California State of Dysfunction

 

I’ve lived in California since 1964 except for a two-year tour of duty in 1990. I had started Kindergarten in Lansing, MI (where I wept every morning to the growing frustration of the teacher), but within ten weeks of having arrived to live with my grandparents and my dad to begin his job with the Lansing Parks Department, we were once again packing up the homemade trailer and heading for Sacramento.

Brown-the-father was the governor, the State of California’s government footprint was tiny, and the population was some fraction of what it is today.

Although I was born in Kittery, ME (or Portsmouth, NH, depending upon which records you have), I discovered during my two-year tour of duty on my beloved east coast … that I am by nature a California girl. That means I love the climate, the beauty of the mountains, the cold winds of the northern coast, and the spirit of the artists that barely remain in Mendocino. As for the politics, I wasn’t paying attention much until I retired. My bad.

So now that I can look back on my career and easily recognize what was happening under my nose all that time, I’m awake. And I’m pissed. “They” have ruined my state.

Here is what prompted this post — an email from Kevin Kiley, a member of the State Assembly. I am sharing it in its entirety without further comment.

Except this … Newsomussolini is proposing to send $400 to every registered vehicle owner as a way to fight inflation at the gas pump.

Idiots … we’re dealing with idiots … deluded and bent on pleasing their megalomaniacal godless father figure, Klaus Schwab. You can read my posts on The Great (Lame from Hell) Reset here and here.

Here’s the email from Kevin. This guy is the only person I’m aware of fighting for California conservatives (no, that is not an oxymoron — there are millions of us).

Hi [GLW],

I’ve just published a new blog post:

The Riot Act

Something very fishy happened yesterday.

We again forced a vote to suspend the gas tax, beginning the day with a press conference at Stop & Shop Gasoline. You can see my remarks here. When we made the motion at the start of the Assembly Floor Session (which lasted ten hours), the initial vote was 30 Yes, 32 No.

On our first attempt in March, not a single Democrat voted yes; this time 10 Democrats did. Our strategy of keeping on the pressure worked.

But then, apparently, someone read the defecting Democrats the riot act. It may have been Newsom himself, as shortly after the vote they were with him for a press conference. When they returned, they changed their votes.

One by one, they marched before the whole Assembly and announced the vote change. (See an example here.) By the time this Soviet-style reeducation was complete, only two Democrats remained in favor, and the final tally was 23-47.

That is the way of our Capitol. Even when a Legislator wants to do the right thing, they are bribed or bullied out of it. But this isn’t over: we at least got the 10 to join our caucus in urging the Speaker to bring the bill back by Friday.

Meanwhile, I am fighting to stop Newsom’s draconian new restrictions on water use: 5-minute showers, no baths, no using a hose for yardwork.

There’s absolutely no reason Californians should be forced to change their lifestyles because of political ineptitude. When you’re told to take a shorter shower as water flows abundantly into the ocean, your government is broken.

Kevin Kiley
California Legislator

***12 Days to Election Day. Help me get across the finish line and fight to stop Biden and Pelosi from ruining our country.

Paid for by Kevin Kiley for Congress
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  1. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    God-LovingWoman: Newsom’s draconian new restrictions on water use: 5-minute showers

    I took longer showers on my submarine . . .

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  2. Ray Gunner Coolidge
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    @RayGunner

    You would think $205,000,000,000.00 per year in state revenues would be enough to keep our water flowing, our power on, and the fires out, but not with this crowd in charge. 

    And even with all of this conspicuous, spectacular failure, my dear Democratic friends would still chew their own arms off rather than vote Republican.

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  3. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    Ray Gunner (View Comment):

    You would think $205,000,000,000.00 per year in state revenues would be enough to keep our water flowing, our power on, and the fires out, but not with this crowd in charge.

    And even with all of this conspicuous, spectacular failure, my dear Democratic friends would still chew their own arms off rather than vote Republican.

    It depends on how much of it they want to spend on illegals.

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  4. Full Size Tabby Member
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    @FullSizeTabby

    God-LovingWoman: Brown-the-father was the governor, the State of California government footprint was tiny, and the population was some fraction of what it is today.

    Anecdote (which as discussed in another post is not data) that has always struck me from one of the tours of the old Governor’s Mansion we took when we lived in California: Pat Brown (Brown-the-father) every morning walked from the old Governor’s Mansion to a nearby hotel to swim in the hotel’s pool, and in the process became friends with one of the hotel gardeners. I’ve always wondered if that was emblematic that past political leaders had more regular (and thus more meaningful) contact with “normal folk” than do political leaders of today, and that contact kept them better aware of “common sense.” 

