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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: 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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To: Yosemitest
Can you outvote the dead, the prisoners, and the Democrat pets?

My three Republican cats will help

61 posted on 06/17/2012 5:50:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: deport

Adding this to your list:

http://conservativearkansas.org


62 posted on 06/17/2012 5:59:24 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Revolting cat!

oh yee haw


63 posted on 06/17/2012 6:09:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Figment

Does Kentucky count as yankee?


64 posted on 06/17/2012 6:11:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Hi! Private message sent with my town.

I grew up around Oklahoma City and so I’m not that familiar with Tulsa, only that it has Oral Roberts University and a lot of churches. I need to finish my Masters degree but I haven’t really wanted to go to ORU.

I was just looking into Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, NC but... the liberals in the area. Ouch!

There is an extension of Southern Baptist Seminary in Springdale, Arkansas that might be a possibility. Any advice on Springdale?

I’m also trying to start a business, so the business climate is a real factor, too.


65 posted on 06/17/2012 6:16:56 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: PastorBooks
I read the freep mail first. I live in Memphis. We have a great seminary here. Mid-America which is across the street from Bellvue Baptist.

This area of Memphis is very conservative. No state tax. Lots of churches and great people. Look into Mid-America as it is very conservative.

66 posted on 06/17/2012 6:25:27 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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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Does Kentucky count as yankee?”

Maybe, depending on who you ask. Tennesseans might think a Kentuckian is a yankee. Texans might think that way about Oklahomans.

Well, Texans think *everyone* else is a yankee. :)


67 posted on 06/17/2012 6:28:01 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Coldwater Creek

“Look into Mid-America as it is very conservative.”

Thanks! I’ll look into it.


68 posted on 06/17/2012 6:30:40 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Coldwater Creek

I highly agree with CC...I am a DC transplant to Memphis (well, over the border in MS - Olive Branch) and this area is heaven!


69 posted on 06/17/2012 6:30:40 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: PastorBooks

Oklahomans? Not Oklahomebodies?


70 posted on 06/17/2012 6:34:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Coldwater Creek

“This area of Memphis is very conservative. No state tax.”

I’ve been looking at Tennessee... love the No state tax part! I was thinking about Johnson City as it’s close to the mountains, but someone on another thread was just telling me that gays/liberals are really gaining in the area and that it could be moving in the direction of being another Asheville, NC.

Another thing about TN were some posts about police departments in the middle counties of the state confiscating cash from travelers who could not “prove” that their money wasn’t drug money. One poster said that I-75 from Chattanooga to Knoxville was nearly a “police state.” And there was another thread that said that Tennessee has made an arrangement with the TSA to let them randomly stop any vehicle for a search with no cause.

I was leaning toward Tennessee at the time, but reading some of those threads made me really start looking at Oklahoma again. As a Tennessean maybe you could give some thoughts about the state. On the Tennessee forum on http://www.city-data.com/forum/ people seem to really love your state!


71 posted on 06/17/2012 6:42:48 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Oklahomans? Not Oklahomebodies?”

Oh, no no no! The proper term we use is “Okies.” Or we also go by “ya’ll”. :)

Phrases if you visit:
How ya’ll doin’
Jus’ fine! How’r you?


72 posted on 06/17/2012 6:47:09 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yep


73 posted on 06/17/2012 7:01:27 PM PDT by Figment
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To: PastorBooks
I'm actually a transplant from the L A area. The people are great, but weather is from Hades. I love it because my family is here and the small town atmosphere. Everyone is either related or knows someone that you know. I don't see that in Oklahoma. Good food here, but then there is Van's Pig Stand. I don't think until you actually live somewhere you really know whether it is right for you personally.
74 posted on 06/17/2012 7:49:06 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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To: carriage_hill
"In the Big Inning..."

Baseball too, LOL.

75 posted on 06/17/2012 8:08:15 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: Coldwater Creek

“I don’t think until you actually live somewhere you really know whether it is right for you personally.”

Words of wisdom!


76 posted on 06/17/2012 8:12:32 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’ve lived in Rogers 50 + years. I’ve traveled extensively and I found the Rogers area to have the highest quality of life I’ve ever encountered in the United States. Kind of libertarian politically; leave me alone and I’ll leave you alone. Random violence is non existent here.
If you come for a visit to this area-give me a call and we’ll get together.


77 posted on 06/17/2012 8:44:30 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Actually, Arkansas is where the toothbrush was invented.

We know this, because if it was invented anywhere else, it would be called a ‘teethbrush’.


78 posted on 06/18/2012 1:25:42 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

A little advice from an ol’ Mississippi boy on moving down to God’s Country.

Things to bring with you when you move South:

1. A friendly attitude
2. A good smile

Things to leave behind:

1. All whiney-a**ed comments about, “well, up north we did it this way.” We don’t really care.
2. Any stupid ideas you might have about how you are going to change things for the “better”.

More advice can be found here:

http://wilk4.com/humor/humorm110.htm

Ya’ll have a good ‘en now.


79 posted on 06/18/2012 2:07:22 AM PDT by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I...)
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To: IrishPennant

My whole family is from that general area. And I am living just outside DC right now. Not by choice, mind you, but for work. I plan on moving back just as soon as I can retire.


80 posted on 06/18/2012 2:13:03 AM PDT by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

NW Arkansas is the most conservative area of the state. Quite a few retirees from other areas there.

Compared to an urban ghetto like Chicago, it would be like paradise.


81 posted on 06/18/2012 2:22:50 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Have Ruck - Will Travel
Here's one of the funniest: There are no delis. Don't ask.

I guess Kentucky really is Yankee. Lexington KY has honest to corned beef delis. Actually Google shows that they are spotted, rarely, even in Mississippi. Usually they masquerade as such things as co-ops and Jimmy John Sandwich Shoppe. But you need Google (or Bing) to ferret them out. The Yellow Pages just won't do.

82 posted on 06/18/2012 10:08:01 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I currently live near Green Bay, WI. I spent my formative years in a small town about 30 miles west of Madison. I lived in Madison when I got married and built my first house there, leaving in 1995.

When I go back to Madison I'm amazed at how bad it's gotten. Madison is a beautiful city but the libtards have completely destroyed it. The cancer that is liberalism has spread it's tenticles into the surrounding communities and ruined them as well. I wouldn't move back there for anything, and if it was me in your situation I would pick Arkansas in a heartbeat.

I can handle living around liberals and even having friends who are liberals, but the people in Madison are different. They are so smug about thier political views that they can't tolerate any opposition. If you take the Madison job be prepared to keep your politics to yourself or suffer thier wrath. We have some great elected leaders in our state. Scott Walker, Ron Johnson, Paul Ryan, etc., but they were elected in spite of the people of Madison, not because of them. Consider yourself warned.

83 posted on 06/18/2012 10:50:00 AM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You don’t need no silly Deli sandwich in Arkansas, Mississippi, or Louisiana. Just take a trip to the local restaurant and order a shrimp po-boy. After eating that little bit of pure culinary joy, you will be hooked and probably never want to leave the South.

Alternatively, go to Central Grocery in New Orleans (French Quarter) and order a Muffaletta. But, fair warning, after eating this, you may never be able to go into a Yankee deli again.


84 posted on 06/18/2012 5:35:29 PM PDT by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I...)
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