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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 11:31 AM
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121. I have framily that fought on both sides,
from parts of the East Coast and from Kentucky. I've looked into my family history and I believe that I have family from Kentucky alone that fought on both sides.

I'd never call them scum. Misinformed, possibly, but never scum.
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  -Why is ok on DU to denigrate the South through misconceptions, ignorance and cheesy stereotypes? era veteran  May-09-11 08:22 AM   #0 
  - I'm from SC. I feel your pain. nt  raccoon   May-09-11 08:25 AM   #1 
  - Born and raised in SC.  Rockholm   May-09-11 08:30 AM   #8 
     - I was just in Charleston for the first time a month ago. What an  sufrommich   May-09-11 08:33 AM   #9 
  - say texas and pile on and whatever, well deserved. i agree. rape, like it doesnt happen  seabeyond   May-09-11 08:26 AM   #2 
  - Are there rednecks in Hawaii?  vanbean   May-09-11 01:11 PM   #140 
  - The moderators do delete such posts if they get alerted on  MineralMan   May-09-11 08:26 AM   #3 
  - Would be nice.  bobbolink   May-09-11 10:50 AM   #108 
  - and sometimes don't delete them  WolverineDG   May-09-11 11:28 AM   #119 
  - It's not supposed to be allowed but it is tolerated.  Dappleganger   May-09-11 08:27 AM   #4 
  - As a Michigander, let me be the first to tell you that rednecks are  sufrommich   May-09-11 08:28 AM   #5 
  - I was born & raised in Middlesboro  William769   May-09-11 09:40 AM   #69 
  - I think Americans in general tend to be snarky.  elias49   May-09-11 08:29 AM   #6 
  - Yes, Thanks, typing mad.  era veteran   May-09-11 09:10 AM   #50 
  - btw... it is oh so liberal calif with a repug gov. nt  seabeyond   May-09-11 08:30 AM   #7 
  - California's governor is Jerry Brown  Alcibiades   May-09-11 08:47 AM   #26 
  - cause it is too much the past to realize even calif succumbed to a repug gov last term? nt  seabeyond   May-09-11 08:49 AM   #29 
     - or you could just admit you forgot Jerry brown was governor? n/t  zappaman   May-09-11 10:44 AM   #104 
  - and passed Prop Hate nt  WolverineDG   May-09-11 11:31 AM   #120 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   May-09-11 08:34 AM   #10 
  - I'm with you! I loved Harlan County USA- a great union documentary  w8liftinglady   May-09-11 08:36 AM   #11 
  - Because Jersey Shore isn't on right now n/t  n2doc   May-09-11 08:36 AM   #12 
  - I admit I would be a little pleased if we could have a little less of Reba on TV  Cronus Protagonist   May-09-11 08:36 AM   #13 
  - Because she has a beautiful voice?  sufrommich   May-09-11 08:43 AM   #19 
  - Naw, can't be that  Cronus Protagonist   May-09-11 08:52 AM   #32 
     - OK then, different strokes i guess. Personally I'd rather listen  sufrommich   May-09-11 08:54 AM   #35 
        - Interesting that in a thread where the OP asks the regions not be denigrated  NoGOPZone   May-09-11 09:07 AM   #44 
           - Naw just a knee jerk reaction to the shit that was posted.  William769   May-09-11 09:53 AM   #75 
              - Yes , of course!  NoGOPZone   May-09-11 10:01 AM   #79 
  - Oh, gawd, seconded. Reba is like nails on the chalkboard.  Arugula Latte   May-09-11 10:44 AM   #103 
     - Indeed  donheld   May-09-11 11:33 AM   #122 
  - The only current Southerners who deserve any sort of hatred are  Agent William   May-09-11 08:38 AM   #14 
  - How did those southerners you mention  nonperson   May-09-11 08:40 AM   #16 
