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TNVol 84 points ago +84 / -0

If you are moving to Nashville you're moving to more of the same. But welcome to TN y'all. VOTE RED.

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Major_Sleazebag [S] 32 points ago +32 / -0

Well I hope it’ll be better then the literal ground zero for antifa/blm riots. Most of downtown Portland is still boarded up or abandoned or covered in homeless and the schools teach CRT and will be masked next year too. I’m hoping where I’m moving to, like 30 min outside Nashville, it will be better 🤷‍♂️

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arkylady 29 points ago +29 / -0

I'm sure it's better than Portland, but be prepared to get involved and fight to move things in the right direction.

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anotherthing 4 points ago +4 / -0

It'll be better than Portland right now, but all it'll take is one cop shooting a black person committing a crime and that'll 180 pretty fucking fast. Louisville, Kentucky is much smaller than Nashville and look what's been going on there for the last year.

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America_No_1 13 points ago +13 / -0

It's 1000x better than Portland

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Harambee2k 12 points ago +12 / -0

If you can avoid traveling through Illinois. The state troopers have a tendency to harass out of state motorists. They claim to be looking for weapons or other shit.

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Bacon2x 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, take 55 south out of St. Louis and then 412 through Dyersburg TN. It's quicker that way

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Yofavstew 1 point ago +1 / -0

So. IL. Pede here. So long as you are only ~5 mph over the speed or so, you should be fine. Your route takes you on I-64 E, to I-57 S, to I-24 E. Keep in mind there is construction on that stretch of I-57, so slow down in those areas. (Basically stay with traffic to an extent, but don't be over 5 mph over posted limit) Expect plenty of traffic. Not LA or Atlanta levels, but, that stretch of I-57 is the second busiest 4 lanes in the country. To your original question, IMHO, anywhere 20 miles east of St. Louis, and you are in the South. Especially anywhere south of Mt. Vernon IL where you hit I-57. It's solidly red down here. If you want to wait, then, at the latest, when you cross the Ohio River at Paducah KY. Then, you are officially in the South.....

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Dieselslacker 12 points ago +12 / -0

30 min outside nashvegas is nice country

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Jack_Burton 8 points ago +8 / -0

Nashville has a school problem, housing crisis, and the joggers like to shoot people randomly on the interstates. And be aware, I -24 is randomly blocked by a bunch of ricer bros doing donuts... but hey, hot chicken !

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Afeazo 23 points ago +23 / -0

Nah fuck voting red, vote MAGA candidates only.

Fuck. The. GOP.

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TNVol 4 points ago +4 / -0

Agree.

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whraglyn 21 points ago +21 / -0

Too true, alas...

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TNVol 18 points ago +18 / -0

If you ever road trip to East Tennessee, I'll buy you a beer. Or hook you up with some real moonshine. Yee Haw!

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DonnieTurnip 4 points ago +4 / -0

I just moved to east tennessee and I failed to notice I was moving to a beer only county.

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TNVol 3 points ago +3 / -0

What county is that.

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DonnieTurnip 1 point ago +1 / -0

Monroe

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Jack_Burton 4 points ago +4 / -0

Not quite Portland. Broadway is hoppin

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rcstl 39 points ago +40 / -1

Stop in STL, burial place of Rush and a gateway to the West and the South.

Also, when the women service people say "Can I help you hon or sweety?" you're here! haha

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Sockbag 3 points ago +3 / -0

Maybe don't stop. Maybe just wipe away a tear as you continue driving I255 south around the city. Safety first.

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rcstl 3 points ago +3 / -0

I didn't think of that because I carry everyday. The Calvary Cematary is in Indian Country. Better off driving around.

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basedbusdriver 29 points ago +29 / -0

Holy Grail: 412 North Sunset Blvd. Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Home of Rush Limbaugh

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AsaNisiMAGA 8 points ago +8 / -0

We went to Cape Girardeau for the eclipse a couple years back. How did I miss this?!? Guess we'll be making another trip there in the future. Nicest people I've ever met. Worth a visit for sure.

