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5 Best and 5 Worst Places for Conservatives to Live
David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Megan Fox

Posted on 02/06/2011 9:41:01 AM PST by Michael van der Galien

Here in the totally Democrat-run state of IL, a 66% income tax just hit our paychecks last week. As you can imagine, anyone with any sense has spent the last week discussing to which state we should flee. My friends and I have been fantasizing about a conservative commune where everyone showers, no one would starve (because we hunt) and there is no wife-swapping. It’s a fun exercise to think about. Several of us believe a solution to our partisan problems (before it descends into civil war) might just be to part ways with the American Left and set up traditional American government in the already conservative states. The first goal should be in beefing up these already rational and taxpayer-friendly states with more like-minded citizens. Too many of us are separated and living in enemy territory, forced into an ideological closet from which we dare not exit for fear of public humiliation and shunning.

Living in a solid blue state, it is nearly impossible not to have been accosted at a cocktail party while trying to enjoy some shrimp by a (literally) foaming at the mouth leftist who accidentally found out you voted for Bush. And God forbid it should be discovered you once worked for Rush Limbaugh (like me). In that scenario, not one person would come to your defense if your accuser threw you through a plate glass window. I’m not a bumper sticker person (too hard to scrape off) but I’ve known a few brave souls who’ve had their cars scratched for advertising their conservative beliefs. There must be better places to live. I’ve come to the conclusion that now might be the time to start looking. The following are the best and worst places in the country for a conservative...

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1 posted on 02/06/2011 9:41:05 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

a 66% income tax just hit our paychecks last week

So if you make a thousand dollars, you only get 333.00? I don’t think so. I think you need to explain what this means.


2 posted on 02/06/2011 9:42:27 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

A 66% increase maybe.


3 posted on 02/06/2011 9:44:42 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Michael van der Galien
My friends and I have been fantasizing about a conservative commune...

Is that you, John Galt?
Your friend, Henry Rearden

4 posted on 02/06/2011 9:46:15 AM PST by Optimist
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To: icwhatudo
It is a 66% increase. They are going from 3.something$ to over 7% for state income taxes.

Between that and the last three winters, my brother has decided to move.

5 posted on 02/06/2011 9:47:15 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Plenty of good places left, most of them won’t be very urban though...


6 posted on 02/06/2011 9:48:34 AM PST by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....)
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To: Michael van der Galien

this has to be one of the most click intensive articles ever
and for some reason on my ancient Dell with XP using Firefox the pages come up in a negative color scheme for about 5 seconds


7 posted on 02/06/2011 9:48:48 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: Michael van der Galien

Probably pretty accurate, but when you look at States like Illinois, if you isolate Chicago, the rest of the State isn’t that liberal. You could probably say the same for California if you isolated LA and SF. Problem is that’s where most of the people live.


8 posted on 02/06/2011 9:48:58 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: icwhatudo

A 66% increase maybe.

Yes, I think the income tax rate went from 3 to 5%.


9 posted on 02/06/2011 9:49:08 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: USNBandit

What about Indiana? It’s pretty darn nice down in the Indy area- not the inner city part, but around Geist Resevoir and Speedway. Lot of conservatives down there.


10 posted on 02/06/2011 9:51:34 AM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
And with all the illegals voting in LA and SF the Dems win everything in California. I loved California but the politics of the state are so destructive. Too bad. That state is absolutely beautiful.
11 posted on 02/06/2011 9:52:43 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: nascarnation

The site sucks out loud.


12 posted on 02/06/2011 9:53:06 AM PST by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: Carry_Okie; clamper1797; EggsAckley; expat_brit; hedgetrimmer; jahp; ShellieGOP; tanuki; ...
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13 posted on 02/06/2011 9:54:14 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Yes, it was a 66% State tax INCREASE.

All big cities attract lower income groups because of subsidized housing, jobs, and benefits. Hence, they also have the highest percentage of minorities AND liberals advocating on their behalf.

