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Why are country folk, who are from my personal experience by and large the salt of the earth, often depicted in popular culture as embittered losers who do not understand that their interests lie with the benighted liberal Democrat party? The label used is Redneck. It is the only politically correct racial epitaph, whitey turns red when working in the sun. Even when not used expressly you can still here it echoing of the walls of the room. Barak Hussein Obama, when he addressed his elite fellow travelers in San Fransisco, said:

“You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama said. “And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Pennsylvania has been described as Philadelphia in the east, Pittsburgh in the west and Alabama up the middle. For those living under a rock the past 50 years Alabama is synonymous with Redneck-Land. Obama’s view of Rednecks is not unusual. Barak is not the first liberal to not get it. It is a common blindness. For instance Thomas Franks in “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” stumbles in the same way:

In its implacable bitterness Kansas holds up a mirror to the rest of us. If this is the place where America goes looking for its national soul, then this is where America finds that its soul, after stewing in the primal resentment of the backlash, has gone all sour and wrong. If Kansas is the concentrated essence of normality, then here is where we can see the deranged gradually become normal, where we look into that handsome, confident, reassuring, all-American face . . . and realize that we are staring into the eyes of a lunatic.

That Rednecks do not vote for the left is, in the minds of Franks and Obama, prima facie evidence that they are ignorant, bitter, and crazy. I can only wonder if there is any projection going on.

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“Cathymac is right, it is way too early to look into a crystal ball and empathically state what will happen.”

Nonsense. This looks to be a great year for Democrats. The Republican margin in the house will slip some more, thank you GW, McCain and Graham. The Democrat party could wind up with over 60 senators.

The Republican party has lost membership, and money because it has alienated the conservative base, not the moderates. Are you listening Dan? Unless something is done to mend the fences with conservatives the Republican party will return to perpetual minority status, AND, they richly deserve it. The big squishy middle is not the place to hunt for Republicans.

What happened in 2006 is the base stayed home, and the stupid party still does not get it. Well boys, even more are going to stay home now. Note the money dried up when the scamnesty bill got spawned. Why? Because the squishy moderates in the middle stopped giving?! No, the party faithful got the shaft once too often.

Now the party needs to earn the vote, they need to court the conservatives, with red meat issues like a fence, low taxes, earmark elimination, spending reduction. Telling me that the socialists are coming, while true is no longer enough. The result is the same.

We voted for them and they got busy courting the rest of the country. Phooey!! They had all three branches for 6 years and nothing got done. Now, show me the money because your credit and your word aint worth spit.

Reading More McCain Troubles, I realize the Republicans managed to give the nod to a candidate who will be worse for the country than Obama. I am staying home. Lets have a party on election day. I think getting blind drunk is the only proper response to my country shooting itself in the foot.

Hopefully, Limabaugh’s operation chaos does not land “Her Thighness” in the white house. An Obama presidency is what we deserve and need. Just as only Nixon could go to China, without Carter we would not have gotten Reagan. We need a new Reagan. The current crop of Republican candidates had its good and bad points. McCain was the worst in the lot with the exception of Huckabee. So who did we get? McCain and Huckabee as the last two men standing.

McCain is the result of independents and Democrats voting in our primary elections. Huckabee is the result of my fellow evangelicals voting for a guy, just because he is an evangelical; this is akin to women voting for Hillary just because she is a woman. In short, grow up people; Huckabee is a populist big government big spender who would have sunk us even further into debt.

I think one of the good things that will come out of this election cycle will be closed primaries. The party should choose its own candidate. Having the other side do it for you makes NO sense at all. Also, allowing the other party to come into your primaries and keep the contest going also makes no sense. We are in a very real sense subverting the process. What we got in McCain was a vindictive old coot who hates his own party more than he does the opposition. In the Democrat party the result was a war of grievance groups who, despite what the dreamers think, will more than likely stay home when their candidate loses the party nod.

Neither party is more important than the country. The left wing of the Republican party has hijacked the ticket this year. It is time for conservatives to give these elites the proper response and stay home, get plastered, and weep for the country. I will see it as a good old fashioned Irish Wake, we will raise a toast to the dearly departed, and hope for better days, and the glory to come.

UPDATE I:

To all who think we need to go grave robbing, I am not looking for Reagan reincarnate, I am looking for someone who will take up the conservative mantle and do it his own way. McCain is not the man by any stretch, he hates conservatives because they preferred GWB in 2000. Furthermore, I am looking for someone who is not just conservative, but someone who IS A conservative. There is a world of difference.