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Omni420 29 points ago +29 / -0

Welcome to TN. Vote right.

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patriotfortrump 23 points ago +23 / -0

Nashville is better than Portland but by how much i cant say.

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Major_Sleazebag [S] 14 points ago +14 / -0

By a factor of say 100 plus nights of violent riots?

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chuckachookah 7 points ago +7 / -0

No riots.

But it’s fucked too; like LA mentality. Fucktards aplenty.

Chattanooga is better.

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Dieselslacker 3 points ago +3 / -0

Shh. I miss riverbend

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Jack_Burton 2 points ago +2 / -0

The Nashville upper class like to think of themselves as the “LA of the South” but I’ll give the mayor credit on one point, I think he recently increased the police budget.

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murph1953 2 points ago +2 / -0

I liked Lebanon but that was along time ago, small town with a square. Murfreesboro?

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Jack_Burton 4 points ago +4 / -0

Steer clear of Antioch, Shelbyville, and I’d recommend only going to downtown during reasonable hours.

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kfh14 1 point ago +1 / -0

Why? Do you know anything about Johnson city?

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Jack_Burton 4 points ago +4 / -0

Downtown has a lot of bad guys with guns. I say guys but what I mean is teenagers, randomly shooting and killing nurses on I-40, a budding country start wash shot and killed in his yard, road rage shootings, etc. just goes to channel 5 website and you’ll see a boatload of diversity acting out.

Johnson City is further East and I don’t know much about it other than it looks like a early stage Raleigh. If there’s a college there, watch out, if not, it looks pretty good.

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kfh14 3 points ago +3 / -0

Thanks a lot! For the last year I’ve been trying to gather info on the more rural suburbs or Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga in hopes of relocating so I very much appreciate your response.

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Jack_Burton 2 points ago +2 / -0

Eagleville, Chapel Hill, Clarksville, Bell Buckle, Primm Springs, Wartrace are recommended. Close enough enough to Nashville for occasional concerts or farmers markets, far enough to have liberty to prosper and form communities.

Add LaVerne to the “don’t even visit” list.

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kfh14 1 point ago +1 / -0

Haha, what’s wrong with LaVerne?

And thanks again! We’ll check those out over our next few trips.

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Chosimbaone 2 points ago +2 / -0

ETSU is in Johnson city

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kfh14 1 point ago +1 / -0

Is that a good or bad thing? 🤔

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Chosimbaone 1 point ago +1 / -0

It was a good thing 25 years ago. It was a nice small state college. Now I don't know. However the county that it's in was 80% so odds are in your favor.

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Chosimbaone 3 points ago +3 / -0

Nashville is the LA of musicians. So you get the same kind of watered down society. It's not quite as bad since looks aren't everything in music, but you take my point.

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RobHatmaker 21 points ago +21 / -0

Tennessee border.

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whraglyn 16 points ago +16 / -0

Whatever point on your route is closest to the Sacred Soil of Texas, pede.

Unless you already have good Nashville life all lined up perfect, this deeply-Georgia-rooted pede based in Austin since '81ish says Texas is the sole remaining repository of actual real true America, as well as of Dixie.

Texas in general will boom and only boom for at least the next 15-20 yrs, and CenTex, Waco down I35 to San Antonio, will over the next 30-40 yrs boom so hitech that Silicon Valley will just dry up as they all move here, lol.

Can't lose in Texas, pede; and you sound like just the sort of blue refugee who would almost instantly become Texan once you get here, so no worries about you voting anything but the bloodiest of red, lol.

...riiiight?

Every Day I Get On My Knees And I Thank God I Live In TEXAS

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Major_Sleazebag [S] 15 points ago +15 / -0

Tried to talk my baby momma into Tx but had to compromise on TN just to get out of Oregon. Wish me luck

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NC_patriot 10 points ago +10 / -0

You'll love TN.

