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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:04 PM

I wish all you south bashers could be me for one week

I wish all you people who bash the south could live my life for one week.Me and my bo's go fishing every weekend...we have cookouts every weekend...we just have so much fun....we progressives in the south like our country music and our fun but we are still progressives...we want marraige equality as much as you big city posters do....we want progressive taxes.....oh hell...you get the idea.

We aren't some alien species..we are progressive too

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Reply I wish all you south bashers could be me for one week (Original post)
backwoodsbob Dec 2012 OP
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #1
roguevalley Dec 2012 #27
ZombieHorde Dec 2012 #2
Manifestor_of_Light Dec 2012 #6
ZombieHorde Dec 2012 #7
Manifestor_of_Light Dec 2012 #9
backwoodsbob Dec 2012 #10
ZombieHorde Dec 2012 #11
blueamy66 Dec 2012 #13
backwoodsbob Dec 2012 #16
kentauros Dec 2012 #20
nolabear Dec 2012 #25
blueamy66 Dec 2012 #12
RebelOne Dec 2012 #3
Wounded Bear Dec 2012 #4
bluedigger Dec 2012 #5
kentauros Dec 2012 #21
Flaxbee Dec 2012 #8
MiddleFingerMom Dec 2012 #14
rrneck Dec 2012 #23
JoeyT Dec 2012 #15
backwoodsbob Dec 2012 #17
Shankapotomus Dec 2012 #18
bamademo Dec 2012 #19
Agschmid Dec 2012 #22
nolabear Dec 2012 #24
bamademo Dec 2012 #26
backwoodsbob Dec 2012 #29
Manifestor_of_Light Dec 2012 #28
cliffordu Dec 2012 #30

Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:07 PM

1. You sound like my cousins.

The ones who are lucky enough to still be living down there.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:26 AM

27. actually I was for a whole year. Alaska and Sarah Palin.

Sucks but some things are true unfortunately. Sarah represented a percentage of the thinking, living and doing of a part of Alaska. She didn't represent me. But it still stings when she comes up as if I had something to do with that. Alaska gets a lot of shit for things too. And we're probably big enough to be a region. Or maybe two.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:12 PM

2. Even though country music is the worst thing to EVER happen in the history of existence,

I still recommended it because of the general message and tone of the OP.

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:55 PM

6. I don't listen to people who sing with a clothespin on their nose.

Not to mention the negative lyrics.

Mah pickup done got repo'ed,
Mah wife ran off with some bum,
Mah coon dog died,
I got fired from mah job,
and worst of all......
I ran outta beer.


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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:08 PM

7. Exactly. Don't forget lyrics about how much God has blessed Texas. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:50 PM

9. Yeah they probably wonder why they're so depressed.

They listen to depressing country music, and then go to church on Sunday and Wednesday night and let a preacher tell them what horrible sinful pieces of shit they are.......



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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:02 PM

10. yep..all depressing

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:06 PM

11. I'm afraid to click play because it might be a country song!

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:21 PM

13. What a horrible, untrue generalization

 

Check yourself

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:14 PM

16. hey I have an idea

check your pm's

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:00 PM

20. And then there's the Reverend Horton Heat (and His City Slickers)




What's not to love about the Rev?

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:03 AM

25. Not manifesting much light there, Sparky.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:19 PM

12. Do tell

 

Whay type of music do you enjoy?

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:15 PM

3. I am in the South also, in North Georgia just northwest of Atlanta.

Some people think that Georgians are redneck hicks. I used to think that also until I moved here in 1989 from Miami. The Atlanta area is just as cosmopolitan as any large city in the U.S. or in Europe. And I have traveled in the British Isles and France. I love it here in Georgia even though I am not a country music fan and I live in a totally red county.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:15 PM

4. K & R.....

But I'm still hoping you can get your region's politics on some form of rational basis.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:30 PM

5. No thanks, I hate fishing!

I've lived in the South, too. I left, and discovered good times exist elsewhere as well.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:06 PM

21. Of course good times exist elsewhere.

What the OP is pointing out is primarily to the regional exclusionists, that there is no redeeming value to any region of the South. That's not the least bit true, but it's how they think. I've seen too many examples of that sentiment on DU to ignore, or shrug off as "isolated posts."

That doesn't mean I won't continue to implore people to discard such prejudices

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:50 PM

8. My husband is from South Carolina, and we lived for a while in NC and Georgia


His memories of growing up are that SC was full of very intelligent, progressive people and he had a great time living there.

