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Old 02-27-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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But see how some people react and judge you when you have a Support the Troops bumper sticker, claim to love Red Lobster and Applebees, listen to country music, go to church, or vote Republican.
I dunno about the rest of this but you'd definitely get shat on for saying you love red lobster
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:06 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Despite living on the west coast for the past 19 years, I respect and miss the northeast. I haven't felt compelled to move back yet. The Northeast deserves kudos because it was the only region of the country that went ENTIRELY for Kerry in the '04 election. This makes that entire region always tops in my book.

This region wasn't fooled and you can bet that this country would've taken much better turns if the presidents were from this region rather than from the south.
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL; Upstate NY native
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I love the no-nonsense New York City style of Judge Judy. Many may consider he quite brash, but she gets to the point and is witty at the same time.

On a side note, I knew a woman who worked in the courts with Judy (Judith) and she's actually very nice in person.
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:23 AM
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I dunno about the rest of this but you'd definitely get shat on for saying you love red lobster
and if he'd actually ate the seafood in the northeast, he'd understand why. Once taste of a lobster roll in Maine or a good seafood dinner at a NE style restaurant and he'd understand what crap Red Lobster is.
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Despite living on the west coast for the past 19 years, I respect and miss the northeast. I haven't felt compelled to move back yet. The Northeast deserves kudos because it was the only region of the country that went ENTIRELY for Kerry in the '04 election. This makes that entire region always tops in my book.

This region wasn't fooled and you can bet that this country would've taken much better turns if the presidents were from this region rather than from the south.
While it is true the northeast states as a whole voted for Kerry, the voting pattern in many of the states (New Jersey, for instance) is not unlike most other places, geographically and culturally speaking. That is to say, the cities (high black population) vote Democrat, while suburban and rural counties (9 out of 21 counties for instance in New Jersey) voted for Bush over Kerry. I think the northeast votes higher Democrat because there is a higher % of settlement where people live in cities. This phenomeon is not confined to the northeast. Look at Fulton County Georgia or Denver County Colorado, two counties that went heavily Democrat in 2004, though the states voted majority for Bush. Even Texas, Bush's home state, the major cities of Austin and Houston went for Kerry 60%-40%, and even Dallas was a 50-50 vote.

I think the 'blue state' vs 'red state' thing is extremely overrated. Look at the county votes for affirmation:

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Old 02-28-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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While it is true the northeast states as a whole voted for Kerry, the voting pattern in many of the states (New Jersey, for instance) is not unlike most other places, geographically and culturally speaking. That is to say, the cities (high black population) vote Democrat, while suburban and rural counties (9 out of 21 counties for instance in New Jersey) voted for Bush over Kerry. I think the northeast votes higher Democrat because there is a higher % of settlement where people live in cities. This phenomeon is not confined to the northeast. Look at Fulton County Georgia or Denver County Colorado, two counties that went heavily Democrat in 2004, though the states voted majority for Bush. Even Texas, Bush's home state, the major cities of Austin and Houston went for Kerry 60%-40%, and even Dallas was a 50-50 vote.

I think the 'blue state' vs 'red state' thing is extremely overrated. Look at the county votes for affirmation:



Well, In Massachusetts the cities (not that high black population) vote democrat while the suburban and rural counties ummmmmmmm still voted for Kerry? Ya, 10 out of 10 counties in MA. And Aroostook County Maine isn't exactly the big city either.
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Well, In Massachusetts the cities (not that high black population) vote democrat while the suburban and rural counties ummmmmmmm still voted for Kerry? Ya, 10 out of 10 counties in MA. And Aroostook County Maine isn't exactly the big city either.
"Many" as in most, but not all. Massachusetts is an anamoly, by any description, in part because it's Kerry's state. Other anamolies hold, too, such as rural northern Minnesota. But, by and large, the demographic voting pattern is pretty consistent.
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I dunno about the rest of this but you'd definitely get shat on for saying you love red lobster
This is the thing. How come here in the NE I'll get shack unless my restaurant is either a place is either some exotic Cambodian family restaurant or some master chef's place in Manhattan? This si the kind of the snobbery I'm talking about. People have to prove their all so "classy" and "exquisite".
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I agree except about the accent part.

Just like in all regions of the country, people in the lower and working class northeast tend to speak in thicker dialects and use incorrect grammar. Working class New Yorkers have a thicker accent and are more laxed in speaking correctly. My blue-collar family members in Rochester, NY speak very nasally and tend to drop the "g" at the end of words like coming (comin'), going (goin'), etc. and tend to say things like "Where you been at?" or "I seen the accident."
Actually a lot of snobby, rich peopel in Long Island have very thick annoying accents.
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:25 AM
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Terrapin2212 - that is absolutely not true. I've spent loads of time in NE and eaten a lot of local restaurants, and I can absolutely tell you that people love standard fare, if you know anything about 'new england style cooking' or 'yankee cooking' (as I've seen it called) of which my grandmother was the master, you'd know that it is not fussy or 'exotic' (your word not mine, I like Cambodian food). I've eaten at loads of oilcloth table family restaurants in New England that serve french fries in plastic baskets all of which were better than Red Lobster, and were not pretentious or fussy at all. So get off your bizarre high horse.

But Red Lobster sucks, that is a fact.
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