Worst state in the US

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texas is awesome, florida is unique

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:11 (five years ago) Permalink

for me to poop on

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:17 (five years ago) Permalink

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

some dude, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:18 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

iatee, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:23 (five years 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 (five years ago) Permalink

cool demos guys

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:31 (five years 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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

JacobSanders, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:36 (five years ago) Permalink

dont mess w

lag∞n, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:36 (five years 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 (five years ago) Permalink

are you a proud hispanic?

iatee, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:39 (five years ago) Permalink

No.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:40 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink

bbq is good

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

bbq is good

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

haha sry but i h8 conn

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

what we do

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

http://image1.masterfile.com/em_w/02/63/87/619-02638718w.jpg

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

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

paging max xp

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

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

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

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

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

ct has a vaguely disapproving vibe

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

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

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

if u see boston u know ur in massachusetts

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

obviously, i didn't say ALL new england states

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

Hawaii seems pretty innocuous

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

Queen Liliʻuokalani would like to have a word with you.

pplains, Sunday, 29 April 2012 03:14 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink

there is a lot of panhandling going on, yes

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

Maryland really got screwed when they were handing out boundaries.

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

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

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

five years pass...

Alabama

los blue jeans, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

truth is there are about 20 states that all fucking terrible

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah but the answer is Alabama

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i can't say i'm an AL expert but i'll cop to never finding much redeemable there in the way i could w/ GA, LA, TN and even godforsaken MS.

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

every state that isn't obscenely wealthy is str8 trash

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

TN should just annex the north part that has muscle shoals and huntsville in it, which would basically resolve the question completely

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:43 (three weeks 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, Friday, April 27, 2012 9:31 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Only way this happens, btw, is if Hillary runs as a Republican next time.

pplains, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Alabama has some amazing thrift stores and Hank William's gravesite is a must see. from my experience Birmingham is a cool city. everywhere else is college football land).

imo it's not as picturesque as the surrounding states that get more into the lower Appalachians, just kind of flat country dotted with Flying Js and the fireworks superstores with the tall facades.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 13:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Florida as a collective whole is crap (though I will admit I've only lived in a very small radius of it) but there are really dope areas of FL.

so a belated "eff these poll options".

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 13:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

• Alabama has more freshwater biodiversity than any other state.

• Bear Bryant was born in Arkansas.

About as good as I'm going to get this morning complementing Alabama.

pplains, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 14:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I have a shitload of nice stuff to say about very specific aspects of small parts of Alabama - I was born and raised there, duh - but I mean, no, Alabama is bad. It's the worst. It's a tight race with Mississippi sometimes but really, Alabama.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 14:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I wouldn't call it the worst state. It definitely has fewer cowbells than Mississippi, for example.

Pointing out that Tennessee should annex North Alabama made me think of this turn-of-the-century arena football team, based in Huntsville.

https://image.ibb.co/hpdXok/Tennessee_Valley_Vipers.png

pplains, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 16:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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