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How The South Will Rise To Power Again
http://www.forbes.com/ ^ | 01/31/2013 | Joel Kotkin

Posted on 02/01/2013 6:14:22 AM PST by BO Stinkss

The common media view of the South is as a regressive region, full of overweight, prejudiced, exploited and undereducated numbskulls. This meme was perfectly captured in this Bill Maher-commissioned video from Alexandra Pelosi, the New York-based daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Given the level of imbecility, maybe we’d be better off if the former Confederate states exiled themselves into their own redneck empire. Travel writer Chuck Thompson recently suggested this approach in a new book. Right now, however, Northeners can content themselves with the largely total isolation of Southerners from the corridors of executive power.

Yet even as the old Confederacy’s political banner fades, its long-term economic prospects shine bright. This derives from factors largely outside the control of Washington: demographic trends, economic growth patterns, state business climates, flows of foreign investment and, finally and most surprisingly, a shift of educated workers and immigrants to an archipelago of fast-growing urban centers.

Perhaps the most persuasive evidence is the strong and persistent inflow of Americans to the South. The South still attracts the most domestic migrants of any U.S. region. Last year, it boasted six of the top eight states in terms of net domestic migration — Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia. Texas and Florida alone gained 250,000 net migrants. The top four losers were deep blue New York, Illinois, New Jersey and California. These trends suggest that the South will expand its dominance as the nation’s most populous region. In the 1950s, the South, the Northeast and the Midwest each had about the same number of people. Today the region is almost as populous as the Northeast and the Midwest combined.

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TOPICS: US: Alabama; US: Arkansas; US: Florida; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: dixie; migration; south
All lies and propaganda. Ya'll don't bother coming here. Me and my sister/wife don't want yo here.
1 posted on 02/01/2013 6:14:33 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss
Last year, it boasted six of the top eight states in terms of net domestic migration

Just stay put Yanks, we don't want you.

You want this guy dating your daughter?

2 posted on 02/01/2013 6:17:51 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BO Stinkss

I suspect ‘domestic migrants’ include illegals who’ve slipped into the south via southwestern states first.


3 posted on 02/01/2013 6:19:45 AM PST by skeeter
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To: BO Stinkss
Mandatory viewing for Yanks considering a move down here..
4 posted on 02/01/2013 6:21:30 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BO Stinkss
All lies and propaganda. Ya’ll don't bother coming here. Me and my sister/wife don't want yo here.

Yep, I agree. Turtle Man don't want ya, the alligator hunters don't want ya, the Cajuns don't want ya - all us ignorant crackers don't want ya. It's hot and humid down here. Our Sheriffs just take ya out back and shoot ya instead of jail ya. Yep, you wouldn't like it down here at all. We mostly pray, shoot guns and salute the American flag. You intellegent, career minded, liberal elitists should stay where you are.

5 posted on 02/01/2013 6:22:01 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: BO Stinkss

Why is it that NO ONE actually wants to live under liberals/progressives and their insane governments?

Hopefully, all these “immigrants” from New York, Illinois, New Jersey and California don’t vote for liberals/progressives (and their policies) and turn their new home into the socialist hell-holes they just left.

And gawd help you if you own a house or business in New York, Illinois, New Jersey and California...


6 posted on 02/01/2013 6:23:27 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: BO Stinkss

Being from NC I had some friends from other places. They always harp about how much better so many things are back home in Michigan, NY or Ohio or wherever. But move back. Hell no!!!! LOL


7 posted on 02/01/2013 6:28:19 AM PST by smaug6 (We can't afford to be innocent!! Stand up and face the enemy.)
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To: BO Stinkss

http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2013/01/23/americas-fastest-growing-cities/


8 posted on 02/01/2013 6:30:57 AM PST by rustbucket
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To: central_va

If all the liberals from northeastern blue states go south, maybe we can turn our northern states red again. Take’em with our blessings.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 6:33:40 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: central_va

ROTFLMAO — That should scare the daylights out of most liberals.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 6:34:51 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: BO Stinkss

There should be a law in the South, If you migrate here from one of the sinking Socialist states, you are not allowed to vote for 25 years. Perhaps by then, your re-education will be complete.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 6:35:30 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: BO Stinkss

The South remains a bastion of decency and honor. Can we say the same for the people who vote the politicians in office in places like Chicago, NY, MA, and CA?


