Sunday, October 14, 2007

Redneck rabies?

OK, this has nothing to do with Southern Iowa, except that we are near the South (Missouri, you know).

It seems that there is a study by the House Homeland Security Committee about health risks at heavily attended gatherings. Football games and music concerts were not considered, but NASCAR events were subject to analysis.

Staffers from the House were sent to the recent Bank of America 500 in North Carolina to investigate.

The Democratic staffers, however, decided that they required to inoculated against several rare diseases and a sexually transmitted illness. The Republican staffers refused the treatment.

What the heck? Do these holier-than-thou staffers think that they'll be infected with the Black Death if they step foot in North Carolina? Were they planning on having close liasons with the locals and thought extra protection was needed?

Of course, the D's say they were also visiting medical clinics and such, and that this type of immunization is simply a precaution and is standard procedure.

Maybe so, and it's not a bad idea, but lumping NASCAR events in with medical clinics for personal health care protection an insult to a large part of the country.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your liberal and democrat coastal elite simply have a deep seated hostility, some would even call it hatred, towards anything Southern or rural in general. They dislike the people and their culture with passion.

You even get some of this in states like Iowa and Missouri where there is a sense of superiority even among those of the same political ilk from urban areas. The rural parts of the state and their people just don't mean quite as much to the machine as do their urban counterparts.

The attitude really comes across in entertainment. When was the last time you seen an average Southerner portrayed in a positive light? Any Southerner? Unless he has been "enlightened" by being away to college or the big city and coming back home or perhaps doing battle against stereotypical Southern/rural racists or evil bigoted Christians or the ever popular ignorant hillbilly savages you simply won't see it. When was the last time you saw a positive portrayal of an average or poor white Southerner?

11:10 PM, October 14, 2007  
Blogger bgunzy said...

"When was the last time you saw a positive portrayal of an average or poor white Southerner?"

The Waltons? Dukes of Hazzard, kinda sorta?

The point is well taken; We do not often see positive portrayals of southern whites. They don't count for much, I suppose, or nearly as much as metrosexuals in NYC drinking latte with their designer friends.

11:13 AM, October 15, 2007  

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