Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Minnesota Sucks

I hate Minnesota, the 2 Seasons... Hot and humid summer... cold and frigid winter.
I hate How minnesotans stop on the freeway to watch a Highway Patrolman ticket someone.
Minnesota also has too many old people, old people smell, therefore Minnesota smells.. Pure logic

Here are a couple things I believe would help Minnesota be a better state...
1. Better planning of the highway system so there was not always a 30-40 mile stretch of busy roads "under contruction" at all times.
2. When said "construction" is taking place, actual work on the roads may improve the speed at which it is finished
3. Two more seasons, we could call them "Spring" and "Fall" I suggest putting Spring in the week it rains between Winter and Summer, and putting Fall in the week where the temperature does a nose dive between Summer and Winter.
4. Splitting the paychecks of all Minnesota weatherpersons with the rest of the residents, I'm sure most of the people in this state could just as easily say "It's going to be cold for 9 months"
5. The changing of the term "Minnesota Nice" to "Minnesota Sucks"

Lets look at some of the misconceptions about Minnesota
1. Minnesota is a good place for skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports
FALSE- Minnesota is flat, ahem it's in the area called the "Great Plains"
2. Minnesota has good schools
FALSE- Every year Minnesota drops further down in comparison to other states in regard to education and spending
Minnesota has beautiful wild life
TRUE- If one considers mosquitoes as big as a Buick beautiful, The most wildlife one is likely to see is a Deer as you pull it out of the grate on your automobile
E-mail me at...
minnesota_sucks@hotmail.com
Links to other Minnesota Sucks websites
members.internettrash.com/mnsucks/

151 Comments:

Blogger T GUST said...

You comments are completely off base, particularily those about education. What's excellent is that I can prove you wrong very easily!

Let’s face it, Minnesota rules.



Now, I know some of you may be thinking “Oh, he’s just another one of those foolishly proud Midwesterners.” To that I say N-O. My love for Minnesota has two sources. The most obvious one being that it is, and always will be, my home. The second is the fact that countless studies, polls, surveys, and rankings have shown time and time again that Minnesota is the best state in the nation. Still skeptical? Good. Read on.



We’re smart. What makes a city or state great? Well, first and foremost, its residents. The Twin Cities have some the smartest, most intelligent people this nation has to offer. Minneapolis was ranked the most literate city in the nation by a study done at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu/npa/cities/allrank.html). Furthermore, a study done by Men’s Health magazine declared Minneapolis the “smartest” city in the nation, with St. Paul coming in at close 4th (http://www.usatoday.com/life/2005-01-19-dumb-cities_x.htm). Our state as a whole came in as the 7th smartest state in a study done by the Morgan Quinto Press, which specializes in ranking cities and states in a variety of arenas (http://www.morganquitno.com/edrank.htm).



We’re fit. Minnesota provides the best of care to its citizens, proven by the fact that the Twin Cities was ranked as having the 3rd best hospital care in the nation (http://www.healthgrades.com/media/DMS/doc/AnnualStudyReleaseFINALOct2004.doc). Not surprisingly, the United Health Foundation also ranked Minnesota as the healthiest state in the nation and has been in the top two since 1990 (http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/shr2004/Findings.html). Minnesotans are athletic as well, indicated by the fact that Minneapolis has more golfers and public tennis courts per capita of any city in the United States (http://www.minneapolis.org/aboutminneapolis/factsandtrivia.asp). Oh, and Men’s Fitness named Minneapolis the “Most Athletic City in America” (http://www.mensfitness.com/rankings/283). Also, Runner’s World named Minneapolis-St. Paul the second best city for runners in the nation (http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,5033,s6-188-0-0-1199,00.html).



We can handle our business. Minnesotans are judicious when it comes to credit, as demonstrated by its number 1 ranking of cities with the best credit ratings in study done by Experian, a major credit reporting agency (http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/credit-scoring/20040413a1.asp). What’s more, “Sperling’s Best Places” (Money Magazine) ranked Minneapolis as the 6th most fiscally fit city in the United States (http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/FiscallyFit.aspx).



We’re chill. The Twin Cities metropolitan area was ranked by “Sperling’s Best Places” as the 6th least stressful city in the nation (http://houseandhome.msn.com/Move/TheMostandLeastStressfulCities.aspx). Even more impressively, Minneapolis was ranked as the number 1 city to get a good night’s sleep, again by Sperling’s (http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/AmbienSleep.aspx).



We are a family’s utopia. As we all have had the distinct pleasure of being raised in Minnesota, we can all attest to the fact that Minnesota provides an excellent environment for raising children. Morgan Quinto Press rated Minnesota as the 2nd most liveable state in the nation (and it held the number 1 position from 1997-2003. We’ll get ‘em next year) (http://www.morganquitno.com/srml91-04.htm). Child.com rated the Twin Cities metro area s the 3rd best place to raise a child (http://www.child.com/moms_dads/parenthood_issues/top10_cities.jsp?page=12).



We’re cool. Minneapolis comes in as second in the nation for percentage of adults who have attended a rock concert (http://www.scarborough.com/press_releases/Rock%20Concerts%20FINAL%206.14.04.pdf). And, believe it or not, Minneapolis was ranked as the “Most fun City in America” by the creators of the popular board game, Cranium (http://www.cranium.com/fun_stuff/mostfuncity.asp), not to mention the fact that Popular Science recently named Minneapolis as the number 1 tech city in the United States (http://www.popsci.com/popsci/generaltech/article/0,20967,1027220,00.html).



And we are only getting better. As if all of those titles and distinctions aren’t enough, Minnesota is still improving. Morgan Quinto Press ranked Minnesota 5th on its list of “Most Improved” states (http://www.mensfitness.com/rankings/149). Yes, the future looks bright for Minnesota. Bright, indeed.

So how do you plan on arguing with that?

July 2, 2005 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger ha said...

Ok man, I am all with you about this stupid freezer. It IS hard meeting people here they're so stuck up that even when you say hi to them on the street they give you this look "what the hell you're saying hi to me for?" on the other hand for the Midwest this "twin cities" is the capital of Gays, as of if you're straight and planning to move here you better be married or you're out of luck. My last comment is Minneapolis it's NOT a big city its a big suburb, and this whole new block E I got to say it is nothing but a big joke. This is my last year in this freak show state.

November 24, 2005 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Minnesota is, by far, the nations biggest shithole.
The natives are a bunch of backwards, poorly dressed, cheap bastards who are under the impression that not having the guts to actually look someone in the eye and tell the truth somehow qualifies as nice.

T gust, I strongly doubt that any of the studies you quote were performed by people that actually have lived here. I'm sure a year spent living here would change their minds.
Your education system has been steadily declining. I'm not implying that all native Minnesotans are stupid, just that the smart ones have all moved out.

Your restaurants suck, any that do not cater to bland, boring midwestern tastes don't last.

The shopping sucks, Minnesotans are too cheap to spend money on designer clothing (hence, the good credit ratings).

The drivers are the worst in the nation, by far.

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April 29, 2006 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Kyle said...

Fuck MN. Its a crap hole full of NORTH NECKS. I dont care about what some poll said because there are dozens of other polls that disagree. Ranked by the game cranium?? thats supposed to actually mean something??? The food sucks, the women are ugly and over weight, the dating scene is horrible, the people are not friendly, the roads are the worst I have ever driven... the list goes on and on. Minnesota needs to wize the fuck up.

December 9, 2007 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

You are SO right! It sucks so bad in MN...I've lived here all my life, born & raised in the twin cities. The people are spineless, afraid of spice, phony "nice", afraid to venture out of their comfort zone, clannish, snobbish, self-righteous, boring. Traffic sucks, we're overrun with immigrants, it's crowded (6 million people) weather totally sucks even in summer..unless you like gray days (average sunny days are 120 per year) hot sticky humid summer nights, mosquitoes, frigid winter with snow packed dirty roads, dirty cars, dirty pant-legs and shoes, and stubborn norwegians who are totally in denial about how bad it is here. Too stupid to move out. I'm outta here as soon as a retire, which will be early. I'd rather push carts at walmart in a warm sunny economically depressed state
with nice people than put up with this hellhole. Travel out of your cocoon once in a while and see the big world out there....unless you have family here that you just cannot possibly break the apron strings away from, then you will see how much better it is other places, and won't waste another precious minute in this frozen wasteland!

January 16, 2009 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger chef said...

Unbelievable! I have been having such a difficult time in the Twin Cities. I moved here 1 year ago. I am a chef. I grew up in New Orleans. I have lived in Munich and New York. I have traveled to over 32 countries in the world and have seen most of the USA. Minnesota wins the prize. It is the absolute Worst Place on Earth! (Even Moscow in the winter is better!)

The people are xenophobic, socially inept, passive/agressive, petty, rude, lacking in style and grace, narrow minded, and yet, completely delusional about how great they are. They create the standard by which they wish to be graded and then grade themselves; giving themselves Grade A, naturally! The questions is, are they great or grate??

The quality of food and the culinary industry here are awful. The things they do to cajun cuisine is sacrilegious. I could go on but I'll show some restraint.

In short, Minnesotans suffer from cerebral atrophy.

January 20, 2009 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Mikaela McMillian Gamble said...

oh sad. im sorry you all seem to hate living here so much. i really truly enjoy it.
i have not lived here my whole life.. and while i cant stand the cold i love the people!

February 24, 2009 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger hotmama said...

Minneasota does suck. I also have lived here all my life but have traveled all over the USA. People in MN are so RUDE! I don't get the "MN nice thing" it is all bull crap. The weather sucks, people suck, it's not all that beautiful.

P.S. According to Forbes, we have the fourth worst housing market in the entire United States!

MINNESOTA SUCKS!

March 10, 2009 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Madman1 said...

I have lived here for 8 years now and 30 years in California prior. I have been in 16 states and I can tell you the people here are phony, rude (minnesota nice my ass), egotistical and yes the weather REALLY SUCKS!! Hot Humid with BIG F**king mosquitos and freezing your a$$ off winters. Only 2 seasons here. And yes, the people are way to scared to tell the truth or have the truth spoken to them. My wife and I are currently trying to find a way to get the HELL out of this SH!tHOLE... Any one who says differently is full of crap as stated... And believe it or not the people in California drove way better than here. I was astonished that when I changed over my license here, the DMV employee was handed 8 out 10 people ahead of me back there ID and said sorry you can take the test again tomorrow. NO WONDER SO MANY DUMBA$$ES ON THE ROAD HERE!!!

April 5, 2009 at 7:43 PM  
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May 1, 2009 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I have lived in Southern Minnesota my whole life, and it really does suck. I thankfully married a smart, talkative man with fashion sense from New Jersey because most men here are terrible. I am graduating with my Bachelor of Science degree in June, and am getting out of here asap. I am a smart, attractive, and go-getting lady, it's no wonder I've felt out of place my whole life! The men suck, they're drunken, fishing, weird viking loving asses who don't talk and want their women in the kitchen, and the women are catty, submissive jerks. And, I agree, that most men AND women have NO fashion sense and are fat because they sit on their boats or couches all day watching TV and getting wasted, killing more brain cells. People wonder why my husband and I are together because I'm apparently supposed to be with a drunken nordic ass (not to say that all nordic and fat people are bad, but the one's in MN seem to be). Especially in and around Mankato. Apparently New Ulm is heaven to them because it has a bewery and Bachfest every year where people can get wasted and die from alcohol poisoning. I have nothing in common with these people. I have also traveled all over the country and have gone to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Atlanta Gerogia is nicer than this place! Anyway, if you are into football, fishing, getting drunk, and not talking about anything important, be my guest. However, I'm not interested! I am NOT raising my children here, there are no opportunities for people to express themselves because they're all too busy gettiing drunk (I know this from experience, I'm not just talking out of my ass).

May 1, 2009 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Bo Darville said...

