Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 2 years ago

    Anybody in business with any sense who is able to will flee California for Texas or almost anywhere else. CA has a miserable business climate. Their latest idiotic move is to renege on tax breaks they had given businesses in the past and not only stop giving them, but trying to make the retraction RETROACTIVE so the business must pay past moneys they were promised was theirs. With one party rule, especially the libs being the ones ruling, things are only going to get worse.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    @exoticdoc2

    Yet amazingly enough California has almost twice the GDP that Texas has. In fact California is the only $2+ trillion dollar economy in the US.

    The main reason for this is something that probably never occurs to such ultra conservatives as your self. And that is simply that because California has by far the best higher educational system in the entire US, it also has far more educated workers than just about any state in the union.

    And such educated workers are an absolute must of the very profitable high tech industry in such places as Silicon Valley.

    So, California is doing just fine now, and will be doing even better in the future. Personally, I am very glad there are jobs for Texans in the Tea Party land of Texas, as more and more such Texans will not be coming to California and decreasing the intelligence gene pool of Californians.

    But, being a laid back Californian, retired from the aerospace industry, I would still wish you and all such Texans a Very Good Day!!

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Yeah, yeah. Pick up your Bushmaster (good pun huh?) and move southeast, you tax besotted Californians. Book your digs NOW for the 30 years drought.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    That green grass the moo-cows and standing on? Baby, that’s astro turf, laid out over the desolate lands of its origin.

  5. blackash

    blackash said, over 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Back in the 30’s the saying went “When Okies go to California the collective IQ of both states goes up.”

    Fifty years ago when I was still in school old Okies would return from California with their kids and the children would be a year or even two behind where we were in class. The California education system has always been overrated and it’s even worse now than then.

  6. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Berkley Stanford Cal Tech UCLA, on and on, believe I’ll pay the California tuition before I pick up a cheapie in Okla. Love the Depression era joke though…

  7. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 2 years ago

    If you want to live in a Boss Hog place, you’ll have Boss Hog for a neighbor.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    Is there any evidence that this is actually happening? California is still a much, much larger economy than Texas. As the Sacramento Bee put it, “Yes, come check out Texas. Check out a state that ranks dead last in the percent of its population with high school diplomas. Come check out a state that is last in mental health expenditures and workers’ compensation coverage. Come check out a state that ranks first in the number of executions, first in the number of uninsured, first in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and first in the amount of toxic chemicals released into water.” Just because it’s a conservative paradise doesn’t mean that most people would want to move there.

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 2 years ago

    When I typed in “Perry Brown feud” I got that Katy Perry is feuding with Rihanna over Chris Brown.
    Anyhow Rick Perry has been in the news as trying to lure business from California.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Education. Yep, the key to our future. And CA has some very fine schools. But when you look for the top ten ranked schools in America you must look to number 7 to find the first CA school (Stanford tied for 6th place) with only 2 in the top ten (CIT tied for the 10th spot) and only 4 in the top 25 schools.

    http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/data

    Now I don’t put a lot of stock in these ranking systems but if you do wouldn’t you say that there are fine institutions of higher learning found all over the US? Why even Texas has a nationally ranked school or two.

    And the continual put down of each other really goes a long way to further the divide doesn’t it.

    I thought we were all “Americans”.

  11. corzak

    corzak said, over 2 years ago

    lol, lol. Don’t like CA? Good! Leave!

    A few years of exile in ‘Redstate-istan’ . . . and you’ll be back.

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 2 years ago

    @corzak

    ‘Redstate-istan’
    I’ll have to remember that. Good one.

  13. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    “I thought we were all Americans.”


    Be careful Bruce, you are coming dangerously close to sounding like a “voice of reason.” Next thing you will be posting remarks that are critical or relevant to both sides of the political aisle, without a political bias! And then, GASP, you will become solution based!!!


    Good post. I live in Southern California, teach on the junior college level and I am very concerned about the decline in academic standards and test scores coming out of the K-12 levels. We pour enormous amounts of money into our schools and yet we have increasing numbers of high school dropouts and falling test scores, especially in the math and science areas. The link is to a SAT rating for California students. Interesting reading if you like charts & graphs and statistics. I’m a nerd in disguise and enjoy such things.


    http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/research/CA_12_03_03_01.pdf

  14. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @corzak

    Actually that’s not correct. Once people and businesses leave (California) they don’t come back. They are typically leaving because of fiscal issues and it usually improves once they relocate. Now if you compare where I live on the “Central Coast” compared to Dallas? I’ll stick around. My younger family (gotta love em) suggested moving in with them if I had to sell my house rather than move away.

  15. onceisenough

    onceisenough said, over 2 years ago

    Article in the morning paper about another manufacturer moving out of state, though not to Texas.

    Yes, Kalifornia has some great institutions of higher learning. The only problem is, they are populated with students from other states/countries that do not have a K-12 system that is next to DAL in the nation in terms of test scores.

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