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  • WVa is a classic case of Dems being out of touch and ignoring the warning signs for too long. They have always been hillbillies and that is fundamentally the reason why they broke off from the genteel planter elites in the rest of Virginia*, because let's be honest none of them were ready to have free blacks as neighbors, or for them to marry their daughters - it was always about money. Then coal propelled them through the Industrial Revolution and most of the 20th century, so they made bank on that for decades. However the blue collar attitude always remained and thus why the labor movement was strong there, until Dems got too fat and happy and stopped paying anything more than lip service to labor and giving a voice to the working class. Now they're boned economically because their pols (R & D) never properly prepared them for the day when coal was no longer a major economic driver and that day has come much faster than they thought it would.

    *fed up with privileged rich folk calling them dumb hicks and telling them what is best for them, whilst not paying their fair share of taxes on massive profits to build & maintain the rest of the state's core infrastructure - sound familiar?

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    • WV split from VA because it was a different local economy that dictated different interests. There aren't a lot of cotton or tobacco plantations in the mountains. WV and Western PA are their own thing. They started out trapped inside a state that has nothing to do with them. WV escaped; Western PA did not.

      If we were redesigning the US so that states were entities of a common character, Appalachia would be its own 2 states: a northeastern Mountain State (blue, WV grey) and a southwestern Holler State (red, KY grey).

      Last edited by Kepler; 06-08-2021, 08:32 AM.
      Cornell University
      National Champion 1967, 1970
      ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
      Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
        WV split from VA because it was a different local economy that dictated different interests. There aren't a lot of cotton or tobacco plantations in the mountains. WV and Western PA are their own thing. They started out trapped inside a state that has nothing to do with them. WV escaped; Western PA did not.

        If we were redesigning the US so that states were entities of a common character, Appalachia would be its own 2 states: a northeastern Mountain State (blue, WV grey) and a southwestern Holler State (red, KY grey).

        There is no WV grey on your map, and the grey Ky has few, if any, hollers. Also contains Lexington and Louisville, which are far from holler. Louisville is also much bluer, and for far longer, than Northern Virginia. It sucks that rich white people took so long to switch from GOP/libertarian to Democrats. Would have helped the rest of us decades ago.
        Edit: I’m well aware that transformation is far from complete, and will likely never fully happen.

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        • Alabama's political history in one graphic:

          Cornell University
          National Champion 1967, 1970
          ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
          Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
            WV escaped
            And boy did it work out for them!

            Cornell '04, Stanford '06


            KDR

            Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
            iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
            gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
            Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
            Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
            TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
            DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

            Test to see if I can add this.

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            • And for Alabama, they make sure to consolidate that vote by putting the western eight counties on the soil belt together, with a narrow strip that runs northeast up to Birmingham. That's the only Democratic held congressional seat in Alabama. The remaining four counties to the East are then split between two other districts.
              Go Green! Go White! Go State!

              1966, 1986, 2007

              Go Tigers, Go Packers, Go Red Wings, Go Pistons

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              • Originally posted by French Rage View Post

                And boy did it work out for them!
                First step towards creating reservations for our konservative kissin kosins.
                Cornell University
                National Champion 1967, 1970
                ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                • Maine’s legislature has been taking on the tough issues: https://www.boston.com/news/local-ne...p_featurestack I really don’t care one way or another what they do, but talk about an unbelievable waste of time at so many different levels of government.
                  Originally posted by BobbyBrady
                  Crosby probably wouldn't even be on BC's top two lines next year

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                  • Virginia:500 yards from my work.
                    Cornell University
                    National Champion 1967, 1970
                    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                    • Minnesota, represent!
                      Cornell University
                      National Champion 1967, 1970
                      ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                      Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                      • Florida. TBH, I'm not sure why this is illegal.

                        That girl is Bristol Palin Cute.

                        Last edited by Kepler; 06-11-2021, 09:48 AM.
                        Cornell University
                        National Champion 1967, 1970
                        ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                        Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                        • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                          Florida. TBH, I'm not sure why this is illegal.

                          That girl is Bristol Palin Cute.
                          Strange things are afoot at the Circle K…
                          U-A-A!!!Go!Go!GreenandGold!
                          Applejack Tells You How UAA Is Doing...
                          I spell Failure with UAF

                          Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                          But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                          Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                          Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                            Minnesota, represent!
                            bet she didn't even get a quarter pounder.
                            What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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                            • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                              Florida. TBH, I'm not sure why this is illegal.

                              That girl is Bristol Palin Cute.
                              I fail to see the problem here.
                              What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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                              • Originally posted by rufus View Post

                                I fail to see the problem here.
                                My reaction too.
                                Cornell University
                                National Champion 1967, 1970
                                ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                                Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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