Minnesota does suck, it's true. That's why its so windy in South Dakota. Seriously, the thing I love about Minnesota is it has so much soul. They should call it Minnesoulta. The state has the cosmopolitan charm of an Applebee's restroom. I love how the hipsters here have their own taxpayer subsidized alternative radio station. That helps all of us be different in the same way, which makes it easier. Well, I gotta go and vote for weirdos like Ventura and Franken now. peace out.

May 9, 2009 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Bo Darville said...

By the way, to the chick that dislikes New Ulm... You should move up to the twin cities. You won't have to worry about anything unique or interesting anymore.

May 9, 2009 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger fheath13 said...

I just stumbled upon this blog and it seems to me that Nebraska is just like Minnesota. From the reports that I am getting, it's not just Minnesota and Nebraska that sucks, but it's the whole upper midwest that has this strange - semi retarded attitude. People in Nebraska sound just like Minnesotans. They are stupid and unsocial, yet seem to be totally unaware of it and believe that they are somehow special and nice, when they are rude and unfriendly. The only people that like Nebraska and think it's so great are the ones that never leave and only travel out of state for a football game. I don't get them. They are almost not human, but more like a colony of ants that work together in a unified stupidity. I'm moving South, never to return again. These frozen people can have their freezer box. Life is too short to experience these freaks any longer. Maybe it's all the nuclear bombs leaking radiation from the silos that is to blame for these strange humanoids. I have not lived in Minnesota, but from these comments, Nebraska is the same.

June 26, 2009 at 4:17 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

I totally agree with everything you say. Minnesota does suck, its badly governed and the governor is just a pompous buffoon who has nothing better to do than pass stupid laws. if I ever saw him in person I would urinate on him. Besides the racist police force (I have proof) and the no protection for renters/ home buyers/ consumers/ anybody really. This really is the most tragic place to live. I wish that i had never moved here.

September 29, 2009 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger MN Lifer said...

I have lived here in MN nearly my entire life and have experienced all of what you say, except the same applies to everywhere else I've visited as well. Perhaps those of you complaining would have a better experience if you stopped your bitching and complaining and got to work. People around don't like lazy complainers. Most of us just want to get our work done and relax with our families. It has declined as more people like you came here. Minnesota was a paradise, even with the freezing cold before all the liberals sucked every bit of our money for lazy wellfare slobs. We were on top in education but you're right it has been declining but where hasn't it been? If all those who hate it hear would get the hell out and take the wellfare and other undesirables with them it would be the paradise it once was. We don't dress fashionably because we don't feel the need to waste a boatload of money to look like something we're not, that's for shallow, gullible idiots like out on the eastand west coasts, what suckers! Bottom line life is what you make of it. If everything sucks in your viewpoint then it will. Look for the good and you'll find it, I hope you go find it somewhere else.

November 3, 2009 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

I dunno, man. I'm from MN, and I've gotta say, I agree with a lot of what was said, except I disagree that the majority of the social plagues here are somehow unique to MN, or the midwest in general. True, the dating scene sucks. That's 'cuz the state's population is shrinking. That's a pretty good indicator that it's just dying old people left. Yeah, The Current is the only thing decent on the radio, and even that is pretty crappy. But I've been places where it's much, much worse. "Minnesota Nice" doesn't exist anymore, it's true. Yup, the education system's in serious decline. And the weather sucks. However, I don't consider it the worst, per se. Maybe, like, 46th or 47th out of 50. Seriously, you wanna live in Wyoming?

November 8, 2009 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger WES said...

Minnesota does indeed rule! I dunno. It probably helps if you grew up here. I'm sorry you don't like it there.

I have the opposite problem. I went from living in MN my whole life to recently moving to LA. And so far I really don't like it here. I actually miss almost everything you listed.

Also, where did you get your information on things like saying MN's education is declining? I'm pretty sure that isn't actually the case. T GUST listed several sources that disproved yours.

I hope you guys find some things you like about living in MN. I miss it hugely.

November 9, 2009 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

I grew up in Los Angeles, and then, when I was 13, I moved to Mpls for 5 years. Now, don't get me wrong: I had friends there and everything, but honestly, the state is really a terrible place to live, especially coming from somewhere else. The people in MN are for the most part closed-minded, and many could never dream that there is something else outside of the state they were born in.
Minneapolis has the potential to be a nice city, and looking at statistics, it is. But anyone who has ever taken a stats class knows that you should never trust the numbers: the downtown is a ghost town. The majority of people live in quiet, numbingly bland suburbs and never venture out to the city. The state is the "Chillest" state because no one ever does anything. And the number one city in which to get a good night's sleep? T GUST, you answer your own argument. It’s so boring, how can you not sleep? Oh, yeah, I know what you're going to say: but what about all the theatres per capita? Yeah, there may be a good amount of theatres, but as a person who is involved in the world, nobody goes to shows.
As for being cool, let's face it: no one thinks Minnesota is cool but Minnesota. You know that kid who thinks he's cool, but everyone knows he isn't? Yeah, that's MN. The state is the butt of a joke that cool places make about yokels. And look, I keep track of the concert scene. How many venues are there in the TC? First Ave? The Orpheum? The Target Centre? In places like Boston or New York or San Francisco etc, bands stop at many venues all around the city. In Minneapolis, the rule is: Smaller bands play First Ave, Large acts get the Target Center, and the rest do the Orpheum. Track any tour you want to. Since moving to the East Coast, I've gone to more concerts simply because there are more options and more venues.
Because of the Malls and the reckless frugality of the state's inhabitants, there are very few places to straight up by things, besides chain shops or Target, Mpls' native son.
And the city itself isn't that safe. I mean, North Mpls? And even parts of South Mpls. T Gust, you should know that natives call it "Murderapolis". Some sources even say that it has a higher crime rate than New York or LA.
And it may be a fine state for education, but I mean look: Literate could mean anything, from "actually knowing how to read" to "actually reading literature". And honestly, part of that may be that Minnesota doesn't have the highs and lows of a big city because it's mostly suburbs. It's like taking the Literacy test of a Middle Class Suburb vs. an actual working city like New York. You have to think of these things, or you're just spurting cold numbers.
And really, you can cite as many magazine articles as you can browse on Google, but upon moving to Minnesota my family found that the setting was incredibly boring, the people are only outwardly nice, and both of my parents, who were raised in Minnesota, became so sick and tired and sad about the state's K-Mart atmosphere they moved us to the East Coast and swore never to return.
The worst thing has a quote to go with it. MN’s Atmosphere has a line in his tribute to MN: "If you ain't never gonna leave cause this is where you're from"... That about sums it up. People who are from here never leave, and are surprised if you do. Why? Well, it's comfortable, and, eventually, you just feel warm and then you go to sleep (the same symptoms as freezing to death). T Gust, doubtless you are one of these people who have convinced yourself never to leave. This is sad, but if it's what you want then god bless you and keep you, you foolishly proud midwesterner.
Let's face it, Minnesota is sad and boring. And everyone knows it but the people who trumpet its "highlights" to other, more interesting states, which never asked in the first place. I mean "Let's face it," If MN was as great as you say it is, you wouldn't have to tell us about it; great cities and states speak for themselves, and are beyond the silly influence of magazine polls.

November 11, 2009 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Chuck said...

The squareheads are boring and doltish. Any woman over 25 is a lard bucket. Ennui is the major cause of death.

The food is awful. The climate is either the worst of the 48 contiguous states, or tied with North Dakota for that dubious honor.

The residents are fools who proclaim their intelligence while they are electing buffoons like Jesse Ventura and Al Franken.

But the strongest proof that Minnesotans are idiots is -- they seriously believe that Garrison Keillor is funny!

January 20, 2010 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Craig said...

Lived in MN about 10 years ago in summary for roughly a years' time. It was the most miserable place I have ever experienced, so much that for the rest of my life I will go out of my way never to visit MN again, not even a layover in minneapolis.

I've spent time in 35 US states, traveled to both hemispheres, and have been completely around the world.

Message to all Minnesotans.
1. Minnesota nice is a sham. The jury is out how you treat outsiders.
2. Stop boasting about your outdoors - take a trip to rockies or Alaska for a reality check. Travel to HI. Is there even a legitimate mountain in Minnesota?
3. Stop boring us about how great minnesota is when you travel away on vacation, or go away to college. Your baseless stories get old.
4. Don't get so offended when people call you on it.

With that being said, other states have their issues - don't get me wrong. My point is that you don't hear people from other states constantly bragging how great their state is.

February 26, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Christian said...

I live in MN im in 7th grade and the second im 18 im moving to a state that doesnt suck I have lived in 10 other states now and the douchbags in my class refuse to belive that because they are to stupid to look at the fact that other states exist and the frozen peice of dog shit wasteland that they were born in isnt they only place on earth.Did I mention 99% of Minnesotans are stupid ass hicks jesus christs it sucks

July 25, 2010 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

I agree with the majority of the posters on this topic. Minnesota is boring, expensive, and over-rated. I've lived here my entire life (41 years) and it's just mind-numbing. It's truly a soul-sucking state; if you're not into drinking, and if you don't have kids, there's nothing to do. Especially if you're single, and have no family. I agree... Ennui is definitely in the atmosphere here!!

July 27, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
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July 27, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger uffda said...

In fairness, I don't think the dissatisfaction many people have with Minnesotans should be confined to Minnesota. Rather, I believe it's part of a larger "small town" mentality that is pervasive in the Midwest. Having lived in the Minneapolis area for 14 years, I grew up in North Dakota, and people are extremely similar there. I don't know if it stems from a closed-off Nordic ancestry, the water, or what, but people are quite xenophobic. I don't mean they don't like foreigners in the literal sense. Hardly. In fact, they are probably more tolerant in that respect than many other places. But overall, people are just suspect of others who aren't from there. And so what you'll typically find, is that if you're from somewhere else, or just simply like meeting new people who don't have some acceptable link to you, i.e. work, school, relative, mutual friend, etc., it can be a pretty cold place, not just weather-wise. Unfortunately, most people like it that way, so for those who don't, the burden is on them. I've made a handful of decent friends from MN while living here, but I don't expect that number to increase dramatically any time soon. It would be great to move away, but it's not always the easiest thing to do with jobs, mortgages, family, etc. So, when I want to interact with folks who are more socially adept at dealing with strangers, I find myself on a plane to larger cities like NYC, San Fran, L.A., or even Chicago. While Chicago still has somewhat of a Midwestern feel, it generally lends itself to more interaction among strangers because you're almost compelled to do so in cities where most people are from somewhere else. At least if I get to do that on occasion, I find that coming back home isn't too bad, even if it isn't the place I'd really like to call my home.

July 31, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger MARYLAND BLUECRAB said...

Maryland is the greatest state in the world, we have Washignton DC and most of the nations government agencies. We are better than the other 49 ghost states and we are the only state who has earned the nickname, The municipal state.

Minnesota sucks, yes, but so does 48 other states

September 28, 2010 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger red123461010 said...

Minnesota's education sucks because there are more black and mexicans in the schools.

October 12, 2010 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger El said...

Minnesota is easily the worst place I have ever been. I have the unfortunance of having moved here because my wife's folks live in Wisconsin, but as there are no jobs in Wisconsin, here I am in the north surburbs of Minneapolis. I lived in Ann Arbor, MI all my life until 4 years ago.

The weather-insane cold in the winter, much colder than MI but yet the summer is just as hot and humid. Maybe it would be a nice trade off if the summers here didn't get above 80 degrees but nooooo, we get the worst of both worlds.

The land-flat, barren, ugly landscape. Mature trees few and far between, in small isolated pockets.

Towns-you have to go all the way into the city to do ANYTHING. All these northern burbs with all these nice houses and yet NO culture, NO entertainment, and nothing but big box stores, chain/fast food. Nothing resembling decent, diverse dining. Not even one good burger place of one really good pizza place. The same grocery stores ten times over with the same garbage produce. NO decent markets, no quality food. No charm, no character whatsoever.

