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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:49 AM

What is the most screwed up state in the Union?

It can be political, religious, or any other criteria.
94 votes, 2 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Kansas
22 (23%)
Mississippi
4 (4%)
Alabama
3 (3%)
Louisiana
2 (2%)
Missouri
1 (1%)
Oklahoma
8 (9%)
Arizona
10 (11%)
South Carolina
3 (3%)
Florida
20 (21%)
Other
21 (22%)
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Reply What is the most screwed up state in the Union? (Original post)
CanonRay Dec 2012 OP
MuseRider Dec 2012 #1
Telly Savalas Dec 2012 #17
MuseRider Dec 2012 #33
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #86
MuseRider Dec 2012 #68
hfojvt Dec 2012 #64
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #88
MuseRider Dec 2012 #98
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #87
MuseRider Dec 2012 #92
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #94
Siwsan Dec 2012 #2
cordelia Dec 2012 #13
Siwsan Dec 2012 #19
GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #25
Siwsan Dec 2012 #29
Sadiedog Dec 2012 #43
GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #47
Siwsan Dec 2012 #48
daa Dec 2012 #41
GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #44
spanone Dec 2012 #3
CanonRay Dec 2012 #5
spanone Dec 2012 #23
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #53
CanonRay Dec 2012 #72
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #74
CanonRay Dec 2012 #112
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #115
MiniMe Dec 2012 #4
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #9
narnian60 Dec 2012 #20
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #34
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #39
narnian60 Dec 2012 #77
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #97
NoPasaran Dec 2012 #62
narnian60 Dec 2012 #79
NoPasaran Dec 2012 #82
Buzz Clik Dec 2012 #27
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #35
Brainstormy Dec 2012 #56
connecticut yankee Dec 2012 #6
quinnox Dec 2012 #7
former-republican Dec 2012 #8
Coyote_Tan Dec 2012 #11
quinnox Dec 2012 #24
slackmaster Dec 2012 #37
Eleanors38 Dec 2012 #75
bunnies Dec 2012 #113
Chan790 Dec 2012 #10
siligut Dec 2012 #40
Sadiedog Dec 2012 #45
blueknight Dec 2012 #12
NeoConsSuck Dec 2012 #14
etherealtruth Dec 2012 #15
maggiesfarmer Dec 2012 #16
1-Old-Man Dec 2012 #18
davidpdx Dec 2012 #21
slackmaster Dec 2012 #22
CanonRay Dec 2012 #36
PufPuf23 Dec 2012 #83
dembotoz Dec 2012 #26
pangaia Dec 2012 #28
kydo Dec 2012 #30
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #31
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #32
Glorfindel Dec 2012 #38
asjr Dec 2012 #42
CrispyQ Dec 2012 #46
rrneck Dec 2012 #49
farminator3000 Dec 2012 #50
farmbo Dec 2012 #52
PufPuf23 Dec 2012 #84
Comatose Sphagetti Dec 2012 #51
Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2012 #54
NoPasaran Dec 2012 #55
Smilo Dec 2012 #57
Zorra Dec 2012 #58
The Wielding Truth Dec 2012 #80
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #59
The River Dec 2012 #60
1KansasDem Dec 2012 #61
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #63
Jack Rabbit Dec 2012 #65
FarPoint Dec 2012 #66
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #67
putitinD Dec 2012 #69
Fearless Dec 2012 #70
Populist_Prole Dec 2012 #71
LannyDeVaney Dec 2012 #73
Deep13 Dec 2012 #76
Little Star Dec 2012 #78
Purveyor Dec 2012 #81
tridim Dec 2012 #85
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #89
ananda Dec 2012 #90
williesgirl Dec 2012 #91
Chellee Dec 2012 #93
watch the sky Dec 2012 #95
FarCenter Dec 2012 #96
moondust Dec 2012 #99
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #100
Guitarzz Dec 2012 #101
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #106
JI7 Dec 2012 #102
kentauros Dec 2012 #107
patrice Dec 2012 #103
Rex Dec 2012 #104
Mopar151 Dec 2012 #105
Warren DeMontague Dec 2012 #108
AnnaLee Dec 2012 #109
tama Dec 2012 #110
TheKentuckian Dec 2012 #111
RandiFan1290 Dec 2012 #114

Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:56 AM

1. I voted Kansas

because I live in Kansas and you ain't seen nothing yet. Sammy wants us to be an example and example we will be because Sammy wants that. Watch us go down. It will not be fun but it WILL be interesting.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:16 AM

17. There was a feature piece in the KC Star today on that nutjob

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/12/29/3986555/first-in-a-series-brownback-says.html

I also saw an article documenting how screwed up things are on the Missouri side of the state line:

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/12/29/3986692/signs-of-trouble-appeared-early.html

Granted the human impact is much less significant, but it's another good read for the student of trainwrecks.

