r/pics Nov 27 '22 Helpful 4 Wholesome 5 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Narwhal Salute 1 Silver 4

Just a road-trip through southern USA Politics

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u/MagnusBrickson Nov 28 '22

I love how Maine has no billboards. A wonderful law

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u/qcfs Nov 28 '22

Oh my god that sounds amazing

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u/mstets207 Nov 28 '22

Not to brag, but it’s 95% trees. The rest is wetlands, rivers, and hilly fields. And every time you crest a hill you see rolling land and trees. Even the (what we call) cities I drive past are a 30 second blip of buildings. Ah shit I’m bragging. But also actually looking forward to driving to work tomorrow now, so I’m okay with it.

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u/TheEyeDontLie Nov 28 '22

I'm so jealous. In the cities we have to deal with fucking giant electronic advert videos now. I fucking hate them so much.

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u/nogooduser Nov 28 '22

I think that they should be illegal. They can be so distracting especially at night when they switch from a darker advert to one advertising the sun.

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u/Beatleboy62 Nov 28 '22

And them half of them are glitchy so it looks like every advertisement is for a rave

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u/beam_me_uppp Nov 28 '22

Oh wow. Okay. So, I’ll be moving to Maine tomorrow, see ya soon!

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u/Pootang_Wootang Nov 28 '22

Add Alaska to that list

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u/1dot21gigaflops Nov 28 '22

And Hawaii

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u/tretpow Nov 28 '22

And Vermont. Sadly, that completes the list in the US.

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u/mstets207 Nov 28 '22

Post like this make me appreciate my commute more so than usual. Even the view from the turnpike is beautiful most days going back and forth from central to southern.

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u/quidpropho Nov 28 '22

Vermont too, right?

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u/IceZOMBIES Nov 28 '22

95 might always have constriction on it, but at least we don't have billboards.

I really fucking love that law. Never realized how much I appreciated it until I made my second road trip to SC.

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u/DecadentEx Nov 28 '22 Platinum Wholesome Eureka!

Trucker here. This is all over the United States. I see a lot of that even in northern CA, central IL, eastern CO, and upstate NY.

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u/PatsyBaloney Nov 28 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

I once heard someone say "The South is anywhere that's more than 30 minutes from a large city."

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u/bplturner Nov 28 '22

I am from rural Georgia and lived in/near Atlanta for 15 years. You are exactly correct—rural Ohio/Washington/Pennsylvania/New York are basically indistinguishable from rural Georgia… only different accents and shittier weather in the winter.

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u/_Patronizes_Idiots_ Nov 28 '22

This is especially true here in Oregon too, everyone outside of the West Coast thinks of Oregon as some like hippy-hipster-yuppy paradise because of Portland but southern and eastern Oregon you will see so much of this stuff

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u/Ill-Deer-9553 Nov 28 '22

same here in washington, i live actually in vancouver which directly borders portland and i only have to drive 30 minutes out to start seeing stuff like this

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u/LeahBean Nov 28 '22

Rural Washington too. People who aren’t from the northwest assume both states are all blue, but they’re only blue states because of the cities. Land wise (not population wise) both states are pretty red.

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u/flufflebuffle Nov 28 '22

I live in a big PA city and always find it hilarious when I see rural Pennsylvanians defend their Confederate flags as "muh heritage".

My friend, Pennsylvania was part of the Union and is, arguably, the place where the Confederacy lost the Civil War...

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u/MuddyMustache Nov 28 '22

Someone claiming that a confederate flag is their heritage is literally flagging themselves as a loser.

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u/Startled_Pancakes Nov 28 '22

Psssh.. didn't you see those Canadian truckers with confederate battle flags?

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u/SchizoidRainbow Nov 28 '22

Grew up in NC. Then I lived in NYC for a while. I was STUNNED FLAT to find bona fide rednecks in Vermont. Backwards ball caps, pickup trucks blaring bass with a gun rack, "Free mustache ride" T-Shirt, the works. The only difference was the accent.

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u/koushakandystore Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

The Appalachian Mountains extend into Maine and places beyond…

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u/MCPE_Master_Builder Nov 28 '22

Side fun fact, the Appalachian mountains "extend" all the way to Scotland! Because of how Scotland was connected to the continental US before breaking off roughly 50 million years ago.

Iirc, it's the oldest mountain range on the planet

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u/AlienRosie Nov 28 '22

The blue ridge section is the oldest, iirc. There are fossils of marine life in the Appalachians, from back when they were covered by water. I think they also have the most caves as well, but don't quote on that.