Minnesota also seems to be OBSESSED with traffic lights!! I have never seen so many damn traffic lights! NONE of which, God forbid, are computer coordinated for efficent traffic movement! What little this area has to offer seems foreboding because you know you have to wait for ten traffic lights to get to the nearest McDonalds! Traffic lights ON HIGHWAYS! Traffic lights in the country! Traffic lights on every intersection! And all insanely long waits. I have NEVER seen towns of 50000 people with endless long lines of traffic! In MI lights have been computer coordinated for around 30 years! I guess it's also beyond Minnesotans' capabilities to have lights go automatic at night in non busy lights! You know, at say 11 pm, flashing yellow one way, flashing red the other? Nope, only place I have ever been where you wait at lights in the middle of the night. Not to mention big unnecessary concrete barriers in the middle of the streets so you can't get to businesses on the other side without goilg all out of your way to a left turn light and waiting for four minutes. Heaven forbid these towns keep these barriers up but no, they are frequently overgrown with weeds. Seems like most towns here only spend money on cops sitting on their butts at speed traps! I have seen cops waiting in a grocery store parking lot tryng to catch people going around a speed bump!

November 4, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger El said...

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November 4, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger El said...

The cops-Minnesota statewide has the most worthless cops I have EVER seen! The highways have constantly varying speeds, and cops waiting to catch people who set their cruise control and forget a road just went from 65 to 55. In Blaine, I have seen people running red lights with cops in full view! Must have been break time! Plus I have never heard of anyone getting a warning from them, they are jerks.

Roads-Minnesota towns are poorly planned and poorly laid out, with confusing road systems and inadequate highways. Often you have small towns with insane traffic because one two lane road is the ONLY way to get from point a to point b. In Michigan you can get to a lot more towns via highway and often you have two or three roads you can take to get to any other town. Not here, so you have small towns with mobs of traffic! And people here are so stupid they don't realize it's not normal for small towns to have long lines of traffic and it's not normal to wait at every single trafic light everywhere you go 90% of the time! Sure there's lots of people in a major metro area but that's why the road system should have built for it and they are not! They are built for a tenth of the traffic they handle.

People-Minnesota nice?? The biggest myth I hacve ever seen! I have never seen so many rude, aggressive little punks on the road weaving in and out of traffic so close to other cars you couldn't fit a sheet of paper between them and the next car! of course no cops around to stop them! In grocery stores or gas stations where people are waiting in one line for multiple registers, I routinely see people try to go out of turn because they're inpatient, just like on the roads. And the movie "Fargo" is no exaggeration! I see so many people everywhere that look like some weird sub human race of mutants. Just goofy looking ungroomed weirdos that can't speak right and can't talk right, like they've lived in caves all their lives. People you don't see in ANY other state.

The city-what city? Downtown Minneapolis is like a giant mall. A few decent places to eat, some stores, but very little culture, no museums. A couple theaters and one art museum all spread out. Ann Arbor, which has 125,000 people, has in one small town what the ENTIRE Twin Cities metro area of millions of people has to offer. Everything is so spread out!

If I win the Powerball I'm movng my family to Wisconsin, much prettier, more pleasant towns with more to do, no traffic light obsession, much better topography. You notice it when you drive down I94 from MN into WI over the St Croix river. It immediately goes from flat, barren, ugly landscape to hilly, green, beautiful land!

November 4, 2010 at 11:07 AM  
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November 4, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
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November 4, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger El said...

I literally feel like in Minnesota that I'm living in a foreign country where people don't understand how things are supposed to be. Not to mention the sports teams all suck!

November 4, 2010 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

I wasted almost seven years of my life in the Twin Cities. I won't repeat the other complaints listed here previously, but they do ring true. The "Cities", as Midwest hicks like to call it, have one of the worst climates in the country and the people here are NOT friendly in the least sense of the word. Don't waste your time with this freak show state, or city. Try Chicago or St. Louis; these are real cities.

January 4, 2011 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Luke said...

I've got one question that will anwser this debate.If mn is soooooooooooooooo great its not by the way . Why then when you type the question why do minnesotans suck on google do 10 web pages people count em 10 pages at least solid of sites devoted to hating this shit hole why people why is it so good again?

January 16, 2011 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Minnesota is full of obnoxious jerks who think that Minnesota is the best place to live in the world. I beg to differ... I've lived here my entire life, and I hate it!!! Nothing to do, expensive, etc. The "natives" that are proud to boast that they're from Minnesota need a reality check. I would love to know how many people can hardly wait to move to Minnesota; there's some serious self delusion at work here!!!

January 20, 2011 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger ElementaryParticle said...

fuck you bitches, minnesota rules.

February 14, 2011 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger chuck said...

A transplant to MN myself, I take some solace in the knowledge I am not alone in my negative experiences here. I agree w/ almost everything the other transplants have said. When I describe the almost inhumanly stoic/disengaged MN natives to my friends outside this state, I find myself summarizing that "Minnesotans are the most sobering bunch of drunks you'll ever meet!"

February 15, 2011 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

@ "Elementary Particles"... Your wonderful "Minnesota Nice" attitude is showing... You exemplify the typical demeanor of someone who is very ignorant. :/ I'm guessing you're one of those arrogant people who think that Minnesota is paradise. What color is the sky in your world?!?

February 16, 2011 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger alan said...

Minnesota Nice is a crock of shit, worst drivers in the country. I was born here, lived here all of my life, minnesotans make me sick. Why? They are retards, that's why. Retards who have never been anywhere more interesting than a tourist trap like Cancun. And the women here are fat long faced dogs with nasal voices. Minnesotans are hicks, plain and simple, educated or not, wealthy or not, who know nothing about food or how to drive or what a real "ski area" is. It ain't Welch village or Buck Hill! Go eat some more shit food at the bar while you piss away money on pulltabs retards, that's all you're good for. Fishing also sucks scrotum compared to Canada. Classless cheap fat stupid hicks ya knoooow.

March 13, 2011 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger Cody said...

I hate Minnesota.

The people totally suck. They think they are all edgy and current but they aren't.

You can't find a pair of jeans for males (at the department stores) that are smaller than a 32" waist.

The same businesses have been here forever and don't change (same as the people).

Almost everything (food included) downtown closes at 6-8pm and just TRY to find something open before noon or after five on the weekend.

The accents are ridiculous.

People don't have a sense of humour - you make a slightly offensive joke and people either a) don't know how to react because they are not smart enough/haven't experienced other places or b) get offended.

What's up with the women here wearing gauchos with high boots? It's stupid.

People are afraid of minorities here. (I'm white so I haven't experienced it first hand, but I've definitely heard it/seen it).

People get defensive if you talk about the nice things about other places - it's not that they are so in love with MN, it's just that they have no idea what you are talking about.

If you are a confident person, FORGET IT! People are intimidated easily here. (I'm not talking in a physically violent way, I'm talking comfortable with one's actions, personality, opinions, views, etc.).

The weather really sucks.

A lot of people are overweight. It's sort of the stereotype of what other places think about the midwest - overweight, sloppy people.

Did I mention the accent and the lack of proper grammar usage?

Most people have NO IDEA what is going on with politics and/or the rest of our nation.

There are a lot of people here with no dreams of doing anything extraordinary. They are content to go to their 9-5 jobs every single day and take an occasional trip to Cancun just to stay in the area where the rest of the people from Minnesota congregate. They are "scared of being kidnapped" or some other idiotic excuse, of course. Again, to Minnesotans, MINORITIES ARE NOT TO BE TRUSTED.

I grew up here, and left about 8 years ago. I didn't dislike it here and had an interesting time assimilating in NYC and SF, but after I saw what I really was (an ignorant, sheltered plainsbilly) and opened my eyes to all of the AMAZING things that are out there in the world; I travelled, embraced most of the things that made me uncomfortable, and went outside of myself. I'll never be the same.

I do not like Minnesota and made the mistake of returning here. Luckily, I am here temporarily.

April 3, 2011 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger N said...

At last I found you, guys, who think the same way as I do. I moved here from Russia. I imagined america to be full of free and relaxed people. What did I come across to did depress me a lot. People seemed rigid, tense, unfrientdly. (though i loved the architecture and the lakes a lot) At first I thought it was just a stress from moving. I lived in a d bad dream for several years, trying to change myself and the way I see things. I thought it was my negative thoughts, I went to church - that didn't bring no good. I started questioning the reality... well , I found out that I am not alone. I am a teacher, I love theatre, arts, culture.
I came from a small town in Russia, it had a prison and a heavy industry plant as well as many rude people. I didn't fit there so I moved from that town to a city in Russia and loved it. After I moved to Minneapolis, I got the feeling I got back to that little town I dreamed of escaping from.
Well, the people (not all) do look at me weird when I say hi and smile. I thought I was going nuts because it's me who has soviet union era in my bones, not them... It sometimes feels here like in the former soviet union I grew up in, though I do not understand much in politics. I wish I could move somewhere that fits me better. If I were a simple minded person, not curious, not connecting to the world, purely material, then I would love it here. I am different, so it is hard for me here. I will for sure move someday...

April 12, 2011 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger ♣ |P /A |U |L ♠ said...

I would not go as far to say that Minnesota people suck. In terms of other places i've been, there pretty much the same except everyone complaines like a whining baby all the time. Mainly it sucks for 3 reasons, 1) its the stupid weather that makes it suck. Cold and cold, then super humid hot then cold again. 2) Our roads suck, i mean how the hell can there be so much construction going on, if there is no one acutally doing any construction at all. 3) there is absolutely nothing to do here. Who in the hell wants to perform in minneapolis? and what am i supposed to do, go to the mall of America and jerk off in LegoLand??

Yep I will defenitely move away from here. The only thing i can do is get drunk, smoke ganga, and piss off my neighbors. So if your coming to minnesota get a good drug dealer and get to know the liquor store attendent.

April 23, 2011 at 3:01 PM  
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May 5, 2011 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger J said...

I wish I had read this before I moved to MN. My boyfriend and I made the mistake of believing all of the positive articles about it here and once we arrived, we realized our mistake.

The attitudes are exactly as the rest of you described, ignorant, overconfident, rude, and selfish. It seems they have "the big fish in the small pond" syndrome or something. I have lived all over the country, and never have I seen people drive so badly! Anyways, we are moving out of here as soon as possible. Good luck to the rest of you.

May 5, 2011 at 6:24 PM  
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May 14, 2011 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger WarViking said...

You're not fooling anyone troll. We can all see it was one person who made all those comments next time don't make it so obvious by starting most of your sentences the same way ahaha.

May 16, 2011 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

@ War Viking... You're sadly mistaken if you think all of the comment were written by one person. This a blog/forum for people who dislike Minnesota; the last time I checked it was OK to state your opinion. Now, pick up your toys, and go home...

May 17, 2011 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Pray For said...

I have lived in many places on this planet. Never have I been made to feel so unwelcome as I have here.

As soon as I can, I will be leaving this xenophobic, clique-haven with ugly, horsefaced, man-hating women. Fuck Minnesota, fuck the nasty, stupid people that live here, and most of all, fuck the person that I married to come here.

June 7, 2011 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I'm back! And, I still hate it here :(
Has anyone else noticed that the most aggressive drivers (i.e. tailgaitors, zig-zaggers, etc.) tend to be 40-50 year old SUPER UGLY women? WTF? Too much nascar? Are people trying to hit me because I have a nice car? Minnesotans wreck twice as much as Washingtonians. Google it.

June 8, 2011 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger transplantedtohell said...

Minnesota does suck, and I wish I'd found this blog before I moved here. Instead, it took me over six months of living here to figure out it wasn't just me. I had to start my own blog to vent, just so I wouldn't shoot myself in the temple.

http://mostminnesotansnotnice.blogspot.com/

June 18, 2011 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger ya said...

way to handle the budget

July 1, 2011 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

To Bo:
Of course I just noticed this comment two years later, because I've been busy with life, etc., but I never said I hated New Ulm, the only reason I hate southern MN is because drinking seems to be a favorite past time. I don't mind a few drinks now and then, but I believe there are better ways to relax. :D

July 7, 2011 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Also, I have been sedentary most of my life and would like to find ways to get more active. People here aren't as active around here so it's hard to get motivated.
I've calmed down over the past few years.

