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“Hillbilly nonsense”? Really, Los Angeles Times?
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2012 | Don Surber

Posted on 01/17/2012 11:45:55 AM PST by Mustang Driver

I have no objection to the word hillbilly. Man High School in southern West Virginia calls its teams the Hillbillies. The word is colorful and accurate. But when you use the word in a derogatory way to slam someone who is not a hillbilly, then I take offense.

The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times did just that on Martin Luther King Day.

In an editorial taking a swipe at the governor of Texas, the editorial board took a swipe at hillbillies.

He is a cowboy, not a hillbilly.

The editorial itself was peculiar:

Rick Perry is not the first to defend the four Marines who were catapulted to infamy last week when an Internet video emerged capturing them urinating on what appeared to be the corpses of three dead Taliban fighters. Conservative luminary Britt Hume said on Fox News that he didn’t see anything despicable about it, and author Sebastian Junger penned a thoughtful essay in the Washington Post that defends if not excuses the Marines based on his own experiences studying the emotional state of combat soldiers. But that’s not the way Perry put it. And that’s why he doesn’t just infuriate liberals, he inspires little confidence among educated conservatives.

So it is OK to defend Marines for pissing on dead bodies, but only if you defend it in a manner that makes the Marines hapless victims of the American war machine.

Or something like that.

Fine, that is the editorial board’s opinion. But the board ended its editorial with this: “How long are we going to have to listen to this hillbilly nonsense before Perry bows to the inevitable and drops out of the GOP presidential race?”

“Hillbilly nonsense”?

He is not a hillbilly.

Why not, Latino nonsense?

Jewish nonsense?

Black nonsense?

Indian nonsense?

Islamic nonsense?

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1 posted on 01/17/2012 11:46:00 AM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: Mustang Driver

“He is a cowboy, not a hillbilly.”

When I worked overseas, a Brit tried to insult several of us Texans by calling us “a bunch of cowboys”. He got so frustrated as we agreed with him saying “damn straight we are”. He didn’t know how to respond so he kept repeating it trying to insult us. We kept taking it as praise and confused him to no end.


2 posted on 01/17/2012 11:56:03 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Mustang Driver

Nothing more provincial than a liberal elitist, but we have a whole strain of conservative that is there to tell us how great and powerful and morally superior liberals are.


3 posted on 01/17/2012 11:56:32 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Mustang Driver

The Los Angeles Times demonstrates the liberal intellect -— name-calling.


4 posted on 01/17/2012 11:59:06 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: Mustang Driver

I always loved it when Man played Graham. Graham calls its teams the ‘G-Men’. I called their cheerleaders the ‘G-Strings’.


5 posted on 01/17/2012 12:01:45 PM PST by chopperman
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To: chopperman

I would have named the team the Graham Crackers.


6 posted on 01/17/2012 12:06:48 PM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: chopperman

I would have named the team the Graham Crackers.


7 posted on 01/17/2012 12:07:17 PM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: Mustang Driver

Man, that LAT idiot needs a geography lesson. Perry isn’t a hillbilly, he’s a cowboy or cowpoke. Hillbillies are an Appalachian thing, crackers come from Florida, rednecks are a little more generic but more of a Carolina-and-further-south species. Get a clue about your rural etymology, LAT!

(I, by the way, am a product of the finest strain of Caucasian recyclables that central Virginia produces. That’s the politically correct way to say “white trash,” y’know.)

}:-)4


8 posted on 01/17/2012 12:08:49 PM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Mustang Driver
Us`n North Country Mountain Hillbillies, we done got us`n some guns, to boot.

Where`s yourn`?

Spit-shinin` my bead sight right now.

But New Yorker city-slickers in Albany want to take away our ammo- HELPP!!

9 posted on 01/17/2012 12:09:31 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Hillbillies got guns? Who knew?)
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To: thackney
"Yankee Doodle Dandy" was originally an insult song that the British made up.

I guess the more things change the more they stay the same.

10 posted on 01/17/2012 12:10:29 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: Moose4; tx_eggman

Where I come from (Texas Panhandle), Perry wouldn’t make much of a cowboy, either.

He’s just a Texas Statesman.

Cowboys are their own breed. I’m no cowboy, either, but I am country.


11 posted on 01/17/2012 12:13:02 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: Moose4; tx_eggman

Where I come from (Texas Panhandle), Perry wouldn’t make much of a cowboy, either.

He’s just a Texas Statesman.

Cowboys are their own breed. I’m no cowboy, either, but I am country.


12 posted on 01/17/2012 12:13:14 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: junta
Los Angeles is the nations capital for cult suicides. Water, electricity, food, gasoline, clothing and real dirt are trucked into the L.A. basin every day. If the supply chain breaks, it's an overnight cannibal city. Remember the hiway of death leading out of Kuwait on Gulf War 1. That's nothing compared to what will happen to the I5 or the 101 from all the stalled out cars after a mass panic for any reason.