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Response to Telly Savalas (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:23 AM

33. Thanks for the links.

I think I can still read the KC Star, not sure.

My local paper used to be owned by the family of Brownback's wife. At least then it was actually fairly informative. Now it is owned and run in another state, only barely informative and full of errors wants $14.95/month for it's 15 or so pages of mostly advertisement. So no local news for this household A terrific idea for the Capital of the state, make people pay that much money for it's crappy, barely relevant paper.

Yes, it is a trainwreck just beginning. Our Teabagger House and Teabagger Senate will push it the rest of the way over the edge. Watch how effectively a state economy does when planned by a former Reagan guy, supported by our local state heros the Koch brothers and run by and through Sam's hand picked legislature with absolutely no one to stand against it (unless you count our 30 or so state democrats in office)

I want to go on but it is no use. Most don't give a shit, the party certainly doesn't give a shit and we have been left out here to try to hold on to something that we can build on once it all finally falls totally apart. Missouri is getting the same treatment I fear, at least it seems to be heading that way. If the dems abandon them like they did us it will follow us right down the toilet.

Thanks. I will go read. I can get the articles. Apparently the KC Star is still free online. Ya know, I would not mind at all paying for my newspaper online if was actually a newspaper. Even then I think $14.95/month is robbery. <---can you tell I am simply furious with just about everything going on around here? LOL, gonna be an exercise in just about everything to get through this sane.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #33)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:25 PM

86. Star put in a pay wall.

For now it's 99 cents a month. It's going up in a month or so but I'm not sure by how much.

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Response to Telly Savalas (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:57 PM

68. The second link

was about the Chiefs. LOL, at least I can get on the site and read it!

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:12 PM

64. lots of Kansas hate here thanks to Thomas Frank

Kansas probably would have won the poll even before Brownback got elected.

Especially without Texas, Utah or Idaho on the list.

Still we beat Oklahoma pretty badly and that is saying something.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #64)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:28 PM

88. I understand what you're saying but still think that's an important book

It helped educate a lot of people. Started a dialog.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #64)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 06:21 PM

98. I probably should buckle down and read the entire thing

I am certain it did not help but like proud I do think the dialog was important. There are so many other things though, so many that make this such a tragedy. I truly do not believe given an alternative most of these people would vote the way they do. When you can't get to them to tell them there is another way or that the other guys are lying to them then they never know. They are not stupid but very insulated. Sadly the protection they feel from that insulation is exactly what ends up harming them.

I hate the blanket hatred of DU for Kansas, other states as well, but the comments made on this site by people who are supposed to be better and know better are some of the most astoundingly stupid and outright mean comments I have ever heard. It often makes me wonder where I am posting because it sounds so much like nasty and bitter RW garbage. Ah well, I guess even supposed liberals need someone to look down on?

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:27 PM

87. Me too of course.

But hopefully it's being governed so badly that it will soon start getting better.

Call me an optimist. LOL

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #87)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:00 PM

92. Good lord that is some powerful stuff

you are smoking! LOL A liberal optimist in Kansas. You are truly few in number. You will be very important in the years coming. Try to hang on to it. I lost all my optimism a good long while ago....under Reagan nationally and way way back under Joan Finney in Kansas.

I am not making fun of you. I think you know me well enough to know that but I certainly did not want to hurt any feelings. It is remarkable to feel optimistic in this climate here. I really am happy there are some of you left.

HAHAHA 99 cents a month for a real paper and $14.95 a month for devotional advertising and classified, then the heathen advertising and classified (must keep them separate, cooties ya know) followed by pages and pages of advertisements and business news, 4 pages of social news and what is happening in Topeka (NOTHING!) and 3 pages of news, one being national and one page of OpEd complete with RW cartoon and obits all thanks to the owners and operators in Georgia I think. Same people who made the Cutting Horse Newpaper which was a damned good paper for that.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #92)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:37 PM

94. I like the Lawrence paper lots better than Topeka's

It's sad the KC paper does such a poor job of reporting on KS politics.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:58 AM

2. It's a hard choice when you get to the Southern States

South Carolinians just seems to elect a massive number of total nut jobs. Shame, too, because it is such a beautiful state. Maybe they should start testing the water.........

