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Old 11-16-2011, 09:19 PM
Location: Staten Island, NYC
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I have nothing against the states. To each his own, I'd just never live in either state... Especially since 'm gay and god free.
They're usually at the bottom of every list which is probably why, on a site like this, they get knocked out all the time. Whether it has to do with crime, education, poverty.. There they are.

Old 11-17-2011, 10:07 AM
Location: Bible Belt
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They say that about all southern states.. not just alabama and mississippi
Old 11-17-2011, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Ali1234 View Post
They say that about all southern states.. not just alabama and mississippi
Yeah, but 'Bama and the 'Sip get it worse than the others.
Old 11-17-2011, 10:16 AM
Location: Bible Belt
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Really? Arkansas I believe gets it pretty bad.
Old 11-17-2011, 10:31 AM
Location: Denver
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Originally Posted by Ali1234 View Post
Really? Arkansas I believe gets it pretty bad.
No one talks about it whatsoever.
Old 11-17-2011, 10:34 AM
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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So these two states get bashed, who cares. I don't lose sleep over what people on a website think about Alabama. Yes Alabama has issues it needs to face like improving education, access to quality health care, etc. These are facts, not just opinions city-data.

I've lived here most of my life, and I don't feel my life has been short changed because of it. I also happen to be bi-sexual, black, and socially liberal, most people here don't find these aspects of my life to be frightening, nor do I get harassed about it by the "super christians" either.

I do wish we did have pro sports, but again its nothing I will lose sleep over, and I can always move to a place that does.

BTW people here also bash Mississippi...LOL.
Old 11-17-2011, 11:24 AM
Location: Bible Belt
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Originally Posted by annie_himself View Post
No one talks about it whatsoever.
Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon are shooting a movie in arkansas. The movie is called MUD. Matthew McConaughey is playing a fugitive named Mud that falls in love with Reese.

On Showtime- the show Party Down as he is serving fried food - "Are we in hell or is this just arkansas?"

Hotchick - "April, do you remember in second grade when you moved here from Arkansas? And everyone made fun of you and threw rocks at you, 'cuz you talked funny and your front two teeth were brown. I was your only friend. I gave you that locket, round your neck, when your grandmother was sick. You said, you said... "

Animal House - "I've been downstairs for an hour entertaining some kid from Pig's Knuckle, Arkansas."

Twins: People who live in Arkansas, you know what their favorite state is?
Jake Huard: No.
Twins: Mississippi. Cause Mississippi's the only thing that keeps Arkansas from being the worst state in the whole country.
Jake Huard: I'm Mississippi.
Twins: Well you sure as hell ain't California. Listen, Cole and Whitaker are so busy tryin' to run you out they forgot about me. As a matter of fact, they've forgotten about every other plebe in this whole company. That's why I stay in this room Jake. Cause if Mississippi quits, then all of a sudden Arkansas is the worst state in the whole country.

Arkansas isn't the most made fun of, but it is higher than Bama.
Old 11-17-2011, 12:05 PM
Location: Austin, Texas
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Originally Posted by Gateway Region View Post
I believe it's more along the lines of high poverty rankings and low education levels and lack of jobs. This is why people make fun of the two states and they are all facts.
So a high level of poverty is something to laugh at and make fun of?
Old 11-17-2011, 12:09 PM
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They get ridiculed, because their populations present themselves as these devout, moral Christians conservatives, and yet they have the highest obesity rates, highest pornography viewing, most teen pregnancies, very low education levels, extremely high racism, extremely anti-gay, etc. etc. It's pure hypocrisy.

They are as close as any part of the United States can get to archaic, barbaric 3rd world cesspools like Iran. Essentially, southern states like Miss. and Alabama are still living in the 19th Century.

That's why they get so much ridicule.
Old 11-17-2011, 12:10 PM
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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Originally Posted by UTHORNS96 View Post
So a high level of poverty is something to laugh at and make fun of?
Who is laughing?
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