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MellowDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:59 PM
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88. Your hatred for those "not from there"
and your despise for any sort of change in "your" town pretty much sums up all the steryotypes anyone needs to know about small town America. I guess you think it's ok because it's "yuppies" as you despisingly call them, but really, the logic and the hate is no different from any other group who have moved into places before only to recieve the same blind hatred.

The only reason your small town is likely even still around with a good economy is because people have moved to it and made what sounds like not a small town at all anymore. I live in an old run-down steel town and people would be pretty damn happy to have a bunch of people start moving to town and build up the economy and their future, because right now nobody feels proud of this town and nobody feels it has a future.

Your self rightousness easily surpasses those of the out-of-towners you describe. I'm betting a lot of the locals there hated it when the artists moved in, and before you know it, the yuppies (now locals) will hate it when the next group moves in. The repetition is tiring, and you would hope a progressive would see beyond it.
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  -"The Rural Brain Drain" MountainLaurel  Sep-22-09 10:29 AM   #0 
  - Farm sizes have been increasing, rural populations decreasing, since World War II  FarCenter   Sep-22-09 10:36 AM   #1 
  - lot of city yuppies moved into my small town  Mari333   Sep-22-09 10:43 AM   #2 
  - You're supposed to say "thank you". nt  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:45 AM   #28 
  - thank you massuh, oh omnipotent overlords of kitsch, actually. nt  Mari333   Sep-22-09 11:47 AM   #29 
     - Now you understand.  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:49 AM   #31 
        - heres whats odd  Mari333   Sep-22-09 12:22 PM   #34 
           - I live across the river from Starved Rock State Park,  Critters2   Sep-22-09 12:28 PM   #35 
              - Oh, how sad. I used to love going to Starved Rock when I'd stay  Common Sense Party   Sep-22-09 12:33 PM   #37 
              - I used to go there with my kids when I lived in Morris Il  Mari333   Sep-22-09 01:26 PM   #55 
  - It sounds like you live where I live. City people descend like locusts.  KittyWampus   Sep-22-09 12:37 PM   #38 
  - In Vermont they are referred to as "Flatlanders"  wicket   Sep-22-09 01:13 PM   #51 
  - Your hatred for those "not from there"  MellowDem   Sep-22-09 08:59 PM   #88 
  - oh wow it's actually even more complicated than all that  sui generis   Sep-22-09 10:44 AM   #3 
  - Actually, the biggest problem is the NEW feedlots, which are there for  Critters2   Sep-22-09 10:50 AM   #5 
  - I get it, you hate city folk!  sui generis   Sep-22-09 01:18 PM   #53 
  - the more that smart people leave, the redder these areas get.  ChairmanAgnostic   Sep-22-09 10:52 AM   #6 
  - agreed on the IQ part for sure  sui generis   Sep-22-09 11:00 AM   #8 
     - :sigh: Your attitude is what passes for progressivism.  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:05 AM   #10 
     - so, you suggest that we tolerate their racism, their demands for intel design  ChairmanAgnostic   Sep-22-09 11:22 AM   #17 
     - Iowa started the ball rolling for Obama.  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:25 AM   #20 
     - judgmental much?  sui generis   Sep-22-09 11:41 AM   #24 
     - Post no 10 isn't judgmental? nt  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:44 AM   #27 
        - I would say Post 10 uncalled for and off base  sui generis   Sep-22-09 11:47 AM   #30 
     - Iowa allows gay marriage. How's them apples?  ChairmanAgnostic   Sep-22-09 11:51 AM   #32 
        - Yep. Just last weekend, I drove from my blue, urban state  Critters2   Sep-22-09 12:29 PM   #36 
           - what are we arguing about again?  sui generis   Sep-22-09 12:39 PM   #39 
