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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:47 AM
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Yes I Live In A "Red State" And Yes, It Sucks.
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:02 AM by Hissyspit
But it used to be very stressful, and lately it just seems pathetic.

Discuss.

NOTE -
Pathetic, as in full of pathos:

pathetic (p-thtk) also pathetical (--kl) adj.
2. Arousing or capable of arousing scornful pity.

pathos (pths, -ths) n.
1. a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity)

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wookie294 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:50 AM
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1. Better that it be "pathetic" than "stressful"
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:55 AM
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5. Yes, absolutely. It is some change for the better.
There is less OVERT cheerleading for the ridiculous wingnut beliefs.
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wookie294 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:58 AM
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8. I noticed wingers are less vocal on internet chat boards
I always enjoy a good argument with a reich winger on the internet, but they have become less visible in recent weeks. Poor bastards! I think the last few weeks may have been a turning point. We'll see. Keep fingers crossed!
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:05 AM
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11. We are three years on into Iraq.
And it was supposed to be a cakewalk. There are some who will always defend the actions and ideals of fascist American right-wing, but I imagine quite a few are realizing the truth or are at least very confused.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:58 AM
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7. OMG! I had to look twice before I realized who it was.
That's priceless. Are there more?
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wookie294 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:01 AM
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10. Yeah, it's the inimitable Moe Bush
LOL! Wish I could take credit for the photoshop creativity, but I merely copied the photo from another chat board.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:07 AM
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12. Moe Bush. Ha!
I had to look twice, too!
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:10 AM
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14. Found this:
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:14 AM by BuyingThyme


http://shanenj.tripod.com/bushart.html

ON EDIT: Sorry to take this so far off topic; I just love that Moe Bush image.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:34 AM
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19. That's o.k. I had never seen those before! n/t
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:51 AM
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2. Try living in my red state of Georgia.
It's beyond pathetic. And the county where I live is 100% red. Not one Democrat in public office.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:53 AM
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4. We share a border!
North Carolina at least has some university towns, but all my national-level reps are Republicans.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:01 AM
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9. Well, at least this guy is running for Congress in my district.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:09 AM
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13. Thanks for the link. I did not hear about that.
I hope he makes it.
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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:21 AM
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17. wow, is it surburban or rural where you live?
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:22 AM by zippy890
I'm trying to grasp that, 100% repubs.

I live near boston. the few towns(there weren't many) that did go
for bush in 2004 in my county are all the richest ones.

curious about the demographics of southern republican areas
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:33 AM
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18. Working-class Southern people love Jesus. Bush says he loves Jesus.
And that's all it takes. Or took. Some are opening their eyes a little wider.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:44 AM
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25. There were many in Arkansas who supported Bush for just that
reason. His poll numbers are down now and a lot of people who voted for him are less vocal at present, but if Huckabee makes a serious bid for the Republican nomination I expect all that to change. What a boon it would be to them if an ordained Southern Baptist minister were to run for office. The wingnuts would see that as a sign from God.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:47 AM
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28. I live about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta
in a town called Woodstock. I think I am probably the only Democrat here. It's very suburban.
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PurgedVoter Donating Member (753 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:52 AM
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3. I live 5 miles from the Bush Library,
Some of these folk are mad that Bush supports the UAE's managing ports. None of them are the least upset by the Torture.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:57 AM
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6. That's quite un-Christian of them.
So the feeling for you there is now still stressful, but also pathetic?
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Serenades Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:21 PM
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36. Whoa!
Whoa! You probably are very close to me. I had a guy come to my house the other week (gas man) that said people tried to fight him when he spoke against Bush. People love GWB around here like he's God or something. I'm surprised you've encountered people who were mad at him. I'm glad I'm moving soon.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:12 AM
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15. Puh-leaze...
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:17 AM by Behind the Aegis
Not to say you aren't in a bad area, but NC is not as bad as say...OK! People watched our two candidates debate and didn't realize that one was a "democrat" until it flashed on the screen!

There was even speculation that NC could 'squeak' by as 'blue.' Oklahoma never stood that chance!

I am not trying to downplay your experience; however, some of us are in REALLY red states! Try being a gay, liberal Jew in Oklahoma...they still use the words "nigger" and "kike" here!

