Friday, May 31, 2013

Professional Left Podcast #182

"Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could."

-- Abigail Adams predicting Ewick Son of Ewick

Da' money goes here:


Hamfast Ruddyneck said...

I'm used to many of my fellow "ruddynecks" still smarting over the outcome of the Late Unpleasantness, but until I started reading this blog, I never knew any Yankees still felt bitter about That War.

Holy Haruhi, from the way Drifty and Cesca bitch and moan, you'd think the Union had lost That War. XD

Pinkamena Panic said...

@Hamfast: As long as they're still fighting it, so are we. As long as idiots still fly Confederate battle flags and say it's "heritage not hate", as long as they keep trying to redefine the Great Southern Treason as "Northern aggression", as long as the lead backstabbers of the Land of Traitors are still lionized by people who cling to the stupid romantic myths of the "old South", we're still fighting it.

Southern decay is as romantic as tooth decay.

Hamfast Ruddyneck said...

^Ah, I think I get it now.

Enduring military defeat isn't enough; the Driftys, Cescas, and Pinkie Pies of the world want to produce a cultural transformation on the order of a mass religious conversion.

Alas for such wishes, the Malefactors Of Great Wealth have long found it in their narrow self-interest to prevent such a transformation, or at least not to encourage it.

Y'all will have to convince the MOGW that it's in their self-interest to de-confederatize the Southland (if the word "de-confederatize" doesn't already exist, please allow me to coin it)--assuming that can be done at all, which I rather doubt. If it ever does happen, I would expect that it would result from historical accidents rather than any sort of deliberate effort.

watchdog said...

I'm actually stationed on one of those Confederate-named forts, Fort Bragg. This post was named for GEN Braxton Bragg in 1918 because he was a N. Carolina native, and he apparently did well in the war with Mexico. During the Civil War however he did rather poorly and his men hated him, he was always complaining and trying to blame others for his failures. You can bet however that the only reason this post was named for such a person was the lost cause mythology and as a nod to the south and their "heroes."

Anonymous said...

Morning, Mr. Glass.

Cesca? You married the traitor from "Star Trek: Voyager", the show that only got interesting after she LEFT (and took those boring-as-f*ck Kazon with her)?

Dude, I thought you had standards.

That's it. You've lost my vote for you as the new Doctor Who.

I usually say, "Enjoy the rest of your weekend," but you need to earn that sh*t. >:(

---Kevin Holsinger