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Vanity: Might get a job in Arkansas -- what's Arkansas like politically?
my greasy keyboard | 6/17/2012 | HTRN

Posted on 06/17/2012 1:46:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck

I'm living in a suburb of Chicago, Ill-Noise right now, but might be getting a job offer from Rogers (Bentonville) Arkansas (yes it's associated with Wally World HQ but as a "permanent contractor" i.e. I'd be a perm employee of a contract house). After months with nothing this might be the second of two doors that are opening to me, the first in Madison, WI.

Well, from what little I can look up, Arkansas despite its redneck reputation is Democrat. Democrat Mike Beebe is the gov, versus the Republican Walker of Wisconsin. No idea what the AR legislature is like.

Would a conservative hi tech redneck have a hard time in Arkansas? I actually liked the idea of Arkansas a little better than Wisconsin for this originally Kentucky boy, but the Rats (and the fact that this place gave rise to the Clintoons) are a turn off.


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To: HiTech RedNeck

***...is that how they get around dryness, by being a club?***

I live in the wettest dry county in Arkansas! Our local city fathers about had apoplexy when two private clubs went in on the West side of the county.


41 posted on 06/17/2012 3:15:04 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Being a member of applebees... huh, is that how they get around dryness, by being a club?

In the late 60s, I worked at Dawn Hill Country Club about 25 miles west of Bentonville.

As 'guests' checked in, we would ask if they intended to drink during their visit. If they said 'yes', we sold them a Country Club membership for $5.00.

When they checked out, we refunded their $5.00.
42 posted on 06/17/2012 3:20:43 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Can you outvote the dead, the prisoners, and the Democrat pets?
The Democrat Dixie Mafia is constantly caught stuffing ballots.
43 posted on 06/17/2012 3:21:47 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yup . But I went to college in a dry town in western pa so I was used to the b double e double r uns....

Loved how everybody waved on the country roads... You do that in parts of ny and you get the finger back...


44 posted on 06/17/2012 3:27:26 PM PDT by delchiante
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Dude.

The South is NOT repeat NOT backwards.

LOL

I use regular old Comcast. It’s fast enough that porn downloads effortlessly. LOL


45 posted on 06/17/2012 3:32:41 PM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: TomGuy

Not only did Tucker resign, he did a stretch in prison!

Just stay away from the urban centers, especially West Memphis and Little Rock, you’ll be fine.

I officed in Little Rock for a couple years. Generally, warm, typical polite Southerners, nice folks.

If you’re a sportsman, you’ll love eastern AR. I understand the bird hunting is great!

And, you’re not to far from the casinos in MS.

As for myself. I’m going to move back to Texas!


46 posted on 06/17/2012 3:45:11 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yep. There is, however, a measure on the ballot in November to make Benton county a wet county. Hopefully, it passes and puts an end to all the nonsense.


47 posted on 06/17/2012 3:53:28 PM PDT by Seņor Zorro ("The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"--Qui-Gon Jinn)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Watch Deliverance before you decide to move. (Ya,I know the story takes place in Georgia.)


48 posted on 06/17/2012 3:58:50 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

..........though I have to admit, anywhere is an improvement over Chicago.


49 posted on 06/17/2012 4:01:32 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: PhiloBedo; Lazmataz

You should have courtesy pinged Laz on this.


50 posted on 06/17/2012 4:15:46 PM PDT by BipolarBob ("These aren't the droids you're looking for.")
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To: Copenhagen Smile

“Additionally, arkansas is the only state mentioned in the Bible.”

That would be somewhere in Revelation, right? :)


51 posted on 06/17/2012 4:20:45 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: sheana

The prettiest drive wifey and I ever took was a hook off I-30 headed home to Kalifornia, to Murfreesboro and the Crater of Diamonds State Park.


52 posted on 06/17/2012 4:37:13 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: PhiloBedo
Watch Deliverance before you decide to move. (Ya,I know the story takes place in Georgia.)

Heh....my brother lives along Lake Lanier there and runs a home-brewing store. I tried to get him into watching "Duck Dynasty", but he reported back that he just can't get into it, because the redneck cast reminds him too much of most of his customer base.

53 posted on 06/17/2012 4:41:55 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Stay up north. You might be able to do some good there. No matter how well meaning they are, yankees always tend to eff things up when they settle in the south


54 posted on 06/17/2012 4:44:21 PM PDT by Figment
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Would a conservative hi tech redneck have a hard time in Arkansas?”

I’m originally from the Oklahoma City area, but right now I’m living in Arkansas in a small town with Fort Smith the closest city. Here’s my take:

* Politics is mixed. The town where I’m living seems to be Democrat. I bet most Arkansas Democrats tend to be Dems because of tradition and because they have bought into the “rich Republican” stereotype. They aren’t like the radical NE liberals.

* Churches are full. In my small town the youth fill the churches. There’s not much else to do other than hang out at the McDonald’s.

* Internet is fast, at least where I am. If you move to a place where CenturyLink is a provider ask about their Business DSL. It’s not cheap but it’s fast.

* Business climate: Ok, so far. But I would feel better if I was on the Oklahoma side of the border. Oklahoma is more solidly Republican-controlled. Over time maybe Arkansas will move that way?

* Beauty: Arkansas is a PRETTY STATE. Downright gorgeous... and this is coming from an Okie.

I’ve been thinking of moving back to Oklahoma nearer to Tulsa, or maybe to the mountains of North Carolina (if there weren’t so many libs there!). Can anyone with experience with NE Oklahoma and Arkansas compare the two?


55 posted on 06/17/2012 4:46:13 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: HiTech RedNeck

what’s Arkansas like politically?


The following come to mind

Bill & Hillary Clinton
Mike Huckabee

Some data from the area:

http://www.city-data.com/city/Rogers-Arkansas.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Bentonville-Arkansas.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas_House_of_Representatives

Gool luck and enjoy your relocation.


56 posted on 06/17/2012 4:48:09 PM PDT by deport
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To: HiTech RedNeck

http://portal.arkansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx


57 posted on 06/17/2012 4:57:59 PM PDT by Julie658 (Grandson went to France...said the smell was baaaaaaaad...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Communistic Redneckland!


58 posted on 06/17/2012 5:01:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Subvert the dominant paradise!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Your new hairdo, bud!


59 posted on 06/17/2012 5:03:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Subvert the dominant paradise!)
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To: PastorBooks

Tulsa very liberal.

Are you in Van Buren or Alma?


60 posted on 06/17/2012 5:47:50 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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