Anyone who bashes the south is pretty close-minded and eager to display their ignorance...no part of this country is uniform in its beliefs and you can truly find good people everywhere.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:33 PM

14. I've lived in two places down South.

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Rural/smalltown Kentucky/Tennessee border. BEAUTIFUL countryside. Extreme poverty in a
visual line-of-sight with opulent mansions. Though there WERE some wonderful progressives,
there was a massive amount of unabashed, unashamed ignorance too.
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I would not go back there. Even for the great ramshackle BBQ shacks scattered along the back
roads -- seemingly all run by 70-year-old men who get up at 3 AM to start the pit fire burning.
HUGE cheap ambrosial BBQ sandwiches and $1 (back in the late 70's) heaping bowls of burgoo --
a stew of all the leftovers from the week -- maybe 6 or 7 different types of meat and 12-15
types of veggies in your bowl.
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I also lived in Atlanta. WONDERFUL, nice folks and as cosmopolitan as you wanna be. I WOULD
go back there.
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I think the South is something like here in Arizona. Of COURSE there are nice, caring, sweet,
enlightened and aware progressives here (Tucson being something of a stronghold for that),
but the state is largely populated with ignorant teabaggers and teabagger Lites... especially in
the more heavily-populated regions up north.
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So do all Arizonans merit being looked upon as RW asshats? Of course not.
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But has Arizona in general earned its reputation as a contender for being the asshole of the nation.
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Damn straight, li'l cowpoke!!
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:21 PM

23. Aw shit. Now I'm hungry. nt

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 06:29 PM

15. Waiiiit a minute.

we progressives in the south like our country music


No we don't. We like death metal.

The rest of the post I can definitely get behind.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:16 PM

17. well ok

I can do an ok bass to a deathmeatal band

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:27 PM

18. "We aren't some alien species"

You're not?

Well...maybe you're right...

I guess.

But we'll be watching you.

We'll be watching you real close.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:33 PM

19. I'm in North Alabama. Hardly any really cold weather.

Bunch of liberals here. Good blues and football. Beautiful country. I don't like country music but lot's of good blues here.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:11 PM

22. Unfortunately we see a lot of this...

The new MTV show to replace the "Jersey Shore" will focuse on the youth of W. Virginia and will be called "Buckwild".

* WARNING * Stupidity, hatred, and overall debauchery are part of this video watch at your own risk!

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/29/mtv-buckwild-jersey-shore/

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:49 PM

24. You're making me homesick, Darlin'.

Ya just can't explain it, can you? I don't like country music, but that's me. But the warmth, the ease with which people hang out and enjoy life, the wonderful stories and conversations, the largeness of the characters...it's so sticky and intimate and human. And there are far more progressives than non-Southerners think.

I gots to go get my fix soon. It's cold, wet and dark up here in the PNW, and though the ease of a good economy and nothing that will bite your ass if you go out in the woods is nice, I miss a big porch and water that's not cold and the blues and the food...Lord, the food.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:03 AM

26. Ain't nuthin like the South. Unless you grew up here or lived it you can't understand it.

Worked on army base for many years and when people retired from the Army no matter what part of the country they were from they stayed in Huntsville, Al.

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Response to bamademo (Reply #26)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:01 AM

29. yes sir

people don't understand this way of life.
My wife and I will be moving into a more reasonably priced home in April...I already know I will have 20 or more people with pickups waiting to load up and help when we move...THAT is what I'm talking about.

I have a bo at work who is closing on his house in January...we already have the plans to get him moved..there will probably be 50 people there....THAT is what I am talking about.

It's just a different life...and it's a good life.And of course we all dont listen to country...I was in a rock band up until a year ago.

The point is...don't judge us by a few idiots.I can't speak for everyone but I live such an amazing life now with all my bo's and the feeling of community I get here that I never felt anywhere else.

I am a progressive...and I am at home in the south

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:35 AM

28. Yeah, I am born and raised in Texas.

There are lots of open minded people in the cities.

Unfortunately, out in the country, where I live now, they pretty much live up to the bad stereotypes. Lots of angry white guys with guns. I don't dare engage in conversation with them because they might blow up and get mad. They cannot deal with people who are different from them.

I've been told I'm going to hell--seriously.

There are no county Democratic organizations in this part of the state, because they get no state or federal or DNC funding. Whoever is the county chair has to spend money for all expenses. There aren't any Democratic politicians, DAs or judges, either.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:11 AM

30. OK - there's the south and then there's the SOUTH.....

I lived in Nashville for a year and Austin for TEN.

l LOVE Austin.

Nashville should have been burned to the ground and salt sewn into the fields.

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