El Dorado is an Armpit (and it will n...

El Dorado is an Armpit (and it will never change)

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Giffon

El Dorado, AR

#1 Dec 3, 2013
I left for college two years ago and have managed to not be back since because I live clear across the country. Now I'm here for Christmas break and I have realized that this place IS NOTHING BUT A HUGE PIECE OF SHIT. Nothing against some of the incredible people here, but damn, are you people stupid or what? I'm including my parents in this, even though they have to stay here for career purposes. In high school my friends used to talk about getting out of El Dorado because it was so horrible and I didn't really get it.

NOW I DO.

After living somewhere that isn't a shithole, I can see clearly just how big of a massive turd this town really is. The saddest thing? NOTHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT. How can you change and entire population of people? You can't.

I can't go to Wal Mart, get my car detailed or get a damn McDonald's hamburger without some incompetent idiot screwing something up or making something way more difficult than it should be.
And I don't even want to hear you idiots blame black people. OK, honestly, having more than HALF your damn population black is causing problems. It would anywhere, because of the unfortunate disproportion of blacks on welfare. El Dorado IS a welfare town, no way around it. Welfare towns BRING DRUGS IN. Welfare towns make YOUR SCHOOLS SUCK. Welfare towns HAVE MORE CRIME. Welfare towns MAKE EVERYTHING WORSE, from restaurants to retail stores. But guess what? Where I live now, 30something % of the pop is black and things still run right! I come here and almost everyone I come across no matter what color or level of education, is half-retarded! And saying that might just be offensive to retarded people. All the white trash and unwed mothers around here? Its crazy! My friends from high school who stayed here? On drugs now, or miserable. Seems like everyone here my age is either on drugs or miserable. The ones that aren't on drugs have nothing to do but watch their trashy friends get drunk and ride 4-wheelers. Its the saddest f*cking thing I've seen in my life.

I can't wait to get out of here. I know why my family is trapped here but they still know El Dorado is a shithole, they don't bury their heads in the sand and make excuses for it. What about the rest of you fools? Why the bloody f*ck would anyone who has a choice choose to live here? Sure I would rather be here than some of the other, smaller, just as shitty towns in Arkansas. I would rather be here than Kenya or Iran, but DAMN IF THIS TOWN ISN"T SOME OF THE WORST THIS COUNTRY HAS TO OFFER.

I really want an answer to this: how can any of you go to your stores and eat at your restaurants and not realize how bad things are when you compare them to just about everywhere else in the country? How can you let your children attend school in a piss-poor school system when you KNOW there are much better schools, much better towns, you could raise your children in? Why do you stay in this dying, decrepit place when there are more jobs and opportunities elsewhere for you and your children?
Lol

United States

#2 Dec 3, 2013
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Slick

Conway, AR

#3 Dec 3, 2013
Giffon wrote:
I left for college two years ago and have managed to not be back since because I live clear across the country. Now I'm here for Christmas break and I have realized that this place IS NOTHING BUT A HUGE PIECE OF SHIT. Nothing against some of the incredible people here, but damn, are you people stupid or what? I'm including my parents in this, even though they have to stay here for career purposes. In high school my friends used to talk about getting out of El Dorado because it was so horrible and I didn't really get it.
NOW I DO.
After living somewhere that isn't a shithole, I can see clearly just how big of a massive turd this town really is. The saddest thing? NOTHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT. How can you change and entire population of people? You can't.
I can't go to Wal Mart, get my car detailed or get a damn McDonald's hamburger without some incompetent idiot screwing something up or making something way more difficult than it should be.
And I don't even want to hear you idiots blame black people. OK, honestly, having more than HALF your damn population black is causing problems. It would anywhere, because of the unfortunate disproportion of blacks on welfare. El Dorado IS a welfare town, no way around it. Welfare towns BRING DRUGS IN. Welfare towns make YOUR SCHOOLS SUCK. Welfare towns HAVE MORE CRIME. Welfare towns MAKE EVERYTHING WORSE, from restaurants to retail stores. But guess what? Where I live now, 30something % of the pop is black and things still run right! I come here and almost everyone I come across no matter what color or level of education, is half-retarded! And saying that might just be offensive to retarded people. All the white trash and unwed mothers around here? Its crazy! My friends from high school who stayed here? On drugs now, or miserable. Seems like everyone here my age is either on drugs or miserable. The ones that aren't on drugs have nothing to do but watch their trashy friends get drunk and ride 4-wheelers. Its the saddest f*cking thing I've seen in my life.
I can't wait to get out of here. I know why my family is trapped here but they still know El Dorado is a shithole, they don't bury their heads in the sand and make excuses for it. What about the rest of you fools? Why the bloody f*ck would anyone who has a choice choose to live here? Sure I would rather be here than some of the other, smaller, just as shitty towns in Arkansas. I would rather be here than Kenya or Iran, but DAMN IF THIS TOWN ISN"T SOME OF THE WORST THIS COUNTRY HAS TO OFFER.
I really want an answer to this: how can any of you go to your stores and eat at your restaurants and not realize how bad things are when you compare them to just about everywhere else in the country? How can you let your children attend school in a piss-poor school system when you KNOW there are much better schools, much better towns, you could raise your children in? Why do you stay in this dying, decrepit place when there are more jobs and opportunities elsewhere for you and your children?
The "armpit" was not the part of the anatomy that I would refer to.

