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2012-05-29 11:45:47 PM  

tarheel07: Omaha could use a beefed up mass transportation system. Anything to reduce interactions with the shiatty drivers in Omaha.

/lived in Omaha for 3 years


What beefed up Omaha transportation may look like
www.cowpictures.net
 
2012-05-29 11:46:56 PM  

Beretta3000: Omaha? Really?

/lives in Lincoln
//I avoid Omaha cuz I don't wanna get shot



Imagaine my whitey surprise reading this about Omaha while sitting in Houston.

Get shot? By whom? Somebody that mssed a steer?
 
2012-05-29 11:48:32 PM  

Krieghund: revrendjim: universebetween: I live in LA. Im from Iowa. IF I ever had a kid I would move. There is no way in FARKING HELL I would let my kid attend public school in LA or anywhere in California for that matter.

/Too lazy and busy to home school.
//last time I checked Iowa was #1 in education?
///Omaha is a hop-jump-skip across a river from Iowa.

We moved from California to Idaho with two children for partly that reason.

/gang graffiti in our subdivision --time to GTFO.

You two seriously crack me up.
"Oh noes! Some kid tagged the neighborhood!"
"That's it, Mabel, no choice but to move to Idaho."

To say nothing of Mr. "GonnaMoveToOmahaBecauseHesTooLazyToCheckHowGoodSuburbanSchoolAre"


In just the last few weeks (here in san bernardino) 10 homicides. All of Omaha so far this year. 14.
I can live out here bc its just me I have to take care of. IF I had a child? Different story.
 
2012-05-29 11:48:36 PM  

Omahawg: So I'm cruising along North 16th with two strippers and the bouncer from the club, right? 16th and Binney. We're supposed to find some guy at 3 am somewhere around 16th and Binney. But then I passed Binney by so had to circle back around when the stripper in back rolls down her window and yells out "Hey, you light colored, boy. Come on over heah!" So he did and we got down to business, ending with a polite "Thanks. Have a great night." So then we went and smoked crack and I dated one of those strippers for the next three months until we got into crystal meth and she took off to california.

Omaha? yeah....I could tell you some great stories. Hooker fights at the 11-worth when it was open all night. Legitimate looking Italian-American businessmen stuffing canolis down their craw. Tacos de sesos on South 24th. Jim's Rib Haven. Liver dumpling soup and pilsener urquel on tap at the Bohemian. Carp at Joe Tess or Rudy's?

I won't go west of 84th Street though 'cause those folks out there scare me.


The 11worth is scary enough during the day.
 
2012-05-29 11:52:43 PM  

vonzales: Beretta3000: Omaha? Really?

/lives in Lincoln
//I avoid Omaha cuz I don't wanna get shot


Imagaine my whitey surprise reading this about Omaha while sitting in Houston.

Get shot? By whom? Somebody that mssed a steer?


exactly. Ive seen a carjacking, a mugging, and a high speed chase since moving to southern California a little over a year ago. Never even SEEN that in 28 years of living in the midwest. Been to Sioux Falls, Sioux City, and Omaha frequently.
 
2012-05-29 11:53:06 PM  

universebetween: Beretta3000: Omaha? Really?

/lives in Lincoln
//I avoid Omaha cuz I don't wanna get shot

you strike me as white.

/im white


Just keep away from the north end of town. You know, where all the non-white people live.
 
2012-05-29 11:54:34 PM  

Omahawg: So I'm cruising along North 16th with two strippers and the bouncer from the club, right? 16th and Binney. We're supposed to find some guy at 3 am somewhere around 16th and Binney. But then I passed Binney by so had to circle back around when the stripper in back rolls down her window and yells out "Hey, you light colored, boy. Come on over heah!" So he did and we got down to business, ending with a polite "Thanks. Have a great night." So then we went and smoked crack and I dated one of those strippers for the next three months until we got into crystal meth and she took off to california.

Omaha? yeah....I could tell you some great stories. Hooker fights at the 11-worth when it was open all night. Legitimate looking Italian-American businessmen stuffing canolis down their craw. Tacos de sesos on South 24th. Jim's Rib Haven. Liver dumpling soup and pilsener urquel on tap at the Bohemian. Carp at Joe Tess or Rudy's?