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infeststation 3 points ago +3 / -0

I’ve been looking into nc but something about tn always felt right. Leaving nnj

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GrayManNumber333 7 points ago +7 / -0

Godspeed! And don’t forget to OC every day, it’s the law.

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rcstl 5 points ago +5 / -0

American by birth, Texan by the grace of God.

I'm doing my damnedest to get there! But Missouri is pretty based.

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Txponi 3 points ago +3 / -0

Took me 50 years to get here, God Bless the free state of Texas

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murph1953 4 points ago +4 / -0

didn't the Tennesse "volunteers" go to Texas to assist?

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whraglyn 3 points ago +3 / -0

Touche', my pede!

A certain Davy Crockett foremost among those pedes, bro!

Proud to see that SpiritOfAthens yet shines brightly over The Volunteer State!

;-)

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Jack_Burton 4 points ago +4 / -0

Mississippi still has plenty of Dixie left.

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whraglyn 3 points ago +3 / -0

As well as the best of DixieLand Southern Hospitality!

Truly warm and gracious folks, esp to we just passing through!

Hotel staff, store clerks, even Smalmart bluevests; just the nicest sweetest gentle-est Mayberry RFD, folks anyone could hope to meet!

:-)

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Throwaway_Test 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes, Texas is not in Dixie.

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Patriotparty1971 4 points ago +4 / -0

Don't forget about us in Florida. We're fighting the fight and Ron is leading the charge.

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whraglyn 2 points ago +2 / -0

And showing up just how RINO is our own #SpinelessGregAbbott as centerlines his cripplechair preeeeecisely down what he thinks is the exact centerline of 'moderate', 'thoughtful' republican base approval, and that solely for his very obvious '24 or '28 or '32 roll of his cripplechair right on into WH.

DeSantis is a MAGAHulkSMASH sort of my kind, lol!

OutMAGAs even GEOTUD PDJT occasionally!

Based

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FFFF!!!

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RashidaTlaibsClit 14 points ago +15 / -1

Ive heard Tennessee is full.

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whraglyn 8 points ago +8 / -0

Now, now; he does say he wants to honor The South asap, lol.

Sounds like a red pede to me, bro...

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Major_Sleazebag [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

I guess it isn’t, and even a smart mouthed beta male like myself had no trouble getting in 😘

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Jack_Burton 1 point ago +1 / -0

Work towards being delta while you’re here

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Jack_Burton 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well but MuH cOnsTrucTion WorkeRs fOr HoMe BuIlDinG SURge!!

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FORMERCHILDSTAR 9 points ago +9 / -0

The beauty of your rout is once you get out of Portland you're pretty much 80% in solid red areas. But to answer your question, once you get to Missouri I'd find a nice quiet place to pull over and thank God for giving you an opportunity to breath in some freedom, and be around like minded patriots.

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Dieselslacker 3 points ago +3 / -0

Was going to say this. TN native, it's a great place.

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magnokor 8 points ago +8 / -0

When you get to East Oregon, which has voted in a nonbinding way, which wants to be West Idaho.

Wyoming, as long as there isn't a Cheney ranch around.

Some possible points for the anti-commie stuff.

You probably don't want to use an exit that says East St. Louis.

The South?

Maybe use the Mason-Dixon Line.

That does mean when you enter Missouri.

Using an unofficial line extension from a long time ago.

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Spotlight 8 points ago +8 / -0

Somewhere somebody will hold the gas station door open for you and say "oh excuse me" then your here.

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NotAPuma 8 points ago +8 / -0

Stop by Missouri when you hit the Missouri River, plenty of German Wineries.

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blueladypede 6 points ago +6 / -0

Kneeling is for commies. Stand up straight.

