A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 25, 2019
California: Commiefornia (nickname)

"Coomiefornia” or “Commie-fornia” (communist + California) is a term that has been used by those who believe that the state of California is a socialist paradise (for better or worse). The term “Commiefornia” has been printed on many images.

“Commie-fornia” was posted on the newsgroup misc.consumers.house on January 4, 1994. “Commiefornia” was posted on the newsgroup alt.games.air-warrior on March 18, 1997. The “Commiefornia” nickname has been popular with gun rights advocates.


Wiktionary: Commiefornia
Etymology
Blend of commie +‎ California
Proper noun
Commiefornia

1. (slang, derogatory) The US state of California, regarded as excessively politically liberal, extreme far left, or communist.

Google Groups: misc.consumers.house
K-Mart vs Hechinger prices (Wash DC)
Eric Perozziello
1/4/94
(...)
I’ve found (out here in commie-fornia) that Home DEpot usually has everyday prices lower than the others’ sale prices.

Google Groups: alt.games.air-warrior
Con 97 Web Site
COOPER
3/18/97
(...)
Besides - I’ve made it 31 years and 14 days without having set foot in Commiefornia - I don’t wanna break my winning streak..

Google Groups: rec.guns
Regrets about guns sold?
gste...@inficad.com
12/4/00
(...)
There are a few I regret selling due to value lost, quite a few during a traumatic move from Commiefornia to Arizona 16 years ago

Google Groups: alt.politics
only in commiefornia
theguyonthebike
11/24/04
http://www.reuters.com/printerFriendlyPopup.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6911883

Urban Dictionary
Commiefornia
what “california” has turned into. Everything is now banned there. BUT they still have Gay rights
I can’t buy bullets from Commiefornia BUT i can buy a Double Headed Purple Prostate Pleaser!
by Moo3y March 29, 2005

24 April 2005, New York (NY) Times, “Many Say End of Firearm Ban Changed Little” by Deborah Sontag, pg. 1, col. 3:
The model ban, gun-control advocates say, is a comprehensive one in California (referred to as “Commiefornia” on some gun enthusiast Web sites).

Google Books
Avenging Storm
By Maurice Mayben
Bandon, OR: Robert D. Reed Publishers
2011
Pg. 302:
His semi-automatic FN was completely legal in Nevada, but Commie-fornia had its own definition; any firearm that was black and ugly was deemed an ‘assault weapon.’

Urban Dictionary
Commiefornia
A term referring to California and its left leaning policies resembling a communist state.
I cant buy an AR-15 in Commiefornia
Its illegal to ‘misgender’ someone in commiefornia

#politics#communism#guns#gang#california#la
by SummerBoi?! May 29, 2018

YouTube
BREAKING: FIRES RETURN AS COMMIE-FORNIA IS PLUNGED INTO DARKNESS
October 25, 2019
STRANGER THAN FICTION NEWS
It looks like the beginning of the end for those living on the West Coast…

Posted by Barry Popik
Other ExpressionsOther States • Friday, October 25, 2019 • Permalink