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(MSN Autos)   The midwest is full of racists, gun nuts, and religous kooks   ( divider line
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2002-06-04 03:08:52 PM  
That article should be read aloud with the L.A. Riots as a visual backdrop. If I were lost, hurt, or in need, I would take my chances with the midwesterners anyday.

The enlighened left are the most judgmental hatefull people that I have ever seen. I do concede that the YT only real purpose is to provide disenchanted college sophomores an outlet and provide flamewars for the rest of us.
2002-06-04 03:10:51 PM  
Turn it up!
2002-06-04 03:11:49 PM  
Qonas: Yes! Michiganian Farkers unite! And please help get King John out of office.

Michigan is a wonderful, beautiful state, full of nice people and great travel destinations. Sure, we have our share of wackos, but who doesn't?
2002-06-04 03:12:18 PM  
I always wonder how many of the people who toss the term "draft-dodger" around actually served.
2002-06-04 03:12:54 PM  
You made one mistake. The south has very few white racists (south east at least). It does, however, have a massive amount of racist non-whites, which in all but the rural areas generally have the majority, and do everything they can to rape whitey out of his paycheck.
2002-06-04 03:14:16 PM  
The Midwest, as I've seen it, has always been defined by the Big 10. :) Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Missouri, maybe. And hear-hear to the poster who said that the Yellow Times' only purpose is to let disenchanted stoners piss all over common sense. Or, "provide disenchanted college sophomores an outlet", same bloody thing.
2002-06-04 03:15:12 PM  

darlin's until you've had a cousin climb up a university tower and take pot shots at the general populace, you can't really biatch about racists, gun nuts and religious kooks.

I hail from Austin, the rhinestone buckle of the bible belt and I gotta admit, most of Texas' charm comes from the fact that every sweet old lady you meet is packing more heat than Heston and will gladly shoot you dead in the street if you say one negative thing about Pat Robertson.

God Bless Texas
2002-06-04 03:18:07 PM  
Trowshep, WOOT! Michigan united! Heh, most definitely. Michigan's a beautiful state, filled with more friendly and helpful people than pretty much all the others. We're much more moderate, political-wise, and more level-headed. Our only problem? You guessed it, King f'n John Engler. You should've heard the rousing reception of "BOO"s when he visited my school...

Natax, you're probably right. I'm in Georgia now, and it seems to me that aside from the KKK, you've got blacks hating whites, whites succumbing to every little demand made to them (the changing of the Georgia state flag?), and the other ethnicities just kinda floating around.
2002-06-04 03:19:14 PM  
I've lived in the midwest my whole life (except the first two years in Germany) and I don't think I know one person who owns a gun, except a judge across the street who had an M-16 for home protection.
2002-06-04 03:19:50 PM  
...and yer point is?....
2002-06-04 03:20:16 PM  
"Still later, I understood that there is a connection between the fundamentalist obsession over the destruction of the world and Hitler's Götterdämmerung-destruction of Germany when his bid to rule Europe had failed. Nihilism is a common thread."

How is fundamentalism related to nihilism? Anyone? Aren't they really kinda the opposite? Nihilists express apathy toward traditional societal values, while fundamentalists embrace certain "values" to the fullest extent. Just a thought...
2002-06-04 03:20:29 PM  
According to this article:
-Buffalo is a "spiritual brother" of the midwest
-there's religious intolerance in the bible belt
-If you want to understand the midwest, look at Kansas of ~150 years ago and not anything since
-the Unabomber probably moved to Montana because it reminded him of the author's childhood camp
-The "remarkable" (remarkable that he's stayed alive this long) Robert Fisk understands why Afghanis tried to kill him, but can't understand why crazy John Malkovich would threaten him

Would Canada be willing to take all Yellowtimes writers?
2002-06-04 03:21:26 PM  
43, it's psycho idiots like that that give cool-headed, calm, and common sensed people who are Christian a bad name. Not to mention gun supporters and conservatives who actually, you know, think for themselves and have more than half a brain. There's no room for Robertson or Buchanan fanatcs in this world, but they also AREN'T representative of every single Christian, pro-gun, conservative. Neither is Dubya, much to your people's chagrin I'm sure. I wanted McCain.
2002-06-04 03:23:10 PM  
"Buffalo is a "spiritual brother" of the midwest"

That's a laugh. If we in Michigan aren't cracking our jokes about Canada or California or Florida, it's Buffalo we nail. ::Nod:: In good fun, of course. :P
2002-06-04 03:24:18 PM  
"The midwest is full of racists, gun nuts, and religous kooks"

Hey!!! As a former denizen of the Midwest, I can't abide this sort of libelous statement. It's DRUNKEN racists, gun nuts, and religious kooks.

