Friday, November 10, 2006

the pleasure of mississippi

you heard me correctly.

nancpop had the great pleasure of working in mississippi a few years ago on a power plant. he was warned by outsiders to stay away from the black parts of town - and if there's one thing you do not do it's warn nancpop!

he decided to rent from a fine woman of color in an all black neighborhood with a black club directly across the street (pool, billiards and BEER!) - the rental also came with fishing privileges in the two on-site ponds so all was well in his world.

we had occasion to go visit him a couple of times and the landlady and her husband were a couple of the most genuinely great people we have encountered as a family. she took our children to the local swimming pool where they were the least tanned kids in the water!

now, to my rant:

charlie rangel, the dhimmi congressworm from nyc, had this to say about mississippi in the sun/herald yesterday:

" JACKSON, Miss. - A Democratic congressman from New York says he wasn't trying to insult Mississippi in published remarks Thursday, but a Republican colleague from Mississippi says Rep. Charles Rangel should apologize to the state.

Rangel, D-N.Y., was quoted in a Thursday article in The New York Times, saying: "Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?"

Rep. Chip Pickering, R-Miss., issued a news release criticizing Rangel's words.

"I hope his remarks are not the kind of insults, slander, and defamation that Mississippians will come to expect from the Democrat leadership in Washington, D.C.," Pickering said.

Elbert Garcia, Rangel's press secretary in New York, said Rangel had received calls Thursday about the Mississippi quote.

Garcia e-mailed The Associated Press a response from Rangel: "I certainly don't mean to offend anyone, I just love New York so much that I can't understand why everyone wouldn't want to live here."

In midterm elections this week, Democrats captured control of the U.S. House and Senate for the first time in a dozen years.

Rangel is the ranking Democrat on Ways and Means, and is in line to become chairman of the powerful tax-writing committee. The New York Times article was about how the New York congressional delegation gained political clout in the midterm elections. Rangel said, among other things, that he wants to direct more federal money to his state.

U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., said he believes Mississippi will be treated fairly by Rangel and other Democratic leaders. As for Pickering's question of whether Democrats could hurt the state, Taylor said: "That's Chip."

Pickering was elected to the House in 1996 and for the first time will be a member of the minority party in Congress.

Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the nation and gets back more from the federal government than it pays for many programs. For example, Mississippi has one of the highest federal matching rates for Medicaid, getting back nearly $3 in federal money for every $1 of state money in the program that helps pay for health care for the needy, aged, blind and disabled, and for low-income families with children.

Mississippi also has received billions of dollars in federal relief since Hurricane Katrina struck on Aug. 29, 2005, destroying tens of thousands of homes and businesses and causing damage more than 150 miles inland.

Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., has been chairman of the Appropriations Committee, but will lose that position as Democrats take over the Senate majority.

Taylor, whose Bay St. Louis home was washed away by Katrina, said Rangel "was particularly helpful in the post-Katrina time" in securing money for Mississippi's recovery.

Taylor laughed as he responded to Rangel's comments about Mississippi. Taylor was stationed in New York when he was a young man in the Coast Guard. He said some New Yorkers "are stuck up about their home."

"You can tell him I want to live in Mississippi and wild elephants and tigers and bears couldn't keep me from living in Mississippi," Taylor said. "Hurricane Katrina couldn't keep me from building back here.""

in case mr. rangel didn't know, mississippi is one of the poorest states, but the MOST giving as far as being charitable - here's a list from 2003 for you charlie (and plucky too if you're looking)(previous year's ranking in parentheses after state):

1. Mississippi $34,720; $4,770; (1).

2. Arkansas $36,882; $4,890; (2).

3. South Dakota $37,698; $4,318; (7).

4. Oklahoma $38,344; $4,350; (3).

5. Tennessee $41,140; $5,564; (6).

6. Alabama $39,730; $4,555; (5).

7. Louisiana $37,701; $4,180 (4).

8. Utah $42,291; $6,124; (8).

9. South Carolina $39,301; $4,121; (9).

10. West Virginia $35,771; $3,614; (13).

11. Idaho $38,507; $3,709; (10).

12. Texas $44,699; $4,953; (12).

13. Nebraska $41,165; $3,805; (14).

14. North Dakota $37,314; $3,546; (15).

15. Wyoming $46,027; $7,888; (11).

16. North Carolina $42,763; $3,874 (16).

17: Kansas $43,086; $3,959; (17).