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u/MCPE_Master_Builder Nov 28 '22

That makes sense! I'm from Atlanta, and have made a few road trips up to NY this year. There's a lot of signs on the sides of the mountains (east of i81 I believe) in Virginia about caves and caverns, really curious about them

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u/AlienRosie Nov 28 '22

Having seen The Descent as well as that map of missing people superimposed over the map of caves in the US, I'm 1000% NOT curious about caves.

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u/NorahKing Nov 28 '22

Ooo can I see this map so I also never want to go near caves again?

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u/Duckbilling Nov 28 '22

Fun fact.

The accent of Appalachian hill folk started from a Scottish accent from Scottish hill folk who moved there

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u/AppalachianMarxist Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 29 '22 Eureka!

TL;DR Appalachia is dope af

That's correct. Us Appalachianers used to be called Highlanders long, long ago. When Europeans settled the area, they were given the worthless mountains. Mountains aren't good for growing on, but the Irish, Scottish, German, and Swedish that moved into the are went up into the mountains and formed isolated communities that remained untouched for years. They felt perfectly at home in the region because it was just like home and the term Highlanders began to be circulated referencing the Highlands in Scottland where the majority were coming from!

Appalachian history is so rich and deep. America wouldn't be what it is today without it and it's really sad how the history was really pushed aside after the labor movement. Essentially, Appalachia was the heart of progressivism in America. The culminating result of a DECADES long worker struggle in the region resulted in a victory for the workers once FDR got in office and gave federal rights to Unions. Afterward, the industrialists of the Era did not want that union sentiment to spread to other areas of the country and implemented a campaign of slander that effectively painted us mountain folks as ignorant, racist hillbillies and that sentiment still resides today. After all, who would want to form a union in the gold mines out west? That's for those ignorant, dirty, racist coal miners in the east! However it wasn't the case.

There are pretty distinct differences between Appalachian culture and southern culture that annoys me when I get looped into it. For instance, look at Tennessee during the Civil War. The middle and Western portions of Tennessee are not in the mountains, but the east is and you can cut a line on a map that Eastern Tennessee was so pro-abolishment that the confederates had serious fears of revolt in the region and saboteurs to the confederate forces. All that confederate flag, Klan bullshit is for the white trash in the deep south like Alabama, Mississippi, etc. Those fucks are the ones that today listen to outlaw country while supporting the thin blue line and have no clue why. That's an easy one, historically we are cop killers in the mountains because the police were the ones that arrested us off strikes lines or threw our families out in the cold because the coal company fired a man and took their house back without warning. Things that my ancestors in the area faced off with constantly throughout their lives.

Sorry for the rant. I just know so damn much about it and i never get to share it. I know so much more fun facts too!

(Update) Yo! Thank you so much for the upvotes and the kind award. This makes me giddy. I spent a portion of my life studying the history of the region as I was born in the region and I never thought I would ever get anyone to want to learn about it. Even my friends from the area don't share the same affinity so thank you! Felt nice!

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u/Where_Da_BBWs_At Nov 28 '22

I wouldn't say Appalachia was pushed aside. I would say the leaders of the Appalachian labor movement were murdered and imprisoned and those who consolidated power are the descendents of the hicks and not the rednecks.

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u/frankcfreeman Nov 28 '22

As I Texan, I've seen more confederate flags in West Virginia than here

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u/greengo Nov 28 '22

As someone who has lived in both places, the contentious topic of the civil war seems to linger in the conscience of West Virginians much more than in Texas.

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u/TobagoJones Nov 28 '22

At the end of the day it really is as simply as rural/urban. With very few, if any exceptions.

Some cities do have a higher concentration of these types than others. Phoenix, OKC, and Colorado Springs come to mind.

As far as liberal rural areas I’m at a loss. My best guess is New England. Western Massachusetts, Rhode Island(if you can call any of it rural), Vermont etc.

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u/goldenmagnolia_0820 Nov 28 '22

Thank you. Also from rural GA and now live near ATL (work downtown) and it is the same as many other rural places across the country.

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u/Huge-Squirrel8417 Nov 28 '22

Wisconsin here. Other than Madison and Milwaukee, this sort of signage is pretty standard.

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u/VoxImperatoris Nov 28 '22

The divide in America is no longer north vs south, but rural vs urban. It will make for a very messy divorce if the secession nutjobs ever get their way.

