Oh OOOOOklo-homo where the wind comes skipping down the plains.
R1 is incorrect.
R1 You're mistaken; there's nothing wrong with that punctuation. And I think your title would require a semicolon instead of the colon you used, unless you wanted to say that one shouldn't live anywhere in the United States.
R15, you're missing the pointed sarcasm in that post.
Generally speaking, I think threads like this are idiotic. But I do agree with R9.
Maricopa County. Who would want to live within spitting distance of Sherriff Joe, the suppurating smegma encrusted Bigot in Chief.
Anywhere, except Manhattan south of 23rd Street.
Any state that voted in a Republican governor.
the slave states
Oklahoma - driven through, stayed in a few different cities. Scary racism, homophobia, Oklahoma City just felt depressing and dirty.
Avoid Virginia like the plague.
Detroit, but no one needed to tell you that.
Don't forget Kansas!
An ex of mine recently moved to OK, R23. But he shouldn't have any problems. He's straight except when he's sucking cock.
Louisiana is a beautiful place to live! The food, fishing, hunting, Mardi Gras. It is a sportsman's paradise. That is something you nellies never got into, right?
Haha, a guy I don't like went back to live in Louisiana. Good riddance.
Not Oklahoma City itself?? And if it should get dull, you can always go away to Tulsa for the weekends!
You type so masculinely, r28, on this gay site. Make sure you don't have an accident with your big gun while you're out hunting squirrels or possums or whatev.
Meriden, CT used to be nice until the lovely and charming residents of Hartford discovered it.
It'd be so much easier to list where TO live... because there are so few good options if you want the whole enchilada... weather, wealth, a certain amount of culture and intellect... that last one wipes out most of the South and Midwest.
Honolulu - Weather is the obvious selling point. Isolation is the reason not to go. Also, they're getting Fukushima radiation on their shores soon, if not already.
Los Angeles - Weather is a plus. Not so isolated. Crowded and expensive. Not so cultured.
San Francisco - Way too expensive. Lots of culture, smart people and wealth. Weather is medium.
Seattle - Bad weather. Can be expensive, though not like San Francisco. Smart people and some money. Not classified a 'World City' in terms of culture.
New York - Dirty. Crowded. Expensive. Old. Gives it character but makes it shitty too (walk ups, window a/c units, etc.). Bad Weather. The definitive 'World City'.
Boston - Very expensive. Smaller (both a plus and a minus). Very cultured, lots of character. Lots of smart people.
San Diego - Excellent weather. How expensive it is depends on your standards. No culture. Lots of dumb people, but they are often hot and in skimpy clothes. You'll run into Sean Cody type site models sometimes, if that's your thing.
San Diego it is!
[quote]Any state that voted in a Republican governor.
Well, then: California and New York can go fuck RIGHT off! You too, Massachusetts, for bringing upon us the pox that is Mittens Romney!
San Diego is beautiful and has a lot of pluses - but there's no "there" there. It's like permanently Sunday afternoon.
Loved to visit, but after 48 hours, I'm done.
R32 - it's true -every resident of Meriden CT over 12 is a convict.
Pretty much anywhere between the coasts
Avoid Springfield, Illinois at all costs. I refer to it as the place where hope goes to die. Horrific city...simply horrific.
Anyplace too close to rising sea levels including the California Central Valley, Florida, and the New York-Washington corridor.
R27 He's straight except when he's sucking cock, and, I'm guessing, when he's getting fucked?
I keep getting telemarketing calls from KC. Back when it was legal, they used to call from Omaha. Now that it's illegal, they call from Kansas City suburbs. Go figure.
Florida owns this thread.
NYC again. A tourist destination for the simple.
Any red state. Period.
Also places with nuclear power. Sorry, Illinois.
Can anyone comment on Portland, Oregon, or Baltimore?
[quote]Maricopa County. Who would want to live within spitting distance of Sherriff Joe, the suppurating smegma encrusted Bigot in Chief.
And the problem isn't even Arpaio. It's the concentration of nutzoids who re-elect him time after time...many of whom moved here from all the other shitholes on this thread.
I was talked into moving there from Portland to take a job. Thought I'd move into a loft and be one of the whites supposedly gentrifying Detroit. I lasted 3 days. 3 whole days.
I now know how the fallen angels felt when they were cast of heaven into hell.
Lawrence, Kansas is a great place to live. Arkansas, OTOH, is not. Any of it.
R9 obviously has never spent the night in French Lick, Indiana.
Oklahoma, even though Oklahoma City's Wiggly Field Dog Park is "recognized as being among the best of its kind."
Utah, on principle. Same for Alabama and Mississippi, away from their coasts.
North Dakota, unless you really like solitude, cold, hear, and a dialect that will leave you wanting to take wire cutters to nearby tongues.
I'd say St. Louis, but I live in St. Louis, and it's proof that even the worst places often reveal assets and benefits to residents that are not obvious to visitors.
Rockford, Illinois has made it to the top of many important city rankings.
Third most violent.
Third most miserable (after Detroit and Flint. Unfair advantage there.)
Finally made it to number one in most underwater mortgages.
Pretty much anywhere between the Indiana border and the Rocky Mountains (The Central Time Zone) with the following exceptions:
1. Chicago and anywhere within a 60 minute drive of Chicago except Rockford and anywhere in Indiana.
2. St. Louis and the immediate suburbs (I'm talking Clayton, University City and the like--not fucking St. Charles).
3. New Orleans
4. Minneapolis/St. Paul
5. The college towns of Madison, WI, Manhattan, KS, Lawrence, KS, Lincoln, NE, Bloomington, IL, Brookings, SD and Ames, IA.
