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  •  Allow me to clarify, and apologize (0+ / 0-)

    for the poor choice of words.

    By "those people," I mean the typical people in my hometown.  The place actually had a functioning chapter of the KKK, for Pete's sake.

    My grandfather was one of the people fighting the good fight to bring a hint of blue, or at least purple, to KY, and I thank him for his activism, spirit, and verve in that very, very hostile environment.

    I did not intend to say that all Kentuckians are vile, backwards troglodytes, and I apologize for giving that impression.  I did, however, intend to say that the political environment in Kentucky, especially back-country southwest Kentucky, is hostile to progressive thinking, planning, or frankly anything that doesn't align 100% with the stereotypical WASP.

    "Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level, and beat you with experience every time." --Unknown

    by Subwoofer of the House on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 11:41:53 AM PST

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    •  And in blue California you have skinheads and KKK (0+ / 0-)

      same with Washington state or Oregon or Massachusetts or NY, etc...

      It is when good people stay quiet and let the bad people get the upper hand that our communities melt into the quagmire of hate.

      Granted, Kentucky is a largely rural state in many areas. It is a bane, but also carries a silver lining in that many of our rural communities are not burdened with toxins from industry as much as Ohio or Illinois.

      But, with that said, even in these rural areas, you have progressive people who are educated, liberal, dedicated to the environment and their communities. They just happen to like wide open spaces and their small piece of heaven on earth in Kentucky.

      Anyway, the entire country is mostly shades of purple. Strong blue in cities, angry blood red in Wyoming and Utah. And Tennessee. But, not Kentucky. We're double PPs here... purple and populous.


      One may live without bread, but not without roses.
      ~Jean Richepin
      Bread & Roses

      by bronte17 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 03:00:58 PM PST

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      •  I'll not debate anecdotal evidence (0+ / 0-)

        It's clear you had a vastly different experience there than I did, and that's a blessing. It may be the fact that my rose coloured glasses broke a looong time ago, but I do not have pleasant memories of that place.

        "Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level, and beat you with experience every time." --Unknown

        by Subwoofer of the House on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 06:03:11 PM PST

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        •  My memories are not all good (0+ / 0-)

          and I've experienced horrible things in Kentucky from horrible hateful people.

          But, I could say the same of other states and other places.

          Thankfully I moved on to better people and better places.

          Every where you live the assholes try to get the upper hand and ruin everything. You just have to live with enough peace to get your bearings and fight back.


          One may live without bread, but not without roses.
          ~Jean Richepin
          Bread & Roses

          by bronte17 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 07:17:10 PM PST

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