Ok, I know that some of you may live there, or may like Southie, but lets face it, the best view of South Bend Indiana is in your rear view mirror.
There's very little downtown SB, there's even less nightlife there than here in Kalamazoo. Mitch Daniels, governor of Indiana made a comment recently that "suggested that South Bend appears to be stagnant and falling behind and not doing the things it needs to do" and of course, that has the mayor of the Bend getting pissy.
Seriously, tell me one reason why a young college graduate would want to take a job in South Bend and buy a house there? Is it a 'cool city'? Does it have nightlife? Are there parks and recreational things to do in South Bend, like a network of trails or anything for biking, running, walking, etc?
Nope. About the only thing that South Bend has an abundance of is history. Yes, there are a lot of things that were 'formerly' located in South Bend. Bendix, Studebaker, Singer, Honeywell, and the South Bend Toy company are all long gone.
So for the SB mayor to whine because someone called out SB on the fact that it's pretty much lame, is just ridiculous. If anyone even wants to go shopping, they pretty much can't do it in SB, as the last Mall they had there closed several years ago. Folks there had the stupidity to get excited when they announced a Kohls was going to locate in SB. woo hoo.
Get over yourself SB, and spend some energy making the place cool, instead of whining when people call you out.