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Old 06-22-2015, 11:50 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I do not care what some posters say. No! A liberal cannot be happy in the South. Been there and though tolerated, was always on the outside looking in. Worst yet, when at cookouts after people had been drinking and their inhibitions lowered, I have been subject to ridicule and unwanted blame.

My experience with the south is that they are more polite one on one, but when when someone riles them up in a crowd then they are down right nasty. Even the apologist when defending you for your views will in turn tell you that they are sorry that everyone was so rude to you but that they would not be that way if you were not so wrong.

I believe that this country would be a lot happier if the South left the union and became it's own country...... I know a lot of people in the South that would like to see that happen too.
How about you speak for yourself please...
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Just be careful where you play it, because selling alcohol is still illegal in many counties down here.
Oh, look - look at all the counties in the US where alcohol sales are limited by law. Goodness gracious - look how many of them are outside of the South! And even in the northeast - bless their hearts!


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Old 06-22-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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Oh, look - look at all the counties in the US where alcohol sales are limited by law. Goodness gracious - look how many of them are outside of the South! And even in the northeast - bless their hearts!


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Only one of them is outside the South, the one in South Dakota. The yellow counties on that map are "moist" counties, where the sale of alcohol is legal but restricted - only the red counties are actually dry, and... yep. All but one in the South, or the southern Midwest.
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Only one of them is outside the South, the one in South Dakota. The yellow counties on that map are "moist" counties, where the sale of alcohol is legal but restricted - only the red counties are actually dry, and... yep. All but one in the South, or the southern Midwest.
Oh now you're adding conditions.

I stated that all these counties have RESTRICTED alcohol sales, which is true. And as you can see, many many many of them are far outside the southern US.

Kansas by the way, is not a southern state, and it has multiple, multiple dry counties.
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:42 PM
 
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Fair enough, and not worth quibbling about. I'll give you Kansas, you give me the fact that my point wasn't about moist counties, and we can meet in the middle! I think my point still stands, though. Don't you think so?
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Fair enough, and not worth quibbling about. I'll give you Kansas, you give me the fact that my point wasn't about moist counties, and we can meet in the middle! I think my point still stands, though. Don't you think so?

My post wasn't about dry counties though. I never claimed that it was. I clearly stated that it was a map showing counties nationwide with alcohol sales restrictions, and the map clearly shows that counties with alcohol sales restrictions are not at all relegated to the south only.

It also clearly shows that dry counties are not present only in the south. They are also present in the midwest and plains states.

But I'll give you that your post wasn't about moist counties specifically and I'll even go so far as to say that MOST dry counties in the US are in several southern states (not all southern states, however).

The vast majority of counties throughout the south are either "moist" though or have no alcohol sales restrictions whatsoever. "Dry" counties are very uncommon in most southern states.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Oh, look - look at all the counties in the US where alcohol sales are limited by law. Goodness gracious - look how many of them are outside of the South! And even in the northeast - bless their hearts!


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The yellow that covers western Massachusetts, is from a few tiny rural towns restricting alcohol, almost all the county is moist. Counties can't regulate alcohol sales here, there's no county government.
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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The yellow that covers western Massachusetts, is from a few tiny rural towns restricting alcohol, almost all the county is moist. Counties can't regulate alcohol sales here, there's no county government.
Ok but my point still stands - and that is that alcohol sales restrictions are not limited to the southern states - not by a long shot.
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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The better question is, can a liberal be happy anywhere?
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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The better question is, can a liberal be happy anywhere?
Only where they do not have to tolerate any viewpoint other than their own.
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