18. Florida $44,673; $4,115; (18).

19. Georgia $45,524; $4,194; (19).

20. Missouri $42,120; $3,590; (22).

21. Kentucky $39,220; $3,350; (20).

22. New Mexico $36,817; $3,095; (23).

23. Montana $35,057; 2,889; (21).

24. Indiana $42,522; $3,500; (25).

25. Alaska $43,240; $3,550; (24).

26. New York $54,193; $4,204; (26).

27. Iowa $40,840; $2,993; (27).

28. Nevada $50,101; $3,668; (40).

29. Ohio $41,835; $2,965; (28).

30. Maine $40,201; $2,526; (32).

31. California $52,961; $3,764; (29).

32. Maryland $55,879; 3,783; (30).

33. Washington $50,357; $3,586; (34).

34. Vermont $41,445; $2,634; (35).

35. Oregon $43,233; $3,083; (36).

36. Pennsylvania $45,367; $3,270; (41).

37. Virginia $52,637; $3,593; (38).

38. Arizona $45,003; $3,164; (39).

39. Delaware $49,665; $3,520; (33).

40. Illinois $50,749; $3,584; (31).

41. Michigan $46,113; $3,244; (42).

42. Hawaii $43,510; $2,984; (37).

43. Colorado $50,516; $3,480; (43).

44. Minnesota $50,310; $3,214; (45).

45. Connecticut $67,136; $3,565; (44).

46. Wisconsin $45,188; $2,659; (46).

47. Rhode Island $47,585; 2,399; (48).

48. New Jersey $60,527; $3,143; (47).

49. Massachusetts $58,408; $3,122; (49).

50. New Hampshire $50,952; $2,607; (50).

the first amount is for the average adjusted gross income followed by the average amount of giving.

it always pists me off when i hear people slamming the south - there are no better people in the world. if you're broke down by the side of the road, there will be sixteen people pulling over to give you a hand. if you stop to help someone, they hunt you down and try to pay you back.

HEY, CHARLIE? do you know why people want to live in mississippi? because your wannabe white arse is in new york city!

okay, i feel much better now. thank you for hearing me out.


The Merry Widow said...

I love the South and Southerners! You're right they are the most generous, friendly, helpful people. If 16 people stop to help the 17th will stop to talk to you about life, the universe and everything...just to take your mind off your troubles!


nanc said...

one of our neighbors at our other home brush-hogged our seven acres on the highway for NOTHING! he wouldn't allow us to do ANYTHING in return - it is a beautiful piece covered with old growth timber and looked like a million dollars when he got done.

we've had people offer to buy that piece - it's prime for area growth although still in the country with wonderful G-dfearing people all around.

Anonymous said...

I guess Charlie's got it figured to bring home the payola... about your good ole boy networks. The Dem's take the cake and then just leave everyone else the crumbs...

nanc said...

farmer - it would take the jaws of life to remove their heads from the dark place so they could actually hear how stooooopid they sound!

what an elitist pig rangel and his ilk are.

i'd rather sup with poor people than dine with swine!

D.Daddio Al-Ozarka said...

I love these hilss...and the people who live in them.

Hey! With thetoric like Rangel's, maybe the south WILL rise again!


Anonymous said...

I have no problem with the south, but i wouldn't want to live there, it gets hot enough up here, in Michigan.

Anonymous said...

Best part of livin the the South is an absence of Yankees (at least outside of the city limits). Let's keep it that way!

nanc said...

rob - the women in the south age more gracefully than in other states - my husband believes it's because of the humidity and the moisture it keeps in the skin.

i have the ultimate southern diet too and it must be done for a solid week in august:

take as much food and drink as you'd like each day onto the front porch; eat and read until your heart's content; watch the birds and wildlife; sing or just be still; lose five pounds a day in sweat!

hey, when it's 80 with 90 percent humidity - you can lose a couple of pounds just walking to your car!

it's really not that bad after the first summer - one get's used to it. i guess like having crank cookers living next door, or car thieves up the street...just me thinking out loud...

The Merry Widow said...