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Response to cordelia (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:21 AM

19. Ok, you completely lost me, there

But, you are completely entitled to your rather startling opinion. Hope you have a very peaceful day.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:44 AM

25. The nutjobs here don't hold a candle to the ones in Florida.

Or, Arizona. Rick Scott, Jan Brewer, Joe Arapaio, etc. Even their state legislatures have ours beat, as have those in other states. It wasn't our leg. that came up with trans-vaginal probes, nor did they pass a bill banning Global Warming. The latter came from our neighbors to the north.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:03 AM

29. Even my beloved State of Michigan is overrun with YIKES!

But Florida does seem to be making some positive strides

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #29)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:58 AM

43. A Bill toBan global warming? I must have missed that little Looney tune move!

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Response to Sadiedog (Reply #43)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:03 AM

47. Actually, it was a ban of using climate change science...

...to predict sea-level rises. That would affect coastal development, because we can't leave any land uncovered in concrete and asphalt, dontcha know.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/12/2132216/senate-approves-law-that-challenges.html

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Response to Sadiedog (Reply #43)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:15 AM

48. Well, positive strides in returning Alan Grayson and booting Allen West, anyway

Gotta take small victories where we can.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:43 AM

41. What about the "Obama using mind control" freaks in Georgia? Nt

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Response to daa (Reply #41)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:58 AM

44. Them, too.

They're the state that gave us U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, the anti-evolution nutbag. He out-crazies all of our Congressional crazies put together.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:58 AM

3. not even honorable mention for terrible tennessee?

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Response to spanone (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:01 AM

5. I can't believe I left Rand Paul's home state off. My bad

There's just so many good choices!

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:30 AM

23. that's kentucky!!! your choices are greater than you ever imagined!!!

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:31 AM

53. Or Ron Paul's home state...

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #53)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:39 PM

72. I'm going to have to re-do this poll with ALL 50 states.

Although I doubt Vermont or Hawaii will get many votes...

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #72)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:44 PM

74. LMAO.

I think you could probably eliminate any state that doesn't have a Republican governor and legislature.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #74)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:31 AM

112. I don't know, a lotof people wanted California...

and it has both.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #112)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:35 AM

115. Well I can understand that...

CA has been nearly destroyed by past republican influence....remember Reagan was governor there before he set about destroying the nation's finances. The people voted for a tax increase last month, which is a good sign they are coming out of their zombie like mind set on taxes.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:01 AM

4. No Texas or Wisconsin?

I think I'd vote for Texas.

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:05 AM

9. I was thinking Wisconsin, but

that's just native-son pride speaking.

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:27 AM

20. Texas? Really? How come?

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:24 AM

34. Typical Texan

Sorry, man - I lived there for 17 years and I don't even go back to visit family if I don't absolutely have to. You live in Houston for God's sake - even Texans hate Houston.

Were you born in Texas?

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:30 AM

39. I'm sorry Narnian

I have an irrational hatred toward Texas in general. I didn't mean to jump your ass over it.

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Response to AldoLeopold (Reply #39)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:05 PM

77. Apology accepted, of course, AldoLeopold.

I truly wanted to know because the op was for the MOST screwed up. I know we're messed up but to say we're #1? Been here for 35 yrs. by the way.

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #77)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:56 PM

97. Thanks for understanding my rage

No - probably not #1. But the state does lag in a number of key indicators including education and healthcare. My biggest gripe with TX is that its essentially become a Republican model of an ideal economy. Very little upward mobility and most wealth concentrated in the hands of a few. Its chief export, as my TX history prof used to say, is cheap land, and that's allowed it, combined with no state income tax, to become economically powerful. Its allowed a number of corps to open up cheap operations paying low wages and screwing over even white collar workers en masse. Very little state regulation, despite the fact that they have the largest state EPA in the country...though I'm still clueless as to what they do to keep themselves occupied aside from gently caressing the oil industry in the night and tell them its going to be okay.

