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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 03:50 PM
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Do redneck women really say "Hell yeah"?
Just wondering...

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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 03:51 PM
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1. Hell Yeah!
;-)
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:18 PM
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16. LOL!
You beat me to it!

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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:06 AM
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105. that's hell yeah, bitch
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 03:51 PM
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2. I thought it was appalachian american instead of redneck :D
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 03:53 PM
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3. I say it , but I'm no redneck!
:P
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 04:04 PM
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4. I say hell yeah...only in certain situations, though.
:evilgrin:
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 04:25 PM
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5. Only at wrestlin' shows.
They are known to belt out a "hey y'all" or a "yeehaw" every so often, from what I'm told.
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jane_pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:23 PM
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22. I believe the term is "wrasslin."
:hide:

(I mock with love, I swear)
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 04:33 PM
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6. damn straight they do! n/t
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 04:34 PM
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7. Fuck, no.
They say "my goodness."
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:07 PM
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8. Damn straight.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:10 PM
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9. Is "Hell yeah" reserved for only some people?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:12 PM
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10. I beleive it is
Gretchen Wilson told me so
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:14 PM
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11. I say "Hell, yeah!" and I ain't redneck.
:P :P

Seriously, though; I'm pure damnyankee.

;)
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distantearlywarning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:16 PM
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12. I don't think you're allowed to use the word "redneck" on DU anymore
It's apparently offensive. I think the correct term now is "poverty stricken perfectly nice American who happens to have some different views than we do on unimportant subjects like separation of church and state and that's ok with us because tolerance is more important than say, the fact that our school age children are learning in science class that the earth is only 6000 years old"

Not that I'm bitter or anything. ;)
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:17 PM
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14. ...
:rofl:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:21 PM
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20. LOL
Edited on Wed Dec-14-05 06:21 PM by Taverner
Isn't the proper term "Inbred Americans"?

:hide:
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:28 PM
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49. I say redneck all the time, but technically
you nailed it.

:rofl:

You're good. I especially like the part where you said, "Not that I'm bitter or anything." Bravo. Sounds like we feel the same way about that subject.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:17 PM
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13. Hell yeah!
:)
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:18 PM
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15. I have no idea.
BUT I HATE THAT STUPID SONG.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:20 PM
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17. There's a song?
:shrug:

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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:23 PM
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21. Here you go. But don't say you weren't warned!
Well I ain't never
Been the barbie doll type
No I can't swig that sweet champagne
I'd rather drink beer all night
In a tavern or in a honky tonk
Or on a 4 wheel drive tailgate
I've got posters on my wall of Skynard, Kid and Strait
Some people look down on me
But I don't give a rip
I'll stand barefooted in my own front yard with a baby on my hip

Cause I'm a redneck woman
And I ain't no high class broad
I'm just a product of my raisin'
And I say "hey y'all" and "Yee Haw"
And I keep my Christmas lights on, on my front porch all year long
And I know all the words to every Charlie Daniels song
So here's to all my sisters out there keepin' it country
Let me get a big "Hell Yeah" from the redneck girls like me
Hell Yeah
Hell Yeah

Victoria's Secret
Well their stuff's real nice
Oh but I can buy the same damn thing on a Wal*Mart shelf half price
And still look sexy
Just as sexy
As those models on TV
No I don't need no designer tag to make my man want me
You might think I'm trashy
A little too hard core
But get in my neck of the woods
I'm just the girl next door

Hey I'm redneck woman
And I ain't no high class broad
I'm just a product of my raisin'
And I say "hey y'all" and "Yee Haw"
And I keep my Christmas lights on, on my front porch all year long
And I know all the words to every Tanya Tucker song
So here's to all my sisters out there keeping it country
Let me get a big "Hell Yeah" from the redneck girls like me
Hell Yeah
Hell Yeah

I'm redneck woman
And I ain't no high class broad
I'm just a product of my raisin'
And I say "hey y'all" and "Yee Haw"
And I keep my Christmas lights on, on my front porch all year long
And I know all the words to every Ol' Bocephus song
So here's to all my sisters out there keeping it country
Let me get a big "Hell Yeah" from the redneck girls like me
Hell Yeah
Hell Yeah

Hell Yeah
Hell Yeah
Hell Yeah
Hell Yeah

I Said Hell Yeah

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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:31 PM
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23. I must be of a slightly higher class
of redneck than the woman who wrote that song! :silly:


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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:46 PM
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26. What no baby on your hip?
No Walmart Lingerie?
No Skynard posters on your wall?

You Blue state elitist you!!!!
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:52 PM
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94. Like our young girls
need any more reason to be backward and ignorant.

Why do people glamorize this lifestyle?!?

I am a certain amount of redneck myself, raised in rural Arkansas. But I see the effects of this type of crap every day in my classrooms.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:45 PM
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124. What's wrong with that lifestyle?
Edited on Thu Dec-15-05 02:16 PM by Shell Beau
It's the way a lot of people live. The way a lot of people have to live. And they like it that way. I see nothing wrong with it. And what do you mean by backwards and ignorant?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:48 PM
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128. Well keeping a baby on your hip is bad for your back for one
best to use a more ergonimic method :P
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:51 PM
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133. LOL!!
:)
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:10 PM
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144. That song describes a lot of people I know.
I like the song. It has a good beat to it. Gretchen Wilson might be a repub (?not sure) but, that song just shows that a lot of people appreciate where they come from. Nothing wrong with that.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:21 PM
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146. I have no idea if she's a Republican or not.
It matters not to me; I simply do not like the song.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:26 PM
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150. Okay, I understand that.
Certainly you have your musical tastes. But the song describes a lot of people's lifestyles. I wasn't sure if you didn't like the song b/c of the message.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:29 PM
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151. Well, I don't especially like that either...
it's not my lifestyle, and I intensely dislike the word "broad" to mean "woman."