I think it would be a little lower on the body.
snoop

Camden, AR

#4 Dec 3, 2013
you forgot to mention the jesus freaks
my 2 cents

Memphis, TN

#5 Dec 3, 2013
Giffon wrote:
I left for college two years ago and have managed to not be back since because I live clear across the country. Now I'm here for Christmas break and I have realized that this place IS NOTHING BUT A HUGE PIECE OF SHIT. Nothing against some of the incredible people here, but damn, are you people stupid or what? I'm including my parents in this, even though they have to stay here for career purposes. In high school my friends used to talk about getting out of El Dorado because it was so horrible and I didn't really get it.
NOW I DO.
After living somewhere that isn't a shithole, I can see clearly just how big of a massive turd this town really is. The saddest thing? NOTHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT. How can you change and entire population of people? You can't.
And I don't even want to hear you idiots blame black people. OK, honestly, having more than HALF your damn population black is causing problems. It would anywhere, because of the unfortunate disproportion of blacks on welfare. El Dorado IS a welfare town, no way around it. Welfare towns BRING DRUGS IN. Welfare towns make YOUR SCHOOLS SUCK. Welfare towns HAVE MORE CRIME. Welfare towns MAKE EVERYTHING WORSE, from restaurants to retail stores. But guess what? Where I live now, 30something % of the pop is black and things still run right! I come here and almost everyone I come across no matter what color or level of education, is half-retarded! And saying that might just be offensive to retarded people. All the white trash and unwed mothers around here? Its crazy! My friends from high school who stayed here? On drugs now, or miserable. Seems like everyone here my age is either on drugs or miserable. The ones that aren't on drugs have nothing to do but watch their trashy friends get drunk and ride 4-wheelers. Its the saddest f*cking thing I've seen in my life.
I can't wait to get out of here. I know why my family is trapped here but they still know El Dorado is a shithole, they don't bury their heads in the sand and make excuses for it. What about the rest of you fools? Why the bloody f*ck would anyone who has a choice choose to live here? Sure I would rather be here than some of the other, smaller, just as shitty towns in Arkansas. I would rather be here than Kenya or Iran, but DAMN IF THIS TOWN ISN"T SOME OF THE WORST THIS COUNTRY HAS TO OFFER.
I really want an answer to this: how can any of you go to your stores and eat at your restaurants and not realize how bad things are when you compare them to just about everywhere else in the country? How can you let your children attend school in a piss-poor school system when you KNOW there are much better schools, much better towns, you could raise your children in? Why do you stay in this dying, decrepit place when there are more jobs and opportunities elsewhere for you and your children?
Your incompetent rant is a clear example of poor parentalraising, not the school system. Do you think in your vast "experience" of living somewhere else for only 24 months gives you any idea of how El Dorado compares to the real world. You are a COLLEGE KID! You have full tuition paid on your behalf, having the luxury of attending where you choose. Only one othe place in THE ENTIRE NATION offers students, even idiots like you, this opportunity. El Dorado is a small, satellite town. It is not a welfare town. It does have a large black population, but people of all demographics leech off of our system.
By you living in a dream world of attending class, and possibly having your little pathetic part-time job, does not give you a clear view of the current town you live in. Hell, you were even too embarrassed to share the "heaven" in your pointless thought of a post. Until anyone that suffers through the reading of the garbage you posted has some other shithole to compare El Dorado to, your OPINION carries zero credibility. Try again.
my 2 cents

