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Never been there, but.... (relocation VANITY)

Posted on 01/03/2012 10:12:19 AM PST by thescourged1

I've been job hunting for a while, and had to cast my net out in a wider arc. I'm looking at a possiblity in Sioux Falls, SD. I've never been there and never known anyone from there. Is it nice? Full of lefties? etc. Thanks in advance!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Travel
KEYWORDS: sd; siouxfalls; southdakota
I'm in Southern MO, otherwise I'd go take a look myself...lol.
1 posted on 01/03/2012 10:12:21 AM PST by thescourged1
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To: thescourged1

Rapid City - right. Sioux Falls - left.


2 posted on 01/03/2012 10:15:52 AM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: thescourged1

Can you go anywhere? I recommend Annapolis, MD. It is a great town and is conservative since the Naval Academy is here.


3 posted on 01/03/2012 10:15:52 AM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: thescourged1

Absolutely fabulous place to live, save for one little problem.......... COLD!


4 posted on 01/03/2012 10:17:21 AM PST by umgud
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To: napscoordinator
I recommend Annapolis, MD.

Maryland has lousy gun laws. They're only slightly better than NY and NJ.

5 posted on 01/03/2012 10:18:01 AM PST by Malsua
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To: thescourged1

I’ve never been there. But in true FReeper fashion - that won’t stop me from opining.

DON’T GO THERE!!!

that is all


6 posted on 01/03/2012 10:18:54 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: thescourged1

I’m from Fargo. You’ll find pretty conservative folks anywhere in South Dakota, although like ND, they tend to be even more conservative in the western part of the state. The state government is very conservative and consequently things are going great down there. Of course, things are booming here in North Dakota.


7 posted on 01/03/2012 10:19:06 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Malsua

Yeah, and on top of that, the navy has women that kiss on the pier!!!


8 posted on 01/03/2012 10:20:45 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: napscoordinator

Honestly, I won’t go East of the Mississippi. I can’t fund a move more than a state or two away anyways.


9 posted on 01/03/2012 10:21:07 AM PST by thescourged1
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To: umgud

yeah, and here in the metro detroit area it is a balmy 16 degrees.....


10 posted on 01/03/2012 10:21:34 AM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: thescourged1

S.Dakota is a nice state. Though I prefer the western 1/2


11 posted on 01/03/2012 10:21:39 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: thescourged1

Well best of luck to you! I hope you find the best ever!!!!


12 posted on 01/03/2012 10:22:46 AM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: umgud

Having lived in Spokane WA and upstate NY, cold doesn’t worry me much...lol


13 posted on 01/03/2012 10:23:53 AM PST by thescourged1
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To: thescourged1

Check out siouxfalls.com. I grew up there and it’s a nice little city. It’s a lot more left than it used to be, but overall a pretty conservative place. Traffic jams are rare, except out by Empire Mall.

My cousin and his family moved their business there 20 years ago to escape Minnesota’s decidedly unfriendly business climate. They love it there. A big plus is no state income tax, though they do charge sales tax on clothes and food.


14 posted on 01/03/2012 10:25:16 AM PST by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: thescourged1
Having lived in Spokane WA and upstate NY, cold doesn’t worry me much...lol

Don't worry about the cold. It will all be gone in a few years.

Al Gore said so.

15 posted on 01/03/2012 10:26:08 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: thescourged1
If you can live without the amenities that come with major metro areas, and can deal with winter, you will probably like it. 4-5 hour drive to the Twin Cities if you just have to visit the theater or a ball game.

The town benefits greatly from Minnesota Tax refugees.

16 posted on 01/03/2012 10:26:11 AM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: thescourged1

I’ll take your question as an invitation to post this. Good luck on your decision!

Considering Relocating? Think about Colorado Springs…

I f you or a CONSERVATIVE person is considering relocating, I’d invite you to tell them about this family values oasis.

I’d personally suggest Northern Colorado Springs as being the best and the most conservative.

And just to lay my cards on the table, I am not in the Real Estate business and make nothing off anyone moving here. I just know that Soros and others have dumped millions into Colorado and have succeeding in taking over the state government for the first time in decades recently.

The Springs loses out to Denver and Boulder in the state elections but it is still close enough to make a difference.

Pass this along.

18. El Paso County, Colo.
Largest city: Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is the right-wing stronghold of Colorado. The Air Force Academy and NORAD are based in the county. About 19 percent of the population are civilian veterans, one of the highest rates in the nation. The other conservative influences are social: Focus on the Family is located in Colorado Springs, as are many other parachurch organizations.

Colorado Springs was named by Money Magazine as the best big city to live in 2006.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/03/19/americas-top-20-conservative-friendly-counties/

Outside Magazine just ranking Colorado Springs as the best place to live.

http://outside.away.com/outside/destinations/200908/best-towns-america-colorado-springs.html

Outside Magazine lists as a drawback that it might be get this TOO CONSERVATIVE for some people.

Colorado Springs consistently ranks as one of the top places to live in financial and lifestyle magazines as well.

http://www.ownyourownmountain.com/artman/publish/Gazette_Telegraph_Article.html


17 posted on 01/03/2012 10:26:24 AM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: thescourged1

I left NYC-Queens—, moved to Texas and have never regretted it.

The Dakotas do intrigue me.


18 posted on 01/03/2012 10:27:27 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: thescourged1
These guys have gotten a lot of mileage out of it!


