Reader: Boulder Can't Be America's Happiest City, Because Progressives Hate Themselves

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Our post about a list of America's happiest mid-size cities noted that Boulder didn't make the cut even though it had landed atop previous rosters for happiest cities of any size. Our commenters responded with a variety of views about the town, including this particularly harsh one.

See also: Movoto's Ten Happiest Mid-Sized U.S. Cities -- and the Colorado City That's Not Boulder on It

fishingblues writes:

Everyone knows progressives can't stand themselves. They love to whine and moan and wring their hands and tell others what to do, but while their little hearts bleed they are filled with self-loathing.

Jazus! Loony, loopy liberals -- go figure.

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Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

I know. They are more intelligent than you or the majority of Westword readers.

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

"Newfag?" This ain't one of your late night 4chan fap sessions, little Aedro.

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

It IS true that basement dwelling liberTARDians regularly paint others that don't readily succumb to their Friedmanite/Randian fantasies as "lovers of big bad gubmint" and "anti-freedom," and it's very likely due to self-loathing (given that taken their ideology to its logical extreme, they're very much authoritarians in their own right).

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

Hahahahaha bitch-made. Who are you? Dmx? Do you live in 2003? Step your troll game up, newfag.

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

Clowning bitch-made motherfuckers like you is merely for cheap amusement, little Aedro. Suck it up.

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

"you have no idea what your talking about" Spoken like a true Paultard.

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

Yea you really rustled my jimmies. Try trolling without a sock account and maybe some idiot might give a shit what you have to say.

Dustin Nelson
Dustin Nelson

Do I believe life exists on other planets? Yes. Are they visiting us ? Why would they? And Jonah you have no idea what your talking about

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

Clearly, something has struck a vital nerve with thee, little Aedro.

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

As a liberTARDian, you also believe little mysterious gray men are coming to take away your penile replacements. (Anyone else notice the irony of some self-proclaimed "defender of liberty" who purportedly supports unions?)

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

Do you have anything better to do than necropost on Westword articles? You are a pathetic troll. Learn2internet, newfag.

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

No...that's just the aroma of Cheetos, Mt Dew, and gummy worms mixed with your already horrendous breath after a marathon WoW session.

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

...and now, he phanseez himselph uh Grahammer Not-see two büt!!

David Madrid
David Madrid

Completely and totally the CU young republicans club is only maybe a couple dozen students. It's only happy to the media and socialists!

Suzanne Houston Nash
Suzanne Houston Nash

And "The happiest ______ in the US, hemisphere, world", is some guy`s opinion. If you`re miserable in Boulder, what do you care if some dork calls it the happiest city?

Suzanne Houston Nash
Suzanne Houston Nash

Every time I see an article with the headline in the form of a question, the answer is NO.

David Behrns
David Behrns

From what I've seen boulder people are pretty damn happy

Randy Robinson
Randy Robinson

LoL If Boulder's "progressive," we got problems....

Scott M Deppe
Scott M Deppe

Boulder sucks if you get your head out of your ass you would figure that out . And by the way take a shower . See how many people like this

Jimmy Hersh
Jimmy Hersh

Peoples Republic of Boulder!! Just a bunch of fart sniffing hippies!! Even worse than San Francisco!! I'm in Denver and I can smell the smug from here!!

Marcos Villareal
Marcos Villareal

A city full of rich white people and college kids is considered "progressive"? How much white privilege has been unconsciously (or consciously) inserted in this statement?

Val Justin G
Val Justin G

Boulder was on some list about being the skinniest city too and who cares what lady says, is she mayor or some some kind of importance to a city?

Matthew Thompson
Matthew Thompson

Yes, feed me your sweet, delicious liberal tears! They give nourishment to my blackened, abysmal soul. I relish in your butthurt, as do my satanic Republican overlords. Bush 2016

Skye Cameron
Skye Cameron

Bahahahaha! Westword...becoming the go to read for teahadists everywhere!!!!

Alden Condict
Alden Condict

Any political extreme is just subject to hypocrisy whether it be liberal or conservative, Jonah.

Jeff Otterson
Jeff Otterson

Boulder is a bunch of white people patting each other on the back, congratulating themselves on what a great job they're doing... Good for youuuuu!

Chris P Johnson
Chris P Johnson

and I thought this was going to be a contemplation free Monday...

Rodger Sherman
Rodger Sherman

It IS true that progressives are often SJWs that regularly "check their privilege" but I don't know if that's self hatred

Amanda McGregor
Amanda McGregor

Stereotypes are how we should determine the well being of an entire city. Fact!

Chris Motley
Chris Motley

Health nazis, self centered soccer moms, granola conspiracists, and Grateful Dead t-shirts everywhere... Boulder sucks.

Louis Cruz Jr.
Louis Cruz Jr.

I'd rather live in beautiful Boulder then fracking in some right wing town in Oklahoma!

Matty Durgin
Matty Durgin

"we're absolutely fine with change as long as everything stays the same."

John Wolfe
John Wolfe

Westword needs to understand that "content" doesn't mean "any crap someone comments back with"

Clara Madrid
Clara Madrid

Not true. Maybe the high cost of living would be an issue for Boulder but the people are content and happy.

Dustin Nelson
Dustin Nelson

As a libertarian I think both sides are statist arseholes so what's the point.

Kevin Doyle
Kevin Doyle

Reading his comment it's clear to see that the guy has some real issues.

Gary White
Gary White

If he isnt a progressive, how would he know if they are self hating or not? sounds like projection to me

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

And here is the Philly phag displaying yet again his undeserved sense of moral superiority to bitch about others and also enable "article promotion." Derp

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

As if Monday mornings aren't stressful enough, here is Michael Roberts to stir the piss pot once again by presenting with more idiotic wing nut blathering from some random basement dweller.

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

I disagree. Dig a little deeper, psychologically, and you'll discover a hefty portion of these wing nuts are highly self-loathing. For examples, hardcore closet cases continually struggling to deny their latent desires and those loudmouth racist scumbags who have an odd obsession on the lifestyles of many minority women, such as the endless bashing of the First Lady's mere likeness by ideological cranks. I present to you exhibit A: Adam Drotar.

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