I am not measuring them by the Reagan Yardstick but by the Buckley Test. To have conservative instincts is not enough. One must have a conservative frame of mind, and understand what does it mean to be conservative and most importantly formulate conservative solutions to the problems of the day. Being pro-life or pro-gun or anti-tax is not enough. One must have a framework through which one then formulates solutions to problems. GWB is right on the three issues above but his solutions to problems are not conservative in nature.

McCain is even worse, his solutions to issues will be based on getting adulation from the left and to stroke his “Mr Maverick” image. The dolt has come to believe his own press. He may have a conservative fiscal instinct, but he is not A conservative, and I am done supporting ersatz conservatives and RINO Republicans.

I left yesterday around 4 in the morning for a relaxing vacation.  On the road and headed for Wake Forest to pick-up mama.   Imagine my surprise when we arrived.  Seems that Hilly, the man hater, was doing a stump for the cracker po’ white vote.  Before you could say “Yankees!  Fire!” we were on the road again.  This happened before breakfast and I’m just glad there wasn’t more of a delay.

 Heading to Myrtle you have to go thru Chadbourn-the strawberry capitol.  I couldn’t figure out what all the dust was off in the distance.  Once we got to the single traffic light, we saw what the deal was.  Can you say “strawberry festival?”  We are talking bigtime here.  The dust was from the hotrod riding lawnmowers-and those babies can really cook!  We had outdoor barbaques, classic car show and parade.  Life is good.  The simplistic things of small towns and the south.

 Moving onward without further interruption we made it to Myrtle where we settled in for a cool spring’s night.  The spring “breakers” are gone and the bikers haven’t arrived yet.  Just fishing, catching up on times with old friends (which for the older crowd consists of what ailments, what operations and who died), partaking (embibbing) of the favorite beverage(s), eating and soaking up the rays.

Now if you all are headed down this way, look me up.  Otherwise I will check-in to see the news and update this post with what I’ve caught and how big.  Maybe even some earth-shattering news if they re-open the Sante Fe restaurant.  We’ll see.

Update 5/5 Soaked up some rays. Got extra zzz’s. Went fishing but caught nada. Same with crabs. We went and got ice cream and they make some monster banana splits. Toasted Almond and cheese with crackers. Dinner. Another slow day in paradise. I might do something tomorrow but don’t hold your breath!

Well the Kentucky Derby had a tragic ending — the second place finisher, the philly Eight Belles, put on a tremendous surge to earn that place, but broke both front ankles in the process, and had to be euthanized.

Is this forshadowing?  How strange it is that Eight Belles was Hillary’s pick, and the victor was “Big Brown.”  Will Hillary be put down after the convention?

Sorry for the bleg but I am desperate:

My (day job) company is considering a Web software purchase which is a content management system that runs on Microsoft Server, and I need to get some information on Web site hosting companies. There are many Web sites that tout themselves as “Web hosting review” sites but a tiny bit of digging reveals the vast majority are simply advertising outlets that reprint each company’s promotional literature.

There is a special place in Hell for the guy who started that trend, believe you me.

The very few sites that actually do seem to be trying to provide reviews or compilations of customer ratings are either really outdated or – judging by other “reviews” for software and such that I happen to know about – don’t seem to have much going on between the ears, so I am not taking their word for anything.

The basic specs for the potential host would be dedicated (co-located) server, very powerful machine to pull the gargantuan pile of ore which is Microsoft software, and MS SQL Server. Backups and such, obviously. If anyone knows of any place on the Web or elsewhere where there are actual reviews or test center results for any hosting companies, that info would be greatly appreciated.

This is the question the parents and community around St. James Catholic School in Falls Church are presently dealing with. There is a petition among local residents who want to stop the Hilton from developing this project.

Someone with an interest in the issue e-mailed me with the following:

The parents are concerned that with the development being built so close, during the initial construction phase, it’s going to be very loud and disruptive for the kids in class, and potentially there’s going to be a lot of dust and other stuff that could affect air quality in the immediate area.

On a long-term basis, they’re concerned about increased traffic around the school (with all the attendant risks to pedestrians), and the possibility of the hotel attracting prostitution and drugs.

Here are some recent news stories on the controversy:

Video 1 on St James Catholic School
Video 2 on St James Catholic School
Video 3 on St James Catholic School

More news stories and the petition at Too Conservative.