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Old 03-08-2007, 08:07 PM
 
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littlelovemuffin, need_affordable_home, and pines all need to get together for a good ole fashion hug.

The issues you see in Florida aren't local to Florida alone. Every problem you have exists in every state of this country.
Yeah, because the percentage of old people in Florida and Wisconsin is about the same and alligators frequently bee bop around the lakes in Kentucky...

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Nothing about Florida is unique to Florida. Well, maybe not the mutant bugs. And perhaps the melting faces...and lungs.
Dunno, I gotta kick out of "nice beaches with tiny waves...". As a guy who likes to play in the waves I've always found Florida's waves to be...... Well..... tiny...
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:51 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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ditto............Florida rocks!

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littlelovemuffin, need_affordable_home, and pines all need to get together for a good ole fashion hug.

The issues you see in Florida aren't local to Florida alone. Every problem you have exists in every state of this country.
Nothing about Florida is unique to Florida. Well, maybe not the mutant bugs. And perhaps the melting faces...and lungs.

Does the state song need to be changed? Is it that bad?

Yes, stay at home moms are ruining the state of Florida as we know it. If they would all just get a job then the illegals would move out and take the stinging jelly fish with them. Then the old people with the blue-blockers would follow suit and adopt a shark and take the sharks to Lake Michigan.

Then we can take the kids who are no longer being raised by those pesky stay at home moms and we can have them place ice cubes on hot pavement so those Floridians who don't own shoes don't burn their feets.

Peace.
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:29 PM
 
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I'll let you figure it out for yourself.
OK, but what I can't figure is where the hell you're coming from. Some of your phrases sound downright environmentalist-good-old-boy-florida, and some resound of a transplant who has become disenchanted.

Which one are you?
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Riverview, Home of the Yankees
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No, the state song needs to stay as well as some of the other Southern qualities that make the South the South.
Yet we always have some upity up northern who wants things changed. If you don't like Florida the way it is, don't move here.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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WHAT no more "way down upon the swanee river"? This is news to me. Is the new state song going to be "baby do the conga"?
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:21 PM
 
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No, the state song needs to stay as well as some of the other Southern qualities that make the South the South.
Yet we always have some upity up northern who wants things changed. If you don't like Florida the way it is, don't move here.
What ARE you talking about? Who wants to change the song?

By the way, I'm a native, and if you had any education, you might be able to spell "uppity northerners." You're the kind of person who gives real Floridians a bad name.
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Old 03-09-2007, 05:21 AM
 
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WHAT no more "way down upon the swanee river"? This is news to me. Is the new state song going to be "baby do the conga"?
Or "Livin' La Vida Loca".....
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:38 AM
 
Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Dunno, I gotta kick out of "nice beaches with tiny waves...". As a guy who likes to play in the waves I've always found Florida's waves to be...... Well..... tiny...
Maybe you're just not going to the right locations.

I'll have to look in my log, but this past year had the most surfable days we've had for a long time. Hurricane Florence produced some of the best waves we've had here in years.

Here's a shot I took of some double overhead waves (10+ foot faces) last fall...

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Old 03-09-2007, 06:44 AM
 
Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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No, the state song needs to stay
"Old Folks At Home", which is the real name of our state song was written by *gasp*, a Yankee. The only reason Stephen Foster picked the Suwannee River for the subject of his song is because he was looking for a southern river that could be pronounced in 2 syllables, hence the pronunciation in the song as Swanee.

Personally, if I had to pick a state song for Florida it would be Lochloosa, by JJ Grey or anything by Gamble Rogers.
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:52 AM
 
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What ARE you talking about? Who wants to change the song?

By the way, I'm a native, and if you had any education, you might be able to spell "uppity northerners." You're the kind of person who gives real Floridians a bad name.
It is considered offensive to some African-Americans. In fact it was not played at governor Charlie Crist's inauguration for maybe the first time since who knows when, because he thought it may be offensive. They haven't used the original words for years.
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