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Tue Nov 21, 2017, 08:34 PM

Alabama residents extremely tribal due to lack of national mobility

which explains why they are more likely to back their boy and ignore the news.

http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/youre-not-from-around-here-are-you/

Alabama is in the top 10 states where the vast majority of residents are native-born.

Along with LA, MI, OH, WI, PA, MS, IA, KY, WV. Yup. Frumpville. All are 70% and up for native-born.

CA, VT, NJ, all in the low 50's. I think it's safe to say that the isolation and poverty of much of couthern states could provide a harbor for ill-informed resentments, and the belief in the fake-news meme.

So, Moore's voters aren't all supporting a pedophile: Many of them just don't believe the reports, and cling to his identity as a hyper-christian zealot. Because that's what happens in alabama.

While 86% of alabamans identify as christian, they are feeling a recent decline, and feel threatened. http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2015/05/us_religious_landscape.html

While the Southern United States remains a region with relatively high religious affiliation and practice, the Bible Belt is beginning to fray.


So, Alabamans feel they have bigger problems than worrying about a few teenage girls from decades ago: Their way of life is threatened, and they want to hang on any way they can. Roy is their anchor back to the past.

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Reply Alabama residents extremely tribal due to lack of national mobility (Original post)
lindysalsagal Nov 2017 OP
pnwmom Nov 2017 #1
lindysalsagal Nov 2017 #2
pnwmom Nov 2017 #3
pstokely Nov 2017 #10
pnwmom Nov 2017 #11
pstokely Nov 2017 #12
GusBob Nov 2017 #4
lindysalsagal Nov 2017 #5
marybourg Nov 2017 #6
lindysalsagal Nov 2017 #8
GusBob Nov 2017 #9
brush Nov 2017 #7
Nevernose Nov 2017 #13
ucrdem Nov 2017 #14

Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 08:47 PM

1. What sane blue state person would want to move there? We had a chance to,

because my husband's company offered him a transfer. From Seattle? THANKS BUT NO THANKS!

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 08:51 PM

2. I know, right? I'm an atheist. I wouldn't last long down there. And, everyone is in slow motion.

I was faster on the sidewalk than the other new yorkers this sunday. And, I'd melt in the heat. Bring on the snow. I can deal with that!

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 08:54 PM

3. Luckily, hubby and I were on the same page with regard to the Bible Belt.

Life is hard enough without subjecting ourselves to that.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 11:44 PM

10. more house for their $?

houses are cheaper in Bumfuck, you get what you pay for (or don't get what you don't pay for)

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Response to pstokely (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 11:57 PM

11. I'd rather live in a trailer here than a Trump mansion there. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 11:58 PM

12. don't you mean a closet?

since rent in a closet sized NYC apartment is more than a trailer park in Alabama

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 08:55 PM

4. The Boo Radley effect. Nt

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Response to GusBob (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 08:56 PM

5. Please explain. Never heard of it.

I'm curious!

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 09:06 PM

6. To Kill a Mockingbird. nt

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Response to marybourg (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 09:14 PM

8. Oh! My stupid. THanks.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 09:24 PM

9. The Bob Ewall effect might be more accurate

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 09:07 PM

7. Read "To Kill a Mocking Bird".

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 12:10 AM

13. Best described in S-Town by John B McLemore

An absolutely amazing story/podcast. It’s about a white trash redneck named John B — who’s also not just a genius, but had he been born anywhere but Alabama would’ve been a 21st century DaVinci.

We wept towards the end. Not only is it a simply incredible story about a beautiful human being, it’s also takes the Southern stereotype and simultaneously confirms it, rejects it, and transcends it.

If y’all want to know about the Deep South in the Modern Era, go find Shit Town.

“JOHN DESPISES HIS ALABAMA TOWN AND DECIDES TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. HE ASKS a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, sparking a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.”
https://stownpodcast.org

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Wed Nov 22, 2017, 04:47 AM

14. Okay but it turns out Jeff Sessions was preceded by Sen. Howell Heflin

of Alabama, 1979 to 1997, who voted against Reagan-appointee Sessions for federal district court judge in 1986:



https://medium.com/@nmeyersohn/alabama-senator-who-voted-against-jeff-sessions-in-1986-once-said-he-probably-would-have-voted-for-a9ec6817d500

This also turned up:

In 1993 Heflin gave a memorable speech on the Senate floor in support of Senator Carol Moseley Braun's successful effort to deny renewal of a Confederate Flag design patent for the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Heflin spoke of his pride and love for his Confederate ancestors, his respect for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and his conflict in breaking with them over this issue.

But, he said, "we live in a nation that daily is trying to heal the scars that have occurred in the past. We're trying to heal problems that still show negative and ugly aspects in our world that we live in today, and perhaps racism is one of the great scars and one of the most serious illnesses that we suffer from still today."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howell_Heflin


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