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Goodbye, Minnesota

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Posted By: voxpopuli, 5/24/2023 10:18:05 AM

I was born in Minneapolis, graduated from the University of Minnesota and have lived in the Twin Cities essentially my entire life. So when I sold my business and took early retirement in 2017, planning to get away from the Minnesota winters, I always thought I'd remain a resident of the state I love that had provided me so much. (snip) The last reason I'm leaving Minnesota is because of a lack of hope. I'm a realist, and realism tells me there's nothing more I can do to help prevent Minnesota's decline.


Howard is the epitome of what Minnesota USED to be.. this is a must read.. at least for all Free Minnesotans

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hazymac 5/24/2023 10:36:36 AM (No. 1476415)
FTA: "Up until a few years ago, I thought to avoid being a victim of violent crime all I needed to do was avoid being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But today in the metro area, every place could be the wrong place at any time of every day." If the police and the judicial system--especially in blue cities and states--fail to remove violent criminals from society, these criminals will take over the streets, and no one is safe. In the worst of the blue places, people who defend themselves against violent criminals can wind up in more trouble than real criminals. Why continue to live in such a place? Why not move to a safer, more prosperous location? Leave the foolishness behind. What can't be saved will not be saved.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: wilarrbie 5/24/2023 10:41:45 AM (No. 1476422)
Read several comments after the article, which leaned heavily on: Yeah, take your wealth and turn your back on the rest of us poor folks when we really need your money. Har! Spoiled snowflakes who don't understand a lifetime of putting in and seeing all you have done turn to dust and waste down the insatiable gullet of Leftists.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 5/24/2023 10:49:41 AM (No. 1476433)
The decline began when they opened the gates to the africans.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: itsonlyme 5/24/2023 10:58:27 AM (No. 1476446)
Rep. Ilhan Omar(D-Somalia) enjoys the company of the warlords and goats. Her "husbrother" appears to be doing fine.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: BL1957 5/24/2023 10:59:37 AM (No. 1476448)
I have lived in this state my entire life. Used to be a great place to grow up and raise a family. Now as I near Retirment, I feel the same way. Too many east Africans who cannot control their kids, too many liberal judges keeping the worst out of jail. Now more gun control, more money to the black hole we call education etc. Yep, might be time to go.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: lennon47 5/24/2023 11:00:44 AM (No. 1476450)
I have lived here in the Twin Cities for 87 years and each year it gets worse. We're on the level of San Francisco, Chicago, and NYC. Cites led by dumocrats will eventually fail.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Birddog 5/24/2023 11:05:45 AM (No. 1476457)
"When Walz came to Florida this winter to speak to our Minnesota snowbird group(and raise campaign funds, take a sunny vacay with his family), he asked us to be positive about Minnesota's future. Then he returned home and trashed conservatives, saying Florida is "where freedom goes to die," Liberal hypocrisy, the only constant in an ever changing world.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: hisself 5/24/2023 11:06:34 AM (No. 1476459)
FTA: "Rep. Ilhan Omar asked recently, "What happens if I am killed?" " I guess the rest of the USA cheers and gives thanks!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: moebellini3 5/24/2023 11:07:18 AM (No. 1476461)
And the elephant in the room, the same people committing the same crimes in every democratic run city. Murder, assaults, car jackings, hate crimes, all by the usual suspects. But, SHHHHHHHHHHH, can't talk about it.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: kono 5/24/2023 11:22:58 AM (No. 1476476)
"and realism tells me there's nothing more I can do to help prevent Minnesota's decline." Maybe there's nothing you can do to help prevent it; but you might be able to influence the manner, direction, severity, and durability of that decline.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 5/24/2023 11:27:43 AM (No. 1476485)
Basically, you all waited too long to leave.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection 5/24/2023 11:31:54 AM (No. 1476491)
And the same goes for Chicago, Austin Texas, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York etc.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 5/24/2023 11:57:27 AM (No. 1476519)
