Skip to comments.The Compleat Ithacan
Posted on 08/21/2008 8:30:52 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
[A]s a public service, the Surrounded by Reality Welcome Team has put together a very brief supplement to last week's Newcomers Guide. No guarantees that you'll be able to pass as a bona fide Ithacan, but it might spare you some small measure of embarrassment:
Politics - When I voted downtown in February for the primary, the line for the Democratic booth snaked out of the building and it took over an hour to vote. During that time, a single Republican skulked in, looking like he'd just punched out the home team mascot. The concern in Ithaca is that Obama's not nearly liberal enough. You may want to paper over that old "W-'04" bumper sticker.
[J]oin us. You might find it's hard to leave once you get used to this place.
(Excerpt) Read more at zwire.com ...
Cornell Alma Mater:
High above Cayuga’s waters
There’s an awful smell
Some say it’s Cayuga’s waters
Some say it’s Cornell
(I read this in an article or book, I think by Thomas Sowell)
Yes, once you become a lotus eater you can never leave.
“The concern in Ithaca is that Obama’s not nearly liberal enough.”
Yet another reason my youngest is attending university in Houston and not in some eastern liberal hellhole.
City of Evil BTT.
**The concern in Ithaca is that Obamas not nearly liberal enough.**
That’s why NADER will probably win EVIL County ... AGAIN!!
I'll have to use that line the next time a high schooler asks me about Cornell...
**Yes, once you become a lotus eater you can never leave.**
And Heaven Forbid you touch the Water of Cayuga Lake! When that happens, you get the overriding urge to stick your nose into someone else’s Business, ESPECIALLY if it is truly none of your concern.
AND ... you may give in to the urge to buy a VOLVO or a SUBARU to Blend in with the LOCALS, as you try to get back to your BUNKER ... without getting your car KEYED with all kinds of DIVERSE and COMPASSIONATE 4 letter words.
Tibetan Prayer Flags!?
What am I going to reach for the next time I’m in Sedona and need to sneeze?
Do IHS and Cornell still have rifle teams? (Didn’t think so.)
I used to carry my target rifle home on the school bus for weekend practice. IHS ‘59.
there’s a reason people throw themselves in those gorges - they get ithacated
Volvos and Subaraus are SO 2004...true Ithacites are switching to the hybrid Prius so they can emit smug, not smog.