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2022-07-23 12:10:55 PM  
Bears? Is it bears in the streets?
 
2022-07-23 12:17:55 PM  
Today most residents work in healthcare, local government and education.
The county is overwhelmingly white and has long been a conservative stronghold - Republicans make up 50% of registered voters while just 23% are Democrats.


Together these 2 statements infer that the majority of the conservative population are unemployed.
 
2022-07-23 12:19:53 PM  
In Shasta county the pandemic intensified political divisions

That's unthinkable, imagine if that had happened anywhere else.
 
2022-07-23 12:24:36 PM  

GardenWeasel: Today most residents work in healthcare, local government and education.
The county is overwhelmingly white and has long been a conservative stronghold - Republicans make up 50% of registered voters while just 23% are Democrats.

Together these 2 statements infer that the majority of the conservative population are unemployed.


The majority relying on government spending and support. Without medicare half the health care positions would disappear and without federal student loans and funding education jobs gone and government jobs are government jobs. So it just republicans being their idiot selves.
 
2022-07-23 12:34:51 PM  
I have noticed that we have become a dumber and meaner people over time. The funny thing is, it's like we are test fund kids given daddy's money without earning it.

Well, rather our parents were the trust fund kids. The Baby Boomers were given everything and then decided to f*ck everyone else by cutting taxes to almost nothing and trying to screw everyone that didn't look like them.

Ever since then, they have turned the government into sh*t and destroyed everything. All in an attempt to keep their I'll gotten gains and prevent anyone else from getting their hands on theirs.

This story does not have a happy ending and we're all living in it. I guess that's why I went from pretty conservative to far far Libby lib in no time flat.

I do not like to see people suffering needlessly. And that's what we are doing with this Republican and conservative Democrat system. We make people suffer even when we have so much to give.

I'm not sure what the answer is. But I know this much for reading history. If we keep this up, the hungry downtrodden people are going to rise up and introduce themselves to those who have everything.

In my mind, the idea of a government that held peoples does the right thing actually serves those rich people the best because it keeps those filthy masses fed, clothed and housed and keeps them away from the gates of the wealthy. Hell, give them a little more and they can actually buy shot that makes the rich people richer. Even Henry Ford knew that and he was a Nazi motherf*cker.

Point is, if we don't do something right quick to correct the course we are taking, we are going to hit that iceberg and lose everything.
 
2022-07-23 12:49:07 PM  
Northern California and Southern Oregon are about the worst places out west. And everything wrong with those places is always someone else's fault, usually "the big liberal cities."
 
2022-07-23 1:07:03 PM  
 

NewportBarGuy: The Baby Boomers were given everything and then decided to f*ck everyone else by cutting taxes to almost nothing and trying to screw everyone that didn't look like them.


Dude...the "boomers" were the ones that fought for civil rights, marched on Washington, fought for health care, SSI expansions. Fought for gay rights... Etc..etc.

IT's the Millennials and GenX running this current shaitshow.
Josh Hawley: Born 1971 (not a boomer)
Marjorie Taylor Greene: Born 1974 ( not a boomer)
Ted Cruiz: Born 1970 (not a boomer)
Al Gore, Clinton (both), Harris, Ketanji Brown Jackson...
All "Boomers"
Not to mention this current crop of CosPlaying proud boy terrorists. (Not Boomers)

Now, use you're little pocket pocket (invented by Boomers....Jobs and Woz) on the internet thingy (invented by boomers) to do some BASIC research before you show the world you're a Dumbass.
 
2022-07-23 1:11:42 PM  

Combustion: Northern California and Southern Oregon are about the worst places out west. And everything wrong with those places is always someone else's fault, usually "the big liberal cities."


"Hold my white hood." -- the Entirety of Idaho, save a few college towns, targeted for destruction
 
2022-07-23 1:13:08 PM  
Such a surprise!  The far-right is rude, crude and incompetent. Who knew?

I thought they made the trains run on time (which was never true).
 
2022-07-23 1:17:24 PM  

BigMax: Such a surprise!  The far-right is rude, crude and incompetent. Who knew?

I thought they made the trains run on time (which was never true).


The new hotness is just to destroy the trains altogether. Problem solved.
 
2022-07-23 1:33:11 PM  
Um,, you can see what happens by visiting any county in Alabama.  It's been that way since the 1500s.
 
