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2012-11-05 12:04:35 PM  
Ohio can't touch Florida
 
2012-11-05 12:05:52 PM  
As someone who lived in Ohio for eight years, I completely agree. The entire state, much like Florida and Texas, ought to be disenfranchised until they drag their IQ up to double-digits.
 
2012-11-05 12:06:17 PM  
Are the mods just green lighting everything submitted to the politics tab today?
 
2012-11-05 12:06:32 PM  
FTA:
To those who know it well, in a way the Census Bureau only could if it were based in Akron or Sandusky, the soul of Ohio is its utter soullessness.

Well. That escalated quickly.
 
2012-11-05 12:06:55 PM  
Aw c'mon. Give them this at least. After all, they're stuck there in Ohio. Don't take this away from them. It's all they've got in life.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-05 12:07:02 PM  
Unless Ohio picks a Republican for president then it's fine. Amirite New Republic?
 
2012-11-05 12:07:41 PM  
As a hoosier who spent a LOT of time in Ohio, I totally agree...
 
2012-11-05 12:08:55 PM  
Ohio isn't picking the president, New York and California are.

Ohio is just a fluffer.
 
2012-11-05 12:09:15 PM  
Oh, they mad.
 
2012-11-05 12:09:31 PM  
There are two good buckeyes: one is a confection and the other is my wife
 
2012-11-05 12:10:10 PM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Oh, they mad.


And you seem ok too
 
2012-11-05 12:10:59 PM  
I'd much prefer Ohio than the Deep South and Appalachia, which hold over a quarter of the electoral votes necessary to reach 270.
 
2012-11-05 12:12:01 PM  
Some fool in Cleveland, that could not even name the Vice President, should not be the one pocking the next president.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-05 12:12:04 PM  

Kyndig: As a hoosier who spent a LOT of time in Ohio, I totally agree...


Indiana is A LOT worse than Ohio.

They have bought Rmoney's and Lie'n Ryan's schtick completely.

Don't count on a Hoosier to be a deep thinker.
 
2012-11-05 12:12:33 PM  

Granny_Panties: Are the mods just green lighting everything submitted to the politics tab today?


It's Apocalypse Eve! Don't grinch it for us.
 
2012-11-05 12:12:34 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Ohio can't touch Florida


This.

Florida is pretty much a coin toss. Obama wins Florida he wins the election.
 
2012-11-05 12:13:45 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: As someone who lived in Ohio for eight years, I completely agree. The entire state, much like Florida and Texas, ought to be disenfranchised until they drag their IQ up to double-digits.


As an Ohio resident for almost the last 20 years, I wholeheartedly agree.
 
2012-11-05 12:15:35 PM  
Overzealous....lawn ornamentation??

www.pageaday.com
 
2012-11-05 12:17:19 PM  

Sneakernets: FTA:
To those who know it well, in a way the Census Bureau only could if it were based in Akron or Sandusky, the soul of Ohio is its utter soullessness.

Well. That escalated quickly.


What's important is that we kept our heads on a swivel.
 
2012-11-05 12:18:42 PM  
The Yellows Springs has carved out a nice little enclave of non-Derp. Other than that, yeah .... no offense Harvey.
 
2012-11-05 12:18:46 PM  

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Lost Thought 00: Ohio can't touch Florida

This.

Florida is pretty much a coin toss. Obama wins Florida he wins the election.


Florida doesn't matter if Obama wins Ohio.
 
2012-11-05 12:18:47 PM  

The Great EZE: I'd much prefer Ohio than the Deep South and Appalachia


You've never been to Southeast Ohio.
 
2012-11-05 12:19:47 PM  
Human beings of vision and vitality will do almost anything to leave Ohio. This urge has benefited America's space program. John Glenn got as far from Ohio as he could. Neil Armstrong, with better technology, got further.

OK, now THAT's funny :D
 
2012-11-05 12:21:09 PM  
they aren't picking the next president. Unless you only need 18 EV to win.
 
2012-11-05 12:24:07 PM  

Mrtraveler01: The Great EZE: I'd much prefer Ohio than the Deep South and Appalachia

You've never been to Southeast Ohio.


Appalachian Ohio, the worst of both worlds
 
2012-11-05 12:24:45 PM  

Mrtraveler01: The Great EZE: I'd much prefer Ohio than the Deep South and Appalachia

You've never been to Southeast Ohio.


