[Homestead] Geography was: Tell me again why Republicans are good for people
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Thu Dec 4 12:46:34 EST 2008
Gene GeRue wrote:
> On Dec 4, 2008, at 7:22 AM, <eureka at hctc.net> <eureka at hctc.net>
>> I'd be curious to know where all of you think Texas falls.
> Southwest. With northeastern fringes of South and Midwest.
I think Texas is South. It is in the western part of the South, but not
Southwest. Are you saying it is Southwest because of the land-the
dryness, the desert? It is a different terrain, yes, but the people who
live there are more like the people who live in Atlanta than the people
who live in Phoenix, and in fact, I believe that Houston is Atlanta's
sister city. I don't see your Midwest connections at all. To me, it is
as South as it's neighbor LA. I would even say that part of Oklahoma is
in the South.
I know that those of who live in southern Missouri like to dissociate
yourselves with the rest of the South, but I've been there a few times,
from Branson to Springfield to Ava to West Plains to Joplin to New
Madrid and other places, and I would say that southern Missouri is
definitely 'The South'. In parts more north, up around the midstate,
from the STL suburbs to Columbia, KC and that area---, I'd call that
more midwestern, like central Ill or Iowa.
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