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(MSN)   You could either be happy you live in one of these well-run cities, or bad you live in one of these worst-run municipalities   (money.msn.com) divider line 54
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2013-01-28 10:00:26 AM
I be bad
 
2013-01-28 10:03:21 AM
1) Detroit's not #1 worst run?
2) DC didn't place?
3) Madison, but not Minneapolis?

I could go on, but it's unfair to make a list of problems with a list, that's longer than the list.
 
2013-01-28 10:03:38 AM
 
2013-01-28 10:03:39 AM
 
2013-01-28 10:05:25 AM
my choices are to be happy or bad.... got it.
 
2013-01-28 10:06:52 AM
Read those comments. Those people vote. Can you imagine how ignorant you have to be to think Madison is a Republican town?
 
2013-01-28 10:07:44 AM
So 2 of those are from our favorite state, very shocking. #1 worst doesn't seem to me to be the worst according to their own stats. They shouldn't have ranked them and just said the 5 best and the 5 worst.
 
2013-01-28 10:09:56 AM

Rapmaster2000: Read those comments. Those people vote. Can you imagine how ignorant you have to be to think Madison is a Republican town?


Well, the state government is there. But last I heard, they take armored busses to and from the capitol building.
 
2013-01-28 10:11:26 AM
So you can either be happy or be bad?
 
2013-01-28 10:14:10 AM
Okay I haven't had any caffeine yet, but aren't the metrics for "well-run" a little odd?
 
2013-01-28 10:15:25 AM
Happy, bad or annoyed at the goofy headline?
 
Xai
2013-01-28 10:20:41 AM
So cities full of highly educated people do better, have less crime and less debt? who knew!
 
2013-01-28 10:27:16 AM
My favorite city is the one in California where officials were paid ridiculously high salaries.

Bell, California, it was.

I share a government philosophy with the folks who ran Bell. Pay everyone huge sums. Take bribes, etc....Why the hell not?

It's time to bring back the political machines!
 
2013-01-28 10:28:58 AM
Ooh, baby, let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether times are
Good or sad, Happy or bad.
 
2013-01-28 10:29:11 AM
Hmm... Miami is bad, but I don't know if its Detroit tier bad.
 
2013-01-28 10:31:20 AM
So when you're happy (Hurray!) or bad (Aw!)
Or frightened (Eeeeeek!) or mad (Rats!)
Or excited (Wow!) or glad (Hey!)
An interjection starts a sentence right.
 
2013-01-28 10:38:05 AM
List fails without Atlanta, but then they took crime rates into account and local leaders/police came up with a unique way to get reported crime rates down. Lie about it, that'll fix the problem right up.
 
2013-01-28 10:43:05 AM
I was expecting Cleveland on one of those lists ... really, we could flip a coin on which we are ... right now, I'd say we're smack dead center between well-run and worst run.
 
2013-01-28 10:46:26 AM
Hm. On that list it seems that cities that have people with money that live in them (even in Taxafornia) seem to have better managed cities. Cities full of families under the poverty line seem to be worse run.

That is truly... expected...
 
2013-01-28 10:49:39 AM
Happy or bad... that sounds like a false dichotomy...
 
2013-01-28 10:55:54 AM

wingnut396: Hm. On that list it seems that cities that have people with money that live in them (even in Taxafornia) seem to have better managed cities. Cities full of families under the poverty line seem to be worse run.

That is truly... expected...


That wasn't always the case though, Detroit used to be a huge city attracting business, now its actually proven robocop accurate.
 
2013-01-28 10:56:07 AM
#1 Plano?

I actually don't doubt it, but it pretty much run's itself: middle to upper middle income cities that have no inner city and started out as bedroom communities don't require a lot of hard choices.
 
2013-01-28 11:00:08 AM

steamingpile: List fails without Atlanta, but then they took crime rates into account and local leaders/police came up with a unique way to get reported crime rates down. Lie about it, that'll fix the problem right up.


