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Old 08-05-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Somewhere close to Heber, AR
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The first thread should not have been locked in the first place. If someone doesn't like a thread then Don't go back to it.
Not my call, but I think the mods might have decided that it really didn't have much to do with relocation or moving.

I don't have a problem with discussing a volatile subject; that's why I suggested it be moved to another part of the forum rather than where it was, but I can't say I was surprised that it got locked.

Once the mods locked it, I took it to mean "drop it"

Fine, if that's the rules, I can live with it, but starting a new thread rehashing the same old stuff does what?

Your mileage may vary.

 
Old 08-05-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Its not that there is anything wrong with these things for those who enjoy them, but why can't people in this state realize that not everybody is a bible-beating, bush-loving, huntin', fishin' right-wing Baptist Republican? Life is hell here for people who are not because everyone is so closed minded.
and not every Baptist is a Republican, I think Pres Clinton would agree. This relates to Democrats, many liberal Democrats are part of the religious fundamentalists. If this wasn't the case 75% of those living in Arkansas would be Republicans. I know many Republicans that do not belong to any organized religion, I know many who do, but do not attend church regularly. Gneralizing about any group has always amazed me. BTW, if you haven't figured this out: I am a Repulican and also a regular church goer, but the religion I belong to is the most liberal in this country. What does that make me?

Nita
 
Old 08-05-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Somewhere close to Heber, AR
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Originally Posted by Cali BassMan View Post
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Remember the saying about stones and glass houses!
I think I got it!

"People who live in glass houses shouldn't undress."?

How's that for thread veer humor?
 
Old 08-05-2007, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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I think I got it!

"People who live in glass houses shouldn't undress."?

How's that for thread veer humor?
Well, I guess that really depends on what they look like
 
Old 08-05-2007, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere close to Heber, AR
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Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I'm not qualified to make a judgment call on it.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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and not every Baptist is a Republican, I think Pres Clinton would agree. This relates to Democrats, many liberal Democrats are part of the religious fundamentalists. If this wasn't the case 75% of those living in Arkansas would be Republicans. I know many Republicans that do not belong to any organized religion, I know many who do, but do not attend church regularly. Gneralizing about any group has always amazed me. BTW, if you haven't figured this out: I am a Repulican and also a regular church goer, but the religion I belong to is the most liberal in this country. What does that make me?

Nita
What denomination are you? I used to attend an Independent-Fundamental Baptist church, and they preached before the 2004 election that if you voted for a Democrat under any circumstance, it would secure your place in hell. I didn't go back to the church too many more times after that, and have recieved hell for it.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 08:37 PM
 
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Well, when I started this thread I was looking for some insight. It seems as though many of the stereotypes your state has been labeled with are true. I guess this doesn't make it a bad thing, but I get the feeling people are tired of defending a state that really is quite a bit different than most. Sure, most states have areas that would scare outsiders- your state just has more of them. I don't think this can be too upsetting as many people have agreed in this very thread.

So Arkansas is an interesting place for some interesting reasons. I guess we can leave it at that.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Somewhere close to Heber, AR
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'K

But I think you'd have to visit the place to get a feel for what it is rather than judging an entire state on a few posts on the 'net.

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems a little narrow minded to me.

Kind of like judging Scranton based on the TV program 'The Office'
 
Old 08-05-2007, 08:55 PM
 
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A few days ago someone told me to check out the Rebel Flag/Gun Rack thread in the Arkansas section. I did, and was amazed at what I read. I've spent time going through many other threads in the Arkansas section as well, and I'm trying to figure out where this "Southern Hospitality" thing is. I don't think it's in Arkansas.

It seems that your state suffers all too often from jokes having to do with backwards/overly religious/hunting crazy/Wal-Mart shopping/flag waving fanatics. I've seen nothing to change my mind after reading many of the posts in this section. People ask simple questions about your state and get the common "We like who we are, so leave us alone" response A LOT!

I've spent time in the Alabama, Missisissippi, and North Carolina sections of the forum and not seen any of the poor attitude that's around here.

Far away in Oregon, I guess my thoughts about your state have been solidified.
If you live in Oregon, why are you so interested in are beautiful state.
Just wondering.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 09:47 PM
 
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If you live in Oregon, why are you so interested in are beautiful state.
Just wondering.
I've been to North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. That's probably the closest I've been to your area of the U.S., and that's not too close. I'm really interested in most all states that I don't know a lot about. The snake thread in this forum is great. We don't have venomous snakes in western Oregon, so I find it interesting.

I'm not basing my image of your state off of a few threads. I've thought and heard about these things for as long as I can remember.

I know all areas of this country are different for a variety of reasons, but the south tends to stand out even more so. It's no secret. That's what makes it interesting to me.

Oregon has a reputation for having a lot of book stores, microbrews, coffee places, hippies, liberals, and alternative lifestyles. Because I live around it it's no big deal, and not so interesting (but still great). Maybe somebody living in an area of the country without a lot of these things would be interested in knowing more about it. Maybe not. Either way, it's what makes your state kind of interesting to me- in sort of a strange way.
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