the following is a rant from a person of souther extraction. please do not take it personaly, it is intended to be a general expression of upset-ness----
isn't it interesting how people feel free to poke fun at southerners, things that wouldn't be tolerated if aimed at another group. they wouldn't say that about gays, or blacks, or michigan-ers. not pc.
my family is all from arkansas, texas, and louisianna. i have been in arizona most of my life, but still have a trace of an accent, and tend to use alot of southern expressions. i have been teased about it for years.
one day i'm gonna knock somebody's cotton-pickin head right off.
and you are supposed to put cole slaw on bbq sandwiches!!
we return you now to you previously scheduled forum.
I guess I should just stick with the people some southerners elect to represent them in DC...like Jesse Helms and Sen. Byrd and George W. Bush. Most of the Southerners I've met have been the nicest people whether they be well educated or not, and married to first cousins or not.
Have I brought up my state's former governor, William Donald Schaeffer? He's 83 and currently serving as our Comptroller and is as nutty as ever. Not all too long ago, a young, female aide brought him a drink in the middle of a Dept. of Public Works meeting. After she walked away, he called her back and told her to walk away again so he could stare at her ass again. Yes it was caught on camera and was on CNN for a while. No real health problems to report with him (other than a fainting spell), just a screw or two loose.
Schaefer's probably too obscure for DL. Plus, he's currently running for re-election. I don't think he's going to die all that soon.