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  5. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Kevin Kiley and his buddy James Gallagher do so much to attempt legislation to right the wrongs of the Democrats in the state legislature.

    He was instrumental in getting Newsom’s ability to continue “governing” to be put to the test on the ballot in a recall effort that  he promoted.

    But alas, with drop boxes available throughout every voting district in Calif, Newsom stayed in office. I still have a “Newsom — Out” baseball cap, but no one has ever approached me about it except those who say “I do not know of a single person who voted for him to stay in office, do you?”

    He recently prevented the enactment of legislation that would have mandated the COV jabs for kids in grammar school. (Although the myo shots  are still widely encouraged, by newspapers, PTA’s and all the libs who influence so many on a daily basis.)

    I am astounded at how people are eating up the water restrictions as well!

    The idea that our yards will be as flammable as heck while we anguish our way through another miserable season of black op created drought leaves me sleepless so many nights I cannot count them!! (Yesterday, we just “avoided” another desirable deluge of rain from an immense atmospheric river of moisture that was prevented to manifest in our region at all due to  the spraying of the most incredible mixture of chemicals I have yet experienced. Something was put in the air on Wednesday that burned my mouth and my airways when I was outside. Acetate? Touluene? I have no idea. (A meteorologist beyond compare discusses the programs that continue this drought in his excellent youtube videos, under the name “1PacificRedwood”.)

    A friend who runs his own lab had detected unusual  volumes of PCB’s in the air after one major jet fleet assault a month or two ago. I am wondering what  the verdict will be  from him when I ask what the results of this week’s spraying samples end up being.

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  6. Percival Thatcher
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    @Percival

    They make it very easy to resist the idea of moving out there.

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  7. Columbo Member
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    GLW, it is past time to move. Arizona sounds nice.

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  8. The Reticulator Member
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    Columbo (View Comment):

    GLW, it is past time to move. Arizona sounds nice.

    Bring your own water supply.

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  9. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman: Brown-the-father was the governor, the State of California government footprint was tiny, and the population was some fraction of what it is today.

    Anecdote (which as discussed in another post is not data) that has always struck me from one of the tours of the old Governor’s Mansion we took when we lived in California: Pat Brown (Brown-the-father) every morning walked from the old Governor’s Mansion to a nearby hotel to swim in the hotel’s pool, and in the process became friends with one of the hotel gardeners. I’ve always wondered if that was emblematic that past political leaders had more regular (and thus more meaningful) contact with “normal folk” than do political leaders of today, and that contact kept them better aware of “common sense.”

    I think that’s probably right. Sacramento was so different then. A quiet and lovely community with awesome springs and summers, lots of community events, and kids like me roaming far and wide without a second thought. Politicians were known even to me as a kid, and they were accessible. 

    Today Newsom hosted Jacinda-the-Nutcase-Tyrant from Australia in SF to announce their  partnership to combat climate change. What a colossal dope he is.

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  10. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    They make it very easy to resist the idea of moving out there.

    I think about it everyday, scroll Trulia and Zillow for houses, planning trips to checkout different destinations … I hate this. I love my home and my garden and my wide open views but my world is getting smaller everyday. I wait for God’s move – He has always taken me from here to there – suddenly and with purpose. We have family issues needing closure before we can go, so I pray for quick resolutions.

    I want out of here! But only if God leads the way.

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  11. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    Columbo (View Comment):

    GLW, it is past time to move. Arizona sounds nice.

    I agree! I just responded to Percival’s comment. I so want to get out of here … especially after hearing Newsom gush over the fact that Jacinda the Nut Dictator made the trip from down under to see a lowly governor such as he. These people are unbelievable. They are Davos classmates.

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  12. kedavis Coolidge
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    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    They make it very easy to resist the idea of moving out there.

    I think about it everyday, scroll Trulia and Zillow for houses, planning trips to checkout different destinations … I hate this. I love my home and my garden and my wide open views but my world is getting smaller everyday. I wait for God’s move – He has always taken me from here to there – suddenly and with purpose. We have family issues needing closure before we can go, so I pray for quick resolutions.

    I want out of here! But only if God leads the way.

    Remember the story of the guy on the roof of his flooded house.