Not only that, but the majority of Southern Ladies are very gracious, I think that attitude is condusive to graceful aging!


nanc said...

the only strange thing i noticed about mississippi on our visits there were the amount of women wearing hats - all sorts of hats! and not just on sundays! if you step right across the border into arkansas - you hardly notice many if any hats on women!

they do love their hats in mississippi. i like to wear my crusher when we go to the lake to keep the sun off my face however.

Elmer's Brother said...

rangel is the same jackass that said the other day on tv that now that Dems are in charge of Congress, social security all of sudden became broken again. It wasn't broken when Bush wanted to fix it.

Kelly said...

Having lived in North Carolina...I LOVE the South...sigh!!! Do they consider Virginia part of the South...lived there too....

I remember driving up and down a long winding road in Virginia many years ago. If you didn't somehow acknowledge the driver coming from ta other direction you were considered down right rude.

I learned to wave to everyone. The same could be said of the people in North Carolina.

Southerners aren't just hospitable because they were taught to be so...its in their very blood and their very way of life.

Aah and finding someone playing a fiddle on their veranda, I miss the South.

Reminds me of a song by Lynard Skynard (sp)...

Sweet home Alabama where the skies are so blue.
Sweet home Alabama, Lord, I'm coming home to you.

nanc said...

that's right, kell - if you don't wave heartily at EVERYBODY, you'll offend the entawr county! people start saying things like, "see them people over thar? they don't wave..."

we had some yankee neighbors at the end of our driveway we called "mr. & mrs. happyface!" we waved at them and smiled at least 300 days out of each of the last six years - all they did was sneer.

The Merry Widow said...

Ugh! If they are so snotty, what are they doing in Arkansas, for crying out loud? Go home and pick up your brains where you left them on the border!
Kelly-Virginia is Southern! It's too close to DC, but it is still the South!
Northerners have a tendecy to be in to big a hurry, as if life was going to run them over if they stand still long enough to say,"Good Morning"! They kill themselves and a lot of other people in the process!


Nee said...

nanc- Moregoo for you on charlie foo.

nanc said...

that is great, ben! i left a comment - i don't usually use such language, but felt i must in this instance - you are a wealth of info!

nanc said...

bensosilly? did someone steal your avatar also?

Ms.Green said...

"HEY, CHARLIE? do you know why people want to live in mississippi? because your wannabe white arse is in new york city!

Don't hold back nanc. Tell us how you really feel. lol

I love the south. I can look outside and count at least 2 dozen trees in any direction I look, and I have a bayou flowing within just a few yards of the house. The south is beautiful, the people are mostly friendly, and everybody carries a firearm. We have very few muggings!

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Hey. My dad was born in Mississippi. I was born in Alabama.

Rangel couldn't live in Mississippi even if he wanted to. The minute the brothers got wind that he didn't know how to start his morning right (with prayer and a bowl o' grits) they'd run his carpetbaggin' ass off.

nanc said...

with pork sausage gravy AND lousyanna hot sauce! that ought to sting his palate.

nanc said...

i love the south too, ms. green and although most of our family is 1,700+- miles away in californistan - we've made a family here and we wouldn't ever leave.

locked AND loaded.

The Merry Widow said...

I'ffn ya don't eat grits, just take your slimey Northern self and slink off! Don't ever tell me you don't like 'em! It was terrible at college, the cafeteria had 7 incorrect ways to cook them! I was not happy, 'course this was in Orlando, they don't know 'bout sech things.


Van Helsing said...

I'd like to see this set up as a graph, with a line for charitability and a line for conservatism. Looks like the lines would just about merge.

nanc said...

that would be a lovely idea, van helsing ~ i look forward to seeing it at your site :]

conservative people tend to be very giving. the wealthy are apt to give if it behooves them in the public eye.

i just had to go off on charlie mostly because - well, he is so deserving and i was feeling charitable...

we're in arkansas and hard as we try cannot beat mississippi in the giving department - perhaps this year?

Freedomnow said...

Although it didnt happen in the South, I have a little story that reveals the character of small town America.

A long time ago I was driving from Minneapolis to Bloomington, Indiana with some city-folk friends of mine.

We broke down in a corn field in Iowa and thought we were doomed. Within minutes a Harley Davidson type pulls up and offers a ride to town. We thought he came for trouble so we were really surprised. It was the first of many misconceptions that were destroyed on this journey.

