How to Confuse a Yankee, Part #2,338

In which we observe Mitt Romney using the phrase “Obama, Bless His Heart, Has Tried To Substitute Government For Free People”, upon which every pundit North of the Mason-Dixon Line’s head explodes with confusion. “Did he just insult Obam-bam?”

Let’s just start off by saying that it was a bit odd to see Romney using the phrase and, while certainly adequate, the delivery wasn’t perfect, but yes. Yes he did. Quite egregiously too. About the delivery; he missed the full effect by blurting it out so quickly, it should be dwelt upon a bit and it should be quite a bit more syrupy sweet, but the meaning certainly wasn’t lost on any southerner.

Which of course pretty much guarantees that the DNCMedia are eventually going to settle on it being racist because, southerners. Also, how dare he insult Teh One™! But they were going to do that anyway, so who really gives a flip what those lapdogs say, bless their hearts.

Before we mock the poor Yankees’ lack of understanding too much we should, in all fairness, state that it took quite a while for His Imperial Majesty to learn the full devastating nature of that particular put-down, and we’re sure that we still have things to learn about it (and even more sure that you uppity LCs will be more than happy to teach us in the comments), because it can be used in many and varied ways and it all depends on the context and the inflection when you say it.

But generally, it is not something that you want anybody to say to or about you unless they happen to be immediate family or very very close friends.

It can be used as a genuine expression of sympathy, but since it’s very much ambivalent, it is generally only safe to use it as such if you know the recipient very well so they won’t misunderstand it and if you make sure that the rest of your body language is that of complete and utter support and commiseration. Better bet in those situations would be to use the more common “I’m so sorry”, “bless you” or just “G-d bless.” It’s much safer, because even if the person using the term is somebody very close to you, it’s still no guarantee that it’s not at the very least meant mockingly in a gentle fashion. Example: You overdo the fire starter on the grill and singe your eyebrows and your loving wife says “aw bless your heart.” This is not meant as an offer of sincere sympathy if your belle is a southern one. Just saying, is all. “You silly dumbass” would be a more accurate translation. Not an insult, but certainly meant mockingly.

We know, for reasons we shan’t elaborate further on here. But we deserved it.

One thing is for sure, if it is ever used by a male in reference to another male, it is not in any way sympathetically meant because, even in its supportive usage, it includes a measure of pity and no southern male ever wants to be pitied by anybody for any reason.

And if it is further used by a male about another male that it can be safely assumed that he is not in the least sympathetic towards in general, it simply can’t be used as anything except as an insult, and a grievous one at that.

Some, ourself included until we learned just how much of an insult it is when used properly, think that it’s the equivalent of “poor guy just can’t help it that he’s stupid”, and that’s part of it, but it’s the least part of it when used as an insult. In those cases, it is so heavily laden with condescension and patronization that it’s the equivalent of patting a grown man on the head and telling him to go wipe his widdle tears away while the grownups take care of business for his dumb little ass.

Which, to a southern male just hit with the “bless your heart” by another male, is the equivalent of a slap in the face with a glove and an immediate appointment at sunup the next day. It’s not merely an insult to your person, it’s an insult to your personal honor, which is far, far worse down he’ah.

We guess that’s one more of the reasons why we love the South so much. It’s just like home. Where we come from, manners and honor matter a lot too, so you become quite good at the understated (manners) slash deep inside the psyche of your target (honor). Anybody can say “oh yeah, well fuck you and your momma too!” and L-rd knows that we enjoy doing that too on this site, but there is a certain art involved in sneaking a knife in between your opponent’s ribs, leaving him wondering just what the fuck you just did to him. Killing them with kindness or, as Cap’n Mal would say: “Shoot them. Politely.”

