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Idaho is a conservative state...
Anyway I found it unusual that parts of Oregon and California have become so disenfranchised that they'd look to become part of Idaho. Idaho is staunchly Republican and very conservative...no stupidity and no weirdness, which is kinda nice...LOL
 

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Northern California was all set to secede a while back, they even had a day picked out to put up manned roadblocks and declare the state of Fremont as an official entity.

Unfortunately, that day was the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
Really, it's true.

And Southern and Eastern Oregon has always thought western Oregon was ridiculous. The I-5 corridor and coast were Californicated LONG ago.:rolleyes:
 

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During my yearly trips to Boise, ID, I see a trend where the influx of Californians is changing the political climate to the Liberal Side. I hope it stays Conservative.

I have relatives in the area and they're seeing the same thing. Unfortunately it's probably a foregone conclusion of "when" not "if", since once they flip Boise it's over - much like the locust invasion has done to other states.
 

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They're pouring into Utah by the droves. I thought my "small," southern Utah town was going to be smaller than it's turning out to be. Already on the search for a smaller town somewhere on the outskirts.
Same thing or something similar is happening to Idaho. they show up and say hey! this is great, to which I reply if you think all this all this room to grow is great you should have been here 50 years ago.

I dunno maybe Idaho needs to expand, eastern Oregon is a pretty good place, like minded people and such, so maybe we should invite them in. Lord knows they are chaffing under the liberal laws coming out of Salem, which are encouraged and applauded buy the liberal population centers along the I-5 corridor.
 

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During my yearly trips to Boise, ID, I see a trend where the influx of Californians is changing the political climate to the Liberal Side. I hope it stays Conservative.
Almost . . . So far it appears that folks are moving from "elsewhere" to the Ada/Boise/Canyon counties area. It's screwing up land values a bit so long time folks can't afford the increased taxes due to increased land value, which is causing some knee-jerk reactions in the state legislature. I could get all long-winded about tax reform, etc, but this isn't the place.

I want to tell the Washington/Oregon/California folks to fix their own problems rather than running away from them.
 

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When your state's economy is red hot, the unemployment rate is the lowest ever recorded at 2.3%, your state as a $200 billion surplus and they can dump their $500k tract home in California then build a mcmansion "elsewhere", they move elsewhere.

And bring EVERYTHING that ruined their state to your state.

Boise is a hot bed of leftists. Salt Lake City is a hot bed of leftists. St. George used to be a quiet little town you passed through on your way to Las Vegas. Then it got "discovered".
 

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When your state's economy is red hot, the unemployment rate is the lowest ever recorded at 2.3%, your state as a $200 billion surplus and they can dump their $500k tract home in California then build a mcmansion "elsewhere", they move elsewhere.

And bring EVERYTHING that ruined their state to your state.

Boise is a hot bed of leftists. Salt Lake City is a hot bed of leftists. St. George used to be a quiet little town you passed through on your way to Las Vegas. Then it got "discovered".
You bring up an interesting point. Ada county (greater Boise area) is perhaps seeing the most growth. The population has quadrupled in the las 50 years. Yet nothing has really changed politically, sure we have our enclaves of liberals, mostly on the north end, Harrison Blvd. and around BSU.

Back in 1970 the population of Ada county was 112,990.
In 2018 the population of Ada county was 465,966.

You'd think with that kind of growth the political landscape would be vastly different. Yes it has changed mostly to accommodate growth, yet it hasn't changed for the worse (socialism) or to the extent that California, Washington and Oregon have changed.

As to why we are not neck deep in purple haired commies screaming for new gender pronouns and carbon taxes, I can't say, but we're not, which is odd, given the population growth we've seen.
 

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the world supply of intelligence and common sense is finite. the population is growing. your share is locked in until you release it when you go. two children, or more will split your share when you go.
 

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I spent several weeks in Boise back in the 90s and really enjoyed it. Great parks, Boise River and greenbelt. I had my bicycle and rode all over the place.

Maybe this is where the growth is coming from:

"I spent a long weekend in Boise, Idaho, which has been called the best place for millennials to live in the US."
Anecdotally speaking, it really felt like everyone I encountered was young, hip, and outdoorsy. I also met a disproportionate amount of California transplants.

It makes sense when you look at the statistics: In 2018, 26.3% of transplants to the city — or 21,018 people — moved from California,
https://www.insider.com/is-boise-id...emed-young-and-hip-and-yes-from-california-11
 

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When I lived in California, I blamed my political problems on geography. Nevada should be rectangar.
This would mean my house, and the China Lake military base, would be located in Nevada, allong with half of Californias water supply.

Cali should be cut into three pieces, Socal Desert, Sierra and Central Valley, Bay Area and North Coast.
 

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Same thing or something similar is happening to Idaho. they show up and say hey! this is great, to which I reply if you think all this all this room to grow is great you should have been here 50 years ago.

I dunno maybe Idaho needs to expand, eastern Oregon is a pretty good place, like minded people and such, so maybe we should invite them in. Lord knows they are chaffing under the liberal laws coming out of Salem, which are encouraged and applauded buy the liberal population centers along the I-5 corridor.

I'm originally from California. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone more conservative than I am. My hope is that all the Californians fleeing that wannabe Venezuela are like-minded conservatives on the hunt for their "own kind" (normal, all-American, conservative, Constitutionalists). :thumb:
 
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