2022-07-23 1:33:39 PM  
Places like Shasta county already struggle to recruit and retain expertise, Pruitt added, due to its remote location and lower education rate.

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2022-07-23 1:37:43 PM  

optikeye: NewportBarGuy: The Baby Boomers were given everything and then decided to f*ck everyone else by cutting taxes to almost nothing and trying to screw everyone that didn't look like them.

Dude...the "boomers" were the ones that fought for civil rights, marched on Washington, fought for health care, SSI expansions. Fought for gay rights... Etc..etc.

IT's the Millennials and GenX running this current shaitshow.
Josh Hawley: Born 1971 (not a boomer)
Marjorie Taylor Greene: Born 1974 ( not a boomer)
Ted Cruiz: Born 1970 (not a boomer)
Al Gore, Clinton (both), Harris, Ketanji Brown Jackson...
All "Boomers"
Not to mention this current crop of CosPlaying proud boy terrorists. (Not Boomers)

Now, use you're little pocket pocket (invented by Boomers....Jobs and Woz) on the internet thingy (invented by boomers) to do some BASIC research before you show the world you're a Dumbass.


Thanks from an old Boomer (born early '47) who's politically pretty darn liberal.
 
2022-07-23 1:40:44 PM  
My wife has ben searching Zillow for some time looking for a spot preferably for us to stay in California. She thought home prices were more than reasonable in Redding and some very nice.

I told her to stop looking at homes in Redding, unless she wanted us to become MAGAts.
 
2022-07-23 2:13:02 PM  
Galt's Gulch?
 
2022-07-23 2:14:11 PM  

yohohogreengiant: Bears? Is it bears in the streets?


nah, that was a town not a county.
 
2022-07-23 2:17:45 PM  

optikeye: NewportBarGuy: The Baby Boomers were given everything and then decided to f*ck everyone else by cutting taxes to almost nothing and trying to screw everyone that didn't look like them.

Dude...the "boomers" were the ones that fought for civil rights, marched on Washington, fought for health care, SSI expansions. Fought for gay rights... Etc..etc.

IT's the Millennials and GenX running this current shaitshow.
Josh Hawley: Born 1971 (not a boomer)
Marjorie Taylor Greene: Born 1974 ( not a boomer)
Ted Cruiz: Born 1970 (not a boomer)
Al Gore, Clinton (both), Harris, Ketanji Brown Jackson...
All "Boomers"
Not to mention this current crop of CosPlaying proud boy terrorists. (Not Boomers)

Now, use you're little pocket pocket (invented by Boomers....Jobs and Woz) on the internet thingy (invented by boomers) to do some BASIC research before you show the world you're a Dumbass.


Not to nitpick, but I'm going to nitpick:

Schumer: Boomer
Pelosi: Boomer
Biden: Boomer

Honorable mention: Manchin: Boomer

The people "running things" - as in leadership positions - are Boomers. You've pointed out people sitting in the clown car at the back of the train. They aren't running things. MTG is a monkey throwing shiat at a wall. I don't think she's sponsored a bill since she's been elected. Ted Cruz probably eats his own semen in an attempt to stay young.
 
2022-07-23 2:18:34 PM  
More like Galt's Gooch.
 
2022-07-23 2:34:14 PM  
"This is a warning for what's coming. It's not going to be peaceful much longer... I've been in combat and I never wanted to go back again, but I'm telling you what I will to save this country. If it has to be against our own citizens, it will happen. And there's a million people like me, and you won't stop us.

OK, I dare you.  Go ahead, asshole - f*ck around with your little armed rebellion and find out what happens next.  You got a million people (bullshiat) with civiilian model rifles?  The US Military has 2 million active duty and reserve and they have planes, ships, artillery, tanks, flame throwers, grenades, bombs, drones, and loads of other specialized weapons that will allow them to absolutely annihilate your ass the moment they decide you're anything more than a bunch of f*cking yahoos mouthing off.

Go ahead.  Shoot at military personnel.  Please.  I beg you.
 
2022-07-23 2:43:08 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: OK, I dare you.  Go ahead, asshole - f*ck around with your little armed rebellion and find out what happens next.  You got a million people (bullshiat) with civiilian model rifles?  The US Military has 2 million active duty and reserve and they have planes, ships, artillery, tanks, flame throwers, grenades, bombs, drones, and loads of other specialized weapons that will allow them to absolutely annihilate your ass the moment they decide you're anything more than a bunch of f*cking yahoos mouthing off.