Austin is cool - but less cool than it was. DFW just sucks bad. BAD. Kill it with fire.

That all aside, I just don't like TX culture, TX weather, TX topography, TX accents - well - you get the point. Now my whole family has settled there (that's right, I'm the only dem in my entire family - extended and otherwise with the lone exception of my aunt who is a movie actress in LA), and they all want me to move back. I told them that I will, but only when I have an army behind me and I conquer and pacify the state of Texas. Then there will be pogroms and purges. Stalin style.

Sorry, again. I'm texabitter.

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:00 PM

62. As a Texan, may I direct your attention to:

Rick Perry, David Dewhurst, Gregg Abbott, Sharon Keller, John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, Louis Gohmert, Dan Patrick, "Doctor" Donna Campbell, Ron Paul, Lamar Smith, Michael McCaul, Susan Combs, Jerry Patterson, Todd Staples, Joel Osteen, Kenneth Copeland, John Hagee. . . just off the top of my head.

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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #62)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:09 PM

79. I know, I know!

But still, THE most screwed up state?

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #79)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:15 PM

82. Maybe not at this exact moment in time

But don't forget, the Legislature is coming back to town in a week and a half!

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:58 AM

27. Texas, California, Wisconsin, Colorado

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:24 AM

35. +1

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:40 AM

56. Me too

That was my first thought. Where's Texas?

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:02 AM

6. It was a tough choice

between Florida and Arizona, but I chose Florida.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:02 AM

7. Florida, just because they seem full of bozos who

 

Can't even manage to run a presidential election properly. They did it again this year, it took them weeks to get things done and come up with a vote total. And everyone knows the epic fail Florida had in the 2000 election. The state is a national embarrassment.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:04 AM

8. California

 

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Response to former-republican (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:10 AM

11. +1

 

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Response to former-republican (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:32 AM

24. as to be expected from a "former" republican

 

Picks one of the most liberal states in the union. And most right wingers would agree with you.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:25 AM

37. It's good in terms of liberal social policy, but the state's finances are a train wreck

 

There is no denying that fact.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:52 PM

75. Yet, people jump on FL. Obama. Twice. Must be closet GOPers, here

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Response to quinnox (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:07 AM

113. Ill consider California a "liberal" state again when...

they approve marriage equality. Until then, they've lost the crown. meh.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:07 AM

10. Utah.

A state that for all intents and purposes is a theocracy. Nothing against Mormons but a shitload against theocracies, the government should be crushing the LDS out of their overt political stranglehold over the governance of Utah.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:32 AM

40. I have lived all over the US and I vote Utah as well

They just do a real good job of keeping it all a secret.

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Response to siligut (Reply #40)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:01 AM

45. I only traveled through Utah and it seemed like I was in a episode of The Twilight Zone!

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:10 AM

12. how is

arizona not on there?

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:12 AM

14. Are you kidding?

How could you not include South Carolina??

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:13 AM

15. Michigan is working hard to take the lead

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:16 AM

16. Hawaii -- for having the worst voting record last 20 years

of course, ``screwed up'' is highly subjective and I'm implicitly suggesting that not voting is more ``screwed up'' than voting for ``screwed up'' candidates and policies.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:19 AM

18. Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, and Kansas are 4 states I would not live in - Oh, Oklahoma too

make that 5.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:28 AM

21. I voted other

California, because they are crazy people...

(sorry a joke from an Oregonian)

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:29 AM

22. I've lived in California for more than 50 years. I remember what things used to be like here.

 

Therefore I vote for California.

Screwed up by the rise of gerrymandering and the pursuit of politics as a career, and by decades of government that cannot or will not keep its finances in order.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:24 AM

36. I had trouble deciding and it's my poll

I should have included California, Utah, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, at the very least. I may have to re-do the whole thing!

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:16 PM

83. California finances and public institutions started going bad under Reagan

I have lived in California and a 5th and 4th generation 100% in ancestory, all arrived prior to 1880.

Also have spent 50 years in California and the other 10 in Oregon. I liked Oregon.

Don't think California is the worst state and is likely the state that would most thrive as a independent nation.

No way would I support succession but would like to see the state split (northcoast Californian to the bone).

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:57 AM

26. was thinking michigan but kansas seems to try harder.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:00 AM

28. I voted florida..

as my pre-coffee brain was thinking that, well at least Kansas still has that great bar-b-que--- but then after my first sip...ooppss-- Kansas doesn't even have 'Kansas City."

