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losdiablosgato Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 09:19 AM
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71. I live in the suburbs, in a flaming red town
Called Pasadena TX. It is literally were the filmed the movie Urban Cowboy. Bubbas by the bushel. I have a hispanic who live next door and a gay couple who live two doors down. We live in the suburbs becuase we can afford to live her in a nice home. I could not afford to have a closet new downtown Houston. It is not racism, it is not classism, it is economics.
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  -Why are big city suburbs so red? Jamison  May-10-05 12:15 AM   #0 
  - Television.  KissMyAsscroft   May-10-05 12:17 AM   #1 
  - White Flight n/t  Solon   May-10-05 12:17 AM   #2 
  - Yeah. White Flight.  Zan_of_Texas   May-10-05 12:22 AM   #7 
  - Upwardly mobile, upper-middle class people live in the suburbs  NAO   May-10-05 12:18 AM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-05 12:18 AM   #4 
  - That is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard in my life.  funflower   May-10-05 01:47 AM   #21 
  - Shame that it's true, huh? (NT)  Tesha   May-10-05 08:23 AM   #46 
     - Yep... sadly, mainly true.  Misunderestimator   May-10-05 08:41 AM   #52 
     - Not everyone that lives in the suburbs = rich and white.  smbolisnch   May-10-05 08:51 AM   #59 
        - Suburban schools here have students of all colors and nationalities  kwassa   May-10-05 09:23 AM   #74 
        - I'll bet...  Tesha   May-10-05 11:13 AM   #104 
        - We're not talking about "rich".  Tesha   May-10-05 11:15 AM   #107 
           - Yes, he/she did say "rich", but the post was deleted.  smbolisnch   May-10-05 12:22 PM   #110 
  - suburbs  enid602   May-10-05 01:57 AM   #24 
  - Have you folks ever been to a suburb?  funflower   May-10-05 02:44 AM   #28 
  - Exactly, not all suburbs are just dropped into place like so much lego.  DS1   May-10-05 08:57 AM   # 
  - Exactly, not all suburbs are just dropped into place like so much lego.  DS1   May-10-05 08:57 AM   #61 
  - I live in the suburbs, in a flaming red town  losdiablosgato   May-10-05 09:19 AM   #71 
     - Hi, losdiablosgato!  Lady Effingbroke   May-10-05 10:20 AM   #85 
     - Then you know the town as well as I  losdiablosgato   May-10-05 10:29 AM   #87 
        - Yes I have lived in Houston for 30 years, and Pasadena for the past 6  Lady Effingbroke   May-10-05 10:35 AM   #90 
           - I have lived here al but 3 years of my life  losdiablosgato   May-10-05 10:43 AM   #94 
              - Oh, I agree that the democratic party needs to reconnect with the  Lady Effingbroke   May-10-05 10:55 AM   #99 
                 - I come from a family of bubba's and here is a winning candiadate in the so  losdiablosgato   May-10-05 11:08 AM   #102 
     - Stink-a-dena!  Bouncy Ball   May-10-05 02:38 PM   #125 
  - If you're a Republican, where the hell else would you live?  TahitiNut   May-10-05 09:02 AM   #64 
  - i live in the burbs and my neighborhood  movie_girl99   May-10-05 07:23 AM   #33 
  - Mine, too  LizW   May-10-05 08:33 AM   #48 
     - I just moved from a gated community in Florida...  Misunderestimator   May-10-05 08:44 AM   #53 
     - There are some gated communities here, too  LizW   May-10-05 09:01 AM   #62 
        - it is 2 keep them IN.  xxqqqzme   May-10-05 04:06 PM   #131 
     - When we lived in the city  movie_girl99   May-10-05 09:12 AM   #67 
  - How dare you say that about DUers  Walt Starr   May-10-05 08:50 AM   #58 
  - A lot of suburbanites just THINK they're rich....  benevolent dictator   May-10-05 09:58 AM   #80 
  - Faux News, Rush Limbaugh and Fundies.  gumby   May-10-05 12:19 AM   #5 
  - The suburbs are where the McMansions are.  ocelot   May-10-05 12:21 AM   #6 
  - This may strike you as odd.  Carolab   May-10-05 12:56 AM   #12 
     - Thanks for the reality check!  funflower   May-10-05 02:53 AM   #29 
     - John Kerry won the richest "suburban" county in Connecticut  NewJeffCT   May-10-05 09:02 AM   #63 
  - thanks  Jamison   May-10-05 12:24 AM   #8 