July 7, 2011 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Minnesota has to be the laughingstock of the United States. Government shutdown, Mr. "Deer Caught In The Headlights" Dayton, and the rest of the fucktard politicians don't care that this shutdown is affecting everyone. Good job, assholes! An even bigger joke... Pawlenty and Bachmann possibly running for President. God help us all... :(

July 9, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Cole said...

I agree MN is a shitty place to live for people wanting more than a very simple life, but why don't you do like I did and move and stop complaining and bitching and whining. Some people like it here so let them be and go somewhere else that fits your lifestyle. Of course then when you move to LA you'll complain about the traffic, and polution and overcrowding or Miami you'll complain about the humidity and old people and everyone who has more money than you, but thats ok theres more blogs that dedicate to bitching about the things you have a choice to change but choose not to. Now F*ck off, I've got work to do...

July 13, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger sane, rational individual said...

I'm with the last commenter. Really??? Other states/large metropolitan areas don't have rude, condescending, arrogant, closed-minded, cliquey, seperatist, un-social, smelly, stupid, weird, angry, hick, drunk etc etc people???
These comments on a smaller scale are not unlike what I've seen on other websites' forums/blogs from people(trolls) of other countries and the way they belittle, demonize, and otherwise go all "internet tough guy" all over the United States when they're no better at all!
I'm also with the other poster who seems to think that it's just one poster(a Packer fan???) spouting the same message over & over & over: ok sir/maam, so you've supposedly been to, whoopty-freakin'-do, 30 other f-cking states & X # of countries....and they're all soooooo much better......ok, so why then not move back to one of them??????
Anyway, ok, I'll gladly admit if you just can't stand winter and can't find or afford a good, warm, properly-sealed & insulated place, them yes, get the bleeping hell out(for your own well being)! Freezing and hypothermia are no laughing matters and no, don't even try to ski when it's -20, but is it REALLY that much colder than, say, Dakotas, Wisconsin, Michigan, upper New England or the Rocky mountain states??? That's rhetorical, but the obvious answer is, NO.
As far as culture, landscape, or whatever: yes we're landlocked, not many hills or a WHOLE lot of trees, and alot of dull white people yes and insects yes, but, again, those are not common occurances in most if not all other Midwestern states???
Also, one other thing: is there some sort of anti-Norwegian bigotry prevalent in some other parts of America? I see stereotyping(one other Packer fans' expletive-laden blog actually flat out endorsed "carpet-bombing" and "nuking" the ENTIRE state of Minnesota & all its "Norwegians"(as if they only exist in Minnesota).....apparently this Wisconsin yokel wasn't concerned with the obvious massive FALLOUT into his home state such a monumentally stupid and evil action would result in! Oh but nevermind, darnit, he's a CHEESEHEAD.....and Joe Buck likes him!!!!!!
YeaaaaaaaaaaaaAaAaAaAaAaAaAa!!!!!!

July 17, 2011 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

LOL to the last "sane" Minnesotan who has done a fabulous of what you will encounter around here.

Also LOL to MN lifer, please stay where you are :) you belong in MN!

Jason, I really am sorry, you are right. MN is really not the worst place to live. I think that the main reason that people are upset is that MN is presented as an affordable, pleasant place to live. The problem with that is that it is not--if you are aware of what else is out there. It has nothing to do with the weather either. It's the people :( Chef's comment (paragraph 2) sums it up pretty accurately, unfortunately.

July 27, 2011 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger sane, rational individual said...

"LOL to the last "sane" Minnesotan who has done a fabulous of what you will encounter around here."

You mean someone with honesty, who speaks from his heart and his mind about the massive hypocricy of so many people on the "internets" like this blog(not unlike in real life) who live to single out innocent people & demonize them to cover for their woeful inadequacy???
Jessica, you are a pathetic, weak, hopeless human being. It's written all over your face, which you were brave(or stupid) enough to post. That ugly mutt is probably the only friend you'll ever have. Any person you know(family included) probably looks upon you not unlike they would upon a typical retarded, illiterate, crack-baby orphan: to be looked upon with at best pity and at worst absolute scorn and repulsion. You may ask yourself why I'm being so harsh, but that's the only conclusion I can gather from your thoughtless, childish, supercilious contempt for my world-saving pearls of enlightenment of pure, 14-karat gold for all undeserving & ingrateful swine like you who should not only vacate my great frozen state, but planet earth as well! I can see why all you people have been, like you say, in 20, 30, 40 different states.......NO ONE WANTS YOU!

July 28, 2011 at 3:08 AM  
Blogger sane, rational individual said...

I even read one or two of you complain that we have an "alternative" radio station. Oh yes, I mean god forbid we have a choice OTHER than "Born To Be Wild" & it's 978645456746756545 other clones! Yes god forbid there's something for those of us UNDER 60 that ISN'T f#cktarded HIPPY MUSIC or [C]RAP to listen to on the radio(you've heard of radios, haven't you??? Yes, they still exist! I paid good money for mine(years ago)). Yes, and we're so sorry we don't all have high speed broadband, the latest overrated iPhone and UNLIMITED freetime to f@ck around & actually LOOK for some sh!tty indie granola-bar neo-hippy group 10 people have heard that made a sh!tty demo no one will buy that's so goddamn sh!tty it can't even get played on our lame "taxpayer-supported alternative station"....so yes, all you big bad ultra-cool internet tough people, all you big-shot gypsy keyboard extroverts, yes, PLEASE leave Minnesota(we never asked you here), and take your goddamn meth labs WITH you! Go back to Iowa, Wisconsin whereever & pray to your f%cking white-trash god Axl Rose....YOU killed alternative music, now GO!

July 29, 2011 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

@sane, rational individual... You are a raving lunatic. You claim to represent Minnesota... God help us all. :( Fuck off!!!!

August 1, 2011 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger sane, rational individual said...

I don't claim to represent anything but myself, but I'm not going to sit here and be stereotyped, demonized, trashed, ridiculed, etc etc because of my birthplace and NOT speak out. Maybe that's the whole problem with the whole "nicey nice" business here....too many people DON'T stand up for themselves, and we get sh!t on(by asshole Packer fans, by asshole New Yorkers, the asshole media, everyone). Call me what you want, tell me to F off, but I would NEVER stereotype and demonize MILLIONS of people(Minnesotans) OR say they should be "carpet-bombed" like some Packer fan recommended elsewhere nor do I about any other place in the world.
Call ME a lunatic when there are people out there that want to kill ME for being a Minnesotan, when there are people that hate ME just because of some lame ass public radio station in the Twin Cities(which is STILL 99.9% LESS lame then all the others here, unless you like your white-trash hippy rock, pop, country & rap(I'm guessing you like the 1st 3, right inbred???)). Lose the exclamation marks & the cussing if you want to be credible when "calling me out". Nothing more to say to you.

August 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Hey "sane", you are awesome! You've saved me so much time. I now don't have to explain to everyone on here how much Minnesotans do suck. You have done that for me by the way you act on this blog. I think it's funny that you called Jessica all those names. It reminds me of when I was in elementary school. Anyways, I'm glad that Minnesotans love it right where they are. That way, I don't have to deal with them anywhere else. It's just too bad that Minnesota isn't below sea level like New Orleans.

August 2, 2011 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger sane, rational individual said...

"It reminds me of when I was in elementary school."

Which was obviously 2 months ago.

"It's just too bad that Minnesota isn't below sea level like New Orleans."

Too bad you're not 6 ft below ground level.

"I'm glad that Minnesotans love it right where they are. That way, I don't have to deal with them anywhere else."

I don't know how to make it any clearer:

THERE

ARE

IDIOTS

EVERYWHERE

PRETTY

MUCH

EQUALLY

This is lame. You're lame. Those other two are lamesses. Most of you are lame. This blog is boring, tragic and pointless(not to mention from 2005). Bunch of internet tough people trolls, pointless as sh!t. You need to go BACK to elementary school(from kindergarten) where you can learn how NOT to be utter douchebags. Private schooling MAY help(ask President Obama for a loan; he's your favorite after all). I'm done entertaining. Hell with it. Haters, just do humanity the only humane thing humanly possible and just all kill yourselves(I'm sure most of you have tried already....quit being cowards). Bye. Leave my state. Leave planet earth. Be maggot food. You can do it. Eye of the tiger. Well, off to wish I never saw this waste of cyberspace.

August 3, 2011 at 1:25 AM  
Blogger sane, rational individual said...

Lastly, to anyone intelligent enough to read this(unlike my responder(s)), I don't gave a &%$& about Minnesota or the people, but since I'm from Minnesota, I took offense. Is it that hard to understand? That's rhetorical; don't respond.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rhetorical

Don't say I didn't help. Goodbye.

August 3, 2011 at 3:31 AM  
Blogger sane, rational individual said...

I meant "give", not "gave".

August 3, 2011 at 3:32 AM  
Blogger J-Man said...

Amen Brother

I have been living in Minnesota for 20 years, and i've got to say, the place is the nations shithole: from the ugly wildlife, the retarded citizens, and poorly planned highways Minnesota proves to be at the bottom of "best places to live."

Spread the word!!!

August 4, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger jsharpman said...

The problem with these topics is they only encourage personal attacks, because they inavoidably manifest themselves from a gutteral, backward-thinking need to personally attack mass groups of undeserving targets. People in-concert then cry & bellyache about problems which they say pertain only to, say, a limited geographical area(like a state) and someone else(from the topic locale) will fire back with "oh yeah, well what about..."-type replies. That said, I reported abuse on this blog for reasons not limited to it fostering a senseless spirit of hatred, bigotry and potential violence against an ethnic group(in this case Norwegian-Americans), which obviously flies in the face of this site's terms and conditions, which I'm sure would be completely against this sort of needless othering of yet another unfairly-demonized and marginalized white ethnic group in America(see Irish, Italians, Polish, etc etc etc). I'm not even going to offer suggestions or anything(since I reported this blog for removal anyway), except to say that "sane, rational individual's" diatribes were well-deserved upon the majority of the obtuse prior(and now present) comments in here.

August 4, 2011 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

@sane, rational individual... Do you enjoy posting inflammatory comments on this blog?? You are the opposite of a "sane, rational individual"... Deluded narcissist is what comes to mind. Why don't you channel all of that negative energy, and make an attempt to be a productive human being? You obviously have issues. I have a suggestion: Apply for a job with the Minnesota Board of Tourism. Your vehement defense of any negative opinions of Minnesota would make you the perfect shill.

August 4, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger sane, rational individual said...

Not speaking to anyone in particular, but I'll recap: In my first message on July 17th, after reading the whole wall of 99% ignorance about our people, culture, climate, education etc, I was only responding in earnest with mainly questions(at least 1 rhetorical) to basically try to dispel some of the insanity I read here from(presumably) so many people(though someone said it was 1 person using multiple sock accounts), questions I already know the answer to of course, but it was my way of setting people straight, or at least to get them to maybe re-think whether our so-called unique issues as a state really don't exist pretty much in most other places(they do actually). My main point in that message was that all the people claiming to have been living in all these other places should already know that "our problems" aren't just exclusive to Minnesota, yet the main presumption presented here at least gives that appearance, and that I didn't(and don't) like.
Also, as I mentioned(and jsharpman later made reference to), there's some weird anti-Norwegian vibe from some of you, and my point there is that sort of stuff shouldn't be treated as "not important" just because the target is white(I always wondered how, in this so called politically correct world, white ethnic stereotypes are perfectly acceptable(were not ethnic whites(as in non-English) once widely discriminated against in America also? Yes, obviously)).
As far as my later replies, obviously what I said to Jessica was mean, but that was only reflecting how I felt about her 1-sentence beginning-in-"LOL" sarcasm response to my sincere and honest message. Alot of the angst and venom in my reply to her(July 28th) and my messages after that were because I was taking an over-the-counter herbal capsule for "anxiety"(which I probably mis-diagnosed because I'm not a doctor) and it just made things worse, so I threw it out.
Anyway, I didn't come here to say I'm the state's #1 fan(hardly), but I just didn't(and don't) think all the special negative attention(based on mostly lies) is fair, especially when I search around here and can't find similar blogs about other states(but this one just happened to stand out, probably only because some fans of a particular Wisconsin football team had to unleash their superiority complex, similar to fans of a certain baseball team in New York, NOT that they AREN'T great teams).
I would never "shill" for Minnesota; I certainly have better things to do, but for now I have to live here, and I SURE hope if the day arrives that I decide where else I want to live, that anyone's knowledge of my previous residence doesn't cause a bunch of undue and unfair hostility due to stupid sh!t like our horrible winters, our losing sports teams or other presumed lack of whatever it is some people think makes them God. I just want us to evolve beyond that; I mean we're on the verge of a damn WORLD DEPRESSION here and may soon NEED to put all petty differences aside and HELP each other, y'know?? Is there anyone reading this NOW that HONESTLY disagrees with what I'm saying???