As someone who spent much of his childhood in Marietta, Aye. It's a terrible thing to uproot a Hoosier and make live among buckeyes for a decade of his childhood.
 
2012-11-05 12:24:58 PM  
I love it here. I moved here from Texas. My vote finally counts, too! That's just a bonus.
 
2012-11-05 12:25:02 PM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: they aren't picking the next president. Unless you only need 18 EV to win.


Compare how much time Romney and Obama have spent in Ohio compared to California, Texas, Kentucky, New York and Alabama. If either candidate gets Florida and Ohio they pretty much win, they could give a fark about convincing the rest of us to vote for them.
 
2012-11-05 12:26:18 PM  
It really does need to get its shiat together as a state. Or there will be UN observers there at our next election.

Don't want your sovereignty challenged? Stop acting like a 3rd world hellhole.
 
2012-11-05 12:27:07 PM  

Kyndig: As a hoosier who spent a LOT of time in Ohio, I totally agree...


Hey now, glass houses.

/From IN, now VA
 
2012-11-05 12:27:37 PM  

InmanRoshi: The Yellows Springs has carved out a nice little enclave of non-Derp. Other than that, yeah .... no offense Harvey.


I grew up in Yellow Springs. Great place.

Anyhow, welcome to Democracy, where the mediocre pick the President. That's what Democracy means.
 
2012-11-05 12:27:40 PM  

Blue_Blazer: Mrtraveler01: The Great EZE: I'd much prefer Ohio than the Deep South and Appalachia

You've never been to Southeast Ohio.

Appalachian Ohio, the worst of both worlds


Bascially this.

Once you leave Columbus heading East on I-70. Technically you're still in Ohio but it's pretty much West Virginia.
 
2012-11-05 12:28:28 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Once you leave Columbus heading East on I-70. Technically you're still in Ohio but it's pretty much West Virginia.


Almost heaven
East Ohio....
 
2012-11-05 12:28:29 PM  

Ivandrago: I love it here. I moved here from Texas. My vote finally counts, too! That's just a bonus.


Me too. Compared to Texas (and Louisiana before that), Ohio is not a bad place. Not the smartest kid in school, but definitely not the dumbest.
 
2012-11-05 12:28:31 PM  
Is there such a thing as UNDERzealous lawn ornamentaion?
 
2012-11-05 12:29:01 PM  

dehehn: Compare how much time Romney and Obama have spent in Ohio compared to California, Texas, Kentucky, New York and Alabama.


because those states have made up their mind already. It taking Ohio longer. California, Texas, Kentucky, New York and Alabama are the girls who put out on a first date. Ohio is the chick that makes you take her away for the weekend before giving it up.

sorry, drifted off...I think I need to get laid.
 
2012-11-05 12:30:15 PM  

smitty04: Some fool in Cleveland, that could not even name the Vice President, should not be the one pocking the next president.


u mad too
 
2012-11-05 12:30:18 PM  
We'l take a ride to...Beverly Hills...
Just before dawn..
And knock the little jockeys of the rich people's lawn!
 
2012-11-05 12:34:35 PM  

LawPD: Unless Ohio picks a Republican for president then it's fine. Amirite New Republic?


Other way around.

And if it wasn't Ohio, it would be some other "battleground" state. Basically if it doesn't seem to be going your way, call the whole idea stupid. Why play the bitter loser early? Obama could win you know.
 
2012-11-05 12:36:06 PM  

doctor wu: Is there such a thing as UNDERzealous lawn ornamentaion?


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2012-11-05 12:36:37 PM  
 
2012-11-05 12:36:37 PM  
I'm going to say Colorado is the big state to watch. Wisconsin is a given for Obama. Florida is an instant win for Obama, Ohio is BASICALLY an instant win with a possibility for a tie which will likely result in the undeniably hilarious Romney/Biden ticket, after that NC goes to Romney, and Virginia's a coin toss. If Virginia and Colorado agree, it's done. Otherwise it goes to Iowa and then New Hampshire which are leaning Obama last I saw.
 
2012-11-05 12:37:11 PM  

syberpud: And if it wasn't Ohio, it would be some other "battleground" state.


Like PA. Ohio is the darling red headed stepchild to beat, though. It's that derpy.
 
