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Old 09-28-2013, 06:11 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Only if you reciprocate by ensuring the Bible Belters stay away from here. Deal?
That's "thumpers," Fonty, thumpers. Deal! Doin' ma best ta keep 'em down on the local farm.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Mid-South Tn
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The Ozarks are indeed quite lovely! Springfield ain't bad, either. It's the lack of sophistication and worldliness that gets old quick out there. The world seems to revolve around Bass Pro Shops, NASCAR, Waffle House, Walmart, and the wonders of the latest John Deere. Thoroughly isolated whitebread culture. Can't tell ya how many folks have informed me, when visiting out there, of their intention to escape and move to CA. (Of course, there are realities that sometimes get in the way of this noble goal.) And really - can we please dispense with the freakin' "cashew chicken" places that pretend to serve Chinese food? Makes the Olive Garden look authentic. And virtually the whole of the populace believe in fairy tales.
Thing is, is that so many cast their eyes and ears westward towards us. We don't cast our eyes east. Shall we enter into debate concerning why this is?
The 5 examples you chose to make your point about the lack of sophistication and worldliness in certain parts of the country are interesting. They reveal your perception of those places/activities/products as being somehow beneath a "Californian".

If you want to insult fishermen/hunters, auto race fans, people who eat waffles, and people who don't have a lot of expendable income and therefore shop at Walmart that's fine. No big deal. But why insult farmers? Do you grow your own food and raise your own cattle? Do you have a milk cow?

In case you haven't noticed there are a lot of John Deere tractor's in California.

When I moved to Tennessee from California I couldn't say enough good things to the local farmers about California's farmers, and it wasn't anything they didn't already know. California's contribution to feeding the nation and the world is well known and a well deserved good reputation.

Have you priced John Deere farm equipment lately? I wonder how many John Deere tractor products you could write a check for.

Your fairytale comment was a bit confusing, but along the general topic of fairytales, why not give our kids a few years of believing in those things? Society, especially sophisticated/wordly societies, want our children to grow up too quickly. Why? They'll be adults soon enough, let them enjoy a few years of fairytales.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Your fairytale comment was a bit confusing, but along the general topic of fairytales, why not give our kids a few years of believing in those things? Society, especially sophisticated/wordly societies, want our children to grow up too quickly. Why? They'll be adults soon enough, let them enjoy a few years of fairytales.
Fairytale: California Code for believing in God. The atheists just have to bring up and try to belittle faith whenever they can, whether or not it's off-topic. Has to be a fear that there really might be a God!

Good point about the bread basket. California gets its due. Too bad so many there don't respond in kind. But the reality is, Maine lobsters, Georgia peaches, Hawaiian pineapples, Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, Vidalia and Walla Walla onions, etc. don't grow in CA.

Now don't tell anyone in CA this but in the 1870s, Missouri grape rootstock saved the French wine industry and California's as well. But while the French acknowledged it and raised statues to the event, California vintners were too proud to get root stock directly from the source, Missouri, so they imported MO rootstock from France instead,

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Old 09-28-2013, 11:47 AM
 
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The premises of this thread (illegals judging legals) have been revealed, stripped bare, debunked. All that remains is the question of god (in California?). Does s/he or doesn't s/he? Only the faithful know.

Let's see which statement rings true:
1.) atheists secretly fear there is a god: thus choose to antagonize omnipotent wrath they can't beat ...
2.) the religious are fearless: thus rally behind the righteous skirts of their protective mother/father figure?

Bonus points for answering:
Is the California negativism coming from erudition or from grapes that have soured?
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Mid-South Tn
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Fairytale: California Code for believing in God. The atheists just have to bring up and try to belittle faith whenever they can, whether or not it's off-topic. Has to be a fear that there really might be a God!
OK, that makes sense. Thanks. I lived there for over 50 years and didn't know that, go figure.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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If you want to insult... people who eat waffles
Who did that? I'll moider the lug. (back to waffles, Farmer John sausage, and coffee)
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:06 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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And in the South, waffles and fried chicken are a staple. Go figure that one. I still can't!
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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And in the South, waffles and fried chicken are a staple. Go figure that one. I still can't!
Right? makes no sense to me either.
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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I read somewhere the c&w meal was birthed in Harlem.
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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And in the South, waffles and fried chicken are a staple. Go figure that one. I still can't!
That's odd. I never encountered this until I moved to Northern CA.

Every time I see it on a menu here I'm stumped by it.
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