November 11, 2004
Christmas is coming soon, and I would be forever grateful if someone would buy this book for me. I don't usually solicit gifts or rattle my begging cup on this blog, but I'm going to make an exception here. I want that book.
I was born in the armpit of the Appaltachian Mountains and I come from a long line of Scots-Irish people. Except for my mama, almost every one of us has hazel-green eyes, a distinct Scots-Irish trait. I totally agree this this assessment of such people:
Their theme song is country music and when people talk about rednecks, this is the group they’re talking about: this is the group that voted for Bush.
Though they’ve had successes, the Scots-Irish generally haven’t done well economically. They’re individualistic, they’re stubborn and they value their way of life more then their financial situation. If a politician comes out for gun control they take it personally. It’s not about guns, really: if you’re against the National Rifle Association you’re against them as a people.
They take Protestantism seriously. It tickles me when people talk about “the Christian right”. These people aren’t right wing, they’re just religious. If you’re religious, of course, you’re against gay marriage and abortion. You’re against a lot of things that have become part of the intellectual liberal liturgy.
I am one of those people and I never expect "intellectuals" to understand us. They think we're stupid. We believe that they are eat-up with the dumbass. I don't see either side changing the other's mind anytime soon. I just wish the lefties would stop the post-election hysterics and take a more Scots-Irish view of their defeat, just to maintain a little dignity.
"Yep. We got whupped, boys. Let's lick our wounds and get ready for next time. Always remember: The sun don't shine on the same dog's ass every day."
That may not be intellectual, but it works better than a temper tantrum.
Send me your address and I will buy it for you.
I put it on my wish list too... I hope my darling bride will actually LOOK at my wish list this year.
"If you’re religious, of course, you’re against gay marriage and abortion."
Pardon me, but that's simply incorrect.
WEl, the democrats have had me totally befuddled for a couple of years now.
I understood democratic principles to be ones that upheld the working man, the common folk, the underdog, the poor and the downtrodden. That's what i had been taught by my parents, two democrats to the core.
But it seems that isn't the case? I was lied to! And it wasn't by the President.
The ones the Democrats were supposed to be fighting for are the ones they are looking down their noses at.
hrmpf well dip me in batter and call me a hushpuppy, but i posted to the wrong post. bwahha! Sorry. I think the message gets across anyway.
"hrmpf well dip me in batter and call me a hushpuppy, but i posted to the wrong post. bwahha! Sorry. I think the message gets across anyway."
That's okay, Pril. You just gave people like me one more reason to look down upon you.
Hard to look down at anyone when you're at the bottom, Mike.
Don't worry, maybe one day you'll stop being ignorant and actually figure out half of what we're saying to you!
that's too bad, mikelx. I was once a democrat, when i thought they stood for something worthwhile. My candidate lost, too, by the way, but i' m not exactly pouting about it.
And thanks, too, for showing me i had not been lied to about the democrats. How disappointing.
"My candidate lost, too, by the way, but i' m not exactly pouting about it. "
Well, I am "pouting" because the candidate that has failed at his job and who's lies resulted in the deaths of thousands, was rewarded with four more years.
But mostly I am disappointed in the American people who can be so easily led and deceived by these bums.
"And thanks, too, for showing me i had not been lied to about the democrats. How disappointing."
You must be inventing my political affiliation, because I have never told anyone what it is.