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An infernal peninsula, jutting out the southeast edge of the U.S.A. like a disgusting tumour. It consists mainly of weak people from the Northeast and Midwest who left classy, excellent areas like New York, Chicago, or Connecticut, their children who were raised here or forced here and are getting out at the first opportunity possible, native Floridians who are a bunch of miserable hicks and wear camo jackets and crap to high school, and immigrants who stay here because this is where they happen to be, and would probably get out very quickly if they found out what the rest of the country has to offer.

The political system of the State is atrocious. There's no income tax, so the State Gov't. gets all its money from sales and real-estate tax. This has many effects.

For example, the educational-system condemns the poor children of this State to recieve a quality of education and schooling that would be considered remarkable sub-par for such a developed country. Class sizes are commonly 35+ and even hit 40 quite commonly, and the teachers are paid such rubbish that many have to live with their parents or rely on their spouse for monetary support. Low pay results in many highly-capable individuals to be turned away from the job. So teacher quality is some of the worst you will find anywhere in the country.

The government having no money also results in a wait time of at least two to three weeks for power if a hurricane hits you. The hurricane months of August-October can easily get as hot as in the middle of the summer, so this situation results in the utter misery of picking rotten food out of the fridge, begging for the power to come back for the A/C to give you some release.

Oh and if a road is being built, take your estimate of how long it'll take to build, and triple it, and you're heading in the right direction.

With anything funded by the State government, just expect the worst every time, in any category, whether education, infrastructure, management, incompetence is the norm. Just come to expect it.

As for natural beauty, there is nothing to be found here. Florida literally has the flattest, most dull landscape, of anywhere you will see in the entire country. Kansas may be flat too, but at least it's scenic in it's own way, Florida is just a huge, swampy sandbar that was developed on for the masochists who moved here. The natural vegetation is just a mix of swampy shrubs and trees adapted for the muggy climate. Entirely dull and uninteresting.

The weather is also, yes, too hot. If you want a nice climate, you don't have to go to the muggiest place in the country. People in cold climates think they want one extreme instead of the other, but never realise somewhere in the middle makes more sense. There's too hot, and too cold, and Florida is too hot. There's no variety to the seasons, just one, sunny and muggy. Or rainy and muggy sometimes. The only bearable months of the year are perhaps December-February. The snowbirds often come during these months, and mistakenly come to believe that the weather is tolerable year around, and get stuck here.
"We were thinking of moving to Florida"
"Don't"
by d.c.r. September 14, 2009
 
29.
Say what you want about Florida's psuedo-southern status and education system, but just remember: We have Harry Potter world.
Jim, you went to Florida instead of Puerto Rico for Spring Break. I can't be seen with you.

Does Puerto Rico have butterbeer? I have no shame.
by UnicornBob April 01, 2011
 
30.
Beaches and bitches
Florida is the best in the world
by strangiero September 21, 2003
 
31.
Two words that you end up with when you put a space between the 'O' and 'R' in 'Florida'.
Dude #1: Dude, I went to Florida last month.

Dude #2: Don't you mean Flo Rida?
by SSimmeee February 25, 2009
 
32.
nigga wit no flo
we shud crucify flo rida, nelly, and the rest of them busta ass niggas and resurrect hip hop from the dead
by billups1 July 04, 2011
 
33.
A place where you will see more hispanic people then cuba. Alot of sun. People who live in florida there whole life dont get sunburnt. Not as many old people as most people think. They all live in north florida. which is amazingly boring. Alott of sexy people :] Most of the girls where flip-flops year round.
I want to go to florida. Its fuckin dope.
by Nenaa September 08, 2007
 
34.
A northern state that over time drifted to the south. A state that is filled with 80 year olds driving 35 on the interstate in Cadillacs and Buicks.
Sam wanted to visit Florida for the hot girls but all he saw was saggy old ladies in one piece bathing suits.
by cbg0990 June 24, 2009
 
35.
My own personal hell. A place for the newly wed, and the nearly dead. It's an okay vacation spot, but when you move here, you'll see it's not exactly paradise. It's not as pretty as you might think. There's absolutely nothing to do, and no one to meet. Unless you're visiting a retirement home. The beaches ae nice, but even that gets old. Huricanes are the worst. It ains all summer long. The seasons don't change. It's just hot, really fucking hot, and somewhat chilly. More humidity and moisture in the air than a damn sauna. America's penis.
You live in Florida? Sucks to be you.
by WeWereInfinite June 11, 2010