2012-11-05 12:37:46 PM  
One reason to like Ohio. Especially this time of year:

www.greatlakesbrewing.com
 
2012-11-05 12:38:01 PM  
I love my home. To the death. I've told my wife if I ever die early to cremate my ass and scatter around NW Ohio.

But, we do some stupid shiat because many of the people in this state are morons. Electing the Kasich crew, for example, was a HUGE mistake and we're paying for it by losing the turnpike now. Once in a while we show some insight.

I suppose my biggest complaint is that I am stuck in the back of nowhere instead of where the action is this election season.
 
2012-11-05 12:38:31 PM  

Blue_Blazer: Mrtraveler01: The Great EZE: I'd much prefer Ohio than the Deep South and Appalachia

You've never been to Southeast Ohio.

Appalachian Ohio, the worst of both worlds


Screw you hippy.

/Clermont County.

EASTERN Appalachia Ohio.


/I also agree that Ohio has not handled this election well at all.
 
2012-11-05 12:38:42 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Blue_Blazer: Mrtraveler01: The Great EZE: I'd much prefer Ohio than the Deep South and Appalachia

You've never been to Southeast Ohio.

Appalachian Ohio, the worst of both worlds

Bascially this.

Once you leave Columbus heading East on I-70. Technically you're still in Ohio but it's pretty much West Virginia.


It's like a ven-diagram of herp and derp.
 
2012-11-05 12:39:23 PM  

Shadow Blasko: /Clermont County.

EASTERN Appalachia Ohio.



Crap. WESTERN.

Because I know my East from my West.

//Food coma at the moment.
 
2012-11-05 12:39:34 PM  
www.weknowawesome.com
 
2012-11-05 12:40:37 PM  

Dear Nation,

You will like the president we pick for you.

-Love Ohio
 
2012-11-05 12:40:50 PM  
Given that it has a similar balance of rural/urban population as the entire country, it contains southern and northern elements, mid-south cities (Cinci) rust belt cities (Cleveland), and modernish cities (Columbus)...isn't it pretty unsurprising to see Ohio right on the line and helping decide the election? Seems like a pretty good cross section to me.
 
2012-11-05 12:41:09 PM  
I don't think that guy has much good feeling for Ohio. But I could be wrong.
 
2012-11-05 12:41:48 PM  

Tiberius Gracchus: mid-south cities (Cinci)


Wat?
 
2012-11-05 12:42:02 PM  
Seems like as good a thread as any to point out that Rasmussen has Ohio as a 49-49 tie. So either they've done away with their practice of waiting until the last second to get it right or some shiat's about to go down there tomorrow.
 
2012-11-05 12:43:38 PM  
FTFA: Lebron James [had] the privilege of severing his blah Ohio roots and transplanting himself to colorful Miami.

Another Fark meme goes global.
 
2012-11-05 12:44:03 PM  
I will say that when I went to vote last week it was packed.

So, at the very least, I think we will have a good turnout.

/Election fatigue is serious in Ohio right now.
 
2012-11-05 12:44:03 PM  
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EXHIBIT A: KEN BLACKWELL AND THE STOLEN ELECTION NEVER TALKED ABOUT
 
2012-11-05 12:44:24 PM  

The Great EZE: Seems like as good a thread as any to point out that Rasmussen has Ohio as a 49-49 tie. So either they've done away with their practice of waiting until the last second to get it right or some shiat's about to go down there tomorrow.


I stand by my prediction:
FL, OH, VA, NC: Romney
CO, WI, IA, NV, NH: Obama
 
2012-11-05 12:44:27 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Tiberius Gracchus: mid-south cities (Cinci)

Wat?


I just mean it has the feel of mid-south cities rather than northern cities, but not quite a deep south city. It's population has similar mentalities and makeup...it's not really a coincidence it's called Cinci-tucky is it?
 
2012-11-05 12:45:10 PM  
Silence, you fool If you anger the great Ohio, it may force Gary Johnson upon us.
 
2012-11-05 12:45:41 PM  

Tiberius Gracchus: Given that it has a similar balance of rural/urban population as the entire country, it contains southern and northern elements, mid-south cities (Cinci) rust belt cities (Cleveland), and modernish cities (Columbus)...isn't it pretty unsurprising to see Ohio right on the line and helping decide the election? Seems like a pretty good cross section to me.


Lots of inbreeding too. Can't forget about the inbreeding. 