There. That's better.
2002-06-04 03:25:23 PM  
And majority rules, right? So stay the fark out, hippies!!
2002-06-04 03:26:23 PM  
Obviously, ThunderPelvis wants a drunken boot up his arse. ::Readies the steel-toe::
2002-06-04 03:28:58 PM  
I grew up in the Kansas City area. My husband grew up in California and Florida. We live in Tallahassee now. My husband agrees 100% that when we leave Tallahassee, we are moving to Kansas City. There is simply no place else we'd rather live.
2002-06-04 03:31:14 PM  
I dont understand why the Author lumps crazy left wing communist extremists in with the gun-toting rednecks. Luke John Helder, Ted Kazynsky-they sure aint bible thumping gun toters.
2002-06-04 03:32:48 PM  
sounds alot like where I live, I live in Alabama
2002-06-04 03:33:30 PM  
...and damn proud of it.
2002-06-04 03:33:44 PM  

You sure are right about Kazynski, though his luddite ideas sure to reflect a lot of the preoccupations of the far left anti-globalizers.

fark THIS shiatE --> Gonna celebrate the Jubilee
2002-06-04 03:34:16 PM  
I think they mean the south.
2002-06-04 03:37:49 PM  
ARMY , how dare you point out that the liberals make mistakes like that! Of course they realize communist extremists are one of them! That's why they get all this news coverage, while that farcical story about how Dubya was "supposed to know" about 9/11 was tossed aside.
2002-06-04 03:38:27 PM  
You made one mistake. The south has very few white racists (south east at least). It does, however, have a massive amount of racist non-whites, which in all but the rural areas generally have the majority, and do everything they can to rape whitey out of his paycheck.

Yeah.. no racist whites here. Them attractive and successful African-Americans and gooks are out to get the white man! We gotta get some guns!

I live in the SE, and we're just chock full of the full-on confederate flag waving klan types and these wishy-washy "I'm not racist but..." types like natax. I don't know which I hate more.
2002-06-04 03:41:18 PM  
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2002-06-04 03:42:20 PM  
The Midwest is also full of people who will stop in a 30-below snowstorm for a total stranger to help pull them out of the ditch or at least let them use their cell phone. And people who will get together and have a pot-luck dinner benefit to raise money for a stranger who is in the hospital. It's full of people who will invite a total stranger into their home for a meal or for a place to stay for the night, and not ask for a penny in return. It's full of people who will not only give a few bucks to a homeless guy on the street, but go home, make sandwiches for him and bring them back to him (OK that one's pushing brother's just really, really generous sometimes. But all of the above have happened to myself or people I know, and all right here in the Midwest).

There's hateful people everywhere. There's also generous, kind people everywhere. Yellowtimes seems to have a really selective definition of the kind of open-arms tolerance they purport to be so gung-ho about when they print crap like this.
2002-06-04 03:42:59 PM  
The grass is always greener on the other side of the country, isn't it? Well, it should be GREENER in England considering it is the emerald isle and all, and indeed London is probably the most racially harmonious city in Europe. Still, you'd be hard pressed to find minorities represented in government -- 10 Downing Street just got its FIRST coloured minister here recently.

If I'm not mistaken, even Oklahoma has a black representative in the House. Hmmmmm..... wonder how many of those progressive leftists from back east... nah. Won't bother. Chuck Schumer is about as ethnic as they get.
2002-06-04 03:43:46 PM  
JonGrim , there is a difference between Klan types and people who show the Confederate flag. A BIG difference. Namely, most of the people with the Stars and Bars are not supporting the subjugation of an ethnicity. They are supporting their region's HERITAGE. Contrary to popular belief, the Civil War was NOT about slavery, it was about decades of North/South antagonism over tariffs, points of view, etc. Slavery was a minor point. Don't insult what you don't understand, alright? And sitting here in Augusta, I see fancy, sharp cars with booming stereos all being driven by "African-Americans". Normal or run-down cars normally have white people in them. Clothes? Well, yet again, "African-Americans" seem to be dressed up a whole lot more, with whites either going for a (females) whore-Abercrombie look or (male) conceited Abercrombie look. Not quite the high-point fashion of success. I suggest you re-examine about your surroundings.
2002-06-04 03:44:40 PM  
i agree candy pink, where I live is the same way, and proud of it
2002-06-04 03:44:45 PM  
i never knew what yellow times was... always thought it had something to do with those yellow skinned foreigners. but apparently not.

Today we live in an age of yellow journalism, where many of the mainstream news sources exploit, distort, and exaggerate the news to create sensations and attract readers. In a time where many injustices plague the world, finds it ridiculous that major news sources frequently publish television shows, such as Survivor, on their front pages.

In these "Yellow Times" that we live in, offers our readers an alternative to the exploitation of public figures, the distortion of real world problems, and the exaggeration of unimportant events. Since many world politicians are too cowardly to speak out against these injustices, decided in October of 2000 to expose these politicians to the public and inform the world of these injustices against humanity.
2002-06-04 03:45:28 PM  
seriously, never once did the mainstream media ever call Kazynsky a left wing extremist. And Helder was just called an anti-government extremist to invoke images of right wing militia's and whatnot, ignoring the fact that he was a leftist anarchist. Of course anytime a rightist extremist acts up, the media is quick to point it out and all the media pundits are asking "what can we do about these right wing extremists?" and what have you.

