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Old 02-08-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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First off, keep in mind I am 21.
Whatever man, I'm 24. I think at 21, you oughta be acclimated with redneck kids, or at least kids who pretend to be rednecks.

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So having your children grow up to be rednecks and wave the confederate flag around is ok?
Yep. I see nothing wrong with others choosing that lifestyle.

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Driving a retarded looking car that you need a ladder to get into to drive around in the mud is considered "cool"?
Yep, it was cool when I was in high school. I had a Toyota with 33x12.50 super swampers on it. How else were you going to get out to field parties when it rains??

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Old 02-08-2008, 10:53 AM
 
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Four-wheeling isn't really the issue because it can actually be fun. Not something I would do on a regular basis but I tried to be more open-minded so I tried it. However, these people literally play in the mud.
Yeah.. I used to literally play in the mud. It's lots of fun, maybe you oughta try it.

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It is the confederate flag thing that bothers me the most, and that they think being a redneck is "cool". Get an education and get a job and be useful to society.
I know plenty of rednecks with college degrees and jobs. They are useful to society - where do you think that food you eat comes from? Manhattan?

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Some people say it is heritage, but come on. These kids were all born in the late 1980's. They are AMERICANS. They should be proud to be AMERICAN.
Who says they aren't proud to be American? I seriously doubt the confederate flag is anti-American to these boys.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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So having your children grow up to be rednecks and wave the confederate flag around is ok? Driving a retarded looking car that you need a ladder to get into to drive around in the mud is considered "cool"?
Don't approve? That is your right. Was it also not your right not to move into an environment that you don't approve of?
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:13 AM
 
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Don't approve? That is your right. Was it also not your right not to move into an environment that you don't approve of?
I think he was five years old.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Charlotte (Berewick)
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I went to Providence (1989-1992). You sure these pics are not from Sun Valley??

*kidding*
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:01 PM
 
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No, my fiance would be a she. And I call people who try to overthrow the US government terrorists. The Confederacy is as dead as the old Eastern block communits countries, yet they have had the brains to realize it and it didn't take them over a hundred years. We live in the US, not the Confederacy.
Did she marry you as a form or rebellion against her southern upbringing? You seem to be a couple of winners. LOL.

I was always under the impression that the Condederacy was at war against an invading force from the north? Damn, to think that all of those southern farmboys fighting the war were anarcists that had the whole objective of overthrowing the U.S. government. Wait until I tell those silly history professors that it wasn't about secession it was about overthrowing the U.S. government.

A little trivia for you. There was never a slave brought to the U.S. or sold in the U.S. under the Confederate battle flag. It was all done under our stars and stripes. The reason the Condederate battle flag was developed was to make a destinguishable difference in appearance between the U.S. flag and the Southern flag. They looked too confusing on the battlefield and one side frequently fired upon his comrads by mistake. The flag represents rebellion. That is why the flag used to be associated with characters like James Dean, Elvis and other "rebels" of their time. I have seen the confederate flag in gift shops in London and other large cities world wide. It certainly isn't there to represent hate towards northern Americans or blacks. I was in Ireland last Summer and saw a couple of vehicles displaying them. There are other connotations associated with the flag other than racism which doesn't really really make any clear connection. You shouldn't be so shallow. Should everyone that has a differing opinion from you or your wife be shunned? This is a big diverse world. Charlotte is a diverse city. Let people do what they want if it doesn't bother you. You are probably from some small town in the north. You are not there now. Better accept people as they are in different places or you will live a miserable life. As I said in a past posting, I have a room that I display the flag along with confederate memorabelia and I love southerners, northerners and people of all races. What's the problem?

As far as eastern block communist countries being dead, have you heard of Putin? Don't hold your breath. There are many in the old republics that want to go back to the way it was before. But again, you probably don't know history very well?

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Old 02-08-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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You are twenty one years old and you are letting this get to you?? You are too young to let such things bother you so. You have your entire life ahead of you to get pissed off over crap! Young people...sheesh!!
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:42 PM
 
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I think he was five years old.
Mmmmmmmmm, OK, but now as an adult let us assume that he is not somehow indentured laborer, which means that he would perfectly free to leave.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Mmmmmmmmm, OK, but now as an adult let us assume that he is not somehow indentured laborer, which means that he would perfectly free to leave.
Ya'll are all being too hard on Mike - he is a college student, he can't just get up and leave. Plus he never said he wanted to as there are many things he has said he likes about living here. It just so happens this one issue about the way some kids are being (to use an out of date term) "posers" about their heritage bothers him - that's what he dislikes about living here. Plus he just doesn't understand the appeal of the lifestyle of four wheeling and such - feel sorry for him but don't condemn him.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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Ya'll are all being too hard on Mike - he is a college student, he can't just get up and leave. Plus he never said he wanted to as there are many things he has said he likes about living here. It just so happens this one issue about the way some kids are being (to use an out of date term) "posers" about their heritage bothers him - that's what he dislikes about living here. Plus he just doesn't understand the appeal of the lifestyle of four wheeling and such - feel sorry for him but don't condemn him.
You don't have to feel sorry for me. I am GLAD am I nothing like that. Really, there is nothing to be sorry about. Otherwise, thanks for your understanding.
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