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Antietam Protest

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Boom_70, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    I've had many a Southerner tell me it wasn't the Civil War. Rather, it was the War of Northern Agression.
  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Well, you can add me to the list ... or start one with my name ... of Southerners who think the whole Confederacy issue was a bunch of crap to begin with. Of course, as a Texan, I also like to point out that, hey, I'm not really part of the South. Texas really is a whole other country.
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    It just needed a little edit
  4. You and old Sam Houston, eh?
  5. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    I thought this was about Dorothy's aunt in Wizard of Oz. I guess I should read more carefully next time.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    "You can't tell me what to do" -- is a pretty powerful motivation for 3-year-olds on up.
  7. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    My son seems to think it works. ::)

    Seriously, I have an enormous pride in being a Texan, just like some people (rightfully so) have pride in being Canadian, or Kentuckyian or whatever-an. Take pride in who you are, where you're from and don't put down others through your own pride. I love Texas but I don't think it's any better than any other state. It is, however, way, way different
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member


    If you didn't have an enormous pride in being a Texan, they'd boot you to Oklahoma.
  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    That being said, when I see bumper stickers that said "Proud to be a redneck," and believe me there's a lot of them out here, I do an eye roll each time. It's never been something to be proud of in my eyes. But hey, to each his own.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    These are the same folks who proudly fly the confederate flag at NASCAR races. Dog 428 will tell you its a salute to southern heritage. I think its just a salute to ignorance.

    At some point the fact that NASCAR still allows this to happen will hurt them.
  11. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    NASCAR still has that redneck image, even at events well above the Mason-Dixon line. It's going to be a long time, Stars and Bars or not, before they shed that image.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Well NASCAR still does a lot indirectly to cultivate the image. When you see those idiots at Antietam you realize its not that far a stretch to think that these are some of fans in infield of Talladaga claiming they have a right to fly the stars and bars.
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