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America's most miserable cities (Guess who is No. 1? Hint: It's Kwame's Town)
Forbes.com ^ | 05/17/2008 | Kurt Badenhausen

Posted on 05/17/2008 7:34:54 PM PDT by TCats

Imagine living in a city with the country's highest violent-crime rate and second-highest unemployment rate. As an added kicker, you need more Superfund dollars allocated to your city to clean up toxic-waste sites than just about any other metropolitan area.

(Excerpt) Read more at realestate.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: cities; detroit; diversity; topten; urban
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To: TCats

“Besides all of the crap this poll cites, it appears we have a full blown Real Estate Depression here as well.”

You got that right. In my part of the liberal cespool called Michigan, homes selling for $30,000 or less and homes in the above $400,000 range are selling. The homes between are glutting the market and not selling.

That tells me one thing - the middle class jobs are dead in this socialist hellhole. The idiot liberals wanted a female communist in the governor’s chair and they got it.

No jobs, businesses leaving by truck loads and productive citizens fleeing by the hundreds of thousands.

This state will look like Haiti in a few more years. Meanwhile, the criminal politicians, crooked businesses and thieving bureaucrats will strip mine this state of all cash.


51 posted on 05/18/2008 6:45:52 AM PDT by sergeantdave (Governments hate armed citizens more than armed criminals)
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To: sergeantdave
"homes in the above $400,000 range are selling"

Not here in Bloomfield Hills. My neighbors home has been empty for over three years. It started on the market at $699,000 and has been recently listed for about $375,000 and still no takers. This is a 4200 Sq Ft., three bedroom, four and 1/2 bath, two car garage, decks, fireplaces, etc. home on the 18th fairway of a private Golf Course with fabulous views of the fairway and lake.

It is like you almost cannot give these things away!

52 posted on 05/18/2008 7:22:55 AM PDT by TCats
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To: TCats
"He's enslaved a City and made it more like Zimbabwe than an American City. Absolutely disgusting!"

The Court of Political Correctness is convening to 'TRY YOUR CASE!'LOL..

53 posted on 05/18/2008 7:26:44 AM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: litehaus
I plead GUILTY to being non-PC. :-)

(Maybe Kwame will be my cell-mate. Oh wait, only non-PC types actually go to jail. Actual Felons like Kwame go to Disneyland!)

54 posted on 05/18/2008 7:51:14 AM PDT by TCats
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To: driftless2
Do you mean stop before California?

Yes.

55 posted on 05/18/2008 7:57:02 AM PDT by nwrep
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
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Ss, dd!

56 posted on 05/18/2008 11:27:18 AM PDT by grellis (By order of the Ingham County Sheriff this tag has been seized for nonpayment of taxes)
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To: modest proposal
Come visit us here in Michigan--it's not as horrific as many want to make it out to be. I won't live anywhere else.

Actually, any of the Great Lake states might offer you the change you're looking for.

57 posted on 05/18/2008 11:34:01 AM PDT by grellis (By order of the Ingham County Sheriff this tag has been seized for nonpayment of taxes)
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To: grellis

Agreed, Grellis.
Although about now I am just about ready to pack up and move to a sunnier and warmer clime, (I live in the UP and it just DOES NOT want to warm up) I have lived other places, and (at least where I live, in MI) you pretty much can’t beat what we have here— our town is surrounded by lakes and forest w/in 5 mins., it’s a safe place, and when you need a hand, there is always someone there to step up.


58 posted on 05/18/2008 12:46:50 PM PDT by gibsosa
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To: grellis

Obviously sports were not factored in on this “miserable” list. Two of Detroit’s teams (Pistons and Red Wings) are in the final 4 teams left. I think that should account for something...at least it allows people to get away from the every day problems for a couple hours each day.


59 posted on 05/18/2008 3:28:02 PM PDT by Azzurri
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To: Azzurri
And our college teams always play to sellout crowds, even when they're having off seasons. I wish like heck the Tigers would start living up to their enormous paycheck...

The Lansing Lugnuts are great fun to watch. We're lucky to have a minor league team here. The stadium is beautiful.

60 posted on 05/18/2008 4:41:28 PM PDT by grellis (By order of the Ingham County Sheriff this tag has been seized for nonpayment of taxes)
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To: gibsosa
It's been much cooler than normal down here as well, but we're pretty much out of the frost danger. You might have a few more weeks of that, I'm afraid.

I'm kind of glad this spring has been cool. It seems like it has been a long time since we've had a real, extended spring, not the usual two weeks between blizzard and scorching.

61 posted on 05/18/2008 4:45:14 PM PDT by grellis (By order of the Ingham County Sheriff this tag has been seized for nonpayment of taxes)
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To: samadams2000

I left DC/Philly for Seattle in 2001. I was amazed at how low key it was to live there. There isn’t much crime; I didn’t see graffiti all over like in Philly. At the end of my doctoral program my family wanted me to come back east. No.way.in.hell.

I landed in Iowa and have been living an American life with people who still have American values. It’s been wonderful - tho they are the folks who gave you Obama. Can’t win them all.


62 posted on 05/18/2008 5:51:35 PM PDT by radiohead (I stood up for Fred at the Iowa Caucus. Where were the rest of you so-called conservatives?)
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To: modest proposal

I’m looking for an abandoned missile silo to reside in.


63 posted on 05/18/2008 6:30:00 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: sergeantdave

“You got that right. In my part of the liberal cespool called Michigan, homes selling for $30,000 or less and homes in the above $400,000 range are selling. The homes between are glutting the market and not selling.”

4 years ago my house was appraised at $155K and right now, at this very moment, the house right next door to me is listed at $62.5K. My house is slightly bigger, but overall I am in a cookie cutter bungalow neighborhood. I’d panic, but I am working Dave’s FPU plan, so I’m not to frenzied. ;-)

“The idiot liberals wanted a female communist in the governor’s chair and they got it.”

Don’t worry, they are still blaming President Bush. The idiots blame him for everything and will never hold their local leadership accountable.


64 posted on 05/19/2008 4:56:45 AM PDT by CSM (Kakistocracy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.)
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To: csmusaret

“I’m suprised to see Charlotte come in ninth.”

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Amazing considering the fact that some outfit called “Relocate America” or something similiar just picked Charlotte as the BEST city in the country to move to. I guess these ratings just don’t really mean a whole lot, do they?


65 posted on 05/19/2008 10:18:35 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Does anyone still believe this is a free country?)
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