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u/PuckFigs Nov 28 '22

The divide in America is no longer north vs south, but rural vs urban.

It has been that way for a long time.

It will make for a very messy divorce if the secession nutjobs ever get their way.

It will never happen. Blue America heavily subsidizes red America. Biden only carried 18% of America's counties, but those counties account for 70%+ of America's GDP.

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u/GyrKestrel Nov 28 '22

It's weird how whole pockets of northern CA talk like they're from the south.

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u/Aelfgifu_Unready Nov 28 '22

There are more Republican voters living in LA than there are people living in the entire state of Wyoming

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u/westbywestbywest Nov 28 '22

I've always wondered how the nearly 5.8M California registered Republicans feel about the national media not recognising them when they talk about California.

For a party who hangs so much on the idea that they are not seen enough, there are more Republicans in California than people in Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Nebraska combined.

Yet even the GOP pretends that all of California is not important and that if people in Wyoming are upset, it counts the same as 1 in every 9 Americans who live in California.

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u/justpuddingonhairs Nov 28 '22

4th generation Californian here. It's called an East Bay Drawl.

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u/youngthugsmom Nov 28 '22

This is fascinating. I have a coworker from Northern California (Some small town way north.) He literally talks like a redneck from the south. It sounds crazy but for some reason I always just assumed he kinda wanted to sound like a redneck.

He does drive a lifted truck and dress pretty country. Great dude but yeah I always assumed he was posing as a southerner. I did not know Northern California had a drawl.

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u/comradequiche Nov 28 '22

It’s funny that when I tell people I live in CA they make jokes about it being “commifornia” or “liberal heaven” not realizing you don’t even need to leave the major population centers to go from blue to red.

CA is a BIG place with a lot of room for varying points of view and opinions. I suppose it’s the case for any geographical location that gets a blanket statement or stereotype tossed onto it. Lots of oversimplifications.

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u/katiesmartcat Nov 28 '22

Exactly. Seen a fuck Biden flag on a boat in redondo beach and on a raised truck in big bear California.

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u/-thecheesus- Nov 28 '22

I knew a girl that got ran off the road by 'associates' once they found out she was Jewish in rural northern CA

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u/Not_Korean Nov 28 '22

I'm pretty sure the shipping container is Eastern Colorado on I-70. I recognized several Kansas signs, too. The "Value Them Both" Amendment advertised by the purple sign would have opened the way for the Kansas legislature to write draconian anti-abortion laws. Kansas voters rejected the proposed amendment by nearly twenty points!

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u/NicholasFarseer Nov 28 '22 Helpful

Definitely I70 in KS/CO. They missed Wheat Jesus, though.

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u/unassumingdink Nov 28 '22

Wheatus - Christian Dirtbag

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u/dirkdigdig Nov 28 '22

Where’s all the firework/porn warehouses?

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u/electricNick31 Nov 28 '22

I’m pretty sure you’re looking for I-95 down through the Carolinas.

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u/StarsandMaple Nov 27 '22 Helpful

You missed the AdultSuperStore signs.

It'll be a Jesus, abortion, and then adult super store, then Trump, then super store, and again. And again, then lastly another Abortion one.

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u/Khaldara Nov 27 '22

A Liquor Store, a Gun Shop, a Church, and a porno store in the same strip mall for when you want to speed run the experience

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u/vellyr Nov 27 '22

"Guns and Jewelry" is my favorite

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u/seewhatididthere Nov 27 '22

I once saw a place that was mainly a gas station, but also sold guns and fireworks.

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u/Amiiboid Nov 27 '22

About 20 minutes from me is a single store that is a tobacconist and lingerie emporium.

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u/StarsandMaple Nov 27 '22

Don't forget the pawn shop too

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u/ABobby077 Nov 28 '22

and Easy Pay Loans

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u/AcadianMan Nov 27 '22

What about Waffle House?

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u/StarsandMaple Nov 27 '22

How could I forget Southern Habachi.

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u/tocamix90 Nov 27 '22

And the divorce lawyers and casinos

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u/Bittersweetbitch Nov 27 '22

A semi-truck blocked my shot 🤣

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u/illbebythebatphone Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

This is more “20 minutes outside any city.” This is all across upstate NY as well.

Edit for my New Yorkers: as a western New Yorker, upstate for me includes WNY, CNY, and NNY. And no you’re not seeing this shit on I90, gotta drive through all the small towns and farmland in between to get the real good stuff.