Haha... told my girlfriend as soon as I saw this thread that you'd show up in your Depends and pointy hood to grind your favorite axe. Thanks for not disappointing.
 
2013-01-28 11:01:34 AM
Worst list is wrong. Cincinnati and Hamilton County are both run by brain damaged infants.
 
2013-01-28 11:05:08 AM
Yay! I live in #2 Best Run... what do I win?

Though I am pretty sure the rest of the state thinks we are a crazy morass of communist liberal debauchery.

/they are right bwa HAHA
 
2013-01-28 11:07:29 AM
The first two words to strike my eyes when I opened that up were "Bing" and "slideshow". I closed it before I saw a third.
 
2013-01-28 11:16:14 AM

steamingpile: List fails without Atlanta, but then they took crime rates into account and local leaders/police came up with a unique way to get reported crime rates down. Lie about it, that'll fix the problem right up.


Atlanta was in the hunt, but lost in the playoffs.
 
2013-01-28 11:16:56 AM
Click through this slide show for a look at the top five and the bottom five on the 24/7 Wall St. list.

"Click through this slide show." Well, at least they're honest...

www.joke-of-the-day.com
 
2013-01-28 11:17:03 AM

Crewmannumber6: Worst list is wrong. Cincinnati and Hamilton County are both run by brain damaged infants.


And they would still have a higher IQ than the mayor of Toronto.
 
2013-01-28 11:17:19 AM
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands.

If you're bad and you know it ... well, come over here and sit right next to me.
 
2013-01-28 11:18:14 AM
Birmingham, AL not on worst run list? Our last mayor and half the county commissioners are now in prison. Shenanigans!
 
2013-01-28 11:22:30 AM

Rapmaster2000: Read those comments. Those people vote. Can you imagine how ignorant you have to be to think Madison is a Republican town?


I only spent one summer in Madison, but it definitely gave off a left-wing, liberal, commie vibe if you ask me. Heck, I had a couple friends who lived in those frat-houses-turned-communes near campus.

\love me some Madison, WI
\\fried cheese curds for the win!
 
2013-01-28 11:31:54 AM

onzmadi: Yay! I live in #2 Best Run... what do I win?


That you most likely will not be a victim of a crime worse than juvinile mischief and your kids will get a pretty good education.

Lived in Plano for 8 years and now live in Peoria, AZ. 'A' rated suburb with 'A' rated schools. Yes it is a good feeling. Yes, you can have nice things, if you put a little effort in to it.
 
2013-01-28 11:53:55 AM

Mad Scientist: Birmingham, AL not on worst run list? Our last mayor and half the county commissioners are now in prison. Shenanigans!


Are they being polled by the electorate?

Ahem...
 
2013-01-28 11:55:43 AM

dv-ous: 1) Detroit's not #1 worst run?
2) DC didn't place?
3) Madison, but not Minneapolis?

I could go on, but it's unfair to make a list of problems with a list, that's longer than the list.


Detroit's new Mayor is a decent guy and has managed to get some reforms through. Also the worst of the city council is gone thanks to the FBI. That said, Detroit is in a hole so deep they can hear Chinese coming up through the dirt.
 
2013-01-28 11:56:56 AM
Poor San Bernardino. I just graduated from the state college there and had to commute from north San Diego county. It was a very depressing drive. Immediately around the university are nice homes and shops, but you cross south of Northpark blvd and it is a sea of shabby, run-down homes with bars on the windows and graffiti on the walls.
 
2013-01-28 12:00:02 PM
Oh neat, a list of cities nobody cares about. And a slideshow to boot!
 
2013-01-28 12:04:56 PM

Scrotumnal Equinox: my choices are to be happy or bad.... got it.


SHAM-ON!!!!
 
2013-01-28 12:18:39 PM
"be happy ... or bad..."

Hmm, I'm usually happiest when I am bad. D'ja mean 'sad', subtard?
 
