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Even California Has Rednecks!
BrianWise.com (Mailing List) ^ | November 9, 2004 | Brian S. Wise

Posted on 11/09/2004 5:12:54 AM PST by TGOMedia

The exact headline of the Daily Mirror's controversial front page was, "Doh! / Four More Years of Dubya / How Can 59,054,087 People Be So DUMB?" And if that didn't properly underscore the point, the very bottom of the same page reads, "U.S. Election Disaster: Pages 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 11." Now, I'll admit there's a warehouse full of things I don't understand (Paris Hilton lingers in its doorway), but I'm pretty sure the United States shouldn't welcome intellectual or electoral advice from any nation that takes a toothless monarchy as seriously as Great Britain does its own.

Daily Mirror readers were invited to share their thoughts on President Bush's re-election on a message board, from which I reprint a few gems. The first is from Jeff, who writes from San Francisco, and who pleads, "Europe, please invade us. We need a regime change." (Hilarious. I'd have e-mailed this guy if his address were listed: Goddammit Jeff, you live in San Francisco; your city couldn't go any further Left if it raised the Soviet flag over city hall. Butch up, stupid - Republicanism only touches you in San Francisco if you send it invitations.)

Diane from Vacaville, California writes, "Many U.S. citizens have threatened to leave for another country if Bush were re-elected. We don't have to leave; we already live in a foreign country. I simply do not understand the culture that re-elected this idiot." Best yet is Rob, from "The Heartland (where the idiots live)," who writes in part, "SOS! Writing here from 'the country formerly known as America'. [sic] Lady Liberty has been slipped a date rape drug. Democracy is on the run, free speech is all but lost. We need the world to keep the spotlight on bush's [sic] antics because the media here is too frightened to challenge the chimp." (We'll get back to The Heartland a little later.) Actually, "Lady Liberty has been slipped a date rape drug" is clever stuff, which is why I doubt he managed it himself.

Reporting for National Review Online, Denis Boyles details foreign reaction to President Bush's re-election. "In Le Monde, a corrupt newspaper in a nation choking in corruption [sic], the America of Bush II is seen by Jean-Marie Colombani as a bizarre place, where only New York and California can be understood by your standard-issue elite Frenchman. When you're in Kansas, you're not in the Ile de France anymore, Toto. It's clear, says Colombani, that Dominique de Villepin - poet, essayist, bureaucrat - was right when he said Europe would be unable to control American military might without developing military might of its own."

European military might … good thinking. Hell, if it were ever within Europe’s reach to produce true military might, it wouldn’t have needed the United States to pull its sorry ass out of the fire. Twice. Meanwhile, is this the same Dominique de Villepin who tried to negotiate an arms-for-hostage deal for a "family friend" and former student named Ingrid Betancourt (and when that failed, a millions-for-hostage deal)? Is this the same Dominique de Villepin who, upon those failures, launched illegal invasions (i.e., without United Nations approval) into Brazil and Columbia in order to win her freedom (and failed)? Is this the same Dominique de Villepin who lied about those invasions until mounting evidence forced him to tell the truth?

California and New York wisdom is apparently just as distinct as The Heartland's abject ignorance, or else a meandering twit like de Villipin wouldn't have noticed. But has he (or our friend Rob) actually seen a map of the 2004 election vote, broken down by country? Go there, and you'll see it just as Gregory Borse describes it: "One look ... at a county-by-county breakdown of the vote in both the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections reveals that there is no such thing as a ''blue'' state. [Emphasis original.] California in particular looks very, very red. It is only in the far northern and most populated northern counties (San Francisco) and in the populated southern counties (Los Angeles / Hollywood) that the state is blue. Everywhere else, it is red."

Addendum, then: San Francisco and Los Angeles know their stuff, but the rest of California is hopeless; fine. But liberals would do well to remember the days when Democrats won national elections, and why they won them. Just as well to realize that they won't win another in the near future if they continue nominating the likes of John Kerry. Or Hillary Clinton.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bushcountry; kerrydefeat
Links to reference materials are provided at BrianWise.com
1 posted on 11/09/2004 5:12:54 AM PST by TGOMedia
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To: TGOMedia
European military might … good thinking. Hell, if it were ever within Europe’s reach to produce true military might, it wouldn’t have needed the United States to pull its sorry ass out of the fire. Twice.

BWAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAHAAAAAA!
2 posted on 11/09/2004 5:25:05 AM PST by NMVet (Better Living Through Pharmaceuticals (prescription, of course...))
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To: TGOMedia
Most of California is rural. Rural areas, for the most part...the vast, vast majority...voted Bush. The county by county map illustrates that the leftists/socialists/DNC party has successfully created a few highly populated enclaves of elitists and many, many modern reservations where they have gotten the people there dependent upon them.

In the rest of the areas, where people work for themselves and exhibit traditional American values...the nation votes for those values.

Here, I like this color scheme for the county by county map better:


3 posted on 11/09/2004 5:31:31 AM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Jeff Head; farmfriend; calcowgirl; Carry_Okie; Grampa Dave; tubebender; hedgetrimmer; forester; ...
And if it weren't for ski resorts, there wouldn't have been ANY red in eastern CA.

If it weren't for Indian gaming reservations and ski resorts in other states, there'd have been a whole lot less red discoloration in all the other western states!!!

4 posted on 11/09/2004 7:38:40 AM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: SierraWasp

The lefties love to move to the ski resort areas and areas like Tahoe. Then, when they assume critical voting mass, they take over the local area's politics.


5 posted on 11/09/2004 7:50:11 AM PST by Grampa Dave (FNC/ABCNNBCBS & the MSM fishwraps are the Rathering Fraudcasters of America!)
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To: Jeff Head
>I like this color scheme for the county by county map better

It makes me angry
Kerry can "take" Illinois
just with Chicago . . .

6 posted on 11/09/2004 7:53:02 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: SierraWasp

Let's get rid of that discoloration. Will bleach work?


7 posted on 11/09/2004 3:50:32 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The Lord has given us President Bush; let's now turn this nation back to him)
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To: editor-surveyor; Grampa Dave

How 'bout Visene? It gets the "red" out!!!


8 posted on 11/09/2004 4:09:28 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: SierraWasp

Can we get it in bulk? Anything is worth a try ;o)


9 posted on 11/09/2004 4:13:35 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The Lord has given us President Bush; let's now turn this nation back to him)
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks Jeff, you are so right, the red color suits the left so much better. Being a native Californian, I realize that people have a wrong perception of this state. As the map shows, there are many more areas that are not left wingers than one would imagine. The coastlines are full of them, and they are populated pretty heavy, but then, this state is the largest populated to begin with.


10 posted on 11/09/2004 4:14:09 PM PST by ladyinred (Congratulations President Bush! Four more years!)
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To: SierraWasp
Amen...Sun Valley in Idaho...Jackson Hole in Wyoming, Kallispell and Missoula in Montana, The Indian Reservations, etc.

Today's inner-cities represent modern reservations...and they vote for the largess of the rest of society as they have been programmed by the DNC to do...and as our founders warned.

11 posted on 11/09/2004 4:20:52 PM PST by Jeff Head (The American people spoke on Nov 2nd.)
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To: TGOMedia

If your surfboard has a gun rack.....you might be a California Redneck!


12 posted on 11/09/2004 4:27:45 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Jeff Head; Grampa Dave; ladyinred; calcowgirl; farmfriend; tubebender; hedgetrimmer; forester; ...
"Today's inner-cities represent modern reservations"

Plus... We are importing a new plantation, to boot!!!

13 posted on 11/09/2004 5:25:02 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: snopercod

I might as well ping my ol FRiend too. Heck, I pinged just about everybody else that used to like CA!!!


14 posted on 11/09/2004 5:28:20 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: TGOMedia; snopercod
"Goddammit Jeff, you live in San Francisco; your city couldn't go any further Left if it raised the Soviet flag over city hall."

I guess he told him where to "stick it!" Too funny!!!

15 posted on 11/09/2004 5:32:44 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: editor-surveyor; Phil V.
Check with Sam's Club, or Costco. They have everything in bulk!!!

