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On Sun, 28 Oct 2012 14:36:36 -0400, Hugh Lawson <hu.law...@gmail.com>
>> America would be nice without the redneck South, which is indeed not
>> only holding the whole country back but threatening to plunge it back
>> into darkness. If you disagree, then the MM is more right about you
>> than I've hitherto given him credit for being.
>You seem to be trying to frighten me with the thought that you will
>disapprove of me. I do disagree with you. I'm very happy in North
>Carolina. If you don't like a big fraction of your fellow Americans,
>that is your problem, not mine.
>> Now, you've answered me twice yet have still not explained what a
>> "cloud-cuckoo-America" is supposed to mean.
>Cloud-cuckoo-land "refers to an unrealistically idealistic state where
>everything is perfect. ("You're living in Cloud Cuckoo Land, mate.") It
>hints that the person referred to is naïve, unaware of reality or
>deranged in holding such an optimistic belief."
>Cloud-cuckoo-America is a riff on cloud-cuckoo-land.
>The wikipedia article gives enough citations of those who have used the
>phrase (Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Henry Wallace, Margaret Thatcher, Newt
>Gingrich, and Paul Krugman) to make me wonder why you haven't heard of
If you think America couldn't be better were it not for the opposition
of backward rednecks, North and South but most heavily concentrated in
the South, you're the one living Cloud-cuckoo-land, Hugh.