The car was in bad shape so we had to spend over a day in this tiny town while it was repaired.

Back then I had a double mohawk and stood out like I had a neon billboard towering over my head with the words, “Kick Me” in bold flashing lights. I quickly discovered that most of the townspeople didnt even mind my appearance and they engaged me warmly. We took a walk to the “downtown” and there was an 80+ year old man weeding his front lawn. He stopped to greet us and treated us like we were family. The old man felt so at ease with us that we could have talked for hours. As we said goodbye you can feel that we both didn’t want to part ways. We felt liked we "belonged".

It was only the young-uns that gave us dirty stares.

One day they will grow up to be 80 years old, weeding their front lawns and kindly beckoning over strangers from the city.

(No, they are not 80 years old yet.)

nanc said...

fern? what does a double mohawk look like?

JINGOIST said...

This was a truly outstanding post nanc! You and I as southerners have always known this to be true. The jerkoffs of the world like Chuckiebegood Rangel are a bunch of elitists without a clue.


nanc said...

thank you, morgan - i'm a southerner by choice - just accidentally born in california! i actually got out of my vehicle when we arrived over six years ago and kissed the ground - that's how pleased i was to be here.

people who call southerners stupid and all sorts of various hateful name do not know, but the south knows how to survive in troubled times.

it may mean rebuilding someone's engine for a side of beef, or taking them some fuel for a 60 pound watermelon, but people take care of one another here. i am humbled by the people here, truly.

now if i could just get a couple of them to realize I HATE KNICK-KNACKS! always have.

of course there are people everywhere who rape the system - we even take care of those people if need be.

RoxieAmerica said...

Rangel sounds as if he has bias. If he biased about a state, what else is he biased about?

Anonymous said...

tmw, i love grits!!!!!!

Now i can't stand ice tea,

Love country Music/Bluegrass,

and i hate the Yankees, does that count?


Warren said...

Rob, it depends on how you eat your grits.

If you eat them with a little butter and a smidgen of salt and pepper, you pass. If you put sugar and milk on them you're a gall durn Yankee.

Now for the $64,000 question, and second part of the test; what is the diffrence between cream of wheat and grits?

Grandma's Sunday breakfast:
Eggs to order
Homemade biscuits
Milk gravy
Ham, bacon or sausage patty
Fried potatoes or hominy grits, (grits)

The grits are made thick then patties are fried in bacon grease, top with a pat of butter then salt and pepper to taste.

Must be washed down with coffee made in a porcelain glazed pot on the stove.

Nee said...

Nah, I`m looking for something cool that I don`t have to spend hours in photoshop inventing.
You know, `sumpin cheap.

Almost drowned in the alabama river once`round huntsville. Destroyed a new cabin cruiser,1st time out; hit the (dam) wall while tying up.Fell off the bow and damn near got "floated over." Old guy with a lil motorboat towed us back, laughing all the way.

Yeah, the South, barrel O fun. Never ben back; silly or sittin.

JINGOIST said...

Roxie we all have bias. I HATE communists and have serious problems with leftists and elitists like Charlie Rangel. That's a case of being biased. I'm willing to guess that you have yours too. Now if you are biased against all of the people in a particular state or region then you're not too damn smart, as Rangel has displayed himself to be.


Kathy said...

Hey Nanc! Thought you guys said ass not arse!!!

" Just having a dumb shiite attack!"

I'm still laughing mate!

The Merry Widow said...

Warren- Fried grits and fried green tomatos! Oh yeah! Cheese grits with cut up ham or crumbled bacon, or grits casserole with Old English cheese spread, green chiles, eggs, salt and pepper...
Rob- Only order "sweet" iced tea, my son would live on it if I let him! Otherwise, root beer.
Warren- That's how we knew which northerners to harras at college, they put milk and sugar on their grits, actually had one sitting at ou table, ever seen a bunch of college kids turn green? We nearly lynched him! Blaspheme I tell you!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!
PS, That's one of the tests when you get to Heaven, if you don't eat grits you're sent to the end of the Table! ;p

nanc said...

roxie - good to see you here - bias is not bad if done tastefully (with a side of grits i might add) - but you don't go and offend and entawr state thinkin' your state's better...well unless it's californistan for me...of course, i'm not an elected official.