It will be like science fiction (eg, Asimov’s The Naked Sun) where the rural areas are slaves to the urban areas. Unless the rural areas manage to take control. Of course, in Asimov’s book it was remote planets where the farming occurs.


14 posted on 02/06/2011 9:55:01 AM PST by Squidster
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To: napscoordinator; icwhatudo
a 66% income tax just hit our paychecks last week

Echoing the misleading newspaper headline (How they LOVE to inflame things!). Any time people quote percentages instead of actual numbers - beware.

Under the legislation, the personal income tax rate would "temporarily" rise to 5% from 3%. The rate for corporate taxes would rise to 7% from 4.8%.

15 posted on 02/06/2011 9:55:24 AM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Top 10 Conservative counties in the U.S.

#10 Cherokee County, Georgia
#9 Oldham County, Kentucky
#8 Hanover County, Virginia
#7 Fayette County, Georgia
#6 Collin County, Texas
#5 Hamilton County, Indiana
#4 Shelby County, Alabama
#3 Montgomery County, Texas
#2 Forsyth County, Georgia
#1 Williamson County, Tennessee

Thank God I live smack in the middle of #10. #10 and #2 are right next to each other.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/03/19/top-conservative-counties-20-1-slideshow/


16 posted on 02/06/2011 9:55:46 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (A well armed lamb will contest the vote)
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To: guido911

Ditto.


17 posted on 02/06/2011 9:56:59 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: Michael van der Galien
A "conservative" could live happily almost anywhere if you had no principals..
You know... was a RINO... or a federal government employee making money off the socialism..
maybe even a State employee... or government contractor..
18 posted on 02/06/2011 9:57:22 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: originalbuckeye

True. While on active duty I brief stints at Presidio of SF and Monterey. Probably the choicest assignments in the world. Unfortunately, after that period in my career, CA politics went South and continued that way being dragged along by the Environmental Lobby and the Public Service Unions which have crippled the State.


19 posted on 02/06/2011 9:58:16 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

True. Except I live near Springfield, and while it is more conservative in some respects, it’s all about the state agencies, so you can still get some “are you from outer space” looks if you mention Rush, or expound on free markets. We are thinking of moving, but our family is mostly all here. But if we wait too long to sell, the Obamacare real estate tax may become a factor. But if we leave, the state become that much more liberal, leaving people we care about even more likely to be hurt by lib policies.


20 posted on 02/06/2011 9:59:19 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Michael van der Galien
I kind of like NH, no sales tax, no Income tax, an absolute Republican Control of the General Court, I know all my State Reps and can yell at them by walking down the street, Open town meetings, no restrictive rules for those running for office, reasonable gun laws, soon to be More reasonable. What more could you want.
21 posted on 02/06/2011 9:59:52 AM PST by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

The problem is, conservatives establish nice communities, schools, business districts. Before long liberals come running our way to escape their own policies and constituencies. Just like pests at a picnic, no matter where you go they are certain to follow. And they will eff it up, no matter what. It happens everywhere, it’s not a fluke, it’s the inherent nature of liberalism. FAIL


22 posted on 02/06/2011 10:00:02 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

The cities are the problem in nearly every state...


23 posted on 02/06/2011 10:00:35 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Check out the list. I know Washington has a big problem called Seattle, but there is no way it is worse than Massachusetts. The author criticizes open carry in the state, but getting a CCW license is easy and they allow reciprocity with Utah, one of the easiest states to get a non-resident CCW license from. High sales tax, but no income tax. Property taxes are nothing exceptional, either. I would be paying at least double the property taxes in Texas.


24 posted on 02/06/2011 10:00:35 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Conservative make where they are, better.


25 posted on 02/06/2011 10:01:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

“if you isolate Chicago, the rest of the State isn’t that liberal....”