    Meanwhile, I got out of Arizona 2 years ago, after being there almost 30 years.  Maybe going from the fire of the People’s Republic of California into the frying pan (in at least two senses) of Arizona seems logical, but you may want to consider just skipping over Arizona too.

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  13. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    They make it very easy to resist the idea of moving out there.

    I think about it everyday, scroll Trulia and Zillow for houses, planning trips to checkout different destinations … I hate this. I love my home and my garden and my wide open views but my world is getting smaller everyday. I wait for God’s move – He has always taken me from here to there – suddenly and with purpose. We have family issues needing closure before we can go, so I pray for quick resolutions.

    I want out of here! But only if God leads the way.

    Remember the story of the guy on the roof of his flooded house.

    Meanwhile, I got out of Arizona 2 years ago, after being there almost 30 years. Maybe going from the fire of the People’s Republic of California into the frying pan (in at least two senses) of Arizona seems logical, but you may want to consider just skipping over Arizona too.

    AAAHHH!!! Okay Okay Okay All you guys in the boats! I hear you, I see you, I get your messages! We’ll be looking for teaching jobs in close proximity to mountains and fishing … for my husband. Open to recommendations!

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  14. kedavis Coolidge
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    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    They make it very easy to resist the idea of moving out there.

    I think about it everyday, scroll Trulia and Zillow for houses, planning trips to checkout different destinations … I hate this. I love my home and my garden and my wide open views but my world is getting smaller everyday. I wait for God’s move – He has always taken me from here to there – suddenly and with purpose. We have family issues needing closure before we can go, so I pray for quick resolutions.

    I want out of here! But only if God leads the way.

    Remember the story of the guy on the roof of his flooded house.

    Meanwhile, I got out of Arizona 2 years ago, after being there almost 30 years. Maybe going from the fire of the People’s Republic of California into the frying pan (in at least two senses) of Arizona seems logical, but you may want to consider just skipping over Arizona too.

    AAAHHH!!! Okay Okay Okay All you guys in the boats! I hear you, I see you, I get your messages! We’ll be looking for teaching jobs in close proximity to mountains and fishing … for my husband. Open to recommendations!

    There aren’t mountains close by where I am, although there is a nice lake fairly close, and there’s a nice 2-bedroom house with big fenced yard for sale $60,000 just across the street from the elementary, middle, AND high schools.

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  15. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    They make it very easy to resist the idea of moving out there.

    I think about it everyday, scroll Trulia and Zillow for houses, planning trips to checkout different destinations … I hate this. I love my home and my garden and my wide open views but my world is getting smaller everyday. I wait for God’s move – He has always taken me from here to there – suddenly and with purpose. We have family issues needing closure before we can go, so I pray for quick resolutions.

    I want out of here! But only if God leads the way.

    Remember the story of the guy on the roof of his flooded house.

    Meanwhile, I got out of Arizona 2 years ago, after being there almost 30 years. Maybe going from the fire of the People’s Republic of California into the frying pan (in at least two senses) of Arizona seems logical, but you may want to consider just skipping over Arizona too.

    AAAHHH!!! Okay Okay Okay All you guys in the boats! I hear you, I see you, I get your messages! We’ll be looking for teaching jobs in close proximity to mountains and fishing … for my husband. Open to recommendations!

    There aren’t mountains close by where I am, although there is a nice lake fairly close, and there’s a nice 2-bedroom house with big fenced yard for sale $60,000 just across the street from the elementary, middle, AND high schools.

    Where?

     

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  16. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    They make it very easy to resist the idea of moving out there.

    I think about it everyday, scroll Trulia and Zillow for houses, planning trips to checkout different destinations … I hate this. I love my home and my garden and my wide open views but my world is getting smaller everyday. I wait for God’s move – He has always taken me from here to there – suddenly and with purpose. We have family issues needing closure before we can go, so I pray for quick resolutions.

    I want out of here! But only if God leads the way.

    Remember the story of the guy on the roof of his flooded house.

    Meanwhile, I got out of Arizona 2 years ago, after being there almost 30 years. Maybe going from the fire of the People’s Republic of California into the frying pan (in at least two senses) of Arizona seems logical, but you may want to consider just skipping over Arizona too.

    AAAHHH!!! Okay Okay Okay All you guys in the boats! I hear you, I see you, I get your messages! We’ll be looking for teaching jobs in close proximity to mountains and fishing … for my husband. Open to recommendations!

