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Old 07-26-2007, 09:13 PM
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Many midwesterners look upon Colorado as "the promised land", take a lot of vacations here. Some end up moving here.
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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I guess Im one Midwesterner who doesn't think its the promised land,cause I can't stand Colorado at all.
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Many midwesterners look upon Colorado as "the promised land", take a lot of vacations here. Some end up moving here.
Promised land? No. Vacation, yes. You know the saying: "its a nice place to visit, but I wouldnt want to live there." Ive vacationed there a few times, and while its gorgeous, gorgeous doesnt pay the bills.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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umm, how about accents. large amounts of people who say "I can't stot my cah." and the south has people who go "naw what ya need to do is." this midwest people just talk normal.
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Old 07-27-2007, 02:24 PM
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midwest people just talk normal.
You've clearly never been to Michigan's UP or hung out on the south side of Chicago if you think that ...

Oh, and my grandmother could rarely 'staht her cah' until she got a new one

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Old 07-27-2007, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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Every area has its own accent,in fact I think every person has thier own accent.Thats why i get mad when someone says I have an accent,and then I say you too,and they say no I don't.That would mean you couldn't talk.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:14 PM
 
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Promised land? No. Vacation, yes. You know the saying: "its a nice place to visit, but I wouldnt want to live there." Ive vacationed there a few times, and while its gorgeous, gorgeous doesnt pay the bills.
The Denver-Boulder-Fort Collins area of over 2 million people is certainly growing faster than the Chicagoland area. I'm sure the job growth is at least as high or higher.

I lived for two years in a smaller and slightly more remote town just beyond the Colorado urban-suburban front range corridor, and believe its booming!

That was before the housing market crunch, but the you get the idea.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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five out of twelve, and what one in each, probably near the southern border. are you trying to defend your southern breakfast resturaunts which are racist against pancakes. waffle houses are for dirt poor people, and where are they mainly the south, hence the south is poor.
The backwoods areas yes. The urban areas of the south are on average have stronger economies than do midwestern cities, even Chicagos.

Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, North Carolinas: Charlotte/research triangle I'm sure are booming more than Chicago. Chicagos more at a comfortable point, economically relative to the rest of the country.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Colonial history for one. Also, cities developed differently. The Northeast and South have some big cities, but there are many more medium-sized towns inbetween them. Southern cities, however, developed later than did the north and they sprawl more. Savannah, Mobile and Charleston SHOULD (as far as history goes) be bigger than Atlanta and Charlotte. This is much more European than the Midwest. Up here, we have cities with huge hinterlands wherein you would be hardstruck to find a city with more than 100,000 people. For instance, Minneapolis' realm of "control" extends from the UP of Mich. to the Dakotas and Montana. Think of the largest city in the Dakotas.
I disagree with this. Ohio has people all over except for the SE portion of the state. It has at least seven cities over 500k metropolitan. But it is sort of the exception. Most states around there or in the same region have a main city, or two.
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:07 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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Someone posted a map of Waffle House locations. I think it's on the Waffle House thread. As I said, I saw one in Colorado Springs the other day. I don't remember if there are any in Ill., Ind., Iowa, etc, the states of the midwest. Certainly not in large numbers in the midwestern states I have spent a lot of time in, which are the above plus Minnesota and Wisconsin.
I saw one in Portsmouth, OH. but that's almost that extreme southern point of Ohio and there was somewhat of a southern culture
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