Skip to comments.Give Me a Redneck (Charlies Daniels view on a good Pres. candidate)
Posted on 08/20/2008 6:08:56 PM PDT by Kimmers
Last night in Montgomery, Alabama we did a concert for the Buckmasters organization. As the name implies, Buckmasters promotes hunting and their convention every year is attended by all kinds of people, but the good ol' boys in their pickup trucks with the rifle racks, the big knobby tires and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. racing decals make up a big part of the attendees.
The streets of Montgomery were teeming with big guys in camo. They were friendly folks, quick to smile and not afraid to render an opinion on anything from their favorite deer rifle to the current presidential election.
If you want to hear some straight talk, go find you a bunch of rednecks. No politically correct, limp-wristed wimps in this bunch. No stilted semantics or pseudo-intellectual diatribes about the war, gas prices or current politics.
They just call 'em like they see 'em. They chop the log and let the pieces fly where they may and whoever happens to be standing in the way is likely to get a mouth full of wood chips. No word-mincing, no high-flying Harvard vernaculars, just plain words from just plain people.
I just wish we had a genuine redneck running for president. It would be wonderful to have just one presidential candidate who didn't try to play both ends against the middle who would come out and say what they really mean.
A redneck wouldn't take any lip off little tin dictators like Hugo Chavez and would stand toe to toe with the likes of Putin and Ahmadimijad and hunt down al-Queda to the last man whatever it took.
A redneck would put America first and not be concerned what the rest of the world thought about it.
A redneck would protect our gun rights and see that laws were passed to make sure child molesters get what they deserve.
He'd build up our military in manpower and technology because he realizes that a strong America is safer America.
A redneck would protect the Constitution and have the guts to stand up to the people who want to take God out of public life in America.
A redneck would wear an American flag pin and hold his hand over his heart when the national anthem was played or the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
He would drill in ANWR, off the coast and everywhere else we need to drill to end our dependence on foreign oil.
A redneck would make sure that if someone fathers a child that he is forced to support it and respect family values.
And a note to the cherry pickers, lest you start accusing me of being a male chauvinist pig, you can insert she for every place I've said he. There are plenty of redneck ladies out there too.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops
God Bless America
I am down with that.
Me, too! Me, too!
Southern by birth. Redneck by choice.
I find it quite ironic that Mr. Redneck, Charlie Daniels, recorded and still accepts royalties from what could be considered the most anti-redneck song ever recorded, “Uneasy Rider”.
No word-mincing, no high-flying Harvard vernaculars, just plain words from just plain people.
That is O-Bambi’s biggest problem ,, he is just discovering that his view of the USA isn’t held by a majority outside of NYC/MASS/Portland and Wash D.C. and he is absolutely shocked that some people have beliefs that they won’t compromise on (sellout) ... he thought everything was like his little district in Chicago where a few favors and some “walking around money” gets you whatever you want.
Good one, Mr. Daniels....
That would be Obambi he's talking about.
and martha stewart would probably never say: "that's a good thing"...but *I* would! :)
You know, real Americans! :D
I am probably the only one who is bothered by someone beginning a sentence with one idea and ending the sentence addresssing another idea. But it lets you say “hell yeah!” twice per sentence, and saves valuable punctuation marks.
Me three, me three! LOL
There is no wonder why that Billy Carter was more popular than Jimmy.
He's a redneck. Not a dumb-ass.
God Bless the rednecks.
It is they who feed cattle on miserable snowy days so we will have meat on our table.
It is they who build our roads and do the many other things it takes to keep us warm, fed and able to live as we do.
God Bless the rednecks, for it is they who make our world a comfortable place.
Well, I guess that puts me in good company. I am too!
We ain’t stupid,we’ll beat you with your own money.
Well said!! Can’t agree with ya more.
Ditto that for me too! :)
Also recorded with Dylan (and George Harrison!)in NYC and Nashville. I believe he credited on Dylan’s Nashville Skyline.
Yep, a proud member of the redneck society of Alabama. Talk of Monkey town making me homesick. You know what I miss the most? The smell of the evening in Ala. Honeysuckle, jasmine, wisteria, camillias.......
Here’s a redneck girl checking in.
Charlie Daniels is a gentleman, and a patriot. Also, a talented musician. He can sure burn that fiddle, can’t he?
My favorites are “Still In Saigon,” and “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.”
