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Old 12-14-2012, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Probably Minnesota or Michigan, since they have decently-sized wilderness areas. Beyond that, I wouldn't even bother to rank them. The flyover states aren't suitable for discussion, IMO.


I dont know what part of America you are from, but if you think the "flyover states" are not worth discussing you have written off some of the best parts of this nation. Your food comes from flyover country, the cereal you had for breakfast, the chevy or ford in your garage, the lumber that built your house need I go on??. Some of the most beautiful places are midwest flyover places. All the northwoods of Mn, WI and Mi, and of course the lakes. The Ohio and Mississippi river valleys and all thier history, the wide open plains of Nebraska and Kansas. I am just shocked when I hear comments like this, go out and see the place before you discount it. The midwest, and the south too seem to be punching bags for people who live on the coasts.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Probably Minnesota or Michigan, since they have decently-sized wilderness areas. Beyond that, I wouldn't even bother to rank them. The flyover states aren't suitable for discussion, IMO.
Right, an Iowa vs. Nebraska discussion just pales in comparison to riveting topics such as Connecticut vs. Rhode Island or Washington vs. Oregon.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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My rankings based on the attributes of the farm animals

1. Iowa - a good mix of the traditional livestock and without a doubt, the smartest chickens in the world
2. Minnesota - gets the nod simply because the horse industry is light years above any others in the Midwest along with their very attractive turkeys
3. South Dakota - very progressive in looking into the 21st century and non-traditional species like Llamas, Yaks and Canadians.
4. Nebraska - millions and millions of bison have secretly been bred and hidden in the sand-hills in anticipation of something "big" ocurring soon.
5. Wisconsin - would probably rank higher if their cows weren't so ugly
6. North Dakota - have largely abandoned the traditions that made them strong in order to chase the fleeting riches promoted by a bunch of out-of-state frackers.
7. Illinois - boot-licking before the corrupt dudes in Chicago has left the livestock industry in shambles
8. Ohio - largely have abandoned their senses in favor of stockpiling lions, tigers, bears and monkees
9. Indiana - not really part of the Midwest now are they?
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I dont know what part of America you are from, but if you think the "flyover states" are not worth discussing you have written off some of the best parts of this nation. Your food comes from flyover country, the cereal you had for breakfast, the chevy or ford in your garage, the lumber that built your house need I go on??. Some of the most beautiful places are midwest flyover places. All the northwoods of Mn, WI and Mi, and of course the lakes. The Ohio and Mississippi river valleys and all thier history, the wide open plains of Nebraska and Kansas. I am just shocked when I hear comments like this, go out and see the place before you discount it. The midwest, and the south too seem to be punching bags for people who live on the coasts.
Too true, and I'm tired of hearing this. Hell, the third largest city in the country, CHICAGO is in "fly over" country, the steel mills, the majority of the automobile plants and their offices, country music in Nashville, oh and I'm pretty sure Mississippi is the leading state in timber exports.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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My rankings based on the attributes of the farm animals

1. Iowa - a good mix of the traditional livestock and without a doubt, the smartest chickens in the world
2. Minnesota - gets the nod simply because the horse industry is light years above any others in the Midwest along with their very attractive turkeys
3. South Dakota - very progressive in looking into the 21st century and non-traditional species like Llamas, Yaks and Canadians.
4. Nebraska - millions and millions of bison have secretly been bred and hidden in the sand-hills in anticipation of something "big" ocurring soon.
5. Wisconsin - would probably rank higher if their cows weren't so ugly
6. North Dakota - have largely abandoned the traditions that made them strong in order to chase the fleeting riches promoted by a bunch of out-of-state frackers.
7. Illinois - boot-licking before the corrupt dudes in Chicago has left the livestock industry in shambles
8. Ohio - largely have abandoned their senses in favor of stockpiling lions, tigers, bears and monkees
9. Indiana - not really part of the Midwest now are they?
How is Indiana not part of the midwest???
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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My two favorite are Illinois and Minnesota.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Too true, and I'm tired of hearing this. Hell, the third largest city in the country, CHICAGO is in "fly over" country, the steel mills, the majority of the automobile plants and their offices, country music in Nashville, oh and I'm pretty sure Mississippi is the leading state in timber exports.
Flyover country just shows how ignorant people are on the Ignorant coast.
There is no such thing as *flyover country*
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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Wisconsin and Minnesota, with a special nod to that toddlin' town in Illinois: Chicago.

I have a very healthy respect for the Midwest's agricultural ( and industrial) production, but not really interested in living in the other states not mentioned above...
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Wisconsin and Minnesota are my two favorites as well.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:06 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I like the Midwest and have a particular interest in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. I guess I'd pick Michigan despite or because of its issues. Detroit is absolutely fascinating. The general geographic shape of Michigan is fantastic. All that lakefront and the freshwater islands are also pretty interesting as are the abundance of forests.
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