August 9, 2011 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger AGhostInMyHouse said...

I was born and raised in Minnesota and I HATE it here! Not only is the weather unbearable, but 'Minnesota Nice' does NOT exist.

I was born/raised in the TC. Moved to a small town in SE Minnesota called Harmony. Even though I am a true Minnesotan, they have made sure I am treated as an outsider. They are inconsiderate and extremely rude!

I have been trying to sell my house for over 5 years so I can get the hell out, but the market is very slow. So, I am considering on letting the bank have it - just to get the hell out of Harmony!

Harmony's motto is: "Nice Place to Visit, Even Better Place to Live". That's the biggest lie ever told! Jerome Illg has got to be the biggest asshole I have ever come across in my 50 years of living in Minnesota. DON'T MOVE TO HARMONY!

September 11, 2011 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger cjohns said...

Me myself. Im a Minnesotan and in some interest your right but in other aspects your incompetent we have ups and Downs here but in comparison to Wisconsin are state is much better less cheese more suburben style no long open fields that small like cow crap especially no incompetent packer fans. But yes all are sports teams suck badly I mean their soo....bad that people switch to watching women's basketball and lets face it when we have a good team they plan to move them such as, the Lakers and north stars the other thing is why are they still called the Lakers when their clearly is seldom of lakes in la the team name is to symbolize a aspect of the town clearly la has no aspect of the Lakers they should of changed the name so we could call the twolves the Lakers I'm going to stop because I can go all day talking about that.

October 27, 2011 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger Cole said...

Please don't represent Minnesota with such bad grammar. Even if the Packers are the worst thing since Satan.

October 27, 2011 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

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November 9, 2011 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

These comments are so spot on it makes me realize I was correct in my perspective. What makes it real is I was a transplant there as a fifteen year old kid and left at twenty two. Born to American parents (one from MN)and lived in other countries and experienced Chicago before moving up there. Those seven years in MN were hellish for all the reasons forementioned. All my relatives on my moms side live there/born there/will die there. I was fortunate enough to have experienced other places to know how f'd up that territory, I mean state is.

It's all a matter of perspective and brain washing. All those born/raised there don't know any better. They don't like outsiders because they know the gig is up and it's much safer sticking with their own and reinforcing it's all good in order to not get too depressed. I mean if you're moving to MN from ND, IA, Somalia, then yes, I can see how it seems so great. It's all a matter of perspective baby! You can't fool me and I write this so others are not fooled and make a HUGE mistake by moving up there!

Let me prove that by this observation. In great cities like Chicago, New York, London, people there make fun of themselves and the city they live in. In MN, they don't make fun of themselves and relentlessly promote. If you poke fun they get offended. You do that in Chicago and most people will agree and pile on to your comment and that's only because they admit the bad things but nobody can argue the fact that Chi-town or the big apple are awesome places to live and visit. Do you hear what I'm sayin twin cowtowns (TC)?

November 9, 2011 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Airec said...

Minnesota sucks for me not cause of the weather the concerts or the dating, well yes the dating the women here is weak, but fact is people complain here rather there from here or not, "there noting to do" "its so weak here" "people are stuck in there lil clicks" These are all true statements for the most part, but ask that same person what they are looking for, and they will give you a blanket answer " I just want more" or "the men or women here suck" its usually based around some loser they dated and their whole adventure of a state suffers because of the choices they made.

People here don't venture out, I'm not from here and Ive been to places most people native to the city and the people born here have never been. All and All I like it here but I also love Cali and NY, and Nashville all Ive been a number of times. I love to travel, been to Canada once and Tokyo. I like the stability of MN, Not many states offer a city life and a suburban life, But that works for ME. I rather live someone where I can have a great foundation and when I want escape the day to day with a vacation to a new city. All the survey stats are great The education the health care one of the fittest cites,etc. but a state is suppose to be That's like a mom bragging that she takes care of her kids, YOUR SUPPOSE TO. The problem here is people all walks of life get caught up in the stability and the easy life you can make here and get comfortable shack up then complain in their call center jobs and the SUV's they can't afford trying to keep up with the social jones, then complain cause they made the safe choice, But that's everywhere!

I think the problem is not the state its the state of mind people have, and as American's we complain that water is wet, and blue is blue yes its a long winter so what, go workout that winter fat, take up guitar lessons, have home Parties. I learned to salsa dance and brew bath tub beer last winter. I've also stated my own fashion line. small but its my dream to travel with it and have more. I have a great day job that allows the financial freedom to explore but most of the stuff I do doesn't cost lots of money its called being creative.

A city is what you make it, its meant to be explored and many people cant say they have. Most are waiting to be entertained and that's a mentality of the mid-west "show me but I don't want to try". YES alot of people here are closed minded, and clicky, where are are they not?! I'm an African American male. I moved from St. louis homeless for an entire year my 1st year here. I made the best of what I got here and made more, I also got very comfortable like alot of people here. However with me I still get out this city see other cultures, foods etc.even within MN I don't have time to travel all over every weekend I love having a place I can be stable after a weekend in vegas or a shopping trip IN NY but still have plenty to explore in the state Im in. I mean seriously would you want to live in Vegas, Detroit, Utah Rainy ass Seattle Denver even NY, a 1 bedroom apt is $1800 for 500 sq feet you go right ahead and flush your toilet and have the water splash into the pot your cooking in cause they share the same space. I'm fine with a weeks vacation in NY or Florida or Cali or over seas. I welcome the difference.

So to end this novel I think before people can say a state truly sucks, (there is a blog about all 50 states by the way.) People need to ask themselves "What am I looking for to make me happy?" and go from there.

November 14, 2011 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Janeway said...

I sense a little bitterness here, I've lived in MN all my life...and yes there are assholes out there, but hey they will be everywhere you desire to roam. Perosonally I would liked to see people take a left had turn on an arrow correctly.."no, do not let 4 car lengths go before you hit the gas" the light is green, kick her in the pants. would be nice if people could merge on the freeway without being an idiot, but I know that is way too much to ask. Like Clint always says "Opinions are like assholes, everyone's got one"

November 23, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger croy said...

YES, MINNESOTA SUCKS.. I HAVE LIVED HERE ALL MY LIFE. NOTHING TO DO, ASSHOLE PEOPLE, CRAPPY WEather. I AM LEAVING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PEOPLE ARE JERKS HERE THAT CANT FORGIVE AND FORGET.

January 28, 2012 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger croy said...

YES, MINNESOTA SUCKS.. I HAVE LIVED HERE ALL MY LIFE. NOTHING TO DO, ASSHOLE PEOPLE, CRAPPY WEather. I AM LEAVING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PEOPLE ARE JERKS HERE THAT CANT FORGIVE AND FORGET.

January 28, 2012 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger croy said...

bsolutely nothing to do here either, you can stand out side in the 7 months of winter and watch the water freeze. summers are hot and humid.

January 28, 2012 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Dhfalcon said...

I've been in 46 of the 50 states. I've lived in about 8 of them and I found MN to incredibly cliqueish, small minded and provincial. There is a serious "if you're not from here, you're beneath us" mentality. I was born in NYC, lived there and in Jersey. Now, the east coast is an area that is more willing to accept ppl of different cultures, backgrounds etc. I have friends from all over the country through my travels. I have NONE from MN except for some family members that I married into and one of them is barely a friend at that. Oh and T Gust...studies, polls and surveys can be skewed in so many different ways. If you like it...great! knock yourself out there. But for me and many others MN left a bad taste in our mouths. Oh...one final anecdote; my wife saw "Fargo" while living in MN and many Minnesotans were upset at the way their language and culture was being shown. "We don't talk like that." Oh yes, many of you do talk like that. That's the difference between an east coaster and a Minnesotan. We're ok and proud of our tongue and accents and they aren't!

February 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger phuckit said...

This is an easy fix,go home

March 4, 2012 at 10:15 PM  
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March 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger transplantedtohell said...

Minnesota Sucks!

March 14, 2012 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Ryguy198128 said...

Minnesota sucks because of all the worthless libtards. I live in North Dakota where we get shit done and dont have to worry about left wing retards. Obviously ND has a budget surplus while Minnesota is still paying out of their ass for the lazy ass welfare cases and all the gay rules they have. I just go back to MN to hunt black bear or whitetail deer. Another reason I hate it is how can Al Franken and other retarded democrats like that get into office. It is obvious that Franken cheated and used all the lame stream media to use proof that he won. Its a good thing that more conservatives are being created these days as a result of piss poor micro-politics from the left. Gay gay gay. Minnesota is a union state as well. What is funny is that CEO of American Crystal Sugar David Berg has completely locked out all them lazy worthless union workers and there is nothing a left wing Senetor can do about it. Well thats what union workers get for being so greedy. The same thing happened in the iron ranges and it will be happening more and more with unions everywhere. Minnesota is a big welfare state you know ya you betcha eh. The only time I love it is when I go hunting and fishing there. I love Lake of The Woods northern fishing and hunting black bear every fall if I get drawn with the lottery. I hire people to bait. Minnesota is oppressed and needs more Republicans running it.

March 18, 2012 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger MinnesotaBoresMe said...

Minnesotans are bland and insular on their best days. Mostly they’re just completely socially inept. Their social skills are so underdeveloped that it would be hilarious if not for the fact that normal people actually have to try and deal with them. I read somewhere that Minnesota has twice the number of people with autism spectrum disorders as other states and I thought that estimate was really low and far too generous to the state. Minnesotans are the most severely socially retarded group of people I have ever had the misfortune of encountering. For example, I had a very typical Minnesota experience just this morning. I walked into a room where several people were, smiled and said good morning. No one said anything back, although two of the more socially advanced Minnesotans actually looked up, which is a rare show of life.

The state is also a barren, cultural wasteland. Things to do that don’t involve hunting, fishing or going up North to sit around a cabin and get drunk are precious few. Theatre performances here in the Twin Cities tend to be tired, safe choices that have played out everywhere else first and come here to die. The Real Pirates exhibit finally made it to the Science Museum here. Too bad I saw it four years ago in Chicago. Everything feels stale and recycled. Nothing is fresh or energetic or original.

Bands frequently bypass the Twin Cities altogether when they're touring.

There are plenty of sports bar though. Those are everywhere. And every last one of them will feature the exact same menu of bland, unhealthy fare favored by Minnesotans. Even a lot of places that aren’t sports bars have several TVs tuned to sporting events at all times to give the socially incompetent Minnesotans something to focus their attention on in lieu of interacting with other human beings or, you know, actually participating in life. I was at a pub last Saturday night where a band was playing. The table of Minnesota dullards next to us just sat there drinking cheap domestic beer and staring at the basketball game. They weren’t talking to each other. They weren’t listening to the music. They just sat there and stared. Oh, and looked smug. That’s something else Minnesotans are inordinately good at. Don’t get me wrong. I love sports too. It’s just that for me watching them isn’t some sort of substitute for an actual life. I also don’t understand the devotion to Minnesota teams given that they’re pretty mediocre and their performance tends to be underwhelming. Oh wait. Yes I do. The teams are a metaphor for Minnesotans themselves, completely lackluster yet convinced of their own merit and importance.