The story behind how he recorded “Still In Saigon” is quite interesting.
But I can't agree with everything in this article. Real "rednecks" should:
Believe in God (or not), and proudly defend their right to express their faith...unless their faith forcefully suppresses non-believers' peaceful practice of their non-faith;
Love America and the American way of life, but not confuse true freedom with a symbol of freedom (pledge, flag, etc.);
Love their country, but be wary of their government (where have I heard that one?);
Fight for America militarily if needed, but avoid blindly accepting any excuse to go to war;
Avoid blindly accepting anything, actually;
Favor punishment for child molesters, but not confuse an innocent pat on the rear for "child molestation";
You see where I'm going with this.
Ever since I learned to think rationally sometime around high school, I've been annoyed with the East-Coast liberal mentality. Yet I'm also cautious of the red-state "kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out" mindset. I'm absolutely terrified when the two cross paths, 'cos it's never for the better. I wish we can have a redneck President...only the right kind of "redneck."
Well said my friend......
Charlie puts on one heck of a party for his fans every June. For the $20 membership you get a newsletter, a T-Shirt, an autographed pic but the kicker is the party itself. We go to Mt Juliet Tennessee, and he feeds everyone BBQ, or burgers, hotdogs, and all the trimmings, has a meet and greet with everyone and signs anything you want him to and then he and the band do an imprompt concert of requests only. We all love many of the patriotic songs they do but one special request is asking his guitar player, Chris Wormer, to do his rendition of the “William Tell Overture” .... Chris is amazing on that guitar!
I think I know where I will be spending $20.00.....thank you for the info
I am not a counrty music fan (love bluegrass), but I did some two steppin’ to that song recorded in the early 80s
. . . Gimme a Gimme a redneck girl.
I think the title of the song was Redneck Girl (don’t know who recorded it).
We have a few of these gals on FR (grin).
On the website, there’s a FanClub link.
I’ve met many wonderful people at the party from across the nation and its like a homecoming getting to see them every year. For me it’s only a 1 hour drive to Mt Juliet. One lady that does sign interpretation for Charlie when he’s on the West Coast comes from Oregon. The 2 moderators for the forum are from Ohio and Virginia. Some other friends I’ve made come down from New Jersey. We usually pick a morning when everyone’s in town for Charlie and the rest of FanFare and meet for breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Good bunch of folk ... like Charlie!
Thank you Kimmers. I wake up every workday to a local classic rock station (comedy morning show - more banter, less music), but enjoy the rare instance when they play “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Really good tune. I remember Dominique Moceanu, young gymnast on the 1996 US Olympic team (I’m not creepy, just good with names...my original one takes about 2 hours to type), using that song for her floor routine, and thought that was pretty cool. Just one of many reasons to separate music from politics...
I would be happy to vote for a redneck president !
I, too, am one Kimmers! And dang proud of it!
A true fence sitter, if I ever saw one.
Wish I could watch ... have very slow dial-up (less than 20k bps) and videos are only a dream on my computer.
Hey, I fit the category too — Redneck Ladies United.
Nope. I just know what I believe (my permanent tagline succinctly condenses my entire worldview). I'm not the only libertarian on FR (albeit *very* libertarian). My beliefs are quite consistent in principle; they only happen to fall somewhere between 75% FR and 25% DU in practice. Do you buy 100% into someone else's pre-set philosophy, or do you evaluate everything you come across on its own merits?
If I'm a "fence-sitter," than that fence must take up about 90% of the world's land mass.
“I guess I am a proud member of the redneck ladies.....”
Mrs. RQSR says “H... YES, ME TOO, AND PROUD OF IT!”
Best answer I have heard.
Country star (Toby Keith) praises Obama
Nashua Telegraph | 8/20/08
Posted on 08/20/2008 10:49:23 PM PDT by peggybac
[snip] “There’s a big part of America that really believes that there is a war on terrorism, and that we need to finish up. So I thought it was beautiful the other day when Obama went to Afghanistan and got educated about Afghanistan and Iraq. He came back and said some really nice things. So as far as leadership and patriotism goes, I think it’s really important that those things have to take place. And I think he’s the best Democratic candidate we’ve had since Bill Clinton. And that’s coming from a Democrat.” [end]
high praise indeed. [snicker]
That thread is whack.
It went away. :^)
Damn you, did you have to ruin my breakfast.