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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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  -Salt Lake Trib :Utahns: Dissent aids enemies LoKnLoD  Aug-28-06 12:11 PM   #0 
  - Utah is a fascist state. They are NOT America.  AX10   Aug-28-06 12:14 PM   #1 
  - most who have been indoctrinated in the Mormon church  newspeak   Aug-28-06 12:25 PM   #5 
     - The Catholic Church operates in the same manner.  AX10   Aug-28-06 12:31 PM   #8 
        - Thats not true.  WHEN CRABS ROAR   Aug-28-06 12:36 PM   #12 
        - the Catholic church does not have as much influence  newspeak   Aug-28-06 12:42 PM   #13 
        - Was a Mormon once myself  lyonn   Aug-28-06 01:00 PM   #20 
        - It certainly USED to  Warpy   Aug-28-06 12:43 PM   #14 
        - The Church leaders would like it to still be that way.  AX10   Aug-28-06 12:57 PM   #18 
        - Except they keep the money.  Cleita   Aug-28-06 12:57 PM   #19 
           - yes, if you are mormon  newspeak   Aug-28-06 01:11 PM   #26 
           - I have to comment on your prosperity quote  newspeak   Aug-28-06 01:23 PM   #29 
           - What I said was that it "looked" prosperous. I never stayed  Cleita   Aug-28-06 01:45 PM   #33 
              - wasn't getting down, just imparting some info.  newspeak   Aug-28-06 02:30 PM   #36 
           - For the most part, yes.  Sapphocrat   Aug-28-06 02:43 PM   #37 
              - DH and I used to travel through Utah as fast as we could going  Cleita   Aug-28-06 03:05 PM   #38 
              - Had to laugh at your comment about shacks and the  lyonn   Aug-28-06 03:07 PM   #39 
  - I never knew that  bluemarkers   Aug-28-06 12:18 PM   #2 
  - If that's true and it isn't, Mr. Dumbass RepubliCON, please explain  Blue State Native   Aug-28-06 12:36 PM   #11 
  - Amen Bue State native  lyonn   Aug-28-06 01:04 PM   #23 
  - Opps, double post  lyonn   Aug-28-06 01:07 PM   #25 
  - That remark got to me also - they pay the bills?  lyonn   Aug-28-06 01:02 PM   #21 
  - Like Joe Hill said, just before they shot him  warrens   Aug-28-06 12:18 PM   #3 
  - It plays like an old country western song  WHEN CRABS ROAR   Aug-28-06 12:19 PM   #4 
  - I was so mad when I read that this morning...  liberalmuse   Aug-28-06 12:26 PM   #6 
  - I sent the writer an email this morning after reading it  LoKnLoD   Aug-28-06 12:34 PM   #10 
     - Thank you!  liberalmuse   Aug-28-06 12:43 PM   #15 
  - The United States of America  Benhurst   Aug-28-06 12:28 PM   #7 
  - We would still be fighting in Vietnam if these jerks got their way.  The_Casual_Observer   Aug-28-06 12:32 PM   #9 
  - you used the right word, too. "We", not them  ComerPerro   Aug-28-06 01:15 PM   #27 
  - Aiding the enemies... yeah right.  walldude   Aug-28-06 12:46 PM   #16 
  - those in the church believe that you shouldn't drink coffee, tea or  newspeak   Aug-28-06 01:03 PM   #22 
  - Same here, on way back from CA  lyonn   Aug-28-06 01:16 PM   #28 
  - Those gas prices are  LoKnLoD   Aug-28-06 01:33 PM   #32 
  - Smug bast&rds  lyonn   Aug-28-06 12:53 PM   #17 
  - Utah - Chickenhawk Capital of the United States  chat_noir   Aug-28-06 01:05 PM   #24 
  - Good points, loyalities to Church above service to country  lyonn   Aug-28-06 01:24 PM   #30 
  - I always bring this up this fact  grateful581   Aug-28-06 03:38 PM   #48 
  - Um, OK  bluestateguy   Aug-28-06 01:32 PM   #31 
  - More evidence for why we shouldn't vote for crazy people  TheFriedPiper   Aug-28-06 01:47 PM   #34 
  - I'm looking forward to seeing you there!  helderheid   Aug-28-06 02:05 PM   #35 
  - I JUST got the program emailed to me!  helderheid   Aug-28-06 03:07 PM   #40 
  - if your looking for progressives in Utah  newspeak   Aug-28-06 03:21 PM   #41 
  - Well I'll be a part of the crowd. Here's another good place to go:  helderheid   Aug-28-06 03:25 PM   #42 
     - you've been in SLC long?  newspeak   Aug-28-06 03:29 PM   #43 
        - I've been here 5 years (but was born in Utah) - The name sounds  helderheid   Aug-28-06 03:30 PM   #45 
  - thanks for the post  grateful581   Aug-28-06 03:34 PM   #47 
  - I'm a Utah Progressive  PresidentWar   Aug-28-06 03:30 PM   #44 
  - Welcome to DU! Feel free to sign up with the Utah Democratic Progressive  helderheid   Aug-28-06 03:31 PM   #46 
  - Don't forget "Rock Against Rumsfeld" Evening, August 30  helderheid   Aug-28-06 03:45 PM   #49 

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