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  •  ornerydad's diary speaks for me. (6+ / 0-)

    It would be so much more interesting if your diaries occasionally contained research, Ministry of Truth. For example, take the state of Vermont, which used to be one of the nation's most solidly Republican states. Yes, I said Republican. It is still one of the country's most rural. It has the nation's smallest state capital (Montpelier, pop. ca. 8000) and smallest main city (Burlington, 40,000). In fact, every part of the state qualifies for rural designation under Federal rules.

    In '08 & '12, all 14 of VT's 14 counties voted for Barack Obama, including our smallest, most remote, most conservative & whitest counties. [Oh, did I forget to mention that VT competes w/Maine every year for whitest state in the nation?] In fact, as I searched through the results for all 200+ towns on election night, I could only find ONE TOWN in which Romney garnered more votes than Obama. And IIRC, the tally was R-18, O-17.

    Does Vermont have racism? Hell yes--far more than I can take as a native of Hawaii. Ignorance? Ignorance is everywhere in America. But pragmatism & tolerance & regard for your neighbor generally trump all in this small rural state. Look who we send to Washington to represent us, year after year. Pat Leahy. Bernie Sanders. They represent the people here. They embody the values. Are Pat & Bernie models for your Walking Dumb?

    You really discredit the concept of blogging as journalism when you can't even be bothered to fact check your assumptions before you opine. (And yes--even opinion writers do research.) You can't preach against Fox and then adopt their practices. Some might even call that habit 'dumb.'

    Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.

    by earicicle on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 01:40:28 AM PST

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