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Sat Jun 1, 2013, 04:58 AM

If Tenn. and Kentucky merged into one state, would you rather call it "Kennessee" or "Tenntucky"?

I don't know about you, but to me those two states look like a head of a dino together.


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Tenntucky
0 (0%)
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Reply If Tenn. and Kentucky merged into one state, would you rather call it "Kennessee" or "Tenntucky"? (Original post)
MrScorpio Jun 2013 OP
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #1
Chan790 Jun 2013 #2
madinmaryland Jun 2013 #27
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #28
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #3
In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #4
Chan790 Jun 2013 #5
av8rdave Jun 2013 #6
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #9
YeahSureRight Jun 2013 #7
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #8
DFW Jun 2013 #10
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #11
DFW Jun 2013 #12
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #13
Chan790 Jun 2013 #14
DFW Jun 2013 #21
DFW Jun 2013 #19
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #20
DFW Jun 2013 #22
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #23
DFW Jun 2013 #24
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #25
DFW Jun 2013 #26
Pragdem Jun 2013 #15
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #16
Pragdem Jun 2013 #17
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #18
Tom_Foolery Jun 2013 #29

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 05:51 AM

1. I would rather merge all of these together. Call them all New England and be done with it -

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 06:43 AM

2. On behalf of CT, I object.

We have just under 1/4 of the population of that area, slightly less than half the accumulated wealth, slightly more than a third of the 25 best colleges...and we get screwed every step of the way because our neighbor to the north, their two neighbors to the north and our neighbor to the east are all under the mistaken impression the hub of northeast commerce revolves around Boston and not New York.

Also, I contest most fully that any plot to unify New England necessitates expatriating the Quebecois wilderness and conservative cesspool that is the northern 3/5 of Maine to Canada. I do realize this is largely a symbolic gesture as it is largely devoid of intelligent life (excluding moose. Moose may be dumb but they're intelligent enough to know that since it's typically illegal to shoot them and impossible to bend them to human-will that we are entirely at their whim) but a necessary one.

Further, CT is a state with a rich history: We gave the nation Nathan Hale, the Charter Oak and the model for the US Constitution; New England gave the nation the traitor Benedict Arnold, the incorrectly-cited inspiration for every tax-revolt since our founding, an opening skirmish between British loyalists and American Revolutionaries sensationally-called a "massacre" in which they only managed to kill a black bystander, a cab driver and two school girls, and Paul Revere who undertook the strenuous task of riding a horse the dozen miles from Boston to Cambridge, MA and managed to get captured before succeeding at even that meager act of patriotism.

What makes you think Connecticut wants any part of New England unification?

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 05:06 PM

27. BAD IDEA. We would lose 10 Democratic Senators.

If you merge KY and TENN you would get...

Oh, nevermind!


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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 05:15 PM

28. but, the percentage/ratio would follow suit, would it not?


thereby changing nothing ...



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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 06:52 AM

3. what would bourbon drinkers have to say?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 06:58 AM

4. Sweethead



Obviously, I like both of those states!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 07:17 AM

5. I don't suppose we can make one state out of Virginia and West Virginia too?



I'd propose unifying the entire Delmarva Peninsula and Chesapeake Basin into one state too as it's functionally a contiguous region but you'd be taking two full states and parts of 4 others.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 07:26 AM

6. Redneckistan?

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Response to av8rdave (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 08:48 AM

9. wsb

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 08:04 AM

7. Why stop there?

 

Add VA, WVA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, TX, LA, OK, KS, AK, MO, IN, AZ, NE, ID, WY, SD, ND, UT, AZ and just call it the New Confederacy or Jesusland.

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Response to YeahSureRight (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 08:48 AM

8. welcome to DU. enjoy your stay.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 09:39 AM

10. I don't know what you'd CALL it, but I can imagine the signs at the border

"New Englanders and Californians must show their passports and purchase a transit visa."

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Response to DFW (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 09:54 AM

11. why would they have a need to visit?

I can't imagine that they would ever desire to see that part of this country, do you?

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:20 AM

12. Sure

Some good music in Nashville, nice countryside, and anyone driving coast to coast stands a good chance of passing through one or the other. Besides, I have cousins in Memphis. I've never visited them there, but I always could, you never know.

Besides, as a Texan, I wouldn't even have to get a visa

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Response to DFW (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:33 AM

13. I thought people only flew coast to coast. Isn't that why these are known -

as the fly-over states?

Wonder how much gas would be to drive coast to coast today in one of those Winnebago type vehicles ...

what do they get ... Seven Miles To The Gallon?

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:37 AM

14. Unfortunately, most of the really good national parks are in the flyover. n/t

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 12:20 PM

21. I say: FORTUNATELY they are in flyover country

They are really good because many aren't completely overrun and spoiled because of it.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 12:13 PM

19. No idea--never driven one of those in my life

When I'm back in the States, I usually do fly everywhere, as I'm either in a big hurry to go a very long way, or else I'm in some remote place on vacation and don't want to go anywhere. But back in my lost youth, I used to do road trips with friends, and I think there are a few young people left, last I heard.

At home in Dallas we drive only hybrids, and here in Germany, when we drive at all, which is precious little, our cars get around 27 mpg (realistically). But public transportation is so good here in Europe, we never use the cars much anyway.

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Response to DFW (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 12:17 PM

20. I would imagine that you are quite used to this:

must show their passports and purchase a transit visa.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 12:26 PM

22. Most of my work is within the Schengen countries

So, I rarely need to show my passport at all. Only when I have to run down to the Balkans or Asia/North America/South America do I need to show my passport any more (UK, too). Last time I needed a transit visa was through the former East Germany, and the West German government always picked up the tab for those anyway.

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Response to DFW (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 12:39 PM

23. well then, since this area being discussed in the OP would still be a state, no matter

what it is called, I really see no need for Passports and Visas, do you? Or are you suggesting something else?

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #23)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 12:43 PM

24. The attitude of many people in my part of the country is hard to understand

Many of them really buy into the Glenn Beck "they surround us/we surround them" paranoia routine, and think that certain parts of the country are full of hostile "libbruls," who need to be kept at bay, lest their own kin get a taste of free thinking, and, worse yet, find that they like it.

So, no, I'm not suggesting any need for passports or visas between states. However, many aptly nicknamed "Foxsuckers" see things differently.

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Response to DFW (Reply #24)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 12:55 PM

25. oh my.

thank you for educating me. I had no idea.






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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 01:08 PM

26. Yeah, right

I'm sure it came as quite a shock LOL.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:40 AM

15. Despite Kentucky and Tennesee's politics, they are two of the most beautiful states in the union. nt

 

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Response to Pragdem (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:41 AM

16. how nice of you to say.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:44 AM

17. I'm a Kentuckian, so I may be a bit biased. nt

 

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Response to Pragdem (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:48 AM

18. Lived in Kentucky for a couple of years myself. Throughly enjoyed it. The back roads are

kind of narrow and all the stone fencing

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 05:54 PM

29. I live in Kentucky...

And along the Kentucky/Tennessee border, they call it "Kentuckessee". Along the border with Indiana, it's "Kentuckiana". The other five states, I don't know.

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