  - Human geography has to do with this..The more affluent people  blogbear   May-10-05 12:25 AM   #9 
  - The more salient geographic fact  HEIL PRESIDENT GOD   May-10-05 10:46 AM   #97 
     - amen! I hear you even though I don't buy into the 'myth' of conservative  blogbear   May-10-05 06:15 PM   #132 
  - Depends on where you go  bluestateguy   May-10-05 12:33 AM   #10 
  - despite kerry's showing, Dupage county (chicago burb)is VERY RED  LiberallyInclined   May-10-05 01:05 AM   #17 
  - You mark my words, DuPage will be blue in either 2008 or 2012  bluestateguy   May-10-05 01:46 AM   #20 
     - Not a chance.  WillowTree   May-10-05 02:01 AM   #25 
     - Great numbers  aldian159   May-10-05 08:34 AM   #49 
        - Democrats weaken GOP stronghold in Chicago Suburbs  ultraist   May-10-05 09:30 AM   #77 
           - Don't forget the contribution George Ryan & Co. made too  DonP   May-10-05 11:02 AM   #101 
  - DC Suburbs are blue  djack23   May-10-05 08:28 AM   #47 
     - Some of them, at least  MountainLaurel   May-10-05 08:50 AM   #57 
     - Indeed  bluestateguy   May-10-05 01:48 PM   #116 
     - Don't forget majority black Prince George County, MD  minerva50   May-10-05 02:24 PM   #123 
  - "People of means" will try to escape from "ethnic" neighborhoods  SoCalDem   May-10-05 12:40 AM   #11 
  - One word: Mega-churches  FredStembottom   May-10-05 12:59 AM   #13 
  - Very interesting analysis.  gumby   May-10-05 01:24 AM   #18 
  - You push me.....  FredStembottom   May-10-05 11:48 PM   #136 
  - i don't agree..  movie_girl99   May-10-05 07:35 AM   #36 
  - Sorry for the misunderstanding....  FredStembottom   May-10-05 11:35 PM   #135 
  - You've got that right, Fred  Lydia Leftcoast   May-10-05 10:30 AM   #88 
     - Thanks for the welcome!  FredStembottom   May-10-05 11:50 PM   #137 
  - frightened, slightly racist, myopic  leftofthedial   May-10-05 01:00 AM   #14 
  - I'll give you the lack of taste....  funflower   May-10-05 01:57 AM   #23 
  - ignorant, stupid, greedy  leftofthedial   May-10-05 02:19 AM   #26 
     - Over-generalizing....  funflower   May-10-05 02:30 AM   #27 
        - so you are the final arbitor, i see...  NuttyFluffers   May-10-05 05:49 AM   #32 
           - Not talkin' about you, Nutty  funflower   May-10-05 11:31 PM   #134 
  - That is a lot of it, yes  ComerPerro   May-10-05 02:00 PM   #119 
  - white flight.  LiberallyInclined   May-10-05 01:02 AM   #15 
  - Many in the suburbs are Republican red because they are very  Ruffhowse   May-10-05 01:04 AM   #16 
  - Very Anti-Tax  Ravenseye   May-10-05 07:41 AM   #37 
  - Why didn't Pittsburgh charge the burb a sewer access fee  kcwayne   May-10-05 07:47 AM   #40 
     - Simple  Ravenseye   May-10-05 09:07 AM   #65 
        - I don't see how a municipality could possibly get away with  kcwayne   May-10-05 09:15 AM   #69 
           - I'm not aware of the specific rules  Ravenseye   May-10-05 10:27 AM   #86 
              - Sounds like the geniuses that wrote the contract didn't put caps on volume  kcwayne   May-10-05 11:09 AM   #103 
                 - It's typical of Pittsburgh Government  Ravenseye   May-10-05 01:51 PM   #117 
  - My tax rate is much higher in the burb  kcwayne   May-10-05 08:00 AM   #44 
  - It Depends More On What Sort of City is In the Middle of those Suburbs  AndyTiedye   May-10-05 01:35 AM   #19 
  - It's about family size and cost of living  funflower   May-10-05 01:55 AM   #22 
  - fear of black folk  Skittles   May-10-05 03:36 AM   #30 
  - Green Flight  bklyncowgirl   May-10-05 05:23 AM   #31 
  - I LOVE that term!!!!!  Rockholm   May-10-05 07:57 AM   #43 
  - I am surprised at the number of blue burbs in Minnesota this past  mzmolly   May-10-05 07:27 AM   #34 
  - Because they are WILLFULLY insulated. They think it's better for them to  leesa   May-10-05 07:33 AM   #35 
  - We're blissfully blue here in Massachusetts.  Zenlitened   May-10-05 07:42 AM   #38 
  - Agreed. Mass Burbs Blue Blue Blue!!!  Rockholm   May-10-05 07:55 AM   #42 
     - Like conn. like Minn. Mass is a blue STATE.  kenny blankenship   May-10-05 10:50 AM   #98 
  - Homogeny is the rule of thumb in the 'burbs.  Jara sang   May-10-05 07:47 AM   #39 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-10-05 08:37 AM   #50 