Hay Phil! You still got that big flat-bed tractor/trailer eighteen wheeler rig? If so, pick up a load of that there Visene so's we can touch-up America's elecshun map, 10-4???

16 posted on 11/09/2004 5:39:32 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: Jeff Head; AuntB; Southack; Dog Gone
Look at that red stripe runnin from west to east in the lower half of Alabama! Looks like it's runnin along a river, or something. That ain't no danged Injun reservation!!!

Ya spose that's some of them damned Yankees still hidin out from the Civil War???

17 posted on 11/09/2004 5:44:47 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: SierraWasp

Damn carpetbaggers.
18 posted on 11/09/2004 5:49:14 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Jeff Head
Dammit...

Warrior RED = Republican!

Wussie Blue = Democrat!

Memo to Jeff...s%#tcan that frickin' map, willya??

19 posted on 11/09/2004 5:49:33 PM PST by ATCNavyRetiree (I can most times spot a liberal...they look weak, cowardly and undisciplined.)
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To: Dog Gone

I know... (sigh) We got one sleepin with Schwarzenegger!!!


20 posted on 11/09/2004 5:56:24 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree; Jeff Head
Well, what color is cancer, cause that's what I think of them pussey Dem colored areas!!!

Somebody colored them Yella on a map and included all of Canada, the other day on here!!!

21 posted on 11/09/2004 5:59:50 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
We're stuck with the Red/Blue designation, but this never took off until the 2000 election when USA Today posted the map.

In the long run, it doesn't matter. Our flag is red, white, and blue, all honorable colors.

I liked blue better, but I think that's because I grew up a Dallas Cowboy fan and hated the Farty-Whiners.

22 posted on 11/09/2004 6:00:57 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: SierraWasp; All

Thanks for the ping.

Perhaps you'd like to see this one also...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1275296/posts?page=91#91


23 posted on 11/09/2004 6:03:33 PM PST by Seadog Bytes (Benedict Arnold was ALSO a 'war hero'... before he became a Traitor!!!)
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To: TGOMedia

Redneck – U.S., an rural, unrefined white person (esp. a person from a southern state)


24 posted on 11/09/2004 6:06:00 PM PST by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Do NOT buy from junk email.)
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To: Jeff Head
However you color it, we need to invade those lib areas, populate them with enough conservative voters to take them away from the Dims.

So, make your plans to by 2006.

25 posted on 11/09/2004 6:08:59 PM PST by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Do NOT buy from junk email.)
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To: Dog Gone
"Farty-Whiners"

Hay! Watch that!! Cain'tchew remmemer "The Catch?" Ahhhhh... Them were the good ol days!!!

26 posted on 11/09/2004 6:16:47 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: BJungNan
"an rural, unrefined white person"

Hod on dere... Dat be's ME!!! (cept, I be's a CA hillbilly)

27 posted on 11/09/2004 6:20:11 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: TGOMedia

28 posted on 11/09/2004 6:23:29 PM PST by montag813
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To: SierraWasp

That would be the Alabama "black belt" which, ironically, was where George Wallace got his start in Alabama politics.


29 posted on 11/09/2004 6:24:04 PM PST by Clemenza (Karl Rove IS Keyser Soze)
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To: SierraWasp
"Look at that red stripe runnin from west to east in the lower half of Alabama! Looks like it's runnin along a river, or something. That ain't no danged Injun reservation!!! Ya spose that's some of them damned Yankees still hidin out from the Civil War???"

That East-West line in Alabama is known as the Black Belt, so named because of the rich black soil for our farms, and coincidentally, home to the highest proportion of Black to White farmers this side of Zimbabwe. Oh, and we've also got an Indian reservation in Alabama (no gambling of any note, though).

That map is inaccurate, though. At least two of those counties should be white, not red or blue.

The Alabamians who sided with the Union in the Civil War, however, were on our Northern border. They formally seceded from Alabama, but unlike the illegal state of West Virginia, didn't receive permission to have their own state from Congress (hence, denying the South 2 additional senators).

Such is life.

30 posted on 11/09/2004 6:24:56 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: SierraWasp
Oh, I'll never forget it, you whiskey drinkin', skirt chasin', rough and ready California hillbilly.