it's one thing to say i don't like mississippi because of the humidity and quite another to be rangel with foot in mouth disease, or something like that!

nanc said...

rob and warren - GRITS IS GUUUD!

grits are made from hominy which is made from soaked and dried corn.

warren my maternal grandma used to make that concoction from almost any leftover cooked cereal - she called it scrapple! i love it.

i usually smother my grits with butter and cayenne pepper if i don't have gravy with them - YUMMY!

my mom makes a thing called "sop" whereby you add a cup of coffee to your leftover bacon or sausage grease, then add water - guess it's used for dunking - and i've never tried it.


wheat is wheat

and grits is corn!

nanc said...


perhaps warren could help you - all you have to do is ask. he's famous for his avatars, you know.

you are so unique and deserve an equally unique benatar!

so sorry about what happened to you in the south - it was probably an isolated incident - like the night they drove old dixie down and all the people were singing - yeah - they ought to write a song about that.

nanc said...

kathy - i say arse - they say ass!

ass - arse

potato - potaughto

let's call the whole thing off!

yup, shiite or get off the pot i always say...

mornin' to you down under!

nanc said...

tmw - i like when nancpop digs up and prepares sassafras root - we simmer it all day and add shooger (that's suthun fuh sugar) and it's soooo tasty!

nanc said...

good morgan, morning!

how'd i miss you?

you said that very well. sometimes i expound when just a few words are due.

JINGOIST said...

Why thank you nanc! Have I ever mentioned that I HATE New Yorkers!!! Uh wait a minute, most of my family is up there. Allow me to revise. Except for my brother and his family, my aunts and uncles and their families, all the NRA members and their families, all the good Republicans upstate and their families, all the great capitalists in the city and their families....

I hope Chahhhlie Rangel is smart enough to feel really stupid just about now. Top-O-the-Mornin to ya nanc!


nanc said...

i hope he has the good sense to never show his face in the south~!

are he and susan estrich twins?

JINGOIST said...

No, but I do know her twin. It's my aunt Jan! It's shocking how that works. Every time that bulldog shows her face we all say,"there's Aunt Jan!"
Their politics couldn't possibly be more different, but we share some genes. Ya see, after reaching the other shore of the Reed Sea, Susan's ancestors went 'thataway' and mine followed Moshe! LOL!


nanc said...

isn't it funny how we all have a twin somewhere?

my mother looks EXACTLY like cokie roberts! and my stepdad looks EXACTLY like col. david hunt - i ain't lyin'!

yours followed moshe! LOL! mine are still wandering in the wilderness - yikes!

Kathy said...

I say tomahto. You say tomayto!!!

You is too funny, Nanc!!

I reckon you could get a permanent spot on the Jay Leno Show mate!

nanc said...

but i'm deadbutt serious, kathy!

serious i tell ya!

nanc said...

kathy? isn't it tomorrow there?

could you give me the scores of tomorrow's football games? i'll show beamish!

Anonymous said...

Warren, for me it is butter only, i get enough sugar in my diet, i don't need to put it on GRITS!

Gayle said...

Great post, Nanc! I also posted about Rangel's outrageous comment only I didn't go into as much depth as you did. Good work! :)

nanc said...

thank you, gayle - i'm on my way over!

Lance said...

I live at the same residence as Congressman Charles Rangel here in the 15th District, Harlem, New York City. Rangel has no shortage of failures within his own district where Black male unemployment is 55+% and children suffer from the diseases of asthma at an epidemic rate and crisis level. These people and a lot more citizens now living in Rangel's problem plagued district would love to live in Mississippi.

My family originates from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. My mother, Cheryl Philips, lived at 418 Sears Ave. Waveland, MS until Katrina destroyed everything she owned leaving her nothing more than a concrete slab. She now has a FEMA trailer but her spirits are bright, she's looking forward, and she LOVES living in Mississippi.

My mother can live here in the 15th District, New York City, right at the very same residence of Charles Rangel, here with me. She likes visiting however chooses to live in Mississippi, in a FEMA trailer, volunteering and helping to rebuild the community. That's character Charles Rangel knows nothing of.