....your point is well taken....same thing goes on in Maryland where the large urban vote overwhelms the rest of the state....this is going on all across the country and the big cities look more and more like street scenes out of “Blade Runner”....and the Dems know this, and haul the urban masses to the polls to stay in power.


26 posted on 02/06/2011 10:01:10 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: Squidster
Actually, it kinda reminds me of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, where the Morlocks do all the work and the Eloi just sit back and take it easy. Unfortunately, in real life and unlike the book, today's Eloi prey on the Morlocks.
27 posted on 02/06/2011 10:01:24 AM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Did you know the only State that didn’t have at least one county voting for Obama in 08 was Oklahoma?


28 posted on 02/06/2011 10:01:24 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: STONEWALLS

“if you isolate Chicago, the rest of the State isn’t that liberal....”

“if you isolate Detroit, the rest of the State isn’t that liberal....”

“if you isolate Madison, the rest of the State isn’t that liberal....”

“if you isolate Minneapolis/St Paul, the rest of the State isn’t that liberal....”

See a pattern?


29 posted on 02/06/2011 10:02:38 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Krankor

Probably the employment rate. Why not Idaho? It is pretty nice there if you can get a job.


30 posted on 02/06/2011 10:02:58 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Michael van der Galien

I went to a funeral in South Alabama of a soldier who was killed in Iraq and asked someone if the Westboro Baptist Church protestors were going to show up? The reply I got was they wont come to South Alabama because they know they might disappear.


31 posted on 02/06/2011 10:04:15 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: nascarnation

My iPad,too. It’s not the best site.


32 posted on 02/06/2011 10:05:16 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Michael van der Galien

I live on Illinois-Wisconsin border and completely agree that Illinois is a travesty for conservatives. But disagree in regard to Wisconsin. The state has a liberal heritage and Madison is definitely whacked out, but there are glimmers of hope. Wisconsin just sent Russ Feingold into retirement and it’s the home state of Paul Ryan. The Tea Party is coming on strong there. Much better for conservatives than say Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, etc.


33 posted on 02/06/2011 10:05:33 AM PST by vekzen
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To: napscoordinator
Texas is still accepting applications for residency from blue state refugees. Hurry up though. The quota will drop significantly very soon.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

34 posted on 02/06/2011 10:06:48 AM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: Krankor; USNBandit

Come on down farther south of Indy. Maybe not the best variety of jobs but the cost of living is much lower. Just try to avoid living in the Peoples Republic of Bloomington. Serious nanny staters there.


35 posted on 02/06/2011 10:07:09 AM PST by madamemayhem (defeat is not getting knocked down, it is not getting back up.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

North Carolina says, “Illinois, we see your 5% and raise you 1%, cause we pay 6% to 7.75% in this bastion of dimwitted Democrat voters.”

Where I live we also pay 8.25% sales tax and the State is still almost $4 billion in the hole.

That’s why I’m moving to God’s Waiting Room, Florida.


36 posted on 02/06/2011 10:07:57 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: Michael van der Galien

That’s the slowest-loading site I’ve seen in ages.


37 posted on 02/06/2011 10:08:34 AM PST by ponygirl
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To: The Comedian

We colored NH RED during the last election wasn’t even that hard.


38 posted on 02/06/2011 10:11:08 AM PST by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: DeFault User

North Carolina has been infiltrated with Yankees from the North.


39 posted on 02/06/2011 10:11:08 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: madamemayhem

Brown County is nice- maybe a little touristy, but still nice.


40 posted on 02/06/2011 10:11:30 AM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: Little Bill
What more could you want.

Less winter? Not so close to Boston and Vermont?

41 posted on 02/06/2011 10:11:46 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Michael van der Galien
Here's an interactive election map from November.

I live in western Wisconsin. The people up here are the nicest I've ever met, and cheerful, like in Fargo. Lots of farmers in the western part and they all seem to be solid democrats but they are pretty conservative in their lifestyle. No one gets in anyone's faces about politics but I have an old Palin sticker (from 2008) on my truck and no one bothers it.

