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(Quartz)   Bad news: Bakersfield, California named the smoggiest city in America. Good news: Low visibility from blanket of brown air keeps residents from being reminded they're in Bakersfield   ( qz.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Central Valley, climate change, American Lung Association, particulate matter, air pollution, Clean Air Act, worst ozone pollution, local air pollution  
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463 clicks; posted to Geek » on 21 Apr 2017 at 10:08 AM (25 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-04-21 08:24:25 AM  
Liberal paradise, that California.
 
2017-04-21 08:59:23 AM  
Let's kill Bakersfield!
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2017-04-21 09:30:09 AM  
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Helena: (standing at a table and asking the guy sitting there) Where are you from?

Guy: Bakersfield.

Helena: I'm sorry? (Holds out the mike.)

Guy: Bakersfield!

Helena: No-no...I heard! I'm just sorry.
 
2017-04-21 09:36:58 AM  
 
2017-04-21 10:13:04 AM  
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Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens Streets of Bakersfield
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Yea, Bakersfield sucks, but they got their own cool song.
 
2017-04-21 10:14:15 AM  
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2017-04-21 10:16:21 AM  
People in Bakersfield can't trust air they can't see.
 
2017-04-21 10:18:29 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Yea, Bakersfield sucks, but they got their own cool song.


damn you...came to post this
 
2017-04-21 10:25:06 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Yea, Bakersfield sucks, but they got their own cool song.

damn you...came to post this


Maybe one day you can be as fast as me?

Dwight Yoakam - Fast As You
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2017-04-21 10:29:49 AM  
This bastard got what he deserved after the Bakersfield massacre.

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2017-04-21 10:30:01 AM  
As opposed to the smuggiest city, also in California, San Francisco?
 
2017-04-21 10:36:53 AM  
Grateful Dead - 08 - Mexicali Blues (Lyrics) Studio Version
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2017-04-21 11:00:46 AM  
I don't understand why NASA sent men to the moon. Look, if NASA wanted to study barren, lifeless, landscape they could've just gone to Bakersfield instead.

(paraphrasing an old joke)
 
2017-04-21 11:06:14 AM  

Chris Ween: Liberal paradise, that California.


Ole Trump will clean things up.
 
2017-04-21 11:06:48 AM  

hugram: Chris Ween: Liberal paradise, that California.

Bakersfield is the eighth-most-conservative city in the United States and the most conservative city in California


Thank you.
 
2017-04-21 11:16:06 AM  

JAGChem82: As opposed to the smuggiest city, also in California, San FranciscoBerkeley?


FTFY
 
2017-04-21 12:05:51 PM  
Hey you don't know me, but you don't like me
You say you care less how I feel
But how many of you that sit and judge me
Have ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?
 
2017-04-21 12:23:24 PM  
That's what happens when you love in a bowl with the winds from San Francisco filling said bowl.....
 
2017-04-21 12:57:25 PM  
The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes - OFFICIAL PROMO
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2017-04-21 01:19:51 PM  

curtis_e_bare: Hey you don't know me, but you don't like me
You say you care less how I feel
But how many of you that sit and judge me
Have ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?


came for this.  leaving happy.
 
2017-04-21 01:48:15 PM  
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2017-04-21 03:47:55 PM  
RIP BAKER STREET
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street (UK)
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2017-04-21 03:53:44 PM  

hugram: Chris Ween: Liberal paradise, that California.

Bakersfield is the eighth-most-conservative city in the United States and the most conservative city in California


Fine.  Since California has 8 of the 10 most polluted cities in the country, please tell me they aren't a product of California's "do as I say, not as a I do" liberalism.
 
2017-04-21 04:17:04 PM  
I'm surprised there are no areas east of Los Angeles on any of these lists. Outside of the LA basin, pollution tends to blow inland. The San Bernardino area has been especially smoggy whenever I've been there. Maybe it's close to the top 10?
 
2017-04-21 04:20:30 PM  

Chris Ween: hugram: Chris Ween: Liberal paradise, that California.

Bakersfield is the eighth-most-conservative city in the United States and the most conservative city in California

Fine.  Since California has 8 of the 10 most polluted cities in the country, please tell me they aren't a product of California's "do as I say, not as a I do" liberalism.


Now tell me about how California isn't business friendly!
 
2017-04-21 06:28:31 PM  
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2017-04-21 07:15:27 PM  
They didn't mention the oil refinery's. Bakersfield has quite a few of them.

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2017-04-21 07:24:39 PM  

cyberspacedout: I'm surprised there are no areas east of Los Angeles on any of these lists. Outside of the LA basin, pollution tends to blow inland. The San Bernardino area has been especially smoggy whenever I've been there. Maybe it's close to the top 10?


You shoulda seen it in the seventies when kaiser steel was operating...
 
2017-04-21 07:33:47 PM  
My ex grew up in Bakersfield, right after high school she went to UC Irvine then moved to San Diego.  On one of our vacations we drove by Bakersfield, she took me to the house she grew up in (half the size of the one I grew up in), her high school, and the candy store she used to visit all the time as a kid (still a candy store, and one of the then clerks was now manager.  They recognized each other.  35-40 years later.  Working in a candy store for 40 years and not owning it?  Sad!)

/ Methinks I need to learn how to use parens
// oh well
/// what a shiatty place to grow up.  Bad weather, smells like oil, nothing close by
 
2017-04-21 08:18:05 PM  

Snotnose: My ex grew up in Bakersfield, right after high school she went to UC Irvine then moved to San Diego.  On one of our vacations we drove by Bakersfield, she took me to the house she grew up in (half the size of the one I grew up in), her high school, and the candy store she used to visit all the time as a kid (still a candy store, and one of the then clerks was now manager.  They recognized each other.  35-40 years later.  Working in a candy store for 40 years and not owning it?  Sad!)

/ Methinks I need to learn how to use parens
// oh well
/// what a shiatty place to grow up.  Bad weather, smells like oil, nothing close by


Bakersfield is the Monroe, Louisiana of the West. It smells, it has nothing to offer but misery, and it is close to nothing that matters.
 
2017-04-22 03:15:58 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Bakersfield is the Monroe, Louisiana of the West. It smells, it has nothing to offer but misery, and it is close to nothing that matters.


I love California to death and I'm sure I'll live here the rest of my life, but Bakersfield is a god-awful town.  The article did point out that it suffers a similar inversion-layer issue as L.A., but someone told me recently a lot of what clouds the skies in the Central Valley is pesticides from all the agriculture.  I would hope not.  The times I've driven through Bakersfield over the decades there've been warning signs of Valley Fever, something you don't want to catch, and we once got caught in a sandstorm so horrible, at the base of the grapevine heading south on I-5, it destroyed the windshield of our car.

And yeah, it's about the most extreme right-wing town I know of.
 
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