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“Shadowville All-Stars”

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#151
Jan 14, 2012
 
Jeff wrote:
My dad's black, by the way and he was a young twenty something back in the 1960's. Some of the stories he would tell me growing up as a child, I thought, "no way". People can't despute genetics, scientific fact that we are the same species, but I guess you can. My dad always told me if you've got a degree from a good school, and a brain you may make a life for yourself as a blackman in the northeast. I always used to correct him and say,"the entire country", he would get pissed and tell me that I knew nothing about life. Now that i'm older and live in the south i'm thinking he's right,damn.
True racism is still exists, but not just in the South, of course.
getarope

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#153
Jan 14, 2012
 
except those over 50, they at least pretend like they have a soul

“Shadowville All-Stars”

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#154
Jan 15, 2012
 
getarope wrote:
except those over 50, they at least pretend like they have a soul
Who over 50?
RickPat

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#155
Jan 25, 2012
 
Some of these posts have it completely wrong. To say you southerners or you northerners is like saying you blacks or you whites. Nobody can sum up an entire region and millions of people from what they've seen on tv or from a single visit. Yes stereotypes exist in the south but they are a rarity. Rednecks aren't limited to Dixie they're everywhere. These questions about southerners and northerners show how ignorant some people are. People need to stop blanketing the south with outdated stereotypes and bad experiences they've had. Grow up, show some respect, and hold your tongue if you have something bad to say.

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#156
Jan 25, 2012
 
RickPat wrote:
Some of these posts have it completely wrong. To say you southerners or you northerners is like saying you blacks or you whites. Nobody can sum up an entire region and millions of people from what they've seen on tv or from a single visit. Yes stereotypes exist in the south but they are a rarity. Rednecks aren't limited to Dixie they're everywhere. These questions about southerners and northerners show how ignorant some people are. People need to stop blanketing the south with outdated stereotypes and bad experiences they've had. Grow up, show some respect, and hold your tongue if you have something bad to say.
Well put, my friend!
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#157
Jun 18, 2012
 
I was born and raised in south Boston, as did my parents and grandparents after they got off a boat from Ireland. Ive never left new England. The farthest ive been is bar harbor Maine. I wont sit here and act like I know everything. I know I don't. I know these streets like the back of my hand, and that's abbout it. My parents taught me little, ive seen them drunk more than ive seen them sober, but if there is one thing they taught me its that you do anything for family and friends and loyalty is # 1. Ive never been to the south or met southerners but even if I had I think it would be very hard to find anyone as loyal and unselfish to me as the people I grew up with. Selfish may describe some northerners, it may describe some southerners too but the people I grew up around are far from it. I was an alchoholic like my parents. I did things I'm not proud of but I never forgotten that these people gave money to bail me out of jail, paid for rehabilitate and supported me through it all. They gave up their time and much more for me. I don't see the north and south as different but if people talk about the north and the people who saved my life with selfishness I guarentee you I will not back down to defend them because they are the opposite from selfish
Jeff

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#158
Aug 15, 2012
 
New York Rangers wrote:
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thats wonder they werent raised to chew with their mouths closed.... today i just seen cmt cribs in south while flipping throught the channels and the guy who was showing his house showed his fridge and try to insult us saying this is sweet tea not iced tea saying people from the north think their the same. North is classy and south is trashy we have class money and education, while they arent as educated they dont speak correctly and werent raised like people from the north
Ah, The south, it's a silly little region full of ignorance and racism, Hoorah!

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#159
Aug 15, 2012
 
Jeff wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, The south, it's a silly little region full of ignorance and racism, Hoorah!
Looks like you have your fair share of ignorance... heh.

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#160
Aug 15, 2012
 
pat wrote:
I was born and raised in south Boston, as did my parents and grandparents after they got off a boat from Ireland. Ive never left new England. The farthest ive been is bar harbor Maine. I wont sit here and act like I know everything. I know I don't. I know these streets like the back of my hand, and that's abbout it. My parents taught me little, ive seen them drunk more than ive seen them sober, but if there is one thing they taught me its that you do anything for family and friends and loyalty is # 1. Ive never been to the south or met southerners but even if I had I think it would be very hard to find anyone as loyal and unselfish to me as the people I grew up with. Selfish may describe some northerners, it may describe some southerners too but the people I grew up around are far from it. I was an alchoholic like my parents. I did things I'm not proud of but I never forgotten that these people gave money to bail me out of jail, paid for rehabilitate and supported me through it all. They gave up their time and much more for me. I don't see the north and south as different but if people talk about the north and the people who saved my life with selfishness I guarentee you I will not back down to defend them because they are the opposite from selfish
Looks to me like the key word here is Irish... Northern or Southern Irish descent, we stick by our friends and we don't back down.

