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November 28, 2012

Bridgeport: Crap on a Connecticut Cracker

A boom town, but not anymore. It's Bridgeport Week at Maggie's Farm: Today, Bridgeport is about 40% recent Hispanic immigrants, 30% Black, and the rest areļ£°various kinds of white.

There has been no gentrification of downtown because there are few jobs and not much to do. Well, nothing to do. The weekend streets, empty of traffic and foot traffic except for the occasional hoodie, give a sense of desolation but not menace. There is no critical mass of activity, which has all moved to the suburbs to escape Blue City decay and taxes. (It's Obamaville for sure. In the previous election, just enough uncounted paper votes were mysteriously discovered in bags in a Bridgeport school basement to turn the election over to a Democrat CT governor days after good Repub Tom Foley appeared to have won the election.)

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 28, 2012 8:19 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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On our 28th anniversary, my husband and I decided to go to a resort in the Poconos. What a mistake. Everywhere around us, along the road to Stroudsburg, PA, dilapidation and ruin. Businesses, homes, parks and hotels, shuttered and abandoned. I wonder about this, since in Lancaster County, we are faring much better economically. How is it, just a few counties east, such economic ruin? What kind of economic policies did this community have that just destroyed both golden eggs and goose what laid 'em?

Posted by: Jewel at November 28, 2012 8:39 AM

This is true! Foley was ahead and the mysteriously this fool Malloy wins. Other cities in Ct was turning out just like Bridgeport. It is disgusting. Thinking of moving out of CT, only problem is I have a large family that I would miss...the only reason to stay.

Posted by: mag at November 28, 2012 8:44 AM

This is really wonderful and informative.

Posted by: ekicileroto at December 4, 2012 8:43 AM

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