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Wed Apr 18, 2012, 11:51 AM

The South: Not all Bubbas and banjos

The South: Not all Bubbas and banjos

I thought this was the appropriate forum since it mentions Chattanooga, the movie Deliverance, and even talks about the way we vote. But I guess I could also have put it in Sports, LOL. I kind of generally love articles that are all over the place like this one is. Check it out. Hmmm, I could also put it in "Good Reads" I suppose.

The newest Masters champion is a proud Bulldog, a graduate of the University of Georgia. He owns the General Lee, the Confederate flag-emblazoned car from "The Dukes of Hazzard." And he loves God and his momma: He thanked the former and hugged the latter at the tournament's final playoff hole.

How much more Southern can you get?

"Bubba's name echoed as much through the pines on Sunday as the roars. He was embraced in this Southern town as if he drank, smoked, hunted and fished," wrote the Augusta Chronicle's Scott Michaux, before adding, "In truth, Bubba doesn't do any of those things."

That's the thing about the South. It's got all those stereotypes, but it confounds you at every turn.

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Reply The South: Not all Bubbas and banjos (Original post)
Celebration Apr 2012 OP
leftyohiolib Apr 2012 #1
SmellyFeet Apr 2012 #2
Celebration Apr 2012 #3
leftyohiolib Apr 2012 #7
SmellyFeet Apr 2012 #8
ForgoTheConsequence Apr 2012 #5
SmellyFeet Apr 2012 #6
JustAnotherGen Apr 2012 #4
kentauros Apr 2012 #9
Celebration Apr 2012 #11
kentauros Apr 2012 #10
Celebration Apr 2012 #12
kentauros Apr 2012 #15
southerncrone Apr 2012 #13
kentauros Apr 2012 #14

Response to Celebration (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 12:19 PM

1. youre correct it also has nooses and burning crosses and men who wear white hoods

 

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 12:28 PM

2. And so does the North. n/t

 

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Response to SmellyFeet (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 12:35 PM

3. Yep n/t

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Response to SmellyFeet (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 01:29 PM

7. yep but no one put out a thing titled the north:not all snowbirds and burning rivers

 

and i agree that all areas have their "areas". the cities are pretty blue but as soon as you cross the corporation lines they go quickly red. my f.i.l. is as repub as you get, had to ask them, through my wife, to not use the word ni@@er around my daughter.

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 07:40 AM

8. Are you saying that people in the North don't use the word ni**er?

 

Because I lived 21 years in Ohio, and now 20 years in Georgia. I have many relatives from both states; some from very rural/red areas.

I hear the N-word used by relatives in Ohio just as much as Georgia.

I also have relatives in the South that live in small towns that are very liberal.

Again, the North is no better than the South when it comes to bigotry and racism.

Do I really need to post all of the news stories about skinheads from the area I grew up in (Toledo, OH).

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 12:47 PM

5. Right.

And Ohio doesn't?

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 12:59 PM

6. Take it from someone who lived half his life in Ohio.

 

There is just as much a problem there as there is here.

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Response to Celebration (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 12:37 PM

4. Funny

I just popped into the Jersey forum and saw a post linking to another forum. I also read a post which referenced NJ 'nasty' on Saabs or something in that vein. I think people have a lot of wonky thoughts about places they've never been. But those in the Southern States seem to take as much of a beating as New Jersey! Anyhoo - like the article.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 11:53 PM

9. The other thing that doesn't help NJ

are TV shows, such as "Housewives of New Jersey"

At the same time, you have the mayor of Newark, Superman, that gives people a much better mental image of the state

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Response to kentauros (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 08:05 PM

11. oh that's right!

New Jersey="Jersey Shore"
Texas="Dallas"
Tennessee="Beverly Hillbillies"

I think I have figured it out. Thanks.

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Response to Celebration (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 12:21 AM

10. That was a well-written and thought-out article!

thanks for sharing it

I think, too, that while some will define Texas as being in the South, I noticed it wasn't mentioned in this story (except in reference to a burger chain.) So, I'd guess the author is one that doesn't consider us as part of the South. I don't either, really. Yes, we were in the Civil War, but when I learned Texas history, we really just kind of breezed over that part, like it really wasn't as important as the rest of our in-state history.

But we're still just as reviled on DU...

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Response to kentauros (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 08:08 PM

12. T for Texas, and T for Tennessee

Not only are we "red" states, but we are "flyover" states. Not only are we "flyover" states, but we have this history......................

Long live Davy Crockett and the Alamo!

Edited to add

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Response to Celebration (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 10:18 AM

15. Great cut!



Although I'm not normally a fan of Skynyrd, I liked that one

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Response to kentauros (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:57 AM

13. Yep, TN gave some of their best for TX.

To name a few:
Davy Crockett
Sam Houston
Sam Blair
Almeron Dickerson


http://www.tennesseehistory.com/class/Alamo.htm

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Response to southerncrone (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 10:00 AM

14. And if you take it a step further,

we're all related due to the history of the United States. Why continue to divide, especially when it's against your best interests? But, I guess the mentality that continues to divide doesn't think it's against their interests at all. If the technology existed, they would cut and then lift out those states they didn't like, in order to have a continent of blue. At least until their own conservatives took over

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