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the Princess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:27 PM
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Well it's official
I just found out not to long ago that a long lost cousin is now living in the back woods of West Virginia in a gross old trailer with rotting floors and no steps into or out of it. They have no running water and not *lectricity*. He He

They been sayin it for years........

But it's official now...............

My family is...........

WHITE TRASH



*cue the banjo and harmonica music and lets dance*

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!
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McKenzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:30 PM
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1. is this the kind of place they live?
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the Princess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:33 PM
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2. Where the hell
did you find pics of my family??????????????????????????????????
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McKenzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:45 PM
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8. Found the site and bookmarked it because
they hae glaiket fizzogs, jist like my ain fowlk!

cheers

McKenzie
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:35 PM
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3. I've been white trash for years...
...so explain to me your prejudice in this regard?

My best friends are all rednecks, they make shit for wages, and they'd do anything to help someone in need. Money don't matter, people do.

I have acquaintences who are more well-off, they just as soon put a turd in your shoe as help ya out if it means they actually have to give you something of theirs. The proportion of that is directly inverse to earnings, with some stallar exceptions. But they are few.

Now, you were saying?
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the Princess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:38 PM
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Hey babe I was celebratin...............
Now shut up and dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's twoo it's twoo!~
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:39 PM
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5. I miss Madeline Kahn
Taffeta, darling.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:38 PM
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4. I'm white trash, and I'm married to a redneck.
JS, this battle has raged on DU for as long as I've been here. People will continue to make blanket generalizations about white trash & rednecks, almost as often as they make them about Republicans. :shrug:
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the Princess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:39 PM
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6. OK then
I give up trying to post on DU.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:58 PM
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15. Princess?
My post was not EVEN intended to offend. I apologize that it hit you this way; that was not my intent.

JS is kinda new. I didn't know if s/he had yet realized that this was a very old battle around here.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:49 PM
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:52 PM
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12. If someone uses a term like "white trash" they will get called on it...
I don't know what DU was like years ago, but I appreciate people not letting things like that slide by. I don't think anyone is treating your wife badly at all, just expressing their feelings with regard to the term.
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:57 PM
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14. Yes. It might be different if this really was his/her family...
but making fun of people whose trailers got flooded?
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:00 PM
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17. Exactly, M. eom
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:01 PM
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:10 PM
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22. And I'm tired of the defensiveness of people who can't accept
that maybe they have offended someone... Feel free to not think twice before hitting the button, but don't go crying about being attacked when someone tells you that they are offended by what you wrote. Or do... either accept the consequences of your words or ignore them.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:15 PM
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23. When Did Everyone Around Here Grow Super-Thin Skin????
:shrug:
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:17 PM
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24. Thin skin? um......... nope
understanding and compromise perhaps... :shrug:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:20 PM
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:25 PM
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28. I'm not the one that was offended...
But I do understand how the term is offensive, and I wouldn't use it. No one was attacking your wife, they were just expressing their feelings about the term... I don't understand why you are reacting so vehemently to this. Some people are offended, period. Do they not have the right to express that?

And not once did I ask you to apologize, in fact, I was simply pointing out that no one was attacking your wife, and that if you don't like people reacting that they are offended by a term she used, then ignore their posts, or learn something from it, or continue your pc battle... doesn't really matter to me.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:26 PM
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:24 PM
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30. I always stop and think before I post something
although I agree that there are times when it seems that one has to choose one's words very carefully. Some topics or jokes just don't seem worth the aggravation or hurt that they might cause, so better to avoid them.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:37 PM
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31. But Ever Since the Election....
....people have been very quick to criticise the postings of others.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:39 PM
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32. I think it is partially the effect of the election
some kind of weird malaise... but I think that there are certain sensitivities that have always existed here, at least in the year or more that I have been here.
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:40 PM
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46. There is something to be said for "knowing one's audience"
I think that, if previous experience has been that some people are unappreciative of a certain type of humor, no matter how hilarious, then it might be best to move on to another audience for that particular type of humor. Or, reevaluate the material. Or both.
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redsoxliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:35 PM
Response to Reply #31
45. perhaps you should make less inflammatory statements...
just something to think about...
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:59 PM
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16. CO
Please see my post # 10.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:52 PM
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11. Me and MrG (My redneck, backwoods of Kentucky hubby) lived
in a trailer for 6 of the happiest years of our lives. Hi BV! :hi:
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:57 AM
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60. I missed this yesterday! Hi, MrsG!
I didn't know MrG was a redneck, too. :hi:

I was so bloody ignorant before I met Mrs. V. I believed that all the down-south redneck stereotypes were true.

