Yup, with their beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery and fabulous movie stars it is a wonderful place – kinda like OZ.
I get my info from a couple of my staff who recently moved here from there. They talk about it all the time.
Paying for crack and needle houses, homeless everywhere, theft, can’t afford to buy a decent place to live even with two earners, illegals who get everything for free, school districts with curriculum ideas that are beyond sane for children, police who have their hands tied, criminals getting caught but sent right back out that day or the next ( after a hot meal and bed) …… ( just a few of their laments)
They loved it and were born there but just couldn’t take it anymore. It’s Potemkins village and what we see and hear about how great it is is not what is happening (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potemkin_village)
I trust the opinions of my friends and colleagues more than I trust any news source. They lived it.
Enjoy it if you like – I want no part of their lunacy.
Red welfare states – not getting baited here.
No resolutions to be reached here. The aisle divides us and clearly that will not change. Our life experiences are what they are.
We share a love of the outdoors and fishing and can count our blessings we can still do that.
NONE of our states Red or Blue ( with the possible exception of one or two) win elections in a landslide. It’s pretty much within a point or two. Half the people like and the other half don’t. A clearer signal that we need additional, different, better choices from which to choose –
in my humble opinion.