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Old 03-05-2008, 11:47 AM
Location: HOUSTON
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If Washington, DC were a state it would have my vote as most un-American!

Old 03-05-2008, 11:50 AM
Location: Chicagoland
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I agree w/ Hawaii. I also think Alaska. It's more like Canada.
Old 03-05-2008, 12:04 PM
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Originally Posted by desert sun View Post
I would say New Mexico also,this state is unlike no other, and also South Texas,not the whole state but South Texas is a whole other world.
Great observation about South Texas. South of the Nueces River, it's essentially Mexico.
Old 03-05-2008, 12:21 PM
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Originally Posted by toughguy View Post
How do you define the qualities of being "American"?

The definition of being "American" has been co-opted and used as a hammer by politicos and idealistic demogogues for decades now. It has practically lost all meaning.
I concur wholeheartedly. Am I any less of an "American" because I choose to question the authority of President Bush or his rationale? Am I any less of an "American" for holding liberal beliefs that are slanted against mainstream society? The notion that a "real" American has to be some Iowan farmer riding a John Deere lawn tractor, wearing suspenders, praying daily, waving the American flag, procreating excessively, etc. is very outdated.
Old 03-05-2008, 12:22 PM
Location: Pittsburgh
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Afghanistan maybe?
Old 03-05-2008, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by GoCUBS1 View Post
I agree w/ Hawaii. I also think Alaska. It's more like Canada.
Are you kidding? Other than extreme Western Canada and the state of Alaska sharing similar climates and geography, how is Alaska anything like Canada?
Old 03-05-2008, 12:55 PM
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Originally Posted by Ben Around View Post
Are you kidding? Other than extreme Western Canada and the state of Alaska sharing similar climates and geography, how is Alaska anything like Canada?
Well, they're similar in some more ways. Alaska and Canada both have pretty large populations of animals that are almost extinct in the lower 48 states (brown bears, moose, and wolves), and they have a similar population distribution, with the vast majority of people living in the very southernmost areas, and the rest of both places being largely wilderness. AND they're both subject to mockery by residents of the lower 48-states. That's gotta count for something. But Hawaii, I would say, is definitely least like the rest of the U.S.
Old 03-05-2008, 01:07 PM
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Every once in awhile a New England state will propose the idea of succession, and in many ways it would make sense for at least four of the states to break off. Most Americans don't even know where Maine is, let alone that it is a state. The amount of Americans who think that Maine is a part of Canada is mind boggling.

California could detach from the Union and not miss a beat.

Florida might as well be another country (take that how ever you like).

Texas practically is it's own country (but about as American as America can get).
Old 03-05-2008, 01:56 PM
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Definitely Hawaii

Out of only the 48, I would say California.
Old 03-05-2008, 02:21 PM
Location: San Diego
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Originally Posted by TerrySRA View Post
Definitely Hawaii

Out of only the 48, I would say California.
WHAT?!? California? I'm not the one to judge opinions, but are you blind? I'm not saying that just cuz I live here, I say it because it's probably one of the MOST American states in the union! We actually care about politics, civil rights, our constitution, electing presidents that can fix current issues, we have millions of immigrants living the American dream, millions of families who work for publicly traded fortune 1000 companies. we love fast food and have an infatuation with music, entertainment, and the automobile, in fact, we took part in popularizing all these concepts in such a superficial way. our fashion consists of simple t-shirts and jeans, another American concept.

it doesn't get more American then that!
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