It would be hard for us to give you examples in Danish since you probably don’t speak it, so we’ll use a British one instead as we’re quite similar there, culturally speaking. Let’s say that somebody offers you what he certainly sees as a positively brilliant insight on some issue or another. You can reply, if you really think that it’s brilliant, “that’s remarkable!” with stress on “remarkable.” You can use the exact same words but leave out the stress if it’s something that ought to be blindingly obvious to anybody but the mentally retarded and everybody else in the audience will know that you just stepped on his junk but he most likely won’t, or you can insert a short, very short pause between the “that’s” and “remarkable” and even he should know that you’re doing a Riverdance routine on his most tender parts. Yet the words are the same. ‘Tis a thing of beauty.

All of which, of course, will be utterly lost on the Stuttering Clusterfuck of a Miserable Failure since the only kind of “culture” he knows of is what grows in a Petri dish after a swab of his genitals.

But that only makes it all the more delicious. Those of us who know what Romney just did relish it, and we relish it even more because the dumb, bezkulturniy fuck who just took it to the nuts is still standing around with a dumb expression on his ugly, jug-eared mug wondering why his testicles are suddenly hurting.

Bless his heart.

Thatisall.

50 comments

  1. 1
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    As one of those Yankees that didn’t understand the full impact of the insult till today……

    DAMN STRAIGHT!!! :em01:

    It’s not only nice to see Romney drop the gloves, but to see him drop the gloves like this. This is more than a one off insult, this is a declaration “I’m smarter than you, I’m gonna kick your ass, and there is nothing you can do about it!”

    If Romney is not careful, he’s gonna make me feel bad about all those things I said about him.

  2. 2
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan says:

    It’s not only nice to see Romney drop the gloves, but to see him drop the gloves like this. This is more than a one off insult, this is a declaration “I’m smarter than you, I’m gonna kick your ass, and there is nothing you can do about it!”

    If Romney is not careful, he’s gonna make me feel bad about all those things I said about him.

    Me too. Because, you see, that’s the second beauty of it: Everybody down here now knows that Romney has thrown down the gauntlet and so O-bumblefuck has to respond or he’ll be forever emasculated in our eyes for taking it to the chin like that.

    Which can only lead to further fuckups on his part since he doesn’t understand what was just done to him and won’t know how to respond in kind, no matter how much his clueless Chicago hacks try to cram up on an issue they don’t understand. He just sewed up the South and Romney is now free to focus on the rest of the country as O-fuckhead tries to figure out what was just done to him.

    We have to admit: That damnyankee Romney sure does know how to run a campaign.
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  3. 3
    NR Pax growls and barks:

    I’m kind of surprised that “Bless your heart” isn’t racist within 24 hours of Romney saying it. Anyone want to venture a guess when that changes?

  4. 4
    sleeper growls and barks:

    what grows in a Petri dish after a swab of his genitals.

    But that only makes it all the more delicious.

    Well THAT was unfortunate.

  5. 5
    BigDogg growls and barks:

    :em05: @ sleeper

  6. 6
    Mark12A growls and barks:

    “Bless his heart” is in the Official Southern Lexicon. The addition of “bless his heart” or the equivalent (gender-specific) after an insult officially removes the right of the person to be aggrieved. For example, “Obama, the dumbass gay bathhouse member, can’t find his ass with both hands and Valerie Jarrett’s advice, bless his heart.”

    Dumbass yankees don’t understand that, bless their hearts.

  7. 7
    single stack growls and barks:

    As with all things in Southern culture, context is everything.
    “Bless his heart” can be used to evoke sympathy, but as used by Romney it’s the worst insult that can be bestowed without someone saying, “Dang boy, you eat with that mouth?!”
    His delivery wasn’t perfect but it’s excusable considering that Southern isn’t his native tongue.

    Note to Misha: When writing about Dixie and its people and culture, the South, Southern, and Southerner are always capitalized.

  8. 8
    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Okay. Enough of trashing the Yankees. The south does NOT have a lock on that phrase, thank you very much. In my family, we used to say, “well, bless your pea-pickin’ little heart.” I’ve heard that phrase my entire life, which has been spent north of the Mason-Dixon line.

