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Old 02-25-2013, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Memphis1979 View Post
...... East Tennesseeans are "hillbilliys", West Tennessee is redneck and flat, and middle TN has a nice composite of both........
I'd love to see the characteristics of the composite of a hillbilly and redneck accurately described.

I'm having a tough time with this one.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by creeksitter View Post
I think what boggles me is that someone might turn down a good job in North Carolina because it is a swing state, for example.

I understand there are issues determined by the state leg. that affect one's life and it is OK to ask about popular/legislative sentiment on those issues but to say one state is OK because 55% voted for a presidential candidate but another state is not even worth considering because 51% voted for the other guy is short sighted.

I realize there are annoying zealots on both ends of the political spectrum and wouldn't expect the OP to be happy in Asheville or perhaps Austin - but for them to write off the entire states of NC or Texas seems ridiculous.
In the end each individual assigns a weight to what is important to them. You may not understand the OP but then you do not necessarily share their values nor the import they place on certain things.

I can fully understand writing off a State because of politics. I have on several occasions turned down attractive job offers do to politics and personal beliefs. Different things matter to different people and they may weigh them differently. I am leaving the state of my birth simply over politics. I know several other people who have done likewise.

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:59 PM
Location: Oakley. Ca
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I can't agree more with the OP and Fixitquick79. I too, live in Cali (northern), 8th generation and I am always thinking about getting out. Back in 2005, my family and I came out to middle Tennessee and fell in love. Incredibly warm people that would give you the shirt off their back if you asked, beautifully green in the summer ( we are brown almost all year in Cali)...I really felt like I had found home. I love the fact that Tennessee is everything that Cali is not (conservative, pro 2nd amendment, pro religion).

I wish we could have moved there but my husband landed a good job when we got back. We have it on the back burner as a close possibility for retirement, though.
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