Memphis, TN

#6 Dec 3, 2013
Your incompetent rant is a clear example of poor parentalraising, not the school system. Do you think in your vast "experience" of living somewhere else for only 24 months gives you any idea of how El Dorado compares to the real world. You are a COLLEGE KID! You have full tuition paid on your behalf, having the luxury of attending where you choose. Only one othe place in THE ENTIRE NATION offers students, even idiots like you, this opportunity. El Dorado is a small, satellite town. It is not a welfare town. It does have a large black population, but people of all demographics leech off of our system.
By you living in a dream world of attending class, and possibly having your little pathetic part-time job, does not give you a clear view of the current town you live in. Hell, you were even too embarrassed to share the "heaven" in your pointless thought of a post. Until anyone that suffers through the reading of the garbage you posted has some other shithole to compare El Dorado to, your OPINION carries zero credibility. Try again.
typical

Memphis, TN

#7 Dec 3, 2013
snoop wrote:
you forgot to mention the jesus freaks
Spare me. Some people want to go to Heaven.
snoop

Camden, AR

#8 Dec 3, 2013
typical wrote:
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Spare me. Some people want to go to Heaven.
yeah, and some folks don't want it shoved down their throats and kept out of the schools......moved here in 03 and within 1 month saw an anti gay parade and a KKK meeting all having something to do with the baptist church.
hambo

El Dorado, AR

#9 Dec 3, 2013
my 2 cents wrote:
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Your incompetent rant is a clear example of poor parentalraising, not the school system. Do you think in your vast "experience" of living somewhere else for only 24 months gives you any idea of how El Dorado compares to the real world. You are a COLLEGE KID! You have full tuition paid on your behalf, having the luxury of attending where you choose. Only one othe place in THE ENTIRE NATION offers students, even idiots like you, this opportunity. El Dorado is a small, satellite town. It is not a welfare town. It does have a large black population, but people of all demographics leech off of our system.
By you living in a dream world of attending class, and possibly having your little pathetic part-time job, does not give you a clear view of the current town you live in. Hell, you were even too embarrassed to share the "heaven" in your pointless thought of a post. Until anyone that suffers through the reading of the garbage you posted has some other shithole to compare El Dorado to, your OPINION carries zero credibility. Try again.
Actually, El Dorado is statistically a welfare town. All you have to do is look up the statistics. I am more than happy to provide the links for you, if you'd like. The national poverty rate is 15.1%. El Dorado's, on the other hand, is 24.6%. There are far more people in this town on welfare than the national average. Its a welfare town. That doesn't even include the local statistics, which show that far more than 24.6% of the black population in this town is on some form of welfare, even if its just food stamps. It really isn't difficult to research these things and find legit data. You accused that other poster of using their "opinion" and no facts, well you didn't provide anything but opinion either.
Ebenezer McDuck

Little Rock, AR

#10 Dec 3, 2013
The main reason that El Dorado is so backward is because most of its residents think that life is great there. Why change a good thing?
Only those who have lived life elsewhere know what the problems are.
Do not blame it on the black population. It's not about race, it's about economics.
You El Do residents should be thankful that Murphy hasn't abandoned the town. It would be better for their businesses if they relocated, but there is still a desire on their part to make it better rather than abandon it.
The rest of you should do your part. Don't be satisfied with the status quo.
hambo

El Dorado, AR

#11 Dec 3, 2013
I would like to include that in addition to the high % of black welfare recipients, there are also a large number of Honey Boo Boo type white trash around here that loves popping out babies to get welfare checks. I know there is welfare abuse in all races; however, blacks constitute the majority.
Ebenezer McDuck

