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  •  We have a state called, Mississippi? In my 67 (8+ / 0-)

    years, I've never heard anybody say, "Let's visit Mississippi!" Now we know why.

    Poverty and Income Inequality isn't Democratic, Justice or American. It is Tyranny.

    by Wendys Wink on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 09:02:28 AM PST

    •  Cruel. But funny. :o) (2+ / 0-)
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      Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.

      by Smoh on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 09:30:24 AM PST

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    •  You're missing out... (5+ / 0-)

      ... Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama are beautiful states to visit.  Despite their legislatures, the people in those states are generally very nice people.  I live in New Orleans and travel all three states frequently.

      The problems these states have are based on education - both systematically and politically.  These state believe that teaching critical thinking skills to its citizens is not "worth" the money.  It emphasizes the purely political approach of rote learning.  This creates generations of people unable to process the nuanced arguments related to their governance.

      But that doesn't mean the states are beautiful in their own rights, or that the people aren't beautiful as well.  And I'd dare you to find many beaches in the world as beautiful as those along the "Redneck Riviera" - there may be some, but not many.

      I haven't been here long enough to be considered a Kossack, does that mean that I'm just a sack?

      by Hey338Too on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 09:39:49 AM PST

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      •  I've visited Mississippi. You're right, of course, (4+ / 0-)

        that there are really nice people there and other than the skeeters and humidity, it is a beauiful state. My comment was more snark, than anything else. But, you sure have a lot of goofy people representing you'all. :-)

        Poverty and Income Inequality isn't Democratic, Justice or American. It is Tyranny.

        by Wendys Wink on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 09:44:27 AM PST

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      •  I'm from there, & some areas are pretty. (1+ / 0-)
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        None of it's what I'd call spectacular, though.  And people are generally nice in casual social situations-- if you're just visiting they usually won't try to recruit you for their church-- but things there are arranged to enforce social compliance.  It's one thing to visit and be charmed; it's quite another to have people constantly prying and judging, and it's even worse to have one's livelihood depend on 'acting right' in the eyes of the locals.  The culture is the real problem there, but you can't really let individuals off the hook when they can basically offload their hostilities onto politics & religion.  Haven't been there at all in nearly six years, which suits me just fine.

        "Conservative principles" are marketing props used by the Conservative Movement to achieve political power, not actual beliefs. -Glenn Greenwald

        by latts on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 07:18:47 PM PST

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    •  Except in tourism commercials sponsored by BP (1+ / 0-)
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      Look everbody! We have ocean (oil optional), sun, crawdaddies and lots of really really white people. Yehaw!

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