12 posted on 02/01/2013 6:37:29 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: BO Stinkss

Texas is in the southwest, not the south.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 6:45:20 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: BO Stinkss

All true enough, but the yankee b*stards will bring their liberalism with it. Treat it like the plague. They shat upon their own states, now they want to foul some others.

In Colorado (before it rotted into a blue state), there was a massive influx of Californians - such that a popular bumper sticker was “Don’t Californicate Colorado”. The acid and reefer dorks overwhelmed the state - and it’s now rapidly becoming a typical liberal cesspool.


14 posted on 02/01/2013 6:56:38 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SVTCobra03
Depends on who you listen to - Texas is sometimes referred to as south-central as well. It's certainly big enough to be both, and the key part of either description is the word "south".

I've always thought of I-35 as the unofficial east-west boundary, which sort of fits with the old saying that Dallas is where the East ends, and Fort Worth is where the West begins.

15 posted on 02/01/2013 6:58:55 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SVTCobra03

“Texas is in the southwest, not the south.”

and SC, GA, and AL are in the southeast, not the south.


16 posted on 02/01/2013 6:59:33 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss

We have enough yankees here in Atlanta already thank you very much.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 7:00:59 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: BO Stinkss

I would rather not see the south rise again, that would not be a good thing for me.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 7:02:06 AM PST by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: BO Stinkss

It is ironic that the post-industrial north, now mired in social spending and with police tied up dealing with urban gangs is now slipping behind the south in economic power.


19 posted on 02/01/2013 7:03:46 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Da Coyote
All true enough, but the yankee b*stards will bring their liberalism with it.

Don't be area-ist. I came from NY, but I brought to GA a net increase in conservative thinking.

20 posted on 02/01/2013 7:03:46 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Charles Martel

Texas isn’t IN a region, it IS a region.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 7:08:12 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: ForAmerica

Sure it would. It wouldn’t be like THAT again. You’re not still holding a grudge are you?


22 posted on 02/01/2013 7:09:20 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: ForAmerica
"I would rather not see the south rise again, that would not be a good thing for me."

I would disagree. If your sentiment has anything to do with your tagline, I believe you would find much more condescending anti-black attitude among northeastern liberals than among conservative Southerners (of which I am one).

23 posted on 02/01/2013 7:13:13 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: reg45

True enough. In terms of a “sense of self” that permeates everything, there’s no place else like Texas - at least not on this continent.


24 posted on 02/01/2013 7:16:48 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: BO Stinkss
The South still attracts the most domestic migrants of any U.S. region.

I think it also attracts the most international migrants as well. Between them and all the migrants from the blue states I expect that more and more Southern states will become blue themselves in the coming decades.

25 posted on 02/01/2013 7:21:21 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: BO Stinkss

I’m always sure to tell our left coast family and friends how hot and humid and LONG Texas summers are.


26 posted on 02/01/2013 7:22:46 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: smaug6

I moved to TX from IL and absolutely love the real freedom out here.

That said, I’ll still retire in my native MI, provided it is still part of the US.


27 posted on 02/01/2013 7:28:54 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SVTCobra03

The Southwest starts in Fort Worth.


28 posted on 02/01/2013 7:58:04 AM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: ForAmerica
would rather not see the south rise again, that would not be a good thing for me.

Not true, at all. All that is long in the past. If what you get from smiley-faced fascists is your idea of honesty and true equality, you haven't been paying attention.
29 posted on 02/01/2013 8:05:51 AM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Charles Martel

I agree, and (if I understand your reference and who, with a nom de Internet of Charles Martel, wouldn’t know history) would make an analogy to historic Spain, current-day Russia and Serbia; and to South Africa before they surrendered to the communist ANC.


30 posted on 02/01/2013 8:17:16 AM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: 2banana
Hopefully, all these “immigrants” from New York, Illinois, New Jersey and California don’t vote for liberals/progressives (and their policies) and turn their new home into the socialist hell-holes they just left.

I know six voters moving to NC from the NY area. Four are conservative and two are liberal. That's a net of +2 against Obama. Perhaps they can help swing NC back to what it once was.

31 posted on 02/01/2013 8:28:43 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Lazamataz
Don't be area-ist. I came from NY, but I brought to GA a net increase in conservative thinking.

LOL, good one.

Laz the anti area-ist.

Fighting area-ism.

