More than a little truth to it. At least they know enough about the US to have such detailed stereotypes.But weed isn't that big in Oregon, sorry.
Did you notice how often the word "racist" was used in the southeastern and southwestern states?That's how those regions are perceived, apparently.Hmmm. Oregon: hipsters? And what's with this "bit annoying?"
Think it said some racists which would apply to any part of the country. Go to detroit or east chicago indiana and see how many racists you find (hint the majority).Love the fake irish people and not a real place. They nailed DC.
"Go to detroit or east chicago..."Do you know the history of how parts of Chicago came to be segregated?I suggest more people read about it and other northern cities where African Americans fled to during The Great Migration because they were running away from Jim Crow laws.Segregation was encoded in law in the south. Segregation was practiced in the north because of racism, bad enough, but not encoded in law.Because African Americans were not prevented from voting (as they were in the south), they began to use the power of the ballot box to change some things.Essentially, the white communities in the big northern cities kept the migrating A.A.'s in one place and when they saved enough money to move out of those districts into middle class white areas of the city, the racists there terrorized them. The A.A.s were forced, through redlining and other tactics, to stay in small areas of big cities, thereby turning those areas into all black communities.Read the history of how racism in the south and north kept African Americans "in their place," IOWs segregated and as second-class citizens.
I keep asking myself just why it is the more things change the more they stay the same. I think I have arrived at the answer but I'm keeping it to myself. Ya see, everybody else thinks they have as well so it's pretty much settled. Don'tcha think?
Cheese Weird is good stuff. Just make sure you get a fresh can....otherwise the aerosol might not work and then...ooops.....I thought it said 'cheese whiz'
Course....the Brits eat stuff, called, 'Bubble and Squeak' and 'Bangers and Mash'.....hmmmmmmmm
The Brits, or just about any Eurpean, have a better perceptionof foreign countries than mostAmericans. However, in my state,potatoes are in the south and there are cowboys. Like most states, Idaho was Indian country.Those people haven't much leftexcept their humanity and dignity !
BB-Idaho, good move by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.I don't understand why any group, conservative or liberal, has anything to do with that stain on humanity.I don't get "not Iowa" for your state. The Brits were kinder to Idaho than they were to some of the other states."Fake Irish" for Massachusetts is pretty funny. And accurate.
okjimm, the Brits also eat "spotted dick."I refuse to explain.
'spotted dick' I got a can of it for a xmas present. gave it to someone with a tainted personality
Shaw: The hipsters are a bit annoying. And there's a touch of that old-fashioned political correctness here that people associate with Berkeley, though I think that's more in Eugene than in Portland.And we get as least as much rain as Washington. It rained here most of today. Yes, July 23rd. Portland has more England-like weather than anyplace else I know of.You have to be very selective with British snacks. Some of the cookies and candy are among the best in the world. But there's also what are called "rock cakes" which some who have tried them claim most be made from actual rocks.As for Idaho, over here it has something of a reputation as a haven for white supremacists, who presumably moved there to dwell among their intellectual superiors, the potatoes. One wouldn't expect the Brits to know of such nuances.Their assessment of Arizona looks right on the money, except that I didn't know Alice Cooper was from there. As for Texas, what can one say? It trumpets its character proudly. But I bet British tourists are surprised at how heavily Hispanic it is -- I've been there and that's the most obvious thing that's different from Oregon.
A follow up on Idaho: Mr. Nugentis not happy with the Coeurd'Alene Tribe. heh -and thereference that Idaho 'is not Iowa'refers, IMO, to the mail mix ups that result from the coasties confusing states that start with'I' as well as the profoundhorizontalness of Iowa compared to the startling verticality ofIdaho.
I didn't know there were White Walkers in northern Alaska. Not a fiction made up by JRRRRRRR Martin, I guess.
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