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Major_Sleazebag [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

I agree but I’m just a shriveled starved beta male raised on the grey water of communism, so to stand before the glory of actual freedom is too much for my weak constitution. After I get some meat in me and bulk up and get a sweet tan I MAY be ready to stand

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blueladypede 3 points ago +3 / -0

You can still stand even if you're shriveled and starved and a beta male.

Kneeling before freedom is counterintuitive.

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conservativeyuppie 1 point ago +1 / -0

No it's not, the commies just co-opted that like they do everything because they can't create an idea to save their lives. I kneel in church during Mass and when I pray. I imagine OP would want to kneel before he reaches down to kiss the ground of wherever is not Portland.

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blueladypede 1 point ago +1 / -0

You're kneeling before God. You're not kneeling before Freedom. You don't kneel in front of Freedom.

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

I took it as he’s kneeling before God for his opportunity to finally embrace true freedom

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conservativeyuppie 1 point ago +1 / -0

Oh and btw another point on commies stealing shit, if you visit Mount Vernon, George Washington's home, you'll find that his decor on the walls and ceilings included A LOT of sickles and other farm equipment that's come to be associated with commies. Dude was absolutely obsessed with farming and that's all he ever wanted to talk about or decorate his house with. He's probably spinning in his grave over how the commies pilfered that symbolism too.

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BreadPitt 6 points ago +6 / -0

honestly you could do it as soon you got through the cascades. Its a shame Portland ruins it for the rest of the truly based oregonians. I used to do a lot of datacenter work in umatilla and boardman where youre driving throught...that drive is great, beautiful state...fucking shame libtards ruined it. good for you for getting out of that godless hell hole

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2fat2queerious 5 points ago +5 / -0

The minute you get out of Portland

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wethedownvoted 4 points ago +4 / -0

Shiloh, TN

Where Grant/Sherman became the Batman/Robin of reality

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Danedad 4 points ago +4 / -0

I don't trust anything above I-10

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Jack_Burton 3 points ago +3 / -0

I don’t trust New Orleans

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SweetTeaPatriot 4 points ago +4 / -0

When you hit the Tennessee border. I would say when you get to Arkansas if you were taking a more Southern route.

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DeadOverRed 4 points ago +4 / -0

You're going to love Tennessee!

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Ben45 4 points ago +4 / -0

As someone who is inches away from just saying fuck it and going down to TN from up north, please let me know.

I think the mason dixie line is too far north to constitute the stop, maybe WV would be appropriate

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kfh14 1 point ago +1 / -0

How are the taxes? Income and property?

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LilBuddyRem 4 points ago +4 / -0

Congrats on moving, it’s for the best. I moved out of Portland too. But I have a warning for you.

No matter where you go, even in redneck territory, these marxists will follow you. It won’t be as bad as Portland now, but you’ll see the rainbow flag, BLM flag, and eventually communists flags follow. There’s only so much running can do, and it’s not a long term solution.

Learn to stand proud, get in touch with the community around you, go to church, go to the shooting range, and be ready to defend your land, rights and life.

God bless you

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infeststation 2 points ago +2 / -0

This is why I don’t want to leave northern NJ. I love where I am and honestly the people aren’t even as liberal as I’m constantly told they are. Everyone is sick of these crazy taxes and is being driven out. Tennessee looks beautiful but how many people can move there before it turns to crap.

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BlueEyesWhiteMullet 4 points ago +4 / -0

Probly around Missouri. Once you pass the first Confederate flag you've made it. Welcome to God's Country.

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Throwaway_Test 3 points ago +3 / -0

There are painfully few of those anymore :-(

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Donarudo_Taranpu 4 points ago +4 / -0

Technically Missourah but we don't like them representing "The South" so hold out for the Kentucky border and get ready to kiss my grits! You can start saying "kiss my grits" and "y'all" when y'all get to Missourah; we'll call that a compromise.