I fell in love with her long before I ever heard her voice, with that strong eastern Appalachian hillbilly accent.

The first time I heard Mrs. V. speak, I thought, "what have I done? She must be an idiot" -- and that lasted for about three seconds, and I was ashamed of myself. I would never have accepted that I was so ignorant before that moment.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:38 AM
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61. Yes, and he's very proud of his roots. I admit I too had the same
stereotypical thoughts of my sweet MrG...and then I saw him cuddling and singing to my 2 year old daughter (he has since adopted her)...and I fell hopelessly-and irreversibly-in love with the man. :)
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 10:26 AM
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63. We're both very lucky/blessed, Laura. eom
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:40 PM
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7. I Was Born in New Jersey
but I've had some excellent experiences with so-called "white trash." When I didn't have a dime and no one would give me the time of day, people from that background (and working-class blacks) treated me like a human being.
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:47 PM
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9. It's too bad anyone has to live that way in this country
I don't think it's a crime to be poor in Appalachia, there just aren't many opportunities there.
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movie_girl99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:55 PM
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13. i come from a long line of PWT
however my mom pulled herself up and worked like hell to raise us kids in a a nice neighborhood so that we could have what she never did. I still see my extended family at the big reunion every Easter though god love 'em. The ones that aren't screwing the system are fabulously great people.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:04 PM
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19. Mmmm. I thought it was just humor.
If people are so extreme that we cannot poke fun at part of our own society, of which you may or may not be a member, then we are not going to have very many laughs. Nobody was hurt in the post. Laughing at ourselves is what it is all about. Why do you think rednecks love redneck humor so much? If this had been a degrading white trash bash then the whole tone would have been different and not accepted. However, sometimes we just need to laugh.

Take for example this letter that was written by a old farm cousin of mine many years ago...

LETTER FROM A FARM KID NOW AT THE MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT IN SAN
DIEGO.

Dear Ma and Pa:

I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before maybe all of the places are filled.

I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m., but am getting so I like to sleep late.

Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing. Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water.

Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food. But tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food plus yours holds you till noon when you get fed again. It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.

We go on "route" marches, which the Platoon Sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it is not my place to tell him different. A "route march" is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks. The country is nice, but awful flat.

The Sergeant is like a schoolteacher. He nags some. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and Colonels just ride around and frown. They don't bother you none. This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing.

I keep getting medals for shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don't move. And it ain't shooting at you, like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.

Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home. I'm about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake. He joined up the same time as me. But I'm only 5' 6" and 130 pounds and he's 6' 8" and weighs near 300 pounds dry.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.
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Your loving daughter,

Patty Sue (old cousin Patty Sue to you Maestro. When ya signin' up city boy?)
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:08 PM
Response to Reply #19
20. Thank You, Maestro
It's nice to see that SOME people "get it".
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:22 PM
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35. According to Mrs. Maestro
I don't "get it" very often so thanks.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:10 PM
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21. LOL
very very funny. and the surprise at the end was brilliant.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:24 PM
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36. Glad you liked it.


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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:23 PM
Response to Reply #19
27. What you said
Some people seem to have giant blinking targets painted on their heads... I can't figure it out.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:18 PM
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25. For my money, jokes about the less fortunate are hilarious!
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 03:26 PM by Beware the Beast Man
I thought it was funny, then again, I am an evil prick. :evilgrin:

And of course, I'm kidding about that too...
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Jessica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:41 PM
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33. I really do hate that far too often,
This is what West Virginia is known for - trailers, hicks with no teeth and complete and utter poverty. I know you weren't making fun of the state, but just wanted to point out that it is quite beautiful here as well! It's not all Jesco Whites (who I love, by the way) - we also produce the Don Knotts and Jennifer Garner-types of this world!