I spent a few years in "hot country" radio. I know what sells, but I don't always like it.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:33 PM
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152. Oh! okay!
Edited on Thu Dec-15-05 02:34 PM by Shell Beau
It doesn't offend me. She doesn't really mean it offensively. But I'm not one to get offended easily. :shrug: And this was her first hit. I'm not sure she used the word to make it sell.

And does it really matter that it isn't your lifestyle? I listen to a lot of blues music that doesn't fit my lifestyle, but it is still reality for a lot of people! I don't really understand.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:37 PM
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153. I'm not *offended* by it.
I just don't like it.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:39 PM
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154. Okay. Again you have to right to your musical tastes.
Edited on Thu Dec-15-05 02:40 PM by Shell Beau
But when you said "It's not my lifestyle", it sounds like you feel you are above it. Like you are better than that. I am not saying that is what you meant. But it kind of came across that way. I understand maybe you just can't relate to it and that is okay. :shrug:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:45 PM
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156. Shell, why are you interrogating me about this song?
You almost sound defensive.

I can't stand the song. I really, really, really do not like it. No, I cannot relate to it. None of this is an indictment against you or anyone else.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:50 PM
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157. I apologize if I am coming across defensive or rude. I don't mean to be.
Edited on Thu Dec-15-05 02:51 PM by Shell Beau
Things don't always translate well over the computer. I don't care if you don't like the song. I was worried that you didn't like it b/c it said "redneck woman" and in the south, that is not necessarily a bad thing. A lot of people live that way down here. I just wanted you to know that what you said could be misinterpreted as you looking down on that lifestyle or thinking you are better. I don't think you think you are better than anyone. Again, I am sorry if I came across ugly. And it may also have a little to do with me reading other posts that were kind of ignorant. I am reading too much into it! :)
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:20 PM
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18. Same here.
Drives me wacko, wacko, wacko...

:puke:
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:20 PM
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19. Hell, yeah.....and a bit of commentary
I say it. Probably at least once a day, usually more. With great gusto.

:hi:


FWIW, there is a rich history behind the term "redneck" that some may find interesting...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redneck
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:22 AM
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116. Me, too.
And, like most of my expletives, it doesn't translate well into German or Italian, so when I swear, nobody understands me, anway, except Call Me Wesley, who just rolls his eyes.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:47 PM
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127. From one Redneck Gal to another ~
Oh hell yeah!








BTW check your PM

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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:31 PM
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24. One quick rant....
If you are on DU...then you might not be a redneck

Sorry, if you're here, you aren't a redneck. Cowboys, Country types, Blue Collar Workers, yes. Rednecks? No.

Rednecks have Confederate Flag stickers on the backs of their trucks. They join the KKK. Country music, southern accent and working class does not a redneck make. It might make you strong in character, but it will not make you a redneck...you're better than that...
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:46 PM
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25. By your definition, that's true.
But I have no problem being called a redneck, and I have no doubts about my progressive politics. My family has deep roots in Alabama, where I was born and raised. My grandfather and all three of his brothers were county agents, men who worked for the extension service, finding ways to support rural farmers and, in the process, build stronger communities in our state and improve relations between blacks and whites. I am intensely proud of my family history in that regard, and the origins of the word "redneck" that are rooted in the sunburned necks of poor white farmers in the Deep South are nothing to be ashamed of for me.

Are there ignorant and racist rednecks around? There always have been and always will be, I'm afraid. But the same could be said about any random sample of residents of any state or region in this country.

But there were and still are many, many honest and decent "rednecks" about the South, and I see no reason for me to buy into a stereotype created by the Hollywood machine which has little use for me, my vote, or my efforts on behalf of peace and justice and a democratic United States. That stuff, you see, just doesn't sell as well as two good ol' boys, a chick in miniscule shorts, and an overblown buffoon of a small town sheriff in the Deep South.

But oh, how I wish it did.

:)
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:51 PM
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27. You're a Southern Charm
A Daughter of the Southland....a beautiful denizen of the Southeast...but redneck? Hell no!

I would never consider you such...nor would I consider any other person on DU.

Thing is, in California, redneck IS a big insult. Warranted or not, over here its equated with the confederate flag.

My uncle would probably be considered a redneck in the south. He likes to hunt, is blue collar all the way (Past Union President even) and drives a truck. But he'd smack me silly if I called him one. Good Ol' boy yes...redneck no.

And yes, Dukes of Hazarrd was a horrible show, but the micromini shorts did almost redeem that show...



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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:05 PM
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29. To you, I'm southern charm.
To my friends here, who I drink beer - or Jack and coke - and watch college football with, take our kids to the county fair with, have girls' night out at the local Mexican joint with.... I'm a proud redneck woman, just like they are.

Play Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" when we're around, and we'll stand and sing along. Insult the South, and we'll get redneck on your ass. We love our silly daisy duke shorts and Bud Light in a bottle all summer long. I've seen Jimmy Buffet in concert nine times, and know all the words to way more of his songs than just those on his "Songs You Know by Heart" album.

That's me. That's who I am, my friend.

But I am also a tenacious fighter for and believer in justice. I don't fuck around when it comes to issues of right and wrong, especially in my hometown. The problem is, many of us feel we are fighting the well-established demons at home, while having to simultaneously defend ourselves against stereotype-fueled attacks from folks elsewhere who ought to be in our corner.

Someone stop me now, before my drawl gets going so hard it is no longer intelligible!

:hide:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:18 PM
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31. Thing is in California
The word "Redneck" means something different than it does in the South. And when we hear that term, we think George Wallace, not Henry Wallace...

