Skip to comments.Why do so many people hate California?
Posted on 02/23/2012 1:31:25 PM PST by SmithL
Surf. Sun. Disneyland. Whats not to love about California?
Well, apparently, a lot of things. In a poll released Tuesday by the Public Policy Polling, California was the least popular state in the United States. Only 27 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of the Golden State compared to the 44 percent who view it unfavorably.
Theres this arrogance about Californians, said Patrick Dorinson, a radio host in California who refers to himself as the Cowboy Libertarian. Californians still think its this great star. Its a tarnished star at this point.
The gap of 17 points puts California far behind Illinois (19 favorable, 29 not) and New Jersey (25 favorable, 32 not) as the least liked state in America.
Im actually quite surprised California fared so poorly, said Albert M. Camarillo, a professor of history at Stanford University. I think the national public knows of our difficult budget situation, our higher than average unemployment rate, the still very expensive housing market.
The Left Coast is distinct in another way more people have an opinion about California than any other state only 28 percent of respondents couldnt decide whether they liked the state or not.
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Sorry but...........BWAHAHA! Well deserved.
I would like to see Texas leave the union and be on our own, but if that can’t happen, next best would be to vote Kalifornica out of the union.
I have a reason for disliking California: I spent 50 years there and despite everything I tried to do to prevent it, the place slipped slowly into total disarray and debasement.
That professor must live in a really nice house in Scotts Valley.
I don’t like any state that won’t let me have all my guns.
Hmmm . . . let me think.
1 -Spreads cultural rot across the country through Hollyweird
2 - Is beyond bankrupt
3 - (Almost) totally controlled by libs
4 - Full of fruits and nuts (of the human variety)
I’m sure the list is endless . . .
Even though it was before my time, I loved this California:
Sadly long, long gone.
Two answers: LA & SF. It has nothing to do with the land. It’s the people and their abject irresponsibility, both morally and politically.
“Californians still think its this great star....”
He’s wrong on that point.
(At least as far as I’m concerned...)
Kali & Gamorrah??
Geez, I don’t think I can think of a reason.... lol
Laughable provincialism in action.
I don’t hate them, but they do seem to be liberal freaks. I feel sorry for the conservatives that live there.
On a hill we'll take some tea,
And watch L.A. fall in the sea.
I like your thinking.
>>>I have a reason for disliking California: I spent 50 years there and despite everything I tried to do to prevent it, the place slipped slowly into total disarray and debasement.<<<
I only spent 10 months there and came out of the experience disliking it as well. (Mendincino County, by the way... the most physically beautiful place I’ve ever lived... with the worst neighbors, community, and school I’ve ever seen. My garden was spectacular, though.)
California reminds me of a women who was stunning in her youth, surrounded by suitors, but has since glided through life on her reputation, plastic surgery, and pharmecuticals, all the while insisting in a slurred, raspy, drunken voice that she is still the most attractive girl at the party. A shame.
California was a great state until all the liberals moved in from the midwest and east coast. Then Reagan gave amnesty to the illegals and illegal immigration boomed. Then the homosexuals and unions took over state government... the rest is history...
The only thing they didn’t frig up is the weather
Q. “Why do so many people hate California?”
I think of Mystery Babalon, as John the Divine described her. California could easily be that Jezebel, don’t you think?
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