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Hillbilly Politics

Well… that one is a little tough. Of course, I’m a hillbilly. I mean, the title of this blog is Hillbilly Politics, after all.

I understand the term hillbilly is no longer politically correct. It’s an insult to many because the word brings up images of a people living in squalor, with junk cars around a mobile home in the middle of nowhere when like any other societal group (such as inner city slums) has its ups and downs. I remember the first time I took my Mississippean husband back home. He remarked on the fact that what would be considered a quarter million dollar home setting on a piece of property with a next door neighbor living in a run down mobile home was a common sight there, so you see, not all of us live out of trailers.

When you think about those mobile homes with the junk cars around them, you need to also remember these people are surviving in a place that most people have forgotten ever existed… if they ever knew about it in the first place which is something I’ve encountered many times in my travels about the States and other countries.

They do it largely without much interference from the government. When I was growing up I can remember only twice seeing the law in my town. Most people took care of themselves and each other as they could. It is an art that we are slowly losing as many, including hillbillies, turn their personal responsibilities over to the government.

The truth is I’m proud to be a hillbilly. I may live in the city, enjoy a lot of creature comforts, technological advances, higher education, and many more things, but my roots are strong. If all these things disappeared tomorrow, I’d still survive because my family taught me how to think and do for myself. It’s the saddest thing in the world to me to read about people who can’t. If you want to cure the world’s ills teach them how to think and do and learn for themselves, not just give it and expect them to be grateful. Gratitude is a capricious creature. Just when you expect it to come in a flood you get complaints that what was given wasn’t enough.

So, when you call me a hillbilly as an insult, don’t be surprised if I smile and say, “Thankee.”

Now there are hundreds of political pundits out there using a lot of big words to say something. My aim with this blog is not to pander to the elites, the pundits, or the so-called experts . Sometimes that means pointing out something that others didn’t say or said in a way that it doesn’t stand out. Sometimes it just means explaining things the way an average American would understand. I’m not an expert and sometimes experts are wrong: dead wrong.

Why do this? Because I’m just like you, an average American and what the experts think doesn’t always coincide with what the average American thinks. Besides, who trusts the media and their experts these days?

 

Some quotes to ponder:

“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”  Benjamin Franklin

“That government is best which governs least.”  Thomas Paine

“For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.”  Jonathan Swift

“To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places.”   Wendell Phillips

“A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.”  Barry Goldwater

 This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.Will Rogers

“There is nothing more uncommon than common sense. ”  Frank Lloyd Wright

7 Responses to About

  • Al-Ozarka says:

    Ahm an ole heelbeely too, Hillbilly! I saw your blog linked from Right Truth and the name drew me to you.

    Mansions, trailers, and everything else! I love these Ozark foothills and the heritage they have given me! I’ve climbed the slopees of Mount Fuji, Watched the lava flow down Etna, Walked among ruins of ancient civilizations on the island of Crete, and even dance among the standing stones on the Salisbury Plain…but there is something about these hills!

  • Matt Forcum says:

    email me at my address above, I have a pic of you at the FDT rally. looks like you have a pic of me as well- red shirt, last photo on the rally blog.

    Thanks,
    MF

  • Don Hagen says:

    Scientists discover REAL cause of Global Warming is variations in sun not CO2!!!

    Hi,

    I am a long time admirer of your blog! Please, read the email I’m sending to every Conservative Radio Station I can think of, about a British Documentary titled, “The Great Global Warming Swindle,” that you can still see by clicking your mouse on the web link I have provided below, but as you can read from my copied letter below–I don’t know how much longer that web link will still be available, so please try to see the documentary now. Also, mention the documentary on your blog and also provide a permanent web link to the documentary on your blog so others can also view the documentary from your web page after your daily entry rolls of your blog entries, and contact every conservative radio station, organization, blog, newspaper, and politician you can think of, so this Global Warming Fear Mongering can be put to rest once and for all.

    THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!!!

    Don Hagen
    Huntington Beach, CA
    dsthagen@verizon.net

    Dear Sir:

    This is the third email I’ve sent you on this subject. About 4 weeks ago you I sent you an email about a British Documentary done be scientists titled, “The Great Global Warming Swindle” saying scientists have discovered what causes Global Warming is variations in the sun–not CO2!!! The documentary also shows scenes from Al Gore’s, documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth, and points out the flawed logic in his interpretation of the climate data. Anyway, the new web address I gave you to see the documentary no longer works, but do not panic, I’ve found a new link that still works. But, I think I have deduced why the web link to the documentary no longer works. Soon it will be available as a DVD, and you can buy a copy for a $20.00. So, I think that’s why the producers removed the web link. However, I found a French Web Link that still works!!! Fortunately–the Audio is still in English—and it has French Subtitles!!! I will also provide the contact info web page of the producers of the documentary so you can contact them for how to get your own DVD, incase the French Web Link also stops working, and also so you can contact them, on who to interview, incase you decide to share this info with your listeners.

    To see the video, click your mouse on the web link below. On my computer sometimes the video player pauses. Just be patient. It will start again shortly. Also, the title of the documentary is displayed 4 times before the end of the documentary, its not over till you see the credits!!!

    “The Great Global Warming Swindle,” French Version
    http://video.google.fr/videoplay?docid=-4123082535546754758

    As for who to interview: I would suggest contacting the producers, of the documentary—whose contact info I will provide below—and asking them to suggest someone!!!

    “The Great Global Warming Swindle,” producer’s web page:
    http://www.greatglobalwarmingswindle.co.uk/

    “The Great Global Warming Swindle,” Producer’s Contact Web Page:
    http://www.greatglobalwarmingswindle.co.uk/contact.html

    Web Contact
    Tel: +44(0)20 7688 1711
    Fax: +44(0)20 7680 1702
    Email: info@wagtv.com
    Web: http://www.wagtv.com 1

    Thanks for spreading the word!!!

    Don Hagen

  • Joan French says:

    I found your website via Gates of Vienna and lo and behold, you seem to be in or near Nashville! My daddy was a hillbilly from Overton Cty and my husband, who’s the most genuine hillbilly I’ve ever known, three room shack, no indoor pumbing, no electricity, is the bravest, smartest and most wonderful person in our neck of the woods, present company excluded of course.

    I live in Nashville and would like you to email me at the address above. I am part of a group of conservatives who are active in fighting the war on terror right here in our backyard and would like to communicate with like minds.

    Too bad we lost Thompson but he didn’t seem to have the fire in his belly for the job.

    Great site. Keep up the good work.

  • JUDY says:

    SORRY I AM NEW AT THIS. YOU SHOULD TRY LOOKING INTO WHAT HAPPENED IN MORRISTOWN TN SUMMER 2006. MY HUSBAND WAS DENIED ENTRY TO A RALLY ON THE COURTE HOUSE SQUARE DUE TO THE FACT HE CARRIED AN AMERICAN FLAG ON A ALLUMINUM POLE. THEY SAID THE POLL WAS A WEAPON. THEN THEY PROCEEDED TO GRAB HIM AND TAKE HIM TO THE GROUND AND STUN HIM AT LEAST 4 TIMES. NOW HE SUFFERS DAILY FROM THE TRAUMA HE RECIEVED. OH YEAH THE REAL KICKER THEY SAID IF IT WAS A MEXICAN FLAG HE COULD TAKE IT IN.
    NEEDLESS TO SAY LAWYERS ARE NOW TRYING TO HELP . THANKS FOR LETTING ME SOUND OFF.

  • Joe says:

    Have not stopped in for awhile (My Bad)-Just thought I’d mention that the new Template is a wonderful improvement–Joe ( Hillbilly from Celina )

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