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Old 07-21-2010, 05:48 AM
 
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----we love it when they leave---

You forgot to add--------" and hope they return"

If all tourists left and didn't return, Branson would be a ghost town.
Visited Branson once...that was enough for me, although I live in upstate NY out in a rural area.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Examples please

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If you don't count the inevitable frauds carried out by the "old boy" network
which the sheriff doesn't as he sees it as laudable enterprise, in most instances-
even if he's not in on that particular one.
Never having lived in a real small town (of the size this thread is talking about) I am curious about these "inevitable frauds". Can you give a couple of examples to let us know what you are talking about?
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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Never having lived in a real small town (of the size this thread is talking about) I am curious about these "inevitable frauds". Can you give a couple of examples to let us know what you are talking about?
Low assesments
brother in law getting paving contract 50% above paving going rate
Assets "diverted" from estates in local probate court(a big one)
bogus "conservation" easements worth hundreds of thousands
medicare frauds in nursing homes built by "good old boys"
overnight re-zoning to keep out competition
blackball of "troublesome" working class men(very effective)
control of boards in local banks with stealing from old widows they were "looking out for"
LEO harrasing "troublemakers" out of town
and many more
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Does Mayberry Still Exist??

Of course, it is different for all of us, you just haven't found yours yet. You look inside yourself for mayberry, not outside. If it exists within you, you will find it around you.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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YOU assume a lot about people you don't know.
And you didn't? I know OB personally and know that you're dead wrong and insufferably arrogant. While I never totally accepted it, the NY snobbery quotient obviously has some basis in fact, and my parents were born and raised in NY so I do know a bit about it.

If your goal was to inject some unpleasantness into this discussion (perhaps competing with marmac), congratulations. You succeeded.
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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Does Mayberry Still Exist??

Of course, it is different for all of us, you just haven't found yours yet. You look inside yourself for mayberry, not outside. If it exists within you, you will find it around you.
Well thats the Buddist view, the Christian one is 180. Whatever.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:15 PM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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Of course, I recognize that the post to which you responded was patronizing and insulting. But you responded in kind and upped the ante, which is a very natural reaction. I've certainly done it too. So my comment about your post being "un-Mayberry-like" was more of an analytical conclusion about its nature; I did not wish to imply that I didn't understand where you were coming from.

I guess us 'slickers' got to stay together.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:21 PM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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And you didn't? I know OB personally and know that you're dead wrong and insufferably arrogant. While I never totally accepted it, the NY snobbery quotient obviously has some basis in fact, and my parents were born and raised in NY so I do know a bit about it.

If your goal was to inject some unpleasantness into this discussion (perhaps competing with marmac), congratulations. You succeeded.

I started the discussion genius. Sounds like you and O Boy deserve each other.
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Not on the same page as most
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Personally, I would never call anyone a 'corn husker' or 'hillbilly' or 'redneck' or any other term meant to hurt or divide us...and at the same time, I do not enjoy being called a 'city slicker.' Names can hurt in both directions, can they not? Let's be neighbors.
Great post....but, aww shucks, it might fall on deaf ears...sorry, couldn't help my corny citybilly, hillslicker self. So back to May or Maynot berry.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:47 PM
 
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A bit defensive ?

Maybe you tried to plow some ground up for planting corn and busted your plow on all those rocks.

Course, I imagine if one plowed with an automatic reset plow in southern MO, you could pull many bottoms.

Only one would be in the ground at any one time. The rest would be in the air resetting from rocks.
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