Hey, where did all these Californians come from?

NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior MemberPosts: 10,466 Senior Member

In October, the Boise mayoral candidate Wayne Richey proposed at an election forum to build a $26 billion wall to keep out people moving from the Golden State. (His backup plan to stop the invasion of Boise? "Trash the place.”) A viral Wall Street Journal article recounted the plight of a small Idaho town buckling under the stress of thousands of inbound Californians. And this month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a warning on Twitter to Californians moving to his state: “Remember those high taxes, burdensome regulations, & socialistic agenda advanced in CA? We don't believe in that

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/01/the-truth-about-the-california-exodus/605833/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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  • CO NativeCO Native Senior Member Posts: 1,662 Senior Member

    They have ruined CO, so now moving on to other states.

  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 25,001 Senior Member

    Funny thing is a lot of the people I grew up with in California were transplants from Texas and Michigan. They were ****ing up the place.

    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 4,554 Senior Member

    5 acre lot next to me just went on the market for $230K.

  • ShawnC2ShawnC2 Posts: 249 Senior Member

    Bring them all to UT, please! They are helping to further normalize the culture here. The more out-of-staters, the better.

  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 4,554 Senior Member
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,915 Senior Member

    You see this for the state of Iowa all over the place.
    And just as many say: CAPTIVE

  • Buffco2Buffco2 Posts: 177 Senior Member

    Liberals create a utopia.
    It falls apart.
    Move.
    Create another utopia.

    We have Atlanta, which serves as a magnet for this kind of crap, but it's getting full and will outvote the rest of the state at some point.

  • creekguycreekguy Senior Member Posts: 3,991 Senior Member

    you think its bad now, wait till after the big California earthquake.

  • MikeAMikeA Senior Member Posts: 4,510 Senior Member
    edited February 5 #10

    This reminds me of an encounter I had a few years ago when the headquarters of my company moved to Franklin TN.

    There were a lot of people here fresh from CA. They were offered their positions here to keep their jobs. On this day the weather was being TN (drastic Swings) when this nice looking blonde lady walked out of the lobby onto the sidewalk. As she walked out into the weather, out loud she proclaimed “I hate this F-ing place!”

    Never saw her again after that

  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 4,952 Senior Member

    Quit whining.

    At least y'all don't have an influx of... everyone, plus snowbirds and Canadians invading every winterish.

  • GreenMtBoy2GreenMtBoy2 Posts: 121 Senior Member

    The Nez Perce must be laughing at the plight of the “natives” in Idaho.

  • Buffco2Buffco2 Posts: 177 Senior Member

    Florida is a lost cause. You are either very determined or very foolish for holding out. Come on up to GA.

  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 25,001 Senior Member

    @Buffco2 said:
    Liberals create a utopia.
    It falls apart.
    Move.
    Create another utopia.

    We have Atlanta, which serves as a magnet for this kind of crap, but it's getting full and will outvote the rest of the state at some point.

    California has the 5th largest economy in the world. Not sure if you can call that falling apart.

    More people move there than leave.

    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • CO NativeCO Native Senior Member Posts: 1,662 Senior Member

    Tell me one thing - If it's so fricking great, why can't I swing a dead cat without hitting a car with cali plates?
    AND, they have NO idea how to drive in snow.

  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 4,554 Senior Member

    Its an awesome place if you can afford to live there. I love it, especially the beach cities. But why live in an 800 square foot dump when that same money will buy you a 3,000 square foot house with 10 acres?

    The "leftist invasion" thing is misunderstood. Most of the people moving here are disaffected conservatives who hate California's politics. Our politics have grown more conservative, not less, as more people move in.

    And one final thought: Californians get the blame, but most of the growth in Boise Metro is driven by people moving from other parts of Idaho, like me. Plenty of places in Idaho are slowly dying off or hardly growing at all.

  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 4,554 Senior Member

    @GreenMtBoy2 said:
    The Nez Perce must be laughing at the plight of the “natives” in Idaho.

    They ain't any more native than me. They just came earlier. :)

  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 10,208 Senior Member

    @sherb said:

    @GreenMtBoy2 said:
    The Nez Perce must be laughing at the plight of the “natives” in Idaho.

    They ain't any more native than me. They just came earlier. :)

    "Native Americans" = Johnnies Come Earlier

    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • MikeAMikeA Senior Member Posts: 4,510 Senior Member
    edited February 6 #19

    The real Native Americans. Mycelium, he was a real fungi!

  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 25,001 Senior Member

    Where did all these Californians come from? Quite a few from Tennessee.

    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • CO NativeCO Native Senior Member Posts: 1,662 Senior Member

    @sherb said:

    The "leftist invasion" thing is misunderstood. Most of the people moving here are disaffected conservatives who hate California's politics. Our politics have grown more conservative, not less, as more people move in.

    That isn't the case here. Our state is totally screwed and being run by liberal morons.

  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 25,001 Senior Member

    Many of which are natives.

    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • CO NativeCO Native Senior Member Posts: 1,662 Senior Member

    @fishingcomic said:
    Many of which are natives.

    Maybe, but they are being voted in by the majority who are not natives. We were a VERY red state before the huge influx from other states - California being the top:
    "According to the Colorado State Demography Office, which released a migration summary in January 2015 based on 2013 data (see link at the end of this article), the top sending state for migrants to Colorado was California. "

    That number is even higher in the last two years, but I can't find that article.

  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 25,001 Senior Member
    edited February 7 #24

    Colorado has pretty consistently been a swing state. The problem is more that Republicans have moved to the right.

    https://crestoneeagle.com/obama-wins-colorado-secures-obama-victory-november-2008/

    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • creekguycreekguy Senior Member Posts: 3,991 Senior Member

    CoNative, you can blame it all on climate change. The record low in Denver is like 32 below zero. You probably remember days like that. One week of that again and both the Californians and the bark beetles will be headed back where they came from. But it doesn't seem to be going to happen.

  • LandoLando Posts: 94 Member

    @CO Native said:

    state before the huge influx from other states - California being the top:

    "According to the Colorado State Demography Office, which released a migration summary in January 2015 based on 2013 data (see link at the end of this article), the top sending state for migrants to Colorado was California. "

    We need to build that wall..........pronto.

  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 10,466 Senior Member
    edited February 10 #27

    My son just moved back to WI from California. Moved out there in June last year came back 2 weeks ago.

    Said everything was too expensive and couldn't afford to live there anymore. Plus he didn't like a lot of the people there.

  • CO NativeCO Native Senior Member Posts: 1,662 Senior Member

    The influx from Colorado to Wyoming has been huge the last few years. I'm hoping to be one when my wife retires - at least spending summers there. Winter will be spent somewhere warm that does NOT have state income tax and preferably not pot.

  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 25,001 Senior Member

    @NZ Indicator said:
    My son just moved back to WI from California. Moved out there in June last year came back 2 weeks ago.

    Said everything was too expensive and couldn't afford to live there anymore. Plus he didn't like a lot of the people there.

    There is the answer to where all these Californians are coming from. Native Californians are as rare as hen's teeth.

    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 10,208 Senior Member

    Native Californians are as rare as hen's teeth.

    Native New Yorkers are just as rare, especially in NYC, aside from Staten Island perhaps.

    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 25,001 Senior Member

    However if you live in Buffalo, you were born there.

    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan

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