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  •  a distinction that he would be wise (3+ / 0-)

    to make in ads playing in Vegas.

    "Intolerance is something which belongs to the religions we have rejected." - J.J. Rousseau

    by James Allen on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 06:20:12 PM PDT

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    •  Indeed (2+ / 0-)
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      My comment was that alcohol was the attack of choice. Not only does it threaten the state economy, it's a wonderful way to make Angle look like a hick. A conservative Christian may be respectable; a hick, not so much.

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

      by blue aardvark on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 06:25:04 PM PDT

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      •  an authoritarian. (7+ / 0-)

        A fuddy-duddy.  Like a character from an old tv show that was always looking through her blinds at what her neighbors were doing, and was on the neighborhood association and would always make complaints about them not mowing their yard often enough or leaving their car on the street for too long.  And if she ever got real power- boy, you watch out!

        "Intolerance is something which belongs to the religions we have rejected." - J.J. Rousseau

        by James Allen on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 06:29:46 PM PDT

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        •  The mean lady from the homeowner's association (4+ / 0-)

          trying to get some real power. Yep. Lovely picture, if Reid can draw it.

          In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

          by blue aardvark on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 06:32:39 PM PDT

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          •  My homeowners association has (1+ / 0-)
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            one of those.  My favorite is when she raised a ruckus because someone put a little concrete Buddha in a plant bed.  She said it was sending out evil spirits and making people sick.  More facinating was that not one person would admit to owning it so the board directed the landscapers to remove it.  I let it be known that I retrieved it from the crew and put it on my patio.  It's an ugly little concrete thingy with peeling green paint but I keep it for laughs.  It also keeps the fundies away.

            "Armageddon was yesterday. Today we have a serious problem."

            by Lying eyes on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 10:20:14 PM PDT

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        •  Authoritarian is the key (1+ / 0-)
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          to one of the major correlations between right wing and not.

          "Statistics are people with the tears washed away." Sociologist Ruth Sidel

          by Vicky on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 06:51:40 PM PDT

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      •  hmmm ... hick = moonshiner in my book (1+ / 0-)
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        the word you're looking for is "puritan", perhaps?

        You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

        by Cartoon Peril on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 06:29:48 PM PDT

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        •  Not a nice word (1+ / 0-)
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          But I think of "hick" as a Gomer Pyle type character. No knowledge of how the world works outside their little village.

          In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

          by blue aardvark on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 06:33:27 PM PDT

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          •  I liked Gomer ... these guys ain't Gomer. (2+ / 0-)
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            You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

            by Cartoon Peril on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 06:34:28 PM PDT

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            •  You were supposed to like Gomer (2+ / 0-)
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              Combine Gomer with "Church Lady" and ask yourself it that's the Senator you want.

              In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

              by blue aardvark on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 06:36:45 PM PDT

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            •  Gomer was good. (1+ / 0-)
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              He came from Andy Griffith, and he was a good guy too.  Starting from the days when he lampooned his own background with such routines as What It Was Was Football, and a hillbilly explains Romeo and Juliet.  "What light by yonder winder shines?"  And "you got to carry the pigskin and run from one end of the cowpasture to the other without either getting knocked down, or stepping in something."

              His Sheriff Taylor was a decent rural southerner who wasn't in the habit of wearing sheets.

              •  it was funny how his southern town had (0+ / 0-)

                no black folks in it however.

                You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

                by Cartoon Peril on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 11:01:25 PM PDT

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                •  Hate to do this (1+ / 0-)
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                  But I was curious because I remember black people in crowd scenes.

                  "Also, you are wrong that there were no blacks in Mayberry. If you watch the people in the background, you'll see several black townspeople walking down the sidewalk and being a part of town. One that comes to mind right off is when Ed Sawyer, the stranger in town, is being confronted by the towns people out on the sidewalk...that crowd contains at least one black person and maybe more.

                  Of course there's also Flip Conroy (played by Rockne Tarkington). He was going to coach Opie's football team on the episode "Opie's Piano Lesson" #215. In that episode, Flip says he's returned to Mayberry after is pro-football playing days are over to run his father's business. This was the first time (and only time) that a black actor was featured as a main character. Up until then, blacks were only used as extras."

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                  "I'm not worried. If there's something bad out there, we'll find, you'll slay, we'll party!" -- Xander

                  by Finnegan05 on Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 06:06:15 AM PDT

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