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Can anyone tell me about San Bernardino California?

Posted on 03/02/2009 10:09:53 AM PST by mainestategop

I got a friend who used to live in the city of San Bernardino. Used to work at some kind of restaurant over there. I heard different things about SB, one that it was just some valley town that supported Bush, the other that it was a liberal sewer pit with high crime and a lot of homeless. (But that would be just about any place in Cali) What do they have over there? I've only been to Bakersfield, Lancaster, LA and San Diego.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Travel
KEYWORDS: california; fresno; sanbernardino

1 posted on 03/02/2009 10:09:53 AM PST by mainestategop
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To: mainestategop

Start thinking about a lot of hispanics, illegal & legal. Oh, and throw in a lot of trashy meth head types.


2 posted on 03/02/2009 10:14:45 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (Sell the left short this cycle.)
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To: mainestategop

gag.


3 posted on 03/02/2009 10:14:55 AM PST by rahbert
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considering a future trip to Fresno. Maybe get together with those hot adminmods and meeting some of the freepers out there.
4 posted on 03/02/2009 10:15:31 AM PST by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: mainestategop

It’s in California.


5 posted on 03/02/2009 10:16:15 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: mainestategop

When I was there, I heard that the most common vehicle, in that town, is a shopping cart.


6 posted on 03/02/2009 10:16:40 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: NowApproachingMidnight; PhilCollins

But isn’t that in every town in Cali not to mention any blue state?


7 posted on 03/02/2009 10:17:38 AM PST by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: mainestategop

Check out the song by Frank Zappa...

“Down in San Berdino”

She lives in mojave in a winnebago
His name is bobby, he looks like a potato

Shes in love with a boy
>from the rodeo
Who pulls the rope on the chute
When they let those suckers go

Hes a slobberin drunk at the palomino
They give him thirty days in san berdino

Well theres forty-four men
Stashed away in tank c
An theres only one shower
But it dont apply to bobby

You may think theyre
Dumb an lonely
But youre wrong
cause their love is strong
Stacked-up hair
An a cheap little ring
They dont care
cause it dont mean a thing

Looka there...
They dont care

Best-est way that
They can feel-o
Out on the highway
Rollin a wheel-o
Hes her tootsie
Shes for real-o
Trailer park heaven
Its a real good deal-o
Real good deal-o
Real good deal-o
Real good deal-o

The rest of their lives
In san berdino
Gonna spend the rest of their lives
In san berdino
The rest of their lives
In san berdino
Come on with me
Come on with me
Come on with me
Down in san berdino
Just 60 miles, 60 miles
Down the san berdino freeway
They got some dark green air
An you can choke all day
Thats right!
Gonna spend the rest of their lives
Rest of their lives
Rest of their lives

Say now
Aint talkin bout fontana
Aint talkin bout uh uh
Aint talkin bout uh uh
Aint talkin bout uh uh
Aint talkin bout the redlands, no no
Zulch is the auto works
Im telling you
Thats where they take
All the cars that they hurt
Come on and lets all go down to san berdino
Ooo-ooo
Ooo-ooo
Ooo-ooo
Lets-a go down down down
Down in san berdino
Wouldja blieve it
San berdino
San berdino
(got to call it)
San berdino
(cmere)
San berdino
Etc., etc., etc.
The rest of their lives
In san berdino

Oh bobby, Im sorry you gotta head like a potato
I really am


8 posted on 03/02/2009 10:18:38 AM PST by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: mainestategop

Most of it is a crime ridden liberal sewer im sorry to say.


9 posted on 03/02/2009 10:18:52 AM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: Smogger

Really? I thought they supported George Bush in 2004?


10 posted on 03/02/2009 10:20:00 AM PST by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: mainestategop

I’m pretty sure San Bernardino votes GOP, but in every other aspect it is pretty much a sewer.


11 posted on 03/02/2009 10:22:31 AM PST by Crystal Cove
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To: PhilCollins

you sure you aren’t talking about burbank...??....lol..


12 posted on 03/02/2009 10:22:56 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: mainestategop
You sound Clueless!