They also have a good cross-section of sports teams that suck and sports teams that...um....

Well, inbreeding anyway.
 
2012-11-05 12:46:56 PM  

RumsfeldsReplacement: Lots of inbreeding too. Can't forget about the inbreeding.


That would be the rural elements I think.
 
2012-11-05 12:48:31 PM  
media.economist.com
Cleveland's long-gone industrial era of steel and manufacturing.
 
2012-11-05 12:49:34 PM  

Tiberius Gracchus: it's not really a coincidence it's called Cinci-tucky is it?


Well, seeing as how I have lived in the southwestern Ohio or Northern Kentucky area for 40 years and have NEVER heard that until now, I would have to say no.

We *do* say Hamiltucky for Hamilton, Ohio, but in reality... Northern KY is much more northern than Cincinnati is Southern.

Once you get out of Boone, Kenton, or Campbell counties (The 3 KY Counties closest to Cincy) it goes south fast... both literally and figuratively.

Cincy is just your average mid-sized financial city. There is not much "south" about it.
 
2012-11-05 12:52:20 PM  

d23: Kyndig: As a hoosier who spent a LOT of time in Ohio, I totally agree...

Indiana is A LOT worse than Ohio.

They have bought Rmoney's and Lie'n Ryan's schtick completely.

Don't count on a Hoosier to be a deep thinker.



Based on my experience.... THIS.

I'm from Alabama, and the south is obviously worse, but it wears it on its sleeve, Of those places that are supposed to somewhat better than the south, yet are really just in complete and utter denial, Indiana seems to be the worst. Most of the hoosiers I've known are much less belligerent than the out-and-out rednecks, I've known... but they harbor the same basic attitudes.

It's the difference between "Ni**ers are lazy damn thieves" and "You know, black people just can't help themselves. They don't have our work ethic or morals. They just don't see nothing wrong with stealing. I don't got nothing against them, but that's just the truth of it."

Now, I have some terrific hoosier friends who are absolutely wonderful people... But, my experience with Indiana culture has been that it is every bit as filled with racists and catty Bible-thumping "church lady" types and the utterly banal image of America as "John Wayne, cryin' eagles, and Lee Greenwood songs" as any Alabama backwater.
 
2012-11-05 12:52:21 PM  

smitty04: doctor wu: Is there such a thing as UNDERzealous lawn ornamentaion?

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 259x194]


That's awesome.
 
2012-11-05 12:52:26 PM  

EponymousCowHerd: One reason to like Ohio. Especially this time of year:

[www.greatlakesbrewing.com image 310x535]


Their Eliot Ness lager is the best lager on the planet. Period.

/second best is Sam Adams...haters gonna hate...
 
2012-11-05 12:55:08 PM  

Kittypie070: Human beings of vision and vitality will do almost anything to leave Ohio. This urge has benefited America's space program. John Glenn got as far from Ohio as he could. Neil Armstrong, with better technology, got further.

OK, now THAT's funny :D


Even funnier. They both came back to live in Ohio and stayed here.
 
2012-11-05 12:55:57 PM  

EponymousCowHerd: One reason to like Ohio. Especially this time of year:


God Damn do I miss Great Lakes Beer.

/I miss Ohio
 
2012-11-05 12:56:59 PM  

RumsfeldsReplacement: Lots of inbreeding too. Can't forget about the inbreeding.


This. You know how a lot of states will have one school serving a couple different counties where they house the "special" kids? Yeah, where I grew up in Southern Ohio, there were so many inbred mutants that there were actually parallel "special" grades. Like there'd be normal first, second, third, etc. grades, and then tard first, second, third, etc. You could scrape together enough to make an entire grade level out of the chromosomally-challenged. So much inbreeding.
 
2012-11-05 12:59:29 PM  

EponymousCowHerd: One reason to like Ohio. Especially this time of year:



Can you light Great Lakes beer on fire like the water it was made from?
 
2012-11-05 12:59:29 PM  

smitty04: [media.economist.com image 300x199]
Cleveland's long-gone industrial era of steel and manufacturing.


I know there's a point to this. But I'm stumped.
 
2012-11-05 01:01:01 PM  
Meanwhile Wednesday all of the TV stations in the state will declare bankruptcy after the loss of political ad revenue.
 
2012-11-05 01:05:01 PM  
So because there's a variety of politics, economics and people it sucks more than those places that are all one thing or the other.... got it.
 
