Double Standards Abound

For the past few days, the internet has been abuzz with news about the militia stand-off in Burns, Oregon. From what I can see, it’s mostly progressive people perpetuating this chatter; my conservative friends are generally silent on the matter. The media hasn’t been much help, either. Much of their coverage has followed along the lines of […]

That Could’ve Been Me

           Last week, PBS aired Klansville U.S.A.,  a documentary about Bob Jones and the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolian in the 1960’s. It was one of the most interesting films I’ve seen in quite a while and I highly recommend it. The basics presented weren’t exactly news to me, as I grew […]

My Beloved Rednecks

I have always loved the line that makes up today’s title. I believe it comes from an early 20th century southern politician (possibly James K. Vardaman of Mississippi, but don’t hold me to that). It’s a favorite because if ever there was a group that needed some love, it’s the rednecks. Another reason I love it is […]