Skip to comments.Why rednecks may rule the world
Posted on 09/09/2008 12:37:22 PM PDT by KarenMarie
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The people who left elitist Europe to start this country would have been considered “rednecks.”
Ben Franklin was a redneck and loved playing the part!
The “Good Guys” always wear White Hats!!
The writer is on target about the impact of the Scots-Irish in American culture... but the British have always sneered at the Scots and the Irish as pale barbarians at the northern gates, ready to pollute the English homeland. This writer has just transferred the traditional English bigotry about the Scots and Irish and placed it in an American context.
You told your husband he could go up a little bit higher, and he drove off the cliff?
Partly offensive, partly a compliment. It’s the BBC. Why be surprised or offended?
When I lived in the UK in the 80’s the crime rate was much lower than ours. However, the Brits followed Limbaugh’s suggestion for the US (to paraphrase, after one exports liberalism to any country, their crime will rise, and law enforcement becomes a joke). Well, the Brits threw out Thatcher and embarked on the Labor party. So, results? Greater crime, they cannot prosecute any real criminals, and the Muzzies are taking over. Rush is right again - as usual.
What they are talking about are rednecks. But in their political correctness, media types cannot bring themselves to utter the word "redneck."
Apparently some use the terms interchangeably, much like I use the terms, "journalist" and "effete homosexual jerkoff boy-man."
" And I want the rest of you cowboys to know something, there's a new sheriff in town. And his name is Barack Hussein Obama. So Y'all be cool. Right on."
Leftists who-would-be-elitists-if-they-could-get-anyone-to-follow-them, demand to speak for working people everywhere.
They hate it when working people peak for themselves.
Not over reacting. The bullet points pretty much describe me and many of my family and friends. However, I'm not of Scott-Irish descent, but a "Hun-Redneck" of German-Norwegian descent...from small-town Michigan-by-way-of-Wisconsin-now-in-Virginia. I don't chew tobacco nor fry everything, but I fit most (if not all) the other bullet points.
It’s the World we live in. You can safely demean white people.
Frankly, I don’t know what a “redneck” really is.
Proud %100 God fearing,Gun toting,freedom loving, country loving, hard working, pick-up driving, bow,shotgun, muzzleloader hunting, NRA member, married, straight,white, father, two hunting dog owning, hockey fan and McCain/Palin voting Red Neck. All those moonbats can kiss my A$$!
Those are such noble traits! How in the hell can anyone mock them and say they’re some of America’s worst???
Just shows how pathetic a wretch he is!
This guy is a self-proclaimed "redneck" just long enough to publicly humiliate and mock them in print.
Ah, another don’t read the whole article type.
The next sentence after the quoted excerpt is
“The fact is that we American rednecks embrace the term in a sort of proud defiance.”
And yes, under cover of slightly toffish BBC English, the article is mostly on our side.
“most of Europe, when they use the term cowboy, they mean for it to have a negative connotation.”
There were plenty of Europeans who loved cowboys. They helped make Buffalo Bill Cody rich. I think it’s just another way for the intellectual elites of Europe to look down on the common folk.
Ct redneck here clinging to my guns, my faith, my family and my country. And I cling very hard.
They probably watched all of our John Wayne / Clint Estwood Westerns and others in the theater or on TV and they have American-Western envy.
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