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:09 AM

30. Was going to say Fl as that old saying goes

Don't all the nuts roll down to FL? And I am a floridian kind of used to all the weird stuff from here and it follows you too. Once back in the 90's and also probably the first time I heard that statement about fl and nuts. I was in LA on the set of the xfiles. Long story short I used to be the webmaster of anderson's website. Anyway this is one of the first times I was on the set and they are filming that one ep with a hurricane, and I remember Gillian asking if I liked their hurricane. It was a fan a hose and a palm tree. I said that I had seen better. And someone I forget mentions that line don't all nuts roll down to FL? I didn't get to respond as the java truck showed up. And much like a kid with shine objects they became transfixed by the java truck and lost interest in my take on their episode.

But despite the fact that nuts do roll down to FL Kansas wins this one. Sorry Kansas a few weeks ago I would have voted for my crazy home state but Kansas wins.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:10 AM

31. California

There is an imminent financial melting down coming and Jerry Brown is not doing near enough to fix things

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:22 AM

32. Dude, have you ever lived in Texas?

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:29 AM

38. Other - Georgia, because it's gleefully sliding downhill

Not that long ago, Georgia was the most progressive state in the south. Now it's East Mississippi and deteriorating rapidly.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:53 AM

42. Kansas at the top but Michigan is giving

it a run for its money.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:01 AM

46. This is an interesting thread.

I'm so glad I don't live in any of the states mentioned!

I would have to choose between FL & AZ.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:16 AM

49. Texas.nt

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:22 AM

50. AZ all the way

Dumb Laws in Arizona
Hunting camels is prohibited.

http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states/arizona

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http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/national-affairs/what-else-is-happening-in-arizona-crazy-stuff-20120612

• Gun imagery in political ads. Ron Gould, a conservative Republican candidate for Congress in Arizona's 4th district, made his point last week about his stance on Obama's health care reform law by loading his gun and shooting it in a campaign ad. "Because Washington needs a straight-shooter," he tells the camera.

• More gun imagery in political ads. Though Jesse Kelly has been on his best behavior this cycle in the race for Giffords' seat, in the last election he was inviting supporters to “Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly." This time around, the Move America Forward Freedom PAC is doing the dirty work for him, sending around an email to supporters with a picture of Kelly holding an M-16, used in the last election, that says “Send a Warrior to Congress."

• Not-in-a-good-place lawmaker. State Rep. Daniel Patterson stepped down in April, citing a "hostile work environment," which is evidently his term for accusations that he exhibited various forms of erratic behavior, including angry outbursts, pot-smoking, allegedly offering up his vote in the House in exchange for sex with a lobbyist, and allegations of domestic violence from his girlfriend/campaign manager.




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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #50)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:29 AM

52. Agreed... Arizona out- crazies them all

EOM

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #50)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:23 PM

84. Aside from some beautiful scenery, Arizona sucks-there was once feral camels in Arizona.

The law is now irrelevant as no more camels.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Camel_Corps

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:27 AM

51. Indiana

If you'll look at the electoral map Indiana looks like a big, red, middle finger sitting atop the deep south.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:35 AM

54. Definitely Arizona. These people have taken on

 

The mantle from close runners up Kansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Florida.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:39 AM

55. No Texas? Them's fightin' words!

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:45 AM

57. State of Mind in Congress

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:49 AM

58. Other: Texas.

I live in Arizona, and to me, Texas is so scary I won't even drive through it on my way to the Southeast US.

Had some nasty experiences there a long time ago, and vowed never to go there again.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #58)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:13 PM

80. +1

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:50 AM

59. Add my vote for Kansas.

I have relatives there who have now been sucked into the RW bullshit machine of that state. Nebraska is starting to catch the Kansas nutter disease too, sadly. It appears to be spreading.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:55 AM

60. ALL the Red States

and a few of the purple ones.
After 40 years in Va I'm ready for bluer pastures.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:59 AM

61. California

Fiscal basket case.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:01 PM

63. Michigan. It's becoming a Fascist dictatorship.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:24 PM

65. I don't think you can point to any one state right now (so I voted OTHER)

In Kansas, the voters are right wing, which puts it more far gone than any other. Texas has been that way for a long time.

