*********Anymore when I travel, it's to the South. People, in general are MORE friendly :) I don't even like to go any farther North than KY line. Used to travel to IN quite a bit, anymore it just gives me a headache thinking about it.
Lived in Indy(the other windy city) 5 years ... Ok then ...
Some of the smaller towns are still GREAT!
Moorsville, Bedford, some of those. Well, was last time I was thru there, about 5 years ago.
When I go back to my home town, I am amazed at what has happened to the many shopping areas I use to inhabit. Like what use to be an Ace Hardware is now a second hand junk store amass with clothing and broken down used furniture. I see it the way it was. Neighborhoods where we use to ride our bikes is no where you want to even drive your car. Sections of the city, once owned by middle age people with green lawns, flowers and bushes, is now where people park their broken down vehicles. Small grocery stores are now apartment housing which has any number of people living in it.
As for Chicago, my dad was born there. Older sections of the city were where immigrants to American use to congregate because they spoke the same languages, German's, Italians, etc. Many years ago my dad wanted to show us where he grew up. We drove through the streets where he pointed out friends and families of the time: the church the family attended. Today that area is a ghetto, filled with down-trodden people who sit on the steps while children play on the sidewalks. It's such a sad sight to see because you know these people are stuck in a lifestyle that can't possibly make them the least bit happy. It makes ya wonder where the future is for these little kids who will (many of them) wind up joining gangs and selling drugs. You tell yourself, this is American. How can we send billions of dollars to foreign countries while our own citizen's live in squalor?
Obama is not helping these people. But I'd put money on it they voted for him.