Well, so much for that ‘New South’ talk, I guess

Two quick points:

1.) Yeah it’s funny, kind of, in a creepy sort of way. For those who may not already know, Dale Peterson is not an actor; he put together similar ads in his bid for the GOP nomination as Alabama’s agriculture commissioner.  Alabama Republicans were perhaps amused, but not impressed; he finished a distant third.

2.) This particular ad was put together by the Republican Governors’ Association, which apparently believes it’s the kind of thing that will be effective in swaying Georgia voters.

Who knows, maybe they’re right. Nick Ayers, the RGA’s executive director, is a Georgian. He ran Sonny Perdue’s 2006 re-election campaign. Paul Bennecke, the RGA’s deputy executive director, used to be executive director of the Georgia Republican Party. So you can’t say they don’t know Georgia, and I’m sure the last thing they want to see come November is their home state governed by a Democrat.

On the other hand, I also remember how insulted Zell Miller used to get over stereotyped depictions of Southerners as unsophisticated rubes. With this ad, the RGA is telling us what it thinks of Georgia voters, and it’s not all that flattering.

253 comments Add your comment

DebbieDoRight

September 24th, 2010
11:39 am

Not flattering; but if the majority of voters pick Deal then it would ring true. Why don’t they just write in Karen Handel’s name? And why hasn’t Handel came out with a comment about Deal’s dealings? You think it may have something to do with that republican “loyalty pledge” that she had to sign?

stands for decibels

September 24th, 2010
11:43 am

Comedy gold.

Kamchak

September 24th, 2010
11:43 am

Oh sweet Jeebus. Please tell me that ad was a joke.

Tommy Maddox

September 24th, 2010
11:43 am

Well, I agree with the guy.

thomas

September 24th, 2010
11:43 am

Jay,

as a person who reads your blog almost daily….. i would be willing to go out there and say that it is not only the GA GOP who think of Georgians this way.

Go back and read the post on your blog… apparently many who post here do not have high opinions of Georgians….

Tommy Maddox

September 24th, 2010
11:44 am

…y’all…

jt

September 24th, 2010
11:47 am

The old South was fine by me.

Everything thing the progressives try to improve turns into Detroit anyway.

Jefferson

September 24th, 2010
11:49 am

Both Barnes and Deal are running “good ole boy” adds showing a couple of fellows talking politics. Even the good ole boys don’t talk like that. What a bunch of tossers.

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
11:51 am

He told the truth about Roy; the unfortunate thing is that Deal is just as bad. It’s 6 or 1, half-dozen of the other.

ty webb

September 24th, 2010
11:52 am

carlosgvv

September 24th, 2010
12:03 pm

Since Georgia ranks 50th in so many areas, this Ad. is quite appropiate.

stands for decibels

September 24th, 2010
12:04 pm

How large a graven image of the Ten Commandments does this guy have on his front lawn?

Kamchak

September 24th, 2010
12:09 pm

How large a graven image of the Ten Commandments does this guy have on his front lawn?

At least twice as big as the Jones’

RW-(the original)

September 24th, 2010
12:13 pm

After the dueling “good old boys in a diner” ads this is what you freak out over?

Geez

Bosch

September 24th, 2010
12:17 pm

RW,

Uh, yeah, cause that’s a little more realistic than this….whatever it is. Who the hell is Dale Peterson and why the hell should we care what he thinks?

Kamchak

September 24th, 2010
12:18 pm

…apparently many who post here do not have high opinions of Georgians…

Speaking as one who was born on Peachtree Street, this ad is insulting.

Bosch

September 24th, 2010
12:20 pm

sfd and Kamchak,

Have you seen those HUGE bumper stickers that say something to the effect of “The Ten Commandments, the real foundation of our country” or some such ignorant non-sense as that.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Years ago there was the beer commercial that had this steamy hot sweet little thang coozied up in front of a fireplace all vixen like and she said something like “Ain’t nuthin’ betteh, than a rainy night in Jawja” or some such nonsense like that. I know I never bought that beer after seeing that.

thomas

September 24th, 2010
12:21 pm

Kamchak

September 24th, 2010
12:18 pm

I would agree. Never said it was not!

