Tuesday, May 12, 2015

HOME OF JOE BIDEN'S BURNING CULM DUMP ODYSSEY: Gallup polled the residents of 100 US metro areas and asked them how proud they were of their hometowns.  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre came in last.

(Top 5: Des Moines, Greenville, Asheville, Provo, and Raleigh; Youngstown, Stockton, Fresno, and Toledo complete the bottom 5.)


  1. Benner9:14 PM

    Having spent some time in Des Moines that is zero surprise. It's actually really nice! (but it ain't Paris.)

  2. Des Moines. The only city where I was nearly thrown out of a hotel.

  3. Maggie8:22 AM

    I'm actually a little surprised about Toledo. While it has a lot of the issues of larger cities in the region (e.g., Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh), I've found people there (including me) are fiercely proud of the city.

  4. Adam B.10:48 AM

    I believe you're required to elaborate.

  5. When I was in college, the national intercollegiate mock trial championship was in Des Moines, and we were celebrating after finishing competition, with about 20 people in a fairly small hotel room. Apparently, the hotel personnel found this inappropriate and threatened to kick us all out.

  6. Watts4:53 PM

    Greenville is a little gem of a city.