    The only person more arrogant than you southerners is Obama.

  9. 9
    KArnold growls and barks:

    Grammar Czar: I confess to having a certain admiration for this incident; see, I was born in Massachusetts to a set of rock-ribbed New Englanders for parents, but did my growing up in North Carolina, where it wasn’t until I was eight years old that I learned “damn Yankees” was two words and not one. Both halves of my upbringing stuck, and you can imagine some of the confusion I endure. You’re right, “bless his heart” has been exported to more urbanized corners of this nation.

    So I have to respect a northerner like Romney for this; if this was an intentional smackdown, it was right properly delivered.

    And while I do, on occasion, trash a particular Yankee or two, I never trash Yankees as a general class – though I hope Neil Young will remember, a Southern man don’t need him around, anyhow. I still refer to the conflict of the Lincoln era as the War of Northern Aggression, but in my experience, there are plenty of arrogant folk and plenty of humble ones on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.

    Having said all that, let’s remember that Joe Biden will be in Florida during the RNC’s get-together; I have a sneaking suspicion that we’ll be hearing “bless his heart” a lot.

  10. 10
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    @ GC

    And you’ve gained your wealth of knowledge re: the arrogance of southeners based on your indepth exposure to them while residing in the north all your life? :em03:

  11. 11
    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Troy,

    While I have lived in the north my entire life (except for three years overseas), I have traveled pretty much all over the US. I know people from all four corners of the states, and I’ve been hanging out here long enough to get the gist. Yeah, yeah, Misha will come on and say that he wasn’t referring to all yankees, how we are “adopted southerners,” yada yada, but it gets old after awhile.

    Yes, they love their home. I love mine.

    To imply that southerners are the only ones who would use that phrase correctly, and that Romney would be too stupid to know what it means and how it’s used is arrogance, however you want to slice it.

  12. 12
    red_five growls and barks:

    Closely related is “isn’t that nice!”, which is precisely the polite way to say

    “oh yeah, well fuck you and your momma too!”

    Which means that the ultimate Southern insult is “Ain’t that nahs? Well, bless [pronoun] hart!”

    @GC: I hardly think it’s “arrogance”, as you say. As an adopted Southerner, a native Kalifornicator who spent much of my formative years in Farmville, Ill-annoy, I know it’s certainly condescending, but I don’t think it rises to the level of arrogance. And it’s certainly not a one-sided thing; I know of many damnyankees, er Yanks, who are just as condescending toward Southerners. In other words, “Pot to kettle, pot to kettle, you are black, over”.

  13. 13
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. says:

    To imply that southerners are the only ones who would use that phrase correctly, and that Romney would be too stupid to know what it means and how it’s used is arrogance, however you want to slice it.

    GC, Usually I’m with you on the whole southern pride bit, though in this case I didn’t realize there were nuances to the insult. I know it was a zing, but not the full meaning. Hell Romney might not even know the full impact. Though I’m guessing this was scripted and timed for impact.

    I don’t expect someone born and raised in Texas to understand completely the north Appalachian hillbilly culture I grew up in. I don’t completely understand theirs. What bothers me is the constant ours is better……. and I didn’t get that here.

  14. 14
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    @ GC

    And to state openly and with NO qualifiers that the ONLY people more arrogant than Obama is southeners is a example of what? It was a foolish thing to write. Just as southeners don’t have a lock on bless your heart, they also don’t maintain a lock on arrogance. As a southener I am deeply offended by your statement and frankly given your profession and your intellect, find it disconcerting.

    The simple truth is that the phrase is dominantly associated with the southern culture and all the exceptions to the rule in the world doesn’t change that association. And given this association, provides southeners the ability to not only claim the phrase but to also serve as the experts in its utilization. Would you deign to tell a New Yorker about the nuance of the phrase”forget about it”? How about a true New Englander about “wicked good”?

  15. 15
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan @ #:

    Its sociology, think tribes and self identity. Its the human condition.

