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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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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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