13 posted on 03/02/2009 10:23:59 AM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: mainestategop

I’m originally from Redlands which is a city just to the east of San Bernardino. Berdoo *does* have good areas (to live) but the city as a whole has become so seedy and unpleasant. The smog is horrendous except for wintertime when the purple snow capped mountains can actually be seen. It’s at that time the valley is truly beautiful.

While I still visit family (and friends) from time to time, you couldn’t pay me enough to live in that area again.


14 posted on 03/02/2009 10:24:20 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: mainestategop

Yes, but nowhere more so than this area.
I would imagine that a lot of folks here are on interest only arms. In fact, people from other shi**y parts of SoCal make fun of this area. Just another town that the illegal immigrants have destroyed in Cali.


15 posted on 03/02/2009 10:24:47 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (Sell the left short this cycle.)
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To: mainestategop

Vacant homes that have been taken over by illegal aliens is one view.....


16 posted on 03/02/2009 10:25:33 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: tatsinfla

I always thought LA was a liberal Sewer. When I was there, nothing but crackheads, homeless bums, liberal nut jobs and celebrities. I also heard that it now has more homeless than in San Francisco and is a virtual third world country. I did hear that they have a lot of hispanics in SB though, mostly illegals.


17 posted on 03/02/2009 10:26:15 AM PST by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: mainestategop

San Bernadino itself is a transplanted South Central Los Angeles to the middle of what used to be solid conservative territory, and Fontana’s the new San Bernardino, both locals mostly run down by parole programs that placed a criminal element in what used to be great areas.

Topping that, it’s the county seat, a natural gathering point for liberal ideology as they infect county governments even in the most conservative of areas. There are loads of nice areas /around/ San Bernardino, but the city has virtually destroyed itself with a little help from liberals.


18 posted on 03/02/2009 10:27:09 AM PST by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: mainestategop

Very high crime rate, quickly turning into another SoCal barrio like so many other once pleasant places. There are a lot of newer housing tracts out there as well, where the Bush voters are, but the city itself is a sewer now.


19 posted on 03/02/2009 10:27:38 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: mainestategop

risky area now


20 posted on 03/02/2009 10:28:40 AM PST by barbarianbabs (obey)
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To: Young Werther
Where did you get that pic?

PETA slut homepage?

21 posted on 03/02/2009 10:29:37 AM PST by sausageseller (http://coolblue.typepad.com/the_cool_blue_blog/)
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To: mainestategop

San Bernardino, CA
http://www.city-data.com/city/San-Bernardino-California.html


22 posted on 03/02/2009 10:30:55 AM PST by deport
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To: mainestategop

**What do they have there?**

Not too much. You’ve got to leave that city to find anything. Just up the mountain is skiing. Just west is the beach. Just east is Oak Glen for apple farms. Redlands is actually a lovely place but even that city has its flaws, as do all cities. Great place to live though (Redlands) and a nice little downtown area (Main Street) with a particular restaurant that has great breakfasts and the crowds to prove it. :o) McDuffs. Redlands used to be known for its orange groves til JJ Ramirez sold off most of his. Still groves there though - best oranges in the world.


23 posted on 03/02/2009 10:31:11 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: mainestategop

San Bernardino is the largest county in the USA.

Lots of different areas there.


24 posted on 03/02/2009 10:31:41 AM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: All
so basically like Gary Indiana or Watts? (Note) I did not make the video, I just thought it was hillarious.
25 posted on 03/02/2009 10:34:37 AM PST by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: mainestategop
I was born & raised in SB a long time ago. Even after my parents moved out of the area, we'd still go “down the hill” to Berdo. However, it's become a pit. It's not a place I'd choose to live anymore. It use to be a wonderful, large, conservative city. The school system there is trashed. I don't know if Arrowhead Jr High is still open, but the last time I saw it, it looked like a prison. Not the old interesting architectural building it use to be. Now when I go to visit my brother in Moreno Valley, I NEVER stop in SB. I don't even feel safe driving by my old neighborhood. Sad.
26 posted on 03/02/2009 10:35:42 AM PST by zlala (Victimology: The most money goes to the biggest victim.)
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To: sausageseller

I gargled it!


27 posted on 03/02/2009 10:36:17 AM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

Don’t forget Martha Green’s bakery...


