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View Poll Results: Should we get rid of the Stae slogan "SHOW ME STATE"?
No! Keep it as is 10 66.67%
Yes Come up with a different one 1 6.67%
Yes"The River State" is just fine 1 6.67%
No. Send the guy that thought this up to live in Afghanistan 3 20.00%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-30-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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Mo. senator pushes for new state slogan - KCTV 5

A resolution by Sen. John Lamping encourages the Division of Tourism to incorporate the slogan "The Great Rivers State" in its marketing.

The St. Louis County Republican's measure notes that while the Mississippi and Missouri rivers are well-known waterways with significant places in history, Missouri has more than 110,000 miles of rivers and streams altogether.


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Old 04-30-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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So whats wrong with "Show Me"?
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:35 PM
 
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So whats wrong with "Show Me"?
Nothing in my book.

I guess if you say it standing next to the bust of Rush; then bottle of Oxycontin will magically appear rolling across the floor towards you.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Nothing in my book.

I guess if you say it standing next to the bust of Rush; then bottle of Oxycontin will magically appear rolling across the floor towards you.
You just aint right!
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:04 PM
 
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just another politiician with nothing else to do.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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just another politiician with nothing else to do.
I thought exactly the same thing!
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:37 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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Let's face it. The "show me" slogan is tired. It harkens from long ago and refers to some overly-skeptical Missouri settlers who apparently said, "I don't know if I believe you...show me!" And that helps sell Missouri how??
Perhaps changing it to "Missouri's got it...let us show you!" would make a bit more sense and serve as an invitation to visit MO.
"The Great Rivers State" is okay, because it least it promotes something MO has-- it's many rivers. But that doesn't make our state stand out from the others, since MO isn't the only state with an abundance of rivers.
I submmit that if our slogan is going to be changed, it ought to be based on something unique to MO. Perhaps a statewide contest would help.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:10 PM
 
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There is no reason to change our state motto.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:13 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Ummmmmm,,, the way I read the article, the senator is only suggesting adding this slogan to the list of others that are already used, such as "Cave State" and "Where The Rivers Run"... NOT to replace anything else, such as "The Show-Me State".

What gets me more than anything is that a resolution has to be passed for something like this? Can't the senator, and get some other likeminded folks if so desired, just email / send a petition to the division of tourism? Why all this resolution stuff?
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Regardless, "Selling" Missouri isn't necessarily always a good thing.

For what it's worth, it's kinda hard to care about this when many counties in my corner of Missouri are above 10% unemployment.
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