2013-01-28 12:30:43 PM

EngineerAU: steamingpile: List fails without Atlanta, but then they took crime rates into account and local leaders/police came up with a unique way to get reported crime rates down. Lie about it, that'll fix the problem right up.

Haha... told my girlfriend as soon as I saw this thread that you'd show up in your Depends and pointy hood to grind your favorite axe. Thanks for not disappointing.


What's funny is you're wrong and I have never owned a clan hat, I'm sure some of your auburn classmates have though......

There have been numerous studies on the subject and found in the most violent cities the police and politicians were moving stats to less violent crimes. But hey why let reality get in your way of ignoring reality?

I can't link it from mobile site but you can just Google the ABC story about cities lying, its why the most violent city moniker is a misnomer, it relies on accurate reporting which rarely happens in high crime cities like Detroit, Atlanta, st Louis....
 
2013-01-28 12:34:56 PM

ha-ha-guy: dv-ous: 1) Detroit's not #1 worst run?
2) DC didn't place?
3) Madison, but not Minneapolis?

I could go on, but it's unfair to make a list of problems with a list, that's longer than the list.

Detroit's new Mayor is a decent guy and has managed to get some reforms through. Also the worst of the city council is gone thanks to the FBI. That said, Detroit is in a hole so deep they can hear Chinese coming up through the dirt.


Actually they can hear Chinese coming from all the manufacturing plants the Chinese have purchased.

Bing may be decent, but the population of Detroit has proven over and over again that they have no clue what or who is good for them, and continue to elect (and re-elect) morons and thieves.

Detroit's biggest problem is that Detroiters live there.
 
2013-01-28 12:42:25 PM
I grew up thinking of San Bernardino as the big city. A bigger shiathole I've yet to visit in my life.
 
2013-01-28 01:16:30 PM
Pssssh I live in Detroit and it's awesome!

No really. It's great...

Hey, where's everyone going?

Wow, the time of day to drink Detroit pretty came early today.
/not enough alcohol in the world
//pot helps.
 
2013-01-28 01:33:01 PM

RyansPrivates: #1 Plano?

I actually don't doubt it, but it pretty much run's itself: middle to upper middle income cities that have no inner city and started out as bedroom communities don't require a lot of hard choices.


Pla No Games

You've apparently never been to east Plano.

/gangsta
//not really
 
2013-01-28 01:39:21 PM
^^^^that is probably not safe for work
 
2013-01-28 01:41:12 PM
Irvine farking sucks. The place lacks imagination and soul. It is antiseptic land. Living there would be akin to being castrated.
 
2013-01-28 01:44:28 PM
Link

doczoidberg: My favorite city is the one in California where officials were paid ridiculously high salaries.

Bell, California, it was.

I share a government philosophy with the folks who ran Bell. Pay everyone huge sums. Take bribes, etc....Why the hell not?

It's time to bring back the political machines!


'Cuase eventually the peasants get pissed off. They may not use pitchforks and torches anymore but...Link
 
2013-01-28 02:22:13 PM

Feelgood9000: RyansPrivates: #1 Plano?

I actually don't doubt it, but it pretty much run's itself: middle to upper middle income cities that have no inner city and started out as bedroom communities don't require a lot of hard choices.

Pla No Games

You've apparently never been to east Plano.

/gangsta
//not really


Oh, been there a lot, actually. My best friend lived their growing up; I lived in Allen. Live in Dallas now. There is a serious difference between the rabble in east Plano and the OMG! I fear for my life! stuff you get in Dallas. I always joke with my friends when they talk about the "gangs" in Plano. What does a gang member in Plano do? Not replace their divots on the golf course?
 
2013-01-28 03:08:32 PM
Interesting that except for Detroit and Miami, all of the cities have between 200K and 300K people.
 
2013-01-28 03:31:24 PM
Times are good or bad, happy or bad, alright, oh yeah.

I didn't know the bad at rhyming version of Al Green was a farker.
 
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