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Why I Am Avoiding Florida

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Mestemia, May 9, 2021.

  1. Shaul

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    Nobody cares. You think they do, but they don’t. Sounds like you have a massive chip on your shoulder.
     
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    Regarding the Mason-Dixon Line, it might still leave some room open for interpretation.

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    Regarding point b), this map might be relevant:

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    Note that the "Y'ALL" line roughly coincides with the location of the original Mason-Dixon Line. Although it drops further to the south as it extends further west.

    (On the other hand, they reduce "you all" to a one-syllable word, while "you guys" not only make it into two syllables, but two separate words. As for those who say "youse guys," well, that doesn't even make any sense.)

    I live in a Republican state, although the county I live in is majority Democrat. We're probably more "purplish," one of the "swing states." Florida also has some blue and purple areas, too. I don't know of any state which is straight down the line one or the other.

    But regarding the OP, Florida does seem to be one of those states which has always had a special kind of crazy. Even among Southern, conservative states, Florida seems to stand out as a kind of oddball.
     
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  4. Mestemia

    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli
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    You are free to believe whatever nonsense you like.

    Really?
    Source please.
    Unlike you, I will actually read them...

    Time to put your money where your mouth is.
    Are you up for it?
     
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    Then why their staring problems, telling me I need Jesus, calling me a ***, calling me demon possessed, telling me to leave, and pestering me about how I need religion to be a moral person and live a fulfilled and meaningful life.
    People here in California don't care. In Indiana they care so much they'll tell me I just need to start trusting god and being more like them and everything will get better and the demons will go away.
    I only found out here that some of what the Ultra Red conservative asshats did to me is actually illegal under federal law, considered discrimination. Because, yeah. They have that Bible they thump on the pulpit and then thump on the heads of people they disagree with and go out of their way to witness to and ensure a miserable moment of patronization for their "immoral" targets.
     
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  6. JustGeorge

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    You know, I think there's even more nitpicking we could do over the y'all/you guys debate. I am from Iowa, clearly in the 'you guys' area. I say you guys now. Growing up, I was a y'aller. 'Y'all' also seems to be a frequently used word within Ebonics, and while I am not Black, and Iowa is predominantly white, my city and the schools I attended in particular have a pretty large Black population. So, in my teenage years, y'all was second nature. However, that seemed to slowly drop out of my vocabulary after being out of school long enough.

    My husband bounced around the y'all states growing up. Despite this, he is a 'you guys' kind of person. And, even more curiously, his siblings are all y'allers. I don't recall him ever saying y'all, except as a joke, though I had a hell of a time understanding why when he was hungry, he wanted a mill, or he would complain about the kids leaving their banana pills around. (meal and peel)
     
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  7. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Seriously?

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    Shivers at the word ebonics.

    They tried putting that, in our schools. I can't remember how long it lasts. I didn't know other states had it.
     
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    I remember back when they were talking about putting it in schools. I don't remember it ever being seriously considered locally, but I remember teachers using it as a discussion point for critical thinking.

    I know it was largely identified with race, but as a kid who had always grown up with it, I used it more as a gage on what kind of music a person probably listened to(being as I had Black acquaintances who did not use Ebonics, and white acquaintances who did, it didn't seem race was the only factor).

    I don't think that's relevant anymore, though. But I'm too hermited now to really know for sure.
     
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    I remember when Ebonics came up as an issue, it seemed to parallel the debate over bilingual education and the issue of school funding for that purpose.
     
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    Actually, they do. I'm an atheistic liberal Democrat and I live there. The panhandle is where the redneck Trump sheeples live.
     
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    The problem is that DeSantis is an idiotic science-denying ***-kissing Trump supporter.

    Cruise ships want to return to business. They will only do so if they can have an all-vaccinated crew and all-vaccinated passengers. DeSantis has ruled that businesses cannot demand vaccinations. Bottom line as of now: No cruise ships from Florida.

    How's that for supporting businesses?
     
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