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Old 11-24-2014, 01:27 PM
 
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Mississippi and Alabama. The butt of jokes, EXTREMELY conservative/Bible Belt-ish, terrible history regarding race relations, unprogressive, etc. During the Cold War and Civil Rights Movement, the Birmingham demonstrations took place in 1963 down in Alabama. This was the notorious city home to Bull Connor, the police commissioner who unleashed dogs and fire hoses on peaceful demonstrators, many of them young children. This event SHOCKED the nation and world as a whole. The Russians called us out, "how can you worry about us when you have your own problems to deal with?" Not that George Wallace cared. If that didn't make matters worse, the Klan bombed a church killing four little black girls a few months later. Again, no disrespect to Birmingham and Alabama, but those events were some of the darkest in American history. Mississippi was even worse. "A closed society." Practically a "Klan state." The state with the darkest history in America. Emmett Till, the civil rights workers' murders in 1964, Ole Miss exploding and rioting due to the admission of one black man, more lynchings than any other state, etc. Mississippi is also the poorest state in the nation as we speak, also the fattest but don't quote me on that. Anyway, you get the picture. Mississippi and Alabama, no disrespect, but......
You have not been there since the 70s, have you?
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:40 PM
 
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You have not been there since the 70s, have you?
People still know their history. I went to both states a few months back. Outside of Birmingham, I saw a billboard saying, "Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white." I say no more.
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Old 11-24-2014, 02:25 PM
 
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People still know their history. I went to both states a few months back. Outside of Birmingham, I saw a billboard saying, "Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white." I say no more.
Realistically and this is as OT as it can get - in some counties in AL that applies.
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Old 11-24-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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Okay fine, Texas then.
Tell that to the Mexican, Asian, and Indian immigrants that move there in droves.
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I would actually say VERMONT. Vermont just likes to be different and act on its own. I mean, Vermont will have single payer healthcare in 2017 and a state operated bank. And Burlington was the first city in the country to go 100% renewable energy. I love Vermont.
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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Realistically and this is as OT as it can get - in some counties in AL that applies.
I mean, I'm not looking down on Alabama or Mississippi, but some of those stereotypes are still true. The billboard is a perfect example. Those two states, especially Mississippi, are about as "Deep South" as you can get. Look at the Mississippi state flag! The Confederate emblem, still! Georgia used to have that, but now it's only Mississippi. The Ole Miss REBELS, named in honor of the Confederate regiment of Ole Miss students that was completely wiped out at Gettysburg.
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Tell that to the Mexican, Asian, and Indian immigrants that move there in droves.
Jobs, no taxes and warm/mild weather is the reason.
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I mean, I'm not looking down on Alabama or Mississippi, but some of those stereotypes are still true. The billboard is a perfect example. Those two states, especially Mississippi, are about as "Deep South" as you can get. Look at the Mississippi state flag! The Confederate emblem, still! Georgia used to have that, but now it's only Mississippi. The Ole Miss REBELS, named in honor of the Confederate regiment of Ole Miss students that was completely wiped out at Gettysburg.
I was in TN a few weeks ago (near the NC border) and a pickup pulled up next to me with probably a hundred or so stickers and writings on it. On the rear tail gate in huge letters it said "gay is the way to hell" and on the bumper it said "God made Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve". It made me feel a bit uneasy because I have NEVER seen anything like that here in my area of Alabama. I'm not saying it doesn't exist, but I've never seen it.
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Old 11-24-2014, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Texas is the one that keeps threatening to secede.
Did you know that all fifty states have presented petitions for secession to Washington, DC?

Even New Jersey was able to collect over 14,000 signatures.
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Old 11-24-2014, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Jobs, no taxes and warm/mild weather is the reason.
We have no taxes in Texas? WOW, where has my money REALLY been going?????

But to address your other points, well of course people are eager to move where there are jobs, the weather is good, and the cost of living is generally low. Oh - and where the people are friendly too -don't leave that part out.
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