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Old 10-29-2014, 09:55 AM
 
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You don't follow any US politics then?

Seems pretty ignorant for a regular on what boils down to a geography forum.

I'd double rep you if I could.

However if Ignorance were an empire, City-Data would be Rome.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I'd double rep you if I could.

However if Ignorance were an empire, City-Data would be Rome.
At least the screen name is apropos for once.
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:44 AM
 
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You don't follow any US politics then?

Seems pretty ignorant for a regular on what boils down to a geography forum.
I'm talking about from an international perspective so no my statement isn't ignorant. Just an opinion, stop trying to pick an argument
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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I think Madison's national rep is sort of similar to places like Boulder, Colorado or Asheville, North Carolina or Burlington, Vermont in a way(or possibly Athens, Georgia or maybe Eugene, Oregon).

It's seen as a big liberal college town that's seen as sort of cool with decent amenities and an good place to live even if you're past college years by a segment of the population. It's one of the places that might show up occasionally on the Best Places To Live list from some magazine touting places for having a nice location and supposedly laid-back populace. I think because it's in the Midwest it gets a little less attention where I live in the West, but still I think most people I'd ask would have a fairly positive idea of Madison. Some people might have a negative opinion of it for the same reasons others might like it.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I'm talking about from an international perspective so no my statement isn't ignorant.
OK....here's your initial post:

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I'm from the DC area, never heard of madison....
Here is the TITLE OF THE THREAD: does Madison have a national image?



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Just an opinion, stop trying to pick an argument
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I most likely learned about it in grade school but totally forgot about it. Wisconsin isn't really a state you hear people talk about often. Like North Dakota and South Dakota or Montana. Not as relevant as New York, California or Florida or other states.


Nice job repping the nation's capital, buddy!
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:51 PM
 
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OK....here's your initial post:



Here is the TITLE OF THE THREAD: does Madison have a national image?








Nice job repping the nation's capital, buddy!
Your right kind of ignorant for me to say but I've honestly never really heard much about the city oppose to other bigger cities but there's no reason to also be a total A-hole. Just correct me and move on....
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Your right kind of ignorant for me to say but I've honestly never really heard much about the city oppose to other bigger cities but there's no reason to also be a total A-hole. Just correct me and move on....
People get defensive about where they're from...this is probably how Canadians feel when some Americans can't name Ottawa as their capital city
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:14 AM
 
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People get defensive about where they're from...this is probably how Canadians feel when some Americans can't name Ottawa as their capital city
But it's true do you hear about madison as much as places like nyc, la or dc that everyone knows. I'm just saying I've never heard of it and it doesn't make me ignorant because I don't know about your hometown although I've heard of Ottawa but never knew it was the capital. Very beautiful place, Canada in general is gorgeous
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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But it's true do you hear about madison as much as places like nyc, la or dc that everyone knows. I'm just saying I've never heard of it and it doesn't make me ignorant because I don't know about your hometown although I've heard of Ottawa but never knew it was the capital. Very beautiful place, Canada in general is gorgeous
You live in DC and don't follow politics?
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:43 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I've never been to Madison (or any city in the Midwest for that matter, including Chicago), but my perceptions of it growing up in California, has been of a liberal highly educated university town. In my mind, it fits in with cities like Boulder (which I've been to), but probably more thriving as it is also the seat of government.
Boulder is a part of the Denver CSA. That alone makes it more "thriving" than Madison. Some people live in Boulder and work in Denver, and vice versa. There are several federal labs in Boulder as well, for places of employment.
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