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overblod 4 points ago +5 / -1

Tennessee is fast becoming the next Phoenix or Denver, neocons and pseudo patriots moving there is troves... Not sure how long the republican leadership will be able to hold on. Good luck

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Jack_Burton 4 points ago +4 / -0

I met an ex-policeman from Huntington Beach... moved his family and daughters family here because HB was going down. Super based, great fellow.

A lot of the carpetbaggers are packing guns and American flags with them.

However, all is not well.... Franklin, a quaint city south of Nashville known for being the center of Christian music (when it was big) is having their very first Pride parade this month. Complete with a story time tent.

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overblod 4 points ago +4 / -0

I don't have much information, but going by the news, I see people like Ben Shapiro moving there, now Oracle opening office there, that spells trouble.

I live in south Texas, I see what these commie moving to Austin and Dallas and completely terraforming the place... It spells nothing but trouble, they are taking over everything, there will be no red states left sooner than I expected.

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Swampy 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'd say the Mason Dixon line would be wholly appropriate considering your pilgrimage. And welcome to the south.

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based_illinoisan 3 points ago +3 / -0

Probably somewhere in Missouri well before you get to St. Louis

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MuhNameJeff 3 points ago +3 / -0

Best of luck pede! Make sure to find a good church when you get there. Great way to make new friends!

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boomerbutnotOKBoomer 3 points ago +3 / -0

Just hang a right and come to Arizona. No tolls at all. We need all the pedes we can get. The commiefornians are showing up in droves like they're on assignment. If those idiots were told to shoot themselves in the foot to "SAVE THE DAMOCRACHY! THEY WOULD DO IT. We have lots of patriots here. Just don't go to Tucson or Flagstaff.

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GameStonks 3 points ago +4 / -1

Feel free to kiss American soil when you enter Idaho

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Hunter_loves_2_feet 3 points ago +4 / -1

Eat some Nashville hot chicken for me then spend the night at the Opryland hotel.

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SanFranShitty 3 points ago +3 / -0

Driving through Nebraska is such a drag. Good luck and congratulations on the move

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fjzappa 3 points ago +3 / -0

Honestly, once you get out of Multnomah County, you should be fine. It's MAGA-land from there to Nashville.

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Basehobo 3 points ago +3 / -0

Idaho.

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Women4Trump2020 3 points ago +3 / -0

I’d say once you get out of Oregon and into red Idaho, kiss the ground, you are beginning your journey into freedom.

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MelBarrett 2 points ago +2 / -0

Macon Dixon Line

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NvCrone 2 points ago +2 / -0

Stop at the OR-Idaho border and knock the dust from your feet.

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RyanUpCreek 2 points ago +2 / -0

Cheatham County line

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PillarOfWisdom 2 points ago +2 / -0

Make sure to take in the sights in East St Louis. You get the beauty of St Louie with the shitholeness of Illinois all in one place.

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Kashim11 2 points ago +2 / -0

When you cross over into Idaho.

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SCP0073 2 points ago +2 / -0

You should just stop and stay in Idaho.

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B33RGUT 2 points ago +2 / -0

Just stop once you get to Kansas

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Chosimbaone 2 points ago +2 / -0

Idaho or better will work.

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RoosterRaiser 2 points ago +2 / -0

North Missouri has a southern culture that stumps scientist. We have a modified southern drawl & vernacular. I never knew it until I went to college & everyone thought I was from Dixie.

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Ivleeeg 2 points ago +2 / -0

When you hit Idaho.

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paramour 2 points ago +2 / -0

Florida. 🌴😎 🍹

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chahn1138 2 points ago +2 / -0

I bet that you'll feel it start not long after leaving the Coastal area.

Really. Probably just before you leave the State.

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tedandlisa123 2 points ago +2 / -0

You will pass through Boise, Salt Lake, Denver, St. Louis. All commie areas.

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TDW4CBD 2 points ago +2 / -0

Rock springs, Wyoming would be a good place to do that. Maybe even a bit earlier in the mountains of Utah east of SLC.