This is my stream of consciousness California story, with some bonus inflammatory political views thrown in at the end for your pleasure. Ya know, when a thread has "fucking cocksucker" in it's title, it is gonna be a full steam ahead bare it all discussion
Went to college in Ohio, graduated, worked some crappy jobs (it was 1985 then, economy sucked) got with my current employer in 1988 and took the opening in Southern CA as I am a motorcycle nut and had a hankering to experience CA.
Got to CA, lived with roommates, saved money, threw lots of keg parties, bought a boat with a buddy and went to the river every weekend we could. Rode our street bikes too fast, sometimes going past the cops at 150 plus, did wheelies past the cops on my XL600 dual sport and sometimes lane split on one wheel on the 405 freeway. Was a complete nut with no fear and a knack for getting away it seems. Did sell the 600 as that thing was going to land me bloody and unconscious in jail. It was a street legal dirt bike and begged to be ridden in a socially unacceptable fashion. I am weak that way.
Calmed down a little, met my wife and had 2 kids, bought a house in Long Beach in '95, sold it for 3x what I paid for it in '04 and moved to Colorado with a fat tax free wad of cash. You know what? For better or worse, there are a lot of former Californians here in Colorado who did the same thing, and they feel about CA like you and I do, and, big bonus, every one I have met here speaks English.
CA was extremely good to me, but like a vacuous and pretty party girl, she is to be had fun with and then tossed aside. Do not marry her as she can't ever be fixed. Sorry about your state brother. Seems I sucked all the life out of it and then skipped town. A few random and amusing pics, from back in those days
All kidding and youthful reveries aside, CA has major problems -massive numbers of the wrong people, who have no right to live there, have invaded our country and live in CA, and the government panders to them. The Democratic led CA government needs money to support all the illegals and moochers that form it's voter base, so they are taxing your fuel and everything else they can lay their hands on. God damn Feinstein and Boxer. I can't believe those bitches are still alive. What are they, 115 years old now? Abandon ship. That is my advice. I just hope that California does not take the rest of the country with it.
The media was shocked that Trump won. I was not surprised at all. The rest of America is tired of this shit. The voters are so tired of the direction we are headed, that they looked past the fact that he is a plutocrat with many serious faults, and elected Trump in a desperate Hail Mary to save the soul of our country as we know it. There is a large part of non coastal America that does not want to become California. Watching the liberals cry about Trump is good sport. Holy shit they are sore losers...