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(Huffington Post)   Nine maps show why the South sucks   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 269
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2014-03-08 09:51:59 AM  
ah, yes. the great conservative experiment goes on.
 
2014-03-08 10:01:32 AM  
Obviously these states aren't conservative enough.
 
2014-03-08 10:12:17 AM  
That's what poverty is folks.  Things aren't trickling down fast enough.
 
2014-03-08 10:38:43 AM  
Whats that thing called again? You know, hating people for growing up in a different culture?
 
2014-03-08 10:43:14 AM  

cman: Whats that thing called again? You know, hating people for growing up in a different culture?


God damn it wrong thread. This is the thread this comment was meant for. Got confused because of the similar subject matter
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-03-08 11:20:23 AM  

cman: Whats that thing called again? You know, hating people for growing up in a different culture?


Social Conservatism.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-03-08 11:20:58 AM  

cman: cman: Whats that thing called again? You know, hating people for growing up in a different culture?

God damn it wrong thread. This is the thread this comment was meant for. Got confused because of the similar subject matter


Still applies.
 
2014-03-08 11:24:56 AM  

vpb: cman: Whats that thing called again? You know, hating people for growing up in a different culture?

Social Conservatism.


Oh snap
 
2014-03-08 11:28:04 AM  
I can't believe it took nine maps.
 
2014-03-08 11:35:35 AM  
The South isn't about Conservatism. It is about maintaining an autocratic hold over the poor and middle classes. Why is racism so strong there? The wealthy convinced the poor whites that while they were poor, at least they weren't black. And a black person is less than a white person -even if that black person were rich an the white person were poor.

If the poor and middle classes ever figure this out, they may have their own little civil war down the line.
 
2014-03-08 11:51:38 AM  

Nadie_AZ: The South isn't about Conservatism. It is about maintaining an autocratic hold over the poor and middle classes. Why is racism so strong there? The wealthy convinced the poor whites that while they were poor, at least they weren't black. And a black person is less than a white person -even if that black person were rich an the white person were poor.

If the poor and middle classes ever figure this out, they may have their own little civil war down the line.


They've been convinced that if they keep working 60 hour weeks and get rid of the minimum wage, they'll be wealthy before they know it. And then they'd have to pay taxes on the new wealth.
 
2014-03-08 11:59:47 AM  

the_celt: I can't believe it took nine maps.


img.fark.net

"nine maps."
 
2014-03-08 12:02:32 PM  

oldernell: That's what poverty is folks.  Things aren't trickling down fast enough.


Need more tax cuts for the wealthy.
 
2014-03-08 12:02:55 PM  

FlashHarry: the_celt: I can't believe it took nine maps.



"nine maps."


Heh, well played.
 
2014-03-08 12:04:56 PM  
All y'all yankees are free to go home. We promise not to stop you.

/Yankees are like hemorrhoids; when they come down and go back up they aren't too bad. When they come down and stay down they are a constant source of irritation.
 
2014-03-08 12:23:09 PM  

FlashHarry: the_celt: I can't believe it took nine maps.

[img.fark.net image 720x368]

"nine maps."


Goddamnit.
 
2014-03-08 12:24:16 PM  

Coincidentally the states with the worst poverty levels are located in Jesus Land. Where is your God now?


i.huffpost.com

 
2014-03-08 12:25:15 PM  
That, and it's full of southerners
 
2014-03-08 12:25:56 PM  

cman: Whats that thing called again? You know, hating people for growing up in a different culture?


Discernment.
 
2014-03-08 12:26:05 PM  
Look, every non-Southerner needs to know this.

The South sucks. NEVER EVER move to the south. Stay in the North and the West and don't move to the South. If you're in the South and you think Clifornia is a well managed place, you need to move there ASAP. You're clearly wasting your talent there.

We really need to reverse this migratory trend of non-Southerners moving into Southern states as most clearly never heard of how bad it is there.
 
2014-03-08 12:26:16 PM  

Lee451: All y'all yankees are free to go home. We promise not to stop you.

/Yankees are like hemorrhoids; when they come down and go back up they aren't too bad. When they come down and stay down they are a constant source of irritation.


So, the South is like a gigantic arse?
 
2014-03-08 12:26:24 PM  
Nobody ever retires and "moves North".
 
2014-03-08 12:26:32 PM  
The South: It's a Great Place To Be From™
 
2014-03-08 12:28:30 PM  

iron de havilland: Lee451: All y'all yankees are free to go home. We promise not to stop you.

/Yankees are like hemorrhoids; when they come down and go back up they aren't too bad. When they come down and stay down they are a constant source of irritation.

So, the South is like a gigantic arse?


Covered in painful, embarrassing sores
 
2014-03-08 12:28:57 PM  
BECAUSE THEY LOST THE FARKING WAR!!!!
 
2014-03-08 12:29:31 PM  

iron de havilland: Lee451: All y'all yankees are free to go home. We promise not to stop you.

/Yankees are like hemorrhoids; when they come down and go back up they aren't too bad. When they come down and stay down they are a constant source of irritation.

So, the South is like a gigantic arse?


Yes only not as clean and smells worse
 
2014-03-08 12:31:11 PM  
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
 
2014-03-08 12:31:40 PM  

FlashHarry: the_celt: I can't believe it took nine maps.

[img.fark.net image 720x368]

"nine maps."


There are some gay men I know who love to travel South just for that same reason. Not that there is anything wrong with soliciting sex with 14 year olds.
 
2014-03-08 12:32:23 PM  
Florida...the flaccid dick of America. So that makes the south the bowels!
 
