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.

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jm

September 24th, 2010
3:49 pm

Stephen Colbert for President!

I’m sorry, I’m crying this is so funny. Congress looks just stupid….

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/09/24/stephen-colbert-appears-capitol-hill-hearing-illegal-immigrants/

asdf

September 24th, 2010
3:50 pm

Sorry, I can’t listen to someone who refers to themselves in the third-person.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel

September 24th, 2010
3:52 pm

paleo-neo-Carlinist
September 24th, 2010
3:49 pm

Not a bad idea – leave the office vacant. I like that.

Question, would the #2 slot you mentioned include Joe Biden? Oops, my bad, he’s second in line to the Presidency. :)

dw

September 24th, 2010
3:56 pm

poor effort on your part jay.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel

September 24th, 2010
3:57 pm

Okay, no matter if you lean left or right this just reeks.

“Top DOJ Official Calls Dismissal of Black Panther Case a ‘Travesty’…”

“Says Department Discourages ‘Race Neutral’ Enforcement of Civil Rights Laws… “

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel

September 24th, 2010
3:57 pm

Will the last person leaving the White House turn off the lights?

“ANOTHER JUMPS: AXELROD OUT”

big jim

September 24th, 2010
3:58 pm

Bobby- WTF? How can you be a liberal, love the kunfederate rag,AND blame Roy Barnes for disgracing your ancestors? WTF? At some point in time you guys are going to catch on to the fact that THE SOUTH LOST! That classifies them as a vanquished kingdom, which means no to keeping your flag and your “way of life”. Why don’t we just fly the “union” rag? But that would mean not honoring THE AMERICAN FLAG! It’s Sept. 2010, get with the times people!

Also,a New South means not responding to an issue with a minority comparison. It’s Sept. 2010,
get with times people! Responding to this with a jab at a minority is like responding to a mosquito
bite with Napalm! It’s OK if you are conservative AND you don’t lash out at others that don’t look like you! NEW SOUTH!

Traglodyke? Maybe you meant Traglodyte=Caveman. Or maybe you’re a woman…….

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel

September 24th, 2010
3:59 pm

Another example of sharks attacking each other…

“Spitzer: Cuomo ‘Dirtiest, Nastiest’ Of Politicians”

paleo-neo-Carlinist

September 24th, 2010
4:02 pm

Leg Lamp, it’s like the “wild car” in MLB. Braves aren’t good enough to win the NL East, but they are worthy of the playoffs. OR, another sports analogy; kinda like when UGA fired the AD. go to a successful program and poach their runner up. Barnes is literally a loser, and even without the financial issues, Deal is corrupt as the day is long. I like Monds, but you know he home schools his kids, and I’m thinking maybe he doesn’t want to actually become governor because then he’d have to send his kids to an APS school!

big jim

September 24th, 2010
4:04 pm

The Leg Lamp is a “major award”, much like Cynthia Tucker’s Pulitzer and Obama’s Nobel

Sharks are disgusting, blindly attacking any living creature in the water. Much like any conservative that tells Limbaugh or Hannity or Beck to take flying fu@$, they would be cannibalized in an instant.
Do you guys listen to what you say, or do you just bite, like an alligator with no thought whatsoever?

Abrazos

September 24th, 2010
4:08 pm

Harry Callahan @ 2:52 pm “no Clinton financial scandals? Liberals are so funny…if they just close their eyes and put their hands over their ears, they can convince themselves none of this stuff ever happened.”

OK, I’ll play. Other than Whitewater which cost the taxpayers $50 MM, and after 6 years was closed for “lack of sufficient evidence”, what “Clinton financial scandal” didja have in mind from 1992-2000? Is there something other than what Wikipedia lists under this heading? Ooh, a Michelle Malkin conspiracy that’s been kept out of the “lamestream press” perhaps.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_scandals_of_the_United_States

