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    Can't we just have a Blue States of America?

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    Re: Can't we just have a Blue States of America?

    Now as we debate this let's keep in mind the rules. I don't want PaPa to shut us down again. And, I hate the name calling stuff.

    Soooooo,

    I think that personal beliefs should not be taken into consideration here. This one person is going to decide for a whole community. Has she ever done a survey? Does she really know how many people believe in creationism over evolution?

    And, I have a hard time believing that some film on Volcanos is really ever going to change anybody's mind on this issue.

    Cheers,

    Jose

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    Re: Can't we just have a Blue States of America?

    Great idea, Nick.

    But, you know---Given the Red States penchant for guns, imperialism, and reproductive (with their own siblings, of course), how long do you thing you guys would last?

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    Re: Can't we just have a Blue States of America?

    Not all red states are same:

    http://www.dfw.com/mld/startelegram/11218459.htm

    In case you don't want to register here's the jist:

    'Volcanoes' to be shown after outrage


    By Chris Vaughn

    Star-Telegram Staff Writer

    FORT WORTH - • The film, which had been rejected in part because it describes evolution, is to open "before summer."

    The public erupted, and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History moved, and quick.

    Volcanoes of the Deep Sea, an IMAX film rejected by the museum in part because of complaints about evolution commentary, will appear at the Cultural District institution after all.

    The Star Telegram published a ton of letters to the editor overwhelmingly in support of showing the film. A good number of these were from Christians who were of the opinion that people are fully capable of watching the movie and making up their own minds.
    - Layne

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    Re: Can't we just have a Blue States of America?

    We'd just imagine peace, XanaX.

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    Cool Re: Can't we just have a Blue States of America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ernstinen
    Kudos for PaPa Chalk for shutting that down. That was WAY out of line.
    I don't know. I didn't feel I insulted anyone (merely pointed out the obvious) nor did anyone really insult me, although they certainly tried. People are too friggin' fragile around here... But I'll LEAVE it at that.

    As for the movie in question, I'm always amazed at how wimpish corporations can be when faced with just the slightest bit of controversy. Then again, maybe the controversy doesn't really exist and what we're seeing here is HYPE, in all its glory.

    I think I'm pretty much hyped out...
    --
    Robert Gregory Browne
    KISS HER GOODBYE (now available)
    KILLER YEAR: Stories to Die For (Jan. 2008)
    WHISPER IN THE DARK (2008)
    St. Martin's Press
    http://www.robertgregorybrowne.com

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    Re: Can't we just have a Blue States of America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ernstinen
    I wasn't referring to you --- in fact, I agreed with your position!

    Ern
    No, no, I realize that. I didn't mean to imply you were. My general sentiment was that nobody really got that out of control, that most of the insults are just heat of the moment kind of stuff (unless I missed something) and I think we all need to toughen up a little if we're going to participate in these kinds of debates.

    Anyway, back to the original point of this thread....
    --
    Robert Gregory Browne
    KISS HER GOODBYE (now available)
    KILLER YEAR: Stories to Die For (Jan. 2008)
    WHISPER IN THE DARK (2008)
    St. Martin's Press
    http://www.robertgregorybrowne.com

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    Re: Can't we just have a Blue States of America?

    Until recently I had no idea that you guys associated "blue" with the Democrats and "Red" with the Republicans. In the UK it's the other way around - blue for the Tories, and Red, being the tradtional colour of socialism, for the Labour Party (well, they're more a kind of washed out pink now, but anyway).

    Doesn't it strike you as odd, with all the symbolism of "red" meaning "communist" ("reds under the bed"; "better dead than red" etc) that it should also refer to your most right-wing party?

    Strange. I wonder where the connection came from.

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    Re: Can't we just have a Blue States of America?

    I honestly don't know. My only guess is that "R" is for "red" and for "Republican".

    -JF

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    Re: Can't we just have a Blue States of America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouch that hurts
    Strange. I wonder where the connection came from.
    USA today coverage of 2000 election with a U.S. map showing the results of the Gore V. Bush election county by county.

    http://www.franapples.com/GOP2000/election2000maps.html
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    Brian W. Ralston

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