The culture and people of Minnesota are just like the topography of the state itself: flat, dull, unchallenging, unstimulating and tedious. Living here for 11 years has felt like a life sentence. I’m leaving in six months and cannot wait.

April 2, 2012 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

@MinnesotaBoresMe... I agree wih you 100%. It's as though human interaction is to be feared. Welcome to Minnesota! :(

April 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger fordescortzx2exhaust said...

Well I dont know about the northern burbs but in the eastern burbs of Saint Paul and in Saint Paul as well we have many great pizza and burger joints that are'nt chains like you say, most people I know think the chain places are bland and boring but hey isnt that like your thing in Calfornia to go to a fuckin olive Garden or a TGI fridays or an In and out burger and act like its the shit? Lets start with burger joints in my suburb of Maplewood and venture into some places nearby in Saint Paul.In Maplewood they have a burger joint called called dspot where you can get the best burger around(i believe they have veen on Man vs. Food),they have 60 fucking flavors of wings, even one called a reeses peanut butter cup wing(tell me anyone else that has that), a bar called the 5/8 that invented the juicy lucy burger where the cheese is actualy cooked inside the burger patty in the middle so it just oozes out when you bite into it, then theres shamrocks and the nook whos burgers are so famous they make there own t shirts giving rep to the place, then for italian fare you got mamas on rice street in saint paul that makes better italian place that ive ever tried even in chicago, savoys pizza is off da chain, Carbones , Green Mill not bad, Cassettas is great. for Chinese you got BC Mongolian Barbecur in Stillwater which makes better chinese cuisine than I have tasted in China town Chicago and Chinatown San Francisco, Hunan Garden in downtown Saint Paul the shiznit and the list goes on and these are places that are all 15 miles or less from my house, most are in less than 5 miles from my house in our small suburb of 40,000 called Maplewood, which most suburbs in the twin cities averagr about 70k and there are lots of them on top of the population of 700k in Minneapolis And Saint Paul adding up to 4 million in the metro area so for you people who say its small here your full of it, the only people who have any rights saying Twin Cities are small you.d better be from New York or LA because those are the only other major cities in this country that make it look small here size wise in comparison to there just like they make anywhere else in the country look small(Houston, Dc, Philly,Boston, Seattle, New Orleans, etc, ya im talking to you) We have all the amenities of great(like food network man vs food or diners and dives)mom and pop types of great places to eat along with all the chain places that are everywhere else in the country , we like outdoorsy activities here, we like partying and drinking(seem familiar Milwaukee?).And for the people who think we are rude, isn't that how people act in the so called hipper cooler cities?and the people that complain about our winters, its a far northern state, did you think you were gonna be going to the beach in january before you moved here?for the people who complain about the hot humid summers have you ever been to Miami in July?have you ever been to Vegas(which is where I got married in and spent 4 days in and was bored, all you did was drink and gamble 24 hours a day and I didnt see any famous people or good shows and the people passing out fliers for escort services on the strip didnt have super hot hookers, very over rated city ad being the party capital of the US, ive had more fun hooking up with pretty girls from here back in the day at clubs in Mn, very hot city, 117 degrees one of our days here).You people that knock it obviously have major insecurities of where your from and when you moved here thought that you would be the cool person in town cause you probably thought hey its the midwest, these people are dumb and nice and I can be that hip person that is someone special but figured out after you got here your a nobody and that pisses you off cause you thought you were moving to a geeky small city(yes the twin cities is a very underated very large metro area)but found out different once here you feel the need to knock everyone just cause your not squat here and neither were you back home.

April 10, 2012 at 12:47 AM  
Blogger fordescortzx2exhaust said...

Well I dont know about the northern burbs but in the eastern burbs of Saint Paul and in Saint Paul as well we have many great pizza and burger joints that are'nt chains like you say, most people I know think the chain places are bland and boring but hey isnt that like your thing in Calfornia to go to a fuckin olive Garden or a TGI fridays or an In and out burger and act like its the shit? Lets start with burger joints in my suburb of Maplewood and venture into some places nearby in Saint Paul.In Maplewood they have a burger joint called called dspot where you can get the best burger around(i believe they have veen on Man vs. Food),they have 60 fucking flavors of wings, even one called a reeses peanut butter cup wing(tell me anyone else that has that), a bar called the 5/8 that invented the juicy lucy burger where the cheese is actualy cooked inside the burger patty in the middle so it just oozes out when you bite into it, then theres shamrocks and the nook whos burgers are so famous they make there own t shirts giving rep to the place, then for italian fare you got mamas on rice street in saint paul that makes better italian place that ive ever tried even in chicago, savoys pizza is off da chain, Carbones , Green Mill not bad, Cassettas is great. for Chinese you got BC Mongolian Barbecur in Stillwater which makes better chinese cuisine than I have tasted in China town Chicago and Chinatown San Francisco, Hunan Garden in downtown Saint Paul the shiznit and the list goes on and these are places that are all 15 miles or less from my house, most are in less than 5 miles from my house in our small suburb of 40,000 called Maplewood, which most suburbs in the twin cities averagr about 70k and there are lots of them on top of the population of 700k in Minneapolis And Saint Paul adding up to 4 million in the metro area so for you people who say its small here your full of it, the only people who have any rights saying Twin Cities are small you.d better be from New York or LA because those are the only other major cities in this country that make it look small here size wise in comparison to there just like they make anywhere else in the country look small(Houston, Dc, Philly,Boston, Seattle, New Orleans, etc, ya im talking to you) We have all the amenities of great(like food network man vs food or diners and dives)mom and pop types of great places to eat along with all the chain places that are everywhere else in the country , we like outdoorsy activities here, we like partying and drinking(seem familiar Milwaukee?).And for the people who think we are rude, isn't that how people act in the so called hipper cooler cities?and the people that complain about our winters, its a far northern state, did you think you were gonna be going to the beach in january before you moved here?for the people who complain about the hot humid summers have you ever been to Miami in July?have you ever been to Vegas(which is where I got married in and spent 4 days in and was bored, all you did was drink and gamble 24 hours a day and I didnt see any famous people or good shows and the people passing out fliers for escort services on the strip didnt have super hot hookers, very over rated city ad being the party capital of the US, ive had more fun hooking up with pretty girls from here back in the day at clubs in Mn, very hot city, 117 degrees one of our days here).You people that knock it obviously have major insecurities of where your from and when you moved here thought that you would be the cool person in town cause you probably thought hey its the midwest, these people are dumb and nice and I can be that hip person that is someone special but figured out after you got here your a nobody and that pisses you off cause you thought you were moving to a geeky small city(yes the twin cities is a very underated very large metro area)but found out different once here you feel the need to knock everyone just cause your not squat here and neither were you back home.

April 10, 2012 at 12:51 AM  
Blogger fordescortzx2exhaust said...

Being that the twin cities is half of the size of Chicago, the countries 3rd largest city, that makes for a huge city still, guess what are the 3 largest metros in the midwest?1.Chicago, 2.Detroit, 3. Minneapolis/St.paul. I didnt see St Louis in that 3 did you?look on Wikipedia, it will give you the facts. When you move to that so Awesome city of Saint Louis why dont you get lost on a backroad off interstate 55 in east Saint Louis Illinois or off the Dan Ryan expressway in Chicago somewhere on any street numbered 60 something.By the way Saint Louis teams suck too and its nothing special, wow you guys got that arch thing and ribs, get a life and pick a cooler city to compare ours too next time your gonna dis the Twin cities area

April 10, 2012 at 1:52 AM  
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April 12, 2012 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Kizzle said...

I want to share an interesting trend that I've noticed over my lifetime.

I grew up in a town of 3,000 people in Central Minnesota. Everyone from the bigger towns (10-20k people) made fun of where I was from.

I moved to a larger college town (100k), and everyone in the Twin Cities bashed where I was living.

I moved to the Twin Cities, and now when I travel around the U.S., I meet people that think Minnesota is rednecky/backwards. I also noticed that people tend to bulk the Midwest together and proclaim ignorance on where anything within it is located.

I've traveled around Europe and have had locals from several countries (after I provoked them with questions) tell me about how the U.S. as a whole is an obese, resource-hogging, war-starting, gun-toting, hummer-driving craphole lacking any history, culture or class.

If I could travel to another planet, I bet I would meet others that think Earth is a joke of a planet in which everyone is just out to kill eachother and spread hate.

There are truths in what almost everyone here is saying. Sure, everyone's making generalizations and that happens...they usually come from somewhere. My point is just that there is always going to be something to bash about other places. If you hate it here, move somewhere that makes you happier. Getting pissed off and condemning Minnesota is never going to make anything better.

If you're stuck here, try letting go of your harsh generalizations and make friends with someone that isn't uptight jerk (they exist here) that can show you what's nice about Minnesota. Much like most other states, there are also good things about living here too.

April 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger fordescortzx2exhaust said...

Big suburb?where exactly are you from? Have you even ever been here? Or did you see the mall of america on a lay over flight cause our main airport is close to mall of america and see bloomington which is a suburb and assume its minneapolis or Saint Paul. The only cities that can cite the Twin Cities as small is New York or La, otherwise your just an average sized big metro like detroit or dc or miami or dallas, nothing astronomical.im willing to bet your from one of the cities that are more in range with the last 4 I listed and not the first 2 which are in the twin cities area size, range.Are you the same dip shit that tried to glamorize Saint Louis as a real city a few posts back?if your gonna disrespect the Twin Cities please use a metro area that is actually the same size or much bigger than ours to insult us with, Saint fucking Louis Mo fucking hickville in the middle of the motherfucking ozarks with hill billy toothless looking fucks does not hold a fucking superiority city candle to ours by any means so next time you want to talk shit you better be from a very large metro like our nations 2 biggest cities,everything else is medium

April 14, 2012 at 1:23 AM  
Blogger fordescortzx2exhaust said...

Then move the fuck out asap, I notice your profile doesnt have a pic, are you as ugly as the chick a few posts back who glamorizes her so called jersey shore boyfriend with all of this style thats gonna rescue her from her small town in southern mn,please. For one last time I checked jersey is a suburb of new york and the parts that arent are the most run down drabby fucking shit towns in america like Newark, ya thats world class, you see flocks of people just dieing to go see that insignifigant barf hole.Oh I forgot about New Jerseys version of a Las Vegas Atlantic City, People come from all over the world to go to vegas(which itself is very overated, spent 4 days there, didnt get all of the hype cause I can drink and go to the casino here and didnt see anything much different from theres).people that visit Atlantic City are only from New York or Delaware only, knowones freakin out elsewhere to go see Atlantic City.

April 14, 2012 at 1:39 AM  
Blogger fordescortzx2exhaust said...

Why is it if you google any other state with the word sucks after it you get just as many and more websites dedicated to thrashing that state?

April 14, 2012 at 1:53 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

I find it comical that Minnesota people feel the need to defend themselves. The truth hurts. If you are from MN I think your opinion is biased and does not count in this forum. Please post those lies in a website called MN is great,if that exists.

April 14, 2012 at 6:49 PM  
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April 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM  
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April 16, 2012 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Juut said...

Are you people seeing what I'm seeing? I am seeing a bunch of people hating on what's important to a lot of others and insulting everyone to lives in Minnesota. This is the most stereotypical thing I have ever seen in my entire life. If we're going to go by all stereotypes here, then Californians are rich plastic fake blond snobs who drink and get high all the time. Agreeing with Bergly, you guys need to stop being idiotic asses and please stop. This is where I live and where I grew up and I am proud of that.

April 17, 2012 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger sonia9272.hms said...

