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(Estately)   The 13 best cities for urban conservatives, as chosen by people who think Spokane is a city   ( divider line
    More: Silly, Oklahoma City, Colorado Springs, Congressional Rep. Doug Lamborn, U.S. Air Force Academy, Skip Bayless  
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2144 clicks; posted to Politics » on 06 Nov 2013 at 1:34 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-11-06 01:26:58 PM  
6 votes:
I want to live in a city but I'm afraid of exposing myself to other cultures and viewpoints.
2013-11-06 03:02:32 PM  
2 votes:

Bazzlex001: I haven't been to many of these cities. But I have been to Spokane. And I have never been to a shiattier, more down-trodden, dilapidated, meth-fueled, ignorant, racist, uneducated over grown trailer park of a city in my life.

It's also where my father's side of the family is from. He and his brother left. His sister didn't. Guess which sibling became a meth cook teenage mother?

It would be pretty weird if your dad or uncle became a teenage mother.
2013-11-06 02:06:56 PM  
2 votes:
I like this: "Colorado Springs is keeping it conservative. This mountain city is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy, a handful of military bases, and numerous defense industry jobs."

"Keeping it conservative" means "socialism", because those are a bunch of jobs funded by Federal tax money, and working for the collective good as determined by the centralized Federal government.
2013-11-06 01:52:04 PM  
2 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Three of those cities are suburbs of Dallas

Ft. Worth is not a "suburb" of Dallas.  That's like saying St. Paul is a suburb of Minneapolis, or Kansas City is a suburb of Kansas City.
2013-11-06 01:51:31 PM  
2 votes:
I guess things aren't looking so great for conservatives then.

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012):  58.5%
Mayor:  Karl Dean-Democrat

13th--Silicon Valley
Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012): 69.8% (Santa Clara County)

And only 2 cities in their list, Jacksonville, FL and Fort Worth, TX had a population greater than Nashville.
2013-11-06 01:40:23 PM  
2 votes:

IrateShadow: Why did they rotate their map of California like that?  Also, it's hilarious how many of those cities are in or directly adjacent to blue districts.

"The best places for conservatives: Places where the center and left are doing all the work and they can live comfortably in their little bubble of stupidity and outrage without consequence."
2013-11-06 04:48:27 PM  
1 vote:

HeadLever: udhq: I'm convinced that 80-90% of the worst people on the planet are urban conservatives.

It just takes a special kind of moral bankruptcy to interact with people who are different from you on a daily basis, and still maintain a philosophical antipathy towards them.

I take it that the irony of your post is unintended?

Know how I know you learned about "irony" from Alanis Morrisette?
2013-11-06 04:34:29 PM  
1 vote:

BMulligan: Mikey1969: Um, subby? Spokane has a population of 209,000. Sounds like a "city" to me. OTOH, Silicon Valley ISN'T a city, but a region, so I'm not sure what your "point" was...

Subby here. I grew up in Hayden Lake, ID, so Spokane represented "the city" to me as a youth. I even saw my first rock concert there - Grand Funk Railroad and Wet Willie, July, 1974. Since then I've lived in Seattle, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Seattle again, and over the years I've learned at least one thing that is true: Spokane may be a bunch of people living close together, but it is most definitely not a city.

The best way to see Spokane is in your rear view mirror.
2013-11-06 03:05:56 PM  
1 vote:
Three of the places on this list are Fort Worth, Arlington and Plano. Do you even get to do that in a list like this? 'Hey, Dallas isn't for you, but look at all these individual suburbs of Dallas we can use to fill up the list!' I'm pretty sure the going rule of 'best cities to X' lists is one city to an area.
2013-11-06 02:58:11 PM  
1 vote:
Plano, TX., is not where you go to get rich. It is where you go when you want to pretend that 80K a year IS rich.
2013-11-06 02:31:56 PM  
1 vote:
 Arlington TX - Because nothing says "conservative" and "small government"   like chipping in $400 million in public taxpayer revenues to help pay for a billionaire's privately owned football stadium.
2013-11-06 02:25:22 PM  
1 vote:
Am I missing the "humor" in that article because I'm an uptight, ivory-tower, self-loathing liberal or is it because their jokes aren't funny.  "Ha, ha!  Arlington is nothing but sprawl and traffic!  F*ck buses and subways!  Pave more fields!"

Also: I'm sure several of the listed places are nice, but couldn't they have picked images that didn't look like abandoned cities?

CPennypacker: God just look at that shot of Spokane. If that doesn't make you want to slit your wrists, nothing will

It did look pretty f'n sad.  The Puget Sound area, liberals and rain be damned, is absolutely gorgeous.  Spokane ain't doing it for me.
2013-11-06 02:10:55 PM  
1 vote:
Anchorage, AK? Liberals avoid it because Sarah Palin is just down the road in Wasilla? Hahaha...yeah no. Wasilla has been a pretty speshul place for a long time. When I was a kid in Anchorage we used to make jokes about Wasilla. I also like that "It's a conservative wonderland...if you ignore recent gains Democrats have been making." This is an awesome place to be a republican!...if you ignore the fact that we're starting to lose our grip here too.*cough*
2013-11-06 02:03:59 PM  
1 vote:

Noam Chimpsky: CPennypacker: Reason Liberals Avoid It: It's the largest American city not served by a comprehensive public transportation system.

Liberals love going places.

But driving is scary.

Unless its in a Prius M I RITE
2013-11-06 01:53:38 PM  
1 vote:
I'm tickled that on the electoral district maps, most of these so-called conservative "safe-zones" are either Blue or Pink/Purple, indicating relatively less conservative than the surrounding suburban or rural districts.  The only exception I see is in Arizona where the districts are absolutely HUGE due to low population density and cover vast areas of empty desert.
2013-11-06 01:49:10 PM  
1 vote:
Three of those cities are suburbs of Dallas, one is a suburb of Phoenix, and one is a suburb of LA.  That's not really what one considers a "city" in the demographic sense.  People in Buffalo tell their friends "I'm moving to Dallas."  They don't say "I'm moving to Plano."  People who live in Plano probably imagine that people do say that, but trust me... they don't.

However, Plano is quite a bit better than conservative cities like Pine Bluff, AR or Greenville, SC.  That may have something to do with its proximity to that corrupt den of liberalism - Dallas.
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