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America's Most Miserable Cities (Chicago mentioned)
Forbes magazine ^ | Forbes.com

Posted on 02/10/2009 9:08:20 AM PST by fishtank

America's Most Miserable Cities

Kurt Badenhausen, 02.06.09, 10:00 AM EST

Lousy weather, long commutes, rising unemployment and high sales tax. Welcome home.

Chicago would seem to be on quite a roll these days. The city is a leading contender to host the Summer Olympics in 2016. The hometown Cubs had the most wins of any team in the National League last year,,,,

(More at link,,,)

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicago; miserable
Hmmmm.
1 posted on 02/10/2009 9:08:21 AM PST by fishtank
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To: fishtank

‘Painful Lessons’: Abuse At Chicago Schools

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2182309/posts

hey! teacher! leave those kids alone...


2 posted on 02/10/2009 9:09:31 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: fishtank

How could this be?

The annointed one was involved in the community there.


3 posted on 02/10/2009 9:09:46 AM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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To: fishtank

OMG!

How dare you post such an insulting, stupid, hateful piece???

Yeah, Philadelphia, we’ve had a little slump in our murder rate, but all truly great cities do. We still have an unbroken chain of democrat rule that spans more than 50 years. We have staggering corruption, crime, litter, a bankrupt city, and so much more.
And what we’ve lost in murders, we’ve more than made up for with an infestation of illegal aliens.

And nary a mention.

Flint? How exactly is that different from Detroit? Ridiculous.

Where’s the love?


4 posted on 02/10/2009 9:22:59 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle

how does flint beat detroit? easy, detroit is mostly ghetto, and flint is all ghetto...


5 posted on 02/10/2009 9:25:17 AM PST by joe fonebone (The libtard votes in every election, regardless of the candidate.)
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To: fishtank
I can vouch for Miami. Most of south florida has turned into an area resembling a third world nation.

What do you expect when you flood an area with both the underclass and the moneyed criminal class of Latin America?

6 posted on 02/10/2009 9:33:51 AM PST by AreaMan
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To: joe fonebone

How many of these cities have DemoCrook mayors? Probably all 10.


7 posted on 02/10/2009 9:36:18 AM PST by RightWingConspirator (Impeach Zerobama and send him home to Kenya!)
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To: joe fonebone
flint is all ghetto...

What about Michael Moore's house?

8 posted on 02/10/2009 9:36:37 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: fishtank

This article is one big canad. Everyone, just everyone knows that “Our Diversity is Our Strength!”


9 posted on 02/10/2009 9:41:59 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

canad=canard-sorry!


10 posted on 02/10/2009 9:45:23 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS; SpinnerWebb
This article is one big canad

"You keep using that word ... I do not think it means what you think it means." - Inigo Montoya

11 posted on 02/10/2009 9:53:11 AM PST by tx_eggman (I own two rare photos. Houdini as he locks his keys in his car and Norman Rockwell beating a child.)
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To: fishtank

How do Grand Rapids or Phoenix figure on the list?
I may have to relocate in order to stay employed.


12 posted on 02/10/2009 9:53:30 AM PST by rahbert
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To: AreaMan

“I can vouch for Miami. Most of south florida has turned into an area resembling a third world nation.”

Careful, the media (and some republicans!) practically castrated Tancredo for saying that.


13 posted on 02/10/2009 9:56:35 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: rahbert

Dunno.

Michigan versus Arizona.

For me, the choice is hands-down Phoenix............


14 posted on 02/10/2009 9:57:44 AM PST by fishtank (RINOs: Stuck inside of the GOP like spackle or paste. (We need a cleansing.))
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To: fishtank

WHAT UP CLEVELAND?!?!? I knew we could be best at something!! Mayor Jackson, Dennis The Menace Kucinich!, Sen. sHERROD Brown!,

Way to run a city & state into the ground!

Vote Democrat, it’s easier than working!!!


15 posted on 02/10/2009 10:24:54 AM PST by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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To: rahbert

From the article:

No. 1 Stockton, Calif.
No. 2 Memphis, Tenn.
No. 3 Chicago, Ill.
No. 4 Cleveland, Ohio
No. 5 Modesto, Calif.
No. 6 Flint, Mich.
No. 7 Detroit, Mich.
No. 8 Buffalo, N.Y.
No. 9 Miami, Fla.
No. 10 St. Louis, Mo.

Grand Rapids and Phoenix are not on the list.


16 posted on 02/10/2009 10:47:41 AM PST by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: fishtank

The same cities seem to be on the list of sanctuary cities.

http://www.ojjpac.org/sanctuary.asp


17 posted on 02/10/2009 10:54:03 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: fishtank
I have no life so, I ran some numbers. ;-) FYI:

America's Most Miserable Cities

Referrence link.

Rank City Most Liberal Ranking
1 Stockton, CA 112
2 Memphis, TN 39
3 Chicago, IL 17
4 Cleveland, OH 11
5 Modesto, CA 189
6 Flint, MI 10
7 Detroit, MI 1
8 Buffalo, NY 25
9 Miami, FL 120
10 St. Louis, MO 20

Table Tutorial

Average Miserable city ranking on Most Liberal List: 54.4

237 City Ranking
1 being the most Liberal
237 being the most Conservative
Median Rank: 54.4 (Mid-point)
1-79=Liberal, 80-159=Moderate, 160-237=Conservative.

Results:

Liberal Half of the 20 Most Miserable Cities are defined as Liberal Cities by Most Liberal City Study
Seventy percent of Most Miserable Cities are in the top 50% of Most Liberal Cities Study
List Includes THE Most Liberal City in the country.
ALL Miserable Cities listed are in blue states
Conservative One city fitting the study's definition of Conservative.
That city not in the top 100 Most Conservative.

There are likely other contributing factors to this data but, it does seem to indicate that Liberal cities tend to be miserable. Further study is warranted, don't you think?

18 posted on 02/10/2009 10:59:45 AM PST by Reaganesque
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To: AuntB
ooooh...The Media!

After all The Media desn't have an ideological axe to grind, right?

Tancredo uttered a truth but he should have found a more discreet way to say it, or he should have kept it to himself and just worked to correct the situation.

19 posted on 02/10/2009 11:29:22 AM PST by AreaMan
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To: tx_eggman

INCONCEIVABLE!


20 posted on 02/10/2009 12:09:46 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: fishtank

I would add Syracuse to the list.....

1) skyhigh TAXES
2) the OrangeMEN football team blows chunks
3) anyone who has a car flees down 81 south to the carolinas
4) actually gets more snow than Buffalo
5) has the MOST polluted lake in the nation
6) liberal infested college called Syracue University
7) the city kow-tows to the Indian reservation on the city outskirts


21 posted on 02/10/2009 12:12:33 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: tx_eggman

What do you think canard means?


22 posted on 02/10/2009 12:48:43 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
What do you think canard means?

It's a kind of duck, right?

23 posted on 02/10/2009 1:00:01 PM PST by AreaMan
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
What do you think canard means?

Oh, I know my french ... and I also know about typos .. but the word in question wasn't canard, it was the typo'ed canad, wasn't it.

Am I going MAD, or did the word "think" escape your lips? You were not hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land mass. Fezzik

24 posted on 02/11/2009 3:00:22 AM PST by tx_eggman (I own two rare photos. Houdini as he locks his keys in his car and Norman Rockwell beating a child.)
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