HEY. I agree with what you are saying......EXCEPT, for what you are saying about New York.

Yeah okay, New York has some of that, but not really, you are really just talking about the city and the baseball team.

I've lived in New York for half of my life, and the other half was spent in Minnesota. Minnesota is amazing! It is a big difference when you moved from the city to the suburbs. To be honest, I hated Minnesota! I truly hated it. Then I lived here for a bit, and I finally started to like it!

Sure some of the stuff up there is true, but isn't the US a big messed up place. Where ever you are, you will get criticism, and no place in the world is perfect, just look around.

April 19, 2012 at 1:53 PM  
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June 12, 2012 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Exnihilo said...

T Gust, if the education in Minnesota is so great, then why is Saint Mary's University such a diploma mill? Seriously, you show up to class, you get an A. Who cares what Money or any other magazine has to say about the schools? Money once proclaimed Rochester the "number one city" to live in. That was about the time I realized that Money has serious credibility issues. Rochester is great IF you love trudging through acres of goose excrement, dealing with rude, obnoxious people, and suffering some of the most idiotic bosses in the entire work world. T Gust, please post more of that arrogant garbage, sir. (Ma'am?) You give me a good laugh when you do that. I know from experience that Minnesota sucks big blue balls and loves it. As for Minnesotans being "fit", well, let's say that fitness there must be defined by either emaciation or morbid obesity. Fitness? Really? Maybe that explains all those chainsmoking fatassed nurses hanging around the Plummer building at the Mayo Clinic waiting for their busses. Business? Your manufacturing base is leaving due to excessively high taxes. Fact. Minnesota is an example of redistribution of wealth from those who work to those who won't. Very progresssive. And if you're so "chill", why is it that your alcoholism rate is so high and you folks are incapable of emotion? Seriously, one more day there and I was going to start peeking under those winter caps for pointy green ears. I pray that T Gust (did you get that name from eating too much tater tot hot dish?) has since learned the error of his ways. Instead of relying on magazine articles and contrived statistics, maybe by now he has learned to think for himself.

Nah, he's too "chill" for that isn't he?

June 26, 2012 at 11:44 PM  
Blogger A Michanical Heart said...

Are you really gonna judge us Minnesotans if you have only been here a year, not every person is nice but I was born in Minnesota and when joggers run by you they will always say hello or good morning as a greeting, people there always hold doors for the person behind them and you shouldn't say we suck because of our weather, until you actually met every Minnesotan and explore every inch of Minnesota that's when your comment should matter but right now you guys sound like people who are hating on a state that you don't even know so well. And your saying Minnesotans are stupid I hope you already know that America is becoming stupid if you haven't seen the news lately so please don't judge if you haven't got your facts right.

July 22, 2012 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Jillian said...

Totally agreeeee I moved here 2 years ago, Minnesotan are very mean racist people with no common sense! No opportunities, no jobs and they truly hate east cost why? We are all Americans no one is better we are all the same, very sad I feel sorry for them assholes

July 25, 2012 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Jillian said...

I have to be agree with you too! Totally and completely agree! What about the hunting crap season? I hate it deer taste sooooo bad and I feel so sorry when they kill them! I truly hate this place I will never ever think in my life that still people so rude and careless here , smart my a** doctors are clue less, and dentist suckssss now I understand why they have such ugly teeths

July 25, 2012 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Jillian said...

Omg! You are a racist person, I feel sorry for u asshole

July 25, 2012 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Jillian said...

I wish the same thing :-(

July 25, 2012 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Bottom line... Minnesota is full of white "manboys" who want their women to resemble Barbie. Women who are able to string two sentences together are a threat to their masculinity. A lot of men in this state are threatened by a woman who is able to support herself, and can actually have an opinion and an intelligent conversation with them. I agree with the other posters on this blog... The dating scene here SUCKS. Not every person has to go to a bar or club to have a good time. That situation is especially pathetic if you're in your 30's, 40's, and beyond...

July 30, 2012 at 11:56 PM  
Blogger DBK said...

"Minnesota is, by far, the nations biggest shithole.
The natives are a bunch of backwards, poorly dressed, cheap bastards who are under the impression that not having the guts to actually look someone in the eye and tell the truth somehow qualifies as nice."

Nailed it! Have lived here for four and half years. Just got back from a weekend in St Louis and LOVED St Louis. People there are genuinely nice. Then I got back here and I was miserable almost immediately. These people are not nice at all. They are fake and arrogant and inconsiderate. They are likewise "pretend" friendly. I think they talk to everyone because they are so bored in this small town craphole. Only people who are born in Minnesota could like it because they have no clue what it is like to live somewhere nice. My first year here, I went to the State Fair, a snoozefest where they actually brag about having food on a stick, like that's some major item of interest (Minnesota food culture is the worst I have seen anywhere). I met some guy working the fair info desk, so I started talking to this yokel. He mentioned that he was in the Navy so I asked him why he joined and he said it was to "see the world". I asked him if he did and he said yes, he did. So I asked him what he saw and he mentioned Subic Bay (Note: EVERYONE in the Navy goes to Subic at one time or another). I asked him how he liked it and he got to the punchline: he never got off the boat. He never got off the boat anywhere he went. He saw the world from the deck of his ship, but he never actually participated in any of it. And that is Minesota. Inbred yokels who are proud of their craphole state because the real world scares the bejabbers out of them.

August 7, 2012 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

DBK... You are 100% right.

August 7, 2012 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Thor said...

You are all cityidiots!!!

September 26, 2012 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Thor said...

This makes me happy, the more of you that leave the more land i can have to live on!! love it!!

September 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Bergly said...

This is starting to annoy me. Who cares what everyone thinks. I have been other places in the us, and I would love to visit other places (I.e. Rome, France, london, Russia...etc.), and I grew up in Minnesota. Everyone has there own opinion, and it's fine. Just, this was posted what, two years ago? I think it may be time to let everything go. Minnesota is awesome, in my opinion, and it sucks in another's. But that's just what you have seen and what you know. People have their different opinions. Thor: cool username.

September 29, 2012 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Minnesotastateuniversity said...

Minnesota is a great place of great people and accomplishments i have one sentence that will prove our point we have the mayo clinic and if you know anything about medical stature the mayo clinic is above and over basic standards it's one of the best hospitals in the world

March 7, 2013 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Well, Minnesotastateuniversity, you def summed it up by stating you have one sentence, because you obviously don't know how to punctuate and end sentences. I think that's a true representation of a minnesotan.

March 7, 2013 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Jeremiah St. Georges said...

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March 11, 2013 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Josiah Sixkiller said...

I agree with a lot of the negative sentiments here but not all. I've lived in Seattle Portland and San Francisco and have found Minnesota to be no worse than these places and a whole lot more affordable. There's plenty of hipsters in Minneapolis, cool cafes, trendy bars and nightclubs. Some think of this as good, while others bad,regardless it is true. Minneapolis is also the best cycling city in the country, again some hate that others love it but it is true. There are also tons of thriving independent businesses in the Twin Cities unlike Seattle or SF, which sadly now are very corporate and pretentious in a way people in Minnesota would never know! I don't miss my 2k a month crappy little apartment in Seattle nor it's pretentious homogeneous holier than thou smugness. nor do I miss having NO chance of ever owning a house in the city. There are lots of cool old giant loft buildings in Saint Paul and cheap Victorian houses to live in. Yes it's cold in winter, something that for me is completely solved by Nordic Skate skiing in pristine birch wood forests all around the state. Then coming home, to my house and sitting by the fire, tired out and reading. In the summer I sail the Inland Sea of Lake Superior out of Duluth, a "Lake" the size of Kentucky and 40 thousand square miles bigger than Puget Sound in Seattle. It is so wonderful! The marinas are affordable and pleasant and there is not heavy boat traffic so I can sail away and explore islands all by myself. Superior also makes it much cooler than the inland cities like Minneapolis/Saint Paul so if you're hot, check out Duluth it is probably 60 degrees. Also it is far from "flat". Duluth is built on an almost 900 foot hillside with 30% grades, by far the hilliest city in the entire country outside of SF. The hillside is double the biggest hill in Seattle! Saint Paul is built on several 300-420 foot river bluffs, and also NOT flat at all. It's not 5000 foot mountains but also not flat like Bakersfield or parts of Kansas. It's very rolly and woodsy in Minnesota, with tons of lakes, rivers and big river bluffs. Minneapolis and the farmland that surrounds it is NOT the entire state!? Come on get out a little more!There are huge flat areas in California, Washington too! I can find good and bad things about anywhere and could rail on California and Washington state for pages and pages but, alas I have better things to do, like go skiing!

March 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Jillian said...

You have to go more around de world Minneapolis better than San Francisco? Hahahahahahsh you have to be Minnesotan no doubt at all, start your own website, Duluth sucks everything is super expensive and the Lake Superior is froze so! I'd only 2 months to enjoy and most of the time you have to wear winter clothes in summer. That is quality life? I don't think so! Get around USA is beautiful ignorant

March 11, 2013 at 2:49 PM  
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March 14, 2013 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Josiah Sixkiller said...

Jillian I never said anywhere was "better" than anywhere else. You should take some time to read before commenting! I said I found good and bad things about everywhere and found Minnesota to be no worse than anywhere else! Duluth is expensive? If you think that, you are ignorant! Have you ever lived in SF or Duluth? 50k-100k for homes in Duluth is not expensive honey, 1.2 million for an apartment in SF is, ignorant ignorant ignorant! I guess you may be poor though so maybe 50k for a house is a lot for you? How about $1300-2k for rent in a stinky little apartment in Seattle or Portland? So dumb. I don't miss the West at all!!! BTW Lake Superior never freezes over honey, if you are just looking at the edges, from a dumb land lubber's position and only seeing as far as your eye can see, you are an ignorant fool. It's 400 miles across and totally open a mile out idiot. It is cold but so is the Pacific Ocean in SF and Puget Sound in Seattle!! You can't EVER swim in the Sound, it's freezing and diseased!! Educate yourself before posting comments. You gonna swim off shore in SF? You can't you fool! At least you can swim in Superior on hot summer days, I and my nieces do all the time, it's wonderful! Beautiful quiet beaches all to ourselves. Plus there are 10,000 other bath water temperature lakes and many clean rivers to swim in! I've lived in Seattle for 15 years, SF for 3 and Portland for a year and half as well as upstate NY for 4 years as a kid. There are good and bad things about everywhere honey, it's all what you want in life and how you adapt and look at things. Time to grow up!!

March 14, 2013 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Jillian said...

Hahahahaha you are in the wrong web site start your own one! Ignorant you who is saying that Duluth is cheap! Hahahahahahsh you are a Minnesotan no doubts about it and a very funny one! Hahahahaha you make me laugh thank you my dear!

March 14, 2013 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Jillian said...

Hahahahaha you are in the wrong web site start your own one! Ignorant you who is saying that Duluth is cheap! Hahahahahahsh you are a Minnesotan no doubts about it and a very funny one! Hahahahaha you make me laugh thank you my dear!

March 14, 2013 at 8:43 PM  
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March 19, 2013 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Tracy Frye said...

@ "Josiah Sixkiller"... Wait until you've lived in Minnesota for a few years... You'll get tired of the high taxes, unpredictable weather, and the "free for all" welfare system. Good Luck!!

March 19, 2013 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger *Baby Remethy Wishlist* said...

I just moved here from Memphis, TN. I despise it. Granted---there is FAR less crime---there's much less character, and the Winter lasts WAY too long. Seems as though life is on pause out here. No REAL thunderstorms...people don't warm up unless they've known you for years...I dunno. Just not a fan of up here. Very disappointed. The quality of tap water also stinks compared to Memphis. Eh.

March 30, 2013 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger *Baby Remethy Wishlist* said...

Also---far too much racism and bigotry.

March 30, 2013 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Hahahhaha said...

Minnesota. Ahhh how do I describe such a
Terrible place well actually I'll just leave it at this...frozen hell

April 17, 2013 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Hahahhaha said...