2012-11-05 01:05:34 PM  

Mind of the North Star: Well... I'll just leave this here


Those farking Buddhists with their robes and sitting down and shiat! fark them!

/7:40
//lol
 
2012-11-05 01:07:41 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Blue_Blazer: Mrtraveler01: The Great EZE: I'd much prefer Ohio than the Deep South and Appalachia

You've never been to Southeast Ohio.

Appalachian Ohio, the worst of both worlds

Screw you hippy.

/Clermont County.

EASTERN Appalachia Ohio.


/I also agree that Ohio has not handled this election well at all.


But pretty much as expected.
 
2012-11-05 01:11:37 PM  
mysteryboxx.com
 
2012-11-05 01:13:02 PM  

Mrtraveler01: smitty04: [media.economist.com image 300x199]
Cleveland's long-gone industrial era of steel and manufacturing.

I know there's a point to this. But I'm stumped.


I think that he's saying that Ohioans should be voting en masse for Obama since he's the one that actually seems interested in ensuring that critical materials and manufacturing doesn't get shipped overseas to save a few pennies.

That or something, something, Obama's magical time machine.
 
2012-11-05 01:14:04 PM  

d23: Kyndig: As a hoosier who spent a LOT of time in Ohio, I totally agree...

Indiana is A LOT worse than Ohio.

They have bought Rmoney's and Lie'n Ryan's schtick completely.

Don't count on a Hoosier to be a deep thinker.


Yes, Yes, and Yes. Moved from Indianapolis to SW OH. It's a step up, believe it or not. Even if my neighbors are RR fanbois.
 
2012-11-05 01:14:53 PM  
The voters and Obama's coming,
We're definitely gonna pown.
This summer I hear the drubbing,
Obama's ahead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it
Voters are cutting him down
Romney's been done long ago.
 
2012-11-05 01:17:21 PM  
Ohio did bring us Guided By Voices. If they really get to pick the president, they should choose Robert Pollard.
 
2012-11-05 01:18:03 PM  

Mind of the North Star: Well... I'll just leave this here


Amazing. Simply amazing. So much concentrated Derp in one place at one time. The Crazy Cat Lady was where I lost it.

Ladies and gentlemen, your modern day GOP, give them a hand!
 
2012-11-05 01:20:27 PM  

Tremolo: Ohio did bring us Guided By Voices. If they really get to pick the president, they should choose Robert Pollard.


"Pollard for President: For Your Son, Your Secretary, Your Country"
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-05 01:20:45 PM  

Kittypie070: Overzealous....lawn ornamentation??

[www.pageaday.com image 235x163]


Never made a trip to the Midwest, have you?
 
2012-11-05 01:22:22 PM  

VJStinger: Mind of the North Star: Well... I'll just leave this here

Amazing. Simply amazing. So much concentrated Derp in one place at one time. The Crazy Cat Lady was where I lost it.


And I'd bet ten years of my life that every single one of them gets their information from Fox News. They hit on every single talking point that has been pushed in the last four years but were absolutely unable to provide concrete (or even rational) examples of the talking points they were parroting.
 
2012-11-05 01:24:14 PM  

EponymousCowHerd: One reason to like Ohio. Especially this time of year:

[www.greatlakesbrewing.com image 310x535]


THIS.

My favorite winter beer hands down. Besides whichever one is in my hands at that time.
 
2012-11-05 01:26:04 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Cincy is just your average mid-sized financial city. There is not much "south" about it.


Except for Big Butter Jesus and the Klan Barn on I-75. That sounds pretty southern to me.
 
2012-11-05 01:26:29 PM  
Ohio.

Beer, Roller Coasters, and Cities that start with C
 
2012-11-05 01:27:48 PM  

Robo Beat: Shadow Blasko: Cincy is just your average mid-sized financial city. There is not much "south" about it.

Except for Big Butter Jesus and the Klan Barn on I-75. That sounds pretty southern to me.


So 30 miles north (BBJ) and 40 miles north Klan Barn (Oh, thats on 71, not 75) are in town now? Good to know.
 
2012-11-05 01:27:57 PM  
Lots of Ohio hate...but oh well, I like Ohio.
 
2012-11-05 01:32:18 PM  

VoodooTaco: EponymousCowHerd: One reason to like Ohio. Especially this time of year:

[www.greatlakesbrewing.com image 310x535]

THIS.

