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Old 05-31-2008, 11:39 PM
 
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Got it from friends of ours here. One was our realtor who grew up in Johnston Co and the other was her friend's husband who grew up here in Wake. They are both in their 30s.

We are orginally from WV and had never, ever heard it before we got here. Eastern NC, huh? I long for a home in Beaufort...
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Yes, no school calls the Civil war "the War of Northern Aggression"; that's more a Hollywood portrayal of Southerners, or an "tongue-in-cheek reference among "old school" Southerners. The truth is, if Northerners would stop stereotyping us as a bunch of Bible-thumping hicks, we'd stop thinking of them as "Carpetbaggers"
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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My husband and I are planning on relocating our family to the Chapel Hill (specifically Carrboro) area. We've done all our research on the area and visited a few times. We absolutely love the area and it is an awesome fit for us and the lifestyle we desire. My husband's only hang up is that is seems to be a bastion of liberal minded, well-educated friendly folks in an overall very conservative state. I, personally, don't think that we'll be impacted that much it, but his concern is with NC state laws and policies being drive by an overwhelming conservative line of thought. He's kind of overprotective when it comes to things like education and health care which are held in the hands of the states and not the individual cities so much.

Is this something to worry about.. or not at all?

Does anyone have any thoughts about this or experiences they could share?
My wife and I have political views which are broadly similar to yours, and our last two residences have been in St. Louis, Missouri, where the two big cities are liberal but the rest of the state is quite conservative, and Massachusetts. While I love where we live in Massachusetts, in one sense I preferred living in Missouri because my vote in national and federal (senator) elections counted, and there was more obvious opportunity to try to put my political beliefs into action and effect political change. That's one of the things I'm looking forward to in my upcoming (22 days) move to NC.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My wife and I have political views which are broadly similar to yours, and our last two residences have been in St. Louis, Missouri, where the two big cities are liberal but the rest of the state is quite conservative, and Massachusetts. While I love where we live in Massachusetts, in one sense I preferred living in Missouri because my vote in national and federal (senator) elections counted, and there was more obvious opportunity to try to put my political beliefs into action and effect political change. That's one of the things I'm looking forward to in my upcoming (22 days) move to NC.
Lucky you, moving so soon! I could care less about my vote "counting," as I'm just one person. I still do my part, but I'd prefer to live among liberal people and pretend that's the way the world is, than live among conservatives and try to change them.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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in one sense I preferred living in Missouri because my vote in national and federal (senator) elections counted, and there was more obvious opportunity to try to put my political beliefs into action and effect political change. That's one of the things I'm looking forward to in my upcoming (22 days) move to NC.
My Blue Friends in Portland, charged me with turning the state of NC Blue or at least Purple this next election. Good to hear there are other new comers who will be helping achieve this.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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My Blue Friends in Portland, charged me with turning the state of NC Blue or at least Purple this next election. Good to hear there are other new comers who will be helping achieve this.
That's quite a task to place on your shoulders, PDXmom!

And since you mentioned it earlier, I've found that some people are very willing to discuss politics, but usually only if they feel you're on the same page. For instance, I was at a party last weekend & a bunch of us got into a great discussion about the democratic nomination and gay marriage. I'm sure the mojitos helped make us more comfortable, too, but it's always easier when you're preaching to the choir.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: morrisville
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mrssteel, we should hang out sometime : )
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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mrssteel, we should hang out sometime : )
It's because I mentioned mojitos, isn't it.
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Wow... liberals DO exist!! I was afraid my own kind had become extincted during the Big Bush era! LOL!!

I mean.. its not uncommon in these parts to see someone STILL driving a Hummer with a Bush/ Cheney '04 bumper sticker! God.. I can wait to get out of this crazy place and have a few mojitos!
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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its not uncommon in these parts to see someone STILL driving a Hummer with a Bush/ Cheney '04 bumper sticker! God.. I can wait to get out of this crazy place and have a few mojitos!
we see them here in MA too. i try to cut them off and flip them the bird. they know why. it's the Massachusetts way!
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