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Old 05-14-2010, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: smackdown: mcwhorter v. treme

Originally Posted by uncle ebeneezer View Post
On a somewhat related tangent, I agree with Ezra on the insufferable nature of New Yorkers who demand that theirs is the ONLY great city!!
Here's an answer to Ezra and Conor and Eb and those whose experience of New Yorkers is limited and selective:

A reply from the comments to a post from Conors Freiderdoofus (who happens to prize Jonah Golberg as a leading conservative thinker):
Huh? What does this mean? There are 10 million people in NYC, who struggle with the realities of life just like every other American. They want their kids to go to good schools, they worry about finding a good job, they work too hard for too little money. What is so different about the citizens of NY? They take the subway?

Whenever one tries to make sweeping statements about the "citizens of New York", it might be worth remembering that your typical New Yorker is more likely than not to be a person of color, perhaps an immigrant, doing manual labor, and raising one of the one million children in the public school system. They aren't all 23 year old transplanted artists/lawyers from Toledo.
P.S. Lebron to da Knicks... and then NYC will be the only great city!
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