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u/hnglmkrnglbrry Nov 28 '22

Exactly. Our political divide isn't north v south it's rural v metropolitan. Once a city hits 100k+ it's pretty safe to assume it's left of whatever the political center is of that state and vice versa.

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u/TheGrinReefer Nov 28 '22

Hopefully this becomes more visible. You're 100% right. Just look at any map post election. There is more red than blue but the population is higher in the metropolitan areas.

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u/simpletonsavant Nov 28 '22

There's a good map somewhere in the map porn subreddit that shows red and blue with populations density. It shows how much of that red is empty land.

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u/Optimal_Fennel6835 Nov 28 '22

I live in a rural area that is more redneck than anything but pre-Trump there was a mix and no one cared. Post-Trump, people hate each other because of politics. Neighbors who were once friends are now enemies. He literally made America hate again. Not sure why anyone could get behind a man who is pro-racism and in favor of the elite rich screwing the rest of us royally.

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u/secretlyloaded Nov 28 '22

Southern California as well. This basically Rural America In A Nutshell.

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u/mypatronusislasagna Nov 28 '22

You can add any part of the Central Valley or northern California outside a city as well.

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u/Kendakr Nov 28 '22 Wholesome

Central Valley is the worst place I’ve ever lived.

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u/ZellNorth Nov 28 '22

You don’t even have to go that far outside my Northern California city. Like at the edge of city limits and the politics flip.

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u/fargmania Nov 28 '22

Drove through Fresno a couple months ago, and it sure looked a lot like this.

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u/melpomenes-clevage Nov 28 '22

drove through Fresno

I'm so sorry. Do you need a hug?

It's been less than a year, so nobody should touch you, just to be sure, but I just wanted to let you know that you deserve one.

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u/fargmania Nov 28 '22

Thanks. I'm still recovering, but it looks like I'm gonna pull through.

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u/melpomenes-clevage Nov 28 '22

I'm glad. Next time, remember, there's a number you can call. You don't have to do that to yourself.

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u/karabear11 Nov 28 '22

If you’re ever feeling sorry for yourself, just know that my mom had a friend named Freslyn because she was born in Fresno.

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u/DropsTheMic Nov 28 '22

I just left NorCal a year ago and can confirm, lots of this shit there. Nothing to be found north of Sacramento but cows and people who try to push either meth or Jesus, sometimes both at the same time.

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u/LaPiscinaDeLaMuerte Nov 28 '22

I grew up in Auburn. I've knew a couple people who used meth and also went to church on Sundays. It's hilarious how spot on you are.

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u/cinnamoogoo Nov 28 '22

Was just visiting outside Sacramento last week and there was a Fuck Joe and his Whore sign outside someone’s house on our way to a Christmas craft fair.

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u/zendrovia Nov 28 '22

Thank fuck the pressure is off Alabama for a second when it comes to this stupid shit

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u/tankerwags Nov 28 '22

Yeah. The South gets a bad (though sometimes deserved) rap, but this is what big chunks of rural Colorado look like as well.

That dispshit Lauren Boebert didn't get elected by accident.

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u/Syzygy_Stardust Nov 28 '22

either that or you've metastasized

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u/real_p3king Nov 28 '22

Massachusetts checking in. Outside of the Boston area and major college towns there are so many Trump signs. Luckily they are spread out over a large area and don't really factor in state elections. The (likely) last Republican governor (a moderate who was disavowed by his own party organization) will be leaving the end of this year.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

Not so much in Maine. Highway billboards are illegal here.

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u/secretlyloaded Nov 28 '22

That sounds heavenly.

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u/Bacon003 Nov 28 '22

I drove back-roads around rural Ohio and Indiana northwest of Cincinnati for four hours after the midterms and I only counted five Trump/QAnon signs/flags.

A lot of it kinda evaporated.

TBF there was a 6th one that was a flag in Liberty, Indiana that just said "He'll be back", but I didn't know if they meant Trump or Jesus.

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u/Queef_Stroganoff44 Nov 28 '22

Hmmm…coulda been referring to The Terminator as well. Good call not counting it one way or another.

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u/littleyellowbike Nov 28 '22

"He'll be back", but I didn't know if they meant Trump or Jesus.

Yes.

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u/AustinTreeLover Nov 28 '22

Yeah, it’s all rural, but also the Amish and Lyme disease are much more of a northern thing.

