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« on: December 15, 2008, 03:42:40 am »
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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16563.html

He's 15 picks into his Cabinet and not a single one is Southern
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 03:47:24 am »
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My God...what a great day for America.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 04:00:10 am »
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Good. These people have had the run of the nation for forty years, more than enough time to make up for their inferiority complexes regarding the Civil War. Let them eat cake - or cornbread.
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 04:01:35 am »
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Good. These people have had the run of the nation for forty years, more than enough time to make up for their inferiority complexes regarding the Civil War. Let them eat cake - or cornbread.

and drink their iced tea.
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 04:55:26 am »
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My God...what a great day for America.

Agreed 110%
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008, 04:57:46 am »
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The idea of refusing to appoint Southerners to punish the region's politics is stupid
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2008, 05:00:27 am »
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The idea of refusing to appoint Southerners to punish the region's politics is stupid

Nobody's suggested that. The idea of engaging in Affirmative Action for a group of Scots-Irish is just as stupid, and yet they seem to demand it of Presidential candidates to take them seriously.

EDIT: Furthermore, I believe the region should be punished, though more to the point it out to have been completely depopulated during the Civil War and filled with Northern immigrants. They have foisted upon the North time and again a cabal of incompetent yokels who are better at campaigning than actually governing. They have insisted upon a regionist economic policy in this nation that provides for their economic interests to the detriment of our own, while providing absolutely nothing in return. I have no use for the South, or Southerners generally, and I'd have just as soon given them their own nation just for the pleasure of watching it collapse into financial destitution within a decade. To hell with everything South of the Mason-Dixon line. Its entire culture is the byproduct of a psychological - and just as often physiological - degradation brought on by a potent combination of regressive religiosity and inferior genetics.
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2008, 05:08:27 am »
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The idea of refusing to appoint Southerners to punish the region's politics is stupid

Yes, certainly Smiley

Let us have our fun though!
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2008, 05:41:30 am »
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Well, you know what they say.  Keep your friends close and your enemies... closer?  Wait, makes no sense in this case.
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2008, 05:43:31 am »
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Neat!
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2008, 07:48:04 am »
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Awesome!

It's a backwards region, really.
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2008, 07:56:58 am »
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Awesome!

It's a backwards region, really.

I know a jew in Virginia who will be personally insulting you shortly.
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2008, 08:03:13 am »
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The New South is cool. Sad
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2008, 08:09:55 am »
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The New South is cool. Sad

Yeah, I'll agree with that; Virginia and North Carolina and parts of South Carolina and Georgia have been Reconstructed, albeit a hundred and fifty years too late.

The rest...? F**k 'em.
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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2008, 08:19:16 am »
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Joe Biden is from Delaware! It wanted to join the Confederacy, but Maryland was in the way.
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« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2008, 09:36:56 am »
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The guy who's a leading candidate to be appointed head of agriculture is an African-American from the South, the most conservative AA in Congress who once got caught peeing in a cup in an airplane.
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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2008, 11:47:58 am »
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I don't agree with the idea of picking cabinet posts based on region (though political reality means that a little bit of it is always a good idea), but the glee in this thread is seriously misplaced and/or potentially dangerous.
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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2008, 11:49:06 am »
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but the glee in this thread is seriously misplaced and/or potentially dangerous.

Go look at some of the "Real 'Murrica" rhetoric from the campaign season and get back to me on that one.

EDIT: Here you go. I'm tired, as an urban Northerner, of paying for the self-insecurities of a bunch of unwashed rubes just so some pastoral moron can get his jollies and feel my equal.

EDIT II: This guy says it with more gusto than I ever could (warning: vulgarity). Here's a hint - people that wave the Stars and Bars aren't 'real Americans'.
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« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2008, 12:28:12 pm »
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but the glee in this thread is seriously misplaced and/or potentially dangerous.

On behalf of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, "cry me a river."
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« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2008, 12:32:33 pm »
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True if you consider Hillary Clinton's home state to be New York, to which I respond simply "LOL".
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« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2008, 12:41:30 pm »
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Thank goodness. It's also nice to look at the good aspects of Obama's appointments.
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« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2008, 12:44:45 pm »
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The idea of refusing to appoint Southerners to punish the region's politics is stupid

Nobody's suggested that. The idea of engaging in Affirmative Action for a group of Scots-Irish is just as stupid, and yet they seem to demand it of Presidential candidates to take them seriously.

EDIT: Furthermore, I believe the region should be punished, though more to the point it out to have been completely depopulated during the Civil War and filled with Northern immigrants. They have foisted upon the North time and again a cabal of incompetent yokels who are better at campaigning than actually governing. They have insisted upon a regionist economic policy in this nation that provides for their economic interests to the detriment of our own, while providing absolutely nothing in return. I have no use for the South, or Southerners generally, and I'd have just as soon given them their own nation just for the pleasure of watching it collapse into financial destitution within a decade. To hell with everything South of the Mason-Dixon line. Its entire culture is the byproduct of a psychological - and just as often physiological - degradation brought on by a potent combination of regressive religiosity and inferior genetics.

My thoughts exactly. The people down there are actually very creepy, especially in the bible belt towns.
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« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2008, 12:52:06 pm »
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More of that "new kind of politics," I see.








No more red states and blue states, right?
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« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2008, 12:54:49 pm »
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My thoughts exactly. The people down there are actually very creepy, especially in the bible belt towns.

Agreed, but it's not even just cultural. The reason Southerners like to suck at Reagan's gilded phallus is because it keeps these fatass white collar middle-management types in the Sun Belt well-fed, since neither they nor their employees actually have to do any industrial labor; likewise, they don't have much of a use for unions, since they don't have (and never really had) the industrial backbone of a real economy. So it works just fine for them - to the detriment of actual workers in the North, who do more than computer programming or pressing buttons on a dye-mixer.
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« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2008, 12:56:04 pm »
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Wait, so people actually believe Obama did this on purpose? I see the article did its job.
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