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
4:10 pm

jewcowboy

In case you check in and want to know if any of us old f*rts know anything from this millenium…
This one jumped out and caught my undivided attention…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8FHwsATN0E

big jim

September 24th, 2010
4:11 pm

paleo-neo-Carlinist

I would venture a guess that Atlanta Public Schools are better than the cave you were raised in.
I have finally figure this thing out,hard nosed conservatives are bitter adults. This is probably beacause they were bitter children raised by bitter traglodytes. I’d be bitter as well if I were raised as a caveman.

bobby

September 24th, 2010
4:13 pm

@big jim: I don’t have a problem being an oxymoron even though I catch flack from both my liberal friends for being such an unapologetic Southerner (I prefer “Dixie” to the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”) waving my Confederate flag, and my conservative friends for my support of gay marriage, abortion, universal health care and many Obama policies. I actually prefer the current State flag to the ‘56 flag as it is more historically accurate. But for Barnes to change the ‘56 flag behind our backs and for political correctness still angers me. And I simply will not vote for him even though many of his positions are more in line with me politically than Deal.

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
4:13 pm

HD was reading over the comments on this and your grandparents’….thought of this one…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRxCDOQfkw4

paleo-neo-Carlinist

September 24th, 2010
4:15 pm

josef nix, speak for yourself. I’ll take the old millenum and Etta James over Beyonce’s cover. no 21st century pop star can sing the blues. where the heroin addiction? where’s the multiple marriages and failed relationships? it’s like Melissa Etheridhe singing Janis Joplin; nice gesture and might be OK for a “tribute” album, but Etta James weren’t never no “cover girl” for some cosmetics company.

big jim

September 24th, 2010
4:17 pm

Abrazos

Isn’t FoxNews mainstream? Isn’t Fox mainstream? Am I missing something, or are conservatives
missing the point? I didn’t realize all of the expensive studio equipment,the fancy cameras, the ambi-
guous “men” like Doocy(he looks like an old woman),the tight clothes wearing women. That takes money,and they have money. They’re mainstream.

Cavemen used to be fun. now you guys are frightening.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

September 24th, 2010
4:18 pm

big jim, I wasn’t raised in a cave. I was raised in NJ. lighten up. it was a joke and the joke is funny because APS is a joke.

Doggone/GA

September 24th, 2010
4:19 pm

“Sharks are disgusting, blindly attacking any living creature in the water.”

don’t know much about sharks, do you?

josef nix

September 24th, 2010
4:19 pm

ooops

that was supposed to be upstairs…I’m not about to ruin my Friday on the silliness of this thread!

paleo-neo-Carlinist

September 24th, 2010
4:22 pm

big jim, not liberal, and quasi-conservative – probably more paleo conservative or anarcho-libertarian, as my paleo-conservative friends suggest. raised by two very… ahem, progressive, liberal parents. dad was a career educator (35 years as a public school teacher and administrator – retired, but not a big fan of Chris Christie). I live in Atlanta and refuse to send my child to APS school. would think Monds has the same view of APS.

Don't Go There !

September 24th, 2010
4:23 pm

Suite #4 has been filed.

Now what !!!!!!

Th for the big one

September 24th, 2010
4:25 pm

What does the democrat majority having Colbert “testify” before Congress tell us about what they think of the American people and about the importance of their own role.
IT tells me they think we are fools and they alone are smart and clever.
Democrats are an embarassment.

marky mark

September 24th, 2010
4:26 pm

ok, since this blog is kinda circling the drain, I have a trivia question for you….the South is known as “Dixie” or “Dixieland”….why?

Goobers

September 24th, 2010
4:27 pm

Beautiful Words from James Howard Kunstler:

“Behind the incoherent cargo of conflicting complaints that makes up Tea Party doctrine — like “keeping the government’s hands off our medicare!” — stands the more basic dissolution of the Sunbelt’s miracle economy, along with the pain and bewilderment of the southern peckerwood political nexus that rose out of the dust after World War Two to build the suburban nirvana of universal air-conditioning, happy motoring, Jesus tub-thumping, over-eating, and Friday night football that defined Sunbelt culture. They sense now that history is about to thrust them back into the okra patch, with the hookworms and the chiggers, as the economy whirls down the drain, and the car dealerships close up, and the idle production homebuilders succumb to methedrine addiction, and the price of Reba McEntire tickets exceeds their dwindling resources, and they are none too happy about any of that.
Of course this Sunbelt political culture has tentacles and outposts all over the USA, wherever a few generations of laboring folk enjoyed debt-fueled parabolic rises in living standards during the cheap oil decades, and now find themselves in foreclosure hell, indentured to the very WalMarts that they welcomed with open arms (and allowed to destroy their local businesses) — and, of course, it’s yet another paradox that these are the same folk who will still defend the big box masters to their deaths. The America they stand for is a weird contradictory mish-mash of Confederate nostalgia, hyper-individualism that really owes allegiance to nothing, racial enmity, religious paranoia, and potemkin patriotism — especially involving anything in the constitution that allows them to wriggle out of obligations to the public interest at the same time that they get to push other groups of people around.”

bobby

September 24th, 2010
4:27 pm

One other thing big jim. I actually like reading Cynthia Tucker’s opinion pieces. I probably agree with her 2/3 to 75% of the time. 15 to 20% of the times I disagree with her she at least makes me think a little as to why I disagree and then the rest of the time she and I just have to disagree.

Goobers

September 24th, 2010
4:28 pm

The clear vision of where Dixie is, and where it is going. Thanks Kunstler!

big jim

September 24th, 2010
4:31 pm

bobby

Barnes changing the flag “behind our backs”? I didn’t realize that “we” were given a choice in the matter in 1956! “We” were animals in 1956! I appreciate your views, you are more liberal than you may think. By “we”, I mean minorities(including women).

Secondly, I prefer political correctness to the alternative. Saying whatever you feel like about or to
another person is not a good thing. Trust me on this,please.

The kunfederate rag shouldn’t be honored.The south lost. My homestate of SC seems to be stuck on keeping this joke out front of the capital. Unlike GA, SC has a fraction of the rich minorities, which means no teeth from the NAACP or any other minority group. That’s why Roy Barnes put the RIGHT flag on the capital. Also,I thought Sonny Perdue was elected because he was supposed to
restore that great flag to it’s rightful place! Then, I remember signs around Atlanta that read “Sonny lied!” He found that there was more important issues to deal with.

I think the masses need to take note of this. We have bigger fish to fry. New South.

Harry Callahan

September 24th, 2010
4:32 pm

Abrazos @ 4:08…

Like I said…if you want to pretend it didn’t happen, good for you. If no conviction equals innocent, then I guess Nathan deal is as innocent as Clinton, right?

Andrew

September 24th, 2010
4:35 pm

Jay- you realize you are one of the problems with this paper, right?

Harry Callahan

September 24th, 2010
4:35 pm

Goobers…nice cut-n-paste mis-representation of tea party views. As with Abrazos, I admire the ability of liberals to make something up, then convince themselves it’s true. Maybe you can convince yourself the democrats aren’t going to be swept out of power in 5 weeks. If one lib says it and another repeats it, it HAS to be true, right? LOL…

AmVet's Mystery Meat

September 24th, 2010
4:39 pm

Did y’all see the two hick/rednecked filled ads that ole Roy is sponsoring?

Deal and Roy, neither any good for Georgia.

Harry Callahan

September 24th, 2010
4:40 pm

bobby

September 24th, 2010
4:27 pm

“One other thing big jim. I actually like reading Cynthia Tucker’s opinion pieces. I probably agree with her 2/3 to 75% of the time”

…and there’s your sign…

big jim

September 24th, 2010
4:42 pm

Doggone/GA

Sharks have dolls eyes! Then you hear that…high pitched scream!
Sharks ARE attracted to the electromagnetic field produced by living creatures.Sometimes they attack subs and ships because of their EMF production!

Bobby and George neo carlinist, your points are valid. Sorry for my lashing out. It’s just odd to find conservative leaners not willing to take pot shots at minorities, even though minorities have nothing
to do with the issue.

Unreconstructed

September 24th, 2010
4:49 pm

You can’t like the “old South” without liking slavery or segregation. Old racists. Face it. That’s what you are.

It’s time to put you out to pasture along with incandescent light bulbs and lead based paint.