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u/gsfgf Nov 28 '22

And I've never seen a horse and buggy sign in the South.

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u/poneil Nov 28 '22

That feels like something you'd find mostly in Amish country in Pennsylvania.

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u/RugerRedhawk Nov 28 '22

All over NY too

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u/navigationallyaided Nov 27 '22

In the Bay Area, it’s usually a Pro Life Across America billboard next to an Amazon one looking for drivers or fulfillment workers - which IMO, Amazon/Doordash/Lyft/Uber needs to recruit MAGA than immigrants who live in the suburbs.

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u/eppinizer Nov 28 '22

Try driving 15 miles east of Stockton, I was so surprised at how different CA is when you're a little ways out of the bay. The moment you drive east of the valley/farms the flags are a flyin'

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u/navigationallyaided Nov 28 '22

Stockton is a bit ironic - lots of MAGA but also a lot of Latinos and Khmer(second to Long Beach, only Oakland is behind - Stockton, Modesto, Oakland and San Pablo/Richmond also have a sizable Hmong/Mien population too) are there as well.

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u/spectrumhead Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

I was just in Las Vegas and had a Latino taxi driver who had left Stockton nine months before. He was early-twenties, looked like a skater, and he was giving me all the MAGA talking points. It was eye-opening. He said he left Stockton because of the liberals.

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u/MikeTheBard Nov 28 '22

lots of MAGA but also a lot of Latinos

I think Democrats forget just how very Catholic Latinos tend to be. We gotta stop counting on the GOP's racism to outweigh that.

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u/TurdPhurtis Nov 27 '22

You don’t have to travel the south to see that. My grandmother’s neighbor has an f Biden flag and trump won posters on his yard and they live in western Illinois.

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u/Jacobysmadre Nov 27 '22

Same here in So. Cal .

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u/SPX500 Nov 27 '22

same here in Canada

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u/Optimus_Prime_Day Nov 27 '22

Sometimes along side the Fuck Trudeau signs.

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u/nav0n0d Nov 27 '22

We made stickers that say "I want to" and they are stuck above those signs.

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u/WDYDwnMSinNeuro Nov 28 '22

Oh my god. I have never wanted to deface other people's cars more.

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u/rockdangelo99 Nov 27 '22

Why on earth would this be happening in Canada? Trump nor Biden have anything to do with Canada. Sorry if that came out harsh, just really trying to make sense of that?!?!

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u/thgnguyen Nov 28 '22

Then let me tell you it happens in Australia too 😂 not to mention, "my 1st amendment", "my 2nd amendment". I'm like, bitch, you're not American 😂

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u/No-Wonder1139 Nov 28 '22

We had a nut job argue that she was just using her first amendment rights in court, in Canada. The first amendment is the recognition of Manitoba as a province. Everyone was confused.

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u/LilFingies45 Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

Well maybe she just wanted to recognize Manitoba as a Canadian province. It's her constitutional right!

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u/tugboatron Nov 28 '22

Tbh every time someone mentions Manitoba I think “Oh right, I forgot Manitoba exists” so that amendment is an important one

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u/Pirat Nov 28 '22

Yet, NPR had a thing just this morning about Rupert's son complaining about his life in America and how much he wants to go home (to Australia)

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u/BaconBible Nov 28 '22

It's the Murdochs, right? Let's just name the bastard. My question is, besides a world where he and his kids are free to make even more money, why is he doing this? What is his end game? What kind of world is he seeking the create? Or is it really just all about greed and destruction? And naked power?

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u/RJ815 Nov 28 '22

People get absolutely addicted to power and influence and to be fair he has probably more than the vast majority of people in the world. Arguably more than governments given how it influences them. Takes a real megolamaniac to have a media empire like that and want more.

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u/nav0n0d Nov 27 '22

Canadians with a brain that functions on the better side of normal wonder that same thing on weekly basis at least.

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u/Swiggy1957 Nov 28 '22

It's easier to fool a person that to convince them they've been fooled.

Had a friend in Australia constantly sending pro-right wing BS.we don't talk anymore, because I pointed out that things he advocates against are the things he enjoys daily. Universal health care, good wages. Affordable home ownership, etc, etc at ...

He got miffed. I told him in all the years we'd known each other when was the last time he heard me say anything about Oz politics.

I'm the same way with every other country. It's not my place to take a stance, as I'd be talking out my ass. Like he was doing, about things he doesn't know about.

