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Arnold's Border Quip Sparks Praise in Neighbor States
Scrappleface ^ | 4/20/05 | Scott Ott

Posted on 06/02/2005 2:30:46 PM PDT by RockinRight

Governors of Arizona, Nevada and Oregon today praised California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's call to "close the borders," saying it would improve the security and living conditions of all citizens in their own states.

However, a spokesman for Gov. Schwarzenegger said he was speaking of the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada, not California's borders with neighboring states.

"We're grateful for Arnold's unilateral move to protect us from incursion by Californians," the three governors said in a joint news release. "Our porous borders have posed a grave threat to our states for too many years. The ideological degradation spawned by this influx has devastated our own local cultures."

A spokesman for the local branch of the Minuteman Project said its patrols would continue to man border checkpoints looking for California license plates and "backpackers in Birkenstocks."


TOPICS: Extended News; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: California
KEYWORDS: closetheborder; leavingcalifornia; satire; scrappleface
Hehehe...my friend who lives in Las Vegas was just complaining the other day about how every one of her neighbors is a Californian.
1 posted on 06/02/2005 2:30:50 PM PDT by RockinRight
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To: RockinRight

Very funny. Thanks for posting!


2 posted on 06/02/2005 2:42:09 PM PDT by Millee (So you're a feminist......isn't that cute??)
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To: RockinRight
This was written by a local (Seattle) radio show, the Bob Rivers Show. We don't like Californians here either.

(Californians Leavin')

(Parody of California Dreamin’ By The Mamas and The Papas)

All the land’s been bought
By some folks from LA
Condos going on
Each and every day
I wish they’d all go home
Go back to from where they came
Californians leavin’ would really make my day

They don’t know how to drive
Especially in the rain
Well I flipped this guy the bird
Just the other day
You know he pulled up by my side
And aimed his gun my way
Californians leavin’ would really made my day

All they say is “dude”
They think that sushi’s okay
You know that Emmett Watson’s right
We should send them away
Make them go away
Oregon is nice
Now there’s place they could stay
Californians leavin’ would really make my day

3 posted on 06/02/2005 2:45:45 PM PDT by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: RockinRight
Hehehe...my friend who lives in Las Vegas was just complaining the other day about how every one of her neighbors is a Californian.

Don't worry. In a year, they'll be Nevadans. :)

It would be interesting to know what part of California they are from.

4 posted on 06/02/2005 3:03:47 PM PDT by nosofar
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To: nosofar

Mostly LA. Some from San Diego.


5 posted on 06/02/2005 3:16:53 PM PDT by RockinRight (Conservatism is common sense, liberalism is just senseless.)
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To: RockinRight

Funny enough if taken only as a joke, but I'm not sure all here are doing that. Seriously: If a Californian makes the difficult decision to leave his or her home for greener pastures, what is the list of states into which they are forbidden to move? Thus far, I count (from the comments only, not from the joke article) Washington and Nevada.


6 posted on 06/02/2005 3:22:32 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: pogo101
I live north of Reno and I find the whole California exodus hilarious.First they leave California then pass the same laws that made it such a bad place to live and can't figure out why Nevada keeps getting worse. Having visited the northern parts of the state I always say that California wouldn't be that bad if it weren't for most of the Californians in it. Ten years ago you could by a nice house in reno for 200k now you're spending 450k for the same house. Thank god I was born in Texas to which I will someday return. Everyone is afraid of us so most people stay away.
7 posted on 06/02/2005 4:15:02 PM PDT by Alcibiades ("First come smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire"--Roland Deschain)
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To: Alcibiades
I live north of Reno and I find the whole California exodus hilarious.First they leave California then pass the same laws that made it such a bad place to live and can't figure out why Nevada keeps getting worse.

They probably were from somewhere else to begin with like New York.

The die-hard true-blue patriot Californians are staying put and fighting to restore the great state that gave the world Ronald Reagan.

8 posted on 06/02/2005 5:04:19 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (I'm sick and tired of being sicked and tired!)
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To: RockinRight
My hubbie and I sold our house in L.A. about a year ago and moved to southern Utah. The locals here love to complain about the Californians driving up home prices and clogging the streets with traffic.

One lady told me that the schools here had to drop dress codes because a family from California sued when the school said their kid's clothes were inappropriate. The Californians say they want to escape from California's problems but then they try to turn Utah into California.

Of course it seems like every other person I meet is from CA and they also want people to stop moving here.

9 posted on 06/02/2005 6:02:08 PM PDT by Blumtoon
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To: Alcibiades

In WI these exact same kind of folks we call FIBS


10 posted on 06/02/2005 6:48:43 PM PDT by joesnuffy (Taglines often reveal a lot about the inner person...)
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To: RockinRight

The best sarcasm has roots in truth.

Fact is, lots of Kalifornians foul their own nest by electing Democrats, and when they can't stand their own stench anymore they move to neighboring states where they again vote Democrat.

In this part of Pennsylvania (Bucks County) it's the New Yorkers who flock here to escape the taxes, crime, stench etc., but then screw us natives up by.... voting Democrat. Thanks a lot. I preferred it when they simply migrated to New Jersey, which is already a hopeless liberal toilet, but apparently even New Yorkers can't stand New Jersey anymore. Think about THAT for a minute. Whew.


11 posted on 06/02/2005 6:57:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Alcibiades
Everyone is afraid of us so most people stay away.

One of the dumbest things I have ever read on FR. You must be an Aggie, huh cowpoke?

12 posted on 06/03/2005 7:19:35 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways)
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To: joesnuffy
You know, I was on a plane from Minneapolis the other day and I sat next to a couple of older guys and their wives headed to Reno to do some gambling. They were from northern WI and were telling me about how their property values and taxes just kept going up with all the "immigrants". We also talked about frivolous lawsuits and they were actually more conservative on that issue than I am. I held that if someone got sick and didn't know the risks or if the company didn't tell the risks when they knew them then they should be paid (not an obscene amount, of course). They said screw those guys they should have known the risks anyway. Anyway as we're landing one of them asks me if Nevada is a Red or Blue State. I said it was Red the last election but I don't think that will happen again. To this they reply "I don't know how in the hell we elected that idiot twice." I was only mildly surprised since my own great-grandmother is the same type of yellow dog democrat. Must be something about the depression/FDR generation.
13 posted on 06/03/2005 10:40:42 AM PDT by Alcibiades ("First come smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire"--Roland Deschain)
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To: Lancey Howard

There should be a two state solution. East and west. If you look at the red blue map for the election, there are two distinct ideologies. California isn’t purple.

Citizens from the central valley and east are disenfranchised in presidential election because the state is winner take all for electors. Obama didn’t campaign here but he did in Germany. Actually I would be okay with east California and Sacramento becoming part of Greece or France.


14 posted on 11/04/2010 7:19:40 PM PDT by Ritemind (My two cents are change you can believe in!)
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To: Ritemind

Unfortunately, the “two states” are actually far more scattershot. It is the multitude of parasite nests (”cities”) that elect thugs (Democrat politicians) to confiscate from their neighbors and hand the loot over to them in exchange for their votes. So a “two state solution” would involve creating one state comprised of the parasite nests and the other comprised of the rest of the country occupied mostly by normal, working, traditional American families.


15 posted on 11/04/2010 7:34:12 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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