28 posted on 03/02/2009 10:38:12 AM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: Do not invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: mainestategop

It is the largest county. Has the most poor in that county.. places like Needles, CA is in SB County and is wanting to secede from CA and join either Arizona or Nevada (right at that border)... I would not want to live in San Bernadino myself.


29 posted on 03/02/2009 10:38:59 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: JRios1968

Martha Green’s Bakery is nice too, yes. The jalapeno cheese bread is wonderful.


30 posted on 03/02/2009 10:39:41 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

Personally I like Mentone


31 posted on 03/02/2009 10:49:31 AM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: Do not invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: mainestategop

The county? or the City. The county went for Bush.


32 posted on 03/02/2009 10:54:54 AM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: mainestategop

No, my observation isn’t true in the towns where I lived, Covina and Oceanside.


33 posted on 03/02/2009 10:55:28 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: edge10

Yeah. I thought he was talking about the city. I live in the County. It is a huge county with lots of different areas. The desert areas (most of it is desert) is pretty conservative.


34 posted on 03/02/2009 10:56:27 AM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: tatsinfla

Yes, I’m sure. I went to Burbank, several times. It looks as if it’s an average middle-class town.


35 posted on 03/02/2009 10:56:37 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: tatsinfla; PhilCollins

Both are better than nearby Fontana...


36 posted on 03/02/2009 10:57:15 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Here's hoping the Kennedy family trust is in deep....with Madoff)
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To: mainestategop

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San Bernardino county is huge. In the largest population concentration (western) it looks and feels like Tijuana. English is a second language. Lots of poor people trashing their own neighborhoods. Gangs, grafitti, drugs, crime, and trashy streets with lots of parked cars. Many homes were bought their homes with zero down reverse mortgages with two or more families pitching in to purchase. Oh yeah, there’s also a major fault line that runs right through the middle. Its called the San Andreas Fault.


37 posted on 03/02/2009 10:57:36 AM PST by UglyinLA
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I’m with Now Approaching Midnight.


38 posted on 03/02/2009 10:59:36 AM PST by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: PhilCollins

hahaha, shopping cart? hahha, too funny. Too true.


39 posted on 03/02/2009 11:00:34 AM PST by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: JRios1968; mrs tiggywinkle

...used to stop somewhat regularly at Griswold’s off the Ford St. exit.


40 posted on 03/02/2009 11:00:55 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Here's hoping the Kennedy family trust is in deep....with Madoff)
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To: JRios1968

Mentone has grown *tremendously* in the last 20 years! Used to be an itty bitty afterthought type place but is actually really nice now. Still quiet though, I’m thinking, as compared to Redlands certainly. Am I right on that?

My sister moved from Mentone to Yucaipa about 4 months ago. I love Oak Glen.


41 posted on 03/02/2009 11:02:42 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: ErnBatavia

Griswold’s has changed hands/names quite a bit since it was Griswold’s. That’s where my husband and I had our first date (but it wasn’t Griswold’s at that time). Ford Park is just down the little side street there. Very pretty with rolling hills, a pond and swans (or, used to have swans).


42 posted on 03/02/2009 11:04:27 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: ErnBatavia

My sister lived in Fontana, 1991-’94, and I visited her for a week. I thought it was a nice town, compared to nearby Rialto.


43 posted on 03/02/2009 11:24:53 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: ErnBatavia

You mean Fontucky?


44 posted on 03/02/2009 11:32:15 AM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: Do not invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

Almost 3 years in Mentone now...I like it. Nice place to raise the kiddos


45 posted on 03/02/2009 11:33:51 AM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: Do not invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: mainestategop
Why don't you try visiting Balboa Island, Pacific Palisades, Lake Arrowhead, Eureka, Mammoth Mountain, or any number of pretty places...instead of where you have been.

San Berdo....isn't on many "Must Visit" lists......I used to live right near there...so I have a bit of perspective.

FWIW-

46 posted on 03/02/2009 11:37:39 AM PST by Osage Orange (Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. -Will Rogers)
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To: JRios1968

I’m assuming those are your children (picture on your homepage). You’re children are adorable. :o)


47 posted on 03/02/2009 11:54:41 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

Them’s my kiddos...thanks!!!


48 posted on 03/02/2009 12:06:17 PM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: Do not invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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