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Old 01-29-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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I'm 100% behind that bill, so go for it. Not that you don't already do it... but you were born and grew up here, so I allow it.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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It's their store - they can do whatever the Hell they want and if you don't like it you don't have to go there. Freedom of expression or whatever doesn't mean anyone has to pay any attention to you. It's not "censorship" unless the government does it and the government makes something unavailable ANYWHERE. Having something not be available EVERYWHERE is not "censorship".

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Old 01-29-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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I just assumed they were offended by Elton John's toupee. I didn't realize it was the whole gay thing.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:48 AM
 
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Haha, my comment wasn't directed at all seniors . Unfortunately Mtn. Home tends to attract a relatively wealthy somewhat "entitled" conservative retiree population. I like Mountain Home and enjoy many of it's residents, but those Chicago and California retirees (which are the areas where the vast majority of them move from- not exactly what you think of as conservative areas) can really get up at arms about silly things sometimes.
Amen, brother.

I am very familiar with Chicagoites, they're a different breed, fer sure. Many times the wife and I have been in Mt. Home, and experienced a rudeness outbreak in a restaurant or store that is well known by us.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Amen, brother.

I am very familiar with Chicagoites, they're a different breed, fer sure. Many times the wife and I have been in Mt. Home, and experienced a rudeness outbreak in a restaurant or store that is well known by us.
Yep, that's been our experience too. Don't get me wrong- I like Mtn. Home. Beautiful area, huge lakes, above average retail and activities for a small town, and top notch schools (thanks to the previously mentioned wealthy retiree property taxes) and healthcare (have to keep them alive and healthy)... but the heavily imported atmosphere is not without its downsides. I hope someone digs these posts up and throws them at me when I retire so I won't move to some scenic little town at age 70-75 and then immediately start complaining about what they're doing wrong there and keep complaining until they either listen to me (at which point I'd find something new to complain about ) or I get senile and they shove me in a home.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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If there is anything I want my children "shielded" from - it is intolerance. I guess the closed minded complaining citizens of Mountain Home would rather our children learn what the Jersey Shore cast did last week than learn that families come in various forms.

Sometimes this state just begs to perpetuate it's reputation.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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If there is anything I want my children "shielded" from - it is intolerance. I guess the closed minded complaining citizens of Mountain Home would rather our children learn what the Jersey Shore cast did last week than learn that families come in various forms.

Sometimes this state just begs to perpetuate it's reputation.
Once again- the vast majority of these residents are recent transplants from other states- how this supposedly perpetuates Arkansas's "reputation" is a logical fallacy at best. But no, the residents of MH likely would not like Jersey Shore (if they're aware of its existence) or any similar program any more than they like gay marriage or the estate tax.
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:37 AM
 
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Once again- the vast majority of these residents are recent transplants from other states- how this supposedly perpetuates Arkansas's "reputation" is a logical fallacy at best. But no, the residents of MH likely would not like Jersey Shore (if they're aware of its existence) or any similar program any more than they like gay marriage or the estate tax.
Very well stated. Sorry I can't rep this comment.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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Once again- the vast majority of these residents are recent transplants from other states- how this supposedly perpetuates Arkansas's "reputation" is a logical fallacy at best. But no, the residents of MH likely would not like Jersey Shore (if they're aware of its existence) or any similar program any more than they like gay marriage or the estate tax.
One of the problems that becomes obvious, and it's not just M.H., but other retirement enclaves, that I have noted before, is that people relocate, and then bring the problems with them.

Once here, they want *all* of the services they had "back home".

They want to incorporate.

They want to have aldermen, or councilmen, and any other organization they can think of.

They want to get elected, and then set about changing all the things that drew them here in the first place.

They form clubs, named after the state they fled, so that they may associate with "their own kind", and talk about how great the fishing was in Michigan, or wherever they're from.

HOA's, ordinances, more ordinances, and committees to think up new ones.

It doesn't take long, and all of a sudden, they wake up and they're in "Little Duluth", and...........THEY'RE SURROUNDED BY ARKANSANS!!!

Then comes the complaining about having to deal with locals when going out to eat or go shopping, and the spearhead to try to get restaurants and grocery stores near them so they don't have to deal with the 'riff-raff'.

It was with great amusement during census time that I watched a shiny Buick drive through the woods and onto my farm, and a very wide-eyed older guy emerge.

I went outside and said, "You lost, hoss?" which he replied in the affirmative.

He was from one of the retirement villages, and had taken a temp census position, for "something to do".

To say he was not familiar with red dirt roads was an understatement.

He had a map drawn up by their team leader that showed a river running through my house, which was news to me.

He wanted to know how to get back to the highway, and I encouraged that he take another nitro pill before starting the journey.

Eight years.

Eight years he's lived 20 miles from me, and never been in the hills.

Found out he wasn't in Wisconsin no more.

Now, if I was a bettin' man, I reckon I'd wager that he won't be chasing census tomfoolery next time.

Those folks got allergies to this ol' red dirt.

Thank heaven.
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