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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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