  16. 16
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    LC TerribleTroy @ #:

    I get it…. And I’ll never say that someone should not be proud of their culture or their heritage, I am. The difference is I want to share the good, bad and silly of my upbringing, and learn the same things about others. It gives me insight and usually quite a few laughs. What we object to is a constant stream of “Ours is better”

    Like I said before though….. I didn’t get that smell off this post.

  17. 17
    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    LC TerribleTroy says:

    As a southener I am deeply offended by your statement and frankly given your profession and your intellect, find it disconcerting.

    And as a life-long northerner, I am offended by the many comments that southerners are superior simply because they are southerners. It reminds me of my first-generation German-American ex-husband who told me, and actually believed, that everything good in this world was invented/created by Germans. I didn’t believe him, either.

    And as for my opinion about arrogance, Troy, you are entitled to believe what you want to about yankees, and I am entitled to believe what I want to about the rebs. Fair is fair.

  18. 18
    LC Spare Parts growls and barks:

    I’m waiting for the Grand Slam. Romney better stand tall when accepting nomination in the name of all of US who believe that We Taxpayers do NOT owe the parasites who vote Democrat, a living. He must put the lot of them on notice that We will no longer subsidize their character deficiencies, and they must either grow up or take their worthless carcasses someplace else.

  19. 19
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    LC Spare Parts says:

    I’m waiting for the Grand Slam. Romney better stand tall when accepting nomination in the name of all of US who believe that We Taxpayers do NOT owe the parasites who vote Democrat, a living. He must put the lot of them on notice that We will no longer subsidize their character deficiencies, and they must either grow up or take their worthless carcasses someplace else.

    He’ll be giving his speech in the face of a hurricane……. I’m hoping for a figurative “It will take more than one bullet to stop a bull moose” moment. Starting with the Ryan pick they’ve done a good job of setting up a convention that will not give him a bounce but a lasting boost. All that is left is the coup de grace

  20. 20
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. @ #:

    The only person more arrogant than you southerners is Obama.

    We’re not arrogant, we’re just better. :em07:

  21. 21
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. @ #:

    “And as for my opinion about arrogance, Troy, you are entitled to believe what you want to about yankees, and I am entitled to believe what I want to about the rebs. Fair is fair.”

    One question, then: how’s come you’uns done fought so hard to keep us? :em03:

  22. 22
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches says:

    One question, then: how’s come you’uns done fought so hard to keep us?

    The comedy answer is….. My family didn’t. Google “Bloody Knox “

  23. 23
    BigDogg growls and barks:

    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. says:

    The only person more arrogant than you southerners is Obama.

    You’ve obviously never kept the company of a Southern Gentleman.

  24. 24

    I hate all Yankees…..

    I hate A-Rod, I hate Cano, I hate Texeira…..

  25. 25

    but there is a certain art involved in sneaking a knife in between your opponent’s ribs, leaving him wondering just what the fuck you just did to him.

    Which will always bring a smile of great satisfaction to most Southerners as they pour another glass of sweet tea and lean back to enjoy a hot buttered biscuit while the unfortunate target slowly bleeds out. :em05:

  26. 26
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches says:

    We’re not arrogant, we’re just better. :em07:

    I usually put it like this: “Dahlin’, I’m not conceited, I’m convinced.:em05:
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  27. 27
    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    And I’m ready to invoke

    …the Colonel who sent you and the horse you rode up on

    . :em07: :em05:

  28. 28
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Well slap my butt and call me Willie. I write one little post making fun of our lovable but slightly retarded Northern cousins, bless their hearts, and the War of Northern Aggression breaks out again in the comments :em05:

    No, put that thing down! Please! I’m kidding, I’m KIDDING! :)

    Seriously, though, the reason I’m not making fun of Southerners and our Southern ways isn’t that I’m sure there’s nothing about us that one can make fun of, it’s because I’m hardly an authority on that particular issue. I’m sure that there are things that would greatly confussle us about Northern ways and customs (there’s that whole self-destructive “voting Democrat” thing for one), and I warmly invite such anecdotes into my humble forum. Seriously. I love stuff that makes fun of other stuff, even if the object of the fun is my own self. Actually, particularly if it is.