However are you as insulted by those who knock the people of georgia and the state of georgia, as racist, bigots, dumb and ignorant here everyday, or every other day?

RW-(the original)

September 24th, 2010
12:21 pm

that’s a little more realistic than this

Maybe for you folks in Hooterville. For the rest of us, not so much.

/And lighten up. The Full Corn Moon celebration is just winding down

thomas

September 24th, 2010
12:22 pm

Are we offended by Paula Dean too?

casue her accent is not real go back and look at earlier clips of her…. way dramatic southern lady now though?

Bosch

September 24th, 2010
12:23 pm

RW,

So, for the rest of you, it’s perfectly more normal to have guys with bad Southern accents walk around in flashy cowboy suits, handling rifles? Ok………

The moon was tre’ cool last night — I’ll bet your romp in the forest was excellent!!!

Bosch

September 24th, 2010
12:24 pm

thomas,

“Are we offended by Paula Dean too?”

Yes. We are. At least in my household. She makes me want to vomit.

Kamchak

September 24th, 2010
12:25 pm

However are you as insulted by those who knock the people of georgia and the state of georgia, as racist, bigots, dumb and ignorant here everyday, or every other day?

No.

Because I can love my neighbors as they are, and not how I wish they would be.

jt

September 24th, 2010
12:26 pm

Not that I am a republican, eventhough that would be less embarrassing than being a democrat,

here is a good ad for the Republicans. Everyone that pays taxes will be digging these crooks out.

Who tried to stop it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs

Kamchak

September 24th, 2010
12:28 pm

Not that I am a republican…

Yeah, because you don’t genuflect to your deliverer St. Ronnie of the Ray-Gun every day.
:roll:

Jay

September 24th, 2010
12:32 pm

I wasn’t aware of that, Thomas.

Not surprised, but wasn’t aware either.

DebbieDoRight

September 24th, 2010
12:33 pm

Because I can love my neighbors as they are, and not how I wish they would be.

Too funny!!

Joe

September 24th, 2010
12:35 pm

Despite the fact that he probably belongs in prison, Deal still leads Barnes in the polls (according to the latest AJC.com headline). More evidence that, when it comes to morals and values, most Georgia voters are hypocrites.

@@

September 24th, 2010
12:36 pm

Is it the southern drawl that offends you, jay?

I watched this one from Jerry Brown and thought….”What? The beautiful people in California don’t like big noses?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUkhM0uzpQ&feature=player_embedded

Heck! I’m a Californian residing in Georgia. I wasn’t offended by the ad. One of the things I like about the South is its rich and colorful heritage. Nothing to be ashamed of unless, of course, some yankee, left-winger shows up to tell us we should be? No need to worry about them. They’re likely to drown in the next downpour.

Ways To Annoy a Yankee: Only use landmarks and ramble on when giving directions. “Now go down Jeff Davis Highway and turn left at where the Chevron station used to be. I think they turned it into a Amoco. Or maybe a BP. Anyway, turn right there. . .” “You said left.” “Did I? Well, turn left there and follow it until you see a big fish on your left. I remember when that fish used to be on the other side of town..”

Now I’ve received directions like ^^^ those. Can’t say as it got me to where I needed to go, but I sure did enjoy the giving of ‘em.

Bosch

September 24th, 2010
12:37 pm

thomas and Jay,

She is Southern, but she lays on the accent pretty thick for entertainment purposes. To me, she is an insult to every Southern woman.

stands for decibels

September 24th, 2010
12:38 pm

casue her accent is not real go back and look at earlier clips of her….

Not that I have a dog in this fight, but it’s not exactly unheard of for people to willingly flatten out their regional accents; if Ms. Dean was doing this at one point in her TV career, it could’ve been because her producers wanted her to, and she went along. Big whoop.

Doggone/GA

September 24th, 2010
12:39 pm

“casue her accent is not real go back and look at earlier clips of her…. way dramatic southern lady now though?”

And has it not occurred to you that it MIGHT be the other way around? That she was suppressing her accent then, but now she’s not?

Matti

September 24th, 2010
12:40 pm

Christ! Could the people of Georgia sink any lower than taking voting advice from one of Alabama’s most-ridiculed LOSERS? Ig’nint racist shotgun hate talk did not prevail there, but it stands a chance HERE? Christ Himself has probably washed his feet of this stinky black hole of backwardness and long since walked away from us!!

