Polittically liberal culture, or lack
of culture, like, whatever, within clamming distance of the coasts and inland salt water bodies (Puget Sound, Straits
of Juan de Fuca, estuaries) of Washington, Oregon, Northern California, British Columbia, and Alaska. Spiritual Icon
is Ivar Haglund
(deceased and not risen again), Seattle seafood restauranteur and local character, noted
for his sagely peaceful spiritual advice, "Keep Clam." Bivalve Belt persons
for prissily liberal politics, a fun-demented belief that Ivar will stay
dead, 'Save the Spotted Owl' bumper
stickers, and walking in the rain without umbrellas. A few have drowned by staring at the sky (overcast) with their mouths open.
Eat your heartland out, Midwest and Southern states, you've got the Bible
Belt, but we here in the Northwest
Corner are the Bivalve Belt.