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When people start talking about rural areas, the hackles on my neck tend to rise. Usually it seems to mean an exploitative jackass spewing what amounts to anti-urban bigotry (who often as not is from a city himself). The fact is that the vast majority of Americans live in cities, and that's as it should be. One of the lessons I took from New York was that the only way the world can sanely manage the number of people that currently exist is going to be in very dense areas like that. Moreover, rural areas tend to be hugely inefficient especially in terms of CO2 production.

But I come from a very rural place, and there are things I like about rural places. One can delve into that in an honest way without dogging stupidly on cities, and that's what Miranda Lambert does here in a piece of decent country:

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