  - The same way Michelle Bachmann got elected? nt  sufrommich   May-09-11 08:44 AM   #20 
  - Yes indeed.  nonperson   May-09-11 08:47 AM   #25 
     - Santorum, Scott Walker, Ken Blackwell, Rick Snyder, etc, etc  CrossChris   May-09-11 09:27 AM   #61 
     - Chris Christie, Paul LePage, Mitch Daniels, Tom Corbett, etc, etc  KamaAina   May-09-11 12:14 PM   #129 
        - Fine you win----drive every Southern liberal out of the party over this stupid shit.  CrossChris   May-09-11 01:00 PM   #137 
           - What? I'm on your side.  KamaAina   May-09-11 01:10 PM   #139 
              - Mea maxima culpa, and I just proved that I'm doing my part!  CrossChris   May-09-11 01:29 PM   #141 
     - How about Diebold computers and election theft? Was there ever a "Southern Strategy"....  defendandprotect   May-09-11 10:12 AM   #89 
  - in many cases  alc   May-09-11 09:42 AM   #72 
     - It's Democratic, not Democrat  Sugarcoated   May-09-11 11:15 AM   #114 
        - True, but what about the point the person made?  Gemini Cat   May-09-11 12:52 PM   #136 
           - It's hard to get past the derogatory sounding Republican terminology  Sugarcoated   May-09-11 02:00 PM   #146 
  - intellectually, would that not be across the nation. north, west, south AND east?  seabeyond   May-09-11 08:45 AM   #24 
  - +1. That's an excellent point. nt  Agent William   May-09-11 08:53 AM   #33 
  - as a longtime duer, I have never felt that this board thought that.  Joe Fields   May-09-11 12:22 PM   #133 
  - speaking of painting with a broad brush, you just proved the OP point.  dixiegrrrrl   May-09-11 09:03 AM   #41 
  - I'm temped to edit my original post to read:  Agent William   May-09-11 09:19 AM   #54 
  - If you think  lector   May-09-11 09:19 AM   #55 
  - But but but, that's where Tom Petty is from...  Agent William   May-09-11 09:24 AM   #58 
  - And of course  JustAmused   May-09-11 10:23 AM   #93 
  - Certain forms of prejudice are not only accepted here, but celebrated.  QC   May-09-11 08:40 AM   #15 
  - +1.  sufrommich   May-09-11 08:45 AM   #23 
  - What you said...  pipi_k   May-09-11 08:55 AM   #36 
  - Remember GA brought us Dr. King and Jimmy Carter, thank you!  grahamhgreen   May-09-11 08:42 AM   #17 
  - I was with you up to this point:  EstimatedProphet   May-09-11 08:42 AM   #18 
  - I did not claim that, I wanted to show the disparity  era veteran   May-09-11 09:35 AM   # 
     - I see. OK then.  EstimatedProphet   May-09-11 10:28 AM   #94 
  - I think you mean 'denigrate' not 'degenerate'....  Bluenorthwest   May-09-11 08:44 AM   #21 
  - That's what I thought too, but just wanted to add...  pipi_k   May-09-11 09:00 AM   #39 
  - The South/Confederate States are still suffering from the divisions created not just by slavery but  KittyWampus   May-09-11 08:44 AM   #22 
  - I lived in Florida for 5 long, miserable years during the Kerry presidential run  graywarrior   May-09-11 08:48 AM   #27 
  - I think you meant to say "denigrate".  trusty elf   May-09-11 08:49 AM   #28 
  - I was told that my opinion was not credible because I lived in Oklahoma  OKNancy   May-09-11 08:50 AM   #30 
  - every major city in texas went dem. nt  seabeyond   May-09-11 08:50 AM   #31 
  - Southern, fat and Christians  tammywammy   May-09-11 08:53 AM   #34 
  - Yep. Disheartening.  cordelia   May-09-11 08:55 AM   #37 
  - Baby Boomers...old people...  pipi_k   May-09-11 09:07 AM   #43 
  - Oh yes, I forgot about those other excellent examples. n/t  tammywammy   May-09-11 09:09 AM   # 