    There aren’t mountains close by where I am, although there is a nice lake fairly close, and there’s a nice 2-bedroom house with big fenced yard for sale $60,000 just across the street from the elementary, middle, AND high schools.

    Where?

     

    KE   I got the pm but can’t seem to reply there. I’m old but I have younger kids and we need a lot of sf. Like 2500 to 3000 sf range. Thank you so much for the tip. If I were there I might consider it as a renovation project but I just did a MB remodel and need a break before tackling another construction project. Thank you again :)

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  17. kedavis Coolidge
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    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    They make it very easy to resist the idea of moving out there.

    I think about it everyday, scroll Trulia and Zillow for houses, planning trips to checkout different destinations … I hate this. I love my home and my garden and my wide open views but my world is getting smaller everyday. I wait for God’s move – He has always taken me from here to there – suddenly and with purpose. We have family issues needing closure before we can go, so I pray for quick resolutions.

    I want out of here! But only if God leads the way.

    Remember the story of the guy on the roof of his flooded house.

    Meanwhile, I got out of Arizona 2 years ago, after being there almost 30 years. Maybe going from the fire of the People’s Republic of California into the frying pan (in at least two senses) of Arizona seems logical, but you may want to consider just skipping over Arizona too.

    AAAHHH!!! Okay Okay Okay All you guys in the boats! I hear you, I see you, I get your messages! We’ll be looking for teaching jobs in close proximity to mountains and fishing … for my husband. Open to recommendations!

    There aren’t mountains close by where I am, although there is a nice lake fairly close, and there’s a nice 2-bedroom house with big fenced yard for sale $60,000 just across the street from the elementary, middle, AND high schools.

    Where?

     

    KE I got the pm but can’t seem to reply there. I’m old but I have younger kids and we need a lot of sf. Like 2500 to 3000 sf range. Thank you so much for the tip. If I were there I might consider it as a renovation project but I just did a MB remodel and need a break before tackling another construction project. Thank you again :)

    There are bigger places, of course.  I was focusing on close-to-the-schools because of what you mentioned about teaching.

    I’m sending you another link, that place is almost 3,000 sq ft, it currently shows as “pending” but things don’t go through sometimes, because they didn’t get a mortgage or what-not.  It’s about 13 blocks from the schools.  :-)

    And those bigger places come and go over time too, maybe keep checking realtor.com and see what comes up.  The place I got is 4,500 sq ft and was converted and used as office spaces sometimes in the past, but I was looking for space and a low price ($80k) and didn’t really care if it currently looked like a regular house inside.

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  18. navyjag Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman: Newsom’s draconian new restrictions on water use: 5-minute showers

    I took longer showers on my submarine . . .

    When the carrier I was on had trouble with a rear evaporator (turned the ocean into nice hot shower water) we were all instructed to take “Navy showers” (30 seconds) until further notice. Only lasted a day or two. And why I love my 20 minutes showers. Until Gov. French Laundry finds out.  

    To GLM; Nashville is not cheap but about 2/3 of California prices. And gets 50 inches of rain a year.  Hopefully my next destination.  

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  19. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
    God-LovingWoman
    @GodLovingWoman

    navyjag (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman: Newsom’s draconian new restrictions on water use: 5-minute showers

    I took longer showers on my submarine . . .

    When the carrier I was on had trouble with a rear evaporator (turned the ocean into nice hot shower water) we were all instructed to take “Navy showers” (30 seconds) until further notice. Only lasted a day or two. And why I love my 20 minutes showers. Until Gov. French Laundry finds out.

    To GLM; Nashville is not cheap but about 2/3 of California prices. And gets 50 inches of rain a year. Hopefully my next destination.

    I’ve been up for Tennessee but hubby has his sights on Montana Utah and Wyoming. Not really me but if we get a few horses on acreage I could be persuaded. I’ll check out Nashville. Maybe I can persuade him. 

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  20. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    They make it very easy to resist the idea of moving out there.

    I think about it everyday, scroll Trulia and Zillow for houses, planning trips to checkout different destinations … I hate this. I love my home and my garden and my wide open views but my world is getting smaller everyday. I wait for God’s move – He has always taken me from here to there – suddenly and with purpose. We have family issues needing closure before we can go, so I pray for quick resolutions.

    I want out of here! But only if God leads the way.

    Remember the story of the guy on the roof of his flooded house.

