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TruthTellerLSU
Houston Astros Fan
Fulshear, Texas
Member since Jun 2018
222 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
Do people even recognize Starkville as a city? Ive always thought of it as a really big trailer park that has a large community TV in a concrete arena that the locals congregate to on the weekends.


LesnarF5
Member since Apr 2015
3341 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
It's not that good!


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EKG
Texas A&M Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Jun 2010
24735 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
I have memories of driving through the LSU campus when I was in HS (late 80s/early 90s)—I thought it was lovely.

Over the past few years, I’ve lived in Oxford, MS and thus drove from Houston to Oxford—via LA—countless times.
I could write a missive, but I’ll leave it at this:

There are beautiful parts of Baton Rouge
There are very unfortunate areas of the city.

It’s up to LSU folks to take back their city.
I believe they will.
But they need to be bullish about it; it’s a gem of the south, and it needs to be saved before it’s too far gone.
I wish them well,


bfniii
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
12142 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
unfortunately, br is suffering from dynamics that plague many cities - sjw elements are too prominent. the zoo is an example. the people who complain about it moving from their area are not patronizing it. consequently, the zoo is a dump.

st george. that area could really shine but it's being dragged down by the sjw element because they won't cut the economic tether to the rest of the metro area.

the people of a certain area have shown absolutely no initiative in improving their community through their own efforts. there's not much that can be done when that's the case. needless to say, livingston parish and ascension parish are growing as a result. walker hs is moving along slowly but it is impressive. prairieville is getting a new hs.

education in br has been atrocious but, the new trend of charter schools is bringing in innovation. basis, pretty much the best in the country, just got approved for another site. parkview's flex program is interesting. several schools are nationally recognized now.

the areas around lsu continue to get rebuilt inch by inch. downtown is almost unrecognizable from 10 years ago due to revitalization.

there has been a recent wave of chef owned restaurants that are bringing in vibrant diversity to an already robust food scene, particularly up and down govt. br is not just fried catfish/shrimp and gumbo anymore.

another major problem is the 2016 flooding. for many people, the renovation bills are coming due and it's bankrupting them. plenty of people lost their estate and had to move in with family. many denham residents just gave up on their property because they were required to rebuild 1 foot above flood stage of the amite and it just isn't feasible.

so, some good some bad. just like most every city i would imagine. honestly, i don't think br is as bad off as jackson, ms.
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TideHyde
Alabama Fan
Member since Apr 2019
74 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
Want to talk about people fleeing a city?

In 1960, the city of Birmingham, Al., had a population of 340,00. Now it has a pop. of 212,000 and still falling.


MullenBoys
Mississippi St. Fan
In the minds of Ole Miss fans
Member since Apr 2014
7741 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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Baton Rouge has ALWAYS been a cesspool


Not true. I have family there and it used to be a great place to live. After Katrina a lot of thugs went there and the crime rate got out of control. They had a mayor trying to spin it as if all was ok but the fact is, thugs are everywhere and home values have tanked.

Otherwise it was a city I enjoyed visiting growing up. Great restaurants and as I got older, bars, too! It’s sad to see what has happened but the city is overrun with thugs and people who have no business being voted in are getting in.


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MullenBoys
Mississippi St. Fan
In the minds of Ole Miss fans
Member since Apr 2014
7741 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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Want to talk about people fleeing a city? In 1960, the city of Birmingham, Al., had a population of 340,00. Now it has a pop. of 212,000 and still falling.


Same with Jackson, Ms where I grew up. I since moved from there but congrats to them, it’s also now run by a bunch of idiots and has made top 10 list of most dangerous cities.

People have fled that city like crazy and that idiot mayor and city council is bitching about money. Pot holes as deep as 2 feet for two years and police morale at it’s lowest ever because it’s a Baltimore or Chicago etc where criminals are never to blame.


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Cold Drink
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2016
1640 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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Baton Rouge was listed along with NY, San Fran, Houston, Chicago, D.C., L.A., Orlando, Denver, Milwaukee and a few other


Big if true


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Switzerland
SMU Fan
Member since Jun 2008
1347 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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NY, San Fran, Houston, Chicago, D.C., L.A., Orlando, Denver
Bull shite on people fleeing from Houston, Orlando or Denver. Those places are booming.


lsufancy63
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2013
776 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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AtlantaLSUfan
Chicago Cubs Fan
now back in Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2009
14532 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
The way Baton Rouge borders are drawn, is not where the city is located. Shenandoah area is right in between the two interstates and not even considered part of the city. The stat you’re ready is just someone not understanding the market. Plus black families moving to the burbs.

I live in Baton Rouge proper and my neighbors houses sell in less than a week.


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Serraneaux
Tennessee Fan
Brentwood
Member since Mar 2014
11044 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
Hard to find better food than in Baton Rouge? El. Oh. El.


Solo Cam
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Sep 2015
13067 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
Is this seriously a State thread talking shut about where a school is located?



GatorOnAnIsland
Florida Fan
Florida
Member since Jan 2019
176 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?

Maybe, Eastbound on I-10 just after the Mississippi merging on to I-12 always sucks, but they know how to cook food in Baton Rouge. Great Cajun restaurants,


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Cdawg
Houston Astros Fan
TigerFred's Living Room
Member since Sep 2003
51444 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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Bull shite on people fleeing from Houston, Orlando or Denver. Those places are booming

That’s why I asked for a link.


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Dawgsrule
Member since Apr 2017
566 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
Y’all seriously still think this guy is a state fan?


MullenBoys
Mississippi St. Fan
In the minds of Ole Miss fans
Member since Apr 2014
7741 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
He’s not s State fan trust me.


FredBear
Georgia Fan
Member since Aug 2017
3170 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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NY, San Fran, Houston, Chicago, D.C., L.A., Orlando, Denver, Milwaukee



Every one of these cities people are fleeing for their lives from has something in common. This is the wrong board to say what it is though.


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coachcrisp
Alabama Fan
pensacola, fl
Member since Jun 2012
16592 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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It's been this way since Katrina forced all the hood rats out of New Orleans.

This....it's not news.


jimjackandjose
Member since Jun 2011
3863 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
Baton rouge has been going down hill since they ruined the public school systems


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