     - This country boy notes your bigotry.  Odin2005   Sep-22-09 10:07 PM   #90 
        - the bi in bi-gotry, simply means that I misspelled  ChairmanAgnostic   Sep-22-09 10:20 PM   #93 
     - don't kill the messenger  sui generis   Sep-22-09 11:40 AM   #23 
        - I was with you, but now it just looks to me like you're a social Darwinist...  BlooInBloo   Sep-22-09 01:39 PM   #56 
           - what?  sui generis   Sep-22-09 02:59 PM   #63 
     - You're helping them stay red.  proteus_lives   Sep-22-09 12:14 PM   #33 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-22-09 12:40 PM   #41 
     - I see the posse rode in to back you up on that. Not.  sui generis   Sep-23-09 09:24 AM   #101 
        - Rude, rude, rude.  proteus_lives   Sep-23-09 01:37 PM   #106 
           - to reiterate  sui generis   Sep-23-09 05:36 PM   #107 
     - good riddance? You think everyone living in urban areas that can't process it's own garbage,  KittyWampus   Sep-22-09 12:45 PM   #42 
        - and you are offended on behalf of . . . ????  sui generis   Sep-22-09 12:54 PM   #44 
  - "economically viable". The reason our current urban centers are economically viable  KittyWampus   Sep-22-09 12:40 PM   #40 
  - clearly you live in the suburbs  sui generis   Sep-22-09 12:55 PM   #45 
  - You're growing your own food?  Critters2   Sep-22-09 01:02 PM   #48 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-22-09 01:14 PM   #52 
  - True. Cities produce nothing but demand tons of resources. nt  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 01:51 PM   #57 
     - One of my parishioners was taking a class in Western Civ.  Critters2   Sep-22-09 02:09 PM   #61 
     - so it's us or them?  sui generis   Sep-22-09 03:10 PM   #65 
     - Critters, in Hebrew alphabet the first letter is Aleph which means "Ox". It represents the motive  KittyWampus   Sep-22-09 06:05 PM   #81 
     - cities produce economy, product demand and hubs for transportation and services  sui generis   Sep-22-09 03:02 PM   #64 
        - Universities are becoming playgrounds for the children of the privileged.  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 03:19 PM   #66 
           - argle BARGLE people!  sui generis   Sep-22-09 03:23 PM   #67 
  - The "movie" small towns idealized by film-makers of the Hollywood heyday  SoCalDem   Sep-22-09 02:22 PM   #62 
     - but in many cases it is that way in reality  sui generis   Sep-22-09 03:35 PM   #69 
        - I agree, there is a reality, but the moviemakers magnified it, and never let it "change"  SoCalDem   Sep-22-09 04:09 PM   #70 
  - Yeah, the comments were interesting.  Critters2   Sep-22-09 10:48 AM   #4 
  - It depends what part of the country you are in.  Fumesucker   Sep-22-09 10:58 AM   #7 
  - But the article doesn't make those distinctions. It makes blanket statements  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:03 AM   #9 
     - No one is perfect..  Fumesucker   Sep-22-09 11:42 AM   #26 
  - People are tired of being called "Un-American" because we live in cities  Arugula Latte   Sep-22-09 11:09 AM   #11 
  - Yeah. City-dwellers never insult rural people. nt  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:14 AM   #13 
  - Obviously it's a two-way street.  Arugula Latte   Sep-22-09 11:19 AM   #16 
     - What do you think Dems mean when they refer to the center of the country  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:24 AM   #19 
        - I don't think Democratic politicians say things like that publicly.  Arugula Latte   Sep-22-09 11:26 AM   #21 
        - LOL!  Critters2   Sep-22-09 11:27 AM   #22 
           - I'd love for you to provide a source  lukasahero   Sep-22-09 01:25 PM   #54 
        - I absolutely HATE that term! so dismissive!  Odin2005   Sep-22-09 10:24 PM   #97 
  - It goes both ways  PVnRT   Sep-22-09 11:17 AM   #15 
  - And its sad that we lost that  Juche   Sep-22-09 01:02 PM   #47 
  - I think that the leftists also forgot how talk values  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 02:04 PM   #60 