We just elected a republican ticket for governor and Lt. Gov., a few new republican congressmen and a new republican senator. The statehouse is majority republican, so things will be changing around here. We're on our way to getting constitutional carry in the spring.

Gov. Scott Walker has declared that Wisconsin is open for business.

42 posted on 02/06/2011 10:12:05 AM PST by rabidralph (...Because you never know how far you can run unless you run.--Penny Chenery, Owner, Secretariat)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Remove every state that is unionized and you have Conservative America.


43 posted on 02/06/2011 10:12:11 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz
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To: who knows what evil?
The cities are the problem in nearly every state.

Considering that according to the last census, the USA is now something like 85% urban, that's like saying the people are the problem. The stix are now just to unpopulated to control anything unless prairie dogs win the right to vote.

44 posted on 02/06/2011 10:14:13 AM PST by Melas
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Their use of the old blog trick of making you click through eleven pages to read the article so they can force you to look at more ads is a big negative.


45 posted on 02/06/2011 10:14:36 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
I agree that in many ways SF is a terrible place for conservatives to live.
However, I view living in SF as a challenge. I view living in this city as an opportunity to educate, to confront.
Far, far too many people who live in this very beautiful but very broken city are never forced to listen to the views of conservatives. Those conservatives views that are heard are denigrated or dismissed out of hand.
My role is to refuse to be dismissed, to force the Lefties/Greenies to listen to me or at least to acknowledge that other views exist.
I do this because I believe that it makes little sense to preach to the converted. I don't expect to be very successful but I will be heard.
46 posted on 02/06/2011 10:14:39 AM PST by quadrant (1o)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Michael, on a hunch, I read your profile page and it is clear you are the best person to offer this observation to.

NewzRealBlog always has VERY interesting articles that rarely fail to pique my interest, but I have totally stopped going to the site to read them. I might follow the thread, but go to the site? No way. No matter how enticing or earthshaking the information is, it is just not worth following the trail of informational breadcrumbs that are portioned out over a seemingly endless progression of pages.

If you have any say so in the design/format of the site, (and I think at the very least, you might have the ear of someone who does :), I would offer that if you would like to increase traffic to your site, that you might consider addressing this.

FReeregards,
and may God bless.
Tatt


47 posted on 02/06/2011 10:16:18 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: Little Bill
What more could you want?

Lower property taxes; NH's are among the HIGHEST in the nation, along with the costs of housing...lower car registration fees, NH's is $75, PLUS hundreds of dollars in 'town taxes' AND $30 inspection fees (at a minimum)...NH citizens could live without the hundreds of dollars they have to shell out for tolls every year getting to work...lower heating costs would be nice, but we all know heating oil is heading to $5 per gallon...$1500 to fill your tank every six to eight weeks..? Ouch.

The conservative natives have fled...a majority of NH residents are now from 'somewhere else'.

If you like NH for some reason, great. But no conservative in their RIGHT mind should ever consider moving here...south or west is best. (My wife was BORN here, and she doesn't even recognize NH anymore...she can't wait to get home to the sunny south.)

48 posted on 02/06/2011 10:16:29 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Little Bill
What more could you want.

Propane cheaper than $4.40/gal?

49 posted on 02/06/2011 10:17:06 AM PST by Roccus (Joe Biden.....America's only living brain donor.)
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To: Krankor
Indiana has a lot of folks who want to keep the part of the state SOUTH of Marion County pure and pristine. Although there's the makings of a major city in that region, the population is really spread out ~ which enables the growth of morel mushrooms ~ and NO, you don't get to know where they are!

There's another group who want Marion county to have plenty of good jobs to commute to.

Chicago people should stay in place ~ not go to Indiana.

50 posted on 02/06/2011 10:17:55 AM PST by muawiyah
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