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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 09:29 PM
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Anyone notice the cops in Red States were friendly to the Occupiers, while Blue State cops weren't?
Occupy Houston, Occupy Florida and what not all had very helpful cops who "protected and served"

Whereas my state, California, in the "liberal" bay area pretty much sicced the occupiers with dogs, tear gas and water cannons

Irony...
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bighughdiehl Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 09:40 PM
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1. Interesting.....
Now that you mention it, I have no idea
why that is.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 10:13 PM
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2. It probably has more to do with population
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socialist_n_TN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 10:18 PM
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3. I actually thought about that RE: Nashville today
I hadn't thought too much about other southern sites, but in general, you're right. Although, the SWAT team had to go all bad ass on the hippies in Chapel Hill the other day, so it's not consistent throughout the region.
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 10:18 PM
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4. I was thinking about that.
Blue states trying to keep from appearing biased?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 10:35 PM
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7. Or the PTB know what to secure nt
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 10:20 PM
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5. Florida is a blue state.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 10:34 PM
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6. OK then, Occupy Nashville nt
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socialist_n_TN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 10:38 PM
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8. Well Nashville IS a blue dot in this red state
Edited on Tue Nov-15-11 10:40 PM by socialist_n_TN
The Republicans HATE it. Memphis they understand because it's "dark", but Nashville is mostly white AND the capital. Yet the Metro council STILL passed an antidiscrimination law for contractors RE: GLBT workers. The state legislature had to overturn it.

And as to Occupy Nashville, it was busted by the State Troopers NOT Metro PD. Under laws pushed by the Republican governor, NOT the Metro council and mayor.
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 10:52 PM
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9. true . . . we're not a red state, we're just gerrymandered that way. eom
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 10:54 PM
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10. All of the major cities in Texas are either blue or turning blue.
Houston is "purple" and remember, we managed to vote in not only once, but twice, the nation's only openly lesbian mayor.

While I recognize that it's easier to just label a whole state as conservative or liberal, in these situations it's always better to look at the individual cities instead.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 09:26 AM
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11. Weird.
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