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(4,147 posts)
Tue Apr 6, 2021, 05:51 PM Apr 2021

Leave it up to Arkansas. . .

I lived there for a few short years. They were the worst years I've ever spent ANYWHERE. I knew some nice people, but most of them were some really clueless Trump Humpers. . . .

And the politicians? Sheesh. It's hard to believe that J.W. Fulbright, Dale Bumpers, David Pryor, and Bill Clinton were all in politics there, as the current crop is truly horrendous.

But I know the types who elected those assholes, and I am so damn glad I don't live there anymore. I cooled my heels for 3 years there for a job, and I had to get out or go crazy.

I got pretty fucking tired of people asking me where I went to church, and I was disgusted with them assuming I was a repig simply because I'm caucasian. . . Ugh.


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Leave it up to Arkansas. . . (Original Post) BigDemVoter Apr 2021 OP
I'm an old, white, Christian Arkie and people say stuff to me like...Im Patterson Apr 2021 #1
Doesn't it drive you crazy? BigDemVoter Apr 2021 #2
My grandfather was a minister Xavier Breath Apr 2021 #3
Then don't move to any other southern state either Sucha NastyWoman Apr 2021 #4
I've never lived in the South CanonRay Apr 2021 #5
Soon, Sarah Huck for governor? keithbvadu2 Apr 2021 #6


(1,523 posts)
1. I'm an old, white, Christian Arkie and people say stuff to me like...Im
Tue Apr 6, 2021, 06:02 PM
Apr 2021

I'm just another Trumper like everyone else.


(4,147 posts)
2. Doesn't it drive you crazy?
Tue Apr 6, 2021, 06:09 PM
Apr 2021

I couldn't quarrel with the people who were nice, as I really liked them.

But a lot of them just didn't get an old, secular (agnostic) Jew with a grouchy attitude. . . .

Xavier Breath

(3,416 posts)
3. My grandfather was a minister
Tue Apr 6, 2021, 06:10 PM
Apr 2021

and moved my mom and their family around the country quite a bit. One of the stops was Arkansas, where they lived for some time in the 1950s. So, as teenager she witnessed segregation first-hand in her school and town, and told me all about it and the people with which she attended church.

So, despite having never even visited there once in my lifetime, I get wat you're saying.

Sucha NastyWoman

(2,711 posts)
4. Then don't move to any other southern state either
Tue Apr 6, 2021, 06:24 PM
Apr 2021

They are all like that, especially once you get outside the larger cities.


(13,964 posts)
5. I've never lived in the South
Tue Apr 6, 2021, 06:30 PM
Apr 2021

and now I really can't imagine doing so. I've visited most of the states, and spent a fair bit of time in Georgia and Florida. No thanks.

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