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  •  Try LIVING in one of those red states (12+ / 0-)

    for more than a month or two--and you'll rapidly learn that Southern Hospitality is a myth, unless you are  the RIght Kind of Person--in other words, a fundamentalist conservative Christian. In my first three months living in one, I had someone key my car over a sticker that read "My other car is a broom" with the words keyed onto my trunk informing me that "Jesus Hates Witches".  I was followed through a store for the crime of wearing a pentacle. Family members caused us such problems that we no longer attend large family gatherings.

    That politeness and kindness is VERY superficial unless  you're one of them.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:36:55 PM PST

    •  I'm a white, logging town redneck... (6+ / 0-)

      ...and the South makes me nervous.  I lived in Cabot, Arkansas for several years.  It was not unheard-of to see snow klansmen on suburban lawns after a snowstorm.

      "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win". Mohandas K. Gandhi

      by DaveinBremerton on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:55:13 PM PST

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      •  Granted it's been nearly 30 years..... (2+ / 0-)
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        irishwitch, DaveinBremerton

        But, when I lived in Biloxi, MS it was not uncommon for the KKK to be in full costume asking for donations at the stop lights along US90.  Keesler AFB is located in Biloxi.  If Keesler were to ever pull up stakes, south Mississippi wouldn't be a cosmolotian as it currently is, which isn't saying a whole lot!!!

        I was definitely not overly welcomed the 8 years I lived there either.  When we got there, I was 10 years old and could get around enough in 3 or 4 languages (well, enough for a 10 year old in those countries)(english, italian, japanese, german).  That wasn't liked. At. All.  Then I was female taking college prep classes in high school (physics, second year latin, algebra III, etc).

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