I won't go west of 84th Street though 'cause those folks out there scare me.



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Omahawg you are a madman. When you stole that cow, and your friend tried to make it with the cow. I want to party with you, cowboy. The two of us together, forget it.

/When was the last Omaha Fark party ?
 
2012-05-29 11:55:29 PM  

vonzales: Beretta3000: Omaha? Really?

/lives in Lincoln
//I avoid Omaha cuz I don't wanna get shot


Imagaine my whitey surprise reading this about Omaha while sitting in Houston.

Get shot? By whom? Somebody that mssed a steer?


it's all gangsta
 
2012-05-29 11:57:36 PM  

universebetween: vonzales: Beretta3000: Omaha? Really?

/lives in Lincoln
//I avoid Omaha cuz I don't wanna get shot


Imagaine my whitey surprise reading this about Omaha while sitting in Houston.

Get shot? By whom? Somebody that mssed a steer?

exactly. Ive seen a carjacking, a mugging, and a high speed chase since moving to southern California a little over a year ago. Never even SEEN that in 28 years of living in the midwest. Been to Sioux Falls, Sioux City, and Omaha frequently.


There was a drive-by homicide last weekend just outside the Kroger parking lot. Durham - 11th and Durham.
Real First 48 kind of stuff
 
2012-05-30 12:00:26 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Aside from the meth, there is very little there that can fark them up? Because every yard is large enough that your children will qualify as 'free range'? Because once you have kids, it's the only metro area you can afford to live in anymore?


Drugs, guns, explosives, fu(king/pregnancy, stupid shiat that bored kids get up to.

/lived in a rural area for awhile
//kids did some fu(ked up things to alleviate boredom.
 
2012-05-30 12:00:40 AM  

Omahawg: vonzales: Beretta3000: Omaha? Really?

/lives in Lincoln
//I avoid Omaha cuz I don't wanna get shot


Imagaine my whitey surprise reading this about Omaha while sitting in Houston.

Get shot? By whom? Somebody that mssed a steer?

it's all gangsta



Dang... does the Omaha Chamber of Commerce have to do damage control everything that vid is played?
 
2012-05-30 12:08:40 AM  

SpaceBison: universebetween: Beretta3000: Omaha? Really?

/lives in Lincoln
//I avoid Omaha cuz I don't wanna get shot

you strike me as white.

/im white

Just keep away from the north end of town. You know, where all the non-white people live.


Helps to be bilingual if you spend much time in SE Omaha these days
 
2012-05-30 12:10:47 AM  
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-05-30 12:11:15 AM  
Growing up 20 miles from New York City and having parents who would take me into the city at the drop of a hat if there was something interesting going on, or just for the hell of it, was one of the best experiences I could have had as a kid. You won't get that in Omaha.
 
2012-05-30 12:16:34 AM  

revrendjim: universebetween: I live in LA. Im from Iowa. IF I ever had a kid I would move. There is no way in FARKING HELL I would let my kid attend public school in LA or anywhere in California for that matter.

/Too lazy and busy to home school.
//last time I checked Iowa was #1 in education?
///Omaha is a hop-jump-skip across a river from Iowa.

We moved from California to Idaho with two children for partly that reason.

/gang graffiti in our subdivision --time to GTFO.


EEEK brown people!
 
2012-05-30 12:19:47 AM  

FloydA: I agree with them completely; Omaha is a great place to raise kids. Its over 1500 miles away from me.


Yeah,buddy!
 
2012-05-30 12:30:16 AM  
Generally speaking, the best place to raise kids is somewhere away from killer deserts or large bodies of water, where they can't really get into much trouble until they turn 18 and move away.

Nebraska fits the bill.
 
2012-05-30 12:40:52 AM  

nicoffeine: revrendjim: universebetween: I live in LA. Im from Iowa. IF I ever had a kid I would move. There is no way in FARKING HELL I would let my kid attend public school in LA or anywhere in California for that matter.

/Too lazy and busy to home school.
//last time I checked Iowa was #1 in education?
///Omaha is a hop-jump-skip across a river from Iowa.

We moved from California to Idaho with two children for partly that reason.

/gang graffiti in our subdivision --time to GTFO.

EEEK brown people!


ill up your white flight with Reconquista.
 