  - I'm perfectly willing to "degenerate" all Republicans. I'm hard-core.  WinkyDink   May-09-11 09:19 AM   #56 
  - and smokers of legal tobacco n.t  SoCalDem   May-09-11 10:03 AM   #80 
  - Don't forget those of us in "flyover land"  geardaddy   May-09-11 01:44 PM   #143 
  - And we have a winner!  xmas74   May-09-11 11:18 AM   #116 
  - So glad someone else noticed that nt  WolverineDG   May-09-11 11:41 AM   #124 
  - Its OK on DU to "degenerate" all sorts of groups.... there is lots of prejudice here.  bobbolink   May-09-11 08:56 AM   #38 
  - It's the last socially accepted bias.  TNDemo   May-09-11 09:01 AM   #40 
  - "People try to make themselves feel superior by belittling other groups."  raccoon   May-09-11 09:07 AM   #45 
  - The one good thing about stereotyping the South  dixiegrrrrl   May-09-11 09:09 AM   #49 
  - What a load of crap that is. The 'last accepted bias'?  Bluenorthwest   May-09-11 09:13 AM   #51 
  - I think a more accurate phrase would be "last accepted bias by mainstream liberals."  CrossChris   May-09-11 09:30 AM   #64 
  - First, that is not what was said, second, the President himself  Bluenorthwest   May-09-11 09:50 AM   # 
     - That's a good point on the Pres.'s stances--I admit it's not nearly as bad, but  CrossChris   May-09-11 10:05 AM   #82 
  - +1 --  defendandprotect   May-09-11 10:18 AM   #91 
  - The last? really? :3 nt  sudopod   May-09-11 12:18 PM   #131 
  - Because we won? :-)  WinkyDink   May-09-11 09:05 AM   #42 
  - To give you a far answer.  edhopper   May-09-11 09:07 AM   #46 
  - HmmmmmI  JustAmused   May-09-11 10:30 AM   #98 
  - Way to miss  edhopper   May-09-11 10:38 AM   #101 
  - See definition of "bigotry" upthread.  cordelia   May-09-11 10:46 AM   #106 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-09-11 09:09 AM   #47 
  - It's not the Libs in Red states targeted. It's the Red Wingnuts there. Plus,  UTUSN   May-09-11 09:09 AM   #48 
  - How true  William769   May-09-11 09:24 AM   #57 
     - I miss Dave Barry.  era veteran   May-09-11 09:28 AM   #62 
  - A distant great-uncle was in the KKK..........in Pennsyvlania  Patiod   May-09-11 09:18 AM   #52 
  - sad, yes! feel your pain, most definitely  Ship of Fools   May-09-11 09:18 AM   #53 
  - As a fellow Kentuckian, spot on.  William769   May-09-11 09:26 AM   #59 
  - People hang on to their misconceptions with an iron fist..  Peacetrain   May-09-11 09:27 AM   #60 
  - everyone's gotta be better than something.  tk2kewl   May-09-11 09:29 AM   #63 
  - +1 (again...) It's amazing how often this has to be repeated. I can't imagine how much easier it  Hosnon   May-09-11 09:31 AM   #65 
  - Howdy to the Southland!  Snoutport   May-09-11 09:33 AM   #66 
  - +1  OwnedByFerrets   May-09-11 09:35 AM   #67 
  - Because reacting is easier than thinking.  Buzz Clik   May-09-11 09:35 AM   #68 
  - "your" wars?  treestar   May-09-11 09:40 AM   #70 
  - I live in Arizona where we have some of the most  texshelters   May-09-11 09:41 AM   #71 
  - Prejudice shows they don't know or care what freedom is.  patrice   May-09-11 09:44 AM   #73 
  - I don't mind a little political incorrectness: political correctness is a tool for conservatives...  MatthewStLouis   May-09-11 09:50 AM   #74 
  - You've got "political correctness" backwards ....  defendandprotect   May-09-11 10:58 AM   #111 
  - I haven't seen this thread in a month, guess it was time again  snooper2   May-09-11 09:54 AM   #76 
  - It's always a good time to call out ignorance.  William769   May-09-11 09:59 AM   #78 
  - for the most part yes  snooper2   May-09-11 10:11 AM   #87 