This is what happens when voters elect Democrats into government. Seen the stock market lately? Absolutely dead since Trump left office and Biden was cheated in. Drugs, crime and filth are now acceptable in cities like Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Portland. There is no end in sight. Straight thinking honest people are always out voted often by cheaters, Arizona a recent case.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 5/24/2023 12:01:53 PM (No. 1476522)
BINGO! for #1. I had "cut" the same quotation from the article with the intent of commenting on it. Beaten to the thought by the much esteemed Hazymac. People can put up with a lot, but when they become increasingly unsure that they will survive the next day, even with reduced visits to once-favorite areas of the city, they often will just say "enough" and go elsewhere. Especially when 'elsewhere' has much lower taxes and much nicer weather in addition to being far safer.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: NorthernDog 5/24/2023 12:04:57 PM (No. 1476526)
MN has long been left leaning. It has voted for Democrat for president every time for 50 years! But now it has gone off the rails with a radical hard-left agenda. Tomorrow they will join hands and celebrate George Floyd day. It's probably a state holiday by now.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 5/24/2023 12:05:27 PM (No. 1476529)
100,000 fast breeding Somalis have managed to turn Minnesota into a violent, corrupt hellhole much like that that they left in Africa, along with the able and willing assistance of the extreme leftists who already dwelt there.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: coyote 5/24/2023 12:06:49 PM (No. 1476530)
Even as Waltz takes your money and restricts your actions, he claims freedom.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Pegmo 5/24/2023 12:09:10 PM (No. 1476533)
Well said. We have lived a quiet safe life here in Minnesota for 50 years. No longer recogonize the place. Flooded with non-english speaking violent entitlement seekers and their plans will encourage more of the same. We also are on the market in 3 weeks.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: john56 5/24/2023 12:17:28 PM (No. 1476548)
Sounds like the state of my birth, Wisconsin, needs not only to erect a border fence on the southern border with Illinois, but now the western border with Minnesota.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: RayLRiv 5/24/2023 12:56:25 PM (No. 1476580)
I KNEW there was a reason Mary Tyler Moore threw her tam-o'-Shanter high into the air - to vent her frustration about all the crime in the Twin Cities...
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Ditto1958 5/24/2023 1:21:15 PM (No. 1476593)
I used to go to the Twin Cities back in the 80’s and 90’s when I had friends there. Back then, Minneapolis and St. Paul had few of the problems most large US cities had. I would not want to go there now. How sad.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Roads 5/24/2023 2:33:30 PM (No. 1476645)
The new Twin Cities, Moronapolis / Mogadeshoe
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Ketchuplover 5/24/2023 3:13:18 PM (No. 1476668)
Come to Minnesota, but avoid the Twin Cities aka Sodom and Gomorrah. I live near the Cities, but elected to have surgery at a hospital 45 miles from downtown. It was a rare, non-union hospital, but it was staffed totally with Minnesota Nice people. I asked almost every care person that came into my room if they liked their job a and liked the hospital. Everyone enthusiastically said, YES. The small town and rural people are the genuine people. Mpls/St, Paul, Rochester (Mayo), and Duluth have the big hospitals, but they're staffed with many whining people, who, if you can figure out what they're saying with their heavy accents, are terse and can't' wait to get more money and less hours, under the guise of "better patient care." Up until 4 years ago, I used to go downtown at least once/week. Since then, I maybe have been downtown four or five times - passing through. Many people I know refuse to go there anymore. But, to Dems -- they're creating a Utopia. Well, compared to hell - which is the final destination of many of them - I guess the crime-ridden, death-loving, pervert-prolific place they have created - IS a Utopia.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Bison65 5/24/2023 7:03:04 PM (No. 1476785)
Lived in suburban Minneapolis (Apple Valley) 1980-1984. Great place to raise a family even with horrid winters and humid mosquito infested summers. In just one generation turned this around when the square heads decided to invite inner city Chicago to move there. If you are a DFL voter you should not be allowed to leave the mess you voted for and created.
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