And i think thats the crux of the whole North v South thing here. We're agreeing, just not speaking the same language...
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 09:27 PM
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56. If that is the case, it is up to you to enlighten the misguided
Edited on Wed Dec-14-05 09:32 PM by merh
folks in California.

It's a saying we have here in the South "American by birth, Southern by the grace of God." That doesn't mean we are all fundamentalist Christians or even Christian at all. That simply means we believe we are blessed to live in the South, where the pace is slower, the smiles friendlier, the loyalties deeper and the love of who we are and where we have come from runs deep. Southlandshari explained to you where the term "redneck" derived. The rednecks of our past were the lower/middle class farmers and workers that toiled in the fields and at their jobs to build a better life for their families and a better community to live in. Why would I be ashamed to be that determined and dedicated?

Southerners have been slapped in the face with our past for years and we have made great strides to overcome the smear on our souls that was created when our leaders and many of our people fought to continue segregation. We have struggled against the stereotypes that would have the rest of the world believe we are racists and back-wards and we struggle against those stereotypes every day. We have to, the rest of the world won't let us forget our horrible mistakes and/or they choose to believe in the bigoted stereotypes created by Hollywood out of ignorance.

We Southerners do wear shoes. Did you realize that shoes were first sold in boxes in pairs (right foot and left foot) in 1884, in Vicksburg, Mississippi? The majority of us can read and write. Interesting facts about Mississippi, the first co-educational college in the United States to grant a degree to a woman was Mississippi College, in Clinton, Mississippi, and Mississippi University for Women was the first state college for women in the nation. We aren't all backwoods or back-wards and many have a strong love of culture. Hell, Jackson, Mississippi, is the official home of the USA International Ballet Competition and has been since 1982. Go look at how many famous writers, blues musicians, entertainers and celebrities hail from Mississippi, I think you will find the list interesting.

We aren't all racists in the South and many of us are very progressive as we see the values that are nation stands for as absolute, not something that can be traded or compromised. Did you realize that Mississippi was one of the first states in the Union to allow women to own property and that did not threat them solely as chattel? Did you realize that even during the days of slavery, slaves were allowed to sue their masters for abuse and mistreatment. I know, you are thinking to yourself how can one be proud of that given that it is an acknowledgment of slavery. I say to you that all states in the union had slaves (and not just African American slaves), our founding fathers were slave owners and given the fact that slavery was an accepted part of the culture of the United States, it was pretty darned progressive to allow slaves to sue their masters in the 1800's.

The majority of Southerners hang their heads in shame at what happened during the civil rights struggles. When Edgar Ray Killen and Byron De La Beckwith were facing trials for their involvement in murders of those working for civil rights in the '60s, the majority of Mississippians, white and black, shared the same desire and that was to see that justice was had and that both men face trial. When they were convicted, there was a collective sigh of relief, finally some of the wounds of our citizens could be healed. I don't know of any other states that have gone out of their way to try folks for the atrocities of the civil rights era some 40 years later.

Are there backwoods or back-wards racist rednecks in the South? Well there are some that would fit your stereotype, but most don't even come close to it. Interestingly enough, there are racists rednecks all over the USofA, in every community, in every state. They don't belong to us.

Do we have racism in the South? Yes, but so do all of the other states in the union. Many of the Southerners I know have made the conscious decision to live here and to fight against the injustices, to make our home states better. We don't see leaving as an alternative because we love our way of life, our people, our communities and our families. We want to stay here and help bring about change. Many of us struggle daily and live the lives that many on this board only pontificate about. We fight for civil rights and justice, we believe in our families, our home towns, our nation and each other.

The indomitable spirit in the South is something to marvel at and now, with the devastation left by Katrina, you can see it with your own eyes if you would venture out of your California bubble. The folks here have seen horrible destruction and they have not given up. They are working together, side by side, all races, all creeds, all colors and all sexes. The determination to build back our lives, to reconstruct the communities that made the region its own paradise, simpler, slower paced and giving, is strong and is what will restore the communities. We listen to the promises of our leaders, but we don't wait for them to fulfill those promises before we begin to reclaim what we love -- our communities. And our necks are red from working in the sun, removing the debris, cleaning our properties, recovering our belongings. And I can honestly tell you that I don't know one of my fellow rednecks that is ashamed of our efforts and that includes the thousands of volunteers from all over the world that have been sunburned and now have rednecks, rednecks they have earned in the South.

I wish others could feel the sense of pride and community where they live that I feel here in the South. I think it would make a better world for all of us to live in.

To my fellow GRITS, I say "Hell Yeah". :toast:


Little known facts about Mississippi
http://www.visitmississippi.org/secrets/facts_1.asp

Facts about Mississippi that make me proud
http://www.mississippibelieveit.com /






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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 09:34 PM
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57. HELL. YEAH!!!
:applause:




























and :hug:. A big one.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 09:36 PM
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58. Hell Yeah!
:hug:


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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:00 PM
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62. Wonderful post, darlin'!!!
:thumbsup: :applause: :hug:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:06 AM
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104. ..
:blush: :hi: :pals:

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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:11 PM
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68. He doesn't speak for all Californians
Maybe northern Californians (the divide here between north and south is bigger than that of the nation as a whole), but not ALL Californians.

I am a proud southern Californian with deep southern U.S. roots, and I say...

Hell yeah, crank up the Skynyrd, and hand me that bottle of Jack! :D
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:22 PM
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88. Awww...
:loveya:

You do remember that you and I got to know each other on DU way back when because of a thread about Lynyrd Skynyrd lyrics, right?

:hug:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:08 AM
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107. To Skynard
:hi: Hell Yeah! :toast:

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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:41 PM
Response to Reply #68
120. Again, its not skynard, its not the south and its not the jack
I think many are missing the point. It's one thing and one thing only - the word "Redneck."