RW-(the original)

September 24th, 2010
12:40 pm

@@,

Those rambling directions should always end with, “nah that won’t work. I guess you just can’t get there from here.”

Mr. Snarky

September 24th, 2010
12:40 pm

Who is this redneck who assumes we need voting advice from Alabama? Like GA isn’t backwards enough?

Scout

September 24th, 2010
12:41 pm

I just wish his rifle had been an M-14 with a bayonet on the end.

“This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will.

Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.

So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no enemy, but peace! “

Jay

September 24th, 2010
12:43 pm

Scout, you forgot “Author unknown.”

Sometimes I believe that’s the only guy you ever read.

Tricky

September 24th, 2010
12:43 pm

This is what I have been saying for years. There are those of us that want this state to become an international state. People should have a reason other than Atlanta to come to Georgia. I cannot believe that in this day and time someone would actually want this Peterson guy to represent Georgia. And Deal’s commercial with the two old geezers sitting around gossiping is not much better. If this is what this state truly wants, I guess people will just sit by and watch as Georgia is surpassed in everything by states such as Alabama. People should be embarrassed, but they won’t be.

Matti

September 24th, 2010
12:43 pm

Re: Miss Paula:

You can’t tell people to but BUTTER on friggin’ spaghetti with any sense of credibility unless you roll your “r” in a deep, old-southern way. (We’re not talking about a little pat. We’re talking chunks of it on the pile o’ pasta on the plate, before you ladel the fatty but not overly-seasoned meat sauce on top. Ewww.)

ty webb

September 24th, 2010
12:44 pm

Jay,
Which ad reflects the “New South”? The one in your post or one that says if the Republican is elected the clocks will be turned back to a time when Blacks had fire hoses turned on them?…Just wandering.

@@

September 24th, 2010
12:45 pm

RW:

Those rambling directions should always end with, “nah that won’t work. I guess you just can’t get there from here.”

I KNOW!!! And ‘ya gotta deliver it with a raised eyebrow and smirk.

Oh, and what do you know about asking for directions? You’re a man! Men never ask for directions.

(ISH)

Bosch

September 24th, 2010
12:46 pm

Jay,

“Scout, you forgot “Author unknown.””

That’s code for “made up crap.”

RW-(the original)

September 24th, 2010
12:47 pm

@@,

I only know about giving directions.

(ISH)

Granny Godzilla

September 24th, 2010
12:49 pm

Jay@12:43

badoom tsss!

DebbieDoRight

September 24th, 2010
12:50 pm

@@ since I’m from the west coast too, (washington state), what DO they call us here in georgia, (since we’re not yankees)? I think the appopriate word should be (for a californian) gold digger; and for a person from my home state a wet back (’cause of the rain).

big jim

September 24th, 2010
12:51 pm

A New South would be nice! But it’s difficult when conservatives want to keep Old South issues like the the kunfederate rag and Jim Crow/Civil Rights anger alive and well. It’s also difficult when liberals show as much backbone as jellyfish when it comes to these issues! People only seem to care about their damn cell phones,lcd tv’s,$700/mth car payments,and a damn college football team.

@@

September 24th, 2010
12:52 pm

Debbie:

My husband calls me his left-coaster or, on occasion, a loose nut.

Scout

September 24th, 2010
12:53 pm

Jay:

Well, I really didn’t expect you civilians would recognize the United States Marine Corps Rifle Creed.

Some talk ……………… some do.

http://www.beaufortonline.com/military/rifle-creed.htm

Scout

September 24th, 2010
12:54 pm

Jay:

Maybe you’ll like this one …………. or I’ll wait for your snide remark.

“When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.” Winston Churchill

stands for decibels

September 24th, 2010
12:56 pm

Scout

September 24th, 2010
12:56 pm

Bosch:

All Marines are awaiting your apology.

DebbieDoRight

September 24th, 2010
12:56 pm

mine call me his beautiful bride, or his amazon queen. However, he only says that when i’m really mad at him or when he forgets my name,(although he doesn’t realize that I know this),……….men are soooooo smooooothhhh.