Michigan (not a choice on the above list) has passed right wing laws, such as its recent right-to-work act. The emergency manager act is one of the most antidemocratic pieces of legislation passed since Jim Crow laws. Apart form being antithetic to democracy, it is an open invitation to crony capitalism.

Wisconsin (also not a choice) has a crooked governor who asks "how high?" any time the fascist Koch brothers tell him to jump.

Florida also has a crooked governor whose top priority in the state is to stop poor people from voting. The same is true of Ohio and her Secretary of State. Fortunately for those states and for America, the actions those two fascists took to suppress votes was insufficient and Obama carried both states.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:30 PM

66. Make a complete list.

Target the GOP Governors in Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin too.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:40 PM

67. I'd say Ohio

Why does such a manufacturing dependant state elect some of the most anti-labor politicians around?

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:07 PM

69. Michigan

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:10 PM

70. The state of denial that the Republican Party exists in.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:32 PM

71. I voted SC

For a potent combination of anabashed racism, ferocious anti-labor stance, and ground zero for religious fundie nutjobs. It's like a Florida that can get cold in the winter.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:42 PM

73. Any answer other than Alabama is just a grand conspiracy by the citizens of Alabama to deflect

This state sux.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:55 PM

76. Michigan nt

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:08 PM

78. I passed because it was too hard to just chose one.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:15 PM

81. Michigan. Hands down. eom

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:24 PM

85. Kansas isn't as bad as it seems.

Central Missouri is much worse IMO.

I went with Florida.

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Response to tridim (Reply #85)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:30 PM

89. Very true about MO

SW MO especially.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:31 PM

90. Texas

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:58 PM

91. Other - VA

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:31 PM

93. Michigan.

They are unashamedly embracing dictatorship. It's stunning.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:44 PM

95. really hard to say IMO, so pass

but I doubt the worst one is WA state, mine. The states are like a quilt.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 04:59 PM

96. Rhode Island seems truly screwed.

Illinois should be in contention.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 06:25 PM

99. So many contenders...

I usually say Oklahoma because it has not had a single COUNTY go blue in a Presidential election since 2000.

Maybe something in the water?

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:08 PM

100. Alaska's government is kind of f'ed up

after this last gerrymandered election which gave us 100% republican rule (we previously had a bipartisan senate), but the good news is that the state Supreme Court just ruled that the gerrymander was illegal, so it's back to the drawing board and hopefully things will be more fair in 2014.

The good thing here, though, is that our beautiful surroundings make the political craziness tolerable or at least ignorable.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:13 PM

101. Texas - much worse than the rest

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Response to Guitarzz (Reply #101)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:26 PM

106. I went to high school and college in Houston

but left right after graduation in 1968. I went back to visit in 2000 and 2004, but I think that's it for me. The last two or three times my husband has gone down there to visit his brother, I've stayed home. I just can't take it down there, even for a week or two.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:15 PM

102. in the end most of the screwed up stuff in every state is because of Republicans

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Response to JI7 (Reply #102)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:29 PM

107. There ya go!

Because, otherwise, this thread is encouraging region-bashing when it really should be a poll for most screwed Republican.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:17 PM

103. People lose their jobs over religion or politics in Kansas. Keep your mouth SHUT here. SUBSIDY-Sam

is listening/watching.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:18 PM

104. How can you leave my state out?

Texas? Come ON! The Repukes here practically flop all over themselves to see who can offend the most and hurt the most.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:25 PM

105. IMHO, it changes on a random, momentary basis

And none are exempt - NONE. Couple years back, we in NH were in contention for some amazing douchebaggery by some freshly elected Teabaggers.

Time weighted average? Maybe Florida.... But not by a lot.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:34 PM

108. Um, TEXAS?

Helloooooo!

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:40 PM

109. Texas - no contest. nm.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:41 PM

110. Washington DC nt

 

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:45 PM

111. Mississippi seems to have the worst blend of

being backward, lack of opportunity, dearth of infrastructure, widespread poverty, lack of metro centers as economic engines and tax bases, minimal resources, bigotry fueled strife and repression, good ole boy politics, and bad education to me.

They may not lead in any category but are like top three in every one. Not much on the parks or culture either. There are other good cases but I'm hard pressed to not consider them upgrades from my travels.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:08 AM

114. I vote for shithole Texas

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