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is it really this way in the States now?

I have been trading emails with an American friend who lives in Iowa and who I once worked with here in Jakarta and below is a paragraph copied verbatim and not changed, is it realy like this now there in the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave?

We are living in central Iowa. Even here in the sticks, attitudes are the big change in America. People are more conservative, suspicious and fearful. Its not that everyone is walking around with a scowl on their face, but there is a "them versus us" feeling just below the surface and "them" is anyone or group that might be viewed as slightly off center from the mainstream. Its not a good time to be an immigrant or look like an immigrant. Perhaps the success of the Democrats in the last election signals a turning point. Hope so. As you might guess, we are not at all distressed about getting out of Dodge for a few years.
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I have been trading emails with an American friend who lives in Iowa and who I once worked with here in Jakarta and below is a paragraph copied verbatim and not changed, is it realy like this now there in the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave?

We are living in central Iowa. Even here in the sticks, attitudes are the big change in America. People are more conservative, suspicious and fearful. Its not that everyone is walking around with a scowl on their face, but there is a "them versus us" feeling just below the surface and "them" is anyone or group that might be viewed as slightly off center from the mainstream. Its not a good time to be an immigrant or look like an immigrant. Perhaps the success of the Democrats in the last election signals a turning point. Hope so. As you might guess, we are not at all distressed about getting out of Dodge for a few years.
Just last week I shot me a whole pack of Mexicans. Negroes and and Jews. Cooked'em up real good into a great gumbo. So no, I don't see a problem. Except for those damn Canadians and English. Sneaky barstools are stealin' all the wimmin.

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Except for those damn Canadians and English. Sneaky barstools are stealin' all the wimmin.
I think the Kiwi's (New Zealanders) felt the same way when a few of us Yanks rolled in to Welllington NZ in 1987. Those guys ignore their women to watch fucking soccer.
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Haha................Iowa.

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Haha................Iowa.
I used to get a kick out of the folks in Iowa and Nebraska back in my hitchhiking days. They were nice enough, but most had this same look on their face, like they were gazing upon a real live martian.

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I used to get a kick out of the folks in Iowa and Nebraska back in my hitchhiking days. They were nice enough, but most had this same look on their face, like they were gazing upon a real live martian.
Well, with hair like that.....

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Reminds me of the time I visited my wifes relatives in Kentucky. I'm from Queens, NY and well.....I've never been exposed to such hicks like this before. As dumb as I think they were they let me onto a little secret; people from Ohio are stupider!. My brother in law states that people from Ohio are known as FIFO's and what that stands for is Fucking Idiots From Ohio. Never been to Ohio but I have doubts that they can possibly any dumber and inbred than Kentuckians.

As a side note, I apologize to any Kentuckians or people from Ohio and I certainly dont mean that I think all from these states are stupid or inbred but my wifes family certainly was and so were all their friends. Its been 12 years since I visited there and will never do so in the future. I can say that I have spent the night in a trailer home though, not too many Queens boys can say that, and a double wide at that.........they were the envy of the neigborhood.
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I can say that I have spent the night in a trailer home though, not too many Queens boys can say that, and a double wide at that.........they were the envy of the neigborhood.
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