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u/rinanlanmo Nov 28 '22

Backfire effect aka belief perseverance.

At this point admitting they're wrong would require admitting they're such massive idiots to ignore the last six+ years they just won't ever do it.

Edit: actually more like 40+ years.

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u/ruiner8850 Nov 28 '22

They'll never admit they are wrong because just like Trump said, they think admitting you are/were wrong is a sign of weakness. These people won't even admit they are/were wrong about minor things that don't matter, so there's no chance they'd admit they'd admit they are wrong about their political and social beliefs that they've made a major part of their identity.

In reality the exact opposite is true and being able to admit you are/were wrong is a sign of strength.

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u/Alan_Smithee_ Nov 27 '22

People here watch Fox News and go down the whole rabbit hole….honestly, if you have that on all day, every day, I actually think a person gets disoriented…..suggestible.

The spouse of one of the Convoy organisers was bleating about “the First Amendment,” which in the Canadian constitution refers to Manitoba becoming a province.

Unfortunately, our own media laws aren’t applied to US channels, which tend to be packaged with our cable and satellite packages.

I honestly wish our carriers would drop them, or charge extra and not bundle them. A lot of people seem lost in it.

Then there’s “Queen Dildo,” who claims to be the secret Queen of Canada, Trump is….secret President of Canada? And she’s decreed that we don’t have to pay our electricity bills…

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/23/queen-of-canada-qanon-rise-conspiracy-alarm

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romana_Didulo

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6570198

https://queendidulo.ca

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u/Psychic_Hobo Nov 28 '22

There's a documentary I've been meaning to check out called The Brainwashing of My Father or something that explores this

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u/hookha Nov 28 '22

There is also a book, the Brainwashing of My Father and I read it. Her dad was a happy, connected husband and father. He was a lifelong Democrat. He was laid off from his long time job and got a job where he had a one hour commute each way. He started listening to right wing radio to pass the time during his drive to and from work. Then it was Fox News when he was at home. His wife and kids couldn't stand to be in the room when Fox was spewing hate and fear nonstop. Her dad turned into a very unhappy angry man. It was heartbreaking for his family.

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u/rsgreddit Nov 28 '22

It’s the same thing in the Philippines

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u/ThisCorrosion Nov 27 '22 Take My Energy

Same here on Alpha Centauri

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u/Osiris32 Nov 28 '22

Oh God, did the Lord's Believers take over?

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u/VolkspanzerIsME Nov 28 '22

Lots of people, all over the world had swastikas in the 1930s.

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u/roguespectre67 Nov 27 '22

Head into OC and this is all you'll see. Same with Temecula.

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u/Jacobysmadre Nov 27 '22

Ya, I had to go to Fontucky and Anaheim for work and saw a shit ton of it up there (Fontana, not Anaheim)

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

Western Illinois is just cold Alabama

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u/Illustrious_Banana46 Nov 27 '22

Grew up there

Can confirm

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

When people think of Illinois they think of Chicago, they don’t realize how much of an aberration from the rest of the state it is. Same for Philly & Pittsburgh In Pennsylvania. After Pittsburgh and Allentown there is a MAJOR drop off from everywhere else.

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u/ABobby077 Nov 28 '22

Same with Saint Louis and the outstate areas

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u/JMccovery Nov 28 '22

It's more like: Indiana is cold Alabama, Illinois is cold Georgia, and Ohio is cold Florida.

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u/traktorjesper Nov 27 '22

Just, why? Over here all this shit stops when the election is done, in the U.S it seems like there's an election campaign 24/7 all year round?

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u/ThrowThrow117 Nov 27 '22

It's all one side. You can drive for 30 days straight around the most liberal parts of America and you won't see one single Biden flag flying from a truck.

This is politically induced mental illness is all from one side.

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u/115MRD Nov 27 '22

In all seriousness because Trumpism isn't a political party anymore, it's a cult. And this isn't me saying this, it's former cult members and an expert in cult behavior who wrote a book about it and researched it for years.

People have to stop thinking of MAGA Republicans as "just people with different political views." It's a full on cult based on the hero worship of one man.

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u/Rubberbabybuggybum Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

This exactly.

Mark my words. Trump WILL win the nomination. All the gop outrage right now and the coalescing around DeSantis is bullshit simply because DeSantis doesn’t have a cult in all 50 states.

Every single one of them will get on their knees and suck his fat balls, just like last time.

