we moved to in the 90's.

118 posted on 03/14/2012 10:12:51 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Altariel

Live in Dallas. I’ve suggested Austin, but who knows.


119 posted on 03/14/2012 10:13:45 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Get a divorce attorney.

Let's end this train of thought right here. No.

120 posted on 03/14/2012 10:15:26 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: tpanther
Will she consider Wyomng or Montanta or Idaho?

I wouldn't consider Wyoming, Montana or Idaho. I make no bones about being a city boy. I need a metro area with at least a million people (6 million where I live) to be happy.

121 posted on 03/14/2012 10:17:08 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Melas

Oh, my dear, coastal Orange County is awesome. Weather is 70 year round, the beaches are nice and you can still BBQ on some of them, and conservatives are just good middle class people along with some wealthy ones in Newport Beach. Life is more beautiful than LA but you don’t have to pay for parking anywhere. Yet you are close enough to LA to still attend events, etc.

Stay coastal and you’ve got lots of choices, though of course home prices are way more than TX. Coastal cities, not necessarily right on the coast. Seal beach, Huntington beach, costa Mesa, Laguna, San clemente, Aliso Viejo, etc.

There are other great places in CA that are conservative but not redneck too. Hope you get lots of choices in the thread. Gov’t sucks here but you can beat the weather and most people are pretty nice.


122 posted on 03/14/2012 10:28:18 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: Melas

Well, so you deserve each other. :)


123 posted on 03/14/2012 10:28:59 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Melas

IMO you should counter-propose Denver.

It’s big enough for your threshold. Civilized enough for her.

Tries to act redneck enough for you, but nobody really takes it too serious.

Honestly. Denver.

Colorado will still be in operation, long after Cali has declared BK.


124 posted on 03/14/2012 10:33:35 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: trapped_in_LA
Sigh...and all I asked was for some advice on locations in California. 1. You’re following your wife rather her following you, she may not say it now but her respect for you has been lost as you’ve given up your leadership position.

We're partners, period. Last move was to save my sanity, this move is to save hers. I have no problem with that.

2. The laws in CA are unbelievably bad and invasive. Remember to register your guns within 15 days of moving here or you’ll be up for some serious charges if they catch you. Also if you have any of those evil high cap magazines or assault rifles leave them at the CA border or sell them before you leave Texas.

That's going to hurt. I'm not a gun enthusiast, but I do have a CHL and a handgun which will be painful to give up.

3. Be aware that in Texas if she decides to divorce you you’re only on the hook for 3 years (max) alimony but in CA it’s for life (not saying but once they loose respect for you things happen).

No problem at all. She's paid more in taxes than I've earned for years, and I'm close to the national median. Hell, I barely make what she puts in the 401K, FSA and what they take out for benefits. We put all of our eggs in her basket early on. She's a licensed professional, and I'm not. That says it all. If anything California's divorce laws heavily favor me.

Appreciate the heads up about the San Diego area. Seems to be a common theme in this thread between the unsolicited advice to abandon my wife of 21 years. I'll look more closely into the area. That information I truly do appreciate.

125 posted on 03/14/2012 10:34:23 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Born and raised in Colorado Springs. Just speaking for me, I’d like a warmer climate.


126 posted on 03/14/2012 10:35:14 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Yaelle

Thanks Yaelle. Uplifting comments are truly and genuinely appreciated.


127 posted on 03/14/2012 10:36:13 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Osage Orange

Hey, I’m admittedly ignorant about California, hence my request for information. I’m only as good as google at the moment, and when I searched I found lots of news entries about contested trails, trails being closed down, and heavy Sierra Club opposition. If that’s truly not the case, I have no way of knowing.


128 posted on 03/14/2012 10:38:56 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Melas

Fine. Try San Diego... But don’t say you weren’t warned about moving to that den of villany and scum known as California.


129 posted on 03/14/2012 10:39:04 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: GourmetDan

Aren’t you going to miss her?
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Beat me to the same thought, and caused me to snort a slug of brew through the nose!! lol

I know the West coast states have beautiful terrain, but don’t know why anyone would want to move from Texas to go there, unless they are hopelessly liberal. Texas is not populated by rednecks.


130 posted on 03/14/2012 11:59:16 PM PDT by octex
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To: kingu

Um, not Reseda.... Unless she likes home invasions and speaks a pretty fluent Spanish.


131 posted on 03/15/2012 12:05:46 AM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: Yaelle; Melas
Ditto that. Live in Laguna Niguel.

We don't really have any Rednecks here. With ten shot magazines, CCW’s as hard to come by as Sandra Fluke's hymen, no open carry, Illegal Aliens (but you can't call them that) driving around without Licenses or Insurance, Illegal Aliens Voting (nobody cares), ridiculous Income and Sales Taxes and the biggest bunch of Morons running the show in Sacramento, California is not conducive to the Redneck lifestyle.

That being said, South Orange County is paradise. If not here, the Central Coast is the place to be if more Rural living is the name of the game. We have Family up there.

132 posted on 03/15/2012 12:18:48 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Melas

The politics here seriously suck, but there are really good conservative pockets. I think you would like living in Huntington beach or environs. All kinds of housing. Certainly some Spanish tiled roofs.


133 posted on 03/15/2012 12:31:41 AM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: Melas

If you just HAVE to move, check out Eastern Washington.

I have two web friends who are mom and daughter. Daughter lives West of Snoqualmie Pass near Seattle and mom lives to the East of the Pass several hours away. The worst weather is West of the Pass.

I haven’t seen you post where you live in Texas. I’m sure there are some rednecks, but not many areas with them and it would depend on your wife’s definition of ‘redneck’.


134 posted on 03/15/2012 12:36:16 AM PDT by octex
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To: Melas
Nah, she’s the love of my life. I’d follow her to Hell and back.