Hope you know I didn't take offense - just wanted to show the other side. If you haven't already, you should visit sometime ...

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Wat_Tyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:15 PM
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34. I had to live in a trailer when I was fifteen and my dad lost his job.
All the cool kids laughed and pointed at me.
So I started picking them off one by one with a shotgun.
They're not laughing now.

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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:25 PM
Response to Reply #34
37. Glad to hear that you reacted
appropriately.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:26 PM
Response to Reply #37
38. Well, to be honest
poking fun at *one's own family* on a message board, just joking with your 'friends' is WAY different than seriously ragging on fellow students, with the intent to insult, isn't it?

I thought it was, anyway...
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:28 PM
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39. Yeah, we just have to laugh at ourselves sometimes.
And it is different to be self-deprecating or poking fun at one's own family. There was obviously no intent to insult here.
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:30 PM
Response to Reply #38
40. To me
It's not so hard to understand why someone wouldn't find the subject funny. Believe me, I'm not offended easily, but I also don't think that just because something is a joke makes it automatically unoffensive to everyone. Plenty of jokes about sensitive material can be hilarious. But, it shouldn't be a surprise when someone is offended. I think the appropriate response when someone is offended at your(collective, not you personally) jokes is not to be offended at their offense. Apologize if you feel it is necessary, or just move on. I think this outrage over people who are offended is eve more outrageous than anyone with a "thin skin".
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:46 PM
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47. I just think some of the comparisons are ludicrous, e.g. Wat's post above
It's clear the 'joke' is in poor taste, including flooded trailers with the post just made it moreso.

But the over the top reactions are what really get me.

How is it that rednecks everywhere can enjoy what'shisname with the Git'R'Done crap, but someone posts this mild stuff and gets flamed all to hell?

Makes no sense at all to me... especially when there are real issues to be concerned about. Like songbirds and cats and worms and stuff.
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:49 PM
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48. I'm sorry
It's just a pet peeve of mine. I hate the "Gee, why can't anyone take a joke, what's the matter with you, why is everyone so thin skinned, it was just a joke!!!!!???" I don't know why, but that annoys the hell out of me.

It makes no sense to me that people can't understand that joke does not always equal unoffensive. And, it makes no sense to me that people act like it is the end of the world because a thread got locked or deleted, or someone's feelings were hurt.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:54 PM
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49. I understand
It's used to defend indefensible stuff, like that Tsunami song, for instance.

I hope you don't get the impression that I think that just because something is said in jest that it is automatically given a free pass for being offensive. That song is one example of where I draw the line.

Tongue in cheek stuff about one's own family, though... I just don't get where the outrage is coming from.

Was anyone acting like it's the end of the world? I missed that.
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:57 PM
Response to Reply #49
51. The OP seems upset that people took it wrong.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 05:58 PM by Pithlet
And there is an awful lot of "My post was deleted!" *wailing and gnashing of teeth* at DU sometimes. My end of the world comments were about DU in general.

I also think it might have been the picture. I, myself, thought that was a bit much. That is the aftermath of someone's life floating in the water. I can't imagine a picture of my destroyed home being the target of laughter. I didn't so much think the text was that bad, though.

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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:00 PM
Response to Reply #51
52. Yeah...
I know exactly what you mean about the crying over deleted posts/threads issue. Talk about worrying over meaningless crap...

And I completely agree that the picture is completely tasteless and disgusting, for just the reason you mentioned. It's one thing to include a photoshopped pic of people with bad teeth, hair, jacked up trucks, etc. That's what I usually expect in redneck-mocking... pics of people's meager belongings ruined in a natural disaster... that's just wrong.

