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Robert Ariail

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 3 years ago

    Same problem in Russia as in America.
    The folks raised on ignorance do not change very easily, history shows it takes a generation that grows up being exposed to acceptance before the change in society happens.
    And that depends on the freedom the government allows.
    Restrictive laws force prejudice on children while they are young, America’s bible belt is one of the most repressive areas in western culture.
    They are afraid that freedom will destroy their lifestyle.
    So very true. Left to themselves, most folks prefer freedom of choice in their personally life.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    As a one time resident of Miss, and a long time resident of Virginia, I wonder why it is ignorant or misinformed to consider parts of the south, a “Bible Belt”, Doctor Warbucks. It is, however, more appropriate to recognize that rural areas, particularly farming communities, place more importance on religion than in suburban and urban areas. In those areas, there is pride in being considered part of the bible belt. In Lynchburg, Va., I met a man who proudly stated his town was the buckle of that belt.
    I also suggest that the reason people are moving to those states is because they are following the businesses seduced into opening in those states by governors who offer generous packages that allow businesses to start up at low cost, but do so at the cost of services and revenue made up by the current residents of those states.
    The cartoon however should not be a call to criticize the US. This may be the most dangerous Olympics in that organizations history. Too many angry and evil people are willing to punish the innocent as a way to embarrass those at whom they are truly angry. I pray the athletes and those who attend are able to compete in this Olympics in safety and peace.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “If the “South” (what some misinformed, ignorant libs refer to as the Bible belt)”

    I’ve not heard the south referred to the Bible Belt. I’ve only seen that term applied to the Midwest—Kansas, Missouri, and the like.

  4. Quipss

    Quipss said, almost 3 years ago

    The short answer is that 1.4% is still a positive population growth rate in California, and by number it beats “migration” south. What is greater 2% in Texas or 1.4% in California. (26.4 × .02 vs 38.3 × .014)

    However it seems that large swaths of people rather dislike statistics and will ignore such, instead going on the availability heuristic

  5. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    You know he’s a troll, right?

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “Breakaway” republics, and individuals, like Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, “State of Jefferson”(N. California and southern Oregon today), Viet Nam, Mexico, Haiti, Cuba, South Africa, hmmmm, domination by an empire is always better for folks to submit to , right??

    Right, if they share OUR values, they’’re good, if their values differ from ours, they’re bad, right??

  7. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I was born in rural California and religion was a large part of my early life. After my family moved to a more urban area, that changed, reflected in my public school experience. The “bible belt” phenomenon is rural vs urban lifestyle. Enjoy the day, hope you’re not snowed in. :-)

  8. Hectoruno

    Hectoruno said, almost 3 years ago

    If the “South” (what some misinformed, ignorant libs refer to as the Bible belt) is such a backward, repressive place, WHY do the hordes of residents from the Northeast and from California continue to move here?
    More Sun and milder winters. Lower cost of living means a person with savings from up North can buy a house for less.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Hectoruno: it’s just fun to go down there and shoot the gigantic cockroaches off the walls!

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