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Old 08-12-2017, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Originally Posted by skins_fan82 View Post
Quoted the wrong person LOL. I tried to multiquote and messed it up.

I edited it pretty quickly but you responded so fast I could't correct it in time LOL.

My apologies!

I love your response though. Considering you thought I was attacking you, it's fair LOL.
lol Sorry, I overreacted. So you are not to blame! I am at least 50% guilty. Yeah, I was surprised because I always thought of you as a reasonable poster.

cheers !

 
Old 08-12-2017, 09:55 AM
 
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I love rednecks. My hubby says I have a degree in redneck engineering. He worked construction for many years and laughs at what I come up with as a "fix" out at the barn. My family are all rednecks and proud of it. That is if you mean redneck by hardworking ranchers who are polite and tip a hat and don't expect "nothing from nobody."
 
Old 08-12-2017, 09:57 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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I love rednecks. My hubby says I have a degree in redneck engineering. He worked construction for many years and laughs at what I come up with as a "fix" out at the barn.
I grew up in southern Alabama. Redneck was a term of affection.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 10:01 AM
 
Location: FL
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Not really what the term means though:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redneck

While the start may have been innocent enough--as the term has been pejorative now for 100+ years--I think it a stretch to call it a 'Leftist' insult.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 10:04 AM
 
Location: FL
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These days it probably makes them feel positively presidential.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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As someone with "a glorious lack of sophistication", I have no issues with being a redneck.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 10:30 AM
 
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The term "redneck" comes from poor white farmers who had to work over 13 hours a day in the field hunched over exposing their necks to the sun.

Why do leftists believe that being a white working class man who works hard to provide for his family is something that can be used to insult someone?
That was in the past. Now in 2017, all one needs to do to be called a redneck is to be white and live south of the Mason Dixon line or the traditional border between North and South.
The left have come a long way.....
 
Old 08-12-2017, 10:33 AM
 
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The term "redneck" comes from poor white farmers who had to work over 13 hours a day in the field hunched over exposing their necks to the sun.

Why do leftists believe that being a white working class man who works hard to provide for his family is something that can be used to insult someone?

Tell why you think that it is leftist and not the GOP ???It is the GOP after all attacking the working class family and killing off the middle class.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Originally Posted by DonJuanQuixote View Post
The term "redneck" comes from poor white farmers who had to work over 13 hours a day in the field hunched over exposing their necks to the sun.

Why do leftists believe that being a white working class man who works hard to provide for his family is something that can be used to insult someone?
"Redneck" often times refers to someone's education, they being a laborer, poorly educated, and who is often easily misled, usually by the people they vote for (almost exclusively Republicans).

In this context it is used as a pejorative.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 10:34 AM
 
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"Redneck" often times refers to someone's education, they being a laborer, poorly educated, and who is often easily misled, usually by the people they vote for (almost exclusively Republicans).

In this context it is used as a pejorative.


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