Friday, September 16, 2011

Don't Californicate Colorado


We’re getting dumber, at least here in Colorado...

It's not enough that unwashed liberalism has spilled out of the hippie asylum known as Boulder, we are also suffering a plague of liberals swarming the state as they flee their collapsing progressive experiments.  Even worse, these blue state refugees now want to invite even more, including liberal foreigners.

The city of Denver is looking to bid on the 2022 Winter Olympics, and I am firmly against it. I don’t want mobs of outsiders screwing up my skiing and clogging up my roads and I don’t want my state stuck with the inevitable debt and the deadbeats who decide to stay on after the party's over.

Here’s an excerpt from a Denver Post article describing why Colorado used to be such a great state before the California liberals moved in…
In 1972, Lamm led an effort to block Denver from hosting the 1976 Winter Games — the only time an Olympics city has done that. Nearly 60 percent of Colorado voters agreed to reject the Games, which had been awarded to the city 2 1/2 years earlier. Voters had feared taxpayers would be stuck paying for skyrocketing costs and wary of the environmental damages caused by hordes of spectators. (Denver Post)
We used to be a good mix of libertarian liberals and conservatives with a live and let live attitude. Not anymore.  We’re now getting stupider, and this is being powered by the mass influx of east coast and west coast liberals into the liberal loon town of Denver.  You can see evidence of this in on-line forums.  Enlightened progressives sing Obama's praises and remark what an east coast feel Denver has, and they are right.  It is now easily the least "Colorado" part of the state.

Reminds me of that old saying:  Half of the people in Colorado live in Denver, and the rest of us are glad they do! 

For my rant that heaps scorn on LA transplants who don't know how to drive on snow, read A Liberal Mess

26 comments:

Always On Watch said...

I'm staying the hell out of Denver. I don't need anything more like Northern Virginia, which apparently Denver is turning into. We've got "it all" here. Ugh.

Always On Watch said...

Plus, we have all the politicians in nearby DC.

Lana said...

I moved from Denver to NW Kansas 8 years ago and have never regretted the move. I have to return from time to time but am ever grateful when I70 eastbound is stretched out in front of me heading to KS.

Jack Camwell said...

I find the fact that people rejected hosting the Olympics pretty hilarious.

Very understandable, but it still makes me laugh.

Ducky's here said...

I've often wondered what life outside the Boston - Washington corridor is like.

Mark Adams said...

I'm sorry about this, Silver. Now you know what it's like in Chicago. Hit the Cook County Line and you're instantly dumber. Obama liberal loons are everywhere, here.
Can't say the same things be on the country line though. :)

bunkerville said...

Now you know what happened to Northeastern PA. Once a land of God and Guns, it became a bedroom community of NYC and their offspring came, destroying our schools and landscape. Never ever was there a tree they thought they liked. Never liked grass which could be replaced with a yard of rolled red shale.

Speedy G said...

The urban-rural divide will continue to exacerbate Colorado's problems, as the "mr. know-it-all" voters and legislators in Denver enshrine inapplicable "organizationally centralized government concepts" in the legal code and impose them upon a multitude of geographically diverse and formerly self-reliant communities in the form of legal "mandates" that are far too expensive and uneconomical for rural communities to implement. One-Law-4-all doesn't work well... unless it's "Nature's Law". ;)

How did California become "broke"? Ask the idiots in Sacramento.

Speedy G said...

Apologies to those who thought I might invoke G_d's Law, above, although many might contend that they are one and the same. ;)

Fredd said...

California liberals are like killer bees: they just keep moving into new territories and inflict as much damage as possible, yet think they are improving things.

Oregon was the first state to see this infestation starting in the 1960's... Look at them now,

Leticia said...

Oh, can't they just stay in California and leave the rest of the states alone.

Thankfully, I still live in a pretty conservative area, granted we still have some hardcore libs, but with a church or three in every corner, kind of hard for them to be as vile and vocal.

Silver, this is NOT good news for Colorado. I hope the Winter Olympics will not be held there. It really be destructive.

conservativesonfire said...

