There is more to say about CHM, but to help the
Republican Confederate Party celebrate as we move towards Cinco de Mayo it seems like a good idea to offer up two musical interludes.
First, the great Drive By Truckers sing about the Duality of the Southern Thing and George Wallace:
And then lets go out with Marching Through Georgia:
ps: some how, I do not think this will be the end of discussing the
Republican Confederate Party even if their month of celebration is over. There are many things yet to ridicule to and way too many facts about these weasels for just one month a year.
I’ve decided on a quest. What is the liveliest site at 2 AM, central standard time. This is pretty good, a posting. But is anyone here but me?
@Little Boots: As it’s only midnight PST, nope. There may or may not be a few hangers on lurking around out there.
Hey, fat-fucks of the obesity-plagued South, you’re undermining US national security — again:
John Shalikashvili and Hugh Shelton, both former chairmen of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote: “Obesity rates threaten the overall health of America and the future strength of our military.”
More than a quarter of young Americans are now too fat to fight, they said.
They want Congress to introduce laws to give US children better nutrition in schools, with less sugar, salt and fat.
I have a tag that I get to use fairly frequently:
Confederate Party of Republicanism
Its hot and muggy in Hawaii.
This must be what
HellGeorgia is like all the time.
I’m not ashamed to say that I’m under the influence of alchohol and a couple hours of [email protected]
When all junkfood is outlawed, only outlaws will have junkfood.
Should I be ashamed that I enjoy being a Smoker and cackling evilly while strangling a straggling survivor way too much?
Just got back from a “Sleepy eyes of death” cd release party. Epic. Space. Rock.
I’d like to suggest another song for CHM. Its called “Wave That Flag” by the Bottle Rockets:
The Confederate History Month celebration continues on C-SPAN2 on Sunday afternoon from 12:00pm – 3:00pm when Pat Buchanan is the guest for BookTV’s InDepth program.
@bago: Hey bago, gonna go see the pork filled players? Yutsano and I were talking about rounding up the Seattlites for it, since there’s a juicer in the show.
One of my favorites.
May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii.
Gollllly, Sergeant Carter
The weather is incredible in Georgia right now and has been for the last month. It gets hot and muggy but I wouldn’t move back to Illinois for all the tea in China. The Truckers are local boys here in Athens btw.
South of the Mason Dixon line that war is not over. I for one have moved on to other things.
I could do without the “Obama as antichrist” meme\
@Little Boots: Usually. I took a nap/slept, though, so I wasn’t around to keep the party going. We have a stalwart, hardy little bunch, though.
Man. My sleep is the fucked up to the max. Sigh.
“over up”? did you mean “offer up”?
thanks for doing such good work on chm, dennis.
and you’re right that it ain’t over. they’re bold weasels, them boll weevils.
FDL’s whining is almost non-stop!
@kid bitzer: I see what you did there.
I like over up. I don’t know what it means, but it has a nice cadence to it.
@stuckinred: Is there a link in the FDL? If so, it’s not working. How about you summarize so I don’t have to go over there?
May I suggest a separate archive of these postings, with the comment threads, so that anyone can find them quickly and read them in order. They’re well written and interesting.
Once again, dengre, you have made me think about things I have never really explored, this time, my own Yankee prejudices. I grew up in an unusually progressive household for it’s time and place (early 1960s on the far edge of Appalachia in Western PA). My mom was active in the civil rights movement through a local priest who, in the progressive spirit of Vatican II and Pope John XXIII, who mobilized local progressive Catholics in support of Dr. King and the SCLC. She was there at the Mall for the “I Have A Dream” speech and she boarded buses to travel to the South for marches. I remember her singing “Marching Through Georgia” to me as a child and my childish terror at images I’d see of those marches on tv, knowing my mom either was or wanted to be there. It has affected my views of the South to this day, leaving me with an almost irrational hatred of the region and its people, music, food, and traditions.
I want you to know that, although I still will never live there or like country or southern rock or enjoy fried food or grits and will fight against the discrimination that is still all too prevalent in the southern mindset that can be found in all regions of America, you have made me reexamine my own prejudices with this series on CHM.
For that, I will always be grateful to you. My eternal thanks. Oh, and I may just have become a fan of the Drive By Truckers. You are a treasure and John Cole hit the jackpot when he brought you aboard.
Outstanding DBT reference.
yep. fixed. thanks.
Throw another log on the fire, boys, George Wallace is coming to stay
Yippee! And yes.
In some ways the South’s problems are the nation’s rural problems. It’s harder and harder to offer a future to the young ones, yet there’s so much pain to let them go. I think that is what motivates them towards the xenophobia, disparagement of education, and harsh religious rule. It’s what they have to offer, and they try to make it sound good.
But they are covered with the whipped cream of overt racism and the brainwashing cherry on top.
And the nuts. Lotsa nuts.
Were there supposed to be links up there, or videos? I’m not seeing them.
Stan of the Sawgrass
Yow! The Trucker’s vid is a knockout. My dad was a Wallace freak in 1968, and I’ve never heard any of the ‘positive’ (if I can call it that) stuff about his early career. My (then)brother-in-law, a Nixon loyalist, said in ’71 or ’72 that Wallace was a “liberal” except for his racism.
I’m proud of my Southern heritage. My ancestors came over from Wales and Ireland and made their lives and fortunes in S. Carolina, moved down to Alabama, and after WW2, were second-wave pioneers in the Everglades farming region. But I’m a lot more proud of my heritage as a US citizen, and I’m not a bit regretful that the USA won the civil war. My ancestors took up arms against this country in order to preserve the right to own people as property. That’s something for white southerners to be ashamed of, not proud of.
Thinking of great redneck music lets not forget the unforgettable “Pardon Me, I’ve Got Someone To Kill” by Johnny Paycheck.
It says something about how we like to resolve disputes around here.
@Stan of the Sawgrass: Well said, stan.
I just have to add that that truckers song is fantastic. he said all that much better than I could’ve.