Worst state in the US

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I love Florida, it's full of the commercial crassness and development everyone hates but there's something about the semi-tropical air down there. I would never vote Florida!

โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว aka Bulgarian Tourist Chamber (Mount Cleaners), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

gonna defer to bugs bunny on this one

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

it doesn't even have beaches but it still has lots of roaches,

nominating this for fake Hold Steady Lyrics

fruitsbs (beachville), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

lawrence kansas is pretty cool!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 28 April 2012 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

if you told me that, say, Lawrence KS is a better town than anyplace in Florida I'd gladly believe you

Lawrence is better than anyplace i've been in FL, try wichita and we're talking

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 28 April 2012 01:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol i actually thought "i'm going to vote for florida" as i clicked on the thread expecting to see all 50 states as poll options

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

also, orlando and tampa are both worse than panhandle and miami

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

connecticut is the worst state u guys

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

texas is awesome, florida is unique

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

for me to poop on

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

there's a reason they call it "the sunshine's taint"

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

proud Mexican-American population turning the state blue eventually

You're only allowed to say eventually if you expect to see it in your lifetime.

pplains, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

whites already are <50% in texas and hispanics will def become the majority demographic in our lifetime

iatee, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

texas would be a fine place w/o white people really

iatee, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

I understand that. Those proud Hispanics still live in metropolitan cities whose congressional districts look like a Trivia Pursuit pie designed by rural and suburban Republicans.

pplains, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

cool demos guys

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

well that's true everywhere, but at least as far as presidential elections go, which is usually what 'go blue' refers to, texas is def a swing state by 2020

iatee, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

i think it's an odd assumption that most "proud Hispanics" aren't Republicans

JacobSanders, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

dont mess w

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

I thought Texas sucked until I moved here. Like it a lot so far.

Florida and CT both suck balls though.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

are you a proud hispanic?

iatee, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

No.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's not just an assumption:

As of December 2010, 65% of Latino voters were registered as Democrats and 22% Republican.

not sure how "pride" skews this, but...

Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've seen in texas that Republicans play to the fact that most Hispanics are catholic and largely anti-abortion, as well as with other moral issues, even if their interest aren't really at the heart with what Hispanics want from a representative.

JacobSanders, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

'did you know we might have similar views on some subjects' is not gonna cut it when the gop base is 'racists'

iatee, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

the republican portion of the latino vote is disproportionately cuban, so in states where the cuban population is low, the hispanic vote is even more strongly democratic

Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

bbq is good

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

bbq is good

JacobSanders, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

connecticut is the worst state u guys

― lag∞n, Friday, April 27, 2012 10:10 PM (35 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

f u man ct is pretty awesome

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

haha sry but i h8 conn

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

what we do

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah i mean is there anything specifically wrong with CT or is it a vague 'new england sucks in general, let's pick on one state with no obvious saving grace' thing

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

Tough call -- there are more places in FL than TX that would tempt me into venturing into the state. But Texas' temptation (Austin/Lockhart) is stronger.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't know if it's a hipster cliche or something but I'd like to visit Marfa.

raw feel vegan (silby), Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

i lived most of my life p close to conn so its not just a vague distaste, its hard to put into words cause theres just something abt it

1 theres no there there
2 wasps, i think the worst wasps, worse than mass wasps, w/their boats
3 southern connecticut 1% land
4 its biggest citys primary industry is... insurance

idk its poopy, i got depressed riding through there on the train the other day

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

i remember as a kid always being told not to speed when in connecticut (a place one only ever drove through, so useful advice). implication that CT was always ready to fuck with u. plus taco mayor.

Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

buzza, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

what I find interesting are the like, trashy not-rich wasp, it's like the ct version of jersey trash

iatee, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

you forgot joe liebermann, but yeah even living in the northeast pt of the state for the last 5 years i understand those vibes. both statewide and nationally (liebermann excepted) our politics aren't terrible tho

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

i would go so far as to claim that texas is one of the better states for eating, Austin, Houston, Port Arthur, Del Rio, the Hill Country the Valley, Corpus, Galveston, even Dallas and Lubbock all have distinct food to offer. and you can dig up great records still in texas

JacobSanders, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

i dunno that all sounds like generic lol new england stuff to me -- is there some way that vermont or new hampshire is way better or exzempt from the same kind of ire?