Like I mentioned earlier I have an uncle. He likes skynard, is blue collar all the way, like Jack daniels and all of what is generally attributed to "recneck." But call him one and he'll deck you right and square. You could call him a cowboy, a good ol boy and even a hick to some extent. But say redneck and he'll spit back "I ain't never burned no crosses and I ain't no traitor." See, when he hears redneck he thinks the Conferacy. Right or wrong, that's what he sees.

I understand the difference, and i understand Redneck is a badge of pride in the South. But in much of the country it is not.

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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:50 PM
Response to Reply #120
130. No one is missing the point.
We just disagree with the point. The word "redneck" obviously means very different things to different people here. No reason we can't disagree agreeably, though, right?

:hi:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:50 PM
Response to Reply #130
132. True
When in Rome ;)
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:05 PM
Response to Reply #120
143. Maybe redneck means different things to different people.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:14 PM
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145. I think Shell Beau hit the nail on the head here
We in "Blue State Liberal Elitistland" think something very different when we hear redneck. We are probably wrong, and it could be because of bad 80's shows, or what not, but the truth is that it a very common perception. Over time, most of us have learned that not all Southerners fit this stereotype. In fact, very few do.

But California for example, has always been a place of migration. Very few from California are native (I'm one of the few - - BEAR FLAG PRIDE BAYYYYBEEEE!!!) and a lot our migrants have been from rural America, looking for a better life. Starting with the Dust Bowl migrants (who were literally stopped at the California border and sent back unless they had $1000) and continued on with the fallout from the Timber Industry collapse in the 80's.

So the California "Redneck" is made up of mostly non-Southerners. The term is applied derisively by many, and in many cases pointed towards the rural poor migrants who have come here. But the those who wear Redneck as a badge of pride here, are not Southerners either. Most of them are from Bakersfield, the Northwest, etc... and often times yyou will find a Confederate flag on the back of their truck.

Now in the South, it seems to be a badge of pride. There were even socialist labor organizations alligned with this, as well as Environmentalist ones (I had no idea Earth First originated in the South - - but it makes sense.) Keep in mind the Republicans and the media have been playing this to divide us.

As Machiavelli said "Better to have your subjects fighting each other than you."

And As Warren Beatty said As Bullworth "When are people going to realize that white poor have more in common with black poor than they do with the white rich?"

Anyway....I hope I made some kind of point here.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:23 PM
Response to Reply #145
148. Well,when you picture a redneck,
you may have a vision of a toothless, barefooted, rifle carrying guy with overalls on and a dip in his mouth. That is what a lot of people may think of. I don't think of it that way. I kind of think of it like Gretchen Wilson describes in the song. Maybe not totally like that, but you get the drift.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 12:02 AM
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96. Deleted sub-thread
Sub-thread removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:44 PM
Response to Reply #56
123. But its not Southerners that people disagree with
Say someone is a Southerner and they'll think corn bread, BBQ's and a "cute as a button" accent. It has nothing to do with the region. Californians don't think Southerners are racists and backwards (well not most Californians at least...) but the tern redneck. And that term does not equal Southerner by any stretch of the imagination. The two are completely different.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:46 PM
Response to Reply #123
125. A lot of people do equate southern with redneck.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:50 PM
Response to Reply #125
131. I know
But out here the majority of self-described rednecks come from Bakersfield, Idaho or Oregon. Not the South. Most Southeners who are proud of their roots go by Southerner.
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:52 PM
Response to Reply #131
134. How do you know what most Southerners do?
You are debating about what most Southerners do and think....with a bunch of Southerners.

:shrug:

























You know I :loveya: ya, baby!
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:54 PM
Response to Reply #134
136. Well I can only speak from experience
Edited on Thu Dec-15-05 01:54 PM by Taverner
I haven't met a southerner here who went by "redneck" yet...

I have met a lot of people from Bakersfield however....
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:56 PM
Response to Reply #136
137. LOL - yes you have and you know it!
You know I don't mind the label "redneck" at all. And we have had endless debates about this. That don't look to stop anytime soon....

:rofl:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:59 PM
Response to Reply #137
141. Ahhh but you don't live here
By here I meant California, land of the jaded misanthropes....
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:23 PM
Response to Reply #141
147. LOL!
I thought you meant DU when you said "here".

:hug:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #123
155. And I claim the name back from the racists and the creeps.
And I ask that you educate the misguided and ignorant folks around you.

I also dare you to come out here and get a redneck of your own, to learn about the people and to help those in need of help.

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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:51 PM
Response to Reply #155
159. Hey I want a redneck!
Where do I get one? :)

Seriously, I have always wanted to go to the South. I know there are many in need and help - and beleive me I am not discounting that. Nor am I discounting Southerners. There is a lot about the South they don't teach in schools such as:

- Union soldiers were cheered when marching into Confederate states. I'm sure many were just trying to get in good with the occupying army, but the Confederacy was a downright fascist, sin-or-swim operation which still had indentured servitude.

- Most "carpetbaggers" were teachers and alturists trying to help a devastated part of the country. These "carpetbaggers" were actually welcomed into Southern towns and given lodging and made part of the communities in which they helped. Most animosity about the carpetbaggers was the fiction of Margaret Mitchell.

- The KKK was and is much more active in Rust belt states than in the South.

- The most violent race riots perpetuated by whites happened in California and Boston.

I could go on, but I'm tired.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:56 PM
Response to Reply #159
160. Volunteer to help with Katrina recovery, rebuilding, cleanup
Come to the MS Gulf Coast or NOLA and help your fellow citizens.

You get a red neck and see the red tape and the frustrations first hand.