2012-05-30 12:48:39 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: [www.chicagonow.com image 624x338]

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It's been many moons since I've seen that movie, but I remember Ruprecht being all about, "OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMAOKLAHOMA..."*banging pans*

/"May I go to the bathroom?"
"Yes, you may."
*stands in place* "Aaaaaaahhhhhhh..."
 
2012-05-30 12:48:54 AM  

geekbikerskum: Growing up 20 miles from New York City and having parents who would take me into the city at the drop of a hat if there was something interesting going on, or just for the hell of it, was one of the best experiences I could have had as a kid. You won't get that in Omaha.


You do realize there's other cities and shiat goes on there, right?

Though, Omaha, with it's under 1 mil metro population may not count...
 
2012-05-30 12:59:24 AM  
Home of a UP Big Boy, SR-71 at the SAC Museum, the College World Series, and a very impressize Zoo. Good place sure, left because of the damn CORN SHUCKER fans! Didn't want my kids to turn be assimilated. And Corn.
 
2012-05-30 01:01:07 AM  

universebetween: nicoffeine: revrendjim: universebetween: I live in LA. Im from Iowa. IF I ever had a kid I would move. There is no way in FARKING HELL I would let my kid attend public school in LA or anywhere in California for that matter.

/Too lazy and busy to home school.
//last time I checked Iowa was #1 in education?
///Omaha is a hop-jump-skip across a river from Iowa.

We moved from California to Idaho with two children for partly that reason.

/gang graffiti in our subdivision --time to GTFO.

EEEK brown people!

ill up your white flight with Reconquista.


Up? Really?

Here's an idea. First, figure out where you live. San Bernardino is not LA. It's in a different county, even. Second, with the map you used to find out where you live, find Montana. Third, get a house in Montana. You can call it a compound, even. You'll then be ready for the Reconquista.
 
2012-05-30 01:07:10 AM  
Must be the best city in the US, since there are certainly much better countries to raise kids.... like most countries that offer healthcare to children, etc.
 
2012-05-30 01:15:15 AM  

Omahawg: vonzales: Beretta3000: Omaha? Really?

/lives in Lincoln
//I avoid Omaha cuz I don't wanna get shot


Imagaine my whitey surprise reading this about Omaha while sitting in Houston.

Get shot? By whom? Somebody that mssed a steer?

it's all gangsta


Are

You

F--king

Kidding

Me

...

this reminds me of that, only its more gangsta.
 
2012-05-30 01:20:41 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: only its more gangsta.


Agh, it's. I was too distracted by that video.

kbotc: geekbikerskum: Growing up 20 miles from New York City and having parents who would take me into the city at the drop of a hat if there was something interesting going on, or just for the hell of it, was one of the best experiences I could have had as a kid. You won't get that in Omaha.

You do realize there's other cities and shiat goes on there, right?

Though, Omaha, with it's under 1 mil metro population may not count...


My dad did the same for my brother and I, but with Detroit. Fun times, and not even being sarcastic. I'm fairly certain a little kid is the only person who could genuinely get a kick out of the People Mover.

... Wow. I wonder how much they paid for people to throw together positive reviews on Google about the f--king People Mover...

/being able to go to Canada at the drop of a hat was fun too eh
//but in a different way
 
2012-05-30 01:31:23 AM  

mistersnark: revrendjim: FlashHarry: omaha has its plusses. it's cheap. it's small enough to get around, yet it's big enough to have a few amenities (costco, whole foods, apple store, trader joe's, chief amongst them). it has a decent art and music scene. but its drivers are some of the worst on the planet. i say that, and i used to live in france.

How the Fark does Omaha rate a Trader Joe's and the capital farking city of Idaho does not?

/sulks off to Albertsons.

Populations, per Wikipedia:

Boise MSA: 616,561
Omaha MSA: 877,110

Those extra quarter-million-plus people make a difference. Plus, Omaha proper is roughly 2x the size of Boise.


Denver Metro Area doesn't have a trader joes (the entire state of Colorado doesn't have a trader joes) and it's bigger than Boise and Omaha combined.

/sulk
 
2012-05-30 02:04:48 AM  
If I wanted to raise my kids around racists and homophobes, I'll just stay put here in Tennessee.
 
2012-05-30 02:06:54 AM  

pion: If I wanted to raise my kids around racists and homophobes, I'll just stay put here in Tennessee.


