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Old 08-01-2016, 09:45 AM   #21
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What I always wonder is why a "person of at least 75 IQ" would REMAIN in DAMNyankeeland, rather than "voting with your feet".
(I once, while on AD, was "stuck in Boston" on TDY for about 60 days. - I hated every minute of that 2 months.)

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Years ago in HS history class my teacher got up set when I used the word "damnyankee." I calmly explained that's how I was taught by mu great grandmother and she insisted that it was lower case and one word.

Two of my sons live in other states, Virginia and Delaware. The one in Delaware works at Aberdeen in Maryland but decided the gun laws there sucked so he and his lady opted for Delaware.

We've never been to Boston, but liked NYC. My boots and hat was a tip that I wasn't a local and they were very courteous to the wife and me.

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ImVho, DAMNyankee is ONE word & I've not lost hardly anything thing "up there", though I would miss occasionally attending the Broadway shows.

Southrons have LONG memories & my family had a total of 6 soldier boys murdered in cold-blood (simply because they were NOT "white" people), while Prisoners of War at Point Lookout & Camp Douglas. = We will neither forgive nor forget our ancestors being slaughtered.
(About 25,000 Confederate POWs were murdered during their captivity as they were thought by the Union High Command to be, "not even worth feeding".)

As famous author William Faulkner said, "In the Southland the past is not gone; in fact, it is not even past."

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My great great granddad lost a leg and his land near Hope Station Mississippi. Then after the war in La Port Texas he was shot off the box of his hack by a carpetbagger. I've got his cap and ball derringer in the safe but he never had a chance to draw it. Yup, memories are long at times.

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Old 08-01-2016, 09:16 PM   #24
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What I always wonder is why a "person of at least 75 IQ" would REMAIN in DAMNyankeeland, rather than "voting with your feet".
(I once, while on AD, was "stuck in Boston" on TDY for about 60 days. - I hated every minute of that 2 months.)

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When you have roots in a place that go WAY back, and lots of family, etc., it takes a LOT to drive me off.

Part of how MA became a solid blue state, was by the same incrementalism that's at work nationally. First they rig a few elections, you get a strongman to run the legislature that comes from a district he totally controls (take Bill Bulger, from the neighborhood his gangster brother Whitey controlled), then Republicans begin to stay home because they don't see an ideal candidate, then more Dems win, then redistricting begins along with gun laws, taxes etc specifically designed to drive the opposition to move.

The opposition that stayed home and sat out elections, moves away.

Before you know it, it's impossible to win anymore elections.

It's happening nationally, and eventually there'll be no place left to move, because a single Party with the media in their pocket, can do WHATEVER they please and things like Constitutions become meaningless.

I'm for standing and fighting on my home soil, however futile it may seem.

Too many take the easy route and just move on, thinking that's a solution.

Sorry for a political answer, but I have a hard time separating guns and politics.

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Sorry for a political answer, but I have a hard time separating guns and politics.
I don't think you can separate the two these days.
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ImVho, DAMNyankee is ONE word & I've not lost hardly anything thing "up there", though I would miss occasionally attending the Broadway shows.

Southrons have LONG memories & my family had a total of 6 soldier boys murdered in cold-blood (simply because they were NOT "white" people), while Prisoners of War at Point Lookout & Camp Douglas. = We will neither forgive nor forget our ancestors being slaughtered.
(About 25,000 Confederate POWs were murdered during their captivity as they were thought by the Union High Command to be, "not even worth feeding".)

As famous author William Faulkner said, "In the Southland the past is not gone; in fact, it is not even past."

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The CW was a national tragedy all around.

Playing devil's advocate...there were also places like Andersonville.
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I, also, carried one of THESE for a good twenty years. I'd, probably, still have it if one of the neighborhood juveniles didn't break a window in my car in order to steal it. (Mine was a friction lock; but, if I got another one, it would be this model.)
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