My favorite winter beer hands down. Besides whichever one is in my hands at that time.


It's out now. I picked up a sixer at Kroger last night!!!!!
 
2012-11-05 01:34:14 PM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: VJStinger: Mind of the North Star: Well... I'll just leave this here

Amazing. Simply amazing. So much concentrated Derp in one place at one time. The Crazy Cat Lady was where I lost it.

And I'd bet ten years of my life that every single one of them gets their information from Fox News. They hit on every single talking point that has been pushed in the last four years but were absolutely unable to provide concrete (or even rational) examples of the talking points they were parroting.


Exactly. It just confounds me that there are that many people out there that actually buy that shiat. I don't doubt that every person at that rally could easily be classified as a "low information voter" which scares the crap out of me. It just goes to show what the republican base is made up of.
 
2012-11-05 01:35:51 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Robo Beat: Shadow Blasko: Cincy is just your average mid-sized financial city. There is not much "south" about it.

Except for Big Butter Jesus and the Klan Barn on I-75. That sounds pretty southern to me.

So 30 miles north (BBJ) and 40 miles north Klan Barn (Oh, thats on 71, not 75) are in town now? Good to know.


If Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties, KY count, then so do Butler and Warren counties, OH.

And I haven't been to Cincinnati in over a decade, so my apologies if I don't exactly remember which major interstate the Klan Barn abuts.
 
2012-11-05 01:37:07 PM  
d23 2012-11-05 01:20:45 PM

Kittypie070: Overzealous....lawn ornamentation??

[www.pageaday.com image 235x163]


Never made a trip to the Midwest, have you?


Nawp, 'fraid not.
 
2012-11-05 01:42:50 PM  

Robo Beat: Shadow Blasko: Robo Beat: Shadow Blasko: Cincy is just your average mid-sized financial city. There is not much "south" about it.

Except for Big Butter Jesus and the Klan Barn on I-75. That sounds pretty southern to me.

So 30 miles north (BBJ) and 40 miles north Klan Barn (Oh, thats on 71, not 75) are in town now? Good to know.

If Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties, KY count, then so do Butler and Warren counties, OH.

And I haven't been to Cincinnati in over a decade, so my apologies if I don't exactly remember which major interstate the Klan Barn abuts.


I see....

So less than one mile (B,K,C) counts, so 30+ miles counts.

you are a farking moron of the first order. Good day.
 
2012-11-05 01:45:07 PM  
i don't trust an author that that quotes a person that has been dead since 1946 (Gertrude Stein) about today's current situation.
 
2012-11-05 01:45:29 PM  
I try really hard to not be a snobby coastal-dweller when talking about people from the mid-west, but I really don't understand most mid-westerners. When I lived in Vietnam, I had no problem getting along with the locals but had so many cultural divide issues in dealing with my mid-western coworkers. I just don't understand the outlook of that part of the country no matter what I try.
 
2012-11-05 01:51:25 PM  

Shadow Blasko: I see....

So less than one mile (B,K,C) counts, so 30+ miles counts.

you are a farking moron of the first order. Good day.


It's funny that you are in such a biatch fight over geography when any rational person would look at those two monuments to ignorance and wonder wtf was wrong with the rest of Ohio that they're still up and running.
 
2012-11-05 01:52:16 PM  

mrlewish: i don't trust an author that that quotes a person that has been dead since 1946 (Gertrude Stein) about today's current situation.


You must really love it when people start quoting the bible.
 
2012-11-05 01:55:06 PM  
Fark you, New Republic.

We're also home to the Wright Brothers, the prototypical land-grant university, the late, great Neil Armstrong, etc.

Fark you.
 
2012-11-05 01:57:41 PM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Shadow Blasko: I see....

So less than one mile (B,K,C) counts, so 30+ miles counts.

you are a farking moron of the first order. Good day.

It's funny that you are in such a biatch fight over geography when any rational person would look at those two monuments to ignorance and wonder wtf was wrong with the rest of Ohio that they're still up and running.


I've been in 47 states. I have seen monuments to ignorance and stupidity in all of them.

Every state has it's moron belt, or rural idiot areas. Even California and New York have yokels.

I don't have any special love affair with Ohio other than I live here.

