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Old 04-13-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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as evidenced by the fact that once you get out of range of Chicago radio stations, you hear nothing but country and christian channels in Michigan.

on that note, i will never rent a car without a CD player ever again.
Only on the west coast. When you get too Ann Arbor, you get 107.1, 93.9, 93.1 and 95.5, which are the major stations for metro Detroit.

I think only 106.7 is country.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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In my part of the country at least, I think the Unions have a lot to do with it.

Michigan is actually pretty conservative socially, but the Democratic party traditionally sides with the Union, and that's where the votes go.

We might technically be a Blue State, but if you dig a little deeper, I think we are closer to the South in a lot of ways politically than we are to the east or west coasts. I think that's probably the case with Ohio too.
Yeah, the state of Michigan is actually pretty socially regressive outside of a few havens(I won't name names so I don't offend the rest). Same for states like West Virginia with strong unionization.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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Only on the west coast. When you get too Ann Arbor, you get 107.1, 93.9, 93.1 and 95.5, which are the major stations for metro Detroit.

I think only 106.7 is country.
Yeah, you're right, but my grandma lives in Paw Paw, so cornfed music is all I got to hear a couple weeks ago. I was quite surprised that I got Chicago ALMOST all the way to Paw Paw, though.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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Paw Paw, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Saginaw, yuck. I live here and I'm not even used to the awful names we have.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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Paw Paw, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Saginaw, yuck. I live here and I'm not even used to the awful names we have.
Hee, I've lived in Paw Paw, Kalamazoo, Mattawan, Lawton and Lawrence.

Lawrence seems like a normal name.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: btw Bmore and DC but in the Bmore Metro Stat Area
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according to this book: Amazon.com: Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism: Susan Jacoby: Books

I think it said that new england and the south switched places in the early 19th cent.


the south had heavy scots-irish migration.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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The North was NEVER less conservative than the South. The Republican Party when it started out was left-leaning like the Democrats are today. Over-time they switched roles and the North began favoring the Democrats.
Excuse me, I meant that the North was NEVER more conservative than the South.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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Excuse me, I meant that the North was NEVER more conservative than the South.
Prior to the Industrial Revolution American seemed all round pretty much the same across the country. Very religious, and suspicious of anything that was different. The Enlightenment seemed to only touch places like Philadelphia and New York. Actually, one source I read suggests the Puritans of the north were sometimes even more zealously religious than the Methodists etc in the South.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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Excuse me, I meant that the North was NEVER more conservative than the South.

Even when the Pilgrims and the Puritans ruled the northeastern U.S.? I think there WAS a time when it was more conservative than the South.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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Prior to the Industrial Revolution American seemed all round pretty much the same across the country. Very religious, and suspicious of anything that was different. The Enlightenment seemed to only touch places like Philadelphia and New York. Actually, one source I read suggests the Puritans of the north were sometimes even more zealously religious than the Methodists etc in the South.
Sometimes? The Puritans were the most zealous of any religious sect in America. Methodists have never been known for this, and especially not for that era.
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