Go ahead.  Shoot at military personnel.  Please.  I beg you.


The Barcalounger rebellion.
 
2022-07-23 2:50:53 PM  

eurotrader: GardenWeasel: Today most residents work in healthcare, local government and education.
The county is overwhelmingly white and has long been a conservative stronghold - Republicans make up 50% of registered voters while just 23% are Democrats.

Together these 2 statements infer that the majority of the conservative population are unemployed.

The majority relying on government spending and support. Without medicare half the health care positions would disappear and without federal student loans and funding education jobs gone and government jobs are government jobs. So it just republicans being their idiot selves.


It's like an entire county of Ron Swansons.  Government employees who hate the government.
 
2022-07-23 3:04:30 PM  
"There are lifted pickups with Confederate flags flying out the back, you didn't see that before."

A bunch of Alabama rednecks took a wrong turn at Alba-coykee?
 
2022-07-23 3:05:12 PM  

Lsherm: optikeye: NewportBarGuy: The Baby Boomers were given everything and then decided to f*ck everyone else by cutting taxes to almost nothing and trying to screw everyone that didn't look like them.

Dude...the "boomers" were the ones that fought for civil rights, marched on Washington, fought for health care, SSI expansions. Fought for gay rights... Etc..etc.

IT's the Millennials and GenX running this current shaitshow.
Josh Hawley: Born 1971 (not a boomer)
Marjorie Taylor Greene: Born 1974 ( not a boomer)
Ted Cruiz: Born 1970 (not a boomer)
Al Gore, Clinton (both), Harris, Ketanji Brown Jackson...
All "Boomers"
Not to mention this current crop of CosPlaying proud boy terrorists. (Not Boomers)

Now, use you're little pocket pocket (invented by Boomers....Jobs and Woz) on the internet thingy (invented by boomers) to do some BASIC research before you show the world you're a Dumbass.

Not to nitpick, but I'm going to nitpick:

Schumer: Boomer
Pelosi: Boomer
Biden: Boomer

Honorable mention: Manchin: Boomer

The people "running things" - as in leadership positions - are Boomers. You've pointed out people sitting in the clown car at the back of the train. They aren't running things. MTG is a monkey throwing shiat at a wall. I don't think she's sponsored a bill since she's been elected. Ted Cruz probably eats his own semen in an attempt to stay young.


Not to nitpick, you're only half correct.

Schumer b.1950 Boomer
Manchin b.1947 Boomer
Biden b.1942 not a boomer
Pelosi b.1940 not a boomer

/not arguing your point
 
2022-07-23 3:08:35 PM  

the_celt: Pelosi b.1940 not a boomer

/not arguing your point


She's ALMOST a Boomer!

What the hell was the generation before the boomers? Depressionists?
 
2022-07-23 3:14:47 PM  

Lsherm: the_celt: Pelosi b.1940 not a boomer

/not arguing your point

She's ALMOST a Boomer!

What the hell was the generation before the boomers? Depressionists?


The Greatest Generation™
 
2022-07-23 3:23:40 PM  

NeoCortex42: Lsherm: the_celt: Pelosi b.1940 not a boomer

/not arguing your point

She's ALMOST a Boomer!

What the hell was the generation before the boomers? Depressionists?

The Greatest Generation™


Self-described, of course.
 
2022-07-23 3:27:39 PM  

optikeye: NewportBarGuy: The Baby Boomers were given everything and then decided to f*ck everyone else by cutting taxes to almost nothing and trying to screw everyone that didn't look like them.

Dude...the "boomers" were the ones that fought for civil rights, marched on Washington, fought for health care, SSI expansions. Fought for gay rights... Etc..etc.

IT's the Millennials and GenX running this current shaitshow.
Josh Hawley: Born 1971 (not a boomer)
Marjorie Taylor Greene: Born 1974 ( not a boomer)
Ted Cruiz: Born 1970 (not a boomer)
Al Gore, Clinton (both), Harris, Ketanji Brown Jackson...
All "Boomers"
Not to mention this current crop of CosPlaying proud boy terrorists. (Not Boomers)

Now, use you're little pocket pocket (invented by Boomers....Jobs and Woz) on the internet thingy (invented by boomers) to do some BASIC research before you show the world you're a Dumbass.


