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    Default What I saw this morning in Ashland, Ohio.

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    Once I got off I-71 in Ashland and took state routes to Norwalk... this is one of the first things I saw. I saw a whole lot of Trump 2020 flags and signs in Ashland.



    Meanwhile the little town of Nova, Ohio seems to be divided. One yard has a Trump 2020 sign, the next has a Biden sign, the next a Trump 2020 sign, and the next a "Make America Great Again. Dump Trump."

    The polls say Trump is trailing Biden in Ohio. But not outside of the big cities.
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    Nothing wrong with the first amendment

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    That is some bbaaaaaadd flag edicrate.

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    Even racist speech is protected. Makes you feel all warm inside, don't it?
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    No one in Ashland on SocSec or Medicate? No one uses USPS?
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    Flag etiquette: No flag shall fly above the American flag.
    So, not only does this rube fly a tiny American flag, but he flies it below the flag of traitors of the U.S.
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    So Ohio was one of the Confederate states? Who knew!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
    So Ohio was one of the Confederate states? Who knew!!!
    I've even seen Confederate flags here in Vermont!
    I can't quite remember which Civil War battles were fought here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Flag etiquette: No flag shall fly above the American flag.
    So, not only does this rube fly a tiny American flag, but he flies it below the flag of traitors of the U.S.
    wow, the US flag was so small I did not even notice it until pointed out.
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    Copperheads at best.
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    It's depressing to know that no matter how incompetent the leadership is, people will continue to vote for the GOP.
    Some really don't want governance, they just want the walls torn down and the floor ripped up? What's happened to them in their lives that they are still supporting Trump? What does a good outcome look like to them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    I've even seen Confederate flags here in Vermont!
    I can't quite remember which Civil War battles were fought here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Flag etiquette: No flag shall fly above the American flag.
    Ever been to Texas? State flag flown at the same height.

    And I saw the most confederate flags not anywhere in the south, but rather along US Hwy 23 between Chillicothe and Portsmouth Ohio. Ohio has a serious redneck issue.
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    I just watched an episode of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown. In this case Virginia. I have gained a new insight and sympathy for their position. Coal, Cotton, Tobacco. Where does that leave them? Neither party despite donald's rhetoric and promises can turn that about. Apart from the guns thing that come across as pleasant, normal generous people as I'm sure they are, but where do they turn? Two old men aren't going to help there. Their prospects are not good either way I'd say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Ever been to Texas? State flag flown at the same height.

    And I saw the most confederate flags not anywhere in the south, but rather along US Hwy 23 between Chillicothe and Portsmouth Ohio. Ohio has a serious redneck issue.
    Parts of southern Ohio resemble WV or eastern KY more than the Ohio of the north where I have spent my entire life.....don't judge an entire state by one relatively small geographic section that you saw while passing through.....drive through the capital of Columbus, the college towns of Athens or Kent or Bowling Green, and you will likely be surprised.......I see tRump signs around Akron where I live, but not nearly so much as in 2016.....I predict Ohio will be a Biden state in 2020

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    I was based in Wilmington, OH for 5 years. The town was pretty hip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    It's depressing to know that no matter how incompetent the leadership is, people will continue to vote for the GOP.
    Some really don't want governance, they just want the walls torn down and the floor ripped up? What's happened to them in their lives that they are still supporting Trump? What does a good outcome look like to them?
    Beats me. Why did so many people Reagan screwed vote for him a second time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I just watched an episode of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown. In this case Virginia. I have gained a new insight and sympathy for their position. Coal, Cotton, Tobacco. Where does that leave them? Neither party despite donald's rhetoric and promises can turn that about. Apart from the guns thing that come across as pleasant, normal generous people as I'm sure they are, but where do they turn? Two old men aren't going to help there. Their prospects are not good either way I'd say.
    I'd like to think there odds are better with Democrats in charge. But, it's an uphill battle.
    How do we form a mutiny? Our new captain is navigating poorly.

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    I live in Trump country, which can be depressing. The good news is that my County isn't as Trumpy as it was four years ago, and that will be his downfall.

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