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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 02:30 PM
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36. wasn't getting down, just imparting some info.
Utah, historically, is like the willful child--if you read some history on Utah, there have been disputes between the state (before it was a state) and the federal government. There's a joke in Utah, about drawing straws to see who is going to be the Republican or the Democrat-the short straw has to be the Democratic candidate. Utah had to ban their polygamous practices before becoming a state (there's still polygamy in Utah). Utah is very much under theocratic influence. Idaho also has a very heavy Mormon influence and so does Nevada. Nevada balances itself out and there are a lot of different people who move to the Vegas area, but Northern Nevada, especially northeast part of the state is mormon influence. My mom lives in Idaho and I tell her I do not like visiting there (no offense to some Idahoans) but it makes my skin crawl. She lives in southern Idaho, which also has a mormon influence-and the area she's around is very prejudice, very republican. I guess Boise being a college city and bigger may be much different than what I experienced in southern Idaho.
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