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View Poll Results: Most progressive southern state?
Texas 22 22.68%
Virginia 23 23.71%
Georgia 9 9.28%
North Carolina 43 44.33%
Voters: 97. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-02-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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I can't speak for TN and AL, but as a native SC'er, I don't sense any sort of animosity towards Atlanta from SC at all.

Exactly! Where does he get that from?
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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Exactly! Where does he get that from?
I've heard it many times from the residents, just b/c the first 2 posters say no on here doesn't mean the next 98 won't say yes. It's generally a cultural thing, they see it as changing how things are, fast paced, has ghetto/crime issues. I don't necessarily agree but, yes, have heard that about Atlanta a lot. You get the same thing from a lot of big cities anyway. I have sensed it is more profound around the areas of Atlanta as they have a more rural and conservative heritage.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:17 PM
 
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Which southern state do you think is most progressive in terms of entering the future, growing urban areas and overall better quality of living?

Florida not included, because we all know already it is the most progressive.
You opened up a can of worms that you just can't close.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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Which southern state do you think is most progressive in terms of entering the future, growing urban areas and overall better quality of living?

Florida not included, because we all know already it is the most progressive.
what do you mean by this? is this some sort of ignorant, misguided political jab or...?
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:27 AM
 
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I've heard it many times from the residents, just b/c the first 2 posters say no on here doesn't mean the next 98 won't say yes. It's generally a cultural thing, they see it as changing how things are, fast paced, has ghetto/crime issues. I don't necessarily agree but, yes, have heard that about Atlanta a lot. You get the same thing from a lot of big cities anyway. I have sensed it is more profound around the areas of Atlanta as they have a more rural and conservative heritage.
I agree that you'll hear this from other Georgians, but not really SC'ers. The most you'll hear is some of them talk about how they don't prefer big cities like Atlanta, but there really isn't any Atlanta-specific animosity that SC'ers generally harbor.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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I agree that you'll hear this from other Georgians, but not really SC'ers. The most you'll hear is some of them talk about how they don't prefer big cities like Atlanta, but there really isn't any Atlanta-specific animosity that SC'ers generally harbor.
That's why SC license plates are all over Atlanta, daily..Plenty of NC, FL, VA, TX as well.......
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I agree that you'll hear this from other Georgians, but not really SC'ers. The most you'll hear is some of them talk about how they don't prefer big cities like Atlanta, but there really isn't any Atlanta-specific animosity that SC'ers generally harbor.
Yeah, I don't agree with that either. We are virtually flooded with cars from all of the surrounding States here - all of the time. I deal with all of our surrounding States at work every day, and I get no hint of any animosity whatsoever - mostly just love, sometimes a little indifference.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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Yeah, I don't agree with that either. We are virtually flooded with cars from all of the surrounding States here - all of the time. I deal with all of our surrounding States at work every day, and I get no hint of any animosity whatsoever - mostly just love, sometimes a little indifference.
Your anecdotal evidence would be the wrong logic... Of course most of the people GOING to Atlanta probably like Atlanta...It's the people outside Atlanta that have odd feelings about it. Animosity might be the wrong word but it definitely exists. I mean it exists in IL and IN against Chicago, it most DEFINITELY exists around Atlanta and is a stronger polarization against the big city vs country folk IME.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:06 PM
 
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Your anecdotal evidence would be the wrong logic... Of course most of the people GOING to Atlanta probably like Atlanta...It's the people outside Atlanta that have odd feelings about it. Animosity might be the wrong word but it definitely exists. I mean it exists in IL and IN against Chicago, it most DEFINITELY exists around Atlanta and is a stronger polarization against the big city vs country folk IME.
But I don't feel like it's an Atlanta-specific thing for the rural folk in SC who prefer country life. They just don't prefer bigger cities in general. They'll say the same things about Charlotte.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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But I don't feel like it's an Atlanta-specific thing for the rural folk in SC who prefer country life. They just don't prefer bigger cities in general. They'll say the same things about Charlotte.
Exactly.

He just isn't familiar enough with the region to make such broad, generalized statements. I also detect a pretty strong bias against the region with this poster, particularly when it comes to Atlanta.
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