I started out with the intent of asking this question exclusively of Troy Senik but decided to expand it to the whole ricochet universe. Also, I apologize if this question has been asked but I haven't been a member for very long and I might have missed it. Why are so many of the contributors and members living in either blue states or blue cities. I grew up in Covington, Ga. (the tv show In the Heat of the Night was filmed there to give you an idea) and have never left the south except when the Corps said so. So my question is what is it about NY or S.F. or L.A. or other hard left locals that seems to draw so many of the best of Ricochet? Believe me there is a great deal to be found in the urban areas of red states like Ga. or Tx. etc. Now for Troy. You left Nashville? Really? (Emory shakes head slowly) I live just outside of Franklin and you left this place? There are no tractors in LA Troy. Without a tractor in front of you what is life? Also in my defense I have visited NY SF and LA. and love them all but couldn't live in any. I'm just trying to understand the desire of living in the belly of the beast.