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Old 03-01-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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IRA500 That is an eyeopener for me! I had no idea conservatives didn't mesh with lattes.

I'm shooting without facts here ( as usual) but I'd say a solid majority of latte drinkers voted for Obama.
Conservatives may also be conservative about throwing four dollars away on a cup of coffee.
It's funny how many people are more likely to throw out four dollars (or more) on mixed drinks and martinis, yet they will not do the same on coffee... I guess side effects are more important than taste.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I lived in Hattiesburg 8+ years. It is the most liberal city/town in Mississippi and growing fast. It's nice; kind of hard to meet people. USM has instructors and students from all over the world-maybe the largest international student body at one time. It's a fine place
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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I lived in Hattiesburg 8+ years. It is the most liberal city/town in Mississippi and growing fast. It's nice; kind of hard to meet people. USM has instructors and students from all over the world-maybe the largest international student body at one time. It's a fine place
Thanks. That is the kind of info I was seeking.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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It is the most liberal city/town in Mississippi and growing fast. It's nice; kind of hard to meet people. USM has instructors and students from all over the world-maybe the largest international student body at one time. It's a fine place
Not trying to discredit your information, but that's a bit of a stretch... don't you think?

It would also be interesting to see a comparison between Jackson and Hattiesburg regarding which one is more liberal. According to the presidential election poll results by county:

Hinds County (Jackson):
Obama - 70%
McCain - 30%

Forrest County (Hattiesburg):
McCain - 56%
Obama - 43%

It would seem that Jackson is more likely to be the most liberal city in the state.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Not trying to discredit your information, but that's a bit of a stretch... don't you think?

It would also be interesting to see a comparison between Jackson and Hattiesburg regarding which one is more liberal. According to the presidential election poll results by county:

Hinds County (Jackson):
Obama - 70%
McCain - 30%

Forrest County (Hattiesburg):
McCain - 56%
Obama - 43%

It would seem that Jackson is more likely to be the most liberal city in the state.

That actually tells us nothing, since the voting results mirrored demographics, aside from the fact that about 10% of Whites in Mississippi voted for Obama. If you look at Hinds County you'll see that Obama's voter base was comprised of just about every single Black and about 5-10% of all Whites. In Forrest County it was the same thing. The election was a racial head count.
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:52 AM
 
Location: las cruces nm
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has hurricane katrina transformed hattiesburg? i drove through there a couple times on cross country road trips pre Katrina and had a positive impression; but i've heard it's expanded a lot. (not that that's necessarily bad.)
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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That actually tells us nothing, since the voting results mirrored demographics, aside from the fact that about 10% of Whites in Mississippi voted for Obama. If you look at Hinds County you'll see that Obama's voter base was comprised of just about every single Black and about 5-10% of all Whites. In Forrest County it was the same thing. The election was a racial head count.
So you're saying political affiliation had nothing to do with the election?
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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So you're saying political affiliation had nothing to do with the election?

So you're saying race had nothing to do with it?

If you look at the demographics of those two counties you'll see it was simply a case where virtually 100% of Blacks voted for Obama while all but about 10% of Whites voted for McCain.
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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So you're saying race had nothing to do with it?

If you look at the demographics of those two counties you'll see it was simply a case where virtually 100% of Blacks voted for Obama while all but about 10% of Whites voted for McCain.
The topic is about liberalism (a political affiliation), which is what my comments have been focused on. Try to keep it on topic.
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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The topic is about liberalism (a political affiliation), which is what my comments have been focused on. Try to keep it on topic.

I contend that the election results do not show Jackson to be more or less liberal than Hattiesburg, only that Jackson has more Blacks, both numerically and as a percentage.

Election results are an inaccurate way to determine the political leanings of a town, at least the 2008 results, specifically in Mississippi and several other states.

My posts are absolutely on-topic.
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