Bosch

September 24th, 2010
12:58 pm

Scout,

Suck it. They work for me.

Jay

September 24th, 2010
12:58 pm

“Well I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.”

– The Man in Black

Scout

September 24th, 2010
12:59 pm

stands for decibels :

Like I said: Some talk ………. some do.

“Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say ‘what should be the reward of such sacrifices?’ … If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands, which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”

Samuel Adams

larry

September 24th, 2010
12:59 pm

Now here’s some directions……………………………

Go to the Big Chicken , take a left and continue going straight and you’ll run right into the courthouse.

Right into it ?
Right into it!!…………………………I mean you cant miss it.

RW-(the original)

September 24th, 2010
1:00 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
1:02 pm

it’s perfectly more normal to have guys with bad Southern accents

With all due respect, the guy (who I had never heard of until this column) has a very typical South Alabama accent. Had an uncle who was from the bayous, out from Mobile, who sounded just about like him.

mm

September 24th, 2010
1:02 pm

Wow, it only took the GOP a few hours to break their Promise To America (aka Plague On America).

Only 1 republican in the House voted for the Small Business Bill yesterday.

When will you rightwing zombies wake up and realize the republican party does not care about you, or your family, or your small business?

They only care about millionaires and large corporations.

Oh, by the way, I was born and raised in GA. Everytime I visit any town other than Atlanta I feel like I’ve gone back in time 20 years. But that’s not far enough back for you wingnuts. You want to go back to the 50’s.

Jay

September 24th, 2010
1:02 pm

Scout, the men I respected growing up — and there were a lot of them — didn’t feel it necessary to brag at every opportunity about all they had done in the service of their country and liberty. As a rule, in fact, the more they had done and seen, the less they talked about it.

I’d say that rule has stood the test of time.

Scout

September 24th, 2010
1:02 pm

“Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea.”

Samuel Johnson

drinking the koolaid

September 24th, 2010
1:04 pm

We have two bumbling clowns running for governor this year. I hope everyone likes the circus (no, I mean the one that’s coming after the election). The chances that Roy is any better this time around are slim…so are the chances Deal is less slimy than he appears.

So regardless of how this ad depicts southerners we will look pretty bad either way.

big jim

September 24th, 2010
1:04 pm

Winston Churchill is dead and british! I thought neo-conservatism frowns upon those damn Europeans with their liberal ideals. Their socialist economic systems. You guys even wanted to stop
calling FRENCH fries french fries.

I’m just saying, choose a side when it comes to standing up for America!

Van Jones

September 24th, 2010
1:04 pm

Soooo, what does this have to do with any ‘New South’ talk? Or was that just the best headline you could think of this morning?

larry

September 24th, 2010
1:06 pm

Well, so much for the truth, I wonder what he will find and report next week……………

http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/deal-discloses-finances-again-620432.html

Scout

September 24th, 2010
1:06 pm

Jay:

I suppose you would want to see all the VFW and Foreign Legion parades and activities shut down. Oh the horror, of those old men dressing up again and publickly displaying their pride.

Pontificate all you want ……………. some talk ……….. some do.

Sheep, wolves and sheepdogs. Which one are you?

Matti

September 24th, 2010
1:06 pm

Scout,

You missed your meds this morning, didn’t you? Most of us have thanked you (and/or many others) for the service. (Some of us even vote against the guys who vote against veterans’ benefits while demanding tax cuts for the wealthiest 2%.) Do you want a new medal pinned on your chest each and every day you wake up breathing? If so, you might want to vary your venues a bit.

Mick

September 24th, 2010
1:06 pm

scout

I’ve noticed over the years that marines are the one branch that is overly consumed about their former military service. Most of the other branches never seem to hardly bring it up.

@@

September 24th, 2010
1:06 pm

“I was a cornpacker…cornpacker is a derogatory term for a gay Iowan.”

Colbert’s gay!!??!!

I did not know that.

mike

September 24th, 2010
1:06 pm

Is this a joke? I’m being serious

John K

September 24th, 2010
1:06 pm

The only thing missing from this ad was an Enos Strate cameo.

