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( Nov. 9th, 2004 01:39 pm)
I have seen this link making the rounds. My answer, as a transplanted Southerner?

Fuck you, too.

Jimmy Carter is a Southerner. As are Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and John Edwards.

On the other side, Orrin Hatch is from Utah. Arlen Specter and the notoriously homophobic Rick Santorum are from Pennsylvania, which last time I checked was above the Mason-Dixon line. The anti-choice zealot Henry Hyde is from Illinois. Alan Keyes may or may not be from Illinois, but he's not from the South in any case. John McCain, who whatever you think of him supported Bush in his reelection, is from Arizona. One of Bush's most vocal fans this fall was Rudy Guiliani, former mayor of New York. And as for the Governator, who spoke at the Republican National Convention.... well, you know. And as can be seen from this map, Republicans hold sway far and wide outside Dixie.

Bigotry based on geography is bigotry nonetheless. I think [ profile] geekchick said it best: "Make no mistake, those of you ranting about moronic Southerners are every bit as bigoted and intolerant as anyone painting you as a "liberal, elitist, babykilling traitor", so get the f*ck down off your high horse."

Oh, and for anyone saying "lighten up, it's all in fun"? Let me ask you, would you ever make a racist joke to a person of color, and tell them to lighten up if they objected to it? If the answer to that question is "no," you have no business telling me likewise.


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