Little Rock, AR

#12 Dec 3, 2013
hambo - did you ever stop to wonder why all the rich people in El Do are white and all the black people are poor?
There's a reason for it, and it goes back way before you and me.
Odey

El Dorado, AR

#13 Dec 3, 2013
snoop wrote:
<quoted text>
yeah, and some folks don't want it shoved down their throats and kept out of the schools......moved here in 03 and within 1 month saw an anti gay parade and a KKK meeting all having something to do with the baptist church.
I don't believe that!
Oprah

El Dorado, AR

#14 Dec 3, 2013
Ebenezer McDuck wrote:
hambo - did you ever stop to wonder why all the rich people in El Do are white and all the black people are poor?
There's a reason for it, and it goes back way before you and me.
Don't think all whites are rich and all blacks are poor. I think the peeps that worked to get an education and the peeps that got a job and stuck with it and worked their way up (regardless of color) are the backbone of this Country. I pass by an area everyday in Eldorado on my way home and back for lunch, where I see grown men sitting on the porch sipping their beers from a brown paper bag. Non contributors and probably non present dads! Shame on them for not taking advantage of the opportunities this great Country offers. These slackers are killing the US.
Alton

El Dorado, AR

#15 Dec 4, 2013
I have lived in many towns over the past years--Monroe,Shreveport,Harri son,Conway,Little Rock,Pine Bluff, and Helena and El Dorado is my favorite.
lol

El Dorado, AR

#16 Dec 4, 2013
Oprah wrote:
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Don't think all whites are rich and all blacks are poor. I think the peeps that worked to get an education and the peeps that got a job and stuck with it and worked their way up (regardless of color) are the backbone of this Country. I pass by an area everyday in Eldorado on my way home and back for lunch, where I see grown men sitting on the porch sipping their beers from a brown paper bag. Non contributors and probably non present dads! Shame on them for not taking advantage of the opportunities this great Country offers. These slackers are killing the US.
Yep. Jobs are there for those who want them. Education is there too. Especially if you're a minority. If you're black the government will practically throw money at you to go to school.
lol

El Dorado, AR

#17 Dec 4, 2013
Alton wrote:
I have lived in many towns over the past years--Monroe,Shreveport,Harri son,Conway,Little Rock,Pine Bluff, and Helena and El Dorado is my favorite.
You must have hit your head. Other than the horrid Pine Bluff and Helena and Harrison, I can't imagine what kind of moron would choose this place over Shreveport, Monroe Little Rock or Conway. With Shreveport, Monroe and Little Rock you have to live in the right areas. I doubt you did. And Conway is fantastic, my sister went to Hendrix. Its the perfect small town. Very few minorities. Everyone who lives in Conway loves it. Most people who live here hate it. Makes you abnormal and probably stupid.
THE lol

El Dorado, AR

#18 Dec 4, 2013
That poster is NOT lol. I just posted as lol on another thread. So its me, not them. I like El Dorado. Other lol obviously does not.
typical

Forrest City, AR

#19 Dec 5, 2013
snoop wrote:
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yeah, and some folks don't want it shoved down their throats and kept out of the schools......moved here in 03 and within 1 month saw an anti gay parade and a KKK meeting all having something to do with the baptist church.
Not around here, you didn't. It should be in schools. If you don't have faith in anything, why even exist?
my 2 cents

Forrest City, AR

#20 Dec 5, 2013
hambo wrote:
<quoted text> Actually, El Dorado is statistically a welfare town. All you have to do is look up the statistics. I am more than happy to provide the links for you, if you'd like. The national poverty rate is 15.1%. El Dorado's, on the other hand, is 24.6%. There are far more people in this town on welfare than the national average. Its a welfare town. That doesn't even include the local statistics, which show that far more than 24.6% of the black population in this town is on some form of welfare, even if its just food stamps. It really isn't difficult to research these things and find legit data. You accused that other poster of using their "opinion" and no facts, well you didn't provide anything but opinion either.
Actually, El Dorado is not statiscally a welfare town. Your figures, which I assume you pulled off of Wikipedia or out yourass, are a complete fabrication. I agree that it's not hard to find legit data. You should at least try.

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