I watched as Californians destroyed Nevada and watched New Mexico destroyed by a combination of Californians and New Yorkers. It seems that California and New York are the incubators of social parasites that are nurtured and then sent out to infect the rest of the country.

Left Coast Rebel said...

My brother lives in Colorado and has for about 10 years. I am shocked by the libtard transformation there...

CO is permanently off the family to-move list because, as you say, California moonbats dominate the place. They. Will. Ruin. It.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

The Olympics, Summer and Winter games should be held permanently in Greece where the concept was born to begin with. God knows they need an influx of money into their economy.

The plus side of this for any American city or state is that they will not have to expend millions of dollars at a CHANCE of being awarded "the games" and even more millions building the infrastructure for them that will go unused afterward.

I view cities going after "the games" is like buying a $10 scratch-off lottery ticket in the hopes of a $1 million return but are lucky enough to get a $1.

Hardly a wise investment.

Z said...

Wait, it's California's fault that your states are going south, as if California's got the only liberals and only liberal Californians MOVE? :-)

I know so many Conservative Californians I can almost not relate to the comments. But, we certainly do have enough libs that they outvote us almost every time: Deukmejian was the dream governor...but we've had other Republicans governors...etc. And fairly conservative bills have won, too.
We also have Hugh Hewitt, Larry Elder, and a host of other Californians doing nationwide Conservative talk radio and doing VERY well in the ratings. Go figure.

Silverfiddle; I wanted to leave California for the SUmmer Olympics of 1984 but couldn't get out of town. It was THE BEST TIME in Los ANgeles, traffic-wise, EVER...gorgeous banners everywhere; venues so far apart that there wasn't traffic; so many people left town that there WAS no traffic! Everyone who was here then laughs today at how freaked we were and how fabulous the whole thing was. Better than EVER :-)

Bd said...

Colorado will go BLUE in 2012! Again.
Rightards should all move to Texass and secede.

Speedy G said...

Wrong again, Bd. We're all buying property in Nevada and waiting for the next quake to split California off and sink it to the bottom of the Pacific.

Property in Carson City will be filled with beach traffic before you know it. ;)

Bd said...

And you'd be just the type to relish in the though of dead Americans.

LSP said...

we get them in Texas too...

Z said...

I wouldn't hold my breath, SPeedy.
thanks

Jersey McJones said...

Silver,

Ya' know, sometimes I wonder if people can really be "saved."

If you replaced the noun "liberal" with "any ol' profiteer" in your rant there you'd be right on point.

You are arguing against your whole philosophy.

By so, you are mistaking "California liberals" for venture capitalists.

What the hell are you complaining about? What? Is Obama up to some nefarious plan to make an episode of South Park come true?

C'mon man!

JMJ

Silverfiddle said...

I'm griping about liberals destroying my state, nothing more...

OD357 said...

Getting back on track, Olympic infrastructure, such numerous stadiums are white elephants. Dragging cities and states with upkeep costs. The operation costs far exceed any temporary monetary gain. Most hotel and restaurant business increases are to the big chains with a lot of that money going to their corporate headquarters.

In preparation of the 2012 games. London is drafting plans to expedite Olympic officials from one area to another by blocking off key traffic avenues during the workweek. They would designate these roads as VIP access only. No thanks, I'll pass.

I couldn't think of any nicer gift to an enemy than letting them host Olympics.

Always On Watch said...

Z,
I don't "trash" CA.

However, my in-laws in CA tell me that a lot of people are fleeing CA because of the policies in place and the loss of opportunity.

I have a very rich client (retiree from the IMF) who has a condo in Colorado. According to what he tells me, Colorado is joyous now because "there are so many there who share my political views." This client of mine is a Leftist from Canada and makes no secret of his disdain for any form of conservatism.

Speedy G said...

Hey Z, I was part of the Exodus from California back in the Carter Recession. Heavy industries like Kaiser and Bethlehem Steel didn't fair very well back then... and unless you we a banker or an EE, the "professional" economic prospects in California were rather limited, even then. The green crowd was too busy putting development "anywhere and everywhere" off limits.

MK said...

I feel your pain, liberals screw up their own places thanks to their stupidity, then they want to drag it all over with them when they move.

Will liberals ever learn, i wonder.