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Old 07-13-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Monroe!
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As a resident or frequent visitor, just give a strong statement or maybe even one word that decribes the overall outlook or spirit of Louisiana....here's mine...

"WHATEVER"

And I'm not talking about "whatever" in a blondish fake boob way, but a man with a shotgun with curly stringy long hair eating squirrel talking about politics....."WUT-EVUR".

That's our attitude....which explains all our statistics, ranks, and critique results.

But I'm an optimist, I'm from Monroe, I've traveled a lot. I love my state and maybe I'm biased, but hopefully I speak for everyone when I say...

"I can't stand it when we are the butt of many jokes when it comes to national recognition"

But..."whatever". Tabasco for liquor and gator for dinner, down here in Louisiana we ain't tryna be no winners.

......well its all yours....let's talk...if not then hey....."whatever" lol (i need a column in the picayune)
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I'm proud to be Louisianian.
Period.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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I'm kinda proud to say that New Orleans isn't following in the WUT-EVUR attitude, especially since Katrina.
Louisiana has A LOT to show and contribute to the nation, especially in terms of culture and how friends and family are so important. That said Louisiana could learn a few things too. (I want the state to succeed so we don't go back to losing college educated kids to Texas)
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I'm kinda proud to say that New Orleans isn't following in the WUT-EVUR attitude, especially since Katrina.
Louisiana has A LOT to show and contribute to the nation, especially in terms of culture and how friends and family are so important. That said Louisiana could learn a few things too. (I want the state to succeed so we don't go back to losing college educated kids to Texas)
Not to be that guy, but that trend hasn't changed one bit.

There are times where I hate Baton Rouge, and I mean hate it, but you know I still love it the same and this state. It is my home, and no self-respecting person can really hate their homes, unless of course they have a good reason to do so. Do I sense that w/e attitude? Yea sometimes, but I think it has to do more with the fact that people here have just come to accept things as how they are. Which in some ways can be a good or bad thing depending on your outlook on life. As I often say, what makes Louisiana's people great is that we know who we are, what makes us the laughing stock of the nation is that we know who we are! Progress is hard to come by here usually as a result of that mentality.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:54 PM
 
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I'd say much of that attitude has changed in New Orleans (but not in the rest of the area). Not sure if that's because of the new blood in the city, or people realized how much they had to lose...but much has changed.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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To its credit, Lafayette is definitely trying to rise above "whatever".
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