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229 days ago.
by Kendall78
Tiredofit
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STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

Well, lets just see what the POTUS has to say, I am gonna bet he has a litany of leftist socialist propositions that will go NOWHERE but will further divide the country, YOUR THOUGHTS?

 
 

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Tiredofit

The hope is, they would at some point leave those groups to talk to someone in a different one, that's what we have to work on in my opinion

Posted 233 days ago.

Tiredofit

People will segregate themselves by nature, does not equate to hatred. IF you had a party and invited 100 people who didn't know each other of various races etc, in ten minutes they would be gathered in groups of people that seemed familiar. Its just how we work as humans.

Posted 233 days ago.

Tiredofit

And LTS you are so right, there are many trying to destroy all vestiges of the South and the Confederacy due to the Liberal education system that taught them foolish things about the Civil war and it being over slavery. Slavery was a stain on our nation but the slave markets of Boston seem to get a pass in the politically correct world we live in. As far as I have seen, the south, or at least that that I have visited, has been a wonderful place for people of all races.

Posted 233 days ago.

harryanderson

Regarding the South and racial attitudes: I suspect the South may have progressed beyond other areas in black/white relations.

I worked with an African American guy who fled Alabama for a Midwestern industrial center in the late 1960’s. He moved back in the 1990’s, started his own business, and is now quite happy.

A couple of years ago, I met a guy in California who had left Mississippi years before. He went back for a visit, and he couldn’t say enough about the improvement in race relations.

I know these are just anecdotes, but I sense a lot of truth in them.

Unfortunately, old perceptions take a long time to fade.

Posted 233 days ago.

Tiredofit

It seems strange but Black folks didn't engage me as a white man until I engaged them. Not sure if that is just my perception. But when I did, they were very forthcoming and kind.

Posted 233 days ago.

Tiredofit

In the lowland country of Charleston the black ladies make baskets. IT is absolutely amazing to see the bucket of weeds they start with and the high quality baskets they produce. It boggles the mind. I could not help myself and had to ask one of the ladies about them, she was very engaging and told me all about learning the craft from her grandmother and was so very kind to explain it all to me. she seemed please that I appreciated the thing so much and I did.

Posted 233 days ago.

Tiredofit

I will never forget that lady.

Posted 233 days ago.

Tiredofit

LTS One of the funniest things ever said to me was by a gentile lady in Corinth Mississippi. My buddy and I were touring the campaigns of Nathan Bedford Forrest and found ourselves at a small private museum in Corinth MS. This was the kind of place when you walked in, a dear lady took you literally by the arm and led you around the museum. We were looking at a large portrait of Gen Forrest when she said, " we don't live the war here in the south, I prefer to live in one first world nation rather than two third world nations, but rest assured, there has not been a child here named Sherman in 135 years."

Posted 233 days ago.

luvthesouth

perplexing of many from the north and mid-west are their notions regarding the south and its history with slavery. in our everyday life it really is a non-issue, by that i mean that people of all races and cultural backgrounds go about life as if slavery never occured. it is simply something in the history books. true enough there are still remnants such as plantations, hsitorical markers and confederate memorabilia. to many here the confederacy meant more than many would simply like to pigeon-hole. todays southland is the utopia of a mixture of many people with different ideas that somehow seem to get along and invite others to enjoy our way of life. the southland awaits you.

Posted 233 days ago.

luvthesouth

harryanderson and Tiredofit...it is wonderful to hear that others have appreciated the warmth of not only the climate but the people themselves. tiredofit, you may be right in your thought regarding the relationship between climate and attitude. misconceptions abound based on misinformation and stereotypes perpetuated by media and unfortunately by many people that actually seem to portray the characters that they see on television and movies. however, for the most part people are simply people and will get along. charleston,s.c. is a nice historical area in which to visit. the trail of civil war locations will help you to get around and see much of our great southland. one note of interest is the many accents you will encounter in the south. many formulate their idea of the southern dialect from country music videos and such, but it is much more varied than one may think. i am sure you have found this out, should you happen to have a discerning ear. one thing i that i find most perple

Posted 233 days ago.

Tiredofit

LTS. I have spent some time in the south, mostly traveling civil war sites. I vacation in Charleston sc each year. I have spent lots of time in Georgia, Mississippi Virginia and south Carolina and find southern people to be the nicest people I have encountered. Seems to me the warmer the climate the warmer the people

Posted 233 days ago.

harryanderson

luvthesouth, you asked,

“allow me the opportunity to inquire of you your opinion of any experience you may have had while venturing into my wonderful southland.”

I certainly have nothing negative to say about the South, particularly the people, whom I find to be the friendliest in the US. And I have a lot of experience, since I travel back and forth across the country.

Thanks for asking and listening.

Posted 233 days ago.

luvthesouth

who is bunkie?

Posted 234 days ago.

luvthesouth

harryanderson, good evening and i must tell you that i have enjoyed reading your comments for some time now. truthfully, there are many differences between the two. i love the charm and quaintness of your area, although i will admit that marietta has the appeal of a similar small college town nearby. the diversity here with the blend of cultures and nationalities are very much varied. that lends itself to the many different perceptions of peoples that foster many different emotions both positive and negative. the scenery in your area...assuming you are in the p'burg and marietta area, is beautiful. i think the employment opportunties are severely limited and the saturation point for your area may not be too far off considering the recent shrinkage in available employers. i could go on about this...but allow me the opportunity to inquire of you your opinion of any experience you may have had while venturing into my wonderful southland.

Posted 234 days ago.

harryanderson

Luvthesouth,

How do you like the Mid Ohio Valley compared to where you were raised?

Posted 234 days ago.

luvthesouth

Tiredofit, what is they saying..."misery loves company"??? in my former line of work i dealt with people of all dispositions and developed a pretty thick skin with a side of patience. i surmised a long time ago that many would need the same qualities when dealing with me at times. i i may, allow me to reserve my state of residence for a while longer. i will say it is south of Virginia and north of Florida but not where one may think. my wife happens to have grown up in your general area which has fostered an interest on my part. i have found the conversations with the good people of the area to be varied and mostly pleasant. i enjoy interactions and the learning opportunies associated with them. i thank you for your courteous nature and look forward to further conversations. forgive any spoeeling errors as i have neglected to put on my "good" eyes for this typing session.

Posted 234 days ago.

Tiredofit

LTS where in the south are you currently residing if I may ask?

Posted 234 days ago.

Tiredofit

LTS, this day finds me well and I pray it does you also. I don't get much joy in poking Munster and his ilk as all you get is misery. Those on the left are a sad bunch and seem to be full of anger and bitterness. I don't enjoy that.

Posted 234 days ago.

luvthesouth

Tiredofit, thansk for the information but i have history with them from the marietta times site. i just like to poke a little fun at them. i like them and admire their skillset. i just don't happen to agree with them politically or their ultra pro-union stance. i just hope they appreciate the humor. if not, then i hope they accept my apology. it had no ill intent associated with it. btw..how is the world treating you today?

Posted 234 days ago.

Tiredofit

Pay no attention to bob/ munster, he was got himself banned for his foolofoolishness.

Posted 234 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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