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Old 10-05-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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When I was a kid the headquarters for the KKK was in Howell. We thought that it was the national headquarters, but it may have been just the Michigan headquarters. We used to go throw rocks through the windows of their building and sometimes they would chase us (I sure hope that we had the right building. I hate to think that we were tormenting the Kiwanis) We were pretty stupid back then, we understood that the KKK was evil, but that was about all we knew. It provided a nice target for the teenage boy's strange need to vandalize things.

I friend that I met in California used to travel with his father buying oil rights from or for unsavory characters. He spent quite a bit of time in the 1970s in howell. He said that the town pretty well closed down when thar was a "meet'n" He said that he found the town pretty scary and he carrier a gun to protect his father who walked around with a briefcase full of money handcuffed to his wrist. He was really not certain exactly what his father did other than buying oil rights. Anyway the point of this long rambling is that apparently Howell used to be a pretty scary place. It has obviously improved, but perhaps nto enough.

The KKK headquarters closed up some years ago. I had heard that Howell got better, but perhpas it is not true. It certainly seems like a nice town if you visit there.

 
Old 10-05-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Didn't Howell have an active KKK chapter a couple of years ago? And wasn't Bigfoot spotted there back in the early 80's? Maybe they're related...
 
Old 10-05-2009, 04:07 PM
Status: "Campaigning 4 State House" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: Mid-Town
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maybe some remnant of those white sheeted morons still influence those less educated?
 
Old 10-05-2009, 05:10 PM
Status: "Campaigning 4 State House" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: Mid-Town
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Originally Posted by magellan View Post
Didn't Howell have an active KKK chapter a couple of years ago? And wasn't Bigfoot spotted there back in the early 80's? Maybe they're related...

Are you saying the kkk is a mythical, non-existant institution; or that big foot actually exists?

Cause I would think far fewer people see the kkk idiots as mythical....

what exactly is your pointless point?
 
Old 10-05-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Are you saying the kkk is a mythical, non-existant institution; or that big foot actually exists?

Cause I would think far fewer people see the kkk idiots as mythical....

what exactly is your pointless point?
I'm just saying that bigfoot sightings and the KKK might be correlated.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 09:39 PM
 
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I agree about Traverse City. It's diverse. People are not rejected by others and treated badly due to race. I'd say the same about religion. In my experience Traverse is a tolerant town that welcomes all people.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 05:24 AM
Status: "Campaigning 4 State House" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: Mid-Town
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I'm just saying that bigfoot sightings and the KKK might be correlated.

That both are figments of the imagination?

OMG....
 
Old 10-06-2009, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Northwestern Michigan
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Traverse City proper is very liberal. Once you get to the outskirts, it is definitely more conservative.



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I agree about Traverse City. It's diverse. People are not rejected by others and treated badly due to race. I'd say the same about religion. In my experience Traverse is a tolerant town that welcomes all people.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 06:03 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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That both are figments of the imagination?

OMG....
NO, I take it as a clever dig at the intelligence of the residents. Believe they saw Bigfoot on their way to the Klan meeting....
 
Old 10-06-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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NO, I take it as a clever dig at the intelligence of the residents. Believe they saw Bigfoot on their way to the Klan meeting....
Thanks bydand. I thought I was going to have to draw a picture.

This whole thread is rather pointless (no specific instances), just someone venting.
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