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#161
Aug 16, 2012
 
Will Dockery wrote:
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Looks like you have your fair share of ignorance... heh.
Nothing beats experience my friend, and maybe you are a southerner, I think that you probably are, based on some of your post. William, if that's your name, allow me to be 100% crystal clear when I state that I have NEVER encountered a southerner that wasn't religiously anti-black. Even black southerners are walking stereotypes, so sad. I know you need that to gauge yourself against, I get it... Willy, I personally prefer New York, D.C., San Francisco, and you can throw Chicago in there too, why not. The only southern city that I would go to would be South Beach, Miami, which isn't too bad. I wouldn't go to any other southern state if you paid me. Sorry buddy, you can keep it all to yourself...

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#162
Aug 18, 2012
 
Jeff wrote:
<quoted text>I personally prefer New York, D.C., San Francisco, and you can throw Chicago in there too, why not. The only southern city that I would go to would be South Beach, Miami, which isn't too bad.
Well best of luck to you then, Jeff... Miami can have some cool moments, indeed...

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#163
Sep 9, 2012
 
I have always lived in Texas, and I recently traveled to Seattle, Washington, and spent some time there. I recently finished graduate school, and traveled up there to see if I wanted to move up there permanently. That was a bad idea! It is my understanding that the Pacific Northwest is populated largely by descendants of people who came from New England and others areas of the North. I was surprised by the differences between Washington and Texas.

I noticed that most things were nicer in Seattle than Texas. For example cars driving on the freeway were generally new and in good condition, buildings were modern, elaborate and well designed, and people generally wore nice clothes, were well groomed, and looked intelligent. Driving through Seattle, I never saw any area that was run down or looked poor. It was odd, because I would go into a grocery store or coffee shop, and the person behind the counter seemed smart (and likely had undergraduate degree.) This is not always the case in Texas (I am not trying to be snobby). Also, I know that many areas of the North, including Washington, have a higher HDI (Human Developmental Index) than many areas of the South. The HDI is a measure of things including general education of the population, access to healthcare, per capita income, and the amount of income inequality in a population. I think this was actually somewhat intimidating. In Texas I got used to some people being better off than me and some being poorer, but here it seemed like everyone was better off. I asked myself, if people with undergraduate degrees were working at grocery stores and Starbucks, what happens to the people without undergraduate degrees?

Now I would like to mention some of the negative things I witnessed. I got a strong negative vibe from people. I was really astounded by how vile and awful many people were. I noticed that people treated each other in a completely different way compared to the ways in the South. There was much more conflict in the way people interacted with each other, and people were often screaming at each other or in a state of verbal combat. People were often engaged in some sort of contest for who could say the smartest thing or the best thing. What is causing these problems? Is it genetic? Cultural? I don't know. I applied to a few jobs up there and in dealing with the people, there were a number of times when a big Confederate flag popped up in my head! I am proud that my great X3 grandfather fought for the South, against these people, and may have caused some harm to some of these people's ancestors.

Also, I noticed that there was an overall puritanical/religious vibe present that is not present in the South. The South may be the "Bible Belt" but no-one ever tries to force anything down your throat (including religion) down here and things wouldn't go very well for someone who goes around down here doing that. Several times, when I mentioned I was from Texas, people would say condescending comments, like their way of living is much better than mine. I say, live and let live.

Oh well, I think the message from this writing is that it is important to do what feels right, and if it doesn't feel right, get out. Needless to say, I came back to Texas.
Lisa

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#164
Nov 27, 2012
 
Enough already the south vs. the north. we are all Americans and should start practicing good manners, period.
It does not matter where you are from....

