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We close on the Colorado house tomorrow at 11:00 and we then become officially "homeless" (or more accurately "full-time RVers" but only temporarily) while we house hunt in Oklahoma.

Everything went into storage and we have areas in Western Oklahoma we've been down looking around.

The big reasons for the move center around what has happened to a once pretty open and free place to live. I've been in Park County for 35 years and since we're less than a tank of gas from Denver there has been a steady increase up here in traffic, weekenders, liberal politics (did I mention traffic?).

The last straws for me were (1) what the liberal-dominated legislature did to policing in this state; (2) the lock-step bullshit with the covid mask nonsense etc. and (3) the urban voters completely overriding rural Colorado (such as wolf reintroduction being passed as a ballot initiative by citidiots. And there's more in the works...).

The Missus has tried valiantly to grow a garden but at 10,000 feet with a more-or-less 6 day growing season she was doomed to failure. When I lived down by Lawton in the 80s we had a volunteer garden. She's excited and after being a cop wife for all those years, now it's her time.

Oklahoma's the greenest place I ever lived and the people down there are the friendliest I ever ran across. And too top it off, there are no blue counties in the state. None. 0.

So we might be "Laters" rather than "Sooners", but we're southbound after closing tomorrow and we sure as Hell aren't bringing any residual Colorado liberal bullshit with us!
Posts: 512 | Location: Behind enemy lines in Occupied Colorado | Registered: June 16, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Oklahomans, Nebraskans, Wyomingites, all among the best people I’ve met in my life.

If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on.
- Immanuel Kant

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Congratulations and welcome!

I was born and raised in SW Oklahoma and still have lots of family in the area.

Best wishes to you, and if you have any questions please email me (in my profile).
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Congrats on the move to the "sooner" state. Spent several years in the Lawton/FT. Sill area in the early 1970"s............... drill sgt.
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Sad to see the title of this thread about the beautiful state of Colorado.

When we left in 2007, it was a vibrant Republican state only to turn to the dark side in 2008. I didn’t realize how bad it had gotten until we returned in 2019. Fuck Pat Stryker and the other libs that strategized to change the politics of the state.

One can only hope that with the influx of people from other states, it will pull the political spectrum back to the right.....

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Balzé Halzé:now I see that you're about as bright as a black hole, and twice as dense. Good lord.
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The last sentence of your post was the best. Enjoy your new digs and congrats. Sure you will love it.

"Practice like you want to play in the game"
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We left California in August for NC for the same reasons x10. Freedom feels good my friend, enjoy it. The federal liberals will attempt to turn the entire country into what you’re escaping, but at least your new brethren will fight back. Congratulations.

"Escaped the liberal Borg and living free"
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Congrats on the move out of Calirado! My mother, brother, wife, kids and I are all CO natives and I used to be proud to say I/we Coloradans but certainly not anymore. We feel exactly the same way as you do and the wife and I are possibly contemplating our own exodus in the next 3-4 years. Time and family will determine if that will actually happen or not but we are definitely interested in the idea.

Best of luck on the move to greener pastures...enjoy!!

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Congrats. We're working out our escape too. Hopefully either this year or next.
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My sister and brother in law moved to Seminole, OK a couple of years ago and really love it. We have visited them several times and it is a beautiful place. They bought 20 acres and have a nice home on the acreage. Seminole is just south of I40 between OKC and Tulsa. Seminole is a nice town and has most everything one could want. A much larger town, Shawnee, is about 25-30 miles north of them and also a great place.
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Sorry to see you leave, but I fully understand.
All the best.

“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”
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Posts: 43830 | Location: 10,150 Feet Above Sea Level in Colorado | Registered: April 04, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm also sad to see another Conservative, but I certainly understand! Congrats on selling your place and moving to greener pastures!

Hopefully you made a tidy sum on your sale. My neighbor 2 houses down just sold their place they bought right before us in 2007. I think they made $300k on it. Real estate is crazy now!
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I moved to OK recently.

People are super!!
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Welcome to my home state, and area, where I live.

We can always use another "like-minded" family. Good luck finding a house, where are you looking?

My tongue swore, but my mind was still unpledged.

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I left Colorado last year, couldnt take the politics,traffic and the crowds every where you went. Ended up in Florida in the Palm Coast area. So far so good.
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Good to have a strong northern buffer to Texas
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I'm happy for you. I have a cousin in Oklahoma, but he's on the border with Missouri. Enjoy your new home, wherever it becomes.


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Best of luck!

"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." George Washington.
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