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Old 11-20-2007, 04:29 AM
 
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Does anybody not see the irony here?

What the NYC/Chicago/California gang says about Iowa, is the exact same tactic some Des Moines people have taken against smaller cities elsewhere in the state. I've seen threads about how Cedar Rapids is lame and boring because it's not as big as Des Moines, has less shopping malls, no "AAA" baseball, etc.

Bigger does not mean better. Bashing somebody else's hometown does not automatically make yours better.
Uhhh, the "bashing" you are referring to was in response to someone saying the difference between DM & CR was like splitting hairs, the response clearly pointed out that the two places are very different (oh, but not in the areas that are "important," right? Still not sure what those "important" areas are).

I think if you drive around the DM interstate system & beltway and look out the window, you'll see they are quite different.

But then, all cities are the same, just like it is "splitting hairs" between CR & Waterloo, right? Now, now, remember, no bashing.
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:55 PM
 
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Cedar Rapids is never pulling out these ridiculous comparisons, yet the Des Moines forumers are always pointing as to how Cedar Rapids is smaller, therefore much more inferior, as if Des Moines was astronomically larger. You don't see Cedar Rapids forumers talking about how wonderful and awesome Cedar Rapids is and why everyone should want to move there. This ridiculousness is very exclusive to the Des Moines forumers. Too much civic pride to the point where they make people think they are strange.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:40 PM
 
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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This is true. Nobody here said HOW Des Moines was a better city with more to do than little old Lancaster, PA. They just posted a stupid picture of the DSM skyline.

I guess the bigger skyline wins, Lancaster. Too bad you aren't Philly.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9f/Philadelphia_skyline_August_2007.jpg (broken link)
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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I posted the "stupid picture" simply to put things into perspective for the guy. I think he thinks Des Moines is a lot smaller than it really is if he's comparing it to Hershey, PA.

Honestly, he's lucky I dignified it with any sort of answer.... and so are you.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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pretty picture of phila tho better than what i saw when i was there last! :X
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:33 AM
 
Location: New Holland, PA (20 minutes from lancaster)
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i never said anything in the sense that des moines was boring, if you look at the population, it is three times bigger than lancaster, i was replying though to "Tek_Freek" that i seem to be better set in this area then whatever she does sitting on her porch.
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:34 AM
 
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I've noticed the OP has bailed and what we have now is the usual gang of "raggers"
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:09 AM
 
Location: New Holland, PA (20 minutes from lancaster)
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oh yeah, this is for the people that think i have never been outside of my home. these are the places i have been and lived:

Los Angeles (lived) Philadelphia Pittsburgh Cleveland Naples
Malibu Chicago (lived) San Francisco Columbus Milwaukee
NYC Florence (lived) London Indianapolis Richmond
Miami Rome Zurich Boston Costa Rica
Ocean City, MD Milan Paris Hawaii Cancun

the list keeps going, and it keeps getting longer every year. also, some people are saying that i was comparing hershey, a town of 12,000 people, to Des Moines, a town of 198,000 people. i wasn't, i was just saying that you can visit Zoo America, HersheryPark, Cocoa Avenue, Chocolate Street, Hershey Hotel, Hershey Chocolate. and so on.
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:56 PM
 
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I think if you drive around the DM interstate system & beltway and look out the window, you'll see they are quite different.
Having a few taller buildings, a few more GAP stores, and AAA-baseball instead of single-A baseball is not a stark contrast by any stretch. Certainly you haven't been that sheltered from the rest of the world.

Do you really think Des Moines is so much closer to being a "Chicago" than a "Cedar Rapids"???
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