Omaha is quite different than most people think. As someone in my forties, I have very few friends that are either of those, and I've lived here most of my life.
 
2012-05-30 02:58:59 AM  
Is this the illest brother in Nebraska? Are you bout it bout it foooo ?
 
2012-05-30 03:10:23 AM  
This is bad news.

For Omaha.
 
2012-05-30 04:48:48 AM  

Dr J Zoidberg: Because the city of Omaha and Omaha metro area are bigger than Boise and the Boise metro area?


And it's headquarters to some of the largest corporations in the world, which means a lot of their employees living there, so why would it not? I've walked around the park with the big fountain at 2 a.m. and seen people in business suits also wandering around.

People have this notion that Omaha is some little hicktown, with horses and farmers wandering around everywhere, when in reality there are a ton of well educated business people there, especially around the downtown areas.

The outskirts are pretty shiatty, but most of Omaha is ok, the art/entertainment scene is decent, there are some pretty good cafes and restaurants, bookstores, a wonderful Zoo (one of the best in the U.S., and I've been to many).
The only thing I had trouble finding was a decent steak, which I found odd since I thought Omaha is known for their beef. Tried several stores and it was all crap.

I could see why people want to raise their kids there. It's mostly safe, and even the police seemed polite and helpful (we used several to get directions and they seemed glad to help, rather than put upon or rude), as was everyone else. And the children there were also some of the most polite I've ever seen in my life. When we went to the zoo they weren't pushy or extremely loud, and I heard several pleases, thank yous, and "excuse me" rather than just pushing people aside to see stuff. It was very surprising, considering all the hellions I've encountered in other places. Most people, including their kids, were also fairly well spoken, and I didn't hear a lot of slang, cursing, or other shenanigans. Of course I'm generalizing, not saying everyone was perfect and it's some kind of utopia, but I was pleasantly surprised living there for several months, and still am after having visited and lived other places.

Me and my husband personally plan to move back eventually, since his company is headquartered there and as he moves up he can probably eventually get a job in the area.
 
2012-05-30 04:55:47 AM  

Ambivalence: mistersnark: revrendjim: FlashHarry: omaha has its plusses. it's cheap. it's small enough to get around, yet it's big enough to have a few amenities (costco, whole foods, apple store, trader joe's, chief amongst them). it has a decent art and music scene. but its drivers are some of the worst on the planet. i say that, and i used to live in france.

How the Fark does Omaha rate a Trader Joe's and the capital farking city of Idaho does not?

/sulks off to Albertsons.

Populations, per Wikipedia:

Boise MSA: 616,561
Omaha MSA: 877,110

Those extra quarter-million-plus people make a difference. Plus, Omaha proper is roughly 2x the size of Boise.

Denver Metro Area doesn't have a trader joes (the entire state of Colorado doesn't have a trader joes) and it's bigger than Boise and Omaha combined.

/sulk


Hey, there are three Trader Joe's within 30 miles of me. In the same county. Less than 300,000 people. Talk to the company and see what you can do to open one of your own. Seriously. They are reportedly very supportive and informative.
 
2012-05-30 05:01:33 AM  

universebetween: //last time I checked Iowa was #1 in education?


I dunno, but Council Bluffs had a couple of nice ass looking schools. I asked some people how they could afford that, and they told me it was from casino money.
 
2012-05-30 05:11:38 AM  

The English Major: Just don't let the kids wander across the Missouri River into Council Bluffs.


I lived in Council Bluffs. It's fine. Just trashy. And someone might steal something out of your car if you leave it unlocked.
The people in general seemed fine though. There's a lot of working class people because the cost of housing is lower than in Omaha proper, and it looks really shiatty, but it wasn't any worse there than anywhere else I've lived. And it's definitely not some kind of dangerous ghetto or something in general.
Though I could see someone's kid wandering over there and learning some bad habits...
In any case, a kid could wander into a shiatty neighborhood in any city. And there are much worse.

Everyone there called it council-tucky, but I had to laugh having grown up just across the river from northern Kentucky. No. There is no comparison between the trashiness of Council Bluffs and the trashy parts of Kentucky.
 