Mindless minions

September 24th, 2010
1:09 pm

The biggest problem with this add for me is the fact that the vast majority of people in Georgia will see it and agree with every word. This is the same reason we consistently elect country bumpkins that sound as if they fell off the turnip truck yesterday to run our state. I was born and raised in Atlanta but I rarely tell anyone I don’t know that I’m from Georgia.

Joseph Pinto

September 24th, 2010
1:09 pm

I am not a “Southerner” by birth but I respect the independent minded- gun carrying Southern tradition and like this ad.

@@

September 24th, 2010
1:09 pm

Geez, Bosch!!!!

Suck it. They work for me.

They die for you.

RW-(the original)

September 24th, 2010
1:10 pm

That third 1:02 makes one wonder what Jay B thinks about someone who endlessly milks their two years of peacetime service in the Air Force flitting around Europe.

BS Aplenty

September 24th, 2010
1:10 pm

…stereotyped depictions of Southerners as unsophisticated rubes. With this ad, the RGA is telling us what it thinks of Georgia voters, and it’s not all that flattering.

After a visit by my son to Detroit (this year) and Philiadelphia (last year), he became keenly aware that there are many areas of this country that could be classified as Third World. All his visits were part of an outreach program that attempts to help families in crisis. While he was in these cities he and his volunteers were able to get to know people and see habitats. It was an eye-opening and ofttimes disturbing look into ruined lives, hopelessness and the lack of leadership in some of these failing communities. But he’s young and maintained his idealism – good kid.

After reading this blog and living a lifetime in Georgia, I realize anew that people who speak ill of Southerners as a group are usually those fleeing the legacy of these (and many other) places. And still they somehow come to the South and Georgia in particular. Southerners who believe this tripe peddled by Bookman and his ilk need to travel more.

Scout

September 24th, 2010
1:10 pm

big jim:

“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.”

Winston Churchill

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
1:12 pm

And still they somehow come to the South and Georgia in particular.

And they never hate it enough to leave.

Jay

September 24th, 2010
1:12 pm

Not a joke, Mike.

The RGA says that if they get 100K hits on Youtube, they’ll buy time to put it on TV.

Mindless minions

September 24th, 2010
1:13 pm

@ Scout……Do you have original thoughts or must every point you make be a quote from someone else.

DebbieDoRight

September 24th, 2010
1:14 pm

I think I’m going to write a song called “Ode To Atlanta”. In the song, I’m going to talk about politics, religion and the love the south has for tradition and the pride it has for its roots. Oh wait, someone already did…….

Dixie
by Daniel Decatur Emmett of Mount Vernon, Ohio
Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times there are not forgotten, (Alt Original: Cinnamon seed and sandy bottom,)
Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land.

In Dixie Land, where I was born in,
early on one frosty mornin’,
Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land.

I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie Land I’ll take my stand
to live and die in Dixie.
Away, away, away down south in Dixie.
Away, away, away down south in Dixie

Optional Verses

Ole Missus marry “Will the weaver”
Willum was a gay deceiver
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

But when he put his arm around ‘er,
He smiled fierce as a forty pounder,
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

His face was sharp as a butcher’s cleaver
But that did not seem to grieve ‘er
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

Ole Missus acted the foolish part
And died for a man that broke her heart
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

Now here’s a health to the next ole Missus
An’ all the gals that want to kiss us;
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

But if you want to drive ‘way sorrow
Come and hear this song tomorrow
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

There’s buckwheat cakes and Injun batter,
Makes you fat or a little fatter
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

Then hoe it down and scratch your gravel,
To Dixie’s Land I’m bound to travel,
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

Please submit all hateful emails to: debbidoodoesntcare@hotmail.com or hushthatfuss@yahoo.com

Thank you.

Haywood Jablome

September 24th, 2010
1:15 pm

You think you’re better than me!?

Adam Sandler
http://www.entertonement.com/clips/flnvdxwrjp–Think-you‘re-better-than-meAdam-Sandler-Saturday-Night-Live-Kevin-Nealon-Host-

NowReally

September 24th, 2010
1:16 pm

Didn’t you get the memo Jay? They are longing for the “old days” – good and bad; they’re planning to take back their country come November. If they win, we can all look forward to watching our clocks slowly move back in time. However, I don’t think they are sure about the exact time, place, year, decade or century. I’m guessing the clock will stop somewhere back in Boston; at that long forgotten Tea Party.