2002-06-04 03:47:25 PM  
Thank you, Candy Pink.
2002-06-04 03:48:36 PM  
CandyPink you are right on the money. Though, to fall in pride for the MidWest, there are more helpful and friendly people here than any other region, from what I've seen.

ARMY , you're more than correct, heh. You can replace "mainstream" media with "liberal" media, because that's exactly what it is; Call foul on the right-wing extremists and paint EVERYBODY who is in the Right in that color, but nix-nix on those left-wing ones, liberals are the shining glory of civilization, don't you know? /sarcasm
2002-06-04 03:51:05 PM  
Hell yeah the midwest is racist. I keep getting called a cracker when I walk down the street.
2002-06-04 03:52:22 PM  
IDGAF are you from Detroit too??!?!
2002-06-04 03:54:00 PM  
I have to say I am not remotely religious, the only guns me or anybody else I know owns shoot paintballs, and I could never be considered racist. Oh yeah I'm also not a conservative. I also live in Kansas which for the rest of you geography challenged folks out there is located in the heart of the midwest. I've been a fark reader for a long time but this is the first time I've posted. The fact the fark would post this sh*it with such a title and banner disgusts me. The fact that you easterners believe this sh*it just proves that you have never left your home.
2002-06-04 03:55:12 PM  
Unlike all the civilized, nonviolent types in say, Los Angeles or Miami :0P

At least it's a Yellowtimes article that's not entirely disconnected from reality. Way to go!!! Give the man a cookie!

Still, I have friends in Indiana and Illinois and they've not mentioned this sort of shiat to me. And they WOULD if they saw it first hand...
2002-06-04 03:55:50 PM  
Yellow times is nothing new. The far leftists like to think its all underground and against the mainstream. They just say directly what the mainstream media will only hint at. While CNN will call helder a "anti government extremist", yellow times will just come out and flatly call him a conservative. Or ted Kazaynsky somehow goes through years of media spotlight and is never once called a leftist, Yellowtimes is there to push him over to the right.

/rant <---this time i mean it
2002-06-04 03:56:25 PM  
Qonas: No, and I am SO sorry for you. Detroit is a cesspool.
2002-06-04 04:01:08 PM  
Hmm. he got his ass kicked in school, didnt like camp, and ran to Canada to dodge the draft.
sounds like a patriot to me. All i want to know is one issue: is he for or against dodgeball?
2002-06-04 04:02:15 PM  
06-04-02 02:56:23 PM RagweedDub


The opinion you have expressed would have enlightened me if I didn't already notice that the article, as well as most on the Yellow Times, was an opinion itself. It is very easy to be critical of someone's opinion.

Well, yeah, that's part of freedom of speech, free exchange of ideas and opinions, criticism included ... I guess I don't understand where you are going ...

It is an interesting point, though. Here we have a site which hosts articles critical of certain people in the midwestern United States - specifically, the gun-toters - and yet I haven't seen Yellow Times' writers be critical of al-Qaeda - a gun-toting, bomb-making religious group in its own right - for executing 3000 innocents in New York and Washington. Indeed, they ran articles being critical of Bush for supposedly "letting it happen," "what did he know and when did he know it," and other associated drivel. If Yellow Times' writers are going to be critical of the gun-toting, bomb-making, religious nutjobs in the Midwest, then they ALSO have to be JUST AS CRITICAL of al-Qaeda, its operatives, and its actions. If they don't, the writers are two-faced hypocrites; they are not maintaining a consistent argument ... and that sends their credibility all to hell.

Not that they had credibility anyway, mind you.
2002-06-04 04:03:12 PM  
This article, raging on and on about gun nuts and bombers, comes to you courtesy of the very same site that blames America for the WTC and Pentagon bombings by knife-wielding Arab radicals ...

yea no truth in that statement there
/sarcasm off
2002-06-04 04:08:13 PM  
BTW, many people like their guns so much because of deer is damn good eating.


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may qualify as a gun nut.
2002-06-04 04:19:07 PM  
Oops.... sorry for the double-post...
2002-06-04 04:19:33 PM  
Of course, those right-wing "rags" are the only place to get non-liberalized news nowadays. And I've found does a good job with that.
2002-06-04 04:20:15 PM  
Damnit, I bought an Armalite AR-180B for a reason.

Why can't I start seeing articles about Pennsylvania gun nuts? I demand credit where credit is due!
2002-06-04 04:21:43 PM  
IDGAF:Oh, I know, you're ever so much smarter.
2002-06-04 04:24:36 PM  
9/10; Very good point!

This just shows how out of touch the Yellows Times is. Having grown up in the east (Washingto D.C.) and traveled through out the west, I can say "in general" that the people in the Mid-west are the kindest, most considerate, salt of the earth people in the USA.
2002-06-04 04:26:09 PM  
kustomkid916 <---- racist gun nut from the south, but lives in the west
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