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11/14   Red State Mormons teaching their kids to hate:
        http://www.2news.tv/news/local/34274374.html
        \_ I missed the part that they're Mormon, where is it?
           \_ That's because it's not there.  Op is a an idiot.  Are you
              surprised?
              \_ http://tinyurl.com/66jxwk
                 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_County,_Idaho
                 "With a strongly conservative and Mormon population..."
                 http://crooksandliars.com/node/24031/print
                 "Roughly 90 percent of the population there is LDS."
                 \_ The area is heavily LDS.  The remaining population is
                    heavily survivalist / white supremecist.
                    \_ Op is an idiot.
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Video REXBURG - Controversial words spoken by kids on a school bus have some Madison County parents concerned. Matthew Whoolery and his wife aren't blaming the school district for what happened on the bus but they do think all parents need to be careful about what they say and teach their children. Whoolery and his wife couldn't believe it when their second and third graders got off the bus last week and told them what other students were saying. "They just hadn't heard anything like this before," said Whoolery. It's not that the Whoolery's are big Obama fans they just don't like people joking about a serious matter concerning any leader of the country. "I'm assuming if it were, 'Assassinate McCain' you'd feel the same way?" After the incident, the Madison School district superintendent sent an email to all teachers, principals, and bus drivers saying that all students should show proper respect for elected officials. If a student does say something inappropriate, the adult is to calm them down and tell them the behavior is unacceptable. "I don't think that the majority of people in Rexburg have extreme ideas like that but we were just surprised that it would go that far," said Whoolery. They came from the Middle East where they lived for three years. In all their time living there, they never heard any comments similar to these about any leaders there or here.
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Madison County, Idaho was once dubbed "the reddest place in America" by Salon, but that didn't make it any less shocking when elementary school children allegedly started chanting "assassinate Obama" on the school bus. Matthew Whoolery told KIKD News he found out about the chanting from his second and third graders, who had no idea what the word "assassinate" meant. "They just hadn't heard anything like this before," Whoolery stated. "I don't think that the majority of people in Rexburg have extreme ideas like that, but we were just surprised that it would go that far," Whoolery told KIKD. The Madison County School District has sent out an email saying that students are to be told this sort of behavior is unacceptable. article which appeared in Salon in 2006, "You've heard of Jesusland, but Rexburg, Idaho, is something more. It's a small town in rural Eastern Idaho completely dominated by a fast-growing Mormon college, Brigham Young University-Idaho." "Through this conservative convergence," the article continues, "Rexburg and surrounding Madison County may well be the rosiest place in all of red America. In the 2004 presidential election, 93 percent of Madison County's votes went to George W Bush or minor-party conservative candidates -- arguably the reddest result of any county in the entire country." One of Rexburg's lone Democrats, a professor at the university, told Salon that "she remembers the time when a group of classmates followed her third-grader home, shouting out 'baby-killer' all along the way. She took it up with the teacher, who didn't seem to mind."
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population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km). There were 7,630 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km). The average household size was 366 and the average family size was 370. The median income for a household in the county was $32,607, and the median income for a family was $40,880. Males had a median income of $29,299 versus $18,628 for females.
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while I go throw up (no offense to David Edwards and Muriel Kane at Raw Story): Madison County, Idaho was once dubbed "the reddest place in America" by Salon, but that didn't make it any less shocking when elementary school children started chanting "assassinate Obama on the school bus. Matthew Whoolery told KIKD News he found out about the chanting from his second and third graders, who had no idea what the word "assassinate" meant. "They just hadn't heard anything like this before," Whoolery stated. "I don't think that the majority of people in Rexburg have extreme ideas like that, but we were just surprised that it would go that far," Whoolery told KIKD. The Madison County School District has sent out an email saying that students are to be told this sort of behavior is unacceptable. I grew up in southeastern Idaho -- Idaho Falls, to be exact, about 30 miles south of Rexburg. one of my more traumatic experiences as a young adult occurred. So I can talk a little about why this kind of thing might happen there. This particular corner of the country, as the Raw Story piece notes, is heavily Mormon. And because of that, there is a virulent and entrenched strain of John Bircherite extremism in the body politic. That in turn has helped produce a long-running parade of right-wing extremists (particularly tax protesters and "constitutionalists") who have made Madison County their home. At the same time, it is by nearly all outward appearances a classic slice of American heartland. My great-aunt and -uncle, both non-Mormons, lived most of their lives there and were not just perfectly comfortable, thoroughly accepted members of the community, but they loved it. There is a decency and integrity to the town and that transcends political considerations. So having their schoolkids chant "assassinate Obama" must have shocked their sensibilities deeply, which is why school officials and parents made a point of standing up against it. And not just because there is such a deep streak of ultra-right thinking that runs through this community -- but also because the campaign just finished by Republicans was so rife with rabble-rousing rhetoric that it is, frankly, a wonder this hasn't happened more often, and in more places than just southeastern Idaho. In fact, it very likely -- indeed, almost certainly -- has. And it's to the credit of Rexburg's conservative Mormons that they drew attention to it. Perhaps they will stop and take a good hard look at the kind of hate they've been spewing before their children. If only other Republicans in the rest of the heartland would do the same.