jacknifetrucker: 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.That is fark'n stupid. So what you are saying is ALL minorities no matter color or creed are ubber wealthy up north?. Tool.
DubyaHater: Semantic Warrior: , I only moved here because I had to see about a girl.I remember I picked my college because of that. Luckily everything turned out alright.
wambu: Nobody ever retires and "moves North".
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.
Headso: It's fun to give people from the south shiat because you can get a reaction, especially texans. But really we're all in this together brehs, it's great we can move and work freely across our whole country so you can find the spot you personally want to live regardless if it is "blue" or "red".
Birnone: I would have liked to see how a 'religious activity' map might overlay on that. Does a state full of churchgoers, relative to the average state, tend to be southern? You can't fix things if you won't admit there's a problem, and people with strong religious convictions may be open to "...because God said" types of arguments against change.
Soonerpsycho: Bslim: That, and it's full of southernersAnd poor black Democrats
Headso: But really we're all in this together brehs
bidness: Most of these maps just show areas with heavy concentrations of blacks and hispanics.
TV's Vinnie: Headso: It's fun to give people from the south shiat because you can get a reaction, especially texans. But really we're all in this together brehs, it's great we can move and work freely across our whole country so you can find the spot you personally want to live regardless if it is "blue" or "red".Tell that to the guys from Top Gear who bought an old clunker and drove it through the South with "NASCAR SUCKS" spray painted on the side. The Inbred Jeds who saw it were like a pack of crazed chimps.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKcJ-0bAHB4
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CtrlAltDestroy: Headso: But really we're all in this together brehsIt's difficult to want to be in it together when those that you're with refuse to believe anything other than what they want and are actively trying to fark over anyone who isn't them.Let the South secede. It would be fascinating. Let them have their free market, regulation-less, mandatory Jesus utopia and see what happens over the next 50 years.Think back to the bills that would have passed if there wasn't anyone to counter the Republicans in office. Think about they things that they say that they want but so far haven't had the power to make happen.
namatad: bidness: Most of these maps just show areas with heavy concentrations of blacks and hispanics.Your point?
Lumber Jack Off: /native Floridian
Delay: 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.
Sammichless: Farty McPooPants: Sammichless: 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.Were they liberal when the industries that pay these jobs moved there because of geography? Nope. The jobs stay there because of geography, not because they are liberal. You've got your cart in front of the horse.The industries move here constantly. We provide what businesses need to operate. We have more modern port terminals, more miles of train track, more lanes on our highways, larger investments in higher education. You know, tax and spend stuff.Conservatives wish to provide companies with what they want..... but, they don't collect enough revenue to first provide companies with what they need first.If a lot more businesses could set up proper supply chains in the south, they would move there.
Lumber Jack Off: wambu: Nobody ever retires and "moves North".Actually that's a lie. Anybody from North Carolina can attest to the fact that a shiat load of retired Floridians live there - and the locals ain't too happy about that./native Floridian
Saturn5: And yet, the influx of people moving here from the North East and West continues unabated.
Confabulat: After living in Alabama for years, it's impossible not to notice many Southerners have an "us-against-the-world" attitude towards most everything. We don't want to join the 21st Century, that's just what those Yankees want us to do!
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