  - Are you here?  Jara sang   May-10-05 12:58 PM   #111 
  - So, kids from 90 different nations in suburban schools is "homogeny"?  kwassa   May-10-05 09:27 AM   #76 
     - Happen to live in suburban D.C.  Jara sang   May-10-05 01:01 PM   #112 
        - Where precisely do you live in Virginia?  kwassa   May-10-05 01:19 PM   #114 
           - I wasn't talking about individual people to begin with.  Jara sang   May-10-05 01:30 PM   #115 
              - You need to be more specific about what you mean by homogeneous  kwassa   May-10-05 01:58 PM   #118 
                 - There is no American culture anymore.  Jara sang   May-10-05 02:17 PM   #121 
                    - The corporate culture is a part of American culture  kwassa   May-10-05 02:39 PM   #126 
                       - I beg to differ, corporate culture is anti-culture.  Jara sang   May-10-05 09:02 PM   #133 
  - You're kidding yourselves if you think the Burbs AREN'T Red.  BiggJawn   May-10-05 07:54 AM   #41 
  - My suburb is blue blue blue  new_beawr   May-10-05 08:17 AM   #45 
  - Where is this place?  aldian159   May-10-05 08:40 AM   #51 
  - Montgomery County Maryland  new_beawr   May-10-05 08:45 AM   #55 
  - Montgomery County, Maryland????  Kaylee   May-10-05 08:47 AM   #56 
     - I agree, housing prices are kinda nuts here  new_beawr   May-10-05 08:53 AM   #60 
        - DC metro just may avoid the pop  Kaylee   May-10-05 09:15 AM   #68 
        - Median NEW house in Montgomery is $600,000, not existing houses  kwassa   May-10-05 09:19 AM   #70 
           - Thank you for the info. That makes more sense..n/t  new_beawr   May-10-05 09:23 AM   #73 
  - Burbs are generally somewhat wealthy. This makes them vote Republican  Zynx   May-10-05 08:45 AM   #54 
  - That's another thing I don't understand.  Jamison   May-10-05 09:08 AM   #66 
  - Not middle-class, UPPER middle class  Zynx   May-10-05 10:01 AM   #82 
  - I'm sorry, but I think the whole premise of this thread is false  kwassa   May-10-05 09:21 AM   #72 
     - True, but most major cities have this pattern. DC is an exception.  Zynx   May-10-05 10:04 AM   #83 
        - Where is the proof for this theory in the first place?  kwassa   May-10-05 10:31 AM   #89 
           - Look up any county-scale map of the 2004 election.  Zynx   May-10-05 02:23 PM   #122 
  - "White flight is alive and well"  ultraist   May-10-05 09:24 AM   #75 
  - Is it white flight if you never lived in the city?  lukasahero   May-10-05 09:45 AM   #78 
  - Thank you. I live in the Suburbs too...  tjwash   May-10-05 10:45 AM   #95 
     - No problem  lukasahero   May-10-05 11:13 AM   #105 
  - It's the "I got mine the hell with everyone else" attitude.  Cobalt Violet   May-10-05 09:54 AM   #79 
  - well, it depends on the city  dben88   May-10-05 09:58 AM   #81 
  - three reasons...  gpandas   May-10-05 10:11 AM   #84 
  - I live and have lived most of my live in a Suburb of Houston  losdiablosgato   May-10-05 11:15 AM   #106 
  - Money  JerseygirlCT   May-10-05 10:37 AM   #91 
  - The replies in this thread exhibit a common fallacy  HEIL PRESIDENT GOD   May-10-05 10:42 AM   #92 
  - People move "out there" to escape paying taxes  kenny blankenship   May-10-05 10:42 AM   #93 
  - Racism.  Xap   May-10-05 10:45 AM   #96 
  - agree it's racism  donsu   May-10-05 11:21 AM   #108 
  - maybe they've been  ultraprog   May-10-05 10:56 AM   #100 
  - You have to differentiate between traditional suburbs and exurbs  Lydia Leftcoast   May-10-05 11:24 AM   #109 
  - I have to say, this thread has become a laugh riot.  Zenlitened   May-10-05 01:09 PM   #113 
  - Racist parasites  Swamp Rat   May-10-05 02:05 PM   #120 
  - Many Years ago  new_beawr   May-10-05 02:35 PM   #124 
     - Dat's what I'm talkin'bout!  Swamp Rat   May-10-05 02:50 PM   #128 
        - I really don't know why we went to Metarie - BUT  new_beawr   May-10-05 03:03 PM   #129 
           - HA! I was born in that hospital...  Swamp Rat   May-10-05 04:00 PM   #130 
  - My problem isn't so much the redness  Bouncy Ball   May-10-05 02:41 PM   #127 
 

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