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#165
Dec 19, 2012
 
GAV65 wrote:
I have always lived in Texas, and I recently traveled to Seattle, Washington, and spent some time there. I recently finished graduate school, and traveled up there to see if I wanted to move up there permanently. That was a bad idea! It is my understanding that the Pacific Northwest is populated largely by descendants of people who came from New England and others areas of the North. I was surprised by the differences between Washington and Texas.
I noticed that most things were nicer in Seattle than Texas. For example cars driving on the freeway were generally new and in good condition, buildings were modern, elaborate and well designed, and people generally wore nice clothes, were well groomed, and looked intelligent. Driving through Seattle, I never saw any area that was run down or looked poor. It was odd, because I would go into a grocery store or coffee shop, and the person behind the counter seemed smart (and likely had undergraduate degree.) This is not always the case in Texas (I am not trying to be snobby). Also, I know that many areas of the North, including Washington, have a higher HDI (Human Developmental Index) than many areas of the South. The HDI is a measure of things including general education of the population, access to healthcare, per capita income, and the amount of income inequality in a population. I think this was actually somewhat intimidating. In Texas I got used to some people being better off than me and some being poorer, but here it seemed like everyone was better off. I asked myself, if people with undergraduate degrees were working at grocery stores and Starbucks, what happens to the people without undergraduate degrees?
Now I would like to mention some of the negative things I witnessed. I got a strong negative vibe from people. I was really astounded by how vile and awful many people were. I noticed that people treated each other in a completely different way compared to the ways in the South. There was much more conflict in the way people interacted with each other, and people were often screaming at each other or in a state of verbal combat. People were often engaged in some sort of contest for who could say the smartest thing or the best thing. What is causing these problems? Is it genetic? Cultural? I don't know. I applied to a few jobs up there and in dealing with the people, there were a number of times when a big Confederate flag popped up in my head! I am proud that my great X3 grandfather fought for the South, against these people, and may have caused some harm to some of these people's ancestors.
Also, I noticed that there was an overall puritanical/religious vibe present that is not present in the South. The South may be the "Bible Belt" but no-one ever tries to force anything down your throat (including religion) down here and things wouldn't go very well for someone who goes around down here doing that. Several times, when I mentioned I was from Texas, people would say condescending comments, like their way of living is much better than mine. I say, live and let live.
Oh well, I think the message from this writing is that it is important to do what feels right, and if it doesn't feel right, get out. Needless to say, I came back to Texas.
Wow... Yankees, what a bunch of weirdos.

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#166
Dec 19, 2012
 
Lisa wrote:
Enough already the south vs. the north. we are all Americans and should start practicing good manners, period.
It does not matter where you are from....
Excellent point, Lisa... you nailed it!
NewYorkLiberal

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#168
Feb 4, 2013
 
I believe you peasants despise us largely due to jealousy: our superior education and multiculturalism make our society far more advanced than the agrarian, arm-totting rabble that you refer to as "Dixie." It is simply because your machismo-dominated "society" does not permit "y'all" to honor the great gains and works of those who defeated you in your insurrection that your jealousy manifests itself as anger.
I bid "y'all" adieu.

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#169
Feb 17, 2013
 
NewYorkLiberal wrote:
I believe you peasants despise us largely due to jealousy: our superior education and multiculturalism make our society far more advanced than the agrarian, arm-totting rabble that you refer to as "Dixie." It is simply because your machismo-dominated "society" does not permit "y'all" to honor the great gains and works of those who defeated you in your insurrection that your jealousy manifests itself as anger.
I bid "y'all" adieu.
Goodbye... and best of luck to you!

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#170
Mar 15, 2013
 
Lisa wrote:
Enough already the south vs. the north. we are all Americans and should start practicing good manners, period.
It does not matter where you are from....
Yeah...all the states are equal.....wel, maybe except West Virginia.....and Kentucky......and maybe......
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#171
Apr 7, 2013
 
I've read more than a few comments here and can honestly agree with both sides!
I'm originally from New York; however, have moved around (father's job) a lot as a child. I have either lived or have visited quite a few places.
Easterners can be seen as arrogant, in-your-face and opinionated, and southerners are often seen as being uneducated, fake and overly religious.
In my opinion there is a huge difference between being a "true" Christian and doing the religious thing like treating the church as a country club. Okay, that's another topic in itself!
I have lived in suburb 25 outside of Dallas and I can say that southern hospitality with the whole bless-your-heart thing is as condecending as it feels to hear it! The big difference is that an Easterner will be blunt and tell it like it is to your face, as opposed to a southerner talking...actually chirping behind your back!
My favorite peeps....mid-westerners!

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#172
Apr 7, 2013
 
Yeah, i agree that overall, midwesterner's are the most desireable, congenial and grounded....they look you in the eye and speak honestly consistantly.....some westerners are that way also, the one's that came from the midwest....lol....

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