Better map of what America looks like

Discussion in 'Elections' started by DoyleG, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
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    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  2. servotron

    servotron New Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    St Paul, MN
    Interesting, and oh-so-true. It'd be even more accurate if it were a county by county map instead of state by state.
     
  3. Roel

    Roel Member

    Jan 15, 2000
    Santa Cruz mountains
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    That really hit the nail on the head! Corporation A vs. Corporation
    B. Too funny, except that it is likely true.

    PS. I don't drink Starbucks or shop at WalMart, so the model works even for a corner-case like me.
     
  4. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Uh, I've been to parts of 'Starbucks nation' that are sooo Walmart.
     
  5. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    And likewise, I would argue the Walmart Nation is more accepting of Starbucks proliferation than the Blue States.
     
  6. Claymore

    Claymore Member

    Jul 9, 2000
    Montgomery Vlg, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I'm living in one now, and I've lived in three others.

    And I echo Roel's point, too.
     
  8. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Club:
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This map shows the importance of conquering the wild liberals on either coast, converting the pagan lawless to Christianity, and spreading the good news of morality among the secular on our borders!

    IntheNet
     
  9. Roel

    Roel Member

    Jan 15, 2000
    Santa Cruz mountains
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    West Oklahoma begins at Vallejo.
     
  10. JeffS

    JeffS New Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Cameron Park, CA
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sieg Heil!!
     
  11. Prawn Sandwich

    Oct 1, 2003
    Bhutan
    Ja wohl mein fuehrer
     
  12. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Hmmm. you guys are right, it does sound better in German, even Babelfish German:

    Dieses Diagramm zeigt den Wert des Eroberns der wilden Liberalen auf jeder Küste, des Umwandelns des Heiden, der in Christentum gesetzlos ist, und des Verbreitens der guten Nachrichten des Sittlichkeitsgefühls unter dem weltlichen auf unseren Rändern!
     
  13. MiamiAce

    MiamiAce New Member

    Jan 12, 2004
    Miami, USA
    One of these peoples are paying $4.00 for a cup of coffee, and the other is saving money on all their shopping needs.

    I wonder who is the smarter group? (jk)

    By the way, it doesn't look very divided to me if you go by counties:

    [​IMG]

    ;)
     
  14. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    The group which has benefited from their schooling enough to have sufficient disposable income to be able to afford $4 (plus a tip) on coffee.
     
  15. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    Or the group that has benefited from their schooling enough to know that $4.00 (plus a tip) is a ridiculous amount to pay for coffee.
     
  16. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Club:
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    or the group that doesn't drink no stinkin coffee... just beer!
     
  17. Blitzz Boy

    Blitzz Boy Member

    Apr 4, 2002
    The West Side
    If the voters in "The United States Of Wal Mart" are so patriotic, why do we buy so many goods made by Chinese political prisoners that the very left-leaning International Longshore Workers Union has its members working 3 shifts to unload the containers?
     
  18. Finnegan

    Finnegan Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    Portland Oregon
    What's your point here? That we are less divided then it appears or that the vast swaths of red mean Busgh received a mandate? Cause if it is the latter then you are truly stupid.
     
  19. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    It is not about political prisioners. We are helping poor Chinese peasants make a living. If you visit China, you'd appreciate how thankful they are for their jobs. Are you not in favor of helping the poorest of the poor by providing them jobs?
     
  20. Metros Striker10

    Metros Striker10 New Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    Planet Earth
    Pennsylvania is right up there.
     
  21. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    Take a look down at your feet: if those aren't New Balance you're wearing, you might want to stand back because the pot is calling you, kettle.
     
  22. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    I hear the "We're giving them jobs" rationale all the point and I can see the point, but it's important to point out it's not always that simple.

    It's not inconceivable for a multinational firm to go into a community that had sustained itself on an agricultural economy, or an industrial economy with smaller, but diverse, employers, and become the single largest employer overnight. That gives them leverage to lower wages and take a more relaxed view of labor conditions.

    When Nike's labor practice controversy was at its peak in the late 90s, they actually did find that Nike was outsourcing to factories that were underpaying employees even by Southeast Asian standards.
     
  23. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i.e. anything south of I-80 (Chicago people know what I'm talking about). :D
     
  24. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    You're flattering the hell out of Rockford here.
     
  25. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Dr. Wankler again.
     

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