The bee Mets were not in power during the Civil Rights movement. Their parents were.
 
2022-07-23 3:31:15 PM  

Lsherm: the_celt: Pelosi b.1940 not a boomer

/not arguing your point

She's ALMOST a Boomer!

What the hell was the generation before the boomers? Depressionists?


The Silent Generation
 
2022-07-23 3:58:55 PM  

optikeye: NewportBarGuy: The Baby Boomers were given everything and then decided to f*ck everyone else by cutting taxes to almost nothing and trying to screw everyone that didn't look like them.

Dude...the "boomers" were the ones that fought for civil rights, marched on Washington, fought for health care, SSI expansions. Fought for gay rights... Etc..etc.

IT's the Millennials and GenX running this current shaitshow.
Josh Hawley: Born 1971 (not a boomer)
Marjorie Taylor Greene: Born 1974 ( not a boomer)
Ted Cruiz: Born 1970 (not a boomer)
Al Gore, Clinton (both), Harris, Ketanji Brown Jackson...
All "Boomers"
Not to mention this current crop of CosPlaying proud boy terrorists. (Not Boomers)

Now, use you're little pocket pocket (invented by Boomers....Jobs and Woz) on the internet thingy (invented by boomers) to do some BASIC research before you show the world you're a Dumbass.


This all started with Reagan. GenX couldn't vote yet and Millennials weren't born.

GenX is a tiny generation compared to the Boomers and have always been in their shadow politically. Even now, after Boomers have started to significantly die off, Boomers outnumber GenX. In fact, GenX is the smallest of all the 4 current adult generations (source).
 
2022-07-23 4:01:18 PM  

optikeye: NewportBarGuy: The Baby Boomers were given everything and then decided to f*ck everyone else by cutting taxes to almost nothing and trying to screw everyone that didn't look like them.

Dude...the "boomers" were the ones that fought for civil rights, marched on Washington, fought for health care, SSI expansions. Fought for gay rights... Etc..etc.

IT's the Millennials and GenX running this current shaitshow.
Josh Hawley: Born 1971 (not a boomer)
Marjorie Taylor Greene: Born 1974 ( not a boomer)
Ted Cruiz: Born 1970 (not a boomer)
Al Gore, Clinton (both), Harris, Ketanji Brown Jackson...
All "Boomers"
Not to mention this current crop of CosPlaying proud boy terrorists. (Not Boomers)

Now, use you're little pocket pocket (invented by Boomers....Jobs and Woz) on the internet thingy (invented by boomers) to do some BASIC research before you show the world you're a Dumbass.


Whatever
 
2022-07-23 4:15:23 PM  

stilted: optikeye: NewportBarGuy: The Baby Boomers were given everything and then decided to f*ck everyone else by cutting taxes to almost nothing and trying to screw everyone that didn't look like them.

Dude...the "boomers" were the ones that fought for civil rights, marched on Washington, fought for health care, SSI expansions. Fought for gay rights... Etc..etc.

IT's the Millennials and GenX running this current shaitshow.
Josh Hawley: Born 1971 (not a boomer)
Marjorie Taylor Greene: Born 1974 ( not a boomer)
Ted Cruiz: Born 1970 (not a boomer)
Al Gore, Clinton (both), Harris, Ketanji Brown Jackson...
All "Boomers"
Not to mention this current crop of CosPlaying proud boy terrorists. (Not Boomers)

Now, use you're little pocket pocket (invented by Boomers....Jobs and Woz) on the internet thingy (invented by boomers) to do some BASIC research before you show the world you're a Dumbass.

This all started with Reagan. GenX couldn't vote yet and Millennials weren't born.

GenX is a tiny generation compared to the Boomers and have always been in their shadow politically. Even now, after Boomers have started to significantly die off, Boomers outnumber GenX. In fact, GenX is the smallest of all the 4 current adult generations (source).


Your are only comparing Boomers to GenX. Well DUh.
You are ignoring the other three parts of the pie chart that YOU sourced. GenX, Millennials , GenZ...
But then again being high functioning OCD asshats is a gen x quality.
 
2022-07-23 4:18:58 PM  
The place hasn't been the same since the Mordino's started selling Jet to the miners there. Sad...
 
2022-07-23 4:24:40 PM  
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Even more so now.
 
2022-07-23 4:24:50 PM  
Well, fark.  I was looking at a possible job at the dam there.

