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Old 07-22-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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ttownfeen = "I didn't see anything incorrect in what she said".

Of course you didn't. Birds of a feather and such...

Catherine = "...I went into shock. You probably will too. But it's still the US..."
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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ttownfeen = "I didn't see anything incorrect in what she said".

Of course you didn't. Birds of a feather and such...

Catherine = "...I went into shock. You probably will too. But it's still the US..."
LOL...you all of people should value a little leeway when it comes to hyperbole.
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: the illegal immigrant state
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Catherine - "so just be their catalyst, help them" condescension followed by "Alabamians see Californians as self absorbed" . Typical from a liberal who can't seem to understand that we don't necessarily want the type of "help" you're going to offer...
Some do.
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I go into shock and I'm from Alabama.

But, Tuscaloosa . . . I think most people either really like it, or really hate it. I tried to like it, but it just wasn't for me, so I transferred to another school out-of-state and I haven't looked back.

As far as the education you'll receive, it's great, depending on the major, for the money. Some of the colleges are great and some are not.

Socially, I think your success rides on how outgoing you are. The fraternities and sororities run the social life aspects (and the political) of the university. I think Greek life can be a great thing at the right school. There are some that won't just take anybody. Being well off kind of helps. Which, in your case, would be advisable because you're not from Alabama. If you decide to be independent, then having a good time is going to require more effort. More than anything, Alabama is a party school. Not necessarily a bad thing, however.

Football is king. Get yourself a houndstooth hat immediately! On my list of positive things about Alabama, which is quite small, houndstooth is probably number 1 or 2. The obsession with football is rather . . . sad.

For the most part everyone is rather conservative, but if you're coming from Orange County, that probably won't matter. Some are conservative and don't actually have a reason why they are except that their parents were and they're too stupid to think for themselves. You'll notice that type immediately rather quickly.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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More love from a leftie:

pennquaker09 = "too stupid"
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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More love from a leftie:

pennquaker09 = "too stupid"

I'm undeniably liberal, but I prefaced what I said with, "some," because there are also some that are conservative for their own reasons.

I qualify a person that doesn't try to think for himself, whether Democrat or Republican or whatever, as stupid. However, more than likely, it's the nut-job right wingers sprouting off Fox News talking points. Perfect example, Elizabeth Hasselbeck. Replace her with Megan McCain already!
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Ok, we get it. The bottom line when it comes to the area's political ideology environment:
Tuscaloosa and much of Alabama=more conservative than most of coastal Cali.
However, Orange County can be quite conservative so maybe its not as big of a change as where you from elsewhere on the Cali coast.
In addition, people who don't critically think about their fundamental beliefs, no matter what those may be, aren't the brightest people in the world. Since Alabama is more conservative, those people (like most people in general here) tend to be conservative. In other places, blind followers may hold different beliefs.

On to other aspects.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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Oh, and people in Alabama love college football. This is undeniably and excessively true in Tuscaloosa. Your opinion on this differs with your opinion on college football and your idea regarding social gatherings and conversations often being centered around it.
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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EXcuse me but I think you can make a case for JOY BEHAR spouting the Democratic talking points on the VIEW. Easier to point fingers than to be critical of your own kind. There really is no difference between Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar in their extremes. Let us be fair.
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You're comparing two people with vast differences in intellect. It's not even a Democrat versus Republican thing. It's more about how they talk about their views. Elizabeth doesn't realized that she's being used. She's the perfect spokesperson because she's: blond, attractive, and Christian.
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