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Old 10-19-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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LOL I have been thinking though of changing "Reorganizing" to either "Reclaiming" or "Re-establishing" What do you think, hon?
I will go with Reclaiming
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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So what is the problem if we become a majoritarian nation of Americans of Latino/Luso ancestry?
There are a few cities here in Massachusetts that have majority latino populations and they are the biggest sh-tholes in the state.
Poverty, illigitimacy, illiteracy, drugs, and gangs woohoo!

That's a problem!
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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I agree that St. Louis and Kansas City are midwestern and not southern (southern influence maybe).

I love rural America and respect a lot, but seriously whats with the xenophobia (a place is ruined if others come there?).

You can't have it both ways, you can expect to have economic development and keep things the same as they always were.

Generally most American states are huge enough where you have room for both.

I loved my road trip to Georgia last May. Driving through the mountains in the north, the Piedmont in the middle (with peach stands, I didn't have boiled peanuts though)

stopping by roadside waffle houses

and seeing the local wildlife (I get a kick out of the armadillos) going to the Georgia music hall of fame in Macon, the tour of the University in Athens, walking around the parks in downtown Atlanta.

Most states are large enough for rural charm as well as urban sophistication. Georgia and Texas are examples of this. Not everyone from somewhere else wants to come and change things.

(Although I have to admit I don't quite care for the most of the towns and cities in Florida though). I do like the natural areas of Florida and I love the Keys
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
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LMAO. Good one, Tom D!

Now then, I don't know if this story is true or not. But it is something like an urban legend down here...

As it is told, there so goes the story that some legislator here in Texas -- back in the 30's or so -- introduced a "bill" to ban "refrigerated air-conditioners" within the confines of the state.

The rationale being that the said "new fangled thing" would be condusive for yankees to exist within.

I ain't gonna say nothin...!
I hadn't heard that before, TR, that's cute!
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Really...look how Florida was ruined.
well that depends considering we Floridians are not Southerners and we are far from ruined!
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Um, sorry - but yes you are. Whether you like it or not, Floridians are Southerners.

You can still get grits in South Florida.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
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If you take away all the transplants in Florida and most of Miami, then the rest of the state, especially the rural parts and also the panhandle, are definitely Southern.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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well that depends considering we Floridians are not Southerners and we are far from ruined!

That's my point.
At one time Florida as a whole was most definitely Southern.
Now that Southern part is getting harder and harder to find. Luckily I know where to find it when I need it.
I remember Kissimee was "Cow Town" and the beef capital of the world.
Not anymore. Lake Okeechobee was as southern as you could get. Not anymore.

So ya'll who don't want to be Southern anymore, that's ok, cuz I'm out of here in about 5 years to go to the real South.
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