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

what I find interesting are the like, trashy not-rich wasp, it's like the ct version of jersey trash

― iatee, Friday, April 27, 2012 11:11 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lots of jersey ppl go to school here so the distinction sometimes is nonexistent

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

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Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

paging max xp

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

wow i really forgot how to spell exempt for a sec there

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

vermont and new hampshire are not huge suburbs for nyc financial industry

iatee, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

i dunno that all sounds like generic lol new england stuff to me -- is there some way that vermont or new hampshire is way better or exzempt from the same kind of ire?

― some dude, Friday, April 27, 2012 11:15 PM (59 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

vt n nh r p diff than ct, none of the things on my list apply to them particularly, ct is like only half new england culturally really and even then there are a lot of differences w/in that

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

ct has a vaguely disapproving vibe

Lamp, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

i went to mystic seaport when i was a little kid, and to a fancy hotel there about 10 years ago for a convention. those two times are the only significant amounts of time i've ever spent in CT.

a big fat fucking fat guy in a barrel what could be better? (Eisbaer), Saturday, 28 April 2012 20:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

ct has the best pizza and it has beaches with lots of jellyfish

kneel aurmstrong (harbl), Saturday, 28 April 2012 20:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

mystic seaport is cool

groton not so much

los blue jeans, Saturday, 28 April 2012 20:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

You know what state I know nothing about? Idaho. What's the deal with Idaho?

I live extremely close to Idaho and kind of love it because it's amazingly beautiful and has a lot of cool stuff going for it and think it's pretty underrated in a lot of ways.

On the other hand it's very reactionary in a crazy libertarian way in the north and in a religious nutjob way in the south and combining these turns it into one of those states that means it'll be like one of the last five to ever legalize gay marriage.

It does seem to have lost a lot of it's explicit racist / separatist vibe over the last 20 years or so, with Arizona picking up a lot of the slack in terms of being the scary western cowboy state. Though there is an actual KKK guy running for county sheriff in one of the counties near the Canadian border right now.

joygoat, Saturday, 28 April 2012 20:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

One of my dad's brothers retired to Idaho (Riggins), opened a little gas station there to keep busy, and lives right on the Salmon River. Most idyllic place I've ever been. It would be easy to spend entire decades just sitting in a lawn chair out back, sipping a cold drink, reading a book and waving at the rafters and innertubers floating past.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

Then diving in at that little bend in the river where they always tip over and scoring mad coin, watches, and jewelry.

frogsclovetofu (beachville), Saturday, 28 April 2012 22:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

I guess I have been to Idaho before and it is pretty in an oh my god I'm going to fall into a ravine sort of way. though I do remember stopping at some backwoods diner that did have a backroom emblazoned wIth confederate flags. Figured it was a klan klubhouse, tbh.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 28 April 2012 22:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

ct has the best pizza
this is true

billstevejim, Saturday, 28 April 2012 22:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Seeing the thread title made me wonder what was the most innocuous U.S. state. Probably Delaware.

"Fourvel - it's like Fievel, but one less." (R Baez), Saturday, 28 April 2012 22:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

It does seem to have lost a lot of it's explicit racist / separatist vibe over the last 20 years or so, with Arizona picking up a lot of the slack in terms of being the scary western cowboy state. Though there is an actual KKK guy running for county sheriff in one of the counties near the Canadian border right now.

I spent ages 7-22 in Idaho, Ruby Ridge, neonazis, all that. Moved to NM and had to work really hard to convince non-white friends that being from Idaho didn't mean I was going to be a violent racist (tho I don't really blame them for thinking that, I mean my fucking aunt just bought an "anti-Obama gun" *96 tears*). I got accepted into University of Arizona two months before SB1070 and now I'm living here. I feel like I have this weird curse of living in the wild west hot spots of odious racist news.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Saturday, 28 April 2012 22:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

that's it icey, next time i reprogram dick's pacemaker i'm setting him to "kill"

...kill YOU

catbus otm (gbx), Saturday, 28 April 2012 22:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

