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2014-03-09 12:54:57 AM
Demographics.......
 
2014-03-09 01:25:14 AM
immigrants, immigrants, immigrants, immigrants, immigrants..immigrants, blacks, immigrants, immigrants,

Why don't you show those maps again while only taking into account real Americans?  You know, us white peoples.
 
2014-03-09 01:47:22 AM

Killer Cars: Sammichless: Microsoft, Amazon, Paccar (which includes Peterbuilt), REI, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Eddie Bauer, Costco, etc

This is a complete tangent, but I interviewed for a position there last year knowing little about the company outside of its industry, and I was floored by how conservative and outdated the culture is there. I mostly went to the interview for sh*ts and giggles to begin with, but w/in five minutes time I felt I had been sucked into some time warp a good 40 years back.

/works for someone else on that list
//a place where I can show up in sweatpants if I wanted to


Costco let's their baggers wear sweats?

/sorry
 
2014-03-09 01:48:56 AM
Perhaps it's a regional, economical, historical, cultural thingy.

But notice how often the colors match with non-regional, non-economical, non-historical, non-cultural buddies like Arizona, Utah, and Wyoming.
 
2014-03-09 01:50:06 AM
Hollie Maea:

Costco let's lets their baggers wear sweats?

Fark you, Apple.  You don't know grammar as well as I do, so quit changing what I write.
 
2014-03-09 01:59:13 AM
Data is inherently racist.
 
2014-03-09 04:41:41 AM

rewind2846: StanTheMan: Perma-Democrat voters!

I know you's trollin', but I do have a question: Looking at republican platforms at both the state and national level, and at the actions of their politicians at those levels over the last ten years or so, what exactly do the R's offer to women (especially those of childbearing age), to minorities, to non-Christians, to the LGBT community? Why should anyone who is not a wealthy white protestant straight male vote republican?


Republicans offer liberty to control your own life. Democrats offer slavery for a government check.

Any more questions, fuknuts?
 
2014-03-09 05:01:11 AM

StanTheMan: rewind2846: StanTheMan: Perma-Democrat voters!

I know you's trollin', but I do have a question: Looking at republican platforms at both the state and national level, and at the actions of their politicians at those levels over the last ten years or so, what exactly do the R's offer to women (especially those of childbearing age), to minorities, to non-Christians, to the LGBT community? Why should anyone who is not a wealthy white protestant straight male vote republican?

Republicans offer liberty to control your own life. Democrats offer slavery for a government check.

Any more questions, fuknuts?


But, why do the Republican areas of the country take all the Government checks?

You seem to be confused.
 
2014-03-09 08:31:05 AM
Reasons why the south sucks

1) Inbreeding
2) George Zimmerman
3) They piss their pants at the sight of 1cm of snow.

Fark them, let them secede.  I'll throw a party when that happens.  Any non-idiotic southerner is free to come up north.
 
2014-03-09 09:34:01 AM

Fark You Buddy: Reasons why the south sucks

1) Inbreeding
2) George Zimmerman
3) They piss their pants at the sight of 1cm of snow.

Fark them, let them secede.  I'll throw a party when that happens.  Any non-idiotic southerner is free to come up north.


I appreciate the "let them secede" position. It should be a universal principle -- self-determination and all that.

But you should understand that, if secession were ever to become a realistic proposition, your liberal position on the secession question will be crushed like an insect. The control freaks in your party will tolerate no such dissent. They'll move in militarily at the drop of a hat, label you a traitor, and put a bullet in your head if you actually try to implement your beliefs.

But it's nice that you say you'd allow secession just the same, here at a time when it costs you nothing to say it.
 
2014-03-09 09:53:55 AM

OneDayWhat: It seems like most, if not all of these problems have been linked to poor education. Historically less educated people make less, get pregnant earlier, divorce more often, etc. Fix the education system, deliver well educated college ready applicants, up your literacy rates. C'mon guys, it's time to catch up with the rest of the nation. Looking at you Texas. Where Rick Perry leads, other deep red states will follow.


Correlation is not causation. More school funding is not "better education" and it's not ipso facto a better life.

The only thing that pulls people out of poverty is universal protection of property rights, freedom of movement, market freedom.

There are some areas of a modern economy where a long education is helpful, and many where it's not. For a lot of people, extending one's schooling past a certain point is just delaying the start of a career.
 
2014-03-09 10:02:05 AM
So we're conflating the Southwest and Appalachia with the South now?

Despite many similarities, they are very distinct regions, both culturally and socioeconomically.
 
2014-03-09 10:03:52 AM

StanTheMan: Republicans offer liberty to control your own life. Democrats offer slavery for a government check.


The funny thing is you actually believe that.   Look at what your party actually DOES versus what they SAY and get back to us.
 
2014-03-09 10:29:40 AM
Still beats living among damn Yankees.
 
2014-03-09 01:22:29 PM

Trance354: Hmm, seem to recall a bunch of stories linked from fark that painted a, "it's not so bad here" view of the South. Growing infrastructure, better or improving schools, and growing businesses. Add to that the population seems to be more women than men ... Exactly the opposite of Colorado, and women here know it.


"Point #1: when I was [11], I was reading and writing at a college level. Senior in college. With an English major, no less." - Trance354, 19 Feb 2014 05:17 AM.
 
2014-03-09 02:17:07 PM

Abox: What's a 'makeup statistic' and how do you suck one.


came here to ask this.

i love it when these knuckle-dragging mouth-breathers try to be clever.
 