  - That is because the shit does not stop  era veteran   May-09-11 10:18 AM   #90 
  - I guess you missed my thread on Friday evening:  kentauros   May-09-11 10:28 AM   #95 
     - ah...I try to only be on here mon-fri 8-5, normal business hours  snooper2   May-09-11 11:56 AM   #125 
        - Maybe get her a "real" mower then:  kentauros   May-09-11 12:03 PM   #127 
  - I've seen more of that sort of thing in the South, itself, than anywhere else.  bemildred   May-09-11 09:55 AM   #77 
  - Just fyi, both of those shows are long gone, like for decades  Bluenorthwest   May-09-11 10:11 AM   #88 
     - Like I said, I don't watch TV.  bemildred   May-09-11 01:08 PM   #138 
  - Sadly interesting aside in your comments ---  defendandprotect   May-09-11 10:03 AM   #81 
  - Chalk it up to lazy thinking  steve2470   May-09-11 10:06 AM   #83 
  - i think part of the reason...  vim876   May-09-11 10:07 AM   #84 
  - I'm trying to think of the appropriate sound to make  alcibiades_mystery   May-09-11 10:08 AM   #85 
  - Obviously you don't live it but what puzzles me is why did  era veteran   May-09-11 10:21 AM   #92 
     - To indicate exhaustion with this endlessly replayed question?  alcibiades_mystery   May-09-11 10:29 AM   #96 
        - Again, You don't live it  era veteran   May-09-11 10:40 AM   #102 
           - There's nasty, intolerant people everywhere era veteran  Sugarcoated   May-09-11 11:36 AM   #123 
           - You can say whatever you want  alcibiades_mystery   May-09-11 12:00 PM   #126 
              - Although the one seems to holds relevance.  LanternWaste   May-09-11 12:17 PM   #130 
              - I'm perfectly happy to have the 638th meeting of  alcibiades_mystery   May-09-11 12:35 PM   #135 
              - You do whatever you need to do  Sugarcoated   May-09-11 01:34 PM   #142 
                 - Works thed way it's supposed to  alcibiades_mystery   May-09-11 01:55 PM   #145 
  - There are many prejudices and priveledges on DU.  TransitJohn   May-09-11 10:08 AM   #86 
  - I hear you. I haven't seen much of that, though.  byronius   May-09-11 10:30 AM   #97 
  - If you think about it ...  zbdent   May-09-11 10:31 AM   #99 
  - Think there have been some excellent responses on this thread --  defendandprotect   May-09-11 10:35 AM   #100 
  - I don't want to equate my personal bitch about regional  era veteran   May-09-11 10:50 AM   #107 
     - "Racism is the tool that keeps them on the top and us on the bottom"  defendandprotect   May-09-11 11:08 AM   #112 
  - The trouble is there are limited resources...  WCGreen   May-09-11 10:45 AM   #105 
  - Thanks  JustAmused   May-09-11 10:51 AM   #109 
  - I have framily that fought on both sides,  xmas74   May-09-11 11:31 AM   #121 
  - well said.  Whisp   May-09-11 10:52 AM   #110 
  - I'm in Missouri,  xmas74   May-09-11 11:11 AM   #113 
  - They forget also / We gave them Lincoln born 30 miles from  era veteran   May-09-11 11:16 AM   #115 
     - Yes, you did.  xmas74   May-09-11 11:27 AM   #118 
        - Civilization should thank its Gods for Harry Truman  era veteran   May-09-11 01:49 PM   #144 
  - Lexington is a great city, I was just there like 3 weeks ago.  Initech   May-09-11 11:26 AM   #117 
  - Try living in Oklahoma and being on DU...  a la izquierda   May-09-11 12:13 PM   #128 
  - K&R for our fellow Southern Dems fighting the good fight.  Cali_Democrat   May-09-11 12:19 PM   #132 
  - I certainly get where  LatteLibertine   May-09-11 12:25 PM   #134 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-09-11 02:23 PM   #147 
 

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