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weeksbr1 Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 12:35 AM
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9. I'm a little insulted...
First of all, it's spelled "Yooper," not "UPer" and certainly not "Yupper." It's said pass-tee not paistey. And what are you talking about? I would be happy to address any concerns you have about the UP and its rich (tongue in cheek) culture, but I don't really understand from your post what exactly happened. From what I gather, you are a Texas native who lives in Illinois who travelled to the UP and put your liberalism on display. Apparently, from what I gather, a majority of the people who you encountered treated you poorly because 1.) your accent, 2.) your Illinois residency, or 3.) your liberalism.

FYI: The UP is full of Democrats. Where I live, in Manistique, we are represented by a Democratic Gov., two Democratic Senators, a Democratic Congressman, a Democratic State Senator, a Democratic State Representative, a mostly Democratic county board, our clerk and treasurer are both Democrats, our district court and circuit court judges were (MI has non-partisan judicial elections) Democrats, our mayor was a Democrat (we currently don't have one), and we went for Kerry in the last election. And we aren't even a college town like Marquette which is even farther to the left than we are.
Granted, there is a strong belief that the Democrats are trying to take away hunting rifles (not true) with their crazy communist gun control laws, but that has been incited by the gillions of dollars the NRA has spent trying to beat Rep. Bart Stupak over the years.
Granted, most residents of the UP are extremely sheltered. Many have never traveled outside the UP more than a few times - many never have at all. Please forgive a great group of people for exibiting a little xenophobia. After all, atleast (unlike Texas) we don't want to build a huge, multi-billion dollar fence to keep out people who are different than we are.
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