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Old 11-06-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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Am a the only one tired of us Arkansans getting a really bad rap??

The more I travel the more I grow tired of people associating Arkansas with hillbillies.When I was a military wife and I moved to the West Coast as well as the Northeast I was actually asked if I knew how to read?! I have gone to college!
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lol I was drinking milk when I read this and spit it out everywhere. lmaooooooo

 
Old 11-07-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Quapaw Quarter, Little Rock
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no gun here either. and as a friend recently said, "I'll call myself a liberal, a socialist, a progressive, a pinko -- whatever pi$$es you off the most. Just let me know."
 
Old 11-07-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Am a the only one tired of us Arkansans getting a really bad rap??

The more I travel the more I grow tired of people associating Arkansas with hillbillies.When I was a military wife and I moved to the West Coast as well as the Northeast I was actually asked if I knew how to read?! I have gone to college!

I continue to get asked how I felt about growing up on a farm. I grew up in Fayetteville for the most part! Although Northwest Arkansas is full of natural beauty- nowadays we are filled with more and more educated people.I think outsiders assume we have never been exposed to culture of any kind. This is not the case.

No offense to those of you who grew up on farms, as I know there are many rural areas here.BUT WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR ARKANSAS TO BE SEEN AS SOMETHING OTHER THAN SOME BACKWOODS, RED HEADED STEPCHILD???? Do you think this can be chalked up to lack of other knowledge of this state or what?

Many of us are more civilized than we are given credit for and have seen much of the world, yet everywhere we go we are seen as simple hicks-what gives??! Sorry, but had to vent.
Don't worry about it, I've always believed the fear breeds ignorance and ignorance breeds fear. They don't know what they're talking about, so they must make something up to make themselves feel more superior.

Heck, look at the moron from Texas we finally got rid of. On 9-11 he wasn't read to those kids, the kids were reading and he was just following along. "He want to find out what Curious George " was up to. And that dipstick was the President

And I always thought that was a, "Unwanted Red Headed Stepchild".
 
Old 11-07-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Don't worry about it, I've always believed the fear breeds ignorance and ignorance breeds fear. They don't know what they're talking about, so they must make something up to make themselves feel more superior.

Heck, look at the moron from Texas we finally got rid of. On 9-11 he wasn't read to those kids, the kids were reading and he was just following along. "He want to find out what Curious George " was up to. And that dipstick was the President

And I always thought that was a, "Unwanted Red Headed Stepchild".
Le'ts not turn this into a political thread about who was a good or intelligent President and who wasn't. We are talking about AR and how it is stereotyped, not the President from Texas.

Nita
 
Old 11-07-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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Heck, look at the moron from Texas we finally got rid of. On 9-11 he wasn't read to those kids, the kids were reading and he was just following along. "He want to find out what Curious George " was up to. And that dipstick was the President
 
Old 11-07-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Let's not turn this into a political thread about who was a good or intelligent President and who wasn't. We are talking about AR and how it is stereotyped, not the President from Texas.

Nita
Just trying to have some fun and lighten up the topic a bit.

Besides I like the one that came from your'all state .

I spent some time there at Ft Chaffee back during the Cuban Refugee Operation. And I must say with good reason them good'ole boys went back woods on us a few times. I'd do the same thing if my back yard was being inundated with refugees. For the most part, I like the folks around there, although the local law enforcement left allot to be desired. Talk about your Barneys, but I'm sure things have changed since the early 80's.
 
Old 11-07-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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Just trying to have some fun and lighten up the topic a bit.

Besides I like the one that came from your'all state .

I spent some time there at Ft Chaffee back during the Cuban Refugee Operation. And I must say with good reason them good'ole boys went back woods on us a few times. I'd do the same thing if my back yard was being inundated with refugees. For the most part, I like the folks around there, although the local law enforcement left allot to be desired. Talk about your Barneys, but I'm sure things have changed since the early 80's.
As a Cuban or as a soldier?
I've met a few Cubans that are still around but I don't think there are very many.
 
Old 11-07-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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I don't like stereotypes, but are not the original "Bitter Clingers" from Ohio?

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Just trying to have some fun and lighten up the topic a bit.

Besides I like the one that came from your'all state .

I spent some time there at Ft Chaffee back during the Cuban Refugee Operation. And I must say with good reason them good'ole boys went back woods on us a few times. I'd do the same thing if my back yard was being inundated with refugees. For the most part, I like the folks around there, although the local law enforcement left allot to be desired. Talk about your Barneys, but I'm sure things have changed since the early 80's.
 
Old 11-07-2010, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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As a Cuban or as a soldier?
I've met a few Cubans that are still around but I don't think there are very many.

As a soldier from Ft Sill, LOL

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I don't like stereotypes, but are not the original "Bitter Clingers" from Ohio?

The what ? Are you referring to the Clinger from M*A*S*H 4077?
 
Old 11-07-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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Maybe Arkansas should think about banning happy meals too along with the other southern states.
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