    Meanwhile, I got out of Arizona 2 years ago, after being there almost 30 years. Maybe going from the fire of the People’s Republic of California into the frying pan (in at least two senses) of Arizona seems logical, but you may want to consider just skipping over Arizona too.

    AAAHHH!!! Okay Okay Okay All you guys in the boats! I hear you, I see you, I get your messages! We’ll be looking for teaching jobs in close proximity to mountains and fishing … for my husband. Open to recommendations!

    There aren’t mountains close by where I am, although there is a nice lake fairly close, and there’s a nice 2-bedroom house with big fenced yard for sale $60,000 just across the street from the elementary, middle, AND high schools.

    Where?

     

    KE I got the pm but can’t seem to reply there. I’m old but I have younger kids and we need a lot of sf. Like 2500 to 3000 sf range. Thank you so much for the tip. If I were there I might consider it as a renovation project but I just did a MB remodel and need a break before tackling another construction project. Thank you again :)

    There are bigger places, of course. I was focusing on close-to-the-schools because of what you mentioned about teaching.

    I’m sending you another link, that place is almost 3,000 sq ft, it currently shows as “pending” but things don’t go through sometimes, because they didn’t get a mortgage or what-not. It’s about 13 blocks from the schools. :-)

    And those bigger places come and go over time too, maybe keep checking realtor.com and see what comes up. The place I got is 4,500 sq ft and was converted and used as office spaces sometimes in the past, but I was looking for space and a low price ($80k) and didn’t really care if it currently looked like a regular house inside.

    Got it. I’ll check out realtor.com. Thanks again!

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  21. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    navyjag (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman: Newsom’s draconian new restrictions on water use: 5-minute showers

    I took longer showers on my submarine . . .

    When the carrier I was on had trouble with a rear evaporator (turned the ocean into nice hot shower water) we were all instructed to take “Navy showers” (30 seconds) until further notice. Only lasted a day or two. And why I love my 20 minutes showers. Until Gov. French Laundry finds out.

    To GLM; Nashville is not cheap but about 2/3 of California prices. And gets 50 inches of rain a year. Hopefully my next destination.

    I’ve been up for Tennessee but hubby has his sights on Montana Utah and Wyoming. Not really me but if we get a few horses on acreage I could be persuaded. I’ll check out Nashville. Maybe I can persuade him.

    My sister and her husband sold their 20-year-old house in Oregon last year, bought a brand new slightly larger house on land in Cookeville, TN (between Nashville and Knoxville) with no mortgage and pocketed about $50k.

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  22. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
    God-LovingWoman
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    navyjag (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman: Newsom’s draconian new restrictions on water use: 5-minute showers

    I took longer showers on my submarine . . .

    When the carrier I was on had trouble with a rear evaporator (turned the ocean into nice hot shower water) we were all instructed to take “Navy showers” (30 seconds) until further notice. Only lasted a day or two. And why I love my 20 minutes showers. Until Gov. French Laundry finds out.

    To GLM; Nashville is not cheap but about 2/3 of California prices. And gets 50 inches of rain a year. Hopefully my next destination.

    I’ve been up for Tennessee but hubby has his sights on Montana Utah and Wyoming. Not really me but if we get a few horses on acreage I could be persuaded. I’ll check out Nashville. Maybe I can persuade him.

    My sister and her husband sold their 20-year-old house in Oregon last year, bought a brand new slightly larger house on land in Cookeville, TN (between Nashville and Knoxville) with no mortgage and pocketed about $50k.

    Wow! Sounds great! That’s the perfect plan.  We’re hoping to go that route. I’m hesitant on new construction because the outdoors is almost more important than the house itself. I need trees birds sounds of neighbors doing the lawn … quiet and privacy via lush mature trees. 

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  23. navyjag Coolidge
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    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    navyjag (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman: Newsom’s draconian new restrictions on water use: 5-minute showers

    I took longer showers on my submarine . . .

    When the carrier I was on had trouble with a rear evaporator (turned the ocean into nice hot shower water) we were all instructed to take “Navy showers” (30 seconds) until further notice. Only lasted a day or two. And why I love my 20 minutes showers. Until Gov. French Laundry finds out.

    To GLM; Nashville is not cheap but about 2/3 of California prices. And gets 50 inches of rain a year. Hopefully my next destination.

    I’ve been up for Tennessee but hubby has his sights on Montana Utah and Wyoming. Not really me but if we get a few horses on acreage I could be persuaded. I’ll check out Nashville. Maybe I can persuade him.