(I have no evidence that any of those things actually apply to you, but I can't take the chance.)

;-)

31 posted on 11/09/2004 6:27:01 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: SierraWasp
Even California Has Rednecks!
Posted by SierraWasp to BJungNan

Wasp – White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. Offensiveness questionable as many "wasps" self-identify as such.

California Wasp - White Anglo-Saxon Protestant living in California Sierra Nevada region.

32 posted on 11/09/2004 6:36:21 PM PST by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Do NOT buy from junk email.)
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To: SierraWasp
Look at that red stripe runnin from west to east in the lower half of Alabama!

I don't know SW. It looks like its runnin' east to west to me. ;-)

33 posted on 11/09/2004 6:44:29 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Actually...I saw it as Red =Communism, a more fitting color for the leftist/elitist/marxists under that banner...all of the Communist nations use red.

Blue=True Blue American.

To each his own I suppose, the color is not nearly as important as what the coverage of the respective ideologies represent.

34 posted on 11/09/2004 7:25:45 PM PST by Jeff Head (The American people spoke on Nov 2nd.)
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To: Grampa Dave; SierraWasp
Then, when they assume critical voting mass, they take over the local area's politics.

Reminds me of all of the portapotty water rafting guides showing up at the Board of Supes meetings...buncha long haired hippie type pinko &a^s and long underarm haired hippie type frenchy type no soap women.

35 posted on 11/09/2004 8:37:20 PM PST by eldoradude (When all else fails, vote from the rooftops.)
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To: SierraWasp
the Soviet flag over city hall

Like the one Gorbachev brought to the Presidio?

36 posted on 11/09/2004 8:40:18 PM PST by eldoradude (When all else fails, vote from the rooftops.)
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To: BJungNan
"Posted by SierraWasp to BJungNan"

Whatchew tawlkin bout, BJ? I nevur did post nunna that there stuff to you!!!

That woulda been offensive and that woulda ruined my reputayshun fer bein defensive alla the time!!! (grin)

37 posted on 11/09/2004 9:34:52 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: Southack
That's what I like about you, Southack! You are always so informative when you have something to say. I've never known much about Alabama, other than all the stereotypical crappola the media, especially liberal biased movies have to depict and preach to everyone about what a horrible place it is.

I like it when someone knowledgeable like you confirms my long held belief that the place is not nearly as bad as "they" say it is!!!

38 posted on 11/09/2004 9:41:51 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: Dog Gone
"rough and ready California"

Hay dude... Don't laff! We gotta town just up the road a piece that's actually named Rough and Ready, CA!!!

39 posted on 11/09/2004 9:43:50 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: calcowgirl

Wull... If that's true then it's right to left, which means they's leftists, right?


40 posted on 11/09/2004 9:45:21 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: eldoradude
"...and long underarm haired hippie type frenchy type no soap women."

Phwew!!! You remember that even when yer memory is gettin a little faded!!! (wretch!)

41 posted on 11/09/2004 9:47:47 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: eldoradude

Yeah... When he established "The International Green Cross!" See? Them Commies love to use the EnvironMental/Non-GovernMental Vowell Movement to excess!!!


42 posted on 11/09/2004 9:50:36 PM PST by SierraWasp (Dems are stuck with Dubya! Congress won't impeach and they're scared spitless of Cheney!!!)
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To: SierraWasp

Well...
If it's right to left, then I'm right.
If it's left to right, then you're right.
Either way, we're both right, and they are leftists.
It works for me!

:-)


43 posted on 11/09/2004 9:51:45 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: TGOMedia

I live in blue Los angeles county, but went up north last weekend to Paso Robles. I tell you, the further north I got, (the exception be Santa Barbara), the more I felt like I was back in America. Bush Cheny signs everywhere. It was great.


44 posted on 11/09/2004 9:57:29 PM PST by Wonderama ("America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy"....John Updike)
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for correcting the colors on that map.


45 posted on 11/10/2004 4:28:16 AM PST by snopercod (Bigger government means clinton won. Less freedom means Osama won. Get it?)
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