Of course every state has their dummies, California too,(case in point). But where you live does have something to do with it. Why do you think there are blue and red states. The way people live based on the geography and the lifestyle of their region does have an influence on their ideology. I hold that California for a long time has lost touch with reality. For a long time they have lived above their means, perhaps influenced by a number of things. In the midwest people work and live differently. I'm just saying openmindedness about our differences helps the conversation.<quoted text>
No, you don't have me mixed up with someone else.
My post about things being better in California had to do with the economic situation. Responding to a doom-and-gloom post, I stated that things are better--improving--here in California.
And I stand by that statement.
I don't know what the "free thinker" comment is about. I certainly wouldn't categorize all Californians as being free thinkers. We have our share of dummies here....
I hold that if I were to move to (not just visit) California, I'd have an adjustment period. If you moved here, same for you. We're different and viva la difference. But one is not better than the other.