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Old 04-10-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Indeed.

The only exception to the "Southern" feeling/culture is NOVA, and everything around D.C., Norfolk and surroundings.

Other than that, it's southern.
McDonnell is from NOVA...
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Not that long ago, Washington DC was considered a Southern city.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: NJ for now
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Northern Virginia might as well be New Jersey. But the rest of Virginia definitely has a southern feel to it.

For those that argue that it isn't like "the deep south"...of course it isn't. It isn't in the deep south. But honestly, North Carolina and Tennessee are nothing like Mississippi. And Georgia is very different from Louisiana.

Even in my home state of Mississippi there are huge regional differences. The Delta is nothing at all like Northern Mississippi. And the coast is very different from the Jackson area.

But I think we can all agree that the South truly is the best part of our country!
Lets not get out of hand here as a NJ resident my whole life I vacationed to north VA for the quiet and slower pace lol. Now I am searching the VA forums reading up on where I would like to live. I envy your states problems but we all have something now don't we

This topic sounds like as another poster had mentioned a political move and it still fascinates me how we keep voting these people in time after time. People view politics all wrong it should not be republican or democrat it should be who can do the best job and represent us the people. These petty feel good moves like naming a month something to make a particular group of people feel warm and fuzzy is just stupid every month is called something 5 times over now .

VA is a wonderfull state still rich in history and culture your politicians should celebrate the states role in the revolution and throughout history instead of how it seperated and rebelled because of politics. People need to take off the blinders and enjoy what you have before someone stereotypes you as a bunch of hillbillys ready to take up arms.

But what do i know I live 20 miles to midtown NYC across the river in NJ so I must be a mobbed up guido who says fuggedbout at the end of each sentence my wife must be tacky and have big hair and don't forget da accent dat no one has but TV says we do so it must be...

Stereotypes kill culture from the outside looking in I see this topic to be silly and a non issue that you as a resident should either ignore if you don't agree or embrace and say it is what made us who we are today and denying it is just putting your head in the sand.

I will be visiting you overly nice to the point of nausea people down in that rebel land of Fredericksurg as I scope out a plantation of my own if you read all of this you can see my dry humor and sarcasm in this statement. If all goes well I can rightfully call your governor names in a few months, only if there is room for a yankee transplant who is looking to raise his family in an area where we can relax and enjoy life in a nice family friendly atmosphere where people have respect for each other.

Its been a hoot y'all ... lol sorry its realy late as I write this
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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Of course we did produce a pretty good guy, Thomas Jefferson who is probably turning over in his grave right now over this big flap by McDonnell.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident that ALL men are created equal".
The confederacy didn't believe in those words, as a matter of fact they wanted to destroy the newly created nation. How can anyone today in 2010 want to go back to the 1860's to relish that dark chapter in American history?
We must teach our kids the truth of the past or we may live to see it again.
I am really embarassed by the Gov's remarks and I believe he caught everyone off-guard. It is obvious it is all just a political move by the republicans to get votes. Luckily Virginia citizens are smarter than McDonnell!
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:01 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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My first visit to Virginia many years ago I stopped in Winchester, Culpepper, Luray, Roanoke, Radford, and Lynchburg. I think I covered about half of the Shennandoah Valley. Now the SW corner area is another world all together. Rural south-central VA seems like a place stuck in time. However, most people now associate VA with NOVA, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Richmond, etc.
I've found Richmond to be a very graceful, genteel, hospitable southern city with amazing historical architecture like the White House of the Confederacy and Monument Avenue. The contrast between Richmond and northern cities like DC, NOVA, Philly, Pittsburgh and New York is like night and day. Of course there are major differences but Richmond feels more like Raleigh and New Orleans than the cities in the Northeast.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:02 PM
 
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I've never heard anybody claiming this.
I think he means NoVA.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:08 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I fail to see what makes McDonnell's policies regressive and Obama's policies progressive. LOL@ people who think Obama is making progress. Unless by progress you mean progress toward spending my generation and my children's generation out of control.
This is entirely correct. I live in Maryland and our taxes increase year after year to pay for Section 8 housing, ACORN, "high density development" that most people don't want, and for illegal aliens to get in-state tuition, not to mention to build day labor centers for illegal immigrants. And the artificial emphasis on "diversity" only hghlights differences and needs to more polarization and I'm saying this as a minority. We need to just be individuals and Americans. The liberals depend on racial divisons to create voting blocs to keep themselves in power, and entire careers like Jeremiah Wright and Henry Louis Gates are built on it! I am actually surprised Gates, Wright, Jackson, and Sharpton have not all descended on Richmond yet. Virginia's business friendly environment and lower taxes is what determines where businesses go not a Confederate month, besides anyone who knows any history knows Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy and was pillaged by the Union forces the same way Atlanta was.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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We can't all just be "individuals and Americans". 1% of the people in the U.S. owns 90% of the rest of us. There was a concept of the "American Dream" where people could better their lives by coming here from less "advanced" nations or the poor among us could rise up the ladder. If the 1% do not embrace that concept anymore what hope is there for the "United" States of America?
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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This is entirely correct. I live in Maryland and our taxes increase year after year to pay for Section 8 housing, ACORN, "high density development" that most people don't want, and for illegal aliens to get in-state tuition, not to mention to build day labor centers for illegal immigrants. And the artificial emphasis on "diversity" only hghlights differences and needs to more polarization and I'm saying this as a minority. We need to just be individuals and Americans. The liberals depend on racial divisons to create voting blocs to keep themselves in power, and entire careers like Jeremiah Wright and Henry Louis Gates are built on it! I am actually surprised Gates, Wright, Jackson, and Sharpton have not all descended on Richmond yet. Virginia's business friendly environment and lower taxes is what determines where businesses go not a Confederate month, besides anyone who knows any history knows Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy and was pillaged by the Union forces the same way Atlanta was.
This belief system matches the profile I read about this morning of most Tea Party members. According to the article they are a pretty small minority who is having trouble adjusting to modern society. They very much resent the fact that blacks and women are now equal to white males. I really feel sorry for these folks. They'll live the rest of their lives as angry and marginalized by mainstream society and will find themselves increasingly shunned by the majority, even here in VA.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:07 PM
 
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Default Tea Party Woman

It is obvious to me that you smoke (and inhale) way too much MSNBC and Media Matters indoctrination.

I am a woman over 50 years old. I grew up in a southern state and when I entered the workforce during the middle 1970"s it was definately a man's world. Much more so than today. I got paid half the wage of a man doing the exact same job as me.

The difference was I was required and expected to do a far superior job than the male to keep my job. In fact, it is still like that now in so many workplaces. The difference is that now women are paid better.

So don't talk to me about what you think is a Tea Party person profile. Your description fits into the liberal stereotype that is being framed by the left-winged media and played out every evening by the Congressional Black Caucus members that are trying to change America's focus from Obama's failed presidency. Gotta have that scapegoat.

You, sir, are very misinformed and haven't bothered to read about the Tea Party. You get your impression of us from ignorant websites and political hacks on cable news.

We are not racist. I am a white woman who was the campaign manager for a Black male who ran for public office in my state last November. My first boyfriend was a Jew in the 1980's.

I served an entire military career in the U. S. Navy. I love my country and served with distinction and left the service honorably.

Tea Party members care deeply about this country's fiscal health. They are the one's that brought the nation's attention to the ridicuous spending spree that has been going on for a decade in Washington.

I have to ask you this question, however. Do you have to work hard at being dumb, or does it just come naturally for you?
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