    So bring it on. Let us hear y’all’s funniest “those silly Southerners” stories. Don’t hold back. We can all have a laugh together.

    And then we’ll just roll our eyes and say “bless your hearts” at you until you surrender ;)
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  29. 29
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    Famous last words uttered by southeners….

    “Hey y’all! Watch this!”

    “Hold my beer, while I take care of this sitchyation.”

    “This gun ain’t loaded.”

    “Whut do you mean, no steel core ammo? That’s just stoopid!”

    “Don’t yall worry, I got four wheel drive!”

  30. 30
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    LC TerribleTroy @ #:

    You think that takes talent?

    We’re that stupid…… in the snow.

  31. 31
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    single stack says:

    Note to Misha: When writing about Dixie and its people and culture, the South, Southern, and Southerner are always capitalized.

    You are, sir, of course correct. My bad.
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  32. 32
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    Really? What the fuck is wrong with you stupid, dick juggling, goat molesting idiots?

    This is stupid, divisive, retarded bullshit, and you all fucking know better. We’ve got bigger fucking problems, and the last thing we need right now is -another- circular firing squad.

    Most of my ancestors were in the 20th Maine. I’m related to both Chase, and Chamberlain. If you wanna play this game again, come right back up Little Round Top again.

    And we’ll fuck you up… again.

    Now, quit all this sister-fucking nonsense, and go kick a hippie.

  33. 33
    Lockpick growls and barks:

    Did he get the head shake in there? You got to have the slight pause and then “Bless His Heart” while gently shaking your head.

  34. 34
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    Stupid, dick juggling, goat molesting idiots?? Suh, You obviously have us confused with that new crop of yankees that live in Dearborn, MI. But seriously, I hear ya loud n clear. To me arguing the merits of north and south is like two brothers fightin over a split tail. Its all well and good but god help the outsider that gets in the mix. As heated as it may seem, it don’t mean nuthin. Least not to me. I will retire my stars and bars from the field for the now.

  35. 35
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Lockpick says:

    Did he get the head shake in there? You got to have the slight pause and then “Bless His Heart” while gently shaking your head.

    True, but that’s the full nuclear version. That would have come across as contrived with somebody not well-versed in its usage, so he played it well that way.
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  36. 36
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    LC TerribleTroy says:

    To me arguing the merits of north and south is like two brothers fightin over a split tail. Its all well and good but god help the outsider that gets in the mix. As heated as it may seem, it don’t mean nuthin.

    ‘Zactly. We’re all Americans here. Oh sure, we get in each others grills, but the L-rd Hisself won’t be able to help the poor outside fool who tries to shit on either one of us.
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  37. 37
    irish19 growls and barks:

    L-rd Hisself won’t be able to help the poor outside fool who tries to shit on either one of us.

    Damn straight, Sire!

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  39. 39
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC Roguetek @ #:

    Most of my ancestors were in the 20th Maine. I’m related to both Chase, and Chamberlain. If you wanna play this game again, come right back up Little Round Top again.

    And we’ll fuck you up… again.

    Lee’s dead; this time, we’ll go around the right, should we ever decide to take Pennsylvania. But then again, who’d want to? Also, are the enough people in Maine not on public assistance to even form a regiment again?

  40. 40
    LC FX Phillips growls and barks:

    LC Roguetek @ #:

    Now, quit all this sister-fucking nonsense, and go kick a hippie.

    :em05:

  41. 41
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches says:

    LC Roguetek @ #:
    Most of my ancestors were in the 20th Maine. I’m related to both Chase, and Chamberlain. If you wanna play this game again, come right back up Little Round Top again.
    And we’ll fuck you up… again.
    Lee’s dead; this time, we’ll go around the right, should we ever decide to take Pennsylvania. But then again, who’d want to? Also, are the enough people in Maine not on public assistance to even form a regiment again?