6. Austin, TX (I have my doubts, but others on here have made a good case).
7. In a pinch Kansas City, MO would be tolerable because of the good restaurants and beautiful parks, but it is surrounded by horrible places like Overland Park, KS.
Outside the Central Time Zone, and in the Rocky Mountains, so they're fine.
The anti-Chicago troll must have been killed in a gang shoot-out in Austin or Englewood.
The only way I would ever even consider Florida is if I had gobs of money and could afford West Palm, Bal Harbor, Key Biscayne or other wealthy enclaves. I could never live in the "regular" areas of Florida.
Get the app.
Most of Michigan seems unpleasant to me. Crappy weather. Hardly any people in the upper peninsula and lots of violence in the lower peninsula. And "pasties" (with are nothing to do with nipples) advertised throughout most of it.
Yeah, money is key. With enough money anywhere can be ok. If you've ever vacationed in Jamaica or somewhere, if you rent a private house you can live like a king for a reasonable amount of money. You'll have house staff taking care of you and stuff. But you'll also be in a guarded compound. They apparently have that in South Africa. That Pristorius or whatever his name is apparently lived in a walled, guarded compound (multi-house, not just his).
I live in Tulsa. Not really like there rest of Oklahoma out proud and never a problem. Also we have had a gay pride parade longer than 99% of you. Now OKC is a shit hole. Basically we call it far north Texas.
I live in Indiana and can testify that yes it is sucky and depressing to live here. I have been here most of my life and would love to leave one day but this is where all of me and my husbands family live. Sigh.
But what's bad about Virginia?? I was in Richmond over the summer and thought it would be a great place to live.
R15 proved the inherent stupidity of all self-identifying "nazis."
I've been around, and I would say western Nebraska, Kansas, all of the Dakotas (if you're not native American), Alabama and Mississippi away from the coast, anywhere in the Great Lakes region except upper Michigan, and any other place that has elected a Tea Party congressperson.
Quite frankly, anywhere in SF outside the Castro is a dump in comparison. And I'd say the same about every city in the US.
R70, it's too late, baby, now it's too late.
Indiana is okay but Milwaukee isn't? Dumkopf!
Oh, hell. Gary for sure. In fact Indiana, for sure. Don't forget Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia, in fact all of the area known as Appalachia, parts of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. Talk about Gary, but have you been to Trenton? Parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Kansas, Missouri.
We have so much work to do to get these parts of our country up and running. We can't write them off, because among other things, it ends up being too expensive to carry them. They are a drag. Sometimes I wish the President had the power to declare martial law and quarantine people for political stupidity.
I'd go down to say, Mississippi, and do that. Make them get healthcare, force them to go to accredited schools, and learn stuff they are "scared of" now. Put them to work building and rebuilding infrastructure, and housing, and teach them about computers.
You'd be shocked to know how many people don't know the first thing about computers. I'd force them to go to the library and make them read and discuss things, teach them how to speak properly. Make them seem more like humans.
Anywhere downwind from Yellowstone
West Point, Virginia, which is right on the York River. We had to drive through that place on the way to my grandmother's house. The biggest employer is a paper mill, and as a result, the town smells like shit. How the hell do these people stand the smell? And I refuse to believe all these fumes don't cause birth defects to some extent.
Oh please, it's Oklahoma in a walk. Imagine being the poor cousin of Texas. It doesn't get any worse. Nothing of interest geographically--mostly flat. And the wind does indeed come sweeping down the plain--all the fucking time. Bitter winters. Miserable summers. Hardcore right-wing politics. I was there in the '80s for a few weeks and their gay pride parade was held in the alley behind the gay bars.
Nevada. Dusty, dry, hot, cold, piece of nowhere.
I nominate the entire state of New Jersey.
worst yr of my life
South Carolina. They have the craziest politicians and crazy bible issues. It's like they still believe that shit.
The point is that, with a lot of these states, maybe there's one city that's famous or cool, and the rest of the state is not only geographically uninteresting, but the towns and the rural areas are blighted.
South Dakota - The poorest places in the United States are here. Even early immigrants couldn't stand it and headed west, even when their original plan was to settle in SD.
Idaho - Besides the crazy neo-nazis, there's a lot more crazy mormons here. Eastern Idaho, especially Burley, Malta, and Pocatello are just absolute dumps.
Kansas, cult central.
South Carolina at least has Charleston which is a nice city.
Indiana, Oklahoma, and West Virginia are irremediable shit holes.
R42, California's Central Valley is about 400 feet above sea level in the south, 200 feet above sea level in the north. There is little danger of it becoming an inland sea. (Not that anyone would want to live there outside of the farmers.)
Stay away there are too many crazy hillbillies here.
Northern Virginia is one of the highest concentrations of cultured educated professionals in the country.
Northern VA is not really 'Virginia'. Hell, even some of Richmond and some of the Norfolk area aren't. It's hilarious to see places like Haymarket becoming part of the DC suburbs, and the wealthy educated types you're talking about having to mix it up with the rednecks. Quite the culture clash. That idiot Cuccinelli better not win here. Lord knows this state has done dumber things, though.
I thank MA for Mittens R35 Not at all hard to defeat. Anyone with half a brain recognized a kindred soul
I'd trade the worst shithole in the United Sates for Caracas any day
Norwich, CT. Also, New London, CT.
Bangor, Maine, home and inspirational muse to Stephen King , literally the last city on the I-95, in the middle of absolutely nowhere.
Ugly, inbred hillbillies who have the worst accent in the USA.