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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 03:05 PM
Response to Reply #160
162. I would be there except for the whole wife expecting thingy
:(
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 03:09 PM
Response to Reply #162
165. Why the frown?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 03:12 PM
Response to Reply #165
169. Oh not a frown because of the baby
I'm excited and can't WAIT for that...really!

It's that our lives are pretty much on hold until Willow Jane shows up at her coming out party.

So things like "help katrina victims" are pretty much out of the picture.

And I was offered a 2 week assignment from Crisis Corps in NOLA that I was considering too
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 03:13 PM
Response to Reply #169
171. Having kids can tend to put things on hold!
But congrats on Willow Jane. That is a very cute name!
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 03:09 PM
Response to Reply #162
166. When is she due?
& congrats
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 03:12 PM
Response to Reply #166
170. Thanks - Valentines Day!
Or perhaps a little later, but I'm hoping Valentines day - it would be sweet.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 03:55 PM
Response to Reply #170
172. That's great.
Again, congratulations & celebration! :toast:

Image
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BamaGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:58 PM
Response to Reply #56
139. Damn straight!
Well said Merh! :toast:
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:03 PM
Response to Reply #56
142. merh, that was awesome. I learned a few things
about my state of Mississippi with that post! :toast: I agree wholeheartedly with what you said. Thanks for that.
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:36 PM
Response to Reply #31
90. Thing is, in the Rest of the World

The word "Californian" means something different than it does there. A lot of people tend to think "materialistic, sycophantic misanthropes" rather than leaders in culture, intellect, and science.

Is this valid? No, but there it is, and it is perpetuated by the continual stream of nose-brim gazing that results in a lecture on what it means to be "Southern" or "rural" or "redneck" offered by those who are none of these things. What gives anyone the right to define anyone else? Why are these groupings, always of others, necessary, and are they of any positive purpose at all?

I can't add much to the superior response already offered by Merh, but I will add this as a suggestion. We'd all be a lot better off if we spent less time worrying about what other people are and what terms describe them and more on self-examination of who we are and how we contribute to society. Part of being a liberal, to me, is a desire to help others to be better than they are because room for improvement always exists, and I can only do that by making myself better than I am and offering a model for them to follow, or not, as they desire. I cannot enforce adherence to a philosophical principle, cannot force anyone to think the way I think, but I can seek to understand how others think and avoid behaviors that make my ideas repellent before they are even known. Many people exist in this country who carry the badge of "Southern" or "redneck" or whatever as one of honor, and whether the reasons for that be good or mundane, that is the way it is. Telling those people what they are, are not, or should be will not endear you to them. Thus, your ideas will be cast aside as so much garbage before they are ever heard.

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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:37 PM
Response to Reply #90
119. Well they're kind of dead on with materialistic, sycophantic misanthropes
I can't really disagree with the rest of the world on that one...
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:19 PM
Response to Reply #29
32. DANG-GUMMIT
pull up your Daisy-Dukes woman! they are falling down! :hide:

:D
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:21 PM
Response to Reply #32
33. Sigh. How many times do I have to tell you...
it's DAD-GUMMIT, not dang-gummit.

Fucking blue state, librul elitist Bostonian asshole.

:eyes:

























:loveya:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:24 PM
Response to Reply #33
35. Ahhh but he's from DC
That's kinda like the South...
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:32 PM
Response to Reply #33
38. you southerners just love Jesus
Jesus this and Jesus that :eyes:

there is more to life than Victory Prayer Ampatheaters

we have gay marriage, drugs and LESBIAN SEX up here! :bounce:
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:02 PM
Response to Reply #38
42. Pfffft.....what a moran!
You think we don't have drugs and lesbian sex down here?

:eyes:

We've got plenty of both. We just don't get all pretentious about either of 'em.

Gay marriage - the whole country (ok, ok, except your silly, pretentious state) has a long way to go on this issue, so don't dis only the South here. Lord knows that the ban on gay marriage hasn't kept thousands of gay and lesbian couples across the Deep South from making a beautiful life together. Know whut ah meen, Vern?

;)


And besides, you spell like a fucking redneck. It's Victory World Ampitheaters, Sparky!

:rofl:

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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:04 PM
Response to Reply #42
43. i'm sorry for the poor spelling
i was having lesbian sex at the time of that posting :P
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:09 PM
Response to Reply #43
44. Ack! How can that be?
All this time I was under the impression that you had a HUGE



























scooter.

:shrug:


Moran.

:P
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:23 PM
Response to Reply #44
46. pic of my HUGE .....
scooter :P

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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:27 PM
Response to Reply #46
48. Hmmmmm...
Now that I see the size of it, I guess I CAN believe you were having lesbian sex just a bit ago.



:hide:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:31 PM
Response to Reply #48
50. don't hate me for my glitter
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:54 PM
Response to Reply #50
55. You know what?
For once, I welcome your tired-old-desperately-need-some-new-material posting of that picture. At least she's easy on the eyes, which beats the hell out of some of the self-righteous crap and half-witted potshots rooted in shallow stereotypes around here.

:eyes:
























:hide:
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:49 PM
Response to Reply #50
93. I don't hate you for your glitter.


But I was thinking maybe you could get over it a little.


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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:36 PM
Response to Reply #38
53. Prayer Amphetamines?
Does that mean rednecks need to juice up to pray? :sarcasm:
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:37 PM
Response to Reply #38
54. Yummy.
"we have gay marriage, drugs and LESBIAN SEX up here!"

I wanna come live up there. I like those three things more than anything. :P
:evilgrin:
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:47 PM
Response to Reply #29
75. Stop you?

You were just getting a good head of steam going. :-)

One rule I learned well from my grandmother: Never get between a Southern Woman and her rant. Ever.
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:00 PM
Response to Reply #75
78. You are a true Southern gentleman, darlin'!
I'm vascillating between righteous indignation and helpless laughter all over this thread!

