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kleinbl00  ·  374 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What happened when Walmart left


- started the thread with a hulk jpg

- explained how the term "coal miner" shuts down my empathy pathways

- stated that I go into "full plague on both your houses mode"

I'm not going to calm down on this one. Your argument, as a midwesterner, is that somehow the part of the country you live in is not grossly overrepresented in popular culture. Why did Clinton lose the election? She didn't fellate the midwest and the south enough. Why should liberals be ashamed? We didn't consider the fucking south. Where's "Middle America?" somewhere with lots of white people in industries that no longer exist because (A) NAFTA (B) the collapse of family values (C) immigration (D) all of the above. Where do the limey fucks go to write a human interest story about Walmart? Fuckin' coal country. This article: boo hoo I have to drive an hour to Walmart.

This article:

Angelinos are leading a Dickensian existence.

But hey, what's the advice?

    I just don't understand the appeal of spending all your money to live in LA.

Midwesterners reading about strife in cities: "why would you live in a city? Come to the midwest where everything is cheap!" Midwesterners reading about strive in the Midwest: "liberal elites in cities don't understand just how rough it is here in real America."

Sure, it's all about Hollywierd. As evidence, Frankie and Annette. One of 'em is even still alive!

    California and Silicon Valley are economic powerhouses and they use that influence like a fucking club sometimes.

When you throw up ogres like Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul... Facebook and Google and taxes oh my? Oh yes. Let's do go there.

Art scenes? My art scene didn't vote to put a wall up to keep your art scene out. My art scene isn't trying to take your healthcare away. And you're right - you don't want a fight but you clearly missed the cues that I am out of fucking patience with all the goddamn human interest stories about those poor benighted ex-coal miners and their woebegone Walmarts.

rd95  ·  374 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I didn't miss any clues. I was trying to change the tone of the conversation to where we could both benefit from a discussion void of vehemence and bitterness. That didn't work. So for tonight, the conversation ends here.