And, if you are in NC...I have a single brother...Jewish...will be a doctor in May! :) Oh, and he is straight! :)

On edit...aw damn! You are a guy! I was thinking of another poster! I have no sisters, but I am sure my brothers know nice progressive women (if you are into women...I can't remember your other posts...no offense meant)! :)

(any single women out there looking for a nice man, very progressive, and an animal-lover...let me know (this deal would include a Jewish mother-in-law, and a gay brother (me)!)
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:19 AM
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16. Well, maybe it is still
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:20 AM by Hissyspit
just stressful in Oklahoma. I am originally from Arkansas, so I know the experiences of which you speak. You have my sympathies.

I would love to meet your brother, but not for a date, because I'm straight, too, and male (though I am single).
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:51 AM
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20. Being in the Red
I know of the many problems in NC. My parents and two of my brothers still live there. I had hoped that my partner and I would be there soon, but it seems the "powers that be" are sending us elsewhere.

Both of my brothers in NC are str8...both will soon be doctors...one a MD, the other in Physics. Thankfully, they are also both liberals! The one becoming a medical doctor is very liberal...you'd like him; the other, he is a "ladies man," you might like him too (he can attract quite the beautiful woman). Both are committed to equal rights for all people, including women. So, if interested in chatting with them, let me know (PM me). I am trying to get them to come to the DU, but both are busy with school (I have no life).

(to available straight women, who wouldn't mind a crazy Jewish MIL, let me know...my baby brothers are str8 (the other is married)... Your race: Human! No exceptions! :) )
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:01 AM
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21. I imagine
there is a big letdown going on in red strongholds, with the exception of very wealthy areas. It's one thing for the team to let you down, it's another to feel completely screwed by them. The rabid Bush fans should be feeling a profound sense of betrayal. NOTHING has been done in their interests, quite the opposite. Their undying loyalty and support have paid no dividends. Meanwhile the grasping greedy exploiters have been exposed. Anyone who's still left bowing and scraping on the pirate ship Bushco is a
cult freak. The smarter rats will be abandoning ship. But it takes time to make the transition
from faith-based to reality-based. Right now it's slackwater. I hope their "base" rolls back like a tsunami and gives the Bush thugs a BIG smack-down. That's the only power they have left.
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LiberalPartisan Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:06 AM
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22. Let down yes, Less committed, no
The red state right wingers will keep it up - they're doing it for Jeeezus don't ya know. We must return this nation to its Christian roots and all that baloney.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:18 AM
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23. Some won't be able
to do it for Jeezus or anybody else anymore. It's that big a betrayal of trust. There is serious unrest in the ranks.

The ones who carry on will be the real diehards. The True Believers. The cult followers. Not saying they can't still do a lot of damage.

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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:50 PM
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32. "takes time to make the transition from faith-based to reality-based"
Very good point. There are other factors as well - not wanting to have to admit you were wrong, standing beside the opionions of love-ones, etc.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:20 AM
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24. Indiana here.. Hell the idiots I work with are still telling Bubba jokes.
They laugh when I roll my eyes, but I always get the last word in.
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:21 AM
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26. Tell them the one about how Bush was briefed on Katrina. . .
With finger puppets and a water gun!
I heard that on DU, but given how fast threads disappear, it's worth repeating.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:56 PM
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34. I didn't hear that one. How does it go.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:47 PM
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31. That's part of what's so pathetic, that's the best they can do.
They know better by now.
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noahmijo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:41 AM
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27. I live in the bluest city of a VERY red state
I'm in Tucson which ultimately is pretty blue (went 67% I believe for Kerry in the last election) however there are still religious wingnuts that blanket the entire suburban areas and unfortunately someday I'll have to live amongst them because I don't want to rent my whole life.

Oh well though get some more people from New York City and San Fran down here and buy up some houses and show the red bastards who REALLY contributes to their neighborhoods all of a sudden going up in property value-it ain't the phony preachers I'll tell you that much!
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:13 AM
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29. If you get a place up
up Craycroft, N of River... You'll be in my folk's neigborhood. NY ex-pats, academics, retired. It may be bluer our there than you think.
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noahmijo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:12 PM
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30. I'm renting at 1st and River-you're right
Thing is your folks are in Tucson though. The places I'm talking about are technically Marana and Oro Valley which are solid red......for now.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:55 PM
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33. There is definitely a urban/rural divide, of course.
But I live in the country and didn't fall for the bullshit. It's no excuse.
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Kansas Wyatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:59 PM
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35. As long as they understand that BushCo & Republicans, Inc.
Was a joint venture, with the Republicans willfully giving BushCo so much power and control to run the country into the ground, in exchange for their continued abuse of power and corruption.
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