:D
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:47 PM
Response to Reply #75
126. Never get between ANYONE and their rant
It's like a steam engine. Stand too close when it's relieving pressure and you get burned
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:41 PM
Original message
Up yours Tav...
I'm a REDNECK!!!! WOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!


HELL YEAH!!!! :P
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:52 PM
Response to Original message
135. Oh yeah?
Well Pththththtpt!
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:50 PM
Response to Reply #135
158. HA! HA!!!
I guess that's all you Cali-fornians can come up with? :P


I'm a redneck LADY.....HELL YEAH! :P

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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 03:05 PM
Response to Reply #158
161. Hey it's not the size of the tongue
It's what you do with it ;)
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 03:07 PM
Response to Reply #161
163. So...ummm...
Just what DO you do with that toungue??? :P

*Grabs Big red and waits for a response!
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 03:08 PM
Response to Reply #163
164. Lots of things
Things that would make Gene Simmons weep openly
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 03:11 PM
Response to Reply #164
168. Well..sheeeeit...
Now you've done it! You've mentioned Gene Simmons!!!!

That's it.... I'm done with this thread.... :P
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:41 PM
Response to Reply #24
39. Up yours Tav...
I'm a REDNECK!!!! WOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!


HELL YEAH!!!! :P
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:25 PM
Response to Reply #24
47. Thank you for pointing that out.
There are quite a few people here do refer to themselves as rednecks and seem mighty proud of it. I don't get it. By definition by being here and agreeing that Bush is bad for the country and the world, they obviously aren't really rednecks. Yet, there are those who proudly call themselves rednecks when in reality, nope.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 09:49 PM
Response to Reply #47
60. Please see post 56.
I hope that helps you understand why some of us are proud to be called rednecks.

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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:00 PM
Response to Reply #24
63. So, let me get this straight ...

You have been appointed arbiter of meaning?

"Country types?" How utterly bland.

I won't get into an argument here on the meaning of the term itself other than to add my voice to those who have suggested your definition is not my definition, and I do not accept you as arbiter of that meaning.

I am more interested in this as an intellectual exercise related to a line of inquiry an associate of mine and I have both separately and concurrently been studying for several years now. This revolves around the sociological concept of "Other-ing" and how those outside the South have, for a good two centuries now, been busy creating and maintaining two Americas, one "Real,' one "Other." The Other is typically defined as The South, but the application of terms and commentary used often, more often in recent decades, encompassed those living in various regions well outside the traditional South. We see it here very clearly. The classic term "redneck" was often used to describe Southerners but also those from many regions who shared common traits, habits, lifestyles, etc, i.e. it was not strictly a Southern term. The classic definition has by necessity modified with the passage of time and the advancement of society, but some common traits remain, the above list having absolutely nothing to do with any of them. The term is not regional; it's social. Yet the negative traits applied to it are clearly regionally targeted even if they are themselves not entirely regional in all their connotations.

My interest in this, eventually follows a circuitous route back to modern politics and the reason Democrats, counterintuitively, tend to lose in *rural* areas, whether they be Southern, Western, Midwestern, or whatever. I don't claim it to be the only reason, but this Othering and all its consequences, some real, some imagined, has a great influence in this.
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:06 PM
Response to Reply #63
66. Very well said, my friend.
:thumbsup:



And long time, no see! How goes it with you these days?

:hi:
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:13 PM
Response to Reply #66
69. Doing well ...

Very kind of you to ask. You're good, I hope?

I'm here, there, and everywhere. DU is kinda like a pot-luck these days. You dive into a thread, and if you like it, that's where you tend to be for awhile. :-)

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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:25 PM
Response to Reply #69
71. Very well said, AGAIN!
;)

I know what you mean about diving into a thread and sticking with it for a while. I've been flitting about this one for a while now (LOL) and was glad to see you post here!

:hug:


Missed you this football season. Where were you? Probably in the Sports forum, where threads on football belong. Because I'm moderating the Lounge this mod term, though, and this lot can't be left alone for very long, especially on long Saturday afternoons and nights, I usually started an NCAA football thread here on Saturdays. Probably do the same during the bowl season - come join us!

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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:43 PM
Response to Reply #71
74. Football season ...

Strangely enough, I spent a lot of time at work during college games. The powers-that-be were kind enough to let us hook up the surround-sound system on the big screen HD television, which we actually use for work related purposes, which drew several of us lingering after we closed the doors at noon watching a game. The group atmosphere along with the amazing sound and picture made my home viewing seem, well, bad. Four or five of us would gather 'round and finish watching one game, then retire to a sports bar nearby for refreshments and the next game ... and sometimes the next, and ...

And by the time I got home, I'd be wiped out. :-)

I had higher hopes for several teams this year that didn't quite make it, such as 'Bama. I thought they were gonna roll.

And now I, an OU fan, have been transformed into a Texas fan, and that's just got me ALL messed up. :-)

I'll make sure to look for the thread during the bowl games. We've got Internet access at work too.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:58 PM
Response to Reply #63
140. We lose in rural areas not because of our "other-ing"
But because of the Republicans "other-ing".

Besides, Every time the Democrats try to act as if they are in with rural America, they come accross as disingenuine and patronizing. Think of Kerry hunting. Doesn't matter that he actually is a hunter, perception is everything and it appeared fake.

That's why I liked Dean. He pretty much said "I am not from rural America, I am a Northeast Liberal, but I want to FIND common ground..."
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:42 PM
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122. Redneck is not a bad thing...
...after all, the very meaning of it is a person who's neck gets red from being sunburned because they are outside in the fields all day working.

Rednecks have Confederate Flag stickers on the backs of their trucks. They join the KKK.