19 posted on 01/03/2012 10:28:27 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: napscoordinator; thescourged1
Can you go anywhere? I recommend Annapolis, MD. It is a great town and is conservative since the Naval Academy is here.

Naps,

I know you are retired Navy, as is my son {Captain} and my daughter both of whom live in Annapolis.

It is a beautiful town and yes the Naval Academy is pretty conservative, but Annapolis is the capitol of Maryland, is crawling with demonRAT lawyers and demoRAT politicians and the demonRAT scum that they attract.

I've met more lefties in the downtown Annapolis bars than in San Francisco {there are more fags in SF}.

Maryland is as blue as Taxachewshits or New Yaark.

20 posted on 01/03/2012 10:34:18 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: mmanager

Is Thai food available in Sioux Falls ?


21 posted on 01/03/2012 10:36:05 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: thescourged1

Avoid it if you can. Bunch of inbreds with nothing to do out there.


22 posted on 01/03/2012 10:36:29 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: thescourged1

Grew up just north of there, went to college in Brookings, SD.

Think you know what ‘cold’ is? You are in for a surprise.

South Dakota is great for hunting, fishing, growing misquitoes just ‘that’ much smaller than Minnesota. 9 months of Winter, and 3 months of poor sledding. No state income tax, and a culture that is largely based on agriculture. Primarily German/Norwegion - at least it was when there 25+ years ago.

The culture may have changed - but the weather likely hasn’t.


23 posted on 01/03/2012 10:39:39 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: umgud
Our son lives there. It seems like a wonderful town... friendly people, churches, stores, restauants,playgrounds.

We were there for the downtown Thanksgiving parade. Christmas lights were on everything and they had hot air balloon lauchers in the parade to heat the crowd up.

24 posted on 01/03/2012 10:42:08 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: thescourged1

You could find work in SF, but live in NW Iowa... those 4 counties in the NW corner of Iowa are THE most conservative in the state.


25 posted on 01/03/2012 10:45:45 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: thescourged1

So Dak is a great family state. Would prefer to live there myself.

There are difference west -v- east, divided by roughly divided by the Missouri river. farmers in the east, ranchers in the west both of which think their part of the state is the best.

Hunter?...great bird hunting (east)...great antelope hunting (west)

Most important...great people


26 posted on 01/03/2012 10:48:25 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: thescourged1

bring thermal undies.


27 posted on 01/03/2012 10:49:55 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Coco Palace
2530 S Louise Ave, Sioux Falls


28 posted on 01/03/2012 10:53:31 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

Would you please quit trying to get people to come to Colorado!?!?!? I like it just the way it is.


29 posted on 01/03/2012 10:55:39 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: BubbaJunebug; All

I think a big tell would be gun laws. How are they and more importantly, how ‘vigorously’ are they enforced?


30 posted on 01/03/2012 10:59:51 AM PST by thescourged1
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To: thescourged1

I’s suggest you focus less on politics and more on lifestyle and climate.


31 posted on 01/03/2012 11:13:23 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

The climate is a given. The politics dictate a great deal of the lifestyle anywhere. Key word is ‘dictate’.


32 posted on 01/03/2012 11:17:42 AM PST by thescourged1
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To: Keith in Iowa
Aren't taxes a lot less in SD?


33 posted on 01/03/2012 11:31:27 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<0> - - -)
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34 posted on 01/03/2012 11:36:55 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: umgud; Billthedrill

“Cold” tends to keep the riff raff out.

Right, Bill?


35 posted on 01/03/2012 11:47:50 AM PST by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: thescourged1

I did hear that there are jobs opening up in the oil drilling industry in the Dakotas. My brother-in-law was a rough neck in No Dak for several years. Tough work and they often had to pile in a SUV and drive 100+ miles to the job site. But it paid well. And yes, it gets cold. I went there to help him move back to Washington, and I was wondering why all the cars had electrical plugs out the front grill. Plugging in your car was the only way to have it survive the cold nights.


36 posted on 01/03/2012 11:50:19 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: thescourged1
Not many “lefties”, but there are large numbers of democrat voters, almost all on the government teat in one way or another.
37 posted on 01/03/2012 11:55:36 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Malsua

Many years ago I dropped by a gun shop in Maryland and just out of curiosity I asked whether Maryland issued concealed carry permits. After the clerk stopped laughing, he said, “Yes, they do, but just try to get one.” The state has not changed since then.


38 posted on 01/03/2012 4:03:08 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: Noumenon
“Cold” tends to keep the riff raff out.

Oh, yeah. My old realtor kept a separate, private set of listings that he called the "Broken Dreams" listings. All out-of-staters who didn't last past the first winter. All with dwellings of one sort or another, from broken-down trailers to - I swear I'm not making this up - a "berm" house that was really a cave dug into a hill by a small California "back to nature" commune. That one he showed to me. Bears are better housekeepers.

Folks, it's real. If your neighbors all have large, 4WD pickups and snowmobiles, it might be not because they're rednecks who watch too much TV, but because they know something you don't. And on a more general principle, if you want to be happy, don't move from something, move to something. Personally I love looking at eagles circling a frozen lake - spent the last week doing so - but it's cold up here and heat moves up in priority with water and food and they all cost. Trust me.

39 posted on 01/03/2012 7:13:55 PM PST by Billthedrill
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