Just to live in L.A. on a daily basis you have to buy into the unbelievable fact that such an artificial environment - like a giant terrarium - is 'normal'. After swallowing that, any cult psychology is cheesecake and is easily digested.

The L.A. Times is full of lemmings ready to jump at the drop of a hat. It's crazy town. Who cares what they think or say.

13 posted on 01/17/2012 12:15:08 PM PST by x_plus_one (Obama: Brainwashing the masses to believe that racism is a greater danger than radical Islam)
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To: junta
Nothing more provincial than a liberal elitist

I've been saying that for years -- especially New Yorkers, whose little self-contained province seems to end at the Jersey shore.

14 posted on 01/17/2012 12:17:13 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Moose4
Man, that LAT idiot needs a geography lesson.

I guy in KFI Radio (in LA) recently referred to Pittsburgh as a "east coast city".

15 posted on 01/17/2012 12:20:10 PM PST by Mr.Unique (Very generic, non-offensive, tagline.)
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To: Moose4
Hillbillies are an Appalachian thing

I think they can come from the Ozarks, etc.

I think the fictitious Beverly Hillbillies were from taht area. Hmmmm... maybe Jed finding oil on his property (Texas Tea) is what confused the writer.
16 posted on 01/17/2012 12:21:17 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: x_plus_one
That's nothing compared to what will happen to the I5 or the 101 from all the stalled out cars after a mass panic for any reason.

That's what happens when it rains a little bit out there, isn't it?

}:-)4

17 posted on 01/17/2012 12:22:28 PM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Moose4

Arkansans are redneck hillbillies.


18 posted on 01/17/2012 12:26:04 PM PST by montyspython ((Romney-Perry-Obama ... No Way))
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To: Dr. Sivana

The term “Hillbilly” originally came from those boys from the rural hills of western Virginia who joined the Union army instead of the Confederate army during the Civil War. These southern Billy Yanks became known as “Hillbillies.”


19 posted on 01/17/2012 12:30:46 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Mustang Driver

The LAT is unquestionably effeminate in its worldview.


20 posted on 01/17/2012 12:42:10 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Dr. Sivana
The original Beverly Hill Billies was a singing group from Los Angeles. They had a couple of hits in 1930, one of which was "When the Bloom is On the Sage," which was one of my mother's favorites. Some members of the group went on to become country-western stars, including Stuart Hamblen ("She's Old Glory," 1950), Elton Britt ("Smoke on the Water," 1945) and Zeke Manners ("Inflation," 1946).
21 posted on 01/17/2012 1:00:26 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Mustang Driver

I think that only hillbillies should be allowed to say the word “hillbilly”. Anyone that is not a hillbilly that uses the word should be met with violence, a lawsuit, and should be fired from their job, and branded as a biggot.


22 posted on 01/17/2012 1:01:40 PM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: Mustang Driver

Rick isn’t from a cowboy tradition. His folks were tenant farmers near Paint Creek, north of Abilene.

Tenant farmers is just a polite term for share-croppers and a dry land farm in W. Texas is probably the nearest thing to desperation in the United States.


23 posted on 01/17/2012 1:10:31 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

On the TV series “The Beverly Hillbillies,” the Clampetts were from Tennessee.


25 posted on 01/17/2012 2:28:15 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The "Occupy Wall Street" losers should try occupying their local employment office. GET A JOB!)
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To: thackney

The Brits used to call Ronald Reagan a “cowboy.”

The problem with the Brits, they don’t know the difference between a cowboy and a gunfighter.


26 posted on 01/17/2012 2:30:14 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The "Occupy Wall Street" losers should try occupying their local employment office. GET A JOB!)
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To: Mustang Driver
I would have named the team the Graham Crackers.

You'll never guess the name of team from Poca, WV.

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Yep... the Poca Dots!

27 posted on 01/17/2012 2:35:38 PM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
On the TV series “The Beverly Hillbillies,” the Clampetts were from Tennessee.

From Wikipedia:

"While Granny frequently mentioned that she was from Tennessee, the series never specified the state from which the Clampetts moved to California. However, they often referred to nearby towns such as Joplin, Branson, Springfield, Tulsa, Silver Dollar City, all of which are in or near southwest Missouri. [ . . .] Granny tells the police officer in Central Park that her family comes from Taney County (which is in southwest Missouri). Early episodes also contained several references to Eureka Springs, which is in northwest Arkansas. All of the communities are in the Ozark Mountains."
28 posted on 01/17/2012 6:16:02 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: x_plus_one

You got that right.


29 posted on 01/18/2012 9:32:05 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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