Scout

September 24th, 2010
1:16 pm

Mick:

You are correct. Just spend a day looking a military stickers on car windows.

However, you would have had to be one of us to understand.

But ………. here are just two hints:

1) “We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on”. Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., United States Army, Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs of Staff
during the assault on Grenada, 1983

2) “There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.” Gen. William Thornson, United States Army

Scout

September 24th, 2010
1:18 pm

Mindless minions :

Your handle looks new. Stick around for a couple of weeks and then ask me again.

Brad Steel

September 24th, 2010
1:18 pm

Nothing like that ’60’s vintage southern provincialism. Funny, sad, embarrassing and frustrating in its cultural stickiness. Too sad to really be funny.

When will it die off?

AB

September 24th, 2010
1:19 pm

I feel like Scout is going to shoot up the post office today

Vince

September 24th, 2010
1:19 pm

Yes. The ad is supposed to be humorous.

You see, all Deal and the Republicans need for Deal to do is to not be Roy Barnes. There is THAT much distrust and dislike in the state toward Barnes for his first adventure in office. I don’t like either guy running but will vote for Deal simply because he isn’t Barnes. I could have EASILY voted for any Democrat other than him.

My hope, of course, is that Deal will get elected, impeached and then the Lt Governor can take office.

Hillbilly Deluxe

September 24th, 2010
1:20 pm

Nothing like that ’60’s vintage southern provincialism

You’re every bit as provincial in your own way, but I suppose that’s different.

Bosch

September 24th, 2010
1:20 pm

@@,

Yes, I know — and I certainly respect them for that. I do not respect people such as Scout who think we should all kiss his ass because he served our country — I’ll direct you to Jay’s 1:02 — I couldn’t have said it more — I’ll also direct you to this from the article sfd posted:

We owe service members immense respect and gratitude for their courage and service – but we also owe them – to honor the civilian democracy they serve – no more influence or status in the political arena than anyone else.

My father is ex-military as well, and he basically said the same thing all his life. Just like in the civilian world, there are those who do their jobs and do it well, and do it with altruism, and then there are those who don’t.

larry

September 24th, 2010
1:21 pm

Im wondering what went on in Casey Cagles’ office that day that Nathan Deal and Bart Graham sat down to discuss Nathans contract with the state.

I guess the IRS would like to know too. Along with the federal grand jury.
I guess he will continue to revise his financial records on a weekly basis.

Army Vet - Maj. Wood

September 24th, 2010
1:21 pm

Scout,
You think you’re better than me?
Maj. Wood

My father the quiet hero

September 24th, 2010
1:21 pm

Jay I agree with you point about the more action the less they brag. My father was in Korea and Vietnam. 397 sorties over Vietnam and 291 over Korea and all he would tell my family was the funny little anecdotes that happened far from harms way. Not one blood and guts war story have I heard him tell. His fellow pilots told us many stories of his bravery and a complete disregard for personal safety to protect friendlies.

Jackie

September 24th, 2010
1:21 pm

@RW

Wonder if you had time to go get a new set of batteries for your hearing aid?

DebbieDoRight

September 24th, 2010
1:22 pm

My hope, of course, is that Deal will get elected, impeached and then the Lt Governor can take office.

Why not just write in Karen Handel’s name? Start a blog, campaign, whatever and get millions to do the same thing….. Makes more sense to me.

Brad Steel

September 24th, 2010
1:23 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe,
You are.

Del

September 24th, 2010
1:24 pm

Wonder how many on here like Andy Griffith’s Obama care ad.

larry

September 24th, 2010
1:24 pm

I can see the headline next week………………………

Ooops , i did it again. I forgot about this 50 million dollars i made last year. Dang it.

RW-(the original)

September 24th, 2010
1:24 pm

Jackie,

Any time you care to show some facts to back your allegations I’m willing to read and discuss them. Until then I’ll just enjoy being amused by your childish insults.

Vince

September 24th, 2010
1:25 pm

@ Debbie Do Right

Why not just write in Karen Handel’s name? Start a blog, campaign, whatever and get millions to do the same thing….. Makes more sense to me.

I think that would ensure Roy Barnes election. Nope. No way.