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  •  The real reason to value the south: (1+ / 0-)
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    TN yellow dog


    Southerners are well worth getting on your side although it's a job of work to do so.  Hard headed to a fault, loyal to the death, fullof kindness, generosity, and yes tolerance once they sign on.  A powerful force for good if they can be rescued from the undeniable strains of irrationality and bigotry that is such an ugly part of their heritage.

    •  Sheesh (3+ / 0-)
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      cardinal, quotemstr, Susan Leonard

      We're not a bunch of noble dogs.  Positive stereotyping is just as unreal and nearly as annoying as negative.  

      Your political compass Economic Left/Right: -6.50 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.67

      by bythesea on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 09:49:05 AM PDT

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    •  Lynching and deseg riots were so full of kindness (1+ / 0-)
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      Please.  I spent most of my life in the South, surrounded by intolerance (religious and racial--wish I had a buck for everyone who told me I was going to hell for not being saved in a Southern Baptist church!) and sugar-sweet backstabbing.  There are all kinds of people in the south, good and bad, but looking at the objective evidence (voting history, polling data, and so forth) that region needs a lot of work.

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