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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 10:47 AM
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How did they ever come up with Alaska being the "Heartland of America"?
It is almost the polar opposite of being the "heartland". It seems with Republicans up is down and war is peace and givng the US treasury to the wealthy is Prosperity....Now the most remote and isolated state is the "Heartland"?????... :shrug:
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barnabas63 Donating Member (47 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 10:50 AM
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1. Despite what Palin said...

...Alaska is almost like a completely different country. I've been there several time and the culture is very different than anything I've seen in the lower 48.
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HubertHeaver Donating Member (428 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 10:50 AM
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2. What they really mean, but are too afraid to say it, is "whiteland"
Another racist codeword.
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2speak Donating Member (382 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 10:52 AM
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3. Because the words for them have
the definition they give them. The speak in tongues. They are unable to understand logic. They don't comprehend fully. They take what they want from something and discard the rest. On and on........
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 10:54 AM
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4. That was a huge stretch
I grew up in the true heartland and there were no moose that I ever saw.
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 10:58 AM
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5. Just more SHIT they made up in the hope that stupid sheeple will believe them.
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warren pease Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 11:40 AM
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6. Because in another 20 - 30 years, after the midwest and coastal farmlands have...
...turned into deserts while the layers of Alaskan permafrost melt, it'll become the heartland by default. The lower 48 are going to look more like scrub desert than prime growing land.

Desertification also means countless acres of cracked mud and struggling weeds replacing tens of thousands of lakes and rivers and streams. Wildfires consume millions of acres of forests, brush, groundcover and weeds, laying the soil bare to the winds that carry away the top soil. Eventually, anything taller than a thistle is a tourist attraction.

And when humans set their minds on destruction, everything must go. So the land dies, the water evaporates and that wipes out the habitats of hundreds of species -- maybe a lot more -- who owned the place for millennia until humans screwed everything up.

All brains and no wisdom are not good characteristics in a species that says it wants to survive but acts suicidal. Things get pretty shaky once a species passes the failsafe point at which its weapons technology becomes deadly enough to kill themselves off many times over.

As a parting gesture, our insane warrior heroes will also turn the planet into a toxic cinder so, if they can't have it, nobody else can either. Nyah, nyah, nyah...

Testosterone poisoning can have pretty serious consequences.


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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 12:10 PM
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7. Every 4 years, the rules change. Where ever the Repuke
candidates are from is the "Heartland", where ever the Democrats are from is "Elitist and out of touch".
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 12:11 PM
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8. They don't know anything about anatomy, either. n/t
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 12:43 PM
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9. LOL
Maybe it just goes to show where their heart lies. Up their kazoo.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 12:44 PM
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10. Just the dark side of the right wing rewriting reality like they always do. n/t
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