    Welfare doesn’t matter. We grew up in a place where the weather was busy trying to kill you no less than four months out of the year. The weak died out, or moved away. Some, like me, were lured south with promises of money and easy pussy( also known as ‘southern hospitality’.) Aside from that, a place where it stays above freezing all year is a bit of a novelty to us.

    Point is, you’re -soft-. you’ve never had to take a shit in an outhouse when it’s 20 below. You’ve never had to go out and cut wood in the biting cold, because you know if you don’t, you’ll fucking die.

    So by all means, little southerners, stand on your verandas and talk shit. I’ll be down here in Texas, taking your money, and fucking your women. And laughing at you.

  42. 42
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    I see how this works. Call for a cease fire and then launch a artillery barrage…

    Physician heal thy self…..Go kick a hippie.

  43. 43

    Emperor Misha I says:

    True, but that’s the full nuclear version. That would have come across as contrived with somebody not well-versed in its usage, so he played it well that way.

    Perzackly.
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  44. 44
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    LC TerribleTroy says:

    I see how this works. Call for a cease fire and then launch a artillery barrage…
    Physician heal thy self…..Go kick a hippie.

    No, I didn’t call for a ceasefire, I told you to quit being insulting, arrogant pricks. Which you are. The South is home to some fine people. It’s also home to some rather obnoxious douchebags. I’ll leave you to sort out which is which…

    In closing, here are some fine quotes from your compatriots, after the ‘ceasefire’…

    LC cmblake6, Imperial Black Ops Technician growls and barks:
    August 24, 2012 at 1:04 am

    LC Roguetek @ # 32: Isn’t that just precious? :em05:

    And a side volley of..

    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:
    August 24, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Lee’s dead; this time, we’ll go around the right, should we ever decide to take Pennsylvania. But then again, who’d want to? Also, are the enough people in Maine not on public assistance to even form a regiment again?

  45. 45
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    My compatriots? What the fuck are you talking about man? Are these folks here NOT your compatriots too? Are you really trying to portray your original post as NOT pointing out that there were more important things on the table? Then why did you advise kicking hippies? What the fuck? Did I miss the memo where it was determined it was piss on my leg and tell me its raining week at the rott?

  46. 46
    RDM growls and barks:

    I think of myself as Southern – lived here more than anywhere else …

    But I won’t hear a damn bad thing even being implied about Joushua Lawrence Chamberlain. A gentleman and a warrior, he was, from Maine.

  47. 47
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    LC TerribleTroy @ #:

    you claim southern colors, they claim southern colors. therefore, they are your compatriots. Granted, in the larger scheme of things, we are all compatriots in a greater cause.

    But if you think I’m going to lay down and let someone punk me, simply because we share certain political affiliations, you’re sadly mistaken.

    Furthermore, to assume my previous comments are directed at you, implies either a touch of arrogance, or a guilty concience.

    You -know- that if I was talking to you, I’d use your name. I’m direct like that.

  48. 48
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    Really? You weren’t talking to me? So that wasn’t my screen name and post you quoted and then commented? Huh? I aplogize then…must of been another terribletroy you were quoting. Please stop this fucking nonsense now. I have zero desire to argue with you on this. Its right there in print. If you think you are accomplishing anything other than making yourself look foolish, you may want to consider easing back on your mind altering substance of choice. Please, I’m begging you, please stop. I don’t want to argue with you.

  49. 49
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    Mgmt. I respectfully request that you kill this thread. There is no positive returns to be had from its continued existence.

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    Cactus Jack growls and barks:

    At least you guys live in areas that both sides actually fought for. Out here in Nuevo Mejico, the Yanks and Rebs marched in, scrapped a couple of times, then looked around and said “What the fuck are we fighting over this shithole for?”

    Then they left.