Equality 7-2521

September 24th, 2010
4:49 pm

Equality 7-2521

September 24th, 2010
4:50 pm

@markymark

The french number for 10 is dix. French currency used to circulate in the south. Hence the phrase Dixieland.

Unreconstructed

September 24th, 2010
4:52 pm

I’d like to know what Nathan Deal thinks of Bishop Eddie Long and vice versa. Did Deal loan him money too?

Unreconstructed

September 24th, 2010
4:55 pm

A vote for Deal is a vote for Bishop Eddie Long. Look for the secret meetings.

marky mark

September 24th, 2010
5:01 pm

Equality – you win the prize…but dang if I know what the prize is….

md

September 24th, 2010
5:03 pm

“Respondents to a recent survey by Travelocity erroneously believed that the oil spill had affected locations as far afield as Cancún, the Florida Keys, and Miami, which is on the Atlantic Coast (landlocked Orlando was cited by 4 percent).”

And that 4% gets to vote too………….

HDB

September 24th, 2010
5:04 pm

paleo-neo-Carlinist September 24th, 2010
4:15 pm
“josef nix, speak for yourself. I’ll take the old millenum and Etta James over Beyonce’s cover. no 21st century pop star can sing the blues. where the heroin addiction? where’s the multiple marriages and failed relationships? it’s like Melissa Etheridhe singing Janis Joplin; nice gesture and might be OK for a “tribute” album, but Etta James weren’t never no “cover girl” for some cosmetics company”

Listen to Chaka Khan sing “Stormy Weather”…..it’s what you’re looking for!!

HDB

September 24th, 2010
5:06 pm

Jay…to be honest…I’m still LOOKING for the “New South” because the “Old South” hasn’t disappeared yet!!

poof!!!

September 24th, 2010
8:43 pm

Hokey Wolf could not have said it better himself.

BP

September 25th, 2010
2:22 am

@@ 1:09 not if they are doing their job. BTW former Army and I don’t need to bolster my own ego every 10 min Scout.

skydog

September 25th, 2010
7:43 am

A funny thing happened on the way to Little Roundtop. If you snooze you lose.

skydog

September 25th, 2010
8:05 am

A year ago I was working in Texas when their rocket surgeon governor Rick Perry suggested cession.
A man from Utah was standing next to me when the Govs idea came on the news.

He said, “There are 3 good reason to NOT to cessed from the Union.”

I said, “Yeah, what are they?”

He said, “William Tecumseh Sherman”.

I agreed.

Lil' Barry Bailout

September 25th, 2010
8:52 pm

big jim: I would venture a guess that Atlanta Public Schools are better than the cave you were raised in.
————————–

You must not be paying attention to the “product” the APS is turning out these days. These “students” would probably be better off not going, instead of learning how not to “act white”, how to be a gang banger, and how to be a parasite.

Lil' Barry Bailout

September 26th, 2010
9:35 am

Credit Unions Bailed Out

By MARK MAREMONT And VICTORIA MCGRANE

Two years after the peak of the financial crisis, the federal government swooped in to stabilize a crucial part of the credit-union sector battered by losses on subprime mortgages.

Regulators announced Friday a rescue and revamping of the nation’s wholesale credit union system, underpinned by a federal guarantee valued at $30 billion or more.
———————-

Good thing the recession ended a year ago and we’ve experience “Recovery Summer”, otherwise, things might be even worse!

Idiot Messiah: Fail.

Lil' Barry Bailout

September 26th, 2010
2:53 pm

Can’t wait for Jay’s post on the Democrat party’s depiction of Sarah Palin and other GOP’ers with Hitler moustaches.

What, Jay doesn’t plan on commenting on filth and hatred from his own guys? Hypocrite.

Lil' Barry Bailout

September 26th, 2010
3:09 pm

It’s amazing how these idiots can’t get out of the way of a punted ball.

Lil' Barry Bailout

September 26th, 2010
3:10 pm

Oops, wrong thread!

buck@gon

September 27th, 2010
9:55 pm

Jay,

We already know what you think of your countrymen. Why should any of us wonder about some dude we don’t know?