2014-03-09 03:09:06 PM

StanTheMan: rewind2846: StanTheMan: Perma-Democrat voters!

I know you's trollin', but I do have a question: Looking at republican platforms at both the state and national level, and at the actions of their politicians at those levels over the last ten years or so, what exactly do the R's offer to women (especially those of childbearing age), to minorities, to non-Christians, to the LGBT community? Why should anyone who is not a wealthy white protestant straight male vote republican?

Republicans offer liberty to control your own life. Democrats offer slavery for a government check.

Any more questions, fuknuts?


Yes, you severely retarded asswipe... how does conservative FoxNoise nutsack taste?

/been controlling my own life for half a century
//been voting democrat for 30+ of those years
///the R's ain't got nothing for me
 
2014-03-09 04:24:46 PM
Wow I am like soo shocked that the HuffPost is doing a hit piece on Southerners.
 
2014-03-09 04:26:19 PM

Mouser: Still beats living among damn Yankees.


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2014-03-09 06:08:57 PM

StanTheMan: rewind2846: StanTheMan: Perma-Democrat voters!

I know you's trollin', but I do have a question: Looking at republican platforms at both the state and national level, and at the actions of their politicians at those levels over the last ten years or so, what exactly do the R's offer to women (especially those of childbearing age), to minorities, to non-Christians, to the LGBT community? Why should anyone who is not a wealthy white protestant straight male vote republican?

Republicans offer liberty to control your own life. Democrats offer slavery for a government check.

Any more questions, fuknuts?


If I and my coworkers want to have any weight to negotiate what our jobs are worth, how do Republicans offer us the liberty to organize together to protect the individual by standing firmly together as a union?  Why should being a public teacher, DPW worker, DOC guard, etc require us to waive that control of our lives?

If I want to be able to enjoy this life of mine that I control, how do Republicans offer the liberty to not have to spend all my money on vehicle maintenance (and fuel) to just to and from work on roads laden with potholes and ice because the GOP controlled municipal governments under-fund plowing and salting in the winter, and refuse to invest in proper repaving during the summer.  I shouldn't be forced to own an off-road vehicle just to drive on city streets and highways.

If I want to be able to enjoy this life of mine that I control, how do Republicans offer any oversight or requirement of accountability that the air I breathe, the water I drink, or the food I eat won't make me sick?  All our utilities are privatized, power, water, sewage... how do Republicans offer liberty from being a slave to the rate hikes?  They actually tripled the cost of just being connected to water and sewer while making usage rates cheaper.  So conserving a couple gallons of water a month is saving only a cents, and I'm paying for large companies and buildings' massive water consumption.
 
2014-03-09 06:53:07 PM

Semantic Warrior: If I and my coworkers want to have any weight to negotiate what our jobs are worth, how do Republicans offer us the liberty to organize together to protect the individual by standing firmly together as a union?


Go right ahead. The problem occurs when you try to legislate a way to lock out people who aren't in your little club, and prevent them from offering their services to an employer.

Semantic Warrior: roads laden with potholes and ice because the GOP controlled municipal governments under-fund plowing and salting in the winter


Which municipal governments in the frozen North are controlled by Republicans?  New York? Boston? Chicago? Detroit?

Semantic Warrior: All our utilities are privatized


No, they're not.
 
2014-03-09 07:39:06 PM

TV's Vinnie: They also struck a disastrous blow on General Horatio Gates' forces at Camden, South Carolina, in August 1780.


I'm not sure I'd call it a disaster.  A setback, sure, but I'll be back better than ever.
 
2014-03-09 08:01:28 PM

Semantic Warrior: If I and my coworkers want to have any weight to negotiate what our jobs are worth, how do Republicans offer us the liberty to organize together to protect the individual by standing firmly together as a union? Why should being a public teacher, DPW worker, DOC guard, etc require us to waive that control of our lives?


Local trade unions that historically formed to worry about safety and skill qualifications and so forth aren't needed with OSHA and EPA and the Department of Labor. So the only thing that unions actually do to justify existence is organise strikes and threats of strikes in relation to wages. It's a protection racket. It's about extortion. It's about having enough power to extract money.


Just as you think you have a holy vocation to cripple a company by impeding economic activity, so does the company have the same obligation to prevent a union from becoming a threat to itself.


Why do union agitators fail to grasp this simple concept? You accomplish goals by using threats and imposed hardships. That's how you farking operate.


You might do a bit better recruiting in the new southern plants if you didn't still have that belligerent tone like it's 1962. But you can't break old habits. The amusing part is where the southern workers have been pumped full of anti-union propaganda, and damned if folks like you don't prove it all to be actually true.
 
2014-03-09 08:21:15 PM

HoratioGates: TV's Vinnie: They also struck a disastrous blow on General Horatio Gates' forces at Camden, South Carolina, in August 1780.

I'm not sure I'd call it a disaster.  A setback, sure, but I'll be back better than ever.


It's just a  flesh wound.

www.scara-mouche.com
 
2014-03-09 11:23:25 PM

Have already read about this in moderate depth:

www.cdsporch.org

(author site)

 
2014-03-09 11:24:42 PM
Try that again.

(author site)
 
2014-03-09 11:53:10 PM

letrole: You accomplish goals by using threats and imposed hardships. That's how you farking operate.


Which is something employers have done and have been doing forever, and why unions exist.
You obviously want employers to have all the power as they did in the last guided age, so enjoy swinging from that corporate zipper.
 
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