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Old 04-06-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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McDonnell Brings Back Confederate History Month | NBC Washington
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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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.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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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.
Really, only NOVA. The Hampton Roads is still at heart a Southern area.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:16 PM
 
Location: IN
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The first thing I think of when someone mentions "VA" is Appalachian. Try getting lost out in SW Virginia when every single road is called a different "state highway number." Rely on GPS? FORGET IT. Every other road is also called Hollow something.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Virginia is the home of Robert E Lee, Jeb Stuart, Old Joe Johnston, Stonewall Jackson, AP Hill and plenty of others. Who was given the right to declare the oldest and very first Southern state not Southern?
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: IN
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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.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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City/State specific topics belong in that designated room - not General U.S. Moving to the appropriate room.
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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The mention of Confederate History Month brings chills down the spine of many people in this state, especially from this new right wing Gov McDonnell.
Everyone should know by now this guy and his attorney general are only interested in moving VA backward to the Jim Crow Days of "seperate but equal". I wouldn't be surprised if their weekly meetings include discussions on whether VA should secede from the Union once again. So far the Gov & "Cooch" have suued the federal govt over Obamas healthcare bill, sent letters to all of the states' colleges, universities stating discrimination is basically ok now against Gays(that one didn't go over well !)and "Cooch" was in Roanoke today talking about food banks for the poor(like they are planning some major move to further eliminate state programs for the poor & disadvantaged). Wow, next time folks please remember to vote for someone that will not embarass this state like these guys are doing.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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The mention of Confederate History Month brings chills down the spine of many people in this state, especially from this new right wing Gov McDonnell.
Everyone should know by now this guy and his attorney general are only interested in moving VA backward to the Jim Crow Days of "seperate but equal". I wouldn't be surprised if their weekly meetings include discussions on whether VA should secede from the Union once again. So far the Gov & "Cooch" have suued the federal govt over Obamas healthcare bill, sent letters to all of the states' colleges, universities stating discrimination is basically ok now against Gays(that one didn't go over well !)and "Cooch" was in Roanoke today talking about food banks for the poor(like they are planning some major move to further eliminate state programs for the poor & disadvantaged). Wow, next time folks please remember to vote for someone that will not embarass this state like these guys are doing.
Virginians are getting exactly what they deserve. They wanted to have the nation view us as socially regressive, and now ye shall reap what ye have sown. I hope all of these "anti-Obama" nut jobs here in VA are pleased with their decision to blindly throw their support behind ANY Republican in spite!
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:26 PM
 
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I withhold subjective personal opinon on the declaration.

As an objective observant, it's pretty freaking stupid what the Guv did. Regardless of merit or no merit, such a smoldering political hot potato would be easily galvinized, misused and distorted. Whats worse is that it is totally unimportant in light of the real problems that need to be taken care of.

REALLY STUPID POLITICAL MOVE.
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