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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:42 AM
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Why everyone hates living in San Diego
It's the armpit of the world. You've got to be a compleat idiot to want to live here.

The rich here are all crack dealers, and the reason the houses are so expensive is that they're all crack houses and only the crack dealers can afford them.

And that's just for starters...
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biscodawg Donating Member (913 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:43 AM
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1. I live in north county san diego
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 12:44 AM by biscodawg
and I love it. Why all the california bashing tonight lounge x( :sarcasm:
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:44 AM
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3. Shhh... we don't want them all moving here...
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 12:44 AM by Seabiscuit
I live in North County too... Carmel Vally.
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:44 AM
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2. Um, . . . I heard the weather was good?
B-)
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:52 AM
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5. That's just an urban legend.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 01:08 AM by Seabiscuit
When we're not getting blown to bits by Santa Anna winds and floods the blazing hot sun is scorching the earth and spreading skin cancer throughout the populace, our kids on surf boards are getting their legs chewed off by sharks, earthquakes are shaking our houses to the ground and turning businesses into rubble, the annual forest fires are getting closer and closer to the ocean, the numerous military bases are enforcing an undeclared martial law on the entire county and everyone not already owning an SUV is being forced to buy a Hummer H2, and all the politicians are graduates of the Duke Cunningham School of Ethics and only Republicans are allowed to vote and anyone with a Dean For America bumper sticker is considered roadkill, and wherever you go out for dinner everyone around you sounds like Rush Limbaugh.

And $500,000.00 buys you a shoebox to live in.

But that's just the mild stuff.

You're better off in Tijuana - it's much, much safer.
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:04 AM
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9. I was wrong
:hide:
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:44 AM
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4. yeah, that's the last place i would want to live
:eyes:

:rofl:
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:54 AM
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6. Even over places in the south and places like Colorado Springs?
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:02 AM
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7. i would love to live in san diego
if only i had a ton of money!
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:03 AM
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8. Always a catch isn't there.
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PartyPooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:11 AM
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10. I would love to live at the San Diego Zoo.
If only they would have me!

Think about it. Free rent. Lots of other friendly critters, good and plentiful food, and people to say "hi" to all day long.

What could be better than that?

:D

:hi:
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:17 AM
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11. The zoo - an oasis of sanity in the midst of a fetid human swamp
Somethin' tells me
It's all happening at the zoo.
The monkeys stand for honesty,
Giraffes are insincere,
And the elephants are kindly but
They're dumb.
Orangutans are skeptical
Of changes in their cages,
And the zookeeper is very fond of rum.
Zebras are reactionaries,
Antelopes are missionaries,
Pigeons plot in secrecy,
And hamsters turn on frequently.
What a gas!
You gotta come and see
At the zoo.

...Simon & Garfunkle
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 02:18 AM
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34. That song is the shit
n/t
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:02 AM
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12. I wouldn't live there.
My ex is originally from there. I would have the off chance of someday running into his brother or sister there.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:09 PM
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15. Ouch! So you're probably even hesitant to visit. That's too bad.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:17 PM
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18. I've heard lovely things.
But if there is even an offchance that I might run into one of them than I would never visit.
The sister does go to jail often. I might wait until then to visit.
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:09 AM
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13. I lived in El Cajon for 2 years
It was not that bad. But I am glad we got out before the Electricity rates went sky high. San Diego is a great place to live if you find the right spots just like any other city. I enjoyed the time I was there. I loved going down to Coronado and watching the ships come in and the planes take off. I worked across the 52 from Mirimar. I loved watching the jets come and go, My wife I went to the Air Show there every year. It was great. The San Diego Zoo was neat to go to, but man did I get a work out. The only thing I never did and wanted to do was stay at the Hotel Del for a night or two. That is a neat place.
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libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:12 PM
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17. I grew up in Coronado and I thought it was a great place to live...
If I could afford to, I'd live there again.
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:00 AM
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14. good luck but you won't stop them coming, you know
I find the fire and mud slides rather scary but it's all what you're used to, and folks in California stand aghast that we tolerate all these tropical storms and hurricanes on the Gulf Coast. If you have an overall nice climate and nice area, even if it has a few problems, the people keep on coming and driving up the price of real estate and creating a traffic hazard. :-(
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:11 PM
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16. All too true, but at least I'm trying. :)
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 04:13 PM by Seabiscuit
Edited to note: the real traffic hazard here isn't the increased number of vehicles on the road as more and more people move here over the years.

The real traffic hazard is all the cell phone addicts behind the wheel. They're friggin' nuts. You don't have to be on a road or a freeway to get hit by one of those junkies - they'll clip you in a parking lot as well. They're almost never paying attention to where they're going.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 02:44 AM
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36. Amen! I wish we could do something about cell phone use in CA.
It really scares me how haphazardly people drive while focused on trying to retrieve their cell phones or in the midst of conversation.

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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:18 PM
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19. My daughter was married in LaJolla.
Expensive, but NICE.
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CitrusLib Donating Member (748 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:22 PM
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20. My best friend lives in Del Mar. Does that count?
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:39 AM
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22. Yes. Del Mar's in San Diego County. Even though it incorporated as its
Edited on Fri Jul-08-05 01:40 AM by Seabiscuit
own city, and is not part of the City of San Diego.

Carmel Valley, where I live, part of the city of San Diego, is adjacent to the eastern border of Del Mar. Carmel Valley, in fact, used to be called Del Mar Highlands.

La Jolla is also part of San Diego County but not part of the City of San Diego.
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:25 PM
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21. My dad
hated living there - but not for the reasons you mentioned.


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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:41 AM
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23. Well, my reasons were, um, shall we say... tongue in cheek?
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ofrfxsk Donating Member (817 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:41 AM
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24. I've never been to San Diego
What am I missing?
~midwesterner
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:52 AM
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30. I could tell you what it's really like, but then people might want to move
here.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:47 AM
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25. Dont forget - San Diego translated means
Edited on Fri Jul-08-05 02:45 AM by EOO

Just ask Ron Burgundy.
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ofrfxsk Donating Member (817 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:48 AM
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27. Really? See if I ever go there! ICK
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:49 AM
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28. Don't let the mods see this post. Yoiks!!
Edited on Fri Jul-08-05 01:49 AM by Seabiscuit
:yoiks:

:wow:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 02:14 AM
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33. I take it you guys have never seen Anchorman.
Edited on Fri Jul-08-05 02:19 AM by EOO
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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:48 AM
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26. Ever been to Lincoln Park?
I hear it is real bad in that area.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:50 AM
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29. I never had a reason to. Not even sure where it is.
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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:54 AM
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31. Somewhere in the Southeastern region of the city
Edited on Fri Jul-08-05 01:56 AM by Champ
That is where the murder rate is the highest and that is where gang activity is at it's highest.


Someone on FBI's 10 most wanted list was from that area.

Streetgangs.com mentions Lincoln Park gangs. http://www.streetgangs.com/topics/1998/120198sdinj.html
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 02:02 AM
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32. Well, no wonder - I never go to that area, or to National City, Chula
Vista, El Cajon, Imperial Beach, or anywhere in south or southeast San Diego.
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AAARRRGGGHHH Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 02:42 AM
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35. Yeah, I'm over it, too.
I moved out here from New York State a few years ago. San Diego is a lot better on paper.

I DID move from a place where Peter King was my congressman to a place where Duke Cunningham now is. I blame myself.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 11:14 AM
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37. Well, thank your lucky stars. Duke Cunningham is "toast".
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