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    (and let me stress that I do not have the statistics on this) from personal observation, I find the most intractable old white republicans are those who have been in the state for a long time, and many consider themselves natives. True, there are people who move here who have fucked-up ideas, but a lot of the people with crazy ideas are younger people, below the age of retirement.

    For those of child-bearing years, the trend is clear: Hispanics are the fastest-growing group.

    I'm going to assume that for those not in child-bearing years but not yet retired, their numbers are not likely to increase at any high rate due to the reason stated next.

    For those seniors who are vehemently opposed to brown people, I tend to think they is not likely to be a big influx because our crazy-as-a-loon governor is running around spouting crap about head-less bodies in the desert everywhere. That doesn't tend to be very attractive to people wanting to find a nice quiet place to retire. And then to "help" matters further, we have the idiotic Sheriff Joe Arpaio running around all over the country (literally - he is making a ton of money with speaking engagements in other states) screaming about how illegal immigrants are running amok all over the state, running guns, drugs, and people and making life here so dangerous that it is only by the herculean efforts of the mighty Joe that there are any white people left alive here.

    To me, that doesn't paint a very attractive picture for people who wish to avoid encounters with scary brown people.

    This type of inflammatory crap has already made a huge dent in the tourism and convention business and I suspect it will not be long before people figure out that the retiree inflow has not slowed down entirely due to the recession, but also because these idiots have made it sound like if you move here your life is in danger.

    Of course, you do make a good point about a closed system. But I think the demographics show a clear trend towards a "browner" population here. Which is just fine with me. Brown people are much much nicer than the white people here who are racist assholes.

    OK. And now we begin the part of the show where we pull out individual words and phrases of the commenter to try to determine the "real" meaning of the comment.... let the games begin.

    by hillbrook green on Tue May 08, 2012 at 11:10:33 AM PDT

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