Note Charles Rangel had no problem with Mississippi when it came to accepting $27,000 in Mississippi Band Choctaw Indian Tribal Money, funneled to him courtesy of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff (this is well documented). Then with all the arrogance that can only come from Charles Rangel he refused to return one penny once the scandal broke.

This is but one example of the shame and embarrassment Charles Rangel is as a Congressman. Locally Rangel represents 35 years of unfulfilled promise and functions basically as a "political crime boss". I've addressed a small example of Rangel's failures at a website I created called "" where I spare no punches.

If it counts for anything, Mississippians, please accept my apology for my repugnant Congressman. Do know the enlightened and educated of Harlem simply refer to Rangel as our village idiot as he's so well demonstrated (once again). When you line your pockets with $27,000 of Mississippi Choctaw Indian Payments orchestrated by Jack Abramoff, refuse to return it, then insult anyone who wants to live in that not an idiot in a nutshell?

Please, pass along my view on Rangel to anyone you think might be interested. Thanks.

Lance A Smith

nanc said...

that is a powerful smackin' testimony, mr. smith - and i thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing these all but forgotten issues.

your mother sounds like a peach of a woman - may she go with G-d all the way. once you've been to mississippi, it's difficult to get her out of your heart and mind. all the best to her and her endeavors.

i will share your story and so will everyone who sees it here.

most people in the south live to help one another - that is seriously lacking in the upper crust places rangel touts and embraces.

The Merry Widow said...

Speak on Mr. Smith! To bad you don't run for rangel's position, sounds like you have your feet on the ground and no obstructions in your eye!
Nanc's right, your Mother sounds like a true Southerner! All heart, and ready hands!
Best to you, and don't be a stranger!


Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Grits with bacon drippings, and the grits better be thick enough to spackle sheet rock. Otherwise you're a damn Yankee and you should take your high-falootin' ass back north of Kentucky where you belong.

(Yeah, I'm in the wrong place)

Actually, there is a magical field of energy that encompasses the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee that affects human birth.

Anyone born outside that field of energy will never master the art of making grits.

They make instant grits for those kind of people.

nanc said...

and they should be able to make a good fresco or yard statuaries!

and of course door stoppers...

The Merry Widow said...

Ahem! I was born in Maryland and I can too make grits! Properly, instant stink!
And for cheese, you grate cheddar!


nanc said...

i was born in san diego where i learned at the age of nine to make grits the old fashioned way!

couldn't let this post pass without these words by bocephus (who i had the pleasure of seeing live in 1986 or '85):

"The preacher man says it's the
end of time
And the Mississippi River, she's a-
goin' dry...

The interest is up and the stock market's down
And you only get mugged if you go downtown...

I live back in the woods, you see,
My woman and the kids and the dogs
and me...

I got a shotgun, a rifle, and a
four-wheel drive
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive...

I can plow a field all day long,
I could catch catfish from dusk till dawn...

Make our own whiskey and our own
smoke, too,
Ain't too many things these old boys can't do...

We grow good old tomatoes and
homemade wine,
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive...

Because you can't stomp us out and
you can't make us run
'Cause we're them old boys raised on shotguns...

We say grace, and we say ma'am,
If you ain't into that, we don't give a damn...

We came from the West Virginia coal mines
And the Rocky Mountains, and the Western skies...

And we can skin a buck, we can run
a trot line
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive...

I had a good friend in New York
He never called me by my name, just hillbilly...

My grandpa taught me how to live
off the land,
And his taught him to be a businessman...

He used to send me pictures of the Broadway nights,
And I'd send him some homemade wine...

But he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife,
For forty-three dollars, my friend lost his life...

I'd love to spit some Beech-Nut in
that dude's eye
As I shoot him with my old forty-five
'Cause a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive...

Because you can't stomp us out and
you can't make us run
'Cause we're them old boys raised
on shotguns...
We say grace, and we say ma'am,
If you ain't into that, we don't give a damn...

We're from North California and South Alabam',
And little towns all around this land...

And we can skin a buck, we can run a trot line,
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive
A country boy can survive
Country folks can survive..."

thank you, hank!

p.s. i don't know how to skin a buck, but i do know how to sweettalk a neighbor out of a hindquarter...

kuhnkat said...

Charlie Rangel is a member of the Dhimmicrat party which claims to represent blacks.

