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ibldprplgld
USA Fan
Nola
Member since Feb 2008
13150 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
Baton Rouge is not a cesspool. It's a pretty typical city for its size that it is struggling in the typical city ways: white flight, incompetent city leadership with misplaced priorities, aging/insufficient infrastructure (that fricking MS River bridge), expensive and ineffective public services (public schools and public healthcare).

Couple all of that with a high quotient of residents North of Florida Blvd. who quite literally don't give a shite about their homes and neighborhoods let alone the city or Parish, and you see why the city is essentially half haves and half have nots.

There are some beautiful parts of the city and area, and some absolute shite holes, but generally if you're in the South and Southeastern parts of the city, it's a great place to live that offers residents a lot.

St. George breaking away from BR is going to make BR proper worse, but I'd say BR has earned it. Kip Holden was 100x the Mayor Weston Broome is. She deserves this mess.




bfniii
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
12944 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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Pretty hard to not make jambalaya good
no, it's actually quite easy to make bad or mediocre jambalaya. a few years ago a poche posted his recipe on the board with pictures. it takes some skill to get it right


bfniii
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
12944 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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a high quotient of residents North of Florida Blvd. who quite literally don't give a shite about their homes and neighborhoods let alone the city or Parish, and you see why the city is essentially half haves and half have nots
this is true even in dallas. that metro area has tons of money but you don't want to be anywhere near oak cliff or areas south of i30. it literally is a tale of two cities

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St. George breaking away from BR is going to make BR proper worse
i agree but this doesn't have to be the case. i maintain that there is NOTHING stopping the residents of scotlandville from improving their community/schools/businesses, etc. you can't tell me that those residents can't start community initiatives to clean up, invest in youth, innovate products and services. that is plain, old fashioned "want to."


EXPLAYER
Member since Jul 2017
6049 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
Lived in Colorado for 2 years . You have nerve to say anything


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joeleblanc
Member since Jan 2012
2729 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
Right. OK. Gotcha.


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24nights
LSU Fan
NWLA
Member since Apr 2012
1252 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
So has cololibo


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alumni95
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2004
5521 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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yep. i've been all over. lived in the north and the west. br is as good as gets for food. never heard of someone arguing that point. other things about br, sure. food? no way.


Dude... BR is last place in a list of 3 cities including those 2 that are just 1 hour to the east and 1 hour to the west of BR. And it’s not even close.
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LSUstephen17
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Aug 2010
4762 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
You’re a loser


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bfniii
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
12944 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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BR is last place in a list of 3 cities including those 2 that are just 1 hour to the east and 1 hour to the west of BR.
you're not seriously suggesting laffy is on the same level as br. nola, sure. what's the third? slidell?


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fallguy_1978
LSU Fan
Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
15963 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
BR is pretty comparable to similar sized metros in the South like Little Rock, Birmingham, Mobile etc. Some good and some bad. The entire north side of the city is a war zone. Most of the southern half is decent to nice.

White flight to the burbs has been a thing for 30 years and continues to happen.
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Amadeo
Harvard Fan
Member since Jan 2004
2060 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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and 1 hour to the west of BR.

The over glorification of the food, culture and lifestyle of this particular insignificant city, is a phenomena on this board that I will never ever understand.


Just WOW!


morriscat2
Vanderbilt Fan
tennessee
Member since Jun 2012
1299 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
Red Stick ain’t that bad. Lot of good eating places. I ate a humungous hamburger under the interstate there.Can somebody tell me the name of that place? I forgot.


fallguy_1978
LSU Fan
Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
15963 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
Off of Perkins? Overpass Merchant or maybe George's
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BigTastey
Auburn Fan
Middle Georgia
Member since Feb 2019
1 post

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
Always love going to Red Stick even with our record there. Use to love parking off Highland at the chemistry building. Like the other schools we are now pushed out towards Walk Ins which is not a bad walk. Family lives in the Highland area and treat us right every trip. You are not a man until you tee off at daybreak Saturday morning before a night game at Santa Mara golf course with 6 foursome of Cajuns teeing off behind you and they haven’t been to bed since a Thursday! Mercy I love Baton Rouge!


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cajunbama
Florida Fan
Metairie
Member since Jan 2007
17630 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
What do you mean by “become”


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joeleblanc
Member since Jan 2012
2729 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
I’ll admit that it has gone downhill from back in day, but it’s STILL a much better place to live, raise a family and continue our way of life versus Baton Rouge. There really is no comparison. But I’ll play along. In what way is BR ‘better’


morriscat2
Vanderbilt Fan
tennessee
Member since Jun 2012
1299 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
George’s I believe. Biggest hamburger I ever seen.


fallguy_1978
LSU Fan
Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
15963 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
I've lived 39 of 41 years in the BR metro. It was a sleepy suburban feeling city that has big city problems now. It's really no different than most other similar sized cities in the South though. My wife is from Birmingham. Similar sized city and same problems.


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fallguy_1978
LSU Fan
Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
15963 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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George’s I believe. Biggest hamburger I ever seen.

An overpass near campus and not near the river? That was probably it. Signed dollar bills all over the ceiling? It's been there for decades.

BR is fine as long as you stay out of the areas that aren't. And you'll know it if you are in one


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junkfunky
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2011
27231 posts

re: Has Baton Rouge become a cesspool?
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I knew it was bad in the Sticks, but this is embarrassing. Baw.


retard

The reason for the turnover is because people are leaving BR for the "sticks".


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