Worst state in the US

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'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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

bbq is good

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

bbq is good

JacobSanders, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:59 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha sry but i h8 conn

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

what we do

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:00 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

buzza, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:11 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

paging max xp

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

iatee, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:16 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

ct has a vaguely disapproving vibe

Lamp, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

fair enough -- i genuinely don't know that area well and am being mostly curious and only somewhat facetious and difficult here (xpost)

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's just a huge foresty rich person suburb w/ some boats

iatee, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

ct has a vaguely disapproving vibe

― Lamp, Friday, April 27, 2012 11:22 PM (12 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

well that is p generally new englandy

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

partly i just think it's hilarious when these areas are carved up into tiny little states that people pretend are more culturally distinct from each other than they really are -- i mean i lived in delaware for years and i can go on and on about what the delaware vibe is but when you get down to it it could really easily be a shitty coastal part of pennsyvlvania or maryland

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

vt is legit beautiful ime although nh is kinda w/e it still has a more authentic new england backwoods charm. i grew up in a really lovely part of ct but its unrelentingly square and ersatz colonial

Lamp, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

you could make an argument for the southern ne states being somewhat indistinguishable and the northern ones too but theres a p strong rural/urban divide between the two groups that makes them quite different

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

no way, all the southern states are a bit larger and have more obvious landmarks and cultural identities that distinguish them from each other

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

if u see boston u know ur in massachusetts

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

obviously, i didn't say ALL new england states

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

im actually not clear on what youre saying tbh

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah neither am i, i misspelled exempt for fucks sake, i should quit while i'm ahead

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah theres some v real demographic differences btw at least like western/southern ct and vt/nh its just denser and more suburbanized and richer, more tied to nyc, more ahistorical.

like i can kinda see jhos points in that lots of ct is sorta indistinguishable from any rich whites and assimilated jews colony anywhere, vt and nh are a lot more rooted in new england

Lamp, Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

what part of ct, lamp?

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

CT just got rid of the death penalty, so no way could it be on the list of worst anything.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's not true it's the worst at having the death penalty

pizza pizza and cult jam (crüt), Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, just in time not to execute those fucks who burned those teenage girls to death in a home-invasion robbery? Way to fucking go CT.

frogsclovetofu (beachville), Saturday, 28 April 2012 08:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

am I the only ILXer who still lives in Florida?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 28 April 2012 11:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw the majority of Cubans are Republicans because of a mistaken belief that the GOP strings them along less than Dems (while the older ones still complain about The Kennedy Betrayal). But Cubans could give a shit about abortion (most are pro-choice) and gay rights.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 28 April 2012 11:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, just in time not to execute those fucks who burned those teenage girls to death in a home-invasion robbery? Way to fucking go CT.

― frogsclovetofu (beachville), Saturday, April 28, 2012 4:30 AM (5 hours ago)

your reactionary rage may live on - the law applies only prospectively, unfortunately. those two aren't gonna be executed either way tho

dharunravir (k3vin k.), Saturday, 28 April 2012 13:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had a nightmare involving me living in Orlando. Sean "The Heartbreak Kid" was in it.

EDB, Saturday, 28 April 2012 13:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Florida has the Magic Kingdom and lots of beaches and cute manatees, but 95% of the people who live there are basically human shit

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 28 April 2012 13:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

not sure I'd count Walt Disney World as part of Florida tbh; it's a sovereign country.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 28 April 2012 13:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alfred, Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo lives in Florida.

ljubljana, Saturday, 28 April 2012 14:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

am I the only ILXer who still lives in Florida?

― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, April 28, 2012 7:42 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

how many have been killed by "stand your ground" laws so far?

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bookmark Execute Ban Permalink

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 14:33 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

there is a lot of panhandling going on, yes

kneel aurmstrong (harbl), Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maryland really got screwed when they were handing out boundaries.

pplains, Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

pplains, Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink


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