Thanks for talking this out. :)
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:01 PM
Response to Reply #52
53. No problem
:)
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:30 PM
Response to Reply #34
41. Well, really, sometimes that's the only way to get your point across.
Kids can be so darned cruel sometimes. They need to learn some manners.
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Wat_Tyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:25 PM
Response to Reply #41
55. Etiquette comes from the barrel of a gun.
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DeaconBlues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:30 PM
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42. My God, making fun of poor people who live in trailers is so funny!
Whose gonna post something about people who live in slums so we can snicker at them too!? Or better yet, lets mock the homeless!
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:34 PM
Response to Reply #42
44. *waits a few seconds for people to start feigning righteous indignation
over a very apt and telling comparison*
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:55 PM
Response to Reply #42
50. Do you really think that is what was meant
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 05:56 PM by Maestro
or is this poltitical correctness at an extreme? And I am not looking for a flame fight, but really then what can we laugh at? No more Aggie jokes or for that matter freeper jokes? No more Cheney jokes or does he deserve it because he is rich and neo-con? I tell you what, the rich are fair game, but wait, there's George Soros. He's rich. So I guess the rich have to be excluded. So let's go back to the poor, but wait, Democrats traditionally help the down and out. Whoa, hold on, but some of the worst freepers are low income rednecks. So what to do? Take humor out of our lives? We can not be so extreme in our political correctness that we deny ourselves humor.

We are not about to make fun of people who are going through rough times and the original certainly did not mean that and if you have been around DU long enough, you know that. Please, people, take some time to laugh a bit.

Oh and here is a picture of my cousin's, Patty Sue, family. Cousin Patty Sue was teachin' 'em how to combat terrorism. ;)

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the Princess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:48 AM
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58. Don't ya know Maestro?
I'm the insensitive - idiot who makes fun of other peoples misery? Where have you been? It's well know round these parts. I'm the Super B*TCH around here.

Funny thing - it's the same people who keep accusing me of being this horrible person over and over and over again.

I've just grown tired of the *game*.

I'm not gonna play anymore. You all can have your precious Lounge to yourselves.

:eyes:
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:34 PM
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54. Hey, they vote W
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:34 PM
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43. Deleted message
Can I play too? :shrug:
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:41 PM
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56. This Thread Was Not About Making Fun of Poor People
This thread was about a small band of bullies who don't like my wife, and who want to drive her off DU.

The original joke in this thread was about The Princess's family. And she says that if anyone KNEW her family, they'd get the joke.

There's her cousin who believes he's the second coming of Christ and worships Padre Pio and prays that he will get the stigmata.

Or her aunt who moved to Texas because she was chased there by black helicopters. Her son (the Padre Pio guy) was, according to her aunt, born of an alien father, and we don't mean from Guatemala.

Another cousin, who believes that she is also of alien descent, has declared herself a shaman and a healer and sleeps with men in order to have a place to live.

Another cousin has two (possibly three) master's degrees, but does nothing with them. He's dedicated his life to spending his father's money going to school.

The cousin who was mentionined in the original post is not living in said trailer because he is poor. He's living threre because he's nuts. And he wants to be out in the middle of nowhere and left alone.

Let's not forget the incest and inbreeding that occured in her family that lead many to call the whole family "white trash". It's widely known throughout the family that one cousin is 99% probably the result of one sister and one brother sleeping together. And another cousin used to rape his sister on a regular basis.

And finally there's her sister - three husbands, four kids by two men, numerous lovers of both sexes - and proud of it.

So at this stage in her life, my wife has decided to laugh about it rather than cry any more. Why is it so hard to laugh any more? :shrug:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:46 PM
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57. Add two parts GD with one part of the sick reality of what's going on
with our government and you'll come pretty close to why so many are not smiling much anymore. For me it's because this zipper in my tummy hurts. :hug:
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RoeBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:08 PM
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62. Gotta agree with ya
that's one messed up family she comes from.
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 11:08 AM
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64. Her family sounds like they are poor because they are
mentally ill. If they had access to treatment their lives would probably be better.

I used to live in a trailer made in 1963. I made $7 an hour working in a machine shop. It's a wonder that I was able to hold down the job at all as I was severely mentally ill. I just wanted to be left alone like one of the Princess's family members. I've since gotten treatment and my life has improved. I now live in a small house and I make $17 an hour driving a truck. I'll probably never be rich, but I have moved up from being poor.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:07 AM
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59. why am I not
surprised?
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