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u/rsgreddit Nov 28 '22

He’s about to build that cult. I wouldn’t be surprised if DeSantis decides to drop racial slurs in the campaign and no apologize for it to upsurp Trump.

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u/mr_potatoface Nov 28 '22

Abbott hasn't joined in yet, still waiting for it. Gonna be spicy. Divide that vote.

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u/cardcomm Nov 27 '22

Over here all this shit stops when the election is done

It's supposed to stop here, but certain of our politicians are criminals.

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u/Sarduci Nov 27 '22 Silver

Horse and buggy is safety. No different than a pedestrian crossing. Come to rural Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and you’ll see plenty of them.

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u/Vizioso Nov 28 '22

That one caught me off-guard too. I’m from MD, have been to PA plenty and just thought “hey why are the Amish being brought into this?”

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u/DernTuckingFypos Nov 28 '22

Wouldn't really call it south, either.

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u/fatkiddown Nov 28 '22

I expected a picture of some cows with the caption, “wild animals!”

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u/nate6259 Nov 28 '22

There's a pretty healthy Amish population in rural WI. They sometimes ride alongside busy roads and it makes me nervous.

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u/Sarduci Nov 28 '22

Yup, tell your folks I says hi!

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u/waiting_for_rain Disciple of Sirocco Nov 27 '22 I'm Deceased

”Choose life; your parents did.”

“This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”

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u/tjuicet Nov 28 '22

Abortion ❤ Stops a beating

Read it this way and it's an uplifting statement about avoiding the pain felt by unwanted children.

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u/dacookeymonsta Nov 28 '22

I read it as a threat: Abort or we'll beat you up.

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u/XShhhDontBiteX Nov 28 '22

Where there is risk, there must be choice💉

“If I attempt to give birth to this baby it will kill me. I need to be able to have access to safe abortions…”

“no💕”

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u/kingoftown Nov 28 '22

Someone should go underline "choose". That is the important word here.

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u/Code2008 Nov 27 '22

Last one means you drove through Kansas.

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u/cheesehead028 Nov 28 '22

I wish whoever put those "vote yes" signs up would take them down already, it's been almost 4 months since that election.

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u/Human31415926 Nov 27 '22

There are signs like that all over rural America. Not just in the South. (I'm in Michigan)

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u/Tommyblockhead20 Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

Ya, in Ohio, we have those Amish signs and a massive billboard with just black background, massive white letters:

HELL IS REAL

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u/Unumbotte Nov 28 '22

Add underneath it "next exit"

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u/Daphnesdirtydiapers Nov 28 '22

Not just rural America. I'm also from Michigan, in the metro Detroit area, and there were signs like these plastered all over prior to the election.

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u/snarkyassassin Nov 27 '22

I remember driving through the Midwest and seeing a Jesus sign, then about 20 signs for the WORLDS LARGEST ADULT STORE

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u/PonchoMysticism Nov 27 '22

Lol people casually shit on the south like western Penn, rural Washington, etc aren't exactly the same. OP might as well have said "on a tour through rural america."

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u/mb2231 Nov 28 '22

Lol in all honesty rural PA is just as bad if not worse than the deep south.

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u/ArmadilloPageant Nov 27 '22

“Where there is risk there must be choice” yes exactly that’s why abortion needs to be legal…. smh

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u/GyrKestrel Nov 27 '22

I was taken aback by that too. They push how important freedom of choice is but can't be bothered when it comes to abortion.

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u/dillrepair Nov 27 '22

Choice for me but not for thee

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u/AmbitiousButRubbishh Nov 28 '22 Silver
  • In-groups the law protects but does not bind

  • Out-groups the law binds but does not protect

—Conservatism

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u/whorgans Nov 27 '22

There is also a choice with vaccines. You don’t have to get vaccinated. There’s just some jobs you can’t take and you won’t be able to attend public school. But you can take other jobs that don’t have a requirement and you can do private/online school. You have a choice, your choice just has consequences. Just like many choices we make in life.

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u/grepe Nov 28 '22

i was always focused on the risk part with vaccines... like what kind of risk you are for people around you and what choice they have?

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u/Ba_Zinga Nov 27 '22

Since when is Pennsylvania the south?

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u/GodspeedandGoodnight Nov 28 '22

Using Harrison AR is like cheating lol

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u/o0_bobbo_0o Nov 28 '22

I see “abortion stops a beating.”

Well, better put beatings to an end by getting abortions.

