Skip to comments.10 Worst Places to Live
Posted on 08/09/2010 10:41:04 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
You don't need the U.S. Misery Index to tell you that things are bad in the U.S. Unemployment is near or at all-time highs in many parts of the country, foreclosures continue to happen at unprecedented rates and there are some very real indicators that we are heading toward a double-dip recession.
Some of us should count our lucky stars, however. In certain U.S. cities, life is much worse for residents than in other areas of the country. Using a variety of criteria, including unemployment rates, health data, the number of foreclosures, crime statistics, climate and other measures of misery, WalletPop came up with its unofficial list of the 10 worst cities to live in. This list is far from comprehensive, but there are some significant reasons why these cities made the cut. Read on.
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High Native American Population percentage. Native Americans are more likely to become obese on a "European" diet.
Nothing OKC can do about it.
Phoenix and others probably made it because it's been too easy for illegals to live there.
The lostest I've ever been was in Tulsa, that was pre G.P.S. days. I started to think that I'd just have to live there because I couldn't find my way out.
I couldn't just ask directions, I am after all a man and that would be such a girly thing to do.
I just moved to Phoenix ... and I love it here ... heat and all
Thank you! I live in the suburbs of Cleveland. They dog us about the weather and then overlook the weather in Minn. (#1 livable). The county government is getting cleaned up. Sure we are hurting in the sports category, but we have had our share of heartbreak in that category, but at least we still have major sports team and have fought to keep them here. I just dont see how Cleveland came in 2nd to a small town on the Mexican border.
Another democrat city falling apart from forty years of corruption and democrat rule.It’s Detroit’s twin except WE have TWO big sports stadiums (thanks to the taxpayers) to show off our two losing teams (browns and indians) with planning like that why arent we happy?
3.5%. Either they weigh 3000 pounds each or someone else is holding up the average
I live not too far from Eden Prairie. It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if they put EP in the top ten worst cities - maybe that would help keep some of the riff-raff from coming to MN...
ANY place run by DEMOCRATS!!
Yes there is, because Scottsdale, Arizona is one of the best places in America for normal, sane, American citizens to live. I don't think Phoenix or even Las Vegas belong on this list, which should really be filled with Detroit, East St. Louis, Camden, NJ, Gary, Indiana, and other liberal social policy-spawned vacation paradises.
And if you drive through these cities it is amazing how many "young retirees" are standing, sitting, sleeping in doorways while contemplating their next investment moves.
LOL, but what they’re aren’t saying is it would be 10 even in a roaring good economy.
I don't know what a "carry-in-supper culture" means. I did search via scroogle for that phrase, and I only found one instance, where it seemed to be used in a manner synonymous with a potluck dinner. Is that it?
5. Oklahoma City, Okla.
No Way. Total BS.
I lived in Piedmont just outside of OKC for 7 years and it is a wonderful place and a wonderful state.
This is a subjective garbage entry on the list. The others I understand but this is simply wrong.
To be fair, El Centro is not directly on the border and the people there — that is 20+ years ago — were very nice. But you talk about weather — yikes!
“Ever hear of Oil City , PA. and Quakerstate ?”
Yes, heard of them all as well as Pennzoil and the good Edwin(?)Drake who, I believe, made the initial discovery of oil in the US in western(?)PA back in the 1800’s.
But, did I not pretty well state the problem as government(state and local), relative to drilling/lack thereof, under pressure from greenies?
Funny -- I drive into number 10 each day from Desoto county to work as well. Small world...
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Katrina did a fair job at cleaning up New Orleans.
Love that line!!
Go, Tom Corbett-he cannot be any more pro-drilling than I; but, I’m not running for PA governor, or any other office. And, more power to you fine folks from the great state of Pennsylvania-may you reap great quantities of dollars from drilling leases and subsequent royalty payments even if it is from mineral sources across the Susquehanna or Delaware.
As for me, New York can go to hell and I’ll go back to Texas next month. (Paraphrasing Davy Crockett.)
Yes, carry-in is the same as potluck or covered-dish supper. Popular at church events.
Yes, they do. I bake fries, these days.
But going to church with the Spanish-speaking people, I just enjoy whatever they bring and don't ask what's in it!
One of the most popular food booths at the annual spring festival for our kids’ Catholic school is the one serving Mexican—it’s yummy :) Of course, so is the Chinese, and the German...can’t forget the deep-fried Oreos and Snickers.
Shouldn’t talk about food when I’m already starving :(
Our Hispanic Ministry does a lot of business at the church festival. I’m renting them a generator this year, because their electric skillets kept tripping the breaker last year.
Mmmm, I’m hungry just thinking about Hermana Silvia’s enchiladas. I need to boot Young Bill, the slender and elusive youth, off his SAT prep to start making supper!
My mil makes some fine enchiladas, and she’s of Irish descent ;)
We’re having fish, fresh corn on the cob, cole slaw, and some strawberry shortcake for dessert. Duty calls...
Always hamburgers on Monday, here, because of Boy Scouts.
Be still my beating heart we’ve come up a notch in the world!
Right. Weren’t we #2 in the last one? I guess we owe Fred for those 8 spots since this one weighted unemployment more.
That’s kind of funny, because Tulsa is rather square, with streets marking off square-mile sections, although not iconically square like Oklahoma City. I rarely got on the interstate when we lived in Tulsa, because you could get where you were going on surface roads, three east-four north and so on.
Obama has an agenda for the states states that did not vote for him...hurt them! He's a vindictive little jerk!
Thanks for the information. For what it is worth, the one reference I found on the net was indeed to a church event in Indiana.
The PDF is at APRIL 2010 NEWS & NOTES FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH; the term is used on page 4 with the entry for April 1st.
See, it’s Indiana. I’m from Missouri originally, and I was using the local term!
I agree with your list more than the BS one in the article.
Blew it right there. No credibility.
Positive feedback loop?
Amen brother. But if it can keep the dang California libs from moving in and screwing our town up then the rating is worth it. I don’t care what some organization calls me, just so long as it leaves me alone.