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When people call me American, I state that I'm a Californiamerican
Posted December 15th, 2008 - 7:23 am by from Santa Barbara, United States (Permalink)
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Posted February 24th, 2009 - 6:06 am from Oakland, United States
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Posted May 21st, 2009 - 6:29 pm by from Orange, United States (Permalink)
You need to relax, man. I understand living in Hayward sucks, but seriously Johnny... don't get so caught up in your emotions. I'm a midwestern transplant (Chicago, actually) and I love the nonsensical, entertaining value of the FREE CALIFORNIA!!! movement.

Oh, and by the way... supporting Prop. 8 means that you oppose gay marriage, which would, by default, lump you into that "conservative midwesterner" category. Prop. 8 DID pass. I'd expect a state resident to understand its own politics. Perhaps that's why you're so flawed in your arguments??

Either way, you just come off as a hater.

Posted June 9th, 2009 - 10:24 pm by from Oakland, United States (Permalink)
Johnny, you've revealed a few things about you that show you really don't get it. First, you say you're from Chicago when you travel? Are you even from the Midwest? I know a lot of people from the Midwest since my entire family except for me is from there. I can tell you this. The Midwest is fuckin assbackwards, and I haven't met a single Midwesterner in California who doesn't agree with me. They came here to escape it. Midwesterners themselves view Chicago as a part of Canada. And I sympathize with any Midwesterner calling themselves a Chicagoan, because it is the same psychological response when I call myself Californian instead of American. I know Chicagoans like to call themselves Midwesterners, and it is true, they are. Except Chicagoans are a lot different than their Midwesterner counterparts. There is quite a cultural difference between Californians, Northwestern Americans, Southerners, Midwesterners, and Yankees (New England + Midatlantic). The fact is, after having traveled around the USA and even living in various locations, including, the Midwest, I've come to the conclusion that these places are as foreign to me as Afghanistan--the only difference being, they speak a language that resembles the one I speak.

As far as your Prop 8 touting... I think you voted the wrong way. You seem a bit confused since "yes" is voting against same-sex marriage.

Finally, you want to tell me that the rest of California is assbackwards just like the Midwest, and I have to say you are soooo wrong. If you knew anything about California, you'd know Orange and half of San Diego County is largely responsible for the H8. It shows how much you know about this state, nation, and culture. Dude. those really "conservative" parts of California you talk about want to legalize weed once and for all. So what do you know about California? Very very little. Take a look up at the sky sometime, or out over the great Pacific, enjoy the sun, hump a redwood, look at the red roofed houses, eat some avocado, a burrito, and then say dizamn biznitch! That was hella cool. And then try and tell me that living in a part of the country where it is dark for half the year and mostly industrial is better than this.

A quick note to Michael: I don't think there is anything nonsensical about freeing California. We are geographically, culturally, and historically distinct from Mmmrica. We embody many of the characteristics of the mythical USA that the rest of the US doesn't even have--like diversity (NY and Chicago excluded). We've got a lot of our own problems and challenges unique from the rest of the country, and those problems could only be solved on our own. The US would be better off for it, and so would we.

Posted February 25th, 2010 - 1:17 am by from Liege, Belgium (Permalink)
You are right saying Californian, because Americans are people from Ushuaia (Argentine) to Inuit country (North Pole)... and not only US people.