<VV> Law moving thru the North Carolina legislature
kaczmarek at charter.net
Sun May 31 12:35:00 EDT 2009
I haven't lived in NY but a year since I was 18, (I'm 52) and I've spent
most of my life below the Mason-Dixon line---9 years in VA, 13 in NC, and 4
in Louisiana when I wasn't out of the country in the military.
All the outcries come from the areas that border Lake Norman, or other towns
that are becoming bedroom communities of Charlotte, where tens of thousands
of yankees have been moving for the last 20 years or so. If you doubt the
numbers, go look at the size of the House representation in NY and the NE
states in 1970, and what they look like now. My home town of Buffalo NY had
610,000 citizens in 1967, now around 270,000. They all voted against unfair
taxation and lack of jobs with their feet---to NC, TN, SC, GA, AZ, FL.
around 70% of the residents in those areas in question bought 100K + homes
in MA, NJ, NH and NY in the 80s when that was a ridiculous amount to spend
on a house, sold them for 600K 3-10 years ago. They move down here, buy a
400K house on the lake, and sock the rest in the bank.
Not a bad idea, but then they decide that they need to change the county so
that it looks like those disaster areas in NE, that they left because of the
results of the same laws that they want to pass here.
More often than not they don't have southern accents, they have NE accents.
And they've gone as far as trying to get Mecklenburg County to attempt to
annex them out of Lincoln County, and trying to form their own city "West
Lake Norman", (located in E Lincoln County) without any support from the
county commissioners, or their fellow native residents.
The constant battle in policy for my county is "East vs West". East is now
mostly Yankee transplants, and the West are the native residents, much more
agricultural than based on the lake and its attraction. Some of these
families have been farming here since NC was a Colony. They don't like
outsiders coming down here and dictating terms to them.
I moved into the western part of the county because I saw what the east was
becoming. I have a sticker on my truck that the transplants around the lake
and Charlotte don't show
YANKEE BY BIRTH, REBEL BY CHOICE. And the choice was cultural, not
So, you tell me. I deal with their BS down here every day. You don't.
What does a southerner fear most? Yankees in U-Hauls headed south on the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven J. Serenska" <corvair at serenska.com>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Cc: "Hank Kaczmarek" <kaczmarek at charter.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 9:55 AM
Subject: <VV> Law moving thru the North Carolina legislature
>> Mostly Yankee transplants from New
>> England who want to impose their views on us.
> Isn't that kind of a broad brush you're painting us hidebound New
> Englanders with, Hank-ster?
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