There is no more terrifying bogeyman in all of Portland. The beast steals our jobs and our self-respect. It keeps us from buying homes. It is The Californian. (Snip) Preston Page and Jessica Faraday, who moved to Portland from Southern California in February, woke up to find hateful messages such as "Go back to California" spray-painted across their front door, the front of their house and their car. The vehicle also had deep scratches gouged into it. The vandalism apparently happened at about 2:15 a.m. -- a neighbor heard "a really loud metal-on-metal sound," Faraday said. The neighbor looked out
Comments: Gold paint all over their car and house. Portland gets nuttier every day.
I wouldn´t be happy to see people from California moving to my state but mostly because they tend to be the ones who voted liberal, want to do Kumbya with illegal aliens etc., the other side of that coin is they might well be running away from that whole concept.
Anything else is the fault of the citizens of an infiltrated state, if property prices go up, that´s the sellers doing as they are making a killing on their homes, the realtors encourage it because they make a killing as well. Jobs wouldn´t go begging if local people kept up with the times, don´t want people moving into your state don´t make it financially attractive to have them!
Running them out will do nothing, most states have population crying for Islamic immigrants or illegal aliens, the Government relocates refugees into states with what seems like no desire to have by those states, and the question is, "what are you doing about that?"
Your question is a great puzzler if we are looking for a complicated answer.
We deal with a smilar contamination in NH from MA, mostly (from where my husband and i came); VT was destroyed by New Yorkers, mostly, and some from MA. ME is teetering, but as usual, the most trouble emanates from the urban/city loci... but ME has Governor LePage!!!
My sisters in FL watch with dread the influx of northerners. Midwesterners are of a sturdier and more Conservative stuff.
So many of the great rugged States in the West are imperilled.
Why does it take relatively few people to overturn a community?
Maybe it´s because of complacency? After all, as the great Patriots, and our brave Military throughout the ages, showed, "The price of Liberty is eternal vigilance."
I am watching "Patriots Rising: The Empire Fights Back" (2015) AWESOME. On the American History Channel.
Just now was the section about the role of very young Patriots, teenagers; one 15 year old girl who rode in the night to warn the Americans of the advancing Brits; another, Timothy Murphy, also 15, a backwoods sharpshooter, instrumental in the Americans´ victory at Saratoga.
The lesson is know what you believe, want and staying alert and involved.
Why, though, did leftist Portland not welcome leftist Southern Californian... did that offending neighbor have a Trump for President bumbersticker on their car?
I dont advocate destruction of people´s property, but I do understand the sentiment. They ruined New Mexico with their pockets full of money (pricing the locals out of the real estate markets), convertibles, motor homes and grey pony tails. Not to mention the spandex shorts or raggedy 60´s hippie jeans. Just like Moslems, they infiltrate every aspect of their new society and try to make everyone else assimilate to them. No thanks. You made your society. Live in it.
Being an Oregonian, I have been disgusted for a long time about all the Californians moving up here and fouling the state with their nasty form of liberalism.
They have bought up every square inch of our once gorgeous Coast and have turned it into an overpopulated mess. The late Governor Tom McCall had the right idea. Spend your money here, but please do not stay.
full disclosure: my hubby and his parents were from California, but moved up here as the result of a company transfer. However being the conservative types, they didn´t bring the liberalism to their new state.
I can totally relate and deeply sympathize with how my fellow residents are feeling right now. But I don´t agree with their methods of showing it.
I am 84 years old, a native born Portlander. What was once a beautiful city and way of life has been degraded by liberal policies and an influx of newcomers trying to "keep Portland weird". Swamped by anarchists and homeless by choice the downtown saddens me. Californians and others whose states and cities bear the results of their bad leaders come here and vote in the same Democrats who have failed them. Stop!
Liberal Portland is a so-called sanctuary city. They want poor, uneducated illegals, but not educated, "rich" Californians. And they will vandalize your property to prove it. Is there a better illustration of why some conservatives say liberalism is a mental disorder?
Just wait till they pass unfunded medical care for everyone, like the Kalifornia Senate tried to pass on to he State House of Reps. last week. Fortunately, the Speaker sent it back and said send us a real bill we can pass. However, its only a matter of time. Once people realize the cost of that, they will stampede out of the State and land on everyone else´s doorsteps.
#14 - I´m sad to say that I took my first vacation to Portland last year. I booked a week at the Embassy Suites downtown so I could just use public transportation to get around the city. The downtown area is an absolute sewer and full of vagrants and addicts. I left after two nights.