I think the definition your are looking for here is "Racist homomphobic shithead"
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:55 PM
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28. Hell yeah! All the ones I've known in NJ, NC, and VA
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:07 PM
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30. Hell Yeah!
We do!
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:22 PM
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34. Of course they say 'Hell Yeah' you Sum'Bitch
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:28 PM
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36. I usually say Fuck Yeah
and I proudly call myself a redneck. I'm just not the type of redneck that most associate w/ that saying.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:28 PM
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37. Shit no!
It's FUCK YEAH!
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:46 PM
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41. See my post above!
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:43 PM
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40. HEYUL YEYA!
That's how you are supposed to say it really. 4 syllables.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:36 PM
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52. Right. If you say it like rednecks say it.
You said it just like a real to life one. :evilgrin:
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 09:49 PM
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59. Who; me??
:evilgrin:
Actually; I really DON"t sound like I am from this area even though I am; because my mother was an English Professor; so she brought me up without the accent. My cousins are hard core about it.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 12:06 AM
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98. I wish your mother had raised me.
I want to drop the southern accent so bad. You have no idea just how bad either. If I ever do, I won't miss it. I can't help it. In truth, it really does make a person seem smarter. I should have to explain that I'm not a total nitwit, just because I have a southern accent, but in truth, even my own view is that a neutral accent or even a northern accent sounds way more intelligent. Please tell your mother that I said bravo. Proper English is something that may end up helping us all in the end. After all, we do need to be able to understand each other, don't we?
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:50 PM
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129. Speaking proper English and having an accent are not the
Edited on Thu Dec-15-05 01:58 PM by Shell Beau
same thing. I speak proper English with an accent. I would never want to lose my southern accent. It is part of who I am. I get more compliments than not. And as far as people assuming you are dumb b/c of your accent, it sounds like THEY have a problem. Not you.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:22 PM
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45. Among other things.
Oh, don't get me started. I know too much. They might kill me if I was to truthfully portray them. There is a really old Skynyrd post around here sure to get me shot one day on DU by rednecks who still can't stand me, but hey, it's so true. I can't help that. :shrug:

:hide:
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:36 PM
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51. I suppose so..
... but more importantly, women who are up for a REAL GOOD TIME say it :)
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Hyernel Donating Member (665 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 09:54 PM
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61. Only when yer bangin' em on the hood of yer Camaro.
YEEEEEE-HAAAAAWWW!
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:01 PM
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64. Are you serious?
:yoiks:
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Hyernel Donating Member (665 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:23 PM
Response to Reply #64
70. Of course not...
....Camaros are totally unsuitable! The hoods totally dent.

O8)
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:36 PM
Response to Reply #70
73. LOL - you are off the hook, bubba!
:P

Good answer!

:D
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:03 PM
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65. Stone Cold Steve Austin was a redneck woman?
Oh. My. Gawd. :scared:
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:10 PM
Response to Reply #65
67. ....
:spray:



























and whether I like it or not, there's this, too... :loveya:

;)
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:33 PM
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72. I love the redneck women who have contributed to this thread
The term 'redneck' is obviously different things to different people, but what is constant here is the inner beauty (hey, outer, too) and Gump-tion of our southern women. What some of these ladies have written above collectively constitutes a discourse that makes far more sense than DU's typical weekly quota. Southern women come in all flavors, obviously, but we here are graced by the presence of some pretty special people who just happen to be female and to hail from below the Manson-Nixon Line. And we are all the richer for it, I say...

Yee-damn-haw, y'all.
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:53 PM
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76. Sigh.
:loveya:
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:02 PM
Response to Reply #76
79. Hell, yeah...
:hug:
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:59 PM
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77. I'm the proud descendant of a long line of rednecks.
I live in a cabin in the woods. I raise ducks. I can do carpentry, plumbing, welding (if I have to), car maintenance, and so forth.

All because my "redneck" dad raised his daughter to be independent.

Do I say, "Hell, yeah?"

HELL YEAH! :D
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:03 PM
Response to Reply #77
80. Speaking of loving redneck women...
:hug:

Hi, Maddy. :D
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:07 PM
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82. Hey!
I finished my work early, so I'm able to hang out a little at DU. I finished last night about about 4 AM. :boring:

What are you doing during the holidays? I'm making the "grand tour" of Texas--going to go visit family, pick up some boudin at Nick's Grocery, in Port Arthur, and probably just hang out over there. :D

And I'm going to hit the casino after the New Year. I don't have to be back at work until January 17th. :woohoo:
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:11 PM
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85. You finished at 4 AM? Let's see, that's 7 AM here...hey we probably went
to bed together!

I mean...at the same time. :-)

Your holiday adventures sound a lot more fun than mine...I mean, in that I don't have a plan yet. Might do something cool with the Elvis thing, though, so maybe that'll be fun. And if you hit it big in the casino, you might not want to be back at work even after January 17. Just remember -- you take their money, not the other way 'round. :hug:
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:59 PM
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95. LOL.
I didn't go to sleep until about 1 this afternoon, because I was so psyched that I finshed the paper. I woke up at about five, when hellacious thunderstorms becan passing through here.

I need to PM you about that link you sent me--I think it's the coolest thing EVAH! :yourock:

Do you still do any work in your professional area? I was amazed at some of the research you have done. Fascinating.

:hug:
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:12 AM
Response to Reply #95
108. Congratulations on the paper!
Edited on Thu Dec-15-05 01:13 AM by ForrestGump


Kinda on hold on that other work, but it's there, still, and I shall return!

:hug:
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:51 AM
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113. Excellent! Please keep me abreast of developments.
Huh huh! I said "abreast." :rofl:
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:53 AM
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114. You boob
:rofl:

I love it when you talk dirty.