32 posted on 02/01/2013 8:33:17 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

Area-ism is the worst ‘ism’ of all.


33 posted on 02/01/2013 8:39:51 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: BO Stinkss

An open letter to Obama/Clinton voting liberals, please stay in your original state either in IL or the Northeast US. We don’t need you votes and you can stay in the cesspool you created with your liberalism.


34 posted on 02/01/2013 8:46:33 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: Lazamataz
Area-ism is the worst ‘ism’ of all.

When all areas become equally bad, the area-ists will be vanquished. :/

35 posted on 02/01/2013 9:08:18 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Menehune56

You must live in East Texas- here in Central Texas, the summers are Hot, long and *dry* :)


36 posted on 02/01/2013 2:52:25 PM PST by TexasBarak (I aim to misbehave!)
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To: Menehune56

You must live in East Texas- here in Central Texas, the summers are Hot, long and *dry* :)


37 posted on 02/01/2013 3:04:59 PM PST by TexasBarak (I aim to misbehave!)
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To: BO Stinkss; central_va

38 posted on 02/01/2013 6:24:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ur jus jellus of them fine huntin' dawgs. Look at the intelligence in those light brown eyes, and think about all that sniffin' powa in those big 'ol snouts.

No yankee could breed up such a fine working animal, as any of that trio. Besides, if one of bites something or somebuddy in the dark, the tooth pattern will tell the tale of which one of 'em dun it.

39 posted on 02/01/2013 7:37:08 PM PST by BlueDragon ("where the West begins" = where the rail lines used to stop @ the Stockyards)
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To: Lazamataz
Area-ism is the worst ‘ism’ of all.

No "Hook 'em Horns", "Go Cowboys" or "How 'bout them Niner's?"

In Ft. Worth there was a High school named Dunbar. It was almost 100% black. They had one cheer that went something like "Dunbar, Dunbar, we are Black, Black Power" I'm not kidding..

Late Sixties-mid 70's. Could have gone on longer, I don't know.

Maybe one sort-of had to have been there to better understand.

Area tribalism is ginned up to support sports teams, worldwide. I suppose you have something against soccer hooligans, and Middle Easterner fans killing each other over sports rivalries?

Myself, I used to stay out of Dallas during Texas-OU weekend.

Though I did try to work out an answer to the question; Who you rooting for?

I likely when have still gotten punched out. It's probably not quite as rowdy as it once was, but I'm still not taking any chances.

40 posted on 02/01/2013 7:57:22 PM PST by BlueDragon (win some you lose some)
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To: Da Coyote
..... yankee b*stards will bring their liberalism with it. Treat it like the plague. They shat upon their own states, now they want to foul some others....

Hobbe's Law: Bad Money Drives Out The Good

What poor old Hobbes never figured out is that his Law of Economics applies to everything in human affairs. We here in Maine are the quintessential Yankees. We were the fellows who really put down your rebellion in the War Between The States with scant help from Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York, among the other present-day bastions of commie-think. Yet, we too suffer from the influx of Yankee Massholes in particular, who having driven their state to politically correct madness and insolvency, cannot wait to take their inflated state-employee pensions and socialist ideology (see Howie Carr, "The Kiss in the Mail") to Maine, where they promptly instruct the stupider natives in their profligate ways and the class-warfare politics of envy. The once proud Maine schools have degenerated to the point that, I am ashamed to say, our ignorant classes, the people sprung from former well-educated sturdy yeomen of yore, lap it up as if it were lobster bisque. Forgive us. Had we foreseen this tragic result in 1860, perhaps Maine could have become a Confederate Naval Base, or something else helpful to the cause of states' rights.

There is nothing in the Constitution to prevent the better states from requiring rigorous entry exams for would-be immigrants from LibLaLaLands, failure in which would lead to immediate deportation and heavy fines.

41 posted on 02/02/2013 4:46:28 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Absolution Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = no-fault Marxism.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

The same way it did before -- LBJ, Carter, and Clinton (no thanks), or Rubio, Cruz? Thanks BO Stinkss.
42 posted on 02/02/2013 7:09:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BO Stinkss

What do you mean by that?


43 posted on 02/17/2013 7:06:47 PM PST by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: ForAmerica

Times have changed. While race relations are not perfect, slavery would not happen again.


44 posted on 02/18/2013 3:57:07 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: Georgia Girl 2

You got that right.


45 posted on 02/18/2013 4:01:05 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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