Hope you mean that, because you're about to.

I'm not smiling.

135 posted on 03/15/2012 12:40:55 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: drypowder
My choices when I retire, Idaho, Montana, or Barcelona Spain.

Why Barcelona?

136 posted on 03/15/2012 12:42:48 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: dragnet2

I live in CA and consider myself a redneck,...
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dragnet2, just what is your definition of a redneck?

I am a Natural Born Texan, going back to the early-to-mid-1800s, and have often seen your postings bashing Texans and our Governor.

I’ve lived here for almost 70 years and have never run into a ‘redneck’ like people from the left coast and up North like to call anyone from the Deep South.

I’m not trying to be antagonistic with you, but am serious about what you consider to be a ‘redneck’.


137 posted on 03/15/2012 1:14:27 AM PDT by octex
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To: trapped_in_LA

Be aware that in Texas if she decides to divorce you you’re only on the hook for 3 years (max) alimony...
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Nope. No alimony in Texas.

Barring very unusual circumstances, when a married couple divorces it is a 50-50 split of assets (or dollar values) acquired during their marriage.

For instance, if one party had gotten property of value prior to the marriage, it doesn’t get counted in the divorce settlement.


138 posted on 03/15/2012 1:32:08 AM PDT by octex
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To: Melas

Live in Dallas. I’ve suggested Austin, but who knows.
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Wow! I’m dumbstruck. If she believes Dallas is a haven for rednecks, when it’s one of the four MOST liberal cities in Texas (along with Austin, Houston and San Antonio), I don’t know how you’re going to find her a place anywhere that she wouldn’t consider to be filled with rednecks.

I was bred, born and raised in Dallas, but moved to Mid-Cities when 27 to be closer to work. I live only about 4 miles from the DFW airport and there are no rednecks anywhere nearby, AFAIK.

I’ve been saddened for many years that Dallas became a liberal city and might only drive there a couple of times a year, although it’s only about 25 miles away. Dallas has become a larger version of Austin.

Your wife must have a VERY far left view of what constitutes a redneck since Dallas is increasingly inhabited by blacks and hispanics who always vote for the far left.

Not dissing you, Melas, I’m just having problems figuring out what your wife considers to be rednecks.


139 posted on 03/15/2012 2:15:13 AM PDT by octex
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To: Talisker

no reason, I just threw that in. anywhere but California


140 posted on 03/15/2012 7:22:09 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Melas

Well....I guess that shouldn’t surprise me. Considering it’s near SF.


141 posted on 03/15/2012 9:02:17 AM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: Melas

San Diego California. America’s Finest City. Small town feel with big city attractions - great weather - nice people - fairly conservative.

You can’t go wrong with San Diego.


142 posted on 03/15/2012 9:05:30 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: octex
I am a Natural Born Texan, going back to the early-to-mid-1800s, and have often seen your postings bashing Texans and our Governor.

Bashing? Isn't that a leftist commie term?

I suggest ya grow a thicker hide tex.

BTW, my people have been in this country since the 1600s, and go back iin CA many generations.

I’ve lived here for almost 70 years and have never run into a ‘redneck’ like people from the left coast

You need to get out more tex.

California was nearly settled by Okie's, and rednecks from Oklahoma,Texas, Arkansas etc. In the 1930s tens of thousands of people from the South, Midwest came to CA, and they continued that pattern for decades. Where ya been tex?

Some of my neighbors are proud rednecks, crew cut, God fearing, hard working people ya wouldn't want to push around tex.

Save your, "Just what is your definition of a redneck" leftist speak, for those drooling in cups.

143 posted on 03/15/2012 9:36:47 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Melas
I've lived in CA for most of my life. The exception being for few years in 78-84 . North County in San Duego is great but expensive (you can try Poway for cheaper areas) . I als like Placer County in the Sacramento area. When we lived ther is was still fairly conservative and is where Tom McClintock's district is.

Good luck. I hate to pile on but we are another family looing to get out of CA to retire. The taxes are going to kill you!

144 posted on 03/15/2012 9:45:38 AM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: CAluvdubya; Melas
I hate to pile on but we are another family looing to get out of CA to retire. The taxes are going to kill you!

Taxes?

BTW, we have friends in the midwest who spend more on weather related issues/problems + taxes, then we pay in taxes here in CA.

The sky high cost of heating, cooling, heating oil, damage from weather, damage to health from cold, the older ya get the worse it becomes....Special tires for ice/snow, rot and corrosion to their home, cars etc, from weather, etc. They paid more from just one hail storm, then we paid in a year of taxes. And they still pay taxes on top of all this.

145 posted on 03/15/2012 9:57:48 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Melas

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqscanv/

Stay out of California. If I can’t convince you, read Victor Davis Hanson.


146 posted on 03/15/2012 10:46:55 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Excellence; Melas
Stay out of California. (Because an earthquake might happen)

I often forget how scared and ignorant some Americans can be, until I'm reminded by comments such as yours.

147 posted on 03/15/2012 11:33:20 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Melas

You are nuts if you follow her to California. There is nothing there left worth having. Even if you move to the more conservative parts, you will end up footing the bills for Reconquista and Democrat Eden. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


148 posted on 03/15/2012 11:37:59 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Melas

Well, you’re going there...let’s hope when you both come to your senses you can get out.


149 posted on 03/15/2012 11:39:29 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Melas

Well, in light of what California has become, its own self-flagellating behavior, unwillingness to do anything about its illegals, spending, taxes or budget, how in the hell would you expect anything constructive?

If I were you I’d be examining why the heck she wants to get out, loveofmylife or not. This kind of ultimatum isn’t rational, unless there is more than meets the eye.


150 posted on 03/15/2012 11:44:09 AM PDT by Gaffer
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