#18 is absolutely right. Used to live and work there, moved across the river to conservative Clark County to escape state income taxes. It wasn´t as bad downtown then. But now I won´t drive into Portland unless absolutely necessary, it´s filthy and dangerous and full of druggies and bums. Liberal politics are destroying it. Kids come here to "experiment" with being "homeless". They encourage "homeless" camps. Enough with the liberal stupidity which encourages the filthiest human behavior. Bring back the "poor farms", not joking.
What a revolting mess of inhospitality. Bet some of y´all even call yourselves Christian. Right. My lovely but tiny town is much the richer for our retirees from elsewhere. They volunteer in our fistoric sites, our public gardens, our struggling schools. They´re educated, they pay taxes, they support our local economy, churches, and civic organizations, some start a retirement job doing something they´ve always wanted to do,b and many of them bring their old high-tech jobs with them. As a transplant myself, I passed up a number of options because of snooty, hostile attitudes like y´all´s. I´m not from here, but I got here as fast as I could, and couldn´t be happier with my warm and welcoming neighbors. The world is too full of ugliness and rudeness. What a crying shame some of you feel entitled to pass it on.
Wow, lots of emotion understandable I suppose. The real point was made way back by #2. It´s the failure to connect the voting habits to the conditions from which people flee that matters. Just like people flocking to the USA to harvest the fruits of our hard work and willingness to take a risk only to do their level best to destroy the mechanisms that create wealth making it a better place by bringing the destructive attitudes and values with them.
I´ve lived in the Portland area most of my life. The week before I moved into my new home, I totaled my car. The rental car Hertz gave me had California plates. I told the agency employee, "I can´t drive a car with California plates now, I´m moving into my new neighborhood!" Luckily a lot of my neighbors are high tech people, so they´re probably recent arrivals. It´s kind of funny looking back on it, but once I got my new car, I put my Oregon State University license frames on as soon as possible.
Oh, and I´m a Christian, but those lovely neighbors from the south are why I paid as much for my condo as I would have paid for a McMansion in some other state.
This is silly. This native Californian knows only one Californian who is a fan of Portland, and she was born there. Has lived all the rest of her life in California, from Stanford on, and would not live in Portland if they gave it to her.
The same can be said for the rest of Oregon. If it’s possible, its politics are worse than ours. And we at least used to be a Republican state. Even before Ronald Reagan.
Those hippies ruined Nevada too, as well as Oregon and Washington and New Mexico, the influx of idiot Kalifornia liberals should be met with the same RESISTANCE that they show for us!!
Damn those lefty idiot creeps who IMMIGRATE like ISIS to conquer new territory...
Cali once was a republican state with many army and navy and air bases and only 20 million people...until that f´in idiot Moonbeam took over! Now it´s 40 million!!! And now it´s full of Africans, Mexicans, Guatemalans, refugees, illegals, homosexuals, hollyweirdo´s, and oh so many far left beserkely-type radical asshats!
And I live up here in the North State! We want State of Jefferson and we want only conservatives, ranchers, farmers, veterans, and like-minded American patriots...but this war is hell on this old veteran! Beautiful countryside ruined by ugly radical jerks...
Happy Independence DAY!! Veterans for TRUMP 2020 Veterans for PENCE 2024
In the Sixties Gov. Tom McCall told visitors to visit Oregon - and then go home. They did, and (mostly western) Oregon has been known as an unwelcoming place ever since. I lived in Washington state for many years and got the same mistreatment. Bizarre.
Portland has gone downhill tremendously the past few years. Homeless and junkies proliferate not only downtown, but have spread their encampments to the neighborhoods in the East side of the river. Taxes in Portland and Multnomah County are out of control (Arts tax, Public School surcharges, over a Billion dollars in bonds in the past four years for schools) etc. Every tax increase passes in this brain dead city. Clackamas County, here I come!
I understand the opinions voiced here. The liberals used to stay in their strongholds, but when they became the cesspools that the liberal policies always bring about, they left. But instead of learning the results of their policy choices, they simply continue to vote the same. So our once lovely, functioning cities and states are destroyed...before the libs move on to destroy someplace else.
We lived in Nashville years ago and had a close friend in the music industry there. When the music industry in LA realized the *country hicks* could produce music the equal (or better), and yet they could buy houses for one-quarter of what they cost in Calif..guess what? They moved to Nashville. Now housing in Middle Tennessee has skyrocketed.
Liberals are like locusts; they need to be destroyed.
I´m a fifth generation Californian and if there was ever a victim in this situation it´s us. Our state has been overrun with leftie idiots that came from many of the same states that moan about "Californians" invading them. If we could deport anyone who isn´t at least 2nd generation California born, we´d be Reagan Country again.
Back in the eighties I had a bumper sticker on my car that read "Welcome to California, Now Go Home." Unfortunately, it didn´t work.
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