I was defending Cincinnati. It may be the most boring city I have ever been in, but aside from the race riots every 40 years or so, and having an amazingly inept city council, there is little to pick on here. It's a great place to live and raise a family.

When I defended it, moron up there decided to pick two glaring examples of "Cincinnati's Southerness" by picking one two things that are farther north of the city than anyone that would call themselves a Cincinnatian.
 
2012-11-05 02:19:56 PM  
It's not so much that they "deserve" it. It's that the current politics is pretty much linear one direction or the opposite, and the fulcrum balance point that has to fall somewhere happens to be nearest to Ohio (or maybe Virginia). It's been a reliable national bellweather from 1964 on, and had only two exceptions in the 20th century.
 
2012-11-05 02:27:51 PM  
Obvious tag taking a day off?
 
2012-11-05 02:28:54 PM  
Living in Ohio could be worse - you could live in Texas. Just waiting for the damn ads and calls to be over with here...
 
2012-11-05 02:32:31 PM  

OdradekRex: Living in Ohio could be worse - you could live in Texas. Just waiting for the damn ads and calls to be over with here...


I'm actually enjoying the ads against Democratic Judges. One of them apparently hates rape victims and has scary tattoos and another (I think it's a different one) likes child molesters.
 
2012-11-05 02:35:36 PM  

mrlewish: i don't trust an author that that quotes a person that has been dead since 1946 (Gertrude Stein) about today's current situation.


I mentioned before that I was in Europe. It's not the first time that I was in Europe, I was in Europe many years ago with Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway had just written his first novel, and Gertrude Stein and I read it, and we said that is was a good novel, but not a great one, and that it needed some work, but it could be a fine book. And we laughed over it. Hemingway punched me in the mouth.

That winter Picasso lived on the Rue d'Barque, and he had just painted a picture of a naked dental hygenist in the middle of the Gobi Desert. Gertrude Stein said it was a good picture, but not a great one, and I said it could be a fine picture. We laughed over it and Hemingway punched me in the mouth.

Francis Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald came home from their wild new years eve party. It was April. Scott had just written Great Expectations, and Gertrude Stein and I read it, and we said it was a good book, but there was no need to have written it, 'cause Charles Dickens had already written it. We laughed over it, and Hemingway punched me in the mouth.

That winter we went to Spain to see Manolete fight, and he was... looked to be eighteen, and Gertrude Stein said no, he was nineteen, but that he only looked eighteen, and I said sometimes a boy of eighteen will look nineteen, whereas other times a nineteen year old can easily look eighteen. That's the way it is with a true Spaniard. We laughed over that and Gertrude Stein punched me in the mouth.
 
2012-11-05 02:39:55 PM  

Shadow Blasko: I was defending Cincinnati. It may be the most boring city I have ever been in, but aside from the race riots every 40 years or so, and having an amazingly inept city council, there is little to pick on here. It's a great place to live and raise a family.


Reminds me too much of this place.

/St. Louis
 
2012-11-05 03:18:47 PM  

FrancoFile: Fark you, New Republic.

We're also home to the Wright Brothers, the prototypical land-grant university, the late, great Neil Armstrong, etc.

Fark you.


The great people who are turning out in droves to vote Romney, the great election officials fixing the Diebold machines...

*ducks*
 
2012-11-05 04:10:21 PM  

HighOnCraic: mrlewish: i don't trust an author that that quotes a person that has been dead since 1946 (Gertrude Stein) about today's current situation.

I mentioned before that I was in Europe. It's not the first time that I was in Europe, I was in Europe many years ago with Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway had just written his first novel, and Gertrude Stein and I read it, and we said that is was a good novel, but not a great one, and that it needed some work, but it could be a fine book. And we laughed over it. Hemingway punched me in the mouth.

That winter Picasso lived on the Rue d'Barque, and he had just painted a picture of a naked dental hygenist in the middle of the Gobi Desert. Gertrude Stein said it was a good picture, but not a great one, and I said it could be a fine picture. We laughed over it and Hemingway punched me in the mouth.

Francis Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald came home from their wild new years eve party. It was April. Scott had just written Great Expectations, and Gertrude Stein and I read it, and we said it was a good book, but there was no need to have written it, 'cause Charles Dickens had already written it. We laughed over it, and Hemingway punched me in the mouth.