Hey, what're all y'all tittering about there in the background?!
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:07 PM
Response to Reply #77
83. Oh HELL YEAH, Maddy!
:hug:

It's up to us to define ourselves, and no one else can label us if we refuse to wear their stereotypes. And there is no one on this board I'm happier to identify with than other redneck women like you and merh and other GRITS!!!

:loveya:
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:11 PM
Response to Reply #83
84. Damn Straight!
I laugh at the redneck label. I embrace it. I know that, should the world systems collapse, I have everything I need, right here on my little farm, to survive and feed my family. :D

Remember that song by Bocephus? "A Country Boy Can Survive?" Well, I can skin a buck, and I can run a trot line....This country girl can survive.

And I can be the sweetest magnolia and hide away all of my tomboy ways, whenever I need to.

Steel Magnolia. GRITS. Yep, that's me!

:hi: :pals: :loveya:
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:14 PM
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86. Shewt...all these southern flowahs make me wanna kiss their
GRITS.

I'm a BLITS...Boy Lived In The South. :-)

Time to do a little BLITSkrieging...
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 12:59 AM
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103. Hell Yeah!
:hug: :loveya:

Good to see ya Maddy! :hi: :pals:

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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:08 AM
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106. Hey, Shugah!
Got finished with my work. :woohoo:

Am not looking forward to the holidays. :D
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:16 AM
Response to Reply #106
109. Good for you!
So happy for you. :bounce: :bounce:

And so glad to see you! :hug: :loveya:

You need to enjoy the holidays - go get your favorite sausage and have fun. :thumbsup:

I have missed you and your frog. Welcome back from the world of research and writing. :hi: :hug: :pals: :loveya:

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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:40 AM
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110. Oops...that previous post had a typo:
Edited on Thu Dec-15-05 01:40 AM by Maddy McCall
Am not NOW looking forward to the holidays.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:57 AM
Response to Reply #110
115. I knew what you meant.
:hi: :hug:

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saged52 Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:05 PM
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81. Pocahontas, Illinois
That is the town I am from and this is the town that Gretchen supposedly put on the map as as she "claims" to be from Pocahontas. I personally don't care what "rednecked woman" means to anyone. All I know is that she has given most of the women from around Pocahontas a bad image - and I do not like it. We do not shop at Walmart, we do not leave our lights up all year long, and we do not live in trailers near hog farms. We are intelligent classy broads, old hippies, and union backing people. We do not particularly approve of 7 year old girls chanting "hell yeah" just because of Gretchen. It's a sore spot in this community - the town is divided right in half. Personally - I find it disgusting.
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:16 PM
Response to Reply #81
87. Do you realize you are the FIRST person to bring up Gretchen Wilson
on this thread?

:shrug:
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saged52 Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:38 PM
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91. gretchen -
she was mentioned in an earlier thread. You have to understand what it is like to be from Pocahontas and be constantly stereotyped by her. Since I am from a union household she is a constant insult to everything I believe in. I do yard work for a living, I am from a farming background, and most of my friends are laborers - we all have red necks. She does not represent us. She popularized the term "hell yeah" so I felt my rant was appropriate.
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:49 AM
Response to Reply #91
112. I understand!
:hug:

I actually get a kick out of that song, because a good chunk of it DOES describe me and life in Alabama. I might feel differently if she was from my town, but I don't think so. I'd probably be proud of a southern sister making it in the music biz.

That said, if you don't identify with her playful look at country life - I can understand finding it obnoxious. If it helps, I NEVER would have guessed she was from Illinois!

:hi:
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 12:03 AM
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97. south of I-80 is the south...
why do i know this? cause every truck driver i have talked to about that subject agrees..as soon as they travel north of I-80 the people ain`t as friendly and the waitresses don`t say "hon".. i live in northern illinois
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judaspriestess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:34 PM
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89. I'm Hispanic
and I always say HELL YEAH!! Especially when my man gets undressed.
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 11:40 PM
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92. LOL!!!

Just had to respond because I love your name... :-)

"Breakin' the law, breakin' the law ..."

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spacelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 12:26 AM
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99. With an "OH" preceding.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 12:27 AM
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100. hey wait, my neck isn't red
but I still say "hell yeah!" :shrug:
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 12:30 AM
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101. Of course, dear.
Hell,yeah! Most especially on CMT an GAC. ;)
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 12:46 AM
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102. Don't all women?
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:43 AM
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111. I'm a Montana farm hick and I always say it...
I try not to but I do. :)

I am neither a redneck, or a woman though. Although, after I watched "Love Actually" I did have doubts about the latter. :)
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:47 AM
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117. Just want to see what number
this post gets, after such a chunk of the thread was deleted. :-)

Just curious. An experiment.

According to the post count on the lobby page, that I know was off by one of those uncounted posts, this should be #127.

Ready?

Here we go!

Come on, #127! Go, 127!! C'mon 127!...
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:48 AM
Response to Reply #117
118. Well, 117 is good, too
Lucky 7 is still in there.

All right...back to my writing...
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:42 PM
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121. Oh Hell Yeah!
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:58 PM
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138. I am not a redneck woman but I say "Hell yeah" at least five times a day.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 06:40 PM
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173. I echo your response.
I do say it but I don't consider myself a redneck. :shrug:
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BamaGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 02:24 PM
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149. Hell yeah
and damn straight. ;) I take serious exception to some of the redneck sterotyping in this thread though. 'Redneck" is part of the identity of the South. It's a term that liberals and conservatives in the South tend to actually agree on, and it's a shame it's been bastardized by people who don't understand it. But I have a son who refuses to answer to anything but Bubba, so what the hell do I know? ;)
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 03:11 PM
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167. Hell, no.
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