2012-05-30 06:56:07 AM  

geekbikerskum: Growing up 20 miles from New York City and having parents who would take me into the city at the drop of a hat if there was something interesting going on, or just for the hell of it, was one of the best experiences I could have had as a kid. You won't get that in Omaha.


True, but if everyone lived in a ring 20miles outside NY city it would have been a different childhood for you.
 
2012-05-30 07:09:59 AM  

kbotc: You do realize there's other cities and shiat goes on there, right?


What did you want him to do, list all of the world's major cities?
 
2012-05-30 07:38:43 AM  
Late the thread. Is this where people who have never been to Omaha talk about Omaha?
 
2012-05-30 08:13:19 AM  

pion: If I wanted to raise my kids around racists and homophobes, I'll just stay put here in Tennessee.


fyi: omaha went blue for obama in '08, splitting the state's three electoral votes. it's not all meth-addicted klansmen. that would be grand island.
 
2012-05-30 08:48:50 AM  
Lived in Bellevue so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/Fontenelle Forest.
 
2012-05-30 08:56:57 AM  

pedalphile: thisisyourbrainonFark: [www.chicagonow.com image 624x338]

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It's been many moons since I've seen that movie, but I remember Ruprecht being all about, "OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMAOKLAHOMA..."*banging pans*

/"May I go to the bathroom?"
"Yes, you may."
*stands in place* "Aaaaaaahhhhhhh..."


Doh! (sits in corner, dons dunce cap)
 
2012-05-30 10:19:12 AM  

89 Stick-Up Kid: Is this the illest brother in Nebraska? Are you bout it bout it foooo ?


Great movie. As for Omaha? I have a ton of friends there (went to college there for a bit), I visit a couple times a year. I enjoy it.
 
2012-05-30 10:28:51 AM  

FlashHarry: pion: If I wanted to raise my kids around racists and homophobes, I'll just stay put here in Tennessee.

fyi: omaha went blue for obama in '08, splitting the state's three electoral votes. it's not all meth-addicted klansmen. that would be grand island.


I know your joking but as a resident of GI this is about as far off as it gets. Sure we have some racists (where doesn't) but the overwhelming majority of people don't give a fark if you are white, brown, black, purple, etc.. No one cares if you are gay or atheist or whatever. People mostly keep to themselves. All that said, there isn't shiat to do here but drink and do drugs.
 
2012-05-30 10:37:24 AM  
came for the walking dead reference. leaving disappointed.
 
2012-05-30 11:43:12 AM  

zunkus: I know your joking but as a resident of GI this is about as far off as it gets.


i am joking. one of my all-time best friends is from GI.
 
2012-05-30 12:12:30 PM  

Beretta3000: Thisbymaster: I love how education is so far down the list and jobs for the parents isn't even on it.

Jobs really aren't a problem here. That should be our state motto:

Nebraska! Never experience the highs or lows of the economy!


Warren Buffet and Joseph Ricketts, billionaires who live in Omaha, but you're suggesting that you never experience the highs of the economy?
 
2012-05-30 01:29:20 PM  

FlashHarry: zunkus: I know your joking but as a resident of GI this is about as far off as it gets.

i am joking. one of my all-time best friends is from GI.


As someone from GI I can say there are some damn cool people from here, also some massive tools.
 
2012-05-30 03:10:42 PM  

ginandbacon: Sure, if you like white people.


/QQ more Nub
 
2012-05-30 03:15:07 PM  

freecandy: But then they go and list Sunnydale number 7?


Dude, seriously. Born and raised. Watched orchards disappear and turn into vacant light industrial buildings. The price of a home is astronomically hight. Traffic is a nightmare. You're lucky to hear English or Spanish while out shopping. Bottom Line: The Judges are smoking a crack laden pole if they consider this a model city. Might be good for the kids but sucks to live in.

People, stay away from this City and State.
 
2012-05-30 03:44:54 PM  
Ambivalence : "Denver Metro Area doesn't have a trader joes (the entire state of Colorado doesn't have a trader joes) and it's bigger than Boise and Omaha combined."

We're getting one up in Boulder where Applebee's was. 28th, just south of Pearl. You know, right across the street from Whole Foods.
 
2012-05-30 04:54:16 PM  
Yeah, Omaha is a great place to get the fark out of.

But it does(did?) have Mr. C's, which was awesome.
 
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