Wait u moved here dorm Memphis too!!!!!!

April 17, 2013 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Mystery Man said...

One only needs to look at the comments here to get the impression Minnesotans are incredibly snobby and also incredibly spoiled. It's a very self-absorbed culture of people who have no interest in outsiders or other parts of the nation and the world. While there are a few good natives here and there, Minnesotans are largely defined by their arrogance and tendency toward narcissistic, "special snowflake" tendencies.

June 23, 2013 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Mystery Man said...

Also, I think the typical "move the fuck out if you don't like it" reaction just indicates how wildly out of touch they are with the financial realities of the vast majority of Americans. Most of the natives were born into very easy lives and don't really grasp that 95% of the U.S. population can't afford to keep moving around as if they are....rich spoiled Minnesota types.

June 23, 2013 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger jinke guan said...

i have to say something, go anywhere in the world and minnesota will look like a dik theres no buildings that are like 50 floors high nothing interesting just lakes who cares bout lakes nothing exciting so boring that u visit mn u just go to moa thats one place,ny has tons of opts live in mn ur whole life?=sucks

July 16, 2013 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Minnesotans are the worst. They are stubborn rude arrogant to say the least. Working the tall ships in duluth and I cannot wait to leave. On the off chance I met a nice person they were either from wisconsin or canada! Worst people of the 35 states I've visited

July 28, 2013 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Grey sky! Haha. It totally sucks here in mn. People are the worst there

July 29, 2013 at 6:01 AM  
Blogger socialteacher78 said...

I agree with many of the comments about the passive aggressive nature of the people and the horrendous winters in Minnesota. Being from Chicago originally, I can usually strike up random conversations with people...unless they are from Minnesota. Granted, there are some personable, outgoing Minnesotans, but in my experience, they often travel abroad or live somewhere else for awhile before coming back.

Minnesotans are often defensive when out-of-staters question their quirks. T-Gusts comments are classic examples of that point. The one piece that drives me crazy about Minnesota is the local media. They act like everyone wants to live in Siberia from the day after Thanksgiving until the day before Spring begins. Otherwise, you have a few bolts missing. The media here tends to shove the winter lovers' and anti-heat perspectives down the viewers throats. Just report the news and weather; don't editorialize it...that's why FOX and MSNBC exist. Don't tell me we need to earn our spring and summer.

August 9, 2013 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Brett Brockel said...

LoL.

You must be from the south. Or perhaps some other place that doesn't provide education to it's youth. Stick to jacking off to pictures of Honey Boo Boo with KFC flavored lubricant, kill yourself, or vote republican... Either way, your life won't make a difference in the way that actual people conduct their lives.

September 1, 2013 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Exnihilo said...

the only good thing about Minnesota is leaving it. They live in a wasteland which is frozen nine months out of the year and then make fun of the South. I live in the South because I actually like warm weather and not having to bundle up for minus 40 degree temperatures. The people are arrogant, self-absorbed, and unbearably ignorant. If you live in Minnesota but you aren't from there, good luck making friends. They'll treat you like crap just because you don't mispronounce "house".

September 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Rob Francis said...

I have to agree, Minnesota SUCKS... The weather sucks, you can barely get to know the people because they're inside nine months of the year on account of the terrible weather. When it is nice, your usually swatting at bugs or picking them out of your nose and ears. The taxes are too high, the roads suck, education here is overrated, and it's just too damn dark outside. I guess I need sunnier climes, I hope I don't kill myself before the weather gets nice in another nine months or so, so I can move the hell out of here. What other place on planet earth do you have to worry about your dog freezing to the fire hydrant? Oh, and don't forget, Minnesota is just about at the very end of the fresh produce supply lines, so the food sucks up here as well. Minnesota SUCKS period. I never understood why someone born in Somalia, or Laos, or Mexico, or anywhere else around the world would want to live in Minnesota, must be the welfare benefits to keep their over priced economy churning. Gotta keep people buying those family packs of toilet paper and light bulbs...

December 11, 2013 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

These claims are greatly exaggerated and biased. I have lived in Minnesota for 14 years now, and I love it. I readily admit that the weather can suck. Nine months of winter can sure be excessive.But remember that that can't be helped.
However, your statement that Minnesota is flat and is therefore not a good place for winter sports is not altogether true. Although Minnesota isn't mountainous or overly cliff-riddled, it's not a giant field. Southern MN is more Great Plains-like, but central and northern MN aren't quite as flat. You can always find ski hills and parks. Not to mention that not all winter sports require giant hills, and Minnesota is great for those.
And yes, there always seems to be some part of the road under construction forever, and it's not enjoyable, and it definitely doesn't help with the driving, especially in the winter, but these stretches aren't necessarily, as you say, "30-40 mile[s]". That's an exaggeration.
Also, the weather reporters have very important jobs in Minnesota, as it is necessary for residents to know when they are going to get 24 inches of snow, and when it is going to be warm, and when it's not. They need to be able to plan for activities, driving, etc. You exaggerate, once more.
Yes, Minnesota nice isn't quite as prominent as it maybe was at one time, but the same is true for the rest of the country.
The comment of yours that perhaps concerned me the most was that Minnesota isn't much for wildlife. That is most certainly not true. Until recently, I lived in northern Minnesota, a few hours north of the Twin Cities, and let me tell you, it was beautiful. Truly. The endless trees were magnificent, especially in the fall (which does, in fact, exist). The many, many lakes, too. Wildlife can be seen all the time. Please remember that although wildlife and other great things can also be found in the cities, Minneapolis and Saint Paul take up only a small fraction of this beautiful state.
It's too bad you can't appreciate what Minnesota has to offer.

January 28, 2014 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Gogertie said...

Having grown up in southern Minnesota, living in Minneapolis and then 4 other states for the past 13 years, I recently returned to MN, near where in grew up, in the rural Mankato area.

I have a very foul attitude about living back here. It seems everyone's brains have frozen into a one-size-fits-all box. The last place I lived was one of the most Christian conservative places in the country...but I swear there are more hillbillies in southern Minnesota than there.

Everyone has the exact same views, does the exact same things they have as in high school. They hang around with the same people, are content to work at one of the large factories for life, see no other life than either those places or a 9-5 job that you stay at for years and years, risk their lives in shitty road conditions to make $9 an hour. And drink! Everyone's hobby is drinking and hunting. There are still things I love about my home state and always will, but for most of the year, it's a miserable, frozen hellhole filled with hillbillies with TERRIBLE grammar. "I seen," or "no nothin'."

Can you imagine being 90 and having to shuffle out to your car in this misery? People just DO NOT understand that there are so many better places to live. The food thing is true, too. And I'm so not a food snob! But most people around here look at me blankly when I tell them to use cloves of garlic in a recipe. Table salt is only spice they know.

I will be here for the very least 3 years...a minimum of 27 months of winter hell. I want so badly to find something I can do really well that pays really good money so I can afford to get out. (Already had a job I loved and did quite well, but it didn't pay crap, which is why I'm back.) And the prices! To live in this tundra? With it's high heating bills and low wage jobs and bitter cold? I can live in the south for half the price. And the job I had for so long doesn't pay any more here than where the rent was HALF of this area and the weather much more bearable.

Everyone around here tells me "it's not that bad." and I will "get used to it again." Yes, it is that bad, they have just never left to find how bad! And I don't want to get used to it! Living in a frozen shitbox drinking Busch Light and sitting in the bars complaining about the "dumacrats" and "freedom" does not appeal to me as a long-term life solution.

Having said that...you will run into people anywhere who don't like a state, whether it be because they are from there and sick of it, or not from there and hate it. One thing I will disagree with other commentators is that I think Minneapolis is a great city...but than again I despise really large cities like L.A or NY or Boston. I just won't make Mpls home any more than the rest of MN because of the weather.

That rant felt good! I certainly can't rant to anyone around here! They get so defensive! And yes, it floors me how many of my old friends are scared to drive in the Twin Cities or even to Duluth or St. Cloud, etc. Their sense of adventure has been frozen!!!!

February 1, 2014 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Travis Kelley said...

The western suburbs of the Twin Cities is where I grew up. The rest of the state is nothing like it. I have never experienced the level of hicks as I have in the southeast corner. Nothing but meth whores and un-educated hillbillies. Oh, and stupid norwegians "uff-DUH!"I'm moving the hell out of here in the next two years to Arizona. And no, "I won't let the door hit me on the ass" you inbred losers.

February 10, 2014 at 11:51 AM  
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February 10, 2014 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Ted said...

AMEN. This state blows bigtime. Your law enforcement are mentally challenged and pull you over the dumbest stuff. Airport in Minneapolis is the most ridiculous design. Locals are complete aholes and the weather sucks omg I was so happy to leave this place.

March 6, 2014 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Ted said...

I read Robert's comment and NO THEY ARE NOT EXAGGERATED ROBERT! You got some big time problems in Minnesota and surrounding states are not any better. Pull your head out of your rear and wake up.

March 6, 2014 at 8:58 AM  
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March 6, 2014 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Ted said...

Josiah, you're an idiot. To anyone reading this this guy is a perfect example as to why places remain bad. Their local citizens are completely out of touch with reality. And comparing any city in Minnesota to San Francisco I honestly can't believe what I am hearing. I suppose next you're going to tell me the Vikings are the best football team ever. They've never won a f'in Superbowl and they suck. They've made it to the Superbowl four times and never succeeded.

March 6, 2014 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger JC Malone said...

I've lived in SE Minnesota, and the people are rude and stuck up. When you talk to someone, they usually blow you off like they are better than you.

However, the people in NW MN, close to the North Dakota boarders do seem a lot nicer. People in ND seem nicer as well.

March 16, 2014 at 12:15 AM  
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March 23, 2014 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger Megan Elizabeth said...

Hahah. Typical spoiled rich people from California and Florida hating on Minnesota because it's cold lol suck it up okay Minnesota considers 20 degrees warm... Literally we're tough and ya we are really northern but we are not stuck up. We're really not. No one here is "rich". BUT I do agree with the Minnesota Nice thing. We're not nice here at all and it's sad I know. Once you visit or move to Minnesota they hate you and glare at you and kick you out. It's scary... It's like us Minnesotans can tell your not from here by the looks and they will shove you out of their state because well, we're selfish. I know. I hate it too and I live in Minnesota. While it does suck incredibly, there are many advantages... You just don't see them because you don't live here, but that's okay. The only I problem I have with living here is that we're incredibly mean to everyone and we hate everyone who's not Minnesotan. And we only care about ourselves. It's annoying.

March 24, 2014 at 12:07 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

I think MN as a whole has some sort of social phobia, and if you don't fit in because you're not just like them they will think you have social phobia. Unbelievable but I definitely think it is true. There is also a radical intolerance for anything different, if you are an individual you might as well be a worm and many will treat you like crap. The expectation is that you have to be exactly like them to have any chance of getting to know them at all, which isn't always possible for people who may not have a personality that is common or you don't like to do common or typical things or even socialize in a typical garden-variety fashion. If you are intelligent and attractive you will automatically be an outcast (definitely if you are a woman), anything beyond bars, group-think, being perpetually in a clique, never being alone, and a catty, jealous, rude, condescending, I'm automatically better than you attitude seems to be anathema to them. I also am so bored here that I would have more fun doing hard time. Granted, there are things that I like. It is predictable although boring, and there are good-paying jobs depending where you are. I would love to leave eventually but I'm truly stuck with a home and other finances. The weather is wild, weird, and somewhat maddening so that does suck as well.

April 11, 2014 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Mark Helms said...

I am fortunate enough to live in the Rochester area, thus, the Mayo Clinic bring a certain amount of culture, ethnic diversity, upscale food and people who genuinely care about their appearance. The sad story is, everyone I see, in a car, on the street, in a store or market, looks genuinely unhappy. I got here last year and am wondering about staying. I try to always see the good in every situation, but you have to look VERY hard for it in Minnesota.

April 16, 2014 at 5:25 AM  

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