Guess I'll look elsewhere.
 
2022-07-23 4:26:28 PM  
Combustion: Northern California and Southern Oregon are about the worst places out west. And everything wrong with those places is always someone else's fault, usually "the big liberal cities."

Colorado Springs: "hold my beer!"
 
2022-07-23 4:26:59 PM  

Chariset: Well, fark.  I was looking at a possible job at the dam there.

Guess I'll look elsewhere.


Damn!
 
2022-07-23 4:29:11 PM  
Republicans are evil
 
2022-07-23 4:29:23 PM  
I have a crazy idea that doesn't involve civil war or splitting the country (geographically).

Give a tax break to registered Republicans and cut them off from Medicare.

Give a tax break to registered Republicans and add a sentence multiplier to any crimes they commit.

Give a tax break to registered Republicans and make it a crime to be gay, non-white, non-Christian, have an abortion, or have an education while registered Republican.

Give a tax break to registered Republicans and make it a crime for them to participate in social media that isn't designated a 'Republican safe space'.

Give a tax break to registered Republicans and make it a crime for them to enter non-Republican designated spaces - no (right wing) plague rats in your face while you're shopping.

Next, make it illegal for a business with more than 20% Republican ownership to employ Democrats.  Let them draw from their own population pool and see how well they compete on the otherwise free market.
 
2022-07-23 4:30:45 PM  

BigMax: Such a surprise!  The far-right is rude, crude and incompetent. Who knew?


That's deplorable.
 
2022-07-23 4:30:47 PM  
This is what white on white crime looks like! 😂😂😂
 
2022-07-23 4:32:53 PM  
FTA "Closer to Oregon than San Francisco " should really say "Closer to "S'uthern" Oregon than San Francisco"
 
2022-07-23 4:34:34 PM  
[Boomer Blame Deleted so as not to inflame pretty easily inflamed people]

How stupid do you have to be to think that arbitrary blocks of population act in concert? Do you believe in astrology, too?
 
2022-07-23 4:35:29 PM  

optikeye: Now, use you're little pocket pocket (invented by Boomers....Jobs and Woz)


Wut
 
2022-07-23 4:35:49 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: NeoCortex42: Lsherm: the_celt: Pelosi b.1940 not a boomer

/not arguing your point

She's ALMOST a Boomer!

What the hell was the generation before the boomers? Depressionists?

The Greatest Generation™

Self-described, of course.


I believe Tom Brokaw was the one who coined that phrase and he was a Boomer
 
2022-07-23 4:36:00 PM  

GardenWeasel: infer


Statements can't infer anything. They might suggest or imply.

Do not do this again.
 
2022-07-23 4:36:07 PM  
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2022-07-23 4:36:11 PM  
Hunting the poor for sport?
 
2022-07-23 4:37:23 PM  
And the few reasonable people left.  Making the insanity even deeper.
 
2022-07-23 4:39:02 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I have noticed that we have become a dumber and meaner people over time. The funny thing is, it's like we are test fund kids given daddy's money without earning it.

Well, rather our parents were the trust fund kids. The Baby Boomers were given everything and then decided to f*ck everyone else by cutting taxes to almost nothing and trying to screw everyone that didn't look like them.

Ever since then, they have turned the government into sh*t and destroyed everything. All in an attempt to keep their I'll gotten gains and prevent anyone else from getting their hands on theirs.

This story does not have a happy ending and we're all living in it. I guess that's why I went from pretty conservative to far far Libby lib in no time flat.

I do not like to see people suffering needlessly. And that's what we are doing with this Republican and conservative Democrat system. We make people suffer even when we have so much to give.

I'm not sure what the answer is. But I know this much for reading history. If we keep this up, the hungry downtrodden people are going to rise up and introduce themselves to those who have everything.

In my mind, the idea of a government that held peoples does the right thing actually serves those rich people the best because it keeps those filthy masses fed, clothed and housed and keeps them away from the gates of the wealthy. Hell, give them a little more and they can actually buy shot that makes the rich people richer. Even Henry Ford knew that and he was a Nazi motherf*cker.

Point is, if we don't do something right quick to correct the course we are taking, we are going to hit that iceberg and lose everything.


Newport, if you had a newsletter I'd subscribe to it
 
2022-07-23 4:39:16 PM  

sinner4ever: Hunting the poor for sport?


That's a non-political activity, obviously.
 
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