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July 15, 2005

Air America demographic defined

As previously discussed, AAR is coming to Missoula, MT. This occasions a local to tell us:

With over sixty percent of Missoulians voting Democrat in the last election, smoke shops on every corner and several "gay friendly" bars and restaurants - promoters thought we'd be a most excellent target market.

Italics in original; bolding added.

Moving to the even more frozen north, the "Vibe Editor" of Wayne State's newspaper discusses a bohemian street fair on 4th Street in Detroit and lets us know that AAR's target market is not just limited to those who are perpetually stoned:

This single street has thrived as a community for students, artists, hippies, hipsters, and all sorts of neo-libs. Put bluntly, it is a neighborhood that makes viewers of FOX News cringe in horror and listeners of Air America smile in delight.

Kewl! Rather than approaching this from a psychological POV, let's concentrate instead on "liberal" "tolerance." This wonderful, tolerant Fair expresses the tolerance of "liberals". But:

You will not find corporate sponsors, chain restaurants, fancy stages with well known performers, yuppies, or even barriers with security guards to keep people separated from each other.

Here's a wacky prank if you're in the area: get as many people as possible to dress up like yuppies and document "liberal" "tolerance".

Posted in Meta at July 15, 2005 03:19 PM


By writing that smokeshops are on every corner in Missoula, I'm not trying to imply all AAR listeners are potheads: I was trying to explain the intense shift in thinking one finds when they leave, say, Bozeman or Butte, and enter the Missoula valley. The fact that your google brought up my site and you quoted that little snippet, without actually linking to my (or to any other site) shows that all this is to you is a game of "liberal said, liberal do."

Posted by: theyardstick at July 16, 2005 10:02 AM

There is and always has been a link to your site: see the "tell" in "This occasions a local to tell us" above.

Posted by: The Lonewacko Blog at July 17, 2005 12:54 PM

Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.


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