Kathleen Parker, Yankee Belle

Thursday, August 20, 2009
Posted in category The Race Game

My new article is up at Taki: “Little Miss PC Southern Belle.”

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5 Responses to Kathleen Parker, Yankee Belle

  1. Melissa Steele says:

    August 20th, 2009 at 10:11 am

    As much as it galls me to agree with Kathleen Parker on [i]anything[/i] she’s not wrong.  I live here.  

    Don’t romanticize the South as the “last bastion of gun-toting, states-rights and freedom”.  The last time I “toted a gun” constantly was because I had to – it was during Katrina and there was no cavalry riding in.  I’m not talking about other people being a danger, I’m referring to wild pigs and feral dogs that got dislodged in the midst of the disaster.  Before you get the idea that such battles against the wild were anything other than coping with tragedy, let me remind you that we had no running water for nearly a month, no electricity for 6 weeks, and no communications or ability to even drive on the roads for a week.  Cell phones don’t work when the tower gets washed away.

    I live on a golf course.

    When Kathleen Parker advises that driving a stake through the heart of Old Dixie is a good idea, she is absolutely right.  Neoconservative white southerners are not the problem here; well, they are a problem, but they aren’t what she is referring to in the article.  

    The problem is gun-toting “freedom loving” OTAs (one-tooth assholes) who actively despise anyone who shows a spark of interest toward ideas such as women who go to college (uppity feminists), women who work (uppity feminists) and women who dare to do both (uppity feminists, probably lesbians telling men what to do!).  That is the reaction toward *women in their own homes*.  I haven’t even started discussing their reaction to the men that they know who they do not agree with, or heaven forbid men who are of a different race, creed, socio-economic sector…

    Kathleen Parker is NOT wrong to call out the OTA’s plaguing the Republican party.  I detest agreeing with her, but spend some time here, and you will see that OTA’s actually exist, unfortunately.

  2. Splash Daddy says:

    August 20th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Not quite sure I follow you Melissa. The gist of KP’s article was that Southerners and conservatives were driving people away from the GOP and it was published in the context of anger shown at town hall meetings. But the anger among conservatives, libertarians, and independents who abandoned the GOP in 2008 was due largely to the Democrate-lite nature of the present day GOP. We finally said “no more” to the hold-our-nose-and-vote-for-the-lesser-of-two-evils strategy.
    As for the OTA’s you mention, they don’t seem to be having much impact since women account for over 50% of college graduates and Gov. Jindal is no “lilly white” redneck either. And plaguing the GOP? The type of people you describe as OTA’s – if they exist in any significant number – typically do not even vote. The empirical data has been clear. When GOP candidates run on conservative platforms (e.g., small government) they win. When the Lindsay Grahams (KP’s favorite) take the lead, the GOP sinks.

  3. Michael the Artist says:

    August 20th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    She’s just another establishment ho.

    And Ann Coulter is right–Winter Park, Florida ain’t quite the same as, say, Slidell, Louisiana. (Named after the senator and CSA diplomat who sailed across the Atlantic to seek European recognition of the CSA, but got illegally detained by Lincoln’s navy.)

  4. Steve Bernier says:

    August 20th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Melissa, that was a rather broad generalization on your part. I for one am sick and tired of the government telling me what I can and can’t do. I’m tired of everytime I want to fly to see my mother or my now deceased dad (may he rest in peace), I have to show my papers to get through “security check points” that provide no security whatsoever. I’m tired of my property being confiscated to satisfy the lusts of nameless, faceless, feckless bureaucrats and their political cornies called congressmen/women and senators and a narcissistic president who is lost without his teleprompter. I know, we voted for hope and change. Now I hope that I have change left over when the government gets through taking more of my property.

  5. Dan Davis says:

    August 21st, 2009 at 11:52 am

    We Southerners are quite used to cranky, narrow-minded elitists living among us and constantly whining about how we, in our perpetual state of ignorance, refuse to acknowledge what they believe to be their natural superiority. On behalf of Southern men, Melissa, allow to me to apologise. It’s embarassing to me that the wonder that is you is going uncelebrated. You went to college, after all. Gee, you have a job, too! How special. As soon as I finish polishing my tooth, I’m going to call your therapist and invite her hunting. Obviously she’s done her job. Your parents? Maybe not so much.

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