Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

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Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by ACommonLoon » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:27 am

Are Iowa and New Hampshire "too white"?

Did the opinion of the Clinton campaign and/or its close allies that such places are "too white" contribute to Hillary's loss of the election?

Did the media's opinion that Paul Ryan's district in Wisconsin is "too white" contribute to Hillary's loss in that state? (and more importantly, did that opinion contribute to Russ Feingold's failure to recapture his Senate seat in WI?)

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by Godjira » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:33 am

Burlington is pretty white. Whiter than a Phish audience.
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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by ACommonLoon » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:34 am

probably, but does that mean that they are "non-progressive"?

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by Godjira » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:39 am

No, but they might not have an insight into the experiences of the people of the entire country.
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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by ACommonLoon » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:40 am

nor might anybody else of any particular region...

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by Godjira » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:42 am

But, a richly ethnically mixed area, say- New Jersey, for example- might provide a more accurate insight.
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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by Citizen Baba » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:49 am

Can anyone make any sense of what the OP is trying to say?

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by DaBaba » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:37 am

How white is too white?

Used to be to old time Yankees Frenchmen (Quebeckers) and Italians didn't count as "white."
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Used to be? Well, our 20-Somethings wouldn't get it.

Post by WhosieWho » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:51 am

DaBaba wrote:Used to be to old time Yankees ... Italians didn't count as "white."

Dad is NinnyD's age; a pal called him "the only White guy" in his building (har-har!) because the majority are Eyetalians.

Last week!

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by Godjira » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:47 am

There's a rule in Burlington that if you have a last name that ends in a vowel besides "E", you can't move there.
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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by ACommonLoon » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:19 pm

Citizen Baba wrote:Can anyone make any sense of what the OP is trying to say?


Can anyone make any sense of what anyone is trying to say on this board?

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by VinnyD » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:31 pm

Did the opinion of the Clinton campaign and/or its close allies that such places are "too white" contribute to Hillary's loss of the election?

Who exactly are you quoting there? Thanks.

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by RedsailsII » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:02 pm

Don't worry, Loon. Vermont is getting less and less "white" all the time, along with the rest of America.

And sunblock will prevent those WhiteFolks from getting skin cancer.

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by Ignominy » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:48 pm

No.
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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by Citizen Baba » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:07 pm

ACommonLoon wrote:
Citizen Baba wrote:Can anyone make any sense of what the OP is trying to say?


Can anyone make any sense of what anyone is trying to say on this board?


Usually, if people just come out and make their point, yes.

What were you trying to say with this OP?

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by VinnyD » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:59 pm

He is laboring under some kind of illusion that the Clinton campaign thought that Iowa and New Hampshire had more white people than they should have.

I don't know whether he also believes that he was once abducted by space aliens.

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by ACommonLoon » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:34 am

I was not abducted by space aliens once. It was three times.

And no, I'm not providing a fucking link.

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by ACommonLoon » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:34 am

Ignominy wrote:No.


Agreed.

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by ACommonLoon » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:37 am

RedsailsII wrote:Don't worry, Loon. Vermont is getting less and less "white" all the time, along with the rest of America.

And sunblock will prevent those WhiteFolks from getting skin cancer.


You do realize that not just "WhiteFolks" get skin cancer?

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by ACommonLoon » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:39 am

VinnyD wrote:
Did the opinion of the Clinton campaign and/or its close allies that such places are "too white" contribute to Hillary's loss of the election?

Who exactly are you quoting there? Thanks.


Google something along the lines of Bernie Sanders America Campaign Ad, you'll probably find links more to your liking than what I'd provide.

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by ACommonLoon » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:41 am

Citizen Baba wrote:What were you trying to say with this OP?


On a most basic level, that the Democrats/media shouldn't be going out of their way to alienate swing voters.

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by RedsailsII » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:52 am

But they deserve alienation.

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Re: Is Burlington, VT "too white"?

Post by VinnyD » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:49 pm

ACommonLoon wrote:
VinnyD wrote:
Did the opinion of the Clinton campaign and/or its close allies that such places are "too white" contribute to Hillary's loss of the election?

Who exactly are you quoting there? Thanks.


Google something along the lines of Bernie Sanders America Campaign Ad, you'll probably find links more to your liking than what I'd provide.

Nope. I couldn't find anyone saying that any part of the country was "too white". Have you ever heard anyone say that? Who? When?

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