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Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 12, 2011 at 10:14pm

Ahh shucks! 

Alysn may the FSM be with you in your search for a new place to land. I wonder if sending messages to the noodles does any good?  Probably not. I wish you well.

 I am fully and completely a Texan - with all of the craziness, I love this land. It sort of becomes a part of your blood and skin.  The heat we love to complain about and the vastness is true beauty.

Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 12, 2011 at 7:42pm

Thanks Chris and from some other things I have read, this too may lack accuracy.  It seems people like talking about praying and going to church far more then the doing.

 

@Alysn Ford - not sure what currently from Texas means.  We kinda think of ourselves as Texans and them others.  And we do culture our very own special brand of crazy.  Most particularly crazy right wing christians.

Comment by Chris G on July 12, 2011 at 5:36pm

@ Kit,

You might be surprised how religiously devoted Americans are.

Here's a PEW Report showing how much Americans pray. The PEW Forum on Religion & Public Life is casually interesting.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 12, 2011 at 1:53pm

Cool beans, PRG.  The headquarters of the Wiedemann Division of Warner & Swasey used to be there.  I know 'cuz I used to work for them back in the 80's.

Comment by Prog Rock Girl on July 12, 2011 at 1:24pm

Loren: hey I'm from close to King of Prussia. Locals call it Kinga Prussia.

 

I knew a guy who wrote a funny poem about going to PA and thinking people were talking dirty until he realized they were saying the names of towns...it was such a cute poem! Wish I had a copy of it!

Comment by Loren Miller on July 12, 2011 at 9:26am
Ahhh, Penn's Woods' quirky side ... with cities like Intercourse and Bird-In-Hand and King-of-Prussia!
Comment by Susan Stanko on July 12, 2011 at 7:02am
Don't see anything Freudian about Wisconsin either.
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 11, 2011 at 12:25pm
I received an email this morning claiming that 86% of Americans chose to continue the words "in god we trust" on money and within the pledge to continue "one nation under god".  Now I do have difficulty believing when 86% of Americans, agree on anything and that a survey of that magnitude would not reach at least some people we all know.  Couldn't be one of THOSE emails could it -  nah, now I'm just being cynical. It's those pesky 14% that want this religious/governmental practice ended that just might be the focus of such emails.  I, of course deleted.
Comment by Donna Darko on July 11, 2011 at 7:46am
Well, I thought we were just talking about the good old U S of A.
Comment by Donna Darko on July 11, 2011 at 6:55am
Come on, folks, Florida is the Weiner.
 

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