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Old 05-14-2017, 04:11 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Interesting, I am very much both, and not remotely conservative. Not disagreeing, Just an observation.
My post had nothing about conservative or liberal in it (well, maybe a glancing blow) but was addressing a question about underlying culture.

As Westside mentioned, that part of the state tends to be self-reliant in individual matters (as is true for most rural areas) and doesn't really have the plantation mindset much of the state has.

An example of that mindset happened here a couple weeks ago. Water service went out for ten minutes for scheduled maintenance which had been announced, this was in the middle of a weekday, and five people, instead of calling Town Hall, called Steny Hoyer's office to find out what was going on.
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:41 AM
 
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As Westside mentioned, that part of the state tends to be self-reliant in individual matters (as is true for most rural areas) and doesn't really have the plantation mindset much of the state has.
*I tend to disagree! The plantation and servitude mindset is something that I've encountered in some of these rural enclaves in the state. Also, self-reliant can mean many different things to people. I know many folks in rural Maryland and W. Va who can barely feed themselves and their children.



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My post had nothing about conservative or liberal in it (well, maybe a glancing blow) but was addressing a question about underlying culture.

As Westside mentioned, that part of the state tends to be self-reliant in individual matters (as is true for most rural areas) and doesn't really have the plantation mindset much of the state has.

An example of that mindset happened here a couple weeks ago. Water service went out for ten minutes for scheduled maintenance which had been announced, this was in the middle of a weekday, and five people, instead of calling Town Hall, called Steny Hoyer's office to find out what was going on.
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:46 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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*I tend to disagree! The plantation and servitude mindset is something that I've encountered in some of these rural enclaves in the state. Also, self-reliant can mean many different things to people. I know many folks in rural Maryland and W. Va who can barely feed themselves and their children.
You don't know what "tends to" means? I forgot, you deal in absolutes where one example means that what you saw is true of all.

And I have always doubted that you ever have ventured much outside the Baltimore Beltway or I95 corridor.
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:47 AM
 
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OK! Thank You for the explanation. But, don't you think these Southern ante-bellum attitudes overlay into the culture of far western Maryland?!! I mean, I've spent some time out there between Clear Springs, Cumberland, MD, Berkley Springs, W.Va as far as Winchester, VA and there is still an dominant air of this Southern ante-bellum attitude to communities out there.


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The underlying culture of far western Maryland is Appalachian/Scots-Irish with an overlay of German single mindedness.

Not anything near the Southern ante-bellum attitudes ("we rich and educated people know what's best for you") of the I95 corridor.
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:59 AM
 
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Miscalculation on your part! You don't know me or where I've ventured out to. Just because I bang on the state of Maryland and its people, cultural and illogical behavior and mannerism, you attempt to belittle and challenge me for what purposes?!!

Honestly, I could care less if you have doubt in me where I've been. Your perspective is important and valuable to me as a used condom. GTFOH!!!!



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You don't know what "tends to" means? I forgot, you deal in absolutes where one example means that what you saw is true of all.

And I have always doubted that you ever have ventured much outside the Baltimore Beltway or I95 corridor.
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:30 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Miscalculation on your part! You don't know me or where I've ventured out to. Just because I bang on the state of Maryland and its people, cultural and illogical behavior and mannerism, you attempt to belittle and challenge me for what purposes?!!

Honestly, I could care less if you have doubt in me where I've been. Your perspective is important and valuable to me as a used condom. GTFOH!!!!
And the above is why you get ignored most of the time.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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The question posed in the thread was which county was most conservative. I opined that not only was Garrett the most conservative, it was the winner of the "Which of these 24 things is not like the others."

Predictably the last comment was what got the most attention and seems to have brought the nasty troll out from under his bridge. Just block him like I do, life is too short to read that kind of drivel.
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:39 AM
 
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That's exactly what I want to hear-- people's personal perspectives! I can find data to back up voting patterns, political party affiliation, ethnic, age and income make up of counties. I want to hear what people's individual opinions and experiences are.

Couple of things and observations.
1)Maryland if #5 on the list of densely populated states.[list=1][*]Most Densely Populated U.S. States - WorldAtlas.com[/LIST
Honestly can say that in the 30 plus years of living in Maryland there is good and bad in all the counties.The funny thing is there is a little bit of what has been described is in all of the counties.Agree some maybe more than others.WestsideBoy says Garret county for being conservative but I'll bet he has never been to the 7th District ...The OP said they weren't interested in "political numbers",I assume he is looking for the different personalities of each county and as I have expressed there is a little of all in every county in MD.I do think that Ih77 and westsideboy are responding to get a rise but as for their actual knowledge of all the counties in MD it does seem lacking.
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:42 AM
 
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The question posed in the thread was which county was most conservative. I opined that not only was Garrett the most conservative, it was the winner of the "Which of these 24 things is not like the others."
l.

No it wasn't. The OP said and I quote....
"That's exactly what I want to hear-- people's personal perspectives! I can find data to back up voting patterns, political party affiliation, ethnic, age and income make up of counties. I want to hear what people's individual opinions and experiences are." end quote
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:27 AM
 
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Couple of things and observations.
1)Maryland if #5 on the list of densely populated states.[list=1][*]Most Densely Populated U.S. States - WorldAtlas.com[/LIST
Honestly can say that in the 30 plus years of living in Maryland there is good and bad in all the counties.The funny thing is there is a little bit of what has been described is in all of the counties.Agree some maybe more than others.WestsideBoy says Garret county for being conservative but I'll bet he has never been to the 7th District ...The OP said they weren't interested in "political numbers",I assume he is looking for the different personalities of each county and as I have expressed there is a little of all in every county in MD.I do think that Ih77 and westsideboy are responding to get a rise but as for their actual knowledge of all the counties in MD it does seem lacking.
Yes, exactly-- the "personality" of the counties-- a bit of the flavor of the areas. I can read stats, but sometimes I do this and sort of scratch my head because I don't see it in the day to day.
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