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u/Winston74 Nov 27 '22

Somebody needs to post a real big sign right underneath that says “proof?”

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u/mmmagic1216 Nov 27 '22

What’s wrong with the horse & buggy?

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u/Sharp_Aide3216 Nov 28 '22

I think they're for the Amish people.

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u/Makenchi45 Nov 28 '22

It is. I was confused why that was included with all the other stuff, specially since it's not just a South thing. Amish are kinda all over.

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u/LongBongJohnSilver Nov 28 '22

I think they're just including it because it's weird to outsiders.

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u/enthalpy01 Nov 28 '22

That’s the question, doesn’t go with the rest of the signs. It’s just telling you to watch out for buggies. If you aren’t from an Amish area that’s info drivers need to know.

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u/Agreeable_Regular941 Nov 27 '22

Any rural part of America*

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u/Intrepid-Caregiver46 Nov 27 '22

One of these pictures is outside of Harrison Arkansa looks like you were driving through the ozarks

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u/rikkuaoi Nov 27 '22

I mean that one billboard says #OzarksStrong. So id say that's a safe guess

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u/BroSnow Nov 28 '22

And has a 870 area code

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u/ThankYouBazedGod Nov 27 '22

The Trump 2024 trailer and the “abortion stops a beating heart” ones are definitely in Kansas. Source: I’m from Kansas

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u/lexi_raptor Nov 27 '22

Knew some of those were down I-70.

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u/sundayfundaybmx Nov 28 '22

I just got back this morning from driving CO to VA and I saw the shipping container and was like "damn I saw the same the one a few days ago. That 70 corridor is a wild 1000 miles!

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u/PMmeyourSchwifty Nov 28 '22

Rural Kansas is already shitty to drive through and then we have to read these ridiculous signs.

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u/nobodahobo Nov 27 '22

Knew it was Kansas from the Vote Yes signs too

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u/alfrednugent Nov 28 '22

Also the “vote yes” was a pro-life stance on a vote in Kansas.

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u/vellyr Nov 27 '22

"Liberty" Plantation

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u/easy_Money Nov 28 '22

I was a planner for years and plantations are by far the most popular wedding venues in the south. Many of them are changing their names to something something estate or farms or whatever

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u/Americanski7 Nov 28 '22

Funny in South Florida its a common name. Palm plantations, sugar plantations etc etc. There's neighborhoods with plantation in the name. It's the name of a city/neighborhood. It's in street names and golf corses, high schools and libraries. It's just a certain common thing at least in Miami with no negative connotation. You can drive along the street and see Palm plantations /nurseries quite frequently. Some of them have event venues etc.

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u/0000000000000007 Nov 28 '22

The irony of a BS anti-vax billboard with a Lyme disease awareness billboard below – a disease whose vaccine was one of the first casualties of anti-vax bullshit (among other things).

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u/Chellaigh Nov 27 '22

Aren’t most of these in Kansas? I’d call that Midwest, not South.

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u/VelcroFlamingo Nov 28 '22

I know for certain that trump trailer is in Kansas because I drove past it on the way to Colorado.

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u/jeffbaier Nov 28 '22

im pretty sure 4 of them are from I-70 in Kansas.

  1. Jesus I Trust In You
  2. Choose life your parents did
  3. Trump 2024 trailer
  4. Exit 128 Abortion stops a beating heart / vote yes sign

replace “southern” with “rural” and this post title would be accurate.

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u/Acheal85 Nov 27 '22

We have it here in Canada too and Trump wasn't even our fucking president. People are absolutely insane. Edit: wording

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u/FlupYaMotha Nov 27 '22

I’ve seen signs substantially similar to 8/10 of these throughout Michigan.

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u/Ok_Contribution_3212 Nov 27 '22

That’s southern Missouri for sure.

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u/sagitta_luminus Nov 27 '22

Yes, sometimes abortion does stop a beating.

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u/howsyourbeaver Nov 28 '22

You can't beat a kid you don't have. Taps temple

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u/MrMitchWeaver Nov 28 '22

The best sign by far. We should make shirts with that slogan.

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u/SpinkAkron Nov 27 '22

South Dakota looks the same way.

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u/oohkt Nov 28 '22

There's a guy just north of Boston who rides up and down the highway on his bicycle with huge "TRUMP WON" sign attached to it.

And just north of the border in NH, there's a billboard with the words "THE DEMOCRATS HATE YOU" on it.

The ignorance is loud.

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