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Old 02-20-2009, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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The southern "thang" is getting old. The north is just the north, The history is history, and the present is now. The north still has its roots but it keeps up with the timing at the same time.

That's what the south is still struggling with. It holds on to it's history like it's the present and it makes it seem like they're back in time and not up to date with everything. We need this country to be up to date; especially now.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Sorry but I 100% completley disagree with you. There's a whole new generation of voters, like Deacon said times change as well as attitudes.
That is true. But in general- not everyone is under 40 in the South. You see, and a lot of people of all ages are going for Obama in VA and NC. And this is a definite cultural shift.

BTW- I am under 30, and I proudly support McCain-Palin!
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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That is true. But in general- not everyone is under 40 in the South. You see, and a lot of people of all ages are going for Obama in VA and NC. And this is a definite cultural shift.

BTW- I am under 30, and I proudly support McCain-Palin!
That isn't necessarily southern...it's more simply narrow minded.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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That is true. But in general- not everyone is under 40 in the South. You see, and a lot of people of all ages are going for Obama in VA and NC. And this is a definite cultural shift.

BTW- I am under 30, and I proudly support McCain-Palin!
So if your a true white southerner you vote Mccain??
That's how you're making it out to be... Which is 100% ignorant.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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That isn't necessarily southern...it's more simply narrow minded.
Narrow minded? Now thats very judgemental and narrow minded of you to say so!

I have nothing against O BA MA. Im just saying, that NE Liberalism is definitely part of supporting that campaign.

That is not to say that there are no liberals native to the South. Just look at John **coughs*** Edwards. However, when the majority of NC and VA go for someone as liberal as Obama- that is saying something!
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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Honestly I believe that NOVA should separate from V.A. because it's totally different than the rest of VA, being connected to VA messes it reputation up!!! People always call VA southern but they call NOVA the mid-Atlantic well it can't be the mid-Atlantic if it's in Southern VIRGINIA!!! The Capital could be Arlington, or something!!! If it were a state it's population would over 2.5 million so it would be the 36th most populated state!!!

If NOVA were a state:
1. 36TH most populated state
2. The average income would be the nations highest at $76,116
3. The density would be the highest nations highest!!!
4. There would be multiple downtown's!!!
5. The Economy would be among the nations best!!!
6. its a lot more to mention !!!
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Honestly I believe that NOVA should separate from V.A. because it's totally different than the rest of VA, being connected to VA messes it reputation up!!! People always call VA southern but they call NOVA the mid-Atlantic well it can't be the mid-Atlantic if it's in Southern VIRGINIA!!! The Capital could be Arlington, or something!!! If it were a state it's population would over 2.5 million so it would be the 36th most populated state!!!

If NOVA were a state:
1. 36TH most populated state
2. The average income would be the nations highest at $76,116
3. The density would be the highest nations highest!!!
4. There would be multiple downtown's!!!
5. The Economy would be among the nations best!!!
6. its a lot more to mention !!!
Yes, and I agree. However, 40 or 50 years ago Northern Virginia was just like the rest of Virginia. Much of the change has been in the past 25 years or so. BTW- The Mid-Atlantic region can overlap into the South. NC is sometimes called Mid-Atlantic as well.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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I know but to me and most northerners it's southern (NC)!!! Northerners call Maryland southern too...lol NOVA would be better off like that if you ask me!!!
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I know but to me and most northerners it's southern (NC)!!! Northerners call Maryland southern too...lol NOVA would be better off like that if you ask me!!!
Yes, but I'm talking about from a strict geographical stand point. VA and NC are in the Upper South region- which is on the Coast- sometimes referred to as "Mid-Atlantic"

Maryland is a border state with elements of both North and South....


I think being Southern is a compliment. It means a more laid back, genteel, and refined lifestyle. Afternoons at the Country Club, mint juleps on the porch, and a knack for small talk.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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I hope NC and VA become more blue as time goes on. That may give me hope of a place to move in the future. I feel out of place in the socially conservative environment I find myself in! That and I cannot take a sip of sweet tea without feeling sick!
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