  - And some Progressives are moving the other way.  bvar22   Sep-22-09 04:51 PM   #74 
     - One of my coworkers was like that  Juche   Sep-22-09 08:42 PM   #86 
     - pssst....dude...  The Midway Rebel   Sep-22-09 09:47 PM   #89 
  - I live in a medium-sized city, now (Fargo), but my soul is in the country, where I grew up.  Odin2005   Sep-22-09 10:23 PM   #95 
  - Because they offer the young people nothing.My daughter has already said pretty much ..  madmom   Sep-22-09 11:09 AM   #12 
  - You forgot the pancake places next to the strip clubs,  ChairmanAgnostic   Sep-22-09 11:23 AM   #18 
  - Man -- the number of churches in many small towns always astonishes me  Arugula Latte   Sep-22-09 11:42 AM   #25 
  - Same thing for the ghettos then.  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 02:02 PM   #59 
  - this madmom has it right  pitohui   Sep-22-09 06:21 PM   #83 
     - Do you think there is opportunities for all the educated  rebel with a cause   Sep-22-09 08:08 PM   #85 
     - You reminded me of what me MIL told my daughter on finding out she was going back to school....  madmom   Sep-23-09 07:41 AM   #100 
        - My grandmother's neighbor said something similar to me  MountainLaurel   Sep-23-09 10:13 AM   #103 
           - Yep, my daughter was 25 at the time and said she wants no kids. LOL, these old(er)  madmom   Sep-23-09 10:36 AM   #104 
  - Part of the problem  appamado amata padam   Sep-22-09 11:16 AM   #14 
  - States rights can be used for leftist reforms.  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 04:25 PM   #73 
     - Good point -  appamado amata padam   Sep-22-09 05:13 PM   #75 
        - Yeah, that definitely needs to change.  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 05:18 PM   #76 
  - Good article  Tashca   Sep-22-09 12:47 PM   #43 
  - But they'll still have their 2 Senators, even if there are only 5 people left in the state.  crazylikafox   Sep-22-09 01:01 PM   #46 
  - The Senate represents the states, not individual citizens.  Critters2   Sep-22-09 01:11 PM   #49 
  - Why not let them run roughshod over them?  treestar   Sep-22-09 05:28 PM   #77 
     - California isn't equal to Montana in total representation.  Critters2   Sep-22-09 05:32 PM   #78 
     - Montana is not equal to California in Representation!  ejbrush   Sep-22-09 05:48 PM   #80 
  - I can't wait until we start using those hick states as toxic waste dumps.  anonymous171   Sep-22-09 01:53 PM   #58 
  - To quote my friend from rural WV "WE LEFT YOU GUYS TO WALLOW IN YOUR OWN IGNORANCE!"  Taverner   Sep-22-09 01:13 PM   #50 
  - I am from rural WV. Most of my classmates who  CBR   Sep-22-09 04:12 PM   #71 
     - Same here  MountainLaurel   Sep-22-09 08:44 PM   #87 
  - Most of the people I graduated high school with live far from this rural area we grew up in.  Kitty Herder   Sep-22-09 03:29 PM   #68 
  - In 2008, I revisited Cut Bank, Montana with my boy...  Junkdrawer   Sep-22-09 04:21 PM   #72 
  - It is a real crisis, and one that is just breaking  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-22-09 05:43 PM   #79 
  - I once had high hopes that technology could change that.  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-22-09 06:11 PM   #82 
  - As good as modern communication is  comrade snarky   Sep-22-09 11:52 PM   #98 
  - I grew up in a little town, there is nothing for smart people in them.  Odin2005   Sep-22-09 06:31 PM   #84 
  - I thought the article was  The Midway Rebel   Sep-22-09 10:16 PM   #91 
  - Yep. Same phenomenon in rural-mentality-in- urban-setting places like Pittsburgh....  BlooInBloo   Sep-22-09 10:18 PM   #92 
  - Really? I'm Mensa-eligible (refuse to pay dues for such a thing) and  Critters2   Sep-22-09 10:22 PM   #94 
  - Cities are bad for neurogenesis  Prism   Sep-23-09 10:39 AM   #105 
  - I disagree.  proteus_lives   Sep-23-09 12:28 AM   #99 
  - Every time I go to DuPage County Court, there's this car.  ChairmanAgnostic   Sep-22-09 10:23 PM   #96 
  - A farmer I know had a good quote  Recursion   Sep-23-09 09:30 AM   #102 

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