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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
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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.
 
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