Seeing the thread title made me wonder what was the most innocuous U.S. state. Probably Delaware.

hahahahaha ... no.

a big fat fucking fat guy in a barrel what could be better? (Eisbaer), Saturday, 28 April 2012 23:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Probably Vermont, but I wanna say that Maryland is somewhere in the running.

frogsclovetofu (beachville), Saturday, 28 April 2012 23:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 29 April 2012 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'd probably say Maine in a pinch if i had to name a "most innocuous US state."

i look at Miami as a sort of West Berlin, surrounded by the East Germany that is the rest of Florida. that's how i see Atlanta, too, come to think of it.

a big fat fucking fat guy in a barrel what could be better? (Eisbaer), Sunday, 29 April 2012 00:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lol yeah i can see that. Tho I think you can miss out on some real treats with that attitude. Athens, Savannah, all the cool waterfalls and caves in the mountains of North GA. And Macon, which I've only been to once, but any town where you can see the Allman bros. graves in beautiful Rose Hill Cemetery, shop at the official Otis Redding store, and visit Indian Mounds is pretty damn cool.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 29 April 2012 00:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

Carrollton's nice too.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 29 April 2012 00:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'd probably say Maine in a pinch if i had to name a "most innocuous US state."

Maine's where that killer demon clown killed all those kids. Also where the four kids found that dead body in the woods.

"Fourvel - it's like Fievel, but one less." (R Baez), Sunday, 29 April 2012 00:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

i personally look to the midwest for my innocuousness

lag∞n, Sunday, 29 April 2012 01:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

i might've said a Midwest state as an example of innocuousness too ... until the denizens of several such states went & elected evil asshats like Scott Walker, Michelle Bachmann and Steve King.

a big fat fucking fat guy in a barrel what could be better? (Eisbaer), Sunday, 29 April 2012 02:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Probably Vermont, but I wanna say that Maryland is somewhere in the running.

Ha, yes, I'll consider this next time I'm hanging out in Fredneck.

pplains, Sunday, 29 April 2012 03:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hawaii seems pretty innocuous

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Sunday, 29 April 2012 03:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

Queen Liliʻuokalani would like to have a word with you.

pplains, Sunday, 29 April 2012 03:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Idaho has three essential things, at least:
- The caldera entrance to Twin Falls
- SR 95 from Boise to Coeur D'Alene. It takes forever and it's so pretty.
- Priest Lake

On a cultural level, eh. Built To Spill play Seattle more often than most Seattle bands. And Boise is a loooong drive, if that gives perspective.
That KKK sheriff candidate is probably running in the same county as Priest Lake, to be fair.

ma ck ro ma ck ro (mackro mackro), Sunday, 29 April 2012 04:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

I crossed SR 95 a couple of times today actually as I do most weekends. And as for your guess regarding the KKK sheriff candidate you would be absolutely correct.

I've lived here for almost six years now and I've been to Seattle and Portland dozens of times but have yet to go to Boise.

being from Idaho didn't mean I was going to be a violent racist

I love talking to people in my hometown, in rural-ass upper michigan, about Idaho and having them all freak out about how crazy and backwoods and racist it obviously must be while not realizing that they live in a far more crazy and occasionally racist backwoods place.

joygoat, Sunday, 29 April 2012 06:56 (1 year ago) Permalink


Ha, yes, I'll consider this next time I'm hanging out in Fredneck.

― pplains, Saturday, April 28, 2012 11:03 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Have you seriously had to hang out in Frederick for some reason?

frogsclovetofu (beachville), Sunday, 29 April 2012 09:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

the caldera entrance to twin falls is something to behold, it's true

twin falls, in general, is a very, deeply, strange place

catbus otm (gbx), Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

Never hung out in Frederick though I have hung out a little in the panhandle and "innocuous" wouldn't be the word I'd use to describe it.

(but isn't all of Maryland a panhandle, ami rite.)

pplains, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

there is a lot of panhandling going on, yes

kneel aurmstrong (harbl), Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

Maryland really got screwed when they were handing out boundaries.

pplains, Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

If this poll was strictly about boundaries, it'd get my vote.

pplains, Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:04 (1 year ago) Permalink


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