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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 07:25 AM
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10. Uh oh, Kreskin, you are mistaken. Sorry. I'll explain:
Edited on Fri Jul-14-06 07:30 AM by elehhhhna
"Yuppers" means "yup/yes/aye/ya/affirmative etc.)

Last time I checked the Upper Peninsula was sometimes referred to as the U.P.

I'm B&R Chicago, now in Sugar Land (DeLay's district) so have a Little Sympathy, eh?

Note I've spent lots of time in No WI & UP over the last 20 years visiting my husbands fascinating Grandparents and fantastic parents.

No liberalism on display whatsoever. (I'm not a complete idiot.) I was driving a rental--the OUT OF IRAQ NOW bumper sticker was firmly attached to my personal car back at home. In the garage. My party was not loud or inappropriately dressed.

I've traveled much of the Caribbean, Mexico, a bit o' Europe, Latin America, Canada (where I was flashed my first peace sign in 1968) and the US of A.

NEVER have I encountered such staring, rudeness, and downright surly behavior. Oops, forgot to mention mouth-breathing.

There were also many lovely, helpful, good humored people, as well, but GEEZ. Some of y'all were a bit too "Deliverance" for my taste, thus the OP.

I heard all about alleged lib'ral gun-removing policies. Yes, it's misinformation. There is valid hunting culture in IL TX WI & MI and about 46 other states. No big deal. They seem to really fear that without lots of guns the dreaded Hmong or blacks or Mexicans will sneak in and slit their throats while they sleep. Quite paranoid, imo.

Re; Texas. Come on down. You'd be pleasantly surprised at the salad bowl we have here. On this block alone we have neighbors (who all do impromptu bbq's & swims, watch out for each other, help each other like's beautiful) from: NY, NJ, MN, PA, Central TX, E TX, CA, Mexico, India, China, France, Germany, Vietnam, Nigeria, Bolivia, Iraq, Iran, and even some--eek!-- Jews! We're 100% less segregated than Chicago.

I have been able to get on well with people from EVERY culture you can imagine, often on their home turf, by being soft-spoken, friendly, and eager to listen & learn.

I have NEVER had an experience like my visit to Iron Mountain, MI.

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  -UP'ers, Iron Mountaineers, Check in! elehhhhna  Jul-13-06 08:44 AM   #0 
  - Who said we did?  jeanarrett   Jul-13-06 09:51 AM   #1 
  - Also Indiana  1gobluedem   Jul-13-06 10:21 AM   #2 
  - Yes. And they don't understand the concept of the passing  jeanarrett   Jul-13-06 10:38 AM   #3 
     - Or that if you push the little stick on the steering wheel  1gobluedem   Jul-13-06 11:07 AM   #4 
        - lol. That stick is only used in TX to remind the driver to turn.  elehhhhna   Jul-13-06 11:56 AM   #6 
  - It was quite obvious. I slapped on a Tex drawl and acted churchy  elehhhhna   Jul-13-06 11:09 AM   #5 
     - Y'all must have been on the west side of the state, eh?  jeanarrett   Jul-13-06 01:43 PM   #7 
        - Yuppers. Da UP.  elehhhhna   Jul-13-06 05:40 PM   #8 
           - I'm a little insulted...  weeksbr1   Jul-14-06 12:35 AM   #9 
              - Uh oh, Kreskin, you are mistaken. Sorry. I'll explain:  elehhhhna   Jul-14-06 07:25 AM   #10 
                 - I always enjoyed my visits to Iron Mountain  Lefty48197   Jul-14-06 06:09 PM   #11 
                    - Lefty, I LOVE it there, but it's getting pretty red, evidently...  elehhhhna   Jul-14-06 06:30 PM   #12 
                       - How is it... "evidently getting pretty red up there"?  weeksbr1   Jul-15-06 10:52 AM   #13 
                          - You make a good point. They may not be bigots at all. I'll restate it:  elehhhhna   Jul-15-06 01:14 PM   #14 
                             - They join the mil because they're all poor...  weeksbr1   Jul-15-06 11:18 PM   #15 
                             - I think you can't see the forest for the the trees  Lefty48197   Jul-16-06 11:29 AM   #16 
  - From Another Born & Raised Yooper...  Jokinomx   Jul-16-06 01:26 PM   #17 
     - That 'parable' is from Carl Sandberg's "The People Yes," iirc.  TahitiNut   Jul-17-06 10:10 AM   #18 
        - Interesting...  Jokinomx   Jul-17-06 04:55 PM   #19 

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