I wonder how many of his purported constituents he insulted with his comments??


Kathy said...

Hey Nanc, ain't it yesterday up your way?

It's today down under!!! Heh Heh..

Sorry can't help with the footy scores, my crystal ball is broken.

nanc said...

kathy - yes it is yesterday here from where you are - is there anything you need to know about it? i'm your girl - i can tell you!!!


my apologies for not including your name in the veteran's day post - my terrible. thank you for your service, past, present and future!

Freedomnow said...

Nanc asked what a double mohawk looks like. Well, the one I sported was in a V-shape. Usually when I got a mohawk I never spiked it because I didnt want to look like a fashion punk. But this was a wicked cut so I generously applied hairspray every morning until I was almost hospitalized from the fumes (JK).

I've always been a non-conformist and that is why I despise the anti-Bush crowd. They are lost in a sea of psychobabble like Socialist sheep without a paddle (not that sheep would know what to do with a paddle if they had one, but thats the point).

Conservatives are the new non-conformists.

nanc said...

ahem - fern? did the "v" in the double mohawk begin at the neck or your forehead?

and conservatives have generally never conformed - what are you talking about?!?


D.Daddio Al-Ozarka said...

"If you didn't somehow acknowledge the driver coming from ta other direction you were considered down right rude."

In the Ozarks, we do the fingerlift!

nanc said...

hmmmmm...daddio? i thought that was generally acknowledging the other guy's wonder they turn around and chase me off the road - which here in the ozarks usually means a side road that always leads back to the road you were on in the first place!

have you ever noticed that? we took a 100+ drive one day just out seeing the sights without a map and kept turning left and lo and behold we ended up back home. there were a couple of times we came to water - in which case we just backtracked and continued turning left...

Kathy said...

Yesterday.. All my troubles seemed so far away.
Oh I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly! .. ( Your cue Nanc)

(It helps if you have had a coupla beers!) Bit earlyfor you though mate!

nanc said...

my husband's twice the man he used to be~!

oh, i believe in yesterday~!

take it away kathy!

nanc said...

yeah, it's not quite beer thirty here in arkansas...YET!

Kathy said...

Yeah, damn shame about that Nanc..

Guess you'll be passin' on a Fosters then mate?

nanc said...


is chilly here this morning - hot coffee is more like, where did i put that irish cream?


Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Nanc and TMW,

Have a troosuthner make you grits sometime. You'll notice the difference.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

couldn't let this post pass without these words by bocephus (who i had the pleasure of seeing live in 1986 or '85):

Hey! I was at that concert!

nanc said...

chico, california?

that was you?

sorry about the 9 mm incident...

The Merry Widow said...

I've got butter, sea salt and fresh ground pepper!
I know I wasn't involved in that incident, I was dodging police to get back to my apartment when Cruise went whacko in Palm Bay, Fla. I lived about a quarter of a mile from the last place he was holed up! It was 12:30 am, and I had just gotten off of work, all I wanted to do was go home to bed!


tazzmax said...

Rangel is a race baiting hustler, just like his co-horts, Jesse and Al.

tazzmax said...

I saw Bocephus in concert in "86" at the Oakland Colliseum.
He was with the"Hag" and Ricky Skaggs.

Mr. Ducky said...

Well, that's what happens when you don't have progressive government or get the full Ayn Rand and build and underclass.

You put it upon people make more charitable donations because that's what they have to do to assure basics.

Unfortunately this is not consistent with the "ownership society" that Chucklenuts is fond of touting as his goal. Mississippi manages to keep people from participating in the great Randian competition.

So keep up the aphorisms but the bottom line is that Mississippi fosters a system which keeps people poor and despite what you say that's a good reason to want to be FROM Mississippi.

nanc said...

just thought i'd bring another foot by, plucky - seems you've had your two in your mouth so long your face has lost elasticity and you need another to fill the dead space.

check the numbers again.

Freedomnow said...


The mohawk -V- started at the forehead.

This gives me an idea...

nanc said...

FERN! put the neighbor's dog DOWN!


i think it'd look much better on the other neighbor's cat...meow...

Elmer's Brother said...

progressive taxation Dukkky redistribution of this a green party platform...must be why they haven't ever won..

how does it feel to be in a minority numbnuts