    Lots of horse farms between Nashville and Franklin.  Franklin also very cool. Also not cheap but below Nashville prices. For lots of land compared to what we get in this great state. 

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  24. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    I would encourage anyone moving into those areas – as I did with my sister – to get some kind of storm shelter too.

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  25. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    navyjag (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    navyjag (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman: Newsom’s draconian new restrictions on water use: 5-minute showers

    I took longer showers on my submarine . . .

    When the carrier I was on had trouble with a rear evaporator (turned the ocean into nice hot shower water) we were all instructed to take “Navy showers” (30 seconds) until further notice. Only lasted a day or two. And why I love my 20 minutes showers. Until Gov. French Laundry finds out.

    To GLM; Nashville is not cheap but about 2/3 of California prices. And gets 50 inches of rain a year. Hopefully my next destination.

    I’ve been up for Tennessee but hubby has his sights on Montana Utah and Wyoming. Not really me but if we get a few horses on acreage I could be persuaded. I’ll check out Nashville. Maybe I can persuade him.

    Lots of horse farms between Nashville and Franklin. Franklin also very cool. Also not cheap but below Nashville prices. For lots of land compared to what we get in this great state.

    Yes! Horse farms!!!!! Thank you so much! Im on it. 

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  26. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    Wow.  I guess people selling a house in the People’s Republic of California can afford a whole lot more.  From what I saw glancing at realtor.com, anything with a house on at least 3 acres, is close to $1 Million if not more.

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  27. navyjag Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wow. I guess people selling a house in the People’s Republic of California can afford a whole lot more. From what I saw glancing at realtor.com, anything with a house on at least 3 acres, is close to $1 Million if not more.

    3 acres maybe. But lots of 1/2 to 2 acre lots in burbs west of Nashville not at California prices.  But know the horses need more. 

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  28. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
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    navyjag (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wow. I guess people selling a house in the People’s Republic of California can afford a whole lot more. From what I saw glancing at realtor.com, anything with a house on at least 3 acres, is close to $1 Million if not more.

    3 acres maybe. But lots of 1/2 to 2 acre lots in burbs west of Nashville not at California prices. But know the horses need more.

    Right, and sounds like she’s looking for a horse property.

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  29. kedavis Coolidge
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    I’m hoping my youngest brother will take the plunge and buy an inexpensive “starter” house near my place, only $25k.  It’s never had central heat or A/C, but with adding that and new kitchen cabinets etc, it still shouldn’t come out more than $50k.  Even if he doesn’t move in there until he retires (in as little as 4 years, if he wants to or if medical issues require it) or not at all – just holds and sells later – he’ll have something he doesn’t have now:  Equity.  So if he wants to get something bigger for retirement, it will help to afford it.

    He’s been renting for his whole life, and has nothing to show for it.  Our sister, who is 2 years younger than him, has – with her husband – been owning for upwards of 30 years, which is how they bought their new place in Tennessee with no mortgage AND a banked surplus.  (And that’s fortunate because their state employee pensions from Oregon may not turn out as well as they were no doubt promised.)

    Since this starter house is nearby, I can keep an eye on it and even work on some things myself.

    He’s been rather blasé about it for quite a while, like “there’s always tomorrow” etc.  When our late uncle’s little house in Oregon- smaller than the one here – was up for sale, he even blew some smoke about buying it himself, for maybe $150k (prices in Oregon are crazy too!) since it needs even more work than the place here.  But when it got a higher-than-asking offer of $285k just one or two business days after being listed, I think that yanked his chain enough that he might just do it now.  There’s really no way he can afford anything in Oregon, since he has no equity to build from.

    I should put this on the Conservative Migration group too.

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  30. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman: Brown-the-father was the governor, the State of California government footprint was tiny, and the population was some fraction of what it is today.

    Anecdote (which as discussed in another post is not data) that has always struck me from one of the tours of the old Governor’s Mansion we took when we lived in California: Pat Brown (Brown-the-father) every morning walked from the old Governor’s Mansion to a nearby hotel to swim in the hotel’s pool, and in the process became friends with one of the hotel gardeners. I’ve always wondered if that was emblematic that past political leaders had more regular (and thus more meaningful) contact with “normal folk” than do political leaders of today, and that contact kept them better aware of “common sense.”

    One must meet the common folk by the hundreds when dining at the French Laundry.   

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