That winter we went to Spain to see Manolete fight, and he was... looked to be eighteen, and Gertrude Stein said no, he was nineteen, but that he only looked eighteen, and I said sometimes a boy of eighteen will look nineteen, whereas other times a nineteen year old can easily look eighteen. That's the way it is with a true Spaniard. We laughed over that and Gertrude Stein punched me in the mouth.


Genius...

Also, Ohio is 2 different states. There's decent, civilized Ohio (Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Athens, Dayton) and there's Southern Ohio (anything outside of urban purview).It doesn't really mean anything geographically (Southern Ohio also encompasses Lake and Ashtabula counties, which are further north than even Cleveland).

/Buckeye
//We're a weird state
///Eff you PA, you're weird too
 
2012-11-05 04:20:30 PM  
suck it, remaining 49.
 
2012-11-05 04:42:03 PM  

Unclepaulie216: HighOnCraic: mrlewish: i don't trust an author that that quotes a person that has been dead since 1946 (Gertrude Stein) about today's current situation.

I mentioned before that I was in Europe. It's not the first time that I was in Europe, I was in Europe many years ago with Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway had just written his first novel, and Gertrude Stein and I read it, and we said that is was a good novel, but not a great one, and that it needed some work, but it could be a fine book. And we laughed over it. Hemingway punched me in the mouth.

That winter Picasso lived on the Rue d'Barque, and he had just painted a picture of a naked dental hygenist in the middle of the Gobi Desert. Gertrude Stein said it was a good picture, but not a great one, and I said it could be a fine picture. We laughed over it and Hemingway punched me in the mouth.

Francis Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald came home from their wild new years eve party. It was April. Scott had just written Great Expectations, and Gertrude Stein and I read it, and we said it was a good book, but there was no need to have written it, 'cause Charles Dickens had already written it. We laughed over it, and Hemingway punched me in the mouth.

That winter we went to Spain to see Manolete fight, and he was... looked to be eighteen, and Gertrude Stein said no, he was nineteen, but that he only looked eighteen, and I said sometimes a boy of eighteen will look nineteen, whereas other times a nineteen year old can easily look eighteen. That's the way it is with a true Spaniard. We laughed over that and Gertrude Stein punched me in the mouth.

Genius...

Also, Ohio is 2 different states. There's decent, civilized Ohio (Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Athens, Dayton) and there's Southern Ohio (anything outside of urban purview).It doesn't really mean anything geographically (Southern Ohio also encompasses Lake and Ashtabula counties, which are further north than even Cleveland).

/Buckeye
//We're a weird state
///Eff you PA, you' ...


I can't take credit for it.

Link
 
2012-11-05 05:32:18 PM  
Unclepaulie216:

/Buckeye
//We're a weird state
///Eff you PA, you' ...

PA has been described politically as "Philadelphia at one end, Pittsburgh at the other, and Alabama in between."
 
2012-11-05 05:41:20 PM  

EponymousCowHerd: Unclepaulie216:

/Buckeye
//We're a weird state
///Eff you PA, you' ...

PA has been described politically as "Philadelphia at one end, Pittsburgh at the other, and Alabama in between."


Like all large cities, the inner-city part has become extremely blue and the outlying part has become extremly red. Without the poor and ignorant people living in cities, the Progressives would have no chance, it is why Progressives wants the poor and ignorant.
 
2012-11-05 07:12:30 PM  

smitty04: EponymousCowHerd: Unclepaulie216:

/Buckeye
//We're a weird state
///Eff you PA, you' ...

PA has been described politically as "Philadelphia at one end, Pittsburgh at the other, and Alabama in between."

Like all large cities, the inner-city part has become extremely blue and the outlying part has become extremly red. Without the poor and ignorant people living in cities, the Progressives would have no chance, it is why Progressives wants the poor and ignorant.


Really? Because, shockingly, I know many people who live in the city that don't subscribe to the backwards ass ignorant bullshiat touted by the idiots in the republican party.
 
2012-11-05 10:18:42 PM  
God, I hate all of you so much right now.
 
2012-11-05 11:24:19 PM  
I edited the article down, taking out the gratuitous snark:

Ohioans give things an honest shot. They didn't ask for this awesome challenge, and haven't whined about it. I plan to be content with whatever they choose.

Another aspect of Ohio's longtime "bellwether" status is its value as a test market, precisely because of its "microcosm" status.

/I've lived in Ohio and many other states. Not gonna be a hater or cheerleader. 
 
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