2014-03-08 12:32:42 PM  

wambu: Nobody ever retires and "moves North".


The only thing the south has going for it is the weather.
 
2014-03-08 12:33:37 PM  
I don't know, this winter has drained my will to live.  *looks outside, it's almost 30F*  Never mind, think I'll go for a walk later.
 
2014-03-08 12:34:00 PM  
Yes, the south sucks so bad, I hear northern accents everywhere I go in Virginia and North Carolina. It must be so horrible here that New Yorkers and their like move here in droves. When I lived in NC, most of my co-workers were from up north.
/Try harder Huff Post
 
2014-03-08 12:34:37 PM  

TanSau: BECAUSE THEY LOST THE FARKING WAR!!!!


Why is this kid we starved so unhealthy?
 
2014-03-08 12:36:38 PM  

Mrbogey: Look, every non-Southerner needs to know this.

The South sucks. NEVER EVER move to the south. Stay in the North and the West and don't move to the South. If you're in the South and you think Clifornia is a well managed place, you need to move there ASAP. You're clearly wasting your talent there.

We really need to reverse this migratory trend of non-Southerners moving into Southern states as most clearly never heard of how bad it is there.


Is this Republican sarcasm? Maybe you should take it to the Politics Tab.
 
2014-03-08 12:38:12 PM  

Bslim: That, and it's full of southerners


And poor black Democrats



i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-08 12:38:37 PM  

Nadie_AZ: The South isn't about Conservatism. It is about maintaining an autocratic hold over the poor and middle classes.


Yeah, that's nothing like conservatism. Thanks, Marie Antoinette.
 
2014-03-08 12:38:41 PM  
The problem is they don't have enough good paying jobs there. All of these maps can basically be explained by that one statement.

The South is Conservative. They believe that Liberal tax rates, unions, business regulations, etc. are hostile to business..... The obvious answer is that they need to be more friendly to attract jobs.

Nevermind that the good paying jobs have been concentrated in the most Liberal states forever.

enry: Obviously these states aren't conservative enough.


Yup.
 
2014-03-08 12:38:47 PM  
Judging from the maps overall, it seems that Virginia isn't part of the South, or at least not anymore.

/also, Michigan is fat
 
2014-03-08 12:39:27 PM  

skinink: Coincidentally the states with the worst poverty levels are located in Jesus Land. Where is your God now?
[i.huffpost.com image 570x411]


They're not poor.  They're just living humbly, like Jesus did.
 
2014-03-08 12:39:48 PM  

DubyaHater: Yes, the south sucks so bad, I hear northern accents everywhere I go in Virginia and North Carolina. It must be so horrible here that New Yorkers and their like move here in droves. When I lived in NC, most of my co-workers were from up north.
/Try harder Huff Post


A lot of people smoke meth too; doesn't mean that it doesn't suck.
 
2014-03-08 12:41:11 PM  
FTFA: "If you want to achieve the American Dream, don't move to the South."

I seem to remember something about correlation not being the same as causation ... I don't know, something about science ...

Anyway, it's hard to tell anything by using a state-level of granularity.  County-by-county provides more useful information.

xahlee.org
 
2014-03-08 12:41:58 PM  
Yes, yes.  The South sucks ass on an exponential level.  Soon as my degree is done, I'm out of here.
 
2014-03-08 12:43:14 PM  

Hilary T. N. Seuss: Judging from the maps overall, it seems that Virginia isn't part of the South, or at least not anymore.

/also, Michigan is fat


I'm assuming that Virginia is helped by the Federal government and associated military establishments.  Those DC suburbs drag that whole state up, it seems.

Also, as a Michigander, we have some problems in that regard.  Largely thanks to Detroit, but still, something we have got to work on.
 
2014-03-08 12:43:27 PM  

Dinki: wambu: Nobody ever retires and "moves North".

The only thing the south has going for it is the weather.


Not so much. There have been great southern authors, such as Faulkner. Southern folks helped create the United States constitution. There are plenty of bright folks in the south right now, but it seems to me that their voices get overwhelmed by the morons who want a fundamental Christian theocracy to govern the US.
 
2014-03-08 12:43:43 PM  
Let 'em go.

They can take whatever midwestern states are up for the ride. Start your own country, without the constant influx of "liberal state" money. Pass whatever laws you like. Make Jesus mandatory and discussion of diabetes a crime. Let's see how well you do over the next two decades.

The rest of the country loses access to the gulf of Mexico.  For the most part, though, we'd be far, far better off. 

/non-cringeworthy southern folk who'd like to emigrate here are welcome.
 
2014-03-08 12:44:27 PM  
Well, at least it didn't take long for the stormfront crowd to make an appearance in this thread....
 
2014-03-08 12:45:02 PM  

Soonerpsycho: Bslim: That, and it's full of southerners

And poor black Democrats


Wait, what?
 
2014-03-08 12:45:38 PM  
I love reading comments that bash the South, while I sit on the beach and watch bikinis stroll by.
 
2014-03-08 12:46:02 PM  

Phinn: County-by-county provides more useful information.


So what is "American" ancestry on that map?
 
2014-03-08 12:46:07 PM  

Nadie_AZ: The South isn't about Conservatism. It is about maintaining an autocratic hold over the poor and middle classes. Why is racism so strong there? The wealthy convinced the poor whites that while they were poor, at least they weren't black. And a black person is less than a white person -even if that black person were rich an the white person were poor.

If the poor and middle classes ever figure this out, they may have their own little civil war down the line.


So, conservatism.
 
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