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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What Does It Mean To Be Redneck?

Australian PM calls Alabamians Redneck...

Guilty.


Trucks. Guns. Mud. Rebel flag. Ornery. Backwards. Conservative

These are only a few of the more benign things associated with the word "redneck".
Oftentimes when I tell folks that I am a redneck, I get associated with Larry the Cable Guy.
(not good!)
So to clear the air, lets look at the origin of the phrase.
The earliest appearance of the phrase was in the 1640s. It was applied to Scottish Covenanters who protested Anglican rule. Many of the men had signed the Solemn League and Covenant with their own blood. Some of them wore red scarves to signify their position openly.

So, according to the original usage, I'm actually more redneck than Larry the Cable Guy!
Who'd a' thunk?!

Today, it's most commonly used to identify blue collar rural southerners, who gain their red necks from working in the sun.
Also, it's sometimes more of an attitude to some folks. It's a commonly known fact that politicians loath the redneck devil-may-care dedication to conservative values.

As the Charlie Daniels song goes:
What this world needs is a few more rednecks
Some people ain't afraid to take a stand
...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Taxidermy Project

A good friend gave me a red fox about a month ago and I just now finished tanning it!


Closeup of face.
Closeup of paw.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

NRA Sits On Sidelines

Y'all probably know by now that I'm not a fan of the NRA. Well, here's another reason.
(full article here)

The nation's most influential gun-rights group is conspicuously absent -- and nearly silent -- in a growing battle between states and the federal government over gun control.

The National Rifle Association has been taking a low profile when it comes to the firearms freedom acts that have been passed by seven state legislatures and spawned a growing legal fight between those states, some gun advocates and the U.S. Justice Department.

The firearms freedom act was first launched last year in the Montana Legislature, pushed by local gun advocates. The law states that guns made and sold within a state's borders are exempt from federal gun control under Congress' authority to regulate interstate commerce...

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Friday, April 16, 2010

If This Doesn't Excite You...

...Nothing will!

Joe Morecraft speaking at Carroll County TEA Party from Aubrey Boles on Vimeo.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

War! War!

The other day we had our garden plowed and, good country folk that we are, promptly had a dirt clod fight!Don't make me...!

Which one should I throw next?

Sarah! Look at this big 'ol honkin' one!

Gottcha!

No, you totally missed me!


Yeah it's ok. It's so nice.
It's just another day in paradise.
Well, there's no place that
I'd rather be
Well, it's two hearts
And one dream
I wouldn't trade it for anything
And I ask the Lord every night
For just another day in paradise

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Madness!



It's been said through the actions of our country's leaders for years. Why shouldn't this congressman say it out loud? I DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION!!!!
Did ya hear that?
Did ya hear that George Washington? John Adams? James Madison?
Did ya hear that you that call yourselves by the name of Christ?

The government that rules you continues to flaunt the Biblical authority. May we all be as persistent as the young man who held this congressman's feet to the fire. (More here)
If they answer in that pompous, arrogant, conceited fashion, WE NEED TO VOTE THEM OUT, PEOPLE!!!!

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Nation Of Fools

Facts don't change peoples minds. If they did, we would have a smaller government. Murder would be a crime. The health care bill wouldn't have been tabled, let alone passed. As our heritage of freedom under God crumbles around us, it's increasingly more frustrating to watch politicians, republican and democrat, who autonomously pass laws...because they assume that it will be the solution to the problem. These laws are based on no precedent other than human reason.
The future is grim.
America's situation will only change if she turns around and accepts God's law as the standard, yet over the past months, we have merely been accelerated down the wrong path.


Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Proverbs 1:20-29

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